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Rossett News Update - 21 December 2018


Spring term

please note that rossett re-opens for the start of the spring term on monday 7 january 2019 for all students

Celebration Assemblies

Today we held our annual end of term Celebration Assemblies for all year groups.  As well as some wonderful musical performances and art contributions we celebrated our students' attainment; those with the highest 3Rs; community contribution and sporting achievements of students  from Years 7 to Sixth Form.

We also presented our latest Vivos Bronze (300+), Silver (400+) and Gold (500+) awards.  Well done to all of our award winners and to all of the students who performed at today's assemblies.

Leeds Uni Science event

Not Just About Medics, University of Leeds

On Monday 17th  December, a group of Key Stage 4 Science students visited the University of Leeds for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) event. 

Many students are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, however no all medical courses lead to students becoming doctors. Our students found that teams of scientists, engineers and mathematicians work alongside medical doctors in research to help them to understand the spread of disease; discover better treatments and cures; and develop technology that aids more accurate diagnosis and treatment. The event provided information about how STEM degrees can link to the field of medicine, and why STEM study is important for medical advancement.  Students got involved in hands-on practicals, from Chemistry, Physics, Food Science, Health and Biosciences on this taster day

Carols in the Community

Over twenty students from the Rossett School Choir visited Heath Lodge Care Home on Tuesday  18th December, delighting the residents with songs that they have been perfecting over recent weeks.  The afternoon finished with a Christmas sing-a-long with the residents; the visit was a great success and we hope this will become an annual event.

Double Your Money

A fantastic £175 was raised by Year 7s at their 'Double Your Money' enterprise event held on Wednesday for the Rossett nominated charities (Water Aid, MIND and Yorkshire Air Ambulance).  The students were challenged to devise a stall that would hopefully double their initial investment of £5.  The money making ideas ranged from selling knitted brussel sprout decorations through to an 'advice' stall.  Congratulations to the winning team of  Hettie Sadler, Nishta Saike, Grace Ledger, Raya Bastiman, Ruby Smith, Megan Rowands, Noah Wilson, Adam Taverner, Eve Mcgee and Elesha Matthews of 7KTL who made the most profit of over £49 selling candles, reindeer food and Christmas decorations - an excellent return on their investment.

Double you money 1

Mock Results Day for Years 11,12 and 13

We will be running a formal Results Day for Years 11, 12 and 13 on Wednesday 9th January 2019 where students will receive results' envelopes containing their overall grades following the recent mock exams.  Tutors and year teams  then work with the students to identify areas for improvement and to help them devise revision programmes in preparation for the external examinations in May/June 2019.

Sports Department Newsletter

Once again, it has been a busy half term for the Sports Studies Department. The Sports' Council members have helped Miss Goacher produce a newsletter to keep parents and students up-to-date with all of the sporting activities at Rossett School. Click the link here for the latest Winter half-term newsletter.

Babysitting Course - Commencing Wednesday 16th January 2019

Is your child interested in babysitting and wondering how to get started?  Rossett Adult Learning offer a six-week course, held at Rossett School, commencing on  Wednesday 16th January 2019. The course runs between 6.30pm and  8.00pm every Wednesday for six weeks.  The course  costs just £35, and is open to students aged 14-18 years and is run by a highly-experienced St John's Ambulance trainer (our very own Mrs Rogers).

Students will cover the following elements:

  • The rights of the Family and the Baby sitter;
  • Accident prevention;
  • Baby care skills and Child Protection issues;
  • Personal safety and dealing with emergencies in the home;
  • First Aid including: the recovery position, infant and child resuscitation, choking, dealing with injuries, and defibrillator training.

To book a place or get further information please call 01423 563 768.

Advance notice: Staff Training after-school - Tuesday 8 January 2019

Staff training  is being held after school on Tuesday 8th January which means there will be no co-curricular activities or homework club. The late bus will not run on this day.

Goodbyes this term

This week we said goodbye to: Mr Saunderson (Mathematics) and Mrs Barrett (temporary Drama teacher). We wish them well with their ventures outside of teaching.

What's happening after Christmas...

Monday 7 January 

  • School re-opens 8.50am.
  • MFL Mock Orals for Year 11-Year 13 take place all week.

Tuesday 8 January 

  • Staff training after school - no co-curricular activities, no homework club and no late bus on this date.

Wednesday 9 January 

  • Year 11, 12 and 13 Mock Results' Day in school.  Students will receive a sample results' broadsheet, summarising their grades.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and restful Christmas holiday; the staff and I look forward to seeing the students back on Monday 7 January 2019.

Ms Woodcock