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					                                                                  St Dunstan’s                                       Community School
                                                                                                                        & Arts College


                                             the NEWSletter
   Headteacher’s Message

   The Autumn Term has been a busy one as we have put                                                     Issue Number: 9                  December 2008
   procedures in place to ensure that the school provides a
   positive, supportive learning environment and there have
   been lots of opportunities to get involved so that all of us                              Behaviour for Learning
   can enjoy our time here and achieve to the highest pos-         A new Behaviour Intervention Framework has been introduced that celebrates
   sible standard. I am happy to report that there has been        success and encourages a consistent approach to managing inappropriate be-
                                                                   haviour.
   an overall improvement in the number of students at-
   tending school each day and students are developing             It has already been noted that the consistent, insistent and persistent application
   good attitudes to learning. I have received excellent re-       of these guidelines is leading to a reduction in the number of sanctions issued and
                                                                   the introduction of the ‘Catch Students being Good’ rewards has been regarded
   ports on their commitment and behaviour from visitors to        positively by staff and students, who have been looking with interest at the display
   the school and also when they have been representing            board to see who has nominated them. Research shows that positive reinforce-
                                                                   ment is much more effective in controlling behaviour than punishment and this is
   the school in off-site activities.                              an area that we are planning to do a lot more work on in the Spring Term
   The countdown to Christmas has begun now with the
   usual seasonal events taking place at the school. The           New Classroom Rules devised by staff, with students help, have now been estab-
                                                                   lished in all classrooms.
   Christmas Fayre last week made over £1000 thanks to
   the efforts of all the tutor groups. Students have deco-        Students are required to:
   rated a tree for the festive display in the church which             Arrive on time with the correct equipment
                                                                        Do as they are asked when they are asked
   Years 7-9 will have the opportunity to visit next week.              Put their hand up to ask a question
   The Carol Service at St John’s was described by parents              Listen in silence
                                                                        Keep hands, feet, objects and abusive comments to themselves
   who attended as the ‘best one’ yet as the players, sing-
   ers and readers entertained us with a variety of tradi-         We would appreciate if parents/carers could continue remind students to ‘Pause
   tional and modern Christmas pieces. Your sons and               for Thought’ and make the right choices so they continue to behave and learn at
                                                                   school and allow others to do the same
   daughters have done us all proud as they joined in with
   these events and helped to make them so successful.             Do come and find out more about the Behaviour Intervention Framework at the
                                                                   Open Forum Meeting with the Headteacher at 7pm on 22 January 2009.
   I hope even more of you will be supporting the events           This evening will also be an opportunity to discuss ways of relaunching the Par-
   and joining in with the merry making next year!                 ent, Teacher, Friend Association in a way that befits the needs of the 21st century.
   Seasonal Greetings to you all!
                                                                   Hoping to see lots of you there!


   Jo Stevenson                                                    Mrs Stevenson




                                                            Some our ex Year 11s at the recent Certificates Presentation evening including
   CONTACT:                                                 Pam Iles and guest speaker Mr R Tostevin, creative director of Grace Productions.

        Wells Road . Glastonbury . Somerset . BA6 9BY
Telephone: 01458 832943 . . Facsimile: 01458 831220
                   Email: sch.533@educ.somerset.gov.uk
              Website: www. st-dunstans.somerset.sch.uk
                                                                  CREATING the FUTURE through the POWER of LEARNING
                WE AIM FOR ALL STUDENTS TO HAVE 100%
               ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL. IT IS BY WORKING
                TOGETHER THAT WE CAN ACHIEVE THIS.

         Working Together                                  Congratulations to
                                                      the 94 students who, up
   During school time Holiday                         to 8th December 2008 have
  Leave will only be authorised                       achieved 100% Attendance
                in                                         Yr 7 - 17 Students
   Exceptional Circumstances                               Yr 8 - 13 Students
               and                                         Yr 9 - 24 Students
      all requests must be                                 Yr 10 - 20 Students
        submitted to the
                                                           Yr 11 - 20 Students
              Headteacher
                   a
            minimum of four
           weeks in advance.
                                                           Medical appointments,
                                                           where possible, should
 Contact the school as early as possible to discuss
                                                               be arranged
          any issues that you think may
                                                               out of school
          affect your child’s attendance
                                                                   hours.
To speak to the Attendance Officer
 Phone :         01458 832943


 Remember 95% attendance is 2 weeks missed of school.
 Every school day counts!
                                                                         THINK
                                                                         ABOUT
                                                                          IT !

