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Message from the Principal It is with great pleasure that I share the Christ the King College Summer Newsletter 2013 with you. I know that you will enjoy reading it, browsing the photographs and, hopefully, leaving copies on coffee tables, in churches, on reception desks and, indeed, anywhere where the wonderful talents and achievements of Christ the King College students can be seen and celebrated. This Newsletter is about them and all that they have achieved since the last Newsletter. I am sure you will agree that our students are remarkable young people, wonderful ambassadors for their College, their communities and parishes and, of course, their families. This past academic year has been yet another exciting, enjoyable and successful stage in our journey as Christ the King College. I would like to thank everyone reading this newsletter, students, staff, parents and all friends of Christ the King, for their continued support of our work; I look forward to the coming year and all that it will bring. My very best wishes to you all for a safe and relaxing Summer break.


CELEBRATION WORSHIP WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH 2013 Students across all year groups are presented with certificates to celebrate their effort and progress and awards are given from various over activities in and out of College. We will Report on the Summer Worship Event which took place on Wednesday 24th July 2013, in the new academic year.

Inter-House Art Competition ~ Aletha Lawrence

Art Kudzai Kapuya Hayley Nugent Marisa Carbonell Niall Martin Emily Tongue

Citizenship Benjamin McLaughlin Tessa Crosbie Jack Mcgrath Sinead Adams Design and Technology Harry Drysdale Alethea Lawrence Adam Rann Holly Beckley Sam Rawlinson Jonathan Biss Drama and Performing Arts Freya Baxendale Caitlyn Hoolan Jaime Belcher Bronte Ramsey Rebecca Powell David Jowitt Economics Ben Jessup Jack Salero English Tegan Nicholls Charlotte Phillips Bradley Taylor Lydia Pitman Anna Minnigin Tazmyn Stockdale Bethany Rayner Charlie Goodstein-Oliver Rosie McGlinchey May Wheeler French Driscoll Green Christie Drysdale Chloe Parker Molly Rasmussen May Wheeler Anna Minnigin Geography Alanah Hersey Joseph Sutton Talei Cleverdon Molly Rasmussen Anna Stanley Jack Stapley History Zsanette Stockdale Katherine burton Eva Newell James Shelley Anna Minnigin Daniel Rue

Award Winners Subject Effort & Progress Celebration Worship

Business Studies Conrad Lewandowski Bethanie Joy Breach

Latin and Classical Civilisations Chloe Smith Andrea Mae Consolacion Charlie Goodstien-Oliver Emily Slatter Anna Stanley Miranda Hersey Maths Victoria Watts Imogen Briscoe Lucy Daly Oliver Fry Matthew Honnor Sam Rawlinson Media Callie Penny Jadoda Lutek Tazmyn Stockdale Music Polly Green Joella Maddin Jay Whatson Natalie Aghajanian Jonathan Whitehouse Tom Barker James Green Photography Drew Blackley Hannah Wilson Lottie Tubb Shannon Brookes Physical Education Christina Tapper Keegan marsh Ben Stagg Lucy Daly Anya Bennett Scott Wheeler Religious Studies Brandon Dyer Rachell Hartnell Jack McGrath Ashleigh Gibbs Caitlyn Napier Olivia Williams Science Tessa Crosbie Nico Ostler Charlotte Davey Elle Dobinson Ross Dent Eloise Radestock Katie Harrison Sophie Cusworth Kit Marfleet Spanish Rachel Thornton Eboney Pearce Emma Forrest James Turner Shannon Green Rebecca Campbell

Celebrating Certificates and Awards for events in and outside College Rotary Club Youth Speaks


Saskia Robertson (chairperson) Amelia Mills (main speaker) Rachel Thornton (proposer of vote of thanks)


Ishbel Tregear (chairperson) Bonnie McLaren (main speaker) Phoebe Callaghan (proposer of vote of thanks) Inter-House Art Competition Aletha Lawrence Teen Star Charlie Walkden Music Awards Imogen Briscoe ~ Merit Grade 5 Trumpet Nico Ostler ~ Pass Grade 5 Cornet Eliott Whatson ~ Merit Grade 7 Tenor horn Hannah Measey ~ Merit Grade 4 Piano Ventnor Music for Fun Festival Jay and Elliott Whatson

Isle of Wight Sports Awards Zac Lacey Junior Disability outstanding achievement in swimming Charlotte James Junior Girls for outstanding success in swimming Luke Herbert Junior Boys for outstanding success in swimming Ed Newnham & Charlie Norman Junior Team Trophy as the junior rowing team from Ryde Rowing IOW Athletics Club Presentation Ceremony Ben Holdsworth Hampshire School of Rugby George Lawrence

Dance Millie O'Connell Briony Andrew Sophia Chichon Eloise Preston

IW Music Festival Competition Jasmin Brooks Hannah Knowles Nico Ostler Hannah Cooper Alanah Hersey Alice Humphreys Phoenix Lopes Thea Callghan Ella Measey James Dixon Eden Crumplin Hampshire Schools Inter Counties Cross Country Ben Holdsworth and Eden Crumplin Brickfields Schools Jumping Competition Amy Stubbs Georgie Stubbs Katherine Bellamy Eleanor Moore Hayley Gregory

Comic Relief does Glee Club Resonate ~ Thea Callaghan, Harriett Back & Lizzie Back Year 11 Football Final Liam Newbold Tom McDowall Ben Stagg Ashley Holloway Jack Saunders Tom Newnham Tim Maddin Nick Rhodes Ed Newnham Oliver Bolland Dan Mew Ross Dent

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ISLAND SCHOOLS CUP FINAL Following a fantastic season of school football, the Year 11 College team qualified through to the Island Schools Cup Final against Sandown Bay Academy. Their qualification to the final followed some excellent performances against the other Island High Schools which resulted in Christ the King College finishing second in the Island League to Sandown Bay Academy.

the trophy to fantastic cheers from staff and parents.

Team Captain Liam Newbold said, “Every player helped each other. It was amazing to have all our teachers there. It was just such a great experience.” Mr Clark, who has coached the Year 11 team for the past 3 years, paid tribute to the team after the match, praising them for their effort and tremendous team spirit, adding that “the students have always been proud to play for the College and certainly tonight everyone is very proud of them.”

Having previously lost 5-2 to Sandown in the league, the final was always going to be a difficult challenge for the Year 11 team. Played under the floodlights on the last day of the Easter Term, the students were bowled over by the number of Christ the King College staff who gave up their evening to watch and support. With over 50 members of staff The Team Included: packed into the stand the students were inspired to Joe Greedy, Ashley Holloway, Tom McDowall, Ben Stagg, Luke Ward, Liam Newbold, Tim Maddin, Tom produce their best performance ever. Newnham, Ross Dent, Oliver Bolland, Nick Rhodes, A wonderful early goal from Christ the King College Laim Esscandell, Ed Newnham, Dan Mew, Rich Salmon midfielder Tim Maddin was a major influence on the (Assistant Manager) match as the students set out to support one another tremendously throughout the match and worked to defend their early lead. Following 90 minutes of fantastic, entertaining football the final whistle blew and Christ the King College were crowned Island Schools Champions for 2013.

Following jubilant celebrations the students climbed the steps to the presentation area of the stand where they were congratulated by the Principal Mrs Goodhead, before lifting

THE ISLE OF WIGHT SCHOOLS INDOOR CRICKET FINALS Finals held at Cowes Enterprise College on Monday 22nd April 2013. Christ the King College finished second in both the Under 12 and Under 13 Boys trophies at the Isle of Wight Schools Indoor Cricket Finals hosted by Cowes Enterprise College. In both finals Sandown Bay Academy beat Christ the King College but the U12 Final was a very close affair going down to the last ball of the 12 over-a-side game. Christ the King’s Under 12’s set a total of 105-4, with Louis Malkin compiling an assured 34 not out, though a large number of wides from Sandown’s bowlers inflated the total. Christ the King College’s bowlers were equally generous and this allowed Sandown to reach 101-4 needing just 5 off the last over, despite losing 2 wickets in two balls to Alex Breach, including a stunning caught and bowled. But with only 2 scored off the first five balls, Sandown had to scramble 3 from the last ball to scrape home at 106-4 for a 2 wicket win. Sandown’s Under 13 victory was more decisive. Sandown totalled 107-4 in the 12 overs with some impressive batting from their openers. Christ the King College’s opening pair of Louis Malkin (21) and Zac Wells (31) threatened that total but once they were separated, Christ the King College’s batting fell away to 85 all out, leaving Sandown victors by 22 runs. Christ the King College beat both Carisbrooke College and Cowes Enterprise College on route to the finals.

Year 7 Alexander Breach, Charlie Doorbar, Ned Guy, Jack Lees, Louis Malkin, Finlay Robinson, Kieran Tavener ,Zach Wells, Solomon Wood & Year 8 Joseph Newnham.



Lisseter House were impressive winners of the inauOn Friday 15th March, Mr Clark arranged for Year 11 gural interhouse rugby competition, for boys in Years 7, 8 and 9. student, Charlie Norman to travel up with the Sandown Bay Academy representatives and he won the silver medal for his age group which was a considerable achievement. Charlie's successes in the two seasons he has been participating in the sport have been impressive.

