A SPECIALIST SCIENCE COLLEGE MARCH 2007
Issue No. 4
Eggar’s Maths Challenge Winners!
In February, 106 pupils from Years 9, 10 and 11 Josh Brown and Emily Wheeler 10MR, Matthew
entered the Intermediate Mathematics Jeffs 9HR, Hanna Gilbert 9SCa, Christian
Challenge. Goacher 9JF and Louis Fox 9J.
We are delighted to report that 40% were awarded 24 Bronze Certificates went to Morgan Fripp
certificates in this exacting test of logical 11MB, Will Mitchell and Emma Sharpe 11JS,
reasoning. Laura Ellens and Nick Bagley 11CH, Sarah
This year two students, Tom Fabian 9SCa and Carter 11AS, Harry Martin and Meredith Tiala
Stuart Gagen 11SD have been very successful, 11SD, Thomas Husbands and Adam Ellis 11AS,
their scores mean that they are through to the next James Smith and James Luff 10MR, James
round, the Kangaroo Challenge. Cameron 10KMc , Christian Rossiter 10MR,
Both Tom and Stuart obtained a Gold Certificate, Kimberley Brigdale 10CB, Chris Capper 9HR,
as did Hayley Ward and Heather Rowland, both of Jasmin Steel and Cameron Alexander 9DW, Izzy
10CB. Bulpitt and Jennifer Saunders 9JF, Vikki Minett
There were a further 14 Silver Certificates and Guy Randall 9DS, Kathryn Whitehead 9HR
awarded to Lydia Hutchinson 11JS, Laurence and Bryony Jones 9AV.
Taylor and Sarah Moore 11SD, Ben Lynn 11AS, Well done to all those who took part and good
Eleanor Regin 11KM, Alistair Jenner 11MB, luck to Tom and Stuart in the forthcoming
Peter Allen 10SW, Rosemary Croft 10KMc, Kangaroo Challenge!
extravaganza of the year!
“The smell of the grease paint, the Adrenalin was certainly pumping all week
roar of the crowd.” This was the spirit and much learning was done both on and
and atmosphere in Eggar‛s school hall on off stage.
the week of 5th March 2007 as the The cast really played their best and
curtain went up on the Eggar‛s production particular note must be made of Ben Lynn
of ‘Anything Goes‛. Even though grease- and Alex Gillan in Year 11, both of whom
paint has now been superceded by more portrayed unusual and entertaining
modern and comfortable makeup, the roar characters, leaving the audience in fits of
of the very large crowds were still in giggles. The show went on even through
evidence, and they were not roaring as a sickness as Oli Buckingham in Year 10
result of the wonderful refreshments knows only too well. The audience would
offered by our very supportive PSA - not have known the backstage trauma‛s as
although well they might - but in response he professionally performed out front!
to the superb performance which was Now that is commitment.
given by the 70 strong cast, supported by The truth is that all who were involved in
our excellent school band, backstage the production, in any capacity, had a
crew, teachers and helpers. wonderful time and should be fully and
There is no doubt that pupils excelled generously congratulated.
themselves during the five performances One final word (or three), next time
of the show and dreaded the anti-climax auditions come round pupils had better
of the following weekend! sign up fast, in fact I would recommend
them to ‘Step in it!‛
It all began six months ago when the We had a good reaction from the audience
auditions took place for the school and the atmosphere each night made us feel
production of Cole Porter‛s Broadway musi- at ease. My favourite night was definitely
cal ‘Anything Goes‛, which is set on a cruise the last night, because I thought everyone
liner in the 1920/30s, sailing from America tried their hardest to do their best as they
to England. knew this was the last time we were ever
The auditions consisted of acting, singing going to perform ‘Anything Goes‛. The
and a dance routine. Once the roles were teachers and helpers were presented with
given out, along with the scripts, rehearsals gifts and applauded by the audience, we then
began. My part in the musical was as one of all sang the finale again.
the SS American‛s passengers. I hope everyone who came to see the musical
The rehearsals took place on a Monday and had as much fun as we did making it and
Wednesday after school, but after performing in it. I am also looking forward
Christmas rehearsals increased and the taking part in the next school production.
pressure was on!