              If you child is absent it is Your responsibility
                                   to inform us by:
           - Phoning the Attendance Officer by 10:00am on the first day of
           absence
           - Sending a note to your child's tutor on his/her return to school
           confirming the reason for, and period of, the absence.
     We follow up all unexplained absences and you WILL receive a phone call or letter if
   no reason is provided for an absence. If no reason is provided after two weeks then the
                         absence is recorded as UNAUTHORISED.
                            Holburne Gallery Art outreach Workshops.

Year 9 and 10 had exciting and thought provoking sessions with the Education outreach worker from the
Holburne Gallery and Museum in Bath. Mary Dunn came armed with paper, tissue, glue, fruit, veg and an
assortment of pots and objects to encourage y9 and 10 classes to use art materials in a more spontaneous
and creative way.


Pupils showed the true St Dunstans spirit and willingly joined in with discussion and practical sessions, the
results of which make a stunning display in L Block. All pupils gained a 'catch students being good' slip from
Ms Barber towards the end of term prize.




                                                                         Three students from St Dunstans are
                                                                         celebrating after winning a
                                                                         competition inspired by Monet’s
                                                                         paintings.    There paintings have
                                                                         been exhibited in Gallery Eight in
                                                                         Glastonbury’s Market Place. The
                                                                         Gallery Eight web page is shown on
                                                                         the left with winners Emily Brown,
                                                                         Lucy Corfield and Jo Callender–
                                                                         Wood.
                                                                           REMINDER!

                                         GCSE HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE EXAMINATION

   Please note that the Health & Social Care Unit 3 written examination is on Monday 12th January 2009 at
   1.30 p.m.

   Students should always check their individual examination timetables carefully and arrive in plenty of time
   for a prompt start.

   An additional copy of forthcoming examination dates is available on the school’s website www.st-
   dunstans.somerset.sch.uk/exams_tests

   Mrs S. Morgan – Exams Officer




                                                                                                      “Catch Students Being Good”

                                                                                                  It has been a great opportunity to
                                                                                                  reward students who might otherwise
                                                                                                  go unrewarded for:
Quiet Place                                                                                       •     Wearing uniform smartly
                                                                                                  •     Following classroom rules
Quiet Place is a safe place for children and young people who are having problems at home
or at school who need someone to talk to. It is a 1 to 1 confidential service for children and    •     Being helpful and considerate to
young people run by the Children’s Charity Action for Children.
                                                                                                        others
Quiet Place has been present in St Dunstans for approx 5/6 years and takes referrals from
individual students, parents, teachers and other agencies. I am at St Dunstans all day on
Tuesday and run a drop-in service in Mrs Webb’s room throughout the lunch time. (12.45            Our winners from the November prize
to 1.45)                                                                                          draw are as follows……….
If you would like to know more about Quiet Place, how it works, who it’s for, why people
might want to use the service and how to go about using it, there are some leaflet’s outside
Mrs Burns office, or you can call Dee on 07843 466397.                                            Yr 7 – Megan Chapman
                                                                                                  Yr 8 – Kirsty Brown
As a parent of a pupil/s at St Dunstans , unless the school receive a specific request for your
child not to access this service, it will be available to them. If you would like more informa-   Yr 9 - Jack Ware
tion, a leaflet can be forwarded to you or, you are welcome to give me a call on 07843            Yr 10 – Shannah Chapman
466397
                                                                                                  Yr 11 Kirsty Griffiths
Thank you for taking the time to read this

                                                                                                  Well done to everyone!

                                                                                                  Another draw will take place at the
                                                                                                  end of term.



                                 Charity News

Please remember that Mrs Davies collects plastic milk                                                 Homework Club
bottle tops which are shipped to Southampton in aid
of macular eye Degeneration                                                                            In the LRC
Just bring them in to Room 12 when you have col-
                                                                                                      Monday—Friday
lected a few!                                                                                            3.15-4.15
                 Year 7 Recipe Books
All Year 7 students have recently been given a lovely
cookery book ‘Real Meals produced by the Depart-
ment for Children, Schools and Families. The books
are of good quality – we like the fact that they are
‘wipe clean’. Many of the recipes inside the book link
into Licence to Cook and the Year 7 syllabus. Please
try out the recipes and let us know what you think!

Any Year 7 student absent when the books were
given out please see Food Tech dept for one.

