September 2007 School NewsletterDocument Transcript
GCSE SUCCESS... WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPH COMPETITION
Once again Eggar’s pupils have achieved All pupils are invited to enter the Science
outstanding results at GCSE. This is the fourth Depart men t’s W ildlife photographic
consecutive year in which approximately three competition. The deadline is Friday 21st
quarters of the cohort or more, have achieved September and there are may ways of
5 or more high grades passes. Last year we submitting your wildlife entries, either by email
were the 7 most improved school in the firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
country for 5 or more high grades with English images taken by digital camera, mobile phone
and Mathematics, and English and Mathemat or connect via your computer using Bluetooth
ics this year have sustained their success. or USB cable, by film image which can be
We are delighted. This year group were highly scanned into your computer and brought into
motivated and hard working and these results school with your USB pendrive, or print the
reflect the effort and commitment they made to image or photograph developed and these
their studies. Year on year now, our can be digitized by the Science Department
examination achievements are excellent, and for the website. If you have any queries
this reflects the strong work ethic of our please speak to Miss K McAuley.
students and also the high quality teaching Get snapping!
they receive. The whole team at Eggar’s
contributes to all our successes: students, their
parents, teaching and support staff and our SCHOOL UNIFORM SUPPLIES
Governors all work together with a clear focus,
enthusiasm and dedication. If you wish to order items of school uniform
please collect an order form from the school
office. Our current supplier, 1st Grade, will
SCIENCE MAGIC SHOW by IAN B DUNNE
collect all orders from school on a Friday and
Wednesday 19th September 2007
will deliver items, when in stock, to school the
following Friday. Cheques should be made
Our Science Department have arranged for Ian
payable to 1st Grade or if you wish to pay by
B Dunne to visit Eggar’s with his Science
credit card please contact them direct on
Magic Show. Our new Year 7 and Primary
01252 794449. We do hold a stock of school
schools will have the opportunity to watch this
ties at the office for £4.00 each.
show during the morning, and we would like to
invite students, parents, family and friends
along to the evening show. You will be amazed
at how much fun Science can be! All are wel YEAR 7 CURRICULUM INFORMATION
come, please call into the school office for your EVENING
free ticket but hurry to avoid disappointment! Wednesday 26th September at 6.30pm
Pupils and parents of Year 7 are invited to an
YEAR 6 OPEN EVENING & MORNING evening devoted to discussing how your child
Thursday 20th September at 6:30pm will continue through Key Stage 3 and will
Friday 21st September at 9.15am include information on the curriculum,
An invitation and warm welcome to prospective examinations and study skills.
parents and pupils of Year 6. An invitation letter will follow shortly.
The evening will begin with the Head Teacher
Mrs Martin giving a brief presentation followed
by the opportunity to tour the school.
We look forward to meeting you. Friday 5th October INSET DAY
What a year! Back in September I said that we were aiming to achieve even more successes for our staff and pupils
in the forthcoming twelve months, and I am very pleased to tell you that we have achieved our aims.
Once again you can see in our newsletter that our pupils have enjoyed many rich and exciting experiences this term.
We have enjoyed visits and trips out of school and welcomed visitors to our school. You will find the details of
many of these within these pages. I am particularly delighted by the consistency of the praise our teachers receive
about the conduct of our children whether they are on a trip in this country or abroad. Visitors to our school always
praise the courtesy and the maturity of our pupils. There is no doubt they are a great credit to you their parents and
to us their teachers. I am certainly very proud of them.
We continue to achieve high academic success with some of the best results ever for our Year 9 pupils in their Key
Stage 3 results. Congratulations to all those pupils, their teachers and tutors and Mr Eost their Year Leader. Year 11
worked their way through their examinations with application and commitment and we are hopeful that they will all
do well this year. We are fully subscribed for the new Year 7 joining us in September and they have already spent a
very exciting day here with us as part of their induction.
· we have achieved the accolade of being the 7 most improved school in the country at 5 or more high grade
GCSE’s with Mathematics and Science
· we continue to be in the top 25% of all schools nationally for the value we add to our pupils at both key stages
· we have just been identified as a High Performing Specialist School and are in the process of choosing our
· I was successful in becoming a National Leader for Education (identified by the National College of School
Leadership) and Eggar’s is a National Support School
· This week I was informed that this will continue for a further year, and just last week I received some amazing
news, which again reflects brilliantly on our great teachers, support staff and pupils
As a Consultant Head with Eggar’s as a Consultant school we have begun to work with partner schools to
share the very best practice in leadership, teaching and learning
As you may be aware the new Secretary of State for Education, Mr Ed Balls has announced that with the Prime Min
ister he will be setting up a National Council for Educational Excellence. This will comprise of about 18 – 20 top
professionals from the world of industry and education: their remit to work to achieve world class education for our
land, and……………… I have been asked to join this group! What an accolade for our school! So, this week I go to
London for the first meeting!
Meanwhile the Summer holidays are around the corner and after all the achievements and hard work this year we are
all looking forward to a relaxing break. May I take this opportunity to thank you all so very much for all your
support and many kind comments throughout the year.
I wish you a wonderful summer holiday. Let’s hope we see some good weather! I look forward very much to seeing
you again next term to share with you even more successes for our children and the community of our school.
