School Noticeboard w/c 21st March 2016

This Week’s Theme

– Be Respectful


Year 10 Science GCSE Exams

– Year 10 Science GCSE exams are fast approaching. Please ensure your child is revising for at least 2 hours a day over the Easter break. This is a real GCSE exam and Year 10 have been working very hard in class. Don’t waste all that hard work by not working at home, you have your exercise books and a revision guide to help you. You can do it! Mrs Sanderson and Mrs O’Connor.


Swimming Gala Success!

– Congratulations to the Year 7 and 8 Swim Team who represented Rochdale at the Greater Manchester Swimming Gala. After superb performances from the whole team, the Girls finished first overall and the Boys finished third, meaning a team finish of second place! A huge well done to: Emma Hughes, Isobel Pauline, Hollie Griffin, Lucy Ratu, Sophie Mills, Ethan Steel, Maxx Wright (Number One Male over 50m Butterfly in Greater Manchester!), Josh Power, Bailey Boyd-Aust and Liam Fernandes. Thank you to Mrs Tosh for supporting and coaching the prize winning team.


Greater Manchester Table Tennis

– Well done to the Year 8 Boys’ Table Tennis team who represented Rochdale at the Greater Manchester School Games. The team was made up of Connor Marrow, Tommy Coleman, Dylan Stott and Bailey Mills. They were in a group which consisted of Cheadle Hulme (Champions of Stockport), Oasis Academy (Champions of Salford) and Manchester Grammar School. In the first game they were unlucky to beaten by Cheadle Hulme 4-2 in games which consisted of singles and doubles matches. In the second match Oulder Hill thrashed Oasis Academy 6-0 and in the third match we played Manchester Grammar School where we were beaten 4-1.  All games were very closely contested against Manchester Grammar School and the score does not reflect the performance that the boys put in.  The boys were unlucky not to qualify for the next phase of the competition but enjoyed the experience of representing Rochdale at the Greater Manchester School Games. Congratulations to the players involved, they were a pleasure to take to the tournament and competed at an exceptionally high level. Thank you to Mr Pickles for coaching the team and accompanying them to the tournament.


Duke of Edinburgh Award Presentation Evening

– The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Presentation Evening recently took place in the Gracie Fields Theatre, and was organised and presented by a group of Oulder Hill Students: Caitlin Rea, Tom Booth, Laraib Raja, Ikra Mahmood, Matthew Greenwood, Mia Butterworth-Brooks, Jack Turner, Holly Norbury, Emily Smith and Ben Hayes. All Rochdale Schools and Youth Groups were represented and over 50 Oulder Hill Students were presented with their Bronze and Silver Awards. The Awards were presented by the Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale. Special thanks go to Emily Cavanah, Holly Norbury, Megan Norton and Chloe Buckley who performed on the evening. It was a very proud moment when Michael Moore (an ex-student) was awarded his Gold Award. Both Michael Moore and Louis Taylor have been selected to receive their Gold Awards, presented by HRH Duke of Edinburgh, in a special Diamond Jubilee Ceremony in Buckingham Palace in May.


Upcoming Dates:

Monday 21st March – Year 11 Dance Unit 2 Exam

Wednesday 23rd March – Year 10 Mock Interviews

Wednesday 23rd March – Year 11 Dance Practical Exam

Wednesday 23rd March, 4:00-7:00pm – Year 11 Parents’ Evening

Thursday 24th March – Year 11 Drama Practical Exam

Thursday 24th March, 3:00pm – School Closes for Easter Holidays

Monday 11th April, 8:25am – School Re-Opens after Easter Holidays

Tuesday 12th April – Year 7 Interim Report to Parents

Thursday 14th April – Year 8 Review Day

Thursday 14th April – Year 11 Dance Moderation

Saturday 16th April – Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award Training Weekend

Sunday 17th April – Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award Training Weekend

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