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13 March 2015 - Cox Green School

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Cox Green School
Newsletter
9 March - 13 March 2015
(Week 2)
What’s On
Page 2
Calendar
Dates for Your Diary
Page 3
Attendance News
Letters to Look Out For
Word of the Week
Mobile Phones in School
Page 4
Anti-Bullying Group
Talk to the Right Person
Princes Trust Group Plan the
Allotment
Page 5
Bay of Naples Trip 2015
Calling Year 11 MFL Students
Page 6
Cordon Bleu Cookery Courses—Cox
Green Style
Apprenticeship Adventure 2015
Page 7
Aik Saath Community Cohesion
Page 8
Gothic Horror Story Openings
Gold at the Regional Sportshall Final
Mathematicians of the Month
Page 9
Bleach and Ink on Tissue Paper
Sainsbury’s Active Kids Voucher
Page 10
Cox Green Situations Vacant
Cox Green 500 Words Competition
Charity Bunny Fun Run
Page 11
Rock Climbing Club
Page 12
Extra Curricular Activities
Page 13
Library News
Page 14
Generations Gym Membership
Page 15
PTA Quiz Night
Roma Kahlon Year 11
Committed to Achievement
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Calendar
 3.15pm - 6pm - Year 9 Science Challenge (4 students)
Monday 9 March
 Year 11 iGCSE Speaking and Listening
 Geography A Level Field Trip, All Week (1 student)
 8.30am - 3.15pm - Year 10 Think Big Trip (10 students)
Tuesday 10 March
 8.30am - 3pm - Year 12/13 Oxford Vaccine Group (Clinical Trials) @ CGS
 6.30pm - 8.30pm - Hayden Nelson-Mass Music Trip
Wednesday 11 March
Thursday 12 March
 3.30pm - 6pm - Yr 9 Netball League Game @ Kidwells
 Year 11 Students GCSE PE Practical Moderation
 Year 7 Big Bang Science Trip - 50 students
 Red Nose Day
Friday 13 March
 Judging at Cisco
 12noon - 5pm - Year 12 Othello Trip (21 students)
Dates for your Diary
Spring 2015
Thursday 19 March
BBC School Report
Thursday 19 March
Parents' Information Morning 8am
Thursday 19 March
Parents' Information Evening 6pm
Thursday 26 March
Rock Concert
Friday 20 March
PTA Quiz Night 7pm £10 each including supper
Wednesday 1 April
End of Student Term and KS3 Rock Challenge
Friday 3 April
Good Friday Bank Holiday
Monday 6 April— Friday 17 April
Spring Holiday—Easter Monday 6 April
Summer 2015
Summer 2015
Monday 20 April
Start of Student Term 5
Monday 27 April
Year 12 What Next Evening
Thursday 30 April
Leavers’ Concert
Monday 4 May
Early Bank Holiday
Tuesday 16 May
Year 8 Girls HPV Vaccination Part 2
Friday 22 May
Term 5 Ends and Year 13 Leavers’ Day
Monday 25 May—Friday 29 May
May Holiday. Spring Bank Holiday Monday 25 May
Monday 1 June
Start of Student Term 6
Thursday 18—Friday 19 June
Upper School Production
Thursday 25 June
Parents’ Information Sessions
Friday 26 June
Day of Sport
Wednesday 1—Thursday 2 July
Sixth Form Induction
Friday 4—6 July
Year 12 Biology Field Trip
Tuesday 7 July
Year 7 Transition Day and Evening
Wednesday 8—Thursday 9 July
Lower School Production
Thursday 16 July
Enterprise Day
Saturday 11 July—Saturday 18 July
Music Trip to Goslar
Friday 17 July
Term 6 Ends
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Attendance News
Overall Attendance:
Persistent Absenteeism:
95.25%
4.07%
Best Forms’
Attendance:
7S1
8S1
9B2
10S2
11B1
97.37%
97.25%
96.06%
96.76%
96.60%
Ms Fonseca
Mr Hamilton
Mr Ripper
Ms Kiely/Ms Hall
Mr Slade
Sixth Form
Attendance:
Yr 12
Yr 13
96.63%
95.37%
Mrs Weight
Mr Ames
Please be reminded, any
medical appointments must be
backed up with one of the
following:
A written note from a parent.
