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by Mr deSausmarez [Staff] - Friday, 7 December 2018, 4:27 PM
 

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Carol Service - 11th December 7pm 

Interhouse Sports – 17th to 21st December 

21st December School finishes at 1:15pm  

Christmas Gift and Craft Fair - Saturday 8th December 10am until 2pm

Please do come along to The Romsey School's Christmas Gift and Craft Fair and enjoy some festive shopping, food and drinks. There will be lots of exciting stalls, with great gift ideas!  Stalls will be featuring; craft gins, silver jewellery, children's toys, hand crafted wood products, brooches, hand knitted shawls/scarfs, candles, holistic beauty products, Christmas wreaths, fudge, patchwork for cribs/prams, cupcakes, stocking fillers and much much more! With nearly 40 stands and traders, there will be plenty to see and do. There will be free entry for shoppers and free parking will also be available in the school car park. We will also be conducting a raffle on the day. The fair has been organised to raise awareness and funds for the charitable work the school community commits to, via its work in Kenya, which is also known as the Romsey2Kenya Project. More details can be found on the event's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/260724951310965/.

 

Mission Christmas

The Romsey School is supporting Wave 105 Mission Christmas 2018. The aim of Mission Christmas is to ensure that every child in the local area has a gift to open on Christmas Morning.  If possible, pupils are asked to bring in an unused gift suitable for a child aged in the range 0-18, of any gender. The gift should not be wrapped. Gifts are then collated and sorted into age and gender appropriate packages for onward distribution to families in need. There is no obligation for pupils to take part.   There are a wide range of low cost gift possibilities which may be suitable. Tutors have a copy of this list to share with tutor groups or you can find it by visiting www.wave105.com/mission and then clicking “Gift Ideas”.  The final date for any donations to come in to school is Thursday 13th December, to allow time for all gifts to be sorted, wrapped and distributed.  Thanks in advance for your support.   Mr Eason

Sports Fixtures Week Beginning 10th December

Tuesday - U16 Boys Basketball VS Toynbee (H)

Social Media Use

Many thanks for your positive feedback regarding the letter about social media which we sent last week. By way of a reminder, we would be very grateful for your on-going cooperation with the following:  

•Children younger than thirteen years old (i.e. our Year 7 pupils and some of Y8) should not be allowed any access to unregulated social media. This age limit applies to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to name but a few of the apps available. WhatsApp have increased their age limit to 16 within the last year in order to comply with GDPR. They will be asking new members between thirteen to sixteen years to nominate a parent or guardian to give permission for them to share information on the platform. As a school we support these age limits and we do not believe that children below thirteen are ready to be exposed to the challenges of social media. Therefore, if parents of children under the age of thirteen are unwilling to remove their child from any of the social media platforms above, we will not be dealing with minor issues relating to these platforms

•All electronic communications made by children should be tightly monitored at home. This includes texting and conversations over the internet. Please check your child’s messages to ensure that they know that they are accountable for their behaviours. Many internet linked platform games such as ‘Fortnite’ (12 rated) are a particular concern as they enable children to communicate widely outside friendship circles

•Should you deem the online correspondence to be verbally abusive, please contact the Police as this could be classified as an offence under the Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986

•Where it comes to pupils over the age of thirteen, the school will get involved and discipline for misbehaving ‘outside of the school premises’ (online) to such an extent as we deem reasonable, within the capacity that we can offer. We will sanction pupils if they are in some other way identifiable as a pupil from the school. For example if they are wearing uniform or have named a WhatApp group using names of classes or tutor groups. Please deter your children from using such labels in their social media as this is not following our mobile device guidelines (see our mobile device guidelines in your child’s planner)

•Whether or not the conditions above apply we will also do our best to manage misbehaviours that:

o   could have repercussions on the orderly running of the school

o   pose a serious threat to a pupil or member of the public

o   could adversely affect the reputation of the school

If any of these situations apply to children who are younger than thirteen, then this intervention is on the condition that their access to social media is subsequently removed by their parents

•Parents should ensure that security settings are put in place on all devices in order to limit children’s access to potentially harmful content. There is guidance as to how to do this on our website, so please follow this link: https://www.romsey.hants.sch.uk/parents-news/safer-online-control-where-do-you-start

•The amount of children’s overall screen use should be monitored and time-limited. Ideally, there should also be regular screen-free days when children are encouraged to take part in other practical or physical activity

We advise parents to continue to read around the situation with regard to social media use and the digital world. One source we recommend is: https://parentinfo.org which includes a wealth of information

Many thanks for your support with this matter.   Mrs A. Eagle