Weekly News Bulletin: 12 January 2015

Spanish GCSE Oral Exams for SP10B2 (NG) and SP10C1 (NG)
The above Spanish exams will take place on Thurs 15th and Fri 16th January.  Students should be rehearsing at home!

Spanish GCSE writing controlled conditions exam.   SP11C2 (NG) are preparing for this. It will take place in a couple of weeks’ time once the preparatory work has been completed.  Students need to be taking an active part in lessons and completing all homework at this stage.  Please support us by checking that this is happening.  Thank you for your support.
Mrs N Graves – Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Battle of the Bands – Friday 16th January 2015
Tickets are £4.50 for adults and £3.00 for concessions (under 18’s, students, HRS staff, over 60s) and are available from Mrs Stewart in DO2 at lunchtimes.
For further ticket enquiries, please email Stephanie Stewart sstewart@hrs.education.
Mrs S Stewart – Head of Drama

Peripatetic Music Lessons
Lessons for the Spring Term will commence next Monday 12th January.  Thank you to those who have paid.  If you have not already done so, please pay via ParentPay as outstanding fees are now overdue.
Thank you.
Mrs T Franklin – Music Administrator

Internet Safety Advice
Please ensure you take a look at this site:


It contains a large amount of really useful information and guidance for keeping your children safe on line.  An excellent resource!
Miss L Brammer – Designated Child Protection Co-ordinator

Foster Caring
Essex County Council is holding a fostering event on Saturday 17th January 2015 at 11.00am at Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way, Harlow.  For further information please see the flyer attached with this week’s bulletin.
Mrs L Brammer – Designated Child Protection Co-ordinator

Shakespeare Workshop at The Globe Theatre followed by a Performance of The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre – Friday 30th January
The above trip has now been opened up to non-Drama students.  Letters are available from the Drama office.
Miss E Platts – Drama

Information from Careers
Anglia Ruskin University will be running their annual UNIFEST event in March, which is an all-day activity based event suitable for any student contemplating University in the future, plus their family & friends.

ARU Cambridge Campus Saturday 8th March 2015
ARU Chelmsford Campus Saturday 21st March 2015

More information can be found on their website www.anglia.ac.uk/unifest  

For Year 11 students
Please note the closing date for applications to the Sixth Form is Monday 12th January.

For Year 12 students
Anglia Ruskin University will be running the following Open Days at both the Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses:

Saturday 28th February 2015 from 10.00am – 2.00pm
Saturday 25th April 2015 from 10.00am – 2.00pm
Wednesday 17th June 2015 from 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Please visit the Anglia Ruskin University’s Home page www.anglia.ac.uk and select Open Days to book your place.

Please inform your Year 12 son or daughter that applications to university taster courses opened on Thursday 8th January 2015 at 11.00am on the University Taster Course Programme website www.london.ac.uk/tasters.

Students are offered FREE university taster courses in a variety of subjects taking place at numerous universities across London.

The deadline to apply is 11.00am on Wednesday 14th January 2015 to initially apply.   Full details available on their website www.london.ac.uk/tasters.  I recommend you search using the view all taster courses link, and use the filters as appropriate.

All the careers related events advertised, or information given, in this Bulletin are done so in good faith and for general information purposes only.  The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a school recommendation for all the content found on these sites.
Mrs P Abbott – Careers Coordinator

HRS Giving Machine
I would like to remind you that we have joined TheGivingMachine which allows you to generate cash donations for our school without costing you a penny.  There are nearly 6,000 schools & charities taking part in this scheme, with the successful schools raising £1,000’s every year at no extra cost to parents!

The Giving Machine is a not for profit social enterprise whose sole aim is to raise money for UK schools and charities.  Shopping online via TheGivingMachine at your favourite shops will generate a free cash donation with every single purchase.  With stores like Amazon, Ebay, M&S, Next, Tesco, Sainsbury and John Lewis taking part with hundreds more, you are bound to find what you want from your favourite shops at TheGivingMachine.

Please join our new giving community by visiting http://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk and choosing HRS as your beneficiary school.  They only require your name, e-mail address and a password for you to become a giver.  Then when you want to shop online, first go to www.thegivingmachine.co.uk and then you can click through to the website you want to shop at, it is as simple as that.  For every £1 you spend on these sites, they give a percentage donation to our school at no extra cost to you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you.
Mrs A Westcott – Finance Officer