- Romance Academy today for Y9-13
- Spring Fair Sat 14th March 10:30-12:30
- Second hand school uniform and kit
- Upcoming Concerts at Pate’s
- Performing Arts Update
- Trips Update
- CCF Update
- Outstanding achievements – past and present Pate’s students
It has been a busy first week back and I would like to start by congratulating the sixth form on having completed their mock exams this week! Today we were visited by Romance Academy, who ran interactive sessions for students in Years 9-13, looking at how young people today can best build and sustain healthy relationships. Romance Academy is a revolutionary project that tackles the tough issues around teenagers and relationships and it was good to see the students proactively engaging in discussions around some difficult issues. Please do ask your children all about it – we strongly encourage parents to take an active interest and keep the dialogue going long term. For further information please visit the Romance Academy website (here). Also today Y8 have really enjoyed a science show by Tomorrow’s Engineers, involving them in hands-on engineering experiments. We look forward to welcoming them back again for more hands on science fun during British Science week (commencing 16th March).
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Jazz Night Tuesday 3rd March @ 7pm – always a fabulous evening’s entertainment. Tickets cost £5 (£3 for students) on the door.
Choral Concert - Mozart's Requiem 18th March @ 7.30pm
(Also a reminder for all parents and staff involved of the rehearsal on Sunday 15th March 7pm.
Performing Arts Update:
NEW! Pate’s Live Theatre nights (Performing Arts Building)
Tickets are now available for an on-screen performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ from the Wyndham Theatre in London’s West End starring David Tennant and Katherine Tate – Wednesday 11th March 6.30-9.30pm. Tickets cost £3 and are available online (here). Refreshments will be available. All parents and students welcome.
GCSE Drama performances – all parents and students are welcome to attend the Y10 and Y11 Drama exam performances (no booking required, just drop in), taking place in PAB as follows:
Y10 (grp 1) ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ on Wed 11th March @ 4.30-5.00pm
Y10 (grp 2) ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ on Wed 18th March @ 4.30-5.00pmY11 Tues 24th March @ 4.30-6.00pm (or alternatively Wed 25th March @ 4.00-5.30pm ‘Macbeth: Visions’.
Y7-9 Easter Drama workshops - Pate’s inaugural ‘play in a week’ from Monday 30th March to Thursday 2nd April (9am-4pm), with an open performance at 5pm on 2nd April, in the Performing Arts Block. This course will introduce a variety of skills, including acting and voice work, music and choreography, stage fighting and design. It will culminate in a performance of a brand new, devised play on the last afternoon, where participants will be able to showcase their work. The title for this new work will be ‘Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder’. The course costs £120 per student - please register your interest no later than Friday 13th March. Please follow this link for full details.
Ski Trip – please send in EHICs and party bank Euros (if you would like staff to look after spending money) as soon as possible. Thank you.
South Africa Hockey & Netball Tour – please note that the final payment of £500 (or the full payment of £1850) must be paid by 13th March 2015. (Please pay by cheque, payable to ‘Pate’s Grammar School’.)
As many of you may know, students are invited to become Pate’s Army and RAF cadets from Y9 upwards. The contingent meets every Friday after school and continues to thrive under the new leadership of Cameron Mackay and Jane Jowett. Please click here to read the latest CCF news update for information on subscriptions, trips, leadership opportunities, and upcoming diary dates, including the Annual Inspection and summer camp. We are grateful to parents for continuing to support the students’ involvement with CCF. (You can view the new CCF website here.)
Congratulations to British rower Flo Pickles (Y13) on winning the GB U23 lightweight women’s single scull time trial last weekend, coming seventh overall, which is a fantastic achievement. Please click here for more details. (Photo courtesy of Hartpury College.)
Finally, I have just received news that Geoff Dyer (former pupil of the school, 1969 -1977) has been awarded the Wyndham Campbell Prize for Nonfiction. Geoff is still in touch with us and we are delighted to be able to share his wonderful achievement. Our congratulations go to Geoff and hope that, although he currently lives in Los Angeles, he might choose to come and visit us in the not too distant future. Please follow this link for further details.