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Senior School Weekly News Update

Friday 9th March 2018


SCHOOL INFORMATION Harrow Bangkok Exchange

This Term’s Events at a Glance… Here are just a few important forthcoming events—for our full calendar, click www.royalmasonic.herts.sch.uk/media/ calendar

The girls will shortly be back from Bangkok and we look forward to sharing their stories with you. Here are just a few more photos from the last week…

Friday 9th—Sunday 11th March EXEAT Weekend Saturday 10th March FORMS Quiz Night Wednesday 14th March FORMS AGM Saturday 24th—Sunday 25th March Haileybury Model United Nations Tuesday 27th March Spring Concert Thursday 29th March House Day Year 8 At Home End of Term Friday 30th March History Vietnam/Cambodia Trip departs (returns 10th April) Tuesday 17th—Friday 20th April Year 7/8 Opal Coast Trip Tuesday 24th April Boarders Return Wednesday 25th April Term Starts

Lost Property Grey pashmina check scarf left behind by either a student or parent last Thursday when girls were being collected early due to the snow, if this belongs to you please come to New Mark Hall Reception to collect it.

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SCHOOL NEWS Year 8 Modern Foreign Languages Day The Modern Foreign Languages day for Year 8 in my opinion was fantastic! This was a day that I will remember from years to come. During the day we took part in activities such as salsa dancing, tasting food from around the world, Italian opera, Chinese dancing, African singing and a world quiz.

These activities filled the day with fun and excitement. I particularly enjoyed salsa dancing where we learned about how the salsa dance was created in New York by a Latino group who did not enjoy the modern day music so decided to create their own style thus salsa was born. I really enjoyed African singing where I learned a welcoming song that is sung at hotels and airports, and I also learned some key Swahili terms like ‘jambo’ which means hello. Tasting food from around the world was a thrilling experience - we tried foods from different cultures like Turkish pomegranate molasses and Brazilian chocolate brigadeiros which were my personal favourite.

The quiz was challenging and had many brain-twisting questions and ended with a prize of Kinder chocolate to the highest scorer. Unfortunately, I did not win but it was an enjoyable experience nonetheless. To conclude the only con to the day was that it was over too quickly as I would have loved for it to be more than one day! By Josephine F, 8G More photos from the day can be seen here

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SCHOOL NEWS MathsFest 2018 On 6th February, a group of Year 10 girls went on a Mathematics trip to the Piccadilly Theatre to attend Maths Fest 2018, described as ‘a day-long mathematical extravaganza’. MathsFest is a day where some of the best mathematics speakers in the world gather to celebrate all different maths theorems in the A-Level and GCSE Specifications. MathsFest 2018 was organised by Matt Parker (RMS’s favourite) and Rob Eastaway. The day was hosted by Matt Parker, with talks and demonstrations by James Grime (Enigma and the Secret World of Code Breaking), Aoife Hunt (The Shape of Escape - investigating ways to move crowds and to make big events safer), Ben Sparks (The Windmills of Your Mind - connecting maths and music), Rob Eastaway (Pick a Card, Any Card… - maths and card tricks combined), Seb Lee-Delisle (Explosions, Sparkles and Lasers - Using Maths for Graphics and Special Effects using coding) and Hannah Fry (Totally Random - Finding different ways to make a random number which is harder than you might think). We also were lucky enough to have a section of Numberphile Live in the middle of the day; Numberphile is a YouTube channel which does the public’s maths questions or just random maths questions on brown paper. At MathsFest they did the audiences questions on brown paper live. Part of MathsFest is the “Maths Slam”, this is when schools can enter students in to a competition to explain maths theorems, these were all done really well although sadly no one from RMS entered - there is always next year ;) During the lunch break some of the us went to go and visit our very favourite Matt Parker, although he had to go on his lunch break, but the RMS girls used their resilience and went to go and see Ben Sparks and ask questions about his section in the show. The answers we got were very helpful for our GCSE and inspired us to think outside of the box and link maths with STEAM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). We hope we made a good impression on him, and hopefully can hear him speak again - maybe at RMS?? Last year 45 of us went to see ‘The Curious Coincidence of Maths in the Day Time’ which was hosted by Matt Parker who had invited Rob Eastaway, Hannah Fry and Ben Sparks. It was very interesting to hear them speak again but about completely different things and of course when the group of us met Ben Sparks, we told him how much we enjoyed his talk the year before. If you ask any of the Year 10’s who came on this trip they will tell you how much they enjoyed it and would definitely recommend to any younger years who love maths, are thinking of extending themselves or doing Add-Maths at GCSE. A lot of the talks are not things you do in the classroom but just extend your knowledge, understanding and love of maths that little bit further. Thank you to Miss Cassidy for organizing it, and to Mrs Cubbon and Mrs Young for giving up their day to take us on such a fun trip - Mr Broome you missed out big time!!! Sami B and Mirabelle W Year 10

