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Connect Principal: Stuart Williams www.catmosecollege.com

A newsletter for parents, students and the local community

7 FEBRUARY 2013

ISSUE 47 YR 9 OPTIONS FOOD COMPETITION NEWS YOUTH SPEAKS JULIUS CEASAR ‘THE STORY OF MY MAKEWAVES’ BETT 2013 VACANCIES INTER-HOUSE NEWS

SENIOR YOUTH SPEAKS SEMI FINALS - PAGE 5

SPORTS NEWS

NATIONAL PERFORMANCE TABLES

.................................................................................................................................... The College is once again the highest performing of the state schools in Rutland with 89% of our students achieving the traditional benchmark of at least 5 A*-C grades, compared with 83% at UCC and 69% at CBEC. We are also the highest performing with respect of the value we add when comparing year 11 performance to the students’ performance at primary school; our score is 1007, which also compares very favourably with UCC at 989.8 and CBEC 981.9. The national average score is 1000. When comparing performance including English and maths, care has to be taken this year as all of the Rutland state schools were affected by grading issues which are still going through the courts. We are pleased however, that 93% of our high attaining students achieved this benchmark despite this, once again the highest in the County. This compares with 90% of UCC and 89% of CBEC high attainers. Complete performance data for the College can be found on the College website. Catmose College is about far more than academic excellence however, we are just as proud of our electives programme and our music, drama and sport activities. The quality of data for post 16 (sixth form) results has been gradually improving in recent years; this has provided far better information for our students to help inform their choice of provider. An analysis of this information for providers local to the College can be read on our website; it is also possible to access information regarding any school nationally. A letter including the post 16 analysis has been sent to parents of students in year 10 and year 11 and can also be found on the College website. Stuart Williams


RESILIENCE AND SUCCESS

.................................................................................................................................. I have previously written about the importance of encouraging our students to become more independent in order to help ensure they are successful in later life. This article focuses on the personal traits that are necessary for success; fundamentally if a student does not attend school regularly, it matters little what opportunities are on offer at the College. There are significant single events in a person’s life which will unavoidably prevent attendance for some students. My concern is about a pattern of poor attendance over a number of years which leads to a significant effect on overall achievement. In order to measure by how much, I have looked at examination results, but the conclusions of this analysis apply equally well to other aspects of life, including the softer skills of building social skills, involvement in extra-curricular activities and ultimately building a successful career. There is a fundamental mis-conception regarding what makes someone successful. It is often said that how rich you are or how clever you are determines your future, I disagree, believing that it is how you respond to difficulties you encounter that is more important. During the recent snow, attendence (normally 96%) dropped to 91%. Most students managed to brave the colder weather and get to College; a few did not. It is these people who are likely to make similar decisions when other minor adversities face them that over the long-term would cause them to have less chance of success in life. This resilience is important in many aspects of life. When you fail a test do you give up on the subject and say you are no good or does it make you more determined to do better next time? When you get into trouble do you accept that the fault lies at least partially with yourself or do you blame someone else? When your boss chooses someone else for promotion do you blame it on a poor decision or do you make sure that next time you are better prepared in order to ensure future success? It is how we respond to adversity that is critical to our own success and happiness. We want to help students and our children to build resilience so that when the going gets (a little) tough they are able to keep going, learn from their mistakes and those of others; it is critical to their future success. Stuart Williams

YEAR 9 OPTIONS FOR KS4

.................................................................................................................................. Students in year 9 will soon be making their options choices for their key stage 4 curriculum. This is an exciting time of year where students will, often for the first time, have the opportunity to shape their curriculum. Students will be given a free choice for their options, rather than options columns which often restrict them in their decision making. On Wednesday 6 February we held our options evening in order to provide students with detailed information on the courses available. Booklets and forms were distributed during the event; copies can also be found on our website: www.catmosecollege.com/options Students have until Friday 22 February to return their options forms. Ms Savage


