11CD Newsletter

Here's all of the info you need to know to keep up to date with the form class

I'm hoping to put news on attendance, Ps and Cs, exams and revision sessions on here, as well as any other things you might need to know. If you want me to publicise anything for you on here, just email me and I'll add it!

News

Fundraising Ideas for the Prom

I know that there are lots of pressures at the moment: exams, coursework, wondering what to get me for my birthday etc. but we need to think of some fundraising ideas so that we can have the best (and cheapest for you) Prom ever.

So get your thinking caps on and email me or Mr Davison with an ideas on how we can raise money.

It might be:

  • a sponsored Christmas or bad jumper day
  • guess the staff baby photos competition
  • branded keyrings etc.

Let us know - the more we raise, the cheaper and better it will be

xx

Ps and Cs! Week 5!

What an AMAZING week for Ps! A record number! Let’s keep it up and go for no reds next week!


In the red:

  • Leon – for the second time – make it the last!
  • Aaron S

The following students have balanced the books and are in the yellow:


  • Jessica
  • Josh C
  • Josh D
  • Shane
  • Scott G
  • Becky
  • Dan H
  • Rosie
  • Alex L
  • Hannah
  • Rachel
  • Alex Q
  • Kyle

The students below are totally awesome and are in the green:


  • Elle - for the third time!
  • Kiera for the third time!
  • Danni for the third time!
  • Bekka for the second time!
  • Katherine - for the fourth time!
  • Connor for the second time!
  • Arron E
  • Matthewfor the third time!
  • Chloe – for the fourth time!
  • Daniel S for the second time!


Let's try to get even more greens and no reds next week!

xx

Ps and Cs! Week 4!

An even better week for Ps. And Cs!. Let's keep going!

In the red:


  • Josh C - 2 Cs – make it stop!!

The following students have balanced the books and are in the yellow:


  • Jessica
  • Connor
  • Leon
  • Josh D
  • Arron E
  • Scott G
  • Becky
  • Dan H
  • Rosie
  • Alex L
  • Matthew
  • Alex Q
  • Elle
  • Danni
  • Bekka
  • Aaron S
  • Daniel S

The students below are totally awesome and are in the green:

  • Kiera – for the second time!
  • Katherine - for the third time!
  • Shane – for the second time!
  • Hannah – for the third time with a record 5 Ps in one week!!!
  • Rachel
  • Chloe – for the third time!
  • Kyle


Let's try to get more greens and no reds next week!

xx

11CD's Favourite Books?

What do you enjoy reading?

Is there a book that you just couldn't part with?

Send me your favourite book titles and we'll share them here.


Josh D, Scott G and Dan H - you don't need to: it seems I already know as you have had the books below SINCE THE BEGINNING OF YEAR 7! MRS CARVILLE WOULD LIKE THEM BACK!


Please find them or see her to arrange a suitable payback scheme.

January Exam Timetable

Not all of you will be taking exams in January, but if you are, here are the details. If you're not sure whether you are or not ask your subject teachers.

Attendance Week 3

Have you all seen the attendance race board? Have you? WE ARE LAST. Not just in Year 11. Not even in Key Stage 4 BUT IN THE WHOLE SCHOOL!


This must NEVER happen again. Mr Pennock is being insufferable. We must make a HUGE effort to improve, or at least to beat 11BP


Below is last week's attendance data. Well done to those of you who were in 5 out of 5 days - remember, to be on track you should be currently at 41.2%, or at least in the high 30s.

Year 11 Football League Cup Match

Year 11 Football League Cup Match against Burnside High School (Away)


Tuesday 4th December


3rd Generation Surface so trainers or moulded boots only


Any queries please see Mr Coulter/Mr Ayres before Tuesday

Ps and Cs

Hmmmm. A better week for Ps. And Cs I suppose. Let's get it right up there!

In the red:
  • Kiera - for what I hope is the last time.

The following students have balanced the books and are in the yellow:

  • Jessica
  • Josh C
  • Katherine
  • Connor
  • Leon
  • Josh D
  • Arron E
  • Scott G
  • Shane
  • Becky
  • Dan H
  • Rosie
  • Alex L
  • Hannah
  • Matthew
  • Rachel
  • Alex Q
  • Kyle


The students below are totally awesome and are in the green:

  • Elle – for the second time!
  • Danni – for the second time!
  • Bekka
  • Chloe – for the second time!
  • Aaron S – for the second time!
  • Daniel S– for the second time!


Let's try to get more greens and no reds next week!


xx


Camps International - Seaton Burn College Borneo Expedition 2014

After a fabulous presentation in assembly this morning I've had a lot of people asking about information onthe Borneo expedition, so here you are!

