Weekly News Bulletin: 22 February 2016

Year 10 Parents’ Evening
We would like to remind you that the Year 10 Parents’ Evening takes place after the half term break on Wednesday 24th February 2016.  We would be grateful if you could check your child’s planner to ensure that they have made appointments with all of their subject teachers.

If you have not yet returned the reply slip, could you please do so by Monday 22nd February 2016.

We look forward to meeting you at this event.
Mrs M Aldous – Director of Learning Year 10

Salamanca Trip, Easter 2016
The parent and student briefing meeting for this trip will take place on Thursday 3rd March in the Learning Zone, starting at 6pm.  Please make every effort to attend as important information will be given about the trip and it is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  I would also like to remind you that all payments in relation to the trip should be completed by Monday 29th February at the latest. Thank you.
Mrs V Newell – MFL KS5 Co-ordinator

Wine Tasting Evening
A wine tasting Evening has been organised for Friday, 4th March at a cost of £15 per person with proceeds going to help fund the Year 11 prom.  The cost of the ticket will include 10 different wines to sample and cheese, crackers, pate and bread.  Tickets can be purchased through ParentPay.
Mr N Wilcox – Director of Learning Year 11

To all Parents of Year 8 students
To support your children with their Option choices and as part of the careers guidance and education programme we deliver at HRS, your child will have access to New Kudos after the half-term break.

This is an interactive careers guidance website from CASCAID.  The students will be introduced to this program in one of their PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) lessons.

New Kudos is accessible online and we encourage the use of it at home to involve parents with the important decisions your child has to make about their future options.

New Kudos will help your child to assess their interests and skills, as well as letting them explore and research different education and career options, enabling them to make informed decisions about their future.

To access the program please visit www.cascaid.co.uk/newkudos and click on the log in button, your child can then log in using the access details given to them by their teacher.

At HRS our aim is to ensure that all students have the resources to fully explore and research their future options in order to make informed choices. We hope that you and your child find New Kudos useful and informative.
Mrs P Abbott – Careers Coordinator

UPDATE: Local Careers Guidance and Apprenticeship Event – 24th February 2016
This event is intended for students in Year 9 upwards and parents are encouraged to attend with their children.

The school has been provided with an update about the above event, which aims to provide an insight into the vehicle repair industry.  The event is to be held at Rye Street Group, 13-14 Raynham Road Industrial Estate, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 5PB. It will be possible to visit the Industry Showcase between 5.00-6.30pm, or 6.30-8.00pm on this date.

All attendees will have the opportunity to try different skills, speak to qualified technicians and get a really good idea about whether this is the career for them. GUARANTEED APPRENTICESHIPS are available.

Volvo Cars GB will be in attendance, with their national vehicle repair manager meeting attendees and talking about apprenticeship opportunities in the vehicle repair industry. BMW will be showcasing their new i8 model.

Please go to www.autoraise.org/events to pre-register.

If you have any queries or questions, please email Bob Linwood, the organiser at AutoRaise: bob.linwood@autoraise.org or contact Pamela Abbott (pabbott@hrs.education  /direct phone no: 01371 878634) who will be pleased to assist.
Please let me know if you are attending
Mrs P Abbott – Careers Coordinator

Multi Tribute Show of the Decades with Saul Watts & Jay Hawkins as ‘Recollections’ – Saturday 12th March
A tribute evening with music from the 40’s to the 00’s will be held at HRS on Saturday 12th March from 8pm.  Tickets are available from HRS on 01371 872560 or Brian Hockley on 01279 871181.