April 2012

Reminders March 2012 Examination Results GCSE Maths results will be available Thursday 19 April 2012. Summer 2012 Examinations Provisional examination timetables for the Summer 2012 Examinations have been distributed to all students. If you are concerned your child does not have their timetable or there is an error on their timetable please ask them to go to the Data Office, B3.9. GCE and GCSE Art exams are scheduled for April 2012. Summer 2012 external exams start 11th May and finish 27th June 2012. Please click here for further information. Please ensure that students have the appropriate equipment for their exams, for example calculator, maths equipment and a BLACK ink pen or ballpoint pen. Sixth form students are expected dress smartly for their exams, failure to do so may result in them not being permitted entry into the exam hall. Please note trainers, flip flops, sportswear including hoodies, shorts, crop tops etc are NOT appropriate. It is recommended that students do not bring mobile telephones with them when they have an examination timetabled, however if students need their phones they must be turned off with the battery removed for the duration of the examination, alternatively students can hand their phones in at the start of the exam. The school can take no responsibility in the possibility of loss or damage. Exam Clashes If a student has more than one examination scheduled on the same date at the same time and the exams TOTAL length are longer than 3 hours they will receive a letter with further instructions. Heads of School As we approach the end of another busy and successful term, we would like to thank all parents and carers for their support. There have been a number of exciting events and opportunities for our students, including citizenship events, sporting successes, a range of trips and visits to enhance learning and teaching in many subjects. You may have seen on our website the BBC School report which details the visit of some of our students to the Olympic Park in London. We have also had a number high profile guests such as Andrew Mitchell, Councillor Les Lawrence and Lord Rooker in school to inspire our students. The term was rounded off by a Cultural Awareness event organised by KS4 Citizenship students. Preparation for the exam season has already begun, with many subjects already running revision sessions. We would ask for your support in ensuring that your child takes full advantage of all the extra support availability and that they use the two week holiday to undertake their own independent revision. The examination timetable will be on the school website and each student will have their own printed copy. Important dates for your diary: Year 13 Study Leave: begins 17th May at 3:25pm Year 12 Study Leave: 14th May – 11th June 2012 Year 11 study leave begins 30th May at 3:25pm As the weather begins to improve, please be aware that the school uniform includes blazers and ties for Years 7 to 10 and polo shirts and sweatshirts for Year 11. Whilst we may decide to have ‘blazer- off’ days, students are expected to come to school in full school uniform everyday. Sixth form dress code is still business wear during the summer term. As ever, our students continue to impress and amaze us with their fundraising efforts. Charities supported his year include St Basil’s, Sports Relief, Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation, Acorns Hospice, the Norman Laud Trust, The Newman Holiday Trust and our partner school Rondevlei in South Africa. We’ve also had a Fair Trade Bakathon. Finally, thanks to all those parents and Friends of Arthur Terry School who contributed to the successful school show. There were an incredible number of staff and students involved. We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday the 16th April for a 8:45am start. Have a very happy Easter break. Heads of School and Sixth Form Director Themes for Food Textiles GCSE Exams 2012 Students taking either of these exams should be researching the following topics in preparation for the design element of their exam. Food Research Context: The eatwell plate Design Theme: Pasta products Textiles Context: Using rain forests as the theme, develop ideas for a textile product which include a range of fabrics and components and some modern materials. Year 13 The last official day in lessons will be Thursday 17th May. This will be followed by a Leaving Day Celebration on Friday 18th May. Year 13 Prom The Year 13 Prom will take place on Saturday 30th June at the Orange Studios, Cannon Street, Birmingham. For the first time the price of the Prom will also include payment for a Yearbook at £25.00, which will be available for collection from school on results day. Year 13 Examinations and Results This year’s “A” level results day is on Thursday 16th August 2012. If your son/daughter is unable to collect their results it is essential that anyone who is collecting the results on their behalf has written permission from your son/daughter to