                                                                       Good Food Show 2008
                                                         On Thursday 27th Nov. the Year 10 DT Food and
                                                         Catering groups enjoyed a visit to the NEC Good
                                                         Food Show. The highlight being seeing James
                                                         Martin demonstrating cakes and desserts in the
                                                         super theatre. Many of the students were
                                                         delighted to see – and gain autographs from – a
                                                         range of other celebrity chefs including Gordon
                                                         Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and Ainsley Harriot.
 Congratulations to “ MEMPHIS” from year 9 for an outstanding team effort to win against strong
 experienced competition in Exeter university on Tuesday 18th November.

 Their F1 car they designed and made travelled at over 60 kph to complete the race and together with
 points for a variety of elements such as display , verbal presentation and engineering quality they
 were the overall winners and now travel to the NEC in Birmingham in January for the National Finals.

 Jess Betts Jason Biddlecombe Lucy Corfield Bethany Howard Tom O’Grady Oisin O’Leary make up
 the team assisted by Mr Nelson and Mr Richardson.

 We are looking for sponsors to enable us to travel and generally resource this exciting venture,
 please contact us for details.

 This is the second year of the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) class which is an
 extension class that meets after school to investigate the hard facts behind Engineering and how
 the Science Technology and Maths is used in the world to make the Engineering work. So as part of
 the F1 challenge they analysed the data from a virtual wind tunnel , designed the car on a 3D CAD
 programme and made it using a CNC Micro router as well as producing a 20 page folder (that is of a
 good GCSE standard).

 Look out for displays and presentations of their work around the school.




L to R above: Lucy Corfield, Tom O’Grady, Oisin O’Leary, Jason Biddlecombe, Jess Betts and Bethany Howard
RUGBY RESULTS                                      Year 8 History Trip to Wells Cathedral and
                                                              Glastonbury Abbey
YR11 Rugby Team beat local rivals Crispin 40-
19.                                              On Friday 14th November most of year 8 went out
                                                 on a trip to Glastonbury Abbey and Wells
Karl Hood (Yr 8) has been selected to play for   Cathedral. The 14th November is the anniversary
the Mendip Football Team,so well done to him.    of the trial of Richard Whiting, the last Abbot of
                                                 Glastonbury Abbey. We were learning about
RESULTS OF THE RUGBY TOURNAMENT                  how Henry VIII closing the monasteries affected
                                                 local people.
YR7 came RUNNERS UP                              At Glastonbury Abbey we dressed up in 16th
YR8 were WINNERS                                 Century clothing (even Mr Carpenter wore a
YR9 were WINNERS                                 monk’s costume!) and took part in a short role-
                                                 play about what it was like in Glastonbury after
HOCKEY RESULTS                                   the Abbey closed. It was lots of fun and we
                                                 learnt how hard it must have been with lots of
YR7 Hockey- lost to Hugh Sexey                   people homeless and jobless.
          - lost to Crispin
          - lost to Wells                        At Wells Cathedral we split into two groups. One
                                                 had a tour of the building and even got to see a
YR8 Hockey-lost 2-0 to Wells                     600 year old book in the long library where some
         -drew 1-1 against Crispin               of the books were chained up to stop people from
         -won 10-0 against Selwood               stealing because they are so valuable. The other
         -won 1-0 against Hugh Sexey             half of the group again dressed up in 16th Century
                                                 clothes and re-enacted the trial of Richard
                                                 Whiting that took place in Wells on 14th
YR9 Hockey-won 1-0 against KOW                   November 1539. It was really good because the
         -won 8-1 against Wells                  actors and actresses got us involved in the trial.
         -won against Crispin                    We learnt that Richard Whiting wasn’t given a fair
                                                 chance at his trial and was sentenced to a slow
YR10 Hockey-won 3-2 against KOW                  and painful death.
          -lost 3-1 against Wells
          -drew against Crispin                  Altogether the day was a great success.

