Weekly News Bulletin: 2 October 2020

World Space Week Competition
As part of World Space Week, we are running two competitions next week; a satellite model competition and a 200 word creative writing competition. Further information can be found in the ‘related documents’ below.

A photograph of entries (or an email of your creative story) should be initially submitted by email to slill@hrs.education by Friday 9th October at the latest.  The subject title should be ‘Space Week’.  Both competition entries will be sent to the European Space Agency and also judged locally at HRS.  Entries to the model building competition will be shortlisted and selected entries will be invited to bring their work into school to be judged and displayed in the finals.
Mr S Lill – Science

Achieving Excellence in Year 11
I hope that this finds you well.  I have recorded a video regarding some useful and important information for Year 11. It covers:

  • Helpful vocabulary
  • Revision timetable tips
  • Revision tips
  • Dealing with stress
  • Mindfulness support

The video is 30 minutes.   I have also attached the presentation and the document I sent last week which is referenced in the video so that you have all of the links to the resources mentioned. I hope that it is useful, please do get in contact if you have any questions.

Link to video

Mr N Wilcox – Head of Year 11

 Year 10 Parents and students
I hope you are all keeping well and everyone is settling down into the routine of being back at school.

I would just like to remind you all that it is very important that you bring in ALL your equipment every day.  We are finding too many students without a reading book, which is one of the items on the school expectations list.  Students are expected to read during form time and in English lessons.

It would be much appreciated if you could please ensure a book is brought in every day.
Thank you.
Miss W Gordon – Head of Year 10

LGBTQ+ Group
Although the LGBTQ+ group isn’t physically meeting, due to the changes in timetable and separation of pupil groups, we are still communicating through the google classroom.  Postings are made and pupils encouraged to be active and engage with each other.  We also still work closely with ‘Just Like Us’, and engage with the network of schools that promote LGBTQ+ diversity.

Anyone who wants to join can email jfarry@hrs.education, in confidence and we will add them to our group.
Mr J Farry and Miss W Gordon

Head Lice
There seems to be a small outbreak of head lice among Year 8 students.  Please check your child’s hair and treat as necessary.
Thank you.
Miss H Ellis – First Aid

NHS Covid-19 App – A Guide for Parents
Please review the following information about the NHS Covid-19 app that can be downloaded on iOS or android devices.

https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-covid-19/

E Safety information for parents
An alarming video circulated on social media recently depicting a person graphically ending his life and the emergency services responding.

From time to time it is likely that children will view disturbing content on line.  The following link provides useful advice for parents or carers. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/advice-parents-what-do-if-your-child-sees-something-upsetting-online

Xbox Family Settings App
Xbox Family Settings App is now available on iOS and Android to help manage children’s gaming.  Please follow the link below for further information:

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/24/xbox-family-settings-app-launch/

Miss L Brammer – Child Protection Officer

Related Documents