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Rossett News Update - 18 January 2019

Year 8 Options Evening, Thursday 24 January

Next Thursday we will hold our Key Stage 4 Options Evening to which all Year 8 parents and students are invited.  The timings are as follows:

7.00-7.20pm &


Presentation on Curriculum and Options process in the Main Hall for Year 8 students and parents
7.00-8.30pm Year 8 students and parents will have an opportunity to look round our Subject Displays and talk to staff about possible option choices
7.20-8.00pm Opportunity for all parents to discuss the Options Process with a member of the Leadership Team in the Main Hall.

An email will be sent out to students and parents on Monday with the option booklets and form for completion.

A message from Rossett School PTA

Rossett PTA would like to wish all the staff, students and parents of Rossett School a Happy New Year. We hope that all those who came to the Year 7 disco had a great time and would like to thank you for your support and assistance in raising funds for the Rossett School Resource Centre. In all you helped to raise over £450! A fantastic amount - thank you.

PTA Quiz Night -  Friday 1 February 2019

PTA Quiz NightThe next event on the Rossett PTA Calendar is the PTA Quiz Night, an event enjoyed by students, staff and parents every year. The evening involves a quiz, written by the school's resident Quiz Master (and lead Biology teacher) Mr Lee; a fish & chip supper; and a bar provided by the Shepherd’s Dog. Why not come along and support your school and have a great evening out? This is an event for adults, children and families! (Accompanied children only please).  Information has been sent via the school email and you can sign up for tickets here. Tickets are priced £8 per ticket including food or £5 per ticket for quiz only (cheques made payable to Rossett School PTA).

 Any contributions for the raffle would be gratefully received…unwanted Christmas gifts or anything your business could offer would be gratefully received.  Please leave at Rossett School Reception with a note 'for PTA'.

Are you able to help us make this evening a success? Do you have any skills that may help us out? Can you help us distribute/serve fish and chips? The more pairs of hands we have on the evening, the more fun we can make it.  Please feel free to contact us on:

Portable Storage Device

In light of our changes in response to GDPR guidance, the school is changing its Portable Storage Device policy.  From Monday 4 March portable storage devices will no longer be accepted by school computer drives.  Students have already been given training and access to Office 365 accounts; this includes cloud storage in the form of OneDrive, enabling them to edit documents both at school and at home thus removing any need for saving work on  portable storage devices.

Year 8 & 9 Marrick Priory trip

Next Friday a group of Year 8 and Year 9 students will be visiting Marrick Priory Outdoor Education and Residential Centre situated in Swaledale, near Richmond on a two day experience.  Students will take part in a wide range of activities including climbing, abseiling, orienteering, low and high ropes courses and team building experiences.  Thank you, in anticipation, to Mrs Jackson and Mr Wilson for  leading the trip.

Congratulations to our Sixth Form students celebrating their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) results

We are delighted that 31 of our Sixth Form students received excellent EPQ results this week. 26% achieved A*A, 68% achieved A*-B and 97% achieved A*-D.  The EPQ is designed to give students an opportunity to explore any subject or personal interest outside of their A Level qualifications. The EPQ can be produced as a written report or an artefact and earns valuable UCAS points.  Topics covered this year included: Could robots replace humans as therapists for children with ASD within the next 50 years?; How the Harry Potter series impacts a generation of 9-15 year olds? and  'Have the working woman and man been priced out of the football supporters market?'  Well done to all who received these excellent grades.

Year 12 Work Experience – Monday 24-Friday 28 June 2019

In June 2019, all Year 12 students will participate in one week’s work experience to develop their understanding of the world of work and their employability skills.  This will be facilitated by school working in partnership with NYBEP (North Yorkshire Business and Enterprise Partnership). If your child is in Year 12 you will have received a letter today explaining the process in greater detail. A copy of  the letter can also be found on our website link here.

Co-curricular club of the week

First Aid Fusion is aimed at Year 7 and 8 students and is a mixture of first aid, fun, games and health topics rolled into a lunchtime club. The students meet every Wednesday early lunch in DW4. Last week the students made fake bruises and discussed how real injuries could be caused, treated and observed the way the body heals. This week our Sixth Form First Aiders led a session on applying a range of bandages. If you would like to join this club then please contact Miss Rogers in the First Aid Office.

First Aid Fusion 1

First Aid Fusion 2

To see a list of all the Co-Curricular activities that are available click here.

Congratulations to ...

  • The U15 Girls' Hockey Team who won 1-0 win against Queen Ethelburgas;
  • The U14 Girls' Netball 'A' Squad who won against King James's School 11-4. The B squad also played well at King James's School  but lost to a  stronger side on the day

Netball girls

What's happening next week....

Monday 21 January

  • Marrick Priory Parents' Information Evening, 6.00-6.30pm (Year 7 Dining Hall)

Thursday 24 January

  • GCSE Geography Field Trip (1) to York, all day
  • Year 8 Options' Evening 5.30-8.00pm (Main Hall and Learning Resource Centre)

Friday 25 January-Saturday 26 January 

  • Year 8 & 9 trip to Marrick Priory Outdoor Education Centre

H Woodcock