A SPECIALIST SCIENCE COLLEGE October 2007
Issue No. 1
EXAM SUCCESS FOR EGGAR‛S
Once again Eggar’s pupils have achieved results reflect the effort and commitment they
outstanding results at GCSE. This is the made to their studies.
fourth consecutive year in which Year on year now, our examination
approximately three quarters of the cohort or achievements are excellent, and this reflects
more, have achieved 5 or more high grades the strong work ethic of our students and also
passes. Last year we were the 7 most the high quality teaching they receive. The
improved school in the country for 5 or whole team at Eggar’s contributes to all our
more high grades with English and successes: students, their parents, teaching
Mathematics, and English and Mathematics and support staff and our Governors all work
this year have sustained their success. together with a clear focus, enthusiasm and
We are delighted. This year group were dedication.
highly motivated and hard working and these Congratulations to all our students!
As you will see from this Newsletter the start of this new academic year has been full of
interest and activity. We have celebrated our academic results and enjoyed some great
trips and special events.
We were delighted with the results of our last Year 11, and we have been pleased to see
several of our past students back in school already to tell us how they are doing and to talk
to the new Year 11 about how to do well in their GCSEs. They have also visited to talk
about their own new experiences of being College students. It has been great to see them
Our new Year 11 have already developed a strong team ethos. The Prefects are doing a
great job. With the Senior Prefects they have officiated at our major induction events this
term and we have received many very grateful and celebratory comments from our visitors
about how wonderful our pupils are as ambassadors for their school. The year group is
working well, very focused and determined to be successful.
Our new students in Year 7 have made a very good start. They are settling in quickly and
seem to be enjoying their early experiences of secondary school. Bonding Day helped
them to get to know each other and learn problem solving and team building skills and has
provided a firm foundation to this new phase of their education.
Last term we were identified as a High Performing Secondary School and gives us the
opportunity to apply to be a Training School. We learned early this term that our application
was successful. Being a Training School will mean that professional development activities
for all our staff will be of an even higher quality. Also, we will have the opportunity to
develop higher professional skills not only in those individuals working in our school, but in
others. We are now able to share our expertise with other schools working alongside to
develop strengths in our own staff and that of others.
May I take this opportunity to thank parents for your continued support. We know that when
our expectations are high and when we work well together we are able to achieve the best
for every individual student. Whilst the majority of our pupils are very smart, recently we
have been concerned that the standard of appearance of the uniform of some of our pupils
has dropped. We do our best to ensure that the school uniform is smart and comfortable,
and we would be grateful if parents would support us in ensuring that uniform standards are
kept high. As a reminder, details of uniform are to be found later in the Newsletter.
We are looking forward to the next half of term when we will enjoy more exciting learning
experiences and of course at this time of year many seasonal music treats. Before that
though we are anticipating a well deserved half term break. We all wish you a restful and
Wow — what an incredible start Year 7 have
made! My first week at Eggar‛s
I cannot quite believe how easily every single
one of you has found the transfer from the Well, what can I say? It‛s been
many smaller primary schools to ‘big school’! I amazing! You get that sense of being
know how much fun you’re all having and I independent and well, ‘grown up‛.
really enjoy chatting to all of you about what At Primary school we didn‛t really use
you’re liking so much, which has included the proper liquids in Science,
whole range of lessons and teachers, as well
the kind of things that
as meeting new people and making new
friends. we did were, ‘how fast
The merit totals you’ve earned already are will the water evaporate?‛
fantastic and I am looking forward to seeing and ‘which way will the
which Tutor Group will have the most merits shadow be pointing at the
for this first half term! end of the day?‛ It just makes
Keep up the good work Year 7, and if this secondary school that much more
continues we will be a year group with future
exciting, to know that you will be doing
successes to celebrate!
Have a good halfterm break. something different and you will learn
something new. The only thing that
Mr Wordsworth bugs me sometimes is that when your
Year Leader, Year 7 first lesson ends there is no time to get
to your second lesson, which in my case
is normally the other end of the school,
and then you have got to get there,
My first week at Eggar’s was excellent I ‘pronto‛. Apart from that, everything is
loved it. My favourite day was Bonding
fine! The teachers have been so lovely
Day and I made loads of new mates I
didn’t know before. I really think it was and helpful.
a good day. On my first few days at Eg At the end of the day when my Mum
gar’s I got lost on my way to nearly every picks me up she does the very worst
lesson but by the end of the week I knew thing possible, asks how my
where most classes were. I tried to follow day was! And you know it
my mates but I lost them easily. I love
takes me from Eggar‛s to
everything about Eggar’s, the teachers,
the pupils and all my new mates. Mrs Selborne and then back to
Martin is a lovely head teacher. I’m Newton Valence again for
really glad I chose Eggar’s as my me to stop talking!
