Weekly News Bulletin: 27 February 2017

Year 10 Parents’ Evening
The Year 10 Parents’ Evening will take place on Tuesday 7th March 2017 from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

This will be an opportunity to discuss your son’s/daughter’s academic progress at this important stage in their education.  The students are now able to make appointments with their teachers and these should be recorded on the relevant page in their planners. Students are expected to attend the evening with their parents/carers.

Please note that parking is not permitted in the Leisure Centre car park.  There will be spaces in the school car park which can be accessed by turning right at the roundabout at the front of the building.

Please complete the reply slip from the message that was emailed home and return it via Student Reception to Mrs Calcutt in the Admin Services Office by Tuesday 28th February 2017.

We look forward to meeting you on this occasion.
Ms T Foulger – Director of Learning: Year 10

Youth Speaks Competition
We recently fielded two teams at the district finals of Youth Speaks run by the Rotary Club.  Both teams performed admirably and made interesting, mature and clearly presented speeches. The students who represented HRS are:

Year 9:
Naomi Grew
Roseanna Davey
Mia Keegan

Year 10:
Megan Petts
Olivia Whittle
Olivia O’Neill

Young people are often accused of knowing nothing about the world around them, or only being interested in the trivial world of social media etc. Fortunately, the performances of our students has proved otherwise and the students should be proud of their incredible achievement, as we are of them.
Mrs C Bishton and Mr T Bousfield – English Faculty

News from Maths
Year 11 will have another set of FULL mock exams in the exam hall. These are currently scheduled for Wed 8th March P3-4 and Friday 10th March P1-2 and P3-4. This will be the last opportunity to test their skills under exam conditions.  After Easter we will be looking at “walking talking” lessons as we go through exam practice papers.

Remember Key dates – GCSE maths exams

25th May  Paper 1 (non calc)      8th June Paper 2 Calculator      13th June Paper 3 Calculator

Year 10 are currently preparing for GCSE Statistics course work which will be completed in the weeks BEFORE the Easter holidays then we will be focusing on new Statistics skills ready for the exam in June.

Year 9 have just started assessment week with three full GCSE Foundation papers (9-1 spec) to monitor progress and identify areas of intervention.

National Maths Challenge
Thank you to the students who took part before half term.   Results and any certificates will be made available shortly.

Homework/Support – VLE.mathswatch.com

Please can parents be aware that ALL students have access to this as a homework tool and for support/extension by logging on using their school email address with the password ….Romanes…. parents can monitor when homework is set and look at how well their child is doing.   It is also an ideal tool when working with external tutors or whilst absent.
Mr B Birss – Head of Maths

Dance
The HRS Dancers have a very busy month of wonderful events coming up.   Here is a reminder for the Choreographic, Dance Show and forth coming trips.

March 2017
Thursday 9th – Laban Dance University trip
Leave school at 8am and return to HRS at 6.00pm

Friday 10th – MOVE IT
Leave school at 8.00am, leaving venue at 4.30pm and return to HRS at 6.00pm.

Please note that if your son/daughter has booked dance classes, please ensure the exact time and location are emailed to me prior to the event.

Monday 13th – Rehearsals for the show will take place during various slots during the school day.   All performers will need to be present in the main hall from 3.10pm until 6.00pm.

Tuesday 14th – Choreographic – Students to arrive no later than 6.00pm in the Sixth Form Study for a 6.30pm show start time.
Year 8 & 9 solos and Groups plus year 11 Groups

Wednesday 15th – Choreographic – Arrive no later than 6.00pm in the Sixth Form Study for a 6.30pm show start time.
Year 7 & 10, plus Year 11 Solos.

Thursday 16th – Dance Show ‘A Night at the Movies’Arrive no later than 6.00pm in the GYM (opposite the PE office), the show starts at 6.30pm.

Friday 24th – GCSE Dance Moderation
Rehearsals 9.00am to 1.00pm
EXAM 1pm to 4.00pm

Tickets are now available through ParentPay.
Mrs Judd – Head of Dance

Advance Notice – Weston Homes Open Day
Weston Homes are hosting an Open Day on Saturday 25th March 2017 at their Head Office in Takeley.

The event is for students, parents and teachers to gain an insight into the careers within the property development industry and to understand and recognise the diverse range of opportunities on offer at Weston Homes.

They are aiming their career development programmes at Year 11 and Sixth Form students including those studying GCSE’s, BTEC and A- Level’s.  Weston Homes will be recruiting for approximately eight opportunities this year.   Further information will follow.
Mrs P Abbott – Careers Co-ordinator

Information Required
A reminder to parents of Year 7, 9, 10 & 12 students who have not yet returned the form sent out earlier this month requesting information regarding country of birth and nationality to please do so as soon as possible.  This information is required by the Department of Education.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
Mrs M Romain – Visitor Reception