Their huge squad of 21 players proved too strong for a gallant Hollis House in the semi-final. In the final they met Stevenson House, who gained a walkover against Ratcliffe House (the latter only had three players), though these two houses mixed and played a friendly game instead of a semi-final.

In the final, Stevenson were allowed to use two Ratcliffe players to bring the match up to nine-aside and ensure a competitive match. This it certainly was, as it took Lisseter most of the first half to break the deadlock and lead by one try at the break. Stevenson had their moments but the Lisseter defence proved impregnable, and Lisseter were able to add three further tries for a deserved 4-0 victory. Congratulations, lads! All those who took part will be awarded house credits for themselves and their house.

He rows for Ryde rowing club and he and his young crew moved up two categories within their first season. They entered their second season in the Junior/Senior category and it was expected that they would be rather out of their depth competing against men, however they went on to win the South Coast Championships (the youngest crew ever to achieve this). Charlie has shown an outstanding commitment, determination and resolve to be the best that he can be and, and is an excellent representative of Christ the King College.


The athletic season began on Thursday, 8th May with Sandown Bay Academy hosting the Island Senior Track and Field Championships. Christ the King College was well represented by over 50 students selected to compete from Years 9-11. It was a very successful day with 20 students finishing within the top 2 of their chosen events and who will now go onto represent the Island at the Hampshire School Championships held at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth. Stand out performers were: Asia Harris ~ 2nd Intermediate Girls 200m George Biss ~ 1st Junior Boys 400m Harry McBride ~ 2nd Intermediate Boys Shot Putt Izzy Grandcourt ~ 2nd Intermediate Girls 1500m Jack Sanders ~ 2nd Intermediate Boys Javelin Jacob Lewis ~ 2nd Junior Boys 800m Joe Greedy ~ 1st Intermediate Boys Discus Josh Hall ~ 2nd Intermediate Boys High Jump Kaya Simpson ~ 1st Intermediate Girls 3000m Louise Ryan ~ 1st Intermediate Girls 800m Lucy Blake ~ 1st Intermediate Javelin Luke Ward ~ 2nd Intermediate Boys 800m Meg Crockford ~ 1st Intermediate Girls 1500m Robyn Dunford ~ 1st Intermediate Girls 300m Robyn Sanders ~ 1st Intermediate Girls 100m & Intermediate Girls 200m Tim Maddin ~ 2nd Intermediate Boys 1500m Tom Newnham ~ 1st Intermediate boys 3000m Wallis Canning ~ 2nd Intermediate Girls Shot Putt Will Hughes ~ 2nd Intermediate Boys 100m Will Turtle ~ 2nd Junior Boys 100m

YEAR 10 BOYS CRICKET ~VS ~RYDE SCHOOL After a close defeat to Medina College the previous week, the Year 10 boys, set out to take on Ryde School in a T20 Match. (20 overs each team) Having won the toss and elected to field, captain Joe Craig also put the pads on to keep wicket. With new introductions to the bowling line-up, the team, filled with some talented Year 9 students, warmed up rigorously. Alfie Carey opened the bowling for Christ the King College, with two very accurate overs. Some great fielding from the Christ the King College boys, capitalised on a lack of communication from the opposing pair,

led to the first wicket taken as a result of a run out. A change of bowling saw Alfie Hancock take 2 quick wickets stunning the runs of the opposition to 37 for 4 wickets. Callum Morgan bowled a quick spell causing trouble for the batsmen also and finished with figures of 2-22. Another inspired performance came from Adam Newton, with the left-armer taking 2-16. After breaking a key partnership, Christ the King College skittled through the tail, bowling Ryde out for 110, the pick of the bowlers being Alfie Hancock taking 3-9. With 110 the target, an all Year 9 opening pair of Dan Witham and Alfie Hancock took to the challenge, facing some hostile and pacy bowling from the opening bowlers. A good start saw the opening partnership continued to 28 for no losses after 5 overs, scoring steadily from Ryde’s top bowlers. The fall of Dan Witham brought Captain Joe Craig to the crease, who notched a quick-fire 10, before being caught out. With the score reaching 57-2 at the halfway stage, the run rate was up to speed, and the victory would surely be Christ the King College’s if they continued it. Joining Alfie was Callum Morgan, a senior player in the side. They put on a steady partnership of 30 before Alfie Hancock fell to a returning opener. With the score on 82 for 3, with 5 overs remaining, it was always going to be a tight finish! Callum batted freely to 15 runs including a huge straight 6, however he departed the very next ball aiming to emulate the brilliant shot that came before. At 95 for 4 with just 2 overs remaining, Jack Powell joined Alfie Carey at the crease. With the two Year 9 students in together, and the best of Ryde’s bowling back on, the run rate slowly declined leaving 7 from the last over required. Chasing the runs, the boys inexperience unfortunately showed as both Alife Carey and James Powell were run out chasing some all-important runs. Adam Newton contributed a run, leaving Kane Crouch, an impossible task of hitting a 6 off the last ball for victory. Despite the heroic swing he took, the connection wasn’t a clean one, meaning Christ the King College had just fallen short of the required total. The team should take great pride in how they played and also behaved on an unfortunate, yet excellent away fixture. Man of the Match was awarded to Alfie Hancock Team: D. Witham, A. Hancock, J. Craig (C), C. Morgan, A. Carey, J. Powell, A. Newton, K. Crouch, L. Ward, L. Joynes, J, Wareing, J. Belcher.

YOUNG ENTERPRISE FINAL WINNERS Spark, Christ the King College Sixth Form’s first Young Enterprise Company swept the board at the Young Enterprise Isle of Wight Finals (Wednesday, 8th May). The group of students included May Wheeler (Managing Director), Jack Wilson (Finance Director), Jack Salero (IT Director), Fraser Norris (Operations Director), Jonathan Whitehouse (Human Resources Director) David Parsons (Assistant Operations Director), Arty Vince (Marketing Director), Dan Rue (Sales Director) and Shannon Green (Company Secretary). The company, who have been making woodcraft products including Christmas decorations, personalised jewellery and key fobs for Walk the Wight were formed in September 2012 and have been operating as a limited company since then. At the finals, we were competing against 9 other teams including teams from the Isle of Wight Sixth Form, Island Innovation Sixth Form and Ryde School. Spark came top three in every award category winning best Trade Stand, Best Company Report and Best Presentation on the night as well as the Company of the Year Award. The team will now be going on to compete against teams across the South East at the regional finals in Egham on the 20th June. Well done to all students involved and many thanks to the staff, parents and our business advisor Mr. Denis Chergwin for supporting the team along their journey. We wish them the best of luck for the Regional Finals. Further report will be available following the finals Mrs Foster

YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Congratulations to Year 12 student, Amy O’Regan for being awarded Young Citizen of the year by Sandown Council. She has been volunteering on the Sandown medical centre Patient Council, the Alzheimer’s café, the Hospice and Check It Out (mystery shopping of medical centres for young people). Mrs Foster

CHRIST THE KING COLLEGE WORSHIP EVENING On Friday, 4th of May, the Christ the King College Worship band, with the support of Isle of Wight Youth for Christ, hosted a night of modern and sensitive praise and worship.

dent Joseph Shurmer for his time, efforts and organisation that enabled such a wonderful evening to take place.

The event was well attended by College Students Tom Turtle & Joseph Shurmer and other members of the local community. The evening was hosted by Sixth Form student David Parsons, alongside Youth for Christ worker Ben After such a successful time we are now looking to Crouch and featured an engaging and reflective talk the winter term to hopefully host a similar event. Samuel Hughes 6th Form delivered by Dave Burton (The Castlehold Church Youth-work Coordinator) on the topic of worship. THE GOOD SHEPHERD MASS AT THE

CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST IN PORTSMOUTH ON WEDNESDAY, 8TH MAY 2013. A group of students (Polly Green, Driscoll Green, Lottie Osman-Dent, Katie Malabar, Grace Carroll, Kudzai Kapuya, Ben Melia and Joe Newnham) from Christ the King College, made up of 4 singers from the College Choir and 4 of the students recently confirmed at St Patricks in Shanklin by Bishop Philip, attended the Good Shepherd Mass for our Diocese. supported by Mr.P.Gale and Mrs.S.Gillespie.

Dave Burton Attendees also enjoyed times of intimate and celebratory praise and worship. The students involved would like to thank all those who donated cakes for the evening - they were delicious and well received! The College would also like to thank Sixth Form stu-

The Good Shepherd Mass is a celebration for all the BUSINESS STUDIES VISIT TO JR ZONE Catholic Schools in each Diocese and an opportunity to Students in Year 11 Business Studies were treated give thanks for the charity fund raising that has octo a visit to JR Zone on 3rd and 7th May. The owncurred over the period of Lent. er, Mr. Peter Thomlinson was on hand to lead a discussion on business costs and profits. The groups were given an exclusive insight into the real life costs and challenges of running a small business as part of their Business Studies finance revision. Prior to visiting, students were challenged to research and estimate how much it costs to run JR Zone in a year and what their Net Profit would be. Many of the students were shocked at how much tax the business had to pay as well as how much a laser gun costs to buy!

