Welcome to the orange house; welcome to Fox Tor!
As Performance Leader, I would like to personally welcome you to the Fox Tor page. We pride ourselves as being a vibrant, energetic house where we have a real sense of community.
At our College, we are encouraging students to ‘get stuck’; to see what it feels like to have a challenge and to not know the answer. Do you give in? Do you ask for help? Do you keep trying until you succeed? Hopefully, we can help you develop skills that will enable you to overcome barriers and set you on your way to becoming successful learners and having a box of skills you can dip into throughout your life. This journey starts during tutor time, where we are lucky to have a vertical system which see’s all year groups merge with one another.
In Fox Tor, we have a superb set of caring tutors, they are the people you can turn to with any problems you might have. They will also lead and guide you through our famous monthly tutor challenges.
I am very lucky to have two brilliant Student Heads of House in Alice Palmer (GRS) and Harry Baker (LNG) and they will always be there for any student to talk to or help you out. Miss Howarth (HTH) and Miss Cowell (CWL) are also a key part of Fox Tor and will be working closely with our Fox Council in order to provide you with plenty of opportunities to showcase any skills you have!
Finally, I cannot guarantee you will not have any problems throughout your time at SDCC, but I can guarantee you will get all the support and care from staff and students alike to try and overcome these problems. Enjoy your time here, grasp every opportunity with both hands; whether it’s football club, poetry club or reading club… try everything.
Mr J Morrison-Hill (MHL)
Performance Leader Fox Tor
“The future’s bright… the future’s orange”
January news: brought to you by your Fox Tor Council
Student of the Month – December 2016
On Friday 16th December we held the Fox Tor praise assembly in which the December 2016 Student of the Month was announced.
Congratulations to Josh Redfern (7 STK/TLE).
Josh was awarded student of the month due to his outstanding effort in the shoe box challenge, which gave poorly children spending their Christmas in hospital, a bit of Christmas cheer by providing them with toys and treats. Lots of students participated in donating and wrapping gift boxes but Josh’s contribution stood out from the rest and this is why the council believed he deserved December’s student of the month.
The nominations have already started for January’s Student of the Month so if you or your fellow tutees have something that you want to shout about, let your tutor know. You could be our next Student of the Month.
Black Tie awards
Sophie Roberts, Oli Smith & Alex Still were awarded black ties just before Christmas in recognition for their outstanding contribution to extra-curricular activities as well as their consistently impressive work within all lessons. This is so deserved for all three students. Thank you for being such incredible role-models. We are very lucky to have you in Fox Tor.
We are so proud of all of the Fox Tor students who were nominated for the black ties before Christmas and we want to take this opportunity to congratulate you all once again on your nominations and encourage you to keep up the excellent work!
Black Tie nominees
Tutor Challenge – Christmas Shoe Box Challenge!
The Fox Tor Council launched a mission at the start of November; to spread some festive cheer to poorly children and young people on the Children’s Wards at Torbay, Exeter and Derriford Hospitals.
The Tutor Challenge was for all tutor groups to collect as many shoe boxes as possible, wrap them, and for an extra few points fill them with lovely things to make poorly children smile over the festive period. Over 300 hundred shoe boxes were collected, wrapped and filled with wonderful gifts and it would not have been possible without the dedication of the Fox Tor staff and students!
So, which tutor group collected the most shoe boxes? Decembers’ winning tutor group is HRD! They collected a staggering amount of shoe boxes totalling just over 140.
Fox Tor spreads some festive spirit!!
Students and staff at South Dartmoor Community College embarked on a mission at the start of November; to spread some festive cheer to poorly children and young people on the Children’s Wards at Torbay, Exeter and Derriford Hospitals. Over 300 hundred shoe boxes have been collected, wrapped and filled with wonderful gifts in the hope that this small gesture can brighten a family’s Christmas.
On Tuesday 20th December the hard work and dedication of all students involved came to life as the minibus was packed, the Fox Tor Student Council were armed with a Christmas CD and their Christmas jumpers ready to deliver the shoe boxes that they have been working tirelessly to put together. This small group of students (pictured) have been the driving force behind this kind and generous gesture. They have organised cake sales to raise money for extra gifts, filled and wrapped countless boxes and they have given their own time on top of College Production’s, Mock Exams and other extra-curricular commitments to make this really special.
