Newsletter

QUEEN ELIZABETH'S GIRLS' SCHOOL
www.qegschool.org.uk
7 Nov 2014
Newsletter
WELCOME BACK
We welcome back everyone after the half
term break. I hope that everyone was able to
enjoy the unseasonably mild weather and
autumn colours. I am pleased to welcome two
new staff to the Modern Languages
department; they are Mrs Nunez and Ms
Alfonso and I hope that they will be very
happy here.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING….
I am already looking
forward to the Christmas
Fair, not least because I
know that Y7 and 8 are
already planning their
Apprentice Challenge stalls and I’m keen to
know what good fund-raising ideas they have
come up with. Everyone in the school
community has received raffle tickets – please
make sure that you sell them – every £1
earned goes to the school and we want to
order our new mini-bus.
PS if you have a gift which is too big for the
cellophane bag, please send it in—wrapping
can be arranged.
THE PTA
FOR YOUR DAUGHTERS’ SCHOOL
PLEASE HELP US TO HELP YOUR
DAUGHTER
THANK YOU
For all the dona ons so far for
QEGS Christmas Fair Gi Stall
S ll needs more gi s. Please use the
cellophane bag to wrap your dona on
Thank you
CHRISTMAS RAFFLE TICKETS
ARE ON SALE
Please send your stubs in ASAP
1st prize - Fantas c Christmas
Hamper
1st prize - Wonderful Wine
Hamper
1st prize – Boun ful Beauty
Hamper
NEXT QEGSA MEETING
REMEMBRANCE
As you will all know, 2014 is
the 100th anniversary of the
beginning of the First World
War. We will be marking this in
school with our assembly on
Monday and we will also be observing the
national 2 minute silence at 11am on Tuesday
11 November. Please buy and wear your
poppy with pride.
Friday 5th December
Drop In Session
School Canteen 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Just stay for 30 minutes and make a
difference
Please contact us if you can help – Thank you
Fiona & Sue
Joint Chair QEGSA
fiona@fionastephennutri on.co.uk
[email protected]
Registered Charity Number 277055
Quite a few local schools have a war memorial
Phone: 020 8449 2984
Fax: 020 8441 2322
Email: [email protected]
QEGS Radio Station: www.makewav.es/qegsradio
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to pupils who died in the First World War. As
a girls school, we don’t as we don’t believe
that any ex-QE pupils were involved in the
war. At the time of the First World War, the
only role for women at the Front would have
been as nurses and similar roles. We have
searched the archives and haven’t found any
mention of this. This contrasts with QE Boys’
school which lost just under 50 ex pupils in
the First World War.
There is a reference to the First World War in
‘A School of Our Own’, the 125th anniversary
history of the school written by Mr Kovar and
Mrs Johnson, a retired member of staff. This
talks about girls contributing to the war effort
by ‘making garments for the British Red Cross
Society, entertaining wounded soldiers and
contributing to war charities, whilst a
searchlight detachment took over the art
room as an observation post’! There are
similar references in other documents in the
school archives about how the school knitted,
sewed, saved money, sang to troops in the
next-door Victoria Hospital (where the
swimming pool now is). Reference was made
to former pupils who were now working in
jobs formerly done by men and some girls
were also driving lorries in England and
France. What a different place the school
must have been then (much smaller of
course!).
FOODBANK
I have recently received a
letter of thanks form the
Chipping Barnet foodbank
based at St John’s Church
in New Barnet. It reads: “I
am writing to thank you and the children for
your donation to our foodbank. We weigh all
the food that was donated and your donation
weighed 39.8 kg” …In the current climate of
austerity and recession it is gratifying to know
that groups and individuals are willing to give
generously to help local families in crisis when
they need it most”.
A LEVEL SUPPORT SESSIONS
On Thursdays after school, Room 308
is available for all A level maths
students to receive support with
homework and misconceptions on
course content.
