Rossett News Update – 8 December 2017

Gambaru Adversity Awards

This week Gambaru Fitness held their annual Sports Adversity Awards in Harrogate.  We are delighted that Abbas Hassan (Year 10), Adi Suleiman (Year 10) and Chloe Bellerby (Year 12) were presented with awards for showing that they have not let adversity define them or what they can do and have used sport to overcome the challenges they have faced.  The awards were presented to the boys at The Pavilions this week.

Please click the link to hear about Abbas and Adi’s story: http://www.adversityawards.com/our-2017-winners-videos/

Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 15 December

Next Friday 15 December is a non-uniform day and we are encouraging all students (and staff) to wear a Christmas jumper and to donate £2 per student – all monies raised will go to Save the Children.

Dry Stone Wall

Thanks to volunteers from Nidderdale AONB some of our Vocational Studies students have been learning the skill of dry stone walling.  We now have a fantastic dry stone wall in our Sensory Garden.  The picture shows us congratulating the team with a donation to their charity with thanks for their work and expertise.

Winter Warmer Concert

This Thursday saw our Winter Warmer Concert which featured a selection of our extra-curricular ensembles plus solo performances reflecting the amazing talent of our students.  Thank you to everyone involved.

Congratulations to …

  • Aidan Bailey and George Taylor’s who have received a CREST silver award for their project Creating a House of the Future.
  • the girls’ U14 football team who beat Bedale 7-2 to progress to the next round of the National Cup.

Road works from 8 January for four weeks

Morrisons Utility have informed the school they will be installing a new water mains on behalf of Yorkshire Water from 8 January and have warned this may cause long delays on the Otley Road as temporary lights will be in place between Beckwith Road and Crag Lane.

What’s happening next week …

Wednesday 13 December

  • Year 7 Double Your Money
  • Sixth Form Information Evening 7pm Main Hall

Thursday 14 December

  • Year 7 Christmas Disco 6-7.30pm Main Hall and Blue Dining Hall
  • Full Governing Body meeting 7pm Resource Centre

Friday 15 December

  • Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children
  • Sixth Form Application deadline
  • ‘Rainbow Christmas’ cake sale in support of our LGBTQ+ group

Ms Woodcock

Headteacher

Rossett News Update – 1 December 2017

Winter Warmer – 7 December

The Winter Warmer concert is on Thursday 7 December starting at 7pm in the main hall. The evening will be a mixture of musical items performed by our extracurricular music ensembles as well as some soloists. Come and join us for an evening of festive music and fun. Tickets are on sale from the finance office and are priced at just £3 each.

Mock examinations

Next week Year 11 students will be completing mock GCSE exams across all subjects. Students will sit exams in Science, Maths, English, Geography, History, French and Spanish in the Sports Hall; option subject exams will be sat in classrooms during normal lesson times. Guidance on the content to be covered in each of the exams can be found in the ‘Revision Guide’ http://www.rossettschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/REVISION-GUIDE-2018.pdf.

Compass BUZZ training for staff

All staff at Rossett – teaching and support – took part in the awareness raising training from the North Yorkshire Mental Health team last week.

Year 11 Sixth Form ‘Taster’ Day and Information Evening

Due to the adverse weather conditions yesterday the Sixth Form Information Evening was postponed however the ‘Taster’ day took place today.  Our Year 11 students looked very smart in their business style, non-uniform clothes and have had an excellent day taking part in a variety of taster lessons and enjoying life as a Sixth Former.  We look forward to welcoming them into Rossett Sixth Form in September.

Please note that the Sixth Form application deadline is Friday 15 December.   Please click the link for the form which should be returned to form tutors: http://www.rossettschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Internal-Application-Form-Sept-2018-v3-1.pdf. 

SCOPAY Adjustments

Due to a localised electrical issue on Tuesday 28 November, the catering tills were unable to connect to our server meaning that students’ catering accounts could not be debited immediately.  The Finance Department have manually entered all transactions made on that day. This will be showing as an ‘Adjustment’ on your child’s SCOPAY account.

 

End of term dates ….

