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A SPECIALIST SCIENCE COLLEGE MARCH 2007 Issue No. 4 Eggar’s Maths Challenge Winners! In February, 106 pupils from Years 9, 10 and 11 entered the Intermediate Mathematics Challenge. We are delighted to report that 40% were awarded certificates in this exacting test of logical reasoning. This year two students, Tom Fabian 9SCa and Stuart Gagen 11SD have been very successful, their scores mean that they are through to the next round, the Kangaroo Challenge. Both Tom and Stuart obtained a Gold Certificate, as did Hayley Ward and Heather Rowland, both of 10CB. There were a further 14 Silver Certificates awarded to Lydia Hutchinson 11JS, Laurence Taylor and Sarah Moore 11SD, Ben Lynn 11AS, Eleanor Regin 11KM, Alistair Jenner 11MB, Peter Allen 10SW, Rosemary Croft 10KMc, Josh Brown and Emily Wheeler 10MR, Matthew Jeffs 9HR, Hanna Gilbert 9SCa, Christian Goacher 9JF and Louis Fox 9J. 24 Bronze Certificates went to Morgan Fripp 11MB, Will Mitchell and Emma Sharpe 11JS, Laura Ellens and Nick Bagley 11CH, Sarah Carter 11AS, Harry Martin and Meredith Tiala 11SD, Thomas Husbands and Adam Ellis 11AS, James Smith and James Luff 10MR, James Cameron 10KMc , Christian Rossiter 10MR, Kimberley Brigdale 10CB, Chris Capper 9HR, Jasmin Steel and Cameron Alexander 9DW, Izzy Bulpitt and Jennifer Saunders 9JF, Vikki Minett and Guy Randall 9DS, Kathryn Whitehead 9HR and Bryony Jones 9AV. Well done to all those who took part and good luck to Tom and Stuart in the forthcoming Kangaroo Challenge!

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  • 1. ASPECIALISTSCIENCECOLLEGE MARCH2007IssueNo.4Eggars Maths Challenge Winners! InFebruary,106pupilsfromYears9,10and11 Josh Brown and Emily Wheeler 10MR, Matthew entered the Intermediate Mathematics Jeffs 9HR, Hanna Gilbert 9SCa, Christian Challenge.Goacher9JFandLouisFox9J. Wearedelightedtoreportthat40%wereawarded24 Bronze Certificates went to Morgan Fripp certificates in this exacting test of logical 11MB, Will Mitchell and Emma Sharpe 11JS, reasoning.Laura Ellens and Nick Bagley 11CH, Sarah This year two students, Tom Fabian 9SCa andCarter 11AS, Harry Martin and Meredith Tiala Stuart Gagen 11SD have been very successful,11SD, Thomas Husbands and Adam Ellis 11AS, theirscoresmeanthattheyarethroughtothenext James Smith and James Luff 10MR, James round,theKangarooChallenge.Cameron 10KMc , Christian Rossiter 10MR, Both Tomand Stuart obtaineda Gold Certificate, Kimberley Brigdale 10CB, Chris Capper 9HR, asdidHayleyWardandHeatherRowland,bothof JasminSteelandCameronAlexander9DW,Izzy 10CB. Bulpitt and Jennifer Saunders 9JF, Vikki Minett There were a further 14 Silver Certificates and Guy Randall 9DS, Kathryn Whitehead 9HR awarded to Lydia Hutchinson 11JS, Laurence andBryonyJones9AV. Taylor and Sarah Moore 11SD, Ben Lynn 11AS,Well done to all those who took part and good Eleanor Regin 11KM, Alistair Jenner 11MB,luck to Tom and Stuart in the forthcoming PeterAllen10SW,RosemaryCroft10KMc,KangarooChallenge!

2. ANYTHING GOESEggars musical extravaganza of the year! The smell of the grease paint, theAdrenalin was certainly pumping all week roar of the crowd. This was the spiritand much learning was done both on and and atmosphere in Eggars school hall on off stage. the week of 5th March 2007 as theThe cast really played their best and curtain went up on the Eggars productionparticular note must be made of Ben Lynn of Anything Goes. Even though grease-and Alex Gillan in Year 11, both of whom paint has now been superceded by moreportrayed unusual and entertaining modern and comfortable makeup, the roarcharacters, leaving the audience in fits of of the very large crowds were still in giggles. The show went on even through evidence, and they were not roaring as a sickness as Oli Buckingham in Year 10 result of the wonderful refreshments knows only too well. The audience would offered by our very supportive PSA - not have known the backstage traumas as although well they might - but in response he professionally performed out front! to the superb performance which wasNow that is commitment. given by the 70 strong cast, supported byThe truth is that all who were involved in our excellent school band, backstage the production, in any capacity, had a crew, teachers and helpers.wonderful time and should be fully and There is no doubt that pupils excelled generously congratulated. themselves during the five performancesOne final word (or three), next time of the show and dreaded the anti-climaxauditions come round pupils had better of the following weekend!sign up fast, in fact I would recommendthem to Step in it! 3. AND MUSIC . 