Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Fair

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Christmas Pantomime 2013

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We are excited to announce that on Thursday 28th November 2013 Pyramid Players are bringing their production of Aladdin to Oakwood.

There will be two performances of the pantomime at 4:30pm and at 6:00pm.  Both performances will have the same content and be suitable for children between 3 and 12.  Each performance will last approximately one hour with no interval.  Tickets are priced at £7.50 for adults, £6.50 for children.

FOO will be serving a snack tea of sausages in buns, ice cream and a drink in the dining hall from 3.30pm.  The cost of tea is £3 per person and must be booked with your panto tickets.

The event is a parent supervised, FOO event so you will need to collect your child(ren) from their class or club on the day and supervise them in the dining room, in the Lyne Hall and in between.  We have tried to arrange meal and performance times to suit all age groups and pick up times and hope that everyone will be able to join in and enjoy this festive event.  If you intend to send your child with someone else then please give their name when purchasing tickets.  Please note that there needs to be one adult for every six children.

If your child is singing at the Cross in Chichester on the same night then you will need to book for the earlier performance.  At the end of the first panto performance, we will ask the choristers to leave first so that they can make their way to Chichester in good time to sing. 

Child ticket:

Performance Time
Adult ticket:

Performance Time
Food ticket

Food Sitting


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fireworks Night

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Please come and join us for the FOO Fireworks Night at Oakwood School!

Thursday 7th November 

As well as a stunning fireworks display on the school field, there will be a bonfire to enjoy, delicious burgers and sausages to eat, mulled wine and other refreshments, for all to enjoy.

The school is running a Guy competition for each year group and this will be judged. Guys will be burnt on the evening.

Please buy tickets BEFORE the event and bring them with you on the evening, as they will be collected on the gate and additional tickets will not be available on the evening. Please buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment, as the number of tickets will be limited.

Gates open at 5.30pm, bonfire lit at 6pm and fireworks at approximately 7pm.  Please bring a torch and welly boots are recommended. We look forward to seeing you.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Auction Prizes 2013

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Main Auction Prizes 2013

1. Aerobatics Flight:
Ever dreamt of becoming a 'Top Gun Pilot'? This is your chance. The winner will be fully briefed and strapped into a high performance aerobatic aircraft from Goodwood aerodrome. As well as taking in the stunning views over the South Downs and Solent one budding aerobatic pilot will experience loops, rolls, stall turns, half Cubans, and inverted flight......stomach dependant! All the time you will be in the safe hands of a fully qualified aerobatic instructor and commercial pilot. You could even get a chance to take the controls for a roll under the guidance of your instructor! (Max weight - 90kg)

2. Oakwood Parking Space
Designated Car Parking space for you at school at any time of day. No more driving around trying to find a place.  The current space can take up to 2 cars so you can share this prize or have an extra large space just for 1.

3. A Weekend in a French Gite
Gite 3 for 2 people for long weekend for May, June or September 2014. Plus reduction for Brittany ferries.
La Touche, Courleon, France
(between Angers and Tours central ish France)

4. A Week for 8 in Portugal
A one week in two four person apartments, in the beautiful fishing village of Sao Martinho do Porto. One bedroom, and a sofabed in the living room in each apartment. (Not July or August please)

5. Week in Cornwall
A one week winter break in a six person lodge at Trewetha Farm, Port Isaac. [Location for Doc Martin]  Full central heating and bed linen provided. Dogs allowed. A most beautiful area on the north Cornish coast near to Rock, Padstow, the Eden project and other places of interest. (October 2013 - March 2014).

6. Tiler and Carpenter
A Tiler for the Day. A days work form a professional Tiler from Coastal Stone, Chichester.
Plus two days work from a professional Carpenter from Smartbuild. (expires July 2014)

Silent Auction Prizes 2013 

If you are not attending the ball or you wish to bid for a prize anonymously please email anna.fawcett@me.com with your bid and contact details.  Current bids will be displayed on the website but name and contact details will not. 

1.  BlackJack Table & 2.5 hours Tuition
Learn how to be a croupier for the night and have loan of a professional black jack table - perfect for a party or  family fun.
Kindly donated by  ANGIE WALKER
2.  Teeth Whitening
Kindly donated by Gill Francis

3. Signed PFC Football
·      Signed by pompey players 2013
·      Certicate of authenticity
 Kindly donated by Portsmouth Football Club

4.  Temporary Body Art for a Childrens Party
Includes non toxic, multicoloured airbrush body art.
Lasts 2-3days, over 40 designs.
Rrp £3-£5 / chilld
Kindly donated by Helen Solly

5. Hair Loss Treatment Pack (combined RRP £535)
·      Hairmax Laser comb
·      Tricomin medicated shampoo
·      Tricomin medicated conditioner
·      Tricomin follicle stimulating spray
Kindly donated by Ziering Medical UK

6. £100 gift voucher for treatments at The Bosham Clinic.
Treatments include: 
Dermal fillers
Hair removal
Mole/blemish removal
Thread vein treatment
Huge variety of beauty treatment
Kindly donated by The Bosham Clinic

7. Architectural Feasibility Study
2 hour personal design consultation
Site analysis
Schematic design to convey concept
Verbal and visual presentation of ideas
Kindly donated by Simon Randell

8.  1 hour one to one Cricket coaching with Brian Towner
At GSM or Middleton Cricket Club
Kindly donated by Brian Towner

9.  Afternoon tea for 4 in ‘The Secret Garden” at Glorious Goodwood in 2013 (day of your choice)
Includes 4 Richmond Enclosure badges, parking labels and Racecards.
Kindly donated by Goodwood Racecourse.