The one-month expedition offers you life-enhancing experiences by:

  • Working in a range of sustainable and meaningful community and conservation projects
  • Undertaking a PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course
  • The option to work towards 70 UCAS points to help gain entry into the university of your choice
  • Enhancing your CV through personal development, discovery and challenge
  • Building your confidence, becoming more independent and improving your leadership skills
  • Gaining experience in teamwork, time management, financial awareness and resourcefulness.

If you’re interested then bring your parents or guardians along to the meeting on WEDNESDAY 28th NOVEMBER AT 6:30pm


For any other queries see Mr Brooks.


To find out more information about the Borneo expedition click here, and for more information on Camps International generally click here.

Ps and Cs

Last week was a splendid week for the form class with only 3 students in the red:

  • Leon
  • Dan H
  • Josh D – his second, but I’m sure last, week of getting into the red


The following students have balanced the books and are in the yellow:

  • Jessica
  • Elle
  • Danni
  • Josh C
  • Becca
  • Connor
  • Arron E
  • Scott G
  • Becky
  • Rosie
  • Alex L
  • Rachel
  • Chloe
  • Alex Q
  • Aaron S
  • Dan S
  • Kyle


The students below are totally awesome and are in the green:

  • Katherine – for the second time!
  • Shane
  • Hannah – for the second time!
  • Matthew – for the second time!


Let's try to get more greens and no reds next week!

Young Leaders 2012

Please can you sponsor Matthew McAuley and Natalie Wilson (but especially Matthew McAuley as he's in 11CD)?


So far they have:


  • completed an abseil at Segenduunum
  • climbed Hellvelyn
  • canoed Ullswater
  • attained a first aid qualification


They have done all this with a group of young leaders from across the borough.


Along the way they have been raising funds for charity and will continue to be involved in volunteer work with younger students across North Tyneside.


They will also continue to work as young ambassadors for future courses.


See Matthew or Natalie for sponsorship details.


Thank you for your generous support, and well done to Matthew!

Attendance percentages so far this half term


Each day this half term is worth 2.94% of your overall attendance percentage


On the whole I am delighted with the increase in those of you bringing in notes and calling in about why you’re off – the unauthorised attendance has gone right down! Well done you!


However, in order to really annoy Mr Pennock we must now try to raise our attendance overall – so I’m going to focus on you being in ALL OF THE TIME!


I understand that you can’t help it when you get ill, but year 11 is such an important year and you should really drag yourself in whatever. I do. But then perhaps my high standards are too much to ask you to aim for...


I’m going to list weekly attendance info, along with where you should be – below 94% is less wonderful than I’d like, so make an effort to not fall below (or further below) this line please.


The first number will refer to days missed each week, the second to your corresponding total for the ongoing term.


(The following data is for weeks 1 and 2 combined)


So far, you should be at 26.5%


English Language Higher Resit Revision Session

Miss Barnett continues her awesomeness by holding a higher English resit class after school on Thursday nights from 3.10 until 4.10.

Feel free to bring chocolate!

Miss Barnett's Literature Class

Miss has your literature mock exams marked and ready for you (she's a machine!) If you'd like your results, go and see her at break time.

On the whole she is, and I quote, "impressed". I'm delighted.

xx

North Tyneside Youth Elections

Next week is the Youth Elections and we will be participating in the voting process. Each of you will be given a ballot to vote for your Young Mayor and for your area youth council rep.

Voting is an incredibly important right that many people have fought long and hard to achieve - so please make your voice heard and vote considering all of the options and what you care about and believe in.

Information from the North Tyneside website:

Why have a Young Mayor?

  • We think it's important that young people are involved in what happens in North Tyneside.
  • We want to know what you think about what we're doing to improve the borough and help us make it a great place to live and grow up in.
  • Having a Young Mayor means that your views and opinions are always represented when it comes to taking important decisions.
  • We hope that by having a Young Mayor, we'll be able to make North Tyneside a much better place for children and young people.

Young Mayor candidates and their pledges:


Isaac Sidney

Isaac's pledge

  • I will work closer with transport companies to achieve better transport links for everybody
  • Improve sexual health awareness in young people
  • Promote sport facilities for young people



James Dutschak Kavanagh

James' pledge

  • To ensure every child/young person in North Tyneside receives quality standardised career advice
  • To help improve the image and the way in which young people are seen in society, discouraging negative stereotypes and encouraging positive stories
  • To ensure quality youth provision for young people of North Tyneside, demonstrating a wide range of activities, clubs and groups. Occasionally working with voluntary/community sector to promote this


Jenny Burnand

Jenny's pledge

  • I would try to influence decision makers to ensure cheaper travel for people up to the age of 19
  • I would like to work with groups to help young people to become more ambitious and positive
  • I would like to make North Tyneside cleaner, greener & safer


Jessica Sproat

Jessica's pledge

  • I would like to incorporate lessons into the key stage 4 curriculum to educate us about college, university, apprenticeships and employment (writing CVs, how to apply etc).
  • In line with employment I would like to develop links with local shops and businesses to improve employment opportunities for young people.
  • More indoor places for young people to go to e.g. cafes



What is the Youth Council?


