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Connect Principal: Stuart Williams www.catmosecollege.com

A newsletter for parents, students and the local community

1 MARCH 2013

ISSUE 48 VISITING ARTISTS’ WORKSHOPS YR11 FOOD & MUSIC EVENT JUNE EXAMS 2013 MAKEWAVES NEWS LITERATURE WEEK SPORTS NEWS EXTRA CURRICULAR TIMETABLE TERM DATES PAMPER EVENING

TALENT SPOTTED FOR THE ENGLAND HANDBALL TRIALS

.................................................................................................................................... At Catmose College, students have many opportunities to try a range of sporting activities. One of the sports the PE team has been keen to promote is Handball. We included this sport into lessons before the London 2012 Olympics, however, since the Olympics the interest in Handball has really grown. Due to the high interest, the College linked with the Rutland Handball Club to create a pathway for students to increase their skills and play competitively. One student who joined the club was Nicholas Houghton in Year 11. He attended a county competition along with ten other Catmose College students and was talent spotted for the England Handball trials. He attended the trials in the February holiday and has been asked to go to the next round. We look forward to hearing how he gets on. Well done Nick. Miss Stillman

CEILIDH

............................................................................... Catmose College PTA invite you to join us for a Ceilidh with live music from the James Joyce Band Friday 8 March from 7pm Catmose College Theatre Licensed bar, snacks available Lots of fun and laughter guaranteed – everyone welcome! Tickets £3, Family of four £10 Tickets can be purchased from client services


VISITING ARTISTS’ WORKSHOPS

.................................................................................................................................... Catmose students are now taking their own work to another level, inspired by a brush with the professionals. Recently the whole of Year 9 got to work alongside artists Debbie Boon, Abi Jackson and Jan Burridge as part of their progression towards Silver Arts Award. Debbie, a painter whose magnificent painting currently graces the Reception area here at the College, gave a master-class on drawing in pastels. Abi, a textile artist who works in recycled and vintage materials to create fabulous fashions, inspired her group with a pop icons project. Meanwhile, Jan had everyone mixing it up with her surreal ceramic figures.

YEAR 11 GCSE MUSIC & FOOD EVENT

.................................................................................................................................... Year 11 GCSE Music and Food Technology groups are holding an event on Wednesday 20 March. This special event will start with sweet and savoury canapés produced by the BTEC Food and Hospitality group at 5.15pm in the College restaurant. Afterwards, the GCSE Music group will perform a selection of musical pieces. The event will begin at 5.30pm in the College theatre, and is expected to conclude at 6.30pm. There is no charge for this event and everyone is welcome. Miss Warren and Mr Sammy

ANNUAL RUTLAND & YOUNG PEOPLE’S AWARD 2013

.................................................................................................................................... If you would like to nominate a young person for the annual Rutland & Young People’s Award 2013, then please follow this link: http://bit.ly/YUF4Xy for an application pack. Students, staff and the community can make nominations. The closing date is Monday 18 March 2013.

EXAMS MAY/ JUNE 2013

.................................................................................................................................... This is a busy term for our Year 11 students as they work towards their forthcoming exams. The GCSE exam timetable for May/ June 2013 can be found on our website - www.catmosecollege.com


MAKEWAVES

......................................................................................... In recent weeks, our students have been awarded new Open digital Badges. These are online badges that are transferable between social media websites by use of a virtual backpack. So far, our students have been awarded their starter badges as well as Safer Internet Day 2013 badges. For students who have submitted stories to this network and those who have submitted sports reports have received an S2R badge. I would also like to introduce two new bloggers who have been writing some interesting work. The first is Greencupcake (Caitlyn Palmer). She has been blogging about words and their meanings. Here is her blog about Helping - www.makewav. es/blog/483195/helping . My word of the day today is helping. Ever seen an old person step onto the bus but just stayed sitting in your seat? Ever seen a teacher around school struggling with an Ipad trolley but just shoved by, without even giving it a thought? Or seen a cleaner at the end of the day, but instead of waiting, you just push by? To read more of Caitlyn’s report please visit Caitlyn’s blog. The second blogger is TigerLily001 (Lily-Fleur Jackson) who has been writing some topical reports on Oakham Station and the Horsemeat Crisis. Here is her work on the Horsemeat crisis which has been featured on the Makewaves homepage - www. makewav.es/story/475048/title/horsemeatburgerswhatsthebigdeal Over the past few weeks, hundreds of stories have emerged. The topic: Horsemeat burgers. Millions of meat products have been taken from the shelves for fear that the press will make even more of a mockery of shops like Tesco and other wellknown supermarkets. Now that Burger King has admitted to serving horsemeat in its burgers, I wonder what other animals have made or will make it into its not so delicious offerings. What’s next - my Lidl pony?