4. REVIEWS... It all began six months ago when theWe had a good reaction from the audience auditions took place for the school and the atmosphere each night made us feel production of Cole Porters Broadway musi-at ease. My favourite night was definitely cal Anything Goes, which is set on a cruise the last night, because I thought everyone liner in the 1920/30s, sailing from America tried their hardest to do their best as they to England. knew this was the last time we were ever The auditions consisted of acting, singinggoing to perform Anything Goes. The and a dance routine. Once the roles wereteachers and helpers were presented with given out, along with the scripts, rehearsals gifts and applauded by the audience, we then began. My part in the musical was as one of all sang the finale again. the SS Americans passengers. I hope everyone who came to see the musical The rehearsals took place on a Monday and had as much fun as we did making it and Wednesday after school, but after performing in it. I am also looking forward Christmas rehearsals increased and thetaking part in the next school production. pressure was on! The teachers must have felt very anxiousBy Olivia Walton 8SWa the night before the first performance hoping everyone would remember their lines and songs. Iattendedtheschoolstageproductionon would Thursdayi f y ou be gr ateful tions a nd 8thMarch.I I should my congratula Anythingtprovedtopa ss on to all in vol vedin beawonderfuth ankslevening,far es. acting,dancing, beyondmyex Go andard ofw a s very high pectations. T he s t layin ga ndIcongratulate a nd p usiasm allinvolvedsinging ith enth credit tove red w al requiringmaand deli nalism a re d edic ated nyhoursof pr ofe ssio nd th eirdents a dedicatedpra b oth stu a g r eatctice.te achers.nd there was mutualTheeveningfI understa maraderie andt, ormeprovedca . T hathewonderfu se nse oft the cast m e I ltalentsofamongs lcosu pporthe w esetodaysyouth w i th t Front of Hou.c o u p l ed from thethe eth os eceived al tribute toWelldoneev r re eryone! team, a hool.w are notTedBrown insc and cre such aof y o ura st ll the c lat afterg I ho p e afof ed and monthstoo tirk (plusaveus weet theywill h strenuo and tha s for years toal!) rehears py memorieow .many hap erful sh f suc h a wo ndcom e o u once again.o Thank y dryenMr s E H 5. AND DANCE . SpecialcongratulationsshouldgotoJesswho learnt thedances from scratch in a very short time. As the performance nights drew ever closer,tensionmounted,monthsofhardwork weregraduallycomingtoaclose. Duringhalftermcostumesweredecidedupon and the dancers had time to rest. Back to school, final rehearsals took place including a gruellingtimetableovertheweekendbefore.th On Monday 5 March the cast and dancers finally had the chance to perform in front of local primary schools. It then seemed a long BackinOctober2006thedecisionwasmade wait before the first performance. Opening forEggarsSchooltoshowtheproductionof night eventually arrived and emotions were `Anything Goes. After a vigorous auditionrunninghigh. process and hard decisions made by the Thefirstperformancetookplaceandwasvery teachers the lead roles were cast as well as successful and continued in the same way for twelve lead dancers for the dance group. thefollowingthreenights. Immediatelyrehearsalsbegan. The dancers rehearsed twice a week for monthslearningthechoreographyhelpedby myself. In the New Year, rehearsal times increased to three times a week, everything was running smoothly, the dances were complete, the girls were feeling confident when disaster struck. Sarah Moore, a lead dancerandRenoAngelfellinthesnowand broke her ankle! After much deliberation Jessica Withers, already a cast member becameadancer.MelissaOgdenbecamean AngelandBekeMcLeansuccessfullyfilledthe lead Angel role. Rehearsals then became once again very hard as the dancers had to I would personally like to add a huge thank relearnseveralroutines. you to our dancers Ella Goldsmith, Jenny Happel, Beke