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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
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.
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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
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
Overall, I believe that the Poetry Slam was a
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,
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
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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
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 &
Fri 27 May Y13 Last Day of Formal
Half Term – Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June
Revision School – Tuesday 31 May to Friday
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
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]
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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
Closing date: Sunday 5 June 2016
Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS
enhanced check along with other relevant
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
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
DAVIS DIARY Congratulations to the following Davis
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
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
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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ATHLETICS The athletics teams have been in action at
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
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’ 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’
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
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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