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SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20141SalesianSchoolSummerNewsletter2014SALESIANSCHOOL 2SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014Iamdelightedtointroduceyoutothelatesteditionofournewsletter.LifeisalwaysprettyhectichereatSalesianbutthelastacademicyearseemstohavebeenoneofourbusiestyetItsbeenbusinessasusualonaday-to-daybasiswithstudentsenjoyinggreatteachingextra-curricularandspirit-ualdevelopmentopportunitiesbutbeyondthattherehavebeenanumberofexcitingwholeschooldevelopmentswhichwillputusinagreatpositionmovingforwardnotleastourrecentdesignationasaTeachingSchool.Ihopeyouenjoyreadingmoreaboutallthisoverthenextfewpages.MovingOnAsisinevitablythecaseweareverysorrytobesayingfarewelltoanumberofcolleaguesthisyear.WhileitisalwayssadtoseepeoplegoitsgoodtoknowthattheywillbegoingontospreadthegoodworkofSale-sianSchooltootherplaces.SeanKeelingjoinedtheschoolin1998asaDTteacherandlaterbecameaHeadofYearandthenAssistantHeadteacher.Seanhasbeenpopularfigurewithagenerationofstudentsstaffandparentsnotonlyforhisworkinschoolbutalsohiscommitmenttoextra-curricularlifeparticularlyalltheskitripshehasrunovertheyears.MrKeelinghasbeensecondedtoMatthewArnoldinStainestohelpusdeliverourschool-to-schoolsupportcommitmentsoverthecomingyear.RogerDixonisretiringhavingjoinedusin2002asNetworkManager.AtthetimetheICTfacilitiesintheschoolwereafractionofwhattheyaretodayandwearemostgratefultoRogerforalltheworkhehasdoneoverthelast12yearstohelpusbuildthelargenetworkwehavetoday.ElizabethWalmsleyhasworkedattheschoolsince2004variouslyasacoversupervisorexamsofficerlanguagesteacherandcareersadvisor. SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly201433ManyofyouwillalsoknowLizthroughalltheworkshedidfortheSale-sianParentsAssociation.MrsWalmsleyisembarkingontheSchoolDirectprogrammetobecomeaqualifiedFrenchteacherfromSeptember.EllieClarkstartedintheEnglishdepartment9yearsagoandquicklyprovedherselftobebothapopularandoutstandingteachershewaspro-motedtoHeadofEnglishandthenAssistantHeadteacher.ForthelastyearshehasdoneanexcellentjobasHeadofSixthForm.MrsClarkisjoiningMrStapletonatSt.JosephsinSloughasDeputyHeadteacher.AlisaWickensjoinedtheschoolin2005asalabtechniciansupportingtheScienceDepartmentatHighfieldRoadandlaterbecameourChiefTechni-cianwheneveryonemovedtoGuildfordRoad.OverthelastyearMrsWickenshasputherformidableorganisationalskillstoworkintheLearn-ingSupportDepartmentmanagingalltheiradministration.TheWickensfamilyarerelocatingtoWiltshire.RhianMorgansjoinedustoteachSociologyin2010andshelaterbecameHeadofSocialScience.QuiteapartfrombeingabrilliantteachershehasinspireddozensofSixthFromstudentsoverthelast4yearswithherself-lesscharityworkparticularlyintheFarEastwhereshehasledseveralsummertrips.MrsMorgansisalsojoiningMrsStapletonatSt.JosephsinSloughwhereshehasbeenpromotedtoHeadof6thForm.LisaThorpehastaughtGeographyattheschoolforthelast4yearsshealsoestablishedourmassivelypopularcheerleadingsquadandwastheHeadofSavioHouse.MissThorpeistakingonanewchallengebybecom-ingaprimaryschoolteacherandwewishherallthebestinhernewposi-tionasYear4teacheratPyrcroftGrange.LucyGilchristalsojoinedusin2010intheSciencedepartmentandhasmadeahugecontributiontotheDukeofEdinburghAward.TogetherwithMrMcCannMissGilchristhasbuiltuptheprogrammetothepointwhereweregularlyhaveover100studentsoutonweekendexpeditionsthrough-outthesummer.LucyhasrelocatedtoBuckinghamshire.DebbieDavieswillbeknowntomanyofyounotonlythroughhervariousrolesinthefrontofficeparticularlyasourexcellentadmissionsofficerbut3 4SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014alsoforthegreatworkshehasdoneinleadingtheFriendsofSalesian.WhilstDebbiehasonlyworkedattheschoolfortwoandahalfyearsasaformerstudentandparenthereitfeelslikeshesbeenherealotlongerTheDaviesfamilyarerelo-catingtoSussex.EmilyPainesjoinedtheSciencedepartmentin2012andwaspromotedtoAssist-antHeadofYear10lastyear.Emilyhasdoneanexcellentjobintheclassroomandinsupportofvariousextra-curricularactivities.MissPainesisrelocatingtocentralLondon.IsabelJoceisretiringtohersailingboatfollowingtwoyearsteachingSciencepre-dominantlyAlevelPhysics.AftertwoyearsonourChaplaincyteamBrotherJarekismovingtoJerusalemwiththeSalesianstocontinuehisstudies.LiaGarciajoinedusthisyeartoteachItalianandisleavingusattheendoftermtofocusonfamilycommitments.FinallycongratulationstoClaireFergusonfromtheSciencedepartmentwhoisgoingonmaternityleaveinSeptemberassheisexpectingababynextterm.Allofthesestaffhavemadeasignificantimpactonourschoolinonewayoranotherandwearemostgratefultothemforeverythingtheyhavedonetosupportthechildrenseducationduringtheirtimewithus.Pleasejoinusinwishingthemalltheverybestforthefuture. SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20145Welcometo...Despitebeingverysorrytolosetheseexcellentcolleagueswearedelightedtobewelcomingafantasticnewbunchofstaffwhoweareconfi-dentwillhelpuscontinuethisgreatwork.TheyareAndrewClarkeAssistantHeadteachercurrentlyHeadofYear11SJBJamesSmithHeadofDesignTechnologyjoiningusfromHallifordRosPoolwillbeheadingupournewAutismCentreConorDelaneyHeadofItalianandAssistantHeadofYear9whoyouwillknowisreturningfromIrelandSarahChapmanaScienceLeadPractitionercurrentlyatFullbrookOliverJamesjoiningtheICTdepartmentEmmaCarlilewhowillbeteachingR.E.andMusicOurnewlyqualifiedteachersNelCastle-SmithGeographyRichardWattGeographySheilaGoughSocialScienceandSimonCursonScience.OurnewtraineeteachersTomCorryScienceRosieLydonMathsLaurenVandewalleHistoryAlexMurphyHistoryandDougNelEnglish.WealsowelcomevariousnewmembersofthesupportstaffteamsomeofwhomhavealreadystartedCaronDonnachieFinanceNicolaKenworthyTeachingSchoolBridHesseAdmissionsEmmaSladeCateringDarrenSmithNetworkManagerandEliottKennedyICTTechnician.MovingupWehavealsomadeanumberofinternalappointmentsandoffercongratu-lationstothefollowingmembersofstaffontheirrecentpromotions.PaulBryceAssistantHeadteacherLizzieIngramAssistantHeadteacherandHeadofSixthFormKateHoneywoodHeadofYear75 6SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014LauraReeceHeadofYear12TerryBarkerHeadofICTAnnMurdochHeadofSocialScienceEllaJonesHeadofMediaChrisHowellHeadofSpanishChrisBrowneHeadofBoysP.E.OurnewSpecialistLeadersofEducationwhowillhelpdeliverourworkasaTeachingSchoolMarieBanksSabrinaLalliDavidOReillyLouiseMcGowanSophieRiderRebeccaClareyandEmilyOFarrellAssistantHeadsofYearDanOSheaYear7SarahPritchardYear8SophieCrabbYear10andCarlyGriffinYear12.HeadsofHouseSarahPayneSavioJohnHicksZattiEmmaFitzpatrickKS3EnglishCoordinatorKS3MathsCoordinatorsAnnaHiltonChandlerCranfieldSueDilworthLiteracyCoordinatorAssistantDofECoordinatorsDanOSheaMichaelConnell-SmithandSophieWoodroffeIamsureallofthesecolleagueswillhelpustodeliverthecontinu-ingimprovementsinthechildrenseducationthatwearealwaysstrivingfor.WearealllookingforwardtoworkingtogetherwithyouagainnextyearandIwouldliketothankyouforallyoudoasparentsandfriendsofSalesianwereallycouldntachieveanyofwhatyouwillreadaboutherewithoutyoursupport.BestwishesforaglorioussummerandGodblessJamesKibbleHeadteacher6 SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20147SpreadingOurWingsAnewschoolforRunnymede8BecomingaTeachingSchool10HouseNews12Anewlookforourwebsite13FriendsofSalesian14ScienceDepartment16DesignTechnology18Mathematics20Geography22ReligiousEducation24ModernForeignLanguages26ArtDepartment30Music34TheHillsareAliveTheSoundOfMusic36SoLongFarewell...Year11Prom38...AufwiedersehenYear13Ball40PhysicalEducation42CharityNews48DukeofEdinburghAward49SixthFormfutures50SchoolNoticeboard53Reminderattendance54 8SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014WearedelightedtoconfirmourinvolvementinplansforanewfreeschoolforRunnymedetobeopenedinSeptember2017.ItwillbebasedinChert-seyandweareindiscussionswiththeLocalAuthorityregardingtheRun-nymedeCentresiteasoneofthepotentialsiteoptions.Itwillbean11-16schooltakingupto180studentsineachyeargroup.SalesianSchoolisworkinginpartnershipwiththeBourneEducationTrustwithwhomwehavepreviouslyworkedinsupportingJubileeHighSchoolinAddlestone.ThenewschoolwillbecalledBourneSalesianCollege.WhyanewschoolPupilnumbersinRunnymedewillrisesharplyoverthenextsevenyears.TheLocalAuthorityiscommissioningexpansionsatsixprimaryschoolsbutby2021itisestimatedthattherewillbe250moresecondaryschoolstudentsthantherearecurrentlyplacesfor.TomeetthisrisingdemandandtoensurethatallofourchildrencontinuetohavelocalaccesstothehighestqualityofeducationweareproposingtoopenaFreeSchoolanewtypeofstateschoolfundeddirectlybytheDepartmentforEducation.Theyaretypicallyestablishedinareasofstrongdemandwhereparentsandeducatorscandemonstrateashareddesiretoimprovetheeducationalprospectsforlocalchildren.WhySalesianWehavedemonstratedthatwecancreateafirstclasslearningenviron-mentinwhicheverychildsucceedssupportedbyanethosbasedonfaithandloveforeverystudentinourcare.Wethinkthatisworthsharing.BourneSalesianCollegewillcreateacommunitywiththehighestaspira-tionsunderpinnedbyChristianvaluesandethosbutwarmlywelcomingandopentothoseofotherfaithsornone.Dedicatedtoachievingthebestoutcomesforalllearnerstheschoolwillservethelocalcommunitybypro- SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly201499vidinganoutstandingqualityofeducationwithinanenvironmentoftrusttoleranceandmutualrespect.WhathappensnextPlansforthenewfreeschoolarecurrentlyopenforconsultation.TodemonstratetotheDepartmentforEducationthatthereisparentalsupportforthisproposalweneedthehelpoflocalparents.TheDfErequiresthatparentswithchildrencurrentlyinYears12and3confirmthattheywouldchooseBourneSalesianCollegeastheirfirstchoiceofsecond-aryschoolwhileinnowaybindingthemselvestothisstatement.Ifyouoranyofyourneighboursqualifytocon-tributetothisphaseoftheconsultationyoucangetinvolveddirectlyviatheBourneSale-sianCollegewebsiterightwww.bournesalesiancollege.co.uk.ThetrunkofthetreeisacrossrepresentingtheChristianfaithattheheartoftheschool.Theleavesshowourecumeni-calnaturewelcomingstudentsofallfaithandnone.TheshieldandcoloursaretakenfromSalesianSchoolthefoundationofexperienceonwhichthecollegewillstand.ThetreeremindsusoftheSalesianfounderDonBoscoBoscoisItalianforawood. 10SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014ThissummerhasincludedthedevelopmentofournewroleasaTeachingSchoolwhichwasconfirmedinApril.ThismakesSalesinSchoolpartofanationalprogrammetotrainanddevelopteachersandschoolleadersandleadschoolimprovementintheirareasthroughschool-so-schoolsupport.TeachingSchoolstakealeadingroleinthefollowingareasTrainingteachersCareerandprofessionaldevelopmentforexistingteachersincludingleadershiptrainingSchool-to-schoolsupportResearchanddevelopmentinteachingandlearningThisnewroleforSalesianrecognisesouroutstandingOfstedjudgementlastSeptemberandalsoourstrongtrackrecordindeliveringinitialteachertrainingprofessionalandleadershipdevelopmentforexistingstaffofInitalTeacherTrainingContinuousProfessionalDevelopmentschool-to-schoolsupportandresearchanddevelopment.RecentsuccesseshaveincludedLeadershipsupportofJubileeHighSchoolinAddlestonebroughtaboutrapidimprovementwithOfstedcreditinginspirationalandhighlyambi-tiousseniorleadershipfortransformingtheschool2012.InpartnershipwithEpsomandEwellHighSchoolandUTeachSalesianrunsTeachEnglandasuccessfulinductionprogrammethathassup-portedaround100IrishandCanadiantraineeteacherswishingtoworkintheUKthisyear.InSeptember2013OfstedawardedtheschoolOutstandingscoresinallfourinspectioncategories.ThiswasfollowedbyaSection48Dioce-saninspectioninMarch2014whichratedtheschoolasOutstandingforitsreligiouscharacterandethos.InMarch2014theNationalAutisticSocietyandSurreyCountyCouncilconfirmedplanstobuildanewspecialistcentreforstudentswithautism SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly201411attheschooltopopenin2015citingtheschoolssupportiveandinclu-siveethosasoneofthereasonsforbuildingithere.Wewillnowworkwithanumberofstrategicpartnerschoolsinthesec-ondaryandprimarysectorsinboththelocalareaandthewiderdioceseofCatholicSchools.WelcomingthedecisionHeadteacherJamesKibblesaidAstheleader-shipofeducationandthetrainingofteachersbecomemoredevolvedandlocalisedtheroleofstronglocalalliancesofschoolswithavisionofwhatteachingandlearningshouldbewillbecomeevermoreimportant.Weredelightedtobeacentralpartofthatprocesstheopportunitytoshareandspreadtheexperienceandexpertisethatweandourpartnerschoolshavebeenbuildingcanonlyenrichtheexperienceofthechildrenandteachersineveryschoolinvolvedincludingourown.11Year9StudentscomingclosertoanunderstandingofwaronavisittothecemeteriesandtrenchesofYpres. 12SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014HouseCharitiesWeareveryproudtoannouncethatwewillbedonatingthefollowingamountstoourhousecharitiesRinaldiThaiChildrensTrust2644.22RuaBaraka1632.36SavioShootingStarsHospice1405.51ZattiLourdesPilgrimage1381.12Salesianshavedonethemselvesproudthroughout201314takingpartinavarietyofeventsfortheirhousesfundraisingfortheirhousecharitiesandpromotingschoolspirit.ThisyearhasseenthePhotoBoothChallengeandtheRowathonaswellasDecembersawesomeChristmasdiscowithsomeoutstandingdancingfromteachersandstudentsalike.InFebruaryourYear11stookpartintheBlindDatecompetitionaneventfulflashbacktothe90saswellasthewholeschoolValentinescele-bration.InMarchtheyardwasfloodedwithgreenaspartoftheStPatricksDayfestivalandourbraveyear7sand8sstuffedthemselveswithfoodduringtherathermessyeatingcompetition.RedandBlacksawanotherlivelylunch-timegathering.Ourhousesraisedover2000duringthesponsoredwalkandwecelebratedthefootballinstyleduringtheWorldCupright.WewouldliketothankallthemembersofRinaldiRuaSavioandZattifortheirunendingenthusiasmallyear.AspecialthankstotutorsandMrsBaumgartforhelpingandsupportingthehousesystemandourhousecharities. SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly201413Allbeingwellyouarereadingthisnewsletterviaourbrandnewwebsite.Wehaveredesignedthesitefromthegroundupcreatingdedicatednewspacestoreportallournewscelebrateourstudentsactivitiesandachievementsandoutlineourethosvisionandcurriculum.Italsofea-turesaccesstoournewonlinecalendarsynchronisethistoyourmobiledeviceandyouwillalwaysbeuptodatewithschooleventsFromnowonalllettershomeanddocumentsrelatingtoschoolbusinesswillbesharedwithparentsviaParentPortal.ParentscanloginfromthetopofanypageinthewebsitejustasstudentscanlogintoRibbitourVLE.Ifyouhavemisplacedyourlogindetailspleasecontactinfosalesian.surrey.sch.ukforareminder.Wehopeyouenjoylookingaroundthenewsitewhichhasbeendesignedandbuiltin-housebyChrisWatterstonandMrAllisonwithMrCreen. 14SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014TheFriendsofSalesianhelptoprovidecontributetowardsresourcesintheschoolthatyourchildmaynototherwisehaveaccesstoduetobudget-aryconstraints.Wedothisbyorganisingfundraisingeventsthatyouasparentscanattendandsupport.Everypennyraisedisuseddirectlyforthebenefitofyourchild.Wecovereverythingfromsportsequipmenttohightechresourcesintheclassroom.Thereforeitisreallyimportantthatallparentsshowtheirsupportinwhateverwaypossible.TheFOShashadafantasticyearandhasraisedmoneytopurchasesomeamazingequipmentforthechildren.WeevenmanagedtohavesomefunalongthewayWekickstartedtheyearinAprilwithAnEveningwithFrankSinatrafea-turingPaulHolgatebelow.Thiswasagreatsell-outsuccessanditreallykick-startedtheFOSintoaction. SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly201415InJunewehadourFriday13thQuizNightandourQuizMasterMrHessereallytestedeveryonesknowledgeOurpurchasesthisyearSofarthisyeartheFOShaspurchasedOnenewMiniBusbelowTwobrandnewoutdoortabletennistablesalsobelow1specialisedtextilesprinterwhichwillbeusedforGCSEandALevelprojects.Asetof16GrammaticusEnglishGames-forstudentstohaveavariedmorefunwayoflearning.3Digitalrecordersforthelanguagedepartment.SetsofresourcesfortheMathsdepartment.15WeNeedYouPleasesupporttheFOSbygivingsometimetohelporganisesupportevents.ContacttheFOSco-ordinator-BridHesseon01932582544orbhessesalesian.surrey.sch.ukFinallyabigthankyoutoallthosemembersoftheFOSparentsandstaffthathavesupportedtheeventsthisschoolyearithasbeenapleasureworkingwithandmeetingyouall.DebbieDavis 16SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014ScienceMrsPritchardsReptileExperienceOnExtra-curriculardayJuly3rdIbroughtinsomeofmypetsforpeopletogetupcloseandpersonalto.SomeofmypetsaremoreexoticthanmostIbroughtintwelveanimalsincludingcrestedgeckosuromastyxoftenonlyusuallyseeninzoosabluetonguedskinkaGreektortoiseroyalpythonsandacornsnake.TheanimalswereimpeccablybehavedandButtercupthemicrolepisuromastyxevenposedforpicturesWealsofoundthatanumberofpupilsfromotheryearsalsowereinter-estedenoughtojoininandsowehadquiteacrowdwhowerekeentolearnmoreaboutthesefascinatingcreatures.ImnotsurehowpopularIwaswithparentsthateveningastheydealtwiththeinevitablerequestsforsnakesorlizardsaspets.Everyoneinvolvedagreeditwasafantasticexperiencewiththepupilsreallyengagingwiththeanimalsandgettingtheopportunitytohandlethem.MrsBaumgartevenpluckedupthecouragetotouchoneoftheroyalpythonsMrsGrindrodwasnotsokeenthoughmaybenexttime SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly201417ThedaytheScienceMuseumcametous.Thewondersofstaticelectricityabove-andtheintestinesbelow17 18SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014TechnologyGlamorousGarmentsYear10TextilestriptoVictoriaandAlbertMuseumTuesday1stJulyOnabeautifulJulymorning18GCSETextilestudentstravelledtoLondontoseetwomainexhibitionsattheVAandtovisittheculturalanderaspecificexhibitsthatarepermanentlyondisplay.Thisisagreattimeforthistripastheyareatthestageintheircontrolledassessmentwheretheyarecreatingtheirdesignworkandputtingtogetheroriginalideasbasedontheirchosenbriefssomearebasedinaseterasomehaveselectedtheculturalinspiredbrief.Thefirstexhibition-WeddingDresses1775topresentdayhadawealthofbeautifulgarmentsshowingthechangesinfashiontrendsandtraditionsinbridalwear.Thestudentswereabletoseethedressesupcloseandstudythetechniquesconstructionandfabricsused.ThemostpopularexhibitionwasTheGlamourofItalianFashionfrom1945topresentday.OriginalgarmentsgatheredandloanedfromHolly-woodstarsofthepasttothecreativeprintsofcreativedesignerssuchasEmillioPucciwerealonshow.LunchwashadinthebeautifulgardensafterwhichwetravelledtoGold-hawkRoadtovisitthewealthoffabricshopstheresothestudentscouldseethetypesoptionsandpricesofmaterialsfortheircontrolledassess-mentfinalpiece.HereiswhatoneofthestudentsthoughtofthedayawriteupfromoneofthestudentsWestartedoffbylookingattheweddingdressesexhibitionwhichwasincredible.Thereweredressesfromweddingsasearlyasthe17002torecentday.Thetraditionsaroundweddingsisfascinatingasitisonlysincethe1920sthatwestartedlookingatthebridaldressasaone-offevent SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20141919dress.Priorthenitwasapasseddownrecycledoutfit.TheItalianGlamourexhibitionwesawamazingiconicoutfitssuchastheEmillioPucciprintedpantsuitDolceandGabannaValentinoandMoschinoandmanymanymore.OncewehadfinishedattheVAwetravelledbytubetoGold-hawkRoadtolookinthefabricshopsandthemarketthere.HereIgotlotsofideasandsampleswhichwillbeusefulformyfinalpieceImakeformycontrolledassessment.Overallweenjoyedthedayverymuchanditwasagreatexperiencetohelpuswithourwork.Year10CateringTriptoLaverstokeParkFarmOnabeautifulsunnydayinJunetheyeartenCateringclassvisitedLaver-stokeParkFarminHampshiretoparticipateinaneducationalinvestigationofarealworkingsmallholdingbusinessthatpridesitselfonitsexpertiseofbeingorganicandenvironmentallyfriendlystrengthwithinbiodiversityandbeinganoverallassettothefarmingtrade.TheexpeditionprovidedanamazinglearningopportunitythatcannowbetransferredtoourGCSEcourseworkwithanaddedbonusofsubsequentknowledgefortheexam.DespitealltheacademicreasoningforvisitingLaverstokefarmitwasalsogreatfunandananimalloversdelighttherewerebabybuffalostobottlefeedchickenstochaseandtheOhSoCutepigletswhowererunningfreeinthepigfields.ButohmanycouldarguethefarmshopsamazingproducewasamajorhighlightOrganicnobad 20SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014MathematicsYear11Ourstudentshavebeenmakingthemostofopportunitiesinsideandoutsideoflessontime.ThemajorityofYear11shaveattendedadditionalrevisionclassespreparingforGCSEandalsoenrichmentclassesgettingfamiliarwithALeveltopics.WithourexamsquitelatethisyearwehadadditionaltimetoworkwiththemandwelookforwardtosharingintheirsuccesswhenresultscomeoutinAugust.NextyearsstudentswillhavefurtheropportunitiesintheformofjointparentstudentrevisionclassesintheAutumnhelpingparentstohelptheirchildrenwithtopicsasweapproachtheMockexams.Year8IamalwayspleasedtoreportonourgreatsuccessinMathscompetitions.Year8tookpartintheUKMTJuniorMathsChallengewithrecordnumbersofcertificates.SpecialcongratulationsgotoLanceGarciaforgettingBestInSchoolandtothemanyotherstudentswhodemonstratedconfidenceandflairwithproblem-solving.OurYear8teamwhoattendedMasterclassesatUniversityofSurreyintheSpringhadaspecialopportunitytovisitthefamousRoyalInstitutioninJunewithstudentsfromalloverthecountryinadayofpracticallecturesaboutMathsandScience.Theyhaveworkedfantasticallytogetherallyearandshowedcommitmentandinvolvementwithalloftheactivities.SixthFormIcouldntlettheYear13sleavewithoutcommendingthemontheirperse-veranceandcommitmentespeciallyoveradrawn-outexamseason.All40ofthemhaveworkedreallywellandithasbeenaprivilegetoteachthem.Iamespeciallypleasedthatfourhavechosentocarryontheirmathemati-calstudiesatuniversity. SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20142121WithsomuchhappeninginMathematicsnextyearwefacelotsofexcitingchallengessoIamverypleasedtobeheadingupateamof13qualifiedspecialistMathsteachersarareandvaluablestrengthintodaysrecruit-mentclimate.MathsHubWearepleasedtoannouncedthatwehavebeenselectedtobeaNationalMathsHubinpartnershipwiththeNCTEMNationalCentreforExcellenceinTeachingMathematics.SalesianmadeajointbidtogetherwithWeydonSchoolinFarnhamandStJohntheBaptistSchoolinWokingandwontheaccreditationtobeonlyoneof32hubsinthecountry.AsaMathsHubswewillleadtheworkofupto600schoolswhoworktogetherwiththesharedgoalofsupportingexcellenceinmathematicsedu-cationinthefollowingareasTeachertrainingandrecruitmentofmathsspecialistsTrainingforsubjectleadersofMathsnationallyCurriculumdevelopmentResearchanddevelopmentofexcellenceinmathsteachingTosupportthisworkthreemembersofourMathsdepartmenthavebeenappointedSpecialistLeadersofEducationinmaths.AsSLEsMrsLalliMrsBanksandMsMcGowanarealltakingleadingrolesinteachertrainingandsupportbothinSalesianasaTeachingSchoolandinotherlocalschools.TheirworkaspartoftheHubwillensurethatourpupilshereatSalesianhaveaccesstothemostcuttingedgeresearchandteachingmethodsthatmathseducationintheUKhastooffer.21 22SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014GeographyKenyaJuly-August2013MattBosworthPeterCurtinErinJarvisAbiLovejoyVladMarinSamMingoiaMarkMulcahyFloThompstoneandFreyaTownsendembarkedonatripofalifetimespendingamonthinKenya.AspartoftheexpeditionweclimbedMtKenyathe2ndhighestmountaininAfricaexperiencingtheeffectsofaltitudeandtheimportanceofworkingaspartofateam.Wealsoassistedwithconservationworkandworkingalongsidelocalcom-munities.ThestudentsandIreturnedwithamassivesenseofachievementandIandtheygreatlyappreciatedthesupportgeneratedbyteachersandparents. SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly201423BournemouthMay2014Sixthformstudentswelcomedtheopportunitytocarryoutfieldworktechniquesonaresidentialtriptothesouthcoast.VisitingBourne-mouthBoscombeandBarton-on-Seastudentswereabletoworkcol-lectivelytoassimilatedatafortheirsummerexamsstudyingthehumanandphysicalimpactsonthecoastline.LyndhurstMay2014GCSEstudentsthisyearweregiventheopportunitytotrialtheirfieldworkskillsintheveryquainttownofLyndhurstintheNewForest.Thankfullytheweatherheldandstudentswereabletocollectlotsofdatawhichtheyarenowusingtocompletetheircontrolledassessmenttasks.EcuadorJuly-August2014TomBrownTomCulhaneSeamusDunneDianeFoxLemuelFulgencioEllaHatchwellMatthewHaymanLanaODonoghueKatieWellmanandEmilyWilliamsareallveryexcitedtobetravellingtoEcuadorfor1month.Aspartoftheexpeditionthesestudentswillbeassistingwithconservationworkandworkingalongsidelocalcommunities.ThechallengeelementoftheexpeditionistopassourPADIopenwaterscuba-divingcourse.IknowthatIandallofthestudentsareextremelyexcitedaboutthisopportunity-IcelandApril2015Weareextremelyexcitedtoagaininvite40studentstoIcelandtoexperi-encethedramaoflivingonanactiveislandvisitingexplodinggeysersmagnificentwaterfallsandlearningsomelocalhistoryofReykjavikandVic.23 24SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014ReligiousEducationAtriptoJerusalem-wellsortof...SomeYear8svisitedtheIMAXinLondoninthemiddleofJunetowatchthenewdocumentaryonJerusalem.Itshowedafasci-natingcityin3Dandgaveaveryrealisticviewofwhatlifeislikeinthismostholiestofcities.Thedocumentarywasparticu-larlyilluminatingbecauseitshowedthecityfromtheviewpointofthreeteenagersaChristianaMuslimandaJew.Thishelpedourpupilstoappreciatethesig-nificanceofJerusalemforeachofthethreemajorworldfaiths.HowevermorethanthatitmaderealforthemthepartoftheirREsyllabusthatlookedatthedevelopmentofthePeopleofGodandalsotheirstudyofJudaism.Theprogrammewassoinformativethatitisatripthatwemightpossiblyrunagainnextyear.PriestInSecretInMay8GhadtherareprivilegeearlierthisyearofmeetingapriestwhoisworkingasapriestinsecretinacountrythatisaversetoChristianity.ItwasaonceinalifetimemomenttohearapriestsharehisfaithandhisexperiencesofservingGodinanenvironmentthatishostiletotheGospelofJesusChrist.Hespoketruthfullyabouthisstrugglesthedangershefacedandthosethathewasministeringto.Itwasahumblingmomentforallofuswho SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20142525heardhistestimony.Itwasalsoareminderthatweallhaveadutytopro-claimtheGospelevenintheharshestofenvironmentsandthatmiraclesdoaccompanythosewhoarefaithfulintheirresponsetothecallofGod.Thetalkcertainlymadeusappreciativeofourrelativefreedomstopracticeourfaithinthiscountry.IndeedittaughtusthatinsufferingfaithandtheGospelmessagegrowstrong.Ourarticleisdeliberatelyvagueduetothesensitivenatureofhissituationasistheaccompanyingphotograph.Theextenttowhichhistalkaffectedthestudentswasevidencedinthequeueofpupilswholinedupattheendofthelessontoshakehishand.MayProcessionandCrowningofStatueOurMayProcessionthisyearwasledbyFrCyrilourAssistantChaplainwithstudentsfrom8A.ItwasourfirstMayProcessionwithoutMsColesandMrsOKeeffeandtheywerepar-ticularlyrememberedinourprayers.CrowningthestatueofOurLadywithflowersinMayisaspecificallyRomanCatholictraditionwhichdatesbackmanyyears.YStAugustinesnursinghomeinAddlestoneAsmallgroupofYear8pupilshavebeenvisitingthenursinghomeinAddlestoneonceatermtosingfortheresidents.Ourvisitsbringgreatentertainmenttothosewhohavegiventheirwholelivestobringingupfamiliesandservingothersindeedonacoupleofoccasionstheyhaveeventakentojivingtothedulcettonesofourpupils.TheideathatweshouldsingfortheresidentswasMrsCarrsandhasprovedtobehugelybeneficialforallinvolved.Wewouldverymuchliketocontinuethisnextyear. 26SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014LanguagesModernForeignDayTriptoFranceOnWednesday18thJuneagroupof66Year7studentswenttoFrancefortheday.Despitetheveryearlystarteveryonewasexcitedtogetgoingandthoroughlyenjoyedtheferrytrip-anewexperienceforsome.AftersuccessfullyfindingtheirsealegstheyspokeFrenchinthemarketatAudruicqbuyingallmannerofsouvenirs-andplentyofsweetsWeluckilymissedtherainandspentacoupleofhoursonavarietyofdif-ferentsmallboatsatEurolactuckingintoadeliciouscrepewhilethere.FinallyweheadedtoCitEurope-anotherchancetospeakFrenchintheshopsandbuysometreatsandsouvenirs-beforeheadingbacktoChert-sey.Allinallafantasticdayandthestudentsdidthemselves-andtheirteachers-proud SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20142727SpellingBeeYear7FrenchandSpanishpupilstookpartinaNationalSpellingBeecompe-titionandwecelebratedatEastertimesendingfourstudentstotheSouthEastregionalfinalinBrighton.TheyalldidtheirbestandourveryownGiacomoSalawasawardedSouthEastRegionalChampion.TheNationalfinaltookplaceatCam-bridgesAngliaRuskinUniversityonFriday4thJulybutdespiteagreatperformancehedidnotgetintothefinal4.Over61000studentstookpartfromallovertheUKandsoweareincrediblyproudofGiacomosachievementandallofourYear7pupilsforhavingsomefunwiththeirlanguageslearning.ComingSoon...SalesianBakeOfftocelebrateEuro-peandayofLanguagesonFriday26thSeptember-moreinformationonhowstudentscanenterthecompetitiontofollownextterm.InadditionTheThaiChildrensTrustwithwhomtheschoolhasbeenbuild-inglinksforthelastthreeyearswillbeworkingwithustoraiseawarenessofThaiculture.Wewillalsobeintro-ducingaThaiforbeginnersshortcoursewithinthedepartment.Moreinforma-tiontofollowsoon. 28SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014MadridExchangeTheMadridexchangewasoneofthemostgratifyingtripsthatIveeverbeenon.TheexperiencestartedwithusarrivinginMadridwithawarmnottomentionloudwelcomefromourSpanishpenpalsandtheirfamiliesatMadridAirport.WealreadyknewthemwellduetotheirvisittoEnglandinMarchbutthatdidntstopusfrombeingnervousabouttheprospectofstayingintheirhousesandexperiencingtheircultureforawholeweek.ManyofusweresharingroomswithourpenpalsandwhenwearrivedlittledidweknowaboutthetelepizzamaxibonstikitikisandreamsofSpanishfoodthatwereawaitingus.OurpenpalswhoyoucanseewithusinthephotosontheoppositepagemadeusfeelwelcomeandweenjoyedtimeintheircompanybutoneofthebestpartsofthetripwaswalkingaroundthecityandexploringMadridscultureallwhilstgettingtoknowpeopleinourowngroupbetter.Weallenjoyedthesunthesceneryandthe4040itgameswhichkeptusoccupiedinRetiropark.HavingonlybeentoSpainafewtimesIcannowsaythatIknowmoreaboutthecultureandintheunlikelyeventthatIamstrandedinanySpanishCityIwillbeabletosurviveandinteractwiththelocalsthankstomynewfoundSpanishexpertise.MoreoverInowknowwheretofindthebestbargainsinMadridElrastrodancinggoatsplazarealandIcantellyouexactlywhathappenedinthegrippingAtleticodeMadridvsRealMadridchampionsleaguefinalseeingasthechantsinthestreetkeptmeupallnight.ThetripwasanunforgettableexperiencewhichIamgladtohavebeenapartofandIthankeveryonewhomadeitsofunenjoyableandcharacterbuilding.JessicaDeSuzaYear1028 SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20142929 30SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014AnotherexcitingyearfortheArtdepartmentculminatedinthelargestexhibitionofartworktodate.TheexhibitionfeaturedtheworkofthesixthformartistsandphotographersincludingourfirstA2photographystu-dents.AlargeselectionofGCSEfinalpieceswentondisplayinthemainhallatHighfieldRoadincludedintheexhibitionforthefirsttimealongwiththeSalesianVisionofLifephotographycompetitionandKS3artworkbasedonDonBosco.Visitorshaveneverhadaccesstosuchalargevarietyofworkfromsomanyyeargroups.StudentsatASandA2havebeeninspiredbytheworkofcontemporaryartistswhoshowcaseonwww.thisiscolossal.com.Reallyadventurousartworkhasresulted.InPhotographytheimprovementinICTfacilitiesincludingtheintroductionofanA1colourprinterproducedsomereallyexcitingresults.PlansarealreadyformingforanevenbiggerArtandPhotographyextrava-ganzanextyear.MeanwhileyoucanseemoreofthestudentworkintheCelebratingsectionofthenewschoolwebsite.RorieOKeeffeArtdepartment SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20143131 32SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014VisionofLifePhotographyCompetition2015marks200yearssincethebirthofDonBosco.Eventsaretakingplaceworld-widetocelebratehislifeandSalesiansmissionofservingyoungpeopleandthatinspiredtheArtdepartmenttojoininwiththeSalesianOrdersDonBoscophotog-raphycompetition.TheThemewasVisionofLife.Studentscouldworkontheirownoringroupsbuttheworkhadtobeoriginal.WehadLOTSofexcitingentriessocongratulationstothe15RunnersUpSarahBartlettFrancescaButtaciEmilyCachiaEllenDaCostaJuliaDaCostaDanielEnnisJoniHannahLeahHennessyPierceHintonBenHortonDillianKamboAliceManningGiorgioMazzarettoCarolineMcCormickTylerTorchiaSpecialcongratulationstothefivewinningphotographerswhoseimagesareshownhereLewisEverallpansybelowleftMattWallwaterfallbelowrightAngelineAugustinewoodlandcanopyaboverightRichardSoanemorningmistaboverightandAmyMartinportraitright.ThesestudentsworkwillbegivenawideraudiencethroughtheSalesianOrdersUKwebsiteandtheVisionofLifeexhibitionwhichwillbepartoftheSalesiansBicentenaryExponextyear.Welldoneall SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20143333 34SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014MusicdepartmentAsweloseouryear11sandsixthformersthebatonispassedtoouryoungerpupilstoleadthemusicallifeoftheschoolandtheyhavecer-tainlyacceptedthechallengeThistermwehavehadanewinitiativeofmusicineveryassemblyeverymorningstudentshavebeentreatedtosoloandgroupperformancesforourverytalentedmusiciansduringtheirassemblies.ThishasbeenafantasticopportunitytocelebratethetalentwehavebutalsoforourperformerstopractiseplayinginfrontofalargeaudienceandtoconquertheirnervesOthereventsthistermhaveincludedtheannualYear10MusicalSoireewhereourGCSEcohortperformedtheirexampiecesforfamilyandfriends.OurjointchoirbravedthewindtosingbeautifullyatouropenairmassforMaryHelpofChristians.WehavehadawonderfulSteelPanworkshopforourGiftedandTalentedKS34musicianswherestudentswereabletoplayonauthenticTrinidadiansteelpans.Wealsoheldarigor-ousroundofauditionsforthenewSalesianScholarsaswesaygoodbye SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20143535toGraceManningTylerSmithLizzieKilburnandJulianCarlssonwewelcomeSofiaArmellaCallumMitchellCaraghThornleyDarraghChaplinandAutumnClarkewhowearesurewillbefantasticadditionstothecurrentScholars.Wefinishedofftheyearwithourannualschoolmusicalinconjunctionwiththedramadepartment-thisyearTheSoundofMusicstarringSofiaArmellaasMariaandHenryHawkinsasCaptainVonTrapp.Withover100stu-dentsinvolvedthiswasawonderfulendtotheterm.ItwasntquitetheendthoughAtthetimeofwritingwearebusilyprepar-ingforourannualYoungMusicianoftheYearcompetitionwhichistobeheldonTuesday15thJulyatHighfieldRoadHall.Thispromisestobeafantasticoccasionandwehavesecuredfouroutstandingjudgesforourpupilstoperforminfrontof.AttheendthetitlesofJuniorMusicianoftheYearandSeniorMusicianoftheYearwillbeawardedcurrentholderofYoungMusicianoftheYearisAlexCrick.Thanksasalwaysmustgotoallparentswhosupportusandthepupilsinalloftheseendeavoursandmakeourjobpossible. 36SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014AcelebrationofthreenightsofTheSoundOfMusicdirectedbyMrClarkandMissClareywithMissONealandMissJenkinswithabrilliantyoungcastunderournewlights.Theytrulyearnedtheirstandingovationonthelastnight.36 SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20143737 38SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014 SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly201439Year11lookedamazingastheysteppedoutfortheirPromatSilvermereinJune.ThemethodsofarrivalarebecomingmorecreativeeveryyearMrGoulbornrockedthedecksandtheeveningendedinfireworks 40SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014 SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly201441TwodaysafterPromwesaidgoodbyetotheYear13stooattheirdinnerdanceattheOatlandsParkHotel.Agreattimewashadbyallandwewishthemwell. 42SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014PEPhysicalEducationRoundersRoundersthisyearhasbeenlargelysuccessful.Wehavehadgreatcommit-mentfromYear7andtheyhavemadegoodprogresshoweverduetovariousreasonswewereneverabletoputourbestteamoutandtheyfin-ished4thinourDistrictPool.TheYear8splayedwellablyledbyBellaGomesandmadethedistrictfinalsonlytocomeforthontheday.Theyear9sstruggleattimestoscoreenoughroundersandalsofinished4thinourDistrictpool.CompletingafabulousfouryearsofroundersresultstheYear10teamnotonlybeatSt.Georgesbutalsoplayedexceptionallywelltofinish2ndintheDistrictlosingtoSWPSbyhalfarounder.GirlsCricketWedidnotquitereachthedizzyheightsofSurreydominationthisyearbutagaingreatcommitmentfromthegirlshasledtogreatimprovementsinbothbattingbowling.TheYear78scame6thintheSurreyInterCricketcompetitionwithJadeKasumuwinningplayerofthetour-namentforherexcellentbattingandfielding.The910srepresentedSurreyattheSouth-EastInterCricketCompetitioninEssex.Theycameawaywithonewinandtwolossesandtheirheadsheldhighagainittoppedoffagreatfouryearsofcommitmentfromthegirls.BoysCricketThisyearsYr7Cricketteamhavebeenthemostsuccessfulforanumberofyears.Theyhaveplayed5gamesandwon2andlost3.Toputthatintocontexttheschoolhasnotwonacricketgameforthelast2yearssofortheboystocomeinandwon2gamesisagreatachievementandsome- SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20144343thingtobuildoninthefuture.PlayeroftheyearwasBenVassellwhowasourmostconsistantbatsmanandwithourmostimprovedplayerMarcusClarkalwaysprovideduswithsomeruns.TheywereablyledbyTomCursobsascaptainwhoorganisedtheteambothonandoffthepitch.TheYear8teamhaveplayedwellbutunfortunatelywereunsuccessfulinthecupandplatecompetitionsthisseason.TheboysplayedfivegameswinningonlyoneagainstSJBawayinthelasttwooversandonlynarrowlylosingtoBDBbysixrunsinanail-bitingcupfixture.Althougharelativelyunsuccessfulseasontheenthusiasmtorepresenttheschoolwasendlessandtheeffortshownbymostoftheboysonthefieldwassuperb.Co-cap-tainTomKellondwonplayeroftheseasonwiththemajorityofrunsscoredandwicketstakenwhileMaxBurgessshownavastimprovementinconfi-denceandrunratetoclaimmostimprovedplayerrecognition.WearealsonowaSatelliteClubforSurreyCountyCricket.Ouraimistoincreasethenumberofplayersfortheschoolandtogetasmanypupilsaspossiblejoininglocalcricketclubs.ThisprocesshasalreadystartedandwenowhavetenpermanentcommitteememberswhowillbeusingfundsfromSurreytoimproveourcricketfacilitiesandequipmentwhichwehopewillenticemorepupilstojoin.Themoneywillalsobeusedtogetexpertcoachesintohelpimproveourpupilsbattingbowlingandfieldingwiththeaimofimprovingourteamsresults.Thisisalreadypayingdividends.Nextyearweaimtoincreasetheamountofgamesweplaybothwithinschoolintraandagainstotherschoolsinter.Againsomethingthathasalreadyimprovedaswehavehad3intraschooltournamentsand15gamesagainstotherschoolsforyr7-9. 44SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014Inter-SalesianAthleticsCongratulationstoall68studentswhotookpartintheannualInter-SalesianAth-leticschampionshipshostedbySavioSalesianCollegeLiverpool.Athleticshasbeenaverypopularclubagainthisyearwithstudentsfromallyeargroupsshowinggreatinterestpassionandcommitmenttothesport.TherewerelotsofoutstandingperformancesthroughoutthedayincludingHelenaGarlandyear10whowonall3ofhereventsinthe100mlongjumpandrelay.FortheboysJoeOConnorYear9performedbrilliantlywinninghis100m200mandrelay.Overallthegirlsteamfinishedin1stplaceandtheboysteamfinishedin2ndplacejust23pointsbehindSalesianFarnborough.WelldonetoallourathletesGirlsResultsYear7-3rdoverallYear8-1stoverallYear9-5thoverallYear10-1stoverallOVERALL1STBoysResultsYear7-1stoverallYear8-3rdoverallYear9-1stoverallYear10-5thoverallOVERALL2ND SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20144545CelebrationofSalesianSportThisyearsawtheintroductionofthesportsawardseveningon9thJuly.Itwasgreatopportunitytocelebratetheachievementsandcommitmentsifthepupils.AwardsincludedPlayeroftheSeasonandMostImprovedPlayerforeachofthesportsaswellastheSportsPersonalitiesoftheYearforeachyeargroupvotedforbythepupilsthemselves.Wewouldlovetheopportunitytocelebrateevenmoresuccessesnextyearandrec-ogniseachievementsbothinandoutofschoolsoifyoursondaughterhasanythingtocelebrateonthesportingfrontnextyearpleaseletusknowHighAshurst-ClimbingandOrienteeringStudentsfromfullcoursePEattendedHighashurstadventurecentretoclimbandorienteer.SuperbeffortandskilllevelsshownallroundwithnotableperformancesfromJamesAhernandVickyDuellThistrippro-videdavaluablecontributiontopracticalgradesaswellasalotoffun 46SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014ItallstartedonahotMondaythe14thofJulywithabuzzintheairfacespaintedblueredgreenandpurpleandstudentssmilinglaughingandcheeringontheirHouses.YesSalesianSportsdayhadbegunWithapproximately400housepointsbetweeneachHouseitwasanyonesforthetaking.ThestudentsalllinedupgotintotheirteamswhilstbeingcheeredonbytheirHeadsofHouseMissMcGarronRinaldiMissOConnorRuaMissJenkinsandMrHicksZattiandMissPayneSaviowaitingfortheircallofdutyfromthefantasticMrHowell.YoucouldcutthetensionwithaknifebutinthetrueSalesianspiritofDonBoscoeverystudentpulledtogethertoensureeveryonegottotheireventssupportingthosenotevenintheirHouse.Tosaythatthedaywasexcitingandnail-bitingwouldbeanunderstatementwithstudentsconstantlyaskingWhatplacedoyouthinkweareinandMissSirisitokthatIonlycamefourthTowhichourreplieswereYougotinvolvedsupportedyourhouseandreceivedhousepointswhichisajobwelldone.ItwasclearatthebeginningofthedaythatZattitheunderdogsinfourthplacehadastrongsetofyear9boyswhoweretakingthetopspots.HoweverlaterinthedaysawstrongteamscomingthroughsuchastheYear7RinaldiboysYear7SaviogirlsandtheRuagirlsinyears8and9.Throughoutthedaywehadafewtearsbutplentyoflaughs.Withthefinalraceofthedaycompleteallstudentswerecalledtositintheirhousesandwaitforthefinalresults...CommiserationstoZattifourthandRinaldithird.WelldoneSaviofortheircreditablesecondplaceandheartyCongratulationstoRuaonwinningbothSportsDayandtheoverallyear-roundHousecompetitionTheHouseteamwouldliketosayaspecialthankyoutoMr.ThomasourmusicmanforallhishelpandsupportthroughouttheyearandMissThorpeforherhardworkanddeterminationwithSavioHousethelasttwoyears.GirlsBoysYear7ZattiSavioYear8RuaRuaYear9RuaZattiYear10RuaRinaldiYearRankingsoverallwinnersinbold SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20144747 48SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014SalesianBethlehemProjectForthelastfewyearstheschoolhasbeensupportingtheSalesiansinBethlehemIsrael.Theyhavehadapresencetheresince1891andcur-rentlyeducateandtrainunderprivilegedPalestinians.Thisprojecthasbeenverysuccessfulingivingyoungpeopletheopportunitytopursueacareerinwhatisaverydifficultpartoftheworldwithlimitedjobprospects.ForthelasttwoyearstheYear7shaveraisedenoughmoneytosponsortheeducationofonePalestinianstudentattheSalesianTechnicalInstituteinBethlehemequippedhimwithaneducationthatwilltransformhislife.AcakesaletoraisemoneyforthisprojectwasrunbyFrCyrilandPaulineWattsinJune.WearelookingtogetmorepeoplesupportingtheprojectbyeitherdonatingtheirtimeorsellingitemsChristmasgiftsmadebythePalestinianstudentsaroundSeptembertime.FrMarioMurrurighttherectoroftheSalesianInstituteexpressedhisgratitudeforthecontributionsofSalesianstudentswhenhesaidThissolidarityhelpsusandencouragesustocarryontheworkwearedoingasSalesians.Ourtechnicalschoolandpracticaltrainingcentrehelpssome320youngmentogetreadyforwork.Thisisanexcitingprojectthatismakingabigdifferencetothoseinvolved.IfyouwouldliketohelporlearnmorepleasecontactFrAndrewaebrahimsalesian.surrey.sch.ukAshalayamIfyoumissedourAshalayamfundraisercheckoutthehighlightsinourYoutubevideohttpswww.youtube.comwatchvqstJNP6EVeYfeatureyoutu.be SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20144949Overtheweekendofthe27thJunestudentsfromyear1011and12embarkedontheirDukeofEdinburghexpedition.OntheFridaySilverAwardstudentslikemetookofffromNewlandsCornerat9amwiththeweatheronoursideandinhighspiritsdespitetheheavyrucksackscrammedwithfoodonourbacks.ProgresstowardsourRanmorecommoncampsitewasswiftwiththestudentsmapreadingskillsandfitnessplayingavitalrole.Wearrivedatthecampsitebetween4and6pmwithsorelegsandbacks.Theeveningconsistedofdinnerroastingmarshmallowsoverafireandcardgamesfollowedbywellneededsleep.AfteraquickbreakfastandthedismantlingoftentswesetoffforournextcampsiteBentleycopseconvergingwiththeBronzestudentswhohadsetofffromNewlandscorner.Theweatherbecamesteadilyworsewithtorrentialshowersformostofthewalk.Wealsohadtonavigatealongsketchypathsindenseforestsresultinginsetbacksandfrustration.Howeverthroughperseveranceweallarrivedatthecampsiteastheweathercleared.BothBronzeandSilverstudentsenjoyedtheireveningmealandtookthechancetounwind.BeforewesetoffonSundayamasswasconductedoutsidebyFrMarcopreparingusforthefinalstretch.WiththesunshiningandtemperaturesrisingthestudentssetoffforGomshallcoveringthegroundhastilynowthattheendwassoclose.Thefirstgroupsbegantoarriveatthestationat1130readytocollapseintothebackseatsoftheirparentscarsforthejourneyhome.Theweekendwasagreatsuc-cessallthestudentsmetthechallengespresentedtothemprovedtheirenduranceandhadagreattime.AdamChurch 50SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014Post18OptionsdayYear12weregiventheopportunitytoparticipateinaworkshoptoaidstu-dentswithwritingtheirpersonalstatements.SteveandMegourhoststookusstepbystepthrougheachsectionanddidtheirbesttotalkandadviseeverystudentinthehall.Intheafternoonwewerefortunateenoughtohavepast-pupilsjoinusinacarouselstyleactivitywherewehadthechancetospeakwiththemone-to-oneaboutlifeafterSalesians.Therewerepeoplefromarangeofuniversitiesstudyingarangeofcoursesandtherewereoptionsforpeopletotalktowhohaddoneapprenticeshipsgapsyearsandtheworldofwork.Overallthedayprovedtobeinformativeandusefulinthepreparationforthefuture.ZoeWai SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20145151Year12EarlyapplicantprogrammeDuringthelastcoupleofmonthstheschoolhassetupagroupofyear12studentswhoarethinkingofapplyingtoOxfordorCambridgeorwhowouldliketodomedicineveterinaryorlaw.HeretheyhavegivenusopportunitiestodevelopourpresentationalskillsreadyforinterviewsforUniversitiesinthefuture.TeamingupwithSirWilliamPerkinsschoolwehavehadseveralmeetingsinwhichwecouldtalktothegroupaboutoursubjectandtopicsthatreallyinterestus.Thiswastohelpboostourconfidenceandtodevelopourknowledgeaboutoursubjectsothatwewouldbeabletoexplaintoanyinterviewerwhywewantedtostudyit.WehavealsopaidavisittoOxfordUniversitytolookaroundthecollegesbutalsotofindoutabouttheearlyapplicationprocessneededtogetintoOxford.Overallithasbeenreallyhelpfulopportunityandhasputusinabetterpositionifwedecidetoapplynextyear.JessicaParkesSouthamptonTripThewholeofyear12spentadayvisitingSouthamptonuniversityaspartoftheirenrichmentprogramme.Thecampusisveryinvitingwithamixtureofmodernbuildingsolderbuild-ingsandlargegreenspaces.ThegreenspacesareverywellkeptandgavethewholeuniversityaverypicturesqueappearanceandthiscoupledwiththegoodqualityaccommodationmadeSouthamptonlooklikeaniceplacetospendmyyearsofstudyat.WelookedatbothsetsofaccommodationImuchpreferredtheroomswithensuitebathroomsandthenIdecidedtogoanddiscoverwhatmysubjectcourseentails.ThelecturerswereveryenthusiasticabouttheirfieldandIlearnedalotaboutthemodulesthatIwouldbedoing.IalsolearnedthattheExtendedProjectQualifica-tionthatIamcurrentlypartakinginisregardedveryhighlyatSouthamp-tonandtheywilllowertheiroffersbasedonhowwellyoudointheEPQwhichisagreatbenefit. 52SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014IvisitedthesocialareatofindoutaboutextracurricularactivitiesthattakeplaceatSouthamptonandthegeneralvibeofthestudentsalreadymadeitseemsasiftheywereveryhappytobeatSouthampton.IspoketosomeoneinthefootballteamandhetoldmeaboutallthefootballteamsandothersportsthattakeplaceatSouthamptonincludingQuidditch...yesQuidditchandtherearemanyandtheyallaccommodatepeopleofeveryabilityfromcasualtoathleticlevelsotheresroomforeveryone.ForpeoplewhodontlikesportthereweremanyotherclubstoattendandthestudentssaidthesociallifeandclubswereverygoodandtheyhaveenjoyedtheirtimeatSouthamptongreatlysofar.InconclusionthedaywasasuccessandIfoundthatSouthamptonhasagreatbalanceoftheaca-demicandsocialsideofuniversityandalsohasfantasticfacilitiesopportu-nitiesandlecturers.AshleyPatchellStudentUnionForthisupcomingyeartheStudentUnionteamwillbemadeupofEmmaOdeneal-PresidentShaunPerryment-VicePresidentMattBosworth-SecretaryJackOSullivan-TreasurerWemeetwiththerestoftheStudentUniononThursdaylunchtimestodiscussanyupcomingevents.FreshtivalandaFresherspartyarethefirsteventsonthelist.Itisrunentirelybystudentsandisawayofushavingoursayinwhathappensinandaroundthesixthformwithsixth-form-onlypartiesonthesidetooEmmaOdeneal SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly20145353SchoolDevelopmentFundThankyouverymuchtothoseofyouwhoarecontributingtothefund.IfinthepastyouhavetickedtheGiftAidboxandyourtaxsituationhaschangedpleaseletusknowsowedonotmakeanerroneousclaim.Ifyouarenotcontributingandwouldliketodosopleasecontacttheschoolfinanceofficeforaform.SafetyofStudentsandStaffForthesafetyofourstudentsandstaffcanyoupleaserememberthatunlessyouarepickingupasickchildyoumustnotdriveontothesiteatanytimebefore10amorbetween3pmand4.45pm.Ifyouaredrivingonsitepleaseadheretothe5mphspeedlimitandonlyparkinthemarkedbays.Donotatanytimedoubleparkparkintheyellowwalkawaysorblockthemainentranceasthisisforemergencyaccess.Thankyou.SchoolInsurancePleasebeawarethatalthoughtheschooldoeshaveaverygoodinsurancepolicyitdoesnotcoveranybelongingsyourchildbringstoschoolandthisincludesitemssuchasmobilephones.Thesearebroughttoschoolatentirelyyourownrisk.ThesameisapplicabletoanytimeyouparkyourcarontheschoolpremisesPayingforlunchPleasemakesurethatyourWisePayaccountistoppedupintimeforyoursonordaughtersstartofterminSeptember.ThankyouPeterOBrienBusinessManager 54SalesianSchoolNewsletterJuly2014AttendancereminderforparentsAtSalesianwehavealwaystakenaverystraightforwardviewwhenitcomestoattendanceweexpectstudentstobeinschooleverydaybarringseriousillnessoraccidentandwedonotpermitholidaysduringtermtime.Howeverparentsshouldbeawarethatthelawnowenforcesthepositionregardingholidays.TheEducationPupilRegistrationEnglandAmendmentRegulations2013whichbecomelawon1stSeptember2013statethatHeadteachersmaynotgrantanyleaveofabsenceduringtermtimeunlessthereareexceptionalcircum-stances.TheHeadteachershoulddeterminethenumberofschooldaysachildcanbeawayfromschoolifleaveisgranted.Inaccordancewiththeaboveregulationsrequestsforleaveofabsencewillbetreatedsympatheticallybutonlyinexceptionalcircumstancescantheybeapproved.ThepolicyofSurreyCountyCounciltowhichSalesianschoolhasagreedstatesthatparentswhotaketheirchildoutofschoolforfivedaysormoreduringtermtimewithouttheauthorityoftheHeadteacherwilleachbeliabletoreceiveapenaltynotice.PenaltyNoticeswillbeissuedbytheLocalAuthority.Thepenaltyis60ifpaidwithin21daysofreceiptofthenoticerisingto120ifpaidafter21daysbutwithin28daysofreceiptofthenotice.Ifthepenaltyisnotpaidinfullbytheendofthe28-dayperiodtheLocalAuthoritymustprosecutetherecipientforfailingtoensureregularschoolattendanceundersection444Educa-tionAct1996.PleasebeawarethateachparentisliabletoreceiveaPenaltyNoticeforeachchildwhoincursunauthorisedabsences.ForexampleiftherearetwoparentsandonechildeachparentwillreceiveonePenaltyNotice.IftherearetwoparentsandtwochildrenincurringunauthorizedabsenceseachparentwillreceivetwoPenaltyNoticeswhichinthiscasewouldamountto120eachifpaidwithin21days.ThereisadditionalmoredetailedguidanceregardingCountyCouncilpenaltynotic-esavailableontheschoolwebsite.