present to the school on collection. Any results not collected will be posted home at the end of the day. Year 11 Leaving Date Year 11s will leave end of day on Wednesday 30th May 2012, they must wear usual school uniform for all of their examinations and are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes early, i.e. 8:45am for a morning exam and 12:45pm for an afternoon exam. Year 11 Prom This will take place on Thursday 28th June 2012 at Drayton Manor Park, Tower Suite, Staffordshire. Students have received their invitations to purchase a Prom ticket for £20.00, the deadline for payment is Friday 20th April 2012. Year 11 Yearbook Yearbooks are now available to order for £8.40 via Parentpay which is our preferred method, however cheques can also be accepted (made payable to ‘The Arthur Terry School’). The deadline for purchasing a copy of the Year 11 Yearbook is Friday 20th April 2012. Year 8 Week commencing 16th April – Confirmation of Options Choices will be issued in tutor time this week. If you have any concerns or queries please contact Mrs Ban ks on (0121) 323 1147 or via abanks@arthurterry.bham.sch.uk. Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions Training Dates Bronze Practice Expedition – Kingsbury Water Park – 28-29th April 2012 (Differing departure times will be given to groups) Bronze Assessed Expedition – Stratford area – 16th-17th June 2012 (Students will travel by coach from Arthur Terry) Silver Assessed Gold Expedition – Snowdonia – 5th-9th July 2012 Music Could all parents of students who play instruments please be aware that pupils should have a padlock and name tag on their bag or case. Most cases are black and look very similar so it is easy for students to take the wrong case. It is also advisable instruments are taken home each night. Music staff cannot physically man the instrumental cupboard at all times and the school cannot take responsibility for missing instruments or instruments being taken out of bags when a lock is not on it. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter and your continued support in keeping security a prime concern. If your child is taking GCSE Music in Year 9 as an option choice and you wish for them to start instrumental lessons please can you send an email to music@arthurterry.bham.sch.uk requesting this. Please include the pupil’s name and instrumental choice. The student will be added to the waiting lists but will be given priority over non GCSE students. Please bear in mind that certain instruments have high demand and waiting will be longer for these (Drums, Guitar Vocals). Year 10 Work Experience Once you have found a placement please submit all of the details online via the school website by clicking on the Work Experience Iink, complete the form and press submit. If you are having difficulty finding a placement or have any queries please contact Jane Humphreys on jhumphreys@arthurterry.bham.sch.uk. Year 12 and Year 13 Students need to make sure they are checking both school emails and the 6th Form Blog for information about any Apprenticeships and Job or Career Opportunities which school receives. Students should check the notice board in the 6th Form Centre for the details of apprenticeship opportunities which have been advertised. Lost Property and Valuable Items Another reminder that PE kits will not be accepted after the start of the school day. Please be advised that valuable items brought in by students are at their own risk and the school will not be held responsible for them. Payment Deadlines 16th April – Ski 2012 fourth payment of £200.00 20th April – Year 11 Prom £20.00 and Year 11 Yearbook £8.40 23rd April – Iceland 2013 second payment of £200.00 30th April – Year 9 Ullswater payment of £60.00 South Africa July 2013 Information is now available for South Africa July 2013 trip on the school website. The experience is only open to current Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students. There will be 30 places and these will be allocated via an application process. Initial expressions of interest can be made via clicking HERE approximately 250 words per question by Friday 27th April 2012. SE Fitness Young Runners (13-19 years) Course We are starting a new course on Wednesday 18th April at 6.15 pm. Just turn up £2 per session Whatever your fitness level you are welcome. Just a desire to improve fitness! Phone Sally on 07788 628755 or email: sally@sefitness.com See website for more details www.sefitness.com Hockey Every Monday at 4:00-5:00pm for Years 7, 8 and 9 boys and girls. Want to learn a new sport? Need another GCSE sport? Need to learn a new skill for Duke of Edinburgh? Want to improve your fitness levels? Why not come along on Monday. Contact Miss Romaine for further details. Trampoling Club Every Tuesday at 3:30-4:30pm for all Year 8. Contact Miss Morgan for further details. The Arthur Terry Times The Spring Edition is available here. Four Oaks Children’s Centre Activities Timetable From March 2012 Call 0121 323 1121 for more information or to book. * subsidised charge ** full charge