10.   A Weekend stay in The Wave Hotel at Butlins, Bognor Regis.
2 Adults and 2 Children for the weekend at Butlins.
Kindly donated by Jeremy Pardy.

11.  Butlins 2 Adults for BIG WEEKEND Adult Break
We’ve got every taste in music covered so whether you’re a disco diva or prefer the sounds of the swinging 60s, we’ve got a brilliant line-up of themed weekends for you. As well as live performances from a huge selection of original artists and tribute bands, you’ll also find a great choice of restaurants and bars where you can relax and catch up with your friends or dance into the wee hours. And because all of our resorts are situated right next to beautiful beaches, when the weather’s good you can just sit back and enjoy the sunshine (and when it isn’t you can pamper yourself in our lovely spas!).
Kindly donated by Jeremy Pardy.

12. A new Morso Mini Grill Forno which is a cast iron enameled outside grill oven from the Morso "Living Range", RRP £895.
Kindly donated by Osowarm, Southbourne.

13. Ali Gaudion, Photographer - 1 hour shoot plus photos
An hour of Lifestyle Photography with all hi-res images on a disc (fully retouched to perfection).  Locations - Witterings, Kingley Vale, the bluebells, anywhere you choose!
Kindly donated by Ali Gaudion.

14. Skin Liberty £100 Voucher to be used against the cost of IPL Permanent Hair Reduction or Skin Rejuvenation.
Kindly donated by Claire Gillet.

15. Design Consultation with a RIBA Chartered Architect
A two hour consultation with a RIBA Chartered Architect in a location of your choice, followed up (at a later date) with a short presentation of sketch proposals for up to three options / solutions. The location is your choice, whether it be at your home or in your workplace; the consultation could include an extension, a loft conversion or internal reconfiguration.
Kindly donated by Angus Eitel


Monday, June 17, 2013

FOO Committee and FOO survey

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The current FOO Committee are coming to the end of their term in office and a new Committee and Chair will be voted for at the AGM on Friday 28th June. 

We would be delighted if anyone interested in taking part would put their name in the FOO box in the office.  

FOO provides a wonderful opportunity to get involved in Oakwood life and we welcome any parent regardless of how much spare time you have! Should you have any questions about what being on the Committee involves, please contact Jenny Howlett (FOO Chair) at jennyhowlett@me.com.

In order to help the new Committee, we have put together a very short survey to gather opinions and ideas for the year ahead. We would be very grateful if you could take just a few minutes to complete the online survey.  Please find the link for the survey below. 

Kind regards,

The FOO Committee


Friends of Oakwood – What is FOO and what does a Class rep do?

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The Friends of Oakwood School group or FOO is made up of parents who organize various fun activities for the children and parents throughout the year and provide a link between class parents and school about general areas of concern and suggestions for improvement.  

The FOO was formed:

  • To foster friendship between the parents, staff, pupils and all those who come into contact with the school
  • To promote and support the School
  • To enhance the standards of the School's buildings, grounds and equipment through fundraising activities
  • To organise fun events that can be enjoyed by pupils, parents and staff

Monthly informal meetings are held in the Library after Friday Assembly (usually the first Friday of each month).  The dates for these meeting can be found in the school calendar, on the School website and on the School noticeboard.  One FOO meeting a term is held in the evening to include those who are not able to attend during the day for work reasons.

Each class has a representative, or sometimes two people who decide to share responsibilities such as:

  • Welcoming new pupils and parents
  • Attending meetings with school management (once a term)
  • Disseminating information from the school that is class specific
  • Organising parent social events
  • Attending monthly FOO meetings and promoting FOO events to class parents
  • Organising end of term/year teacher gifts etc.

These reps work on a voluntary basis, usually for a year and it can be a great way for new parents to get to know other parents, pupils and staff members.

Should you be interested in becoming a class rep for your class In September 2013, please contact your current FOO representative below:

Current class reps for 2012/13
Nursery – Helen Pattinson (helen.pattinson@montezumas.co.uk)

Kindergarten Hedgehogs – Polly Vose (polly.vose@hotmail.com)
Kindergarten Badgers – Helen Solly (hsolly@boundaryleisure.com)

Reception Squirrels – Lucy Jackson (lucyejackson@gmail.com)
Reception Owls – Clare Hawkins (handchawkiins@attglobal.net)

1B – Ann Williams (ann@aloegreen.co.uk)
1SY – Kate Holligon (holligons@hotmail.co.uk)

2R – Rachel Orr (rachelorr@me.com)
2P – Emily Street (Emilybarr33@hotmail.com)

3T – Sally Waterworth (spwaterworth@hotmail.co.uk)

4M – Ruth Sweet or Karen McBride (ruth_sweet@hotmail.com mcbridefamily@hotmail.com
4W – Joely Wharton or Kate Bolton (joely.wharton@gmail.com katrin_uk@yahoo.com

5RB Charlotte Williams (Lottywilliams@googlemail.com)
5NB Sarah Mayhead (smayhead@oakwoodschool.co.uk)

6B & 6WF Ros Simms represents both classes but obviously is not required to find a replacement rep as year 6 are leavers.