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Ramillies Hall School

Autumn 2011 Sam and Alex, Junior School pupils in the Harvest Festival

Welcome to the termly newsletter from Ramillies Hall School What a fantastic start to the year! A very warm welcome to all new pupils and teachers who joined us in September. We have had a very busy term, not only have the pupils been working hard in lessons, but they have been involved in a number of events and activities. Congratulations to last year’s GCSE students. They all did extremely well in their examinations and are now enjoying their college courses. As we approach the end of this term we are all looking forward to

the Carol Service and Christmas Fayre on Thursday. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

Parents’ Evening / Reports

Best wishes,

in February.

Miss Patterson

We have just finished the Autumn Term Parents’ Evenings and next term parents will receive a mid-year progress report

Contents Harvest Festival Science - cell results Sports Results Fundraising Update A night away with the Library team French compeition Trip to Alton Towers

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Merry Christmas from all at Ramillies Hall School!


Sports results This term has been another cracking success for the Ramillies sports teams

Katalina - obviously an actress in the making!

Football Under 16 v Beech Hall lost 4-2 Goal Scorers: Stafford (2) v Beech Hall won 6-3 Goal Scorers: Turner (3), Boyd, Clouston, Pickering v Beech Hall won 4-3 Goal Scorers: Turner, Clark, Boyd, Clouston Under 14 v Kingsmead lost 0-4 v The Ryleys won 4-2 Goal Scorers: Clark (2), Clouston, Limby Under 11 IAPS Football Tournament v Stockport Grammar lost 0-1 v Altrincham drew 0-0 v Rydal Penrhos lost 0-2 v St Paul’s won 2-0 v Pownall Hall drew 0-0

Harvest Festival Performance The Junior School & the Choir put on a fabulous show for the Harvest Festival! It featured the play, Mother Hen, in which Katalina took the lead role and really made it her own - even improvising on the afternoon of the performance. There were also songs and dance performed by other members of the Junior School.

Cross Country Sam Worthington 5th in Under 10 IAPS meeting

Rugby Under 11 v Moor Allerton won 9-8 Scorers: Worthington (7), Limby (2)

The Choir sung some amazing pieces, including a solo performance by Poppy Akers of Adele’s “Someone Like You”. Many thanks to all the teachers and staff, especially Miss Wycherley who put so much work in to make the performances what they are.

Biology - cell design competition winners

Olympic Treat!

Year 7 & 8 were challenged by Mrs Priestley to design either a plant cell or human cell. Over the years we have had many creative entries, that have included using foam, shower gel and cardboard. This year was no exception and we were

In October we were delighted to welcome Niall Brookes to join us in celebrating British Food Fortnight. Pupils, supported by Chef Stepehen Jarvis from Pinewood Hotel, cooked up an athletic-inspired meal for Niall using tasty homegrown vegetables from the school’s gardens. Mrs Da Silva said “Niall gave our students an insight into the life of an elite athlete and why it’s important it is to eat healthily. This, together with the hands-on experience Stephen Jarvis demonstrated how you can produce healthy food deserving of a gold medal.”

amazed by the high calibre of entries. Miss Patterson had the tough job of deciding a winner - one in each year. After much deliberation she eventually chose Ben Hughes (left) in Year 7 and Natasha Everson-Williams (right) in Year 8, as the winners.


Fundraising

Both the Library fundraising and the Sports Hall fundraising teams have been hard at work this term. We have held a number of very successful events & activities over the last 12 weeks.

A highlight of some of the events... Unbelievable Tekkers On 30th September the whole school made their way down to the school field for a very sunny afternoon of football skills.

Issac goes for goal!

We’ve also gave out Smartie tubes and challenged the children to two missions. Mission 1: To eat the Smarties. Mission 2: To fill the Smartie tubes with loose change, and return it to school. Through both these fundraising activities we have successfully raised over £300 towards the new library.

Ramillies Quiz Night

This sponsored event involved 5 skills: shooting, passing, dribbling, heading and control. At each skill the pupils scored a mark out of 10. Students were then sponsored per point or for completing each base.

Sam concentrates in the control task

The event successfully raised over £1200 towards the School Sports Hall fund. Many thanks to all parents, family & friends who contributed through sponsorship for this event.

Shoe & Smartie tube success Two other successful fundraising activities for the Library team included collecting in all sorts of old footwear and shoes which we have sent off for recycling.

The Raffle family compare notes

Over 60 parents, students, family and teachers turned out for the Ramillies Hall School Question of Sport Quiz. Organised by Mr Mather this was a roaring success. With quiz rounds ranging from music & film to football club locations. The quiz was eventually won by the “Frank Worthington Appreciation Society” - congratulations!

Night Away with the Library Team “It’s been amazing!” Following on from the Auction of Promises held earlier this year. Nicholas Cropper successfully won a ‘Night Away with the Library team’. So it was time to honour our commitment. On Friday 18th November, we took 6 students in the school minibus to Abney Scout & Guide centre for an overnight stay that included games, stories, fire and food. A fantastic time was had by all, students & teachers alike. Thank you Nicholas for a great night away!

The sour sweet test

Christmas extravaganza!

Other promises that have been honoured this term include:

The fundraising continues into the Christmas celebrations, with a visit from Santa for the Nursery and Junior School. Also taking place in the final week is the Christmas Fayre, featuring a cake sale, tombola, lucky lolly dip, calendar sales and more...

•Trip to Alton Towers •Dog Walking •Day out in Austin 7 car •Cooking a meal for your family with Mrs DaSilva


coming soon Events and activities coming up in the next few months

January

February

March

4th

6th

8th

School re-starts at 8.40am

Year 10 - Poetry Live

Year 11 Parents’ Evening

11th

9th

Junior School - Tudor Experience at Bramhall Hall

Year 9 Options Evening

27th

10th - 18th

30th

Inter House Rugby Competition

Half Term

Sponsored Rugby Event End of Term

Will it be French Olympic competition success? Two of our pupils, Isabella Milne (year 11) & Poppy Akers (year 10) have entered a French language competition for the Olympics, “Together in the Language of Sport”. The European Commission’s London Office is a partner in the Arsenal Double Club project. Isabella and Poppy have composed part of a song; a verse in French and a chorus in English which they have submitted. If successful their lyrics will be incorporated into the Double Club Olympic song and they will have the opportunity to have a professional recording session and also be part of the official music video. A copy of the lyrics can be seen below, and you can listen to the track on our website. Bienvenue à Londres, Jeux Olympiques, Nous sommes fiers de vous accueillir ici. Tous les invités, Tout le monde à la maison, Toutes les personnes impliquées, Très apprécié. (Welcome to London, Olympic Games, We are proud to host here. All the invited, Everyone at home, Everybody involved, Very appreciated.)

Chorus Every nation joined together, Proud forever. All the people standing tall, Rise or fall. Sportsmen striving for one thing, Each determined. Supporting crowds will stand and sing, Hope, they shall bring.

Trip to Alton Towers “It’s great going at this time of year we don’t have to queue!” - Luke Clouston (Year 9) Years 8, 9 & 10 enjoyed an exciting day at Alton Towers just before half term. This was their reward for fantastic work over the last year. A fantastic day was had by all, despite a bit of wet weather!

Thank you to all the contributors and supporters. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Ramillies Hall School Ramillies Avenue Cheadle Hulme Stockport SK8 7AJ t: 0161 485 3804 e: study@ramillieshall.co.uk w: www.ramillieshall.co.uk


Ramillies Hall School - Newsletter Autumn 2011