AFTERNOON TEA COMPETITION

.................................................................................................................................. On 17 January, the College hosted an Afternoon Tea competition which was judged by our guest chef Shaun Mason. Shaun has worked in the industry for many years and has worked with chefs such as Rick Stein. Following on from the success of his cooking workshop in October, Shaun asked to run his own competition as he was so inspired to see so many students interested in the food industry during his last visit. The competition brief that Shaun gave to students was to design an afternoon tea which must include six sandwich rounds, six scones and six identical small cakes. Students could choose any flavour or filling for their dishes and all work was to be presented on a table with a menu. Shaun found it very hard to decide upon a winner for the competition, however, he finally chose Olivia Woodward (year 11) to take first place. Olivia’s mini Victoria sandwich cakes caught Shaun’s eye as they were fantastically presented. In second place was Lydia Goddard (year 7) as her mini Bakewell tarts were cooked to perfection and demonstrated a great level of skill. In third place was Yasmin Makinde (year 9) with her tasty lemon drizzle cake and coconut scones. Shaun commented on how tough the competition was to judge as every student produced great dishes. He also could not believe how talented all students were that took part. I would just like to say a huge thank you to all students that participated, as well as to Shaun for taking time out from his holiday to judge the competition. Miss Warren

FUTURE CHEF 2013 COMPETITION

....................................................................................... On Friday 18 January, Ellie Loxton (year 10) travelled to Loughbourgh College to represent the College at the local finals of the Future Chef 2013 competition. Her task was to produce a main course and dessert for two people which took less than 90 minutes to prepare, and cost less than £7. Ellie produced two fantastic dishes in order to meet this brief. These were a main course of ‘Chicken and Leek Parcels served with Polenta Potatoes and Green Beans’, accompanied by a dessert of ‘Raspberry, White Chocolate and Pistachio Profiteroles’. There were three judges for the competition who were all chefs from the local area. They were all looking for dishes of an exceptional standard that were of restaurant quality. Despite working in a new kitchen environment, Ellie did a great job of making her two dishes. All three Chefs agreed, as she was awarded runner up overall for the competition. The judges complimented her on her Chicken parcels, with one of the chefs even commenting on how it was one of the best chicken sauces he had ever tasted! They also commented on the range of colours Ellie had used on her plate, with all the different ingredients used in order to serve an attractive product. I would just like to say well done to Ellie for representing the College at such a high standard, and for all of the preparation work that she put into the competition. Miss Warren


GET SET FOR SAFER INTERNET DAY

............................................................................ On 29 January, eleven students from year 9 and 10 took part in a Safe Peer Tutor training programme and pilot scheme by Kate Valentine, Safe Director from DigitalMe. They were involved in a two hour workshop where they increased their knowledge about e-safety when using social networks through discussions and role plays whilst also gaining leadership, empathy and communication skills through becoming a peer tutor. During the afternoon session, they each worked with a year 7 student where they delivered an e-safety activity based session on a peer to peer basis. They ensured that the mentees were aware of the importance of ensuring that only appropriate information is placed on an online profile or within blogs, one of the more important e-safety principles. The mentees were able to create a report about e-safety on the Catmose College Makewaves network where the students will be able to access their Safer Internet Day 2013 digital online badge, another new innovation. At the end of the sessions, the students all took part in a 360 degree feedback format where they could provide feedback to each other on the experience. By working together, the students not only worked with those they may never have met before, but they were also able to put into practice the skills that they had been taught during the morning sessions. One year 10 student, Toby Proctor said that he really enjoyed it although he was quite nervous to teach to start with. I am very pleased that Catmose College was chosen by DigitalMe to be a pilot school/college for the Safe Peer Tutor programme and it was great to watch the students working together and learning with and from each other. Ms Smith

YOUTH SPEAKS COMPETITION

.................................................................................................................................. On 24 January, Yaznia Pourmozafari and Gemma Gregory, both year 8 students, and Tom Law from year 9, represented the College at a national public speaking competition held at Leicester Grammar School. Their theme was ‘A Vision Fulfilled’ based on the Olympic and Paralympic games. The team of three were fifth to present. The main speech was given by Yaznia, who gave an eloquent six minute speech followed by Gemma who was the Proposer of the vote of thanks, and she spoke for two minutes. The Chairperson, Tom Law introduced and concluded the presentation. The role of speaker also involves answering a question from the floor; the question given to Yaznia was ‘How are you going to do your bit to fulfill the vision of the Olympics?’ she answered this question with ease and confidence. An all round superb performance, which saw them winning the event. They will be competing again at the district final in Kettering on 2 March. We wish them all the best Well done to two other teams who had also worked very hard but unfortunately did not get through to the next round. The year 9 team was Ellie Bullough, Issac Costa and Ben Ramsey. The year 8 team was Jake Henderson, Caitlin Edens and Emily Brown.