The teachers must have felt very anxious By Olivia Walton 8SWa
the night before the first performance
hoping everyone would remember their lines
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Mr s E H
AND DANCE ….
Special congratulations should go to Jess who
learnt the dances from scratch in a very short
time. As the performance nights drew ever
closer, tension mounted, months of hard work
were gradually coming to a close.
During half term costumes were decided upon
and the dancers had time to rest. Back to
school, final rehearsals took place including a
gruelling timetable over the weekend before.
On Monday 5 March the cast and dancers
finally had the chance to perform in front of
local primary schools. It then seemed a long
Back in October 2006 the decision was made wait before the first performance. Opening
for Eggar’s School to show the production of night eventually arrived and emotions were
`Anything Goes’. After a vigorous audition running high.
process and hard decisions made by the The first performance took place and was very
teachers the lead roles were cast as well as successful and continued in the same way for
twelve lead dancers for the dance group. the following three nights.
Immediately rehearsals began.
The dancers rehearsed twice a week for
months learning the choreography helped by
myself. In the New Year, rehearsal times
increased to three times a week, everything
was running smoothly, the dances were
complete, the girls were feeling confident
when disaster struck. Sarah Moore, a lead
dancer and ‘Reno Angel’ fell in the snow and
broke her ankle! After much deliberation
Jessica Withers, already a cast member
became a dancer. Melissa Ogden became an
Angel and Beke McLean successfully filled the
lead Angel role. Rehearsals then became
once again very hard as the dancers had to I would personally like to add a huge ‘thank
relearn several routines. you’ to our dancer’s Ella Goldsmith, Jenny
Happel, Beke McLean and Melissa Ogden as
Reno’s Angels, along with Amira Sahraoui, Jess
Nixon, Malaika Oyortey, Lindsey Childs, Becky
Froy, Alice Pearson, Shannon Davis and Jessica
Withers a Reno’s Angels. It was very tiring at
times, and they didn’t complain…much! Their
hard work paid off and they performed
Well done to Emily Bailey 7PJ and
BOY‛S RUGBY Ellen Reid 7CG who raised over
The Year 7 Group
£40 for Comic Relief by holding a
contains a great number
tombola stall during breaktime.
of natural athletes and
sports people. This years They sold all their tickets in 15
Charity for Rugby match minutes!!
was a huge success raising
over £65 for the Kware Project, and
revealing an enthusiastic attitude towards RISING STAR!!!
rugby that has been unseen in recent years. Aimee Mackenzie 7JH is certainly a
The boys have trained hard over the last few talented musician. On Saturday 10th
months and their commitment to training, February, Aimee performed her own
learning and improving is commendable. composition ‘Worth It‛ at the EHDC
Mr Gibb is confident this hard work will pay Show Off Talent Contest. She has
off over the next few fixtures, and see the received the brilliant news that she has
Year 7 rugby team establish themselves as a qualified for the finals which will be
force to be reckoned with. held at Barton Hall, Horndea n
Special thanks must go to Mr Gibb for taking Technology College on Friday 13th April.
the training sessions. Well done Aimee! We look forward to
GIRLS‛ NETBALL you get on
Congratulations to the Year 7 at the
Girls‛ netball squad who finals!
competed in the Aldershot and
Farnham District Tournament.
They not only faced other
schools but battled against the
elements as they played in sleet, snow and
biting winds. They eventually came fifth out
of fourteen schools. Well done!!
Miss Carter has commented that the squad
has fantastic potential. Those in the squad
are: Hannah Steel, Fleur Walker, Jasmine
Weston, Megan McLachlan, Holly Winstone,
Emily Bailey, Evie Day, Lottie Trigg and Beth Well done to the whole of Year 7 on an
Martin. A huge thanks also must go to Miss awesome half term and Happy
Year 7 Leader
This half term seems to have flown by, and
Year 8 have been working incredibly hard. I
am delighted by the progress and attitude of
Year 8, and this has been reflected in the
Spring Progress Reviews.
