29/06/18 Head's Message & Letters
29th June 2018 | Head's Weekly Message |

Dear Parents and Carers

At the end of year some schools may slow down, but not Rickmansworth! We have a lot of events coming up which will ensure we end the School year on a high. 

I am delighted to announce that we will be opening our new Reception on Thursday 5 July. I hope you agree it is looking fantastic and certainly enhances our welcoming and professional image. There is likely to be some temporary disruption to phone communications as our new system takes over from the old. Please do bear with us if this is the case; we will do our best to be up and running as quickly as possible. An emergency mobile number will be available on the day on our website homepage, but please do only use this for genuine emergencies. 

I sincerely apologise for our issue setting ScoPay up to receive your kind donations for the Wall of Bricks. We have now set up a VirginMoneyGiving webpage which is quick and simple to use. Should you be eligible for Gift Aid, you can opt in online and do not need to complete a separate form. Click here for the engraving order form. Thank you to all of those who have donated so far – I myself donated at the weekend.

Sixth Form Induction Days 
Sixth Form are holding their Induction Days on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 July. Students have activities planned with the KS5 team and will be attending taster lessons. 

Year 8 This Girl Can Day
This Girl Can is a celebration of active women and girls who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets. The project is designed to help women and girls overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping many from joining in.  All Year 8 girls will be taking part in the ‘This Girl Can' day at Rickmansworth School on Monday 2 July. 

Song and Dance 2018
This popular event is back for 2 evenings this year on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July. Come and support the students and staff at what is set to be a great performance! Tickets are £5 Adult, £3 Concession, £2 Student and can be booked here: [www.trybooking.co.uk/FBG]www.trybooking.co.uk/FBG 

Summer Concert 2018
Tickets are on sale now for our Summer Concert. Wednesday 11th July 7pm. Tickets are £5 Adults, £3 Concession, £2 Student, and are available here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/FEZ 

Sports Day 
May I draw your attention to the letter issued this week regarding Sports Day on Friday 6 July which you can also access from the Letters page on our website,

Trips
Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh students are on their Qualifying Walk this weekend. We wish them good luck. Year 12 are out on a Biology field trip on 3-4 July. Our KS5 Outlook Expedition to Madagascar leaves on Friday 6 July. This is set to be an amazing experience, good luck to all!

Finally, we have published the arrangements for the End of Summer Term and Start of Autumn Term. Please make sure to read this. 

Yours sincerely

Mr K Douglas
Headteacher

Next Week: Week A

Group Call letters sent out this week:
http://www.rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk/752/parents-and-community/parents/letters 
Wall of Bricks Order Form
End of Summer Term and Start of Autumn Term 2018 Arrangements
Year 7 Trip to Whipsnade Zoo - Thursday 28 June 2018
Buy a Brick
Fun Run 2018 - Weather Conditions
Year 8 This Girl Can Day
Sports Day - Friday 6 July
Year 7 Trip to Whipsnade Zoo Thursday 28 March 2018