1. A SPECIALIST SCIENCE COLLEGE OCTOBER 2006
Issue No. 1
GCSE Results—Eggar‛s Tops the Charts!
It has been another year of success for Florinda Riall Daniel Hibbert
Eggar’s School. Yet again, Eggar’s pupils’ Kathryn Bowes Brett Cox
examination results have set new records. Matthew Bosworth Anna Burridge
The percentage of Year 11 candidates Alexander Vogt Amy Croft
achieving five or more GCSE passes at grade Sophie Woodhouse William Happel
C or above was an astonishing 76%. This is Rebecca Pugh Rebecca Head
the third year running we have achieved over Benjamin Toovey Sean Burton
70%. Ryan Mitchell Ian Cantoni
The government has introduced a new gold
standard this year, measuring the percentage One candidate was singled out for special
of pupils achieving 5A*C grades including mention by the examination board this year.
English and Mathematics. At Eggar’s we Ian Cantoni was one of the top five in the
achieved 70% and early indications are that country in English Literature out of more than
this will be one of the best results in the 300,000 entries.
county. In Art 3D Studies, Eggar’s students were
awarded all of the top 10 marks nationally a
We are also delighted by the number of higher remarkable achievement.
grades achieved by are students. 22% of all
grades were A*/A. 50% of Year 11 achieved at All candidates in Year 11 achieved examination
least 1A*/A grade which is a remarkable success with over 99% achieving five or more
achievement. passes. The difference in standards of
achievement between boys and girls at Eggar’s
There were some truly outstanding was, once again, less than is the case
performances in this overall strong picture of nationally. The boys achieved 74% 5+ A*C
academic success. The following pupils all grades and the girls achieved 78% 5+ A*C
achieved 7+ A*/A grades: grades. These results were very significantly
above the national average.
2. The Art Department would like to Mr Colburn Jackson’s class produced a
thank all the wonderful pupils who large version of Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”
assisted us at the open evening last which is now on display in the room.
week. The evening was a great Miss Carew’s class concentrated on
success with some fantastic work drawing bugs which were decorated
taking place throughout the Depart beautifully. All pupils involved re
ment. The prospective parents were ceived a certificate of thanks for their
highly impressed to see such good hard work and contribution.
work taking place combined with
Alice Hiller, Lauren Eade,
Anna-Lee Reed, Laura Strudwick,
Daniel Hopcroft, Adam Parks,
Emily Bailey, Katherine Skelton
& Richard Cope
3. Bonding Day went fantastically well. The students themselves behaved
The year 7s were split into two groups and they
impeccably and gave 100% to all of the
made their way to Queen Elizabeth Country Park activities. There lots of smiles and laughs and it
and Alice Holt Woodland Centre. The aims of was evident that new friendships were made.
the day were to make new friends, try new The students had plenty of energy at the end of
activities and to have fun. Every student had a go the day judging by their talking on the coach
at shelter building, team games and orienteering. journey back to school. But there were one or
I am pleased to report that no one got lost during two who caught forty winks!!! No names will be
orienteering, including the teachers!! mentioned here!!
Well done to the year 7s for a
The staff at both centres contributed to a tremendous start and for a brilliant day!
Adam Wheeler, Head of Year 7
Half the year group went to
Alice Holt Forest while the other
half went to Queen Elizabeth Country
Year 7 pupils
enjoying a well
4. Team building
on a beautiful
5. I hope everyone had a relaxing As you are all aware Mrs Morgan is
Summer, it certainly seems so long ago currently absent from school due to
now. having an operation – we wish her a
speedy recovery. Mr Johnstone, Head
We have had a very busy start to Year 8 of Design Technology, has kindly agreed
and it is good to see everyone settle to take over 8SMo in Mrs Morgan’s
back into the routine of school. This absence.
year we will be monitoring very
closely attendance and school uniform.
We do expect all pupils to wear the There will be many interform sports
appropriate uniform – your support competitions this year, current
in this area is greatly appreciated. affairs quizzes and tutor group
fantasy football teams – prizes will be
The trip to Boulogne was fantastic, awarded to the winners.
although it was an early start, we all
enjoyed Nausicaa and the old town. This academic year we have a
It was a pleasure to accompany Mr residential trip organised in the
Cooper and Year 8 on the trip. Further summer term to Calshot – where
on you will see some photographs and pupils will be able to develop team
Georgi Boyce’s diary of the day. skills in the many different
Alys Penfold, 8LH We will all look forward to a busy and
hard working year ahead of us.
I am doing a run for a charity, Whizz
Kids, I do not need any sponsors but you Miss L Rogers
can watch the event on TV on Sunday Head of Year 8
22nd October 2006. It is Southsea,
Portsmouth 2.5 km long (about ½ a mile)
Please watch out for number 1044 and
wish me luck.
We are booking places already for Calshot.
This trip is open to the whole of Year 8 and
places are filling fast. If you need more details
then please get a letter about the trip from
Calshot is a great experience where you will be
able to take part in all manner of different fun
and challenging activities. You will be able to
try your hand at abseiling, archery, skiing,
sailing, kayaking and much more.
