DIXIT - 11 January 2019

Page 1


EDITION 41 11th Jan 2019

The weekly newsletter for the Holyport College family

Maleeka in the news again! Year 7 student Maleeka Abbas was featured in the Maidenhead Advertiser this week following her creation of a blog aimed at empowering young people to be proud of who they are. The article can be found here: h ttp s: / / www. ma ide nhe a d - a dver tis er . co . uk /g a lle r y/ br ay - ho ly po r t fifield/140184/visually-impaired-girl-from-holyport-creates-blog-to-empoweryoung-people.html You can look at Maleeka’s blog here: https://meeksspeaks.com/ You may remember from our last edition that Maleeka was interviewed by a television crew from Sky in December making a short documentary which will be aired this year. We’re very proud of Maleeka and look forward to reading more of her blogs very soon!




DIXIT 11th January 2019



From the Sports Field News and upcoming fixtures


From the Boarding Houses News from Boarding


From the Art Rooms A plea for items to be donated


From the Sixth Form This term’s visiting speaker programme and our new teacher


From the Local Authority Details of an event we have been asked to publicise


From the Refectory Next week’s lunch menus


From the Calendar Upcoming events and dates for your diaries

@holyportcollege www.youtube.com/holyportal 2


DIXIT 11th January 2019

Sports news Well done to Cara Terry who was selected to run for Berkshire U15 girls team at the UK inter-county cross country. 

U12A and U13A netball teams both beat LVS at home this week with 2 very good performances. Well Done Girls!

Straight back to Hockey for both the U15’s and U14’s this week, lots more to look forward to this term!  Dear Parents, Please remember that Saturday fixtures are compulsory to all students who are selected. You can find the fixtures list and details here: www.hpcsport.org.uk/ Thank you for your continued for support with this. Holyport College PE Department



DIXIT 11th January 2019


Year 9 Boarders’ Bronze DofE Baking Skills club The 12-week baking program is drawing to a close. Our students have learnt to bake 12 delicious tea-time treats. This week they made chocolate-chip oaty ‘Hobnobs’, which they delivered around the school for staff and students to taste. I am really proud of how well this group have developed their baking skills, and the generous spirit they have fostered along the way. Mrs Belbin

Mrs Crocker and the boarders would like to thank everyone who donated to our food bank collection before Christmas—it was a fantastic haul.





11th January 2019

Donations needed

The Art department would be very grateful to receive donations of the following objects for students to draw: Old cassettes Any 'Retro Objects' Lego men Toy cars Interesting Boxes, (wooden or thick card present boxes) (for creating paintings/ displays inside). Anything bird related Small toys or models of buildings (Similar to the ceramic Tetley Tea ones) Shiny Tea pots/ metal objects with reflections. Battery operated candles Rubix cubes If you can help please ask get your son/daughter to drop them to the Art Rooms or label them in a bag for art and leave in Reception. Thank you very much in advance! Miss Loudoun and Miss Shears




DIXIT 11th January 2019

Visiting speaker programme Next week’s speaker is an entrepreneur working in the beverage industry entitled “Breaking into the big supermarkets. How does a South African come to sell Cider in the UK?”. His cider was awarded Supreme Champion International Cider Challenge, as well as gold for Design and Packaging and bronze for Flavour. He makes a unique, all natural product using 100% fresh-pressed juice, no added sugar or concentrates, using only apples such as Granny Smith and Pink Ladies.

Speaker programme for the rest of the term: Wednesday January 23rd: Tomas Pinto, Oxford University. Physicist. We’re talking rocket science and space exploration in the 21st century! Wednesday January 30th: Julia Pearce. Life in Investment Banking and the City of London. What’s a career in finance like? What are the particular challenges facing women?