It was a wonderful experience as the full Cathedral comes to celebrate Mass and I am sure that all the students in attendance were able to realise and appreciate that we belong to a much bigger Christian Community of which our own College is a growing part. Mr..P. Gale FROM THE DEPARTMENT FOR SCHOOLS: photos from the Good Shepherd Mass on 8th May 2013 are now available in the Stop Press section of the Department for Schools’ website: stop_press.php

Year 11 Business Studies Students and Mr. Peter Thomlinson discussing the challenges of running a small business. Students were left with the message that although running a business can be tough, the personal rewards and benefits to the local economy will always outweigh this. After all that thinking, there was one final thing left to doplay! Congratulations to Rachel Harding and Jemimah Minnigin for getting the closest estimates on the day and many thanks to Mr. Peter Thomlinson for your hospitality and support with the students. Mrs C Foster



his year’s Global Rock Challenge entry, called ‘Deception of Pink’ was a performance, loosely based on the films of the Pink Panther.

Ninety students from Year 7 to Year 12 from Christ the King College, accompanied by staff and parents, competed in the local heat in Portsmouth, on Wednesday, 23rd April. The eight minute performance was the culmination of eight months preparation.

Which brings us to the first ‘thank you’, to all of the students who showed such great commitment to attend so many rehearsals after the College day and during the College holidays. The students have developed an understanding of real team work and individually gained confidence and self-esteem.

There are 3 main aspects to the performance; the dance, the set and the technical side. Each section deserves a full explanation to show the Colleges appreciation of their work towards our performance.

For the first time, the College has used a committee The Global Rock competition, which was originally cre- of students to develop the theme, soundtrack and ated in Australia and brought to the UK by Hampshire choreography. So, to Tayler Canning, Sophia Chichon, Megan Anderson, Georgia Batchelor, Lucy Police in 1996, has involved many staff at College, who have been involved for a decade or more, indeed Harrison, Lucy Ingram and Briony Andrew, thank some of our students have taken part 7 times! This is you for their ideas and talents committed to the the kind of commitment that the Global Rock anti-drug performance. The student committee would want to thank Mrs. A. Batchelor, Mrs. S. Dutch and Miss. L. initiative always hoped to create. Simmonds for their work in making the rehearsals possible, their creativity in the dance and making sure, together with Sally Kennedy from Masqueryde, that we had costumes to wear. The entry would not be possible without them.

The aim of the competition is to give the students an opportunity to experience a drug-free high, by creating a live performance on a professional stage in front of a large audience. The benefits of taking part in the Global Rock Challenge is not just the founding charities of the ‘Be your Best Foundations’ anti-drug message, but nationally, has improved attendance at schools and colleges. For us at College, the benefits to students are not so obvious but are equally important.

A thank you is also owed to Dr. K. Dean and his team of builders and painters for making the set and getting it to Portsmouth and back and making sure it remained upright on stage. With that in mind, ‘thank you’ to Mr D. Lisseter, Chair of Governors of Christ the King College, for giving up his day and night to drive the mini-bus and shine the spotlight.

supportive and encouraging team on the day of the performance). We were positioned third overall, with a score that has placed the College amongst the 10 highest scoring teams in the South, which means we are invited to compete in the open finals on June 19th, in Portsmouth.


On the technical side, Mr. B. Stolborg made sure we had a Video Director and Jay Watson, Year 11, lit our show to a prize winning level again! Also thank you to Mrs. L. Clarke for her support, encouragement and advice.

Many parents believe in the benefits of the Rock Challenge, but, on behalf of everyone at College, thanks are due to all parents involved for the commitment to making sure their children take part in the Rock Challenge. The appreciation and kind words about this year’s performance extended towards the staff make this team effort come to life. It all came together on the night, when we were successful, winning awards for Drama Skills, Lighting, the Most Entertaining Performance and the Spirit of the Rock Challenge (an award voted for by the other students taking part, given to the most

Adriana Caws Alice Hawksley Alice Tongue Amie Gray-Ling Antonia Tomlinson Ben McLaughlin Blaize Murray Walsh Briony Andrew Bronte Ramsey Charlotte Ferguson Charlotte Turner Chloe Wheeler Ciara Stratton Drew Blackley Elizabeth Back Ella Measey Ella Phillips Emelia Matthews Emily Boynton Emily Snow Emily Tongue Emma Orlik Enya Angell Florentine Southwell Frazer Norris Freya Baxendale Freya Baxman Gabriella George

Georgia Batchelor Georgia Turner Grace Vincent Gregory Tapper Hannah Nicholson Noctor Hannah Sutton Iona Kinch Waugh Isabelle Macdougall Ishbelle Norris Jasmine Murphy Jessica Rhodes Jessica White Jocasta Townsend Katherine Burton Katie Ball KatieLinnell Keira McMahon Laura Anderson Laura Huish Laura Prouten Lauren Clark Libby Routledge Louise Ryan Lucy Harrison Lucy Ingram Matthew Honnor Megan Anderson Megan Harman-Entwistle Mia Harris Millie White Milly O’Connell Molly Rasmussen Morgan Williams Naomi Ashall Niall Martin Nicola Scovell

Paige Webb Penny Clark Phebe Seaward Philippa Tsang Phoebe Stimpson Poppy Cordon Rachael Edwards Rebecca Pearce Robert Sice Ryan Neill Ryan Tulloch Sadie Quinn Saffron Harvey Sam Rawlinson Shannon Brooks Shannon Thomas Shaun Hillier Sophia Chichon Sophie Grandcourt Sophie Reed Tabitha Hayden Tayler Canning Tessa Crosbie Treya Carroll John Victoria Reader Weronika Nowark Winnifred Morrison Zak Kaye Zoe Langhorn

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This year the College Global Rock Challenge entry was placed third in our heat but we scored highly enough to be invited to compete in one of the two open finals being held in Portsmouth on the 19th June. This meant that the staff and the excellent student committee had to try and improve our set and choreography to raise our performance up to an even higher standard. Thus the rehearsals on a Thursday evening continued and others were added on Mondays and during half term; changes were made and the commitment of the students was greatly appreciated. The Rock Challenge entry is always a lot of work and it was nice to be given the chance to perform it again. I would like to thank the students, staff, admin, student services and site teams and of course parents, all of whose support is essential to making taking part in the Rock Challenge possible. Those who saw our final performance recognised that our efforts were worthwhile and our performance improved. The judges’ post performance comments were very positive and we were awarded 2 prizes, one for make-up and one for concept interpretation. This was our best entry yet as a whole College, the value of this competition is well established in our culture and traditions. Individually students can benefit greatly from taking part, growing in confidence and appreciating commitment, team work and performance. Plans are afoot for next year!

Global Rock Team

YEAR 11 VISIT TO WALES & WEST UNIVERSITIES “In These Stones Horizons Sing” Looking forward to the prospect of a weekend away from revision, visiting some of the top Universities in the country, some of Christ the King College’s Year 11 students were preparing for a motivational and educational weekend. DAY ONE : The coach was buzzing with excitement as we made our way to University number one – Bath. The view of the city was stunning as we approached and this became ever clearer as we made our way further inside the city. Bath is a modern campus university with a relatively small student population. We were divided into small groups and each allocated a student representative from the university as a tour guide. Each student showed such enthusiasm and passion

for their course, facilities and social life that their university had to offer. Most of us came away feeling that we needed to go there, despite any course limitations! Bath specialises in Sports Science, as well as being number one in the whole country for Architecture. It was very clear that the students take an active role in how their university is run and most of us were unaware of how important this is to university life. Our guides told us about the work of the Student Union and about the amazing variety of societies on offer. We were fascinated to learn

that every society welcomes all people (including meat eaters to the Vegetarian Society!). One outstanding fact that we took from Bath was the importance of not just academic, but equally social involvement in your chosen university. After being reluctantly moved on from the university, we hit the shops – the only negative of which was that two hours was nowhere near enough time! Being in the heart of the city gave us a taster of what was in store for us at Bristol, later that day ….. Bristol University could not have been more different from Bath and visiting them both in quick succession split Year 11 opinion. Bristol is a city university and its facilities are scattered throughout. The vastness of the university was clear as we walked between buildings – and that was just the English faculty! Bristol offers a very wide range of courses, all to a very high standard. The university’s infrastructure varied from historic and traditional to brand new projects. We were blown away by the Great Hall, which can be likened to a visit to Hogwarts. Some of us were shocked by how much a city university differs from a campus and this provoked much debate on the coach journey to our hotel. DAY TWO :

Saturday began with an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet to set us up for the day. We boarded the coach with high expectations as we travelled into Cardiff. Having now seen a campus and a city uni-

versity the previous day, Cardiff had good elements of both. Many of the buildings were very old and beautiful and most of the university facilities were close together in the centre of the city. We presumed that student social life in Cardiff must be exemplary, due to the large amount of student bars and pubs the city has to offer. Cardiff Bay made us feel at home by the coast as we visited the Millenium Building which bore the motto “In these stones horizons sing” which seemed to sum up our weekend perfectly. Still full from breakfast, we were then led into a tardis of a restaurant where we were presented with a wide array of cuisines from all around the world. Once we had eaten one or two platefuls (or, in the case of some of the boys, several more!) we then left for some more retail therapy. The city had a brilliant atmosphere and, to quote Mrs. Goodhead, “the shopping is the best in the UK outside of London”! After having our third large meal of the day we began to discuss the evening’s entertainment, the

This university is unique with its high regard for ancient ceremony and tradition which, once again, caused controversy amongst the group. Many of us felt that this is a vital part of the university’s appeal and success; however, some preferred the more

modern approach. It was clear from the minute we arrived why Oxford is ‘number one’ in many of the league tables. It is home to the second biggest library in the UK, and with access to every single book ever published it is understandable how students can thrive there. Unlike the other universities we had visited, Oxford is separated into colleges

which are independently run and therefore students get increased individual assistance, even from application. The coach was much quieter on our return to the Island, as our exhausted year group contemplated the vast array of facts and thoughts flying through our heads. Many of us were filled with a new-found motivation towards the achievable goal of university. The trip no doubt spurred on hours of lastminute revision for our upcoming GCSEs. Many thanks to Mr. Goodhead for his superb organisation.

play ‘The Woman in Black’. The two man production was so clever and had us on the edge of our seats. Mr. Jones got much enjoyment from teasing on the way back to the coach, causing the majority of us to run from “the girl in dark clothing”. DAY THREE : We packed our bags after our last night and were By Polly Hayden and Bethany Crockford looking forward to a day in Oxford. Oxford is very well known for its prestigious reputation, academic courses and outstanding results.

