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Froghorn 22nd November 2019

Headteacher's Corner

Dear Parents/Carer

It was an absolute joy to spend Tuesday evening celebrating the achievements of our students. The key stage 4 awards evening, held at Camberley Theatre, provided a wonderful opportunity to catch up with the class of 2019 and find out what life after Frogmore has held for each of them. It was fantastic to hear all about their adventures! It was equally fantastic to have a moment to celebrate with our current year 11 award winners who have made such a tremendous start to the year. Please read below for a full list of all of this year’s prize-winners.

On the evening, I commented on the strength of our student leadership; a facet of Frogmore about which I am incredibly proud. Josh and Lily gave a vote of thanks to our guest, Jamie Gane, with real confidence and composure. Equally impressive have been the assemblies they’ve led this week and the initiatives they are driving with their team.

In their assemblies this week, the student leadership team provided updates on three key areas. Firstly, they detailed their plans for their fundraising day next Thursday, which includes a non-uniform day, a cake sale and a staff v students dodgeball game. The student leaders are consulting every tutor group in order to listen to the general student body’s ideas for how the money raised can best be spent.

Secondly, they discussed the plans for the redevelopment of the school’s main toilets. They described the plans for the new unisex facility and launched a design competition for the screen that will be at the entrance to the new block.

Finally, they introduced the new Student Charter that has been drawn up by a student focus group led by Emerald and Kieran. The charter explores what The Frogmore Standard (being respectful, responsible and safe) means to students in practice. The student leaders are going to visit every tutor group over the next week to introduce this charter and encourage all students to sign up to its expectations.

This type of leadership, impacting on so many aspects of school life, is absolutely phenomenal. Just the week before, our assemblies were led by our peer mentors, who described actions we can all take to tackle bullying. We are genuinely blessed to have students who care so much about their school and about implementing change and improvement for the benefit of all.

With leaders like this in our midst, the future looks very bright indeed!

Chris Vaudin - Headteacher

We have a full calendar of events throughout the year, click the link below to view them.

KS4 Presentation Awards Evening

On Tuesday 19th November, 380 students, staff, parents and guests gathered at the the Camberley Theatre, to celebrate the successes, progress and achievements of Frogmore's key stage 4 students, past and present.

L-R Guest of Honour- Jamie Gane, Head Boy -Joshua Whittall, Head Girl -Lily Kissun-Gray, Headteacher-Mr Vaudin

Public examination certificates were presented to last year's GCSE students by Stephen Colclough, Chair of Governors and subject prizes presented by Guest of Honour, Jamie Gane. Jamie is an adaptive athlete in judo, obstacle course racing and the throwing sports. He has also competed in over 70 Tough Mudder events. He gave an inspirational and exceptionally thought provoking speech.

Half Termly Kudos Rewards Voucher Winners

The following students from across the three houses have worked incredibly hard to achieve the most Kudos Reward Points. The winners were in the top 10% of their year group with the amount of Kudos Points they were awarded throughout the first half term.

Kudos Points are rewarded for achievement & engagement with classwork, achievement & engagement with homework, going above and beyond to support someone, positive contribution to the school.

Macmillan Winners

Year 7: Francesca Sully and Mia Penfold

Year 8: Gabriella Payne, Juliette Searle, Samantha Chibisa and Elizabeth Jamandron

Year 9: Faith Sully, Holly Jones, Amber Osborne and Shakira Rodgers

Year 10: Katie Stratford, Rajan Preece, Kawtar Toubella, Robert Worsfold, Glen Telp and Max Harrison-Argent

Year 11: Luke Tomlinson

Ormond Winner

Year 7: Benjamin Dale, Rowan Shaw, Freya King, Charlie Butcher and Poppy Photi

Year 8: Ellie Howard, Lyla Wetherill, Lea Kraskova, Oakley Hanbury-Hughes, Florence Wallis and Ruby Smith

Year 9: Sam Wilson, Callum Deeley, Molly Chambers, Alex Channer, Jack Medler and Andrew Goodwin

Year 10: Isabella De Pace, Olivia Smith, Lucy Court, Harley Paterson-Green, Matthew Cox and Rossia Rogers

Year 11: Abbie Lindon, Amy Cresswell and Paige Hewson

Tuckwell Winners

Year 7: Thomas Simpson, Joshua Powell, Millie Christou, Dexter Brody and Hattie Baker

Year 8: Grace Stewart, Holly Schofield, Katarzyna Jaruchowska, Dan Darby and Callum Grimes

Year 9: Tamzin Groom, Ryan Aylmer and Kayden Devin

Year 10: Luke Lunn, Oliver Batley and Magdelena Jaruchowska

Year 11: Amy Evans, Josh Kelly, Tom Hillman, Owen Green, Shannon Clark, Aidan Vanderluys and Molly White

Peer Mentor Team News

The Peer Mentor team at Frogmore Community College is a group of year 10 students dedicated to making the school a better place for its pupils. They are determined to create a comfortable space for the newer, younger students in particular, who may be feeling overwhelmed by secondary school life and are also there to support anyone who may need it. The team also provides support to fellow pupils by helping them with their reading skills through one-to-one sessions.