McLean and Melissa Ogden as RenosAngels,alongwithAmiraSahraoui,Jess Nixon, Malaika Oyortey, Lindsey Childs, Becky Froy,AlicePearson,ShannonDavisandJessica WithersaRenosAngels.Itwasverytiringat times, and they didnt complainmuch! Their hard work paid off and they performed fantastically. WellDone!! SallyCarter PEDepartment 6. Well done to Emily Bailey 7PJ and BOYS RUGBY Ellen Reid 7CG who raised over The Year7Group 40 for Comic Relief by holding a contains a great number tombola stall during breaktime. of natural athletes and sports people. This years They sold all their tickets in 15 Charity for Rugby match minutes!! was a huge success raising over 65 for the Kware Project, and revealing an enthusiastic attitude towards RISING STAR!!! rugby that has been unseen in recent years.Aimee Mackenzie 7JH is certainly a The boys have trained hard over the last few talented musician. On Saturday 10th months and their commitment to training, February, Aimee performed her own learning and improving is commendable. composition Worth It at the EHDC Mr Gibb is confident this hard work will pay Show Off Talent Contest. She has off over the next few fixtures, and see thereceived the brilliant news that she has Year 7 rugby team establish themselves as aqualified for the finals which will be force to be reckoned with. held at Barton Hall, Horndea n Special thanks must go to Mr Gibb for taking Technology College on Friday 13th April. the training sessions. Well done Aimee! We look forward tohearing howGIRLS NETBALLyou get on Congratulations to the Year 7at the Girls netball squad who finals! competed in the Aldershot and Farnham District Tournament. They not only faced other schools but battled against the elements as they played in sleet, snow and biting winds. They eventually came fifth out of fourteen schools. Well done!! Miss Carter has commented that the squad has fantastic potential. Those in the squad are: Hannah Steel, Fleur Walker, Jasmine Weston, Megan McLachlan, Holly Winstone, Emily Bailey, Evie Day, Lottie Trigg and Beth WelldonetothewholeofYear7onan Martin. A huge thanks also must go to Missawesome half term and Happy Carter. Easter!!MrWheeler Year7Leader 7. This half term seems to have flown by, and Year8havebeenworkingincrediblyhard.I amdelightedbytheprogressandattitudeof Year 8, and this has been reflected in the SpringProgressReviews.ThankyoutoallthosewhoattendedReview DayanddontforgetyourtargetsoverEaster Aselectionofpupilstookpartinthe sothesecanbetransferredintoyourStudent TESNewspaperdayandproduced Plannersnextterm! a newspaper to an exceptionallyhigh standard. This has to becompleted in just one day and all I was delighted by the amount of t h o s e i n v o l v e d s h o u l d b e Year 8 pupils who took part in the congratulated, we are now waitingforthecompetitionresults. school production Anything Goes. A big cheer to all especially Year 8 pupils Claudia Vogt as American Heiress Hope Harcourt, Charlie Yarrow as Elisha Whitney, KeiranThistermwehadavisit Lenachan as the SS Americans totheNaturalHistory Purser, Connor Fielder as Fred theMuseuminLondon Bartender and Ben Gillan as an FBIorganisedbythe ScienceandGeography Agent - you were all fantastic!Departments.Duringthetripthepupils During this half term learnedaboutNatural Year 8 have beenHazards and Ecology topics which are involved in the MockcoveredintheKeyStage3Curriculum. Trials. As this trip was during National Science All those involved didweek Year 8 were able to focus on Global really well and the bestWarming and the potential effectthis could of luck for the nexthaveinourlives. round of Trials in May.Congratulations to Gemma KingshottIlookforwardtoseeingyouallattheYear8 ParentsEveningonThursday26thApril. 8KN for winning the SNAP disco poster competition!Thepostercompetitionwas open to local schools and Gemma has aMissLRogers prize choice of either an MP3 or DVDYear8Leader player! 