Secondary School I’m going to love my Eggar‛s is a FANTASTIC
next five years in Eggar’s. I’ve got to SCHOOL, and I will
admit Eggar’s is the best school ever!
recommend it to everyone I know!
By Briah Wyness 7CMc
By Amy Lucas 7KG
Following instructions…. Volunteering… go on, you first!
Taking the plunge... Making new friends...
Getting the hang of it...
Reaching dizzy heights ….
We have recently started a unit in I reflected on the journey so far. I was glad
Geography on Hazards and, Year 9 were that we chose to go through the crust in the
set the task of writing an epic ‘Journey to ocean because it is only 6km thick and according
to scientists it‛s much thicker if you drill through
the centre of the earth‛ and Bethany
the earth‛s crust under the land. I really do
Hamer 9NW wrote the following fantastic
hope that we will get to the centre of the earth,
I thought to myself as our capsule swam down
Well done Bethany! through the hot, burning liquid.
Mrs A Sutehall The inner core was worse though. This time the
Geography Curriculum Leader inner core was made out of the same material, as
the outer core was, but this time it was solid
rock and hotter. Much hotter.
Everyone was excited as we put on our It was driving us crazy! Then suddenly the
seatbelts and waited for the count down…5…4… capsule stopped, dead. We all sat there silently
3…2…1…Blast off! It was just like a rocket as we waited, terrified of what might happen to
launch but instead of going up, we were going us. We then realised that we were at the top of
down, deep down into the thick rock. The metal the earth! We took samples with extended arms
drill made the heat resistant capsule shake and of the capsule. We had made scientific history!
shudder as we went down, even deeper towards (That was if we made it back.) We had 1260 km
the mantle. We spent hours, maybe even days, of the inner core, 2220km of the outer core,
I soon lost count as the crust of the earth was 2900km of the mantle, and 6km of the crust to
so thick. I had read in books that it was go before we got back to the surface, plus the
estimated to be 8-65km thick. I don‛t think it ocean too. We lost two today. Lee
is though. I think it‛s much, much and Toby, they couldn‛t stand the
thicker. heat, poor things. There are only
The capsule suddenly shook three of us left now; Libby, David
viciously. I sat up and jumped out of and me.
my bunk, ran towards the front of “Thank you for handing in Doctor
the capsule. I stopped dead in my Lara Holling‛s account of her journey.
tracks. It was so beautiful. “I see It‛s a shame that she got shut off in
we woke you” smiled the captain. a damaged part of the capsule and
Sweat was dripping down his face. had to be cast adrift in the outer
I touched my own forehead and it too was core, but lets not dwell on that. Her account will
dripping with sweat. I turned to look at the be published in a book along with Libby‛s, Lee‛s
thermometer and it was 250 degrees! It had and Toby‛s.”
been getting hotter and hotter for days too, “Thank you Sir.”
but I stopped thinking about that when I “No, thank you David. You are the first ever
looked out the window again. human to travel to the centre of the earth and
The rock was orange and had weird florescent live. Good job David. Good job.”
glow to it. It was so beautiful. I stopped
staring and got back into my bunk. We still had
another 2863km to go before we hit the outer
core. As we drilled through the heated orange By Bethany Hamer 9NW
rock and into the liquidated iron and nickel
which makes up the outer core.
School Calendar 2007/2008 Dates for your diary
October 22 26 HALFTERM
29 Return to school
30 Revision booklets issued to Y11
November 1 Y10 Curriculum & Work Experience Evening at 18:30
14 Y11 Drama Exams
15 Presentation Evening for GCSE Certificates
19 Y11 MFL Mock oral exams all week
Y11 GCSE Coursework catchup afterschool sessions
21 Science Lecture Lovely Liquid Nitrogen for Y8/9 + Primary pupils
Community evening lecture in the Hall at 19:00
Y10/Y11 GCSE to Chichester Fesitval Theatre
28 Y11 Drama exams
29 Y11 Mock exams begin
30 Y10 Art trip to the British Museum
December 4 Rehearsal for Advent Carol Service at Holybourne Church
5 Advent Carol Service from 19:0020:00 at Holybourne Church
7 Y10 Lille day visit
11 Senior Citizen Christmas Party from 13:30 — 16:30
13 Yuletide Concert in the hall from 19:00
14 Academic Review Day 1:1 reviews with pupils, tutors and parents
19 School closes for Christmas
Y11 pupils with overdue coursework to stay in school until 15;10
January 3 INSET DAY
4 INSET DAY
7 School term begins
