October’s 2012

Examinations We now have a dedicated page for exams information on the Arthur Terry website,click here to visit the page. We hope you will find it very useful. In addition to seasonal information you and your child will find documents from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) which includes all of the regulations pertaining to examinations. November Exams 2012 Students must be dressed in correct school uniform for examinations or they may not be permitted entry into the examination room. Please also ensure your son/daughter brings the correct equipment to school in a clear pencil case, i.e. black pen (not a gel pen), pencil, ruler, rubber, maths equipment and a scientific calculator. Mobile phones are not permitted in the exam hall and the school cannot take responsibility in the case of loss or damage. Students are to arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of all timetabled examinations to facilitate a prompt start. Morning exams start at 9:00 am and afternoon exams start at 1:00 pm. Upon receipt of personalised examination timetables students are to check them carefully and if there are any discrepancies or queries go to the Data Office immediately. Students are to check the Exam Notice Board (located next to the dining hall) on the day of the exam for final confirmation of the room and seat number. If in doubt regarding anything to do with examinations go to the Data Office for clarification. January Exams 2013 Re-sit forms are now available from the Data Office and here . The re-sit deadline is Monday 15th October 2012 – please note re-sit forms will not be accepted without the subject leader signature and full payment. The Arthur Terry Rewards System At Arthur Terry we like to create a positive ethos through effective recognition of achievement, effort and progress in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. Praise is a key feature of the School Development Plan and is significant in contributing to success and personal development of all students. The school reward system is displayed in a pyramid format. The Praise Pyramid (click here to view) encourages the active and direct involvement of all staff and allows for all students regardless of ability, gender or age to be given the opportunity to achieve within the rewards framework. Central to the rewards philosophy is the expectation that all teachers will praise students, including contacting parents, as a matter of routine and means of motivating students and establishing a positive climate for learning. The principal is that Students collect as many praise points as they can which lead to half termly rewards and the end of term celebratory events. Achievement Points are recorded and circulated weekly to Tutors and shared in form time where students can celebrate together. Last year students were rewarded in many ways including gift vouchers and school vouchers which enabled them to enjoy their rewards throughout the year. Uniform Reminder At Arthur Terry we pride ourselves on our high standards and this extends to school uniform. This is just one of the areas where it is vital that parents and school work in partnership to assure success! Please ensure that your child is dressed in the appropriate uniform at all times to avoid disruption to their learning. Parents must consult the attached document before you purchase any uniform. Please Click here for the link. Maths Extra Sessions Booster sessions are taking place in the Maths department everyday in preparation for the November exam – before school, lunchtimes and after school. Students are completing a past exam paper on a weekly basis, which is being marked and then used as a revision tool. Please ask your child about their test results. Please encourage your child to attend so that they can maximise on their potential. Music Instrumental/Vocal Tuition 2012/13 If your child is bringing an instrument from home into school, please make sure that it is clearly labelled with their name and tutor group. All instruments need to be taken home on the same day and should not be left in school over night without informing a member of Music staff first. Can you please remind your child to regularly check their instrumental timetable to ensure they attend at the correct time. Music lesson contracts and invoices will be sent out to you shortly from our Finance department. Work Experience 2013 This year the dates are 1st July 2013 – 12th July 2013 inclusive. A deadline for finding a placement has been set as Friday 21st December 2012, For more information and to complete the form for the placement please click here. Please contact Jane Humphreys at jhumphreys@arthurterry.bham.sch.uk if you require any further information or help. India 2014 International Citizenship Trip This trip is only open to current year 9, 10, and 11 students. There will be 40 pupil places in total and these will be allocated via an application process. Applications should be submitted using this link ‘form’ and need to be submitted by WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2012. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered. Places will be awarded to those most deserving of a place and not on a first come first serve basis, so please take your time in considering the fullest possible answers to each question. Please restrict each answer to a maximum of 250 words. Further information about the India 2014 trip is available by clicking on this link. Theatre Visits ‘Beautiful Burnout’ On Thursday 11th October Year 12 and 13 Dance and Drama students will be going to Warwick Arts Centre to see Franti c Assembly’s 2010 production of ‘Beautiful Burnout’. Any outstanding payments need to be made asap to ensure all tickets are sold. Year 12 Drama students must attend as it is part of their coursework requirement for their AS course. If there are any queries or questions please contact Miss N Beech. A Level Design Technology Textile Revision Guide If your child is currently studying A level Design Technology Textiles it is recommend that you purchase the A Level Design Technology Textile Revision guide at the discounted price of £20.00 per book. Please pay by either Parent Pay or cheque made payable to “The Arthur Terry School”. The final date for payment is Monday the 8th of October. If you have any questions please email Mrs Hart at MHart@arthurterry.bham.sch.uk KS3 Drama Club After a successful performance in July of the KS3 Drama show ‘Alice’, KS3 Drama club is back! It will start on Thursday 4th October at lunchtimes and will continue at this time until the end of the year. Up until October half term we will be getting to know each other by playing team games and will use drama activities to build up confidence. After the half term we will start rehearsing our own version of a pantomime for friends and family to come and watch in the New Year, date and time to be confirmed. Students must try and bring a packed lunch on this day so they can eat at break time. PE U15 Hockey Boys At Wyndley Leisure Centre every Thursday at 4:00-6:00 pm until October half term. U12 (Year 7) and U14 (Years 8/9) Girls Football starting week commencing Tuesday 30th October at Wyndley Leisure Centre at 4:00-6:00 pm (squads to be announced) GCSE P.E ‘Masterclass’ Years 9, 10 and 11 GCSE P.E students every Monday at 3:30-4:30 pm Football Fixtures Wednesday 3rd October U12 St Arthur Terry v Great Barr (H) Monday 8th October U12 Arthur Terry v Bishop Challenor (H) Wednesday 10th October U13 St Edmund Campion v Arthur Terry (A)*Yenton Playing Fields Residential Trips This year there are a number of residential UK and international trips planned for students to enjoy and look forward to. Aberdovey, Wales, Year 7 – 7th to 9th December 2012 Auschwitz and Krakow, Sixth Form – 18th to 21st February 2012 (Subscription closed) Iceland 2013 (Subscription closed), Years 10, 11 and 12 – 16th February to 19th February 2013 Dorset 2013, Year 12 – 24th to 26th March 2013 Ski 2012/13 (Subscription closed), Years 7, 8, 9 10, 11 and 12 – 29th March to 6th April 2013 Spain 2013, Year 8 – 29th March to 6th April 2013 (Information to follow) France 2013, Year 9 – 12th July -15th July 2013 (Information to follow) South Africa 2013 (Subscription closed), Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 – Summer 2013 Belgium 2013, Year 8 Outward Bound, Ullswater, Year 9 – (Provisional) India 2014, Years 9, 10 and 11 – February 2014 Half Term Payment Deadlines 5th October – Maths Watch CDs (Foundation and Higher) £3.60 5th October – Ashes Hollow 2012, £16.008th October – Textiles A Level Textbook, £20.00 12th October – Liverpool Art Trip, £14.00 12th October – Additional Science Textbook, £2.9919th October – Biology A Level Textbook, £17.99 Lost Property and Valuable Items In future lost property that has not been collected from reception will be taken to the charity shop on