Weekly News Bulletin: 9 November 2015

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 2016-17 and would welcome your views about having had the two-week break for the October half-term.   Please email your comments to my PA Ceri Weston at cweston@hrs.education.
Thank you.
Simon Knight – Headteacher

Sixth Form Consultation Evening
The Sixth Form is hosting its annual Consultation Evening on Thursday 26th November from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.  This will be an opportunity for Year 11 students and parents to meet subject teachers and discuss course choices.  There will be a presentation by the Sixth Form leadership team in the main hall at 6.00pm to introduce the sixth form and talk about expectations and procedures upon entry to Year 12.  This presentation will last approximately 30 minutes and will be repeated at 7.00pm.

We encourage all Year 11 students to attend in order to make an informed decision regarding their future.
Mr S Hector – Deputy Head of Sixth Form

Mandarin Club
As mentioned before half-term, Mandarin Club will be starting again soon.

This club will run on a Thursday after school from 3.30pm-4.30pm (start date to be confirmed).   A small fee will be charged.  The club is open to all ages and we have 30 places available which will be allocated on a ‘first come – first served’ basis.  Students who have signed up already have been given a place.

No previous knowledge of Mandarin is required and it will be possible for students to sit an entry-level ABC qualification in Mandarin if interested in doing so.  The teacher is part of the Essex Council Jiansgu Centre for Chinese studies and students will not only learn language but also culture and calligraphy.

If your son/daughter would like to attend, please email me at tgreen@hrs.education by Monday 16th November and I will issue a letter to confirm their place.

Mrs T Green – Co-ordinator for the Able, Gifted and Talented

HRS Christmas Disney Dance and Gymnastics Show
Our talented Dance and Gymnastics students are excited to be putting on an evening of fun and entertainment on Wednesday 9th December.  We hope to see many friends and family supporting our event.

Tickets can be purchased through ParentPay from 9th November until 8th December 2015 and cost £5.00 for adults and £4.00 for concessions and under 16’s.

Show rehearsals will take place after school on Monday 30th November until 6.30pm in the Main Hall.  All performers will be required to attend along with their costumes.

Performing students will need to register at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm show start on the night of the show.

Thank you for your co-operation and support in celebrating our talented performers.  I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 9th December.  If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me at ljudd@hrs.education.
Mrs L Judd – Head of Dance

Essex County Council Children’s Centres and the Healthy Child Programme
Essex County Council is in the process of redesigning the current service offer for Children’s Centres and the Healthy Child Programme (Health Visiting, School Nursing Services and Healthy Schools Programme). They are placing parents, children and families at the heart of the service re-design and have asked us to publicise the surveys below.

They hope to gain an understanding of how the services they currently have in place work for families and what may be improved and hope you will assist this process by completing the surveys below please.

http://surveys.essexinsight.org.uk/prebirth19 – survey for parents and carers
http://surveys.essexinsight.org.uk/prebirth19cyp   – survey for children and young people

Miss L Brammer – Designated Child Protection Co-ordinator

Felsted Primary School Fireworks Spectacular
Taylor Wimpey East London is proud to sponsor The Felsted Primary School Fireworks Spectacular on Friday 6th November at Felsted Primary School.  Gates open at 5.30pm with launch of a truly wonderful display at 7.30pm.  BBQ, bar and side stalls.

Tickets can be purchased in advance with family tickets being sold at £15 for two adults and three children or £5 per person on the gate per person.
For further information please contact:
David Arora at david@tenacity-business-solutions.com or telephone him on 01371 821332.