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Froghorn 3rd May 2019

Headteacher's Corner

Dear Parents/Carers

In my assemblies to students last week, I sought to identify what leads to excellence. Too often, when we see successful people, all we see are the great things they have achieved. What we often fail to see is the time, focus and dedication that have gone in behind the scenes. We fixate on the talent of the individual rather than noticing the hours of practice and effort. And we very rarely contemplate the failures that pave the way to success!

Drawing inspiration from the book ‘Bounce’, by table tennis Olympian and journalist Matthew Syed, I wanted to share with students my deeply held belief that every one of them can achieve the gold standard; excellence is within reach of everyone. Clearly, we will not all excel in the same way or in the same things. Our uniqueness means that we can all grow and flourish in different ways.

It was particularly heartening, therefore, that in the assemblies this week we were introduced to the newly appointed heads of house and heads of charity for each house. The twelve students, who have been through a rigorous selection process, are tremendous examples of excellence themselves. They are, each and every one, true leaders amongst the students and I am very excited to see the impact they will undoubtedly have upon the school over the next year.

In the same assemblies this week, our year 7 netball team received their medals for being runners up in the area league. This great achievement is yet another example of the excellence that comes from practice and commitment.

As the year 11 students rapidly approach their final examinations, we will, of course, be pulling out all the stops to provide them with as much support as we can. We are very proud of them and know just how much hard work so many of them have been putting in to be ready for this time. We are with them every step of the way and want them to have confidence that the effort they put in now will be worth it when they open that envelope in the summer!

My final challenge to students in my assembly was that I believe there is one thing in which every single member of our Frogmore family can excel: kindness. I am unapologetic about my ambition to make kindness the thing we practise more than anything else. How we treat each other defines us. Being excellent at kindness is attainable if kindness becomes a habit. And this is one habit that we can happily encourage each other to develop.

Here’s to an excellent summer term!

Chris Vaudin

Headteacher

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

Student Leadership Team

Over the last 10 months the student leadership team have been raising funds to help do our little bit for the school. As part of our fundraising efforts we used the money we raised to listen to what improvements the students would like to see within the school. A common improvement was providing more space for students to safely lock up their bikes. So, during the Easter holidays Joe the Site Manager installed many new bike racks that were purchased using the student leadership funds. This money was raised through non uniform days and cake sales, also special events such as a penalty shoot out with the crowd throwing water balloons and a game of dodge the water balloon! The new bike racks provide lots of new spaces to lock up bikes, encouraging more students to ride to school, particularly as the summer approaches. They also look neat and tidy making the whole area a lot smarter. Thank you to everyone for their part in helping to raise this money and thank you to Joe for taking time out to install the bike racks for us.

Colette Paterson-Green

Head Girl

Work Experience Opportunity

We have a few students in key stage 4 for whom we are looking to arrange some work experience in a practical trade. This would allow the students some idea of how the industry works and some of the practical skills involved in this area of expertise. The students would provide key labouring skills and assist on current projects and assignments. We are therefore looking for any tradesman, particularly in the area of vehicle maintenance or motor mechanics, who would be willing to provide this opportunity for these keen and enthusiastic students to gain valuable practical experience.

If you can offer any support for this, please contact Mr Lewis directly at the school by either via reception (01252 408444) or email (s.lewis@frogmorecollege.co.uk)

Football Results

Y10 Division 2 League Results: Points 3, Position 6th

Frogmore 3 Ash Manor 2. Frogmore 1 Bohunt 4 .Frogmore 2 Court Moor 8. Frogmore 0 Mill Chase 4. Frogmore 0 Robert Mays(A) 5. Frogmore 2 Salesian 5

Y8 Division 2 League Results: Points 3, Position 6th

Frogmore 0 Collingwood College 6. Frogmore 0 Farnham Heath End 4. Frogmore 1 Kings 2. Frogmore 1 Salesian College 3. Frogmore 2 Yateley 1. Frogmore 0 Wavell 3

Y7 Division Z League Results: Points 12, Position 3rd

Frogmore 1 Alton Convent 3. Frogmore 5 Amery Hill 1. Frogmore 2 Ash Manor 4 .Frogmore 4 Farnham Heath End(A) 0. Frogmore 6 Farnham Heath End(B) 2. Frogmore 0 Fernhill 3. Frogmore 2 Kings 1. Frogmore 1 Salesian Eages 2

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.

Catering Assistant Vacancy

Position – Catering Assistant (term time only) Hours – Monday - Friday (10.30am – 1.30pm + 1 hour) 16 hours per week for 39 weeks. Location – Yateley. Salary - £8.21 per hour. Employer Type – Contract Catering. Company - abm catering ltd.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced catering assistant to help our established team to develop our business at Frogmore Community College in Yateley. The role requires the successful candidate to assist in the food preparation, serving the food to the pupils, some cashier work and assist in the kitchen cleaning. The appointment will be subject to references and a DBS check.

This role requires the following attributes:

• A passion for healthy food for children, excellent customer service, ability to follow instruction, good organisation skills, An eye for detail

abm catering is a growing contract caterer with a reputation for good food cooked with fresh local ingredients. abm catering continually strives to minimise their impact on the environment and support ethical and humane farming methods. If you have the experience and drive for this excellent opportunity, send your details to Nigel Mason, Operation support manager – nmason@abmcatering.co.uk

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.

Congratulations to Jan Dougan, winner of the 50/50 club.

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