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Weekly News Bulletin: 12 October 2015

Open Morning Last Saturday we held a very successful Open Morning with over 800 visitors coming through our doors.  I would like to take this…

Welcome from the Headteacher


As Headteacher, I am committed to providing our students with a first-class educational experience.  You and your child will be our partners in valuing, encouraging and ensuring their success within a climate of high expectations.

You can experience our passion for learning by visiting the school and meeting the team: our students, staff and governors.  The information on this website can only provide a glimpse into The Helena Romanes School experience, please do come and see for yourselves.

Simon Knight B.Ed. (Hons), MA

Events Calendar

WEEK A: 12 October 2015

Monday 12 October 2015
Year 5/6 Coffee Morning
Period 5 – Year 7 Road Safety Play

Tuesday 13 October 2015
8.45am – Year 9 Road Safety Play
3.15pm – Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Training (Bronze, Silver and Gold)

Wednesday 14 October 2015
Year 5/6 Coffee Morning
Year 9 Settling In Parents’ Evening (invitation only)

Thursday 15 October 2015
Year 5/6 Coffee Morning

Friday 16 October 2015
Year 11 Formal Friday

Saturday 17 October 2015 to Sunday 1 November 2015 inclusive
Half term holiday

Sports Fixtures

Monday 12 October 2015
Year 8 NWE Rugby Tournament (Away)

Tuesday 13 October 2015
Year 7 NWE Rugby Tournament (Away)
Year 10 Hockey vs. Leventhorpe (Home)

Wednesday 14 October 2015
U11 NWE Netball Rally (Alec Hunter)
1st XI Hockey vs. Friends (Home)

Thursday 15 October 2015
U15 BS&D Hockey
U14 Rugby vs. Newport (Home)

Listen to what our students have to say

Moving to Secondary School is like nothing I had ever experienced before.  At primary school, I had one teacher and one classroom.  Now I have a timetable with different subjects taught by many teachers in a variety of classrooms.  I have to be responsible to get to the right classrooms at the right time and have the correct equipment for each lesson.  This was very daunting at first, but after a few weeks it became second nature and now I love all of the different classrooms and teachers because it is so invigorating and different. Whichever subjects interest you, I am sure you will find something at HRS to inspire you.

Isabelle, Year 8

The school is really good – it feels big when you start but you soon get to know your way around.  HRS helps you prepare well for your future – whatever it may be.  You can see the Careers Advisor if you need help choosing your options.  My favourite subjects are Maths, ICT, Spanish and Design and Technology. There are many different extra-curricular clubs available.  I took part in the Great British Space Dinner competition.  We use the Learning Zone for homework and can take on-line quizzes on the books we have read.

Ben, Year 9