Gemma, Tom & Yaznia

Caitlin, Jake & Emily

Ben, Ellie & Issac


Students acting out a scene from Julius Ceasar

YEAR 9 – JULIUS CEASAR

.................................................................................................................................. ‘Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears…’ was heard throughout the College this term as the year 9 group has been studying the play, Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Part of the teaching included learning about Roman life, dress and language. To help the students get into the roles of senators, conspirators and Julius Caesar, they were asked to make their own togas. It was a great show as many were able to find ’mum’s old sheet’ and one student even bought their own gladiator outfit. As well as the clothing, students will also be learning some Latin to use amongst their friends. This has been an interesting term in English. Miss Gonda

SENIOR YOUTH SPEAK SEMI FINALS

.................................................................................................................................. Three of our students have won the district semi final of the senior round of the Youth Speaks competition. The event took place on 30 January and involved Cara Smithson who was the Main Speaker, Grace Ray, as Chairperson and Abigail Pople who was the Proposer of the vote of thanks. The event took place at Catmose College and involved four other teams, two from Bourne Grammar and two from The Kings School. The title of our team’s speech was ‘Parlez-vous Francais?’ which was based on the question of why schools only teach modern foreign languages of Europe and why not a language from further away, for example Chinese. They delivered the speech eloquently starting with a 2 minute introduction by Grace, followed by Cara who spoke for 6 minutes and Abigail also speaking for 2 minutes. Cara in her role as Main Speaker was also given an extra question from the floor which was ‘What would you say to a younger generation who feel they don’t need to learn a language in their world of modern technology’ which she answered brilliantly. The team has got through to the senior district final, which will be taking place on Saturday 2 March in Kettering. We wish them all the best.

ENGLISH PUBLIC SPEAKING UNION COMPETITION

.............................................................................. On Monday 28 January, a team of three of our year 11 students competed at the English Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition, held at Oakham School. The team involved Billy Hunt as the Questioner, Grace Ray as Speaker and Cara Smithson as Chair Person. Billy stepped in seven hours before for Alice Cosgrove who had unfortunately been taken ill but had worked hard during the preparations. The event involved seven teams from various local colleges; all had been Cara Smithson, Billy Hunt and Grace Ray given six topics to choose from. Our team chose to do theirs on arguing against ‘should all young people be made to do national service?’ Three teams went through to the next round including Billy, Grace and Cara. The second round took place on Monday 4 February at Oakham Castle. Against tougher and more experienced competitors unfortunately the team did not get through to the next round despite their best efforts. However Grace won the title for ‘Most Promising Participant’ and was presented with a £25 book voucher for the College and a ‘Pride and Prejudice’ book.


