The last day of this term is Friday 19 December. As is our usual practice, students will be dismissed early following a Christmas school assembly. School will finish at approximately 13:00 hrs. School bus times will be altered to reflect this change.
The first day of term after the Christmas break is Monday 5 January.
Earlier in the year, Lydia Wilkins in Year 11 approached English teacher, Ms Abrahams with the idea of producing a student-led school magazine. Ms Abrahams agreed to help and over the last term has been working with a group of students to produce a magazine.
The first edition of ‘Equinox’ was launched this week and is packed full of articles on a range of topics including school-life, sports, book reviews, and Christmas items. As well as this there are a number of interviews with students and music journalist Dan Cleeve. All of the articles and interviews were contributed by students Johan Panicker, Laura Whitnall, Hannah Shae-Stewart, Darcy Gee, Vicky Payne, Francesca Weekes, Julia Karwat, Petra Demjan, Emily Brock and of course, Lydia Wilkins.
On this occasion only a small number of magazines have been printed and next term the group hopes to be able to create an online version. The next edition is due out at the end of the Spring term. The group welcome contributions from all students at Oathall and guidelines for the next edition will be issued in January.
Ms Abrahams and the team extend their thanks to everyone who helped put this together, especially Karen Grace in resources and Dominic North who made sure the magazine was available before the end of term.
The deadline for placing Christmas orders has now passed. The shop will still be open for business as usual this weekend selling our normal range of meat and local products.
In Christmas week we will be open on Tuesday 23 December between 1pm and 5pm and on Christmas eve between 9am and 1pm. We close for the Christmas period and reopen as usual on Friday 9 January 2015.
Back row left to right: Mr Martijn Van Galen, Mr Edward Rodriguez, Mrs Amy Kingsford, Mrs Carol Mac Taggart, John Moore (art and music), Bronwen Tingley (dance), Joe Willis (drama), Rhiannon Jones, (dance), Sophie Farrell (drama), Mina Mae Alexander (music), Nathanael Thomas-Atkins (music).
Front row left to right: Mrs Carla Avery, Charlotte Weller (music and drama)
Artsmark Gold has been awarded to Oathall College for its commitment to, and excellence in, arts and cultural education. Headteacher, Mr Edward Rodriguez presented the award to a group of students representing all of the arts disciplines at the last night of the college’s performance of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Continue reading