March 2011

Grease Our school show opens on Thursday 17th March. However our Box Office is open now. Forms are available from Main Reception or can be downloaded from our School website. Ladies Pamper Night Our second Ladies Pamper Night is on Friday 20th May. This event was a huge success last year. Ticket information is available on our School website and will also be on sale during the School Show. Nothing to do on a Saturday morning? Join our fantastic drama classes! We are running three weeks of ‘Pay and Stay’ classes on Saturday 19th , 26th March and 2nd April 2011. We will also be running two one day courses in the Easter holidays. 12th and 13th April at a cost of £15 per day or £25 for the two days (10% discount for siblings). Please check the school website for more information and Enrolment Forms. Easter Holiday Sports Courses Get Fit Have Fun! These will be held from Monday 18th April to Thursday 21st April at a central venue in Mere Green. For more information please contact Mrs Lansdown (alandsdown@arthurterry.bham.sch.uk). British Red Cross and Resilience Training Well done to all Post 16 students undertaking this training. They will receive their awards from Andrew Mitchell MP on Friday 11th March. He will also be presenting the first International Young Leader Awards to students from across the city. Well done to all. Great Midlands Fun Run Sunday 5th June 2011 We are hoping to enter our biggest team ever! Entry Forms can be obtained from School Reception and will need to be returned by Friday 18th March. The Sutton Coldfield Schools’ Parliamentary Debating Competition 2010 10th March 2011 6pm School Hall Arthur Terry will be hosting the event this year after our success in last year’s competition. This competition is supported by local MP Andrew Mitchell and is a chance for Sixth Form students to express their opinions and display their argumentative skills in front of an audience. Two Arthur Terry Sixth Formers will have the chance to test their verbal ability against the other schools in Sutton Coldfield. It would be superb to have some support from Arthur Terry students and parents on the evening. If you would like to know more or are interested in attending then please contact Mr Abbey in the English department (nabbey@arthurterry.bham.sch.uk). Year 7 and 8 Rugby Training 3:30pm to 4:45pm after school every Tuesday Year 8 Football Anyone wishing to be on the team must attend Monday lunchtime practices. Starting Monday 28th February. Dates for your Diary 8th March PTA meeting 8pm to 9pm 14th and 15th March Junior School Performances of Grease 17th March School Show opening night 29th March Year 8 Parents Evening 5pm to 7.30pm (Maths, English, Science and ICT) 30th March Year 9 Parent’s Evening (Options) 5pm to 7.30pm 6th April Year 9 Parent’s Evening 5pm to 7.30pm (Maths, English, Science and ICT) Communication At Arthur Terry we are encouraged by the amount of parents and carers who now use email as their preferred method of communication and in keeping with our mission to cut down on waste and the excessive over use of paper we would like your support with progressing towards an electronic method of communication. The school has already collected email addresses from Y7 Parents and is in the process of collecting and verifying Y8 parents email addresses. With your support we intend to continue this and make it our main method of home/school communication. We will shortly be sending out letters to year 9 parents asking for confirmation of email address and then verifying that with a view to repeating this with year 10 and 11. Your support with this initiative is much appreciated. It is essential that at a time when government spending is under review, we continue to demonstrate efficiency without this affecting teaching and learning at Arthur Terry.


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