Weekly News Bulletin

Year 7 Christmas Carol Service
Year 7 students have been invited to attend a Christmas Carol Service at St Mary’s Church in Great Dunmow.

Following the success of the event in previous years, we will be attending the service on Tuesday 13th December, starting at 2.00 p.m.  Following an early lunch, students will walk down to St Mary’s at 1.40 p.m.  The students will be accompanied by teaching and support staff to and from the church and shall return to HRS for 3.10 p.m.

We feel that this is an excellent opportunity for the students to be involved in this event, however if you have any concerns with regards to your child taking part in the service, please let me know as soon as possible.
Mr N Wilcox – Director of Learning for Year 7

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Ticket Sales
HRS proudly presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’!  Staff and students alike have been working as hard as ever in preparation for our 12th whole school production. Tickets can be purchased in person from Tuesday 6th December outside the main hall every lunch time from 1.30-2pm.  Ticket prices are £7.50 for Adults and £6.00 for Concessions and the performances will be held on from Wednesday 11th January to Friday 13th January 2017.

For further ticket enquiries, please email Mr MacLeod (cmacleod@hrs.education). We hope you all enjoy the show!
Mr C MacLeod – Drama

Early School Closure – Tuesday 20th December 2016
Please may I remind parents/carers that school will close early on Tuesday 20th December at 1.25pm.  Lunch will be available at break time for those students who would like to eat something.  The school buses will collect students at 1.25pm to take them home.
Mr S Knight – Headteacher

Christmas Fete
Sixth form students will be running a Christmas Fete on Friday 16th December at lunchtime in the school hall.  Stalls will include decorating gingerbread men, guess the name of the teddy, a Christmas themed photo-booth and pin the nose on Rudolph.

Students will require cash on the day to take part in the event and to buy any goods. Items will vary in price, but will be around 50p each. The money raised will go to the charity ‘Community Christmas’, which supports local elderly people who may be alone at Christmas.

Please remind students to attend and bring a small amount of cash on the day.
Thank you.
Mrs L Withers

Christmas Dinner for Students – 14th and 15th December 2016
A Christmas dinner will be offered to students on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th December at a cost of £3.75 per meal.  If your son/daughter would like a Christmas dinner please make payment on your ParentPay account by Thursday 8th December at the latest (both days will be set up separately on ParentPay).

Once payment has been made your child needs to collect their meal voucher from the Main Office.  This ticket will then need to be kept safe and presented to the kitchen on their chosen day.
Thank you.
Mrs L Evans-Barlow – Business Manager

Easter Ski Trip
Places are still available for the school ski trip to Austria during the first week of the Easter holiday.  If your child is interested in going on the trip please ask them to collect a form from Mr Graves as soon as possible.
Thank you.
Mr P Graves – Ski Trip Coordinator/Head of ICT