Weekly News Bulletin: 18 September 2017

Year 12 Welcome Evening
The Year 12 Welcome Evening will take place on Thursday 21st September 2017 at 6.00pm in the Learning Zone. The meeting should last no longer than 45 minutes, any queries please email pbarry@hrs.education
Mrs D Wright – Head of Sixth Form

Dunmow Carnival Brochure Competition
Well done to our Art competition winners for the Dunmow Carnival brochure!

  • 1st Place: Sophie Whelan, Year 8 – Her work is on the front cover
  • Runner up: Abbi Campbell-Brown, Year 8 – Her work is inside the brochure

Miss J Porter
Joint Head of Art and Design

Rewards Systems
This year we will be running two main “Rewards Systems” in school. The first one is our current credit system which has been running for a few years now. Credits are issued by staff for work in lessons and effort for example. This is recorded on our system and will lead to a range of awards from certificates, letters home, queue jump passes and so forth.

The second system we have introduced is the “HRS Community Award” (HRSCA) which rewards students for other activities in and outside of the classroom. It can be awarded by any member of staff in the school. Students are rewarded for their involvement in three key areas as outlined on their purple cards. As the criteria for each section is met, this will be recorded on the student’s card by a member of staff.

Awards are Bronze, Silver and Gold with a Platinum one for KS4. It is accessible to all students of all abilities.

I am in the process of introducing this to the students in assembly over the next week. Please ask your son/daughter for more information if you need to. We have some fantastic students at HRS not just academically and as a school we would like to reward them for all they do. This award encourages students to be more proactive in our school community and at the same time show they are proud to be part of the Helena Romanes School. Please support your son/daughter in taking part.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me on Ext. 236 or via email (maldous@hrs.education).
Mrs M Aldous – DPSA/Rewards Coordinator

Science Homework Support
Starting next week, the Science department will be running support sessions for homework. This facility is for KS3 and KS4. The session on a Monday lunchtime is specifically for KS3, and the Wednesday lunchtime session is for KS4.

The purpose of these sessions is to allow students to receive additional support in cases where they are finding a particular homework question or topic covered in class difficult. The sessions will be staffed by a member of the science department and will be in AO7. Students are welcome to drop in, without informing staff in advance.

In addition, these sessions will also be used on a compulsory basis where a student persistently fails to complete homework on time.

The science department sets homework both to extend and consolidate learning and it is vital that all students keep up to date with work that is set for them. All homework will be posted on ‘Show My Homework’ and students should ask their class teacher if they have any queries with the homework set.

If a student is required to attend on either a Monday or Wednesday lunchtime they will be informed by their Science teacher and form tutor.

I am sure that you will support the Science department in our efforts to help our students with their learning however, if you do have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs H Greaves-Park – Joint Head of Science

Film, Tech and Drama Clubs
Film Club, Drama Club and Tech Club have all started this week. Please see the attached flyers for further information.
Mrs S Stewart – Head of Drama

Correction Fluid
It has been brought to our attention that some students, particularly in Year 7, are bringing Tippex and other correction fluids into school. Please be aware that students should not be using it or bringing it in to school.
Thank you.
Miss W Gordon – Director of Learning for Year 7

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