MIDSUMMER DREAM TAKES A MODERN TWIST IN ELECTRIC WOODS During Whitsun half term, there was something magical happening in the Electric Woods at Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens.

and lighting, hair, make-up and stage/eventmanagement. Backstage also involved ‘Spotters‘ (people who look after them, just like in touring shows). The costume ideas and characters were collaborative. The performances took place in Robin Hill’s woodland bowl amphitheatre.

Principal Pat Goodhead said, "I am delighted that

Christ the King College has established such an exciting partnership with Robin Hill. It is a wonderful opportunity for our talented students to work with the Island community, bringing fun and enjoyment to Island residents and visitors, whilst also showcasing their dramatic talents through a much loved and entertaining Shakespeare play. It is a wonderful success for all concerned". Mr. J. Seaward Assistant Principal, attended the performance at Robin Hill and took a few photos and created the montage over the page. He writes, "The weather gods were kind to us, and

our students gave an excellent performance of A Midsummer's Night’s Dream, confident, wellrehearsed and were a credit to the College and themselves. I went backstage afterwards and congratulated the students and Mr De La Mare on their wonderful performance …. there was even a dog!"

Students from Christ the King College helped to bring the event to life. There were two, half-hour performances each evening of Shakespeare’s comedy, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, there was also surreal dream-like characters and wandering performers promenading through the woodland trails capturing the magic of a mystical summer’s evening where quite literally anything could happen. The cleverly condensed half-hour version of the play was suitable for all the family, and performed from 27th – 30th May. Mr.S. De La Mare, Head of Drama at Christ the King College said, “This was a wonderful event, to be able to perform one of Shakespeare's most endearing and magical comedies plus adding street performers in such a magical setting has become a lasting memory for all involved.” There were mime artists, fairies and a bizarre range of wonderful characters that appeared around the glades to interact and entertain visitors, young and old. Following auditions, Drama students from across Year groups 9 to 12 were selected in either an acting or technical role which included design, sound

All images courtesy of Isle of Wight County Press

Hermia? Be advised fair maid: to you your father should be as a god.

What, jealous Oberon!

I’ll put a girdle round the earth in forty minutes!

Hermia: Polly Green

Demetrius : Will Turtle

Helena: Harriet Back

Duke: Tom Turtle

Be kind and courteous to this gentleman

Oberon: Charles Schofield

Puck : Kitty Cooke

Some man or other must present wall..

Titania : Freya Baxindale

Bottom: Jamie Belcher

What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?

Lulla, Lulla. Lullaby ….

Over hill, over dale, thorough bush, thorough brier …

If we shadows have offended ..

STAGE REVIEW FROM THE IW COUNTY PRESS BY SARA BRYCE PUPILS from Christ the King College, Newport. defeated the wind and rain to create A Midsummer Night’s Dream over half-term.

The students took one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies about lovers and amateur actors being manipulated by mischievous fairies, and condensed it into a half-hour production, performing it in the suitable surroundings of Robin Hill’s woodland amphitheatre.

While waiting to take a seat in the amphitheatre, the cast of fairies promenaded among the audience, sneaking up and creating the feel of an enchanted forest.

Though the rain was coming steadily down — one student dashed dutifully around wiping the wooden seats as one wet Bottom was sufficient for this play — the students worked hard to create the whimsical story set on a balmy evening.

The cast were always visible, using all the of the amphitheatre as their set and never breaking character. I jumped out of my skin when I turned round and found a fairy perched on my seat peering at me.

The students had clearly worked hard to put their own stamp on the 16th century production with modern references in the added dialogue, the fairies dressed in leopard-print leggings, hoodies and wings and Kitty Cooke’s Puck was dressed in a biker jacket and DM boots.

When Bottom, played brilliantly by Jamie Belcher, is mobbed by fairies after Charlie Schofield’s Oberon uses the flower love-in-idleness to cast a spell on fairy queen Titania, played by Freya Baxendale, he shouted about the Lynx effect.

Not all of the costumes were modernised, however, with the dress and wings worn by Titania being classically beautiful and all the male characters wore classic dress. There was a collie dog dashing about among the set and though I could not work out whether it was part of the cast — it did have a costume on — it was a charming element to the production, uniting the cast of humans, magical characters and beasts. The students all clearly loved what they were doing and were confident and witty performers — Belcher and Thomas Turtle particularly stood out — and though the weather was a grim British summer’s night, it was easy and enjoyable to sit back and be transported to a warm midsummer night in Athens.

CHRIST THE KING COLLEGE RECEIVES A DEFIBRILLATOR FROM ISLE OF WIGHT AMBULANCE SERVICE Commercial Training Team member and Inclusion Manager, Mrs. Gard, was offered the unique opportunity of receiving a lifesaving piece of equipment called an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the College and Carisbrooke Primary School’s use in the unfortunate event that it might be needed. The full article is available from the following link. record=612

politics and immigration. In response to points raised by the students, Cllr Whitehouse said, “It is not enough to happen to be a Christian in public life; I am in public life because I am challenged to be so by the teachings of the Gospel. My motivation is to address injustice wherever it may occur.” College Principal, Mrs Pat Goodhead, said, “Global citizenship is central to any School or College in preparing young people for 21st Century life. Cllr Whitehouse’s wealth of experience in parliamentary affairs provided a valuable insight for our students.” Cllr Whitehouse enjoyed his visit to the College and said, “It is always a pleasure and a privilege to have an attentive audience whose questions really keep a speaker on their toes. Party politics to one side, education is the biggest single issue on the Island and engaging with all five schools in and around my ward is a top priority for me. Christ the King Collegeis an excellent school, but I want all the Island schools to be outstanding; nothing less is good enough”.

Miss .G.Long

Presentation at St Mary's Hospital Ambulance Station.

CLLR CHRIS WHITEHOUSE VISITS CHRIST THE KING COLLEGE SIXTH FORM STUDENTS Christ the King College welcomed Cllr Chris Whitehouse on Thursday, 10th May, as part of the ongoing Guest Speaker Programme for our Sixth Form. Mr Whitehouse, the recently elected Councillor for Newport West, delivered an interesting speech, highlighting how politics within the UK operates today. Cllr Whitehouse gave an introduction to Psephology (the study of political elections) and covered a range of topics including the potential referendum over the European Union. He also provided a summary of his career so far, including his work with parliamentary groups and charitable trusts. Students found the views of Cllr Whitehouse compelling and posed some challenging questions for him, initiating debates about euthanasia, religion within

Cllr Chris Whitehouse

BBC NEWS SCHOOL REPORT DAY 2013 A group of Year 10 GCSE Media Studies students swapped their textbooks for video cameras when they spent the day making the news that mattered to them.

The day, which took place on Thursday, 21st March, saw thousands of schools across the UK taking part in the annual initiative, in which students research, write and present the news stories that affects or interests them. Before the day, students at Christ the King College had to research the different job roles involved in TV news production and then write a personal statement to apply for their preferred role. They were then placed in news teams and had to choose a story to research and cover. They then arranged interviews, carried out vox pops and filmed their pieces-to-camera. Students also

learnt the basics of news writing, presenting and editing, using the teaching resources provided by the BBC. Special mention has to go to Bonnie McLaren, who managed to secure herself a phone interview with Dan Smith, the lead singer from top band Bastille. He was so impressed with Bonnie's interviewing technique, that he tweeted her later that same day! On the day itself, students had to organise themselves and keep to tight deadlines to ensure the 'broadcast' was ready for the 2pm deadline. Subject Co-ordinator for Media Studies, Mrs.S. Leahy, said, "The students worked incredibly hard in the weeks leading up to the day and it was fantastic to see their enthusiasm and effort pay off on the day itself and to see them reporting on the news that they felt was important to them and their peers."

The finished programme can be found at:


This summer, nine students from Christ the King College are undertaking a month long expedition to Ethiopia. This trip will be the first of its kind undertaken by the College, and will be the culmination of eighteen months of planning and fundraising.