6. On 16th September a group of 45 The weather held out for us and at some
students from years 10 and 11 had a points during the day the sun even
day out at Thorpe Park along with Miss shone, but after going on Tidal Wave, I
Curtis and her sister, Sam, Mrs don’t think anybody could have got
Swadling, Mr Gibb and Mrs Sutehall wetter even if it had rained!
It wasn’t an educational visit, just a I am not a thrill seeker myself, but had a
purely fun day out and I can safely say very enjoyable day listening to every
that is exactly what it was! body else scream while relaxing with
a Cappuccino. I think the prize for
The thrills of Stealth, Nemesis and bravery goes to Miss Curtis and Sam
Slammer were experienced by all and who went on Stealth together and were
some even went back for 2 and 3 still shaking from the experience several
goes, I think mainly because they hours later!
couldn’t believe it was that awful after
the first go! Mrs Sutehall
Will Mitchell, James Love, Ben Lynn, Zak Bulpitt, David Mayes,
Tom Van Dongen & Charlotte Chisholm
Standing dangerously close to Tidal Wave!
Enjoying a well earned lunch!
The return journey
8. Will Happel, Nick How,
Georgina McLean & Hannah Smith
Amy Cross, Amy Holloway,
Harriett Cross, Rebecca Pugh
& Abi Cass
Gareth Bourne, Ryan Duddridge
and happy faces
& Alex Vogt all round on
Year 11 GCSE
Andrew McKenzie, Lawrence Kenvin,
Matthew Underwood & Lauren
Hi! I spent the early years of my life in Department
Somerset, where I attended school
and college. I then decided to move
I would like to take this opportunity to
to Wales, spending three years at
introduce myself to both pupils and parents.
Cardiff University, studying for a BSc
I have recently moved south from County
Zoology Hons. During this time, I
Durham, where I have been teaching for the
spent three weeks on the Caribbean
past 5 years. I am a new addition to the Art
island of Tobago, writing a project
Department here at Eggar’s with a
on the behaviour of territorial
specialism in Ceramics.
My subject specialism became
I have enjoyed my first few weeks at the
animal behaviour, diversity, and
school. I am slowly beginning to remember
everybody’s names (I will get there
My teacher training year was spent in
eventually). My first impressions of
Exeter, which I thoroughly enjoyed;
Eggar’s are of a well organised friendly
Southampton has now become my
school, with helpful enthusiastic pupils. It
home! I am a keen racket sports fan,
has been a joy not having to raise my voice
p l a y in g s qua s h, te nn i s an d
yet! I hope to continue enjoying my time
badminton as often as I can. I love
here and hope that my pupils will enjoy my
watching most sports, and am a huge
lessons in turn.
Liverpool FC fan!
Teacher of Science
Before I became an art teacher, I studied Fine
Miss Niamh Carew Art in The National College of Art and Design
Art Teacher in Dublin, Ireland, also my home! I was lucky
enough to live and travel around Australia and
I began my new and Eastern Europe. I love travelling and have had
wonderful job as the so many amazing experiences.
new art teacher at
Eg g a r’s i n My favourite city is New York. My favourite
September 2006. food is Indian. I can’t possibly pick my favourite
Thank you to all staff artist as there are too many to choose from! I
and students who hate spiders and traffic! Most importantly, I
have been so kind and helpful to me, I love being an Art teacher and I am looking
already feel like part of the furniture! forward to my time here.
Previous to Eggar’s, I taught art in
Devon and lived in Exeter. I also
studied at the University of Exeter.
10. Geography GCSE Trip to Alton Brewery
On the 12 and 13 September the We learnt that the spent yeast can be
GCSE Geography students walked to used again as pig food but also for us
Coors Brewery in Alton to support their humans it is sent to the Marmite
studies on the People, Work and factory!
One enterprising student worked out
The brewery is a good example of that if every student at Eggar’s drank
changing work practices over the years one pint a day, it would take one year
with once employing over 400 and now for the school to drink the whole of a
only about 100 staff. Millions of pounds fermentation tank!
have been spent updating the site and
installing computer systems to run the I think they also learnt some
brewing process from start to finish. Geography!
The students got to taste malt grains Mrs Sutehall
and two brave students (who I won’t Geography
name!) tried a hop pellet, even though
they were warned it was extremely bitter
and yes, their faces did prove that point!
There is a bath bug wiping out your
A parasite which thrives on bird tables
and in bird baths is killing thousands of
c h a f f i n c h e s , s p a r r o w s a n d
greenfinches. The ‘bug’ trichomoniasis
is passed on by saliva as birds dribble
on to bird tables, baths and feeders.
Those afflicted suffer a slow and
painful death. They become lethargic
Please ensure bird tables, baths and have difficulty breathing and
and feeders are thoroughly swallowing.
cleaned, weekly, in order to reduce
the risk of infection. Science Department.
11. The Individual Needs Department
has moved to the Learning Centre!