Thursday 14 December Year 7 Disco 6-7.30pm in the main hall.
Friday 15 December Christmas Jumper Day – this is a non uniform day and we are encouraging all students (and staff) to wear a Christmas jumper and donate £2 per student – all monies raised will go to Save the Children.
Wednesday 20 December + Thursday 21 December Christmas Dinner will be served by the Senior Leadership team on these days, in our Main Dining Hall.
Friday 22 December

 

End of term arrangements

School finishes at 2.10pm for all students:

Period 1:          Normal lesson

Period 2:          Celebration assembly for Years 7, 9 and 11

Form time for Years 8, 10 and Sixth Form

Break:              Whole school

Period 3:          Celebration assembly for Years 8, 10 and Sixth Form

Form time for Years 7, 9 and 11

12.25-1.10         Early lunch for whole school

1.10-2.10           Normal lesson

2.10                  Early finish

We have arranged for the buses to run early.  Please be aware that no after school clubs will be running and there will be no late bus on this day.

Congratulations to ……

  • Leah Waddington who has passed her Grade 8 Classical Saxophone exam at the weekend with Distinction (91%).
  • The Year 7 girls’ football team who beat Cardinal Heenan 7-0 in the first round of the National Cup.

What’s happening next week …

Monday 4 December-Friday 8 December:  Year 11 and Year 13 mock exams

Wednesday 6 December

  • Ski trip meeting – Sixth Form Centre (please park on the tennis courts at the Sports Centre) 6.30-7.30pm

Thursday 7 December

  • Winter Warmer – main hall 7pm

Ms Woodcock

Headteacher

Rossett News Update – 24 November 2017

A Level Science Live

A-level physics students will be attending an A-level Science Live event at Whitworth Hall in Manchester on Monday, where they will have the chance to hear from scientists who are working at the cutting edge of their specialisms.  This will be an interesting day for our students thinking about choosing specific Science subjects at university and will show them how this can lead to some very interesting careers.

 Year 11 Sixth Form ‘Taster’ Day and Information Evening

  • This Wednesday Year 11 students attended an assembly to look closely at progression, preparation for at how to get the most from Rossett’s Sixth Form Taster Day in preparation on Friday 1 December.
  • Our Taster Day takes place on Friday 1 December when Year 11 students will have the opportunity to sample life in the Sixth Form. During this busy and informative day students will attend ‘taster’ lessons from a range of 30 subjects and have the opportunity to sample the fare from the Sixth Form deli too!  Students should wear smart office dress (as for an interview).
  • Year 12 and Year 13 students will be engaged in research and study at home on Friday 1 December. Their subject teachers carefully prepare work for all students to complete.

Presentation Evening

We had an excellent evening this Thursday celebrating the success of last year’s Year 11 at our annual Presentation Evening. Photos from the evening can be found by clicking on the link: http://www.rossettschool.co.uk/10776/presentation-evening-2017/

Christmas Jumper Day

Rossett will be supporting Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 15 December.

This will be a non-uniform day with students and staff being encouraged to wear their favourite Christmas jumpers, or decorate an old one.  We are requesting a donation of £2.

End of term arrangements

School will finish at 2.10pm on the last day of term – Friday 22 December.  School uniform is to be worn on the last day of term.   There will be a change to the school day:

Period 1:          Normal lesson

Period 2:          Celebration assembly for Years 7, 9 and 11

Form time for Years 8, 10 and Sixth Form

Break:              Whole school

Period 3:          Celebration assembly for Years 8, 10 and Sixth Form

Form time for Years 7, 9 and 11

12.25-1.10         Early lunch for whole school

1.10-2.10           Normal lesson

2.10                  Early finish

We have arranged for the buses to run early.  Please be aware that no after school clubs will be running and there will be no late bus. 

