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House Music – Nations Collide - winners all round
House Drama photographs and DVDs available to buy
Open Evening Tuesday 7th October – tour guides needed!
Staff vacancy reminder – part-time admin assistant (Odyssey Teaching School)
Upcoming Events
Calendar Update

What a fabulous House Music competition it was!  I know that the audience were incredulous at the spirit, talent, and sheer quantity of the students involved!  Certainly no one envied our adjudicator, with so many difficult decisions to make! The overall winners were Gloucester - well done and congratulations to them and their Head of House Mrs Oram.  My thanks to all the hundreds of students who took part and Heads of Houses - Mrs Reid, Mrs Pickering and Mr Derbyshire.  It is impossible to appreciate how much time and effort went into the last few weeks, none of which would be possible without the mighty support and creative expertise of Ms Lane and Miss Thorpe.  Thanks also the army of PA volunteers (first time new parents amongst them) who managed to serve over £1700 of refreshments to House Music audiences!   This money, as well as the ticket money, will be reinvested directly in equipment and opportunities for our students and will have a great impact.  Thanks particularly to PA master-planners Claire Fraser and Karen Hope.

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House Music CDs are available (£5 each payable on collection) – please click here for an order form, which should be handed into the office.  The CDs will be available to collect from main reception towards the end of the week.  Thanks to the tech. crew for organising this, whilst also raising money for future projects.

Looking back to last term’s House Drama I am delighted to offer parents the opportunity to buy photograph at only £2.50 each from our professional photographer.  Please follow this link to see / order the photographs (parents’ portal on the website).

Just a reminder that if you ordered a DVD of House Drama please remind students to collect them from main reception (£10 payable unless already paid).

Open Evening next Tuesday 7th October – the students really enjoy showing families around and we would be extremely grateful for your support.   We will be talking to your children in more detail over the course of the next few days and asking them to sign up to help if they can – school will finish at 2pm on that day (buses arriving early) and they will need to report for duty by 5.30pm.  Younger students will be finished by 7.30pm, but it would be great if older students could help until around 8.45pm.  We will be showing a film (supervised) in the refectory for any students who would like to stay on after school has finished (they will need to bring something to eat).  I know that many of you will remember how important it was for your children to be able to meet and chat with students when they visited and it is a proud tradition for them to do the same in return - they do such an amazing job every year and we couldn't do it without your support, which is very much appreciated.

Current vacancy reminder – we are looking for an administrative assistant (part-time) to work for our Odyssey Teaching School Alliance - marketing events, overseeing the Alliance website, meeting and greeting delegates, as well as more general administrative tasks; media, marketing and design skills would be of great advantage.  Please see the Pate's website (here) for a job description and details of how to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd October @ 4pm.

Upcoming Events:
The Sixth Form Shakespeare Society’s performance of ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ – 3rd & 4th October 7-9pm in Pate’s PAB.   Produced and performed by Pate’s students this production is very relevant to both the English and Drama curricula.  Tickets cost £5 (adults) and £3 (students) – please follow this link to book tickets

Gloucestershire Youth Opera performances of Dido & Aeneas on October 10th, 11th & 12th  (12th is a matinée) at a choice of three local venues - Purcell’s retelling of Virgil’s classic conflict between love and duty performed by a small group of very talented youngsters.  Dido & Aeneas will be of particular interest / enrichment to Latin, Music and Drama students and is produced by our own Edward Derbyshire and Warwick Cole (musical director).  Admission is free (donations welcome).  Please follow this Ticket Source link to reserve your free tickets.

The Flying Colours Run in aid of Cotswold Care Hospice on Sunday 5th October at Cotswold Airport, Kemble - sign up online at, or call 01453 886868, for the 5K Fun Run or the 1K Little Paint Dash.  There will be a DJ, music and paint party and the fun starts at 12 noon.  We were asked to promote this charity event by Ben Halliwell in 8G – click here for flyer

Calendar Update:
School finishes early at 2pm on Tuesday 7th October for the annual Open Evening
Parents’ Association AGM – Wednesday 8th October at 7pm in the Art Galleryall welcome.
UPDATED Extra-curricular clubs for this termplease note that Music Theory takes place during Thursday lunchtimes (not after school) and climbing club is not yet up and running.   please click here to see the full up-to-date list of clubs and activities available to the students.

Yours sincerely

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Russel Ellicott
Head Master