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Rossett News Update - 20 December 2019


Headteacher's Letter: Autumn/Winter Term 2019

Please click here to read an update on teaching, learning, events this term and our post-Ofsted actions.

Shoebox Appeal

Over the last few weeks our Year 7 and Year 9 students  have been collecting items to make up a shoebox of gifts to take to children who will be spending the Christmas period on the Woodlands Ward at Harrogate District Hospital.  The aim was to fill one shoebox per form but our fantastic and enthusiastic Year 7 students have exceeded this goal and on Thursday personally delivered the boxes to the ward. A special mention goes to 7JMA for completing three boxes! Thank you to all of our students who donated generously to this cause.

Shoebox appeal 2Year 9 shoebox

Harrogate Lions Peace Poster Competition

For over three decades, Lions clubs around the globe have been sponsoring an art contest in schools and youth groups. Creating peace posters gives children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity.  This year's Rossett winner was Monika Molnar with Sarah Walker-Palin coming second. Our students always enjoy creating their entries and received their awards this year from 'Lion' Tom Ilett and 'Lion' Eve Nelson.

Peace poster competitionPeace post competition 2

Peace poster 3

Students perform at Heath Lodge Care Home


Residents at Heath Lodge Care Home on Pannal Ash Road were thrilled to receive a visit from Rossett students on Thursday.  They were treated to seasonal performances from our strings ensemble and the flute choir.  George Papadopoullos played a ‘jazzy’ number on his clarinet and a massed choir sang ‘Hark the Herald Angels’ sing.  The afternoon culminated in a sing-a-long for all which was enthusiastically received by all the residents and staff.

Choir 2Flute choirGeorge and Varsha 


Christmas lunchChristmas Lunch

Members of the Senior Leadership Team were delighted to serve staff and students their Christmas lunch this week.  Our Catering Team provided a wonderful spread of seasonal food enjoyed by all - the students enjoyed the Christmas music played throughout both lunch sittings - getting everyone in the festive spirit!

Sean Wilson visitRossett Alumni Visit

On Thursday, Sean Wilson made a return visit to Rossett to catch-up with staff and students who were very interested in hearing about his time at Cambridge University where he is studying medicine.  Sean's first term has been spent completely focussed on his studies.  Students at Cambridge are actively discouraged from taking part-time work to ensure success in their studies.  Sean has been working hard to prepare for his first set of examinations after Christmas and has promised to visit again in the New Year. 

PTA Quiz NightPTA Quiz - Save the Date

If you are looking for a fun night out in the New Year, the PTA are excited to announce that the Annual Rossett Quiz Night is taking place on Friday 7 February 2020 at Rossett School.  It is a great social night with food, bar and a raffle and a chance to put your wits against Rossett staff and Sixth Form teams.

Please save the date in your diaries and more information will be released in January 2020.

Rossett_Adult learning_LogoRossett Adult Learning - New Spring Programme Out Now 

There are a huge range of day and evening courses to choose from on our website. Take a moment, pour yourself a cup of tea, and have a look at where you can download a programme, get more information on any of our courses and book online. If you would like any more information please call Catherine or Melissa on 01423 563 768.


babysitting imageBabysitting Course

We also offer a Babysitting course for 13-16 year olds, led by Mrs Rogers (our own First Aid Health Manager) who is also a serving officer of the Order of St John, and a qualified First Aider. It’s a fun and informative course run from 18.30pm-20.00pm from Monday 13th January for 6 weeks and only costs £30. It’s a great way to up-skill your teenager, and give them  the confidence to look after small children. It covers everything from the rights of the baby-sitter, first-aid emergencies, and how to change nappies.

Sports Studies'  Newsletter

It has been another busy term of sporting fixtures within the Sports Studies department and we are pleased to attach the latest newsletter here.  There are lots of opportunities to get involved with  sports' teams here at Rossett - see our Co-Curricular Activities Timetable here.

What's happening after Christmas...

Monday 6 January

  • School re-opens  for all.

Tuesday 7 January

  • Mock GCSE MFL speaking tests commence.

Wednesday 8 January

  • Mock GCSE MFL speaking tests;
  • Mock GCSE Results Day: Main Hall.

Thursday 9 January

  • Mock GCSE MFL speaking tests.

Friday 10 January

  • Mock GCSE MFL speaking tests.

I would like to wish you all a very happy holiday and a restful break and look forward to welcoming back to school on Monday 6th January.

H Woodcock