Rossett News Update – 11 May 2018
‘Back to Basics’
This week’s ‘Back to Basics’ focus has been punctuality to lessons in order to ensure that learning can start as promptly as possible. For the coming week the focus will return to appearance and standards of uniform. We would appreciate parents supporting this drive by ensuring that correct footwear, trousers and skirts are being worn.
As we approach the end of the summer term we would like to remind parents that details of the school’s Uniform Policy are available on the website: http://www.rossettschool.co.uk/parents/school-dress/
As you are aware school blazers were introduced in September and we have received numerous comments from visitors to school and members of the public about how smart our students look. From September 2018 Years 7 – 11 will be required to wear blazers.
External examinations commence
Revision and preparation is well underway for the external examinations which commence on Monday 14 May. All students have been given a paper copy of their individual timetables and electronic copies have also been emailed to students and parents.
Please note that during the exam period the whole school will move to early lunch (12.25-1.10pm) except on 25 May when the whole school will move to late lunch (1.25-2.10pm).
National Space Academy
The National Space Academy are looking to encourage more students to consider space-related A Levels and degrees as well as encouraging greater take-up of Physics at A Level and beyond and are funding three masterclasses here at Rossett.
An associate of the Academy will deliver the masterclasses using cutting edge space science and engineering research contexts; including recent and important historical space missions as well as the way that space enabled technology affects our daily lives. At the end of the course the students will be invited to attend a certificate presentation.
Strayfm Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mr O’Sullivan who was awarded Teacher of the Year at the Strayfm Local Hero Awards which recognise people who have done something extraordinary. Mr O’Sullivan was nominated by one of his students, Chloe Bellerby, in recognition of the help and support he has given her over the last two years.
Change of date for Year 11 Sixth Form Taster Day
The Sixth Form Taster Day for Year 11 students has changed to Wednesday 4 July and the parents’ information evening will be held on the same day. This has changed from the previously published date of Thursday 5 July.
GCSE revision sessions
GCSE revision lessons have been running for a period of time: individual faculties have informed students/parents in a number of different ways of the timing, location and frequency of these subject-specific supported sessions.
In addition, please click the link for details of the planned timetable of formal revision sessions
that students must attend prior to the examinations:
We would be grateful if parents/carers would note the dates on the letter and support full attendance by all students.
We are delighted to report that the U14 girls won the County Cup final this afternoon, beating Barlby High School 6-0 in the final. Goalscorers were Anouska Dresser (4), Issy Smith & Georgia Golding-Saunders. We’re exceptionally proud of the success the girls have achieved this year following on from their National Cup success in 2017.
What’s happening next week …
Monday 14 May
- Whole school moves to early lunch to accommodate the examination season
Tuesday 15 May
- Change of school day: Periods 1 & 3 swapped
- MFL listening exam – Main Hall 9.30am-11am
- read@rossett – 3.10pm in the Resource Centre – open to all Key Stage 3 students
Thursday 17 May
- Physics Masterclass – National Space Agency
Saturday 19 May – Sunday 20 May
- DofE Practice Expedition