Rossett News Update - 3 December 2021
Senior Maths Challenge
At the start of November, Students in Year 13, Year 12 and representatives from our talented Year 11, sat the Senior Mathematics Challenge run by the UKMT. The students have once again performed spectacularly well and have achieved an excellent set of results.
The Senior Mathematical Challenge is a 90-minute, multiple-choice competition aimed at students across the UK. It encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. Congratulations to Lewis Ferry and Leon Semmens in Year 13 and Yale Braunstein in Year 11 for progression on to the Kangaroo round.
Special mention to Patrick Fleming who scored so highly that he qualified for the British Mathematical Olympiad. We wish all of our students luck for the next rounds.
We are incredibly proud of our Year 11 students who have shown real resilience, reflectiveness and responsibility this week during their mock exams. It has been a long week for them and we hope they get a chance to recharge over this long weekend.
Flu Vaccinations in School
The nasal influenza vaccination is being offered to all children nationally, from Reception to Year 11. To give consent for your child to receive protection again influenza please follow the instructions below:
- Go to https://www.hdft.nhs.uk/fluconsent/
- Enter the School Code 136896 and click “Find School”.
- Complete the form with your child’s information and parent/guardian contact information*.
- Click the green “Submit” button.
For any parents who encountered problems earlier in the week trying to register, we have been informed that the website is working correctly now.
Winter Warmer Concert - Thursday 9 December
Rossett Arts Faculty are delighted to welcome you to their Winter Warmer concert on Thursday 9 December at 6:30pm in our Main Hall. We are mindful of the changes to current Government guidance and consequently numbers for this event have now been strictly limited, with socially-distanced seating and a requirement for everyone attending to wear a face covering whilst in the building (these can be removed when seated).
The concert will feature performances by our extra-curricular music groups plus a range of solo and group items prepared by our students. Tickets are available and can be purchased online via SCOPAY where they can be found under, 'trips & events'. Adult tickets are priced at £3:50 which includes entry to our raffle; tickets for under 18s are priced at £2 each. Book early to avoid disappointment.
PTA Year 7 Disco
We regret to inform you that, following the latest Government guidance and a detailed risk-assessment, we have postponed the planned Year 7 Disco which was due to take place on Thursday 16 December.
We hope to re-arrange the event in the New Year and all monies already paid will be transferred to this new date. Should you like a refund in the interim please contact our Finance Team on email@example.com.
Learning Resource Centre News
Click HERE for the LRC Newsletter for this week.
Christmas Colours/Non-Uniform Day - Make the World Better with a Sweater!
We are, once again joining Save the Children in their fundraising by taking part in their Christmas jumper campaign. All students and staff are invited to wear a Christmas jumper or to wear bright colours on Friday 10 December. We usually ask for a £2 donation and you will be able to donate either on-line this year, using your child's Scopay account or students can hand in a cash donation to their tutor at the start of the school day; we know the charity will be very grateful for any donations, large or small.
We would like to remind you that ALL students (unless exempt) are required to wear a face covering in all communal areas of the school following the change in Government guidance. this means face coverings should be worn in corridors, dining halls (unless eating) and administration and social spaces. It is particularly important in these last few weeks of term that students adhere to this guidance to minimise risk of illness for students, staff and the wider communities.
The wearing of face coverings on the buses is mandatory, unless a student is medically exempt, especially as we approach the Christmas holidays.
Reminder: Early finish on the last day of the Christmas term
We would like to remind you that, as always, Rossett School will finish the Christmas term early, closing at 2.10pm on Friday 17 December. There will be a change to the scheduled lessons on this day and all school buses will arrive early at the end of the school day and drop off one hour earlier at students' usual stops..
Rossett PTA has an exciting way for you to help support the school and have a chance of winning up to £25,000. Your School Lottery is a fun, weekly lottery that raises money for schools in the UK. Play the lottery to support our school - it’s that simple! Tickets cost just £1 per week, with a top prize of £25,000!
Each ticket consists of six numbers and each number is between 0 and 9. There will be a draw every Saturday night when a six-digit winning combination will be picked. Match all 6 and you win the JACKPOT! Winners will be sent an email notification of their success. Every week, there is a guaranteed winner from Rossett School who will win 30% of the ticket sales for the week! Each week there is a draw where a guaranteed prize of £20 will be won by someone from Rossett School! The more people who sign up for tickets then the bigger the weekly prize!
Just visit the online lottery site and buy your tickets now! Just follow this link: https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/rossett-school. Sign up before 11 December 2021 for a chance to win Christmas for your family.
We have a uniform recycling scheme where 'preloved' uniform items can either be donated, or un obtained for a small donation. A list of our current stock can be found at: http://www.rossettpta.co.uk/uniform-recycling-2/
We need more parents to join our PTA. It is a great opportunity to meet other parents and you can be involved i our as much or as little as you like. We really would appreciate your support in joining the team. If you would like more information or to offer support, please contact Claire on this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yorkwaste Re-use Santa Appeal 2021
The Re-use Santa Appeal is a charitable campaign to provide help for young people across North Yorkshire who are most in need this Christmas. This year, they need your help to collect used toys, games, books and puzzles for young people who might otherwise not receive a gift. Not only will this help to make Christmas easier for many families, it will also support the environment by encouraging a ‘Reduce, Re-use, Recycle’ mindset. Re-use Santa is delivered in partnership with City of York Council, North Yorkshire County Council and selected charities.
Make sure your toys/books/games are clean, complete and fit for purpose. Next time you’re taking your waste to your nearest York or North Yorkshire Household Waste Recycling Centre, simply bring your pre-loved gifts along too and let the staff know you wish to donate. They will point you in the right direction. You can find your nearest North Yorkshire HWRC here and CIty of York HWRC here. Yorwaste will then distribute the donations to the charity partners.
Continuation of Lateral Flow Testing for students and staff
We ask that our parents and students support our safer school initiative by continuing to test on Sunday and Wednesday evenings and report the results – whether positive, negative or void – to NHS Test and Trace via the self-report option at https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result and also inform the school at: https://rossett.school/studentcovidreport. It is our current understanding that this national initiative will continue until the start of the Christmas holidays.
This information is helping the Government to understand the prevalence of the virus across the country.
Please note that this asymptomatic testing programme does not replace current guidance for those who develop the three Covid-19 symptoms, even if mild, which is to arrange a PCR test as soon as possible. If your child develops a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loses their sense of smell or taste or it changes they should self-isolate until they receive the results of their PCR test.
As you will now be aware the self-isolation rules have changed and students no longer need to self isolate if someone in their household has symptoms or has tested positive for Covid-19 if any of the following apply:
- students are under 18 years 6 months old
- students are fully vaccinated
- students are taking part or have taken part in a Covid-19 vaccine trial
- students are not able to be vaccinated for medical reasons
In such cases, even if they do not have symptoms, students should still:
- get a PCR test
- follow advice on how to avoid catching and spreading Covid-19
- consider limiting contact with people who are at higher risk from Covid-19
If you have any questions please email Mr Royles email@example.com.
Well done to...
- The Year 7 Boys' Rugby Team who won both of their matches against the St John Fisher A and B team; 4-0 and 50 respectively. Mr Bulmer and Mr Thompson were very impressed with the boys' resilience and overall confidence. Well done.
What's happening this half term...
MONDAY 6 DECEMBER
STAFF TRAINING DAY - NO STUDENTS IN SCHOOL
Thursday 9 December
- Winter Warmer Concert
Friday 10 December
- Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 17 December
- School closes for the Christmas holidays: Early finish at 2.10pm.