November 11th – 15th marked Anti-Bullying week 2019 with the theme of ‘Change’ being the focus. Over the course of three days, the peer mentors were responsible for presenting a series of informative assemblies to the school. The assemblies were largely based on all that the team had learned during a day long training session at the beginning of October, hosted by Yateley school and the Diana Award charity. For more details on this please follow this link: https://www.antibullyingpro.com/

During the assemblies, the team discussed the three main types of bullying, ‘verbal’, ‘physical’ and ‘indirect’, helping to clarify what bullying looks and feels like with the aim of spreading awareness throughout the school community. Pupils were also encouraged to think about their own role when witnessing bullying behaviour. More information about this year’s “Change” theme can be found on this link: https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-2019-change-starts-us?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7Kzz1cj45QIViK3tCh2AfQBEEAAYASAAEgLZ3fD_BwE

Bella De Pace, Year 10 Peer Mentor

PE News

Football Results

Year 10 boys played host to Tomlinscote School on Monday evening, winning 4-0. Year 11 boys played host to Mill Chase in a league game winning 3-0.

Netball Results

Year 10 girls played against Farnham Heath End losing narrowly. Year 11 girls played against Farnham Heath End and lost, but went on to win against Robert Mays.

Extra-Curricular and Lunch Time Clubs

MONDAY-KS4 badminton and basketball at lunchtime.

TUESDAY-KS3 badminton and basketball at lunchtime. KS3 football and KS4 netball after school.

WEDNESDAY-KS4 badminton and basketball at lunchtime. KS4 football and KS3 netball after school.

THURSDAY-KS3 badminton and basketball at lunchtime. Girls, football and year 7 gymnastics after school.

FRIDAY-KS4 badminton and basketball Lunchtime. badminton after school.

Performing Arts News

If any student is interested in joining our music clubs after school, here is our timetable below.

Tuesday: 'In Harmony’ (singing group open to all years)

Wednesday: Ukulele club (open to all years)

Thursday: Steel Pan (open to all years)

Hand Made Poppies

To raise funds for the British Legion, a group of Frogmore staff knitted, felted and crotched hand- made poppies to sell to staff, visitors and students. More than 80 poppies were made and sold to raise a record breaking amount for the charity. Thank you!

Lost Property

We have an ever growing amount of lost property, which includes a large number of coats. If your child is missing any items of clothing, please ask them to come to reception to check the lost property box. Due to the minimal amount of space, any items left in lost property at the end of this term will be bagged up and put in to the Rag Bag to be donated to charity. Thank you.

Library News

Into Film Club runs every Thursday in the library from 3pm-5pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to watch a curated collection of films, write film reviews and be a part of the national Into Film Club. All students will receive a membership card and access to Frogmore’s online film club, and snacks and drinks will be provided at the film screenings. In order to take part students need to return a signed permission form, letters are available from the library.

If you would like to know more, please visit the Into Film website; https://www.intofilm.org/ or speak to Miss Livingstone in the library.

Whats on:

Thursday 28th November- Mean Girls

Thursday 5th December-Home Alone

Suggestions

Is there is a book or resource you would like to see in the library that we don’t currently have?Please fill out one of our suggestion slips and we will do our best to get it in stock for you.

Book Review

If you are interested in having your own Book Review in the Froghorn, please pass on any pieces to Miss Livingstone.

Fundraising News

Easyfundraising: Did you know you could be raising a free donation for Frogmore Community College every time you shop at detailers such as Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury's who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend? It's really simple, and it doesn't cost you anything!

We have now raised over £1158 since joining this scheme!

Please sign up and help us raise even more.

All you have to do is:

1. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/frogmorecomcoll

2. Sign up for free

3. Get shopping, donations will be collected and automatically sent to us. It couldn't be easier! There are no catches or hidden charges and we would be really grateful for your donations. Thanks for your support.

Recycle toners:

The College is now recycling empty printer cartridges, so please send in your used cartridges and we will send them off to be recycled and also make some money!

Milk bottle tops:

Please send in your washed, clean milk bottle tops as we can raise funds with these too!

Rag Bag :Don’t forget to put all your old clothes in the Rag Bag!

Also we are continuing to collect textiles in our recycling bank in the car park opposite the leisure centre. This is a great way to raise money for the college, with minimal effort. Please donate your bagged clothes, paired shoes, hats, bags, belts, towels and bed linen in the recycling bank.

The Rag Bag has raised £2323 over two years.

Last term's winner of our 50/50 club is Nicky Mitchell with a lovely £64 win! Congratulations!

If you would like to enter the 50/50 club, please see below on how to enter.

Other News

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Have you taken a career break from an engineering or a technical sector and wish to return? Are you working below your experience in a different sector? Do you have an engineering or technical degree that you aren’t using? Do you just wish to transfer sectors but don’t have any experience? If so, this could be the opportunity for you! After the unprecedented success of the first programme where 100% of returners were offered permanent roles, we are currently sourcing candidates for the 2nd Dstl ‘STEM Returners’ programme, a 13 week, fully paid and supported return to work programme starting in January 2020 in Fareham. All candidates will also have the opportunity to obtain a permanent role at the end of the programme. No career break is too long, register to return to STEM today! For more information please visit www.stemreturners.com or email hello@stemreturners.com.

More information on the programme is also available here: https://www.stemreturners.com/2019/10/28/returners-programme-becomes-key-part-dstls-candidate-attraction-strategy/

Credits:

Created with images by Timothy Tan - "Field View" • Unknown - "Basketball Ball Nba · Free vector graphic on Pixabay" • Kane Reinholdtsen - "Microphone on a karaoke night" • Hannah Busing - "girl playing ukelele" • Nicolas Tissot - "“Fête du Lac” of Annecy in 2017"