Throughout the past eighteen months, all students have been participating in a range of fundraising activities to raise funds towards the cost of this trip, The nine students, Emma Forrest, Sarah Tinsley, Polly Hayden, Ashleigh Gibbs, Beth Rayner, Darren giving up many hours of their time to complete bag Selwood, Sam Rosewell, Ryan Tulloch and Matthew packs, quiz nights and dinners, race nights, disco’s, Honnor, accompanied by three teachers and an ex- concerts, rowathons, an abseil, sponsored runs, cake sales and too many car washes to count. pedition leader will be participating in a project in Gonder in Northern Ethiopia. The project will involve helping to build and decorate part of a school, teaching, and joining in with the local community.

Whilst in Ethiopia, the students will have the chance to develop their independence and leadership skills, whilst being immersed in a different culture, and a range of sights that they will not have come across before.

In October 2012, the team undertook their practice weekend. For this, the students were required to go shopping as a team for their own food, and whilst a couple of hours in the supermarket was quite a long time, the resulting meals over the weekend were well worth it.

Both the fundraising as well as a few social evenings have allowed the team to gel before going on the trip, and whilst there will no doubt be some up’s and down’s whilst we are there, the team will no doubt support each other through anything that comes up.

I look forward, in a future issue reporting back on the expedition and the work that we have carried out on the project. In the meantime, we would like to thank everyone that has helped to support our fundraising events, and I would personally like to thank the parents of the nine students involved for their support over the past eighteen months. Have a great summer. Mr B. Stolborg

the King College judged each school giving them a mark out of 50. These were then collected and after a long discussion the top three schools were presented with a prize. This was in the form of a WHERE MATHS AND WEATHER COLLIDE!! weather station which they could take back to their Talented young mathematicians took part in a schools and use again across curriculum subjects. maths workshop to learn the basics of collecting different weather data in a challenge task that will see them predict the weather!


The event organised by Medina and Carisbrooke extended services saw around 45 Able, Gifted and Talented children from Island Primary Schools, aged between 10 and 11 years of age visit Christ the King College on Wednesday, 5th June to learn about the process and methods for collecting, recording and analysing different weather data in order to try and accurately predict the future weather over a period of one month.

They then returned to the college on Wednesday, 3rd July to present their findings through a 5 minute presentation. The schools that came back to showcase their Maths produced some fantastic and inspiring pieces of work using both technology and written work to present their weather forecasts to the rest of the groups, no mean feat for Year 6 pupils! The forecasts that the pupils created were based on all the hard work they had previously done over the last month collecting data from both primary and secondary sources. Six Year 7 students from Christ

The standard of the work produced was outstanding and the use of ICT was both magnificent and intricate. Mr L. Gifford, Mathematics teacher at Christ the King College, was really impressed with all the Year 6 pupils who stood up and spoke confidently about what they had been doing and what they had found to help them predict the weather. All the pupils enjoyed themselves and definitely took something worthwhile out of the experience. One school used PowerPoint expertly to display their electronic graphs and data and another school used a blue screen to project their pupils into a BBC newsroom and on the couch of the This Morning set!

This was definitely a workshop which helped show the hard work and dedication of Gifted and Talented mathematicians across the island in Year 6! Well done to all of those involved! Mr. L. Gifford

after making 15. Ben Watson was next to follow Alfie Hancock after being bowled making 19 runs. Callum Morgan (27 runs) and Joe Craig came into bat and tried to pick up the run rate, however the fielding from Sandown proved too strong. Joe Craig got bowled for 14 and the 141 target seem just out of reach for Christ the King College. After the 20 over Christ the King College fell short, to lose the game by 18 runs. A valOn Saturday 8th June, Christ the King College had nine students selected to compete at the Hampshire iant effort, but Sandown stood firm to take the victory. Schools Track and Field Championships, held at Al- Bowling figures- Jack Powell (1-15), Alfie Hancock (120) and Callum Morgan (1-28). exandra Stadium, Portsmouth. All students performed very well in their chosen events and were a Batting figures- Ben Watson 19, Alfie Hancock 15, Calcredit to the College. The athletes were: lum Morgan 27, Joe Craig 14. Mr Phillips Joe Greedy- Discus Lucy Blake- Javelin CRICKET: YEAR 10 VS. COWES ENTERPRISE Wallis Canning- Hammer and shot-put Louise Ryan- 800m COLLEGE Meg Crockford- 1500m The Year 10 team travelled to Northwood Cricket Jacob Lewis-1500m Club for this encounter. After arrival, Captain Joe Eden Crumplin- 1500m Craig won the toss and elected to field. George Biss- 300m Kaya Simpson 3000m Callum Morgan began the overs with a hostile first over, bowling with purpose and pace, however edgBoth Wallis Canning and Louise Ryan will progress es and a few wide’s led to a good start from Cowes. into the next round. Alfie Carey took the ball from the ‘skate park end’ Well done to both athletes. and bowled with accuracy and cunning, taking Cowes’ opener with a lovely swinging delivery. Mr. K. Phillips Christ the King College kept working in the field, however the Cowes batsmen pushed singles very YEAR 10 CRICKET V SANDOWN MATCH REwell and rotated the strike in order to secure a PORT WEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE steady partnership. Talented Jack Powell bowled with flight and took the wicket of one of Cowes top The Year 10 cricket team travelled to Shanklin Cricket order batsman. Despite bowling and field changes, Club to play a very strong Sandown side. Sandown and the usual tight bowling of Jack Powell, Alfie opened the batting and started off very quick, making Hancock and Alfie Carey, the Cowes number 1 and 4 42 runs after the first 3 overs. Captain Joe Craig and batted well, manipulating singles and punishing bad Vice-Captain Alfie Hancock, changed the bowling ac- balls to the boundary. tion bringing Adam Newton to make his mark. Within his first over he took the opening wicket and slowed Chances for catches were near misses, run outs were very close and the game just didn’t seem to go the run rate down. Jack Powell came in at the other end and he also managed to pick up the second wicket, Christ the King College’s way in the first innings. Deadding extra pressure to Sandown’s batsmen. Sandown spite picking up a wicket with the last ball of the innings Christ the King College were chasing a mamcontinued to bat well, steadily picking up the run rate. moth 142 to win. Captain Joe Craig saw a time to make another change bringing Callum Morgan back into the action. This With a small boundary and good previous batting proved to be an inspirational decision as he took anperformances under our belt, the boys felt confident other wicket for Christ the King College. Sandown bat- going into the chase. Unfortunately, our new opener ted out the 20 overs, setting a target of 141 for Christ Jamie Belcher, an aggressive batsman, was a little the King College to chase. too over confident, swinging hard, yet missing the initial ball of the innings, which went on to smash Opening pair Ben Watson and Alfie Hancock started well, slowly picking up the required run rate. With the the stumps. 0 for 1 off 1 ball! The boys had a mountain to climb needing 140 from now 19 overs. pressure increasing from the Sandown fielders, Alfie Hancock went for another boundary, but got caught


The key players Callum Morgan, Alfie Hancock and Joe Craig, chipped in with double figures, however after failing to bat for any significant length of time, the victory was in doubt.



Christ the King College has successfully hosted the fourth annual Isle of Wight Inter-School Spelling Bee. A devastating Cowes spell saw a hat-trick! Three The Key Stage Two Christ the King College batsmen fell within three event saw students consecutive balls! A match winning performance from twelve primary with the ball ripped through our lower order, leaving a resilient Alfie Carey (17) to try and accelerate schools competing to victory a task which turned out to be impossible. against each other to A good performance from the boys, with a little win the coveted title more luck in the field, and a little more application of “Star Speller”. with the bat, the result could have been a different Christopher Smith story. (11) from The Bay CE Primary School’s ‘The Bowmans’ team was the Last Player Standing during an incredibly tense last Spell-Off round. The other award that the teams had their eye on was the “Star School” trophy, which eventually went to Newchurch Primary School’s ‘Beat the Buzzers’, a feat made all the more impressive given that due to illness, they competed with only two players! Particular mention must go to the six Year 9 students, led by previous Times National Spelling Bee semi-finalists, Saskia Robertson and Rachel Thornton, who Team: Jamie Belcher, Alfie Hancock, Callum Moracted as fantastic amgan, Joe Craig (captain), Alfie Carey, Jack Powell, Kane Crouch, Adam Newton, Daniel Whitham and bassadors, welcoming Luke Joynes. and supporting the teams, as well as providing a demonCHLOE’S GOING TO "PET SCHOOL" stration of how each of the rounds worked - which was made all the more challenging by Spell Master Mr. K. Leahy choice of some really difficult words! There were several During the summer holidays Chloe Murray, present- comments made by ly in 7SBA will be one of nine lucky applications takthe members of staff ing part in the popular CBBC programme "Pet who accompanied the children about how wonderful School". Chloe has to prove to her mum that she can be a responsible pet owner. She will be record- our students were on the day and how much they had enjoyed the day. ing for two weeks in August for the show to be Thanks to everyone who helped and supported the aired sometime in the autumn. We will let everyevent! one know when to tune in! Mrs.S.Leahy and Mrs.J.Crossley

Amelia Consolacion. The team created an annual competition which gave those living on the Island, as well as tourists, the chance to vote for their favourite place. The team raised over fourteen hunSince January, a number of different students in dred pounds and submitted a five hundred plus Year 9 have taken part in the Faith and Football page portfolio. Throughout the competition each Business and Enterprise Challenge. team member exhibited dedication, teamwork, independence and a desire to complete all pieces of work to the highest standards.