On two occasions this half term, we welcomed
164 new pupils to Eggar‛s as part of the Year 6
transition from primary schools to Eggar‛s in
The Induction Evening on 14th June was an
incredible success with the hall crammed full of
new pupils, parents, guardians and teachers! The
pupils met Head Teacher, Mrs Martin, for the
first time and were very excited about meeting
their Tutor and Tutor Groups. Even our new
Art teacher, Miss Masterman, managed to
travel all the way from Devon for the evening!
Induction Day was one of the best we have
seen; the Year 6 pupils formed a rainbow of Any one for tennis?
colour in their uniforms as we sat in the gym. I
can‛t wait to see them all in their blazers come
September! Although a few of the Year 6
looked a little nervous at the beginning of the
day, by the end of the day they didn‛t want to
leave! And it‛s no wonder why….
Mr Smith‛s hand clapping music lesson, the
wonderful art work created using different
types of materials, the big bangs and colour
changes taking place in the Science
Department, future tennis stars showing off
their racket skills, Mummies in the English Hard at work…
Department, pentominoes in Maths and
dreaming in Drama… just a few of the activities Pupils also had
which took place during the day. the chance to
Mr Rabani making a ‘Big Bang‛ in the a typical day is
Science Department! like at Eggar‛s
and had the
meet many of
our teachers and
support staff, as well as the current pupils. This
proved an excellent chance for the Year 6 to
find their way around Eggar‛s and for them to
get rid of those nerves ready for September. I
I wish you all a fantastic summer break and I
look forward to seeing you all in September!
Mr J Wordsworth
Overall, it has been a fantastic year for Year 7. This term, Year 7 have been working on their
Well done!! Ecosystem Projects in Geography and some
Once September starts you will be Year 8s and spectacular work has been submitted.
there will be the new Year 7s who will look to I am sure you’ll enjoy this poem by Jasmine
you for your help and guidance. You will be Weston of 7OW.
their role models and I will be counting on you
to set the right example and I have every Mediterranean Poem
confidence in you.
The Year 7s have certainly been busy in this last
half term, some of which has included:-
Continued fundraising for the Kware Project
with the year group raising £500. We were
very pleased to hand over a cheque to
representative, Benn Mugisha, who was A gentle breeze brushes against my cheek,
delighted with the amount. Congratulations on A silent murmur drifts across the open lands,
your efforts! The sea calls across the hills, calling to the wind,
Who waits for winter, innocently, quietly.
During June, Julie Bianchi-Gray of 7CG took
part in a dancing concert called ‘Out Of This Nature fills the lands, every corner,
World’ at Swanmore School. Julie performed in Some stand in the open, elegant and tall,
the roles of ‘The Sun’, ‘Milky Way’ and ‘Cosmic Whilst others await their prey behind the thorny
Girl’. The performances were a mixture of ballet bushes,
and modern dance. Julie has been dancing Ready to pounce on their victims, dauntlessly.
now for nine years. Well done!
The waves writhe back and forth impatiently,
Congratulations also go to Joseph Bennett of The sun forbids its rights until the time,
7CG on his Stage 1 Certificate for the electrical When the cold engulfs its rays, bringing misery,
guitar. He beautifully played a piece during a The happiness fades from nature, they hide from
recent assembly on the classical guitar. cold,
Free are the wind and sea, tossing and turning,
Merits, merits and more
Tearing any trace of light or warmth from the
Blizzards tear the sky in two, pieces everywhere,
The year group has been going The snow sleeps on the empty floors, delicately,
into overdrive in gaining merits
for their hard work and progress All animals hide away from the deadly misery,
throughout the year. Some They sleep soundlessly waiting for their turn,
individuals have hit staggering When the winds will let the sun take over once
Not a tip‐toe to be heard, mysterious, unknown.
Bethany Martin 7JW – 667
Hannah Steel 7JW – 592
Emily Bailey 7PJ – 518
Cameron Reid 7JW - 458 Well done Year 7, Mr Gibb and I really
enjoyed reading your projects.
Have a brilliant but safe Summer holiday. And
see you all in September ready for Year 8!
Mr A Wheeler Mrs Sutehall
Year 7, Year Leader Geography Curriculum Leader
On Friday 22nd June, I and the rest of
Year 7 stood outside the school huddling
into our fleeces due to the cold - well it
was June and it was 4:30am! Although it
was very strange being up at such an early
hour I could tell everyone else was as
excited as I was as we were about to
travel to Boulogne. The coach journey was
very noisy and anyone thinking they would
catch up on some sleep were sadly
mistaken. After three hours of chatting,
paper games, songs and more chatting we
arrived at Dover and clambered onto the Mr Colburn-Jackson and Mrs Cox
ferry. Despite the occasional bout of sea enjoying the sights in Boulogne old
sickness the ferry was very enjoyable.
On arrival we travelled by coach and This unique experience was followed by the
thought the scenery was disappointingly grand finale of the day: Cite Europe! This
English but when we saw all the road signs was filled with thousands and thousands of
written in French it suddenly sunk in; we shops, there were also huge sand sculptures
were in France! on one floor. I spent a very happy two
First we went to Nausica Sea-life centre, hours wandering in and out the various
it was very dark inside and was lit by shops buying souvenirs. I had dinner at a
violet neon lights. There were lots of place called ‘Flunch‛ where I had a salad and
tropical fish, blue lobsters, sharks and some sumptuous chocolate cake!
stingrays, which you could touch with your
fingertips as they flew past.
I think this was the best school trip I have
ever been on and I would highly recommend
it to the next Year 7.
