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  • The South Africa Rugby Tour 2016 Auction (Fri 13th Nov @ 7pm) & Silent Bids catalogue
  • The Sound of Music - Thurs-Sat 26th, 27th & 28th November @ 7pm – tickets selling fast
  • PA Quiz Night – Fri 4th December @ 7pm
  • German Christmas Market – Sat 12th December @ 11am – stallholders invited
  • Rugby Success
  • Calendar update
  • Lost Property update
  • Pate’s cadets on parade in Winchcombe – Sun 8th November @ 10.30am
  • School Finishes early on Tuesday 10th November @ 2pm

In whole school assembly this morning we heard the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Sonata in A Minor, played beautifully by Kimberley Mok (Y8). To hear such an accomplished performance from one so young really is a privilege and it was certainly an awe-inspiring performance.  I hope to see many of you at the Autumn Concert on Thursday - the first performances of the year by the Music Department ensembles. All ensembles will be playing: both orchestras and jazz bands, all the choirs, flute choir and guitar club. There will also be some solo and chamber performances. There is still time to buy tickets (£6 adults, £4 children) either in advance from Ticket Source (here), or on the door.

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The South Africa Rugby Tour 2016 Auction & Silent Bids catalogue: The South Africa Rugby Tour 2016 tourists are holding an auction evening next Friday 13th November. Doors open at 7pm, along with the cash refreshment bar filled with a selection of beverages and concessions, with the auction itself starting promptly at 7.30pm. The evening aims to raise money towards the boys' rugby tour to South Africa in the summer of 2016. With Christmas fast approaching, this is a great opportunity to get some amazing early Christmas presents. We have some really fabulous lots kindly donated by variety of contacts as well as the tourists themselves. A full catalogue of the auction lots can be found here. Lots include everything from high profile sports events and memorabilia, rally day and holiday homes to student working parties and babysitting. Please click here to book a free ticket for the evening, or email Mitchell Renton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to place bids (quoting contact details, lot i/d number and your highest bid by Thursday 12th November please). Thank you from the Sports Department.

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The Sound of Music (Rodgers & Hammerstein) Thurs-Sat 26th, 27th & 28th November @ 7pm – the students are thrilled to be performing this family favourite classic musical, from the original stage play version. It is fifty years since the famous film, starring Julie Andrews, was released and, whilst mindful of that anniversary, we are working hard to produce something new and exciting! We shall be singing, divided up and imagined in new ways, including ‘The Hills Are Alive’, ‘Favourite Things’ and of course the yodelling song! Tickets are selling fast and cost £10 (adults) and £5 (students); available via our website (here) or over the counter at reception. Pre-theatre Yodel suppers will be available in the refectory (plus bar) from 5.30pm on Friday 27th & Saturday 28th November at a cost of £10 per head. Please click here for details of the pre-theatre supper menu, which can also be booked via our website. The cast, band and crew are very excited about putting on this show and the sound of music during rehearsals is wonderful… don’t miss it!

Tickets are selling fast for this year's Family Quiz on Friday, December 4th run by the Parents' Association. With a distinct taste of Patesian Rhapsody, this year’s quiz is quizzically dubbed "Queen Night" with aptly named rounds. Each team, of up to 6 members, can be made up of parents, friends, family, and/or students from any year group. Don't worry – it’s not just about the rock band!  Refectory doors will open at 6.30pm when picture rounds will be available to view, and the quiz will start promptly at 7pm. First prize will be a seasonal hamper with a little something for the team with the most silly name! Bring your own banquet/gourmet picnic/festive feast. Don’t worry about bringing drinks - support the PPA by buying drinks (wine, beer and soft drinks) at the cash bar. Click here for your order form which should be handed in to the office. Tickets are £30 per team. Book Now! Last year was a sell out with 32 teams.

We will be holding our annual Charity German Christmas Market on Saturday 12th December from 11-1 in the hall, gym and gallery. Year 7 and 8 will soon be preparing their stalls, games and food all with a German theme. This is also an opportunity for stallholders to have a table and sell their wares. If you or someone you know would like to book a place in the market or find out more please contact Mrs Blacklock (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in the first instance. Student stalls are also very welcome!

More Rugby News:
U18 County Rugby players - Congratulations to Mac Dale (captain), Henry Davies, Sam Fraser and Charlie Newhall from the school 1st XV who have successfully represented Gloucestershire U18s over half term. They have beaten Cornwall and Oxfordshire and are now waiting to hear whether they have been selected for the South West of England squad.

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Year 7 rugby starts with a tournament win - The Year 7 A and B teams played in the Cheltenham District 10s tournament hosted by Balcarras this week. The Bs did exceptionally well against other schools A teams and enjoyed the experience and the challenge. The A team progressed into the final against Bournside, when a close contest was won with a blindside try in the final minute of the game to secure a tournament victory. The future of Pate's rugby looks bright! 

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Calendar Update:

  • Early Finish Tues 10th November @ 2pm
  • Y8 Parents’ Information Meeting Wed 11th November @ 7pm
  • Autumn Concert Thurs 12th November @ 7pm
  • Rugby Tour Auction Evening Fri 13th November @ 7pm
  • Sound of Music performances Thurs-Sat 26th-28th November @ 7pm
  • Ski Trip Parents’ Information Evening Tues 1st December @ 7pm
  • Y11 Parents’ Information Meeting Thurs 3rd December @ 7pm
  • Parents’ Association Quiz Night – Friday 4th December @ 6.30pm (7pm start) in the Refectory (details above)
  • German Christmas Market – Sat 12th December 11am til 1pm

Lost Property: all the items of lost property which have been collected so far this term will be sorted and available for inspection this coming week from 9th November. Anything which is labelled or named will be returned to students (look out for the emails) and all unnamed items will be on display in the lost property room until Friday 13th November, after which time we will have to dispose of all items. Parents are welcome to come into school to have a browse for anything which might have been lost.

I am looking forward to the remembrance parade on Sunday at the memorial in Winchcombe @ 10.30am, where I know our cadets will do us proud in honouring all those who have died for their country. All are welcome.

Finally just a reminder that school finishes early at 2pm on Tuesday, for staff training.

Yours sincerely

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Russel Ellicott
Head Master