A phone call from a parent.
Letters to Look Out for…
You may find the following letters hiding at the bottom of your son/daughter’s school bag:


Year 10 Emergency CPR First Aid Course
GCE Hospitality and Catering Controlled Assessment Task 1 (Selected Students Only)
Replacement letters can be downloaded from the school website or collected from Reception.
Word of the Week
Students need to learn how to spell the word and learn its meaning. They can try to use the word
correctly in ANY written work in ANY subject to receive a positive stamp in their planner.
Bodacious
/bəʊˈdeɪʃəs/
1.
Remarkable; prodigious
2.
Audacious; gutsy
Students can also choose to use the Word of the Week outside of school – for example they can take a
screenshot using the word correctly in a text message, Facebook message or a tweet! The screenshot
must be emailed to [email protected]
The students are responsible for showing the Word of the Week in action and asking for stamps!
The more times they use it correctly the more positive stamps they will receive.
Mobile Phones in School
Please note that the use of mobile phones are not permitted on the
school site at ANY TIME including before and after school.
Mobile phones must be switched off and will be confiscated if not.
Students must not use their mobile phone to contact parents direct.
Parents are required to collect confiscated phones, MP3/iPods and
valuables from the Main Office between 8.30 am and 4.15 pm.
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Anti-Bulling Group
On Wednesdays, at second break, Mr Hawxwell is hosting a group to
promote anti-bullying and to help spread a positive message
WEDNESDAY 2nd BREAK
DIGITAL ARTS SUITE
ANTI-BULLYING GROUP
Worried about something?
What can you do?
TALK TO THE RIGHT PERSON!
Your SAFE Managers are :
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Ms Keenan
Ms Hawkins
Ms Desouza and Ms Shakeel
Ms Noyes
Ms Marouf
They can be found in the SAFE Office in Lower
School or you can talk to your tutor or another
member of staff.
You don’t have to deal with it alone!
Princes Trust Group Plan the Allotment
Jordan Joel (Year 10) is involved with The Princes Trust project at
school. The team is currently working on a business initiative using
an area of the school grounds.
The plan is to develop an unused area of the school and turn it into
a flourishing allotment. The team plans to grow vegetables, which
in turn, they will sell and make the project into a profitable
enterprise.
The project requires the group to plan the plot from scratch;
measuring and drawing out the area, consider the planting and
equipment costs, and then discuss and decide together which
plans are the best to work with.
Jordan Joel on the site between
the dome and the pre-school,
where the allotment is planned to go .
Jordan says, ‘It’s a challenge because we have to create a plot and think about the budget, which is
something I have never done before. It's good [the project] because we work together as a group”.
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Bay of Naples Geography Trip 2015
A non-stop trip was organised for the Geography GCSE students to the Bay of Naples. The students flew
into Naples, walked around the town of Sorrento, visited Mount Vesuvius—the most densely populated
volcano in the world, explored the ash buried town of Pompeii and saw the
preserved stone people, had a guided tour of the
Flavian Amphitheatre in Pozzuloi and they also had a
chance to visit the Archaeological Museum of Naples.
Even birthday celebrations were factored into the
itinerary! Everyone had a fantastic time.
Calling all Year 11 Modern Foreign Language students!
You can practice your listening skills and try out past papers from the AQA website to
help with your studying for the exams. Just follow the links below:
French: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/french/gcse/french-4655/past-papers-and-mark-schemes
Spanish: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/spanish/gcse/spanish-4695/past-papers-and-mark-schemes
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Cordon Bleu Cookery Courses
— Cox Green Style!
Worried about leaving home? Or
starving at College or University?
Don’t be! As part of the sixth form
Careers and PSHE programme Year
13 students were given the
opportunity to learn how to budget
and cook.
Given the raw ingredients of beef or
vegetarian mince, a can of tomatoes and some spices and pasta plus the shopping receipt for everything,
they came out with six dishes worthy of a Master Chef contestant - plus
the added bonus of knowing how much each portion cost to make and so
how many people they could have around for dinner based on the money
they had to spend. Nutritious, healthy and filling meals on a budget!
Berkshire Apprenticeship Adventure 2015
13 Year 11 students spent Friday morning at the Coppid Beach
Hotel in Bracknell on an Apprenticeship Adventure.