Thank you to all those who attended Review
Day and don’t forget your targets over Easter A selection of pupils took part in the
so these can be transferred into your Student TES Newspaper day and produced
Planners next term! a newspaper to an exceptionally
high standard. This has to be
completed in just one day and all
I was delighted by the amount of t h o s e i n v o l v e d s h o u l d b e
Year 8 pupils who took part in the congratulated, we are now waiting
for the competition results .
school production “Anything Goes”.
A big cheer to all especially Year 8
pupils Claudia Vogt as American
Heiress Hope Harcourt, Charlie
Yarrow as Elisha Whitney, Keiran This term we had a visit
Lenachan as the SS American‛s to the Natural History
Purser, Connor Fielder as Fred the Museum in London
Bartender and Ben Gillan as an FBI organised by the
Science and Geography
Agent - you were all fantastic! Departments.
During the trip the pupils
During this half term learned about Natural
Year 8 have been Hazards and Ecology topics which are
involved in the Mock covered in the Key Stage 3 Curriculum.
As this trip was during National Science
All those involved did week Year 8 were able to focus on Global
really well and the best Warming and the potential effect this could
of luck for the next have in our lives.
round of Trials in May.
Congratulations to Gemma Kingshott I look forward to seeing you all at the Year 8
Parent’s Evening on Thursday 26th April.
8KN for winning the SNAP disco poster
competition! The poster competition was
open to local schools and Gemma has a Miss L Rogers
prize choice of either an MP3 or DVD Year 8 Leader
YOUNG GEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2007
Now into its seventh year, the Geographical This project will take you to the northwestern
Young Geographer of the Year competition regions of the Namib Desert, traditionally known
aims to inspire and encourage the next as Damaraland. This harsh tribal wilderness
generation of geographers, travellers and area runs parallel to the Skeleton Coast
explorers. National Park, and is home to a small popula
tion of desert adapted elephants.
You will be assisting the project staff in
This year‛s question: Can recycling following and monitoring the movements of
save the world? these elephants. We spend days out in the
desert on patrol, camping wild and living close
to the earth, elephants and people. As well as
For older readers, we want a magazine article
that brings the issue to life. It can be in any
e l e p h a n t ,
style you wish – a dramatic firstperson report,
a balanced and reasoned argument, a report
on one crucial aspect of the debate or any in
r h i n o ,
terview with a key figure. But it must inspire
o s t r i c h ,
and enthral; it must make us all think about
s p r i n g b o k ,
the world’s future.
k u d u . A t
YOUNG GEOGRAPHER 13-15 YRS night, you’ll
almost certainly hear the roar of desert lions!
WIN! A volunteer placement for
This project is part of a longterm initiative that
you and a guardian to work with
is aimed at finding solutions to the ever growing
desert elephants in Namibia, problem of facilitating the peaceful cohabitation
courtesy of Global Vision between subsistence farmers and the desert
adapted elephants through research, education
International and Elephant–Human and development. The project was launched in
Relations Aid. December 2001.
Young Geographer COMPETITION ENTRIES TO
prize from Global MRS SUTEHALL BY WEDNESDAY
Vision International 18TH APRIL 2007
ALL ENTRIES WILL RECEIVE A SMALL PRIZE.
ALL ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED AT EGGAR‛S
AND THERE WILL BE PRIZES ALLOCATED BY
THE GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT
ALL ENTRIES WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE
For further information www.geographical.co.uk.
“An Incredible Experience”
Amery Hill and Eggar’s Schools visit to None of the impact of Auschwitz was lost on
Auschwitz and Krakow. the students, many of who were visibly
upset by what they saw. But they acted with
This was a unique event in more than one great dignity and sensitivity and were a
respect. Neither school had previously taken credit to themselves and their schools. They
students to Auschwitz and there had not been questioned how such events were allowed
a joint residential visit of this kind between the to happen. Some questioned the nature of
two schools. The visit was going to present humanity, one Year 11 student said that she
several challenges, not least of which was the “felt dirty as a human being; how could
focus for the visit – the issues raised by the people do this to each other?” The visit to
holocaust as embodied by Auschwitz. The the massive Birkenau complex ended with
visit was a joint venture between the Religious our guide inviting us all to light a candle in
Studies Departments with the aim of ‘bringing remembrance of those who died and to
to life’ the issues being studied in the “leave behind the badness, and to take
classroom. away a sense of hope”.