Christmas dinner will be available on Wednesday 20 December and Thursday 21 December (£1.90 for main/80p for dessert) served by the Senior Leadership Team.  The menu is:

Roast turkey with pigs in blankets, bread sauce, watercress, orange and cranberry stuffing

Honey glazed smoked ham with caramelised fruit chutney,

Chestnut, spinach and blue cheese en croute

served with

Herby roast potatoes

Buttered new potatoes

Roasted root vegetables

Sprouts with apricots

Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Chocolate Yule log

Seasonal desserts

Year 7 Disco – 6.30-8pm – Thursday 14 December

Rossett Sixth Form students are organising a Year 7 Christmas Disco on14 December 6.00-7.30pm in the main school hall.  The event is open to all Year 7 students and DJ Dent, a former Rossett student, will provide the music and a tuck shop will be available.

Sixth Form Pathways to Law Programme

This week Rossett Sixth Form students welcomed Rachel Dyson, Solicitor Advocate and Director of FreerAskewBunting Solicitors, as part of the Pathways to Law Programme. She shared her experiences of working in Criminal Law and explained the many different elements of a career in this field. Students were able to ask questions relating to the studies of Law at an undergraduate level.

If any parents/carers would be interested in contributing to the Pathways to Law Programme, this would be warmly welcomed. Please contact Miss Reed, Pathways Coordinator for further information; creed@rossettschool.co.uk

Message from the PE faculty

Now the cold weather is drawing in, the PE faculty are offering additional PE clothing that can be worn in PE lessons. This branded kit is optional. Please follow the link to order.

http://www.emblazon.biz/webshop/schoolwear/harrogate/rossett-school-sports/

Congratulations to ……….

  • Leah Waddington (Y12) has raised £370 for Young Carers by busking with her saxophone on Saturday at the Harrogate Christmas Market. Young Carers (Harrogate) is one of our chosen charities this year.

What’s happening next week …

Thursday 30 November

  • Sixth Form Information Evening

Friday 1 December

  • Sixth Form Taster Day

Ms Woodcock

Headteacher

Presentation Evening 2017

Rossett News Update – 17 November 2017

Dementia Friends campaign

This week Year 12 and 13 welcomed Beverley Le Brocq from the Alzheimer’s Society, to further their understanding of dementia and to address misconceptions around the disease. Students were given the opportunity to join the nationwide Dementia Friends campaign, which seeks to have 4 million Dementia Friends across the UK by 2020.

If any parents/carers are interested in this initiative further details are available at: www.dementiafriends.org.uk

Presentation Evening – Thursday 23 November 2017

We are looking forward to celebrating the success of last year’s Year 11 students at our annual Presentation Evening next week.  The evening will commence with a Celebration Reception at 6.30pm in the Blue Dining Hall.

Year 7 Skate Park Project

This term Year 7s have been demonstrating excellent skills when deciding on the site for a proposed skate park in the local area.  This has involved a trip out of the classroom and then writing persuasive letters to the local council.  The unit of work was completed with a competition for the best model skate park.  There were some amazing entries which made judging very difficult – the final three were in third place Ruby Saddler (7VFA), in second place Aayaan Ahmed (7AOY) and in a first place Ricardo James (7LWN).  Congratulations to all involved.

Student Council Charities

The Student Council have voted on the charities Rossett will support for this academic year which will be:

Local: Harrogate Young Carers

Regional/National: Candlelighters (Yorkshire based children’s cancer charity)

International: Wateraid

Pathways to Law Programme

We were delighted to hear that Emily Atkinson, Emily Howell and Ollie Bennett (Year 12) have been successful in their applications to the prestigious Pathways to Law programme. The programme was developed by the Sutton Trust to inspire and support academically-able students in their pursuit of a career in Law and widen access to the legal profession.

Pathways to Law is delivered locally by Leeds University and includes a full and varied agenda of lectures, debates and moots, careers sessions, university advice and guidance plus help with presentation and presence skills. The students are also given the opportunity of work experience in a law firm. We are very proud that the students secured three of thirty five places on the programme.

Senior Maths Challenge

Congratulations to Shaun Wilson, Ben Wilson, Matt Petty, and Oliver Hall-Walmsley – who came 15th overall in the North Yorkshire Senior Team Maths Challenge.

Children in Need

Thanks to the generosity of students, parents and staff we have raised over £2250 for Children in Need today with some monies still to come in.