8. YOUNG GEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2007Nowintoitsseventhyear,the Geographical This project will take you to the northwestern Young Geographer of the Year competition regionsoftheNamibDesert,traditionallyknown aimstoinspireandencouragethenextas Damaraland. This harsh tribal wilderness generationofgeographers,travellersand area runs parallel to the Skeleton Coast explorers.National Park, and is home to a small population of desert adapted elephants.You will be assisting the project staff in This years question: Can recyclingfollowing and monitoring the movements of save the world? these elephants. We spend days out in thedesert on patrol, camping wild and living closeto the earth, elephants and people. As well as Forolderreaders,wewantamagazinearticlethe desert that brings the issue to life. It can be in anye l e p h a n t , styleyouwishadramaticfirstpersonreport,expect to a balanced and reasoned argument, a reportfind black ononecrucialaspectofthedebateoranyinr h i n o , terview with a key figure. But it must inspireo s t r i c h , and enthral it must make us all think abouts p r i n g b o k , theworldsfuture.giraffe andk u d u . A t YOUNG GEOGRAPHER 13-15 YRS night, youllalmostcertainlyheartheroarofdesertlions! WIN! A volunteer placement forThisprojectispartofalongterminitiativethat you and a guardian to work withisaimedatfindingsolutionstotheevergrowing desert elephants in Namibia, problemoffacilitatingthepeacefulcohabitation courtesy of Global Visionbetweensubsistencefarmersandthedesertadapted elephants through research, education International and ElephantHuman and development. The project was launched in Relations Aid.December2001.YoungGeographerCOMPETITION ENTRIES TOprizefromGlobal MRS SUTEHALL BY WEDNESDAY VisionInternational18TH APRIL 2007 ALL ENTRIES WILL RECEIVE A SMALL PRIZE.ALL ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED AT EGGARSAND THERE WILL BE PRIZES ALLOCATED BYTHE GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENTALL ENTRIES WILL BE ENTERED INTO THECOMPETITION! Forfurtherinformationwww.geographical.co.uk.GOODLUCK! 9. An Incredible ExperienceAmery Hill and Eggars Schools visit to NoneoftheimpactofAuschwitzwasloston AuschwitzandKrakow. the students, many of who were visiblyupsetbywhattheysaw.Buttheyactedwith Thiswasauniqueeventinmorethanone great dignity and sensitivity and were a respect. Neither school had previously taken credittothemselvesandtheirschools.They studentstoAuschwitzandtherehadnotbeen questioned how such events were allowed ajointresidentialvisitofthiskindbetweenthe to happen. Some questioned the nature of two schools. The visit was going to present humanity,oneYear11studentsaidthatshe severalchallenges,notleastofwhichwasthe felt dirty as a human being how could focus for the visit the issues raised by the people do this to each other? The visit to holocaust as embodied by Auschwitz. The the massive Birkenau complex ended with visitwasajointventurebetweentheReligious our guide inviting us all to light a candle in StudiesDepartmentswiththeaimofbringing remembrance of those who died and to tolifetheissuesbeingstudiedinthe leave behind the badness, and to take classroom.awayasenseofhope.Day One The evening was a contrast to the sombre The visit was intensive. We left Alton atmood of the day. Our evening meal was at th 1.00amonWednesday15 February, the Klezmer Hojs Jewish restaurant. We travelling to Stansted to meet our guide and weretreatedtoanexcellenttraditionalmeal catching the 6.20am flight to Krakow. Ahead accompanied by a live band playing ofuswasafulldayexploringtheancient traditional Klezmer music. The students Jewish quarter of Kazimierz a visit to Oskarreally loved it, joining in the singing and Schindlers factory and the site of the clapping. The band couldnt really believe it infamous Plazow labour camp, both featured when many of the students wanted to buy in Spielbergs Schindlers List. After such atheir CDat the end of the evening, and our longdayitwasawelcomerelieftogetbackto Polish coach driver was equally surprised the hotel before the evening meal in the whenaskedtoputtheCDonforourjourney centreofKrakow. backtothehotel! Day Two Day Three We set off for the centrepiece of our visit, a We spent our final day in the centre of tour of the former death camps of AuschwitzKrakow. It is a stunningly beautiful city and Birkenau. Whilst the students and staff centre, dominated by the incredible main hadbeenwellbriefedpriortothevisit,nothing square. Students had time to explore and can really prepare you for the stark reality of buysouvenirs.WealsovisitedWawelcastle whatAuschwitzrepresentsthatisthemeansbeforemoresightseeingandpreparationfor forcarryingoutthemassmurderofmillionsof