Day One The evening was a contrast to the sombre
The visit was intensive. We left Alton at mood of the day. Our evening meal was at
1.00am on Wednesday 15 February, the Klezmer Hojs Jewish restaurant. We
travelling to Stansted to meet our guide and were treated to an excellent traditional meal
catching the 6.20am flight to Krakow. Ahead accompanied by a live band playing
of us was a full day exploring the ancient traditional Klezmer music. The students
Jewish quarter of Kazimierz; a visit to Oskar really loved it, joining in the singing and
Schindler’s factory and the site of the clapping. The band couldn’t really believe it
infamous Plazow labour camp, both featured when many of the students wanted to buy
in Spielberg’s’ ‘Schindler’s List’. After such a their CD at the end of the evening, and our
long day it was a welcome relief to get back to Polish coach driver was equally surprised
the hotel before the evening meal in the when asked to put the CD on for our journey
centre of Krakow. back to the hotel!
Day Two Day Three
We set off for the centrepiece of our visit, a We spent our final day in the centre of
tour of the former death camps of Auschwitz Krakow. It is a stunningly beautiful city
and Birkenau. Whilst the students and staff centre, dominated by the incredible main
had been well briefed prior to the visit, nothing square. Students had time to explore and
can really prepare you for the stark reality of buy souvenirs. We also visited Wawel castle
what Auschwitz represents; that is the means before more sightseeing and preparation for
for carrying out the mass murder of millions of our return home.
people. What remains is a terrible reminder of
what human being are capable of and a This was truly a moving and memorable trip
warning to future generations that prejudice for us all.
and discrimination are powerful and Mrs C Gerlach
destructive forces. RS Curriculum Leader
School Calendar 2007 Dates for your diary
April 2 13 EASTER HOLIDAYS
16 INSET DAY
19 Y7 Geography/Art trip to Living Rainforest (Group X)
20 Y7 Geography/Art trip to Living Rainforest (Group Y)
23 Y10 Geography Calshot trip departs
25 Y10 Geography Calshot trip returns
Spring Concert 19:00 (originally listed as 22nd March)
26 Y7 Science Reptile Day (TBC)
Y10 Art Full GCSE
Y8 Parents Evening
27 Y10 Art Full GCSE
30 Y10 Exam week
May 3 Y11 Full GCSE Art
4 Y11 Full GCSE Art
7 MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY
9 Y10 Drama GCSE
14 Y10 Work experience begins (2 weeks)
Y8 & Y9 Geography Calshot trip 1st half departs
16 Y8 & Y9 Geography Calshot 1st half returns/2nd half departs
Y11 Leavers dinner at The Grange Hotel
18 GCSE Music
Y8 & Y9 Geography Calshot 2nd half return
23 Y7 Reports to Parents
24 Y9 Trip to Barcelona return May 28th
28 HALF TERM
June 4 School returns
7 Y10 GCSE Drama
Y7 Parents Evening
11 Y9 Non core exam week
12 Y10 Leisure & Tourism visit to Guildford Spectrum
Y10 H&SC visit to Treloar College TBC
14 Y6 Induction Evening
19 Y4, Y5 & Y6 Open Mornings 9:0012:00
20 Y4, Y5 & Y6 Open Mornings 9:0012:00
Y10 Reports to Parents
Parents Dropin Session in the Library 17:3018:30
22 Y7 Modern Foreign Languages trip to Boulogne
23 School Fete PSA 13:0017:00
25 Y10 Modular Science Exams
26 Y11 Repeat Module Science exam
Y6 Induction Day
27 Sports Day
28 Y10 Parents Evening
29 Evening with the Big Band 19:30
July 2 Progress Review Y’s 7, 8 & 10
3 Founders Day
5 Awards Evening
6 Y9 Belgium Trip
9 Music Tour of the Black Forest, Germany
13 Music Tour of the Black Forest, Germany returns
16 Y7 XHalf Science trip to Marwell Zoo
17 Y7 YHalf Science trip to Marwell Zoo
18 Dress rehearsal for Music Challenge in Hall
19:00 Music Challenge in Hall
20 END OF TERM
On Saturday, 3rd March, the Mock Trial team Performing under such professional scrutiny and
arrived at Aldershot Magistrate‛s Court in under the watchful eye of the many cameras
nervous anticipation of the day ahead. After present, required a lot of courage. The Eggar‛s
months of preparing as lawyers, magistrates, Mock Trial team were certainly brave and their
witnesses and court staff, today they would performance on the day was spectacular. Despite
battle against two other local schools, Robert the nerves, every member of the team was
May‛s and Mill Chase, as prosecution and exceptional and after an impressive showing,
defence, with their performance judged by real managed to seal the judges‛ approval. The
magistrates and legal professionals! As if this Verdict; Victory for Eggar‛s!
