Issue No. 6 July 2008
Eggar’s celebrates with
Awards Evening 2008
On Thursday 10th July we celebrated the This year awards were presented for
achievements of our students at our annual excellence in curriculum subjects, work in
Awards Evening Ceremony. We were the school community, school sporting
delighted to welcome Jim Roberson, who was colours and Tutor and Year Leader Awards.
born and raised in the Bronx, USA, and for Throughout the evening proud parents,
the past ten years has been working with pupils, staff and guests were entertained by
young people in the UK developing a unique Eggar’s Barbershop Choir, ‘Perfect Pitch’.
classroom-based strategy he calls the The evening closed with a speech from Head
‘Disciplined Approach’. During his Girl, Eleanor Boardman, Head Boy, Taliesin
entertaining introduction before presenting Burkitt-Jones and Chair of Govenors, Mrs
the awards, Mr Roberson applauded the Margaret Crowe.
parents in supporting their children in such All our students should be congratulated on
an impressive manner, as it was standing room their achievements.
only in the hall.
On Thursday 3rd July we welcomed the speeches thanking the teachers for all their
class of 2008 to a Leaver’s Prom held at the hard work and reflected on the many good
Grange Hotel. times they had enjoyed throughout their
Students arrived in an array of transport time at Eggar’s.
from vintage cars, motorbikes, sports cars It was truly a wonderful evening and we
and an amazing Humer - not forgetting of wish them all every success in the future.
course the ‘three bears’! Our thanks go to school student
Despite a few rain clouds the sun shone as photographer’s Joe Buller 7KG and Ben
proud parents, family, friends and teachers Coleman 7SD also Mr Coleman and Art
looked on in awe at the stunning dresses Curriculum Leader, Mrs Kinteh for the
and dashing suits worn by our students. fantastic photographs of this memorable
After a delicious dinner, Head Boy, Richard event.
Hibbert and Head Girl, Hayley Ward gave
Head Boy, Richard Hibbert
and Head Girl, Hayley Ward
Lizzie Harvey, and Anna
Youngs with Miss Curtis. Year
Mr Peebles, Mr Carter and Mr Eost
Emily Denton, Louise Small and
As I write this now, fellow tutees and I in I really enjoyed the trip to Kew
7CMc have enjoyed our first full year at Gardens because I liked looking at
Eggar’s School and can’t wait for the new term all the plants. I also enjoyed the
in Year 8. One of the things that we really freedom of the school field
can’t wait for are the school trips coming soon. because I can let out my energy.
‘I can’t wait for our Osmington Bay trip next Next year I am looking forward to
year’ says Ciara. ‘I have enjoyed all of our going to Osmington Bay because it is a chance
other school trips, such as our trip to Kew to have a few days away with my friends.
Gardens and our visit to the Dr Dolittle play’ Georgia Hay 7SD
says Phoebe. ‘One thing that we have really
enjoyed are our creative lessons such as art
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As some of you may have seen in the Alton
Gazette in June Year 9 pupils were given the
Congratulations to Joshua Cockram opportunity to spend a day learning about
7JM, Megan Simmonds 7JM, Xantia money management and enterprise.
Quinn 8JH and Cleony Brohier 8OW for Although Sir Alan Sugar was unavailable -
hosting a successful lunch party for a Carol Mitchell and an old girl of the School,
small group of teaching staff. Andrea Vincent, from the NatWest bank were
able to give valuable advice and part of a
The students had been working on a
panel along with two Senior Managers from
special project to plan a lunch party the School. They then had to judge the
which included organising the budget, presentations given from each Tutor Group.
menu, invitation, design, shopping, food The pupils were amazing and their ideas were
preparation and presentation. Our outstanding, representing the enthusiasm and
guest of honour was Mrs Martin. effort of the whole of Year 9 making the job of
the judging nigh impossible.
The theme for the day was ‘The Big Band
Mrs C Mathieson & Mrs S Cox
Bash’ and it is hoped that the winning entries
Teaching Assistants from each tutor group will be amalgamated
and that pupils will be offered the opportunity
to run a real event based on their work from
the Economics Awareness Day, with the aim
of raising funds for the Eggar’s Big Band.