Caitlyn Palmer

Although horsemeat is assumed only to be featured in supermarket products, it is seriously feared that horsemeat has been used in schools and hospital food. Despite this, this claim has still not been proved. The cause is thought to be a criminal association abroad selling cheap meats for a higher amount of money, therefore racking up a massive profit. If the UK was to import contaminated or illegal foods abroad, we would pay the price. But the question still remains. Is horsemeat really bad, or are people just making a mountain out of a molehill? To read more please visit Lily-Fleur’s blog Next week, both students will be reporting from but also teaching educational industry experts the art of blogging using the Makewaves app. We wish them and also Toby and Thomas all the best for their workshop. Ms Smith

Lily-Fleur Jackson

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

................................................................................................................................... Each student should by now have received the latest copy of the Scholastic Book Club magazine and also a World Book Day (WBD) voucher. The deadline for all orders is Friday 8 March and WBD vouchers can be used as part payment. You can also place your order online on this webpage - http://clubs-school.scholastic.co.uk/catmosecollege

LITERATURE WEEK

................................................................................................................................... Next week is our Literature Week in College where books will be used in all lessons and the importance of reading will be emphasised to all students. Educational researchers have found that there is a strong correlation between reading and academic success. In other words, a student who is a good reader is more likely to do well in school and pass exams than a student who is a weak reader. More information about this can be found on this website - http://esl.fis.edu/parents/ advice/read.htm


SPORTS NEWS

.................................................................................................................................... TAG RUGBY Scott Johnson from the Rugby Football Union came to Catmose College on 21 February to deliver a tag rugby workshop in preparation for a primary school tag rugby tournament that will be held in a few week’s time. The Sports Leaders will deliver warm up sessions to the students prior to a school games tag rugby level 2 tournament. Mrs Powell UNDER 13 GIRLS CRICKET On Tuesday 5 February, the Year 7 cricket team went to Uppingham Community College for a cricket tournament to qualify for the Leicestershire County Cricket Tournament. Overall, Catmose won and qualified for the tournament on Wednesday 27 February. The girls played extremely well as a team and there were some great individual performances in batting and fielding. Well done to Katie Baines, Eve Orton, Emily Broughton, Zina Cheikh, Isabelle Dooley, Charlotte Allman, Tabitha Woolhouse and Lauren Gear. Miss Stillman TERM 4: WEEK 1 NETBALL REPORT

 At Catmose College it is back to the netball season. This week we played Belvoir High School at home. Although the weather was very cold, the Catmose College Girl’s netball team had some great wins. We won four games and drew one game. There were some great perfomances in all teams and I hope we can keep up this winning record over the next four weeks to ensure we gain as many points as possible towards the Melton and Rutland league. Well done to all the girls that took part. Training is Monday 3.30 to 4.45pm. 

 Year Year Year Year Year

8 7: Catmose v Belvoir 12 8: Catmose v Belvoir 6 9: Catmose v Belvoir
 10: Catmose v Belvoir
 
