HRS Weekly Bulletin: 3-7 March 2014

Unifest – Saturday 29 March 2014
In keeping with our priority to foster a passion for life-long learning, we would like to share some information about an exciting upcoming event run by Anglia Ruskin University.  Unifest is a family-friendly, action-packed, day of discovery.  This event is open to students between 6-16 years of age with accompanying parents, and comprises a range of tours, talks, workshops and activities in preparation for the path to further education.

Unifest takes place on Saturday 29th March 2014 at the Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge Campus.  Please visit their website for more details and to register to attend: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/microsites/outreach_and_recruitment/students/unifest.html

Mrs Platts will be at the Cambridge Campus on 29th March.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance in registering for this event.  We would be grateful if you would inform us if you do register to attend.
Mrs E Platts (Gifted and Talented Coordinator) and Mrs T Green (Assistant Gifted and Talented Coordinator)

Successmaker withdrawal sessions – Year 7
It is GREEN week, so the hour withdrawal sessions for Successmaker students are from SCIENCE.

Miss P Jackson and the Extended Learning Team

Ski Trip to Austria – Easter 2014
We have a couple of last minute places available on the ski trip to Austria this Easter.  The total cost of the trip is £930.  If your son/daughter is interested in going, please ask them to see Mr Graves for further information as soon as possible.

Mr P Graves – Ski Trip Coordinator

Joint Home/School/Police Policy regarding Facebook and other electronic forms of social media
Please ensure you read the letter on the Letters to Parents page of this website regarding social media.
Mr G Potter – Deputy Headteacher

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