Xantia Quinn, Megan Simmonds
and Joshua Cockram
ready and waiting for their guest This will be a real opportunity to put into
practice what they have learnt about team
work as well as budgeting and money
Many thanks to everyone who was involved,
and to the Year 9 pupils in particular.
Miss J Sandeman
PSHE & Citizenship
On 1st May 2008, 119 Year 7 and 8 pupils pupils Joshua Grant, Emily Bailey, Henry
participated in this year’s Junior Mathematic Harrison, Matthew Verrier, Joseph Bennett,
Challenge. This is a test of logic and reasoning. Beth Martin, Cobi Innes, Poppy Kaluszniak,
Pupils are not permitted calculators, so they had Samuel Mealing and Samule Helas.
to use their natural ability, and as you can see Bronze awards went to Year 7 pupils James
from the following results, they certainly had in Skilton, David Kirby, Andrew Cook, Jay Norton,
abundance! In all 49 pupils received a Tamsin Ward, Vicky Carpenter, Tom Bugler and
certificate and Douglas Lowe 7CMc was awarded Florence Clarke, and Year 8 pupils Cameron
Gold and Best in School with Alice Ilsley 7NS Reid, Lucy Hart, Amy Campbell, Leo Rossiter,
and Tom Gladman 7KG also being awarded a gold. Tom Schwenke, Jake Benstead, Jethro
The Year 8 gold awards went to Evie Day 8MF, Barnsley, Shannon Andrews, Hannah Steel,
Michael Surtees 8 LL and Paulo Ledesma 8JH. Kamari Akers, Mathew Miles, Emma Young,
Silver awards went to Year 7 pupils Julia Matthew Clarke, Becky Brown, Catherine
Moulton, Rebecca Drury, Lucy Walker, Blundell,Thomas Jewell and Benjamin Stonard.
Alexander Holmes, Lisa Palmer, Ben Coleman, Well done to all those who took part.
Ben Miller and Georgia Harsham, and Year 8 Mrs S Woodward
I would first like to reflect for a moment Finally, my biggest thank you goes to
on the past year. It has been a mixed Eggar’s staff. They regularly give
year in terms of results. The weather has freely of their time to enrich the lives
curtailed the cricket season but the of Eggar’s students.
athletics squad did Eggar’s proud with a
record number representing in the District, Mr S Laycock
County and National competitions. PE Curriculum Leader
On June 18th Eggar’s
school hosted a very
successful, if a little
In the team games, netball are the clear
windy, primary school
winners of the most successful team sport
rounder’s festival. There
award, closely followed by the 1st XV were over 80 pupils
rugby squad reaching the Hampshire Bowl participating from 6
Final. different schools plus
Not to forget, however, our ever large numbers of parents who came to watch
dependable trampoline squad. For the this great spectacle. The schools taking part
second year running they qualified and were; The Butts (2 teams), Chawton, Anstey,
were placed at the National School Finals. Bentworth, Wooteys and St Lawrence, all the
A thank you has to go to Mr Longcroft- teams took part with a fantastic spirit and
Wheaton, his support for his Tutor Group the noise of all the cheering and supporting
I’m sure was heard for miles around. The
8OW has been second to none. A real
eventual winners were Chawton School who
example to the other Tutors! This is
managed to win every single game, with their
largely due to his commitment and support,
final game against Anstey proving the title
8OW are looking good for the Year 8 decider.
Award. Many thanks to the fantastic support of
Overall, a promising year. I would like to Becky Froy, Hannah Martin, Emma Carter,
congratulate all those students who earned Caitlin Stenning, Alice Pearson, Jess Hoare
their colours by representing the school. and Sophie Johnson who all did a fantastic
Participation rates have yet again gone up
job umpiring and scoring in a very competitive
to 71% of the school population taking part
situation, well done girls.
in regular physical activity - well done
Mr C Michael
and keep it up!
