Student weekly schedule

A weekly schedule is published to students every Monday during tutor time. This is also posted on the website for parents/carers to access. It can be found under the Student Life / student weekly schedule tab.

Civvies Day on Monday

On Monday 23rd January we have our termly civvies day to raise money to support charities both locally, nationally and internationally. This Monday, we are supporting the Sixth Form’s chosen charity, Nyumbani UK and the Hotcourses Foundation, registered number:  1104396
This charity supports some of the world’s poorest children offering them nutritional, medical, psychological and academic care. Our Sixth Formers chose to work with this charity after Miss Emmett visited Kenya and then shared some of her photographs with students.
Students do not have to participate and can wear normal uniform, however, if they would like to support the cause, they can wear civvies and pay a £1 donation at the door. There has been a cold weather warning so please encourage students to wear warm items and to still bring a coat!

Y11 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 26 January 2017

Parents’ Evening for Y11 students is on Thursday 26 January from 4:30-7:30 pm. Please book appointments to see your child’s subject teachers for the final Year 11 Parents’ Evening before their GCSEs.

Please log on to your account via the school website to book appointments with all of your child’s subject teachers. Appointments are only 5 minutes long; should you wish to speak to a specific teacher for a more substantial period of time, please contact that member of staff directly. All emails for staff can be found on the website under the ‘About us’ tab.

Library book club

Any student interested in joining Library Book Club can go along to the Library at lunch time on Wednesdays. This term we will be concentrating on the Wicked creative writing competition. Everyone welcome!

Can you help support our Business Lunches?

Following the success of last year’s “Business Lunch” programme we are looking for more professionals from our local community to volunteer to host a short question and answer careers workshop in school to small groups of our higher attaining students (6-8).

The aim of the workshop is to give our students a real insight into the world of work, different career paths and to find out more about a typical working day. Previously, we have had volunteers from a wide range of industries including:  Construction, Engineering and Management.
Workshops take place on a Friday afternoon (1.25pm-2.00pm)
To sign up or for more information please contact Miss Lees by email: Kerry.Lees@epschool.org 

Extended deadline – Oxford Castle Trip – Y8

Oxford-Castle-Unlocked-TourWe have limited spaces left on the Oxford Castle Unlocked trip for Year 8 students, set to take place on Friday 27th January.

Students who are interested should ensure payment is made via parent pay and that medical forms are returned to school by Tuesday 17th January. We will issues places on a first come first served basis. Those students who have already paid have a guaranteed place on the trip.

For a reminder about the details of the trip please refer to the letter sent out previously which can be viewed again here.

If your child is interested in taking History GCSE we strongly recommend that they go on this trip.

Y11 Prom

Please find a link here to the letter emailed to all Y11 parents regarding the Prom. If you haven’t received it please contact us so that we can ensure that we have a correct email address for you. The content of the letter has been shared with all Y11 students in their assembly this week.

 

National Citizen Service Opportunity for Year 11

NCSThis term, Year 11 students will have the opportunity to learn more about and sign up to the National Citizen Service (NCS), a government-funded summer programme for 15-17 year olds.  It’s an amazing way to build new skills, meet new people, and live new adventures. NCS gives young people the chance to build their confidence and make a difference in their community, and it’s the perfect addition to any CV, personal statement, or UCAS form.  

NCS programmes are delivered by a network of youth and community organisations including charities.  The Challenge, the country’s largest provider of NCS, is going to have 170 places available in Bracknell in summer 2017. Each place costs £50 through government backing, and financial assistance can be requested.  This fee covers all meals, kit, and accommodation for the whole programme.  Once the participant completes their NCS journey, they attend their graduation and receive a signed certificate from the Prime Minister!

The NCS team will be coming into a Year 11 Assembly on 24th January, where students can express an interest in taking part.  In the meantime, you can find out more about the programme at ncsthechallenge.org, and will be able to book a place online from January onwards.

The NCS summer programme is highly recommended by past students who had a great time, made new friends and learned valuable life skills. We hope that many of our Year 11 students will also take up this opportunity in order to prepare for their next venture, be it in our Sixth Form, college or beginning an apprenticeship.

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