 19 11: Catmose v Belvoir
 

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0 2 6 3 0

Miss Stillman


PRIMARY CROSS-COUNTRY Many thanks to all young sports leaders and students who were involved in the organisation of the inter-primary cross country event on Saturday at Rutland Water. Although cold, it was well supported and without the presence of twenty of our students it would have been difficult to marshal. The successful runners will now represent Rutland at the County Championships in a few week’s time. The students involved in the cross country on Saturday were Emelia Laws, Phoebe Booth, Tamara Harding, Chloe Simpson, Jenna-Marie Charlton, Eleanor Firth, Francesca Kernard-Kettle, Isla Marshall, Sophia Frost, Davina Patel, Ashley Chamberlain, Will Durno, Alice Radford, Chloe Chambers, Daniel Cousens, Ben Higgins, Natalie Hall, Christian Brookes, Bethany Baker, Chelsea Lucas and Alice Lucas. Mrs Powell SPORTS LEADERS REQUIRED Fri 1 March - Leaders for Tennis Competition (Chloe Chambers, Alice Radford, Rohan Mehra, Connor Boylan, Dillon Moynihan) Wed 6 March - Minimum 8 leaders for Yr 5/6 Tag Rugby Festival at Oakham Rugby Club (4 referees, 4 scorers) 12.30 3.30pm. Wed 20 March - Minimum 8 leaders for Yr 3/4 Tag Rugby Festival at Oakham Rugby Club (4 referees, 4 scorers) 12.30 - 3.30pm. Thurs 21 March - Ideally 8 leaders for Yr 5/6 Netball Festival at Catmose College (4 referees, 4 scorers) 12.30 - 3.30pm. Students should see me if they wish to participate.

Mrs Powell

EXTRA CURRICULAR TIMETABLE DAY

BEFORE COLLEGE (8-8.30)

MON

TUES

Table Tennis

WED

THURS FRI

LUNCH

AFTER COLLEGE

Recreational Badminton Indoor Rowing

All Years Netball Training

Indoor Football Indoor Rowing

All Years Rugby Training WK 1 Only Cross Country Training GCSE PE/BTEC Revision/ Help Sessions

Recreational Badminton Indoor Rowing

Year 7,8 & 9 Girls Netball Fixtures Year 7,8 & 9 Boys Rugby Fixtures Spotlight Dance: 2.30 – 3.30

Table Tennis

Year 10 & 11 Girls Netball Fixtures Year 10 & 11 Boys Rugby Fixtures Recreational Badminton Indoor Rowing

Indoor Athletics BTEC Help session


HOUSE SCORES AFTER TERM 3

.................................................................. Hambleton 144 Burley 139 Armley 108 Barnsdale 104

FUN RUN

................................................................................................................................... There will be a Fun Run in aid of Comic Relief on the 16 March starting at Sykes Lane, Rutland Water. 1 mile fancy dress, 3 mile and 6 mile run/walk £2 per adult £1 per under 16 with all proceeds going to charity. There will be a medal for each participant and prizes for best fancy dress. To enter, please visit the following link - www.activerutland.org.uk Young leaders/sport makers required to help/short briefing on Thursday 14 March at 6.30pm at RCC and from 8.30am1pm on Saturday 16 March.

TERM DATES 2012-14

................................................................................................................................... 2013/2014

2012/2013 Term 4:

College closes Wednesday 27 March 2013

Term 1:

College opens Thursday 29 August 2013 College closes Friday 18 October 2013

Term 5:

College opens Thursday 11 April 2013 May Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2013 College closes Friday 24 May 2013

Term 2:

College opens Monday 4 November 2013
 College closes Friday 20 December 2013

Term 6:

College opens Monday 3 June 2013 College closes Friday 19 July 2013

Term 3:

College opens Monday 6 January 2014 College closes Friday 14 February 2014

Term 4:

College opens Monday 24 February 2014 College closes Friday 4 April 2014

Term 5:

College opens Tuesday 22 April 2014 May Bank Holiday Monday 5 May 2014 College closes Friday 23 May 2014

Term 6:

College opens Monday 2 June 2014 College closes Friday 18 July 2014

PAMPER EVENING

................................................................ Catmose Primary Friends would like to invite you to a Pamper Evening. Friday 15 March, 7.30pm Enjoy an evening of relaxation at Catmose Primary. Try taster sessions of treatments and browse or purchase some treats. Head Massages, Manicures, Facials, Foot Treatments and much more. Tickets are £3 each and can be purchased on the door on the night. Includes a glass of wine or soft drink. Sandringham Close, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6SH

Connect Issue 48  

Catmose College Newsletter issue 48