Newsletter June 2012

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Diamond Jubilee Photo Competition
The winner of our Diamond Jubilee photo competition is Jujhar Garcha. There were some excellent entries and it was difficult to choose a winner. All entries were awarded 5 Vivos and the winner received 500 Vivos as a prize.
 
Cookie Legislation
As a result of new EU Cookie legislation we have published a guide to our use of cookies on the school website and ELE. You can find this guide on the Information Point page of our website, under the heading Cookie Policy.
Please select this link to find out more information
 
Parent Questionnaire
Please remember to login to the Parent Portal to complete the questionnaire. Contact Mr Parsons at itstrategy@corsham.wilts.sch.ukif you need a reminder of your username and password or any help with completing the questionnaire. For those of you who would prefer to complete a paper version of the questionnaire, copies have been placed in Main Reception for collection.
 
The Day
The school has subscribed to a new online news service called ‘The Day’. It is an online daily news service, with no jargon or bias, covering the full curriculum and encouraging debate about the big events and ideas that shape our world. Articles are categorised under useful subject headings to make it quick and easy to find relevant news. Teachers will be using this valuable resource during lessons, tutor time and for homework. The Day can be found on ELE in the Learning Centre.
 
Information regarding issue of exam results
Years 12 and 13 can collect their exam results from 9am on Thursday 16 August.
Year 11 can collect their exam results from 9am on Thursday 23 August.
Students should report to Main Reception in L block. Any uncollected results will be sent out by first class post on these dates. Therefore, please ensure that the school has your current address on record.
Any queries should be referred to the exams office on 01249 702087.
Best of luck to all our students!
 
Languages
A group of students who study French A level (or are planning to next year) travelled to the University of Bristol for a day spent learning about studying languages at University. They participated in small workshops where they learnt a new language as well as furthering their French and gaining an insight into applying to study languages at University.
Well done to Miss Reece’s Year 9 classes who recently trialled the Asset languages exams. We look forward in anticipation to receiving their results. It is an external qualification, similar to music grades in that the higher the grade you get the better it is. They have taken 4 separate exams for listening, speaking, reading and writing. We await the results with anticipation.
 
Inter-Cultural Day Wednesday 30 May
On Wednesday 30 May, 75 Year 8 French students and 8 teachers from Collège Jacques Prévert, St Pol de Léon, France, visited Corsham School for the day. Each student had a Year 8 Corsham School partner, and students have been corresponding with each other since September. Once students had found their partner in the hall, Corsham students each presented their guest with a souvenir which they had made – these included paintings, models, jewellery, photo albums to name but a few. All souvenirs were extremely thoughtful and creative.
After break, students took part in an inter-cultural quiz in both French and English. Congratulations to the winning pair Lili Byles and Warren Cortois.
At lunchtime we all walked down to Corsham Court for a picnic lunch. This was followed by “Olympic Games” in which students competed in teams representing various countries. French students enjoyed a taste of typical British “sports” such as a three-legged race and a wheelbarrow race! Congratulations to the winning team, Cameroon.
The day ended with afternoon tea provided by Corsham students, all of whom had brought cakes, biscuits and scones for the event.
A huge thank you to all parents who went to such trouble to provide such beautifully-decorated and delicious cakes. This was really appreciated.
Many thanks too to one of our governors, Suzanne Thomson, who gave up her time to help with this event. Thanks are also due to sixth form students Heidi Hernandez, Julius Malin, Marianna Hunt, Nadia Gaboc and Rob Thomson.
Big thanks too to Ms Fairbairn who helped organise the event and who kept everything running smoothly with her whistle!
This was a hugely successful day which was enjoyed by all.
 
Cake making competition to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee a number of Year 7s took part in a cake-making competition. The categories included the Most Royal, the Most Professional and the Most Creative. Students from the different tutor groups either worked as a team or as individuals to produce a range of exciting designs, including the crown, a diamond, Union Jacks and many more. The competition took place over two lunch times just before the Jubilee weekend and the finished results were judged by Mazy Bartlett. It was a wonderful opportunity for the Year 7s to show off their creative skills and I hope there will be the same enthusiasm for the Olympic Competition in July!
Well done to not only the winners but to all those who took part.
 
