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27th – 31st January @ilkleygrammar

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

Packed Lunch

Sitting 1

Year 9

Year 7

P2 and P3

Sitting 2

Year 8 & 7

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 28th January – Medical Room No appointments required – they are here to listen not to tell!

iPad drop in session: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.15pm - K3 Vertical Assemblies – Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January This week you have all been involved in your vertical assemblies and discussing interesting or favourite journeys. Journeys is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 and through understanding them we can learn how journeys themselves became part of genocide, and how the journeys undertaken were often experiences of persecution and terror for so many people who suffered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the subsequent genocides. We can also learn about the life stories of journeys that brought survivors to the UK and how, in many instances, journeys of return have been part of the experience of rebuilding.

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Many of you have shared your own personal journeys with us ranging from favourite holidays, time spent with family and even sporting journeys – all of them important. Look out for the display in the Key Stage 3 Hub.

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Springs Lane Entrance Following a review of our site security and safety, we are making the wide vehicle and pedestrian entrance on Springs Lane, vehicles only. There is no real path and no opportunity to insert safe access away from cars because of an electricity substation. Mixing cars and students as we currently do is not safe. We may not have had an accident, but this becomes increasingly likely if we continue as at present. Therefore, from Tuesday 4th March when you return after half term, the Springs Lane entrance will be vehicle only. A CCTV camera already monitors it and you must not be found using it. It does mean you will need to either walk up Wheatley Lane or further along to the Springs Lane pedestrian entrance if you are coming from ‘Ben Rhydding’ but it will mean you are safe. Well done to everyone who wore their Christmas jumper with pride, just before Christmas. We raised a total of £2147.33 and have received an official thank you from ‘Save the Children’. Options Timings The Year 9 options process starts on 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; February Year 9 Options Assembly Distribution of Option Booklets





New Subject Talks



Taster Day at Leeds City College - Keighley Campus

Wednesday Thursday Thursday Monday

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March Applied Learning Parents’ Evening Year 9 Parents' Option Evening Distribution of Options Forms Deadline for the return of Options Forms

Recruiting our New Headteacher Following Mrs James’ decision to retire in the summer, the governors are in the process of finding her successor. She is going to be a very hard act to follow; in her 12 years here Mrs James has led and inspired students and staff to ever-improving achievement. IGS is a calm and orderly school with an ethos of trust and care and students who have a highly positive attitude to learning. We need to build on this secure and strong base as we continue our journey to excellence. The post is advertised on the TES website this week and full details will be on the school website. Interviews are scheduled for February 19th and 20th, so that, if all goes well and we find the right person, we will be able to make the appointment by half term. Mrs James will not be leaving until August 31st. Lindsey Wharmby Chair of the Board of Governors Page | 3

Success Noticeboard! Well done to Charlotte Whittaker Pitts (9JI), Holly Ramsey (9JI), McKenzie Shearn Miller (9JLF), Steph Flint (9BJS), Eleanor Fotherby (9JI) who sold 'teen themed' cakes for cancer research on Tuesday. They raised £82.38.

Well done to Mark Crooks (11MH) who is the first Year 11 student to achieve his Bronze Certificate (40 credits).

Well done and good luck to Sam McKinnon-Evans (8ADM) who following trials, has been selected for the West Yorkshire Sports Hall Athletics team to represent West Yorkshire in the regional finals in Hull on 9th February.

Congratulations to our G band swimmers who took part in their heat of the swimming gala. The results were as follows; 1st 7HED/KE, 2nd 7SL, 3rd 7LG. The gala resulted in a dead heat and we had a tie break ‘swim off’ with 7HED/KE taking the winning place with just one point. 7HED/KE joins 7SP in the final. Who will be victorious in S band?

Well done to Amber Woffindin (7DSF) who has been included in the Lawn Tennis Association’s Aegon Future Stars Program…next stop Wimbledon?

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Go Team IGS! The latest issue of School Sport Magazine has listed the 30 best state sport schools for 2013 – and IGS is ranked 19! This league was based on all state schools in the UK and used their performance in different sports and national competitions to rank them. Well done to everyone who played their part in a team last year, whether top scorer or sub you are a valuable part of team IGS!

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Just some of the teams who have worn their IGS kit with pride and their associated successes are: Rounders Year 8/9/10 Bradford League champions, Year 7 runners-up; Cricket Girls’ U13 Yorkshire champions; U15 National runners-up; Boys’ Year 8 Yorkshire finalists. Tennis U14 Boys’ double champions BGS North of England invitation tournament. Athletics Year 8/9 West Yorkshire Youth Games finalists; Inter and Junior North Midlands finalists; Squash U15 Boys’ National runners-up. Hockey U12 and 13 Bradford League winners; U14 league champions; Seniors: Bradford champions; Netball U13 Bradford League winners; U13B 3rd in Emerging Schools’ League; U14 Bradford League runners-up; U15 Bradford League and Tournament runners-up. Rugby U12 Rugby 7s champions; U14 and U15 Aire-Wharfe champions; U16 Yorkshire champions. Football Boys’ Year 8 North West Leeds winners and Bradford Cup finalists; Year 7 North West Leeds runners-up. Cross Country Junior Girls’ Northern Regional finalists; Inter Girls’ 11th in National Finals; Year 7/8 Girls’ and Boys’ Keighley and Craven runners-up; Year 8/9 Girls’ Bradford runners-up; Year 9/10 Girls’ Keighley and Craven winners, Boys’ runners-up; Year 10/11 Girls’ Bradford champions. Sports Hall Athletics U13 Partnership and Bradford champions. Phew!

