It is our pleasure to invite you to attend our forthcoming school production of Little Shop of Horrors. This rock and roll musical follows a hapless florist worker who raises a strange and interesting looking plant. Little does he know that his prized possession will develop a soulful R&B voice and an unquenchable thirst for human blood!
I took our Panathlon team to the Northern Regional Panathlon finals on Thursday 18th October at Fulford School. We were again up against our fiercest rivals Calderdale, who were representing West Yorkshire. Unfortunately they beat us again but victory was not quite as dominant as in previous years. We ran them close and were only beaten by 4 points with a fantastic total score of 52.
We are delighted with the outcomes for students of all abilities for students at The Joseph Rowntree School in their GCSEs.
We are thrilled to celebrate the successes of our students at A-level this summer, with some outstanding individual performances amongst a very strong set of results overall.
First and foremost it has been a great trip and all the pupils who went behaved perfectly and were a credit to the Joseph Rowntree School. The first day was a long one, having arrived at school for a midnight departure. Once we arrived in Iceland at 11:30 am a very busy day awaited us.
The Joseph Rowntree School had another successful day at the North Yorkshire School Games Panathlon finals.
Year 8 have been developing the school garden to support pollinator species. Students studied different strategies for improving pollinator populations such as building insect hotels, introducing flowering plants and reducing the use of pesticide chemicals. We then purchased all the materials using a generous grant provided by Polli:Nation, a heritage lottery funded biodiversity and education project. On project day everyone worked exceptionally hard throughout by pulling up weeds and planting shrubbery to attract the bees.
Congratulations to Elliot Heath (9CH) who made sporting history in June winning a gold medal in the first ever Londsdale Box Cup for amateur boxing.
The first week in June saw 15 intrepid Yr 9 students head out to Kiel in Northern Germany to take part in the return leg of the Joseph Rowntree School - Hebbel Schule exchange, a relationship that has existed for nearly 30 years!
Our school, like many others has been sent a threatening message. North Yorkshire Police has looked at the messages and believes that there isn’t any genuine threat and that it is a hoax email. In fact the email is believed to have been sent to many schools across the UK.
Caitlin, Ellie, Chloe and Bella were amazing on their Radio York Interview this morning. They talked about how they have been inspired by England's Commonwealth Games success to continue to play netball and how they participate at school, I am very proud of them! - Miss Gilderdale
We are pleased to announce that Barry Cornforth who works in the Wiltshire cluster has won the Minster FM Teacher of the Year award. The Award is part of their Local Hero Awards that are held every year.