Rossett News Update – 2 March 2018

Snow closures this week

I would first like to thank all parents and carers for their support over the last two days when we have faced the challenges of inclement weather.

The Site Team have worked incredibly long hours over the last few days to clear the site and – with super-human effort – have managed to clear all of the pathways and surfaces for today (Friday).

The difficult decision to close on Wednesday and Thursday was to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  We do plan to be open again, as usual, on Monday 5 March, and will inform you as soon as possible if there are any further updates or issues.

Many thanks for your understanding and support.

School closure notification system/emails

Please accept our apologies for the number of notifications you will have received regarding the school being closed on Wednesday.  We were aware that parents had not received the notification and assumed there was an error in the system.  The message was then re-sent however we have since been informed that the delay was caused by the large number of notifications from all schools using the same provider.

Re-scheduled Year 7 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 8 March

As you are aware, we had to cancel our Year 7 Parents’ Evening on Thursday due to the adverse weather conditions.  This has been re-scheduled for Thursday 8 March.

Bookings already made have been carried over to the new date and parents may log on to check or amend bookings as necessary:

Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama

This weekend three of our music groups are entered in the Harrogate Competitive Music Festival.  We look forward to hearing how well Saxophonix, our Clarinet Choir and our Saxophone quartet perform.

Year 8 Arts Activity Days

Year 8 Arts Activity Days take place on Monday 5 March (Y half) and Thursday 8 March (X half).  On these days Year 8s will be off timetable and the students will take part in a series of arts workshops, the aim of which is to give them first-hand experience of an art form that is both challenging and stimulating and more than likely a new experience. The workshops will be run by visiting professionals and will be entirely practical and hands-on in nature.  The six workshops are:

The workshops will be active and therefore students will not be required to wear school uniform and will not need to bring any of their usual equipment such as pens and iPads.  Students should wear loose fitting clothing, suitable for practical activity – tracksuit bottoms, a T-shirt and trainers would be ideal.  All the sessions are being run by highly-skilled professionals from outside agencies and we are asking for a contribution of £5 per student towards the cost of the day. This contribution can be paid online through our online payments system or can be handed in by cash or cheque on the day.

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Rossett School students of Mandarin welcomed the Chinese New Year of the Dog with a special celebration on Thursday 22 February. The entertainment was amazing and the students enjoyed watching Chinese acrobats and jugglers. Some students even had a try at juggling themselves.   They also participated in a quiz about Chinese language and culture and enjoyed tasting some delicious Chinese delicacies.

Lepra update

We have received confirmation from Lepra that Year 7s have raised an amazing total of £2,129.  The charity have asked the school to pass on their thanks to all our Year 7s and their families and friends for your valued support.

What’s happening next week …

5-8 March A Level Geography field trip

Monday 5 March

Tuesday 6 March

Thursday 8 March

Ms Woodcock