SPRING TERM Y11 receive their GCSE Mock results
10 Y9 GCSE and KS4 Information evening from 18:30 in the hall
17 Y9 Parents Evening from 16:00 in the hall
20 Y11 GCSE Geography Disneyland, Paris Trip cancelled
24 Y8 Xhalf to Natural History Museum
25 Y8 Yhalf to Natural History Museum
February 1 Y9 Trip to National Portrait Gallery
4 Y8 Exam week
Y11 GCSE final Music performances in the hall
5 Y11 GCSE final Music performances in the hall
6 Y11 Reports to parents
7 Intermediate Maths Challenge in the hall
Y7/8 Valentines Disco from 19:0021:00 in the hall
11 INSET DAY
12 Y11 pupils with incomplete coursework to attend after school sessions all
14 Y11 Parents Evening from 16:00 in the hall
15 Ski Trip departs for Austria
18 22 HALF TERM
25 Return to school following halfterm
March 5 Alton College Open Evening from 18:30
10 Y9 KS3 Mock SATs week
11 Date changed from 19.03.07 for Science Lecture Enigma – from 19:00 in the
20 Academic Review Day 1:1 reviews with pupils, tutors and parents
Bank Holiday 21 Good Friday school closed
Bank Holiday 24 Good Monday school closed
March 25 Y7 Exam week
26 Y8 Reports to parents
27 Rehearsals all day for Spring Concert
Spring Concert from 19:00 in the hall
31 Y11 Drama exams this week
April 2 Y11 Music Showcase
3 Y8 Parents Evening from 16:00 in the hall
7 18 Easter Holiday
SUMMER TERM 21 INSET DAY
21 Y10 GCSE Geography trip to Calshot departs
23 Y10 GCSE Geography trip returns from Calshot
28 Y10 Exam week
29 Y7 Xhalf Geography/Art trip to Kew Gardens
30 Y7 Yhalf Geography/Art trip to Kew Gardens
May 1 Junior Maths Challenge
Bank Holiday 5 School closed
6 Y9 KS3 SATs begin
12 Y10 Work experience begins
14 GCSEs begin in the Hall with Richard Robinson lectures for:
Ys 7/8 – Sense and sensibility
Y10 – Why the one you fancy never fancies you?
Community Lecture from 19:00 – Why toast always lands butter side down?
20 Y5 Wootey Primary pupils visit for the day
21 Y5 Andrews Endowed primary pupils visit for the day
Y7 reports to parents
22 Y5 Bentley primary pupils visit for the day
26 30 HALFTERM
June 2 Return to school
5 Y7 Parents Evening from 16:00 in the hall
6 Y10 Drama exams
9 Y9 Field studies all week
Y10 L&T visit to Guildford Spectrum and Y10 H&SC visit to Treloars College this
10 Y7 Art experience
11 Y7 Art experience
16 Y9 Field Studies
Y9 Non core exam week
18 Y10 Reports to parents
19 Y6 Induction Evening
20 Y10 Drama exams
21 Eggar’s School Fete
24 Y35 Open morning from 09:15 12:00
25 Y35 Open morning from 09:15 12:00
26 Y10 Parents Evening from 16:00 in the hall
27 Evening with the Big Band
30 Y10 Modular Science exams
July 1 Y10 Repeat Modular Science exams
2 Sports Day
3 Y11 Leaver’s Dinner at The Grange
4 Y6 Induction Day
8 Y7 Xhalf Geography/History trip to Winchester
9 Y7 Yhalf Geography/History trip to Winchester
10 Awards Evening from 18:30 in the hall
11 Y9 History trip to Belgium
Reserve Sports Day
16 Music Challenge in the hall 19:00
22 Y9 Reports to parents
23 Last Day of Term
On Friday 30th November our Year
10 students, taught by Mrs Kinteh,
will be making the same journey as
our Year 11 Art students recently,
and visiting the British Museum. If
you have not received a letter and
There are currently after wish to attend, please collect one
school Art Clubs taking from the school office, places are
given on a first come, first served
place with Mr Colburn-
Years 7, 8 & 9 every
Year 10 every
Year 11 every
evening for GCSE
YEAR 11 GCSE ART
On Saturday 3rd & Sunday
4th November, Mrs Kinteh
will be available for Year 11
students in school to improve
their coursework from 10am
Welcome to Year 11!
This is going to be an exciting,
challenging time for Year 11. It is
surreal to think that there are only a
couple of terms left before you take
study leave and GCSE exams! It feels like
only yesterday that you were in Year 7
and entering Eggar’s with awestruck
faces, wondering if you would be able to
rise to the challenges ahead. Well, as
your Year Leader I have to say that it
has been a very successful 4 years. I
know this year will be a successful
culmination of the hard work that Year
11 have put into their studies.
I would like to say “well done” to our
Head Boy, Richard Hibbert, Head Girl On Tuesday 2nd October our Year 11
Hayley Ward, Deputy Head Boy Richard Students visited the British Museum in
Jarvis and Deputy Head Girl Rosemary
Russell Square, London.
Croft for this half term, as we have had
Open Evenings and Curriculum Evenings
where they represented the school in an
admirable manner. They are a senior
team that I and the rest of the school
are very proud of!
