13/07/18 Head's Message & Letters
16th July 2018 | Head's Weekly Message |

Dear Parents and Carers

We hoped you enjoyed our Summer Concert this week – we were pleased so many of you were able to make it despite the start time being brought forward on what was a significant evening for sport - although I don’t know why we bothered!

Visitors to our new Reception have commented on how lovely and professional it looks. The new classroom block is on track to be completed on time for September and this will be of the same quality. Please remember our campaign to Buy a Brick to help fund the equipping of the new Theatre - thank you to those of you who have already supported us! 

Transition
Today saw next year’s Year 7’s experiencing a taster of what life in Secondary school is like, with taster lessons in PE, Science, MFL and Music amongst others – we hope they enjoyed it. They have been fantastic to have and we are looking forward to seeing them in September. A reminder that there is a Parent Information Evening tonight for next year’s Year 7 parents and carers, in the Hall from 7.00pm, and that our Year 7 Welcome Morning and Treasure Hunt takes place this Saturday 14 July 11-1pm. If you haven’t confirmed your attendance yet, please click here: [www.trybooking.co.uk/EFN]www.trybooking.co.uk/EFN 

ROCK UK Trip
Good luck to our current Year 7 who depart on their ROCK UK trip this Sunday – have fun!

Blazers
I have heard comments that the School force students to wear blazers, even when it is warm. This is not the case. May I clarify that students must wear their blazers to School, but in hot weather they do not have to wear them once on site.

Uniform Shop Dates
A reminder of our upcoming Uniform Shop Dates. Please remember payment is by cheque or cash. Unfortunately we cannot take card payments.
Saturday 21 July – 10.00am – 1.00pm
Saturday 18 August – 10.00am – 1.00pm

Year 11 Parent Information Evening – 11 September 2018
A reminder that parents and carers of Year 11 students in 2018/19 are invited to a Parent Information Evening on Tuesday 11 September at 7pm. This is an important evening and it is essential that all parents/carers of Year 11 students attend. If you have not already, please confirm your attendance via the following link: www.trybooking.co.uk/FFB

Results Day Reminders
A Level Results Day – 16 August 2018 at 8.00am
GCSE Results Day – 23 August 2018 at 8.30am

Start of Autumn Term
School term starts on Wednesday 5 September, with Year 7 collecting their timetables in the morning, dismissal at 12.30pm. All other years except Year 12 come in to collect their timetables at 2.15pm in their Form rooms. Thursday 6 September is Year 12 Induction Day, and a normal day for all other students.

I would like to wish you a wonderful summer holiday.

Yours sincerely

Mr K Douglas
Headteacher

First Week of Autumn Term: Week A

Buy A Brick: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=Rickmansworth_School 

Group Call letters sent out this week:
http://www.rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk/752/parents-and-community/parents/letters 
Cardiff Rugby Tour
Transition Text Required for Year 7 English
Year 8 into 9 Battlefield Trip Medical and Consent Form
Year 8 into 9 Battlefields Trip