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Covid-19 Update

Following the Government’s most recent Covid-19 update on Sunday 10th May it is important to note that there are no immediate changes in the education or child care provision made by schools.

Therefore, schools will continue to provide distance learning support for students and child care for Key Workers who have provided 24 hours notice of their intention to use the child care facility. 

 

As you will be aware, the government has announced the expectation that Secondary schools will begin a phased transition to school based learning during Term 6 for selected Year groups.

 

We are working closely with the Local Authorities and the Department For Education to ensure the most effective and safe return to school for students and staff. We will be in contact you shortly to update you on our plans.

 

Please continue to check your mailboxes and this website for updates.


Thank you for your continued support.

 

Further information on the free school meals scheme can be found here: https://www.edenred.co.uk/Documents/DfE/DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs.pdf

 

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping students at home wherever possible.  Please note that because of staffing plans, parents of key workers should email office@newhorizonschildrensacademy.org.uk or call 03333 602120 by 9am the day before to be eligible for provision the next day.

Key Worker letter

Provision for all students

Students during a performance

Productions

Students are offered opportunities throughout the year to be involved in the school productions. There is an annual Whole School Production for students of all ages to audition to be part of, as well as an annual Lower School Production for students in Years 7-9 and a Drama Club Production. As well as performing on stage, students take a range of roles in the production teams, including sound, lighting, stage management, costume, make up and set design.

Our students enjoy the opportunity to be part of a larger team and to work with other students in different years. Performance and technical skills are learned, developed and refined, with students working together collaboratively in a fun and rewarding experience.

Upcoming Productions

We are currently working on the Lower School Production of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches”. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be performing this family favourite on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th July. “The Witches” tells the story of a young boy and his encounter with some real witches. In his attempt to prevent the Grand High Witch from achieving her evil plan (to turn all children in to mice), the boy himself finds himself in a tricky situation!

Past Productions

On Friday 31st March 2017, The Rochester Grammar School is proud to present “A Cultural Fashion Show”. Tickets are available from the school, and the show begins at 18:00, until 20:30.

Our production of "The Wizard of Oz" began with auditions back in October, where over 100 students signed up to sing and act in front of a few judges. From this, the students were cast and spent several months busily learning lines, songs and choreography and working together with the production team and orchestra to put on what was an enjoyable and memorable production.

The production took the audience on a journey from Kansas to the magical Land of Oz We watched Dorothy befriend a Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, as well as defeat the Wicked Witch and meet the Wizard himself!

The students worked exceptionally well together overcoming some challenges along the way!

Much fun was had by all, with fantastic reviews from our audiences every evening.

Being part of a show is like being part of a family and it’s been great to make new friendships. The cast have been lovely to rehearse with and it’s a fantastic way to end my time here at RGS
Annabel Pilcher, Year 13

This year’s Drama Club Production was a series of tales from Roald Dahl’s “Revolting Rhymes”, including an adaptation of Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. All students who attend the weekly Drama club were involved, with performances taking place to their friends at lunchtimes. Drama club is run by sixth form students who enjoy sharing their skills with younger students.

"The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" was performed by students in Years 7, 8 and 9, with students in years 10 and 12 being involved in the production team. It is a family favourite story which tells the magical tale of 4 evacuee children, Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy Pevensie, who are sent to a mansion in the countryside during WW2 to stay with an eccentric old Professor. During their stay they find their way through a wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia, where they meet many mystical creatures, both good and bad!

A great thing about the show is that I am able to mix with the younger years and I am able to meet people I wouldn’t have spoken to before the show
Tia Arnold