n e w s - March 2016
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"...a rapidly improving school." Ofsted 2015
 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Another term has flown past and although relatively short, it has been as action packed as ever. Students in all year groups have worked hard in the classroom and beyond to ensure that they are on track to achieve or exceed their target grades. Year 11 students completed a second English mock and their behaviour and approach were exemplary. Our Year 12 and 13 students also sat their mock examinations this term and their results bode very well for the summer examinations. Of course, there is much to do and we wish them the very best with their continued revision over the Easter break. Some students have already completed their formal practical examinations and the Drama, Dance and PE students are to be congratulated on their fantastic performances.

This term we also held our Extra-Curricular Activities Fayre so that students could learn more about the activities taking place beyond the classroom. This was incredibly well attended and we have seen a marked increase in student participation since.

We were spoilt with the fantastic production of Oklahoma, our wonderful dancers performing at Rambert Dance Studios, our students competing in the Rotary Youth Speaks debating competition; coming a very close second and the wonderful Live Lounge music concert to mention but a few. We continued our sporting success at all levels and celebrated Blaine Lewis-Shallow's success as a national champion. We finished off the term with BBC School Report Day and Sports Relief which were both very enjoyable events.

Next term will come round very quickly and will see the arrival of public examinations for Year 11, 12 and 13 students. The written public examinations begin on Monday 16th May although practical examinations for Art, Photography, Textiles, Drama, Music, PE and Dance will already have taken place.

It is time for all other students to further develop their learning and understanding too. They will need to ensure that they have consolidated all that they have learnt this year in readiness for their internal assessments.  I have listed the details below and thank you for your continued support in ensuring that they prepare thoroughly.

Year Group

Date

Year 12

Monday 25th April 2016

Year 7

Monday 16th May 2016

Year 8

Monday 23rd May 2016

Year 9

Monday 6th June 2016

Year 10

Monday 13th June 2016

Year 12 - Linear course only

Monday 4th July 2016

 We also have a number of fantastic events to look forward next term including ‘Mort’ our school production, the Summer Extravaganza, sports days and our House finale to mention a few.

Finally, I am delighted to announce that we have appointed a number of new staff. Karl Byrne will joining us as Head of IT and Computing Science and Kirk Nailor will join the Mathematics department – both will start after Easter. We have also appointed a new Exams Officer and SIMs manager, Sharron Stevens, who will start in May and Anne Richards as Head of Chemistry and she will join us from September. We say goodbye, thank you and good luck to Bernard Assoun, Joan Jack, Karen Ward and Rachel Crowther.  

All that remains is for me to wish you and your family an enjoyable Easter. 

Best wishes


Sally

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Career Opportunities

We currently have a few  opportunities to join our team at Theale Green.

Click here for more details.


Alumni Network

Calling all alumni/students who attended Theale Green School in the past.

To collate and share the success of our former students, 6 of whom attended our recent Meet the Professionals evening shown above, we would like to ask for your help to spread the word and encourage former students to get in touch again.
We have a Facebook page for our alumni to join:  Search for Theale Green Alumni Network
Also an Email address: alumni@thealegreen.w-berks.sch.uk for making contact with school.
For our current and future students, we want to create very short profiles of where our students go to in their further careers.  This will help strengthen links with our former students, help us to create a careers network and also inspire those who are still at school.

Any information or questions, please contact Kirstin Robb krobb@thealegreen.w-berks.sch.uk

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We need you!
To promote Earth Day on 22nd April both students and staff are going to be involved in creating an installation around the school.

The installation will be made out of recycled materials so we need any donations you can give of cardboard packets,plastic bottles, carrier bags and textiles!
Please send in to the DT department.

Thank you very much!

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  Dates for your Diary 

Spring Term 

Thurs 24th Mar                                   End of Term 3.00pm

Memorial Service for Mr Selwyn Jones 3.15pm - 4.15pm

Fri 25th Mar -8th April:                    HOLIDAY

Summer Term

Mon 11th Apr                                     School returns (Week One timetable)

Wed 13th Apr                                     School Awards Evening 7pm

Mon 18th Apr                                      Year 9 Rudi Oppenheimer Holocaust Talk                             

Thurs 21st Apr                                    Dance in Action Years 7-13

Wed 27th Apr                                      House Finale Evening

Thurs 28th Apr                                    Year 8 Parents’ Evening

                                                                Year 7 Top Sets Junior Maths challenge

Thurs 5th– 6th May                          Year 12 Drama Performance

Thurs 5th May                                    GCSE D&T Exhibition Open Evening

Fri 6th May                                           Years 7-11 District Athletics

Thurs 12th May                                  Year 8 girls HPV2 Immunisations and MMR catch ups

Fri 27th May                                        End of Half Term

Mon 30th May – 3rdJune               HALF TERM

Tues 1st - 3rd Jun                               Year 7/8 Bushcraft Residential

Mon 6th Jun                                         School returns (Week Two timetable) 

Please note our term dates are different to other schools in the area

Weekly Bulletin

The weekly bulletin for school is on the home page of the website.  This is updated every Friday ready for the week ahead.  It is a useful tool to help you know what is happening daily in school.




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