The ‘must have‛ Year 7 fashion item
— a French beret! By Emily Lovelock 7CG
YOUNG If we do not combat the devastating
effects of global warming, then those
GEOGRAPHER OF THE dreams will be dead. Our dreams and our
world, along with any hopes for a better
YEAR 2007 future.
However, it does not have to be this way.
Unfortunately we didn’t reach the finals of this We as individuals can fight, fight against
competition, there’s always 2008! However, pollution and global warming. Recycling is
there were some marvellous entries by our so quick and easy, yet it can have an
young Geographers here at Eggar’s. The theme
enormous effect on our world. It is simple
for the competition was “Can recycling save
but effective and in years to come could
the world?” and they needed to produce an
save lives. Many household objects are
800 word article on this topic.
recyclable and you can tell
There were some excellent entries and it was
very hard for me to choose a winner as they all whether an object is recyclable
made such an effort. However judgements from the green recycling symbol.
had to be made so: If we all recycle, then our
children and future generations will have a
First prize Katy Taylor 8KN wonderful world to live in with clean water
Second Prize – Harriet GranvilleJones 8KN and cleaner air. If we recycle then we will
Third Prize – Bryony Jones 9AV
reduce the amount of goods being
manufactured which will result in the
Also a special mention to Lucy Chubb who
made a book about recycling which was very lessening of the amount of fossil fuels
special, so well done Lucy. burned.
I am sure you’ll find the following section from As well as harming ourselves through
Katy’s entry very informative. polluting the Earth we are also causing
many of Earth‛s species of animal to die
Mrs A Sutehall out as they fight the sudden changes in
Geography Curriculum Leader
climate. Thousands of young animals are
being born too early in a sudden heat wave
and are then dying out when the
temperature drops again before they have
CAN RECYCLING SAVE even had a chance to live. There are
THE WORLD? currently over 7,200 species of named
animal threatened by extinction and over
22 March 2007
8,300 species of plant also endangered.
THE QUESTION ON This is due to the sudden severity of
EVERYONE’S LIPS... weather we are receiving in Britain today.
Many years ago a famous activist spoke the It is not a question of whether recycling
immortal words ‛I have a dream‛. In the same can save the world it is a question of
way we should each have a dream, a dream whether we, as human beings have enough
for a better future. Martin Luther King Jnr‛s respect and can put in the effort to save
dream, and the dreams of so many others, our beautiful jewel of a planet. The Earth
are all supporting our constant search for a is in our hands.
better future. By Katy Taylor 8KN
School Calendar 2007 Dates for your diary
September 3 INSET DAY
4 First day of term for Y7 with Assembly at 8:40 in the hall Y7
Y11 Prefects in school to assist Y7
5 Whole school starts
Y7 Bonding Day to Fairthorne Manor, Nr Botley
13 Fotek photography taking tutor and individual photos
17 Y10 Leisure & Tourism trip to Paultons park
19 Science Lecture — Science magic for Y7 and Primary pupils
Community Lecture from 19:00 in the hall
20 Y6 Open Evening starts 18:30
21 Y6 Open Morning starts 09:15
26 Y9 30 MFL/Science students depart for Loubatas Centre, France
Y7 Curriculum information evening from 18:30 in the hall
October 2 Y11 Art Trip
3 Y9 30 MFL/Science students return from Loubatas Centre, France
Y9 30 MFL/Science students depart for Loubatas Centre, France
10 Y9 30 MFL/Science students return from Loubatas Centre, France
11 Alton College Open Evening from 18:30
12 Y11 Holocaust Imperial War Museum trip
17 Y9 34 Geography Students depart for Isle of Wight Field Trip
18 Alton College Open Evening from 18:30
19 Y9 34 Geography Students return from Isle of Wight Field Trip
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
16 Y11 Boulogne Day Trip
19 Y11 MFL Mock oral exams all week
Y11 GCSE Coursework catchup afterschool sessions
21 Science Lecture — Lovely Liquid Nitrogen for Y8/9 + Primary
Evening lecture in the Hall at 19:00
28 Y11 Drama exams
29 Y11 Mock exams begin
30 Y10 Art trip TBC
December 5 Rehearsal for Advent Carol Service at Holybourne Church
6 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 Last day of school before Christmas holiday
Y11 pupils with overdue GCSE coursework to stay in school until
This final term and indeed this year, seems to
have flown by so quickly, with Year 8 maturing
just as fast and many of them already taller
During this final term as Year 8 they have been
On Saturday 23rd June Eggar‛s Mock Trials team
working very hard and have stayed focused on
represented the South-East in the National
their work. They have also been congratulated
Finals. It was held in Nottingham and we were up
for their hard work in school as many were
rewarded at Awards Evening. against 17 other schools, all of which had
The Mock Trial team have been very successful already beaten many others.
this year and I was delighted when our The competition started. The defence was first
candidates got through to the final round in and performed excellently. The other team
Nottingham. didn‛t stand a chance! It was then the
Many Year 8 pupils showed prospective parents Prosecutions turn, I was really anxious. The
around the school and were a credit to Eggar’s Lawyer from the opposing team started her
as they were very polite and answered all the questions in the cross-examination. Her
questions. The Student Voice Group have questions were alright to begin with but then
been very active and we like to encourage all she started to ask the same question again and
students to have a say in Tutor time, special again until she got the answer she wanted.
