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Monthly Archives: March 2019

St. John’s College – Summer School

St. John’s College – Summer School

St. John’s are opening their doors this summer to provide an opportunity for the younger autistic community of Brighton and the surrounding areas, to experience life over 3 days in college. This will provide the opportunity to enjoy activities such as sports, drama, music, sensory play and cooking. This will encourage young people to develop communication skills and build confidence to further wellbeing and independence.

Further Information can be found below:

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OGC – Cha Cha Cha

Ever Wanted to learn to Dance?

Have you ever wanted to learn Latin and Ballroom dancing? Why not come along for an afternoon of Latin dance taught by Paul Carter ISTD, a previous UK Latin champion and a member of the Come Dancing team from 1988 to 1993. By the end of the session you will be able to dance a simple routine in Cha Cha Cha. This class is suitable for those with little or no dance experience, but all levels of ability are welcome to join the fun!


For further information please see below:

Lost Property?

Lost Glasses?

We have 7 pairs of glasses in the School front office (6 normal and one sunglasses) these belong to students. If you are aware that your child has lost a pair of glasses in school, please could you contact the school office and discuss with them, so we can check to see if we might have them and arrange returning the missing item to the rightful owners.

Sign2Sing 2019

Sign2Sing is an annual fundraising event, organised by the Deaf health charity SignHealth. It’s the only mass participation signing event.

Sign2Sing provides the opportunity to learn sign language while helping fundraise for projects to support Deaf people.

Deaf people communicate using sign language, and Sign2Sing is designed to promote this beautiful language and raise valuable funds.

Our Students took part in the Sign2Sing 2019 Event recently and this can be seen in the video below.

The Sign2Sing website has further information and can can be found at this address:

Visit Sign2Sing!

Special Olympics – World Games

Caleb Grace an ex student has been training hard over the last few years as a swimmer and was selected to represent GB Special Olympics in the World Games in Abu Dhabi. He flew out on Monday 11th March as part of the GB team and is preparing for his first competition on Saturday 16th March. Caleb started Oak Grove College in 2009 and was identified has having potential as a swimmer, with some encouragement he gained his confidence and joined a competitive disability squad, “Squids” at Littlehampton. From this point he has not looked back and went on to join Littlehampton swimming club and has competed for them at county level. More recently he has been swimming in all the National para swimming galas across the UK and is looking forward to making qualification times so he can represent GB in para swimming.

We send Caleb and all the GB Special Olympics Team our best wishes for success at the World Games

Canine Concern and our Canine Friend

Canine Concern is a charity that works to provide Therapy Dogs to elderly, lonely and individuals with health concerns or issues where a visiting therapy dog would be helpful in supporting them. Canine Concern also carry out visits to schools and special needs groups and have found that these visits help in breaking down barriers, providing a sensory aspect and enjoyment for all.

Recently Oak Grove College has been enjoying visits from our own special canine friend Dottie along with her human companion Lucie Johnson.

Dottie’s regular visits to the school are a great success. Dottie has been visiting Albert’s class in KOA and the students (and staff) enjoy Dottie’s company. The interaction provides stimulus, smiles and enjoyment for all involved, Dottie also loves the attention and extra treats!

Further information about Canine Concern can be found on their website: https://www.canineconcern.co.uk/

Newsletter: March 2019

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Stay Safe

Carers and guardians are invited to join a FREE online safety workshop in partnership with Barnardo’s called Stay Safe at Elm Grove Primary School, Worthing, BN11 5LQ from 6pm-8pm on Monday 18thMarch 2019. The training is aimed at 7 – 12 year olds; however parents of younger and older children may also find it useful. Topics will include online safety, child sexual exploitation, the Prevent agenda and the warning signs of radicalisation.

For further details please see the document below: