Weekly News Bulletin: 19 March 2018

Elliot Peters
Following the very sad and unexpected loss of one of our students, Elliot Peters last week, Elliot’s mother, Mrs Storey, has asked us to let everyone know how grateful they are as a family for all of the support and flowers they have received.

In celebration of Elliot’s life, we are currently sourcing charity awareness ribbons for students and staff to wear in exchange for a donation to the Great Ormond Street Hospital. These will be available from the middle of next week.
Thank you for your support during this very sad time.
Mr S Knight – Headteacher

Year 7 MFL Sponsored Spell
Thank you to the many parents and students who have brought or sent money into school to support our sponsored children. Please could any remaining money be sent into school by Friday 23rd March.

Year 11 MFL GCSE Oral Exams
These will be held on Monday 30th April and Tuesday 1st May 2018.
Students will have presentations to prepare and work to revise!
We would like to remind parents that although these exams are sat individually, the dates and times are as fixed for the student as if they were sitting a full written paper in the exams hall. If a student is too ill to attend school on that day, then a Doctor’s note should be submitted so that we can make representation to the Exam Board.
Thank you!
Mrs N Graves – Head of MFL

Jasmine Cressey
Congratulations to Year 8 student, Jasmine Cressey who has recently competed at an International ice-skating competition in London. Out of a field of 30 girls (5 from France and 6 from Norway) she came second scoring a personal best and gaining the qualification mark to the British Championships in November!
Mr N Wilcox – DoL for Year 8

Year 11 and 13 Media and Drama
The coursework deadline for Year 11 and 13 Media and Drama is 5.00pm on Tuesday 20th March 2018.
Mrs S Stewart – Head of Drama

Easter Hamper Raffle
13LB in Sixth Form will be holding an Easter Raffle for the chance to win an Easter hamper filled with chocolate goodies.

Sixth Form students will be selling tickets outside the main hall each lunch until Friday 23rd March 2016. The winning ticket will be drawn on Monday 26th March. All proceeds will help go towards our Sixth Form May Ball.

Thank you and good luck!
Miss L Booth – Head of PE/13LB Form Tutor

Child Protection
Please click on the following link for free, safe and anonymous online support for young people: https://kooth.com/

Changing Attitudes Towards People Disabled by Dementia
Author, Mina Drever who has recently written a book on Dementia called ‘Thank You Lady’ is running a six- week pilot scheme on changing attitudes towards people disabled by dementia. Mina has chosen HRS Sixth Form (Year 12) to assist her with this scheme. If any parents are interested in helping Mina please contact minadrever@aol.com.
Mrs P Barry – Sixth Form Manager

Tesco Bags of Help Scheme – Under the Microscope
Please may we remind you about the success of our recent application to Tesco for the ‘Under the Microscope’ project.

Customers can now vote at the Tesco store in Great Dunmow until 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

Reminder from Careers: Weston Homes PLC Open Day
Weston Homes are hosting an Open Day on Saturday 24th March 2018 between 10.00am and 3.00pm at their Head Office: Weston Group Business Centre, Parsonage Road, Takeley CM22 6PU.

The event will be for students and parents to gain an insight into the careers within construction, release the stereotype attached to the industry and promote the apprenticeships they have available to start in September 2018.

Please see below the potential career opportunities and stands available on the day:

Department Career Pathway Relevant subjects
Planning & Design Town Planning, Architecture, Urban Planning Art, Design, Geography
Land Real Estate Management Geography
Commercial Quantity Surveying Maths, Business Studies
Technical Architectural Technology Graphic Design
Engineering Civil Engineering Graphic Design, Engineering
Construction Construction Management Project Management

They will be advertising for applications for their apprenticeship schemes commencing September 2018 on Monday 26th March.

Please click on the following link to see more information: https://recruitment.weston-homes.com/Home.aspx?MenuID=kShPQyPKb6o=

Mrs P Abbott – Careers Coordinator

Lost Property
The following items have gone into lost property this week:

• A watch
• Two pairs of glasses
• A bracelet
• A set of keys
• A phone which has been here for a while.

If your son/daughter has lost any of the above items, please ask them to come to Student Reception.

If your son/daughter has left their bag in the upper dining hall or anywhere around school, please ask them to speak to Student Reception as these areas are going to be cleared during the Easter holidays. Lastly, if your daughter has a black ‘New Look’ jacket, please check it is theirs as one has been left at school not belonging to a student who has lost hers so we believe the wrong jacket may have been taken home by mistake!
Thank you.
Student Reception

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