Thought for the Week: A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job.
Word of the Week: Provisional – For the present time but likely to change; temporary
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 – No one should ever ask you to keep secrets from your parents. If someone you meet online asks you to keep a secret from them, tell your parents right away.
Dates for Your Diary
2nd July – 13th July – Year 10 Work Experience
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
Thank you to those students who helped out during the Year 5 Challenge Days and the Year 6 Parents Evening this week. As always you are an outstanding example to your fellow students.
Flamingo Land Friday 6th July
The decision to cancel the Flamingo Land trip on Friday was taken following weather warnings that had been published for that area of Yorkshire. The rearranged date for Flamingoland is now Monday 16th July, same times and arrangements apply. If any student cannot go on the trip on this day then please see Mrs Harris to arrange a refund of any monies paid. Apologies again for the late notice. We hope for better weather on Monday 16th.
Year 11 Prom
A very successful Year 11 Prom was held at Redworth Hall Hotel on Monday 2nd July. Our students brushed up extremely well. Parents please note, although we welcome the majority of the students to the event, attendance at the prom is not an entitlement. School attendance and behaviour requirements both need to be adhered to for any student to be eligible to attend.
Congratulations to the 8 year 9 pupils who represented FBEC in the Durham Schools Maths Challenge. In a competition for teams of 4, ideally with 2 pupils from year 9 and 2 pupils from year 10 Ferryhill A (Sophie Easton, Rachael Farley, Tenielle Walmsley and Jordyn Williams) claimed 3rd place in the Swiss competition and Ferryhill B (Cameron Ball, Callum Hornsby, Aaran Pearson and Nathan Wilson) came 5th in the relay competition.
All pupils in Year 9 have the option to buy a PE Hoodie to wear in outdoor PE lessons next year if they wish. You can choose your colour and name on the back of it. The Hoodie costs £13. Order forms have been given to all pupils who are interested. Please can you return the form and the money by Friday 13th July 2012. Hoodies will be ready for when you come back in September!
Year 7 Hamsterley Forest 5th July 2012
A massive Thank You to all the pupils who contributed money towards the trip to Hamsterley Forest. The total amount raised was £669.83! Special thanks to Lauren Ward who managed to raise £51.
Enhanced healthy school
FBEC has just been awarded ‘Enhanced Healthy School’ status which has made possible through the increasing number of students cycling to/from school and the number of students undergoing cycle proficiency training in order to support ‘safe’ cycling. Well done to those students involved with this initiative, hopefully it will continue to grow.
Mrs L Edgar
Eco-schools bronze Award
FBEC has achieved a bronze award from Eco-schools in working towards a sustainable lifestyle. Well done to the following students who have been working on energy saving initiatives and promotions over the past year, Hannah Thompson, Lauren Rhodes, Sophie Easton, Andrew Cornish, Kieron Ferrey and Nathan Robson.
Mrs L Edgar
Although the art department supplies paper, paint and other specialist material free of charge to students we have for some time been charging students for sketch books and basic equipment. Sketch books are of high quality and bear the school badge, they can be purchased now in readiness for the new term in September. Year 8 and 9 – Sketchbook, pencil, eraser and sharpener - £1.00 Year 10 and 11 - A3 Sketchbook - £1.50
T Sutherland DOL/Art
Well done to all of the 31 pupils who went to Patriot Paintball on Saturday, especially the black team who won 5-0. The marshalls on site and other site users complimented me on the pupils' good behaviour and enterprise skills that were being used. A fun but slightly painful day was had by all.
Big Leaning Day
Well done to the majority of students for their excellent behaviour and positive attitude throughout yesterday's BLD.
Year 7 were given an enterprise challenge and 7DA were very keen to take part. They have organised a number of activities and would be very pleased if fellow students would come along and join them. On Tuesday, 10th July at break time in room 18, they are selling cakes/biscuits, holding a tombola, you can guess the number of sweets in a jar or the name of the teddy.
On the same day after school, they have organised a 5-a-side football tournament in the sports hall for any students who wish to take part. During the whole of next week they will also be selling raffle tickets for the chance to win a Sunderland football.
The students have shown great initiative and organised these events themselves. Fellow students please come along and support them. (Don't forget your money!) Thanks.
Year 8 Future Business Magnates success!
The FBM team have been amazing ambassadors for the school, they have successfully delivered their final presentation in front of a panel of judges. It was brilliant to see the amount of hard work that the students had done and really shine through. The judges commented and said “it was excellent, we were struggling to come up with questions as everything has been covered in the presentation”. The students were confident, polite and demonstrated excellent knowledge of their business idea. The students are currently in 5th position out of 24 secondary schools in Durham. I would like to wish them the best of luck for the awards dinner on Friday night The FBM team include: Raychelle Hall, Rebecca Mott, Reegan Mitchell, Rebecca Legge, Emily Blair, Naomi Harvey, Nicole Jackson, Robyn Hume and Zara Stephenson. Well done from
Show tickets on sale
Tickets for this summer's show, West End Wonders are on sale. They are £2.50 each. The show will be held on Moday 16th and Tuesday 17th July in college. Doors will open at 6.15 ready for the show beginning at 6.30. See Miss McCavanagh or Mr Brown if you would like a ticket.
Cutting Loose – A carnival Celebration of Live Music, Dance and costume! Boating Lake, West Park, Newton Aycliffe, Thursday 12th July 2012. Carnival Begins 6.00pm