Rossett News Update - 12 January 2024
Welcome back and a Happy New Year to all parents and students from all the staff at Rossett School
Headteacher Friday 5 Awards
Well done to all of the students who received a Friday 5 Headteacher's Award this week. These students have been nominated by members of staff for exemplifying Rossett School's 5Rs culture of learning. This week's winners are:
- Harper Brotherton
- Louca Bickers
- Elliot Robson
- Megan Horner
- Milly Hudson
- Curtis Yuen
- Flo Bennett
Members of our Local Governing Bodies have a crucial part to play in making our schools happy, safe and successful places for every child. Our Governors get to know the children and staff at the school and provide appropriate, informed challenge and support for the leaders. The Trustees at Red Kite take responsibility for the very formal legal and financial aspects of running our schools, allowing the local governing body to focus on the children, culture, curriculum and community- the heart of any school. You do not need to be an expert on education, finance or the law you just need to have a passion for schools and serving the young people and families in our communities. Come and help us achieve our shared mission to, ‘Nurture ambition, deliver excellence and enrich children’s lives’.
You will meet formally five times a year but will have many other opportunities to get to know the school through more informal visits and getting involved in life in our schools. Being a governor can be a richly rewarding experience and by serving our communities in this way you will be making a real difference to children and families.
Please do get in touch with the school office email@example.com if this is something you are interested in; we would love to hear from you!
Year 9 Spanish students have been finding out about festivals and food this week and some of our students experienced the traditional 'Roscon de Reyes'. This is a sweetened brioche style dough, decorated with sugar or glazed fruits and typically served on the 6th January, when Spain celebrates el Dia de los Reyes (King’s Day). El Dia de los Reyes is also the day when children in Spain receive their Christmas presents, following the tradition of the Epiphany. Two students also found the small figurine hidden in the Roscon and were crowned the ‘king’ and ‘queen’ of the banquet!
LRC News from Mr Asker
Happy New Year from Rossett LRC HQ.
Writers such as JRR Tolkein, Roald Dahl, Michael Rosen, Benjamin Zephania, Phillip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson and of course JK Rowling are well known as writers for children, and they have also cut through into popular culture and their names and reputations are well known and well deserved. My prediction is that the next household name of children’s writing will be Katherine Rundell. Katherine has already written amazing books for young people such as Rooftoppers and The Wolf Wilder but her latest book called Impossible Creatures is career defining. It is already and deservedly being hailed as a modern classic alongside writers like Pullman and Tolkein. It tells the story of two children caught up in adventure involving mythical beasts in a magical world called the archipelago and whilst this may all sound relatively familiar, the writing and storytelling comes from a wellspring of literary genius, and I cannot recommend it enough to you. It is a cracking story, and every chapter is packed full of wonder and excitement and the writing is vivid, moving, and delightful. It feels like every single word was chosen with great care and love and this reader was hooked from page one. There will of course be copies in the Rossett library very soon.
It has been a brisk and busy start to the term welcoming Year 7 and 8 groups back into the LRC during lessons and it is encouraging to see so many of these pupils browsing quietly and enjoying getting lost in a book. We remain a popular place to go at break and lunchtime and the ‘drop and go’ returns box has been full nearly every day. Please continue to do all you can to encourage your child to read, a new year reading resolution if you like.
Have a great and bookish weekend everyone.
Wellbeing in Mind January Newsletter
Our Wellbeing in Mind newsletter focuses on beating the winter blues a guide to how to identify if your child is struggling with it and tips for beating it - for children and adults alike.
Next week's PE fixtures....
PE Stars of the Week...
PE STARS of the week are: Masha Alexsandrov, Jack Bailey, Malacai Bexon, Davina Bhogal, Gracie Kirkpatrick, Igwe Ogba, Amelie Rowlands and Maya Rule for their outstanding contribution to PE, consistently demonstrating the 5Rs. The students will be receiving double points for being exceptional learners #ASPIRE #RemarkableRossett
What's happening this term...
Wednesday 17 - Friday 19 January
- Year 13 mock exams
Monday 22 -Friday 26 January
- Year 9 Options Week
Thursday 25 January
- Year 8 Theatre trip
Friday 26 - Friday 2 February
- Year 11 mock exams continue
Thursday 1 February
- Year 9 Parents' Evening
Monday 12 - Friday 16 February
- Half Term Break