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Rosedale Community News

Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.

Archive for the ‘School’ Category

Smart Cakes – Tour de Yorkshire

On Friday 1 May the Community School and the Church will be running a cake stall.

Smartie Cake - more needed!

Smartie Cake – more needed!

If you can support us by donating a cake, please either leave it in the back of the church on Thursday evening or contact the church wardens – Anthea 417156 or Jeanette 417434 – to arrange delivery.

Looking forward to a great day, so please support our school and church.

Tour of Yorkshire Working Group Meeting

A meeting is planned for 6pm on Monday 23 March in the Rosedale Abbey Community School with the intention of organising Rosedale’s activities in support of the Tour of Yorkshire which will be swinging through the dale on 1 May.

Anyone with ideas of how to make the day a memorable one for all who live here and for our many visitors on that day are welcome to attend. Please give Ena Dent a call on 01751 417506 to confirm your attendance.

Brilliant Boffins

As part of British Science Week, the Rosedale Community Primary School recently won £400 in the Science Council’s small rural school category for a project exploring the use of human energy to produce light.

The boys and girls of the school and their power generator

The boys and girls of the school and their power generator

Kai Fordham-Brown (fourth from left), and the man with the spanner, explained how they had connected a pulley from the rear wheel of a bicycle to a car alternator to charge a battery which in turn was used to power a light display.

It is hoped that the prize money will be used for a school visit to the Science Museum in London later this year. Also the school are planning on setting up a similar display on the village green to coincide with the Tour of Yorkshire when it flashes through the village on 1 May.

Benefice Remembrance Sunday – 9 November

There will be a Holy Communion service in Rosedale Church at 9.00 am on Sunday 9 November  followed by the  Benefice Remembrance Day Service  at 10.00 am in the Church and then the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial.

Tree poppies - by Rosedale Community Primary School

Tree Poppies – by Rosedale Community Primary School

We will be remembering the sacrifice of all who died in this the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War so please make a special effort this year to attend.

Rosedale School – job vacancies

We are looking to fill the following part-time posts as soon as possible:
    Early Years Foundation Stage / Key Stage 1 teacher
    Advanced Teaching Assistant (ATA)
    2x General Teaching Assistants / Midday Supervisors (GTA / MSA)
    Admin Assistant
Application forms are downloadable from the NYCC website.  Visits to school are warmly welcomed.  Job-joining e.g. morning ATA with afternoon GTA, will be considered if the school’s needs are still met. To arrange a visit to school / to request additional information about these posts please contact Nicola Johnson on 01751 417278 / 01439 771245 or e-mail headteacher@rosedaleabbey.n-yorks.sch.uk
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th January 2014.

Rosedale Job Opportunity

NYCC Children and Young People’s Service
Rosedale Abbey CP School, Rosedale Abbey
Pickering, YO18 8SA
01751 417278, admin@rosedaleabbey.n-yorks.sch.uk
Midday Supervisory Assistant Required asap after Friday 18th October 2013.
Band 3: 5 days per week, term time only, 11.55 a.m. to 1.10 p.m. each day
Our school is looking for a flexible colleague to join our friendly team and work with children across the school at lunchtimes. Post includes:
· the supervision of children washing hands and in the dining room, playground, classrooms as required over the lunch break
· the setting and clearing of dinner tables
· the clearing of spillages and cleaning of tables / floors after the break
Experience of working with children, a First Aid qualification and Food Hygiene certificate will be an advantage, though willingness to train up is equally acceptable.
An Enhanced DBS check will be required for this post. Job share requests will be considered.
Contact the school for further details and an application form. Closing Date: Friday 11th October Interview Date: w/c Monday 14th October

Rosedale Abbey School Web Site

New Web Site.

“Welcome to Rosedale Abbey Community Primary School. Our School lies in the centre of Rosedale Abbey village and is at the heart of the local community. As a school we are proud to be educationally, emotionally and economically attached to our local community, but our sights are always set on wider horizons!
Our immediate environment is one of our most precious resources. We take every opportunity to get ‘out and about’ in the village, in our school garden, along the footpaths, in the fields and on the Moors.

Three of our staff have recently been accredited by NYCC to start up a ‘Forest School’ and we are already reaping the benefits, having been on several visits to the local woods, identifying trees and fruits, building shelters and learning knots!

We also enjoy a variety of visits further afield e.g. days fossil hunting and rock pooling on the coast, residential adventure activity visits to Cumbria, felt-making experiences at Fountains Abbey and drama, dance and choir activities in neighbouring schools.
The school is a hub for many village activities and both the staff and children take a great pride in ‘being involved’ with a variety of community events and in the annual Rosedale Show.

We have been working in a successful Collaboration with Nawton CP School since January 2011 and the two schools will formally Federate in April 2013.”
OfSTED September 2010:
“This is a good school … The outstanding care, guidance and support have been the bedrock of the school’s successes”.

The Turdis Has Landed!

The School Caretakers House Conversion

In answer to some queries by visitors, work continues on the conversion of the school caretaker’s house into an out-station of Lady Lumley’s School, Pickering, for outward bound type activities in the dale, or so it is thought. News/comments welcome.