YR11 Hockey-drew against Wells 1-1               Lauren Anderson and Amber Trask
    -lost against KOW 1-0


RESULTS OF THE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

YR8 came 3RD
YR9 were WINNERS
YR10 came RUNNERS UP

Well done to everybody who took part!
ENVIRONMENTALLY friendly students in Year 7 and Year 8 have been learning how to coppice hazel as part of their Forest
School project this term.
They have also been learning about the importance of housekeeping in wood particularly around the fire area, how to create
tree spirit faces and build shelters.
Miss Hamill is taking two sets of students to Butleigh Woods every Monday and Friday as part of a handson, outdoor
education where health and safety is crucial.
Bow saws, tennon saws and billhooks are just some of the tools students are entrusted with.
SEN co-ordinator, Mrs Mellish explained that it was crucial that students learned to use the equipment safely and
independently. “They also learn how to work as a team as well as learning to listen to other views and responding to them in
a positive way,” she said.
Students from both Year 7 and Year 8 are invited to participate in Forest School which continues throughout the school year.
Anyone who is interested in attending should see Miss Hamill or Mrs Mellish.




                   Arrangements for the last day of the Autumn Term
                             Friday 19 December 2008
The school will be closing for the Christmas Holidays at 12.45pm on Friday 19 December 2008.

The County school transport department have arranged for all coaches to be at the school for this revised time
for those students travelling home by coach. If there are any problems in making arrangements for your son/
daughter to go home at this time please contact the school.

For any student who usually has a free school meal a packed lunch can be provided if required. Please contact
the school office to make arrangements.

The school will re-open for the start of the Spring Term on Monday 5 January 2009.

Reminder: Please ensure that students are dressed correctly, have an appropriately sized school bag containing
the books/equipment they need for all their lessons.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
                                CHRISTMAS LUNCH
                          WEDNESDAY 17 DECEMBER 2008
                           In the Dining Room at 12.45pm
                                        ****
                     Tickets are on sale from the school kitchen at £2.30 each
     It will be the only food available at lunchtime and tickets must be purchased in advance
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
                   Christmas Fair
A big thank you to all the staff, students and parents who supported this year’s Fair. We
would also like to extend a special thanks to Burns the Bread of Glastonbury for generously
donating the mince pies. By the end of the evening we had raised in excess of £1000!
I have enjoyed doing DT in school because you get to use saws, drills, sanders and sewing
machines.          Anthony Mclaughlin

It has been a very exciting experience making new friends.                           Lauren Bilsborough

I like PE.                    Jack Cabble

I have really enjoyed having more than 3 lessons a day.                                     Josh Flagg

I have new friends.                           Rebecca Thompson

In-door PE, because it’s fun and exciting.                                   GP

I’ve enjoyed everything about being at St Dunstans                           April Schneider

I like the clubs at lunch times.                                     Ezzie Mckinley

I have really enjoyed DT, food and PE.                                               Chris Punter

I enjoy music and choir because I love singing.                              Elly Bull

I have enjoyed the library….                                         Daisy Joy

I have enjoyed playing new sports….                                          anon

I have enjoyed the opportunities that I had in art and design.                              Lucy Chalice

We have different teachers for different lessons.                            David Rolls

I seem to have taken a liking to textiles, French, DT and German because they are different.                        DB

I have enjoyed more exciting lessons like: PE, Technology and Art.                                  Hayley

                                                 CHRISTMAS Fayre
                                               A Students Perspective

It was amazing how the canteen and the drama studio were so brightly lit up and full of happy faces. Every stall had
its own character, with every tutor group.
          The sounds of “Guitar hero” and laughter filled the hall, especially when 8 Abbey opened their stall, “I’m at St
Dunstan’s, get me out of here!” Everyone was happily occupied with their cakes and wonderfully designed games,
and there wasn’t a second that was dull.
          The ‘Guitar hero’ stall by 8 Chalice was particularly popular, children and teachers were constantly lining up
for it. Pilgrim also did particularly well, with 7’s and 8’s doing the ‘Tombola’ and with 9 Pilgrim doing the traditional
“Jingle Jars”, which made an extraordinary £175, after weeks of collecting jars and hard work.
          Abbey also did amazingly well, with 7 Abbey doing their popular and original stall of homemade cakes and
“pop-the-lolly”, and 8 Abbey presented their hilarious and creative game of “I’m at St Dunstan’s, get me out of here!”,
raising a remarkable amount of £40, and every student said it was worth the £1, even when they finished gagging.
We’d like to thank the teachers for making the amazing food and tasty drinks, they helped wash out the taste of 8
Abbeys stall!
The stall decorations were so festive and sparkly, covered in Tinsel and mistletoe, when I walked in I didn’t know
which one to choose first! Everyone that I spoke to said it was one of the best years we’ve ever had, and can’t wait 12
months until next years! Overall, the total amount of money that was raised was £1008, so the evening was
successful; it was a night to remember.
          We would like to thank all the teachers that made this happen, and all the students who made it special,
especially Miss Jones, who organized the night. It was amazing, and I can’t wait until next years!