thanks to Laura Fitzgibbon who, as Student Finally, Katie Davis stood up and said that she
Voice Representative, has given assemblies to was badgering me! I was relieved. The real
the whole school. Magistrate agreed and told the Lawyer that she
A group of selected students were also able to
was also running over her time limit. But she
take part in a recent philosophy workshop in
carried on! At last the Magistrate stopped her
school. The guest speaker was delighted by the
in her tracks and she had to sit down.
questions asked and believe Year 8 is bursting
with young philosophers. Once all the schools had finished, we sat down in
We sadly have some goodbyes this year. Tutor the entrance and waited for the results. We
group 8LH are sad to be saying goodbye to waited… and waited… and waited. It was a long
Miss Hampson, but they all wish her good luck while until the judges appeared to reveal the
at her new school. Tutor group 8KN have been winner. The judges handed out certificates and
saying goodbye to Mrs Nessa, they will all miss declared the Mock Trials Champions.
her and wish her every success in her new job. Disappointingly, we didn‛t win, although we were
Finally Mr Deadman who has been tutor to still very content with our performance . After
8SMo will be leaving and we all wish him every all, we came in the top 18 out of 384 different
success in his new school. teams! It was a great experience for everyone.
This does not mean that we will be missing We had worked really hard and learnt a lot. It
tutors of course. I am pleased to say that 8LH was amazing and fun. Also, through mock trials,
will become 9NW as their new tutor will be our we had formed a group with terrific teamwork
new Technology Teacher Mr Waite. 8KN will and bonded together as the competition carried
become 9KM as they will have Miss Mitchell
on. Mrs Nessa said, “I‛m so proud of the whole
and 8SMo will go across to Geography and be
team for getting this far and contributing this
come 9AS with Mrs Sutehall.
much effort toward it but the real highlight was
I hope everyone has a lovely summer holiday
and look forward to seeing everyone in the seeing them work so well as a team.”
new academic year. Thank you Mrs Nessa for helping us through and
Miss L Rogers supporting us the whole way, from Aldershot, to
(soon to be Mrs Ashover) Southampton, to Nottingham. We couldn‛t have
Year 8, Year Leader done it without you!
On Tuesday 10th July some of the We then had to create counter
Year 8 were invited to participate in arguments to whatever the other
a Philosophy morning with Mr Ken participants had chosen.
Wilby. I picked a fairy because then you
It was very interesting and he did could just wish for everything else!
some activities which really made me It was however very interesting to
think! hear the other groups choices and
In the first part of the morning we their arguments.
did three activities which prepared After this we looked at famous
us for the afternoon session. My quotes about education and read
favourite one was when we got asked a piece of text and wrote questions
which we would rather have , out of about it.
the following choices—what would My favourite bit was yet to come. At
you choose and why?:- break-time the teachers from the
English Department came in with
snacks for us all! Everyone tucked
in and soon the plates were empty.
A real live fairy I can tell you we found some
interesting combinations to do
In the second part of the morning
A real live dinosaur we picked our favourite question
and then argued it out. This took
us to lunchtime and the end of our
A never empty purse I really enjoyed this experience
and it was interesting watching
my fellow students argue their
points of view.
A door to another world I would like to thank Mr Newman
and Miss Mitchell for organising
the Philosophy Morning with Ken
This decision took some careful Wilby. Also thank you to the
thought as to which would be the canteen staff for the yummy food!
most useful. Once we had made our
choices we had to create an By Beth Saward 8SMo
argument saying why we had chosen
Wow!! What a successful year this YEAR 9
has been... WELCOMES
It seems like no time at all that the year group VERA SCHAUFELD
were starting in Year 7 and here we are with
Year 9 students and staff had the rare privilege to
them starting their GCSE courses, with some listen to the enthralling story told by Vera
Schaufeld, who is a survivor of the Nazi
GCSE subjects already underway. Holocaust.
The group as a whole have really grown up this Students heard of her parents’ heartbreaking
decision to send her at the tender age of nine, on a
year with them developing into young adults. train to England from Prague as part of the kinder
transport, late in 1938. As Vera described, this
This has shown in their attitude and work was the only way to save their child, although, un
known to her at the time, Vera would never see her
towards the recent SATs.
parents, grandmother and other relatives ever
With the SATS results just in for Science and again, as they were all murdered as part of the
Nazi Final Solution.
Maths I can report they were outstanding, with The Year 9 students were able to ask lots of
questions of Vera, who answered with great
the year group out performing the predicted eloquence and no hint of hatred and bitterness for
grades. The boys Maths results were the best the past. Indeed, Vera impressed upon her young
listeners just how important it is for all of us to be
they have ever been! Congratulations to all Year vigilant against any hint of prejudice and
discrimination. The striking thing that emerged
9 pupils, these results bode well for the next from her talk, was just how Vera’s story highlights
the survival of the human spirit against all odds.
couple of years.
I am sure the English results will be equally as
good. I would like to take this opportunity of
thanking the Science, Maths and English team
on behalf of Year 9 for all their hard work.
We have many of the Year 9 pupils involved in
many extra curricular activities including sport,
music, languages, drama, dance, science, mock
trials and Student Voice. I would like to
congratulate these pupils in giving up their time
to give something back to the school. It does
make a real difference. Well done! Vera Schaufeld being presented with a
basket of flowers by Year 9 students
I hope that every one has a relaxed, enjoyable
Vera’s career since living in the UK has been as a
and safe summer holiday ensuring we are back very successful teacher as well as rebuilding her
life to include meeting a fellow survivor, marrying,
in September ready for the hard work ahead! and now she is the proud mother of two and grand
Mr R Eost mother of four grandchildren.
