- Politics at Pate’s
- Wizard of Oz ticket update
- Autumn Concert Thurs 13th November @ 7pm
- INSET days – Fri 28th November & Mon 1st December
- Y11 Mock Interviewers needed on Tues 9th December
- German Christmas Market - Stallholders invited
- Young Enterprise Student Survey
- Parents’ Association Second hand uniform sale Fri 14th November @ 3.30pm
- School Council election results
- House Art competition
Today we were delighted to welcome Julie Girling, Conservative MEP for the South West & Gibraltar, who gave a fascinating talk to our Sixth Form Politics students on the workings of the EU and Conservative party policy. I am delighted that, by the end of term and in the run up to the general election, we will have hosted a mix of political speakers and ideals. My thanks to staff for organising these opportunities.
Come to my house if there are other options for me it seems foolish propecia online and it is here that you can hear a lot of interesting facts about which you have under no circumstances heard of.
Rehearsals are in full flow for Wizard of Oz performances on Thurs-Sat 20th- 22nd November. (Please click here for a reminder of the rehearsal schedule.) The students have directed and produced their own trailer, which was shown to students in assembly this morning and which you can see here. Tickets cost £10 (adults) and £5 (students) – please follow the Ticket Source link below to the website to book your tickets / pre-theatre suppers, or alternatively complete and return the ticket order form (here). A reminder of the pre-theatre munchkin supper menu: Kansas Hotpot (vegetarian option available) followed by Dorothy’s Apple Pie, at a cost of £10 each and this will be served from 5.30pm on each of the performance nights (timing to coincide with student drop off time, although cast members can also have suppers). If you have already booked tickets but would like to order suppers this can be done via the link below, or by completing a supper order form (here).
Performers are also very busy rehearsing for next week’s spectacular Autumn Concert on Thursday 13th November at 7pm in the hall. This will be packed as usual with exciting and talented performances and there will be something for everyone - featuring Pate’s Jazz Orchestra, Pate’s Big Band, First Orchestra, Second Orchestra, Girls Choir, Boys Choir, Senior Vocal Group, Chamber Choir, Flute Choir, Dixie Band and Shining Brass. Entrance cost £5 (adults) £3 students (payable on the door).
Hundreds of students are working very hard with rehearsals and preparations for these events over the next few weeks – please do come along to both if you can, for what I can guarantee will be a fabulous evening’s family entertainment. There will be a full bar and refreshments available as always provided by our brilliant Parents’ Association.
The Parents' Association are looking for any second hand uniform that you may have, particularly cricket and football kits. (Please send any donations into the school office.)
I am grateful to all the students who put their names forward for the recent School Council elections, enabling the process to work so well. The majority of students took the opportunity to vote, and in a number of year groups there were only one or two votes between candidates, so it was very close. Congratulations to the following newly elected School Councillors: Luke Buck & Madhumitha Kumar (Y7); Oviya Anand & Al Clark (Y8); James Nicholls & Ben North (Y9); Junaid Hameed & Max Ashton-Lelliott (Y10); Libby Cherry & Becky Wright (Y11); Hayden Searle, Edwin Silverthorne & Emily Zavala-Platt (Y12); and Calum Bradshaw, Tara Goatley & Alex Wray (Y13). I wait with interest to hear their ideas and suggestions.
Students from all year groups are beginning to bring in their House Art entries, on the theme of ‘Openings’, which will be on display in the Art Gallery from the end of next week. Every piece of artwork submitted will form part of the exhibition, which I have no doubt will be as fascinating as ever! Once the entries are judged we will announce the winners of the various categories in assembly on 5th December!