Weekly News Bulletin: 19 February 2018

Jack Petchey Award Winners
Congratulations to Year 10 students Roseanna Davey and Katie Houghton on receiving the Jack Petchey Award for January and February 2018 by planning and carrying out Anti-Bullying assemblies. Both girls were selected by Student Voice from a number of nominated students who have gone above and beyond in supporting the school community. They have donated their award money to the Chemistry and Art department.

Nominations for the March award are now open – they can be submitted by students by collecting a form from Student Reception.
Miss F Gardner – Teacher of Geography and PSHCE Coordinator

Helena Romanes School Community Award
We have had some more students achieve their Bronze HRSCA (Helena Romanes School Community Award) and two have achieved the Silver award! Congratulations to the following:

Bronze Award: Conor Rosewell; Logan Kenworthy; William Stewart; Georgina Kybert; Rory Cain; Emily King; Isabelle White; Jaimee Wade; Mia Young; Jack Regan; Emma Holland and Roseanna Davey

Silver Award: Eva-Alice Stewart and Maisie Francis.

Mrs M Aldous – DPSA and Rewards Co-Ordinator

Tesco Bags of Help Scheme – Under the Microscope
We are delighted to inform you that our application to Tesco for the ‘Under the Microscope’ project has been successful and will be put to a customer vote in our local Tesco store in Great Dunmow from Thursday 1st March to Monday 30th April 2018.
Please help us to win the vote by placing the blue token given out at the checkouts in the HRS ‘Under the Microscope’ voting box at the front of the store.

The awarded money will be used to provide extra microscopes and equipment for use in lessons, science club and our open days. We want to inspire potential biologists, environmentalists and scientists by making science fun through opening up the amazing microscopic world around us. Using microscopes and gaining new microscope skills, our budding scientists will look at what distinguishes different materials like fabric and paper and discover what lurks in the likes of soil, water or a jar of dry yeast. Their curiosity will be limited only by their imagination….
Thank you for your support!
Mrs L Evans-Barlow – Business Manager

Sponsored Children
For a number of years now, the MFL faculty has supported two children through Plan International. Rudi (Spanish) lives in Guatemala and Maguette (French) lives in Senegal.

Each February the Year 7 students complete a sponsored spell in their two languages to help raise money for these children and the communities in which they live. During the next few weeks your son/daughter will bring home a sponsor form and some spellings to learn. Please make this venture a success by encouraging them to get sponsors and learn their spellings.

Any amount raised, however small, will make a huge difference to Rudi and Maguette.
Thank you!
Mrs N Graves – Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Operation Henderson
Operation Henderson, is a joint initiative being run by Essex Safeguarding Children’s Board, British Transport Police, Essex Police, Rail Operators and Braintree, Basildon and Epping district councils and the Children’s Society. It aims to raise awareness of the vulnerability of young people to exploitation and abuse at stations and transport networks in parts of Essex.


Mr S Emberton – Assistant Headteacher/Lead Child Protection

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