Rossett News Update - 16 November 2018
Staff Training Day - Monday 19 November
A reminder that Monday 19th November is a staff training day and therefore no students will be in school.
Children in Need
Thanks to the generosity of students, parents and staff we have raised over £2400.00 today. A number of activities took place throughout the day including a bake sale and a Year 10 vs Year 11 football tournament. The students never fail to impress with their array of 'Pudsey style' outfits and willingness to support disadvantaged children throughout the UK.
The whole school joined together on Monday 12th November - as the closest day to Remembrance Sunday - to mark Armistice Day with over 1,500 students and 200 staff observing a two-minute silence in the school grounds at 11am. The Head Girl, Lucy Hopkins read a poem and Joe Cooper (Year 10) played the Last Post and ended the memorial with the 'Reveille'. The students showed respect in the way that they remembered the sacrifices of all involved in conflicts through the last 100 years.
On Thursday, a group of students represented Rossett School at a Remembrance event at Christ Church in Harrogate. Amber Munns
read a diary extract from Marjorie Llewellyn, a Sheffield schoolgirl describing a school day during WW1; James Whitaker read a letter from Fusilier Victor Packer on the eve of the Battle of the Somme; and Ivy Gromatzky read a letter from Private Frank Sumpter, describing his experience of the Christmas truce of 1914. All students read extremely eloquently and were a credit to the school.
Ben Wilson, Natasha Farmer, Miki Burt and Jamie Hart participated in the regional finals of the Senior UKMT (UK Mathematics Team Challenge) held in The Great Hall of Leeds University on Wednesday 14th November. They were superb in all the rounds and finished thirteenth out of the twenty three teams competing. Improving on our previous year's, they represented the school admirably and impressed the adjudicator who was supervising the event.
The success of this team built upon the successes of the individual challenge competition earlier in the month. Ben Wilson, Miki Burt and Morgan Glazier qualified for the 'Senior Kangaroo' to be held later in the year. We send our congratulations to Mathematics for a successful start to this year's UKMT campaign. The department hope this can be replicated by years 7 to 11 in the Junior and Intermediate challenges.
Our Japanese Exchange students arrive in Harrogate on Monday evening and can look forward to a packed itinerary with their exchange partners in and out of school. The Mayor of Harrogate will attend a celebration assembly here at Rossett on Wednesday and students and staff of Ishigami High School will attend a fish and chip supper in the evening. This is a fantastic opportunity to share cultural traditions and Rossett students are looking forward to the return visit to Japan in February 2019.
All Year 11 students will be completing mock GCSE examinations across all subjects in the week commencing Monday 3rd December 2018. Students will sit examinations in Science, Maths, English, Geography, History, French and Spanish in the Sports Hall; option subject examinations will be held in classrooms during normal lesson times. Further information has been sent out to all Year 11 parents today (Year 11 mock examinations letter). Further guidance on the content to be covered in each of the subjects can be found on the school website by following the link: Exams
Mock examinations will also take place for Year 12 and 13 during normal timetabled lessons this week. Friday 30th November is a home study/revision day for our Sixth Form. And students are not expected in school on this day.
Congratulations to …
- The U13s girls' rugby team won a festival in which two teams from Outwood Ripon School and three teams from Bedale School competed. The girls won all five matches; tries were scored by Doretea Morina, Tara Campbell, Lucy Cliff, Molly Schofield, Georgia Syson and Gabby Lawrence. Well done to all who took part!
- The Year 9A boys' football team won 4-3 against St. John’s Catholic School in the National Cup round 3 on Monday night. They came from behind twice in an extremely hard fought game. Goal scorers were Matty Sherne, Leo Georgallis, Aaron White and Harry Day.
- The Year 9 boys' football team who won in the North Yorkshire County Cup against Fulford 4-0. Aaron White scored twice followed by goals from Leo Georgallis and Harry Bandeira.
- The Year 10b boys' football team who played Snaith in the English Schools National Cup and won 3-2. Goals from Josh Teasdale, Sean Horsfield and Sam Clothier.
- The Year 7 boys' football team who played King James's School and equalised in the last minute of the game to draw 3-3!
Good luck to...
- Leah Waddington (Year 13) who is raising money for MIND, the mental health charity, by playing her saxophone at the Harrogate Christmas Market all day tomorrow - look out for her and donate to this worthy charity if you are visiting!
What’s happening next week …
Monday 19 November
- Staff Training Day, no students in school
- Japanese Exchange students arrive in Harrogate
Wednesday 21 November
- Japanese Exchange fish and chip supper, 6pm-7pm Year 7 Dining Hall
Thursday 22 November
- Year 10 Parents' Evening, 5.30pm-8.00pm