An important date for this coming half
term is the Year 11
mock exams, week
b e g i n n i n g 2 6 t h
Guides will be issued
to the students and The day was spent
teachers will be preparing them in the drawing and making
relevant subject areas. Students need to
notes in their sketch-
be prepared and organised and teachers
will be very happy to help and guide in pads for use towards
any way that they can. Tutors will also their Art GCSE. Many
be on hand to offer assistance. of the students are
studying for a GCSE in
Enjoy the half term holiday and keep up Ceramics this year and
the good work!
so they are particularly
Miss N Curtis focused on looking at
Year Leader, Year 11 the African, Islamic and ancient Greek pots.
Mrs S Kinteh, Art Curriculum Leader
Three Year 11 pupils, Rosie Croft of 11KMc The dishes were judged by a chef from the
Louise Small of 11SKi and Toni-Louise National Trust and also by Tim Brock, Director
Russell of 11SL were entered into the East of Hampshire Fare.
Hampshire Local Produce Cookery The pupils were highly commended for their
Competition. This menu and working practices and were put
e x c i t i n g n ew through to the final held on the 15th October
competition over a three between Eggar‛s and Bohunt.
w eek per iod, was For the final, the pupils were given an amended
organised by Hampshire Fare. set of ingredients including fresh trout, from a
The competition started with visits to local local trout farm. Again team Eggar‛s performed
farms to see where the produce originated. superbly under the glare of the paparrazi and
Pupils from Eggar‛s, Bohunt, Mill Chase and produced a stunning menu of goats cheese
Petersfield School visited Meadow Cottage soufflé, spiced seared trout on a bed of lemon
dairy farm in Churt, where they learnt scented couscous and wilted spinach with
about the highly complicated production of watercress crème fraiche, and a raspberry
ice cream, and the many safety checks meringue roulade with raspberry coulis. Among
involved. the judging panel was Carol Godsmark, revered
and feared restaurant critic and journalist ,who
is nicknamed the ‘Axe Lady‛, for her ability to
condemn a restaurant with a bad review. The
verdict, however, after deliberation which
seemed like hours, was fantastic! Eggar‛s had
produce excellent cuisine and were pronounced
They then visited the Durleighmarsh fruit
and vegetable farm where they were filmed
by Meridian News, looking at different
crops. The visit to Rother Valley Organics
abattoir and cutting room was unfortunately
cancelled, as there was a suspected
outbreak of foot and mouth in Rogate that
particular week. Fortunately this was
The pupils were briefed about the
competition and given a specific list of Eggar‛s competition winners Rosie Croft,
ingredients to be used in the initial cook-off, Louise Small and Toni-Louise Russell being
which was held in the new catering kitchens presented with the winner‛s trophy.
at Mill Chase. Team Eggar‛s performed
spectacularly in unfamiliar surroundings and
under the spotlight, to produce a stunning Athene Roy
three course menu in 50 minutes. Food Technology Department
‘Drama Club’ One pupil was heard to say that Mum had
given him strict instructions not to leave
Thursday 3.30pm4.30pm the theatre without obtaining an
The relaunch of the Drama Club on As we were waiting for the play to start, a
Thursdays after school was very well lone actor sat on stage actually mending
attended and much enjoyed by all. It has shoes. He was in shadow, with boots and
been open to all year groups and has been shoes hanging from above to give us the
running for the last year or more under the impression that he was working in a
leadership of Laura Dymock, an experi basement; a working class man.
enced workshop leader with excellent Slowly the lights got brighter and
credentials. eventually the ceiling lifted to reveal the
Unfortunately for us, although fortunately shop above. It was a shop run by a
for Laura, she will be taking a break for a middle class man and his three
while in order to see to a small production of daughters, a shop catering for an upper
her own and perhaps a possible future class clientele.
student for Eggars! It was clear that Savident was excellently
I would like to take this opportunity to thank cast as Henry Hobson, a Salford man
Laura for all the work she has done with our scared of ‘uppity’ women like his three
students, to wish her good luck and to daughters, and inspired to marry them
express the wish to see her back in school off to avoid their dominance. Only the
as soon as possible!!! eldest daughter, in his opinion too old,
unattractive and useful in running the
business, who was to avoid this fate.
As we all know, such a plan in the world
of drama is doomed to failure. Maggie,
the eldest, decides on her own fate and
marries, metaphorically in Hobson’s
eyes, the man beneath her making shoes
Visit to Hobson‛s Choice‛ at the
in the basement.
