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Therfield School ‘The Best for All’ -

Excellence

Leadership Opportunity

From the Headteacher Dear Parents The “Living the Vision” event earlier this term and the recent Prizegiving evening were ringing endorsements of how students are indeed living the school vision of The Best for All – Excellence, Leadership and Opportunity. It was great to see so many students involved and excelling. This is the me of year where we review the successes of the current year and begin our development planning for the coming year. It is also the me when the whole school community is focussing hard on preparing for those very important final examina ons that we are in the midst of. The forecast grades suggest another record year of a ainment for the school at GCSE and A level, and we wish all our students the very best in achieving personal excellence in their exams Susan Willman Headteacher

Newsletter May 2013


Ian Rose - Paralypian

Therfield School ‘The Best for All’

Excellence - Leadership - Opportunity

Paralympian Ian Rose visits Therfield ‘# Epic’ Therfield were very fortunate to welcome Ian Rose, Paralympic Judo medallist to our school on Wednesday 15th May. His career spanned over 20 years, and Ian now spends his me as a mo va onal speaker and coach. Therfield is a Youth Sport Trust Gold Partner School and through this link we able to invite Ian to spend me with a number of our students. Throughout the day he completed two workshops with small groups of students, helping them look at challenges and how to aspire to achieve their dreams. For those that took part, remember you have signed a contract to take some ac ons in the next few weeks! In his presenta on he shared his life experiences, the ‘# Epic’ highs and the lows – how he had to pick himself up, re -evaluate his goals and try again but always safe in the knowledge he had his educa on to fall back on when his spor ng career ‘took a tumble’.


Therfield School ‘The Best for All’

Excellence - Leadership - Opportunity

Ian’s ‘# Epic’ highs, of which there have been many, include being a Torchbearer and par cipant in the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, winner of 2 Paralympic, 5 World Championship and 9 European Championship Medals. His story has hopefully inspired many students to pursue their dreams, safe in the knowledge it all starts with them ‘comple ng their homework!’ Ian happily signed many autographs and loaned his medals out for the photo-shoot! A great day – thank you Ian!


German Exchange

Therfield School ‘The Best for All’

Excellence - Leadership - Opportunity


Living the Vision Showcase

Therfield School ‘The Best for All’

Excellence - Leadership - Opportunity

On Thursday 2nd May 2013 Therfield celebrated our ‘Living the Vision’ Showcase. This event was a pla orm to demonstrate how the school vision ‘Best for All: Excellence, Leadership and Opportunity’ is an integral part of everything we do on a daily basis. The audience were invited to look around the exhibi on which illustrated the work of subject areas from across the school. These ranged from displays of excellent work completed in class and during extra curricular opportuni es, to interac ve ac vi es including speed stack and taste tests and a Pac-man computer game controlled by using bananas! Meanwhile Year 10 students from Catering circulated amongst the crowd in their chef’s a re offering savoury and sweet canapés. These mouth-watering treats had been made in the me between the end of school and the doors opening, as a rehearsal for their prac cal examina on next year. Therfield Trust also kindly provided drink refreshments. At 7.15pm the main hall event started. The evening was compered by Ellie Griffiths and Oliver Ayres, Young Ambassador and Young Leader for Sport respec vely. Our year 9 Language Leaders gave a great account of their work so far including their visit to the Greville Primary School to inspire a love of languages and their plans for a year 5 fes val linked with sport to be held here at Therfield in June. Music displayed ‘excellence’ through two of their many extra-curricular clubs. Therfield Guitars, formed this year and led by Mr Moon , performed an amazing version of the classic Sweet Child of Mine. B-VOX our Key Stage 3 vocal group led by Miss Fuller performed Here Comes the Sun beau fully, helping to ensure that the sun did indeed last for one of our ‘best weather’ Bank holidays! Miss Rennie gave a very proud account of Therfield’s journey in sports leadership, where 8 students were selected to represent the school as Young Games Makers at the London 2012 Paralympic 7a-side Football compe on. Alex Willcocks and Amelia Woodhouse, both currently year 13 students gave an inspira onal speech about their Duke of Edinburgh experiences throughout their me at Therfield and the many benefits that it had given to them personally. A group of year 7 and 8 volunteers also shared their personal reflec ons on how they have experienced excellence, leadership and opportunity since joining Therfield with many saying how much they are looking forward to what lies ahead. The evening finished with a spectacular Fashion Show extravaganza where tex les students from year 10 to 13 had the chance to illustrate their work on the catwalk.


