Y9 Parents’ Evening

Y9 parents’ evening takes place tomorrow from 4:30pm in the Downshire Theatre. Please remember to bring your appointment list with you.

The Y11 Prom Committee will be selling refreshments including home baked cakes and biscuits. Please bring some cash with you if you would like to buy some refreshments and support our Y11 Prom Committee.

Reminder – revision year 11 Maths

Year 11 students should be attending the Maths revision sessions which take place every Tuesday. There are six differentiated classes covering key revision subjects. These sessions are essential in working towards a successful outcome in the Maths GCSE. Please ensure that your son or daughter are making the most of this intervention. The sessions run from 3.15 – 4.15.

Our first TLC day

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Saturday morning saw the first of our TLC days this year and what a productive morning it was! A huge thank you to everyone who supported, a fantastic 44 people in total – a mixture of parents, students, staff and business volunteers.

We managed to transform an art room, repainting cupboards and radiators; we cleaned up all of the outdoor benches; we cleaned the football tables and table tennis tables; we redecorated two English rooms and a Science corridor; painted the old medical room to create a new meeting room; repainted the Performing Arts stage equipment and finally began work on our new sensory room!

None of these amazing changes could have been brought about without your support, and they certainly wouldn’t have been done in a mere three hours! We hope to run another day in the near future to complete more projects.

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A questionnaire will be sent to parents involved today, but if you have any thoughts on our TLC days, please do share your suggestions with us. Please contact Richard.Lake@epschool.org 😃

Year 11 welcome the good luck messages from home

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On our return from the Easter holidays, the Y11 students were treated with letters and messages that had been written by family and then sent into school. An assembly was held in the theatre to distribute the letters of support and encouragement.

The personal messages of good luck and support really seemed to hit home, letting the students know that although the journey was going to be hard from here on, they were going to be supported every step of the way! Our students found it very touching and here are some of their comments.

” It gave me the inspiration to push myself forward and work hard”

“It made me feel like I am not alone in this journey”

“Getting the letter from home made me feel all fuzzy and warm inside”

Once all the letters had been read, it was then time to get their noses back to the grindstone. Miss Barringer launched into an hour of Biology exam practice in the theatre. Our message of ‘not a minute to waste’ was clear, and it was excellent to see the students responding in a positive way.

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On Thursday 20th April a group of year 8 students were thrilled to have the opportunity to meet the very interesting (and hilarious) Dave Rudden, author of “Knights of the Borrowed Dark” and its sequel “The Lost Court” at LVS in Ascot.

 

Our students certainly had an amazing time. Here are some of their comments:

“Excellent author with such an amazing personality, he taught us that no idea is a bad idea and that you don’t need amazing spelling and grammar to be a writer. He also stated that you don’t have to get it right first time and that “every word is a weapon”. He also shared his own life experiences with a comedic tone, sharing stories about broken glass, Star Wars and crisps…” (Chloe)

“After Dave Rudden’s performance I am inspired to write …meeting him was an experience I won’t ever forget as he opened my eyes to the world of writing and taught me that anyone can write” (Cerys)

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“The whole experience was hilarious, he is funny and you could relate to him. I liked it when he talked of “made up” words like “handcapitate” 10/10 – you really should meet him!” (Eleanor)

“We asked Dave questions and he told us funny stories and read extracts from his book. He gave away a free signed copy of his book for the best question which Kiran won and had a signing in the library – he even signed Nathan’s Maoam! Overall it was a really fun day and we met a really great author”  (Arthur)

“it made me want to start reading again. I can’t wait to read his book!” (Charlotte)

To find out more about Dave Rudden and his books please follow the link below and keep your eye out for the film next year!

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Kiran’s award-winning question: “If one of your characters could meet a character from Harry Potter who would it be and what why?”

Year 9 Football Result: Easthampstead Park 5-1 Emmbrook

Well done to the year 9 football team winning 5-1 against The Emmbrook School on Thursday at home . A series of excellent goals from Charlie (2), Ellis and Kai (2). The boys showed some excellent team work doing the school and themselves proud. A big thank you to ex-student Harvey Rackley-Hayes for his coaching skills.

Attendance matters…..

At Easthampstead Park Community School we strive for 100% attendance but as a minimum we expect 96% attendance in line with the national average.
Our school attendance policy asks that if a student is absent from school, their parent/carer phones into school by 9 am with a reason for absence for each day of that absence.
You can register a student’s absence by calling the school switchboard on 01344 304567 and selecting option 1 or by calling the Welfare office on 01344 390822 or emailing welfare@epschool.org.
If you have any other concerns or queries regarding attendance please contact our Attendance Officer, Mrs A Mullett, on 01344 390859 or by emailing at ann.mullett@epschool.org
Our Family Support Advisor, Mrs K Clay can be contacted on 01344 390899 or by emailing her at kirstie.clay@epschool.org

Celebrating our students

IMG_2069At EPCS we value the contribution which individual students make to the school community and this was celebrated during the last week of term with the arrival of the Easter bunny at the celebration breakfasts!

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Students were selected on our values of Respect and Pride, their positive attitude to learning and their contribution to school life.
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The Raising Standards Team.