Rossett News Update - 26 October 2023
I know you will share our condemnation of the awful gun attack in Lewiston, Maine. Our thoughts are with the community involved and we are happy to reassure you that our students and staff are safe with their host families. We have been in regular contact with Mr Elcock, our trip leader on the American Exchange in Falmouth, and have also been in contact with our parents.
Whilst the incident remains live students and their host families will follow the safety measures that have been put in place. Our wonderful host families are finding some lovely ways of keeping the students entertained and enjoying the American culture.
Whilst this is a difficult situation for everyone involved the leadership at Falmouth School realise that Rossett students face a unique challenge in coping with the situation while they are away from home and have put in place specialist support to deal with this. We would like to thank Falmouth School, our host families and our Rossett staff for ensuring our students are safe, reassured and cared for at this challenging time.
We all hope that the situation will be resolved quickly.
- Luca Wildman in Year 8 who was nominated by Mrs Leeming who wrote: “I'd like to nominate Luca Wildman for being a Rossett hero. Not only did he open doors last weekend for teachers and students, I have seen him helping other students on the corridor and generally being a smiley, wonderful student.” Well deserved Luca, you are a Rossett Hero!
- Katelyn Hamblett in Year 11 who was nominated by Mrs Parker who wrote: ‘As I arrived for break duty in the main dining hall, I saw that the chairs had not yet been put away after the assembly. Mr Royles was busy stacking chairs, a massive job, and then I noticed that Katelyn was helping him. An excellent display of kindness and responsibility.’ Thank you for being so kind and helpful Katelyn, you are a Rossett Hero!
- Mrs Ali-Josef nominated two Year 10 boys, Cayden Mumford and Jake Keillar who supported their friend who had an accident outside of school hours. She has also nominated five students in Year 11 ‘for engaging in our external assemblies and representing the school in their video reviews. They were kind, respectful and role models for the year 11 group. All students consistently show how proud they are to be Rossett students in school and out in the community.’ These students are Taranveer Nijjar, Jacob Norton, Alfie Lumsden, Joseph Dixon and Katelyn Hamblett. Well done all, and especially Katelyn who was nominated by two different teachers for two different things in the same week!
If you were nominated as a Rossett Hero, this week please go to student reception to collect your reward and certificate.
To find our next Rossett Heroes, we need you! Do you know of any member of the Rossett community that deserves recognition as a Rossett Hero? No matter how big or small you believe the act to be, we want to hear from you - every nominated person will be recognised and congratulated even if they don't make it into the newsletter that particular week.
Please email Mr Otway firstname.lastname@example.org if you have witnessed or experienced an act of kindness that we might not be aware of.
"Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end." - Scott Adams
Headteacher Friday 5 Awards
Well done to all of the students who received a Friday 5 Headteachers 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:
- Isabella Asmussen
- Maisie Trotter
- Will Carter
- Martha Meadley
- Lily Best
- Will Jarivs
- Diana Udeshi
- Oliver Gillett
- Naomi Armani
- Jess Hepworth
Special Assembly: Trapped in County Lines author visit
We were delighted to welcome author, Christina Gabbitas to school on Wednesday to present a special assembly to our Year 10 and 11 students about county lines drug dealing and knife crime. Christina was accompanied by PCSO Martin Powell, PCSO Moorhouse and Clare Granger the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire and explained the background to her books, and how she works with North Yorkshire Police to help tackle county line drug dealing and knife crime in the region.
Her book 'Trapped in County Lines' aims to educate children and young people on the dangers of becoming involved with county lines through the power of storytelling. Christina was extremely impressed with our students and their engagement with this very important topic.
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
We are pleased that we shall, once again, be supporting the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal for 2023. The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal will focus on how wearing a poppy shows you care and helps the Royal British Legion to continue its vital work supporting the Armed Forces and veterans.
Students will be visiting form rooms the first week back to allow students the opportunity to donate to the appeal and wear their poppy with pride.
Please encourage your child or children to bring in a contribution for the collection. The suggested donation is at least £1.
First Aid Group Radio Communications Awards
Last night our Rossett First Aid Team members completed their final assessment in radio communications. The groups has had lots of fun using hand held radios, acting as a radio controllers and putting this skill together with some mock first aid scenarios. They have all learned the 'Nato Phonetic' alphabet and played many games requiring team work and good listening skills. The students ended their session with a stretcher race and some Halloween treats!
Extra-Curricular Clubs and Activities
At Rossett School we value the breadth of the curriculum extending out of lesson time and encourage all students to participate in one of our 50+ weekly extra-curricular activities. All Year 7 students are expected to have signed up to at least one extra-curricular activity per week by the start of the next half term. Students who attend multiple activities and show real commitment will receive our new extra-curricular token and will be placed in a prize draw at the end of each term where there will be prizes awarded.
There are many benefits to getting involved in an extra-curricular club:
- Learning and developing new skills
- Opportunity to make new friends
- Boosts confidence
- Fun with friends in a safe environment
- Can help mental health and wellbeing and can reduce stress and improve mood
- Demonstrates commitment to extra curricular clubs for college/ university and job applications.
Year 8 Theatre Trip to Oliver, January 2024
We are delighted to have the opportunity to take our Year 8 students to a performance of 'Oliver' at Leeds Playhouse on Thursday 25 January 2024. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to see a professional theatre production and will also compliment their English and Drama studies. Parents/Carers in Year 8 will receive a letter with further information.
Your School Lottery is a weekly lottery that raises money for schools in the UK. Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week, with a top prize of £25,000. Each ticket will consist of six numbers and each number will be between 0 and 9. There will be a draw every Saturday night when a six digit winning combination will be picked. Match all six and you can win the jackpot. Winners will be sent an email notification of their success.
Fixtures for after half term...
- Eilidh Owens who has been selected for the JKS England Karate Squad to compete in the World Championships being held in Japan in July 2024.
What's happening next term...
Monday 6 November
- Return to school
Thursday 9 November
- Year 11 Parents' Evening
Thursday 16 November
- Year 13 Parents' Evening
Friday 17 November
- Children in Need
Thursday 23 November
- Year 10 Parents' Evening
Thursday 30 November
- Presentation Evening 2023
Thursday 7 December
- Year 7 Disco organised by Rossett PTA
Wednesday 13 December
- Whole School Careers Fair 9am-1pm
Thursday 14 December
- Winter Warmer Concert: Main Hall
Friday 15 December
- Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 22 December
- Last day of term