As a result of the poor weather, the English trip for Year 11s has been cancelled today.
Despite our deadline for Sixth Form applications having passed, we will still welcome applications from candidates.
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We have assessed the school site this morning and due to the continued bad weather and the poor forecast, do not feel it is safe to open today. The school will be closed today (2/3/2018).
We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
Confidential Online Account Access Information
We are delighted to welcome you to your Debden Park High School online account. Your account will allow you to, make payments to the school, check balances for trips, pay for music tuition and education items purchased through the school.
You can use the same account for any children you have at this school. and for children at other schools which also use Tucasi secure scopay.com system.
I already have a scopay.com account for another child:
Log on to your account using your existing username and password. Select the Link Accounts option from the Your info menu heading and enter the unique online link code to add Paige’s account.
I don’t yet have a scopay.com account:
Visit www.scopay.com/school and Register as a New User. Follow the instructions on the screen to enter your details and add the unique online link code for Paige when prompted.
Note: Online link code is for one time use only. It is not needed once the account has been activated.
If you have received more than one account access letter, for siblings at this school, create your account as above for the first child and link the second child using the instructions in the ‘I already have a scopay.com account’ option above.
If you need help registering your account, you will find links to a Quick Reference Guide and a short video tutorial at www.scopay.com/school.
Please contact the school if you require any further assistance.
Mrs D Hail
We are pleased to inform you the PTA has raised over £1,200 during the past year. Thanks to all those parents who have supported us with purchasing refreshments, donating bags of clothing, attending the quiz night and those who have bought items from the nearly-new uniform shop – your support is really appreciated. The following resources/items for the school are now being purchased with funds raised:
· Zoolab sessions for all Year 7 students (Science Department)
· Arts & Crafts materials for the Science Club
· Donation towards membership of the National Carnegie book challenge (English)
· £400 towards the lighting upgrade in the main hall (Expressive Arts)
· Donation towards the 6th Form World Challenge Trip
· Purchase of Resources/books/equipment (Maths Department)
· Donation towards Revision books/materials (Design & Technology Dept)
Also, two of the PTA members have generously donated £180 each to sponsor the Go-Karting Team – thank you both so much! Please support the PTA/school events whenever you can and let’s try and raise a lot more for the school this year. We will be holding another Quiz Night or Race Night this term – further details to be confirmed – your support would be appreciated
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The charity bag collection days in November raised £135. We are hoping to arrange a further collection in Term 2 so please try and support this cause – if we received a bag from every parent and each member of staff we could raise a lot more funds for the school. So please start collecting your old clothes, bedding, soft toys, shoes, etc, now!
Thanks to all those parents and students who brought in bags it was much appreciated.
We are also pleased to announce Lauren Simmons – 7A – was the winner of the £20 Amazon voucher.
£60 of the profit raised will be donated to the 6th formers World Challenge funds (as a thank-you for their help) and we are hoping to top this amount up by raising further funds at future events. The rest of the money raised will go to other Departments – a full list of where this year’s PTA funds have been spent will be issued separately.
Year 7 students compete each term to win a class prize, a certificate, and the class cup for reading and taking book quizzes. Students who score 100% in their quiz place a star on the Accelerated Reader board. Last term saw 7Blake earn the most stars - congratulations to them! Scott Pite and Destiny Osagie collected the rewards for their class for impressing Madam Haycock with their enthusiasm during library lessons.
The Year 11 mock exam dates for English, Maths and Science are as follows:
6th Feb (4 and 5)
21st Feb (2 and 3)
27th Feb (4 and 5)
26th Jan (Lit) (1-3)
7th March (4 and 5)
14th March (3 and 4)
23rd Jan (2 and 3)
31st Jan (6 and after school)
We are looking forward to our year 11 experiencing a “Day in the life” of a sixth former on Thursday 11th January. This will be a valuable guide to help year 11 make the right choices for sixth form study.
Unfortunately the “Futures Evening” originally planned for Thursday 11th January at 6:30 pm has had to be postponed. We will update you with the new date soon”
We will be holding our annual Schools Careers Fest at Epping Forest College in Loughton, on Thursday 25th January 2018 and would like to invite all our Year 9, 10, 11 and sixth form students and parents to attend. The event will begin at 3.30 pm and will finish at 7.00 pm.
We have over 70 exhibitors attending from local and national employers, colleges and universities as well as industry experts and institutions. This is a great opportunity for you to explore the different career pathways available, including up-to-date information on apprenticeship opportunities and degree courses.
I look forward to seeing you at this exciting event.
There will be no more dance clubs until after the Christmas holidays. See Madam Mason for details.
Please pass on our congratulations to your son/daughter following their recent GCSE English Language mock examinations. Year 11 approached the exams with maturity and their effort during this time was impressive to see.
In order to obtain their English Language Grade Level in August 2017, students must also complete a speaking and listening assessment. We shall assist students in preparing for this on 4th January, when they will be off timetable and complete a series of workshops with Team English and Leadership. These workshops are designed to ensure that students have rehearsed the key skills assessed during the final exam. It is expected that students will dedicate the weekend of 6-7th January to finalise and rehearse their presentations before being examined in lessons in the week commencing 8th January.
In advance of this, students will be expected over the Christmas holidays to select and research a thought-provoking subject matter as the focus for their speaking and listening presentation. They will be given a list of suggested topics should they be struggling to select a topic for themselves. It is imperative students have thoroughly researched and are familiar with material linked to their chosen topic in advance of Thursday 4th January, as the day itself will be dedicated to presentation skills rather than content. Should students fail to prepare prior to Thursday 4th January, their mark will undoubtedly be affected.
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Thank you in advance for your support.