Weekly News Bulletin: 21 January 2019

News from PE
Extra-Curricular PE Clubs
Some changes have been made to the new timetable for PE clubs this half-term. Please see the amended timetable under the Extra-Curricular tab on our website.
Miss N Hiscox – PE

Rugby Academy Trials – Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Mr Figg is running trials for the Rugby Academy after school on Tuesday 22nd January 2019. All Year 7 & 8 students are welcome to attend.

HRS Swap Shop
After half term Mr Figg and Mr Wilkins will be running the “HRS Swap Shop” where there will be pre-loved PE kit and uniform (boys and girls) available to either swap or buy for a small donation.

Before this is set up we will be running a kit amnesty where students will be able to claim any lost unnamed kit. This will take place every break time during the last week of this half-term in the boys’ changing room.

If you have any pre-loved uniform, PE kit, shoes or trainers to donate to the HRS Swap Shop that is no longer required this would be very much appreciated. Please ensure any donated items are freshly washed and handed in a bag to Student Reception labelled “for HRS SWAP SHOP” so they can be processed after half term.

Further information about the HRS Swap Shop will be sent out in due course.
Thank you for your help.
Mr S Figg and Mr C Wilkins – PE Department

Tassomai – A Reminder to Year 11 Parents
Please return the reply slip to register for parental/carer reports and pay £18 on ParentPay by Saturday 19th January to ensure your child’s Tassomai account stays active/ is not closed down. We will be using Tassomai as a revision resource in some Science lessons so it is important that students have live accounts and are completing their daily goals.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Greaves-Park.
Mrs H Greaves-Park – Head of Science ( Head of Chemistry)

News from MFL
Chinese Visitors to HRS
On 14th February, we will be welcoming students and teachers from a school in China. They will be shadowing Year 9 students and working alongside teachers in certain classes. We would like to make these guests feel as welcome as possible, so if your child would like to learn some basic greetings in Mandarin Chinese then these can be found online by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1LWu81kWqE

Salamanca Trip May 2019
Shortly we will be sending out a list of the documentation required for this trip. Please read the details carefully and return all documents as soon as possible. Please note that we must have original, signed documents and cannot accept emails or scanned copies.

GCSE Spanish Revision Day, 1st February
If you have not yet paid the balance for this trip or returned your consent form, can you please do so as a matter of urgency. Please note that Year 11 students participating in this trip have had their mock exams for that day rescheduled.

GCSE Spanish Exams and Support Sessions
The real GCSE Spanish speaking exams will start on Wednesday 24th April. Your child will be given an allocated date/time and, to comply with exam board regulations; they MUST attend their allocated slot. Your child will be notified of his/her allocated slot as soon as possible so please can you check this with them and remind them to attend.

Every student studying GCSE Spanish has been allocated at least one lunchtime support session between now and the start of their real Spanish GCSE exams. It would be helpful if you could check the date(s) with your child and remind him/her to attend. Details of additional Spanish “drop-in” support sessions have been notified by Mr James, Director of Learning for Year 11; these sessions are open to any Year 11 student studying Spanish.
Mrs V Newell – Head of Spanish

Student Timetables
Please ensure your child has a copy of their timetable to bring to school with them. Timetables can be printed out at home from the email sent in September and can be viewed on the Xpressions app.

Due to the amount that Student Reception print on a daily basis, there will be a charge of 5p per timetable printed.
Student Reception

Information from the Child Protection Officer
This week in school, our assemblies and Big Topic have been aimed at raising awareness around Child Sexual Exploitation and Drugs, Gangs/County Lines. In order to reinforce the information given to students it would be useful if parents/carers talked about these issues at home. The links below offer some useful resources for children and parents and we hope they will help you to extend our efforts to keep your children safe. These are not just issues affecting those that live in big cities, sadly they are here in our small towns and villages and we need to do all we can to keep children safe.

Drugs/Gangs/County Lines
https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-is-county-lines
https://www.fearless.org/en/campaigns/county-lines
ttps://crimestoppers-uk.org/campaigns-media/campaigns/drug-gangs-and-county-lines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_lines_(drug_trafficking)

Child Sexual Exploitation
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/child-sexual-exploitation/
https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-is-child-sexual-exploitation
http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_work/sexual_exploitation.htm

As always we are here to support you and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Mr Emberton, either by arranging an appointment, by telephone, or via our dedicated safeguarding email address; worrybox@hrs.education.

Miss L Brammer – Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Child Protection Officer