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PERFORMING ARTS I am delighted to tell you about a range of music, dance and drama that the Faculty of Performing Arts will be presenting this half-term. Our Year 13 students will be performing pieces from their A Level recitals at the Spring Concert, on 27th March. All of these events are free to attend with no ticket required. “Royalty�, a dance show featuring work set to Rick Wakeman's "Six Wives of Henry VIII" followed by Ella Fitzgerald songs accompanied by Choro and Big Band, takes place on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March. Tickets are available here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/DWW I look forward to seeing you at our events this half-term. Daniel Hyde, Director of Performing Arts

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SPORTS RESULTS Netball RMS vs St Clement Danes, District Tournament Year 10 A Team won 17-15 Year 10 B Team won 20-13 On Tuesday the Year 10 A team played against St Clement Danes in their final district match this year. The team worked very well and took an early lead. In the third quarter, Clement Danes continued to apply the pressure closed the 3 goal lead. It was even closer in the final quarter when Clement Danes managed to equalise at 15-15. However, RMS continued to fight hard and at full time

had won 17-15. Well done to the A team for winning all their district matches this year. The Year 10B team also played against St Clement Danes in their penultimate district match this year. The team managed to gain lots of interceptions and took an early lead in the first quarter. They continued to maintain this lead and increase the goal difference, winning 20-13 at full time. Well done to all the girls who played. RMS vs Watford Girls RMS Year 11 Team won 17-1 Under 13 A Team lost 7-6 A convincing performance on Monday evening gained the Year 11 netball team victory over Watford Girls School. Coaches’ player was Olivia M and players’ player was Faith O. Under 13s: Another meeting for both of these teams after playing against each other in the District Tournament. Very good game. End to end action. Girls working hard and pushing forwards. Came down to the last seconds of the final quarter and unfortunately Watford scored one more goal to win the game. POTM Emily R RMS vs St Clement Danes Senior B Team won 11-10 The Senior B team worked had right up to the final whistle in a very close match against St Clement Danes. The final score was 11 - 10. Coaches player Jasmine L and players’ player Faith O U13 A+B Netball District Tournament RMS Under 13 A team attended the Netball Tournament at Parmiters. We played five matches against five different schools. We all played our very best and it was a tough tournament. We all have improvements to make and now we all know what to do to ensure how match play gets better. The B team worked really hard throughout the tournament and managed to only lose 1 game. Lots of communication was needed to defend the goal and then ensure the ball was passed down the court to reach the shooters. Overall, we came 2nd and we are all really pleased with this result!

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SPORTS RESULTS Netball—League RMS vs Watford Girls Year 9 A Team won 33-4 Congratulations to the Year 9 A Team for winning their final league game against Watford Girls. MVP goes to Nia. The team have been undefeated in the league and therefore regain their title as District Champions—well done to all the players! Football RMS vs St Margaret’s Year 7/8 Team won 7-0 Year 9/10 won 1-0 Hat trick hero was Maeva A with the rest of the forwards and mid field players scoring goals. Great line of defence which included Hannah, Remi and Zahraa who always cleared the ball away. Great goal keeping skills by Annie, blocking the ball and kicking the ball far up the pitch. Great team performance.. In the Year 9/10 match, the whole team played very well, with Ella H scoring the only goal of the match. Indoor Athletics Well done to the Year 7 and 8 Teams in the Three Rivers and Watford Sports Partnership competition—the Year 7s won their competition and progress to the finals, and the Year 8 team came second

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SPORTS RESULTS Date

Start

Finish

Event

Location

Monday 12th March

4.00

6.00

Year 8 County Hockey semis and finals (if qualify)

Queenswood

Monday 12th March

4.00

6.00

District Netball: Senior / Year 11 B vs St Margaret’s

Home

Monday 12th March

4.00

6.00

Year 10 A and B vs St Clement Danes

Home

Tuesday 13th March

4.00

6.00

Year 8 County Hockey semis and finals (if qualify)

Queenswood

Tuesday 13th March

4.00

6.00

Netball: Senior team, knock out Marriotts plate final (if qualify)

