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Many Year 6 (and Year 5) students should now be thinking about their choice of secondary school. If you have missed our Open Evening – don’t worry. Please give us a call to book a visit at a time convenient for you.

We hope this video goes some way to answering the question “Why should I choose Rhyddings?” – but we encourage you to come in and see us at one of the open events next week to really find out more.

Year 7 students get flying start with free tablet computers

Year 7s Qasim, Tyra, Ismail and Millie with their new tablets

Year 7s Qasim, Tyra, Ismail and Millie with their new Acer tablets

All Year 7 students at Rhyddings have been given a free tablet computer to help with their studies to and give them a great start to their secondary education.

The Android tablets, given out as part of a new welcome pack with stationery and pencil case, have been chosen specifically to work well with our Google Apps cloud system. This allows students to check their school emails, as well as access and upload homework.

The school is implementing a new homework policy, as well as a new online cashless payment system for school dinners and trips which can be accessed via the tablet. Parents will also be able to use the tablet to access Go4Schools (our online progress monitor) and VivoMiles (our online rewards system) so they can see how their child is doing.

Headteacher Paul Trickett said: “This is another exciting Rhyddings initiative that will build on the already strong communications link between students, school and parents.

“Technology like this is becoming more affordable all the time and we are delighted to be able to give this equipment to our Year 7s at no extra cost to their families, who will also be able to benefit from using it.”

House Continents Launch

Global HandsTomorrow is the launch for our exciting new House Continents. The House Continents will allow students to take part in activities mixing with students from other year groups; developing their knowledge of the world and also raise their self-esteem and aspirations.

The launch day tomorrow involves several activities that all students and staff will participate in, such as group challenges, sporting competitions and creative workshops. The five continents are Africa, Australasia, Asia, Europe and the Americas and we hope to see some healthy competition between continent groups, both tomorrow and throughout the year. Watch this space for news of the leaderboard!