Staff Vacancy – Music Teacher (part-time)
Music Department Events Calendar – important message from Ms Lane
Trips Update – 6 new trips advertised
Charity Committee mufti day raised over £2,500
Thank you to all parents who enabled our tour guides to be here in such numbers for last week’s open evening. The welcome our visitors received from the students was hugely appreciated, so well done and thank you to all the tour guides from every year group who did such a great job.
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Staff Vacancy - Music Teacher (part-time) – Pate’s Music Department is looking for a dynamic, inspirational teacher of music to join this highly successful department. A desire to contribute to the busy extra-curricular music programme is essential. This post, fixed in the first instance for spring and summer terms, is for every Thursday. Salary is negotiable. Please see the website for full details.
Music Department Calendar – a message from Ms Lane, Head of Music
House Music CDs are now available for students to collect from Reception (£5 to pay on collection, unless already paid).
House Music photographs are now available to order at only £2.50 each from our professional photographer. Please follow this link to see / order the photographs (parents’ portal on the website).
TRIP LAUNCH – Y7 Pantomime (Aladdin) at Malvern Theatre, Monday 15th December, matinée. Please follow this link for full details and reply slip (which should be returned by 3rd November, with £18.50 paid via Squid).
TRIP LAUNCH – Y12 French Work Experience in Montpellier, 1-7 February 2015. Please follow this link to the Trips website for full details and reply slip (which should be returned with £175 deposit by 14th October).
TRIP LAUNCH – Y11, 12, & 13 Art Trip to Amsterdam, 12-15 February 2015. This visit is in support of classroom studies and although optional, it will provide an invaluable opportunity for art students to gain new educational and social experiences outside of the classroom. There will be scheduled visits to a number of world famous art galleries, as well as cultural activities on offer. Please follow this link to the Trips website for full details and reply slip (which should be returned with £100 deposit by 20th October).
TRIP LAUNCH – Y12 Biology field trip to Nettlecombe, 27 Feb – 2 Mar. This field trip will enable students to develop their practical skills in preparation for their assessment task. Both AS and A2 exams have questions relating to fieldwork and to have had first-hand experience will be immensely beneficial. Part of the trip will enable students to complete a controlled assessment task whilst these skills are still fresh. The task will count towards their AS mark. Please follow this link to the Trips website for full details and reply slip (which should be returned with £125 deposit by 20th October).
TRIP LAUNCH – Y9 & 10 Spanish trip to Malaga & Cordoba, March 2015. The trip will give students an introduction to the vibrancy of Spanish culture first hand and also the opportunity to practise and improve their Spanish. Please follow this link to the Trips website for full details and reply slip (which should be returned with £150 deposit by 20th October).
TRIP LAUNCH – Junior Music Tour to Cardiff, 22-24 May 2015. The tour will include 2 performances, one in the Millennium Centre, rehearsals, a trip round the corner to the Dr Who experience, and other fun! Students will stay centrally right next to the Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. Please follow this link for full details and reply slip (which should be returned with £50 deposit by the end of November).
Berlin Experience (Feb 2015) – please note that the next payment of £200 is due by 17th October (please pay via Squid).
It has been a fun pyjama mufti day for the students in school today and the Charity Committee managed to sell all their Krispy Crème donuts within three and half minutes, raising over £2,500 for their nominated local charity Hop Skip & Jump! What a difference that amount of money will make! Thank you for supporting the Charity Committee today. Click here for more information about Hop Skip & Jump.
We are heading quickly towards half term - there has been so much to celebrate already and the school is buzzing with energy and possibilities. This week school has launched residential trips for students in Music, Art, Languages and Science, as well as a History trip and a rugby tour going off over half term! That is in addition to the many day trips which students have enjoyed this term. I am really grateful to the staff organising and running these trips.
Please continue to keep in touch with any queries or feedback.