By Maddy Millward & Miranda Bland
                                                   Year 10

Year 10 are settling in well to the demands of GCSE’s. In November they sat the first module of their Science
and Maths GCSE’s. The results will be available on January 18th.

This term 25 students were selected to become Peer Mentors, working with Lower school students. They have
had some intensive training and in January we will be launching the scheme.
Year 10 Peer Mentors Emily Squire 10 Abbey & Soli Johnstone-Kingsbury 10 Chalice said:

We wanted to become Peer Mentors because we wanted to help people and give something back to
the school. During our Peer Mentor training we took part in many activities to improve our people
skills, talked about the boundaries within which the mentors will operate, and also acted in some role
plays to practice being in real life situations.
By becoming Peer Mentors we hope to develop our people skills for future life situations, but also to
help younger students in our school to develop their life skills, and make their school life a safe and
secure experience.

                                                   Year 11

This has been a busy term for the Year 11’s as we work hard preparing them for life after St Dunstan’s.

College visits, Open days, Somerset Skills and our own Careers Fair have really focussed our senior students
on the next steps. Whenever we have taken them out their behaviour has been a credit to the school.

The citizenship lessons this term have concentrated on the student’s next steps, supported by the excellent
careers department at St Dunstan’s. Many have already applied for college and apprenticeships and a number
of students have started on Extended Work Experience Placements. These are providing genuine hands-on
experience in the workplace.

The major event for Year 11 has been the Mock Exams. This year we are introducing a new Mock Exams
Results day to mirror what will happen in August. This will be on Thursday January 8th.




                                        Hitting the Target



This term sees our new style Progress Reports going home with information about Learning
Habits, Attainment, Attendance and a Target to reach for. These targets have been created from
sound statistical data and teacher professional judgement and provide a target to aim for. Of
course, with excellent learning habits these targets can be reached or even exceeded –
congratulations, you really are doing very well! We are looking for all of our students to be
getting to their target grade and pushing themselves beyond them. Working together we can
help your son or daughter to reach their potential.


                                  GCSE Certificate Evening
Congratulations go out again from us to all our Year 11 who got such grade results last year. Our
GCSE Certificate Evening was another opportunity to celebrate and to highlight individual
performance. Our guest, Mr. Ray Tostevin from Grace Productions spoke passionately about the
challenges in the world of work and how a mix of determination, hard work and talent can bring
great success. Already we are looking forward to next year when we will be celebrating the
talents, skills and achievements of our current Year 11 students.
See the picture on the front page.
Students in Mrs Hardin's Year 7 class have been producing some wonderful pieces of
creative writing this term. The latest task involved writing a description of a room in their
house although, as you can see, one or two did let their imaginations run away a little...



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       Particularly commendable are the compositions by Bethan Blackburn (7 Avalon) Georgia Corrigan
       (7 Abbey) Isabella Hicks (7 Abbey) Elizabeth Lovelock (7 Abbey) Maddie Wakeling (7 Avalon)
       Daisy George (7 Tor) Asiya Sutton (7 Avalon) and Alfie Crowe (7 Pilgrim).
                           Modular Science—Student Feedback
Year 10 GCSE Science Module tests.
For Yr 10 Science, students study modules (topics) then do a multi-choice module test set by the AQA
examination board. The tests are spread throughout the year occurring in November, March and
June. The marks gained for these count towards a GCSE grade.

Two Year 10 students, George Field and Kate Durbin have kindly written some comments about their
science module test experience.

Survivor Reports:
George:
I took the chemistry module ‘Products From Rocks’ and the physics module ‘Radiation and the
Universe.
To prepare for the test we did a lot of past papers in lessons and I worked through my revision guides
at home.
I found the test papers quite easy because a lot of information was given in the questions and the
tests were easier than I expected.
I felt quite pleased after the tests because it meant some of my GCSE assessment was done and I
could move on.
I advise other students due to take the module tests to give yourself set time to revise and go to any
extra revision classes if you want more help from your teachers.

Kate:
I took the biology module ‘Environment and Evolution’ and the physics module ‘Energy and Electricity.
I prepared for the tests by using the revision guide that I purchased through the school.
I found them quite hard but expected them to be. The first one, Energy and Electricity, was harder for
me than the second, Environment and Evolution, which was easier than I expected.
After the exam I felt relieved and happy but a little nervous about how I’d done.
My advice for other students due to take the tests, is to definitely revise. It helps!!!
It’s a great feeling when you find that you know the answers.




