Rossett News Update – 10 November 2017

Student Council 2017-18

Congratulations to our new Student Council:

Year 7: Spencer Huggett, Mollie Schofield + Rachel Youlden

Year 8: Becky Renton + Alvie O’Brien

Year 9: Tilli Gaunt + Aliya Bridge

Year 10: Jai Sagoo +  Samuel Cliff

Year 11: Jim Brandom + Freya Prince

Sixth Form:  Aaran Kennedy + Katie Anderson

Presentation Evening

This week invitations have been sent to last year’s Year 11 students inviting them to Rossett’s annual Presentation Evening on 23 November 2017.  The evening will commence with a Celebration Reception from 6.30pm.

To reserve seats please register on line at www.rossettschool.co.uk/8748/presentation-evening/ by Tuesday 14 November 2017.  This is a very popular event and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

PTA Quiz Night

Tickets are still available for the PTA Quiz Night and are priced at just £8 each to include a fish and chip supper or vegetarian alternative and there will be a bar available on the night.  Teams are welcome (max of 8 people) or, for small groups, the PTA will organise a team.  Doors open at 6.30pm and the quiz starts at 7pm.  We hope you will join us for a fun-filled evening.  Please click the link for further details:  http://www.rossettpta.co.uk/event/quiz-night-2018/

Sports Centre entrance

This week students have been informed that they are not to enter the school site via the sports centre entrance if the gate is locked.  This is particularly applicable in the morning for late comers.  Students must walk around to the front entrance and if the gates are shut, they are to press the buzzer to communicate with Student Reception.  They will then enter school via the Student Reception and sign in using the touch screen system.  This system allows the safe access of all students to the main school.

Children in Need – Friday 17 November

Just a reminder that Friday 17 November will be a non-uniform day, with £2 contribution going to Children in Need.  We were in the top 500 schools in the country last year for fund raising for the charity, so would again appreciate your support in encouraging students to pay their money on the day.

Remembrance Day

Assemblies have been held this week for each year group to remind students that the freedoms we enjoy today are as a result of the sacrifices made by those we remember at this time of year.  The school recognises the importance of passing this message on to our students to ensure they understand the significance of Remembrance as we expect them to carry this responsibility into the future.

The whole school also joined together today to mark Armistice Day with over 1,500 students and 200 staff taking part in a two minute silence in the school grounds at 11am.  The Head Boy and Head Girl led the proceedings reading ‘For the Fallen’.  Joe Cooper (Year 9) played the Last Post and ended the memorial with the ‘Reveille’.

Science Talk from Professor Lord Winston

Thirty of our Sixth Form students attended a lecture at Ashville College on Tuesday 7 November given by the prestigious Lord Robert Winston. The lecture focused on ‘Why Science Matters’ which was both thought provoking and provided a candid insight into a career that stretched from Theatre directing to becoming the eminent Biologist and media personality he is now. The students were inspired to further their studies of Science at A Level and in Higher Education as a result of meeting him.

LGBTQ+

Rossett offers regular drop in sessions for our LGBTQ+ community and the following information has been shared with students this week:

Year 7 Disco

Rossett Sixth Form students are organising the Year 7 Christmas Disco on Thursday 14 December 2017 6pm-7.30pm in the main school hall. Please click the link for further details

Sensory Garden

Mr Doug Mills from the Harrogate Freemasons visited our Sensory Garden this week, following a generous donation of £1000 from the Brethren.  The funding has gone towards the purchase of stone to build a dry stone wall around the wildflower area.  Students in Years 9 – 11 are undertaking the Prince’s Trust Achieve award and COPE, enabling them to learn this new skill and apply it in the Community.

Congratulations to …

What’s happening next week …

Thursday 16 November

Friday 17 November

Ms Woodcock

Headteacher