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3rd – 7th February



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

Packed Lunch

Sitting 1

Year 7

Year 7

P2 and P3

Sitting 2

Year 9 & 8

Year 8

B Hall and P5

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 4th February – Medical Room No appointments required – they are here to listen not to tell!

iPad drop in session: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.15pm - K3 Independent Learning (click here for the link) iCare…do you care? Our iPad scheme, although still in its infancy, has changed many things within school. The majority of you have been very diligent in both the use and the care and consideration required for keeping your iPad safe and secure. To date we have only experienced a 9% breakage rate – and understandably the majority of these have been screen breakages. It is important that you are aware that you are responsible for an expensive item of equipment and there is a need to take great care with it. So far there has been only a limited amount of damage but we are getting a small number of repeat cases which our insurance company will not continue to cover. Please be aware that if your parents report damage to your iPad the following now applies: 1. On the first occasion that the iPad has been damaged, it will be repaired/replaced but returned to you in a heavy duty protective case. The iPad should always be used within this case. 2. On the second occasion of reporting damage to an iPad your parents will be responsible for a £50 charge that will go towards the repair of the iPad.

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3. On the third occasion of reporting damage your parents will be asked to pay for the damage in full and can choose between the 2 following options: a. Opt out of the scheme and the iPad can only be used in school – it can be collected first thing in the morning and returned after the final lesson. b. Remain in the scheme but commit to a £50 contribution for each future claim for repair of the iPad following any future damage. The majority of you have been fantastic ambassadors for using and taking care of your iPads and we appreciate your support in encouraging everyone to maintain this standard. Accidents do happen, and the nature of the iPad means that breakage is invariably the screen. Remember any damage or theft must be reported within 2 weeks of it occurring. ‘Auf Wiedersehen und Gute Reise’ to our students who leave today for their Munich visit. As always we hope you enjoy the experience…remember you are our ambassadors for IGS…whatever country you may be in! Options Timings The Year 9 options process starts this Tuesday 4th February with your options assembly. You will hear more about choices, subjects, events and timings then, but please be aware of the following; March

February Tuesday


Year 9 Options Assembly Distribution of Option Booklets



Applied Learning Parent's Evening



New Subject Talks



Year 9 Parents' Option Evening



Distribution of Options Forms



Careers Fair Years 10 and 11 1-3pm Other Years 3pm



Deadline for the return of Options Forms



Taster Day at Leeds City College Keighley Campus

Next Week’s Menu week 2 Pie, Tex Mex and fish and chips…all in one week…happy days!

There is also a range of cold meals, sandwiches and pizzas available every day and remember the meal deal is still only £2.15. This includes a hot meal and a pudding or drink. The same price covers a choice from the cold selection and a juice and a small dessert. Page | 2

Sharing Success Well done to Ayman Siraj-Gil 8ADM who was the overall winner in Bradford Education’s Art Competition, secondary schools’ category.

Congratulations to our Year 10 rugby team who played Bingley Grammar on Tuesday night. They had a fantastic match and had to cap their winning score at 50-0.

Well done to our Year 11 rugby team who were victorious against Harrogate Grammar School in the ¼ finals of the Yorkshire cup on Wednesday 10-7. It was a really good game in which we dominated, but it ended in a really close finish!

Well done to or U12 athletics team who competed on Tuesday afternoon. The team competed in a number of indoor athletic events including: sprinting, indoor shot, javelin, speed bounce, standing long jump, triple jump, vertical jump and the relay event. The Year 7 boys finished in 4th place and the Year 7 girls stormed to a substantial lead to take 1st place. IGS won the overall team event. The girls’ team qualified for the Bradford U12 Indoor Athletics Finals which take place at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre on 11th February. Good luck girls!

Back row L-R Charlie Wilde (7MPC), Fin Tunney (7LG), Lewis Mawson (7HED/KE), Robbie Matthews (7PB), Nathaniel Richardson (7PB) Alfie White (7LG) Front row L-R Lauren Jackson (7PB), Emily Field (LAM), Rachel Scott (7PDH), Bethan Morley (7PDH), Ella Shouler Harris (7SL), Charlotte Brooks (7MPC) and Charlotte Gibbs (7MPC)

Good luck to Desideria Sardelli (10GS) in the district final of the Rotary Club Cookery Competition which is being held at Betty's Cookery School in Harrogate on Monday evening.

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Sports Success and your Vertical Assemblies made the press this week

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Summer Exams Individual Exam Entry pro-formas will be issued next week; this will include all exam entries as requested by staff. Forms must be checked to ensure you have at least one entry for each subject you are studying. The signed forms should be returned to the Exams Office or your tutor the following day. School pays for initial entries and we will submit our GCSE / AS & A2 exam entries to the exam boards during the following week. Any problems, please liaise with Exam Office staff. Mr Baker

Extra Language Sessions The following extra language sessions take place every week;  Extra Spanish classes Wednesdays 12.30-13.00 in N6  Arabic club Thursdays 12.30-13.00 in N6  Extra French classes Fridays 12.30-13.00 in N6

Dahir Meraneh School Production Announcement All members of the School Production Company - Cast, Orchestra and Backstagers – please meet on Tuesday 2.50pm in B Hall for the company photograph. Miss Ramrattan The Seven Ages of Man "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." Jaques 'As You Like It' William Shakespeare (Act 2 Sc7)

Shakespeare's speech provides the structure for this year’s school production. The company use a combination of Art, Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Song to take the audience through the stages from infancy to old age. We hope you will join your 100+ fellow students from Years 7-13 on this journey. Tickets are £5 and £3 (concessions) and are available from Reception. Creative Arts GCSE Overview

Mr Swain

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The world is coming to you via the Library and Learning Resource Centre! Go on to RealSmart to find out about the new online resources in your Library and Learning Resource Centre, available 24/7, in or out of school, with just a click.    

