Weekly News Bulletin: 10 November 2014

Two-week Half-term
May I take this opportunity to welcome students back after our two-week half-term break, I hope they are feeling refreshed and ready for the second half of this term.

I am currently looking at the term and holiday dates for 2015-16 and would welcome your views about having had the two-week break for the October half-term.   Please email your comments to my secretary Ceri Weston at cweston@hrs.education.
Thank you.
Simon Knight – Headteacher

Information from Careers
Workshop Conferences
Medlink -X are advertising a one day conference for Year 9 and 10 students and their parents who are considering a career in Medicine or Veterinary Science.  The course will be held at the University of Nottingham on Saturday 24th January 2015 from 11.00am to 5.00pm.

Students will have the chance to hear from admission tutors, learn about admission tests, have advice on subject choices, and talk to current doctors, vets and professionals.

Parents can join the sessions, and will have a dedicated session on finance, studying abroad, and how to support their child’s application.  The cost of the one day course is £30 + VAT per person.

Reserve your place on www.workshop-uk.net or call 01509 233133.  Further information can be found on the website given above, under the heading on the left of the home page: Winter courses Medlink-X  2015.
Mrs P Abbott – Careers Coordinator 

Ski Trip Easter 2015
Places are still available on the ski trip to Austria next Easter.   We depart on the evening of Friday 27th March and return on Saturday April 4th. This trip is for both students who have skied before and for those who have not.  We will be staying just outside Kitzbuhel.  The cost includes all ski hire, lessons, meals in the resort, evening activities, and insurance and transport costs.  The skiing day starts at 8.30am when we head for the slopes. There are good beginner areas and many other slopes for all abilities.  We return to the hotel at about 3.30pm before heading out for the afternoon activity.  This is an action packed week with opportunities for swimming at the Aquarena in Kitzbuhel, 9 pin bowling, experiencing Austrian culture, quiz nights and games evenings.  All of these activities are fully supervised by our staff, who know the resort very well.

This is a successful trip with many students taking part year after year.  The trip costs £890 and application forms are available from Mr P Graves in ICT.  If your son/daughter would like to attend, please make payment for the £200 deposit through the school’s ParentPay system.  Please return the application form to Mr P Graves.
Mr P Graves – Head of ICT

Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable
Please see the separate attachment giving details about the Year 11 Mock Exams.
Mrs B Curran – Director of Learning for Year 11

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