ourreturnhome. people.Whatremainsisaterriblereminderof what human being are capable of and aThiswastrulyamovingandmemorabletrip warning to future generations that prejudice forusall. and discrimination are powerful and MrsCGerlach destructiveforces. RSCurriculumLeader 10. SchoolCalendar2007 Datesforyourdiary SummerTerm April213 EASTERHOLIDAYS 16 INSETDAY 19 Y7Geography/ArttriptoLivingRainforest(GroupX) 20 Y7Geography/ArttriptoLivingRainforest(GroupY) 23 Y10GeographyCalshottripdeparts 25 Y10GeographyCalshottripreturnsSpringConcert19:00(originallylistedas22ndMarch) 26 Y7ScienceReptileDay(TBC)Y10ArtFullGCSEY8ParentsEvening 27 Y10ArtFullGCSE 30 Y10Examweek May 3 Y11FullGCSEArt4Y11FullGCSEArt7 MAYDAYBANKHOLIDAY9 Y10DramaGCSE 14 Y10Workexperiencebegins(2weeks)Y8&Y9GeographyCalshottrip1sthalfdeparts 16 Y8&Y9GeographyCalshot1sthalfreturns/2ndhalfdepartsY11LeaversdinneratTheGrangeHotel 18 GCSEMusicY8&Y9GeographyCalshot2ndhalfreturn 23 Y7ReportstoParents 24 Y9TriptoBarcelonareturnMay28th 28 HALFTERM June4 Schoolreturns7 Y10GCSEDramaY7ParentsEvening 11 Y9Noncoreexamweek 12 Y10Leisure&TourismvisittoGuildfordSpectrumY10H&SCvisittoTreloarCollegeTBC 14 Y6InductionEvening 19 Y4,Y5&Y6OpenMornings9:0012:00 20 Y4,Y5&Y6OpenMornings9:0012:00Y10ReportstoParentsParentsDropinSessionintheLibrary17:3018:30 22 Y7ModernForeignLanguagestriptoBoulogne 23 SchoolFetePSA13:0017:00 25 Y10ModularScienceExams 26 Y11RepeatModuleScienceexamY6InductionDay 27 SportsDay 28 Y10ParentsEvening 29 EveningwiththeBigBand19:30 July2 ProgressReviewYs7,8&103 FoundersDay5 AwardsEvening6 Y9BelgiumTrip9 MusicTouroftheBlackForest,Germany 13 MusicTouroftheBlackForest,Germanyreturns 16 Y7XHalf SciencetriptoMarwellZoo 17 Y7YHalf SciencetriptoMarwellZoo 18 DressrehearsalforMusicChallengeinHall19:00MusicChallengeinHall 20 ENDOFTERM 11. On Saturday, 3rd March, the Mock Trial team Performing under such professional scrutiny and arrived at Aldershot Magistrates Court inunder the watchful eye of the many cameras nervous anticipation of the day ahead. Afterpresent, required a lot of courage. The Eggars months of preparing as lawyers, magistrates,Mock Trial team were certainly brave and their witnesses and court staff, today they would performance on the day was spectacular. Despite battle against two other local schools, Robertthe nerves, every member of the team was Mays and Mill Chase, as prosecution andexceptional and after an impressive showing, defence, with their performance judged by realmanaged to seal the judges approval. The magistrates and legal professionals! As if this Verdict Victory for Eggars! wasnt incentive enough for the frantic Following this first round success in a National butterflies in many a stomach, BBC South andCompetition, the team certainly felt that justice various other local newspapers, decided thathad been served. They will now go on to compete they too wanted a piece of the action.at the Regional Finals at Southampton This years case was contributed by the RSPCAMagistrates Court later this May, where a place and involved a neglected rabbit. Georgi Boyce in the National Finals will be up for grabs. 8KN as defendant Sam Beatter, pleaded not For the Mock Trial team, this is a very exciting guilty of the crime and successfully played the proposition. Catherine Davis spoke for the whole part of an innocent nurse, who had been team. We had a really great time at the court wrongfully accused. With such strong defenceand are looking forward to going to Southampton. lawyers in Natalie Owen 8KN and Ellie SorsbyHopefully we can win that round too and get 8RCo behind her, she was in good hands. The through to the final. prosecution however, did not give them an easyThey were praised by the MP for Aldershot, ride. Catherine Davis 9AV, lead prosecution Gerald Howard, shortly after he handed each lawyer, had an eye for detail and a verystudent their certificate. You have put in so authoritative demeanour. Charlotte Pugh 8SWa, much preparation and what you have done today our second prosecution lawyer, was extremelyis amazing. I thought the confidence you showed confident. Her more strategic approach belied and the ability to think on your feet was the killer questions. The witnesses were also a absolutely tremendous and I congratulate all of credit to the team. Harriet