Mrs C Gerlach
Year 9, Year Leader Religious Studies Curriculum Leader
We started out very early, about 5.30am in the
morning. All the students were wide awake, whilst
the staff were halfasleep!!
The Flanders Field Museum was our first
destination in Ypres. It is designed to give visitors
an insight into what the conditions were like during
WWI, especially as Ypres was the scene of three
major battles. In pairs, students were given a
name of an actual person, who could be tracked
during the visit. Students could learn about the
impact of the war on an individual. And of course,
they would discover if their individual survived the
war. Some poor soul had to be Hitler, who was The Cross of Sacrifice at Tyne Cot
gassed in an attack in 1918.
All of the students laid a poppy on one of the
graves. Each pupil having their own personal
reason for whom they had chosen. Many also
tried to find their surname on the roll of honour.
The German Cemetery at Langemark is
completely different from Tyne Cot. German
soldiers were buried together in the same graves,
as opposed to British ones, where the British
soldiers have their own individual graves. The
Year 9s certainly saw the stark contrast between
the two cemeteries.
Flanders Field Museum
For some students, (they will remain nameless!)
one of the highlights of the day was the visit to the
chocolate shop in Ypres! The shop owner did a
Hill 62 allowed the students to gain an idea of the
trenches from WWI and in some cases how muddy
The ferry crossing was certainly memorable.
they could be! Wellies were a necessity and some
After a two hour delay due to weather, the
students even went into the bunkers and tunnels
crossing was a little ‘choppy’. Quite a few
which were pitch black.
students certainly felt the impact of the
For Chris Knight, the visit to Tyne Cot Cemetery
choppiness, including Jordan Taylor!! He turned
was very personal and moving. His
an interesting shade of green!
greatgrandfather is laid to rest there. Chris found
All of the students had a thoroughly enjoyable
his greatgrandfather’s name on the roll of honour
day which was eyeopening and moving.
and he laid a cross down for his family. All of the
students became aware of the huge cost of the war
Mr Adam Wheeler
in terms of human lives. Tyne Cot is beautifully
preserved and looked after.
At seven o’ clock on Thursday 24th Our next morning began in Gerona,
June, 41 Eggar’s students set off for which was not at all like Barcelona,
Spain dragging four members of staff it was very peaceful and relaxing.
with them! We then went to the Dali Museum
Th e c o a c h j ou r ney wa s g ood and saw many of his surrealist
considering the time in the morning. works. He was a nutty genius!
We left Heathrow for Barcelona at It was a long journey back to the
11:15am. When we arrived at hotel but enjoyed our dinner on
Barcelona the weather was lovely. arrival and followed it with a game of
After waiting half an hour we minigolf. It was good fun but the
embarked on our coach journey to weather wasn’t! Luckily the sun
Calella. After arriving at our 3 star shone for the rest of the week — so
hotel we settled into our rooms and af we couldn’t complain.
ter a few interesting problems and a Sunday was the day that everybody
few extra grey hairs for the Teachers, had been waiting for. It was Port
we ate at the hotel then left for Aventura, which happens to be one
bowling, which was good fun. of the best theme parks in Europe.
Returning to the hotel we got to bed at
10:30pm with lights out at 11:00pm
This was our first day in Spain.
We woke up eager to see the standard
of our hotel breakfast which was good
before setting off at 9:00am to
Barcelona city. We visited the Gaudí
park and the ‘Sagrada Familia’ and
even had time for shopping and
watching the street entertainers along Everyone had a spectacular 5 hours
Las Ramblas. at the theme park!
On return to the hotel we had to get
ready for the next day, but did have
time to visit the beach and had a
game of volleyball. It was fantastic.
The teachers also treated us to an
The next morning gave us an hour
for shopping in Calella before
packing and leaving for Barcelona
We arrived back at Eggar’s
exhausted but happy. Despite the
After ordering our lunch in Spanish, pouring rain our spirits weren’t
we then headed off for our journey to dampened — even though our
the Nou Camp. This was a huge and shorts and sunglasses looked a little
impressive stadium. out of place!
Our evening was spent relaxing at the Harry Frost 9JF and
hotel. Jack Bailey 9DS
We have collected almost 30,000 Sainsburys We are increasingly finding some
Active Kids vouchers during the recent pupils misplacing or forgetting their school
promotion. The order has now been despatched ties. Although we have a few in place for
and we look forward to receiving it at the loan for the day, these are not being
beginning of next term. returned to the office, despite pupils being
Another very successful collection with a total of reminded. We would really appreciate
over 11,000 Tesco Computers for Schools parents checking children’s schoolbags and
vouchers matched the number ‘banked’ from bedrooms during the summer break for any
2006. This has enabled us to have a new digital borrowed ties and returning them to the
camera for use by both pupils and staff. office in September. If you wish to
On behalf of everyone at Eggar’s I would like to purchase a new tie these can be obtained
express my thanks to those who have sent in from the office for just £4.00 each.
vouchers, your efforts are much appreciated. Order forms for school uniform items are
always available from the school office. On
Mrs H Pennington
placing an order please return with a
cheque payable to 1st Grade (please ensure
your child’s name and tutor group is on the
reverse), the orders are generally collected
on a Friday and if the item is in stock these
will be delivered to the school office for
collection the following Friday.
