Rossett News Update – 3 March 2017

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World Book Day2

Year 7 celebrated World Book Day on Thursday with a murder mystery to solve. They deduced who had murdered our librarian by finding literary clues concealed in the English department!  They have also been given bingo cards to complete after they have read books of different genres throughout March.

Golden tickets were hidden in Junior Block with book prizes for the finders and bookworms were tucked away in lots of library books – the finders of those received some delicious, wiggly bookworm sweets.

The whole school listened to The Hitchhiker by Anthony Horowitz throughout the day – this year different members of staff were filmed reading each instalment and these were shown in lessons.

To start some conversations about reading teaching and support staff wore badges with their favourite books or their current reads; our staff have wide-ranging tastes from the very highbrow classics to Paw Patrol!

WBD tokens were given out in form time. Students can exchange these for the free World Book Day books at participating supermarkets and bookshops, or use them to get £1 off books costing £2.99 or more.

The U14s girls’ football team reach the National Cup Final3

We are delighted to report that the U14s girls’ football team are through to the National Cup Final (the FA cup final for schools!).

Congratulations to Vicky Naylor, Alicia Hall, Jess Bond, Abbie Coumount, Lily Bellerby , Cleo Vine, Evelyn Richards , Hattie Black, Mel Millington, Anouska Dresser, Holly Mitchell, Issy Smith, Georgia Golding Saunders, Charlotte Jackson, Aerfene Conan, Mimi Goldberg.  They were outstanding, especially in the second half where they showed pure passion and commitment to push to a win.  The goals were scored by Cleo Vine and Issy Smith.

Ms Rowe and Mr Sweetman were invited to an interview at Stray FM to publicise the achievements of the girls’ football here at Rossett. Please click the link  to hear their interview:

http://www.strayfm.com/news/local-news/2236667/harrogate-school-footballers-secure-cup-final-place/

Although the date of the final is yet to be confirmed the FA will be live streaming the match and will be providing a new kit for the team for the final. We will be watching with bated breath.

Exam timetable

The 2017 Summer Exam Timetable is now available to view on the school website:

http://www.rossettschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2017-Exam-Timetable-28.02.20173.pdf

End of Key Stage 3 Science exams w/c 13 March 2017  

As mentioned at our recent Year 9 Parents’ Evening we are coming to the end of the Key Stage 3 Science curriculum.  Students will be sitting Science assessments on Monday 13 March (x half) and on Tuesday 14 March (y half) during their Science lessons.  Results of these assessments; combined with prior achievement data, will inform our recommendations for Science pathways (triple or double Science) at GCSE. From 20 March all Year 9s will move to study GCSE Science following a recommended pathway.   Further details will be emailed to parents next week.

Bewerley Park

Year 7 have had an amazing time at Bewerley Park – overcoming challenges, making new friends, taking part in activities they never thought they would.  Students have been mountain biking, canoeing, caving, hill walking, climbing, shelter building and learning bushcraft, gorge walking, high and low ropes, orienteering, completing initiatives and night navigation. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the staff involved, in particular Mrs Leeming and Miss Hopkins for leading the trip and Mrs McCabe, Miss Hutchinson, Mr Richardson, Mr Saunderson, Mr Tatterton and Mr O’Sullivan for completing the strong team of staff at the camp.

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Theatre performance and workshops  for Year 10

On Wednesday Year 10s   will watch a performance ofStand for It?’ and then take part in workshops which have been set up in an interesting and thought-provoking way for students to engage with issues of extremism and radicalisation. This activity will be led by Saltmine Theatre Company who will highlight the key themes raised by the performance and give students the opportunity to ask any questions during the workshop sessions.

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Oxbridge

This week Sixth Form students attended an Oxbridge Information Evening.  On 22 March we are looking forward to welcoming representatives from Oxbridge to meet with our Year 12 students and talk to them about preparation for application.

What’s happening next week …

Monday 6 March

Wednesday 8 March

Thursday 9 March

Ms Woodcock

Headteacher