Rossett News Update – 10 March 2017

Year 7 and Year 8 parental survey

In light of national curriculum reforms and the removal of ‘levels’ used to report students’ attainment and progress,  we have introduced a new assessment system for our Year 7 and Year 8 students (please click here to re-read the letter sent to parents giving details).

We recognise the importance of monitoring any changes we make to our reports to gauge their success and would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to complete a short survey regarding your child’s school report by clicking on the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5222MBY

This feedback will be used to inform any future changes to our reporting and assessment systems.

Red Nose Day – Friday 24 March 2017

Red Nose Day is on Friday 24 March and students are invited to come to school in non-uniform for a donation of £2.  The Student Council will be selling red noses at £1.

Literacy Tip – discursive writing

Please click here for that latest Literacy Tip on discursive writing.

Year 10 Maths Challenge

Congratulations to Freya Prince, Zach Reeves, Mike Burt and Amy Lewis who competed in the further maths challenge against other schools from across Yorkshire the week. They achieved a high score placing them in the top 10 teams overall.

Harrogate Competitive Festival of Music, Speech and Drama

Last Sunday Leah Waddington took part in the Grade 7/8 Saxophone competition at the Harrogate Festival of Music, Speech and Drama performing two pieces against a number of other saxophone players from across the district. Leah won first prize and was invited back to take part in the “Young Musician of the Festival” final where she came a close second.  Katie Anderson, Joe Gilmartin, Cameron Rennison and Leah Waddington also took part as a quartet performing “Strike up the Band” undirected against a flute group from St Aidans and a Saxophone ensemble from Harrogate Grammar school winning first place. Our Clarinet choir (Joe Gilmartin, Caitlin Cunningham, Sam Gilmartin, Sophie Poole, Jai Sagoo, Thomas Hawkins and Leah Waddington) made their debut performance with a superb rendition of “March of the Marionette” and were awarded joint second place. Congratulations to all the students concerned. 

Revision advice for Years 9, 10 and 11

If you would like to see some really helpful advice on combatting examination nerves; learn how to revise; and general tips for success this summer, please click the  BBC Bitesize link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/highlights/curations/zpbdxfr

Pride in Diversity

Harrogate is launching Pride in Diversity events this year, including both art and literature competitions on the theme of ‘Being Different: Excluded or Included’.  Entry forms are available from the English office and the event celebrates all areas of diversity such as disability and faith as well as LGBTQ+.

Safer Internet Evening

On Tuesday 28 February Rossett hosted a “Safer Internet” evening for parents.  This well-received session was presented by Mr Tim Pinto, e-safety expert, who discussed practical ways in which parents can support their children when using the internet and social media, in order that they remain safe.

Please click the link for the presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/timpinto/rossett-28-217

Back in time – take part!

Would you and your family like to go back in time for a new BBC series?  We have been contacted by the makers of the hit series ‘Back in Time for Dinner’ who are looking for a food loving family to immerse themselves in the lives and diets of working people in Northern England over the last 150 years.

If you have always wanted to know how previous generations lived – what work they did, what they ate and how they cooked it – then the makers would love to hear from you. Please email backintime@walltowall.co.uk for details on how to apply. (Families must be UK residents with a minimum of two children aged 8+).

Congratulations to …

What’s happening next week …

Tuesday, 14 March

Thursday 16 March

Ms Woodcock

Headteacher