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford Hobson is beside himself and tries
Sixteen pupils looked after Mrs Walker as unsuccessfully to gain control of his
she chortled away in her aisle seat (it other daughters as his business fails and
seemed sensible in case of embarrassing his customers start shopping at
behaviour that we could have her removed ‘Mossops’, the rival business set up by
quickly). Although possibly feeble of mind, it Maggie.
must be said that she was not, as some may Hobson is tricked into marrying off his
have suspected, the oldest member of the other daughters to suitors of their own
audience! choice and finally has to accept a
Although the play was written some time partnership with Maggie’s husband a
ago, there were clear themes of parents man good enough to be his equal and
trying to manage challenging offspring and with the sense to recognise and finally
love conquering all, which have not lost receive the love and advice of a good
their resonance for some members of woman.
today’s society. Of course, there was also Hard work will reap rewards and we all
the fact that John Savident, ‘Fred Elliott have the potential to succeed if given the
from Coronation Street’, starred in the main support and respect to do so I wonder if
role. the playwright went to Eggars?
I am pleased to say for those wishing to Jan Lyon is the Principal of Stagecoach
pursue their interest in Drama we are able Theatre Arts in Farnham, which earned the
to offer the Eggar‛s Drama Academy. The Stagecoach Franchise Newcomer of the
first ‘free session‛ will take place on Year Award in 2000. Jan has coached many
Tuesday 30th October, please see flyer of her students to successful results at
overleaf. We will need at least 15 pupils the London Academy of Music and Dramatic
registering for the Academy to take place Arts and has directed her students in public
on a regular basis. performances. Jan's students have also
These sessions will be lead by James been represented in the Stagecoach
Daniel and Jan Lyon. Theatre Arts Singing Ensemble. Jan's own
theatre credits include Mdme De Tourvel in
James Daniel is the Principal of the
Liaisons Dangereuses, Annie in Table
Stagecoach Theatre Arts in West Reading.
Manners, Charlotte in The Real Thing and
Prior to this he was Senior Schools
company member in Barnham. Jan has also
Manager of the Stagecoach Theatre Arts
danced in performances at the Royal Albert
for ten years. During that time he taught
Hall. Before Stagecoach Jan spent ten
dance, singing and drama. He also
years in Los Angeles working for several
produced many holiday workshops. He was
independent film companies, both behind
also the Principal of the Surbiton
and in front of the camera. She has
Stagecoac centre for seven years. James
appeared as a stunt horse rider, and has
trained in acting, dance, voice, directing
given private tuition in horsemanship to
and scriptwriting at the University of
many Hollywood 'names'. Jan also performs
California at Santa Cruz and at California
as lead vocalist in a function band.
State University, Long Beach, before
spending several years in Hollywood, where
he studied under one of the founding
members of the world reknowned Actors If you are interested please contact
Studio, Stella Adler. He is a co-founder of the school office and leave your name
the New Medford Theatre Company in and a contact telephone number.
Oregon and he has written, produced,
directed and performed in many
productions in the USA and England. His
appearances here include the roles of PT
Barnham in Barnham at the Wilde Theatre,
Bracknell; Petruchio in Taming of the
Shrew for the Chiltern Shakespeare
Company and Baratone in CSC's touring We look forward to seeing you!
production of The Hollow Crown. He also
taught drama and music at a secondary
Mrs S Walker
school in Reading and currently teaches
drama and music privately. Drama Curriculum Leader
Welcome back Year 8. Hope the Summer Goal!
holidays treated you all well!
Huge congratulations to Tom Markham-Sole
Year 7 went fantastically well and high
of 8AL. Tom currently plays in the Tyro
standards of work, progress and behaviour
League. Tom was one of fifteen players
were set. So the challenge for Year 8 is to
selected out of 90 to play in a tournament
hit those standards again and to exceed
in Holland next May — best of luck Tom and
them. I have every confidence that the year
let us know how you all get on.
group can do this. Over the next couple of
weeks, students should start to check their Canoeing
Academic Review Day targets in preparation There are two up and coming canoeists in
for the next Academic Review Day on 14th Year 8. Peter Harvey and Tom Jewell of
December. 8JH successfully complete their
Year 8 will need to consider what charity British Canoeing Union Stage 2
they want to support. It would be nice if this award. Remember Canoeing is an
could be a local one. Tutor Charity Olympic Sport. 2012 is not far away!
Representatives will also need to gather Mmmm….Chocolate!
ideas for the Senior Citizen Christmas Party Ellen Reid, Natasha Ellens, Emily Lovelock
on 11th December. It will soon come around and Chloe Millard made a sur-
after the half term break. prise presentation to their 8AG
RSPCA Fund Raising Tutor Group about chocolate!
