Weekly News Bulletin: 8 January 2018

Notice of the Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Helena Romanes School will be held at The Helena Romanes School, Parsonage Downs, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 2AU on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 6.00pm in the Learning Zone.

Please see attached letter for further information.
Mrs P Callingham – Clerk to the Governors

Sixth Form Applications
Students who have applied to HRS Sixth Form 2018 entry will receive notification of their guidance discussion date and time via their parent’s email address by Monday 8th January.

If your son or daughter does not receive notification of this please contact Paula Barry via email; pbarry@hrs.education.
Mrs D Wright – Head of Sixth Form

Maths Faculty News
Hopefully students are well-equipped with revision guides, method cards, calculators and equipment ready for the exam season this term. Please see below the dates for each year group:

Week commencing:
8th January – Year 7 – one hour assessment (with calculator)
15th January – Year 10 – full GCSE Mock exam
22nd January – Year 8 – one hour assessment (with calculator)
29th January – Year 11 – full GCSE Mock exam

Mock exams are extremely important as we project students’ final grades based on their current grade and this is the last full assessment before their GCSE grades in the summer so we will be using these grades for Sixth Form and college applications.
Mr B Birss – Head of Maths

Year 10 RPL
Over the next couple of weeks Year 10 students will be taking part in a meditation exercise. This is part of the RPL module on Buddhist practices. The aim is to give students an experience of this Buddhist practice and as a general relaxation technique. We hope the students enjoy the experience!
Mrs C Axe – Head of RPL

Year 8 Careers Work
We shall be doing some careers and aspirations work during form time on a Friday. This is to help inform and guide students before they choose their options.
This work will include filling out a booklet through a Google Classroom and will require some homework to be completed.

Therefore, if your child has a Chromebook, please can they ensure they bring it in charged up on a Friday for the next six weeks. Students who do not own a Chromebook will be given a paper copy of the booklet.
Mr N Wilcox – Director of Learning Year 8

PE Extra-Curricular Clubs
For a list of PE extra-curricular clubs for this term, please click on the following link or go to the Extra-Curricular tab on the Home Page of our school website: https://www.helena-romanes.essex.sch.uk/extra-curricular/clubs-and-activities/pe/
Miss N Hiscox – PE Faculty

World Challenge Fundraising Quiz Night
The World Challenge team has organised a fundraising quiz night on Friday 26th January 2018 to include a BBQ, games and a licensed bar. The cost of a ticket is £12.50 and will include a burger or hotdog in the price.
For further information about the event or ticket sales please email: worldchallenge@hrs.education.
Mr N Foster – World Challenge Leader

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