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Toy Library “Stop and Try” Loan of toys* 9:00am-12:00pm Cluster Room, Mere Green School 07824365980 Four Oaks Child-minding Group and First Steps Network* 9:45-11:15am A ll Saints Church 07596241627 Toy Library “Stop and Try” Loan of toys* 1:30-5:30pm Mere Green Cluster Room, Mere Green School Baby Signing* 9:45-10:15am The Hub,Mere Green Next 6 weeks Course – 11th May 07596241627 “Family Guys” Dads and kids Sports and more 10:00-12:15pm Arthur Terry School Sat 28th April Sat 26th May Sat 30th June Family Support Pop In 9:30-11:00am The Hub, Mere Green 07584233492 Bumps Babies* 9:00-10:30am Four Oaks Pre School Playgroup 0121 353 7212 Milk Bar Breastfeeding support 10:00-11:30am The Hub, Mere Green Community Centre Four Oaks Toddler Group 1:15-3:15pm Four Oaks Pre School Playgroup 07811468790 Pyjama Drama** 9:30-11:30am Weekly ages 2-5 years Arthur TerrySchool 07875237361 Terrific Tuesdays During school holiday times Call for more info 0121 323 1121 New Birth Registrations 10:00am -12:00pm Leyhill Surgery 07584233492 Aquarious Alcohol and addiction support At the Hub Fortnightly 2:00-5:00pm 0121 622 2165 Parenting Courses Newhall Children’s Centre 0121 464 5170 Triple P plus creche Starts 20th April First Aid Courses* Save a Child’s Life Parents of children aged 1-8 Call for new dates in June ENTA Employment Support 1:00-2:00pm at The Hub, Mere Green Community Centre 2:30-3:30pm Midwives Post Natal Group 1:30-3:00pm Mere Green Community Centre Yoga Bugs Ages 1-3 years Cluster Room, Mere Green School 10:00-11:00am Emma 07785522550 Baby Sensory Coming soon! First Aid Courses* Save a Baby’s Life Parents of babies under 1 year old and parents-to-be Call for new dates in June Young Parents Group 1:30-3:00pm The Hub, Mere Green Community Centre Relate course for parents of teenagers Wed 14 and 21 March 10:00am-1:00pm At the Hub – Call to book Yoga Bugs Free Taster Session 12 April 10:00-10:30am Cluster Room, Mere GreenSchool Weaning Group with Health Visitors (by appt) The Hub, Mere Green 10:00-11:00am Every Fourth Tues monthly Call 07584233492 NCT Early Days 6 week course Starts 25 April 10:00am-1:00pm at the Hub, Mere Green Contact 08446873 to boo or for more information Parents with Prospects 20 week course (for parents aged 16-24 years) 10;00am-2:00pm The Hub, Mere Green Starts 22 March Grandparents Coffee Afternoon 1:30-3:00pm Every Fourth Tuesday monthly Toddler Club 9:45-11:45am All Saints Church 0121 308 5002 Baby Toddler 9:30-11:30am Four Oaks Methodist Church 0121 682 6385 Parent Toddler 9:30-11:30am Mere Green 0-5 Pre School 0121 464 6910 Parent Toddler 9:30-11:30am Four Oaks Methodist Church 0121 682 6385 Parent Toddler 9:30-11:30am Mere Green 0-5 Pre School Staged @ Drama Club at Arthur Terry School Pre School Praise 2:30pm St James Church Rhythm Time All Saints Parish Church 10:00am Babies 10:40am Toddlers Call 07823550321 Little Sutton Toddlers 1:45-3: 10pm Four Oaks Baptist Church 0121 241 8331 Pop In Play 9:30-11:30am St James Church Buggy Walking 11:00am SE Fitness at Wyndley Leisure Centre Call 07788628755 for details Rhythm Time Mere Green Community Centre 07823550321 Various classes Jo Jingles 1:00-2:00pm Four Oaks Primary School 01922420878 NCT Antenatal Classes Harvest Fields Centre 0844 243 6054 NCT Antenatal Classes Mere Green Community Centre 08442436054 Tumble Tots Various Classes Mere Green Community Centre 07969675444 Jo Jingles 2:15pm Whitehouse Common School 01922 420878 Rhythm Time Mere Green Community Centre 9:50am Pre School 10:30am and 11:15am Toddlers Call 07823550321 Rhythm Time Mere Green Community Centre 1:20pm Toddlers 2:00pm Babies Fun Art for Toddlers (ages 2-4 years) 10:00-11:30am Mere Green Community Centre 0121 464 6910 Tumble Tots Various Classes Mere Green Community Centre 07969675444 Dates for your Diary 2nd April – Easter revision 9:00-1:00pm 3rd April – Easter revision 9:00-1:00pm 16th April – Students back to school 16th to 18th April – Year 12 Biology/Environmental studies field trip (Group 1) 17th April – Friends of Arthur Terry (formally PTA) meeting at 7:15-9:00pm 17th April – Textiles Fashion show at 5:00pm 18th to 20th April – Year 12 Biology/Environmental studies field trip (Group 2) 18th April – PE Schools Day 18th April – Year 9 Core Parents Evening at 5:00pm 20th April – Year 9 Praise breakfast 24th April – Battlefields trip parents information evening at 6:00pm 26th April – Year 8 Third HPV vaccination 27th April – Year 11 Motivate breakfast 28th April – Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Practice Summer Term 2012 Monday, 16th April – Friday, 1st June Half Term: Monday, 4th June – Friday, 8th June Monday, 11th June – Thursday, 19th July Main Summer Break: Friday, 20th July – Monday, 3th September (Training day) Tuesday, 4th September (Year 7 and 12 induction) and Wednesday 5th September (Remaining students). Please note that term dates are subject to training days