Friday, 12 October 2018

RSAT News



It has been great to have so many conversations with you this week through tours following Open Events, Friends of schools meetings and I am looking forward to seeing some of you at the KS2 Disco.  An event for Years 7 and 8 will be announced shortly.  I’d like to thank the Friends groups who enable events such as this to take place and these groups always welcome new members, so do get in touch.

I have had some really interesting conversations with student representatives this week about the direction they want the school to go and the things they are experiencing on a daily basis.  I know many of you have seen an increase in the amount of homework that has been set and I appreciate your support in helping your children to get it done.  One of the things that is clear from speaking to students is that we haven’t shared with them why and how the change in approach will better prepare them for GCSE and more importantly working independently as they enter the world of work.  I will make sure we touch on this in assemblies over the next week.

It has been great to see many of our sports team having success in key fixtures this week, including some National Cup competitions.  I am told the Tag Rugby Festival was a great success and was supported by Year 8 Sports Leaders.  I know there are a group of students across all year groups and sites taking part in a Swimathon.  We are proud of our extra-curricular offer and would encourage as many of you as possible to get a ticket for Joseph which is set to be a quite a show!

For those of you who have taken the time to feedback on the Open Event via the survey, I will update you on some of the information you have requested before half term.

Teaching member of the week
Mrs Dunham is receiving this based on the level of parental feedback about the job she does and the contribution she makes.

Non Teaching member of the week.

Mrs Robinson epitomises everything about the importance of positive relationships between staff, students and parents.

Mr G Farquhar


Herts Music Service Wind Day

Wind Day 2018 is on Thursday 15th November at Stevenage Music Centre (The Nobel School) If you play flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone or bassoon - this is for you. Please apply online: http://www.hertsmusicservice.org.uk/north-herts-music-school/ …


School Allotment
This week, we have continued to harvest an amazing crop of tomatoes (they are ripening off nicely in sunny Lab 3).

The allotment group have been planting bulbs for the spring along with onions and garlic to over winter.


Key Stage 2 Disco
This evening, pupils from across the RSAT middle schools will be enjoying their first KS2 disco.  DJ Judge will be providing the music with the Friends of the RSAT Schools running the tuck shop.  Many thanks to the parents, friends  and staff who support this event ensuring that pupils enjoy a fun evening.



Royston Schools’ Academy Trust announce their forthcoming production of 
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
(Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber)


Meridian School, Friday 16 November - 7.00pm, Saturday 17 November - 2.00pm and 7.00pm

Tickets are available through the Meridian School office, 01763 242236 from Monday 15th October.

Alex Thompson in the title role (photo by Terry Hartga)

RSAT students from across the three academy schools are busy rehearsing for what promises to be a truly spectacular show. Excitement is building as songs and choreography are being rehearsed, sets are being painted and costumes and props are coming together.

Go, go, go Joseph (photo by Terry Hartga)

Amazingly, it is fifty years since Joseph originally had his dreams, was given his coat and was treated so badly by his brothers. Come and see what happens to him as he journeys from Israel to Egypt singing all the way! 

(Photo by Terry Hartga)


Book of the Week

If you enjoy….humour‘

Forty-two days ago I was an ordinary kid, living an uneventful life. But now it’s TOTAL MONSTER ZOMBIE CHAOS and I’m battling beasts on a daily basis. Crazy, right? But I know exactly how to make it through the zombie apocalypse.’

Meet Jack Sullivan, self-described as a late-blooming, slow-developing 13-year-old who has so far survived the Zombie apocalypse by hiding out in his treehouse. Overnight Jack’s life has become like the plot of a video game and he has come up with his own ULTIMATE FEATS OF APOCALYPTIC SUCCESS:

Locate Quint Baker, best friend and inventor
Find and rescue June Del Toro, his secret love interest
Defeat Blarg, the biggest, baddest monster in town
Become a zombie-fighting, monster-bashing tornado of cool!

Suitable for all year groups and especially those fans of Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Timmy Failure.

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