We now occupy the one storey building
adjacent to the Humanities block. The
building is called The Learning Centre
and we are delighted with our new ac
commodation. We have 2 dedicated
teaching rooms, both fully equipped with
a suite of networked computers. We
have a lovely quiet area with brilliant
reading books for pupils to enjoy. Staff Connexions service also shares our
and students agree that the Learning building, having a dedicated office for
Centre is a great place to learn. student counselling and careers inter
It is our intention to create an outdoor
classroom in the spring, but in the mean
time, we are thoroughly enjoying our new
home and recommend you pay us a visit.
Mrs Linda Campbell
Head of Individual Needs
12. Conner Fielder, 8LH
Matthew Hooker, 8KN
Have a novel way to keep “la
pluie” at bay!
Head of Science
Ryan Winter, 8LH
“Qu‛est-ce que c‛est and
Monsieur Carter?!” Travis Richmond, 8KN
13. Y8 Visit to BoulognesurMer 2006 Our students showed a keen interest in all
things French and enjoyed the experience of
166 students from year 8 took part in a day visit two ferry crossings in one day. Many thanks
to the French port of BoulognesurMer on 22nd to all the members of staff who took part in the
September. Although the weather could have visit and particularly to Miss Loble for agreeing
been better at times, our spirits were never to come along at such short notice, our school
dampened and the students did themselves governor Mr McKell for being the life and soul
great credit by their exemplary attitude and of the party on Coach 3 and our new caretaker
behaviour throughout the visit. During the Mr Stuart Campbell for opening up the school
course of the day we visited the old town of so early in the morning and helping us to get
Boulogne, saw all manner of sea creatures at off to a flying start. Georgi Boyce of 8KN tells
the Nausicaa Sea Life Centre and finished with the story of the day:
a little shopping at the Cite Europe.
Ma journee à BoulognesurMer We rolled into France at 9.30 and I was
surprised to see that on all the Ferry signs it
On the morning of my trip to Boulogne I woke said it in English first and then French! On
up at 4.00 with butterflies in my stomach! I the drive to the old town of Boulogne we
hurriedly got ready and arrived at school in passed lots of interesting things, including a
the pitch black and pouring rain! I tried to be sculpture of a massive wine bottle,
optimistic as I realised that everyone else advertising something French, and the
was wearing jeans and fleeces, while I was in bridges with wire sculptures of people playing
a skirt and sleeveless top! Oh well! We sports standing on either side! The French
waited excitedly in the entrance hall while the are very interested in statues and sculptures,
butterflies in my stomach danced an so there were a lot of things to look at. We
energetic jig! arrived and parked outside the walls of the
old town. We walked through the gates and
Mr Cooper led the dash to the coach and we had lunch on the grass by the Cathedral.
admired the cosy lights and comfy seats and
footrests! We pulled out of the school drive We then visited a street and square with lots
at 5.30, and drove along the motorway. I of stalls, shops and cafes. It was still raining,
was say next to, and near, my 3 best friends so we got soaked while filling in our soggy
ever – Katy, Natz and Ellie, we chatted and questionnaires. We were then allowed to go
laughed which was fun and in two and a half shopping and lots of people bought these
hours Mr Cooper found the microphone and fantastic hats, which were like umbrellas
announced that we were at Dover. I was which attached to your head like a hat. There
really excited as we navigated the confusing was a variety of shops and we got a good
archways and ramps of the P&O ferry port. opportunity to speak French while ordering
As the coach rolled on to the ferry and we got things. One of the shops was a sweet shop,
off, a high sea wind whistled down the stairs which sold every kind of sweet thing I could
towards us! We struggled up the stairs and think of! It smelt delicious! All too soon we
were quickly briefed on the time we had to were piling back onto the coach, ready for the
get back and were told to change our drive to Nausicaa, The Sealife Centre.
watches by one hour – French time. There
was only one shop on the Ferry, but it sold Nausicaa was amazing! The ceilings were
lots of things, including chocolate, which my mirrors and the tanks were lit up. Most of the
friends and I shared, and disposable tanks you could walk right round and see the
cameras. I bought one and was very glad I amazing fish or jelly fish. There was one
did as there were so many things that day triangular tank with tuna in it that had a mirror
that I wanted to capture! We had traditional to the left of it. When you came down the
croissants in the café and watched excitedly stairs you saw the mirror and several people
from the top deck as France came ever (including me) walked into it! The fish were
closer. amazing and I took hundreds of pictures.
14. There were ladders you could climb up to poke There were also starfish which you could
your head into a glass bubble in the tank above, touch, which was really fun. Still marvelling
and see the brightly coloured fish swim over your about the delights of Nausicaa we climbed
head. There was a glass tube full of cove jelly fish back into our coaches and drove to cite
and little tanks with exotic starfish inhabiting them. Europe, the shopping mall. We excitedly
The biggest surprise was when you turned the split into groups and started shopping.
corner onto a glass floor with glass walls There were some English shops and lots of
surrounding you and beautiful sea lions swimming French ones! Me and my friends each got
and rolling around you, smiling as they chased one MASSIVE pain au chocolat’s as supper,
another round and round. I spent a very long time they were delicious! I bought some key
watching them and was fascinated by their rings and a cow piggybank! I really
effortless swimming and diving. After that I walked enjoyed shopping and using French!
