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2nd – 6th December @ilkleygrammar

Dinner Time Rota (No bags in Dining Hall) B Hall

Packed Lunch

Sitting 1

Year 9

Year 7

D1 and D3

Sitting 2

Year 8 & 7

Year 8

B Hall and D2

Year 9

Social Area D Floor

Rotating lunchtime sittings will be for Years 7, 8 and 9 only. Years 10 and 11 have optional sittings. Bags must not be taken into B Hall/The Courtyard Cafe at lunchtime unless you have essential medication (i.e. Epipen or Diabetic equipment).

School Nurse Drop-in Session: Tuesday 3rd December – Medical Room No appointments required – they are here to listen not to tell!

iPad drop in session: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.15pm - K3 Review, Respond and Improve! Friday is Review Day – a time for you to meet with your tutor and enjoy a two way conversation about your progress so far this year. Following on from your assemblies this week, here is a link to the video that explains the process of Review Day. This explains where to store your ILP and Review Day presentations and how to submit the SMART target you agree with you tutor. Click to view the video. If you do not take your iPad home you will be given a paper copy of your ILP. The more you put into Review Day, the more you get out of it, so please make the most of this opportunity and listen and understand to the targets you are set – it’s another stepping stone to your Personal Best! Remember – there are no buses running on Review Day – you need to make your own way to and from school. Creative Arts Evening – Wednesday 4th December 7-9pm Good luck to all of you who are taking part in Wednesday’s Creative Arts Evening. Tickets are available from Reception and are priced at just £2. Year 10 – Bags at lunchtime We have started a trial this week of Year 10 being allowed to take their bags into the Courtyard Café at break and lunchtimes. We will let you know after the 2 weeks what the long term decision is. Thank you to all of you who contributed to Operation Shoebox – the stack of boxes is nearly all ready to go – as always you rose to the challenge! Remember – it’s our PTA Table Top Sale this Saturday – come down and grab a bargain…or sell one!

Keep in touch with school and follow us on Twitter… @ilkleygrammar @KeyStage3IGS @KS4IGS

Success Noticeboard!

A 2 week trail has started for year 10 to take their bags with them into the Courtyard Café at lunchtime.-form.

Good luck to our intermediate girls’ cross country team who compete in the ESAA National Finals on Saturday in Southend.

Sarah Pickering (10ACD), Lucy Haines (10VEB), Jemima Elgood (10VEB), Lucy Jacques (10AJH), Zoe Judkowski (10VEB) and Abbie White (10BB)

Well done to Oliver Burton (8ALC) who played in two U12 regional tennis tournaments recently. Oliver got through to the final in the first one at Batley narrowly losing in a tight 3 setter. He then went on to win the second one at the St Charles Centre for Sport where he beat the Scottish U12 number1 and the Cheshire U12 number 1. Oliver has now been invited to play in a national tournament in London. Good luck!

Congratulations to Emily Field (7LNR) who took part in a diving competition in Luton at the weekend. Emily competed with the best 12 and 13 year old divers in the country. She did very well finishing 12th out of 30 on the 3m springboard and 11th out of 22 on platform.

Well done to Emma Powell (8JP) who competed in the seniors’ section at the Scottish tooling series in Glasgow at the weekend. Emma secured 2nd place climbing up logs, chains and of course the walls with her ice axes. She had a fabulous competition. The next round is Glenmore Lodge in the Cairngorms in two weeks’ time – good luck Emma!

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Congratulations to our first students in school to achieve their Bronze awards this year (40 credits). They are all Year 7: James Holmes Danny Leach Eve Newton Ruby Sugden Sophie Kirkup Georgina Mumby India Sahota Pedram Habibzadeh Sophie Tarring


Well done to our Year 7 rugby team who played South Craven in the Yorkshire Cup at Ilkley Rugby Club on Monday. We had been beaten by this team twice this season, but the score this time was very much in our favour: IGS 40 - 5 South Craven School. More Rugby Success! The Year 8 rugby team were in action on Monday night at Rossett in the White Rose League. We won 34-0 with tries from: Sam McKinnon Evans 2 (8ADM) Jake Miller 2 (8JRW) Henry Ackroyd (8ALC) Tony Yarinakas (8KL)

Well done to our Year 7 footballers who played in the tournament at St Mary's on Tuesday night: IGS 2-0 Horsforth A, goals from Tom Schofield and Nathaniel Richardson IGS 1- 0 Horsforth B, goal from Charlie Harrison IGS 1-0 St Mary's A, goal from Adam Shaw IGS 0-2 St Mary's B IGS 0-1 Guiseley The team came joint second overall out of the 6 teams that played.

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Stray FM’s James Stanley show will be in school on Wednesday 4th December. They will record segments for the show (to be broadcast on Friday 6th December – it’s a training day so no excuse not to listen!) on Student Council, Year 8s three legged walk, Year 7 and Children in Need, Future Heroes winner Stuart Macgregor and one of you will be reading the weather!

Next half-term’s Menu Fuel for the body is fuel for the mind – get your tank topped up at lunch time. Remember the meal deal is only £2.15.

Coming Up  Saturday November 30th: PTA Table Top Sale, B Hall, 10am-1pm. Tables are £10. Get ready to bag a bargain – or sell one!  Wednesday December 4th: Stray FM in school  Wednesday December 4th : Creative Arts Evening  Friday December 6th: Training Day and no students in school.  Friday December 20th: School closes at 1.15pm for Christmas.

Years 11-13Lunchtime allowed at all times Library Rota Page | 4

GCSE Overview

Mr Swain Creative Arts get Tweeting! The Creative Arts department now has a twitter account. Please follow @IGSCreativeArts to keep up to date with all clubs, rehearsals and any other business. We strongly recommend students in the whole school show to keep an eye on this. Miss Watson

School Production Dancer Meeting Thank you again for all those who came to audition for the school production. Please congratulate the following students (in no particular order) who are going to be lead dancers this year. Tabitha Clark Sarah Pickering Kate Bacon Camille Ribiero Alice Rich Ellie Dennis

Mary Warren Maddie Flint Ella Knight Sophie Gurung Christine Gurung Bea Debney

Harriet Day Alex Wright Rebecca Nixon Anna Morris Hannah Ward Rebekah Gray

All dancers named above need to attend our first meeting on Thursday 5th December at 12.15 in P Hall. You do not need to bring a change of clothes as we are not starting rehearsals yet. If you have any issues please see Miss Watson. Miss Watson

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Concert in Aid of the Philippines Disaster -Mr Anderson has organised a concert to raise money for the Philippines following the recent disaster. Tell everyone you know – we need a full house to raise lots of cash!

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park Visiting us is easy, just one mile from Junction 38 of the M1

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a pioneering place that aims to challenge, inspire, inform and delight, welcoming over 300,000 visitors, including 40,000 learning visits each year

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Act Aware this World AIDS Day – December 1st On World AIDS Day – and all year round – you are being asked to Act Aware. Acting aware means finding out the facts about HIV and using this knowledge to protect yourself and others from HIV infection. HIV stands for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and is a virus which attacks the body's immune system — the body's defence against diseases. HIV can be passed on through infected bodily fluids, most commonly via sex without a condom or by sharing infected needles, syringes or other injecting drug equipment.

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