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14th – 25th January 2019

ELAs w/c 14th January

Y7: Computing                                 Y8: RE

ELAs w/c 21st January

Y7: DT                                                 Y8: Maths

Thought for the Week

14th January


21st January


Idiosyncratic: “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” A. A. Milne (d.1956)

Morality: “every story has a moral, you just need to be clever enough to find it” Lewis Carroll (d. 1898)

Celebration & Achievement

Carol Service: Huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the annual Chase Carol Service in Great Malvern Priory on 20th December: as always, it was a lovely event, this year involving music from traditional carols to songs from Sister Act and Chris de Burgh! Many very appreciative comments were received from those that attended - "outstanding" - "amazing" - "wow!" - "the best yet!"

It was a wonderful end to an extremely busy term for The Chase's musicians - very well done to all.


Congratulations to:

·         Phoebe Thomas (10EEB) who was awarded Runner Up in the recent Young Writers competition run by the Malvern Rotary Club.  Her entry has gone forward to the District stage of the competition.

·         Amelia Jameson (7PBK) who won the Decorated Yule Log Competition run by the Cooking club before Christmas and Darcy Horne (7BCR) who came runner-up.  Cooking Club starts again Thursday 17th January – see Mrs Borthwick in T10 for an ingredients list; all years welcome.

·         Abigail Knight (10JLE) winner of the school heat of the Rotary Young Chef Competition.  Abigail prepared her meal with the chefs at the Colwall Park Hotel, which was then enjoyed by Rotarians and guests, at their Celebration of Youth Evening on Thursday January 10th.


Events 14th – 25th January 2019

Y11 Mocks w/c 14th & w/c 21st January

#unplugged campaign w/c 21st January

Mon 14th

Staff Christian Prayer Group 08:15

Tues 15th

Weds 16th

HE+ event @ HSFC 2:15pm

School Games Y7&8 Sports Hall Athletics @ Dysons 2pm

Thurs 17th

Options Assembly 9am

Governors Teaching & Learning Committee 6pm

Fri 18th

Apprenticeship workshop 6th Form 11:45am

School Games Y5&6 Sports Hall Athletics @ Chase 3:30pm

Sat 19th

H&WSAA X-Country University of Worcester Lakeside Campus

Mon 21st

Staff Christian Prayer Group 08:15


Tues 22nd

GCSE Poetry Live trip to Birmingham Y10 9am

Weds 23rd

GMB Union visit 3pm (Support Staff) Conference Room

Y9 Options Evening 7pm Main Hall

School Games KS2/3 Boccia, New Age Kurling, Arrows @ Dysons 3:45pm

Thurs 24th


Fri 25th

Bank of England speaker visit for Y12 & 13 10:30am

DofE Gold training weekend (Brecon Beacons)

School Games KS3&4 boys & girls Badminton @ Malvern College 3:30pm


Attendance: The school’s target for attendance is 95%. Current attendance is 95.37%

Should you wish to contact school to inform us of your child’s absence, please either leave a message on the school’s dedicated 24-hour absence line by 10:00am on each day of your child’s absence (01684 891961 and follow the instructions), email school on or text on 07860 095556. Please ensure that you contact school every day that your child is absent, not just the 1st day.


6th form: please ring 01684 898752, alternatively email or for attendance or any other queries



Music fees for the Summer term are due by 8th February. No individual reminders will be sent out.  If you wish to cancel lessons for the Summer term please advise Mrs Livingstone and Mrs Bridges by email before 8th February so we may update our records. /


If the correct payment is not received by February 8th then lessons will be automatically cancelled for the following term.


Trip Payments are due for:

·         Spanish Exchange - All outstanding balances to be paid immediately

·         Food and Cultural trip to Cyprus - All outstanding balances to be paid immediately

·         Nassfeld Ski trip 2019 - All outstanding balances to be paid immediately

·         Berlin & Krakow GCSE History trip - All outstanding balances to be paid by 28th January

·         PGL Netball Tournament - Payment required by 11th January.

·         D of E Gold Training Expedition - Payment required by 21st January.

·         A2 Biology Field course 2019 - Monthly payment required by 28th January.

·         Normandy Y7 trip - Payment is required 30th January.


Please ensure payments are kept up to date in accordance with the payment schedule for the trip.


For any payment queries, parents can check details on ParentPay or contact the trip leader.