around the corner, one of the walls was glass and I
saw a tank of beautiful tropical fish, I ran up to it, The ferry ride home was fun as well,
interested, and was surprised to find myself although some people felt sick. We sat on
facetoface with one of the sharks the fish shared the top deck and enjoyed the sea and sky
their tank with! I stayed for a while, wondering at while reminiscing about our wonderful day.
the powerfully menacing fish, and then went We were all tired on the coach journey
upstairs. Upstairs was the sealions tank from the home and arrived back at school at 9.30.
top. It was exciting to see the pretty, round heads We were glad to be home, but all agreed
of the4 sealions break the surface and shake their that Boulogne was brilliant, so thank you to
dripping whiskers before diving again. Another all the staff involved in the visit.
cool thing was the manta rays. They swam closer
when you touched their backs and rolled over so By Georgi Boyce , 8KN
you could see the funny face on their underside.
Déjenner sur l’herbe Eggar’s style!
15. In our school we have a Student Voice group Before this year we were called the school
which meets every six weeks to discuss ways council, we changed our name to make students
in which we can improve the school, and we have more voice in the school. Students need to
had our first meeting of the Year on Thursday know they can come forward with any ideas they
28 September 2006. The group is supported have in making the school better and we will do
by Mr Sullivan, Deputy Head Teacher. Before the best we can for them. We can discuss
the Student Voice group meets every tutor problems and ways in which we can solve them.
group representative listens to the views of his At our meeting this term our discussions included
tutor group and then each Year group has a the new school policy in Rights &
Year council meeting to discuss the views of Responsibilities, lunch time arrangements and
the Year group. These views are then corridors.
discussed at the Student Voice meeting. All
agendas and minutes from the meetings are
circulated to the students on the school intranet Tuesday Moroney, 11KM
STUDENT VOICE STUDENT COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES
Yr MALE FEMALE TUTOR 1 2
7NCa Lauren Eade Tom Gray
7CG Julie BianchiGray Sam Mealing
Year 7 Tom Gray, Michaela
7NCa Madgwick, 7JH 7JH Michaela Madgwick Oliver Davis
7PJ Lizzie Knight Ross Torry
7OW Jasmine Weston Matt Verrier
7JW Becky Lascelles Joshua SaffordGeri
8LH Barry Zubor James Arnott
8RCo Laura Fitzgibbon Thomas Rasburn
Year 8 Barry Zubor, Laura
8LH Fitzgibbon, 8KN Harriet GranvilleJones Jack Bicknell
8RCo 8SWa Charlotte Pugh Ted Dean
8SMo Beth Saward Mollie Eccott
8REo Stuart Sharpe Emma Baron
9SCa Katie Kilbride Thomas Fabian
9AV Katie Davies David Scholfield
Year 9 David Maliaka
Schofield, 9AV Oyortey, 9HR 9JF Melissa Grew Matt Bishop
9DS Poppy Allen Jack Bailey
9DW Nick Love
9HR Maliaka Oyortey
10CB Ryan Capes Heather Rowland
10SW Lee Washington Carlyanne Goldsworthy
Year 10 Ryan Capes, Rosie Croft,
10CB 10KMc 10SKi Lorna Ulrich Matthew Smyth
10SL James Flanagan Melissa PiperKnight
10MR Nathan Dibley Thomas Brown
10KMc Rosie Croft Conner Dawson
11KM Lee Bogue Tuesday Moroney
11CH Zak Bulpitt Andria Daughtry
Year 11 Lee Bogue, Tuesday
11KM Moroney, 11KM 11AS Ben Lynn Jake Gamgee
11SD Stuart Gagen
11JS Melissa Ogden
11MB Ashley sheppard Siobhan Tee
16. On Sunday 1st October Alan Historically we have performed very
Titchmarsh awarded prizes to the local well as a school and taken many first
young artists of Alton who have been place prizes. On the following page
successful in the annual Alton Art you can see our current pupil
Society exhibition. We entered work in winners.
the Yr7 to Yr8 as well as the Yr9 to Yr11
category. Mrs Kinteh
Curriculum Leader for Art
Picture left by
Picture above by
and left by
18. Just a few of our students
having a ‘musical‛ time.
Please read on for
a personal account
from one of
E g g a r ‛ s
19. Next we had to get up to the caves.
Sunday 9 July There were 1400 steep steps inside the
cave! When we were about to go in,
At 2:15pm we arrived at school some people were given candlelamps
and helped to move the musical to hold. When the man opened the
equipment around. When the bus came door, a gust of icy wind swooped out
we loaded it up and at 3:00pm we left. and we all leaped back. As soon as we
The coach was quite cool. It had a were about to go in, another gigantic,
heater, air conditioning, 2 TV’s with DVD freezing wind came at us. I could hardly
players, curtains, lights and even a toilet! breathe and I nearly fell over!
