Wednesday, 15 June 2016

2016 International Evening

Thank you to everyone who contributed to an evening of fun, food and festivities … a joyful gathering of students, staff and parents, celebrating the international diversity of The Cherwell School.
From the colourful d├ęcor, national dress to foods from the five continents and poetry, music, dance, global travel and action – there was much to feast not only the palate but all five senses.
With special thanks to the Oxford African Drumming troupe for their rousing welcome, the exotic beat setting the tone for the evening. Thanks to all who shared of their cultures, through national dress, food and especially those who performed – West Papuan music & dance, French poetry, Irish fiddle tunes, travel account through Africa, and of course our very own Cherwell Chicken Project continuing to provide vital support to families in South Africa.
The International Quiz had us all wishing we had better global knowledge – guess the mysterious country outlines, match currencies to countries -  riyal, baht, peso; find the language bienvenue! Vaazgha! Fon ngiang!
If you were not there, you missed a very special event. But don’t worry, it’s already in on the calendar for next year. So look out for the 2017 International Evening, and be sure to join the celebration. 
The PTA International Team



Monday, 6 June 2016

PTA meeting, 7pm, Wednesday 8th June

Our next PTA meeting is at 7pm on Wednesday 8th June, in the Training Room on North Site.  (There will be signs if you’re not sure where this is!) 
Please note the slightly later time, which is to avoid a clash with the year 12 Higher Education Options Evening.

We’ll be looking at an exciting proposal to change to the structure of the PTA to improve communication between parents/carers and the school, including a twice-yearly ‘Parents Forum’ and bringing the existing Parent Reps into the heart of the PTA, with a clearer role.  Please read the proposal, and then come and discuss it at our meeting at 7pm on the 8th June!  Click here to see the paper!  


If you have any other items for the agenda, please email secretary@cherwellpta.org If you can’t make the meeting, but have ideas on how to improve the proposal, please email chair@cherwellpta.org


All are welcome!

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