THE STORY OF MY MAKEWAVES

............................................................................................... Makewaves has a bigger impact than you think... When I first heard of Makewaves, it was called Radiowaves. I heard about it at school, and decided to join up. It was brilliant. I had somewhere to put my work, to spend time on and no matter how long I spent on the site itself, I always managed to come up with something productive that I could be proud of. My first story was on the tenth anniversary of the Twin Towers attack. From then on, I would find topics that interested me, and write about them. This site was somewhere that I could upload my views and opinions, and share some of my experiences. In 2012, I was involved with the reporters team. This was a fantastic opportunity, and it also meant that I could gain experience in new situations. I was asked to go to the Learning Without Frontiers conference to help out the Radiowaves team and also the Digitalme team. I was introduced to the team and we had a great time presenting and interviewing. Since then, I have been on many trips with the team to help them present and interview at places like Birmingham, Leeds and even London! Things were going really well. There didn’t seem to be any more conferences to go to after Thomas Ameer-Beg about April. I was still making a few stories and still enjoyed doing so. I had never thought that something like this could open up so many opportunities that would be useful in later life. It has also opened up a whole new career path and offered me lots of extra choices that maybe I could get into when I’m older. Sometime in 2012, Radiowaves turned into Makewaves. This was because you could create and add a lot more things than you could originally. It sounded like a reasonable change to me, but I still like the name Radiowaves and it has taken me a while to register the name Makewaves! However, later on in 2012, my swimming training affected everything. There was an increase in training and a lot of activities that I used to love doing had to be forgotten about. My time on Makewaves has suffered a lot recently, but I still enjoy doing what I do. The 2013 experiences: Well, even though my stories aren’t constantly being uploaded because of insufficient time, it was good to know that the crew hadn’t forgotten about me, and I received an invitation to go to the BETT show in London. I met up with the Digitalme crew again and I also did a presentation on behalf of the Safe project and the Makewaves team. As before, I enjoyed it thoroughly and I hope to be invited on more trips like this. What I like about Makewaves: Makewaves gives you the freedom to upload content to a safe and friendly environment. It allows people to see what you are doing and allows you to see what others are doing. It also opens up many options and I have been fortunate enough to have been there. Even though there are people out there who do manage to do more stories than me, I am still a dedicated reporter, and I have always said, “It’s not about the quantity, it’s about the quality.” Makewaves also allows you to post videos and audio content as well as simple things like documents. I have written seven pages of stories, and I cannot remember a day when I haven’t enjoyed going on it. What I think could be improved: Well, I have always said that no matter how good something is, it can always be improved. I cannot think of many things that are wrong with it to be honest. All I would say is that they could improve the save feature. I wrote a huge story the other day and then the text didn’t save and I was back to square one. So, my advice would be to have an auto-save feature every time you hit the enter key. That way, it wouldn’t be a problem if the page was to temporarily crash. All in all, I think Makewaves was a brilliant idea, and I would advise every school to invest in this. For one thing, it keeps bored children entertained and no matter what they are doing on the site, there is always something productive coming out of it in the end. It is completely safe and a great way to work. Personally, I think the future lies with sites like these. A social network that is productive. I never thought I would find a completely safe social network, but it seems to me that I have found something quite special. All of this is down to a group of people. Firstly, I would like to thank the Digitalme team and the Makewaves team for being a great group of people to work with and for listening to whatever I have had to say. Thank you to the reporting team here at Catmose for accompanying me on these amazing trips and for generally accepting me as a reporter. But most of all, I would like to thank Ms Smith for being a fantastic organiser and for spotting me in the BBC News School Report Elective. Without her and the electives programme, I would never have been where I am now. www.makewav.es/catmosecollege Thomas Ameer-Beg 9C


BETT 2013

................................................................................. This year for the BETT show, Rohan Mehra, Thomas Ameer-Beg, Amy Lakin, Ms Smith and myself went to give a presentation. We all met at the station at 7.40am to catch our train to Peterborough, where we then changed to London. Once in London we then used the tube to get to the Excel Arena where this year’s BETT show was being held. Once there we went around hunting for freebies and exploring some of the stands, we also saw a flash of Professor Brian Cox and watched a part of his presentation from afar. We listened to a few presentations and got some ideas for our College, especially to do with Student Digital Leaders. We then went to present to some people at the conference about ‘Enthusing and Motivating students using Social Media’. There must have been about 100 people in the room. We gave our presentation, using an amazing Prezi created by Rohan, and then we answered quite a lot of questions. We spoke a lot about being safe online and how using Makewaves is great for this as it is completely moderated by our College staff but more importantly, the Makewaves Staff also moderate it over the weekends.

Rohan, Thomas, Annalise and Amy

Mr Macdonald from Catmose came to watch us as well as Steven from Makewaves who was also at our presentation and then afterwards we met Tim Riches and some of the S2R/DigitalMe team. Then we had a chat about digital badges and about the Peer Tutoring programme that we took part in last Tuesday. It was quite exciting as whilst we were talking to Tim, he had a message from Sky News wanting to feature Safe and DigitalMe on Saturday morning on a report about e-safety. It was also good to meet other educational specialists that we had met at conferences and shows before who recognised the work that we had done. We then had a Mcdonald’s and took the train home. After some problems with trains as our train was cancelled, we ended up at Leicester station, where we then found another train which took us back to Oakham for about 7.50pm. After a long day we managed to see lots and lots, get lots of ideas for our College, and Makewaves and also had a lovely and enjoyable day. Annalise Jackson 10T