As we approach the end of the academic Owing to Government
year, some of you will be planning to Legislation being
move and relocate. If your child is to implemented in
change school, it is obviously a sensible September 2007, there will be changes
decision to plan such a move during the to the service provided in the School
holidays in order to minimise disruption to Canteen.
your child’s education.
It is essential that you inform us as soon as Midmorning break: No cakes or biscuits will
you know that your child will be leaving so be on sale during midmorning break.
that we can send the relevant records onto
the new school. Lunchtime: Cakes and biscuits can only be
purchased as part of a lunch i.e. hot food +
Mrs M Pester
cake/biscuit or Sandwich + cake/biscuit.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs L Varney
An “outstanding evening‛s entertainment” The standard of performance maintained
was provided at the 4th Eggar‛s School Big by our Big Band was outstanding and
Band event on Friday 29th June in congratulations must go to all of the
preparation for the Big Band tour to musicians who worked so hard towards the
Germany. event. Notable solo performances came
Following a similar format to previous from Tally Burkitt-Jones on tenor sax,
years, the audience enjoyed three hours of Meredith Tiala, Charlie Yarrow and Chris
live music as they set up their tables with Capper all on alto sax, James Smith
food and drink to see them through the playing drums and Kati Whitehead on
evening. flute. Many of these solos were
However, this year the Big Band welcomed performed during a blues composed by
local musician Phil Singleton with his own Phil Singleton, as Eggar‛s pupils duelled
Big Band to share the evening which against players in the Phil Singleton Big
followed on from an afternoon workshop. Band in a marathon display of
This event has now firmly found itself as
a regular annual event and each year the
audience gets bigger and the standard
gets higher. Excellent!
Mr Matt Farris
Music Curriculum Leader
A final note from
It is with great sadness
that Miss Lisa Hampson
lea ves the Music
Department at Eggar‛s
after two years of
During her time at the
school she has continued
to maintain and develop the standard
of singing in the school choir and
chamber choir and has worked
tirelessly to uphold the high standard
of music in the school.
As she moves to her new job, we wish
her every success and are sure that
she will impress her new colleagues
with her passion and enthusiasm for
music. Good luck!
We now look forward to Mr Nathan
Smith joining the Music Department
on our return to school after the
Two of our Year 10 students have been
making the news recently following their
running success with Aldershot, Farnham
and District Athletics Club.
Oliver Aitchinson of 10CB qualified with a
time of 4.07 to represent
Hampshire in the 1500
metres at Birmingham. Oliver At the beginning of this summer term, Eggar‛s
is particularly relieved after School lacrosse team played their first
recovering from a recent knee friendly match against Perins School.
injury, which clearly hasn‛t Congratulations go to the Eggar‛s team for
hindered his success. Also running the 1500 winning the match.
metres is Louise Small of 10SKi. Louise has Special thanks should go to East Hampshire
District Council, who have provided funding to
recently qualified to represent Britain in the
allow a Street Dance Club to be set up at
Czech Republic and will be running in the
Eggar‛s School, every Thursday after school,
under 17 age group, which is an amazing from 3.30pm until 4.30pm.
achievement as she will be competing against Thank you to our Year 9s for their recent help
athletes two years older than herself! in organising two very successful events. The
Louise ran a comfortable 4.25 to qualify first was a multi-skills Festival at Binsted
within a time of 4.28. Well done Oliver and Recreation Ground for Year 2 pupils. All the
Louise, and good luck with the forthcoming primary schools pupils thoroughly enjoyed the
competitions, we look forward to hearing afternoon‛s activities. On Wednesday 13th
how you get on. June, Eggar‛s hosted a Primary school
Finally, it must be ‘running in the family‛ for Athletics Festival. Over one hundred pupils
took part and special thanks should go to our
the Aitchinsons! We are delighted to report
Year 9 students for their help. Well done!
that Megan Aitchinson of 8REo recently not
I would like to add my thanks to all pupils and
only won the 100 metres at the District
staff from Eggar‛s School and the Primary
finals, which meant she qualified for the Feeder Schools for the enthusiasm and
County Championships, but also won at this positive support that you have shown me
event and is now the ‘County Champion for during my three enjoyable years working as
the 100 metres!‛ - the School Sport Co-ordinator here at Eggar‛s.
well done Megan! As I am relocating to Derbyshire in
September, I wish you all every success for
School Sport Co-ordinator,
Rounders this term has been a great Unfortunately, due to
the inclement weather
success. When it hasn't been raining.!!!!
this term, many of
Practices have been held after school
fixtures have been cancelled. Years 7, 10 and
for everyone and participation rates have
11 all took part in small events and all years
been the highest I've seen in 3 years. All were able to take part in the Aldershot and
those involved have been really keen and District Championships held at Palmer Park in
their ability has grown from strength to Reading gaining the following success — well
strength. There have been teams from done everyone:
years 7, 8 and 9 that have competed and Year 7Girls:
gained success. Just last week both years 7 Anna Harris 4th in the 100m
and 8 beat Perins School in the last match Year 7 Boys:
of the season. On Monday (the last Josh Grant 3rd in the 100m
Matthew Clarke 2nd in the High Jump
practice of the year) we held Mr Eost v
Year 8 Girls:
Miss Carter Rounders matches. Even
Megan Aitchison 1st in the 100m
though Jenny Happel did catch Mr Eost out!