Wednesday February 6th: Jane Lunnon. Girls Day School Trust. Is there a future for single-sex education in the UK? + Feminism in an age of #MeToo. Wednesday February 13th: Jamie Cameron. Research Assistant, Oxford Internet Institute. What challenges and opportunities are thrown up by the internet? We’ll be discussing social media, online dating, artificial intelligence and more... Wednesday February 27th: Dave Leal, Brasenose College, Oxford. A hands-on session to make your brain explode from a top Oxford philosopher! Wednesday 6th March: Wayne Dixon, Christian Connections in Schools. Faith in an Age of Reason. What does it mean to be a Christian in the 21st century? Wednesday 13th March: Manvir Singh, Sikh Chaplaincy. Faith in an Age of Reason continued! What does it mean to be a Sikh in the 21st century? Thursday 21st March: Adam Afriyie, MP for Windsor. 8 days and counting before Brexit! Who knows where we’ll be!




DIXIT 11th January 2019

Introducing ... Mr Frank Hardee Frank Hardee has joined the Holyport staff from the start of this term as the school’s University Guidance Counsellor and our first ever Eton Relationship Manager. He will also be taking over the Politics teaching and supporting Mrs Cornell in the Economics department too. Mr Hardee studied PPE at Oxford University and has taught at a number of high profile schools including Cranleigh in Surrey. He is no stranger to new start-up schools having worked at NLCS Jeju (South Korea) from its inception and was Marlborough College Malaysia’s first ever Head of University Guidance. He comes to Holyport with bags of enthusiasm and is excited to be coming on board to support the Sixth Form Leadership team. Outside of the school matters, Mr Hardee is a keen traveller, having been to over 75 countries worldwide, and he worked on the 2008 Obama Election campaign. We very much look forward to having Frank as part of the team.



DIXIT 11th January 2019




DIXIT 11th January 2019

Next week’s lunch menus Monday




Spicy Chicken Penne

Beef Bourginion

Chicken Katsu Curry

Shepherd’s Pie

Pasta, Soup & Jackets

Pasta, Soup & Jackets

Pasta, Soup & Jackets

Pesto Pasta & Jackets

(v) Aubergine Parmagana Penne (v) Ratatouli

(v) Quorn Katsu Curry

(v) Quorn Shepherd’s Pie

Garlic Bread Sautéed Peppers Roast Squash

New Potatoes Mixed Vegetables Crusty Bread

Basmati Rice Stir Fried Vegetables Peas

Roast root Vegetables Broccoli

Salads & Protein items

Salads & Protein items

Salads & Protein items

Salads & Protein items

Strawberry Sponge

Choc Chip Shortbread

Crumble & Custard






Chicken Caesar Salad


Fish Bar

Soup & Jackets

(v) Halloumi & Mushroom Burger

Roast Vegetable Salad

Chips Salad

Petit Pains

Salads & Protein items

Salads & protein items

Chocolate Brownie

Sausage & Bacon Eggs, Mushrooms Beans & Hash Browns


If you suffer from a food allergy or intolerance you are advised to consult with the Sodexo manager or head chef. 9



11th January 2019

Some Dates for Your Diaries Tuesday 15th January—Sixth Form open morning Monday 21st January—Year 13 mock exams start

Friday 25th January—Exeat weekend Friday 15th February—half term starts

Important Concerned members of the community have noted that students walking to or cycling to the College in the dark are not very visible. If your son or daughter walks or cycles please will you ensure that they are wearing high vis clothing or a chest strap which are readily available from sports or cycle shops. Cyclists should also wear a helmet.

The College is currently recruiting for the following positions: Student Welfare Officer Learning Support Assistant for a Young Person with Sensory Impairment requiring Braille Support Resident Fellow If you know anyone who may be interested please let them know—application information can be found on our website: www.holyportcollege.org.uk/news/job-vacancies

Parents’ Evening Dates 2018/19

Reporting Dates

Year 7 and 8 parents’ evening: Monday 5th November 2018

Sixth Form interim reports: Friday 12th October

Year 11 parents’ evening: Wednesday 5th December 2018 Year 10 parents’ evening: Wednesday 6th February 2019 Upper Sixth parents’ evening: Monday 25th February 2019 Year 9 parents’ evening and GCSE options presentation: Wednesday 24th April 2019 Lower Sixth parents’ evening: Wednesday 1st May 2019