U13 Girls U13 Boys
*Rebecca Hawkes 3 in 80m sprint Lawrie Hamer 3rd in 1000m
Lucy Walker 2nd in Discus Harrison Stanistreet 4th in Javelin
*Rebecca Bell 2nd in Javelin Charlie Hibbert 1st in Discus
*Julia Moulton 1st in 600m
Rosanna Stewart 1st in 1000m
Angelika Grzybowska 1st in Javelin
Georgia Harsham 1st in Shotput U14 Boys
*4 x 100m relay 5th Josh Grant 2nd in 100m
Jethro Barnsley 3rd in 800m
Tom Arnott 4th in 1500m
U14 Girls Josh Humphrey 5th in Long jump
Anna Harris 6th in 800m Jack Marvin 2nd in Triple Jump
Natasha Ellens 6th in 1000m Tom Schwenke 6th in Javelin
Kim Newman 5th in Shotput Jamie Rawlings 6th in Shotput
Will Foster 1st in Discus
For the best part of an hour and a quarter, the Nazi command on his behalf, despite the
Mr Steven Frank enthralled Year 9 students and danger to themselves, in order to attempt to
many members of staff with his life story. have this talented lawyer to be set free. Sadly
Steven’s life began in 1935 in a peaceful
unsuccessful, Steven’s father died in the gas
Amsterdam. He knew nothing that marked him
chambers of Auschwitz. Nevertheless, Steven
out as “different” until the Nazis invaded in
1940 and began the isolation and eventual survived, his message of the simple need to
attempt to eliminate European Jews. As a small “remember”, as, we all need to be aware that
boy Steven experienced the increasing isolation great evils can take place when good people
– losing his place at a modern school to move to stand by and do not act or speak up when
a dingy “Jewish only” building. He described the freedoms are challenged. Our individual identity
feeling of being a pebble in a stream. “One day a
and the right for that not to be ripped away is
friend who was always next to me disappeared
‘downstream’, then others in the classroom an important right to protect.
disappeared, until one day the full force of the Eggar’s School thanks Steven Frank for visiting
stream dragged me away too”: to the notorious in person to tell his story.
transit camp of Westerbrok. Steven’s audience Mrs C Gerlach
listened with empathy and disbelief at the Religious Studies Curriculum Leader
suffering of an eight year old boy subjected to
the cruelty of a mauling by an Alsatian dog
released by the vindictive guards all within a
year of starvation disease, cramped conditions
and the ever present fear of the Tuesday lists –
the next victims to be “sent East” on the
loathed cattle trucks so “efficiently” employed
by the Nazis.
Steven’s family were talented, his mother
especially resourceful – a tribute he paid to her
that her ingenuity helped keep him and his two
brothers alive. She always managed to ensure
they had some food and even found a way to
help the children keep clean during the latter
stages of their ordeal, when so many died of
diseases such as typhus.
Many listening to Steven would agree that his
Pictured above from left to right - Laura
message was of the importance of friendship Fitzgibbon 9RCo and Connor Fielder 9NW
and being brave enough to stand up for what is with special guest Mr Steven Frank - holding
just. He remembers those who tried to help his the framed Jewish star which he had to
father – a brave lawyer who had stayed with his wear as a little boy in Nazi occupied
family in Amsterdam to help defend the needs Amsterdam.
and rights of mentally ill Jews. When he was
arrested, non Jewish friends wrote pleadingly to
The newly formed barbershop group
now named ‘Perfect Pitch’ provided the
entertainment for the Award’s
Evening on Thursday 11th July. The group
performed three pieces during the eve-
ning ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’, ‘Blue
Moon’ and ‘Barbershop Blues’. Each
piece was greeted with great applause
from the audience and it was good to
see such an enthusiastic response for
Such has been the success of the
barbershop group that they have been
invited to the next music tour planned
The school was immersed in the sounds of
Latin, Swing and Rock music on the evening
of Friday 27th June.