Well done to Naomi Hide, Amy They covered the history of chocolate and
Thornley and Amy Hudson of 8CG. its importance. There were free samples as
They raised £70 for the RSPCA well….. but where‛s mine?
through a sponsored silence. New Students
‘Wind In The Willows‛ Year 8 has been joined by some new faces
Next stop the West End!! Aimee Mackenzie this year. Eggar‛s welcomes Alex Gasson
of 8JH has just finished per- 8AG, Hai Long 8JH, Kayley Smith 8CG,
forming ‘Wind In the Willows‛ at David Whopples 8PCJ and Bill Farrington
Petersfield Festival Hall. She 8OW.
played the part of ‘Mole‛ with the Year 8 Sports
Petersfield Youth Theatre. Well done Aimee. It has been great to see so many Year 8
Konnie Fisher will be looking over her students committed to Eggar‛s Sports. The
shoulder! boys‛ rugby team had a fantastic match
Mountain Biking against Amery, with plenty of enthusiasm,
Well done to Matthew Goode of 8CG. passion and potential. Girls‛ football is on
Matthew‛s hobby is mountain the up again and they just recently took
biking. Just recently, Matthew part in a tournament and they performed
participated in a race, and he brilliantly. It would be great by the end of
came 35 out of 360 — what an Year 8 if every student has taken part in a
achievement! sports club.
Mr A Wheeler, Year Leader, Year 8
At 1:30am armed with Lucozade, Mrs Eost, Our brains still buzzing as we climbed wea
Mr Carter, Mrs Miles and 30 Year 9 students rily into our beds and woke next morning
set off to Provence. We got to Gatwick and refreshed and ready for more work.
checked in without any major incidents. In We went bowling on Sunday night, it was
customs some people got stopped including really fun but, when we
Mrs Eost for looking suspicious! Then we arrived back at the centre
got to Duty Free where we all bought Max realised he still had his
refreshments. We then got on the plane and bowling shoes on! A day
it was Jess and Shannen’s first time flying before we were coming
and they were both excited. home we went back to the
bowling alley to get Max’s shoes and return
the bowling shoes but it was closed! (so
poor Max still has the shoes and not his
own and I am not sure he has confessed to
his Mum yet?)
Also we went to the
c i n e m a t o w a t c h
Ratatouille in French. It
was really good and most
were able to understand
it despite being tired,
which was because ‘Mrs
Eost worked us so hard’.
Not mentioning any
Loubatas Centre names Helena, Ashleigh,
Amy and Camilla!
When we arrived in France we drove Overall, we had a great week and left
straight to the Loubatas Centre where we feeling a sense of achievement, having
talked to the first Year 9 group about their completed coursework and practised our
stay. Our first meal was couscous which we
speaking and listening
weren’t very familiar with! We soon
discovered that all the food was healthy and skills. It was a week of new
nearly all contained courgettes! experiences and we learnt
We were introduced to Carole who took us some important lessons
orienteering and showed us around the about protecting the earth,
centre and how it worked. The centre is run eating healthily, and
on renewable resources only, so we had to sharing responsibility for jobs in the centre.
use the power with care. Whilst orienteering
We also learnt a lot of French!
we saw many things including beautiful
views and strange animals (moof)! But the Tres Bien!
next day we settled down to work after an
early start. MFL Department
We would like to remind
all parents and guardians
of our automated
Absence Telephone Line.
I would like to thank those parents who If your son/daughter is
took the time to complete and return the not going to be in school
Lunchtime Eating Questionnaire at the
due to illness, then
end of last term.
There does appear to be some confusion as to how
please ring the absence
the school canteen operates. We are fully compliant line on their first day of illness, where
with the Government guidelines published in the latest possible before 9:00am, and on your child’s
White Paper, Eggar’s adopted a Healthy Eating Policy return to school please ensure they have a
sometime before Jamie Oliver’s initiative. note in their Student Planner to their Tutor.
We do not sell chips or any other fried food nor do we This system helps us to know whether a child
sell over fatty or sugary snacks i.e doughnuts, and should be in school, or if something may
haven’t done so for several years.
On the question of value for money, a student can
have happened on the journey to school.
purchase a lunch consisting of, main course, potatoes/ Should a pupil need to leave school part way
rice/pasta and vegetable and dessert for £1.80. Our through the school day for a medical
tariff is on display in the servery and, all parents appointment, please write a note to this
would be very welcome should they wish to see our effect in their Student Planner, as we are not
food at service time or peruse the price list. Our main able to allow students off site without
meals are all prepared on the premises from fresh parental consent.
ingredients. Menus are on a 4week cycle and these
are displayed on the Eggar’s website (content subject
I do hope this has gone some way towards clarifying
any queries you may have had.
We are very fortunate to have many
after school activities and clubs. However,
please can all parents and pupils ensure
they make arrangements as to how/when/ Come and join the ‘new’ Eggar’s
where they will be collected from school. Breakfast Club each week day
We do have a pay phone in the reception morning from
foyer for the purpose of children
08:00am to 08:30am
contacting Parents. It can be useful for
pupils to carry small change only (20p) to
In the Small Hall
use for this purpose . We can only allow
children to use the school office telephone All very welcome!
in an emergency.
