Friday, 14 September 2018

What's Coming Up (Wc 17.09.2018)

October 2018
Roysia - Pupil Photographs
Meridian - Parent/Carer Focus Group
Mon 17
Meridian – Y10/11 An Inspector Call Theatre Trip 1830-2230
Tues 25
Meridian Y10/11 An Inspector Call Theatre Trip 1315-1715
Y10/11 An Inspector Call Theatre Trip 1830-2230
Greneway – FoGS AGM
Weds 26
Greneway  - Y5 Schoolympics
Meridian – Y10 Wimpole Art Trip 0920-1450
Thurs 27


Thursday 6th September

Welcome to RSAT
Thursday morning saw all three RSAT sites welcoming pupils back to school after the summer break.  It was good to see so many pupils making a positive start to the new year.

New staff were welcomed on all sites including Mr Gordon Farquhar who will lead the Royston School Academy Trust.  Mr Farquhar has addressed a letter to all pupils, parents/carers and staff sharing his aims for the new school year, which can be found on each schools website.

Winners: Royston Arts Festival Cover Art
The RSAT middle schools submitted entries to the Royston Arts Festival 2018 Cover Art Competition, for which an astounding total of 269 entries were received from across the local schools. Twenty pieces of art were chosen to be included in the cover art. We are excited to announce that many of these came from Greneway and Roysia. All entries will be on display at Royston Library from Wednesday 5th September until 29th September. The winners will be displayed with the original cover art until Thursday 27th September, when it will be removed to the RAS Exhibition in the Town Hall, to be auctioned in aid of Heathlands Animal Sanctuary.

Cameron T, Grace B, Izzy and Kara from the Greneway site.
Leon, Ella, Abby, Lily, Halle and Aidan from the Roysia site.

Monday 10th September

Joseph Rehearsals

Rehearsals began in earnest at the weekend for the upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The production will bring together students from across the academy and will take place on the Meridian site. Performances are Friday 16 November - 7.00pm, Saturday 17 November - 2.00pm and 7.00pm. Save the date! 

Music Dates for the Diary:

Royston Festival Finale Concert - St John’s Parish Church
Sunday 30 Sept, 7.00pm  KS3 Choir, Meridian choir and band

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat combined RSAT performance  -  Meridian site
Students from Year 7 to Year 13
Performances: Friday 16 Nov, 7.00pm, Saturday 17 November, 2.00pm/7.00pm

Combined Middle Schools Christmas Concerts - Greneway site
Thursday 13, 4.30 TBC,  Friday 14 December, 7.00TBC
All middle school pupils who are involved in a Performing Arts extra-curricular club

RSAT Carol Service - St John’s Parish Church
Thursday 20 December,  4.00
All Year 5 pupils, KS3 choir, Meridian choir and band

Tuesday 11th September

The RSAT schools are delighted to be able to offer a full programme of clubs which have started across the sites this week. It has been good to see the wide range of clubs on offer and the enthusiastic uptake by pupils.  Details of opportunities that are available on each of the sites have been shared with pupils and are available via the school.

Wednesday 12th September

School Photographs (Greneway Site)
Wednesday saw the annual visit of the school photographer.  Pupils had the opportunity to have their photographs taken individually and in family groups (with siblings who are on the same site).  It has been good to see pupils wearing their school uniform with pride - they all look so smart at the start of the school year.

Roysia Site - Individual photographs are scheduled for Monday 17th September.

Allotment Group
Following a very dry summer and a damper August, there was lots to do on the allotment to prepare it for Autumn this week.  The allotment is situated between the Greneway and Meridian site.  The allotment is worked by pupils in years 6 and 8 who have enjoyed the opportunity to nurture the plants from seed and eat some of the produce!

This year, there has been a very successful crop of raspberries, onions, tomatoes and potatoes.
Here are some of the tomato crop:


Thursday 13th September

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Friday 14th September

Cycling to School (Greneway Site)

Reminder that only pupils issued with a cycle permit may cycle to school. Cycle permits can be obtained through the school office. If a pupil is cycling to school, it is essential that they remember to ride safely at all times. A ‘near miss’ incident has been reported by a parent this week.

Book of the Week

If you like….Animal / adventure stories

What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky - which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right - Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans...if any of them are willing to listen! After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his 'mischief' (which is the word for a mouse family) and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls and terrified people, it's hard for a young, lone mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers.

This is the latest book by the author James Patterson, who is particularly well known for his Middle School series.  Although suitable for all year groups, year 5 and 6 students might appreciate it the most.

Essential E-Safety

Make sure you're prepared to support your child's #DigitalWellbeing as they start the new school year.  Internet Matters new #BackToSchool age guides help you to keep your children stay safe online. Follow the link for more details:

Monday, 10 September 2018

What's Coming Up (Wc 10.09.2018)

September 2018
Greneway School Photographs
Weds 12
Weds 26
Y5 Schoolympics
Thurs 27