PE Team
On Sunday 17June a group of year 10 girls competed in the Race For Life event at Bath University. Over 2000 runners participated running a 5k course and raising money for cancer charities. All the girls completed the run, the fastest in 33 minutes. Between them they raised over £250.
They were Sophie Long, Molly Iacono, Beth Wooster, Faye Mitchell, Sam Langley. Nia Picton-Phillips, Sian Buckley-Humphreys, Natasha Morris, Shannon Wootten, Ros Coombe, Sophie Morris, Brynie Hall and Georgina Werran. A number of members of staff also ran with the girls and did their best to keep up! They were Mrs Hughes, Mrs Humphreys, Miss Powell, Ms Miles, Ms McCabe and Miss Moody.
Area Athletics Championships at Bath University on Wednesday 13 June.
 
Lots of brilliant individual results and both the boys and girls teams were place 3rd overall. g (Schools taking part: Malmesbury,Wootton Bassett, Bradon Forest,John Bentley(Calne),
St Mary’s,Grittleton, Sheldon,Hardenhuish and Abbeyfield.)
 
Year 7:  James Utton 1st 200m                     Sasha Nugara 2nd 1500m
Luke Curtis 1st 1500m                                        Ellie McDonald 2nd Hurdles
Hal Wilson 1st High Jump
 
Year 8:  Ollie Mcnerlin 1st Discus                 Isabella Jenkins 2nd Long Jump
Keiran Last 1st Shot Putt
 
Year 9:  Jacob Payne 2nd 1500m                 Lucy Cotton 2nd Long Jump
Jesse bacon 2nd 800m
Jack Utton 1st 200m
Ed Cross 2nd Long Jump
 
Year 10: Liam Harris 2nd 200m                     Kirsty Stanley 1st 800m
Brandon Murton 2nd Discus                               Ciara Smiddy 2nd Long Jump
 
Congratulations to Jack Utton who has been invited to the under 15 group trial session with our area of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. This will be the basis of selecting Bath Rugby’s Under 15 Elite Player Development Group for the 2012/13 season.
Jack has also broken the School’s year 9 High Jump record with a height of 1.67m !
 
Wiltshire County Football Cup Final
Corsham vs Dorcan
“Corsham headed into the final disappointed after finishing second in the league, but determined to erase the hurt by getting their hands on the greater prize of the County Cup. The Corsham team turned up in confident mood and with the sun beating down on an ideal passing surface the referee got the game underway. Within a minute Calum Johnstone was released down the right side, he drove into the penalty area, the keeper rushed out. Effortlessly Johnstone chipped the ball over the keeper into the empty net. Corsham couldn’t have started better. Only minutes later Johnstone was again at the centre of the action as he was tripped in the box and a penalty was awarded. Up stepped captain Tom Bew, he drilled the ball hard, the keeper went the wrong way, but the ball crashed agonisingly against the bar. With Dorcan sensing their fortune had turned they raced down the other end and snatched an equaliser, 1-1. The game became feisty and the tackles flew in, yet amongst the ferocious battling Corsham produced a neat passing move around the edge of the penalty area. With only a glimpse of the goal Connor McCarron managed to bend his shot into the bottom corner to finish the move. Corsham headed into half time with a 2-1 lead. The second half started at a frantic pace but it was Corsham who were the more composed on the ball. This paid off when a long diagonal over the top of the Dorcan defence was exquisitely controlled by Kyle Krishnamma-Hillier who then had the presence of mind to roll the ball past the rushing keeper. Corsham had the two goal cushion they had been pushing for, 3-1. Dorcan continued to throw the ball forward but the ever impressive Corsham defence were giving nothing away. The final whistle came, Corsham had done it, county champions!”
Ollie Little, Sam Plowright, Alfie Cross, Matt King, Alex Hillier, Ethan Cowley, Kieran Hard, Tom Bew, Will Young, Szymon Leppek, Milo Pearson, Kyle Krishnamma-Hillier, Connor McCarron, Calum Johnstone 
 
Pig & Jig event
The annual Pig and a Jig event is to be held on 14 July at 7pm on Box Common. It’s a family event raising money for both the school and local charities. Entry for under 12s is free. Tickets cost £1 for those aged from 12-16, and £3 for adults. There will be 2 live bands, a hog roast, a BBQ and a sweet stall.
 
Date for the diary
July 3             7.00pm Y7 Induction Day & Evening
July 9-13      7.00pm School Production
July 17          Y12 Geography Field Trip
July 23          Teacher Development Day –Term 6 ends