Our very own future England football star Ella has been selected to stay at Bisham Abbey for a weekend training camp for England. Ella was one of the youngest girls chosen to attend. As Ella is only 12, she is too young for any national selection, however the FA have already selected Ella to attend their next performance camp, in February 2017.
Ella is now training with the London and South West FA performance camp, said to be the toughest region in the country to get into. In a year’s time, she could potentially be selected to be part of the national performance camp, and from this camp, the national U15 and U16 England squad are selected.
We wish Ella all the best in the up and coming training camp.
On Friday 7th October, the Head Team were invited to attend Wellington College’s 11th Annual Head of School Conference. We spent the day networking with other Head Boy/Girls and Heads of Houses from a range of schools, discussing future plans and the best ways to lead and develop the student body.
The theme of the conference was leadership and we were treated to a talk by the Headmaster of Wellington College, who discussed his interesting and exciting trip to the South Pole and his own experience of teamwork in these extreme conditions. We also learnt about the power of public speaking and the positive impact it can have on a community when used with a strong leadership vision.
The day was extremely rewarding and we look forward to applying the skills we have learnt to school life and the student body.
On the 8th and 9th November, we are thrilled to welcome to school published performance poet Sara-Jane Arbury, who will be leading poetry slam workshops with our Y7 students. All Y7 students will be taking part in a two hour workshop across the two days, working in groups to write and performing their own verse! The workshops sessions will culminate in mini-poetry slam competitions, with the best performers being invited to present at our very first Y7 EP Poetry Slam Competition on the evening of Thursday 17th November. Make sure the date is free in your diary!
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Year 11 Progress reports are now available to view on SLG.
A letter explaining the grading system can be found in the ‘shared documents’ section
CALLING ALL YEAR 11 PARENTS – We have secured all of our Y11 students a place at the Bracknell Forest Careers event on Thursday, at Bracknell Leisure Centre. However, lots of students have not yet brought back their reply slips and medical forms.
If you are a parent of a Y11 student, please ensure they have this with them tomorrow, or they will miss out on the great opportunity to learn more about the options they have available to them post 16. We believe that this event is worth investing in and have purchased a place for every child, so it would be a huge shame for them not to attend something that will be useful to them. Every excursion requires parental consent and a medical form. Please ensure your child hands their form in to their tutor as soon as possible. We will not be able to accept forms on the day.
On Wednesday 5th October we were proud to host the annual Year 3 and 4 Primary School Football Tournament. With 16 schools attending the atmosphere was electric with all the schools competing to win the gold medals available on the day.
The day ran smoothly due to the great leadership and officiating from Easthampstead Park students, Harry, Ciaran, Daniel, Chante, Richard, Matthew, Holly, Hadley, Charlie and Jack who made sure that the day was enjoyed by all, including the students participating, the teachers and all the parents that attended.
The final was a nail biter; Warfield and Wooden Hill held strong in normal time ending the game 0 – 0. In extra time, both teams broke the deadlock, ending the extra time period 1 – 1. Penalties were imminent, students stepped up and volunteered to take the penalties, there were some great saves by both goal keepers and some excellent penalties were scored. After 5 penalties each both teams were still equal and could not be separated, so we entered sudden death. Warfield came out on top with a well struck penalty into the bottom left hand corner leaving the keeper reaching! Warfield finished first and Wooden Hill took home the silver medals on the day.
‘Thank you so much for hosting the football last Wednesday. The students you supplied were excellent and a credit to your school. Thank you also for the time you spent supporting us, we would not have been able to do without you.’
Matt Gamble, Bracknell Forest School Sport Partnership Development Manager
Students celebrate raising money on the 20th annual Jeans4Genes day.
Every half term, we try to include a ‘dress down’ day where students can pay £1 towards a charity to come to school in non-uniform. This has worked really well in the past and our active student council always ensure that the charities we support are a range of local, national and international charities that mean something to our students. On civvies days, we expect students to wear clothing that is still appropriate and that will not impact negatively on learning. Students have enjoyed civvies days in the past and have also learnt more about different charities in the process. Money is collected from students on the school gates by staff and student council members.
Our Sixth Form students who already wear non-uniform are still asked to participate. They can pay their money directly to their tutor.
This Tuesday we are supporting the charity Jeans for Genes, which supports families and individuals suffering with a genetic disorder.
We thank you in advance for supporting civvies days. We do try to increase student awareness of those less fortunate and draw attention to ways we can all help. Assemblies alongside our civvies days help to put their efforts into perspective. Students will always be informed in advance through their tutor and assembly programme. The information will also be shared on our Facebook page ‘Easthampstead Park Community School’.
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 phone 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 2 or by calling the Welfare office on 01344 390822 or emailing email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please can we remind you that aerosols are not allowed in school as for some of our students they are potentially dangerous, triggering asthma attacks.
Students are allowed to bring roll-on deodorants but we will be confiscating any aerosols. Please help us to ensure the well being of all our students by ensuring that your child does not bring an aerosol in to school.
Photos of our criss-cross day in action – Y7 spent the day learning about bike safety, maintenance and bike jewellery before heading off on a sponsored ride around the country park.
Y8 were learning about the difficult balance between the right to protest and the importance of law and order.
Y9 participated in team building challenges using all sorts of strange equipment to be the tallest, fastest, strongest – and at times loudest!
Y10 spent the day with professionals who work in the health and emergency services industries finding out about their jobs and possible future careers.
The Sixth Form worked on their Christmas Pantomime, a new ‘tradition’ introduced by Mr Stephenson last year to entertain the whole school on the last day of term before Christmas.