   Children from St Dunstans School were practicing their harmonies and hitting their high notes
   as they tune up to join over 500, 000 children across the UK to set a new world record for the
   biggest ever simultaneous sing-along. 222 students filled the drama studio on Thursday
   November 27 at 2:45pm, to join Des'ree as she performed her hit song 'You gotta be’ live from
   The O2 arena in London. Was the World Record smashed? We will have to wait until it is
   confirmed sometime in the new year.
                                                       “Mrs Stevenson’s
                                                      Competition Time”
                                       Mrs Stevenson has put forward
                                       a £5 prize for the Student
                               who is pulled out of the hat with
                  the correct answers to some seasonal questions.




         See the questions overleaf!




   Written answers should be handed into reception along with your name and
                           tutor group attached on it
                  Closing date for entries is 9th January 2009


                      St Dunstan’s Community School
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If you have any concerns or comments on
any issues about school, please note them
on the slip. This will be passed to Mrs Ste-
venson for consideration. Alternatively
contact the school in writing or phone us on
01458 832943
1. In the song 12 days of Christmas, how many ladies are dancing?
8
9
10
11
2. In which year was Mr Blobby the UK Christmas number one song?
1992
1993
1994
1995
3. Which female solo artist was born on Christmas day in 1971?
Victoria Beckham
Annie Lennox
Kylie Minogue
Dido
4. From the rhyme "Twas the night before Christmas" which reindeer was not pulling
Santa's sleigh?
Dasher
Comet
Rudolf
Cupid
5. The Christmas tree on display in Trafalgar square in London is an annual gift to the
UK from which country?
Norway
Holland
Sweden
Poland
6. By what name is Boxing Day (the 26th of December) also known?
Cold Turkey Day
St. Nicholas Day
Wrestling Day
St. Stephens Day
7. In which year was "Feed the World" released for the second time in time for
Christmas and sung by Band Aid II?
1989
1990
1991
1992
8. When singing the "12 days of Christmas" in it's entirety how many gifts are given in
total?
78
364
12
256
9. Which well known actor died on Christmas Day in 1977?
Michael Bates
Elvis Presley
James Stewart
Charlie Chaplin
10. Which Michael Jackson song was a Christmas number one in 1995?
Thriller
Black & White
Earth Song
Billy Jean
                Glastonbury Leisure Centre
                    would like to wish all
             St Dunstan’s School families a very
                    Happy Christmas
      Here is a reminder of the opportunities we have available for you all
                 To find out more do ring us on        01458 830090
           For Young People                                      For Adults
Indoor Climbing Age 10 + Wed eve                 Groove fx Fun dance workout Tues eve
Fencing Age 7+ Sat am                            Boxercise Get fit with boxing moves Tues eve
Drama Workshops Age 6+ Sat am                    Circuits—the Fun Way Wed eve
Ceramics Workshops Age 8+ Sat am                 Fencing Tues eve
Badminton Age 7+ Fri pm                          Cardiac Rehabilitation exercise class Mon pm
Trampolining Age 3 + Mon, Tues, Fri eve and      Pilates Wed and Thurs eve
Sat am                                           Adult Trampolining Fri eve
Gymnastics Age 4+ Tues, Wed, Thurs eve and       Through Clubs you can also do Badminton, Judo,
Sat am                                           Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Bowls, Tai Chi
Competition Trampolining Age 5+ Wed eve
Armies of Avalon Age 10+ War-gaming figures         Courts and Facilities for Hire
Birthday Parties Age 3+                                       Hire a court and play:
                                                                   Badminton
In addition 14—16 year olds are welcome to
                                                                      Tennis
join our exercise classes (under 16’s must be
                                                                    Basketball
accompanied by an adult):
                                                                  Table Tennis
Groove fx
Boxercise                                                  Space available for hire:
Circuits—the Fun Way                                               Sports Hall
                                                                  Gymnasium
Coming Soon—The Fitness Room will be open
                                                                 Drama Studio
to everyone over the age of 14 years. Keep and
                                                               Conference Room
eye open for information notices.
                                                          Outside, floodlite hardcourts
Judo, Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Break-                             Playing Fields
dancing are available through Clubs