I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all students that took part. Overall, Christ the King College raised nearly two thousand pounds for Faith and Football, which will aid many of those less fortunate than ourselves both here and abroad. The competition requires Year 9 students to work in groups of upto six, to run a business or enterprise over the course of four months. Students that have undertaken the challenge this year have included teams that have run events, designed and created driftwood ornaments, designed decorative clocks, created and sold wristbands and run a competition. On Tuesday, 11th June several of these teams visited Fratton Park to partake in the presentation. The event was co-hosted by Linvoy Primus and Mick Mellows who has run Faith and Football for many years.

This year, one of our teams, ‘We Love Wight’ came runners up out of thirty eight teams that had submitted portfolios. The team consisting of Charlotte Phillips, Josh Taylor, Luke Joynes, Jacob Lewis and

Well done to all. Mr.B.Stolborg.

SPARK ATTENDS THE YOUNG ENTERPRISE SE REGION FINAL On Thursday, 20th June eight members of Christ the King College’s team Spark attended the Young Enterprise SE Region finals at Royal Holloway University in Egham. The SE region had 392 Companies operating through this academic year and the event had the final nine Companies at the Regional Final, many of whom were public schools in the Surrey and Sussex region.

The team comprised of: May Wheeler, Jack Wilson, Jack Salero, Daniel Rue, David Parsons, Fraser Norris, Arty Vince, Shannon Green and Jonathan Whitehouse.

Of the six awards on offer, Spark won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award for their recyclable products and their partnership with the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. The students had a great day and have all thoroughly enjoyed the Young Enterprise company programme. The programme, which has been running since 1962, is internationally recognised and has helped over 1 million young people to experience starting up and running their own company. The process of setting up and running a company as well as presenting their year to an audience of judges and fellow students is one which many Young Enterprise alumni have cited as being invaluable in helping them to set up their own businesses as well as supporting applications to University courses and graduate programmes.

The team would like to take the opportunity to thank their fantastic business advisor Mr. Denis Chirgwin from Animals at Home for all of his support and advice over the course of the year. This was Christ the King College’s first attempt at entering this competition and we are thrilled with the results. We are now on the lookout for students starting Year 12 in 2013 to form the next company.

GUEST SPEAKER DEE BECKER, STYLE COACH The Sixth Form were able to welcome Dee Becker, a Style Coach, to College on 25th June. Dee gave an entertaining and stimulating talk on how to present yourself on a variety of different occasions.

She covered the importance of first impressions with an ‘icebreaker’ that saw her dressed in garish clothing and mumbling a lot, she quickly changed and went on to explain that most people form an opinion of you within the first 40 seconds of meeting you, and that you should ensure the opinion they form is a good one. She placed emphasis on the fact that confidence can be borne from the way you present yourself and the way you conduct yourself. Dee offered insight on how body shape is irrelevant and we are all individuals, able to disguise the bits we may not be too happy with and enhance the bits we are.

The talk was not just aimed at the girls, Dee also had style tips for the boys and overall the students found the talk interesting and helpful.

Mrs. C. Foster

Mrs. Y. Jupe

Auction of Promises 2013 Christ the King College is absolutely delighted to announce that over £4000 was raised at its “Auction of Promises” evening, held on Saturday, 29th June. The Auction of Promises was organised as a part of the College’s current fundraising drive, with the overall aim of raising funds for the Sixth Form facilities, in particular the fitness suite equipment. Thanks to the generosity of so many, the College is now well on its way to purchasing some excellent equipment. Members of staff at the College worked incredibly hard to organise the event, which included an exceptional three course meal, a raffle and the auction. The support shown for the College was truly amazing and every raffle and auction promise, and the majority of the food for the meal, was donated by Chartwells, local businesses and suppliers. A group of year 11 and 12 students volunteered to support the event and, donned in their finest waiting attire, served the guests all evening, providing an outstanding service. The student jazz band also provided a wonderful setting for the evening, as they played an enjoyable ensemble in the courtyard, whilst a summer cocktail was served to the guests. Warren Riches, experienced valuer and auctioneer at the Island Auction Rooms, expertly led the proceedings on the evening. The vast range of auction lots included items such as Lunch for two at the House of Commons, the services of a carpenter, accommodation at Hermitage Court Farm, a family photo shoot, clay pigeon shooting, and work experience with a London Barrister for a week. However, the star auction lot on the evening was a sailing experience on Gypsy Moth IV during the Panerai Classic Regatta in Cowes! A wonderful evening was enjoyed by all and the College is extremely grateful to all who supported this event. College Principal, Pat Goodhead, said “It was a wonderful evening for many reasons. It was lovely to see so many members of the local community together, including the Island’s MP, Andrew Turner. We are delighted with the amount of money raised which will be spent on the specialist Sixth Form facilities that our young people truly deserve, due to open this September. We are extremely grateful for the range of donations received from staff, parents, friends of the College and local businesses and would like to thank all involved in making the event such a success.”

Auction of Promises 2013 Thank you to all of the following organisations, parents and friends of Christ the King College who donated so generously towards the event Belle of the Ball Dress Hire

Isle of Wight Steam Railway


Black Designs

Scuba Diving with Mr P Downes

Chessell Pottery Barns

Jaks Hair and Beauty

Sir Peter Bottomley MP

Clay Pigeon Shooting from Arnold Heal Ltd

JR Zone and Betapak

Specsavers Opticians

Marks and Spencer’s

Spyglass Inn

MG Carpentry

Take 2 Hair and Beauty

Mr Goodhead

The Garlic Farm

Mr and Mrs Jessup

The Heights Leisure Centre

Mr and Mrs Landahl

The Monitors

Mr and Mrs Sheath

The Royal Hotel

Mr and Mrs Whitehouse

The Seaview Hotel

Mrs Chris Ince

Tregear Pottery

Mrs Longhorn


Freshwater Pet Store

Picture This….

Wight Business Services

Gypsy Moth IV Trust

Planet Ice Arena

Halls Plastering

Premier Ford

Hermitage Court Farm

Priory Bay Hotel

Honnor & Jeffrey

Richard Payne Tree Services

Island Images

Rob Clark Photography

Isle of Wight Pearl

Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens

Coast and Country Catering Equipment Chartwells Coastline Doris Pinks Florist Emma Watts Photography Farmer Jack’s Fresh Indulgence Mobile Spray Tanning

The Auction of Promises was organised to raise funds towards the new Sixth Form accommodation


The sun was definitely shining on Christ the King College as it hosted its fourth annual Summer Music Concert on Wednesday, 3rd July as part of Creative Arts and Technology Week. Parents and students who attended the event were treated to an entertaining evening of music and dance, as well the stunning Art, Photography, Design, Graphics and Technology exhibition in the Sports Hall.

There were a good number of first time performers: Alanna Warren and Alice Humphreys with their beautiful ballet performance, impressive vocal performances from Maddy McIntosh, Jasmin Brooks, Ellie Willis (all Year 7 students - well done to them!) and, of course, Louise Ryan with a gorgeous solo rendition of 'Hey Soul Sister' by Train, accompanying herself very competently on the ukelele.

There were other notable vocal items from Alice Tongue with a jazzy 'Feelin Good', Megan Rogers with the laid back 'Don't Know Why' by Norah Jones, Laura Prouten with 'Little Lion Man' by Mumford and Sons, Naomi Ashall, Amie Gray-Ling, Emilia Matthews and Charlie Walkden who performed 'Please Don't Say You Love Me' by Gabrielle Aplin, members of the Year 10 GCSE class - Phoebe Whittingstall, Antonia Tomlinson, Megan Rogers, Hanna Dean and Jonah Priddle with 'Upside Down' by Paloma Faith and the wonderful Polly Green and Lottie Osman-Dent with a lovely and somewhat Mumford-inspired version of the ubiquitous 'Wonderwall' by Oasis, accompanied by Mr. J. Gray on the banjo.

Polly returned just before the interval with a guest, her sister Grace (a former Trinity student) and another Year 9 student, Katie Malabar, as the Andrews Sistersstyle vocal group 'The Brunettes', accompanied by Mr Clive Malabar with a fabulous three part harmony jazz version of 'I Will Survive'. The new lunchtime Choir run by Mrs Tressa Lambert had their concert debut with a very soulful and full sounding performance of 'Tears In Heaven' by Eric Clapton, while the Chamber Choir entertained everyone with confident performances of 'You Raise Me Up' by Josh Groban and 'Titanium' by Rihanna. The instrumental performances were stunning as well. Phinn Sajous started the evening off with an amazing blues vibraphone solo, showing an incredible rate of progress with the instrument as he only started a few weeks ago. Our A level Music students provided three more instrumental performances, starting with Tom Barker and a tricky solo piano arrangement of 'Black Coffee' which he played very competently, using a high

level of expression and phrasing. Caitlyn Napier performed three movements from a Handel recorder sonata beautifully, accompanied by Mr David McCulloch on harpsichord, and Jonny Whitehouse followed at the piano with a lovely version of 'La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin' by Debussy. Finally, the College-based bands showed once more that they are making fantastic progress, starting with the String Ensemble in the first half, then the Wind Band, Jazz Band and Worship Band performing in the second half. The high level of musicianship, maturity and commitment to rehearsing was again demonstrated wonderfully by members of these groups. Assistant Principal, Mr. Wayne Davies said, “Once again, students at Christ the King College have demonstrated both their skill and ability in a variety of forms, whether that be dance, music or art and technology. This evening has been amazing and I am very much looking forward to the next one already!” by Kennedy McCarthy and Mr. J. Gray