a monthly basis, so please ensure to check with our reception staff for any items your child may have lost as soon as possible. Any PE kits will no longer 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. The Friends of Arthur Terry The Friends of Arthur Terry—formerly known as the PTA would like to invite you to their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 16th October. The meeting will follow on from the Year 7 Welcome Cheese and Wine Evening that will start at 7:00 pm and should begin at approximately 8:15 pm. Minutes of last years AGM are available on request from school. September Winners 200 Club 140 M.Edwards £50 56 R.Penny £25 148 N.Poole £15 23 C.Stone £10 Training Choir – Year 2 upwards This takes place on Fridays from 5:15-6:15 pm at the Arthur Terry School. This new choir gives a fantastic opportunity for younger pupils in the area to benefit from vocal training and singing tuition. It also means that when they reach Year 5, they will have the chance to earn a place in the main choir that meets each Wednesday. The children will learn a variety of pieces, and will also gain experience in areas such as breathing techniques, posture, singing in parts and good diction – as well as general commitment and attendance. This will be good preparation for the main choir itself, where commitment is expected for a whole year. As always, lots of fun will be at the heart of what we do! Subscriptions are £25 per term. If your child is interested in joining, please get in touch by contacting Richard Jeffries or Helen Willetts on 07736 318 340 or 07981 957 061. Or visit our website www.fouroaksclusterchoir.weebly.com We look forward to hea ring from you! Cluster Orchestra Calendar The school calendar can be found on the Arthur Terry website. It has all the update to date information about events taking place throughout the year. Click on the link to view current and future events for the 2012-13. The calendar is updated regularly to keep you informed and can be referred to at any time. Dates for your Diary 3rd October – Yr 11 Parents Information Evening at 6:00 pm 6th-8th October – Duke of Edinburgh Silver Practice at Dark Peak (Any queries please email dofe@arthurterry.bham.sch.uk) 9th October – Yr 12 Ashes Hollow River Trip 9th October – Yr 8-12 Careers Fair at 4:00-8:00 pm, Sutton Town Hall 10th October – Beautiful Burnout Trip at 7:30 pm 11th October – Year 11 Maths Parents Information Evening at 6:00-7:00 pm11th October – Drama Theatre Visit at 7:30 pm, Warwick Arts Centre 16th October – FOAT AGM at 6:30 pm 17th October – Sixth Form Open Evening at 5:45 pm 17th October – Yr 10 Parliamentary Trip 20th-28th October – Half Term 29th October – Yr 11 Prize Giving Assembly 30th October – Yr 10 Prize Giving Assembly 30th October – Yr 9 Liverpool Art Trip 31st October – Yr 9 Prize Giving Assembly 31st October – Yr 13 P4 and P5 Trip to Brindley Place 1st November – Yr 8 Prize Giving Assembly Autumn Term 2012 Monday 3 September to Friday 19 October Half Term Holiday: Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October (1 week) Monday 29 October to Friday 21 December Christmas Holiday 2012: Monday 24 December to Friday 4 January (2 weeks) Spring Term 2013 (Training Day 7th January 2013) Monday 7 January to Friday 15 February Half Term Holiday: Monday 18 Feb to Friday 22 Feb (1 week) Monday 25 February to Thursday 28 March Easter Holiday 2013: Friday 29 March to Friday 12 April (2 weeks + 1 day) Four Oaks Children’s Centre Activities Timetable From October 2012 For a timetable of events being held please click here for the link to the website. Call 0121 323 1121 for more information or to book. Four Oaks Children’s Centre And New Hall Children’s Centre NEW COURSES COMING SOON – PHONE NOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE Family Guys – multi sports for dads/male carers and kids aged 3-11 years £1.50 per child at the Arthur Terry School on: Saturday 27th October Saturday 24th November Call 0121 323 1121 Maths and English Skills – Levels 1-3 and ESOL (details attached) – New Hall Children’s Centre Wednesdays 9.30–11.30 am (with free crèche), call 0121 464 5170. Incredible Years – Parenting Course – New Hall Children’s Centre Starts Wednesday 17th October, 9.30–12.00 pm (with free crèche), call 0121 464 5170. Baby Signing – Taster Session Monday 22nd October at the Hub, Mere Green, 3.30-4.00 pm, Plus new six week course starts Friday 2nd November , 9.45–10.15 am.