wasn‛t incentive enough for the frantic Following this first round success in a National
butterflies in many a stomach, BBC South and Competition, the team certainly felt that justice
various other local newspapers, decided that had been served. They will now go on to compete
they too wanted a piece of the action. at the Regional Finals at Southampton
This years ‘case‛ was contributed by the RSPCA Magistrate‛s Court later this May, where a place
and involved a neglected rabbit. Georgi Boyce in the National Finals will be up for grabs.
8KN as defendant Sam Beatter, pleaded not For the Mock Trial team, this is a very exciting
guilty of the crime and successfully played the proposition. Catherine Davis spoke for the whole
part of an innocent nurse, who had been team. “We had a really great time at the court
wrongfully accused. With such strong defence and are looking forward to going to Southampton.
lawyers in Natalie Owen 8KN and Ellie Sorsby Hopefully we can win that round too and get
8RCo behind her, she was in good hands. The through to the final.”
prosecution however, did not give them an easy They were praised by the MP for Aldershot,
ride. Catherine Davis 9AV, lead prosecution Gerald Howard, shortly after he handed each
lawyer, had an eye for detail and a very student their certificate. “You have put in so
authoritative demeanour. Charlotte Pugh 8SWa, much preparation and what you have done today
our second prosecution lawyer, was extremely is amazing. I thought the confidence you showed
confident. Her more strategic approach belied and the ability to think on your feet was
the killer questions. The witnesses were also a absolutely tremendous and I congratulate all of
credit to the team. Harriet Granville-Jones you.”
8KN, Kathryn Drury 8SMo and Emily Wang
8SWa certainly had to use their skills in
improvisation and remain calm under demanding,
and sometimes aggressive, questioning from the
Our legal adviser, Kate Chapman 8RCo, was very
precise about the law, which she dictated in a
clear and confident manner. Behind the scenes,
the magistrates, Summer Rawlings 8KN, Emily
Hodkin 9AV and Joshua Atkins 8LH, worked
extremely hard to arrive at a fair verdict.
But the star of the show was Thomas Rasburn
8RCo, the court usher, who was even offered a
job at the end of the day!
Congratulations to the team and good luck in the
Regional Finals! Mrs K Nessa
SPECIAL NEEDS INFORMATION
Hampshire County Council
Parent Partnership Service
Totton College, Totton, Southampton Schoolcomms is a system that allows
Saturday 28th April 2007 the school to communicate with all its
members students, parents and
staff, by email, SMS text message and
This Special Needs Information Day is
aimed at offering information and
advice to parents and carers of children
and young people with special needs.
Representatives from a variety of Key benefits
organisations will be available through- · Get your school letters direct to your
out the day to answer questions and email address.
provide information about their services
· No more important letters lost on
and activities. the way home or in the bottom of a
Information will be available about a school bag.
wide range of special needs, including
autism, dyslexia, hearing and visual · Text messages direct to your mobile
for short or emergency contact.
impairment, and learning difficulties and
how parents and carers can access · Help the school to save money and
support in their area. time.
The event is open to visitors from
· Be up to date with the latest
10.00am to 3.00pm Totton College, information.
Southampton, and admittance and
parking are free. · Attendance features allow the school
to contact you promptly if your child
There will be a variety of talks and
has not been in registration.
workshops throughout the day, on topics
included ADHD, Understanding Chil- · You can be notified by text or email
dren‛s behaviour, Transition Planning, if your child is not in school without
Communication Difficulties, Brain Gym, explanation.
