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The weekly newsletter of St Bartholomew‟s School. PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION Congratulations and welcome to Alexandra Barlow and Gareth Scourfield who were newly elected as parent governors in the recent election. Congratulations also to Rajan Bhandari on his re-election as a parent governor at St Bart‟s. Thank you to the candidates who stood for election and gave their time and commitment to do so. The Governing Board would also like to thank Ahmad Bhatti, the outgoing parent governor, for all that he has done to support their work during his term as a governor. Mrs H Sutherland, Clerk to the Governors BartholoNews 24 May 2016 www.stbarts.co.uk Issue No: 796 St Bart’s PA Summer Celebration Friday 8 July 2016 6.00-8.30pm Join us for a fabulous evening of student entertainment plus a quality food fayre including authentic curries and BBQ using all local produce There’s more to come – so keep watching this space! Working together for our school Please support the PA - fundraising to assist in the provision of additional facilities to enhance the educational experience of the students of St Bart’s. www.stbartspa.net

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  • The weekly newsletter of St Bartholomew‟s School.

    PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTIONCongratulations and welcome to

    Alexandra Barlow and Gareth

    Scourfield who were newly

    elected as parent governors in

    the recent election.

    Congratulations also to Rajan

    Bhandari on his re-election as a

    parent governor at St Bart‟s.

    Thank you to the candidates who stood for

    election and gave their time and commitment

    to do so.

    The Governing Board would also like to thank

    Ahmad Bhatti, the outgoing parent governor,

    for all that he has done to support their work

    during his term as a governor.

    Mrs H Sutherland, Clerk to the Governors

    BartholoNews 24 May 2016 www.stbarts.co.uk Issue No: 796

    St Bart’s PA

    Summer Celebration

    Friday 8 July 2016 6.00-8.30pm

    Join us for a fabulous evening of student entertainment

    plus a quality food fayre including authentic curries and

    BBQ – using all local produce

    There’s more to come – so keep watching this space!

    Working together for our school

    Please support the PA - fundraising to assist in the provision of additional facilities to enhance the educational experience of the

    students of St Bart’s.

    www.stbartspa.net

  • - 2 -

    POETRY SLAM On Friday 13

    May Year 8

    held a Poetry Slam. At the

    Poetry Slam we heard

    many good poems - they

    had been thought about carefully and written

    really well by the students. The effort that all

    the students had put in was amazing.

    They all had the same amount of time to think

    about something that makes them angry and

    then write a poem about it. This is actually a

    really hard thing to do. The English class then

    chose their top three favourite poems. The

    hard work the students put into their poems

    was tremendous and it must have taken a lot of

    effort to reach that level of quality.

    The Poetry Slam was excellent as the newly

    created poems written by the Year 8 students

    were amazing. There was a large performance

    of all the poems in the breakout area – these

    were outstanding! There were three classes

    involved and from each class three

    groups/individuals stood up to perform their

    poem to the other classes.

    All the poems were very creative and exciting.

    Some of them were about politics which is a

    topical subject to write about, and overall the

    Slam had a really good array of different

    topics.

    My personal favourites included a poem

    written by Sanskriti Sahoo and Frankie

    Lochhead about equality, and Matt Noble and

    James Ellams‟s poem about homework.

    There were many other very interesting

    poems, but these were the ones that stood out

    to me. The overall winner was Ella Denham

    8C3 who had her poem read out in the whole

    school assembly.

    Overall, I believe that the Poetry Slam was a

    huge success.

    Charlotte Gabriel 8P2

    PATTERSON PEOPLE Patterson House is pleased to announce the

    newest arrival to the team... Patterson, the

    Guide Dog puppy was born on 30 March and

    has begun his training this week. Thank you

    to all of the Patterson students who have raised

    money and have made it possible for us to

    sponsor a guide dog. Miss Midgley launched a

    competition in House Assembly this week to

    name our second sponsored guide dog, please

    collect forms from the House Office.

    On Saturday 16 May, 110 Patterson students

    and seven members of staff had a fantastic day

    in the sunshine at Thorpe Park. All students

    had an excellent time and behaved perfectly.

    Mr Bell could be heard from the M25 as he

    whizzed around the scary roller coasters.