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East Path Can I remind students the East Path; that runs behind the swimming pool, is a transit route only. Students should not congregate on the path between the bungalow and the swimming pool unless they are in a designated lunch queue. Mr Rignall Run Mr Milburn Run! You may have seen Mr Milburn limbering up and running around the school. His training regime is well underway but he still needs your encouragement. So, why not help him reach his fundraising target by guessing his finish time at or following Mr Milburn on Twitter @GetTimGoing or sponsor him at Next Week’s Menu Curry, roast, lasagne, and fish and chips, all in one week! There is a great selection of hot meals on offer…go on…tuck in!

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 inlcudes 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. Children’s Writing Competition The Airedale Writers’ Circle has launched its annual creative writing competition for students in Years 7 to 9. You can enter up to two pieces of writing which can be either poems or short stories (up to a limit of 1,000 words). The deadline for entries is 21st March 2014. There is no theme to the competition so you can let your creative imagination run wild! If you would like more information click on the link and why not come to the Creative Writing Club, we meet on Wednesday lunchtimes in P3. Mrs Woodhouse

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The Seven Ages of Man Tickets for the school production - The Seven Ages of Man - go on sale this Friday! This original and very creative show involves many forms of creative arts - drama, music, dance, song, multimedia and art. Tickets are available from main reception (£5 and £3 concessions) and the show is being performed in B Hall on 18th, 19th and 20th February at 7pm. Please tell your parents, family and friends to come and support the hard work and fantastic talent of over 100 IGS students. The whole production company looks forward to seeing you there! The Creative Arts Team

CALLING ALL MEMBERS OF CAST AND ORCHESTRA FOR THE SCHOOL PRODUCTION! Personalised hoodies will this year be available for the cast and orchestra at a cost of £16.50 Please see either Ms Ramrattan or Mr Anderson to get an order form. These MUST be completed by TUESDAY 28th and handed to either Ms Ramrattan or Mr Anderson with £16.50 in cash by LUNCHTIME on Tuesday

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Art Exam Support Sessions The Art Department will be running GCSE coursework and exam support sessions from this week. The sessions will run from 3-4 each Wednesday, students should go along to their usual art room. Mrs Mortimer GCSE Overview

Mr Swain Career of the week: Hospitality/Catering Manager The Work: you could work in hotels, small independent restaurants, eateries that are part of a large chain, fast food outlets, and larger catering organisations such as business or factory canteens, hospitals or schools. Your duties would include:  Planning menus.  Advertising vacancies and recruiting staff.  Making sure that all staff are fully trained.  Keeping staff motivated to provide the highest standard of service.  Organising shifts and rotas.  Managing stock control and budgets.  Running the business in line with strict hygiene, health and safety guidelines. Entry Requirements: many large restaurants, fast food chains and catering companies run management training schemes that can lead to management roles. You would usually need a foundation degree, a degree or relevant experience in order to be accepted on a scheme. Prior to this there are full and part time college courses and apprenticeships available in hospitality and catering. To work as a catering manager you will need to have the ability to manage staff, strong customer service skills and to be able to work with figures. Training and Development: if you enter this work without a degree you could work towards a qualification such as the Level 4 diploma in advanced hospitality and tourism management. There are 1 year BA (Hons) conversion degree courses in Service Sector Management for those people with a degree not related to hospitality. There are also postgraduate diplomas or masters in hospitality management for graduates with relevant degrees. Pay: starting salaries for assistant restaurant or catering managers can be between £18-23,000 a year. With experience this could rise to between £25-40,000 a year. Further Information: College courses - (enter Ilkley, 20 miles, Post 16 courses, catering) Degree & Foundation Degrees - For an electronic copy of this see Mrs Mitchell, Careers Coordinator in KS4 Hub or Mr Cole, Independent Careers Adviser.

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AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS AND FIXTURES Street Dance -All ages (JW) Gym 3.15-4.15pm Y7 FOOTBALL (PLB) School Fields 3-4.30pm

Y7 Boys’ Football @ St. Mary’s (MWC) U18 Girls’ Hockey v BGS (JH) U12 SpHall Athletics @ Parkside (LV/MWC) U16 Boys’ Hockey Trials (SW) BR Astro 3.30-4.30pm Y7/8 NETBALL (SHR) SpHall/Cts 3-4.30pm Y9/Sen HOCKEY (JH) BR Astro 3-4.30pm Sports’ Leaders- Pool (PLB) 3-5pm Y8 Boys’ Football @ St. Mary’s (GS) Y8 Basketball Cup @ Bradford College (SP) Y11 Boys’ Rugby @ HGS (VP/ACF) Depart @ 1.15pm U13B Netball Emerging League @ UAK (SHR) Y7 BASKETBALL Club (ACF) Gym 12.15-12.50pm Girls’ Synchro (Mrs Gooch) Pool 3-4.30pm Y7 Boys’ + Girls’ DODGEBALL (PLB) Gym 3-4pm Y9 Football @ St. Mary’s (SP) Y8 Basketball Finals Night *t.b.c. (MWC) U12 + U13 Girls’ Hockey v BGS (A) (AJK) Y7 Boys’ Rugby v Beckfoot (H) Leave school 2.15pm + walk to IRFC U13A + U14B Netball v S.Craven (H) (SHR) Y9 BASKETBALL Club (SP) SpHall 12.10-12.55pm (*week B only) Y9 NETBALL Club (SHR) SpHall/Cts 3-4.30pm Y7/8 HOCKEY Club (AJK) BR Astro 3.15-4.30pm Sports’ Leaders- Pool (PLB) 3-5pm Y9/10/11 BADMINTON Club (AJH/KPC) SpHall 3-4.30pm

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