Members of the Eggar’s School Big Band Members of the Eggar’s School Big Band were
were hosting their annual showcase event proud to be chosen as one of the bands to
titled ‘An Evening with the Big Band’ where perform at the South East Artsmark celebration
at the Corn Exchange, Brighton on Thursday
the audience enjoyed a relaxed evening of
19th June 2008.
music in a cabaret style atmosphere whilst
Bands were selected from schools across the
enjoying their picnic dinner and whole of the South East region to perform.
refreshments. The audience was made up of representatives
The band played superbly throughout the of all of the schools receiving an Artsmark
evening and many performers were happy Award for this year, from the Arts Council for
to take improvised solos. A fantastic England. Eggar’s received the Silver Award in
surprise came at the end of the evening
Several performers were invited back to
when the band spontaneously performed perform with the band including ex-members
‘Chameleon’ led by bass guitarist Matt How, Claire Colbran and Meredith Tiala
Dan Glazier. Joining the band at the piano who all left Eggar’s last year. We were also
was Harry Yarrow (who left Eggar’s last very pleased to welcome back Chris Colbran as
year) who performed a great solo and on a featured soloist. Chris is now in his first year
at Leeds College of Music studying jazz for his
drums James Glazier (who left Eggar’s two
Thank you to everyone that attended and
Thank you to our talented musicians for all your
supported this fabulous annual event and if
hard work this year & have a good summer
you missed it this year make sure you come break.
next time! Mr M Farris and Mr N Smith
On Tuesday 15th July our Year 7 students
attended the Founder’s Day Service in Church Pictured below is Assistant Head
of the Holyrood, Holybourne by special Teacher, Mr Kevin Peebles and
invitation of Reverand James Croft. Govenor, Mr Ted Browning
This important event attended by Mrs Martin,
Teachers and Governors is held each year to
commemorate Eggar’s Founder, John Eggar.
The service included musical presentations by
the School Choir and readings by Senior
Prefects and a collection was taken in aid of
Kware Project, which the school supports.
John Eggar, a local farmer in Crondall, wished
to provide a ‘free schole’ (school) to serve the
needs of its community. Under a Trust Deed
dated 21st March 1638 he appointed
‘Feoffes’ (Governors) and negotiated the
purchase of 39 acres of land at Anstey.
Unfortunately he did not live to see his
scheme come to reality as he died on the 20th
There is a brass to the founder’s memory on
the wall of the Itchell pew in the parish
church of All Saints, Crondall. The brass
bears a skeleton and a quaint inscription:
‘You earthly impress that here
this picture with your eyes
remember the end of mortal men
and where there glory lies.’
Picture above is Assistant Head
Teacher, Mr Kevin Peebles and
Following the Founder’s Day
Govenor, Mrs Jackie Keen Service and on return to
school our guests were invited
to attend a buffet lunch.
It has been an amazing year for an amazing We have recently attended
Year Group. I could not have asked for a Awards Evening and were
better attitude towards all GCSE subjects. presented with our Senior Prefect
I can’t believe that we have only ten months Awards by the guest speaker, Mr
to go before the Year 10 leave Eggar’s. They Jim Roberson and our final duty
are already looking extremely mature in their before the summer break is to read
prefect ties and have taken to the for the Founder’s Day Service at
responsibility very well. Church of the Holyrood,
I must urge all students, with parent and Holybourne.
teacher support, to focus on any outstanding We hope you have a good summer
coursework over the summer holidays. If holiday - make the most of it as it’s
coursework is updated it will make Year 11 going to be a hectic final year at
much less stressful!
Well done Year 10 and I wish you all a
Before we go we would like to say
relaxing and safe summer holiday. I look
a fond farewell to Mr Rabani, Tutor
forward to seeing you in September when
to 10HR, we will all miss him and
the final countdown begins!
wish him the very best of luck in his
Mr R Eost
Year Leader, Year 10
Els Boardman & Talie Burkitt-Jones
Head Girl & Head Boy
Well where do we start? It has been
a very busy start to our roles as Senior
Prefects and our congratulations go
to all the nominated Prefects and
Senior Prefects and the support they
We started off with the Year 6
Induction Evening and we have
been informed that it was the best
turn out of prefects ever in the
school! We also had open mornings
for Year 3 to 5 and many prefects
with the help of Year 8 showed
parents and pupils around and Deputy Head Boy, Cameron Alexander,
helped answer their questions - so Head Girl, Eleanor Boardman, Guest
our thanks go to all those that Speaker, Jim Roberson, Deputy Head
supported this important event in our Girl, Jenny Happel and Head Boy,
Taliesin Burkitt-Jones receiving their
awards at Awards Evening.