Congratulations to …

  • Congratulations to Chloe Bellerby (Year 13) who has received a football scholarship at Sussex County College in New Jersey, USA. We would like to wish Chloe the very best of luck and hope the scholarship is a platform for future international footballing success.
  • The Year 7 girls’ football team who were runners up in the area 5-a-side competition beating Harrogate Grammar, St Aidans and King James – unfortunately they were beaten 1-0 by St John Fisher.

What’s happening next week …

Tuesday 21 November

  • No after school clubs or late buses due to staff training
  • Governors’ Teaching & Learning committee meeting 6pm

Thursday 23 November

  • Presentation Evening 6.30 pm Blue Dining Hall

Ms Woodcock

Headteacher

Rossett News Update – 10 November 2017

Student Council 2017-18

Congratulations to our new Student Council:

Year 7: Spencer Huggett, Mollie Schofield + Rachel Youlden

Year 8: Becky Renton + Alvie O’Brien

Year 9: Tilli Gaunt + Aliya Bridge

Year 10: Jai Sagoo +  Samuel Cliff

Year 11: Jim Brandom + Freya Prince

Sixth Form:  Aaran Kennedy + Katie Anderson

Presentation Evening

This week invitations have been sent to last year’s Year 11 students inviting them to Rossett’s annual Presentation Evening on 23 November 2017.  The evening will commence with a Celebration Reception from 6.30pm.

To reserve seats please register on line at www.rossettschool.co.uk/8748/presentation-evening/ by Tuesday 14 November 2017.  This is a very popular event and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

PTA Quiz Night

Tickets are still available for the PTA Quiz Night and are priced at just £8 each to include a fish and chip supper or vegetarian alternative and there will be a bar available on the night.  Teams are welcome (max of 8 people) or, for small groups, the PTA will organise a team.  Doors open at 6.30pm and the quiz starts at 7pm.  We hope you will join us for a fun-filled evening.  Please click the link for further details:  http://www.rossettpta.co.uk/event/quiz-night-2018/

Sports Centre entrance

This week students have been informed that they are not to enter the school site via the sports centre entrance if the gate is locked.  This is particularly applicable in the morning for late comers.  Students must walk around to the front entrance and if the gates are shut, they are to press the buzzer to communicate with Student Reception.  They will then enter school via the Student Reception and sign in using the touch screen system.  This system allows the safe access of all students to the main school.

Children in Need – Friday 17 November

Just a reminder that Friday 17 November will be a non-uniform day, with £2 contribution going to Children in Need.  We were in the top 500 schools in the country last year for fund raising for the charity, so would again appreciate your support in encouraging students to pay their money on the day.

Remembrance Day

Assemblies have been held this week for each year group to remind students that the freedoms we enjoy today are as a result of the sacrifices made by those we remember at this time of year.  The school recognises the importance of passing this message on to our students to ensure they understand the significance of Remembrance as we expect them to carry this responsibility into the future.

The whole school also joined together today to mark Armistice Day with over 1,500 students and 200 staff taking part in a two minute silence in the school grounds at 11am.  The Head Boy and Head Girl led the proceedings reading ‘For the Fallen’.  Joe Cooper (Year 9) played the Last Post and ended the memorial with the ‘Reveille’.

Science Talk from Professor Lord Winston

Thirty of our Sixth Form students attended a lecture at Ashville College on Tuesday 7 November given by the prestigious Lord Robert Winston. The lecture focused on ‘Why Science Matters’ which was both thought provoking and provided a candid insight into a career that stretched from Theatre directing to becoming the eminent Biologist and media personality he is now. The students were inspired to further their studies of Science at A Level and in Higher Education as a result of meeting him.

LGBTQ+

Rossett offers regular drop in sessions for our LGBTQ+ community and the following information has been shared with students this week:

Year 7 Disco

Rossett Sixth Form students are organising the Year 7 Christmas Disco on Thursday 14 December 2017 6pm-7.30pm in the main school hall. Please click the link for further details

Sensory Garden

Mr Doug Mills from the Harrogate Freemasons visited our Sensory Garden this week, following a generous donation of £1000 from the Brethren.  The funding has gone towards the purchase of stone to build a dry stone wall around the wildflower area.  Students in Years 9 – 11 are undertaking the Prince’s Trust Achieve award and COPE, enabling them to learn this new skill and apply it in the Community.