VACANCIES

.................................................................................................................................... FINANCE ASSISTANT Scale 2-3, points 11-17, FTE salary £14,733-£16,830pa 25 hours per week, 9.30am–2.30pm, all year round Pro rata salary 67.57% £9,955-£11,372pa We are expanding our finance team following our move to academy status. The postholder will be responsible for day-to-day tasks including orders and processing of invoices. For more information visit the College site: www.catmosecollege.com/vacancies The closing date is 22 February INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN TEACHING? Catmose Federation is delighted to be able to offer exciting opportunities to train as a teacher for the academic year 20132014. You will spend the majority of your time training in the classroom, mentored by skilled practitioners and experiencing life within a highly effective, state of the art school. You will also spend one day a week at Nottingham University where we have an established successful partnership. The College will be offering two possible routes to qualifying as a teacher: School Direct Training (non-salaried) available in English, History, MFL, Primary.
School Direct Training (salaried) available in Maths and Physics.
 If you would like to arrange a visit to either the College / Primary school, or for an informal discussion, please contact John Harrison (Vice Principal) jharrison@catmosecollege.com or direct at 01572 770066 ex164 For School Direct At Catmose Federation Information, go to the College website: www.catmosecollege.com. All initial applications must be made centrally via Nottingham University http://bit.ly/VpHQDf


INTER-HOUSE NEWS

.................................................................................................................................. INTER-HOUSE FUTSAL AND UNI-HOC The boys futsal and girls uni-hoc inter-house competitions were held in College recently. In the futsal, Hambleton (Yellow) House claimed victory with 23pts. They were closely followed by Armley (Green) on 21pts, Burley (Red) on 19pts and Barnsdale last on 12pts. In the uni-hoc, it was a win for Barnsdale who scored 19pts, next were Burley on 16pts, followed by Armley on 12pts, with Hambleton finishing last. Recent results in the Year 7 quiz, chess, crossbar–challenge, futsal and uni-hoc competitions have seen Hambleton extend their lead at the top of the inter-house league table to 5pts. 1st

Hambleton

129

2nd

Burley

124

3rd

Armley

93

4th

Barnsdale

89

Still to come in February are: the inter-house poetry, cross country and English spelling bee competitions.

Mr Teasel

INTER-HOUSE CHESS

The Inter–House Chess competition was held recently. In a number of closely fought battles, Armley House (Green) represented by Isaac Costa and Emma Wallace emerged victorious with 13pts. In a close second were Nick Swanton and Jeremy Swanton of Burley (Red) (9pts), with James Tew and Ben Welsh of Hambleton (Yellow) finishing 3rd. Mr Teasel’s player of the tournament was Isaac who went undefeated in all three matches. Mr Teasel Emma Wallace and Isacc Costa

Y7 INTER–HOUSE QUIZ RESULT The Year 7 Inter-House Quiz was held on Thursday 24 January with Burley (Red) and Barnsdale (Blue) going head to head. Barnsdale took an early lead in the first round on Spelling and never looked back. Other topics covered were: world affairs, faces, showbiz, sport, science, history, books and cinema, current affairs and Britain. There were also bonus questions on Greek Islands, Swiss Army Knives and the Human Body. The final score was Barnsdale 71.5, Burley 57. Team captains Jeremy Swanton (Burley) and Jamie Robertson (Barnsdale). Mr Teasel Jamie Robertson and Jeremy Swanton

COLLEGE HOLIDAY

.................................................................................................................................. The College will close on Friday 8 February for one week and will re-open on Monday 18 February. College uniform can be purchased as usual from the College from 10.30am – 4.00pm on Thursday 14 February.


NEW STAFF

............................................................................................... MISS HOUGHTON – TEACHING ASSISTANT IN ENGLISH, MUSIC AND DRAMA Miss Houghton has just joined the College and is part of the English, music and drama departments. Her position is to help students during their lessons in those subjects; she is particularly enjoying the active role she has within those lessons. Miss Houghton is currently studying towards a Masters Degree in English at the University of Lincoln. Her interests are reading and she says her favourite book is ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde, which she is re-reading. As part of her course she is reading a lot of life writing and 21st century fiction. MISS PRICE – TEACHING ASSISTANT FOR INTERVENTION Miss Price started working for Catmose College at the beginning of this term, as part of the Intervention team. She supports students during lessons and study periods to reach their full potential. She has enjoyed getting to know students and staff and is particularly impressed with the facilities that the College has to offer and finds it a great environment to work in. In her spare time Miss Price enjoys being creative and spends a lot of time exploring the beautiful places around Rutland, ideally with her friends and family.

