Weekly News Bulletin: 7 December 2015

GCSE Presentation of Certificates
Students from last year’s Year 11 cohort are invited to attend the Presentation of GCSE Certificates Ceremony on Monday 7th December 2015 at 7.00pm, in the Main Hall.

There will be the presentation of GCSE Certificates and the presentation of special Awards and Prizes.

It is vitally important that students let us know if they will attend, as there are only a limited number of seats available.   Students can invite up to two guests, for example their parents.  Please click on the following link to take to you to the letter for further information:

https://www.helena-romanes.essex.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Presentation-of-Certificates.pdf

Year 8 (Wells) Parents’ Evening
We would like to remind you that the Year 8 (Wells) Parents’ Evening will take place on Thursday 10th December from 5.00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m.

This will be an opportunity to speak to subject teachers about your child’s academic progress.  Students have been making appointments with their subject teachers and these should be recorded on the relevant page in their Planner.  Students are expected to attend the evening with their parents or carers.

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

If you have not already done so, please complete and submit the reply slip contained in our email which was sent last month.

We look forward to meeting you on this occasion.
Mr T James – Director of Learning for Year 8

‘Cabaret’ Ticket Sales
HRS proudly presents ‘Cabaret’!  Staff and students alike have been working as hard as ever in preparation for our 11th whole school production. Tickets go on sale on Monday 7th December and can be purchased in person outside the main hall every lunch time from 1.30-2pm.  Tickets are £6.50 for adults and £5 for concessions (under 18s, students, HRS staff, over 60s).  For further ticket enquiries, please email Miss Cole (ocole@hrs.education). We hope you all enjoy the show!
Mrs S Stewart – Head of Drama

HRS Christmas Disney Dance and Gymnastics Show – Wednesday 9th December
A reminder that tickets for the above event can be purchased through ParentPay until 8th December 2015 and cost £5.00 for adults and £4.00 for concessions and under 16’s.

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

Christmas Music Concert – Thursday 17th December
Our Christmas Music Concert will take place on Thursday 17th December at 7.00pm.

Students from all years will be showcasing their talents so please come and join us for a festive evening full of musical entertainment.  The PTA will be selling refreshments and running a licensed bar throughout the evening.

Tickets, priced at £5.00, may be purchased online via ParentPay.  This year we will not be issuing paper tickets so please print your online receipt and bring it to the concert as proof of purchase.
Mr P Charalambous – Head of Music

New School Closure Procedure
Please be aware that in the event of school closure for example, through bad weather, local radio stations no longer announce school closures.  Instead parents will be able to see the full list of closures on the Essex County Council website. The page can be accessed using the link below and path:

http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Dates/Pages/Emergency-School-Closures.aspx  

In order to find this please go to the Essex County Council’s homepage at www.essex.gov.uk, and search for Emergency School Closures or click in to the Education and Schools area, click Schools, click Dates and click Emergency Closures.

The Emergency Closures page will update as and when notifications are received, therefore it is recommended to continue to check or refresh the page.   As in previous years we will continue to also inform parents via our school website.
Mrs C Weston – PA Mr S Knight