Granville-Jones you. 8KN, Kathryn Drury 8SMo and Emily Wang 8SWa certainly had to use their skills in improvisation and remain calm under demanding, and sometimes aggressive, questioning from the opposing teams. Our legal adviser, Kate Chapman 8RCo, was very precise about the law, which she dictated in a clear and confident manner. Behind the scenes, the magistrates, Summer Rawlings 8KN, Emily Hodkin 9AV and Joshua Atkins 8LH, worked extremely hard to arrive at a fair verdict. But the star of the show was Thomas Rasburn 8RCo, the court usher, who was even offered a job at the end of the day! Congratulations to the team and good luck in the Regional Finals!Mrs K Nessa English Department 12. SPECIAL NEEDS INFORMATION DAY Hampshire County CouncilParent Partnership Service Totton College, Totton, Southampton SchoolcommsisasystemthatallowsSaturday 28th April 2007 theschooltocommunicatewithallits membersstudents,parentsand staff,byemail,SMStextmessageand This Special Needs Information Day is paper. aimed at offering information and advice to parents and carers of children and young people with special needs. Representatives from a variety of Keybenefits organisations will be available through- Getyourschoollettersdirecttoyour out the day to answer questions and emailaddress. provide information about their services Nomoreimportantlettersloston and activities. thewayhomeorinthebottomofa Information will be available about a schoolbag. wide range of special needs, including autism, dyslexia, hearing and visual Textmessagesdirecttoyourmobile forshortoremergencycontact. impairment, and learning difficulties and how parents and carers can access Helptheschooltosavemoneyand support in their area.time. The event is open to visitors from Beuptodatewiththelatest 10.00am to 3.00pm Totton College, information. Southampton, and admittance and parking are free. Attendancefeaturesallowtheschool tocontactyoupromptlyifyourchild There will be a variety of talks and hasnotbeeninregistration. workshops throughout the day, on topics included ADHD, Understanding Chil- Youcanbenotifiedbytextoremail drens behaviour, Transition Planning,ifyourchildisnotinschoolwithout Communication Difficulties, Brain Gym,explanation. Diet and Nutrition and Wills and Trusts. Schoolcanpromptyouwithlinksto Places on the talks and workshops willotherusefulsources,theirwebsite, be limited, must be booked and priority ParentsgatewayorDfESsites. will be given to parents and carers. Newsletterscanincludephotosand The Honeypot Bus will be coming along pictures. to offer some play activities for children accompanying their parents to Highsecurityandcompliantwith dataprotectionlegislation. the information day. For further information please contact the Parent Partnership Service on Findoutmoreinformationinthe 01962845870 oremail meantimeathttp:www.schoolcoms.com [email protected] 13. SITUATIONS VACANT ExaminationInvigilatorsRequired WecurrentlyhavevacanciesforExaminationInvigilatorstosupervise examinationsatEggarsSchoolinMayandJunethisyear. EggarsSchool ThepayscaleforthesepositionsisLo LondonRoad,Holybourne,Alton, calGovernmentScale2:7.18perHampshireGU344EQTelephone:01420541194Fax:01420593412 hour. Ifyouareinterested,pleasewritetoor 1116MixedComprehensive,810onrolltelephoneourExaminationofficer,MrNigelHolmes,by27April2007on HeadTeacher:MrsFMartinMA OFSTEDJULY2004 Thisisanoutstanding school SeniorScienceTechnician WerequireanenthusiasticpersonwithaScience orTechnologybackground.Previousexperience preferredbutnotessential,tojointhissuccessful SchoolteamfromMay2007.EggarsSchool LondonRoad,Holybourne,Alton, TheroleincludesmanagementoftheScience HampshireGU344EQTechnicalteamaswellasthepreparationof Telephone:01420541194Fax:01420593412 equipmentforlessons,supportwithequipmentin theclassroom,equipmentorderingandbudgeting. 1116MixedComprehensive,810onroll Wearecommittedtosafeguardingthewelfareof HeadTeacher:MrsFMartinMAyoungpeopleandexpectstafftosharethis OFSTEDJULY2004 Thisisanoutstanding commitment.Ifsuccessfulyouwillberequiredto school undertakeanenhancedcriminalrecordcheck.DesignandTechnologyTechnician WerequireanenthusiasticpersonwithaTechnology backgroundandpreviousexperiencepreferredbutnot FoodTechnologyTechnicianrequired essential,tofilltheabovevacancyfromMay2007.