Diet and Nutrition and Wills and Trusts. · School can prompt you with links to
Places on the talks and workshops will other useful sources, their web site,
be limited, must be booked and priority Parents’ gateway or DfES sites.
will be given to parents and carers.
· Newsletters can include photos and
The Honeypot Bus will be coming along pictures.
to offer some play activities for
children accompanying their parents to · High security and compliant with
data protection legislation.
the information day.
For further information please contact
the Parent Partnership Service on
Find out more information in the
01962 845870 or email
meantime at http:www.schoolcoms.com
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning the school office.
Examination Invigilators Required
We currently have vacancies for
Examination Invigilators to supervise
examinations at Eggar’s School in May
and June this year.
Eggar’s School The pay scale for these positions is Lo
London Road, Holybourne, Alton, cal Government Scale 2: £7.18 per
Hampshire GU34 4EQ
Telephone: 01420 541194 Fax: 01420 593412
If you are interested, please write to or
11 – 16 Mixed Comprehensive, 810 on roll telephone our Examination officer,
Mr Nigel Holmes, by 27 April 2007 on
Head Teacher: Mrs F Martin MA
OFSTED JULY 2004 – ‘This is an outstanding
Senior Science Technician
We require an enthusiastic person with a Science
or Technology background. Previous experience
preferred but not essential, to join this successful
School team from May 2007. Eggar’s School
London Road, Holybourne, Alton,
The role includes management of the Science Hampshire GU34 4EQ
Technical team as well as the preparation of Telephone: 01420 541194 Fax: 01420 593412
equipment for lessons, support with equipment in
the classroom, equipment ordering and budgeting. 11 – 16 Mixed Comprehensive, 810 on roll
We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of Head Teacher: Mrs F Martin MA
young people and expect staff to share this OFSTED JULY 2004 – ‘This is an outstanding
commitment. If successful you will be required to school’
undertake an enhanced criminal record check.
Design and Technology Technician
We require an enthusiastic person with a Technology
background and previous experience preferred but not
Food Technology Technician required essential, to fill the above vacancy from May 2007.
This role includes the preparation of equipment for
If you are an enthusiastic person prepared
lessons as well as some support with equipment in the
to turn your hand to a variety of tasks to fill classroom, equipment ordering and budgeting.
the above vacancy to cover longterm
sickness and can start as soon as possible
then this is the job for you. Post and hours During the Easter holidays please access
can be flexible. This role includes the job application forms via our school website
preparation of equipment for lessons as www.eggars.hants.sch.uk
well as some support with equipment in the or contact Eggar’s School on 01420 541194 or email
classroom and equipment ordering. Pippa Ellwood with your application and CV to
We have recently received complaints
regarding the droppingoff of children
at the school entrance with the driver SCHOOL TIES
then turning around We have a few children who
in the entrance to are regularly coming to
depart. school not wearing a school
We would appreciate tie and are borrowing a tie
all drivers using the
for the school day. We are
school entrance and
finding either the ties are
exiting from the
not being returned or the same children are,
Holybourne Road junction – this will
by habit, choosing to forget their ties.
ensure the safety of all drivers and
Please could you ensure your child has the
correct school uniform for school, if a new tie
is required these can be purchased for £4.00
Cyclists from the school office.
We have had a number of calls recently from
Thank you to all parents for
members of the community reporting
using our automated
students not wearing cycle helmets. Please
Absence Telephone Line to
remember that students wishing to cycle to report a child’s illness on the
school need: first day of absence from
school. This system helps us
· Front and rear lights in knowing whether a child
· Safety helmet should be in school, or if
· Working brakes something may have happened on the journey
· Cycle permit to school.
Should a pupil need to leave school part way
through the school day for a medical
appointment, please write a note to this effect in
their Student Planner, as we are not able to
We know Year 7 and 8 were allow students off site without parental consent.
extremely disappointed to have the On your child’s return to school following an
absence, please write a note in your child’s
Valentine Disco postponed due to bad Planner or a letter sent to your child’s Tutor.
weather. We are pleased to announce
the PSA are currently organising a Please note from September
Summer Disco. We are hoping this 2007 the price of a
replacement Student Planner
will take place during May and we will
will be increased to £4.00,
confirm the details as soon as these can be purchased from
possible. the school office.
