Rose Hill's first even STEAM week
We are very excited to host our first Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) week which started on Monday. The overarching theme for the week is disaster relief!
The week started with the prep-school pupils (Year 3 – Year 8) working in cross-year teams to build a model bridge that spans a river so disaster relief supplies can be delivered by a remote controlled tank.
An engineer from Thales brought in a £100,000 flight simulator. Thales design and build state of the art flight simulators for both the military and civilian sectors. Pupils were challenged to ‘fly’ a Chinook helicopter. Chinook’s are the RAF’s heavy lift helicopter that is used to carry and drop disaster relief supplies into hard to reach areas of the world.
Throughout the week the whole school from Kindergarten to Year 8 have been building an egg drop device from a selection of materials. A scoring system will be used to find the most successful egg drop machine. The eggs will be dropped from the balcony in the school’s theatre!
At lunchtimes each tutor group will be putting forward a team (along with one or two staff teams) to take part in a wheel changing challenge. Rose Hill has a very successful electric car club called Green Goblins. The club has been racing the pupil built cars for the past six years across the South of England and one of the challenges the pupils have to do at the Goodwood event is to remove and replace all four wheels in as short a time as possible. This is a challenge to test team work, co-ordination and determination.
The week will culminate with an old Rose Hillian coming in to talk to the Y6 Green Goblin club along with some Y7 and Y8 pupils (members of the new F24 electric car team). Mr Sam Hignett is a Director of Jota Sport, one of the most successful motorsport teams in the UK. Mr Hignett’s company design and build LMP2 race cars that compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship which includes the Le Man 24-hour race.
Year 7 art trip to the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne
14 November 2019
On Thursday, 9 November Year 7 went on an Art trip to the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne. After a bus journey to Eastbourne College we had a delicious lunch in their canteen. We then walked a short distance to the Towner Gallery which is located right next to the College. It wasn’t hard to miss as there was an amazing mural painted on the side of the building, in all sorts of shapes and colours, celebrating the Towner’s 10th Anniversary.
Rose Hill School Sports Tour to Holland
11 November 2019
During the half-term break 45 Rose Hill School pupils and staff travelled to Eindhoven in Holland as part of the school’s Sports tour. During the trip the boys were lucky enough to train with Dutch Giants PSV Eindhoven, whilst the girls trained with the Dutch National Hockey Champions Oranje-Rood.
Rose Hill School 11+ success
08 November 2019
Rose Hill School pupils were celebrating yesterday following a very successful year of 11+ results with nearly 90% of children passing the Kent Test. The pass rate has risen from 72% in 2018 to 88% in 2019 a significant increase under the new leadership of Head, Emma Neville and Deputy Head, Philippa Lang-Daly.
Rose Hill School HSBC SchoolBank
08 November 2019
Rose Hill School launched their HSBC SchoolBank in September 2018.
Y7 trip to Canterbury Cathedral
11 May 2017
Year 7 travelled to Canterbury Cathedral on Tuesday as part of their studies about Henry II and Thomas Becket.
05 May 2017
Pupils step up to the next level
28 April 2017
A number of our pupils have been selected for a variety of Kent County squads this term. Such selection is a fantastic achievement with Kent being a large and competitive sporting county.
Y5 Learning about the Tudors
28 April 2017
Year 5 have been on two History trips this term in connection with the Tudors.