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Rossett News Update - 12 April 2019

American Exchange

Our students welcomed their American Exchange partners from Falmouth Middle School, Maine last week and have been enjoying a variety of trips to local Yorkshire attractions, including a tour of York, Harrogate and Knaresborough, as well as shopping around the centre of Leeds. On Monday the American students will accompany their Rossett Exchange partner on a visit to the Alpamare Water Park followed by fish and chips at the beach in Scarborough.  The American students will return to Maine on Tuesday 16 April with many happy memories of their visit.

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National Piano Competition Winner

We informed you in last week's Rossett News that Alannah Saphir (Year 8) was a finalist in the EPTA UK Piano Competition and was travelling to London to compete in the final last weekend.  We are delighted to let you know that Alannah won!  The judges, all eminent professional pianists, praised the technical ability of each of the finalists in her category for grade 6/7 pianists, but found that Alannah's performance brought a 'sense of herself' to the piece - showing a deeper understanding of the music, as well as a real artistry of the piano. We are all delighted for Alannah who has worked tremendously hard to achieve this prestigious award.

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Advance Notice of Early Closure - Friday 3 May 2019

Due to road closures in the Harrogate and Leeds area for the Tour de Yorkshire on Friday 3 May, Rossett School will close early for students and staff.

The Tour de Yorkshire is a major 4-day cycling event and will involve road closures in and around Harrogate over this period.  On Friday 3 May, the Stage 2 route from Barnsley to Bedale will come through Harrogate at approximately 4.30pm, with the area being affected by rolling road closures up to an hour before and an hour after this time.  To finish at our usual time would cause considerable problems for the journey home, particularly for those students who travel on a school bus.

Therefore, Students who travel home to Leeds will register in their Period 5 lesson between 2.10pm and 2.15pm, they will then board their buses and leave the school site at 2.25pm.  The Harrogate buses will leave Harrogate Grammar school (HGS  will also have an earlier finish) and arrive at Rossett at 2.50pm.  All our remaining students will finish at 2.55pm, with buses leaving the school at 3.05pm.  As you will appreciate we have endeavored to keep disruption to a minimum on this day.

                                                Leeds students/buses depart: 2.25pm                                                             

                                             all other students/buses depart: 3.05pm

New Head Boy/Girl

Head Boy Girl picFollowing a hard-fought campaign, students and staff voted this week for next year's Head Boy and Head Girl.  Mr Foley (Director of Sixth Form) said: "We were really impressed with the confidence and passion demonstrated by all candidates during the hustings on Wednesday. After a close race, we are sure the new Head Boy and Head Girl will be impressive ambassadors for Rossett School".  Well done to all who took part and congratulations to the successful candidates. Pictured: Ms Woodcock and Mr Foley with the new Sixth Form Team.

Head Girl: Holly Higlett

Deputy Head Girl: Freya Prince

Head Boy: Jamie Hart

Deputy Head Boy: Ben Smith

We will start the process of recruiting Senior Prefects in the summer term to join the student leadership team. 

Battlefields Trip

A group of 53 students departed at lunchtime today for a cultural trip to the battlefields of  Ypres and the Somme.  Students will be able to see first-hand important  battle sites, as well as the trenches and themed museums.  They will take-in Thiepval Memorial, the Menin Gate and the Passchendaele Memorial Museum.  We have organised this trip for many years and our students always gain a great deal from the visit.  Follow @RossettHistory on Twitter for news and pictures of the trip.

Scholarship Success

Daniel Nimick (Year 13)  has secured a football scholarship at Western Michigan University for the next academic year. If you would like to read the press release from the University about this exciting opportunity for Dan click here.

Blood donationBecome a Blood Donor

The Blood donation team came to Rossett Sixth Form on Wednesday, following an assembly  led by Head Boy James Porter two weeks ago. The team had a stand in the Sixth Form study room, where they spoke to students throughout the morning about the process of donating and how to register  - a number of students took the opportunity to register to become blood donors.  

Rossett_Adult learning_LogoRossett Adult Education - new programme launched

Rossett Adult Education have a great choice of day and evening courses in many varied and exciting subjects providing the opportunity for adults to learn new skills and have fun with like-minded people, whilst being taught by tutors who love their subjects and are experts in their field. 

Please click here for the new Summer 2019 programme and information on how to enrol.

Rossett Sports News

201806 (2)We are pleased to include the Spring Term Rossett PE newsletter which will update you on all of our sporting activities this term.  There are many opportunities for students to get involved in a vast array of physical activities, both in and out of the classroom, at Rossett School - we hope you enjoy this latest update- view here.

As you will be aware, we have a packed Co-Curricular timetable to involve our students in activities outside of lesson time, encouraging new friendships and a healthy lifestyle.  The summer Co-Curricular programme includes new clubs and activities including rounders, softball and squash and is available here.

Easter egg huntAccelerated Reader students display 'Eggscellent'  skills

To celebrate the importance of reading, we invited two classes in Year 7 and 8 to our Learning Resource Centre Easter Egg Hunt. The groups were comprised of those who had made great strides with Accelerated Reader.  They all demonstrated ‘eggscellent’ hunting skills and enjoyed finding lots of chocolate eggs hidden around the bookshelves as part of their reward for their dedication to literature!

Congratulations to...

  • Year 9B Boys' Football Team who won against St John Fisher's

What's happening after the Easter holiday...

Monday 29 April

  • School re-opens for the Summer Term;
  • A Level Fine Art Examination - Year 13.

Tuesday 30 April

  • A Level Fine Art Examination - Year 13;
  • Junior Maths Challenge - Years 7 and 8, Period 2 in the Sports' Hall.

Friday 3 May

  • A Level Fine Art Examination - Year 13;
  • A Level Music practical examination - Year 13;
  • Early closure due to Tour de Yorkshire - 2.25pm for Leeds buses and 2.55pm for all others.

We hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing Easter break and look forward to welcoming the students back on Monday 29 April.

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