Creative Arts and Technology Week For a week in July the Upper College Sports Hall is turned into a wonderful art gallery, taken over with the amazing range of work created by students throughout the College. Every year group has work displayed and the hall becomes a colourful creative show piece for all the hard work achieved by students. The complete range of subjects that is under the umbrella of Creative Arts and Technology is represented in interesting and unusual ways. The work this year included Key Stage3, GCSE and AS Level in the diverse range of subjects Christ the King College offers, Art, Applied Art, Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Photography, Music, Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Product Design & Graphics, Textiles, Creative Crafts – Wood. This years exhibition held an Open Evening which included Drama, Music and Dance performances along with the Eisteddfod competition entries. If you didn’t managed to get to this years exhibition, the following pages will try to show the flavour of the show. EISTEDDFOD 2013:-The focus of Eisteddfod is very much on ‘Celebrating Achievement’ in a whole variety of competitions, and this supports the aims and the ethos of the College in promoting successful, happy learners. This year’s topic was ‘The Environment’. This has been interpreted in a wide variety of ways. The staff at Christ the King College put together various competitions for students to take part in. The competitions were for the four Houses to compete against one another in gaining points from different subject areas. Students submitted some exceptional entries, and a selection of work was displayed in the Creative Arts Exhibition. Certificates were given at the Celebration Worship on the last day of term.

YEAR 11 PROM AT COWES YACHT HAVEN Year 11 Prom 2013 has been an amazing experience. First of all, a big thank you to Lucy Scholes and Jack Sanders who helped with the fund raising car wash, they helped raise £100! Secondly, congratulations to Kate Garnham and Wallis Canning for their professionalism, organisation and effort during the planning process for the Prom. They did an absolutely fantastic job, and the night was a huge success. Students started to arrive around 7:15pm, transport to the event included a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, Limousines, Motor Bikes, Horse and Carriage and even a Tank! Surprise, surprise the Tank won the award for Best Arrival.

Student awards were given to the following: Foghorn: Joe Greedy Chattiest: Callie Penny Quiet as a Mouse: Jonah Ashurst Drama Queen: Millie O’Connell Best Dressed: Saffron Floyd

Best Arrival: Liam Newbold and Max Foreman in the Tank Albert Einstein Award: Bradley Sheath Heart of Gold Award: Kate Garnham Determination Award: Kit Marfleet Biggest Texter: Jessica Eastwood

We continued into the Cowes Yacht Haven, where students enjoyed a mocktail and homemade cake made by Mrs.Y.Henry’s Nan. They sat down to a tomato and mozzarella forno, followed by a Prime pork loin roasted with a hint of fresh sage served with chive mashed potato, roast potato and summer vegetables topped with apple brandy gravy. This was followed by student and teacher awards presented by Mr.D.Murphie and Mr.P.Gale.

Teacher Awards included: Tutor Award: Mr Brenchley Teacher of the Year Award: Mr Gurney Biggest Inspiration: Mr Murphie Biggest Kid: Mr Merry After the awards the student marvelled in a retro Sweetie Table for desert. This was a table full of Bananas, Shrimps, Rainbow Drops, Haribo, Chocolate, and much more! The entertainment was provided by the band 30/ ten, who played a medley of current tracks and old tracks to get the crowd up and dancing! The band was fantastic, cheering on the dancers and providing a party atmosphere. This was followed by Glyn Taylor from Isle of Wight Radio, who played the latest tracks until midnight. A big thank you to all that made the night a huge success.


Photo Album on the College Website ~ Link

ECOCLUB 2012-13 EARTH CARE, PEOPLE CARE, FAIR SHARE. True to the permaculture principle of observe before acting, this year Ecoclub have been looking carefully at the environment around us at Christ the King College before planning how to improve the environment for all. Outside One of the tasks for the garden area was to find a location to grow vegetables. Frequent observation on Lower College showed that the current area of raised beds was unfortunately too shaded to successfully grow vegetables so the hunt was on to find a suitable replacement. We are pleased to say that the new fence is now in place and the area behind the Music Mobile can now be developed with relocated raised beds and water butts.

Wild Area Inside Inside the buildings work has been done to identify methods of recycling that could be implemented. Following a successful trial in the Autumn term of House Credit recycling challenges (including old pens, milk bottle tops, stamps amongst other things), the plan is to put a permanent cycle in place from the coming Autumn Term on Lower College, whilst looking at how to manage it effectively on Upper College. We are also planning to trial systems to manage the paper recycling which can be unwieldy at times due to the volumes of waste paper generated.

The Food bank collection for Christmas was very successful with more than 100 items collected and delivered to the Cowes depot, and this is another area we are keen to expand.

New area ready for raised beds. Recycling is key and so we are reusing pallets and old wood for compost bins, old cricket matting as allweather paths, and parts of broken tables and chairs as plant supports. Storage needs putting in place for the many items collected by the students through the Morrison’s Let's Grow scheme and then it's full speed ahead! The area at the other end of the plot remains a 'natural' area. However, we have started putting several fruit bushes and other woodland-loving plants into pots in this area, and plan to clear a space for a relocated raised bed. Now that the fence is in, work can also begin again in earnest on the pond area to produce a viewing area and suitable planting to encourage wildlife. For the future, we are looking at ways of alleviating the occasional flooding that takes place on Lower College during extended periods of heavy rain, possibly through the use of carefully sited rain gardens.

Food Bank Collection All in all, a good year for Ecoclub as a clear suitable path forward has been identified in several areas. Roll on next year when we can put into place all the exciting plans and come up with some more ideas! Mrs.H.Dale

Year 8 French Visit July 2013

Wednesday 10th July 2013 Issue 1

Hello from Hauteville Phew, what a scorcher! This year’s visit to France for our Year 8 students has been one of the hottest we can remember and students have had to prepare each day for the activities by ensuring they have plenty of water in their bottles and high factor sunscreen applied to any exposed skin. If they have a hat, this is the time to wear it. As they say at Acorn: SLIP (on a T shirt), SLAP (on a hat) , SLOP (on sun cream) ,SLURP (plenty of water). Although a hot day, this is just what you want when the activity is raft building or kayaking on the river and there is a chance you may end up in the water. The students have been split into activity groups and during the course of the week they will all have an opportunity to rock climb, face the challenge of the high ropes and learn bush-craft as well as the water based activities.

Omaha Beach, yesterday afternoon

Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery As in previous years, the group spent an afternoon visiting the D Day beach of Omaha, scene of some of the bloodiest fighting in World War 2. The group relaxed and had a Bar-B-Q on the beach before following the path taken by the American First Division on the morning of June 6th 1944 as they fought their way up from the beach, through the German defenses, to the top of the hill where the American cemetery now stands. After visiting the American Cemetery and Visitors Centre, and also having a moment of reflection led by Mr. Murphie in the Cemetery Chapel, the group made a small detour to remember those of German descent who died fighting in France. This cemetery was a far more austere experience with its focus on the tragic loss to the family of a loved one.

La Cambe German Cemetery

Year 8 French Visit July 2013

Friday 12th July 2013 Issue 2

Le Mont St Michel

Days off site The Mont St Michel Due to the Tour de France holding one of its events at the Mont St Michel during our stay, it was necessary to move our visit to the final Thursday of the week. The Mont is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Normandy and is always very busy. Thursday was no exception but the students did have the opportunity to visit this spectacular medieval town perched on a rock in the bay. The evening preceding this visit was an opportunity for the students to do a little shopping in the supermarket in Coutances.

Market and Circus

Keeping Cool! Visit to the Circus

Sunday of the week we were staying was July 14th, an important public holiday in France. There was a festival air in the town of Hauteville sur Mer and just next to the campsite, in preparation for the weekend, the circus came to town. The students were awoken in the morning by the sound of llamas, camels, horses, geese and lions in the distance. Unlike circuses in the UK, many circuses in France still have animals although they appear in the big-top as more a “show –and-tell “ than an act. The morning had been spent at the local market in Coutances, near the Cathedral. The products were a mix of usual cheap market goods and local fruit, vegetables and produce sold by those living in the region. The students were able to browse, buy and enjoy some of the food snacks available from the various stalls.


the Year 11 and Year 12 students was invaluable to the smooth execution of the events, and the PE team are to be congratulated upon their effort in making it a very enjoyable, competitive but supportive event. Miss.J.Shyvers was tremendous in calculating the winning teams and which is to be announced, alongside the medal ceremony in the end of year Celebration of Achievement Worship. It was wonderful to see the Chair of Governors Mr.D.Lissetter supporting his House, and Father Mike cheering the students on. A wonderful day for all involved!