    Congratulations to the following students in

    Year 7 who received their Bronze Award in

    House Assembly this week:

    7P1 Olivia, Jessica, Benjamin, Scott, Jamie,

    Callum, Guillermo, Toby, Coby, Myles, Ruby,

    Corrie, Lucy, Imogen, Joshua, Thomas W,

    Louisa, Thomas E, Joe, Ellie, Alistair, Louisa,

    Lucia.

    7P2 Archie, Lucy, Kitty, Jack, Joe, Rebecca,

    Amelia, Alexander, Joe, Bianca, Alex, Eva,

    Ellie, Matthew, Frankie, Toby, Pippa, Parisa,

    Emily, Amy, Nina, Abbie, Ruby, Matt.

    Patterson House Office

  • - 3 -

    VIC TEE VISITS PRODUCT DESIGN STUDENTS Year 12 Product Design students recently

    benefitted from a presentation by the career

    engineer Vic Tee. Vic has been involved in a

    wide range of projects, including building his

    own “Firework” box radio, radar systems,

    aircraft systems, colour television, cash

    machines and satellite navigation systems.

    It was quite clear that Vic has a passion for

    lifelong learning and design. The students

    gained an insight into Product Design in the

    real world as he imparted some of his

    knowledge and experience gained over the

    years.

    Some quotes from the students;

    “It was very interesting to hear the challenges

    he faced and how he overcame them”

    “His talk was very insightful and gave me a

    great idea of what a career in Design and

    Technology is like”

    “It gave me an insight into how Technology

    has developed and where it could be going”

    “He gave me an insight into what my future

    career holds and gave me a better

    understanding of the subject”

    This opportunity gave our students a valuable

    and inspiring glimpse of the real world of

    engineering, and we would like to thank Vic

    Reeves for providing this enrichment.

    Mr D James, Teacher of Design &

    Technology

    DIARY DATES

    Fri 27 May Y13 Last Day of Formal

    Teaching

    Half Term – Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June

    Revision School – Tuesday 31 May to Friday

    3 June

    Mon 6 June Y13 Study Leave begins

    Fri 10 June School Officers Training,

    St Cassian‟s (dep 12.30pm,

    ret. Sat 11)

    Mon 13 June Y12 Lessons Resume

    STAFF TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT DAY

    Thursday 30 June 2016

    Digital Photography Workshops

    Do you want to know how to use your

    camera more creatively?

    Sign up for this course of four digital

    photography workshops

    Monday evenings 6.00-7.15pm

    starting 13 June at a cost of

    £45 per person

    Open to adults and students alike

    Get more information from

    Mr Turner in E130

    or email [email protected]

  • - 4 -

    LIBRARY ASSISTANT

    Permanent, required as soon as possible

    Part-time, two hours per week, Friday 11.30am – 1.30pm (some flexibility may be

    required subject to the proposed adjustments

    to the school day)

    Salary FTE £15,207 - £15,941 gross pa

    (£7.88-£8.26 per hour)

    Equates to starting salary £701.51

    gross pa pro-rata

    We are looking for someone to assist in the

    provision of a library and information service

    to the whole school.

    For full details and to apply please visit

    www.stbarts.co.uk

    Closing date: Sunday 5 June 2016

    Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS

    enhanced check along with other relevant

    employment checks.

    Tel: 01635 521255 email: [email protected]

    DO YOU FLY A DRONE? Can you help? On Wednesday 6 July the

    school will be marking its 550th

    anniversary

    with student activities during the afternoon.

    We are looking to take aerial photographs of

    some of the outdoor events using a drone. If

    you can help with this on the day, from

    1.00pm to 3.30pm, please contact Mrs Tyson

    on 01635 521255 or email

    [email protected]

    DAVIS DIARY Congratulations to the following Davis

    students:

    Bethany Sirianni and Melissa Wright who

    have been awarded Vivo prizes.

    Jacob Adams, Joe Hennessey, Andrew

    McDowell and William Beith 10D1 who

    organised a „Box of Dreams‟ challenge and

    raised £8.20 for Alopecia UK.

    Megan Bowey 9D2 – donated £33.65 from

    money raised by selling unwanted items.

    Kieran Caulfield 11D1 – Masonic Charity

    School Award.

