HRS Weekly Bulletin: 10-14 February 2014

Successmaker withdrawal sessions – Year 7
It’s YELLOW week, so the hour withdrawal sessions for Successmaker students are from ENGLISH.
Miss P Jackson and the Extended Learning Team

HRS Annual Choreographic Competition 2014
The choreographic competition is an excellent opportunity for all students who have an interest in the creative arts to express and showcase their skills.  Due to the increase in popularity in Dance at HRS, we’ve had to add an extra evening to the event this year.

Monday 24th March – Years 8 & 9
Tuesday 25th March – Years 7 & 11 (Year 11 groups)
Wednesday 26th March – Years 10 and 11 (Year 11 solo)
Thursday 27th March – Whole School Dance Show

All events start at 6.45pm until approximately 9.00pm.  Tickets can be obtained through ParentPay and are priced at £5.00 for Adults and £3.00 for Concessions.

Rehearsals for the events will be held on Monday 17th February and will run as follows:

Main Hall
9.00am-11.00am        GCSE Years 10 & 11
10.00am – 11.00am   A-Level Dance
11.00am-12.00noon   Elite Gym Group
12.00noon – 1.00pm  JH/MR Thursday Group
12.00noon – 2.00pm  Years 8 & 9 Dance Club and GCSE

The Gym (with Sam and Louise)
9.00am – 11.00am     Year 7 Dance Club
11.00am- 1.00pm       Gifted & Talented Wednesday Group

In addition to these rehearsals we are also holding a day of rehearsals in the Main Hall on Sunday 23rd March.  This gives the students the opportunity to refine any last minute pieces as well as giving the dancers the opportunity to rehearse on stage with their music and lighting.  The rehearsal will ONLY be for choreographic dances that are being judged.

9.00am – 11.00am     Years 8 & 9
11.00am – 1.00pm      Years 7 & 10
1.00pm – 3.00pm       Year 11

Please can all dancers be prompt and ensure they stick to their time slots.
Thank you.
Mrs L Judd – Head of Dance

Peripatetic Music Lessons
Please ask your child to speak to their Music teacher regarding any lessons they might miss due to exams and school trips etc.  The upcoming mock exams for Year 10 are due to start after half-term.  If teachers are given notice, they can rearrange lesson times or carry them over to another week.  However, if a student fails to attend a lesson without giving any warning, then the lesson cost cannot be refunded.
Mrs T. Franklin – Music Administrator

Essex Book Festival
Gervase Phinn ‘The School Inspector Calls!’
Thursday 6 March 2014 at 7.30pm
The school is very pleased to host former teacher, school advisor and inspector, Gervase Phinn, as part of the Essex Book Festival.  The author will discuss his third brilliantly funny and warm hearted novel from the best-selling Barton-in-the-Dale series, ‘The School Inspector Calls!’  His talk will be followed by book signing.  Caxton Books will be selling copies of his current and previous novels.  Refreshments will be on sale.

Gervase Phinn was a teacher, then General Adviser for Language Development in Rotherham before moving to North Yorkshire, where he spent ten years as a school inspector – which provided much source material for his books.   He lives near Doncaster.  Gervase Phinn has been touring and selling out theatres across the country for over nine years as a hilarious raconteur. The best-selling and award winning author, Radio and TV personality, really is at his best and most exciting in front of a live audience.

‘A worthy successor to James Herriot, and every bit as endearing’ by Alan Titchmarsh.

‘Packed with delightful and authentic characters, juicy gossip, precarious romance and good old-fashioned village drama, this is a warm-hearted and hilarious account of a struggling school in a small community’ Good Book Guide

Tickets priced £8/£7 concessions are now available from the Essex Book Festival Box Office: telephone: 01206 573948, www.essexbookfestival.org.uk