Weekly News Bulletin: 10 June 2019

Learning Zone
Please note the Learning Zone will not be available to students after school on Monday 10th June 2019 due to a meeting taking place in there.
Mr L Cooke – Assistant Headteacher

Salamanca Trip
Forty-one students and six members of staff/helpers enjoyed a very successful trip to Salamanca and Madrid during half term. Students enjoyed Spanish-language immersion lessons as well as a variety of visits and excursions. Some students are already planning to return with family and others are already requesting a return trip next year. Watch this space!

Spanish Workbooks, Revision Guides and Vocabulary Booklets
We still have a number of workbooks and guides which have not been collected. If you have purchased one of these items, can you please ask your child to collect it from Mrs Newell in D109.

Online Vocabulary Learning Package
Information has been sent out regarding the school’s new online vocabulary learning package for both French and Spanish. The subscription of £1 per year per language can be paid via ParentPay.
Mrs V Newell – Head of Spanish

Hay Fever Medication
Now the weather is heating up and the pollen count is higher, please ensure that if your child suffers with hay fever, they have their medication when needed. Should they require eye drops or any other form of medication during school time, please ensure that this is brought into Student Reception where we can store it for them.
Thank you.
Student Reception

News from the Learning Zone
Author G B Strong is visiting HRS on Friday 14th June; he will be talking to Year 8 students in assembly and running two workshops in the Learning Zone. His book Running Deep is available to buy through Parent Pay for Year 7 & Year 8 students, a signed copy costs £5.00. Please pay before Thursday 13th June in order that the correct number of books are delivered to school.
Mrs S Bird – Learning Zone Manager

Message from the Child Protection Officer
Concerns about the amount of time your child spends gaming?
Please find below guidance for parents who are concerned about this.
https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/news-blogs/what-you-need-to-know-about-who-gaming-disorder/
Miss L Brammer – Child Protection Officer

Are You Ready to Join the 30:30 Essex 2019 Challenge?
The Active Essex Foundation has been set up to use physical activity and sport to engage and support the most deprived communities across Essex. They are asking everyone in Essex to do 30 minutes of daily physical activity for 30 days throughout June for the 30 30 Essex Challenge. There are no distances to run, no targets to beat and no calories to burn. This is 30 minutes of activity, your way.

For further information, please click on the following link: https://www.3030essex.com/
Miss L Brammer – Child Protection Officer

University of Essex Summer Taster Week
This summer the University of Essex is inviting Year 11 and 12 students to join them for their taster days from Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July. The days are a great opportunity for students to experience university life and gain a deeper insight into a subject at degree level and to support informed higher education decisions.

The interactive and insightful sessions are organised and delivered by their academics and PhD tutors.

Students will have the opportunity to explore the university campus and facilities. They are also running a personal statement workshop on each day to help students prepare for the application process. Further information can be found at the following link: https://www1.essex.ac.uk/outreach/secondary-college/taster-days.aspx

Bookings can be made by emailing; school-link@essex.ac.uk. Places are limited, so please get in touch at your earliest convenience.