Congratulations to …

  • The Year 8s hockey team who won their first ever hockey match beating King James’ 3-1. This is a huge achievement and shows how resilience and commitment eventually lead to success. Thanks to Miss Hopkins and the PE staff.

What’s happening next week …

Thursday 16 November

  • Y10 Parents’ Evening

Friday 17 November

  • PTA Quiz Night
  • Children in Need

Ms Woodcock

Headteacher

Rossett News Update – 3 November 2017

Lecture by Lord Robert Winston

On Tuesday 7 November Sixth Form Science students will attend a lecture by Lord Robert Winston (Professor of Science and Society, medical doctor and television presenter). The topic of the Lecture is ‘Why Science Matters’ and students will also have an opportunity at the end of the lecture to ask questions.

Children in Need

We were delighted to learn this week that Rossett was one of the top school fundraisers for BBC Children in Need in 2016 and we have been asked to say a big THANK YOU to our students, parents/carers and wider school community for your support.

With the money that we have raised, Children in Need have provided grants to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

We will be supporting Children in Need again this year on Friday 17 November and are asking for a donation of £2 for students to come to school in non-uniform.

PTA Quiz Night – Friday 17 November

Tickets are still available for the PTA Quiz Night and are priced at just £8 each to include a fish and chip supper or vegetarian alternative.  There will be a bar available on the night too.  Teams are welcome (max of 8 people) or, for small groups, the PTA will organise a team.  Doors open at 6.30pm and the quiz starts at 7pm.  We hope you will join us for a fun-filled evening.  Please click the link for further details:  http://www.rossettpta.co.uk/event/quiz-night-2018/

Strategic Plan for SEND provision in North Yorkshire – new November parent and carer engagement dates

The local authority is in the latter stages of reviewing provision for children and young people with SEND. A Strategic Plan for SEND provision and a capital plan will be published in March 2018. There are some further parent and carer informal engagement meetings planned for November in relation to the SEND Strategic Plan. Further information can be found at the following links: http://cyps.northyorks.gov.uk/strategic-plan-send-provision-north-yorkshire

https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/send-specialist-support-and-provision 

American Exchange (more than 30 years of transatlantic friendship)

Rossett students have returned from another excellent exchange with Falmouth Middle School in Maine, USA.  We have also received a card from the Headteacher at Falmouth thanking our students and staff ‘they have been a lovely group and we have truly enjoyed their company.  I believe the experience was educational, informative and memorable for all and we look forward to continued communication between our schools.’ Students were involved in a variety of educational and leisure activities including visiting a pumpkin farm and the planetarium at the University of Southern Maine; trekking in Bradbury Mountain and completing a visit to Boston which included a Duck Tour. Visits to the Red Sox and Faneuil Hall gave them a rich cultural insight into the sporting life and history of the region.   We look forward to welcoming their return trip in April 2018.

Battlefields Trip

Students have also returned from visiting the battlefields of Belgium and France during half term.  They had another successful trip experiencing the thought-provoking reality of trench warfare and death cells and also studied some of the memorial sites.  One of the highlights of their trip was the laying of a wreath at the Menin Gate on behalf of the school.

Remembrance Day

As we do every year, we will be holding a two minute silence next Friday to commemorate Remembrance Day and students will be selling poppies in school next week for a suggested donation of £1.

Restart a Heart Day

We are delighted to report that our students have raised over £1000 – the target needed to provide a defibrillator for the local community.  We are very proud of our students who participated and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported this event.

Congratulations to …

  • The U15 girls’ team who beat Thirsk 12-2 at the end of last term, with Holly Mitchell, Cleo Vine and Anouska Dresser scoring 4 goals each. Well done girls!

