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SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril20141SalesianSchoolEasterNewsletter2014SALESIANSCHOOL 2SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014Welcometothelatesteditionofourtermlynewsletter.WehadadifficultstarttothistermwiththedeathofInaColesourrecentlyretiredChaplain.Inahadworkedattheschoolfornearly40yearsandattendedasastudentpriortothatsoshewasverymuchpartofthefurnitureandissadlymissedbyallwhobenefitedfromhergoodwork.Weweremostgratefulforallthecardsandlettersofsupportwereceivedandforthefactthatsomanypeoplecametothefuneraldespiteitbeinghalfterm.WeplantoholdamemorialserviceforInaatsomepointnexttermandwillpostthedetailsontheschoolwebsite.PartofInaslegacytotheschoolisournewchapeltheestablishmentofwhichsheplayedasignificantpartin.ThechapelissituatedinthecentreoftheschoolandprovidesafocusforourspirituallifewhichrunsthrougheverythingwedoatSalesian.ForthosewhoareinterestedinkeepingupwithourthemeoftheweekyoucancatchupwiththisalongwithMrsJamesweeklythoughtsonTeachingLearningonournewblogathttpsalesian-blog.fill-in.net.BeingrecognisedasagreatCatholicschoolisjustasimportanttousourhighacademicstandardsandtowardstheendofMarchwehadourSection48inspectionwhenateamfromtheDiocesecameandlookedattheCath-oliclifeoftheschool.Thankyoutoallthosewhotookthetimetocompleteparentalquestionnairesthisformedanimportantpartoftheevidenceandmadeasignificantcontributiontotheoutcomeoftheinspection.WhilewehavenothadthefinalversionofthereportandthereforecantyetrelaytheofficialoutcomeitwouldbefairtosaythatthejudgementislikelytobeinlinewithourrecentOfstedinspection.Ilookforwardtosharingthiswithyouearlynextterm. SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201433WeareembarkingonanumberofexcitingprojectsfromthestartofnexttermthereisanarticleenclosedaboutourproposedcentreforchildrenwithautismandwearelookingforwardtosharingmoregoodnewswithyouverysoonwithregardsourbidtobecomeaTeachingSchool.ThetitleTeachingSchoolisalittleconfusingasthisisobvi-ouslywhatallschoolstodobutifdesignateditwillgiveusthelicencetotrainteachersandfutureschoolleaderssupportotherschoolsandplaceusatthecuttingedgeofeducationaldevelopment.InordertoapplywemusthaveatrackrecordofsuccessinourownschoolincludingarecentoutstandingOfstedjudgementanddemonstratethatwehavehadasignificantimpactonhelpingotherschoolstoimprovetoo.TobedesignatedaTeachingSchoolisagreataccoladeandwillbetesti-monytoallthathasbeenachievedherebyourschoolcommunityoverthelastfewyears.Weareverypleasednottobesayingfarewelltoanymembersofstaffattheendofthisterm.TheoneslightexceptionisatemporaryfarewelltoPinaFagentwhohasbeencoveringSophieRidersmaternityleaveintheHistoryDepartment.MissFagenthasdoneagreatjobhereoverthelasttwotermsandwearedelightedthatshehasacceptedanoffertore-jointhestaffonapart-timebasisfromSeptember.Asalwaysithasbeenanaction-packedtermandIhopeyouenjoyreadingaboutsomeofwhathasbeenhappening.Thankyouonceagainforallyouhavedoneasparentsandfriendsoftheschooltosupportuswecouldntachieveallthiswithoutyou.OnbehalfofeveryoneattheschoolpleaseacceptourbestwishesforahappyandrelaxingholidayandajoyfulEaster.JamesKibbleHeadteacher3MrKibblespeakingataMasstohonourInascontributiontotheschoollastDecemberhostedinthechapelshehelpedtoestablish 4SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril20144 SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril20145NewFacilities6HouseNewsRinaldiRuaSavioandZatti8Skitrips10EnglishattheGlobe12Science14REandtheAshalayam16Mathematics20SchoolNoticeboard21ModernForeignLanguages22Art25Music26Business28PhysicalEducation30DukeofEdinburghAward38OxfordAhoy41SixthFormfutures42YoungEnterprise44SixthFormtasterday46Reminderattendance48LeftHappyYear10skiers-seepage10 6SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014WearedelightedtoreportthatSurreyCountyCouncilinpartnershipwiththeNationalAutisticSocietyNASispro-posingtodevelopaspecialistresourcecentreatSalesianSchool.Thecentrewillhaveplacesforupto20youngpeoplewithautismandwillprovidethestructuredsupporttheyneedtoaccessfullyinclusiveschoolplacements.TheCouncilisrespondingtolocaldemandformorespe-cialisedplacesforstudentsinSurrey.Buildingithererec-ognisesSalesianshistoryofsuccesseducatingchildrenwithautistic-relatedlearningdifficulties.Itrepresentsauniqueopportunityforustoextendourcaringandinclu-siveethostoagroupofstudentswhoseneedscannotcur-rentlybemetclosetohome.Italsomeansaccesstoadditionalexpertisewithintheschooltosupportthestu-dentswealreadyteachwhohavebeendiagnosedasbeingontheautisticspectrum.The20placesonoffer-approxi-matelyfourperyeargroup-willbeaddedtotheschoolscurrentpupilallocation.HeadteacherJamesKibblesaysWearedelightedtosupportthisinitiative.Wehaveasuccessfulrecordofsup-portingandincludingchildrenwithautisticspectrumlearn-ingdifficultiesandarekeentobeabletoputthisexperiencetoevenbetteruse.WelookforwardtoworkingwithSurreyCountyCouncilandtheNationalAutisticSocietyasweconsultontheplansoverthecomingweeks.PlanningpermissionforthebuildingrighthasbeenapprovednexttothetenniscourtsattheGuildfordRoadsiteandthedetailsoftheproposalarenowopenforcon-sultationwithstakeholders.YoucanfindtheconsultationdocumentsintheLetterssectionoftheschoolwebsite. SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201477 8SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014TheValentinesHeartsOnValentinesdaychocolateheartswerehanddeliveredtofriendsandlovedonesraisingawhopping93.98.BlinddateTheyear11sranintothehallwaitinginanticipationforourHouseepisodeofBlinddate.Ahugethankyoutoouryear11contendersandteacherswhotookpartinparticularMrClarkwhoactuallyperformedtheBeyoncdanceroutinetowintheheartofMsJenkins.Thiswasamassivesuccesswithlaughterbeingheardfromthegymtothestaffroom.Anexcellentlunchtimewithlotsofmemoriesmadetogivetotheyear11sbeforetheygooffontheirnextadventure.TheTasteBudChallengeSomeofthechallengesonofferwerethemarvel-louslyentertainingchubbybunnymarshmallowtrialthedrycreamcrackercontestthehow-many-pieces-of-lemon-including-peel-can-you-eat-in-one-minute-without-pulling-a-facemonstrosityandthefastest-duo-to-eat-the-most-jellytournament.Allhouseswererepresentedbycontestants.MsJenkinsdidanoutstandingjobinthelemoneatingraceandMrBalltookpartinboththelemoneatingandthejellyraceafterwhichhelookedabittheworseforwear.Welldonetoallthosewhotookpartorhelpedraising35forhousecharities.UpcomingeventsWeareallverymuchlookingforwardtoRAGDAYourmajorfundraiseroftheyearforourHousecharities.WealsohaveourRedorBlackcompeti-tioncomingupinthesummertermthebigfatquizandsportsdaysolotstoorganiseandlotsofmoneytoraise. SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril20149St.PatricksdayWhatanemotionaldayforMissOConnorbeingIrishandhavingsuchabigIrishcommunitythebuzzintheairwasincredible.KT13stoletheshowwiththeirliveperformancesofRunawayandTwistandShout.AhugthankyoutothesupportfromourIrishteachersinpar-ticularMrsMillwardwholeadtheSiegeofEnnis.ThisdaycouldnothavebeenthesuccessitwaswithoutthehelpandsupportofMrThomasandthemanyRuahelpers.BecauseofthemandthesupportoftheSalesiansweraisedawhopping175fortheBarakacharityandwillbeabletochangethelivesofmanyyoungkids.MissThorpeMissOConnorMissJenkinsandMissMcGarronHeadsofHouseHouseLeaderBoard1stSavio12841points2nsRua12031points3rdRinaldi10970points4thZatti10585pointsLotsmorehousepointsupforgrabsintheSummerTermtohelpyourhousetowintherewarddaytrip9 10SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014OneofthehighlightsofthistermdefinitelyhastobetheannualYear10SkitriptoSaalbach.AfterwebidfarewelltotheparentsatGuildfordRoadonFriday14thFebruarywestartedourlongjourneytoAustria.Thesmilesandlaughterweresustainedfortheentire24hoursdespitewhatcanonlybedescribedastomachchurn-ingferrycrossing.UponreachingSaalbachandgettingkittedoutinallthegearwegotachancetounpackandgetacquaintedwithourhomeforthenextweek.Itssafetosaythateventhosewhohadallthegearandnoideamadeexcellentprogresswithallstudentsmakingitdownthebluerunsbytheendoftheweek.Thosemoreexperiencedskiersdefinitelyputthestafftothetestandenjoyedsomefastpacedexhilaratingskiing.AsevertheSalesianspiritprevailedwithallthegroupsformingtightfriendshipssupportingeachotherandsharingintheirsuccessesandenjoyingafewlaughsatthenotsosuccessfulrunsOntopofskiingintheeveningwewerealsoabletoexperiencetheAus-triandelightsincludingasledgeridethroughthewoodlandanicehockeygameice-skatinganightclubvisitandachancetotrysomelocalice-cream.Howeverwithallthisfuntobehaditdidleaveusallveryexhaustedbytheendoftheday.WhilealltheYear10swerefantasticsomespecialawardsweregiventothefollowingpupilsStefanoDiGregorioforallroundprogressLaurenWardforperseveranceandthebestskierawardwasajoinprizeawardedtoWillHnatowandKatieAshby.ThestudentswereacredittoSalesianschoolwiththePGLrepresenta-tivesskiinstructorsandcoachdriversallremarkingonhowwellbehavedandpolitethestudentswerethroughoutthetripwelldoneYear10 SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril20141111 12SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014EnglishOn10thFebruaryallofyear7visitedShakespearesGlobeTheatreinLondon.Crammedintofourcoachesweleftearlyinthemorning.AlthoughblearyeyedwewerefullofexcitementandYear7swereyearningforsomelearning.AfterourarrivalattheGlobetherecon-structionofShakespearesoriginalthea-treweweremorethanreadytoseethespiritualhomeofGreatBritishwriting.Wewereluckyenoughtobedirectedthroughthetheatrebyeightincrediblyknowledgeabletourguidestheytoldusofhowthebuildingwasoriginallycon-structedandreconstructedwithonlywoodshowedustheimagespaintedonthetheatrewallsanddemonstratedwheretheangeliccharacterswoulddescendasiffromheaventhroughaceilingtrapdooronthestage.Therewasanothertrapdooronthefloorofthestageforthedevilishcharacters.AfterourviewingofthetheatreitselfwherewealsolearntaboutthepennystinkersaskyourYear7wediscoveredevenmoreaboutShakespeareandtheElizabethaneraintheGlobesexhibition.Manythankstoalltheteacherswhoaccompaniedusonthetripandforallthehelpbehindthescenes. SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201413 14SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014ProblemSolvingCompetitionEveryyearSurreySatroorgan-isesacompetitiontotesttheabilitiesofteamsofschoolstu-dentstoconstructworkingmodelsoutofsimplematerialssuchaspaperbatteriesandlightbulbs.Thesearealwaysachal-lengetodesignandgetworkinginarelativelyshortperiod.OliverSchildSeamusDunneSeanBarrowDanielKusytschLaurenceBrownandLouisHivesalltookondifferentrolesmadeanexcellentprototypeandenjoyedtheeveninggreatly.PhysicsOlympiadThePhysicsOlympiadisafiendishlydifficultexampaperbasedonProblemSolvinginphysicsoftentopicsthatarenotpartofastandardsyllabus.SomanycongratulationstoAmyMcCormickwhoachievedaBronzeAwardatASandBenHodkinsonaCommendationatA2.WelldoneChemistryOlympiadMeanwhileAmandaLonerganAnthonyHuckleandJonathanSinclair-Wil-liamsalltookpartintheChemistryOlympiadon11thFebruary.Thecom-petitionisrunbytheRSCand5682studentstookpartacrossthecountry.AmandaandAnthonyachievedabronzecertificateonly30ofcompeti-Sciencedepartment SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201415torsachievedthis.Jonathanachievedagoldcertificateonly7.4ofcom-petitorsachievedthisIwasveryproudofthesestudentsandtheythoroughlydeservedtheirexcellentresults.AppliedSciencevisittotheBourneHealthClubAppliedScienceisanewAleveltoSalesianSchool.Partofthecourseinvolvesvisitingbusinessthatusescienceandlearnhowthescienceisusedineverydaywork.SooneTuesdayafternooninsteadstayinginaclassroomatschoolthestudentsmetwithJamesthemanageroftheBourneHealthClub.AtouroftheClubfollowedandwelearnedthedetailsofhowthepoolwateristreated.WewerehorrifiedtohearthatawideareaofChert-seywouldhavetobeevacuatediftherewasanaccidentinvolvingthechlorinegasused.Thestudentsgainedalotofusefulmaterialfortheirassignments.ThenextvisitwillbetoaBreweryinChiswick15 16SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014DonBoscoAshalayam2014OurannualvisittotheSalesiancentresinKolkatatookplacelastmonth.NeedlesstosaythevisitstotheDonBoscoAshalayamhomeswereverymoving.Wetookout40giftsforsponsoredchildrenfromtheirsponsorsaswellas610tee-shirtsthankyoutoallthosewhosentusclothestotakeouttoIndia.SnippetsofreflectionsfromthosestudentswhotravelledouttoIndiasumuptheoveralleffectofthetripwellIhaveneverbeensoproudtocallmyselfaSalesian...IamhonouredbytheworkthattheSalesiansofDonBoscoaredoinginIndiaandtheirdedica-tiontotheAshalayamboyswemet.Itwasstrikingtoseehowpovertyandwealthstoodside-by-sideinIndiawithslumsnexttomarketplaces.whicharenextto5-starhotels...beingaSalesianreallydoesmakeyoupartofawiderglobalcommunityonethatisreadytowelcomeyou.WhatIlearntouttherewasaclearguideofhowtobehappynotsomekindoftheorythatyouwouldeverhavetothinkaboutbutaclearcutexampleofitinactionandinhindsightIwasntexpectingsuchasimpleresultfromthetrip.Ithinkthethingthatsurprisedmethemostwastheunassuminggentleandlovingnatureofallthepeopleweencountered-whereverwewentweweregreetedwithbigsmiles.Thistrip...hasmademeappreciatehowluckyIambutmorethanthatithasmademerealisehoweasyitistohelp.ThetimespentinIndiachangesyourperceptionchangeshowyouviewyourselfothersandtheworldwelivein.VisitingtheAshalayamhomesthatweraisemoneyforwasahumblingandeye-openingexperience...thesupporttheyreceivefromtheAshalayamoffersthemmorethanjustfoodshelterandeducation.TheyareprovidedwithalovingsupportivefamilyReligiousEducation SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201417environmentwhichiscrucialtotheirhappiness...nothingsetsyouapartfromthesepeopleotherthanchance.WhenvisitingMotherTeresastombthereweremanyquotationsabouttheimportanceofsmilingandthisresonatedwellwithwhatIexperiencedonthistrip.Aneducationtotheseboysmeanseverything...thistriphastaughtmethatyoucanmeetacompletestrangerfromacrosstheworldanddespitelan-guagebarriersandmajorculturaldifferencesyoucanhaveaninstantcon-nectionasaresultofbeingaSalesian.Ihavefoundaprojectthatinspiresmetobepartofsomethingbigger.YoucanwatchavideoofourtriponYoutube.PatriciaLopezLemaCharlotteManserEmilyPerrymentSusieKilburnClaireCoteJulianCarlssonGraceManning17 18SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014DonBoscoEncounterTuesday4thMarchwasDonBoscoEncounterTheSixthFormerswhohadtravelledtoKolkataintheFebruaryhalf-termfedbackontheworkofDonBoscoAshalayaminIndiawhilsttheYear7pupilsactedoutashortplaywrittenbyMichaelBurnsYear8onthelifeofDonBosco.TheeveningwasthethirdDonBoscoeventsince2012aspartofourpreparationsforthebicentenaryofhisbirthnextyearittiedinwiththeBritishSalesianProvincesDonBoscoEncounterwhicharrivedinChertseyinearlyMarch.TheSixthFormersspokeoftheworkthattheSalesiansaredoingfortheyounginoneofIndiasmajorcities.Inparticulartheyfocusedontheworkdoneforvulnera-bleandstreetchildreninDonBoscoAshalayam.Theiraccountswerehonestandthoughtprovoking.ItemsmadebytheAshalayamchildrenwereonsaleattheendoftheeveningwhentheSixthFormerswereavailabletochattoanyonewhowantedmoreinformationontheirtriptoKolkata.AttheotherendoftheagerangewereourYear7pupilswhoperformedashortplayonthelifeofDonBoscoundertheexpertdirectionofMsNeal.Theproductionwasbothinformativeandhugelyuplifting.InfactthewholeeveningwasarealupliftingexperienceshowingtheimpactofDonBoscoontheyoungeventoday. SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril20141919 20SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014Zombieescapeplan...WeareverypleasedthatfourstudentsfromYear8havebeenabletoattendaseriesofMathsMasterclassesatUniversityofSurreyonSaturdaymorningsworkingonextensiontopics.TheyhavelookedattopicssuchasMathsTheSimpsonshowtoescapeaZombiehordeandthemathsbehindcodesandcryptography.Theyalsocompetedasateaminaninter-schoolTeamChallengeinHighWycombeworkingverywelltogetherandshowingconfidenceinalltherounds-includingaMathsRelayWelldonetoTomFryJessicaCoyerHenryHawkinsandPierceAdamsfortheirefforts....andothereverydayproblemsEachyearweenterYear10studentsintheIntermediateMathsChallengeaproblem-solvingactivityrunbytheUKMathematicsTrust.ItencouragesthemtousetheirMathsskillstopuzzleoutanswerstoavariedrangeofinterestingproblems.Itisdesignedforbrightstudentsandonlytheveryhighestofthoseareawardedacertificate.Thisyear31studentsgotcertifi-cateswithBestinSchoolgoingtoEleanorHill.AspecialmentiongoestoJoshMcDaidEddieMoriartyandHarryRoberts-HuntfortheirSilvercer-tificatesshowingoutstandingthinking.MathematicsStudentscollectingtheirMockexamresultsinJanuary.Nextstop-therealthing SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201421SchoolnoticeboardYear10CareersTalksOntheafternoonof24thJuly2014wearelookingtoinvitepeopleintotalkabouttheirchosencareer.Youwouldneedtobeatschoolat1pmandwewouldbefinishedby330pm.Weneedpeopletodeliverashortsessionafewtimestosmallgroupsofstudents.Weareinterestedinasmanydifferentcareersaspos-sible.Ifyoufeelyoucouldgiveyourtimewewouldlovetohearfromyou.PleaseemailMrMcCannonbmccannsalesian.surrey.sch.uk.HomeworkHelperNexttermwewillbelaunchingShowMyHomeWorkSMHWtoallpupilsinyears78and9.SMHWenablespupilsandparentstoviewhomeworkandresourcessetfromteachersthroughasecurepersonalisedportal.PasswordsandmoreinformationwillbesentoutinthefirstweekbackafterEaster.YoucancurrentlyviewthefacilitybyselectingtheSMHWlinkfromourschoolwebsite.SafetyonsiteForthesafetyofourstudentsandstaffcanyoupleaserememberthatunlessyouarepickingupasickchildyoumustnotdriveontothesiteatanytimebefore10amorbetween3pmand4.45.Ifyouaredrivingonsitepleaseadheretothe5mphspeedlimitandonlyparkinthemarkedbays.Donotatanytimedoubleparkorblockthemainentranceasthisisforemergencyaccess.Thankyou.FollowthePEdepartmentonlineYoucanfindallourlatestsportsresults-andnewsofupcomingfixtures-onournewwebsitewww.salesiansport.co.uk.Andfortheverylatestnewskeeptrackofusontwittersalesianpe21 22SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014BeginnersArabicatSalesianYears9and10pupilshavebeenofferedtheopportunitytostudyArabicasanafter-schoolclubonceaweeknextterm.Thesestudentsputthemselvesforwardforthisopportunityandwrotesomeveryimpressiveapplicationsastowhytheyfeltanexposuretoabrandnewlanguagewouldaffordthemmanyopportunities.WelldonetothesepupilswhogavetheirveryfirstArabicconversationallessonagoonlylastweek.WelookforwardtoseeingthemmakeprogressthankstoMrsMesmarourArabicteacherandherexpertise.LanguagesModernForeignBusybeesCongratulationstoourfourFrenchandSpanishregionalfinalistswhohavewonaplaceintheRegionalFinaloftheRoutesintolanguagesForeignLan-guagesSpellingBeeacompetitionforstudentsinYear7topractiseandimprovetheirvocabularyspellingandmemoryskills.Atstages1and2ofthecompetitionstudentshadtotryandspelloutloudasmanywordsastheycouldusingtheFrenchSpanishalphabetfromalistof100.WewishthemtheverybestofluckinBrightononFriday25thApril2014 SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201423LesvisiteursFranaisWeweredelightedtowelcomea30studentsand4teachersfromaSale-sianLyceeinStEtienneFrance.ThepartyspentmostofthedaywithourFrenchsixthstudentsenjoyedatypicaldejeuneranglaisinthecanteenatHighfieldRoad.Lotsofconver-sationstookplacebetweenthestudentsandcontactdetailsexchangedsotheycancarryontheconversationpractice.OurYear11studentswerethenputthroughtheirpaceswhenthelyceensspentalessonwiththem.ItwasasuperbdaysuperbEnglishweatherforonceandwasthoroughlyenjoyedbyall.LosvisitantesEspaolesInMarchweweredelightedtowelcome18SpanishstudentsandtheirteachersDavidandMariaLuisafromSalesianosinMadridaspartofournewSpanishexchangeprogramme.OurYear10and12studentsshowedsuchcourageandgenerositybywarmlywelcomingtheirSpanishstudentsintotheirhomes.Thankstoallthefamiliesinvolvedastheydidamarvel-lousjob.OurstudentswillsoonbevisitingMadridinMayandwillexperi-encethesecondlegofthisculturalandlinguisticexchange.23 24SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014GabrielleandEllenwantedtotellusmoreTheSpanishexchangestudentscametotalktoYear8pupilsonemorningonlotsofdifferenttopicslikefoodinSpainplacestovisitinMadridSportsandtheirexperiencesatlearningEnglish.Itwassointerestinglis-teningtothemtalkinSpanishandwealllearntalot.AlsoIwasfortunatetohaveaSpanishexchangestudentstayingatmyhouseasmybigbrotherisinYear10.JuanCarloswasverykindandverygoodatEnglish.Wewereallverysadtosaygoodbyebutwehaveorganisedforhimtocomebackinthesummerwhichwearelookingforwardto.IamalsolookingathavingaSpanishexchangepupilinthefutureJuanCarloshasasistermyageGabriellaPuntonInafirstforSalesianSchool18SpanishexchangestudentscametosurreytoexperienceBritishlife.SomeoftheplacestheyvisitedincludedtheLondonEyetheBritishMuseumOxfordtheNaturalHistoryMuseumandCamdenMarket.IwaspairedwithMariaMuozRuao.Wehadsomuchfuntogether.Itsgreattomakenewfriendsinternationally.Afteraweeksstaywithmyfamilyweweresadtosaygoodbyebutexcitedatthepros-pectofvisitingMadridinMayAdiosEllenSpeed SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201425ArtdepartmentIthasbeenanotherexcitingterm.Year7areundertakingtheirfinalpiecedrawingspaintingsandsculpturesfortheirSweetThingsobservationaldrawingproject.Year8arejustbeginningtheirwirebugsculpturefinaloutcomesandYear9havebeenbattlingwithformalperspective.Year10studentsareabouttostarttheirfirstfinalpiecesinresponsetoWoodlandandYears11-13arenowwellintotheirexamprojects.TheGuildfordRoadartroomsareopenregularlyatlunchtimesandafterschoolandatHighfieldRoadweareopeningMondayandFridayaftercollege.Year11into12daywasverysuccessful.ProspectiveASartistsandpho-tographersenjoyedthedayandproducedsomereallyinterestingworkincludingstringwallsculpturesbelow. 26SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014MusicdepartmentEventhoughthespringtermhasonlybeenashortoneithasbeenashecticasalwaysThishasbeenatermoftripsourKS3GiftedandTal-entedcohortwenttoseetheLondonPhilharmonicOrchestraperformorchestralpiecesincludingStarWarsmusicbyProkofievandShostakovichandanincredibleperformancebyJonathanMeyeronthesitar.AnamazingdayoutattheRoyalFestivalHallwashadbyall.AfewweeksearliertheGCSEmusicianshadbeentothesamevenuetoseeperformancesoftheirexaminationsetworks.Thiswasaccompaniedbyananalyticalcommen-tarysoveryusefulfortheirGCSEpreparation.Therehavebeenlotsofopportunitiesforshowcasingtheamazingtalentofourstudentsthisterm.AspartofourcommitmenttothewiderEcumenicalcommunitywesingattheWomensWorldDayofPrayereachyear.ThisyearitwasatStAnnesandthechoirweretreatedtoaLentenLunchafterwards.OurfourschoolmassesfortheFeastofDonBoscoonJanuary31stwereanotherchanceforthechoirtosingforthewholeschool.ThefollowingweekBattleoftheBandsonFebruary7thwasasuperbeveningandarealprivilegeforalltheretoseethetalentofourstudents.SomeofourverybestschoolbandsperformedinfrontofapanelofjudgestowinaprizeofadaysrecordingsessionatWaterRatStudios.Afteracloselyfoughtcontestwiththestaffbandprovidinglightreliefifnotrealcompe-titionfirstprizewasawardedtoGraceManningJDMullensandJackHollidayinYear13allpreviousorcurrentmusicstudents.SpringtermculminatedinourannualSpringConcertright.AlongsideoursevenchoirsAfricandrumminggroupandorchestratheaudiencewasalsotreatedtoperformancesfromourverytalentedsoloistsallbeautifullylitunderHighfieldRoadhallsnewlyupgradedstagelighting.ThatwasntquitetheendofthetermthoughwevejustfoundtimetofitinauditionsforoursummermusicalTheSoundofMusic.Pleasedocomeandsupportusat7pmonthe10th11thor12thJulyatHighfieldRoadHallat7pm.RebeccaClareyHeadofMusic SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril20142727 28SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014EtonCollegeTheFutureoftheBritishEconomyOnWednesday19thMarch2014theEtonCollegeKeynesandPoliticalSocietiesjoinedforcesforapaneldebatetitledTheFutureoftheBritishEconomyand8youngBusinessandEconomicsstudentsfromSalesianschoolwereinattendancealongside600studentsandteachers.TherewasanesteemedpanelofspeakersKwasiKwartengMPConservativePartyDavidBlunkettMPLabourPartyNatalieBennettLeaderofGreenPartyLordBilimoriaChairmanofCobraBeerandJonathanPortesDirectoroftheNationalInstituteofEconomicSocialResearchdebatedtheprevailingissuesconcernedwiththeBritishEconomyandwhatliesaheadinthefuture.TheeventtookplaceatEtonslargestauditoriumSchoolHall.Manypressingeconomicmattersweredis-cussedsomemoreheatedthanotherswithviewsonScottishindepend-enceandmethodsofgrowingtheBritisheconomyoftendividingthepanel.Questionswereraisedbymembersoftheaudienceaimedtotesttheresolveofthespeakersandtheirviewsonthesematters.Thiswasextremelybeneficialtothestudentsasthisgaveusarealinsightintothevariousmethodsofachievingsus-tainableeconomicgrowthandwhytosomecurrentmethodsareunsustainable.OverallIbelieveeachandeverypersonpresentwasprivilegedtohavewitnessedsuchahighlyregardedpaneldebatingissuesthatwillbeofgreatimportancetousinthenotsofarfutureinoneofthemostesteemedcollegeswithintheUK.BusinessEconomics SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201429TimHarfordHowtorunorruinanEconomyOnthe28thofNovember2013elevenyoungEconomistsventuredtotheRoyalEconomicssocietyAnnuallecturepresentedbyrenownedeconomistTimHarford.TheeventwasheldattheRoyalInsti-tutionofGreatBritaininLondonandMrHarfordspokeofhowamanfromNewZealandBillPhillipschangedtheeconomicworldweknowtoday.PhillipsAfailingstudentattheLondonSchoolofEconomicscreatedamachinewhichexplainedtheintri-caciesoftheeconomyasawhole.Itwasarevelationatthetime.InterweavedwiththestoryofMrPhillipsTimHarfordspokeabouttheEconomicworldasweknowittodayandexploreshowfarwehavecomesincethenonhowtorunorruinanEconomy.ThiswasextremelyinsightfultousasEconomicstudentsaswecouldprac-ticallyseehowmethodsandmechanismswelearntaboutintheorywerereallyappliedtotherealworldandinparticulartheeffectsthishasonaneconomy.Knowledgethatwasonceonlyusefulforanexamwasnowcon-textualisedforusprovidinguswithagreaterinsighttothepracticalworldofEconomics.ConcludingafterquestionswereraisedtoMrHarfordabouthisthoughtsontheEconomytheeveningdrewtoanendleavinguswithamuchgreaterunderstandingofthepracticalityofEconomictheorytheeconomyasawholeandourownpersonalviewsontheBritishEconomyandthedirectionwebelieveitisheading.httpwww.flickr.comphotospoptech7467970406 30SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014PEPhysicalEducationY11RugbyU16CountyChampionsWhatanemphaticwaytoendaseasonthatdidntstartinthemostauspi-ciousofcircumstancesadrawtoBishopWandinafriendlyisnothowweenvisagedkickingoffourseason.Howeverachangeinattitudeandfocusfromalltheplayersespeciallywheretrainingwasconcernedreallypaidoff.BeatingRoyalAlbertandAlexandernarrowlyinRound2oftheSurreyStateSchoolCuphavingbeendown21-12athalf-timereallyunderlinedourdeterminationtoregainthecrownthatwelastwoninYear9.Wecruisedthroughthequarterandsemi-finalsagainstFullbrookandWeydonrespectivelyconcedingonlyonetryintheprocess.NextcamethebigonethefinalagainstHowardofEffinghamwhowelostto33-12inlastseasonsfinal.Weallfeltthatweowedoneanotheramassiveperformancetomakeamendsforthepreviousyear.WeputinourheartsandsoulsandsomeofusourbodiestosecurethewinGeorgeandEdwerenoticeableinthisregard.LukeElvidgescoredthecrucialtryintheinthefirsthalf.Wedefendedheroicallyandgotwhatwedeserveda7-0winandbecamethefinalwinnersofthe2014CountyCup.WewouldliketodedicatethiswinfirstlytoGeorgewhounfortunatelywenttohospitalandespeciallyMrBryceandMrOReillywhoworkedtirelesslyintrainingandonmatchdayswithoutthemwewouldneverhavebecometheteamwearetoday.Thankyou.EdEmmanuelYear11Captain SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201431SalesianSchoolYear7Rugby201314Salesianwasfortunateenoughagainthisyearwithalargeinfluxofenthu-siasticclubandnovicerugbyplayers.Throughouttheyearacommittedgroupofaround30playershaveattendedtrainingandrepresentedourschoolalloverSurreyandBerkshire.TheYr7boyshavecompleted14fixturesand1sevenstournamenttodatewinning9losing4anddrawing1furthermorefinishing2ndinthedistrictRugby7stournamentoutofnineSurreyschools.ThisteamtooktotheattackingstylesynonymouswithSalesianrugbyfromdayonemovingtheballandattackingwithruthlessefficiencyusingthesquadssubstantialamountofpaceandpower.Thismentalityisdemonstratedbytheirtotalpointsforagainsttotalsfortheentireseason336155reflectingtheirdominanceoverthemajorityofteamsfaced.MovingthroughthecountycuptournamentourYr7ssuccessfullybeatRodboroughOxtedRutlishandAshcombeschoolsontheirjourneytothefinal.OnSaturday29thMarchthefinaloftheCupwasheldatCobhamRFCwhereourboysfacedHowardofEffinghamastrongrugbyschoolboastinglargeamountsofclubplayers.ThesizeableHowardteamwerestrongestintheirforwardswhowereaggressiveandphysical.Salesiandemonstratedtheirsuperbdefencewithgreatlinespeedanddominanttackles.InattackourboysmovedtheballfromtouchlinetotouchlineavoidingtheopposingforwardpackandfindingInothernews...AmongsomeoutstandingteamperformancesseeleftandbelowinapackedrugbyseasonYear9splayedthemostgameswinning12outoftheir16fixturesandYear8XVdefeatedOxstedSchoolintheSurreyPlateCompetitionwhileYear9XVtouredWaleswheretheyplayed2gamesvisitedtheMillenniumStadiumwatchedCardiffBluesbeatUlsterandweretrainedbyWalesmostprolifictryscorerShaneWilliams.Thankstoalloftheplay-ersparentsandstafffortheirhardworkandcommitmentespeciallytheFloydfamilywhosponsoredalltheteamsthisseason.31 32SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014gapsinthedefence.Athalftimeitwas21-7Salesiandespitethelackoffouroftheirusualstartingline-upduetoclubrugbycommitments.AninjurytoflyhalfMClarkmeantTCursonshadtostepupaskcickerforthefirsttimeinthesecondhalfsuccessfullyconvertingtwooutofthreekicks.HowardofEffinghamcamebackwithferociousballcarryinganddangerousattackinggettingthembackintothegameat26-21Salesian.WithfourminutesleftourdefencescrackedunderthesheerweightoftacklesrequiredandHowardlevelledthescorelinewithaconversiontocome.Howardtooktheleadwiththeconversiontakingthescoreto28-26adeficitthatSalesiancouldntclawbackinthefinal2minutes.WithlargeamountsoftheSalesiancommunityinparentsguardiansandpeerswatchingtheboysheldtheirownintheirfirsteverCupfinalinaSalesianjersey.Bothteamsdemonstratedfairplayenjoymentcommit-mentandteamworkinanenthrallingdisplayforparentguardiansandthelocalrugbycommunity.Thisyear7teamhasincrediblepotentialandImsurethiswontbethelastCupfinaltheyseeduringtheirtimeatSalesian.Congratulations-MrBrowne SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201433FootballReviewYear7TheYr7footballteamhashadagoodseasononthewhole.Theyvehadsomebigvictoriesandafewhumblingdefeats.TheboyshavebeenacredittotheschoolandhavealwaysrepresentedSalesianwithdistinction.TheirrecordatthemomentstandsatPlayed9Won4Drawn1andLost4.Theyvescored33goalsandconceded21soallthegameshavebeenentertainingTheBteamhavealsoplayed3gamessofarwith1moretoplay.Theyhavewononeandlosttwo.ThebiggestachievementsofarthisyearwaswinningtheannualInter-SalesiantournamentagainstFarnbor-oughandWandsworthbeatingFarnborough5-1andWandsworth7-0.TheboysareplayinginaDistrictCupQuarter-FinalonFriday21stMarchwiththehopeofreachingthefinalatWokingStadiumlaterintheyear.OurtopscorerthisyearisTomCursonswith7goals.TopscorersfortheBteamareChristianSilverWillDeNorohnaDanielSantiago-CorreiraCharlieHillandJacobHill.Year10TheYr10footballteamhashadamixedyearwithsomeimpressiveper-formancesthatdidntgettheresulttheboysdeserved.TheyhavearecordofPlayed12Won4Drawn1andLost7scored19andconceded30.Theystillhaveacoupleofgamestogosohopefullytheywillimprovetheirrecordbytheendoftheseason.TopscorersfortheYr10sareGeorgeSandersonRoryRaynorandLukeDrummondallwith3goals.Inthebattleoftheyeargroupthe10.2sareleadingtheseries1-0thankstoa3-1victoryearlierintheyear.Year11TheYr11teamhavehadagoodseasonwhichreflectstheorgrowthasateamoverthelast5years.Theyplayed4gamesWon2andLost2.Scored11goalsandconceded10.TopscorerswereLukeMentonandTomBeckettwith2goalseach.33 34SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014GirlsHockeyTheYear7girlshavecontinuedtheirskilldevelopmentwelloverthetermandhaveshowngreatcommitmenttotheclub.InthefinalfriendlytheAteamgaveagreataccountofthemselvesagainstSirWilliamPerkinsSchooldrawing1-1despitedominatingplayandshowingthattheyarenottobeunderestimatedTheBteamhavelearnedalotaboutstrategyandstructureandtheirskillsareprogressingwellshowinggreatpromiseforthemoveto11a-sidehockeynextyear.BothteamswenttotheU12WokingandDistrictTournamentanddemon-stratedstronghockeyagainstsometoughopposition.TheBteamcamesecondlosingtoSirWilliamPerkinsbutdrawingwithGordons.TheAteamcamethirdlosingtoSirWilliamPerkinsbutdrawingwithGordonsandSJBcreatingmanychancesinfrontofgoaleveniftheyconvertedfew.TheYear1011Girlscontinuedtheirpre-Christmasformandremainunbeateninfriendlies.TheyhavebeenrewardedfortheirhardworkinthelastfewyearsalongwiththebenefitofOrlaandNiamhSheehanandBellaBoganbeingMiddlesexrepresentatives.TheGirlsendedtheirfriendlyseasonbyplayingPriorsfieldaschoolwehaveneverplayedbefore.Theyplayedsuperblywellandcreatedplentyofchancestoscore2goalsNiamhSheehanandMahlaiHillhowevertheywerecarvedapartatthebackfortwosologoalsfromaPriorsfieldgirltoleavethescoreat2-2.TheteamwenttotheWokingandDistrictTournamentwithplentyofcon-fidencebutunfortunatelywasmissingsomekeyplayersontheday.RegardlessthegirlsdrewwithSJBandbeatWinstonChurchillbeforeencounteringSWPSandGordonswhobeatusbyonegoalineachgame.Wefinishedarespectablethird.CongratulationsonafabulousseasongirlsGirlsCricketThestorycontinuesfromtheAutumnNewsletterwhereboththeU13andU15teamshadprogressedtotheCountyfinalsinMarch.TheU13teamwentwithouttheircaptainbutBellaGomesablysteppedinandtheyworkedhardtobeatOxtedtoprogresstothesemi-finals.Unfortunatelyinthesemi-finalwecameupagainstanexperiencedSt.Andrewsteamand SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201435despitescoringmorerunsthanineitheroftheprevioustwogamesSt.Andrewsreachedthattotalwithtwooverstospare.SalesianplayerofthetournamentwasEllaShattockwhoretiredinonegamedemonstratedcon-sistentlygoodbattingandalsomadeherbowlingdebut.TheU15swenttotheSurreyfinalsforthefourthyearinarowbutwerealittletakenabackbytheobviousimprovementinthegeneralqualityofgirlscricketinthecounty.Theirnervesshowedinthefirstgameandwewerealittletentativeinbatfailingtopostabigscore.Wallingtonontheotherhandcameoutswingingreachedthetotalin6overs.NervesweresettledabitinthenextgameandpositivityledtotheteamsoundlybeatingOxted.Havingprogressedtothesemi-finalswecameupagainstouroldrivalsAshManorwiththeirEnglandrepresentativeandherquickbowlingWithsomeimprovisedbattingandsheerdeterminationwereachedtheslightlybelowparscoreof58inthe8overs.AssooftenhappenswiththisteamthefieldingwasexceptionalandhavingdismissedEnglandgirlwithasuperbrunoutfromNiamhSheehantheteamwentontodismissthewholesidefor29runsInthefinalthegirlsfoundthemselvesbackagainstWallingtonandhavingwonthetossanddecidingtobatfirsttheypostedaparscoreof72runs.ThefieldingonthisoccasionwasjustnotquiteasgoodanddroppedcatchesledtomissedopportunitiesandallowedWallingtontochasedownthetotalforthelossof3wicketsin7overs.Somelessonstobelearnedfortheoutdoorseasonbutthegirlsgaveagoodaccountofthem-selvesonceagain35 36SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014SwimminggalaTheSalesianswimmersattendedtheirveryfirstgalaonthe13thMarchatWokingsPoolintheParkhostedbyTomlinscote.ItwasanexcellentdayofswimmingfromallthestudentstheatmospherepoolsidewaselectricTherewere11schoolsthattookpartinthegalafromyears7-11.Wehadatotalof18studentsrepresentingSalesianschoolandthereweresomeoutstandingswims.ForthegirlsLucyDrinkallyear8came1stplaceinboththe50metrefrontcrawlandbreaststroke.AmeliaThompsonswamaverystrong50mbackstrokesprintandwasplaced3rdoverall.Inyear9EmmaChristmasalsocameinthirdinthe50mfrontcrawlsprint.FinallyAbiSmithinyear11swamherheartouttofinishin2ndplaceinthe50mfrontcrawlsprint.TheboyshadlotsofexcellentperformancesthestandoutbeingBenFoxyr11whocame3rdinthe50mfrontcrawlsprint.Overallwewereplaced6thoutof11schools.Amazingeffortfromall-welldoneNetballThenetballseasonhasdrawntoanendafteranexcitingseason.Wehadgreatinterestwiththeyear7studentsthisyearwithover50studentstri-allingoutforthenetballteaminSeptember.Theyear7AteamwascaptainedbyLucyGreen.Theyprovedtoplaysomeexcellentnetballwinning3oftheirgamesandlosingtwo.TheBteamcap-tainedbyEllaCroninalsodidverywellwinningalloftheirgameswiththeexceptionoflosing9-3againstStWilliamPerkinsSchool.IcantwaittoseewheretheirconstantlyimprovingskillswilltakethemnextyearTheyear8teamplayedverystrongnetballthisseasonandcamesecondintheirpoollosingouttoStWilliamPerkinsSchool.CaptainJadeKasumuwasmyplayeroftheseason.Notonlywasherperformanceexcellentingamesbuthercommitmenttotrainingandtheteamwasapleasuretosee.Theyear9teamwerealsoverygoodthisseasonevenwiththelossofourGoalAttackClaudiaWickens.TheydefeatedRydensBishopDavidBrown SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201437andFullbrookdrew15-15withHeathsideandlostbyonly2goalstoStWilliamPerkins.CaptainLaurenRicehasbeenmyplayeroftheseasonfullycommittedtotrainingeveryweekandanexcellentteamleader.Theyear10teamhasbeenarealpleasuretocoachthisseason.Theteamworkverycohesivelyandhaveprovedtoplaysomeoutstandingnetballthisseason.TheywonalltheirgamesbutoneincludingatoughwinagainstWilliamPerkins.HelenaGarlandwasmadecaptainthisyearforherhardworkandcommitmenttotheteam.Averysuccessfulnetballseasonallround.Iamveryproudofyoureffortsandcommitment.ThankyoutoMissBeggandMissBarclaywiththeircon-tinuedhelpthisnetballseason.WelldonenetballersCelebrationofSalesianSportForallthoseparentsofpupilsinsportsteamsadateforyourdiarytheinauguralCelebrationofSalesianSportorSalesianSchoolSportsAwardsEveningnametobedecidedwilltakeplaceinGuildfordRoadHallat7pmonthe9thJuly.Pleasecomedownandsupporttheeveningwherethisyearssportingachievementwillberecognised.IfyourchildhasachievedanythingoutsideofschoolthatwemaynotknowaboutthenIwouldlovetohearaboutitsowecelebrateallthatourpupilshavetooffertothesportingcommunity.Ifyoucouldoutlinetheirachievementsinanemailtocgallaghersalesian.surrey.sch.ukthatwouldbegreatandwelookforwardtoseeingmanyofyouontheevening.CricketBatPleaDonationsrequiredWewouldliketoensurethatwehaveequipmentforallactivitiesonofferandIamawarefrommyownexperiencethatoftenoldbutnotpastitbatssometimesgetputinshedloftandneverseethelightofdayagain.Ifyouhaveanyoldcricketbatsofanysizethenwewouldlovetotakethemoffyourhandsaswelooktogrowcricketwithintheschool.ThesameappliestotennisracketsandanysportsequipmentthatmaybehangingaroundandtakingupspaceManythanksinadvance37 38SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014Thistermsawthekick-offoftheDukeofEdinburghAwardseason.OurfirstdayinFebruarywaswiththeGoldstudentswhereMrMcCannled8studentsfromRanmoretoPeaslake.TheyfocusedontheirnavigationwithMrMcCanngivingthemsomeverytrickyproblemstosolve.InMarchwetook75Bronzeand11SilverstudentsfortheirlongesteverDofEexpedition.Wealsohad8GoldstudentsvolunteeringfortheirawardhelpingusoutovertheSaturdayandSunday.Withouttheirhelpknowledgeandenthusiasmwewouldstruggletorunsuchasuccessfulunit.Wewerealsoextremelyluckywiththeweatherhavinggorgeoussunforthe3days.Studentslovedtheexperience.AbiSmithsaidDofEwasafantasticexpe-rienceandopportunity.OvertheweekendIhadridiculousamountsoffunanddevelopedmanyvaluableskills.LemuelFulgenciothoughtthewholethingveryeducationalIhadsomememorablemomentsduringthe3dayseventhoughwespendhoursofwalkingIhavelearntmanythingsandlearntnewskills.AsusualMrMcCannandIcouldnothavemanagedthisweekendwithouttheamazingsupportwereceivefromstaffhereatSalesian.AverybigthankyoutoMrsGrindrodMrConnell-SmithMrOSheaPEMissWoodroffeMissHaworthandMissOConnor.DannysDofEDiaryIcouldnthavewishedforbetterweatherformypracticeexpeditionformyDukeofEdinburghBronzeaward.Iwastowalk25KmacrosstheSurreyHillscarryinga15Kilogrambackpackanda3mantent.IarrivedatNewlandsCornerjustbefore9amwhereImeetmyteammem-bers.Wehadbeenpreparingforthisexpeditionafterschoolforseveralweeksandworkinginourteam. SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201439Wesetoffatroughly10amaccompaniedbyateacher.Theteachergaveusreassuranceuntiltheymadeamistakenonamesmentioned.Usingourmapsandcompasswefollowedtheco-ordinatestoeachcheckpoints.Atthecheckpointswewereabletofindouthowtheothergroupsweregettingon.Groupswereexperiencingdifficultiesintheirmapreadingskillsandaddingextraunnecessarykilometrestotheirjourney.Bymiddaythesunwasbeaminganditwas20degreesmostofuswerewalkingaroundint-shirts.Westoppedoffforlunchinamiddleofafieldwestopforhalfanhourwhichwasawelcomedbreakandahugereliefonmyshoulders.WithaboutaquarterofthejourneytogotheteachersleftuswhenwehadtotrekupBoxHillwhichwasntaneasytaskthemusclesinourlegswereshakingasweclimbedupthehillpassingotherstudentsthatweregaspingforwatertotheamusementofothersWewerejustfocusandknewwehadtogettothetopwithoutstopping.OnreachingthetopofBoxHillitwasastraightpathtothecampsite.Aswesawourcampsitemyteamweresodesperatetogettherethatweallgotaburstofadrenalinandsprintedthefinal50meters.Wewerethentoldtoputupourtentsinadesignatedareawithotherstudentsarrivingbetween5pmand7pm.Onceourtentwasupwehelpedotherswiththeirtentsthenhuddledroundtomakedinner.Wehadtoplannedourmealandbringlightingredientthatwouldnotgooffandeasytocookthatgaveusenergyaswestillhadawalkinthemorning.Wecookedpastainatomatosaucewithchickenbits.Oncedinnerwasoverwetidiedupwewerefreetorelax.Weweretoldtogotobedat9.30pmwheneveryonewastuckupintheirsleepingbagsthewholecampsitesunghappybirthdaytoTomDoran.Afteracoldnightsleepwewereallwokenat7amachingbutkeentogetthenextdaysfewhoursoutoftheway.Wesetoffafterawell-deserved39 40SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014sausagebreakfast.Wemanagedtogetlostthankstoateachersmapread-ingnonameswillbementionedtosaveanyembarrassmentwemanagetomakeupthetimeandbethethirdgroupbacktobegreetedbyourparentsbetween12pm-1pm.WedidlaughwhenweheardthatsomemasterorienteersmanagedtogetlostThisexpeditionhastaughtme1.Youneedtoworkasateamtogetthebestresults2.Nevergiveuptryyourehardestandpreservernomatterhowtiredyouare.3.Packlotsoffoodideallythatdoesntneedcooking.4.NevertrustteacherswithmapsespeciallyPEteachers.DannyPartridgeBronze SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201441Onthe5thofMarch2014tenluckystudentswenttovisitoneofBritainstopuniversitiestogaininsightintothebenefitsofstudyinginOxbridge.AtfirstOxfordstereotypeswereaddressedbyanenthusiasticspeakerandwebegantounderstandthatnotonlyisOxfordavibrantanddiverseplaceforpeoplefromallbackgroundstolearnbutitalsoofferssomeofthebesteducationalsystemssuchastutorialswhereyouaretaughtinsmallgroupsorevenonetoonebytheleadingworldexpertinyoursubject.FurthermoreitwasevidentthatyoudontneedtobeageniusorsomeoneraisedinamansiontostudyatOxfordthetutorsaresimplylookingforpeoplewithtalentandenthusiasmfortheircourse.TheimportanceofGCSEsandAlevelswasalsoaddressedandithasinspiredandmotivatedallofustostriveandachievewellinthoseexams.OneofthebestpartsofthetripwasspeakingtosomeundergraduatesandgettingatourofBrasenosecollegewhichreallymadeusallawareoftheworkloadandtimemanagementwhichcomeshandinhandwiththewackycollegetraditionsandthecountlesssocietiesandclubsitwasparticularlyinterestingtohearaboutthechocolateeatingclubButoverallthebestpartoftheexperiencewasgettingtounderstandthatOxfordisnotjustaposhuniversitywhichisimpossibletogetintobutaschooldedicatedtoensurethatallstudentsgetthemostoutofuniversityandonewhichwillacceptanyonethatistrulydedicatedtowhattheywanttostudy.JessDeSuza 42SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014TheDoctorisinAfterschoolaneveningwasarrangedinwhich3differentdoctorsfromStPetersHospitalcametotalktousaboutFirstAidandalsoadviceonhowtoapplyformedicineatuniversitymainlythroughourpersonalstatementandinterviewtips.Around10sixthformerswentalongwiththeremainderbeingstudentsfromthelowerschool.Thefirstaidsectionwasincrediblyfunandgaveusanideaofwhattodointhesituationsoffindingacol-lapsedindividualandhowtoadministratefirstaidbothondummiesandoneachotherAfewsixthformerswerepartofStJohnsAmbulancesoitwasfairlysecondnatureforus.Theadvicethedifferentdoctorsgavewasincrediblyusefultheywentoverwhatnottosayinaninterviewwhichpersonallywasthemostimportantthingtoaddress.All3doctorswereinspirationalandveryhonestabouttheworktheydoandtomanystudentsitwasaverywellspentevening.KateRalphYear12OxfordSeminaratSt.MarksInJanuaryabout15year12studentswenttoSt.MarksinAshford.Severalotherschoolshadalsocometothetalkandtherewereabout40studentsintotal.AnOxfordrepresentativespoketousabouttheapplica-tionprocesstoCambridgeandOxfordalongwithwhatmakestheuniver-sitiesdifferentandthingstoputonyourpersonalstatement.Thepresentationfinishedoffwithsomeinterview-stylequestionswhichwerereallyinteresting.Forexampleoneaskedhowmanywaysyoucould SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201443measuretheheightofamountainwhileanotheraskedhowmanymole-culestherewereinaglassofwater.OverallwehadareallygoodtimeandallleftfeelingmotivatedtoapplytoOxfordandCambridge.AmyMcCormickYear12UniversityFairatSirWilliamPerkinsAnumberofyear12studentswerefortunateenoughtoattendaUniver-sityFaironthe26THFebruaryatSirWilliamPerkinsSchool.Therewere47HigherEducationInstitutionandcommunityprojectorganisationsoffer-inglotsofadviceandinformationaboutwhattheirestablishmentcanoffer.Therewereanumberofmasterclassesforthestudentstoattendonper-sonalstatementsstudentfinanceandOxbridgeapplicationswhichwererunbythevisitinguniversitiesandwereappreciatedbythestudentsandparentswhichattended.ItwasagreatopportunityforthestudentstostarttothinkaboutthedifferentopportunitiesavailabletothemoncetheyhaveleftSalesian.OutreachThesixthformstudentswereextremelyfortunatetoparticipateinanassemblydeliveredbySisterConniefromtheSalesianOutreachProject.SisterConnietalkedtothestudentsabouttheopportunitiesavailabletoChristianstudentsthroughURSpacewhichofferstheprospectofaGAPyearforstudentstoliveandworkinaSalesianChristinacommunitybasedinGlasgow.Throughtheprogrammestudentsareabletoworkaspartofanoutreachprogrammegoingintoschoolsandparishestohelpchildrenconnectwiththeirfaith.PastparticipantsBeckyandEdithexplainedhowtheprogrammeallowedthemtoreallyexploretheircreativesidesinrunningactivitiesaimedatchildrenaswellastheenrichingexperienceofhavingthechancetoreflectupontheirownspiritualjourneys.Allinallitwasanhighlyengagingsessionthatremindedusallofhowfor-tunatewearetobepartofaGlobalSalesiancommunity.43 44SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014PlanitgetplanningInSeptember2013agroupofambitiousYear12studentsbeganthejourneytoplanningsettingupandrunningtheirowncompany.ItstartedoffwitheachmemberattendinganinterviewwithourlinkteacherMrsOFarrellandbusinessadvisorPhilLucasGavinJonesLtdthathelpedusdecidewhowasmostsuitedtoeachpositionwithinthecompany.Nextwaspossiblythemostchallengingpart-devisinganinnovativenewanduniqueproduct.AftermuchdebateanddeliberationwedecidedonamagneticorganiserwhichwenamedPlanit.Ourproductcomprisesofamagneticstripwithdaysoftheweekonandindividualmagnetictileswithdifferentsymbolsthatrepresentavarietyofactivitiesforexampleafootballforafootballsessionandasaxophoneforamusiclesson.Itsaimistomakefamilylifealittleeasierwithchildrenbeingabletoseewhattheyhaveintheweekaheadaswellasencouragingthemtobemoreactive.Asacompanywefeelwehavebeenverysuccessfulinnotonlythecrea-tionmarketingandsellingofourproductbutalsowiththeefficientrunningofourbusiness.Wehadaclearideaofourtargetmarketandthereforemouldedourproducttoappealtowardsparentsandchildrenalike.InitialfeedbackwasverypositivenumerousparentsshowedrealinterestinourproductideabeforewehadevenproducedafinaldesignAfterthathadbeenproducedwestartedtolookforasupplier.WefoundacompanycalledBluePandawhowerewillingtomanufactureourdesignsoweordered100units.Todatewehavesoldover37unitsandaimtocon-tinuetradinguntilwehavesoldallourstock.WewillthenbeinapositiontopayshareholdersbackandstillpayourselvesawageWewereverypleasedtobeawardedanhonourablementionattheYoungEnterpriseHalf-YearFestivalforbesttradestand.Thisspurredusonevenmoreandweworkedincrediblyhardforthefinal.Wecreatedacompanyreportre-designedourtradestandmadeavideoadvertandonWednes-daythe26thMarchwepresentedthecompanytoover200people.Our SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201445effortswerewarmlyrecognisedbythejudgesaswesecuredfourthplaceintheNorthSurreyfinalanamazingachievementconsideringwewerecom-petingagainst16otherteamsTheskillsofeffectiveleadershipcommunicationcreativityandorganisa-tionwehavedevelopedamongmanyothersduringourjourneywillproveinvaluableinthefutureespeciallywhenitcomestoapplyingtouniversi-tiesorsteppingintotheworkplace.IwouldhighlyrecommendYoungEnterprisetoanyonewhowantstobuilduptheirbusinessskillsasitpro-videsexcellentgroundingforanyfuturepaththatyouwishtopursueAlexiaLavenderCo-ManagingDirectorPleasegotoourtwitterpagePlan_It_ifyouwouldliketopurchaseoneofourfridgeorganisers.45 46SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014EverySpringYear11takesadayofftimetabletosamplewhattheSixthFormhastooffer.Thisyeartheysampledfivedifferentsubjectswithhour-longALevellessontohelpthemfinalisetheirAlevelchoicesandfocusonachievingtheGCSEgradestheyneedtomovefor-wards.TheirteacherswereallimpressedbythestudentsengagementandattitudeandwelookforwardtoseeingthevastmajorityjoinusformoreatHighfieldRoadinSeptember. SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril201447 48SalesianSchoolNewsletterApril2014AttendancereminderforparentsAtSalesianwehavealwaystakenaverystraightforwardviewwhenitcomestoattendanceweexpectstudentstobeinschooleverydaybarringseriousillnessoraccidentandwedonotpermitholidaysduringtermtime.Howeverparentsshouldbeawarethatthelawnowenforcesthepositionregardingholidays.TheEducationPupilRegistrationEnglandAmendmentRegulations2013whichbecomelawon1stSeptember2013statethatHeadteachersmaynotgrantanyleaveofabsenceduringtermtimeunlessthereareexceptionalcircum-stances.TheHeadteachershoulddeterminethenumberofschooldaysachildcanbeawayfromschoolifleaveisgranted.Inaccordancewiththeaboveregulationsrequestsforleaveofabsencewillbetreatedsympatheticallybutonlyinexceptionalcircumstancescantheybeapproved.ThepolicyofSurreyCountyCounciltowhichSalesianschoolhasagreedstatesthatparentswhotaketheirchildoutofschoolforfivedaysormoreduringtermtimewithouttheauthorityoftheHeadteacherwilleachbeliabletoreceiveapenaltynotice.PenaltyNoticeswillbeissuedbytheLocalAuthority.Thepenaltyis60ifpaidwithin21daysofreceiptofthenoticerisingto120ifpaidafter21daysbutwithin28daysofreceiptofthenotice.Ifthepenaltyisnotpaidinfullbytheendofthe28-dayperiodtheLocalAuthoritymustprosecutetherecipientforfailingtoensureregularschoolattendanceundersection444Educa-tionAct1996.PleasebeawarethateachparentisliabletoreceiveaPenaltyNoticeforeachchildwhoincursunauthorisedabsences.ForexampleiftherearetwoparentsandonechildeachparentwillreceiveonePenaltyNotice.IftherearetwoparentsandtwochildrenincurringunauthorizedabsenceseachparentwillreceivetwoPenaltyNoticeswhichinthiscasewouldamountto120eachifpaidwithin21days.ThereisadditionalmoredetailedguidanceregardingCountyCouncilpenaltynotic-esavailableontheschoolwebsite.