(Temporarypost) ThisroleincludesthepreparationofequipmentforIfyouareanenthusiasticpersonprepared lessonsaswellassomesupportwithequipmentinthetoturnyourhandtoavarietyoftaskstofill classroom,equipmentorderingandbudgeting. theabovevacancytocoverlongtermsicknessandcanstartassoonaspossiblethenthisisthejobforyou.PostandhoursDuringtheEasterholidayspleaseaccesscanbeflexible.Thisroleincludesthe jobapplicationformsviaourschoolwebsitepreparationofequipmentforlessonsaswww.eggars.hants.sch.ukwellassomesupportwithequipmentintheorcontactEggarsSchoolon01420541194oremail classroomandeq[email protected]eggars.hants.sch.uk 14. We have recently received complaints regarding the droppingoff of children at the school entrance with the driver SCHOOL TIES then turning aroundWe have a few children who in the entrance toare regularly coming to depart.school not wearing a school Wewouldappreciatetie and are borrowing a tie all drivers using the for the school day. We are school entrance and finding either the ties are exiting from the not being returned or the same children are, Holybourne Road junction this will by habit, choosing to forget their ties. ensure the safety of all drivers and Please could you ensure your child has the pedestrians. correct school uniform for school, if a new tie is required these can be purchased for 4.00Cyclistsfrom the school office.Wehavehadanumberofcallsrecentlyfrom Thankyoutoallparentsfor membersofthecommunityreporting usingour automated studentsnotwearingcyclehelmets.Please Absence Telephone Line to rememberthatstudentswishingtocycleto reportachildsillnessonthe schoolneed:first day of absence from school.Thissystemhelpsus Frontandrearlightsin knowing whether a child Safetyhelmetshould be in school, or if Workingbrakes something may have happened on the journey Cyclepermittoschool. Should a pupil need to leave school part way through the school day for a medical appointment,pleasewriteanotetothiseffectin their Student Planner, as we are not able to We know Year 7 and 8 were allowstudentsoffsitewithoutparentalconsent. extremely disappointed to have theOn your childs return to school following an absence, please write a note in your childs Valentine Disco postponed due to badPlanneroralettersenttoyourchildsTutor. weather. We are pleased to announce the PSA are currently organising aPlease note from September Summer Disco. We are hoping this2007 the price of a replacement Student Planner will take place during May and we will will be increased to 4.00, confirm the details as soon asthesecanbepurchased from possible. theschooloffice. 15. Miss Carews Year 8 Art students have created fantastic headdresses as part of a Native American Art project. Well done to all students! Plans to display all students photographs are underway! Amelia Bias-Beale 8RCo, Vanessa Anderson Summer Rawlings 8KN, Natalie Owen 8KN, 8KN , Natalie Owen 8KN, Freya Bradshaw Freya Bradshaw 8LH, Vanessa Anderson 8LH, Ellie Sorsby 8RCo, Katy Taylor 8KN, 8KN Georgie Boyce 8KNFANTASTIC WORK! Dan Shaw 8RCo, James Arnott 8LH, PaulGeorgie Boyce 8KN, Ellie Sorsby 8RCo, Esplin 8KN, Stefan Skarbinski 8KN, Katy Taylor 8KN Christian Brohier 8KN, Alex Wood 8RCo, David Boxall 8RCo, Ryan Winter 8LH 16. Well, another term has passed and what a busy one it has been!However, the summer term will be just as busy as Year 10 have work experience and, not forgetting, the prefect process including head boy/girl and senior prefects interviews. I have received many applications and look forward to being able to inform all the successful candidates Although it has been a short half termwhen we have our Prefect Assembly after it has been a very important one forthe Year 11s leave. Year 9. I have been very impressedAcademic Review Day was another with the way that the year group have successful event and I would like to thank chosen their GCSE Options. They haveYear 10 parents for attending as I, and many others at Eggars, feel that this day all taken their time and picked options is valuable in helping to keep pupils that suit their abilities. Year 10 andfocused on their future academic the start of GCSEs does not seem toachievements. This year is a very far away now!!important basis for the approaching year I would also like to congratulate the with GCSE exams and the more that Year group on their mock SATS re- students achieve during this time