Mr Greenwood
AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED WORK
Congratulations to this week’s
winner of an Award, Rena
Hoshino of Y8 who has received
an Award for her outstanding
work in English. Well done! Where
are all the other winners? Please
bring along your certificates to Mrs Webster!
MOBILE PHONE REMINDERS
Please remember that if you
bring a mobile on to the school
premises, it should be neither
seen nor heard. This includes
the time before and after the
school day (when we do not
expect to see mobiles until
you are off the school premises), as well as
breaks and lunch-times. Please follow the
rules or your phone is likely to be
confiscated!
PARENT GOVERNOR
We are delighted to welcome Mr Alan Jenner
(daughters in Y11 and Y9) as a Parent
Governor, following the recent election. He
has considerable experience as a former
Headteacher so I am sure that he will be a
great asset to the governing body.
Mrs Webster
CONGRATULATIONS, YEAR 7
I would like to thank Miss Robertson and her
form (11S) who have organised this collection
and Y11 who I believe have been the main
contributors.
Phone: 020 8449 2984
Thank you so much to
everyone who came along
to the Big Draw event in
the Gym. You were part of
an estimated 300,000 people drawing
throughout October at 1300 events. The Big
Fax: 020 8441 2322
Email: [email protected]
QEGS Radio Station: www.makewav.es/qegsradio
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A
ENGLISH KEY STAGE 3
LITERACY FOCUS
Week Commencing 10th November
Sentences types (simple, complex,
compound)
Words beginning with H, I and J:
FILM CLUB
Will not run next Thursday due to
Sixth Form Open Evening
Spirited Away
Will show in two weeks time
Happened,
height,
immediately,
interrupt,
interested,
imaginary,
improvise,
journey,
jealous
big well done to all of those who got
involved from your form - prizes will be on
their way to you shortly!
Draw took place in 24 countries from Alaska
to Vietnam!
Ms Beavis
The next event will take place on
Wednesday 26th November with the final
event on the 18th December. Ensure you
get to the courtyard at 1.20pm promptly so
that you can get the litter pickers and get
going.
Miss Kirby
HALF PRICE BOOK FAIR REMINDER..
THE BIG TIDY UP!
This year at QE Girls' we are
running a monthly 'BIG TIDY
UP' event where students are
invited to take part in a tidy
up of the school environment.
Well done to all of those who
participated in the first of
these events on Friday 24th
October - over 60 girls in
Years 7, 8 and 9 got involved
and we even ran out of litter pickers so
some girls kindly offered to go and collect
litter in the corridors! It was great to see so
many students keen to help clean up the
school and collected over 40 large green
bags of rubbish. The school looked great
after it and I had some lovely comments
from Miss Webster and Miss Southwell about
the positive attitude the girls were showing.
The winning forms (those who collected the
most rubbish) were:
7N, 8L, 9M
Phone: 020 8449 2984
It starts on Monday 24th
November, break and
Lunch time
All Books, stationary & posters 1/2 price!!
PAUL CROOKS, AUTHOR AND
GENEALOGIST VISIT
On Wednesday Paul Crooks
came and spoke to 4 Year 9
classes.
He has written 2 books;
Ancestors, a fictional tale
using characters from his
own family search. John
Alexander Crooks was the
boy who came from Ghana (Then called the
Gold Coast) and was brought to Jamaica as
a slave.
His non-fiction book is 'A Tree Without
Roots' and is his research into his family
tree.
Fax: 020 8441 2322
Email: [email protected]
QEGS Radio Station: www.makewav.es/qegsradio
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He was able to bring the story of slavery
alive as he used his own family to illustrate
how the trade in people began, and was
finally abolished in Jamaica. Copies of his
book are available to borrow in the LRC.
DO YOU SHOP
HERE?
BOOK CLUB
New Graphic novels reviewed by Book Club..
'Beautiful Creatures' by Garcia &
Stohl
From the front cover you can see
this is simplistic and yet
complicated. There is a mythical quality to
both the art work and content.