We then drove for a couple of hours to
Dover for the ferry. We got on the ferry Anyway, when we got inside the man
and after a bit, we were allowed to said that the temperature was 6° and
wander around. In the shop, I didn’t buy that was in summer! There were loads
much but some people bought loads. I’ll of amazing ice sculptures inside and
probably get my souvenirs in Austria! sometimes the man lit them up so that
they went turquoise. By the end, we
After the ferry ride, we got back on our were all absolutely freezing. My legs
coach and kept on driving only making a and arms were shaking all over! When
few stops. we got down to the coach, we ate lunch
and then set off for St. Gilgen for our
th first concert!
Monday 10 July
We travelled on the coach for absolutely It was great listening to the Big Band
ages! 26 hours in fact! (A lot of people and it was fun singing to the public.
were asleep for most of the journey!) We Once the concert had finished, we all
watched a lot of films and videos too. had icecreams and then drove back to
When we finally got to the Youth Hos the hostel to spend the evening at lei
tel… well, it was brilliant! It was quite big sure. We weren’t allowed to make too
and a large swimming pool was waiting much noise because there is a law that
for us! There was also a park and a mas after 10:00pm anyone who is making a
sive field to play football on. lot of noise can be fined or even taken
As soon as we got off the coach we
relaxed on the grass. Then we were told th
our rooms. After we had all got sorted, Wednesday 12 July
we went for a swim in the pool.
Today we spent most of the day doing
Tuesday 11 July th the best thing ever… SHOPPING!!! I
bought lots of presents and things and
Today we went to the ice caves! We then visited an enormous fortress which
travelled in the coach for a bit and then is the biggest in Europe!
walked for ages up to the cablecar
station. When we got on the cablecar, Later, we went to a really posh park to
there was a massive thump (which lots do our second concert but guess what
of people screamed at.) and then we happened… It rained! (This is how it
sped off up the mountains really quickly. happened :)
20. The band were setting up and were just We then wandered around the gardens
about to play when it drizzled a little, hoping not to get caught, but by the end
but Mr Farris said, “Oh, it’s only a bit we were all absolutely soaked to the
of rain, we’ll be fine. Just start to play!” skin! At the end, we saw a stall and went
to it to find out that some man had been
But then it started to thunder really sneaking about and had took photos of
loudly and it absolutely chucked it us in the gardens! We all crowded
down! There was a mad rush as every around trying to find ourselves and most
one tried to pack everything up so that of us got the photo as a souvenir.
it didn’t get wet. Luckily, I didn’t get
as wet as some others because I was After the gardens, we travelled back to
flat against a tree keeping some electri the park that we went to on Wednesday
cal equipment dry! and did a concert. There were hundreds
of people there listening, including a
When we got back, we had to unload Japanese group who asked us to stand
the truck and get everything down in next to them whilst they took photos! We
the cool cellar so that it could dry. Most sang all our songs and the band played
people music pages were splodges of everything they could. At the end we had
black ink at the end though! a massive round of applause which we
deserved after all!
Thursday 13 July
Friday 14th July
Today we went to play our second
concert. It was near the trick water Unfortunately, today was our last day.
gardens and some of ‘Sound of Music’ We got onto the coach and departed for
had been filmed there. There weren’t Calais. On the way, some of us got given
many people around but we still had a little awards for special things that we
good time. All the electrical equipment had done. When we got back we
was plugged in to one tiny socket in a unloaded the coach and went home. We
wall and it looked a little rusty. Noone were all pretty tired as sleeping on a
thought that anything could happen but coach isn’t as good as it may sound like.
we were soon wrong!
The Big Band were halfway through a The Austria tour was a great success.
song when suddenly, the power turned We all had loads of fun and we got a
off! People had to keep on playing their holiday as well! Hopefully you enjoyed
solo’s until it was fixed but the audi reading about my experience and maybe
ence didn’t really notice. you could join the Big Band or Chamber
Choir. I would like to say thank you to Mr
When we had finished the concerts, we Farris and Miss Hampson for organising
went to the trick water gardens and had the tour and teaching us the songs, Miss
a fun, but wet, time! When we got in, Kinteh for taking all the photographs and
we sat down on some stairs whilst the everyone else for making the tour great.
guide picked some volunteers to sit at
a table. Suddenly, spurts of water flew By Harriet Granville – Jones, 8KN
up from the seats and the people got
21. This year we are teaching Double Art Vocational
Studies for the second year. This exam is worth
2 GCSEs in Art and students are rewarded for
behaving as professional artists. Our Year 11
students have recently completed a Poster
Campaign Painting designed to be displayed at
international airports to persuade tourists to
be environmentally friendly. As a Specialist
Science College this theme was especially
suitable as a crosscurricular topic.
Zoe Kinsman 11AS
Congratulations to last year's Yr10 Art These are currently being enjoyed on
students who successfully completed a exhibition in the Art Department.
stunning collection of Batik banners for Particular congratulations to Sarah
their GCSE coursework. The textile Carter (our Head Girl 20067) who has
pieces were based on the work of the been working independently to complete
A r c h i t e c t a n d D e s i g n e r her GCSE in Art afterschool and at week
Hundertwasser. ends without attendance to classes. Mrs
22. Our new Year 8 students working as They began by making tetrahedrons
Y7’s in the last days of July. Their final individually and then worked in teams
art experience was with ‘Architecture to make their bridges. They chose
Workshops’. Each tutor group worked for the beam or cantilever bridge
2 periods on two of the hottest days of the techniques. Good fun was had by all
year to make a piece of sculpture in this problem solving experience.
influenced by a bridge.