  • The Youth Council is made up of 50 Youth Councillors, who are young people from across North Tyneside who represent the views and ideas of other young people in the borough. The councillors meet monthly to discuss what is happening in North Tyneside and to hear from officers of the council about plans and opportunities to get involved.
  • The Youth Council is your opportunity to meet adult councillors and other key decision makers in North Tyneside. This is how you can influence what happens for children and young people in the borough.
  • The Young Mayor will choose his or her Cabinet from within the Youth Council, so you also get a chance to be a part of that.
  • Through being a Youth Councillor you will also get access to other opportunities such as becoming the UK Youth Parliament member for North Tyneside.


Use your vote wisely!


We will be voting in registration on Tuesday 20th November.


PLEASE REMEMBER...

...that it is a teacher training day next Friday (Friday 16th November) so don't come in!

Ps and Cs

This week has been a good week for the the form class with only 3 students in the red:

  • Kiera
  • Josh D
  • Scott

The following students have balanced the books and are in the yellow:

  • Josh C
  • Becca
  • Leon
  • Arron E
  • Shane
  • Becky
  • Dan H
  • Rosie
  • Alex L
  • Rachel
  • Alex Q
  • Kyle

The students below are totally awesome and are in the green:

  • Jessica
  • Elle
  • Danni
  • Katherine
  • Connor
  • Hannah
  • Matthew
  • Chloe
  • Aaron S
  • Dan S

Let's try to get more greens and no reds next week!


Lunch Payment Money

Hello! Someone has placed a large amount of cash in a money bag in the dinner money collection box – in it is a note explaining the number of days it is for – unfortunately they have forgotton to put on their name. If this is you, please see Mrs Clarkson in the finance office.

PE Options for this term

All year 11 students have new activities this term for PE. To see what you are doing check the notice board outside of the library. MAKE SURE YOU'VE LOOKED TO SEE WHERE YOU SHOULD BE BEFORE YOUR PE LESSON


If any reply slips are still outstanding can students please hand them into the PE dept asap.

Thank you!

Mock Exam Week

Here is a time table showing all of the exams and where you should be at any one time.

In addition, here are the exams taking place - you should know where you should be! If you aren't in an exam you ARE IN NORMAL LESSONS!

Monday

9.20 - 10.35 - English Language. In the theatre

1.30 - 3.10 - French (higher). In room 23
1.55 - 3.10 - Catering. In room 21
2.00 - 3.10 - French (foundation). In room 85

Tuesday

9.50 - 10.35 - English Literature. In the theatre

1.40 - 3.10 - Maths .in the theatre

Wednesday

9.00 - 10.30 - Business. In normal room and then to the theatre
9.00 - 10.40 - German (higher) In normal room and then to room 84
9.25 - 10.35 - German (foundation) Room 23
9.25 - 10.35 - Spanish. Room 82

2.10 - 3.10 - Science (higher and foundation) to normal science rooms
and then on to theatre

Thursday

9.05 - 11.05 - Product Design. To normal room and then on to the theatre
9.05 - 10.05 - Law. To normal room and then on to the theatre
11.35 - 12.35 - Science (higher) - to normal lessons and then on to room 2
11.35 - 12.35 - Science (foundation) - to normal lessons and then theatre

Friday - No students in today - Teacher Training Day

Any questions about where you should be ask me or your subject teacher WELL BEFORE the exam!

Good luck!

Lovely Praise!

I received a delightful email from Mrs Lonie today saying the following:

11 CD- What Stars






Can I pass on to you how pleasant and well mannered your tutor group were on the Super Learning Day. They worked really hard in quite a pressurized day.


It was a pleasure to work with the students, please will you pass on my thanks to them for their cooperation and good nature


Mrs Lonie

Well done all of you!

I'm very proud!


Mentoring

Some of you will be receiving mentoring sessions to help you to achieve as highly as you can. It's not about who's failing, it's about who can do even better. More news on who is meeting with whom and when, but initial info for two very lucky members of the form class:
Becca and Leon - I am your mentor!!

Becca - I'd like to see you at the start of lunch on Thursdays
Leon - I'd like to see you at the start of break on Thursdays

See you soon!

Attendance

From my rushed glance at the attendance board as I scuttled past, we appear to be in the lead. Whoop whoop! Let's keep it up!

Connexions Interviews

As far as I know, all but one of us has had our excellent Connexions interviews looking at our options for the future - Leon, you need to make sure you're in registration in Thursday to organise yours. Thank you very much to Mr Pattison for all of his hard work and excellent advice.