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  • Sports Day 2023

    Published 21/07/23

    On Thursday 13th July, students in Years 10 and 11 from across The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust met at the Hillingdon Athletics Ground to kick start Sports Day. From events such as track, shot-put, javelin, and relay, De Salis proved harmonious in their team work and support. Well done to all students who took part and made De Salis Proud!

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  • Alliance Challenge 2023

    Published 14/07/23

    Monday 7th July marked the first day of Alliance Challenge for students at De Salis. Alliance Challenge is a TRUST organised event, in which students work as teams on several group projects such as a windmill building, chess contest, a treasure hunt and more. This year’s theme for Alliance Challenge is “Unity in Diversity” which can be seen in the students’ projects over the week. Alliance Challenge continues into next week, where we are excited to find out our winners!

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  • Post 16 Visit to J.P. Morgan Chase

    Published 07/07/23

    On Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July, 30 of our current Post 16 Year 12 students were afforded the opportunity to visit the J.P. Morgan Chase offices in Embankment and Canary Wharf. This was made possible through the Trust’s current partnership with Diversity Org. During the visits, students were given the chance to interact with employees from the J.P. Morgan Chase office through custom-made workshops: • Career Exposure Panel - A panel discussion where representatives from the company share their past route of education and career path. • Financial Health & Literacy – A panel discussion where students learn financial responsibility (e.g. spending & saving habits), how to establish credit and understand how interest rates work. • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome – A panel discussion aimed to help students build the confidence needed to speak on their skills and accomplishments as well as identify imposter syndrome triggers.

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  • Hillingdon’s Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme Summer 2023

    Published 04/07/23

    Hillingdon’s Summer HAF programme will be delivered from Monday 31st July to Friday 25th August. Booking is open now!

    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, funded by the Department for Education, is open to school-aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals. We 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 Summer include:

    • Learn to ride a bike or develop your cycling skills
    • Football, Cricket, Basketball, Taekwondo 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

     

    If you are interested, please take a look at the HAF webpage

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  • Playday 2023 is on 2nd August at Hillingdon Athletics' Track in Uxbridge.

    Published 04/07/23

    This is a free event for children and families to have fun during the summer.

    Activities will include:

    • Under 5 area (arts and crafts, sandpit, scooters and much more)
    • Punch and Judy Show
    • Mobile Library
    • Try out basketball, golf, cycling, BMX, Dance and more
    • Visit a real HGV lorry, a Fire truck and Hillingdon Youth Bus
    • Food will be available to purchase

     

    Book your free tickets at Playday 2023 | Hillingdon Theatres

    Free parking available in the field off Park Road.  This event is appropriate for children 2-10 years. See the attached flyer for more information.

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  • Support with school attendance – emotionally based school avoidance

    Published 04/07/23

    Hillingdon’s Educational Psychology Service can offer support to parents, guardians and carers whose child is experiencing difficulties in wanting to attend school. Please see the attached leaflet for more information.

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  • Universal Youth Service - Summer Youth Activities Programme

    Published 14/06/23

    The Universal Youth Service is running the Summer Activities Programme for children and young people in school year 1-12 from Monday 24th July to Friday 25th August 2023. These will be delivered across the borough at South Ruislip, Ruislip, and Harlington Young People's Centre's. The booking system will go live on Monday 26th June 2023, to find out more information about the programme and how to book, please look at the webpage: www.hillingdon.gov.uk/summer-activitieswww.hillingdon.gov.uk/summer-activities

    If the child/young person is on free school meal (benefit related) in Hillingdon, they will be eligible for a free HAF place which includes a meal each day. If you are a resident or non-resident the cost of the programme is £18:40 per day and activities are booked as a week-long programme.

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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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