13 March 2015 - George Pindar School Scarborough

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13 March 2015 - George Pindar School Scarborough
13 March 2015
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The
The
Grapevine
George
George Pindar
PindarSchool
School Newsletter
Newsletter
GPS ABSENCE LINE: 582423
WORLD BOOK DAY 2015
World Book Day was celebrated at
George Pindar School on Thursday
March 5. Students and staff alike
showed great creativity and imagination
which was reflected in the wide range of
characters on the day. Book characters
included Where’s Wally, Goldilocks,
Geek Girl, Cruella De Ville, The Mad
Hatter and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle
Dum.
Students really enjoyed taking part in
the Book ‘Shelfie’ competition, in which
they had to look at a series of photos of the school staff with their
noses in a book and guess which member of staff was behind which
book. The winners of the competition were Jessica and Sophie
Skelton, Lucy Starling, Tasmin Rainey and Elizabeth Horsley.
We are very grateful for your generosity and we raised nearly £50
which will go to Book Aid International, a charity that provides books for
schools in Africa.
UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE FOR YEAR 9s
Year 9 students spent the day experiencing a slice of university life on Thursday 5
March. Three separate groups went to Hull University – Scarborough Campus,
York St John University and The University of York.
During the day, students were given financial advice regarding tuition fees. They
discussed routes into higher education and what they wanted to get out of life.
They also took part in an activity that showed the best paid jobs in order of highest
to lowest, giving them something to aim for. They discussed career options, what
they would like to do in the future and how they could achieve their goals. The
students also had a tour of the University, getting the chance to see what student
accommodation is like.
Students at the Scarborough Campus spent time in the Marine Biology
department experimenting with live Sea Slaters –Ligia Oceanica,
which are rather like giant woodlice, to find out what type of habitat the
creatures favoured. The outcome was that they really like dark, damp
areas, so watch out next time you go near the sea walls - you may just
come across some of these beauties!
EXAM INVIGILATORS
REQUIRED
To supervise students in
examinations and to ensure that
guidelines and regulations for the
integrity and security of the
examination papers and procedures
are followed during examination
sessions. Hours – ad hoc – salary
£7 per hour paid monthly
Enquiries to Mrs D Venner –
Examinations Officer by 15 April
2015 on 01723 582194.
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NETBALL SUPERSTARS
SUCCESS AT STEPHEN JOSEPH!
Well done to the Year 7 Netball Team who had a massive
win over St Augustine’s last week, beating them comfortably
9 - 2! Our girls worked hard throughout the game, showing
determination and dedication. Congratulations, girls.
On Friday 27 February, the Year 9 drama group
went to the Stephen Joseph Theatre to do their
dress rehearsal and afternoon performance. Beth
Grayson wrote this report.
Back row l - r: Ruby Doughty, Ella Davis, Megan Walls, Megan Parkin,
Amelia Bilton and Olivia Mainprize.
Front row l - r: Rachael Horrocks, Olivia Beaver, Lily Brown and Natasha
Atkinson.
SKATEPARK CLOSED
Parents and carers, please be aware
that the skatepark next to school is now
closed as it is unsafe for use. Please do not allow your
children to use it. Thank you.
FOLLOW THE SCHOOL ....
Reminder that you can now follow the school on Twitter. Our
account is @georgepindar
For school sports news on Twitter follow @gpschoolpe
‘We set off at 9:30 and arrived at 10:00 due to
traffic. When we got there we were greeted by
our old drama teacher, Mrs. Curry. She took us to our
changing rooms where we prepared for our dress
rehearsal. It went really well considering sometimes we
forgot when to go on! After that we had our lunch with all
the other schools that went as well. We had about 3 hours
before we were going on so we all tried to remember our
lines and just tried to relax, even though every single one
of us was really scared because hardly any of us had
performed on stage before!
After 3 hours of waiting it was our time to go on! There
were around 50 people in the audience which made us
pretty nervous but it went really well and the audience
seemed to enjoy it. We were glad after over 7 long weeks
of trying to perfect it. Afterwards, we wished we could
have done it again! We watched all the other schools and
they were all good to watch and they were all unique as
well!
When we finished we were exhausted but we enjoyed
working with everybody that helped. Mrs. Ayres helped
with ideas to make it better and Diana from the Stephen
Joseph Theatre did an amazing job of telling us where we
could improve. All 12 of us were proud that we had come
up with the ideas all by ourselves. It was a good day and
hope we can do it again next year!’
For news from the Music Department, please look
for GPS Music on Facebook.
SPORTS DIARY
23/03/15
U15 Cricket Trial @ Malton 4 - 5.30pm
25/03/15
Y7, 8 & 9 District Football Finals @ Pickering
Town
Netball Inter Cluster Tournament @ Ashville
26/03/15
District Football Finals @ Pickering Town
U12 District Netball Tournament @ Graham 1.30
KEY DATES FOR PARENTS
Monday
Friday
23 - Mar
27 - Mar
Attendance Celebrations Week
Ski Trip Departs
Friday
27 - Mar
Break Up for Easter Holiday
Monday
13 - Apr
Staff Training Day
Tuesday
14 - Apr
Students Return to School
Thursday
16 - Apr
Year 10 Parents Evening 4.30 - 7.30pm
Sunday
03 - May
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver
Expedition Practice
Settling their nerves backstage with their former Drama Teacher, Mrs
Curry.
ATTENDANCE MATTERS
Attendance continues to be a concern at 94%. Year 7 are
the exception to this with an impressive attendance of
95.6%.
We need all the other year groups to try a lot harder,
really making the effort to get in every day and battling
through minor illnesses. Better attendance means better
grades.
Remember - every day counts!

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