Your PTFA needs you!
We need your unwanted gifts
This year you have helped the PTFA donate £2,835 to different department in school. Donations have been made to the Science Department for books; the English Department for an Exampro; the History Department for books; the Childrens’ School Council for Carpet in Keeling House and an outside tap among many others.
So we can keep on raising money we are holding a raffle over the Summer term and we’re asking for donations. If you have anything you could send in as prizes, could you please let the Office have them by the 5th July.
Thought of the Week
Head Teachers Blog
Next week the Art Department will be holding their annual Art Exhibition. I have the privilege of being able to pop into the Art department throughout the year and am always stunned by the work the students produce. The Art department have brought all the work together to create a very special show for us.
We would like to invite all parents of our partner schools to the exhibition. If your son or daughter is in year 9 and opting for art next year please make sure they join us. I know they will be inspired by what they see!
Please see more details later in the newsletter.
On a more difficult note, as part of our Health and Safety procedures, we will be speaking to students in assemblies on Thursday and Friday about our plans if we ever needed to evacuate the school site. If you or your sons or daughters have any questions please let us know.
Does your child use Snapchat? Are you aware of the latest upgrade whereby your child’s location can be made available to all? This article will be of great interest to you:
BBC News Article on Snapchat Upgrade
Please remind your son or daughter that students in Years 9 – 11 are not allowed to leave school during school hours unless collected by an adult such as a parent who is doing so for a valid reason. They should report to the office to do this.
Changes to GCSEs
We realise that parents will wish to know as much as possible about the changes in GCSE measures. Please see the leaflet below which gives further information.
Art Dept- Where are they now?
It’s always great to see past students come back to catch up with their teachers especially when their time at TAHS inspired them into a fulfilling career.
Past student Ella Kasperowicz left TAHS 3 years ago after securing 3 x A* at A level in Maths, Applied art & Photography. She gained a prestigious First Class BA Hons degree in Illustration from Falmouth University and has been fully immersed in developing her own unique style.
Her work incorporates her own quirky humour often based on comic observations of the world/ her own thoughts and anecdotes (see image of ‘fret- a- manger’ about an incident in New York). She has and a strong use of colour and innovate print techniques- one Mrs Derby and Mrs Cornell were astonished to see was a colour changing screen print on a page design for a version of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine (see image). You can really imagine this having positive implications for children’s book publishing.
During her degree, Ella has returned to New York (her first trip was in the 6th form on an Art visit!), and spent some time building up contacts from publishers and is soon to be featured in New Designers (a trade fair for designers) in London. We wish Ella and all our other fantastically talented and hard working past students all the best forging out such interesting and exciting careers!
If you want to see our Art & Photography Students work before they leave us for exciting adventures in further education, training or employment, please come and visit the Art Exhibition this Thursday 6th July 5:30-7:30pm.
Key Stage 1 Team Games
On Tuesday the Uttoxeter pyramid first schools, were invited to Thomas Alleynes astro to take part in a range of team activities led by our young leaders, Burton Albion and The East Staffordshire School Games Organiser. Photos and full report to follow next week.
Ryecroft Swimming Gala
On Wednesday Ryecroft Middle school traveled to us for their house swimming gala. This provided a great opportunity for them to use our facilities and engage in competition. Due to their location it also increased the swimming provision for some students. Thanks To Jonathan Davis Yr12 BTEC sport student for acting as life guard.
Year 9 & 10 House Cricket will take place next week.
Monday P1 & 2 Whitmore v Torrance
Monday P3 & 4 Elkes v Orme
Tuesday P1 & 2 3rd place play off
Wedneday P1 & 2 Final
Whitmore- Joe Haywood
Torrance- Jack Bond
Elkes- Kieron Coates
Orme- Alfie Bednall
Teams are of 11 players and can include, year 9 and 10, boys and girls.
Science Students of the Week
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:
Alicia Coates and Timothy Campbell for good assessment scores
Reece Heathcote and Emma-Jo Gilbert for consistently high achievement
This week’s Environmental Land Based Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are:
Tom Cooper and Raeley Hall for hard work on their course work
Languages Festival 7th July
School Walk 2017
Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com This week featuring a fantastic opportunity from Rolls Royce.
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