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Rossett News Update - 14th February 2020

Ski Trip Departs

The 2020 Rossett School ski trip departed for Italy in the early hours of this morning and will be skiing in the Val Di Fiemme resort in the Trentino region.  They will be using Twitter to keep us up-to-date with their activities throughout the week; follow them @Rossett and #Rski20, for day-to-day highlights.

Email Notifications

As a school we have been looking at clarifying the use of email as a means of communication for staff, students and parents.  After half term, parents may notice a footer showing on our emails  The details contained in the 'footer' will clarify when staff can respond to any queries or communications from parents.  The aim of this change is to increase the efficiency of our communications.

Year 9 Meningitis and Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio

On Monday 24th February our Year 9 students will be receiving the MenACWY vaccine which helps to protect against Meningitis and Septicaemia, and the DTP booster which helps to protect against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio.

Any parents/carers who have not already completed their consent form  should go to www.hdft.nhs.uk/year9form, enter the School Code 136896 and click “Find School” and then complete the form. Once submitted, if you provide a valid email address, you will receive an automatic confirmation email.

Coronavirus Advice

All schools have received advice from the Department of Education (DfE) regarding the Coronavirus.  The latest information can be found at: 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public.

In brief, the DfE has advised that you should not be unduly worried about the possibility of  children catching the Coronavirus and there is no reason why your children should not continue to attend school as normal.  The DfE recognise that some families or children  may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period.  If so, the advice is to  refer to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office's  latest travel advice via the link above.

In addition to the DfE advice, we have included the current NHS guidance in relation to the Coronavirus:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

As we reported on 31st January, we have purchased extra hand-sanitiser units for students, staff and visitors to combat the winter bugs, coughs and colds.  These are available in shared spaces around the school.

An update from Rossett's PTA 

Quiz Night

A big thank you to everybody who supported our Quiz Night last Friday evening. A great night was had by all - and especial congratulations to the winning team 'Bakers Dozen' - featuring students Scott Calvert and Max Vine - from the fifteen teams who entered.  

We would  specifically like to thank:

  • Mr Lee, Mrs McFarlane and Mr Phillips  for the fantastic quiz questions.
  • Mike, from the 'Shepherd's Dog', who provided the bar.
  • Brewtown Tours - York; the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts – Harrogate; and The Treatment Rooms, Harrogate - who all provide amazing prizes for the raffle.
  • and Oatlands Mount Fisheries for our delicious fish and chip supper.

We are still awaiting final confirmation of the total amount raised on the evening, but once confirmed we will update you all with the fantastic contribution made to the PTA School funds.

launching-a-lottery - printableLottery

Following on from the success of the Quiz Night, Rossett PTA have launched a Lottery, to help raise funds for the school and also give everyone a chance at winning a weekly, cash prize! The Lottery guarantees a weekly winner from Rossett School from the school prize fund – this is currently £20, but this will increase as more people join. In addition, everyone in the Lottery will have a chance to win a £25,000 jackpot prize.

Full details and the sign-up page can be found here

If you have any problems with registration or purchasing of the tickets, please contact the helpline –

Hours    : 9am - 5:30pm Mon - Fri (ex Bank Holidays)

Phone   : 01865 582828

Email     : support@yourschoollottery.co.uk

If you would like to join the PTA and help raise money for your school please contact: info@rossettpta.co.uk

Sports Department Newsletter - Spring 2020

Once again, it has been a busy half term for the Sports Studies Department.  Click the link here for our latest news.

What's happening after half term...

Monday 24th February 

  • Year 7 Bewerley Park Trip departs (24th -28th  February 2020);
  • Year 9 immunisations in school.

Thursday 27th February

  • Naples Geography Trip: Parents' Information Evening - 6.00pm-7.00pm in our Main Hall.

Friday 28th February

  • Year 7 Bewerley Park Trip returns.

H Woodcock

Headteacher