We would like to remind everyone of the
Eggar’s school uniform requirements, a
detailed list is included at the front of the
Uniform can be purchased through our
supplier ‘1st Grade’ with order forms
available from the school reception. On
completion of orders please return to the
school with payment by cheque payable
to ‘1st Grade’. The orders are collected by
1st Grade each Friday and, if in stock,
items are delivered to school for collection
the following Friday.
All students should wear a school blazer
and school tie. Both boys and girls can
wear black school trousers, but not jeans,
chinos or corduroy. Currently, girls have
the option of wearing a plain black, non
pleated, straight, kneelength skirt. Shoes
should be black, not boots or trainers and
girls are not allowed high heels, sling
backs, flipflops, boots or trainers. Shirts
should be white and suitable to take a
school tie at the neckline.
During the winter months we would ask
for coats to be of a plain dark material or
stone/cream (not denim or leather).
Jumpers and hoodies are not permitted
beneath school blazers, we do have
available unisex green vnecked jumpers.
No makeup may be worn in the Lower
School however light foundation makeup
may be worn by Senior girls.
In the interest of safety no jewellery (other
than a wristwatch) may be worn.
Hairstyles should be appropriate for
school and not extreme in terms of
lengths, style or colour. Nothing less than
a ‘grade 2’ is acceptable.
We do hope this has clarified our school
uniform policy and trust you will support
us in maintaining high standards at
Firstly, welcome to all new Year 7 students and a second half of each term requesting payment, in
big thank you to all of you who continue to send advance of the next term.
payments to school so promptly and efficiently. Currently, we have waiting lists in operation, and
We in the Finance Department would like to take pupils may lose their place if payment is not
this opportunity to outline procedures for the received on time. All cancellations for music
transfer of monies from home to school. tuition must be sent to the Finance Office in
Unless a Standing Order is in operation, please writing or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
could you ensure that all payments for transport
and music tuition are made by cheque. Likewise, Transport Payments for Grayshott,
all payments for educational visits should be
made by cheque and where the visit is being paid
Rowledge and Liss Coaches
in instalments, the payment should be
Thank you to all those who completed a Standing
accompanied by the school payment card, as this
Order form for this academic year.
acts as a receipt. Cheques should be made
This facility certainly makes our
payable to “Eggar’s School” and should have the
administration easier and
child’s name on the reverse, especially if
hopefully gives you the peace of
different from the cheque book holder. Cheque
mind that payment has been
payments should be sent using the regular policy
made on a timely basis. For
of enclosing remittances in sealed envelopes,
parents who pay by cheque,
clearly labelled with the child’s name and tutor
please continue to ensure that payment is made, in
group, for whose attention the envelope is
full (as per contract), on the first day of each
destined and for which trip etc. Separate
month/term, depending on their individual
payments should be made for each individual
arrangements. This would facilitate the
item e.g music lesson, trip, school bus etc.
administration of the transport accounts and
For parents who do not hold a cheque book
consequently help keep the costs to parents down.
account, please continue to bring cash directly to
This term we have started a new procedure for
the School Reception, where a receipt will be
children requiring a temporary bus pass. If a child
issued. Please do not send large amounts of cash
is entitled to travel and has forgotten or lost their
to school with your child.
bus pass they will not be permitted to travel
without a temporary pass. A temporary pass will
Music Tuition be given free of charge in the first instance for a
It may be helpful for parents of children receiving forgotten pass, thereafter a charge of £4.00 will
timetabled music tuition, to become payable for a replacement. Likewise
be reminded of the number should a child wish to travel home with a friend on
of lessons due for a school the school bus, they must check with Reception at
year. Children receive a morning break to ascertain whether any seats are
minimum of 30 lessons over available. If seats are available there will be a
the course of a school year charge of £4.00 for each journey, if no seats are
(or a prorata of approximately 10 lessons per available it is the child’s responsibility to make
term for children commencing during the alternative arrangements. All temporary passes
academic year). As there are 39 weeks in the must be handed to the driver of bus.
school year, this therefore makes provision to Your cooperation in these matters is greatly
cover any hiatus, which might occur, when some appreciated and, if you should have any further
weeks a lesson cannot be provided. Should there queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
result in a shortfall to the amount of lessons due,
then a refund will be made at the end of the
Due to the very high demand of pupils wishing to
The Finance Team
receive music lessons, we politely request that
payment is sent to the school promptly, upon
receipt of renewal letters, which are mailed in the
Due to the reorganisation of our fixture Netball has made a pleasing
calendar the range of extracurricular activities start to the season this year.
has increased. There are the usual sports of The Year 7s won their first ever
football, netball etc, but also developing sports Eggar’s netball game against
such as girls fitness, badminton and lacrosse. Amery Hill School. Not to be
Participation to clubs has been very good with out done, the Year 10/11 team,
Wednesdays being very popular with regular after an extremely close game,
participation nearing and sometime topping 100 also managed to come away
students. This is excellent news! with a win against Amery Hill. The Year 9
A plea from the PE Department – please can team, despite coming up against some tough
students look carefully at the extracurricular opposition from Amery managed to hold them
bulletin each week as events change from to a draw.
week to week. Please can we ask that all PE Commitment to training this season has been
kits are labelled with pupils names, we have very good. The effort put in and willingness
many items of kit in lost property that we are to learn from all the girls has been excellent,
unable to return. well done girls, keep it up!!