The children and young people who received the boxes were delighted with the thoughtful, fun and exciting gifts that awaited them inside. We know that all of the recipients and their families would like to join us in thanking all of the students, staff, friends and families of SDCC for the happiness they have shared this Christmas time.
Finally, the students and staff of SDCC would like to thank the staff of Torbay, Exeter & Derriford Children’s Wards for making our visits possible.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of the students and staff at South Dartmoor Community College.
September news: brought to you by your Fox Tor Council
Student of the Month – September 2016
Every month throughout this academic year, tutor groups in Fox Tor have been asked to nominate students who they feel deserve to be recognised for their efforts and achievements both in and out of school. The Fox Tor Student Council meet at the end of each month to review all of the nominations put forward by tutor groups and they select the student whose nomination they want to celebrate with the rest of Fox Tor.
On Friday 7th October, we held the first Fox Tor praise assembly of the year and the September 2016 Student of the Month was announced.
Congratulations to Sam Lawton-Cook (8 ANS).
Sam was awarded the title of Student of the Month September 2016 for the fantastic start that he has made to year 8. His efforts have been noticed by teaching staff and Sam’s peers within Miss Anslow’s tutor group and the Fox Tor council wanted to celebrate this with you.
The nominations have already started for October’s Student of the Month so if you or your fellow tutees have something that you want to shout about, let your tutor know. You could be our next Student of the Month.
Tutor Group Ambassadors
We are really lucky to have a house full of helpful students who really are great role-models amongst the SDCC student body. To recognise this, Fox Tor tutors have elected a Tutor Group Ambassador to support them in the daily running of the tutor group. Each Tutor Group Ambassador (some even have a Deputy Ambassador) has a clear set of roles and responsibilities to undertake which include; the collection and return of the tutor folder, handing out messages, supporting the Fox Tor Council representative with tutor challenges and being an ear to the ground so that all the fantastic things our students are doing are being recognised.
Tutor Challenge – Super September Start!
To get Fox Tor in the mood for an outstanding year, the Fox Tor Council decided that this month’s challenge would be for all tutor groups to do their best to keep behaviour points to a minimum. All students had to do was to ensure that they were doing their very best to work in partnership with SDCC staff so that they could be praised rather than accumulating behaviour points for poor behaviour.
The results are in! This month’s winning tutor group are STK/TLE with just 31 points in total. No need to mention GRS tutor group who almost doubled STK/TLE score placing them last in this month’s challenge!
Newsflash: Sports day 2016. Fox Tor show they are a true force when it comes to the sports field with a number of trophies being won again this year.
Sporting Spirit Winners 2016 - Fox Tor
Rounders Champions 2016 - Fox Tor
Unfortuntely, we could not do a famous treble after we missed out on the Athletics title by a measley TWO points....a truly magnificent effort by all the foxes.
“The future’s bright… the future’s definately orange”
Fox Tor does blue steel!
May 2016. The last time our current year 11s will appear in a house picture....Good luck year 11!!
New Student heads of house for 2016/17 are Alice Palmer and Harry Baker.
Congratulations to you both!!
Fox Tor Council 2016-17
Congratulations to the students below who will all be on the Fox Tor Council next year. They will be working closely with Miss Howarth and Miss Cowell to take our house to the next level......
Good luck in your new role!
Pictured left to right:
Back: Josh G, Harry B, Alice P, Katherine J, Jess C and Ben G
front: Ollie S, Sophie R, Honey-Blue S, Katie R, Alex S and Sean R
Head of House - Mr Jamie Morrison-Hill
Lead Tutor - Miss Lucy Howarth / Miss Cowell
Student Heads of House - Ellie Ingham-Hill and George Hughes
Fox Tor Council:
Mr James Hills / Mr Mustafa Shaikh
Miss Tracey Le / Miss Claire Stoakes
Mrs Jo Creed
Mr Jo Long
Mrs Catherine Buckle
Mr Sean Grosvenor
Miss Nicola Anslow