This was a fantastic opportunity to learn about apprenticeships
and the options available to them. 55 exhibitors were in
attendance, some of those were actively seeking to employ
students.
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Companies included British Airways, BMW
and GlaxoSmithKline. Local colleges were
also on hand offering advice and assistance.
Students who attended were impressed too.
For those of you who want more
information on apprenticeship
availabilities log on to :
www.apprenticeships.org.uk
or see Mrs McKay in the Careers Office.
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Volunteers
Hi I’m Rob
from Aik
started their six week
Saath. Let’s
training course about
learn about
Community
COMMUNITY
Cohesion
COHESION
And now, for my next trick,
we will be using nails…..
The group were set a challenge; one nail set in a
block of wood must balance the remaining 12
nails, with no extra materials…in 10 minutes!
Did I notice anything about the nails?
What is the future for Cox
Green School?
If I can just get this to
balance…I’m sure there is
a meaning to all this...
All the nails are different colours, but essentially
are the same… Just like the nail exercise, we
all rely on each other… We want everyone to
respect each other fundamentally, as human
beings and students at this school...
Keep your eyes
open for the next
instalment of the
Community
Cohesion Course!
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Gothic Horror Story Openings
I was in the English Department today, in Ms Mirkovic’s class, and had the
good fortune to listen to the Year 9 English lesson whilst I was working. The
students had been looking at writing novels in the Gothic Horror style.
Karmela Baumgart read out the paragraph that she and Francesca Di Cioccio
were working on. It was spine tingling from the beginning and I was drawn
into it right from the start, so I asked if I could share it with you all:
As he rinsed his long scaly fingers, a drop of red hit the porcelain basin
discolouring it. He left no trace in the hotel room, but beneath his fingernails
lay the proof. He buttoned up his grey trench coat and adjusted his bowler
hat, picked up his possessions and left the room unnoticed…
All I can say is “Move over Bram Stoker”!
The Editor
Gold at the Regional Sportshall Final
I was selected as one of a team of
seven to represent Berkshire in
the Under 15 age category of the
Sportshall South Regional Final
athletics competition at Burgess
Hill.
As a team we scored 673 points –
the highest score by any team in
the last 10 years and it is the only
time in those 10 years that the
top three places in the overall all
rounder competition have been
filled by athletes from the same
county.
We now go on to represent the South East at the National Final in Manchester in April.
Hopefully we will do well!
FEBRUARY 2015
By George Mbofana Year 10
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Daniel Ames
Shalom Kolade
Jody Cook
Michael Dawson
Chloe Kiy
Jack Leadbitter
Lewis Murray
Toby Parbery
Megan Sheppard
Torrin Bailey
Hannah Meyrick
Siobhan Rothery-Woods
Sophia Hosey
Aisha Zanini-Hughes
Lucy Casey
Saffron Latimer
Ben Pearson
Holly Tyson
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Bleach and Ink on Tissue Paper
This week Mini Masters were trying a
different process of painting with
bleach on tissue paper. They came
up with some lovely
results.
We Need Your Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers!
We have a massive collection box in the School Office just waiting for all your vouchers! Please collect
them for us, post them in the Active Kids Box, and we will
be able to get all sorts of great equipment for our school.
Thank you!
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Progress Assistants x 2
Cover Supervisor
Scale 2 (Point 11 – 13)
Actual Salary £12,447 - £13,048 per annum.
32.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8.20am 3.20pm, term time plus 5 inset days
Scale 4 Point 18 – 21,
Actual Salary £14,499 – £16,159 pa
32.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8.20am –
3.20pm, term-time plus 5 inset days
Fixed-term until the end of the academic year.
We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and able
Progress Assistants to work with KS3 and 4
students. The successful applicants will be working
alongside classroom teachers to help deliver
intervention, support the learning and progress of
the pupils and also deliver specific interventions for
those pupils who require extra support. This role
would suit someone who is considering a career in
teaching.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working
individual who is able to use their own initiative
and can relate to and establish a rapport with
students. The post involves covering staff absence
and training days. You may be required to cover all
subjects as a floating supervisor. We are seeking a
strong candidate with a high level of initiative and
presence within the classroom.
