Roselines – 20th January 2016 – Issue 60


We have to be thankful that we have not had the disruption of snow yet (or perhaps we should be sad that we have not seen Cornwall dressed in white!)

If we do wake up to snow, our instinct will be to take the children out of school to enjoy it. Please make sure that your child always has a warm coat, hat and gloves (plus extra socks and wellies if you can manage it) so that we can make use of this rare occur-rence if it chooses to arrive! We’ll only be able to take a few at a time so we must hope that the snow lasts—without disrupting transport—if it does come. If the snow comes and you DON’T want your child to go out in it, please let me know.

Hilary Mann


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I Can, You Can, We All Can!

Last week you were amazingly generous with donations of clothing for refugees. This week we are joining with South Cornwall Helping Refugees to try to fill a container with cans of food which, will be driven to Syria.

In the office are several crates awaiting your donations. Because many of the refugees are Muslim, we have been asked to choose foods which do not con-tain pork. Basic dried goods are already on their way so these cans would ideally contain a source of protein—meat, fish or a vegetarian alternative.
The cans will be collected from school on Friday 22nd January so there are only a few days left. As the collection’s motto says:

I can, you can, we all can. — Let’s do it!


We are very fortunate to have such excellent teachers here at Roselyon—their dedication and inspiration are what make Rose-lyon such an exciting place to learn in. However, sometimes other organisations realise how fortunate we are and decide to attract our staff away—and, indeed, this is what has happened with Mrs Asquith, who will be leaving Roselyon at the end of this term for a new and exciting challenge based in Liskeard.So, whilst we will be waving a sad goodbye at the end of the term, we shall also be welcoming a new … music teacher! Ms White-head will be taking over Prep II full time from the summer term so we are now looking for somebody to carry on her excellent work with the children’s music.

So, whilst we will be waving a sad goodbye at the end of the term, we shall also be welcoming a new … music teacher! Ms White-head will be taking over Prep II full time from the summer term so we are now looking for somebody to carry on her excellent work with the children’s music.
There will be an advertisement in the St Austell Voice this week but if you know anybody who might be interested, please ask them to contact Miss Taylor for an application pack.

In Case of Absence…

Please telephone the office if your child is absent, so that we know that they are safe.  At present, our answering machine takes mes-sages but renders them inaudible when we try to pick them up! Until this is resolved, please make sure that you leave your mes-sage with a human.

Cross Country

We’re delighted that so many of our children are taking part in the South West cross country trials at Exeter.  Good luck to all of our competitors – and let’s hope some of you man-age to get to Rugby for the Nationals.  How exciting that would be!


Thank You

Almost all the children have coats in school now; thank you.  Now we need to work on making sure that they put them back on their pegs!


LPJS Millfield, January 2016

Congratulations to our two medal winners in Under 9 boys foil; Arlo with SILVER and Billy with BRONZE. The stan-dard of fencing was very good and all our fencers can certainly be proud of their performances and results. Leon, George, Dan, Florence and Alfie – well done! Though there is always much to work on before the next competition, I am pleased with the level of technique and awareness to strategy, which continues to improve. There were some ex-traordinarily tense bouts across the two venues which were a pleasure to witness. These were good results against very competitive field. Well done to all our team of fencers and supporters, on and off the piste. Many thanks to Nor-man and his team for running the event and Leon Paul for sponsoring it. As always, these events would not be possi-ble without the good will and generosity of a small army of behind the scene helpers.


Holiday Club

Please remember that Holiday Club booking forms must be in by 1st February.  At the moment there are days when we won’t be opening because only one child is on the list—so if you need the service, please book now to avoid disappointment!


Art Exhibition

This is an early warning!  We have decided to hold a Roselyon Spring Art Exhibition at the end of term.  At this exhibition, all children and staff will be contributing something they have created, be it drawing, painting, 3-D, sewing, crochet….. The possibilities are endless.  We are also encouraging any member of the wider Roselyon community who would like to, to be included in the exhibition.  We’re really keen to celebrate the creativity of the Roselyon family and you may have something which will show a side of you which we have not seen before.


Request for Art Materials

Please would you bring in any material, wool, thread, buttons—and lots and lots of boxes. All of these can be used for the creative artwork your children enjoy so much. The Nursery are building houses from boxes, also. They would appreciate anything which would be good for modelling—rather than throw things away, we have an amazing ability to recycle the strangest things. Please bring anything (clean!) in to help stimulate your children’s imagination. Thank you.