GCSE Presentation Evening

On Thursday 11th January, Easthampstead Park Community School’s class of 2017 attended their GCSE presentation evening. Students received their GCSE certificates, whilst musical accompaniments were provided by Cameron Bennett and Dan Rose. A palpable air of excitement fell upon the audience as the subject awards were announced, alongside special awards for friendship, academic achievement, leadership, contribution to the school community and endeavour.  The audience were treated to an address from Fujitsu, a review of the year by Callum Wheeler Droney and Racheal Makumbi, and a speech about the importance of education from Muk Suecharoen. Well done to the class of 2017 – you should be very proud of your achievements – and to all contributors who made the GCSE presentation evening a very special occasion.

Special thanks also go to Ben Ford in Year 11 for his terrific work photographing the evening.

 

Bag 2 School fundraiser!

Last year we raised £172 using the Bag 2 School fundraising scheme. This year, we want to beat that and raise at least £200 – but we need your help!

You can donate any of the following items. Simply bag them up (bags are available from our reception, but bin bags will do) and drop them off at school. The school council will then collate all donations for the collection on Friday February 9th – the last day of this half term!

  • We need clothes you no longer want or fit into! 
  • Paired shoes (tie the laces please!)
  • Hats
  • Belts
  • Handbags
  • Soft toys

We really appreciate your help! The organisation will pay 0.40p per kg and your donations will be reused to benefit the circular economy.

Today, Jasleen in Year 9 attended the South of England final of the Science and Technology Challenge event at Queen Mary, University of London.

Together with two students from Sandhurst School, Jasleen helped to program a Lego Mindstorm robot to navigate its way around a complex course and then gave a presentation about robotics.
The competition was stiff but Jasleen’s team came second which really was a superb achievement!!
Prizes were awarded by Professor Peter McOwan, Vice Principal.
Jasleen said, “being at the university was a really good experience…I really enjoyed the programming.”
  

£612 raised for SHELTER!

Our Christmas Jumper day on Friday 15th December raised a whopping total of £612, which is being donated to the charity SHELTER, which provides support for the homeless. A huge well done to all teachers and students!

Christmas lunch at EPCS

On Wednesday 13th December, students at EPCS enjoyed a fantastic Christmas lunch. Students enjoyed roast turkey with all the trimmings, followed by a choice of either Christmas pudding or profiteroles. Many thanks to our caterers, Wilson Jones and our wonderful kitchen staff for preparing such a great feast!

 

Sixth Form Post Pals

We are incredibly proud of the amount of work our students do for charity and in the festive season, they have continued to think of others. This year 20 of our students have supported a small charity, Post Pals, who are dedicated to making seriously ill children and their siblings smile by the sending of cards and small gifts.
The cards they have written demonstrate empathy, humor and kindness. They really show how much of a credit our students are to the school and local community.
If you are interested in getting involved with Post Pals please take a look at their website, where you can see how much of an impact a small gesture can have.
Dear parents,
Just to inform you, we will be having a Christmas jumper day on Friday 15th December. Students will be encouraged to wear Christmas attire and be expected to pay a donation of £1 on arrival at school. Asides from their Christmas jumpers, students can wear non-uniform on this day. The school community will be coming together to sing Christmas carols in the quad at break time.
Additionally, our last day of term, Tuesday 19th December, will also be a non-uniform day. Again, students will be asked to donate £1 which will be collected on their arrival at school.