Information for new parents/carers for September 2014
We are very much looking forward to our new year 7 joining us in September. We were very impressed with their attitude and behaviour during the transition activities in the summer term. Thank you for your support on Learning Activity Day and Family Evening.
Target Setting Day is on Wednesday 3rd September. You should have had contact from the school confirming the time of your appointment with your child’s tutor.
Your child should attend wearing their new uniform. They will receive their tie from their tutor.
Lessons start on Thursday 4th September. Your child will need to go straight to the main hall for a brief assembly.
For the first four school days, year 7 will have an extended lunch to enable them to get used to the canteen system.
We strongly advise that during the holiday your child continues to read for pleasure. They have been set homework for English. This involves completing a book review as well as a piece of writing. The information was given to your child on Transition Day however it is also on our school planner site: http://www.schoolplannerbook.com/regis/ When you open this link, search under Mr Fisher to find further details.
We also recommend that you child completes the tasks and activities in ‘MyMaths – Bringing Maths Alive’.
Have a safe and happy summer.
The Regis School Rocked You!
This year, The Regis School have put on a spectacular amateur production of Ben Elton’s lively musical, We/Schools Will Rock You, based on the music of the legendary rock band Queen. There were four performances, including a matinee performance to Year 6 students from Southway Primary School and three consecutive evening performances, some of which were complete sell-outs! The production featured a live band comprised of 4 sixth form student musicians, Amelia Green, Aaron White, Robson Hawkins, Adam Bartlett and a Year 11 student, Myles Malyon. The band were conducted by music teacher/director Mrs George. The cast was mix of students representing all year groups within the school and the performance included stunning solo singing performances from students Jade Brighten, Alex Ralf, Ellie Bicker, Jamie Loake, Max Webb and principle performers Josh Crossley and Maria Wayne. The aesthetic of the performance was enhanced by futuristic and colourful projected footage and animation, organised and edited by Media technician Mr Hills who did a fantastic job of the sound and lighting with assistance from a budding student technician, Tom Halliday.
Mrs Lelliott who directed and produced the show said, ‘I have really enjoyed directing the show from start to finish. It has been fantastic to work with such a dedicated and enthusiastic cast. Rehearsals have been a lot of hard work but great fun! I have especially enjoyed working closely on the acting and movement with my colleagues Ms Hutchison and Mrs Meaney. Seeing it all come together with the music and singing the students have done with music teachers Mrs George and Mrs Walker has been brilliant. I am very proud of what the students have achieved.’
The Regis School produces Christmas single for UNICEF
1300 Students, 3 Weeks, 1 Song...
Over the past three weeks staff and students have been working on a fantastic project to help aid the recovery of the Philippines after it was hit by Typhoon Haiyan. With the involvement of every student, the school have recorded their own version of Band Aid’s “Do they know it’s Christmas”.
Students and staff went above and beyond by recording every student in the school to feature on the track and prepare the song for release. Each day different tutor groups joined together to sing the famous Christmas tune while being recorded via the Schools studio. The Music Department and a team of dedicated students helped perform, record and co-ordinate the whole event.
Organised by the Music Department, the single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” – The Regis School 2013, is now available to download via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify with all proceeds going to UNICEF’s Typhoon Haiyan Appeal. The school are immensely proud and are keen to promote song sales for such an important cause.
As well as releasing the single for download the song was also entered for Spirit.fm’s Xmas Factor competition and won first prize against other entries throughout West Sussex. First prize included a live broadcast from the school and £250, which will be donated to the appeal.
|Everyone has worked incredibly hard and is very proud of the track. None of this would have been possible without the support of our keen and talented students. It has been a fantastic experience and I hope we can raise as much as possible for such an important appeal.Tracey George, Team Leader of Music|
|Such an amazing achievement, I’m very proud to be part of the whole process and it’s a bonus that it’s for charity. Overall a wonderful and eye opening experience.Ellie Kingdon, Year 11|
Students perform for House of Fraser Gala Evening
On the 31st October a group of students were invited to perform at the House of Fraser Gala evening. Hosted by Capital FM, the event featured a designer brand fashion show, styling sessions, make-overs and a wine tasting in aid of Help a Capital Child. The band were very well received and were given compliments throughout the evening. After a fantastic performance the band were invited to play for the next Gala evening during Chichester's Christmas Lights switch on, taking place on the 28th November.
Childnet film competition
The Regis School was selected as one of three finalists out of a total of 103 entries. Our film Connect with Respect has been shortlisted in the 2 minute film category, ‘How do you connect with respect?'
The screening event on 15th July at the BFI in London will bring primary and secondary school finalists from across the country to celebrate all the young filmmakers’ hard work. All finalists will see their classified films on the big screen and the winners will be announced by a panel of judges including the BBFC, BFI, Trend Micro and FilmCLUB.
This year's Creative Arts production was a great success. The students gave a lively and energetic performance that was enjoyed by all ages!
Prestigious Award presented to The Regis School
The Regis school is only the second school in West Sussex to achieve the nationally recognised EQualities Award. Staff and students celebrated when Dr Chris Derrington presented the award to the school in recognition of the school’s commitment to treating everyone equally.
| The staff and governors at the Regis School have worked tremendously hard to achieve this award and their commitment to equality speaks for itself. They conducted a very thorough audit of their policies and provision and produced a portfolio of compelling evidence which goes above and beyond the specific duties of the Equality Act 2010. Respect is one of the school’s core values and this is manifested in the way the school actively promotes and communicates positive attitudes to diversity, strives to foster excellent relations and makes concerted efforts to challenge inequality in all its forms.Dr Derrington|
It took the school eighteen months to audit existing provision and practice in order to create a file of evidence. The award recognises initiatives such as our house leadership programme, diversity awareness week, charity work, disability awareness days, excellence evening and our day to day commitment to ensuring every student, whatever their background, achieves their best.
|It is fantastic to receive this award. To know we are only the second school to achieve it in West Sussex is testament to all of the hard and dedicated work carried out by staff and students involved in it. The Regis School is committed to ensure all of the values this award embodies and the hard work will continue to ensure this is carried forward.David Jones, Principal|
|This is a great achievement for the school, and I would like to thank all those who have been involved, staff and students.Caroline Saunders|
The award now takes pride of place in the front of the school.