Congratulations to Michaela Murtagh and Tanaka Gahadzikwa who have been voted in as Head Girl and Head Boy for the year ahead. Thank you to all candidates who presented their ideas to the Sixth Form – you all spoke well and it was a very close contest. Our Sixth Form Council, led by Michaela and Tanaka, will comprise: Alex Drummond, Munya Dube, Parul Obhrai, Morgan Palmer, Georgie Hoblyn, Jack Pearson, Lottie Andrews, Jess Hunt, Louisa Jack, Danny Kamal and Susanne Norris. The incoming Social Committee includes: Michaela Murtagh, Susanne Norris, Nailah Choudhury, Jenny Andrade, Jess Hunt, Jack Pearson, Georgie Hoblyn and Elena Spurrier.
Pool Hall of Fame: The pool table is certainly popular and many students enjoy socialising around it at break times and after lessons. Some enjoy the personal challenges which the game presents, whereas some are determined to beat their opponents, enjoying Sixth Form competitions. Congratulations to Matt Cross and Harry Nicol who won the doubles competition and Toby Flannagan who won the singles competition at the Christmas Party Championships, and to reigning doubles champions, Danny Kamal and Joe Sewell, who won the Leavers’ Day Championship.
Results: Year 13/A Level results are available in the Sixth Form Seminar Room from 8-10am on Thursday the 13th of August and Year 12/AS results are available from 10am-12noon.
Interviews for students currently in Year 12 (and continuing their studies with us in September) will be held from 9.30am-1.45pm on Friday the 20th of August. Mrs Weir will give you exact interview times. Interviews for students currently in Year 12 (and continuing their studies with us in September) will be held from 12-4.45pm on Thursday the 20th of August (GCSE results day). All interviews take place in the Sixth Form Block.
There is a lot happening over the next fortnight. Please feel free to invite your family and friends to events such as the Art Work-out Exhibition and the production of ‘Lord of the Flies’.
Art Work-out is an annual exhibition which showcases the work of R E S Art students at GCSE & A-Level.
Sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, textiles and mixed media pieces will be on display in and around the Robert Phillips Gallery at the Riverhouse Art Centre, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PF from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th July. It is open to the public from 10am to 4pm Thursday to Saturday and from 11am to 4pm on Sunday (free of charge).
Every Year 11 GCSE and AS/A-Level student will have at least one piece of work exhibited. At R E S, we encourage our students to work with independence and to take creative risks. They have worked incredibly hard to make the work in this year’s show. It is shaping up to be just as eclectic, absorbing and exciting as the show in 2014.
Come along to take a look and share your thoughts in the visitor’s book.
RES Sports Day is an inter-house event held on the large school field and an exciting day of athletics and team spirit. Dress up in house colours – red for Richmond, yellow for Windsor, green for Claremont or blue for Hampton – and cheer on the athletes. Please remember to bring plenty of water, sun-block, hats and/or umbrellas (for shelter from the sun or rain as you never know with British weather). School is ending at 1.45pm on this day (Thursday the 9th of July), so we will have the pool table and football table open in the Sixth Form Centre until at least 3pm, should you wish to stay and socialise with our Italian guest students.
Skills Days are days on which students spend time on extended projects in different subject areas. Year 12s – you will begin UCAS, apprenticeship or employment application procedures on Friday the 10th of July. Then, you will work to complete Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) folders and be introduced to what the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is on Monday the 13th of July.
‘Lord of the Flies’ is a novel by William Golding and our students are performing a play version of the text on Wednesday the 15th and Thursday the 16th of July, in the Main Hall from 7 to 9pm. This is open to the public and tickets are available from the school at £3 for students and £5 for adults.
RES Sixth Form Community Gardening Project is a new initiative by Ms Anita Gerardi (Head of Sociology and Philosophy) and PC Phillip Jebb (our local police officer). Sixth Form students will be helping neighbours, particularly if they struggle to do gardening work themselves, to tidy up their gardens on Tuesday the 14th of July (for the school day). You will be asked if you would like to join in with this project and rewarded with pizza and cold drinks for your efforts, in addition to making a difference to those who need a helping hand.
The Final Year 12 Assembly is on Thursday the 16th of July in the Main Hall from 1.40 to 2pm. This is Year 12 students’ final day as it is followed by work experience placements from Friday the 17th of July onwards, so it is a chance to say farewell to one another, as well as to our Italian guest students.
Changes: After twelve fantastic years at R E S, I am moving back to South Africa to be with my family. It has been a fast-paced year as Head of Sixth Form and a terrific opportunity to work with you lovely people, so I would like to wish all Sixth Form students the very best for the future. I know you are in safe and capable hands with Mr Hope as your new Head of Sixth Form, especially with the continued support of Mrs Blackiston as Head of Year 12 and Mrs Weir as our Assistant to Sixth Form.
With my kindest regards, from Miss Pyke
Miss Debbie Pyke – Head of Sixth Form:
or 01932 242994 Extension 330
Mrs Natasha Blackiston – Head of Year 12:
or 01932 242994 Extension 330
Mrs Louisa Weir – Assistant to Heads of Sixth Form and Attendance Monitoring:
or 01932 242994 Extension 329