On the 3rd and 4th July Year 7 tutor groups recreate these images on a large scale with
took part in a three period Art experience. the aim of exhibiting them in the school as a
We looked at artists such as gallery of masterpieces. Students were able
Hundertwasser, Kahlo, Miro, Picasso, Van to practice their skills in mixing colours and
Gogh, Lempika, Mondrian, Monet, Warhol tones making brush strokes and textures
and Caulfield, Cezanne and Matisse. together.
Students enjoyed working in teams to Mrs S Kinteh & Mr P Colburn-Jackson
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towers where you walk along two
thin ropes. Raft building was brill
because after we sailed on the rafts
and went for a swim in the freezing
On Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th July, Year 7 were Trail’ and had a greater understanding about
taken to the former capital city of England, what makes Winchester Cathedral such a sacred
Winchester. place, as well as appreciating the buildings
The objective of the day was to spend time on importance to Christians.
each of the Humanities subjects of History, For Geography, Year 7 conducted a Settlement
Religious Studies and Geography. Study. This included a traffic survey, pedestrian
In History Year 7 visited the City Museum, the count, environmental quality assessment and
oldest Museum in Hampshire and learnt about how completion of a Goad Map (Land use) at four
the area used to be from Roman times through to sites in Winchester. The data collected will be
the modern day. They also visited Westgate, used in lessons following the visit.
climbed the wobbly staircase and had a As you can probably tell it was a day that rushed
magnificent view of Winchester. past in a haze... but Year 7 worked very hard
In Religious Studies we spent time in the completing their booklets and they all behaved
magnificent Cathedral. It was an extremely well and once again were a credit to the school.
interesting visit where students followed a ‘Sacred Well done!
Mrs A Sutehall
Geography Curriculum Leader
During our Geography studies we walked along
the high street and around Winchester
completing our questionnaire booklet. For part
of this we had to divide up into small groups
and find four sites to do a traffic and
environmental survey. After we had done this
we then rejoined the rest of Year 7 to come
By Lettie Buxton &
Rebecca Drury both of 7CMc
On our visit to Winchester we went into the
Cathedral — it was huge! Whilst there we were
shown around by our group leader. We looked at
what some of the Christian symbols meant and
looked around the chantry chapels and, to get a
good view of the ceiling, we laid on the floor!
As part of our History studies we went to the
City Museum and saw how much Winchester had
changed and there were lots of hands-on
activities and quizzies to complete.
We then went to the West Gate, which is a
fortified medieval gateway. A few of us tried Year 7 students enjoying a well earned
on armour and we went to the top to get a view lunch break!
of the city.
As you are aware, Eggar’s
prides itself on the enrichment
activities we offer as well as
Every two years we like to find out how
specific subject educational visits.
we’re doing at Eggar’s by sending out a
However, it is very difficult to
questionnaire to all our current parents.
provide the pupils with the Historically this was sent as a paper
attention to detail that we need if payments/ survey, but this year we wanted to try an
consent forms/medical forms are submitted online version. The Survey takes no more
after the deadlines that are indicated in the that 10 minutes to complete and your
invitation to participate letter. answers are anonymous. This is your
We appreciate that children forget to give chance to let us know how we are doing
forms to parents; however, all the visits are and to help us identify the areas where
advertised, when possible, well in advance on we need to improve. The survey can be
the school website www.eggars.net, in found at the school website home page:
newsletters, pupils constantly reminded in
assemblies as well as in the subject lessons www.eggars.net
involved. So if you think there is a forthcoming
visit please check blazer pockets as you never
We look forward to hearing from you.
know what you might find!
Together, we can ensure that all pupils are able
to enjoy and learn from these arranged
With the summer holidays upon us
many of you may now decide your
child needs replacement school
uniform. We do have order forms
We are still having many students coming
available from the school office and
into school without a drink for the whole
these should be accompanied by cheque
day. We would also mention that those
payment to ‘1st Grade’. If the item is in
students taking school dinners should also stock it is usually delivered to school for
bring to school a water bottle. We do have collection each Friday during term time.
water dispensers in school which enables However if you wish to order during the
students to replenish their bottles during summer break or make payment by credit card
morning break and lunchtime. please call 1st Grade on 01252 795559.
