Year 10

Welcome to the Year 10 page. Read our blog below for all the latest Year 10 news. You will find key documents at the bottom of this page.

Mrs S Berrill


9 January 2017

Happy New Year and welcome back!  I hope everyone had a well deserved break and is looking forward to the year ahead!  We were sad to say good bye to Mr Millican last term but we wish him all the best for his retirement and we welcome Ms Norton, as tutor for GAM/ RXN.


19 December 2017

Rotary Club Student of the Term!

https://4905753ff3cea231a868-376d75cd2890937de6f542499f88a819.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/didcot/uploads/asset_image/2_413_e.jpg?t=1513259492On the 7th of December, I attended the Didcot Rotary Club luncheon, held at Steventon House Hotel. During the luncheon, I was awarded the Student of the Term.

This is a highly prestigious award given to young people in recognition of their commitment in school and within their local community.

I was nominated for Student of the Term, for my work as a Reading Ambassador. Here, I read face to face with younger students who are working towards building their skills in reading. I am also a Community Prefect, I work with the Community Prefect team to raise awareness of anti-bullying strategies and ways to promote an inclusive school community. I was also nominated for my role as 10SXN’s Form Captain and my participation with the Abingdon Rowing Club. Here, I compete locally and at a national level. Recently, at the Junior National Championships, we placed 13th.

At the luncheon, I spoke to members of the Didcot Rotary Club. This was a great opportunity to learn more about the Rotary Club and listen to other young people who were also nominated. What was really interesting was an account of a student who spoke at length about his recovery from a brain injury and going back to school.

Upon reflection, I plan to continue my hard work with helping within the wider community in and outside of school.

Erin Gebhart 10SXN


15 December 2017

Season of Celebrations!

Yesterday Year 10 enjoyed a showcase of the arts in their end of term assembly.  We enjoyed hearing Daniella Leilani sing, the dancers perform two pieces from the Cornerstone show, Eleanor Haynes perform a monologue from the Drama show and Sadie Wooster and Ella Keats sing and play ukuleles.  Thank you for such amazing performances!

Today 25 students enjoyed a end of term celebration breakfast for a variety of outstanding reasons but we were recognising excellent snapshots reports, green attendance, service to the community and involvement in school life!  Well done!

Celebration breakfast T2 W7


14 December 2017

Yesterday, Jack from Homeless Oxford joined us at lunch to discuss the work of his organisation and how our donations would benefit those in need.  It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more and to encourage more involvement.  Please find the original letter below as a reminder of what you can donate by Monday!  Prizes to the tutor group with the most or best donations!  It looks a close call at the moment!

Oxford Homeless Pathways talk

Dear Students and Parents,

Re: Oxfordshire Homeless Pathways

I am writing to inform you that this year the Year 10 committee have shown an interest in helping out Oxfordshire Homeless Pathways for the third year running. However, they need your help. Oxfordshire Homeless Pathways is an organisation that provides a range of services for homeless and recently homeless people ages 18+. They help tackle issues that have led them to become homeless and to build confidence, develop new skills and put in place plans to change their lives.

In previous years before we have collected several donations to give to this cause. This year the charity are in need of toiletries. We need you to bring in items, that are either new or have never been used, such as:

- Deodorant (Female and Male)

- Soap

- Sanitary Items

- Toothbrush/Toothpaste

- Facial Wipes

-Hairbands/Hairbrushes

- Body Spray (Female and Male)

We will need all donations to be handed in by Monday 18th December. By donating these items we will be able to ensure that the homeless get the kind of support in life they need due to their living conditions.

We look forward to receiving your donations and we thank you for all your help.

Yours Sincerely,

The Year 10 Committee with Mrs Berrill


7 December 2017

Community Prefects lead Chalk In!Community Prefects Duty HiVis

Chalk InChalk in Attendees

1 December 2017

Anti-Bullying Week

This mornings assembly was given by the School Counsellors and by the newly appointed, Community Prefects to to discuss the outcome of anti-bullying week as well as to launch some new initiatives! Everyone took part in a pledge not take part in any bullying behaviour, not be a bystander and to report any concerns. 

 

On Tuesday the 5th of December, students will have the opportunity to take part in wearing odd socks to celebrate their individuality as well as a chalk in outside Austen to state how they are different.  I am so proud of these students in taking part and standing up for positive change.  We look forward to these events next week!  See you there!

Odd Socks Day Logo

 


24 November 2017

Take Over Day!

For takeover day I had the opportunity to be Mrs Berrill. I had a brilliant day doing a wide range of jobs!

In the morning I went to a staff briefing and then also helped to register the year 10 tutor groups and get them into assembly. Then through out the day my duties included filing, SSD duty and even writing for this blog!

