Parents News 7/11/2015

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Tuesday 8th December 2015:               Music Show 18.00 – 20.00 in Main Hall
Thursday 10th December 2015:            Dance Show 18.00 – 20.00 in Main Hall
Wednesday 16th December 2015:        Presentation Evening 18.45 in Main Hall
Friday 18th December 2015:                School Closes at 12.05 Last Day of Term

Christmas Holiday Monday 21st December – Friday 1st January

Monday 4th January 2015: Back to school


Dear Parents and Carers

I am really proud to be able to send you such a packed Parents News edition this week.

From singing in the town centre to broadcasting live on the BBC Brakenhale students have proved yet again how talented and committed they are.

I hope you enjoy reading about their successes and that you are able to join us for the events coming up next week.

Warm Regards

Jane Coley

Music and Dance Show

Tuesday 8th December 2015

Music Show 18.00 -20.00 in Main Hall

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DanceThursday 10th December 2015

Dance Show 18.00 – 20.00 in Main Hall




Well done to the Girls 5 aside teams involved in the Berkshire 5 aside competition on  2/12/2015.

Well done to the KS3&4 Badminton teams who completed their first fixture of 2015 on Tuesday 1st December against Edgbarrow School.



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Drama News

On Sunday 29th November, the following students from our school performed at the Christmas Launch Event at Bracknell town centre at Princess square and truly made us proud.

The fabulous choir beautifully delivered a range of Christmas songs to a large audience and did a brilliant job keeping their nerves.

The mayor of Bracknell’s said  “is truly remarkable and something to be proud of”

A special thank you also for any members of staff that made it on the day, we greatly appreciated your time and support and so did the students.

Bronte Rogers 12A,Danielle Rabulan 9H, Kai Bourne 9E, Danielle Hooper 7E, Benjamin Lewis 8K, Grace Horn 9A, Emma Horn 7R, Gracie-May Spary-Hawthorne 10B, Ellie Webber 7H, Ifeoluwa Olosunde 7H, Elly Cooper 8N, Emily Wittleton 8E, Georgina Harrington 9A, Victoria Mitchell 7E

Many thanks
Ms N Khamou

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Poet John Hegley will be coming in to do an assembly with all of year 8, and then a 90 minute workshop with 25 year 8 students.

The visit is organised by Readathon. A representative from Readathon will also be attending.


Readathon Poster


radio berkshire logoWe are very fortunate to have Radio Berkshire joining us as part of the Early Morning Andrew Peach Show on Thursday 3rd December 2015.

This has been a great opportunity for us to showcase all our recent fantastic efforts. You can listen Andrew Peach broadcast Please listen in if you get a chance on BBC iPlayer Radio. The show covered The Brakenhale school below listed time.
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23:25 – 25:50
51:56 – 55:20
01:07:00 – 01:07:42
01:18:05 – 01:21:42
01:48:05 – 01:51-43
2:21:02 – 02:26:10
02:56:10 – 02:58:17


Berkshire Radio



Parents’ Drop in Session

There is a Drop-In session in the LRC for all parents every Thursday between 4.00pm and 5.00pm. During this session staff are available to answer questions regarding ShowMyHomework, Insight, ParentPay, as well as the biometric registration system. Parents are able to log on to the computers in the LRC to access their ShowMyHomework, Insight and ParentPay accounts. If you would like to pop by to see us please come in to school via the Coningsby gate and walk across the courtyard to the LRC.


There was a lovely Christmas atmosphere, we had the most people attending the event since it started and the comments back from visitors and stall holders have been amazing. Here is one from a stall holder:
“There was a lovely atmosphere and all staff / PTA members are a credit to the school. Having attended several recent fairs I can honestly say it was the best organised and had a real community feel.”
The great news is that the PTA has raised over £800 so far and still counting.

Please read the full report here.

mime_weblinkPTA Christmas Market, Thursday 27th November, 7-9pm