Year 8 Parents’ Evening will take place online on Thursday, 22nd April. Please visit our Parents’ Evening page for further details.
Please see below for this week’s Thought of the Week
A reminder about our Click & Deliver library service for students.
At the click of a finger, you can go online to select and reserve a book, which is then delivered to your English classroom.
All students should be aiming to read for pleasure for at least 20-30 minutes a day. There’s so many reasons to read:
- Reading makes you smarter: research shows that students who regularly read outside the classroom achieve better results across all subjects at GCSE. Reading improves vocabulary, comprehension and grammar.
- Reading makes you happier: research shows that reading is good for your mental health. Regular readers have lower levels of both stress and depression, higher self-esteem and better quality sleep.
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and to eat pie.
Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.
Marked annually on 8th March, International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge‘. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. So let’s all #ChooseToChallenge.
International Mother Language Day is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism. The theme this year is Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society, which recognizes that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion and help bring about peace.
Rokeby will be marking the day with tutor time activities and this poster competition. Deadline 22nd February
In-line with our current risk assessment we cannot invite parents into school. Our upcoming Year 10 Parents’ Evening will therefore take place online.
We are using an online booking system called SchoolCloud which will allow you to book appointments with your son’s teachers. Click here for a Parent Guide on how to log-on to the system
To log-on and to book appointments please visit this link at SchoolCloud. Please note this system will only be live for bookings from 22nd February.