DRAMA

Therfield School ‘The Best for All’

Excellence - Leadership - Opportunity

Congratula ons to the AS Drama and Theatre Studies students on the comple on of their Unit 2 Theatre Text in Performance Exam; Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas adapted by Andrew Rogers. The students dedicated many hours to rehearsing their monologues and their performance which culminated in an externally examined performance to an invited audience. The monologues showcased a variety of characters from plays that the students had chosen. Under Milk Wood required the students’ to mul -role the many characters found in the welsh village of Llareggub; which ended in the audience both laughing and crying! A big well done from the Drama Department! Mr Rogers and Miss Chard Drama


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District Athletics

‘The Best for All’

Excellence - Leadership - Opportunity

On Thursday 16th May we headed to Kingsmeadow in Kingston to compete in the Annual District Athle cs compe on. 50 students descended on a sun-drenched Kingsmeadow Athle cs track in an cipa on of con nuing the Olympic Legacy as set out by Lord Coe. Over the course of the day some were des ned to achieve very highly in the face of very strong compe on. All the students represented Therfield with great enthusiasm and effort so a huge thanks to them for their efforts. Also a very big thank you to the Team managers who ensured that the students made it to their events on me in order to turn in their best performances. (Mr Callender, Miss Warman, Mr Downs, Mr Thomas). Below we have highlighted those students that came in the top 8 in their event, in total 18 schools entered some with 2 students in each ac vity so a top 8 finish is an excellent result. Par cular congratula ons to Alex Bap ste-Wilson, Amy Knight, Dan Cullen, Megan Alford who have been selected to represent the District in the Surrey Round of the compe on at Kingsmeadow on June 8th. BOYS Name

Position

Dist / Time

Age

Event

Dan Cullen

1st

5m

U15

Long Jump

Dan Cullen

5th

1.45m

U15

High Jumnp

Harry Higgs

4th

10.26m

U15

Shot

Harry Higgs

3rd

22.98m

U15

Discus

Selous Nicolle

6th

24.58m

U15

Javelin

A Baptiste Wilson

2nd

11.9s

U17

100m

James Meyer

6th

00:04:57s

U17

1500m

Chris Latham

7th

4.93m

U17

Long Jump

Oli Ayres

Therfield

9.79m

U17

Shot

A Baptiste Wilson, C Latham, L Roberts, F Baggs, J Loftus-Cheek

5th

49.5s

U17

4x100 Relay

Josh Smith

7th

22.67m

U17

Discus

Oli Ayres

8th

22.54m

U17

Discus

GIRLS Megan Alford

6th

1.35m

U15

High Jump

Amy Knight

6th

6.39m

U17

Shot

Amy Knight

1st

20.21m

U17

Discus

Beth Rowe

7th

8.11m

U17

Triple Jump


Duke of Edinburgh

Therfield School

‘The Best for All’

Excellence - Leadership - Opportunity

Over two weekends in April and May, 74 Year 10 students ventured out on their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh prac ce expedi on. Despite the odd rain shower, the weather remained rela vely good for us – we even had some sunshine! We faced the usual challenges – blisters, ge ng lost, heavy bags and aching limbs, but hadn’t planned for mee ng a herd of young cows at checkpoint 2 on the second day! They took quite an interest in us, and hung around for a couple of hours giving our students an extra obstacle as they tried to get to the udder side of the gate! Two great prac ce weekends. Now we look forward to the Bronze qualifying weekend on the 12th and 13th July! Miss A Fuller DofE Bronze and Silver Leader


Therfield Trust

Therfield School

‘The Best for All’

Excellence - Leadership - Opportunity

Jumble Sale The Therfield PTA will be holding its annual jumble sale on Saturday 22nd June. So over the next few weeks it will be a great me for a clear out of all those clothes, toys, unwanted Christmas presents, pictures, crockery etc that have been stuck in wardrobes or piled up in cupboards. Jumble can be brought to school on the Friday, the 21st, but if you have a very large amount or can get together with a few neighbours the PTA may be able to pick up from your house. Please email pta@therfield.surrey.sch.uk for details. The PTA and the Therfield Trust play a vital part in suppor ng the school and they need your help in dona ng jumble that they can sell on June 22nd. Volunteers to help on the day are always welcome as are any ideas anyone may have as to how to make the event even more successful. If you can give just a couple of hours of your me please email the PTA on the address above.


May 2013 Newsletter  

May 2013 Newsletter

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