SPORTS NEWS

.................................................................................................................................. YEAR 9 EXPERIENCE GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION LESSONS During Physical Education lessons, year 9 students had an opportunity to experience a GCSE taster lesson to determine whether they would like to take PE as an option next year. The students were given a presentation outlining the details of the course and were taught an interactive lesson on the skeletal system. The students found this very insightful and helpful in deciding whether they would like to take this option next year. Chelsea Lucas said “It was very interesting to see what the GCSE PE course consists of and it was helpful in deciding what options I might choose next year.” If you have any questions regarding GCSE/BTEC Physical Education please feel free to come and ask any questions to the PE department or email us. Mr Teasel YOUNG AMBASSADORS Our Young Ambassodors, Bethany Baker, Jenna-Marie Charlton, Joe Bent, Davina Patel, Emelia Laws and Francesca Kennard-Kettle organised an inter-form dodge ball competition for Year 7. They purchased a trophy and went into assemblies to promote and organise teams. Over the two sessions, over 70 students took part each week in a competitive but enjoyable environment in which they played all forms. It was a very close result but the winning team was 7O. They will hold the trophy until the next inter-form competition. Well done to the Young Ambassadors for working together so well and organising such a successful event. Mrs Powell


PARALYMPIC SPORT TASTER DAY On Thursday 31 January, Catmose College students had the opportunity to take part in a disability sport taster day. Activities that were run were sitting down volleyball, wheelchair basketball and Boccia. Students got to experience half an hour of all the activities where basic skills were learnt and then games were played. Students worked hard and found it a great experience and I was delighted with the way they applied themselves throughout the event. Hopefully many of the students that attended will go on to represent disability sport teams at the School Sports Games in Loughborough in March. Well done to all those that took part. Miss Stillman PHYSICAL EDUCATION Sports Leaders Opportunities to lead - TERM 4, 2013

INDOOR ATHLETICS

DAY

SPORTS LEADERS OPPORTUNITIES TO ASSIST

Sat 23 Feb

Primary Cross Country at Sykes Lane

Fri 1 Mar

Year 3/4 Tennis Competition

Wed 6 Mar

Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Tournament

On Thursday 24 January we held an indoor athletics competition against Uppingham for Year 9 students, primarily to give our new sports leaders experience of running a sporting event. Seventeen sports leaders recorded, measured and officiated both the field and track events and helped put equipment away at the end. They conducted themselves professionally and showed that they have the skills and qualities to pass their Level 2 Award in the practical section of the Qualification.

Thurs 7 Mar

Level 2 Qualifying Tag Rugby Tournament

The results of the event were as follows :-

Thurs 14 Mar

Primary Gymnastics Competiton at Catmose College

Sat 16 Mar

Cross Country at Launde Abbey

Wed 20 Mar

Year 3/4 Tag Rugby

Thurs 21 Mar

Primary Netball Tournament Umpire required

Wed 27 Mar

Spotlight On Dance

GIRLS’ INDOOR CRICKET

Boys: Catmose – 45pts

UCC – 35pts

Girls: Catmose – 42pts

UCC – 38pts

Therefore overall Catmose – 87pts

UCC – 73pts

Well done to all students involved in both organising and competing. The competitors were: Girls: Chelsea Lucas, Charlotte Cramphorn, Willow Spencer and Sofie Whittemore. Boys: Sam Watchorn, Hayd’N-Lee Lysandrou, Oliver Elliott, Jack Astill, Jamie Maxwell and Matthew Brown. Mrs Powell

In term three, girls at Catmose College have had specialist coaching from the ‘Chance to Shine’ Cricket Programme. The coach worked on improving the girls’ key skills in cricket and improving their overall game play. The coaching sessions were well attended and the girls have thoroughly enjoyed improving their cricket skills. On Tuesday 29 January the under 15 girls cricket team went to Uppingham Community College to take part in a qualifying match for the Leicestershire County Cricket competition. The score was 43-41 to Catmose girls so we are now through to the County competition. Well done to Hannah Green, Emerson Sharpe, Phoebe Booth, Davina Patel, Amy Burditt, Saskia Davies, Olivia Wilson, Sophie Joyce and Francesca Kennard-Kettle. Miss Stillman Girls Cricket Team


SPORTS FIXTURES

DANCE COMPETITION

PHYSICAL EDUCATION, GIRLS FIXTURES TERM 4, 2013

In our first competition this year we were delighted to dance to success in the Welland School of Dance Christmas Choreography Competition. We won first place in the intermediate category, ages 11 - 14. There was strong competition from nine entries in this category. We were really thrilled to win, especially after having seen how good the other entries were. We now hope to showcase our dance in Spotlight this year. Holly had a second success in January, after passing the RAD Grade 3 Classical Ballet exam, with a Distinction.