Camilla Hudson 4th in the High Jump
I hate to admit that my team did lose all 3 Year 8 Boys:
matches. Apart from the rain it has been a Anthony Beard 5th in the 400m
really enjoyable summer term and I wish all Year 9 Girls:
the girls much success for the future. Well Jess Hoare 2nd in the 100m, and 6th in the
Done!!! Long Jump
Amira Sahraoui 5th in the 200m, and 4th in the
Hannah Gray 5th in the Long Jump
Chloe Daniels 4th in the Shot Putt
Sophie Johnson 2nd in the Javelin
Girls 4 x 200m Relay 2nd
Year 9 Boys:
Jamie Head 5th in the 100m
George Carroll 6th in the 200m, and 4th in the
Chris Capper 3rd in the 800m
Boys 4 x 100m Relay 3rd
Sean Smith 3rd in the Shott Putt
Hugh Jowett 6th in the Discus
Years 10 and 11:
Louise Small 1st in the 1500m
Oli Aitchinson 2nd in the 1500m
Miss S Carter
Boys 4 x 100m Relay 6th
James Milburn 6th in the High Jump
Lee Lucas 3rd in the Long Jump
Dom Beardsall 6th in the Shot Putt
On reflection, this academic year has been a Attendance to nets has steadily improved
success for the PE Department. The number throughout the season thanks largely to Ben
of pupils opting for GCSE PE & Dance are at Jansen from Alton CC and the ‘Chance to
an all time high and the first full year in the Shine’ initiative. Numbers are such that, for
new facilities has given pupils access to high the first time since I have been here, Eggar’s
quality facilities and in turn, high quality will be able to field full teams in Year 7, 8 & 9
teaching and learning. next academic year! Roll on next year, I am
The provision for extracurricular activities has really looking forward to this!
seen a great deal of diversity, ranging from On a more sombre note, it is with regret that
lacrosse to a girls only fitness club have been several members of the Department are
on the ‘menu’. The number of pupils accessing leaving us this year. Ms Carter is moving to
two hours of high quality PE has seen an another School due to promotion, Mrs
improvement year on year. We improved from Greatorex is relocating to Derbyshire and Mr
57% last year to 68% this year and have Gibb has joined his fiancée and daughter in
shown a massive improvement in the last 5 Norway. Much of the success of the
years (from 10% to 68%). All credit has to go Department is owed to them so they have
to the PE Staff for facilitating this. I look my thanks for all the hard work they put in. A
forward to reporting more success in this area big thank you also, to those members of staff
next year. who have worked hard this year in creating
In interschool fixture competitions we still opportunities for Eggar’s students.
continue to hold our own against similar sized For every cloud, there is a silver lining.
schools with the highlights being the senior That lining comes in the form of Ms
first 15 Rugby squad getting to the Hampshire McCready and Mr Michael (who most of you
Plate final at Winchester RFC, the Year 8 have seen around the School recently). I
Football squad getting to the final of their look forward to their arrival in September and
respective league, the Year 10 Basketball the contribution they will be making to the
squad getting to the final of the District Cup. Department.
More success next year, I hope. Thank you for everyone’s continued support
this year and have a restful summer and
Cricket News… here’s looking forward to continued success
Our U13 Cricket team (a mixture of Year 7 & 8
pupils) made a very shaky start to the season.
Mr S Laycock
Since then the team has consistently improved
PE Curriculum Leader
and are now a competitive team.
The day was a great success and having the
Silver Artsmark Award award opens doors to many arts activities in
which the school can participate in the
for Eggar’s! future.
Eggar’s School has cause for celebration this Mr P ColburnJackson
term as we have been awarded the Silver Art Department
Artsmark award by the Arts Council.
This prestigious award was gained through
the school’s ongoing commitment to all forms Ceramic artist Ali Cooper
of art. The awards event took place at the
Some Year 10 students have now
Capitol Theatre in Horsham Sussex. The
school sent three representatives; art completed their first GCSE in Painting and
teacher, Mr ColburnJackson and students Drawing and have begun their next GCSE in
Meredith Tiala 11SD and Alex Gillan 11MB Ceramics. On the 4th July we were visited
(pictured below). by local Ceramic Artist Ali Cooper, as seen
in the photo with her son Stefan Romer
10SL. Ali was able to talk to us about her
work and show us some examples. Students
were able to question her and gather a
greater understanding of how an artist
works with clay.
The students selected to collect the award
represent some of Eggar’s most talented
artists, musicians and actors.
Alex appeared in the school production of
‘Anything Goes’ earlier this year and has an
interest in amateur dramatics outside of
school. Meredith is a talented saxophonist
and plays in the school orchestra and Big
The awards were presented by the Poet, John
Agard, who gave an extremely entertaining
and funny recital from a selection of his
poetry. There was also music from a swing
singer and a jazz ensemble. According to our
two representatives our own Big Band are
much better! Mrs S Kinteh - Art Curriculum Leader
Music from the Big Band...
7OW Cake Stall
Mr Wheaton, Robert Headleand, Charlie Riddle & Mrs Cox
A big ‘thank you’ to the PSA for helping to
organise the School Fete. The afternoon was a
great success and luckily the sun kept shining!
Thank you also to the many volunteers and
pupils, and to those of you that came along to
enjoy and support this worthwhile event.
‘Exceedingly good Jam Tarts!‛
Local artist, Madeleine Allison, spent time with our Year 7 students drawing and painting
her brood of chickens!