The story is told in short sentences, slowly
enticing you to read. Different coloured
heading set the themes.
By Jessica and Libby 8Q
Line of Fire: Diary of an unknown soldier
This is a diary found by Barroux
a French artist and illustrator.
A SIMPLE WAY TO HELP
YOUR DAUGHTERS’
SCHOOL
That does not cost you a penny
more!!!!!
When doing your online
shopping please log on via
www.easyfundraising.org.uk/
causes/qegsabarnet
The retailer will give a
percentage of your purchase to
QE Girls’ School
We appreciate the heavy shading
and dark lines that give The Line
of Fire's simplistic illustrations a rough
charm. The images are reminiscent of
photography of the era, and of Herge's
work. The bold front cover makes it's
contents clear.
YEAR 8 FORMS
by Delphi, Sarah & Yasmin
These are the numbers of outstanding
books;
Fish Head Steve by Jamie Smart
8L 11
8M 25
This is bold, colourful and funny.
8N 18
The characters wake up one
8P 19
morning with random objects for
8Q 8
a head, Panic!
8R 22
8S 25
It is written in the form of individual comic
strips.
This means other students are waiting
by Ella, Carina & Amy
because you haven't returned your book(s)
Some books were borrowed a year ago!
Azzi In Between by Sarah Garland
Please return your Library books
urgently
This book is colourful, with speech
and thought bubbles. It tells the
story of a young girl who leaves her CHAIR DESIGN COMPETITION
war torn country to come to Britain.
To take part, design a cover for a Library
By Zara and Marsha
THANK YOU
Phone: 020 8449 2984
Fax: 020 8441 2322
Email: [email protected]
QEGS Radio Station: www.makewav.es/qegsradio
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study chair. Be as creative as you like.
Things to remember;
Collect entry form from LRC
Is your design suitable, safe
and comfortable?
Add your name, from and hand in to Mrs
Aldridge
Any questions speak to Kosher, Ariane &
Emily in 8S (310)
Entries will be judged by Mr Petrie and
Kosher, Emily & Ariane
Competition closes on 10th December
Mrs Aldridge
CONGRATULATIONS YEAR 10
The Arts Award Moderators
came into school Last
Thursday, to look at the
folders that the current year
10 worked so hard on last
year. They were delighted
with the range of creativity,
individualism and effort they saw. So much
so that 161 pupils gained their Bronze Arts
award, that’s a whopping 90% of the year.
Well Done!
Thank you to: Noor Alkhalidi, Hannah
Czapnik, Christina Prados, Leila Zebda,
Catherine Ley, Jemma Fossey, Georgia
Mitchell, Abby Holloran, Amber Pankhurst
who bravely came along to take part in a
discussion with the moderators from Trinity
College. As expected, you were a credit to
the school.
Ms Beavis
The lanyards and cards are given out to girls
who are regular viewers each Thursday.
There are more in the pipeline as other
members are notching up their attendance
figures.
Well done girls!
Ms Beavis
Year Group Attendance - 4th Sept 2014
–24th October 2014
Year 7
98.04%
Year 8
96.09%
Year 9
95.92%
Year 10
96.97%
Year 11
93.96%
Well done to Year 7,8 and 10 who have all
kept their attendance above 96% which is
excellent.
Mrs Parker
Diary Dates
Wednesday 12th November
Y12 Art & D&T trip to Design for Future
Event
Y12 Media Trip to BFI Southbank
Thursday 13th November
6th Form Open Evening
Wednesday 26th November
KS3 Time4Us 6.30—8.00pm—School Hall
Y13 Media Trip to BFI Southbank
Thursday 27th November
Y13 Parents Evening
The first recipients of Film
Club Membership
Lanyards this year are
FILM CLUB
7N - Roberta Paulson,
Morgan Thomkins, Iris
Baker, Phoebe radley,
Rosie Smyth 7S – Isobel Nethercoat, Millie
Beavis-Adams 7R – Keyona Fraser, Lorna
Reid.