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DAY

GIRLS FIXTURES

Wed 20/02/13

Year 7,8 and 9 Netball @ Catmose v Belvoir

Thurs 21/02/13

Year 10 and 11 Netball @ Catmose v Belvoir

Wed 27/02/13

Year 7,8 and 9 Netball @ CBEC

Thurs 28/02/13

Year 10 and 11 Netball @ CBEC

Wed 06/03/13

Year 7,8 and 9 Netball @ John Ferneley

Thurs 07/03/13

Year 10 and 11 Netball @ John Ferneley

Wed 13/03/13

Year 7,8 and 9 Netball @ Catmose v UCC

Thurs 14/03/13

Year 10 and 11 Netball @ Catmose v UCC

Wed 20/03/13

Year 7,8 and 9 Netball @ Catmose v Longfield

Thurs 21/03/13

Year 10 and 11 Netball @ Catmose v Longfield

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Holly Jones & India Hunnikin

PHYSICAL EDUCATION, BOYS FIXTURES TERM 4, 2013 DAY

GIRLS FIXTURES

Wed 20/02/13

Year 7,8 and 9 Rugby @ Catmose v Belvoir

Thurs 21/02/13

Year 10 and 11 Rugby @ Catmose v Belvoir

Wed 27/02/13

Year 7,8 and 9 Rugby @ CBEC

Thurs 28/02/13

Year 10 and 11 Rugby @ CBEC

Wed 06/03/13

Year 7,8 and 9 Rugby @ John Ferneley

Thurs 07/03/13

Year 10 and 11 Rugby @ John Ferneley

Wed 13/03/13

Year 7,8 and 9 Rugby @ Catmose v UCC

Thurs 14/03/13

Year 10 and 11 Rugby @ Catmose v UCC

Wed 20/03/13

Year 7,8 and 9 Rugby @ Catmose v Longfield

Thurs 21/03/13

Year 10 and 11 Rugby @ Catmose v Longfield

Holly and India

YEAR 8 FUTSAL RESULT Congratulations to the Year 8 Boys futsal team who finished second in the Varsity League competition held at Belvoir High School. The team made up of Tom and Sam Dryell, Daniel Cousens, Zac Kennard-Kettle, Bradley Johnson, Matthew Hallgath, Ben Boulton-Smith and Freddie Ray won all but one of their five fixtures. Their only defeat came at the hands of CBEC who were the overall tournament winners. Mr Teasel’s man of the match was Matthew Hallgath for his stunning goal keeping display. Mr Teasel

CHALLENGE CUP AND GHANA TRIP

..................................................................................... The Inter-House Cross Bar Challenge was held in College this week and attracted over 100 students. The cost of entering the competition was 20p, with all money raised going towards the Ghana trip. Hambleton (Yellow) House were the overall winners, hitting the crossbar a total of 14 times. Burley (Red) House finished 2nd with 12 hits; Armley 3rd with 11; and Barnsdale last with 8. Top performer was Calum Quinn in year 10 who hit the cross bar 3 times in a row to claim the star prize. The result also means that Hambleton House are the current holders of the Challenge Cup. Next term they will get to set the challenge for all other houses to take part in. Mr Teasel


CEILIDH

.................................................................................................................................. Catmose College PTA invite you to join us for a

Licensed bar, snacks available

Ceilidh with live music from the James Joyce Band

Lots of fun and laughter guaranteed – everyone welcome!

Friday 8 March from 7pm Catmose College Theatre

Tickets £3, Family of four £10 Tickets can be purchased from client services

ADVERTS

.................................................................................................................................. RUTLAND ARTS THEATRE SOCIETY PRESENTS A FAMILY PANTO Red Riding Hood Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 February 2013 7.30pm Matinee Performance on Saturday at 2.30pm Victoria Hall, Oakham Tickets in Advance: £8 Standard, £6 Concession Available from Music and More, High Street, Oakham Tickets On the Door: £10 Standard, £8 Concession Enquiries: 01572 723247

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