Overall it was an amazing experience and I cant wait to be a teacher in the future!

 

Hana Pannell

10EXR

Hana and I Take over day 2017

 


24 November 2017

Dear Students and Parents,

Re: Oxfordshire Homeless Pathways

I am writing to inform you that this year the Year 10 committee have shown an interest in helping out Oxfordshire Homeless Pathways for the third year running. However, they need your help. Oxfordshire Homeless Pathways is an organisation that provides a range of services for homeless and recently homeless people ages 18+. They help tackle issues that have led them to become homeless and to build confidence, develop new skills and put in place plans to change their lives.

In previous years before we have collected several donations to give to this cause. This year the charity are in need of toiletries. We need you to bring in items, that are either new or have never been used, such as:

- Deodorant (Female and Male)

- Soap

- Sanitary Items

- Toothbrush/Toothpaste

- Facial Wipes

-Hairbands/Hairbrushes

- Body Spray (Female and Male)

We will need all donations to be handed in by Monday 11th December. By donating these items we will be able to ensure that the homeless get the kind of support in life they need due to their living conditions.

We look forward to receiving your donations and we thank you for all your help.

Yours Sincerely,

The Year 10 Committee with Mrs Berrill


9th November 2017

GCSE Options Learning Walk

Miss Palmer had a lovely afternoon visiting the year 10 GCSE options classes to see some outstanding teaching and learning.  Members of the senior leadership team also visited year 10 core subjects this week and reported back excellent teaching  with constructive and collaborative work from the students.  Well done year 10!  You can look forward to your snapshots on Friday the 17th of November. 

 

Dance blog

Dance - Year 10 Dancers preparing for the upcoming DGS Dance Show & performing to German Exchange visitors.

Daisy and Erin Drama

Drama - Dialogue rehearsals in Year 10 drama lessons.

NB food

Food - Naomi Byrne (10LNP) was nominated 'Top Chef' in her Laced Swiss Roll lesson.

 

 


20th October 2017

Halle Kennedy recognised by TVP Police Cadets!

The South and Vale Local Policing Area Commander recognises the commitment of young police cadets to the community by Thames Valley Police.

https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/news/general/south-and-vale-local-policing-area-commander-recognises-commitment-young-police-cadets-community/Cadets ATtestation


19th Ocotber 2017

Zumba!

Many thanks to Miss Gilbert who kindly organised for some year 10s to do Zumba with Stuart Herniman today. The girls were so excited, worked incredibly hard and sweated lots.

It was a really nice, positive lesson. It was fantastic to see so many year 10s working incredibly hard all at once! Great work!

Year 10 Zumba


3 October 2017

House Opening Ceremony!

Lunchtime on Tuesday the 3rd of October was a riot of house colours, competition and enthusiasm! It was wonderful to see all the years join together for a shared purpose and enjoy the afternoon so much!  I hope you enjoy the pictures from Bussell House!

B house 4 2017             B house 2 2017

B house 3 2017  B house opening 17  B house 5 2017


Nicole Ediker wins Bowling Gold!

Nicole's huge success bowling for Team England in Scotland over the summer Bank Holiday weekend. She won the following medals: silver in the doubles, gold in the trios and gold in the team event!

Nicole then won bronze in the under 16s for the masters which is the top 6 girls from all events competing against each other.

The England coaches were so pleased with Nicole's performance and the way she conducted herself whilst representing Team England. Well done, Nicole!  We are all so proud of you!


22nd September 2017

Parent Information Evening

Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for the parent information evening on the 21st.  It was wonderful to see so many students and parents in attendance.  I have uploaded the presentation for your reference, please do get in touch with any questions you might have.

I have enjoyed dropping into Year 10 classes and have seen lots of brilliantly focused students working in outstanding lessons!  Its been a great start to Year 10 and I hope you all have a fantastic year!


7th of September 2017

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a much deserved restful and relaxing summer!  It has been wonderful to welcome back everyone to the start of Year 10. There has been such a strong start to the year with high levels of attendance, immaculate uniform and impeccable classroom behaviour and learning.  I look forward to meeting as a year group in assembly each Friday and to popping into your new extended student guidance times. Please save the date of Thursday 21st September for the Year 10 Parents' Information Evening: letters to go home shortly, or see below for the electronic version.  Please feel free to contact me for any reason and all the best for another amazing year!

 

Documents

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Year 10 Parent Letter Homework and Snaps... 31st Jul 2017 Download
Presentation from Year 10 Parents Inform... 31st Jul 2017 Download
Year 10 Parents' Information Evening 12th Sep 2017 Download
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