Ricky Recorder Issue No 41

The Ricky Recorder Issue 41: December 2016

to collect their examination certificates. I would like to congratulate all of the students who won awards. They were nominated by staff for their achievements ay School, and they deserve to be very proud of themselves. As per tradition, we held our Year 7 Christmas Card competition. Sam Ladenheim designed the winning entry, and this has been sent out as the official School Christmas card this year. That leaves me to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and I hope 2017 brings you good fortune. Thank you for your support over the past term and we will see the students back on Tuesday 3rd January. Next term we will be discussing with all of the community about the expansion plans for the School which will bring the welcome addition of a new build on the current Caretaker’s House at the front of the School and will completely refurbish the Drama, Business and Old Gym block into a Sixth Form suite and an enlarged teaching block.

It is with pleasure that I introduce our second issue of the Ricky Recorder for this academic year. It has been an extremely busy half term with lots of activities taking place including residential visits to France and Germany, as well as many other local trips. I think the highlight of this half term has to be the School’s production of Billy Elliot, for which I have received many letters and emails of congratulations. My thanks go to the cast and all those backstage who made it such a great success. Of course, particular thanks need to go to Mrs Curtis, Mr Shiels and Mr Waters who have been working with the students on this production since last summer. Well done to everyone involved. We were also extremely proud to be the recipients of the Hertfordshire Award for the best PE Department for a second year, which is unprecedented. My congratulations go to Mr Gunn and all the PE staff. It is pleasing to see that our efforts in providing excellent PE lessons and an extensive extra-curricular PE provision have been recognised. On Tuesday night we finished the term with our Awards Ceremony for past Years 11, 12 and 13 students. Our guest, Christopher Bowles, spoke to the students about

Mr K Douglas, Headteacher

embracing challenge as he has to do in his work at Harefield Hospital. It was a delight to welcome back past students who are now pursuing their careers at University and training, as they returned to Rickmansworth School

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