You will be:
Flexible, highly organised and efficient and have a
passion for continuous improvement of our
students, along with reinforcing high expectations
of their behaviour and standards of performance.
The successful candidates will join a school team
committed to providing a safe and inclusive
learning environment where everyone is valued
and encouraged to reach their full potential.
You will have:
 High expectations of yourself and the children
with whom you work;
 Creativity and flair;
 Dedication and energy;
 Communication and interpersonal skills;
 The ability and desire to work as part of a team.
This role would also be suitable for anyone
considering a career in teaching.
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Rock Climbing Club
Wednesdays
3.30 - 4.30pm
Location: Sports Hall
All Years
These sessions can be linked to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
as part of the Physical Requirements
Develop New Skills
During these sessions students will learn:
The basics of climbing including tying in belaying and safety
Students will be introduced to different pieces of kit and
equipment and build knowledge of climbing as a sport.
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Dates & Prices
£62.50
Feb-March
£62.50
April-May
£87.50
June-July
Payment for these sessions are made to Amphibia. www.amphibia-group.co.uk
We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday
Just bring suitable kit for sports activities.
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Day
Extra Curricular Activities - Break Times
Time
(Activity name, room, teacher, year group)
Monday
Geography clinic | R6 | Ms Allen/Ms Gray/Ms Hall | Year 7-9
Fitness Club | Fitness Suite | Mr Morris/Mr Kilkelly
1.25—1.55pm
7.30—8.15am
Tuesday
Wednesday
Fitness | Fitness Suite | Mr Morris/Mr Kilkelly |
Chess Club | M6 | Mr Worrall | All years
Fitness Club| Fitness Suite | Mr Morris/Mr Kilkelly
GCSE Geography Clinic | R6 | Ms Allen | Year 11
Basketball | Old Gym | Mr Worrall | Year 9 & 10
Book Club | L4 | Mrs Sanderson | All Years
Geography Revision| R5 | Ms Gray | Year 11
Fitness/Circuits | Fitness Suite | Mr Morris
Cheerleading | Old Gym | Miss Perchard | All Years
Girls Cricket | Sports Hall | Mr Moore | Year 9 & 10
Fitness |Fitness Suite | Mr Morris |
Girls Cricket | Old Gym | Mr Slade and ECB
7.30— 8.15am
1.25—1.55pm
7.30—8.15am
10.50-11.20am
1.25—1.55pm
1.25—1.55pm
10.50-11.20am
7.30—8.15am
1.25—1.55pm
3.30—4.15pm
7.30—8.15am
1.25—1.55pm
Thursday
Friday
Day
Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities - After School
Time
(Activity name, room, teacher, year group)
Monday
Netball | Netball Courts | Miss Perchard/Miss Quinnell | Year 7 & 8
Street Dance | Dance Studio | Chrissy Sanders | All Years
Warhammer Club |IT2 | Mr Wright | Year 7-13
Girls Cricket | Sports Hall | Mr Moore | Year 9 & 10
3.30—4.15pm
3.15—4.30pm
3.15—4.30pm
3.30—4.15pm
Tuesday
Resistant Materials coursework support | T4 | Mr Hamilton
Rugby Club boys & girls| School Field | Mr Kilkelly
Extra Maths | M1-M5 | Various maths teachers | All year groups
GCSE Geography Clinic | R6 | Ms Allen | Year 11
History | R7 & R8a | Miss Simpkins/Miss Ayre | Year 11 invite only
Trampolining | Old Gym | Miss Quinelll/Ms Perchard | GCSE Year 11 by invite
Football | Astroturf 3G | Mr Slade | Year 8
Table Tennis | Sports Hall | External coach | All Years | £30 for 10 sessions
Science Club | S4 | Miss Winchcombe/Mr Shields | Year 7-9 (Week2)
Science Crest Club | S3 | Mr Allen/Miss Saxon | Year 7-11 (Week 1)
IT Club | IT1 | Mr Burton| All years
CISCO Challenge | IT1 | Mr Burton | Year 7-9
Netball Practice | Sportshall | Miss Quinnell/Mrs Benger/Ms Perchard |All
Years 9, 10 & 11
Trampolining | Old Gym | Tony Hull | All Years | Invitation only
Extra Maths | M1-M5 | Various maths teachers | All year groups
History | R7 | Mr Tooke | Year 11
Media Studies Coursework | R3 | Ms Stone | Year 10 & 11
Geography Revision | R5 | Ms Gray | Year 11
Football |AstroTurf 3G | Mr Allen | Year 10 & 11
Football Girls |AstroTurf 3G | Mr O’ Brien/Jess Perkins| All Years