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The library OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) Oliver – search the entire stock, find out what’s available, just click on the icon, iPad friendly! Bridgeman education resource – over 500,000 copyright-cleared images, all key stages, all subjects. Digital Theatre Plus – online theatre and the arts, full length films, complete Shakespeare and much, much more. A superb tool for English and Drama. eChalk – A brilliant collection of online activities, animations and quizzes, ideal for interactive use with a whiteboard. Not available for iPad at present but watch this space! An English literature app is available however – just click on the icon. Philip Allan Reviews (journals). Aimed at Post 16, 13 different subjects, in journal form and now online. Curriculum based and essential learning for KS5. Issues Online – social and environmental concerns, used widely in citizenship. Log in details, username Issues@IlkleyGrammar, password 3718.

Have a browse, use the resources, there will be a competition coming soon, so join in and let us know what you think! Mr Swain and Mrs Harrison

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Career of the week: Fashion Designer The Work: fashion designers design clothing and fashion ranges, you could work in high fashion or designer ready to wear fashion, you could also work in high street fashion or specialise in particular types of clothing – men’s, children’s or sportswear. The work would normally involve:  Working to design instructions (known as a brief).  Analysing or predicting trends in fabrics, colours and shapes  Producing concept and mood boards (photos, fabric pieces and colour samples).  Estimating costs for materials and manufacture.  Making in-house presentations to finance departments and merchandisers. You will often work with garment technologists, sample machinists and manufacturers (often based overseas) to make sure designs are reproduced accurately. Entry Requirements: you will usually need a Degree or Foundation Degree to be a fashion designer. Prior to this you will need either A’ Levels (Art & Design or Design & Technology are useful) or a BTEC Level 3 qualification – Art & Design, Fashion Design etc. After this it is important to do your research when choosing a degree. Check carefully which areas are covered on the course and what links the fashion department has with industry. You will also need a good portfolio of work. Training and Development: you will often start as a design assistant before working your way up to full designer role. You can develop your knowledge and skills throughout your career by taking short courses in particular aspects of the fashion business. Pay: starting salaries can be between £18 and £22,000 a year. With experience and increased responsibility, earnings can rise to between £25 and £40,000 a year. Senior designers can earn up to £60,000 a year and more. Further Information: British Fashion Council -, Creative Skillset Careers, National Careers Service - For an electronic copy of this see Mrs Mitchell, Careers Coordinator in KS4 Hub or Mr Cole, Independent Careers Adviser School Leaver Programmes with Tesco If you're looking for an alternative to the traditional university route, you're in the right place. Our school leaver programmes give you the chance to earn good money as well as challenging yourself every day, building your knowledge and experience. We will support you throughout your programme, helping you to grow, develop and learn all the things you will need to become an invaluable part of the team and move up through our business. It could be that you'd love to play an integral role in sourcing and delivering the right products, at the right price, into our stores on our Commercial Development Programme. Or maybe you'd enjoy being the face of Tesco, managing a team to deliver the shopping experience for customers in our stores on our Trainee Management Programme. Perhaps you've always had a passion for fashion and you'd relish the chance to work on a global brand whilst working towards a Higher Apprenticeship on our ENSPIRE Programme in Partnership with the Fashion Retail Academy. For all of our programmes, you'll need to be mature, capable and professionally minded –ready to aim high and embrace all the responsibility you're given. You will also need 240 UCAS points, GSCE Maths and English Grade C, or above. Our Commercial Development and ENSPIRE programmes are based in our offices in Welwyn Garden City and Cheshunt in Hertfordshire. We offer nationwide opportunities on our stores Trainee Management Programme. Whichever programme you join, you can be sure that this is just the first step in a career that will give you real opportunities and real prospects. Deadline 16th February 2014

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Calling all David Baileys? The Ilkley Gazette is running a winter, photography competition. There is an under 18 category when the winner receives a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 camera worth £250. It’s being run in conjunction with Ilkley camera shop Annings and the youth committee of the Rotary Club of Ilkley. Interested? Click here for the link

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Safer Internet Day: Let’s Create a Better Internet Together Safer Internet Day 2014 will take place on 11th February 2014, with the theme 'Let's create a better internet together'. The day offers the opportunity to focus on both the creative things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role and responsibility that all stakeholders have in helping to create a better internet. Safer Internet Day is organised in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre in February of each year to promote the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones for children and young people. Here are some tips to help you create a better internet:    

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Report anything that worries or upsets you online Be aware of the laws relating to your online behaviour Think before you post Make sure you leave a positive digital

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