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  • Notice from the School Nurse team and NHS about the services available.

    Published 14/06/23

    Dear parents / guardians,

    Health issues related to the current warm weather are causing our A&Es to be busier than usual, with waits of up to 11 hours in A&Es at the moment. A&E is for life threatening emergencies.  There are lots of NHS services that can help you. Knowing where to go, and when, will help you get the right care when you need it.

    Your local high street pharmacy can provide advice and over the counter medication to help with hayfever.  You can also contact your GP surgery or call 111 when your GP is closed.

    In this warm weather, when we also have a very high pollen count at the moment, make sure you follow our top tips to prevent yourself becoming unwell.

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  • #DoSomethingThisHalfTerm

    Published 09/05/23

    Fun and free sessions and workshops for 8 to 24-year-olds who live, learn or earn in Hillingdon and may benefit from additional targeted support.

    Get active this half term with 2 fun-filled days of creative arts, sports, cooking and activities. During the 2 days, we'll focus on fun, fitness, wellbeing and teamwork, and will also be teaming up with YourStance to deliver emergency lifesaving skills. 

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  • Navigating Exam Season

    Published 09/05/23

    Exam season can be a challenging time for young people. Many feel stressed in the lead-up to their exams and worried in anticipation of their results. 

    As adults, it can be difficult to know what we can do to support children and young people during this time. Place 2 Be have created some tip sheets full of practical advice to help young people, schools and families manage stress during exam season.

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  • Public Health - Cases of Measles in Hillingdon

    Published 05/05/23

    The local Public Health team has informed us that there has been a recent increase in the number of cases of Measles in Hillingdon. The cases all children aged 1 to 16, and all are unvaccinated.

    The current MMR vaccination uptake in Hillingdon is less than 75%, which means that 1 in every 4 children in the borough has not had the two doses of MMR vaccination that provides safe, effective protection against measles. There is variation in uptake across areas of the borough, which means that is some areas a greater number of children have not been vaccinated. This increases the risk of measles transmission in schools.

    Measles is a highly infectious respiratory virus that transmits through respiratory droplets from an infected person when they cough and sneeze which is then inhaled by another person. If that person is not fully vaccinated the risk of getting measles is high.

    The signs and symptoms of measles to be aware of are:

    • Cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, sneezing, and a cough
    • Sore red eyes that may be sensitive to light
    • A high temperature (fever), which may reach around 40°C
    • Small greyish-white spots on the inside of the cheeks
    • A few days later, a red-brown blotchy rash will appear, usually starting on the head or upper neck, before spreading outwards to the rest of the body.

    It is important that if a child is suspected of having measles, they do not attend school. They must telephone their GP or NHS 111. Measles is a notifiable disease which means all cases must be followed up, and contacts identified and given advice on what action they need to take.

    For more information contact your GP or an visit the NHS information website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/

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  • Epping Forest Trip

    Published 20/04/23

    On Tuesday 11th April, the Year 11 Geography students went on a field trip to the Epping Forest Field Centre to fulfil the requirement for their Edxecel B specification. The focus of this trip was to examine the features of the Loughton Brook and the flood risks posed at selected sites along the river’s course. The students were given the opportunity to measure the variables: stream width, depth and velocity. They worked in small groups and completed the assigned tasks, including measurements, drawing sketches of the sites and estimating flood risks for each. The day’s activities included classroom an introductory session, an extensive trek through the forest to the specific sites for measurements, as well as group discussions. The trip was ably conducted by the Field Studies Council, whose staff member was very knowledgeable and ac

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  • A Night At The Musicals

    Published 18/04/23

    Join us at Rosedale College on Thursday 27th April at 7:00pm for A Night At The Musicals Dance Show! Our students have been working hard and put together a wonderful show for you all to see. Tickets are £4, and they will be available to purchase at the door on the night.

    Refreshments will be served from 6:30pm. 

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  • Year 11 Prom - Tickets Now Available!

    Published 12/04/23

    The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust is delighted to announce the details of the Year 11 Prom, taking place on the evening of Friday 14th July 2023. The event will celebrate the end of the GCSE examinations and will be a time to mark the end of Key Stage Four for our Year 11 cohort.

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  • Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme - Easter Offer

    Published 28/03/23

    Bookings for Hillingdon’s Easter Holiday, Activities and Food (HAF) programme have now opened! Through their programme of free healthy food and fun activities, children and young people can develop new skills, take part in creative and physical activities, learn about food and cooking, and enjoy a nutritious meal each day. 

    The holiday programme is open to school-aged children from reception to Year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals. They are also able to provide a limited number of discretionary places to vulnerable children that do not meet the Free School Meal criteria, if you would like for a child you are supporting to be considered for a HAF place, please email HAFprogramme@hillingdon.gov.uk with the child's name, date of birth, address and parent contact details. 

    Activities this Easter include: 

    • Learn to ride a bike or develop your cycling skills
    • Football, Cricket, Basketball and multi-sports
    • Parent and child cookery sessions 
    • Dance, drama and arts programmes 
    • Multi-activity camps 
    • Remote Control car racing
    • Coding activities 
    • SEND activity camps
    • Specialist music and drama programmes for asylum/refugee children

    Find out more on their website - Easter HAF programme - Hillingdon Council where you can find out more about HAF, check out the Easter programme offer and find booking information.  

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  • World Book Day!

    Published 02/03/23

    To help make World Book Day special – and to encourage reading for the rest of the year too – please download the free World Book Day Family pack which includes tips and tools to help your child develop a reading for pleasure habit, and find the joy in reading!

    You can download more fun World Book Day resources here: https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/ 

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  • Valentine‚Äôs Enterprise Project

    Published 24/02/23

    As part of the Business and enterprise ethos at De Salis, students regularly take part in project-based learning. Valentine’s Day was no exception, when our students decided to create a production line and hand wrap their own roses, sweets, fudge, and chocolates to sell as gifts. They created handmade labels and cards, along with marketing materials, and later used the Pop-Up shop to sell these to their peers. Students even came up with the idea of ‘secret deliveries’ where they took orders which could later be delivered to the person of their choice, anonymously. The event gave the entire college a buzz of energy and excitement and we can’t wait to see what the students come up with next!

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  • Enrichment Week

    Published 17/02/23

    Whilst Enrichment week is used for catch up and booster sessions, it’s also a way to further students interests and personal development, that’s why we offer CPR courses and countryside trips, along with new ways of learning. This enrichment week was no exception! Students taking the CPR course got the chance to see a real-life defibrillator, whilst Criminology students played a game of ‘water pong’ where they aimed to get the ping-pong ball into the other team’s cup - each time they missed, the other team would ask them an assessment question. This gave students the opportunity to build on their teamwork whilst learning valuable revision and study skills.

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  • Science Experiments

    Published 10/02/23

    Electrolysis of copper (II) sulphate solution was all the rage this Friday amongst our scientifically inclined Year 10 students. In this science experiment, students learnt that during the electrolysis of aqueous copper sulphate using copper electrodes, copper ions are generated at the anode, that go into the copper sulphate solution used as electrolyte. Next the copper ions from the electrolyte are deposited at the cathode. Experiments are a fun way to put learning into real life, and allow students to be hands on when testing their theories.

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