What a speedy half term! Easter feels but a blink of an eye ago. However, as this bumper edition of the Froghorn attests, so much has happened and, of course, it’s also an exciting moment to start looking ahead at what is still to come this year…
Our year 11 students have now already completed two weeks of exams. We know they are very much ready for a half term break so that they can rest and regroup. After half term, they have just a few weeks left and then they have the long wait to see the results of all of their hard work in the summer. No doubt, they will soon be really starting to look forward to their leavers’ assembly, prom and a long summer holiday with no homework!
We have now begun the process of visiting primary schools to meet the students who will be joining us in September. Later in the term, the whole school always looks forward to meeting them all for the first time on the transition day.
I am delighted to be able to report that we have recently been given the green light on making some necessary improvements to the site over the summer. Hampshire County Council have agreed to support in the refurbishment of two of our science labs, which will no doubt enhance teaching and learning in this vital subject. Hampshire have also agreed to contribute towards a project to improve our main toilet block. This is something that student leaders have been championing (indeed, they themselves raised over £1,000 towards this earlier in the year). More details about this project will be published after half term and I know the PTA are keen to get involved in raising additional funds for the finishing touches that will make the toilets a much more pleasant environment for students to visit. Watch this space!
Of course, year 7 students can legitimately now start getting excited about Tile Barn. We know it is always such a great week for the year group to bond and cement those new relationships they have been building so successfully throughout the year.
Then there will be sports day, the GCSE art show, the key stage three awards evening and so many other events. Most imminently, though, we can all look forward to a sunny Spring Bank Holiday and a restful half term break.
Thanks for your continued support.
We have a full calendar of events throughout the year, click the link below to view them.
Year 11 Exam Timetable
Ormond Charity Day
On Friday 15th May, the Ormond student leadership team raised over £850.00 for Great Ormond Street Hospital. At break, an ice cream sale was held with the help of Sam, Olivia and Abi, all year 9 prefects. Lunch was a chance for students to get revenge on their teachers, they had the chance to throw a wet sponge at a teacher’s face. Throughout the week, students had had the opportunity to vote for their victims. These teachers included; Mr Barfoot, Mr Tuney, Mr Birch, Miss Reed and Mr Ash. Christine, Lucy, Samantha and Abi all helped collect votes. Harley, Jade and Bella all helped with the lunchtime activity. Thank you to everyone who donated or helped us with all of our events. The money we raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital will help them to continue their vital research and work for children around the world.
Lily Moore Year 10
Science Club News
The summer is here and our allotment is being well attended to by our science club members. It is looking very neat and colourful. Thanks to everyone involved for all your hard work.
Medication and the Hayfever Season.
Please may we remind you that students are not allowed to carry their own medication on them during school time. If your child needs to take any medication whilst in school, a parent/carer needs to sign a form and provide the medication, which should be clearly marked with their details. The medication should be handed into reception and it can then be administered and subsequently recorded.
The only exceptions to this are epipens and asthma inhalers. Any child who requires an epipen has to provide two whilst in school. One of these will be kept safely in the medical room and the other must be kept on the student at all times. With regard to inhalers, they must be clearly marked with the child's name and need to be kept on them, at all times. On no occasion should students ever share their medication.
As the hayfever season is upon us, please can we remind you that should your child need to take anti-histamine tablets, they should do so before coming into school. If they are likely to need medication during the day, you will need to follow the procedure as outlined above. Thank you for your support with this matter.