If you require your login details for Parent Pay please contact


Year 9 parents evening: Year 9 parents evening will be held on Wednesday 30th January 4-7pm.  Appointments can be made on line – from 7pm Monday 14th January to 7pm Monday 28th January; appointments are limited to 8 per student. Parents will need their login code which can be found at the bottom of their child’s progress report. Any issues please contact Mrs Griffiths, Pinnacle House Leader – or It Support – If parents are unable to attend please log in and indicate this.


Art Exam: The exam prep for the GCSE Art Exam has started; the 10 hours need to be completed by May – if you require a copy of the assignment please email Miss Blakeley


Vaccinations: Parents of pupils in Year 9 will soon be receiving a letter from NHS Herefordshire Immunisation Team regarding Td/IPV & Men ACWY vaccinations which will be administered on 27th and 28th February 2019 in school. Please return all consent forms within 7 days of receipt to the Medical Room. 


Update from careers: NCS have recently been into school to present their 4 week summer programme to Year 11 (2 weeks of which are residential); now is the time to sign up for the activities which are due to be held between 1/7/19 and 23/8/19, all for just £50. If you would like more information please contact Mrs Hunter in school




Vacancies: We are seeking Lunchtime Supervisors to join our friendly team to start as soon as possible.  You will be responsible for supervising and monitoring students during lunchtime.  No previous experience is required as training will be provided.  Applications can be downloaded from our website or email


Beanie hats:  We have ‘Chase’ beanie hats available, perfect for the forecasted cold snap in the weather.  Hats are £5.50 and available via ParentPay


Friends of The Chase

Second Hand Uniform Sale : Tuesday 5th February 2019

8:30am - 9:30am in the Main Hall at The Chase

Uniform Price List:

Jumpers £3

Rugby Shirts £3

Hoodies £3

Coats/Jackets £2

Trousers £1.50

Skirts £1.50

PE Shorts £1.50

PE Shirts £1.50

PE Skorts £1.50

PE Socks £1.00

Ties £1.50

Shoes/Trainers £2

Shin Pads £1

Base layer tops £1

Base Layer bottoms £1

PE bags 50p

Aprons 50p

Shirts 50p or three for £1

New Samuri Hoodies £10

New Samuri Girl’s Skorts £3

New Samuri Boy’s Shorts £3

New Samuri Ripstop Training Tops £10

New Samuri Trackie Bottoms, size small Boy £5

New Samuri Trackie Bottoms, other sizes £10


If you have any uniform you would like to donate, please put it in a carrier bag marked “DONATIONS” and drop it off at Main Reception before Thursday 31st January.  We really need hangers, especially the type with clips for hanging skirts and trousers; please leave donated hangers at Main Reception. We could also use an additional clothes rail if anyone has one they can donate.


The Chase School Lottery: The Chase School Lottery is a great way to support our school.  Tickets cost £1 per week and every week someone wins the school jackpot which hovers around £40.  The more people who play, the bigger the pot grows.  Please see attached flyer for details.  To join The Chase School Lottery go to:


The Co-op: You can support The Chase by becoming a member of The Co-op and choosing The Friends of The Chase as the charity you wish to support.  All money raised through the Co-op will go to the refurbishment of Music Room 3 and the purchase of new IT to support students’ musical learning.  To join go to:


Ford Motor Company? If you are a parent or carer and an employee of the Ford Motor Company LTD or FCE Bank plc, could you contact Sam Craig on


Next Friends of The Chase Meeting: Tuesday 29th January from 6:30pm in the Staff Room.


The Pride of Malvern Hills Community Awards nominations are now open! Returning for its 3rd year, the awards scheme (formerly known as Our Malvern Hills Community Awards) aims to recognise individuals, projects, groups and organisations whose dedication and commitment has improved the lives and well-being of residents within Malvern Hills.  Nominations are being sought in the following categories:

1. Inspirational Young Person’s Award

2. Cleaner and Greener Community Award

3. Improving Lives Award

4. Community Project Award - NEW

5. Inclusive Award - NEW

6. Business in the Community Award


For more information and to view the nomination form, please visit:

The nomination deadline is Sunday 17 February 2019



Lost Property: in order to try and reunite lost items with their owners, please make sure all items are clearly named. We cannot accept responsibility for any items that are lost. Items that have not been collected or reunited with their owners after 6 weeks will be donated to charity.


Contact details: please make sure we have up-to-date contact details for you to ensure we can contact you in the event of an emergency, especially if your child is unwell and needs collecting.  To update your details, email


Next bulletin due 25th January 2019