We would appreciate parent For those students starting Year 7 this
support in ensuring that all September that have placed uniform orders by
children bring a water bottle to the 15th July deadline, these should be
available for collection on Thursday 21st
school every day from
August (am ONLY) or from Monday 1st
On Friday 11th July, 63 Year 9 students There were also many artefacts on display
went to Ypres in Belgium to discover such as badges, helmets, saddles and some
more about the First World War and how quite gruesome images.
it affected the area. We then moved onto Tyne Cot, the world’s
Our luxurious double-decker coach left largest allied cemetery, where 12,000
Eggar’s early in the morning and arrived soldiers are buried and some 70,000 names
at the Euro tunnel station. It took just of unfound soldiers are displayed, which
half an hour under the sea to France and was a very moving experience.
then a further hour by road to reach
Once we arrived in Belgium, we went
straight to the ‘In Flanders Field Museum’
which was very interesting and had lots
of remains and artefacts from the First
World war on display.
For a short break in our visit we then
visited a Belgium chocolate shop, which
many of us were looking forward to, and Our final visit was the German Langemark
bought a few gifts to bring home. cemetery, which had a very different
Our next stop was the Menin Gate, which atmosphere to Tyne Cot because it was
is an amazing structure. This huge arch darker, surrounded by trees and felt colder.
is in memory of the 55,000 missing
soldiers, which is very poignant.
After a really good day we travelled back to
England and arrived back to school at
We then drove to Sanctuary Wood, which This visit was very good and we all
the current owner’s grandfather owned definitely learnt from the experience.
during World War One. The trenches We would like to thank Mrs Buckingham for
have remained and are open for the organising this trip for Year 9.
public to go into and experience. Our
wellies were needed and everyone got Gemma Kingshott and
very muddy. Thomas Williams of 9KM
The past year has certainly gone quickly for
me. Just seeing the Year 6’s at the recent
Induction Evening took me back to our own
evening two years ago. The Year 8 students
Year 8 Fun Run have certainly come a long way.
On the 15th July Year 8’s ran a mile during The forthcoming year will be a very important
lunch for the charity Cancer Research. It was stage in the school career of Year 8 with Key
a fantastic turnout. Mrs Larkin ran dressed as Stage 4 options and the Key Stage 3 SATs.
a chicken! There was an Elvis (Tom Rudman The students will need to start to think
8MF), Daisy the Cow (Sam Davidson and Sam carefully about their Key Stage 4 options
Singleton both 8LL) and Darth Vader in a when they come back in September. They
wetsuit (Tom Gray 8LL), if it was a wetsuit, should not be afraid to ask their subject
looked a little tight! teachers about the GCSE courses so they can
Rebecca Cox and Michaela Madgwick (both make the right decision for themselves.
8JH) had the idea for the fun run and it has Well done on an awesome year!!!
raised approximately £1,000. A fantastic Have a fantastic and relaxing
effort by everyone! summer - be safe and I look
Anyone for tennis? forward to seeing you all in
Alex Gasson (8LL) will be going to Wimbledon
Mr A Wheeler
in August for the National Championships. He
Year Leader, Year 8
won the Hampshire tournament, which is an
amazing achievement. He beat the number one
seed on the way! Well done Alex — look out
A Budding Richard Hill!
Will Foster (8PCJ) was awarded the Porters
Trophy for Endeavour at Alton Rugby Club’s On Monday 7th July four members of Eggar’s
Student Voice, along with pupils from across the
Award Ceremony. Congratulations Will!
South of England, got the chance to attend the
Year 10 Parents Evening National Conference of Student Voice in Reading.
Mr Sullivan accompanied Catie Davis, Emily
A huge thanks must go to Ryan Holland and
Hodkin, Laura Fitzgibbon and Cameron Reid to
Mathew Miles of 8PCJ, Jake Benstead, Cobi the prestigious De Vere Hotel Conference Centre.
