Weekly News Bulletin: 14 March 2016

As you are aware we had a Section 5 Ofsted inspection yesterday.  The report will be out in the next two weeks.
Mr S Knight – Headteacher

Spanish Speaking Assessment
SP10C1 will have their Spanish speaking assessments on Monday 14th March.  Times are in student planners.  Students should be revising this weekend!
Mrs N Graves – Class Teacher

Sport Relief

The PE department has organised a range of activities to raise money for Sport Relief next week.  The timetable of events taking place every lunch time can be found below.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Event Keepy Uppy
Press Up
Long Jump
Team Rowing
SAQ Multi
Time 1.25-2pm

In addition, there will be golf putting activities with chances to win prizes!

All events are £1 to enter.  For Thursday’s Rowing Team Challenge students must be in teams of 7.  Training shoes are a must for all activities!!

We hope students will support this very worthy cause.
Miss N Hiscox – PE Department

The Helena Romanes School Annual Choreographic Dance Competition 2016
The choreographic competition is an excellent opportunity for all students who have an interest in the creative arts to express and showcase their skills.  Students involved in extra-curricular dance will also have the opportunity to showcase their dance and gymnastic pieces on their chosen year group’s evening as well as the whole school dance show.

Dates for the Event:

Monday 14th March ​​- Years 8 & 10
Tuesday 15th March – Years 7 & 9 & 11
Wednesday 16th March ​ – Year 11 Solos & Whole School Dance Show and Presentations

Timings: 6.30pm – 9pm approximately.

Tickets are on sale through ParentPay and priced at £6.00 for adults and £5.00 for concessions.

On the evening of the competition I would request that ALL performers register at 6pm in the Sixth Form Study to give them the opportunity to warm up and get ready.

Thank you for your co-operation in this event, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me at ljudd@hrs.education .

Salamanca Trip 3rd to 8th April
Further to the briefing meeting which took place last week, the following have been posted on the Google Classroom for the trip: telephone tree, curfew list, risk assessment notification and the PowerPoint used during the meeting as well as details of my contact mobile telephone number during the trip.   Also, student accommodation addresses are now available on the Google Classroom along with route maps for students to walk from their accommodation to the language school.

Please make sure that your child accesses and shares all this information with you before the trip.   It is particularly important that each student prints off the accommodation and route map details as these will be needed during the trip.  If there are any queries, please email me at vnewell@hrs.education.
Mrs V Newell – MFL KS5 Co-ordinator

HRS Equestrian Team
Congratulations to Izac Cox, Rosie Beanland, Claudia Kent and Sophie Michael who won their first HRS Equestrian event last week beating Felsted and Saffron Walden by taking individual 2nd, 4th and 5th.
Ms T Foulger – Director of Learning for Year 9/PE Teacher

Conference for Students Intending a Career in Medicine Years 10 to 12
We have been given details of a conference taking place at the University of Hertfordshire on Saturday 9th April for students wanting to pursue a medical career.

There will be 15 different presentations from medical students, doctors talking about different medical specialties and royal colleges.  This is a good opportunity for students to develop a real insight into the different careers within the medical profession, and speak to doctors and medical students.  It is also valuable preparation for students who are keen to apply to medical school.

Registration is £25 and includes a certificate of attendance.

If students are interested in securing a place they can do so at this web link: http://www.medicmentor.org/insight-into-medicine-day.html

Primary Care Careers Fair for students Year 9 to 13
EPIC Workforce Development are organising a Primary Care Careers Fair to be held at The Postgraduate Medical Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SG, on Saturday 11th June 2016 from 10.00am.  This will be held alongside the ARU open day.

Their target audience for this event includes secondary school students from year 9 to 13 that may be considering a career within the Primary Health Care sector, such as a GP, Practice Nurse or Clinical or Community Pharmacist.

They will have a number of professionals and trainees at the event available to talk about their career, what their day-to-day role involves and the course they took to attain their qualifications in order to pursue their career.  They will also have various organisations at the event exhibiting.

Please click on this link to access the email address and website for the organisers EPIC to book for your free place:


If you have any questions about this event which you cannot find answered on the EPIC website, please email me and I can ask my contact at ARU.
Mrs P Abbott – Careers Coordinator