ParentPay reminder

From September, the school will be switching to a completely cashless payment system – ParentPay. This will allow parents and carers to pay for school meals and visits securely online.

Registration information has been sent out and we are asking parents and carers to make sure they complete the sign up process before school starts in September. If you have not received a registration letter or misplaced your details, please email Mrs Cunliffe – cunliffec@rhyddings.co.uk.

From October, the school will begin to phase out the current card system for school dinners and replace them with biometric readers that will use fingerprints to authorise payments. For more information on these readers and how they work, please read this document. It also contains information about how to opt out.

Class of 2015 Yearbooks

yearbookThe Year 11 yearbooks have arrived and they are available for collection on results day, this Thursday.

Students who have only paid their deposits are reminded to bring in the outstanding balance of £7.

Any student who has not pre-ordered their Yearbook will also be able to purchase one on the day for £12

Oscars Awards 2015

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Rhyddings’ celebrated its highest achieving students’ achievements at the school’s third annual ‘Oscars’ awards on Tuesday night.

Over 260 parents and family members filled the seats at the Hope Church Community Centre in Oswaldtwistle to see well over 150 awards given out to the school’s brightest and best.

Students from Year 7 to 10 were awarded with bronze, silver and gold awards for attainment in each subject, with gold award winners also presented with a high street voucher and special ‘Oscar’ statuette. Special awards for extra curricular sport and performing arts were also given out.

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Oscars, Tuesday at 7pm

Thankyou so much for the enthusiastic responses for this event.

As of Monday afternoon we are at full capacity, all seats are accounted for.  If you have not brought your reply slip back yet because you were out on a trip last week please know that you are welcome to come but it will be standing room only!

The Hope Metro Centre will be open from 7pm with the first awards being presented at around 7.15pm.  Please note that seating is unreserved so please arrive in plenty of time especially if you are a larger group.

There is a café at the venue that will be open before the ceremony begins.

We look forward to celebrating your successes

Mrs Stobbs

Rhyddings raises £1047 for the Rotary Club Nepal fund

C&O Rotary President Ian McTurk with our Business Manager Carmel Cunliffe and Rtn. George Blenkinship

C&O Rotary President Ian McTurk with our Business Manager Carmel Cunliffe and Rtn. George Blenkinship

Our Year 7 students and staff have been congratulated by the Church & Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club for raising the grand sum of £1047 for the Nepal disaster fund. This is the result of sponsorship from the recent Rotary Charity Walk and other fund raising activities.

The cheque for this amount was presented to Ian McTurk, President of the Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club by Carmel Cunliffe, Business Manager from the School.

The Rotary Club have been very much involved in helping the people of Nepal with the installation of a water system in the village of Maikot in the Gorka region which meant that water could be pumped up to the village instead of having to walk half a mile to bring water by hand from the valley below to the village.

When the earthquakes hit Nepal, it was evident that further funds were needed to be sent to the local Rotary club in Gorka. This contribution from Rhyddings High School will go towards survival equipment as many people in Maikot are still rebuilding their homes.

Vivo Update

As the school year draws to an end, the vShop is now closed. Students with outstanding orders can still collect them after school this week.

Year leaders will have the league tables for each year group ready for the final assemblies, and they have lots of Vivos available to use as prizes.

There will be plenty of changes to the Vivo system next year – keep an eye out!

Miss Bedwell.