The U13 Rounder's Tournament took place at Ryde Academy. The first match was against Ryde Academy. All of our students played with maximum effort and showed great team work. The U13 team lost however, this proved a great first game for the Christ the King College. The second game was against Sandown Bay Academy. This was always going to be a tough game as they finished in a high position last year, but Christ the King College fielded well and Sandown Bay Academy hardly scored any rounders. Christ the King College came into bat and Mrs. J. Payne were determined to score, however Sandown Bay Academy were fielding very well, meaning we were not able to score enough rounders to win! The final game was against Ryde School, the winners of last years U12 rounders tournament. The students were anxious to start the game, and when they did they were fantastic. Christ the King College students fielding had improve throughout the tournament and now they were not letting much go. It was the end of the innings and Ryde School had only scored 10 rounders. Christ the King College came into bat and were hitting the balls way out deep. After a fantastic innings they scored 6 rounders. This was a great performance by Christ the King College. Overall the students came 5th, however, they played well and represented Christ the King College with pride.


SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Ariela Richardson, Year 7, attended her third Wessex League Competition of the season on Sunday 7th July representing Southampton Athletic Club. She achieved a fabulous discus throw with a Personal Best of 24.99 metres, coming first in the B string. This means that she is now ranked number 7 in the United Kingdom for under 13 Girls Discus. She also threw a great javelin throw of 22.28 metres, again coming first in the B String. She is now ranked in the top 10 in the South Region for Shot Putt and in the top 20 in Javelin.

SPORTS DAY 2013 This year, Sports Day was held on the top field and students were encouraged to come as spectators to support their House during lunchtime. The atmosphere was superb and the encouragement for one another was overwhelming, especially in the very hot weather conditions. The exceptional help from

LISSETER HOUSE WALKS AROUND THE WIGHT FOR LAYLA’S TRUST Staff and students from Christ the King College’s Lisseter House have walked 72 miles around the Isle of Wight to raise over six hundred pounds for local charity, Layla’s Trust.

House. Kevin Dean said: “Walking is a really social activity and when you walk with such dynamic and enthusiastic young people you can’t help but have a wonderful time. It was so impressive to see students working together and supporting each other in completing such a challenging goal. ” Twenty eight walkers took part in total, with several choosing to walk the whole 72 miles, whilst others walked various stages of it. Several students only missed out one or two sections

because they went to play in a football match – and then they came back for more! And all of this on one of the hottest weekends of the year so far! The route saw the team start and end at Ryde Pier

If anybody would like to add to their fundraising total, please log on to: fundraisers/lisseterhouseckc

Head, walking in a clockwise direction around the island. They followed coastal paths and roads for the majority of the walk. The team from Layla’s Trust supported the event by providing much-needed refreshments at various points along the route. The event was organized by teachers Kevin Dean and Ben Stolborg, who share the role of Head of Lisseter

HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT VISIT We were very fortunate to have received from our Island MP Andrew Turner an invitation to be escorted around both Houses of Parliament and the Palace of Westminster. Our party, of mainly Year 10 students, set off by coach on a gloriously sunny day to drive to London. We were extremely grateful to have the services of Southern Vectis and Keith our driver who was very knowledgeable about the best way to get there and where to drop us off.

We therefore arrived in good time and spirits and passed through the airport style security into the vast Westminster Hall where we met our guides for the tour. Our three groups were given an extremely interesting and in many ways exciting tour, including being in the corridors of power, the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

On our return we went straight to the London Eye for our flight and the opportunity to see London from a panoramic perspective.

After that we re-joined our coach for the journey home with Keith, our driver, managing to get us back in time for an earlier ferry saving us all an hour which was very welcome at the end of an exhausting but hugely rewarding and stimulating visit. Students were superb, arrangements worked extremely well and everyone had a fantastic time. Again, special thanks to Andrew Turner and Southern Vectis for giving our students a day they will never forget and to the Chair of Governors, David Lisseter, and his wife, Rose, for accompanying us.

Mr. D. Goodhead

It was a really enjoyable tour lasting 75 minutes where we were able to learn the history, the traditions and the way our country is governed. We then had a short walk over Westminster bridge to the South Bank where we took a lunch break, some free time and then a relaxing and very interesting River Cruise down the Thames to Tower Bridge and back. There was a very clear and informative commentary and we all enjoyed the cooling breeze on the Thames.

NEWPORT JAZZ WEEKEND The Christ the King College Jazz Band preformed in Newport Minister on Saturday 20th July, between 10-30 & 11.30 am as part of the Newport Jazz Weekend.

The performance was free and everyone was welcome to drop in and listen.

The College Jazz Band were also involved in the Post First Communion Party hosted by Cllr. Chris Whitehouse. All students and staff involved were enjoyably entertained and impressed by the high standard of the Jazz Band. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Mr. J. Gray for leading the Jazz Band and all the student members.

Quote from Emily Scotcher, from "The jazz band were incredible, a real credit to themselves and to Christ the King College. I wish it had been in existence when I was at what was then Trinity - I'd have been up and singing like a shot! Natalie has got the most beautiful voice, she truly has, and to see so many talented young musicians up on stage and delivering such brilliant music should reassure the international jazz stars that attended the weekend that the next generation of jazz musicians are well on their way up!"

UNIVERSITY TRIPS Students have already had the opportunity through the London and the Wales and West trips to experience Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Cardiff Metropolitan, Kings College, UCL, LSE, Queen Mary and Imperial.

the 8 students visiting were given in advance the full details of the day and then had to plan their individual timetable according to their needs. Having been escorted to the Welcome and Administration Centre where they could collect additional literature including prospectuses, they were then able to use their own time well, to attend the subject talks and visit the subject areas and Colleges of their choice before meeting back for the journey home.

They also attended the UCAS Fair at Portsmouth University which gave them access to many other Universities via the literature on offer and the chance to talk to representatives from those Uni- The weather was very good and the central nature of Oxford University allowed students to sample versities. what the city had to offer culturally and socially as In addition, following on from the well as for study. results of a questionnaire survey, The following day we took a full visits have been undertaken to minibus of students to the Univervarious Open Days during June sity of Surrey at Guildford. This is and July. The first visit was to Falmouth in Cornwall, which be- an excellent University with many subject strengths cause of the distance involved, and is a fine example of what a Campus style Unirequired an overnight stay. This versity has to offer. It has superb and modern fawas welcome as students had the cilities all contained within a very manageable area chance to sample first hand the and the City Centre can also be reached quite comsort of accommodation they would fortably on foot. stay in if attending Falmouth. All in all, it has a lot to offer and our students were We were rather spoiled on this very impressed by it, but not with the weather; it occasion as our accommodation rained all day. It was a massively busy day with was brand new and we were the thousands of people there but thanks to our adfirst people to use it. Thus our 14 vance planning, we were able to cut the registration students enjoyed a fantastic visit queues and get straight on to our visit. to a top ranked University with The following week saw us unspecialisms in the Arts, Media and dertake a long visit to CamDance. We were given breakfast bridge University. There had and lunch, a thorough tour of been a debate as to whether we both sites, a look at their fantaswould travel up the night before, but after thorough tic end of year displays showcasing the works students had creat- research and careful planning, it was decided we ed and we also had the oppor- could do this in a day. This meant a fairly early start; 06.30, a ferry to Portsmouth, a drive to Wotunity to ask questions. king, train to Waterloo, tube to Kings Cross and A really fabulous and rewarding then train to Cambridge. This all sounds fairly comvisit much appreciated by the stu- plicated, but actually worked very well. dents, particularly as this location would have been difficult and ex- We were able to travel at off peak rate from Woking pensive to arrange for them- and avoid all the usual peak time commuter traffic on the M3, M25, M11 morning and evening. We selves. actually arrived in Cambridge at 10am which was The next visit was a much shorter fantastic really and I am sure couldn’t have been journey to Oxford for both the done if we had driven all the way. Students were University and also Brookes University. This fol- also able to relax more on the train and have more lowed the pattern for most Open Day visits where energy for the day ahead.

The pattern was the same as for other University Open Days and students had a good chance to look at everything on show before we left for our journey back.

The final trip was the shortest journey over the water to Southampton whose Open Day was again extremely busy with huge queues for the majority who were again being shuttled in on buses. Again, thanks to our planning, we were able to avoid the queues and drop students at the very point of Reception and collect them from there at Sixth Form Building on Friday, 19th July. The stuthe end of the day. dents involved were Laura Goodhead, Bradley Sheath, Laura Overton, Becca Herman, Wallis CanThese then were the visits for the ning and Kate Garnham. Summer term. There is a further All of the students thought the work was exceptionround of Open Days in late Sep- al and are excited to see it once it is completed. It tember and early October. Provi- has given them an even greater insight on what to sional plans are in hand to visit expect in September when our excellent Sixth Form Warwick, York and Durham. As Block Opens. with all our University visits, we The facilities in place will include classrooms, scihave worked hard to keep costs ence laboratories, design and technology suites, ICT to an absolute minimum so that facilities, Drama and Dance studio, fitness room, students are able to visit the Universities of their choice without feeling constrained. Some costs we have subsidised so that no visit has exceeded £35, which given the distances involved and ferry costs is a great achievement. We do feel confident that given the visits we have arranged, the visits to come, the advice and guidance available, that our students will have been well supported to make the best possible choices for their further studies. We have tried hard to be both realistic and aspirational so that they will work hard to achieve the best grades to access the best courses at the best Universities. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Goodhead for more information.


common room and even an open top common area.

We were delighted to be able to give the opportunity to six of our present Year 11 students to visit the

One student, Bradley Sheath, said “Great to see the progress being made and the building looks fantastic!”


Summer Newsletter July 2013