    Kieran along with Raoul Rabinowitz in

    Curnock have been given the above award for

    their heroic acts when assisting a student who

    was suddenly taken unwell in City Park. They

    were praised for their calmness, first aid skills

    and generally dealing with a difficult situation

    in a mature and responsible manner. Both

    boys were awarded a £25 iTunes voucher and

    a cheque for £30 made out to their House

    charities.

    Farewell to Davis Year 13 – in assembly last

    week Davis said farewell to our Year 13

    students. Becky Gill organised a fun

    interactive quiz. Davis House Captains Jake

    Mawson, Katie Clements, Sophie Smith and

    Tom Olive (pictured below) were presented

    with farewell gifts for their commitment to

    Davis House. We wish Year 13 all the best in

    their exams and for their future plans.

    Mrs Hodgkin, Miss Miles, Mrs Humphreys

    and Mrs Palmer

    Davis House Office

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  • - 5 -

    ATHLETICS The athletics teams have been in action at

    Palmer Park.

    English Schools Track and Field Cup

    Tuesday 10 May

    The school took two combined teams to

    compete in the Schools Cup Athletics

    competition at Palmer Park. Teams of

    Years 7 and 8 and Years 9 and 10, with a

    maximum of 12 athletes per team had to

    perform a track and a field event. There are no

    heats and finals, therefore times and distances

    thrown/jumped are key to each team scoring

    maximum points.

    There were some excellent performances and

    every athlete is a key member of the team. An

    initial target is for each athlete to achieve 25

    points from both their track and field events.

    Points for the Y7/8 girls‟ teams were –

    M Barnes 33, G Patterson 19, S Cunningham

    29, A Taank 23, L Q Getgood 30, L Callaghan

    22, L Robertson 36, R Thomson 29, N Shields

    28, F Owen 24, D Dijksman 27, C Dobson 27.

    Points for the Y8/9 girls‟ teams were -

    L Norman 28, M Eldridge 37, A White 23,

    D Ematulu 28, L Bell 32, E James 26, I Hole

    36, G Twyford 27, M Dummett 33,

    C W Berrospi 26, I Lainsbury 30,

    A Livingstone 33.

    Overall Team Results

    Junior girls 2nd

    out of 11 schools

    Inter girls 2nd

    out of 11 schools

    Junior boys joint 1st out of 7 schools

    Inter boys 4th

    out of 8 schools.

    Girls’ teams

    Girls’ Area Athletics

    Friday 13 May, Palmer Park

    This was another great day of athletics where

    the girls performed to a high level. Thank you

    to all those who took part. Well done to the

    U15 team finished in 3rd

    place out of 13

    schools and the U17 team finishing in 2nd

    place out of 12 schools.

    District Athletics Championships Boys’

    Results

    U15 boys 1st out of 10 schools

    U17 boys 7th

    out of 10 schools

    Y7 and Y8 boys

    Congratulations to the following athletes who

    have been selected to represent West Berkshire

    at the Berkshire County Athletics

    Championships on Saturday 11 June.

    U15 girls – Emma James 300m, Mia Eldridge

    shot, Maddie Barnes discus

    U17 girls – Tallula Dove 200m, Molly

    Dummett 1500m, Lauren Bell discuss

    U15 boys – Rhys Ainsworth hurdles, Josh

    Douglas and Poom Narongpun triple jump,

    Harry Donne discus

    U17 boys – Alex Colston 1500m

  • - 6 -

    Satellite Volleyball Club

    The satellite volleyball club has proved to be a

    great success over recent weeks, held on

    Monday after school.

    As part of the scheme, Sporting Champions

    contacted us and asked if we would like an

    Olympic Beach Volleyball player to come in

    and deliver three sessions to our students. Of

    course this was an excellent opportunity and

    we have been delighted to welcome Zara

    Dampney, GB and Olympic Beach Volleyball

    player to St Bart‟s. Zara delivered

    inspirational and motivational sessions

    ensuring that each student attending received

    some individual coaching. The sessions

    comprised warm up games, skills and a variety

    of small game situations, all of which the

    students thoroughly enjoyed.

    The club continues to run on a Monday with a

    Newbury volleyball coach. All ages and

    abilities are very welcome.

    Mrs L Leach

    AERIAL PHOTO OF ST BART’S

    Taken last week, picture courtesy of Mr Russell Smart