Miss Carew‛s Year 8 Art students have created fantastic headdresses as
part of a Native American Art project. Well done to all students! Plans to
display all students‛ photographs are underway!
Amelia Bias-Beale 8RCo, Vanessa Anderson Summer Rawlings 8KN, Natalie Owen 8KN,
8KN , Natalie Owen 8KN, Freya Bradshaw Freya Bradshaw 8LH, Vanessa Anderson
8LH, Ellie Sorsby 8RCo, Katy Taylor 8KN, 8KN
Georgie Boyce 8KN
Dan Shaw 8RCo, James Arnott 8LH, Paul Georgie Boyce 8KN, Ellie Sorsby 8RCo,
Esplin 8KN, Stefan Skarbinski 8KN, Katy Taylor 8KN
Christian Brohier 8KN, Alex Wood 8RCo,
David Boxall 8RCo, Ryan Winter 8LH
Well, another term has passed and what a
busy one it has been! However, the
summer term will be just as busy as Year
10 have work experience and, not
forgetting, the prefect process including
head boy/girl and senior prefects
interviews. I have received many
applications and look forward to being able
to inform all the successful candidates
Although it has been a short half term when we have our Prefect Assembly after
it has been a very important one for the Year 11s leave.
Year 9. I have been very impressed Academic Review Day was another
with the way that the year group have successful event and I would like to thank
chosen their GCSE Options. They have Year 10 parents for attending as I, and
many others at Eggar‛s, feel that this day
all taken their time and picked options
is valuable in helping to keep pupils
that suit their abilities. Year 10 and focused on their future academic
the start of GCSE‛s does not seem to achievements. This year is a very
far away now!! important basis for the approaching year
I would also like to congratulate the with GCSE exams and the more that
Year group on their mock SATS re- students achieve during this time in their
subjects and options then the greater the
sults, with the year group doing very
successes in Year 11.
well. On Thursday 1st March, Year 10 had a
With more revision and time spent on Political Awareness Day for their
Sam Learning (ten hour challenge – Citizenship Curriculum. Ms Sandeman
over Easter!) I look forward to seeing received notification from the visitor
the final results. speakers who attended this day to say
that they had been very impressed with
I hope every one has a relaxing and
the work ethos that the students had
enjoyable Easter. exhibited during the discussions and
activities carried out as part of the
Mr Eost delivery of the topic. Well done, Year 10
Year 9 Leader and congratulations for making such a posi-
tive impression upon these visitors.
Enjoy the Easter break! You all deserve it!
Year 10 Leader
Just a few words about the ski trip to My thanks go out to the students,
Austria last half-term…it was brilliant! without whom my first ski trip wouldn‛t
Well I did say just a few words! have been so successful and to staff
who gave of their half-term to be
No really. All the weeks of preparation there. Thank you!
for this trip were well, well worth it. The
accommodation was excellent as was the Wishing you all long and cherished
food. Our host was very hospitable and memories.
the scenery was stunning. There were
several ‘bluebird days‛ and even a sighting
of a lost moose!
Ginger Gerbil - on behalf of: Ms AB,
Wombat, Plank, Hampster & Grandad!
The progression all students made
during the week was nothing short of
phenomenal – notwithstanding piste
My main aim for the trip was that
students have long lasting memories and
that they will be badgering those at home
to go again and again and again...(sorry!)
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opportunity, thank you for one of
the best weeks of my life.
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when making payments to the large notes can often be difficult.
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Envelopes should be handed directly next term. Currently, we have a
to a member of the Reception Team waiting list in operation for many
– no money should be left on the instruments, and pupils may lose
Reception desk. Cheques should be their place if payment is not
made payable to “Eggar’s School” received on time.
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of cash to school with your child. Easter.
For parents who do not hold a
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issued. If you have not already
done so, you may like to take
advantage of our standing order
facilities currently in operation for
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