Katie Wyeth, Lucy Ellis & Amy Pullinger, Ben Ulrich, Ryan Butcher,
8SMo James Bevis & Carlos Alveras, 8REo
James Mealing, Abi Boyce, Seb Mollie Eccott, Anthony Beard
James & Charlie Smith, 8REo & Sophie Cook, 8SMo
23. Year‛s 7, 8 & 9
15:20 - 16:20
Cost 50p per Session
to cover materials
Please come & join us.
We look forward to
24. Eggar’s School is lucky enough to be Gamelan music is the traditional
hosting a full Javanese Gamelan set during music of Indonesia and this set
the autumn term and pupils from across the was hand crafted in Java before
school have had the opportunity to attend arriving in the country. Each
workshops. i n s t r u me n t i s wo n d e r f u l l y
decorated in green and gold paint
and the overall effect of the music
is very hypnotic.
Pictured here are pupils from Year
7 learning a Javanese piece called
Ricik Ricik which literally trans
lates as ‘light rain’ – quite apt for
this time of year!
Alex Jarvis, Laura Strudwick
& Kim Newman
25. Welcome to year 10 where an exciting and Congratulations are also in order for James
challenging time is ahead of us. Luff. He not only won the Fantasy Football
competition 20052006 for Year 10 but
succeeded in coming second overall at
As Year Leader for Year 10 it was my
Eggar's. The first place was taken by Mr
pleasure to observe some of the options
Laycock, our Head of Department for P.E.
lessons earlier this term. The atmosphere in
and more importantly of course, a Year 10
the classrooms was active and productive
tutor. So great success for Year 10 and
with all students on task. I have also had
James in this competition. Well done,
feedback from certain Year 10 individuals
James. Let's go for gold this year!
that the change in timetable and focus this
year has been an exciting and enjoyable one.
I have to agree with them and I am proud to
note that this progression has shown how James Luff
Year 10 are becoming mature and 10MR
independent learners and I look forward to
1st in Year
watching them flourish in the next two years.
2nd in School
I would also like to welcome our new
students to Eggar's School and these are: Fantasy
Charles Hudson 10KMc, Charlie Groves Football
10CB, Joshua Cole 10MR, Chelsea
Freemantle 10SL, Emma Nutbeem 10SKi,
Aaron Dalton 10CB and Roksana Brzostek The Royal Institute Christmas Lectures
10MR. Well done in your smooth transition
into life at Eggar's and I am confident The Royal Institute Christmas Lectures
that you will rise to every challenge ahead are broadcast each year on television,
and be as successful as the rest of our Y10. they are aimed at an audience of 11 years
plus and are very entertaining, especially
with audience participation.
This year the theme is “THE NUM8ER
MY5TRIES”, the five lectures are being
given by Marcus du Sautoy, professor of
10SW decided to raise money to buy mathematics at Oxford University.
equipment for Badrudeen School in He has applied his mathematical genius to
Gambia. Each pupil was given a Smartie his local football team, since he
Tube to fill with money earned by doing renumbered their team shirts with prime
small tasks for their parents and numbers they have had great success on
neighbours. The collection covered three the pitch. The lectures will be televised on
weeks, at the end of which 10SW had Channel 5, one a day, immediately after
collected £67.29. Dale Wingrave managed Christmas Day at about 19:15. The five
to raise the most, £12.00, a very good lectures are titled “The curious incident of
achievement in such a short time. Well the neverending numbers”, “The story of
done to all those in 10SW who managed to the elusive shapes”, “The secret of the
raise some money for a very worthy cause. winning street”, “The case of the
uncrackable code” and “The quest to
predict the future”. If, though, your child
would like to attend any of the lectures
which are on 15 December through to
22 December at The Institute of
A wonderful start to the year I feel. Well Electrical Engineers, Savoy Place,
done, Year 10! London then please ask your son / daugh
ter to see Mrs Woodward in the Maths
Department for an information leaflet.
On 1 October 2006 travelled to
Newcastle to take part in the Great North
Run. The run is 13.1 miles long. There
were 50,000 people taking part including
some people in wheelchairs and some
from other countries. Many people were The Department has sought to
dressed in fancy dress or running to increase the variety of activities
raise money for charities. I ran for a offered to students. I am pleased to
charity called CLIC Sergeant who announce we have obtained funding
provide support to families of children for POP Lacrosse
suffering from cancer, CLIC Sergeant club (Thursdays after
are particularly special as they have school), a girl’s
support Charlotte Adams in my form and basketball coach
her family. I completed the run in 1 hour (Wednesday after
59 minutes and 52 seconds and have school) and Mr Gibb
raised £712! I had a brilliant day and has successfully launched girls tag
really enjoyed the atmosphere and rugby (Wednesday after school). Re
taking part in the race (even though I got member to keep your eye on the Ex
overtaken by a banana!!). I would like to tra Curricular Activities list for new
say a BIG thank you to everyone who clubs starting after half term!
