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Y9 Options letters

Pupils in Y9 should today receive notification of the results of their option choices. We have managed to accommodate 82% of the cohort with all of their 4 choices and all students are able to study 3 out of their 4 choices.

Letters today identify which students will need to make another choice and what we suggest may be a good fit. We have taken into consideration the latest grade sweep and the attitudes to learning in each of the subjects.

 

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Y9 Options evening Thursday 23rd February

Please be aware that Thursday February 23rd at 6pm is the school’s annual Y9 Option briefing in the dining hall. A letter will be sent out about this as soon as possible.

Following on from Y9 PSHE briefing that day Mr Booth, Executive Headteacher, will brief the parents at 6pm on this year’s options process.

Thank You

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The Jon Egging Trust/Blue Skies Programme

Did you know we are the first school in Oxfordshire to be working in partnership with the Jon Egging Trust. The trust was set up in 2011 following the tragic death of Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging during the Bournemouth Air Show.

14 of our students, have been selected using set criteria for the Blue Skies Programme. The aim of the programme is to increase skills and confidence which in turn will hopefully help them to achieve higher in school and then reach their future goals.  

It is a fantastic opportunity for these students – they will be involved in all kinds of on and off site activities such as Team Building, Low Ropes, Navigation Exercises, Communication Games, Dinghy Drills, Parachute Training and Flight Sim, as well as presenting their work to an audience of VIP guests at the end of January.  

 

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Open Evening Success

We were delighted to welcome parents from the Bampton, Brize Norton, Carterton and Clanfield communities to our annual Open Evening which took place on Thursday, 30th September. This highly successful event gave prospective parents and pupils the opportunity to look around our outstanding facilities and meet and talk with the staff, students and members of the Leadership Team and Governing Body.
Along with presentations from Mr Booth, students captivated the audience with their eloquent and entertaining stories of their experiences at Carterton Community College, highlighting the special balance between academic achievements and developing responsible citizens at our school. We celebrated the exceptional successes of students of all abilities.
Judging by the visitors and numbers of cars in the car park, it was our busiest evening ever as we were inundated with very excitable year 5 and 6 children who were treated to a wonderful array of experiences from our college and community. From testing their strength and agility on our climbing wall, stimulating and exploding science experiments, maths puzzles and Computer Science facilities to seeing the amazing new 3D printer in action in Design Technology. Poetry and Star Wars were on the menu in English/Media and visitors were also entertained in the Music and Art departments. The Languages department delighted guests with cheese and there was also the opportunity to answer some big philosophical questions in the Humanities Faculty. Not forgetting the SEND department and award-winning Library/ Learning Resources centre, our Open Evening and Open Mornings gave an excellent opportunity to find out more about subjects and meet our very friendly staff and helpful students. The smell of students cooking from the Food department made them very busy all night!
Our vision for

CCCLOGO_TX_SM_100High standards, high aspirations
Inspiring excellence in a safe and happy environment”

was evident and commented on by so many parents and feedback was very appreciative of our values and the variety of activities on show. Social Media comments were extremely complimentary.
As our reputation in our community and surrounding villages continues to go from strength to strength, and 60 ‘in-year admissions’ over the last academic year shows our school is filling up fast! Our popular Post-16 courses now make us a true 11-19 inclusive school.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who made the event such a success.

Mr Iain Bilton
Head of School

 

 

Our final Open Morning is Tuesday, 4th October from 9 – 11am but if you’ve missed or can’t attend one of our Open events, you can contact the school directly to arrange an appointment to visit the school on another date.
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School Sports Day 2016

Parents and Guardians are warmly invited to this years’ School Sports Day to be held on Wednesday 6th July 2016 at Carterton Community College starting at 1:00PM. It is a whole school event that will involve all pupils from all Year groups competing in the traditional Track athletic events. Your support at this whole school event would be very much welcomed.

ALL pupils are expected to dress in their Carterton Community College PE kit but they may wear their house colours for the T-shirts, whilst participating in races. Please could you ensure that your child is fully prepared for the afternoon out-doors. Listed below are recommendations for the day:

  • Sun cream
  • Sun hat
  • Water / squash
  • No jewellery or other unnecessary valuables

The school canteen will be open during the morning break and lunch at 12:10PM to cater for refreshments and light snacks.

  • Times for lessons on Sports Day Wednesday 6th July 2016
  • Registration 8:30am to 8:55am
  • Period 1 8:55am to 9:55am
  • Period 2 9:55am to 10:50am
  • Break 10:50 to 11:10am
  • Period 3 11:10am to 12:10pm
  • LUNCH 12:10pm to 12:45pm
  • Tutor registration 12:45pm
  • Tutor accompanies group to field @ 12:50pm for a 1pm prompt start

It is important that pupils are prepared for normal lessons and that they bring the necessary school books and equipment in the unfortunate circumstance that Sports Day cannot go ahead because of the weather.
Many thanks in advance for your support for the day.

Yours faithfully,

Mr G Lloyd
Event Co-ordinator

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Carterton Community College Enrichment Week

Primary school pupils from all the schools in Carterton will be taking part in an enrichment week from 20-23rd June this year. Pupils in year 5 will have a Science focus day (“Whizz, Bang, Flash Whallop”) Year 6 will be taking part in an organised activities day (Adventure Plus), Year 4 will be using our new Raspberry Pi’s to do some “Creative Coding” and years 1-4 will be taking part in an Olympics event run by our Year 5 sports leaders on the Thursday. Year 5 sports day will follow on Friday 1st July. All these events will hopefully spark curiosity and further the high quality experiential learning that is taking place already in our partner schools. I’m sure they will relish the opportunity to complete Science experiments in a dedicated labratory or unlock the potential of coding technology whilst learning to collaborate as a year group ready for when they come to Carterton Community College in September. I am looking foward to seeing those excited faces and identifying our future leaders in the fields of Creativity, Science, Maths and Technology.

Damian Booth- Executive Headteacher Carterton Community Schools Federation

CCC-High Standards and High Aspirations -for all

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Carterton Fake Festival in the Oxford Mail

The Carterton Fake Festival is being held in the grounds of Carterton Community and we are delighted to be part of this amazing community event.

Tickets are selling fast, be sure to get yours at the early bird price before it rises in a couple of weeks

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14456285.Town_ready_for_big_summer_of_music_tribute_acts/

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BBC micro:bit

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Carterton Community College will be working with the new BBC micro:bit with our new intake year 7s in the school year commencing September 2016.

The BBC micro:bit is a very simple computer. It is programmed by
using another device (smartphone, tablet, PC, iPad etc.) to write the program,
which is then compiled and downloaded onto the BBC micro:bit.

Programming the BBC micro:bit will teach children basic coding concepts,
such as variables, types, procedures, iteration, and conditionals. Solving
problems with the BBC micro:bit will expose children to computational
thinking skills, such as abstraction, decomposition, pattern matching,
algorithm design, and data representation. Students knowledgeable with
these skills will be in high demand by all industrial, government, and
academic sectors, not just information technology.

Every year 7 will be issued with a BBC micro:bit, a USB cable and a battery pack (batteries included.)

All of us at Carterton Community College are looking forward to this new technology and will be keeping an eye out for some very creative ideas from the students when the micro:bits arrive.

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