What’s happening next week …

Tuesday 7 November

  • Senior Maths Challenge
  • Sixth Form Science students attend lecture by Lord Robert Winston
  • Governors’ Operational Committee meeting

Thursday 9 November

  • Year 12/13 Parents’ Evening

Friday 10 November

  • Two minute silence to commemorate Remembrance Day

Ms Woodcock

Headteacher

PTA Quiz Night

PTA Quiz Night is happening soon! Friday 17th November.

Click on this link for details on how to buy tickets. It’s a great enjoyable night to relax, have fun, and eat fish and chips. There is also a bar available.

Rossett News Update – 20 October 2017

This has been a really exciting term.  The work has now been completed on the new security fencing, gates and entry systems.  Thank you for observing the new signage at the entry points to the site.

Just a reminder that anyone looking to gain access to the school should use the intercom and keypad systems for pedestrians and cars when the gates are closed during school hours.

 Restart a Heart Day

Many thanks to all those who supported the school’s six hour sponsored resuscitation on Monday.  Students demonstrated excellent teamwork and first aid skills and have raised over £900 with monies still coming in.   Representatives from St John Ambulance and the British Heart Foundation attended during the day and we also had a visit from an NHS paramedic. Congratulations to everyone involved.

 Nursing Mock Interviews

On Wednesday 1 November Rossett will host the Nursing Mock Interviews on behalf of Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust.  This is an area event and will involve students from across the district who provide their personal statements in advance and senior nurses then offer students a practice interview to prepare them for applying to go to university.  This is an annual event and past students have commented on how beneficial this experience has been when attending for interview at universities.

Supporting Your Child Evening

It was a pleasure to see so many of our Year 11 parents at this event on Thursday.  The informative materials used on the evening have been emailed to all Year 11 students.

Rag Week

The school has been buzzing with activity this week as the Sixth Form have been running their annual ‘Rag Week’.  A variety of activities, raffles and fund raising have been taking place culminating in the ever popular ‘Rossett’s Got Talent’ – congratulations to the winner: Ivy Gromatzky (8yRMS) who sang Riptide whilst playing the ukulele and the runners up:  Udayan Purandare for his piano recital and Mukesh Kadali who solved the Rubik’s cube in 1 minute 5 seconds!

Date for your diary … PTA Quiz

Don’t miss the annual PTA Quiz Night and fish and chip supper on Friday 17 November 2017 in the main hall.  The staff at the school field some strong teams and so do the parents – come along and challenge their collective knowledge! Further details to follow.

Increasing Competence and Confidence in Algebra and Multiplicative Structures (ICCAMS)

We are continuing to participate in a national research project looking at the teaching methods for Mathematics in secondary schools.  The research is being undertaken by ICCAMS who are investigating ways of raising students’ attainment and engagement by using formative assessment to inform teaching and learning of mathematics.

Congratulations to …

  • The Year 11 rugby team who put together a fantastic performance this week against Silverdale School, Sheffield to win 36-26. The game was very evenly matched with both sides playing good rugby, but it was our fitness and the final two tries that sealed the deal for the Rossett boys.

What’s happening next week …

Monday 30 October 2017

  • School re-opens after half term

Wednesday 1 November 2017

  • Healthcare Career Event – Nursing mock interviews 5-6.30pm in Sixth Form Centre

Thursday 2 November 2017

  • Year 11 Parents’ Evening

Ms Woodcock

Headteacher

Rossett News Update – 13 October 2017

Year 11 ‘Supporting Your Child’ Evening: Thursday 19 October 2017 6-8pm in the Sixth Form Centre

As part of our continued commitment to helping students achieve their best possible grades at GCSE parents/carers of Year 11 students are invited to our ‘Supporting Your Child’ event.

This informal evening will offer practical advice and useful revision tips/techniques, as well as information about support material, preparing a revision plan and sourcing revision guides and past papers.

For further details please click the link here.