Thank you to all students who have
Mr Laycock (10SL) given of their time to represent the
school and a special thank you to
all staff who have given up their time
This term has been a very busy term for to enrich the lives of Eggar’s
our football, rugby and netball squads. students.
We have entered both the local district
leagues and a new Perins partnership Mr Laycock
league. Our squads are performing well
and are achieving some success in
rugby unbeaten in
the district league,
Year 7 football
unbeaten in the
dstrict league and
Year 8 football squad unbeaten in the
27. Thank you to everyone who contrib Items was very limited. This means that
uted to either the Sainsbury or Tesco we should be able to acquire a new
voucher collection last term. We camcorder for use by both pupils and
achieved the grand total of almost staff.
23,000 Sainsbury vouchers and
11,000 Tesco vouchers. We are currently collecting Tesco
vouchers for even more free sports
Some of the sports equipment i.e. 4 equipment, so if you have any please
multipurpose goals, 2 pumps and send them in. As usual the collection
activity skittles have already arrived box is sited in the LRC.
but we are now eagerly awaiting 6
sets of kit for use by our competing Once again, thank you to everyone who
games teams. has supported us in these collections. It
is very much appreciated by everyone,
The Tesco vouchers have been especially the PE department.
“banked” for use in next year’s
promotion as the choice of suitable Mrs Helen Penning ton,
As part of our school behaviour
management system after
school detentions will always be
Will parents please be aware held on a Thursday. This new
that we cannot take responsi practice takes effect after half
bility for personal belongings term. The detention will be set
in school. School is an open by the class teacher, will be for a
public place and if your child duration of either half an hour or
brings any personal belong one hour and will be supervised
ings, including such items as by a senior member of staff and
musical instruments, mobile a Year Leader. A letter will be
phones etc. to school they sent home to you advising you
must either be locked away in of the reason for the detention
their lockers or handed into and the date it has been set. We
Reception. welcome your support in
discussing your child’s behav
iour and enforcing their respon
sibilities in the classroom.
28. · Location – Eggar’s Secondary School
· Advert Reference Number (please quote location above)
· £5.94 per hour
· Approximately an hour in the morning and an hour in the
afternoon during school termtime.
We’re looking for members of the community who can
demonstrate traffic awareness, a sense of responsibility and a
commitment to making our roads safer for children. You’ll carry
out the important role of ensuring the safety of children on the
way to and from school.
A 50% retainer is paid during the school holidays and a uniform
is provided. Job sharing is possible and we would also like to
hear from people who could be available to work at short notice
to cover patrol sites when the permanent School Crossing
Patrol Officer is absent.
To find out more please contact the School Crossing Patrol
team on 01962 846274.
If you have missed the closing date but are still interested please
contact us to discuss this and other available vacancies.
Closing Date: 17 Nov 2006
Interview Date: w/c 27 Nov 2006
29. It has been a wonderful start to the term Well done to Gemma Brown (7CG).
for the Year 7 students. They have She won a local art competition in
settled in very quickly and have adapted Basingstoke. She received £25 worth
to secondary school life with confidence of book tokens. Congratulations!
and ease. There were one or two
students who became lost at the
beginning of term, looking for their next
class. But now, the students know the
layout of the school.
Head of Year 7
The Year 7 Boys football team are
unbeaten in the Aldershot District
League with a 5 – 0 win over
Frogmore School and an emphatic 10
– 0 victory over Connaught School.
Kamari Akers (7OW) passed her Grade
Tom Arnot (7NCa), Jethro Barnsley
5 music exam. This is a wonderful
(7NCa) and Tom Markham (7JW) in
achievement as Grade 5 is normally
particular have contributed well with
taken by students aged 15 or 16. Well
Liam Ciara, 7OW,
The above passed
their stage 2
during July this
year. Well done to
30. Alice Hillier, 7NCa, goes
to Alton Trampolining
Club at Alton Sports
Lauren Centre. There has
r e c e n t l y b e e n a
competition which Alice took part in
Eade, and was lucky enough to come
second in the under 13’s category!
On Sunday 1st October 2006 Lauren entered
the South East Area Ballroom Competition
for the under 13’s. The standard was very
high! She was one of 12 dancers to go
through, out of the South East Area, for the
Nationwide finals to be held next Easter at
the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
Lauren will be partnered with a former
Eggar’s pupil Laura Allen.
Well done to Anna Roberts (7CG). She won
1 prize at a Junior Horse Riding
Championship in the United States!
Miss Sally Carter, PE Teacher,
has been very impressed with the
Year 7 girls involved with netball.
They have shown signs of great
What’s happening at the Science College?
Dates for your diary of DECEMBER 2006
SIR ISAAC NEWTON IS COMING TO EGGAR’S!!
Meet Sir Isaac Newton is a fast moving, often hilarious,
yet hugely informative onemanshow conceived, written
and directed by Johnny Ball , “Think of a Number” etc.
and performed by the actor and former science teacher
David Hall, English Shakespeare Co, the BBC's Big Toe
Radio Show, Blue/Orange in London's West End and the
Young Vic Theatre in London.quot;
He will be here on the 7 of November
The tickets for the evening show will be available closer
to the date.
