Ribston Roar 30th November 2016

Thursday 1st December, Sixth Form Open Evening 6-8pm
Friday 2nd December, Fancy Dress / Non-Uniform Day in aid of Malala Fund (School Charity for 2016/17)
Saturday 3rd December, Year 10 & 11 Christmas Market Visit to Lille, France
Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th December, GCSE Art Mock Examination
Thursday 8th December, Year 10 Parent Evening, 4.30 - 7pm; Full Governors Meeting 5.30pm
Friday 9th December, Year 13 Visit to the Crown Court, Gloucester.
 
Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 1st December 6 - 8pm
We would like to invite all current members of Year 11 and their parents to join us to find out more about the Advanced Level Subjects available to study in the Sixth Form at Ribston Hall. During the evening there will be an opportunity to find out more about the different Programmes of Study as well as the enrichment activities that will support your daughter in her application for life beyond the Sixth Form at University, in Higher Apprenticeships or in Employment with Training. We would also like to extend this invitation to any students and their parents in Year 10.
 
Christmas Concert  Wednesday 14th December 7pm
Tickets are available from Reception £5 or £3 for concessions. These may also be ordered via the MyEd app 
The evening will include Music, Dance and Drama .
 
Christmas Lunch - Thursday 15th December 2016
Details have been sent home. Please order via the MyEd app by Thursday 8th December.
 
Student appointments in the school day
If your daughter has an appointment during the school day, please send a letter in advance. They will then be given a pass at the appropriate time when they leave school or absence will be noted if they are attending the appointment before arriving at school.  Also please telephone the school if your daughter is going to be late.  
 
Parking and Pedestrians
We have received a number of concerns from both the public and members of the school community about vehicle movement and parking at the beginning and end of the school day. Stroud Road is very busy at these times and we would like you to try and respect all road users, especially the large number of pedestrians at these times.
 
Second hand Uniform
If you have any unwanted, good quality uniform, please could it be brought into school. It will be sold to raise money for the RHA.  Donations can be given in at reception or to Mrs Stoner in the Food room.
There will be a sale of good quality, second hand uniform on Thursday 8th December at lunchtime. We have lots of lovely PE fleeces for only £1. All proceeds go to RHA.  
 
Christmas Hampers
Every year, it has been a tradition at Ribston to make Christmas hampers for those less fortunate than ourselves in the local community. We make 20 family hampers and 20 individual ones. These are very gratefully received by a local charity who deliver them for us.
We have asked each student to bring in one (or more) suitable item(s) from home. This could be a tin of fruit/meat/fish, packets of pasta/rice/biscuits, mince pies, chocolates. etc. It is important that the items are in date. They can be given to their form tutor, or brought to the Tech 3 or given to Mrs Stoner.
 
Support for Bristol Children's Hospital
Evie De Gruyther's father has published a book for children to raise money for the Bristol Children's Hospital to say thank you to the hospital when they looked after Evie. Evie and her whole family worked on the book.  It can be downloaded on Kindle:
 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aardvark-Tales-Part-John-Gruyther-ebook/dp/B01N52TZKF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479381339&sr=8-1&keywords=JOHN+DE+GRUYTHER
 
Governors Appointment: Responsible Officer
On behalf of the Governing Body may I thank Iain Williams for his work as Responsible Officer to the Governing Body. Iain has had to step down from this role and we are seeking to appoint a new Responsible Officer.
 
The Responsible Officer acts as an informal auditor on behalf of the Governing Body and would suit someone with some level of accounting experience or qualification. The commitment would be three visit to the school of approximately 2 hours each, per year. Plus time to write up a brief report.
 
If you are interested in finding out more please contact Sandy Woodcock, Finance and Facilities Manager on swk@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk or 01452382249.
 
Congratulations
To Eire Rowland -Evans
Eire and her team mates (aged 14-17) took on and beat all the grown ups from the army and RAF in Tug-o-War and were awarded Gold medals as winners of the 520kg weight class.  They are now officially the British Army Champions for their weight! 

RHA Christmas Raffle 
Results
Congratulations to 7D the Tutor Group that raised the most money and returned all of their envelopes! They raised £210.00. The final total will be available in the next edition of Ribston Roar.
Thank you to everyone who supported the event the Raffle winners are listed below, please collect prizes from Ribston Hall:

 

Prize Name
Cedars £20 voucher Eileen McClean C/o Jasmine Jackman
£100 voucher H Whiteley
Box of after eights Chris Rose
Pink scarf G Ireland C/o Hannah
Trutex £80 voucher J Kingswood
Kara's £50 voucher Karen Constantinide
Riverside 3mth membership Laura Botharee
Paint pot £10 voucher Jessica Martin
Brewhouse voucher Jo Martin
Box of after eights Will Austin
Warehouse voucher Kate Bierer
So thai £50 voucher C Speak Walton-Cardiff
Head kandy voucher M ford C/o louise day
Sherbourne cinema tickets V Kenny
Jdr karting voucher Kirsty Timothy
M&s £30 voucher Julie Welch
Breaking the ice tickets S Lovesy
Celia's pantry Will Austin
Dizzi birds voucher & flowers J Key
Bill's hamper Nicola
Mandy's hamper Kara Moss
Tricker's Rebecca Coolican Davies
Ruby bee candle Pearce
Pompom blanket Eire Rowland-Evans
Forever  living products Ian Evans
Bear and chocolates Barry Doak
Tilly's tea cosy Kerry Currie C/o Shannon
Tilly's tea cosy Maxine phillips
Gift tags Justine
Wolverine picture Sarah hHll
Avon goodies Lucy morgan
Phoenix cards M puri karolek Callow
Teddy - 'opal' Keira Butt
Sweets R Webster

Prize Name

Cedars £20 voucher Eileen McClean C/o Jasmine Jackman

£100 voucher H Whiteley

Box of after eights Chris Rose

Pink scarf G Ireland C/o Hannah

Trutex £80 voucher J Kingswood

Kara's £50 voucher Karen Constantinide

Riverside 3mth membership Laura Botharee

Paint pot £10 voucher Jessica Martin

Brewhouse voucher Jo Martin

Box of after eights Will Austin

Warehouse voucher Kate Bierer

So thai £50 voucher C Speak Walton-Cardiff

Head kandy voucher M Ford c/o Louise day

Sherbourne cinema tickets V Kenny

Jdr karting voucher Kirsty Timothy

M&s £30 voucher Julie Welch

Breaking the ice tickets S Lovesy

Celia's pantry Will Austin

Dizzi birds voucher & flowers J Key

Bill's hamper Nicola

Mandy's hamper Kara Moss

Tricker's Rebecca Coolican Davies

Ruby bee candle Pearce

Pompom blanket Eire Rowland-Evans

Forever  living products Ian Evans

Bear and chocolates Barry Doak

Tilly's tea cosy Kerry Currie C/o Shannon

Tilly's tea cosy Maxine phillips

Gift tags Justine

Wolverine picture Sarah hHll

Avon goodies Lucy Morgan

Phoenix cards M Puri Karolek Callow

Teddy - 'opal' Keira Butt

Sweets R Webster