Thought for the Week: A foreigner is just a friend I haven’t met yet.
Word of the Week: Memorable – Likely to be remembered or worth remembering.
Year 8 – Can Year 8 students use the letters in the word of the week to come up with as many new words as possible?
Weekly Internet Safety Tip – Do not accept BBM messages if you do not know who it is. It could be very dangerous.
Dates for Your Diary
25th June – 29th June – Year 7 Exams
2nd July - Y11 Prom at Redworth Hall
3rd July – Year 6 Parents evening
2nd July – 13th July – Year 10 Work Experience
5th July – Big Learning Day
9th July – KS3 Presentation evening
16th July & 17th July – School Show at Ferryhill Business & Enterprise College
18th July – School Show at Ferryhill Methodist Chapel
19th July – School finishes end of day for summer holidays
GCSE Results day – Thursday 23rd August
Y10 Work Experience
All Y10 students will be attending work experience from 2nd July to 13th July. Employers have been identified and students have been asked to contact their employers by telephone before the start of the work experience week, i.e. over the next week to confirm arrangements. Attendance procedures will continue as normal during these weeks and any student absenting themselves from their placement will be recorded as absent (unauthorised) on the school records. This is a major opportunity for our young people to experience the world of work and it is important that students approach the experience positively. Students have been informed of our expectations and I know in the vast majority of cases this will match their own aspirations.
These take place over the next week. All students have been issued with an exam timetable. This is also available on Fronter/school website under News\Exam News for any student who has lost their timetable. Please ensure you have the correct equipment including a black pen and a calculator.
Student Council Meetings
The next student council meetings will be held in Room 15 on Monday 25th June Period 3 for Lower Council and Tuesday 26th June for Upper Council.
School Menu Week Commencing 25th June
Monday – Chicken Paella, Tortellini Tomato & Creme Fraiche. Rice, Oat Crusted Bloomer, Broccoli Florets, carrot rondelles or a mixed salad. Toffee Apple Twice baked crumble with bay custard or a piece of fresh fruit.
Tuesday- Ultimate beef Burger, Leek and Cheese Patties, Potato Wedges, Sesame Seed Loaf, Cauliflower Garden Peas or missed side salad. Lemon drizzle cake or a piece of Fresh fruit.
Wednesday –Breast of Turkey Pot Roasted in Sweet Paprika served with Cranberry sauce and gravy, Spiced Vegetable Fritter. Crispy roast potatoes. Floured plait. Puree of swede, savoy cabbage or a mixed side salad. Sticky toffee pudding with vanilla custard or a piece of fresh fruit.
Thursday – Beef & Mushroom Pie with a suet crust. Tuscan bean and butternut risotto. Mashed potatoes, crown loaf. Carrot batons, broccoli florets or a mixed side salad. Ginger cake with vanilla custard or a piece of fresh fruit.
Friday – Crisp fiery battered fillet of fish, homemade tartare sauce. Vegetarian missed grill. Chunky chips, poppy bread. Minted garden peas, sauté of leeks or a mixed side salad. Apple fruesili tart with bay custard or crème fraiche or a piece of fresh fruit.
Vandalism At Pentlands Park – Chilton
On Friday 15th June 2012 the grounds maintenance contractor attended the Pentlands Park and discovered that one of the gates was completely broken along with some of the fencing.
This sadly it seems is the result of mindless vandalism and has occurred some time from 12th June to the morning of the 14th June. The Town Council are in touch with Durham County Council and are hopeful that there is some CCTV footage. If there is evidence this will then be passed to the police to investigate and hopefully the culprit (s) will be dealt with accordingly.
The Council will of course need to organise repair or replacement which should really be an avoidable cost. If anyone has any information relating to this vandalism please telephone the Town Council on 01388 721788.
ID4U event Ferryhill Police Station Thursday 28th June
The Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team will hold an ID4U event at Ferryhill Police Station on Thursday 28th June, from 6pm until 8pm. ID4U is a voluntary proof of age scheme that allows you to prove your age - and it helps people who may look younger than they are to prove their age. To get your FREE card, please pick up an application form from the off licences, shops, Town Hall etc in Ferryhill and fill it in prior to the event. You will also need to bring along either a passport or a driving licence. If you do not have either then you need a verifier who is not a relative. They will need to sign the back of a photograph and copy of the birth certificate of the person applying for the card and provide a land-line number for contact purposes (mobile phone numbers are not accepted). These are available for 14 years and upwards.