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Wizard of Oz Photos (here) and DVDs (here)
Y13 Linguists win a trip to Strasbourg!
PA Family Quiz Night – Fri 5th December 6.30/7pm
German Christmas Market – Sat 13th December 11am – 1pm
Christmas Carol Service Wed 17th December 7pm @ Christchurch, Malvern Rd, Cheltenham
Trips Update re Junior Music Tour
Easyfundraising success!
Online Parent Survey (here) 

Congratulations to everyone involved in Wizard of Oz. Almost 1500 people came through our doors over the four shows and what a fabulous experience it was, with all the pyrotechnics, lighting, scenery, stunning performances – and even snow!. The sheer exuberance of the students was remarkable. Professional photographs from the show are available to purchase via our website – please click here to see them. The show was filmed by our own student tech crew – please click here to order a DVD costing £10 (proceeds to school tech.). The DVDs will be available from 8th December in plenty of time for Christmas.

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Euroscola Competition Success!

Tuesday went off with a bang this week, with a group of Y13 students winning a trip to the European Parliament in Strasbourg for the exciting Euroscola parliamentary event. Multiple teams of students from Katherine Lady Berkeley School and Stroud High battled it out with Pate's one fabulous team, with the competition consisting of five high-quality presentations and ensuing debates on hot European topics. Emma Charlesworth, Joe Crossley, Annabelle Dufour, Tara Goatley, Hannah Hamilton, Isabel Ion, Natasha Ion, Katie Lawrence and Natasha Steels, impressed the judges with their dynamic, informative and entertaining 'Newsnight' parody entitled 'Immigration - the fuel for a new "iron curtain" in Europe?' and the high-level questions and answers that they articulated throughout the event. Having worked extremely hard with their preparation and honing ideas with very modest guidance from the History and Politics Department and Language Faculty combined, the Pate's team went on to clinch second place, thereby winning an opportunity to represent Gloucestershire at the European Parliament! Mary Wormington, former GLIC International Education Officer, who has been judging the competition for some 11 years now, mentioned that this year the standard was at an all-time peak, commenting, "I was amazed...the presentations today were exceptional."
The lucky winners will travel to and stay in Strasbourg to take part in the Euroscola Day in February 2015, where they will present and introduction to Pate's in an official EU language other than English and spend the day discussing European Integration in working parties and committees with young people from a multitude of other European countries. If you are interested in finding out more, please visit http://www.europarl.europa.eu/euroscola . Well done all!

Upcoming Events:
There are still just a few tables left for next week’s Pate’s Parents’ Association annual Family Quiz which will be held on Friday, December 5th. Gather your team and fill in your entry form by clicking here. This year’s theme is the West End. Each team consists of up to 6 members made up of parents, friends and family. Refectory doors will open at 6.30pm when picture rounds will be available to view, and the quiz will start promptly at 7pm. Bring your own food but don’t worry about drinks - support the PPA by buying drinks at the cash bar. Tickets £30 per team (or £25 if you book this weekend!).

The Pate’s German Christmas Market will take place in the school hall on Saturday 13th December between 11am and 1pm. There will be stalls, including Phoenix Cards, rag dolls, candles, jewellery, decorations, cushions and pocket-money toys.  Our own students will be offering Christmassy competitions, games, crafts, gifts and sweets. Do join us for some pre-Christmas cheer and festive food and drink, all in a good cause. The charities we will be supporting are Little Princess Trust, James Hopkins Trust, Cheltenham Open Door and Leckhampton Court (Sue Ryder).

Christmas Carol Service Wednesday 17th December 7pm @ Christchurch, Malvern Rd, Cheltenham
Christmas is fast approaching so do please put the Pate’s Christmas Carol Service in your diaries. This candle-lit service is a lovely way to see in the festive season, and beautiful singing from five different Pate’s choirs will get you in the Christmas spirit! As this is a service there is no need to buy a ticket but there will be a retiring collection at the end in aid of Shelter.

Trips Update:
Junior Music Tour - a last call for any Y7-10 pupils who would like to take part in a music tour during May half term. Please click here for a reminder of the details. Depending on your response, a decision as to whether this goes ahead will be made by Friday 6th December.

Just a quick note to congratulate parents on the high profile achieved through Easyfundraising – Pate’s PA is ranked 7th in the country for money earned by flagging the Easyfundraising tab when buying goods online (click here for details). Thank you very much for helping raise much needed funds for the school – please do continue to use Easyfundraising for your Christmas shopping!

As parents, your feedback and views are very important to us. We would be immensely grateful if you could spare just two minutes to complete our annual online parent survey which can be found by clicking here. The information we gather is anonymous and will help us to continue to improve and develop the school experience that we offer to all our pupils. Many thanks in anticipation of your help and support with this.

Finally, congratulations to Lauren Keitley (9G) on her rowing success with her partner Lotte Carpenter (from Stroud High) rowing for Gloucester Rowing Club in the J14 section at the Avon County Autumn Head competition recently. They won their category by 17 seconds, also beating 2 quads in their double scull!

Yours sincerely

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Russel Ellicott
Head Master

 

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