Rossett News Update – 22 December 2017

Fundraising

I am delighted to report that the school has raised over £6,400 already this term through a variety of activities including bake sales, rag week, sponsored ‘Start a Heart’, Year 7 Christmas Disco an enterprise activity and the Children in Need non-uniform day.  In addition to the three main charities sponsored this year (Harrogate Young Carers, Candelighters, Wateraid) Macmillan Cancer Support, Grenfell Tower, Alzheimer’s Society have also received extra donations.

We are delighted to report that the defibrillator sponsored by the school has gone live this morning and is positioned on the side of the Prince of Wales pub in Starbeck.

Celebration Assemblies

On Wednesday 20 December we held our annual end of term Celebration Assemblies for all year groups.  As well as music and art contributions we celebrated the progress, effort, attendance and sporting achievements of students from Years 7 to Sixth Form:

Sport Community 3Rs Average Attainment
Year 7 Charlie Lumsden Mollie Schofield George Papadopoullos Varsha Sivakumar
Teija Beckford Spencer Huggett Ella Lewis Zach Houseman
Year 8 Jess Street Adam Caswell Thomas Grant Alice Bristow
Harry Bandeira Natalie Gaffney-Smith Esmee Howie Adam Naylor
Year 9 Aliya Bridge Joe Cooper Eliza Shrimpton Chloe Verity
Oliver Washbrook Rebecca Shaw Ava Craven Piotr Czarnecki
Year 10 Milly Moncrief Jai Sagoo Katie Merckel Kiera Bollon
Cam Rushworth Cara-Mia Cruise-Brahm Sam Cliff Alex Howell
Year 11 Gabriel Sheehy Emilia-Rose Manship Eleanor Whitehead Sienna Croft
Charlotte Knowles Alex Middlebrook Tom Hawkins Jacob Poulton
Year 12 Lucas Umpleby Georgia Battty Imogen Fisher Cosmo Bown
Maisie Sadler Josh Merrick Shaun Wilson Kitty Long
Year 13 Chloe Bellerby Olivia Parish Victoria Morrell Alex Lewis-Jones
Jack Loudoun Cameron Rennison Matt Petty Oliver Hall

We also saw the award of our first new Vivos Bronze badges – awarded when students receive 300+ reward points.  Congratulations  to:

Tayla Davies (8JCA)

Harry Toole  (8JCA)

Sophie Bate (8OSN)

Alex Armitage (8MPK)

Year 7 Double Your Money

The Year 7s took part in the ‘Double Your Money’ enterprise event last week.  Students were challenged to devise a stall that would hopefully double their initial investment of £5.  The money making ideas ranged from smoothie makers, toffee apples, shoot the hoop challenge, sock snowmen, fruit kebabs, pom-pom decorations, lucky dip and a festive photo booth.  A total of £247.65 was raised for Young Carers and 7JCG was the winning form raising £58.  Well done to everyone who took part.

Mock Results Day for Years 11 and 13

We will be running a formal Results Day for Years 11 and Year 13 on Wednesday 10 January where students will receive results’ envelopes containing their overall grades, following our recent mock exams.  Tutors and year teams will then work with the students to identify areas for improvement and revision programmes in preparation for the external examinations in May/June. 

Year 7 Creative Writing Competition

Rossett Writers, our Key Stage 3 writing club, kept Year 7s entertained this advent with their own festive story in episodes. It featured our very own Mr Stone turning into the Grinch and trying to ruin Christmas for all Rossett students! Well done to Jacob Kisby who won the subsequent writing competition for finishing off our story, turning Mr Stone back into the hero!

Cake sale

Year 13 students Chloe Bellerby and Chloe Ramsay hosted a bake sale in aid of mental health charity Mind this week raising over £160.  The full story of their fundraising can be read here;

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/meet-the-inspirational-harrogate-teenager-walking-from-leeds-to-london-to-raise-awareness-of-mental-health-1-8867828

Governance

Mr Phil Kilford has completed 14 years as Chair of Governors at Rossett School and a gift has been given, on behalf of Governors, staff and students, to mark his unstinting and dedicated service to the school.  He continues as a Governor in 2018, but has taken the decision to ‘retire’ from the Chair of Governor post.  An election to determine his successor will take place in the New Year.

Year 9 MenACWY/DTP vaccinations

The MenACWY vaccination for Year 9 students will take place on Tuesday 16 January – information has been emailed to all Year 9 parents – please ensure that consent forms are returned to the NHS link.  This vaccination will help protect students again four types of meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and septicaemia.  Students will also receive the DTP booster vaccine to help protect them against diphtheria, tetanus and polio.

Goodbyes this term

This week we will be saying good bye to:  Mrs Macaulay (Deputy Head: Pastoral), Mr Oldfield (Science), Mr Reader (ICT), Mrs Styles (English maternity cover), Mr May (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Barker (Science Technician).

Other staffing news

What’s happening next term …

Monday 8 January 2017       

Wednesday 10 January 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holiday; the staff and I look forward to seeing the students back on Monday 8 January 2018.

Ms Woodcock

Headteacher