32. bettermaths .co.uk
Tel 08450 6 MATHS (62847)
MATHS GCSE – IMPORTANT CHANGES
by Andrew Kuttner, bettermaths Alton
Starting with those pupils who have just embarked on their maths GCSE (mostly
year 10's), the quot;benchmarkquot; grade C is now accessible by all.
The maths GCSE will be streamlined from 3 to 2 tiers (Intermediate tier being
dropped) and grade C will be available on Foundation.
The importance of this move is alluded to by the QCA in its letter to school heads:
As achieving the “benchmark” grade C opens so many more opportunities in
furthereducation and employment “foundation” students I work with are now so
much more motivated in their maths studies.
Mathematics plays a significant part in everyday life and a twotier mathematics
GCSE will be a positive step towards increasing post16 take up of mathematics
qualifications. It is right that we inspire, encourage and motivate young people in
their studies by providing everyone with the opportunity, if their work deserves it, to
gain a grade C in GCSE mathematics.
Afterschool MATHS classes
at Alton Community Centre
Combining ongoing development of core
numeracy skills with study of topics
which have a calculation focus.
Multisensory learning benefits all students,
especially those with learning difficulties.
For information call Andrew on
01420 8 9 4 0 5
or click on www.bettermaths.co.uk
33. The beginning of the new academic To parents using the Grayshott,
year 200607 year was a very busy time Rowledge and Liss coaches please
in Finance and many thanks to all of ensure, as per contracts, that
you who sent payments to school so payment is made direct to the
promptly. school, on the first day of each
month/term. This would facilitate
When making payments to the school the administration of the transport
for trips, music, transport etc please accounts and consequently help to
ensure that they are placed in a sealed keep costs to parents down.
envelope, clearly labelled with your
child’s name and tutor group. Also Due to the overwhelming demand for
please mark for whose attention the pupils receiving music lessons we
envelope is destined and which trip etc. politely request that payment is sent
Envelopes should be handed directly to to school promptly, upon receipt of
a member of the Reception team – no renewal letters, which are mailed in
money should be left on the Reception the second half of each term,
desk. Cheques should be made requesting payment in advance of
payable to “Eggar’s School” and should the next term. Currently, we have a
bear your child’s name on the reverse, waiting list in operation for many
especially if their surname differs from instruments, and pupils may lose
that of yourself. their place if payment is not received
on time. All cancellations for music
In addition, for security reasons, please tuition must be sent to the Finance
do not send large amounts of cash to Office in writing or by email to
school with your child. For parents email@example.com
who do not hold a cheque book
account, please bring cash directly to Your cooperation in these matters is
the School Reception, where a receipt greatly appreciated.
will be issued. If you have not already
done so, you may like to take advantage We hope you have an enjoyable half
of your standing order facilities currently term break!
in operation for music and transport
payments. For purchases of pens, The Finance Team
pencils and planners etc from
Reception, please send small units of
cash, as the changing of large notes
can often be difficult.
34. School Calendar 2006/2007 – Dates for your diary
November 1 Y11 Drama mock GCSE
2 Y11 Drama mock GCSE
2 Y10 Curriculum & work experience info evening 18:30
3 Careers Fair
7 Science evening community event (Sir Isaac Newton)
8 Parents dropin session – in Library, 17:30 – 18:30
13 Y11 Mock MFL orals all week
16 Presentation Evening for GCSE Certificates
17 NonUniform Day
17 Y8 Citizenship Day
20 Y11 Art Mock GCSE
21 Y11 Art Mock GCSE
22 Y10 Modular Science Exams
23 Y11 Repeat Module Science
28 Y11 Mock Art GCSE
29 Y11 Mock Art GCSE
30 Y11 Mock Examinations begin
December Advent Carol Service 19.00 – 20.00 pm
8 Y10 visit to Lille
Y9 Science special event – Shock, Awe & Inspire
13 Senior Citizen’s Party 13.30 – 16.30
14 Yuletide Concert in School Hall 19.00 pm
15 ACADEMIC REVIEW DAY – One to one meetings with pupil’s tutor &
parents throughout the school day
Careers Fair in the Hall
18 Y9 Reports to parents
19 School Closes for Christmas
Spring Term 3 INSET DAY
January 2007 11 Y9 Options Evening
18 Y9 Parents Evening
24 Y7 Citizenship Day
25 Y10 Double Awards GCSE Mock Art
26 Y10 Double Awards GCSE Mock Art
February 1 Drugs information Evening for parents 18:00
2 Y8 visit to National Gallery
5 Y8 Exam week
5 Music GCSE final performances in hall
6 Music GCSE final performances in hall
8 Y7/8 Valentine Disco 19:00 21:00
13 Y11 Double GCSE Art
14 Y11 Double GCSE Art
15 Y10/11 GCSE RS trip to Poland for 3 days
15 Y11 Parents Evening 16:00 19:00
16 INSET DAY
19 23 HALF TERM
28 Parents dropin session in LRC