Weekly News Bulletin: 11 June 2018

Student Recognition in the Community
Further to our request for information before half-term regarding an incident at the Doctor’s Pond in Dunmow. We have been informed that Year 11 student Sam Ayton has been identified along with his friends as the students who helped the mother whose buggy had fallen into the pond. We would like to congratulate Sam and his friends for their quick-thinking actions and commend them for their support for members of the community.
Mr S Knight – Headteacher

Year 11 Leavers’ Assembly
Please may I remind Year 11’s that their Leavers’ Assembly will take place on Friday 15th June 2018 during Periods 3 and 4.
Ms T Foulger – Director of Learning – Year 11

Year 7, 8 and 9 Drop-down Morning for PSHE/Citizenship
On Thursday 14th June, all students in year 7, 8 and 9 will have a drop down morning for PSHCE/Citizenship over two hours. The theme will be on sex education and relationships. A nationally renowned charity called Brook who specialise in sexual health and wellbeing will be giving a talk to each year group in accordance to the national curriculum for the subject.

Please contact Student Reception at school if you have any questions regarding this morning or would like any further information.
Miss F Gardner – PSHCE Coordinator

Family Fun Day in Memory of Elliot Peters
We are holding a family fun day in memory of Elliot on Saturday 7th July from 12 noon to 5pm. Admission will be £1.00 per person and all proceeds from the day will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

There will be various stalls including, tombola, face painting, crafts, candy floss, ice cream, food and drink, a cake stall, inflatables etc. A selection of classic cars will also be on display including a Rolls Royce, Aston Martin and a Mustang. There will be various activities to take part in such as, Wellie Wanging, target golf, zorb football and not forgetting the “sponge a teacher” stall (volunteers needed!!).

There will be entertainment in the arena throughout the afternoon along with a raffle with some amazing prizes ranging from West End theatre tickets to an MOT at a local garage.

We would be most grateful for any help and support that you feel able to give. Maybe bake a cake for the cake stall or provide a bottle for the tombola stall? We are also looking to borrow a gazebo for the day, so if you can help, please let us know.

Please come along to support us and have a fun day.
Mrs M Atkinson – Student Welfare Support

National School Sports Week – Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June
We would like to celebrate National School Sports Week by offering a few different activities throughout the week. All sessions will be run by qualified instructors. We are limited by numbers for the events, so the sessions will need to be booked by parents on the google form which will be emailed out tomorrow. It will also be booked on a first come first served basis.

Climbing Wall – This will only be available if minimum numbers are filled in each session, due to the cost.

Each session will run for one hour during normal PE lessons (students could only attend if they have PE during that period, except for Year 9) and will require a minimum of 12 students and maximum of 20 students. The cost per student will be £6.50 for an hour. This needs to be paid on ParentPay to secure your child’s place.

Wednesday 27th June
9.05am -10.05am Year 7 Lukin
10.05am – 11.05am Year 8 Wells
11.25am – 12.25pm Year 7 Wells
12.25pm – 1.25pm Year 8 Lukin
2.10pm – 3.10pm Year 10 A population
3.30pm – 4.30pm (after school) – open to all students

Friday 29th June
9.05am – 10.05am Year 9 students (except those completing their history mock exam)
10.05am – 11.05am Year 9 Students (except those completing their history mock exam)
11.25am – 12.25pm Year 7 Lukin (except those involved in year 6 induction day)
12.25pm – 1.25pm Year 10 B population
2.10pm – 3.10pm Sixth Form students
3.30pm – 4.30pm (after school) – open to all students

Students will miss the first or last 10 minutes of a lesson to get changed.

Springbok mini trampoline classes
Springbok Fitness is performed on mini trampolines using choreographed routines. This is open to all students and will not require any payment.
Tuesday 26th June 3.30pm – 4.30pm in D05
Thursday 28th June 3.30pm – 4.30pm in D05

Boxing
This session will be run by an instructor from Rayne Boxing Club

Friday 29th June 3.30pm – 4.30pm in the gym. This is open to all students and will not require any payment.

Information from Careers
Chelmsford College are running an Information Evening Showcase Event on Monday 25th June from 6.00pm – 8.30pm.

This is an opportunity for any Yr10 or Yr11 students to gain more information about the wide range of vocational courses on offer. Staff will be pleased to meet with learners and their parents to discuss the many options that are available at Chelmsford College.
For more information about what is on at the different campuses and to register please visit the Chelmsford College website: www.chelmsford.ac.uk
(From the Home page, click on the information Evening Showcase Event banner)

Year 10 Occupational Talks Event
Our annual Year 10 Talks Event is on Thursday morning 14th June. Each student has chosen 3 outside speakers they would like to listen to, from a choice of 19 different occupational sectors.

Please encourage your son/daughter to think of any questions they would like to put to the speakers. Our visitors always ask for more student participation!
Thank you from Careers
Mrs P Abbott – Careers Coordinator

Information from Child Protection
Please see the link below warning parents about the new MDMA bars/tablets that are in circulation:
https://twitter.com/HelenaRomanes/status/1004285604111241217

Miss L Brammer – Child Protection

Twitter
Don’t forget you can follow us on Twitter @HelenaRomanes or follow our English faculty on Twitter English_HRS; for information about the Science department follow them @hrs_science and for PE fixtures, results and news follow them at @HrsPe.