Open Evening and Open Day

Last week we welcomed Year 6 pupils and parents to Rossett to offer them the opportunity to see our school in action and speak to faculties about the curriculum subjects on offer.   Over 191 valuation sheets were returned with overwhelmingly positive comments about the students, school and faculties, the warm welcome and the helpful and informative staff:

  • Best Open Day we have been to so far;
  • Warm welcome, well organised;
  • Lovely pupils – very helpful;
  • Fabulous insight into the school, great effort by staff and students, thank you;
  • The music performances were amazing;
  • PE was very impressive;
  • Nice that Year 7 have their own area;
  • I spoke to teachers and students and was very impressed with the school.

American Exchange

Rossett students will have an early start on Saturday as they set off with Mr O’Sullivan, Miss Richardson and Mrs McCabe on the annual American Exchange to Falmouth Middle School, Maine.  Please follow @Rossettexch or @Rossett to keep up to date with the trip.

DofE Practice Silver Expedition

Good luck to our fourteen Year 11 and Year 12 students taking part in the DofE practice Silver Expedition in the North Yorkshire Dales this weekend.

Support the PTA

Each year the PTA raises money to improve the facilities for every child at Rossett and they invite all parents to support this fundraising.

This year the PTA have produced a calendar with some of the important school dates on.  This has been produced in memory of Mr Wilson with photographs taken by Rossett students and Mr Wilson’s family.  The calendars are priced at only £8 each with proceeds being split between Rossett and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  To purchase, please send in cash or a cheque (made payable to Rossett PTA) for £8 in an envelope marked with your child’s name and form to Reception.  Please click the link for further details:

http://www.rossettschool.co.uk/10605/rossett-pta-2018-school-calendar/

Sixth Form Rag Week

Next week is Sixth Form Rag Week and a variety of activities will be taking place to raise money for charity including:

Monday 16 October

 

Mr & Mrs How well do they know their partner?
Tuesday 17 October

Early lunch in the Sports Hall

Bucket Pong Precision and focus – can you beat the teachers?
Wednesday 18 October

Early lunch in the Sports Hall

The Fair From Tombolas and yummy cakes to beat the goalie
Thursday 19 October

Early lunch in the Sports Hall

Kahoot Test your wit against, can the teachers guess your answer?
Friday 20 October

Change of school day – late lunch for all year groups (1.25-2.10pm) in the Sports Hall

Rossett’s Got Talent The one and only ultimate show. Don’t miss these debuts that never fail to impress.

 

Restart a Heart Day – Monday 16 October

Stray fm have been in to interview our First Aid & Health Manager (Ms Rogers) this week and their DJ, Will Smith, will be visiting Rossett to take part in the sponsored resuscitation on Monday.

The First Aid team are raising money to help buy a community defibrillator for Knaresborough Road, Starbeck. They chose to support this area having learnt from their training that for CPR to be successful a defibrillator should be on scene within the first 4 minutes and realised that this might not be possible as the nearest community defibrillators to Starbeck are on the side of the toilets on Harrogate Stray or on the side of The Worlds End public house in Knaresborough.

The First Aid team are hoping to raise £1000 and if you would like to sponsor them an event has been placed on our online payment system.  The team also have individual sponsor forms and a donation box will also be available on the day.

Sukkot Workshop

Rabbi Pink visited Rossett this week to give a workshop on Sukkot.  Sukkot commemorates the years that the Jews spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land, led by Moses after escaping Egypt.

Rossett Park Run

Next week Years 7-11 will complete the ‘Rossett Park Run’ (approx 2.5km) in their PE lessons. We encourage students to wear a house coloured t-shirt to support and raise points for their house.  For the competitive runners, there is the Mo Farrah challenge which is two laps of the course (approx. 5km).

What’s happening next week …

Saturday 14 October

  • American Exchange departs

Monday 16-Friday 20 October

  • Sixth Form Rag Week

Monday 16 October

  • Restart a Heart Day

Wednesday 18 October

  • Year 7 photos

Thursday 19 October

  • Battlefields trip departs 1.25pm
  • Supporting Your Child Evening 6pm Sixth Form Centre

Friday 20 October

  • Change of School Day – whole school moves to late lunch at 1.25pm
  • read@rossett – 3.10pm in the Resource Centre – open to all KS3 students
  • Break up for Half Term

Ms Woodcock

Headteacher