Year 8 Radio Club – Wednesday 19.12.18

Year 8 Radio Club will be doing their second broadcast this Wednesday (19.12.18) at 4pm on Frome FM.

It will be a very festive show and will include music, stories, jokes and all things Christmas. If you are able to tune in they would all be so very grateful and also you can get in touch with them during the show in one of two ways:

Email: studio@frome.fm

Twitter: @AcornsOnAir or @fromefm

They will be on air from 4pm until 5pm and would love to know that you are listening.

Christmas Lunch 20.12.18

If your child requires a vegetarian Christmas Lunch on Thursday 20.12.18 (free of charge) can you please advise no later than Monday 17.12.18 so that we can accommodate your request.

Year 8 Options booklets

Frome College Option booklets will be sent home with your child today (12.12.18).

Pupils will have a chance to look through them this afternoon and make any notes/questions that they would like to ask the Frome College staff at the Option evening on 10.1.19.

Option forms will be available to fill in AFTER the options evening full details can be found on the Frome College Website

https://www.fromecollege.somerset.sch.uk/students/gcse-options

Year 5 & Year 6 Praise assembly

Please note that there will be an end of term praise assembly for Year 5 and Year 6 on Wednesday 19.12.18 as follows

Year 5 at 2.00 pm

Year 6 at 2.30 pm.

 

Parents are welcome to attend .

Thursday 20.12.18 Pupils Christmas Lunch

 

We are pleased to announce that our special Christmas Lunch (which includes a vegetarian option) will be on Thursday 20th December 2018. This will be provided for all pupils by the Academy free of charge. We see this as a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to share a meal at this special time of the year. As per the Oakfield tradition, pupils will be served by Oakfield Staff !

You may provide a packed lunch for your child on the day if you do not wish them to participate. Please note the kitchen will not be providing a menu choice on Christmas Lunch day or any break time snacks.

We are happy for pupils to wear their ‘Christmas jumpers’ on this day, however all other items of uniform should be worn. They can of course wear their school sweatshirt if they prefer. Whilst donations to Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Campaign are not required for children to join in, if you would like to make a donation at www.christmasjumperday.org, this would be greatly appreciated.

Last Week of Term -After school Clubs

Please note that the only After school Clubs running the last week of term (17.12.18) will be as follows-

 

Film Club-Wednesday 19.12.18

KS3 Cooking on Thursday 20.12.18

Key Stage 2 Homework Club

Key Stage 3 Homework club the last one will be 17.12.18.

FURTHER UPDATE REGARDING PARENTPAY – 6th December 2018.

 

Dear Parent.
We had huge IT problems at the start of this academic year which was a nationwide issue with the company involved and not something we had any control over.  This had an impact on the systems we use such as Parentpay.  Updates were communicated via our website, Facebook information page and e-mails. We would like to thank you for your patience in this matter.
The link to Parentpay has been resolved and you are able to access information regarding purchases made in the canteen.  Please be aware that there was a backlog of information input into the system so it may look like numerous items were purchased on the same day.  This would not be possible as there is a limit to purchases; it refers to when the purchases were entered onto the system.
Some accounts now require funds added to them following the purchases made during September and October in particular, and we are asking parents to do this by the end of January 2019.
If you have any queries regarding Parentpay, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Palfrey in the Finance Office.
Thank you once again for your support and patience.
Mrs Wells
Business Manager/SLT

School Council pupil reps

Out new School Council Repos for 2018-2019.

Parent Workshop Thursday 13.12.18

We invite all parents and carers of Academy pupils to the first in a series of Parents’ Information Sessions.

The topic of the first session will be Online Gaming and will be hosted by Oakfield parent, author and journalist Keith Stuart, who until recently held the position of Gaming Editor for The Guardian newspaper and wrote the bestselling novel ‘A Boy Made of Blocks’.

The session will take place on Thursday 13th December 2018 and will run twice – 2-3pm and 6-7pm.

Venue: Enrichment Centre.  Refreshments will be available.

 

Are you, like thousands of other parents across the country, concerned about the impact that the time spent playing online games (such as Fortnite) is having on your child’s physical, social and emotional health?

Do you think they are impacting on family life and academic success at school?

This session will seek to address some of the issues and challenge the myths around online multi-player games. There will be a short presentation followed by plenty of time for questions.

If you think you would like to attend either of the two sessions, please contact the Academy Reception to reserve a place.

Email:              oakfieldacademy@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Phone:            01373 462539

We look forward to seeing you there.

Cyclo Cross Final -Postponed

Please note that the planned Cyclo Cross final at Selwood on Thursday 29.11.18 has been postponed.

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