The Hurst Community College
Hampshire County Council Fixed Penalty Notices
Following a recent High Court ruling, I have been informed by Hampshire County Council that fixed penalty notices must be issued to parents where a child has 10 or more unauthorised absence sessions (5 days or more). Prior records of attendance are not taken into account. Therefore from September 2017, holidays taken in term-time, for example, will result in a £60 fine per child per parent. Please note that these are not rules that the school has made and I have a legal duty to enforce them. For further information, please see the Council Code of Conduct below.
Should you need to take your child out of school during school time, a Leave of Absence form must be completed and returned to the Headteacher. You will then be notified if approval has been given.
IF YOUR CHILD IS OFF SICK, PLEASE CALL THE MAIN SCHOOL NUMBER BEFORE 9AM TO REPORT THEIR ABSENCE AND EACH CONSECUTIVE DAY AFTER.
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Ben Wheelers Pianos – Tuned our acoustic piano for free (worth £60)
Harmony Pianos – Paid half the costs of fixing our acoustic piano. Worth £100
www.harmonypianos.co.uk Tel. 0118 9500670.
The Tadley Band – performing at Silchester Fete on the 21st June. We shall be going along and collect donations from the public whilst they perform on our behalf.
Sing Healthy, based in Bramley – Dorian Edwards donating his time and expertise for 2.5hrs to teach singing to all Year 7. Dorian is coming into the Hurst and bring a pianist with him. He is arranging a song that he’ll teach to all Year 7, culminating in a final performance.
Friday Night Club – Local band of ex-Hurst pupils. Lead by Matthew England (head boy 2013) Headlining the Main Event 8-10pm 26th June 2014
Becky Hay of Academy Wind in Basingstoke (25 Bramblys Cl, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8UP) – Donated 7 brand new instruments for pupils to learn– 2 trumpets, 2 cornets, a saxophone and a pocket trumpet.
Thank you for your kind generosity
I am a …. pupil and I want to know more
Audition for the Music Competition. There are 6 categories. Choose your category and select a piece of music to perform. Please make sure:
- You know the piece really well and are confident performing in front of others
- The piece is no more than 3 mins in length. (you will only be required to perform the first couple of mins in the audition)
- If it is a vocal piece you MUST have a backing track. Performances on the day that do not have everything they need for the final performance WILL NOT GET THROUGH no matter how good.
- You are able to stay after school on the 26th June for the music competition and if you win you must be able to make the final performance between 6-7.30pm.
Participate in the sponsored sing. If you are interested in this you MUST attend rehearsals in room 306 on Tuesday and Friday lunchtimes.
Sign up for Battle of the Bands – there is no rock band element to the music competition so if you are in a band this is where you need to come. Rules as for the music competition.
Come and see Mrs Gamblin or Miss Townsend for any more details.
I am a … parent and I want to know more
‘A Night at the Oscars’ is from 6-7.30pm in the hall. There will be refreshments available on the day. This is a formal event, black tie is not necessary although you can if you wish! If your son/daughter does well during the day in the competition they will be performing in the evening event. Even if they are not performing they are more than welcome to stay and watch (at no cost to them) so please don’t hesitate to buy a ticket for the event just in case!
Pupils individually won’t be performing all day. Pupils will perform in the different events and at the end of the school day, if they are not in the music competition, can go home. All pupils involved are welcome to stay the whole length of the event (until 10pm), however unless they are performing in the big event (8-10) they will need to buy a ticket to watch. It is a fundraising event afterall! The canteen will be open as normal during the day and refreshments will be available to buy from 3pm onwards.
Once we know how much money we have raised we shall make a decision on how many music scholarships to offer (and for how much). Pupils and parents who wish to bid for a scholarship need to show the efforts they have made to learn an instrument before (i.e. they had lessons until they had to stop for financial reasons, they attend music clubs on a regular basis, they show willness and effort in music lessons.) Pupils who receive a scholarship are expected to practice regularly and take part in music events/music clubs or they could be at risk of losing the scholarship.
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