This event was thoroughly enjoyed and as you can see from this small sample, the students
produced some excellent artwork.
On the 16th and 17th July, Year 10 took park in
On Friday 6th July Year 10 two fantastic days of art exams.
held a Barbeque to In Mr Colburn Jackson’s group the students learnt
celebrate the success of the a new skill of making felt images. They were
prefect and senior team based on the work of artist Ana Maria Pacheco.
appointments. It ended up An example of which is shown here by Edward
as a small affair but a highly Barney of 10SW.
Our Head Girl, Hayley Ward, organised
the event with the help of other senior
prefects. Mr Ward, Hayley's father, very
kindly became chef for the evening and
not a burnt sausage was seen all
evening. In fact, all came back for
seconds and thirds! There were games
and dancing and a lot of laughter. I do
In Miss Carew’s class the
believe there are some pictures floating
students made the most
around somewhere, courtesy of Nathan
Dibley. I have a feeling that these will
sculptures using willow
make an appearance in the Year 11 based on natural forms of
leaving assembly! It was a night to be shells. Seen here by Olly
remembered and an addition to my Smith 10KMc.
memories of the year group. Thank you,
Hayley, for all your hard work and to all
the other students and staff who helped
to make this a success.
In Mrs Kinteh’s class students made three
dimensional masks using clay based on an exam
paper with the theme ‘Beginnings’ as it’s title.
Seen here by Sophie Pullen 10MR.
Amazingly, we are now at the end of
Year 10. Time is flying by and it is quite
frightening to think that the Year 7s I still
clearly remember are now turning into
young adults and Year 11s! Year 10 has
been a successful year and l look
forward to more of the same with a
healthy addition of hard work as we head
towards the GCSEs.
Have a wonderful and relaxing summer
All the students were very successful and the
holiday and see you all in September!
results will be going towards their GCSE exams.
Miss N Curtis Mrs S Kinteh
Year 10, Year Leader Art Curriculum Leader
HOPPING TO 44% GAIN A CERTIFICATE
SUCCESS IN THE in the UK Junior Mathematics
KANGAROO ROUND Challenge
Back in February of this year Eggar‛s School In April 123 pupils from Year 7 and Year 8
entered 106 pupils in the Intermediate entered the UK Junior Mathematics
Maths Challenge, which resulted in two of Challenge. Nationally nearly 250,000
pupils completed the challenge.
our students being particularly successful
Eggar’s is delighted that 44% of our
and they were asked to enter the next pupils who entered gained a certificate.
round. There were five gold awards for Tom Joy
Nationally, 5,000 pupils were invited to 8SMo, Seb Tanner and Carlo Alveros both
enter the Kangaroo Mathematics Challenge. of 8REo, Louis Knight 8RCo and Paulo
Ledesman 7JH. A total of 18 Silver
Pictured below from left to right is Tom Certificates were awarded. These went
Fabian of 9SCa who was entered for the to Year 7 students Thomas Jewell and
Grey Kangaroo paper and Stuart Gagen 11SD Becky Brown of 7JW, Emily Bailey and
who was entered for the Pink Kangaroo Ross Torry 7PCJ, Cobbi Innes 7JH, Henry
paper. Harrison 7JH, Sam Mealing 7CG, Adam
Parks 7NCa and Edward James 7JH. The
remaining Silver award went to Year 8s
and Richard Verner
8LH, Claudia Vogt,
Emily Wang and
Richard Verner 8SWa,
Harvey Tanner 8RCo,
Travis Richmond and
Natalie Owen 8KN and
Laura Fitzgibbon of 8RCo.
Eggar‛s School was delighted that Stuart‛s The 31 bronze certificates were awarded
to Ben Edwards, Olivia Walton and Beth
score placed him in the top 25% of entries, Burns of 8SWa, Eleanor Sorsby and David
which gave him a Certificate of Merit. Boxall 8RCo, Stuart Sharpe and Abi
Despite a terrific effort Tom‛s score fell Boyce Reo, Lucy Stone, Katy Browning
just short of the top 25%. The first round and Jessica Lock 8LH, Rachel Craven
8KN, Max Wheeler and Emily Cook 8SMo.
is a very exacting test of logic and the
Eggar’s School is delighted at the
second Kangaroo Challenge is extremely achievement of all the entrants.
challenging, so both boys did really well in Well done!
achieving this level of attainment. Eggar‛s
School is proud to have two such superb Mrs S Woodward
mathematicians amongst its pupils.
Mr Sullivan talking to parents at the Year 6 Induction Evening
As a school, Eggar‛s constantly strives to This questionnaire will help us to review the
provide the best for our community, we situation as well as our Food and Nutrition
are currently looking at the lunch Policy, it would be very helpful if you could
provision for our students. return this to the school office.
Over the last few years there have been If you would like some ideas for a healthy
radical changes to the lunchtime provision, lunchbox we have enclosed suggestions “To
we actually started this before Jamie give your child a healthy start in life”. I
Oliver started his drive to improve school would also like to take the opportunity to
meals! The menus have become more bring an interesting website to your notice, it
diverse and much more nutritious for our is www.chewonthis.org.uk and it contains a lot
students, this improves their health as of information about all aspects of food.
well as behaviour and attention with the
removal of additives. We have also
ensured that chilled filtered water is Mr Patrick Sullivan
available to all. Deputy Head Teacher
In order to help us with this we are asking
both students and parents to spend a few
minutes completing the attached