Football |AstroTurf 4G | Mr Slade | Year 7
Cross Country Club | Offsite | Mr Morris/Mrs McKay | All Years
Geography | R6 | Miss Allen | Year 10 & 11
Art GCSE Catch up | Miss Taylor/Ms Blinstrub/Ms Fonseca| A1 | Year 10 & 11
Art Mini Masters | A1, A2, A3 | Various Art teachers | Invite only Year 7-11
Extra Maths | M1-M5 | Various maths teachers | All year groups
History |R7 | Mrs Hannam | Year 11 invite only
Fitness | Fitness Suite | Miss Winchcombe |
Spanish & French | E1, E3 | Year 11 | Ms Dubois, Mrs Talbot
Science GCSE Core revision | Yr 10 & 11
Badminton | Sportshall |Mr Slade | All Years
Food Tech CatchUp| T6 | Mrs Crisford | Year 10 & 11
French | E4 | Ms Laine | Year 11
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.20—4.20pm
3.20—4.20pm
3.15—4.45pm
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
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3.15—4.30pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—5pm
3.30—5pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.25—4.25pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.15—4.15pm
3.25—4.25pm
Library News
Adult Book Club (reading group) on Saturday 7
March Do you enjoy reading? Then please join our
monthly Book Club! Everyone is welcome to come
along, from 10.45am to 11.45am on Saturday 7
March, join the bookish chat and FREE
refreshments! They will be discussing ‘Gold’ by
Chris Cleave. There are copies set aside in the
library for you to borrow.
books – from a choice of 8
 Take your token to a bookseller in town and can
get £1 off any book of your choice
 Come to the library and ‘buy’ one of the special
£1 World Book Day books from our selection
Only one book per person!
Come to the library and see the special World Book
Day choices. There are books for all ages from
toddlers to teens!
Coming Soon – Have you got a card for your Mum
yet? On Thursday second break, 12 March,
students are invited to come along to the Study
Room, and make Mother’s Day cards, ready for
Sunday 15! FREE craft session in the Study Room.
Bring your imagination, and everyone welcome!
Calling years 11, 12 and 13! Are you Anxious
about Revision? Then come and browse our Study
Guide collection. New guides have been added
recently, on many subjects for GCSE, AS and A2
Level. They are shelved near the Careers Collection.
Welcome to Storytime on Sunday morning, 15
March – Mother’s Day! Do you have young
children, especially those under 5? Are you looking
for something to do at the weekend? Then please
join us every third Sunday of the month for our
FREE Storytime with colouring afterwards! Our next
event is on Sunday 15 March, for a Mother’s Day
special, from 11.30am to 12noon. Everyone
welcome!
Don’t forget our Homework Club on TUESDAY
afternoons – for ALL ages. All school pupils and
student are invited to come to the library between
3.15pm and 4.30pm to use our resources for their
homework. Library staff are on hand to help you
find the right books or websites, as well as with
free printing and photocopying. Bring your younger
friends or family as well, and try us out!
Berkshire Book Award 2015 Vote now – and until
16th March! The six most popular new books of
2014, as nominated by the teenagers in Berkshire
are:
Poppy by Mary Hooper
Louder Than Words by Laura Jarratt
Dying of the Light (Skulduggery Pleasant) by Derek
Landy
Percy Jackson and the Greek gods by Rick
RiordanAwful Auntie by David Walliams
Buy your own copy, or borrow them from the
Library, then vote for your favourite! There are
Voting Slips and a Ballot Box in the Library, or ask
your English teacher. You can add reviews to the
website, if you want to, at www.berkshire
bookaward.org.uk . Happy Reading!
Have you spent your World Book Day (WBD)
token yet?
Everyone should have had their £1 World Book Day
token by now. Ask your English teacher if you
haven’t! You can:
 Take your token to a bookseller in town and
‘buy’ one of the special £1 World Book Day
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Don’t forget we have DVDs to borrow!
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