The PE Department would like to welcome Ms Badminton has been really successful. Four
McCready and Mr Michael to the team, they Year 11 boys entered a local
have both already added their tournament and it was an all
expertise to the Department. Eggar’s final, which obviously
Year 8 girls r e p r e se n t e d meant that we won the tro
Eggar’s in their very ever first phy. Congratulations to
Girls football fixture on the Danny Goodall, Peter Allen,
9 October. The 7aside tournament Matthew Cushing and Kieron Riley. The girls
comprised of two teams from Bohunt, Perins, tournament is next week and we wait to see if
Amery Hill and ourselves. Despite playing up a they can match the boys! Badminton is on a
year against Year 9 students the team came Wednesday and Thursday for all Year 10 &
second, drawing twice with the eventual win 11 pupils.
ners — Bohunt A. The team consisted of Hockey is a growing sport at
Emma Young, Libby Spong, Lucy Jeffs, Eggar’s. We are now able to
Hannah Steel, Anna Harris, Jasmine Weston, field Year 10 & 11 teams.
Lizzie Knight and Fleur Walker. Commitment to training has
The Year 7 boys football season has got off to been excellent with numbers
a promising start and the boys are through to regularly topping 30! The
the quarter final of the Aldershot and District hockey season is upon us
cup after seeing off Cove School (AET) and and we are looking forward to continuing the
Bohunt in the early rounds. success of previous years.
Rugby has made a steady start Thank you to the enthusiasm of Mr Wheeler,
with Eggar’s now able to field full Mr Jackson & Ms Whiting for making this
15’s from Year 7 – 11. This is an possible.
excellent achievement. The U16 Keep up the good work all Year groups, and I
squad are through to the next look forward to reporting on our future
round of the Hampshire Cup and sporting success.
we look forward to a good cup run.
Training is generally well attended, but this is Mr R Eost, PE Department
an area we need to show more commitment to
if we are to build successful squads.
Year 9 have had a very positive start
to the year. I hope that everybody had a good summer
In core lessons pupils are showing a break and that you were able to make use
good understanding of what is of the ‘too few‛ hot summer days. It is
required of them and how they can
great to have the Year 10 pupils back and
achieve their target levels. I am, and
have been, popping into Year 9 looking refreshed for the year ahead.
lessons and have been impressed This half term seems to have gone so
with the level of work. The Key Stage quickly! The year group have settled really
3 tests may seem a long way off at well into their GCSE subjects. The group as
the moment but will soon come a whole are pleasing teachers with their
We have launched SAM Learning hard work, motivation and work ethic –
and I am pleased to see that some which bodes well for the 18 months
pupils have been accessing the site remaining at Eggar‛s.
in and out of school. I hope over half I would like to take this opportunity to urge
term all pupils log on to see the all Year 10s who are not presently taking
wealth of materials available to
part in the extensive extra curricular
When Year 9 come back after half programmes offered to do so, as it is a
term I would like all pupils to be great way to relax through the difficult
thinking about the subjects they GCSE period. Having said that there are
would like to consider studying next lots of Year 10‛s participating already –
year. I know that some pupils are
what a talented bunch they are!
already studying GCSE subjects this
year! The next decision for Year 10 will be
On behalf of Year 9 I would like to their Work Experience choices for May
thank Mr Cooper and Mrs Eost for 2008, these need to be applied for very
organising a fantastic MFL trip to soon and the applications forms have
Loubatas, France – the reports from already been sent home. There will be an
the pupils on the trip have been very
positive. opportunity at the Work Experience and
Please can I ask that now the Curriculum Information Evening on 1st
weather has turned cooler pupils are November to gather further information or
wearing coats into school and not help with this matter.
hoodies under blazers. School It is important that we share and celebrate
jumpers are available to purchase
success at Eggar‛s and with this in mind I
and order forms can be obtained at
the school office. would like to congratulate Jadie Dalton of
Also I am concerned by the amount 10DW as she achieved an A* in GCSE
of makeup that seems to be finding Spanish. I hope this is one of many for my
it’s way to the girls’ eyes! Please can Year group.
we enforce at home that no makeup
Keep up the good work and have a good half
is to be worn at school.
I hope everyone has a lovely half term.
term break. Mr R Eost, Year Leader , Year 10
Mrs L Ashover, Year Leader, Year 9