Wednesday 14th March

3.30

6.00

Year 10 County Hockey semis and finals (if qualify)

Queenswood

Wednesday 14th March

4.00

6.00

County Netball, Senior A and Year 9 A

Haberdashers

District Netball Senior B Friendly Year 9 B Wednesday 14th March

4.00

6.00

Netball Year 6A, 7A, 8A and B

Godstowe

Thursday 15th March

4.00

6.00

Senior Team County Hockey semis and finals (if qualify)

Queenswood

Thursday 15th March

4.00

6.00

Handball Year 8 and 10 Three Rivers Sports Partnership

Rickmansworth

Thursday 15th March

4.00

6.00

Football League: Year 7/8, 9/10 Home vs Queens

Friday 16th March

8.00

6.00

Milano Gymnastics U16 and U19 (if qualify)

Stoke

Saturday 17th March

8.00

6.00

English Schools Cross Country Championships

Leeds

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FORMS NEWS FORMS NEEDS YOU! We URGENTLY need volunteers to join the committee in the key roles of Treasurer and Secretary. Without these positions being fulfilled, FORMS cannot function and we would have to cease to organise events for the girls such as the Summer Fair and Fireworks. In the past FORMS have organised some hugely popular and enjoyable family events including the Christmas Fair. Our aim is to support the school and its students through fundraising and with your support we have funded and contributed towards all aspects of the School including to mention a few items a Saxophone, Guitar Amp, Newspaper Self- Publication group, Equipment for STEAM, Bikes for Ruspini House, Digital cameras, Exam Reader Pen, Outdoor PA system and developing the Cadogan House playground together with a contribution towards a new stage in Cadogan House Hall. If you give us some/any of your time it would be very much appreciated! Please get in touch with Nicole Whitfield, Chair of FORMS via email forms.chair@gmail.com if you have any questions. The AGM is on 14th March at 7.30pm in the New Mark Hall and we hope that lots of you will be able to join us then. Thank you for taking time to read this. FORMS

Second Hand Uniform Shop Opening Times 9th March

Friday

3.00-4.00

16th March

Friday

8.00-9.00

23rd March

Friday

8.00-9.00

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Annual General Meeting Wednesday 14th of March 2018 at 7.30pm New Mark Hall

If you are interested in finding out where the funds that you help to raise are going and to have your say in what the FORMS is doing and how it operates, please join us at our AGM. Positions up for re-election during the AGM are: • Chair • Vice-Chair • Secretary • Assistant Secretary • Treasurer Please join us to help support and elect new members of the Committee.


HOLIDAY CAMPS AT RMS Super Camps will be running Multi-Activity, RAW Outdoor Adventure, A Passion For Cookery and A Passion For LEGO® Play courses for children at The Royal Masonic School during the school holidays. 3rd—13th April; 29th May – 1st June and 16th July - 24th August 2018 Secure our top quality childcare at the best rate. Our early booking offer is now on at £39 per day and £179 per week. Prices will rise after 19th March 2018.

Super Camps' allows children to have a great time and get involved in some great activities and courses. As well as taking part in the fun-packed programme, children are cared for by fully qualified and vetted staff to create a thoroughly enjoyable time on camp. As Ofsted noted, Super Camps runs "an excellent programme of well-planned, fun and exciting activities that contributes highly to the children’s play and learning environment". Find out more about Super Camps and book online at www.supercamps.co.uk or call 01235 467300.

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EASTER HOLIDAY SWIMMING Easter Holiday Crash Courses in Swimming at Rickmansworth School

Week 1: Tuesday 3rd April - Friday 6th April (4 days) Week 2: Monday 9th April - Friday 13th April Venue: Rickmansworth School (Scot’s Hill, WD3 3AQ) Time: 8.00 am – 12:30 pm Lessons are 30 minutes long Fee (per pupil, per week) and class Ratio: Group lessons

4:1 £45 (Week1 £36) (Beginners 1:4 and Lane swimmers 1:6)

Semi-Private

2:1 £75 (Week1 1£60)

Private

1:1 £125 (Week1 £100)

Mixed Group

1:6 £65 (Week1 £60)

5 activities over 5 days, only for those who can swim 50 meters plus Day 1: Stroke technique

Day 2: Water Skills

Day 4: Lifesaving

Day 5: Snorkelling

Day 3: Diving

For more information and to book WEEKLY TERM Lessons, please contact : Active Swim School LTD Tel: 0203 789 4790 | Mob: 07403 450972 | info@activeswim.co.uk | www.activeswim.co.uk

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