Weekly News Bulletin: 21 November 2016

October Half-term
Thank you to everyone who has already responded to my email requesting feedback about the two-week October half-term.  If you haven’t yet responded I would welcome your views, in particular the impact it has on your child’s learning.  Please email your comments to my PA Ceri Weston at cweston@hrs.education.

A decision regarding next year’s term dates will be made at the Full Governing Body meeting on Tuesday 13th December 2016.  I will then let you know the dates for the academic year 2017-18 before we break up for Christmas.
Mr S Knight – Headteacher

Poetry Live! – Wednesday 8th February 2017
The English Faculty has organised a visit to ‘Poetry Live!’ at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.  Students will have the opportunity to hear poets from the GCSE Anthology perform their work, take part in discussions on the meanings in the texts and hear advice from an AQA Examiner.

There are only 50 spaces available on the trip and these will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, in order of payment on ParentPay.  The overall cost for this activity is £28.  This includes transport and the entrance fee.  Students will leave school by coach at 9am and will return to school at approximately 4pm.
Miss V Cheyne – Head of English

Christmas Dinner for Students – 14th and 15th December 2016
A Christmas dinner will be offered to students on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th December at a cost of £3.75 per meal.  If your son/daughter would like a Christmas dinner please make payment on your ParentPay account by Thursday 8th December at the latest (both days will be set up separately on ParentPay).

Once payment has been made your child can collect their meal voucher from the Main Office.  This ticket will then need to be kept safe and presented to the kitchen on their chosen day.
Thank you.
Mrs L Evans-Barlow – Business Manager

Year 7 Dance Club
Dance club will change from January 2017 to Wednesdays after school from 3.15-4.30pm.  If you have any issues with the change in day, please contact me.
Mrs L Judd – Head of Dance

Easter Ski Trip
Places are still available for the school ski trip to Austria during the first week of the Easter holiday.  This is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop new skills and experience a new environment.  The trip is aimed at students who have and have not skied before.  As well as skiing we have a full programme of other activities.
Mr P Graves – Ski Trip Coordinator/Head of ICT