8Q – Marsha Fernando, Ella Ogle and Amy
Russell
Phone: 020 8449 2984
Fax: 020 8441 2322
Email: [email protected]
QEGS Radio Station: www.makewav.es/qegsradio
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P.E. Extra-Curricular Autumn Term 2014
Monday
Tuesday
Lunch
After school
Year 7 active lunch (AB)
Rock challenge (CTS)
X-C All Years (BD)
Year 7 netball – (AB)
AS Booster (CTS)
Year 8 netball – (LPS)
HoD detentions
Year 7 active lunch (CTS)
Cheerleading Advanced (coach) –
invite only
Year 9 + Swim (SK)
Badminton (LPS)
Athletics Satellite club KS3
(coach) *
Senior football (coach)
Wednesday
Year 7 active lunch (SK)
Senior netball (coach)
Inter-form Football Year 8
(AB)
Weak non swimmers (SK) 3.20 –
3.50pm
A2 Booster (CTS)
Hockey All Years
(LPS)
GCSE Booster (LPS)
Thursday
Year 7 active lunch (TP)
Fitness club KS4/5 (CTS)
Year 7/8 Fun Swim (SK)
Year 7-9 football (LPS)
KS3 Fitness (CTS)
Cheerleading starter KS3 (coach)
*
Advanced swimmers (SK) 3.20 –
3.50pm
Year 9 netball (BD)
Friday
Year 7 active lunch (SK)
Tennis (coach)
KS3 fitness (CTS)
Year 9/10 Basketball (BD)
Phone: 020 8449 2984
Fax: 020 8441 2322
Email: [email protected]
QEGS Radio Station: www.makewav.es/qegsradio
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EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
MONDAY—LUNCHTIME
Geography Drop In 1.00pm to 1.50pm in
Room 218 open to all Year 11 Geography
students
Eco council 1.20pm
Knitting Club in LRC—
MONDAY—AFTER SCHOOL
Business Studies Catch Up 3.15pm
Room 311
History Catch Up Club for GCSE and A
Level students in Room 221
Jazz Band 3.20pm
Sociology A2 revision and re-take of AS
modules
Homework Club in LRC—3.15 - 4.30pm
TUESDAY—LUNCHTIME
TUESDAY—AFTER SCHOOL
Knitting Club in LRC Badminton Club - 1.15pm—1.45pm
Homework Club in LRC -3.15 - 4.30pm
WEDNESDAY—AFTER SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY—LUNCHTIME
Whole school choir 1pm to 1.40pm
Science Year 7 club in SC2
YEAR 7 Science Club Lab 2 (Week 1)
Homework Club in LRC -3.15 - 4.30pm
Knitting Club in LRC
THURSDAY—LUNCHTIME
Knitting Club in LRC—
FRIDAY—LUNCHTIME
Amnesty International Club in L5 for
students in Year 9 - 13
Year 7 Origami club 1:15pm in 310
Knitting Club –in LRC—
Phone: 020 8449 2984
Whole school orchestra 3.20pm
English homework club 3.15pm
Homework Club in LRC -3.15 - 4.30pm
Y11 Technology for D & T students
THURSDAY—AFTER SCHOOL
Business Studies Catch Up 3.15pmTW9
Art GCSE Workshop 3.15pm
Film Club 3.30pm in Room 204
RS Catch Up 3.30pm Room 210/211
GCSE Maths Support Club by 6th Formers
in Room 310
Maths Support in the LRC 3.15
Film Club 3.30—5.30pm depending on
film in 204
Maths Homework Club in LRC -3.15 4.30pm
Drama Club—3.15pm
Technology—6th Form D&T students
Geography—Get your grades up sessions
FRIDAY AFTER SCHOOL
Yoga 3:30- 4:30
Homework Club in LRC -3.15 4.00pm
Fax: 020 8441 2322
Email: [email protected]
QEGS Radio Station: www.makewav.es/qegsradio
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