Weekly News Bulletin: 25 November 2019

Jack Petchey Winner – October 2019
Congratulations to Kaciee Manning who is the October winner of the Jack Petchey Award. Kaciee was nominated for the award by Mrs Atkinson who said: “I have nominated Kaciee, as despite the challenges that she has faced in the past and her continuing challenging situation, she has returned to school with new determination and dedication towards her education.   Kaciee has become a role model for other students and is trying to guide them towards having a more positive attitude during their time at HRS.   Kaciee’s commitment towards her time in year 10 has been outstanding, this has been noticed by many members of staff, she has to be congratulated for her efforts this academic year”.   Kaciee has nominated the PLC to receive the £250 contribution.
Mrs K Hennessy – Admin Services Manager

PE Clubs’ timetable
Please see the updated timetable for PE clubs this half-term in the attachment.
Miss L Booth – Head of PE

Art Department Craft Stall – 30th November, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Our fantastic Year 12 Art students have been busy elves making Christmas ornaments, cards and gifts and they will be on sale for a range of affordable prices at the Great Dunmow Christmas lights turn on in Dunmow high street on Saturday 30th November 2019. Hopefully we will see you there!

Thank you to those kind people who donated some really lovely wool. If you have any leftover wool, the art department would be most grateful for any donations that you can spare! Please drop it off at student reception for Mrs Duke. Thank you so much!
Mrs J Duke – Head of Art

We have a number of coats in lost property at the moment and are sure that students would appreciate their return during this cold weather. If your son/daughter has lost their coat, please ask them to check in lost property. Please also ask them to double check that they have the correct coat as there are lots of similar coats which sometimes get mixed up.
Thank you.
Student Reception

Parents of Year 10 Students
All students in Year 10 will receive a letter and checking form by the end of this week which needs to be checked by parents/carers to ensure that we hold the correct contact details and information on file for each student. Please return the form to Student Reception by Friday 29th November 2019.
Thank you.
Mrs M Romain – Main Reception

Les Misérables School Edition
Tickets for ‘Les Mis’ are now on sale at lunch times outside the hall from 1.30pm – 2.00pm every day. Prices are £5 concessions (HRS staff, students and OAPs) and Adults £6.50. Performances are on Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December starting at 7.00pm.

If you cannot get to HRS at lunch time, please contact sstewart@hrs.education leaving the correct cash amount at main reception. Please include a stamped addressed envelope so that your tickets can be sent to you.
Mrs S Stewart – Head of Drama and Media

Uttlesford Food Bank
On Friday, during assembly, Sophie Durlacher spoke to Year 7 students about the Uttlesford Foodbank. Sophie gave them an insight into what happens to the food which is donated to families in our area.

We are collecting the following items which we will take to Saffron Walden on Friday 13th December to be distributed in time for Christmas. Students can bring them to the Learning Zone, their form rooms or items can be dropped at Reception by 12th December.

Many thanks in advance for your generosity.

Christmas 2019
· tinned potatoes
· long-life juice and squash
· Christmas puddings/Christmas cake
· chocolates and sweets
· tinned salmon/sardines (fish apart from tuna)
· jellies/custard
· rice pudding
· mince pies
· tinned ham
· part-baked bread rolls
· tinned/packet ready meals e.g. chilli con carne, chicken in sauce, casseroles
· chocolate log
· gravy/stuffing
· crackers (exploding or cheese!)
· coffee
· jam
· small toiletry items

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you.
Mrs S Bird – Learning Zone Manager

Christmas Lunches
Christmas lunches for students will be served in the upper dining hall on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th December 2019. If your son/daughter would like to have a Christmas lunch, please pay via ParentPay before Friday 29th November 2019 and ensure that your child has checked with their friends which date to book before paying as places are non-transferable.

The cost to each student is £3.90 and 100 places will be available each day.

If your son/daughter is in receipt of free school meals, please email me at blouth@hrs.education to let me know if they require a Christmas dinner on either or both days. You do not need to pay for the dinner on ParentPay. If you do not confirm that they require a Christmas lunch, it will be assumed that they will purchase food from the lower dining hall or snack shack on these days.
Mrs B Louth – Admissions Secretary

Year 7 and 8 Maths Café
The Maths Café runs from 3.10pm to 4.10pm on a Wednesday in D102 and is open to any Year 7 and 8 students who feel they have areas they would like to catch up on, or to practise further, or revise.
Miss V Bennett – Maths

Year 10 Poetry Live! – Tuesday 21st January 2020
The English Faculty has organised a visit to the Cambridge Corn Exchange to attend ‘Poetry Live!’ Students will have the opportunity to hear poets from the GCSE Anthology perform their work, take part in discussions on the meanings in the texts and hear advice from an AQA Examiner. There are only six spaces left on the trip and these will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. The cost of the trip is £28 and can be paid for on ParentPay.
Mr J Burrows – Head of English