Innes, Joseph Bennett, Emily Lovelock and When we arrived the group were split up to join
Ellen Reid of 8CG, Hai Long of 8JH and other pupils and we had the opportunity to share
Camellia Kavanagh, Becky Brown and Hannah our thoughts and ideas. The conference started
Steel of 8MF. These student helped at the with a welcome from Ben Sutcliffe, South Central
Student Voice Chairman, he briefed us on the
recent Year 10 parents evening. They took the
agenda for the day. The discussions were an
place of the prefects by welcoming the parents excellent chance to gain ideas from other schools.
and ensuring that the teachers were well At lunchtime we were expecting just a small lunch
watered with tea and coffee. Thank you it was however we were greeting with a huge buffet —
certainly appreciated! which was wonderful!
The afternoon continued on
Music performance discussing ideas on how to improve
Aimee Mackenzie 8JH was on hand to perform Student Voice and hopefully we will
her own songs at the Year 6 Induction Evening. have the opportunity to put a few
of these into action!
She goes from strength to strength! Well done
Aimee! By Catie Davis and Emily Hodkin 10AV
Year 9 is always a busy year with lots of hard
work, both on the part of the pupils and the
staff, in preparation for the SAT’s. The Sam
Learning competition, won by 9AN, helped pupils
to get to grips with revising for the SATs. The
end result…an outstanding set of results for the
cohort in all the SAT subjects and a huge
congratulations to the pupils for their individual
achievements. Very, very well done!
After the intensity of the SAT’s it is nice to do
some extra curricular and develop skills and
knowledge in non academic ways, and that’s what
we did by offering our Year 9 students the
choice from three activity days...
The Bowling Trip took place at the Spectrum in
Guildford and was great fun. A superbly
Into The Hoods at the Novello Theatre – simply
entertaining evening was had by all…..
AWESOME! – both the production and the
Finally…..to all those pupils who have “given
their best” in their work and in their play, very
well done to you. Life is what you make it and
although it can be a real challenge at times, it
shows a strength of character to do your best
no matter what the task set.
Have a lovely holiday and I look forward to
“In the time I’ve been running these courses I’ve
seeing you all safe and sound in September.
seen a lot of groups take part. This group is one
of the best I’ve seen, definitely in the top five
Mr J Foley
groups.” This was the response by one of the
Year Leader, Year 9
Officers leading the day.
School Calendar 2008/2009 - Dates for your diary
September 3 INSET DAY – School closed
4 Y7 + assisting Y11 prefects only in school
5 Whole school starts.
Y7 Bonding Day to Fairthorne Manor
11 School photographer in school
16 Y9 x 49 students depart to Sicily
18 Y6 Intake Open Evening 18:30
19 Y6 Open Morning 09:15
20 Y9 students return from Sicily
23 Y7 Curriculum Information Evening 18:30 in the Hall
24 Y11 Art Trip to Marwell Zoo
25 Y10 Art Trip to Marwell Zoo
Alton College visiting Y11 tutor groups
October 3 INSET DAY – School closed
9 Alton College Open Evening 18:30
16 Alton College Open Evening 18:30
20 Alton College + BCOT Information Evening at Eggar's School
22 Y7 am Music visit to Petersfield Theatre
23 Y10 Curriculum & Work Experience Evening 18:30 in the hall
27 – 31 HALF TERM
November 4 Revision booklets issued to Y11
12 Y11 Drama Exams
13 Auction of Promises Fundraising Event for Music Department 19:00
14 Y8 PSHE Day
17-21 Y11 Language mock orals all week
20 Presentation Evening for GCSE Certificates
26 Y11 Drama exams
27 Y11 Mock Exams begin
28 Y10 MFL students Day Trip to Lille
December 2 Rehearsal for Advent Carol Service at Holybourne Church all day
2 Advent Carol Service at Holybourne Church from 19:00-20:00
8 Y7 Art Trip to National Gallery
9 Y7 Art Trip to National Gallery
10 13:30 – 16:30 Senior Citizens Party
11 Y10 + Y11 D&T Trip to Clothes Show Live
12 Academic Review Day 1:1 reviews with pupils, tutors and parents
18 19:00 Yuletide Concert in School Hall
19 Last Day of Term
Y11 pupils with overdue coursework to stay until 15:10
Some dates are subject to change, please check by visiting out website at www.eggars.net/
calendar or by contacting the
school office on 01420 541194