                                 Christmas Opening Hours
                             24, 25 and 26 December….Closed
                          27 and 28 December ...9.00 am—1.00 pm
                          29 and 30 December...9.00 am—5.00 pm
                           31 December and 1 January…Closed
                             2 January onwards, back to normal
                                    St Dunstan’s

                     NOTICEBOARD



                         Dates for Your Diary
    School Terms and Holidays – 2008/09 Academic Year

    Term dates (at a glance)

      Term 2                   3 November – 19 December 2008
      Term 3                   5 January – 13 February 2009
      Term 4                   23 February – 3 April 2009
      Term 5                   20 April – 22 May 2009
      Term 6                   1 June – 22 July 2009

    School Holidays 2008 - 2009

      Autumn Term 2007 (Two)          Monday 22 December - Friday 2 January 2009
      Spring Term 2008   (One)        Monday 16 February – Friday 20 February 2009
      Spring Term 2008   (Two)        Monday 6 April – Friday 17 April 2009
      Summer Term 2008 (One)          Monday 25 May - Friday 29 May 2009
      Summer Term 2008 (Two)          Summer Holiday starts: Thursday 23 July 2009


    INSET Days 2008 - 2009 Monday 2nd February 2009
                                 Monday 16th March 2009
                                 Friday 26th June 2009




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  We’ve talked about Action for                         To contact me:
   Children, and a bit about the
 service. Now you need to know a               If you would like to know more
           bit about me                       about this service you can ring me
                                                      on: 07843 466397
      My name is Diane Frost; most                There is an answering service
    people call me Dee. I am based at          where you can leave a name and
St Dunstans school on Tuesdays. I have
                                               number for me to call you back.
worked with young people for a number
                                                  My work days are Monday,
   of years, many who were homeless,
some who were in care, some who were                Tuesday and Wednesday
 unhappy at school, others who found
family life very difficult, and some who      You can also get in touch through
  just wanted to talk about their lives.      the school, as explained in the rest
                                                        of the leaflet.
 Nothing is ever too small or too
       big to talk about.
Knowing that it’s sometimes difficult to
 talk to parents and/or teachers about
certain things, the NHS asked us to find
‘A Quiet Place’ where people could talk
             in confidence.
 This service is also available for parents
and others who work with Young People
   in the Glastonbury and Street area.
                                                                                     Somewhere for everyone
                                             About the service
                                                                                   “Who will know that I am seeing
  Action for Children is one of          “What sort of things do young                         you?”
   the UK’s leading children’s            people want to see you for?”
                                      People come for a number of different        The only person that needs to know is
 charities. We work with some
                                    reasons. Some just want to talk in a quiet,      the person who contacts me. Most
           of the most                                                             people are referred by their teachers
                                                   safe place.
    vulnerable and excluded                                                            or head of year. Some by their
  children, young people and             “What might they want to talk                 parents, youth workers or social
their families so that they have                  about?”                          services. Refer means that somebody
 the opportunity to reach their                                                     else, or you, think you have a problem
                                   The things people want to talk about are very
                                                                                   that you would like to talk about. They
          full potential.                       varied for instance
                                                                                          tell me, and I contact you.
                                     •     Being bullied   •   Relationships
                                     •     School          •   Health issues        You can also contact me yourself, by
                                     •     Home life       •   Information         using my mobile number on the back of
                                                                                                this leaflet.
   There are many different          •    Feeling unhappy
       projects run by               •    Stress—worries and concerns
                                       Whatever you want to talk about, we want    “So, who do you tell what we talk
     Action for Children.                                                                      about?”
                                           to listen, so don’t worry if your
                                                  problem isn’t listed.
                                                                                      What we talk about is confidential
                                          “Do people just talk when they            between us. I will explain more about
                                                                                   confidentiality and Action for Children
                                                 come to you?”
                                                                                   on our first meeting, before you tell me
     A Quiet Place has been            No. There are lots of things that we can
                                                                                     anything about yourself. If there is
created for children and young                do together for example
                                                                                    anything you don't understand, we will
     people who want to be           •    Crafts
                                                                                    go through it again in a different way.
 listened to by someone who          •    Board games
                                     •    Going for walks
 isn't part of school or family,                                                    There is also a drop-in available
                                     •    Going to a Café
      without being judged.          •    Drawing and painting                      on a Tuesday lunchtime in Mrs
                                     •    Keeping Scrapbooks                                 Webb’s room
                                     •    Writing down thoughts and feelings

				
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