05/10/18 Head's Message & Letters
5th October 2018 | Head's Weekly Message |

Dear Parents and Carers

Academic Review Day
Our Academic Review Day is coming up on Tuesday 16 October. Students have been making appointments with their tutors directly; if you haven’t already confirmed your appointment time please ask your son/daughter to make your booking. You will have the opportunity to attend a keynote speech delivered either by myself or the Deputy Headteacher, as well as the opportunity to tour the new block. Tea and coffee will be available for parents and carers throughout the day. There will be some space for parking on site, including our newly paved parking area near Reception; but please remember this is limited and it may be more convenient for you to park off site. Each year’s Director of Learning will be writing to you next week in preparation for the Day. 

Open Evening
Thank you to all for your support for Open Evening last Thursday. It went very well, with more than 800 families – about 2,000 visitors – coming to see what Rickmansworth School has to offer. We have received many messages of thanks and support for the evening – congratulations go to all the staff, students and governors for enabling this to happen.

European Day of Languages – Bake Off Competition Results
I am delighted to announce the winners of last week’s MFL Bake Off were Amy Price and Hollie Masters in Year 7. In total the School raised £350 for Macmillan with the subsequent Cake sale. Runners up were: Lily Hiatt/Amy Rhodes, Maia Chasseguet, Katherine Birch/Rachel Cunningham/Farren Hodges-Saunders,  Jasmine Hiatt, Emma Jacobs/Sophie Posgate, Rosie/Thomas Knight, Grace/Jack Twyman, Freya Emerson, and Isabelle Moore/Jack Felton/Dev Mehta.

Battlefields Trip to Ypres 
Staff and Year 8 students depart on a History trip to Belgium tomorrow – we wish them a great trip.

Please see the notice issued on our Parents Letter page – Stop Means Stop – a message and campaign we fully endorse. 

Yours sincerely

Mr K Douglas
Headteacher

Next Week: Week B

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 
Stop Means Stop Flyer
Year 10 and 11 Uniform Standards and Equipment
Year 8 and 9 Uniform Standards and Equipment
Year 7 Uniform Standards and Equipment
Parent Meeting - NYC and Washington
Othello Trip
Year 11 GCSE PE Trip to Yorkshire
Psychology in Action: Power of the Mind
Year 7 Parent Panel
Educational Psychologist Study Skills Sessions
Year 7 and Year 8 Collection of Laptop Orders