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The Founder’s Day Mass is 9am. this Thursday, 26th. November. Families are very welcome to join us.
All Year Nine students have been individually given their parental-permission forms to be completed so that they may attend Park Place next month. Form 9a. will be going on Wednesday 9th. December as previously arranged; but 9a. has had to be changed. Their date is now Tuesday 15th. December (not 4th This is now the Advent Festival) (The photographs are of our 2008 visit to Park Place)
Kindly return the form by this Wednesday 25th, addressed to Fr. Michael
Timetables for this years examinations have been issued to Tutors and should be shared with students from Friday 20th November. Parents who wish to receive their own copy should contact Jane Saunders in the College office. Year 9 students start on Friday the 27th November but other year groups will begin theirs during the week beginning 30th November. Year 7 parents should note that this years Theatre trip falls on Wednesday 2nd December during this examination season.
The national campaign against bullying culminates in a series of high profile events during this week. Parents and students may be aware of messages running through various BBC news reports and stories in the press. The College has themed assemblies over the last few weeks and posters raising pupils awareness have been displayed. The school council will be reviewing the schools anti-bullying policy on Friday and Mr Lickley will be feeding back to them the results of the Anti-bullying Questionnaire issued last week.
In English, Form 7 and Form 7A have been reading ‘The Ghost of Thomas Kempe’, by Penelope Lively. This story tells the tale of a young boy who is threatened and bullied by a ghost from the 17th Century. Two examples of the students work are displayed, it is hoped to publish more in a booklet that will be released to parents next week.
James’ Poem to Thomas Kempe – Libby – Form 7
You’re always here taunt me
And tell me what to do.
The Vicar, Mrs Verity and my family too.
You kicked my dog.
You horrible hog.
So here is my revenge.
Be gone and leave this place.
Please leave in peace the human race.
So on behalf of Oxfordshire,
Be gone you and all of my fear.