in their subjects and options then the greater the sults, with the year group doing very successes in Year 11. well. On Thursday 1st March, Year 10 had a With more revision and time spent onPolitical Awareness Day for their Sam Learning (ten hour challenge Citizenship Curriculum. Ms Sandeman over Easter!) I look forward to seeingreceived notification from the visitor the final results.speakers who attended this day to say that they had been very impressed with I hope every one has a relaxing and the work ethos that the students had enjoyable Easter. exhibited during the discussions and activities carried out as part of the Mr Eost delivery of the topic. Well done, Year 10 Year 9 Leader and congratulations for making such a posi- tive impression upon these visitors. Enjoy the Easter break! You all deserve it! Miss Curtis Year 10 Leader 17. Just a few words about the ski trip toMy thanks go out to the students, Austria last half-termit was brilliant!without whom my first ski trip wouldnt Well I did say just a few words!have been so successful and to staff who gave of their half-term to be No really. All the weeks of preparation there. Thank you! for this trip were well, well worth it. The accommodation was excellent as was theWishing you all long and cherished food. Our host was very hospitable andmemories. the scenery was stunning. There were several bluebird days and even a sighting of a lost moose! Ginger Gerbil - on behalf of: Ms AB, Wombat, Plank, Hampster & Grandad! The progression all students made during the week was nothing short of phenomenal notwithstanding piste markers Emily!My main aim for the trip was that students have long lasting memories and that they will be badgering those at home to go again and again and again...(sorry!) 18. Ski trip Duringmy time on the ing time. I Ihad an amaz gs every experi enced new thin of it. day andloved every bit y memoriesIhave so manith mewhichwill stay w forever! Theexperiencesandmemoriesthatwe got when we were on theAustria Ski Trip 2007 will staywithmeforever.I am so grateful that I got theopportunity, thank you for one ofthebestweeksofmylife.ads I mi s s it lo s am az i n g! ill have a7 wa 8 w Austria 200g in 200go n n a s eegointhey nyonee el s e are an d a e, whertimc an !bri l l i an t in g t he can-co ck doM r L ay 19. was theSki trip n I I thoughtd so m uch fuc, I hathe fantasti v e rforg e tw ill nece. o go e x perien I will b e able tpefully is a Ho if there ain and schools kiing agith the o go wthechance t jumpat Iwould nity. opportu 20. TheEggars The purchase of pens, pencils,Finance Team would planners and ties etc are availableliketo take this from Reception, please send small opportunity to remind parents thatunits of cash, as the changing of when making payments to the large notes can often be difficult. school for educational visits, music, transport etc, please ensure that Due to the overwhelming demand they are placed in a sealed for pupils receiving music lessons, envelope, clearly labelled with yourwe politely request that payment is childs name and tutor group. Alsosent to School promptly, upon please mark for whose the attention receipt of renewals letters, which the envelope is destined and foryou should have all received, which visit payment relates to. requesting payment in advance of Envelopes should be handed directly next term. Currently, we have a to a member of the Reception Team waiting list in operation for many no money should be left on theinstruments, and pupils may lose Reception desk. Cheques should be their place if payment is not made payable to Eggars Schoolreceived on time. and should bear your childs name All cancellations for music tuition on the reverse, especially if their must be sent to the Finance Office surname differs from that ofin writing or by email to: [email protected] In addition, for security reasons, please do not send large amountsWe hope you have an enjoyable of cash to school with your child.Easter. For parents who do not hold a cheque book account, please bring cash directly to the School Reception, where a receipt will be issued. If you have not already done so, you may like to take advantage of our standing order facilities currently in operation for music and transport payments, de tails of which are available from the Finance Office.