New morning bus pick up times for ROS012 service starting Thursday 12 September 2019

Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s),

We have been informed by the Transport Co-ordination Service at the Council today that starting tomorrow morning, Thursday 12 September, the pick-up times for the ROS012 (Hewas Water/Grampound) bus service will be changed to:

St Austell bus station:     08.00

St Austell (South Street) 08.05

Sticker (bus stop)             08.12

Hewas Water bus stop    08.14

Grampound School         08.20


Kind Regards

The Roseland Academy

Important Upcoming Dates

Year 11 Results Day will take place on Thursday 22 August 2019, school will be open from 10.00am until 12.00pm for students to come and collect their results.

Tuesday 3 September 2019 will be a staff Inset Day, so the school will be closed to all students.

All students in all years (7, 8, 9, 10 and 11) will be expected to return/attend school on Wednesday 4 September 2019 for the start of the Autumn Term.

Year 9 Students Win Prizes in ‘Wild Roseland’ Photography Competition 2019


Following a recent Year 9 art project, a selection of student photography was exhibited in the ‘Wild Roseland’ Photography Competition and Exhibition at Gerrans Parish Memorial Hall on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April.

The project was inspired by the theme ‘Our World, Our Planet’ and Year 9 students have been using their photographic skills to capture the impact of man-made materials and pollution on the natural environment, for example the devastating effect of plastics on our local beaches.

The exhibition also featured an exciting range of photography by the wider community, celebrating the natural beauty and bio-diversity of the Roseland area. Our students’ work looked fantastic and drew a lot of positive comments, as well as raising awareness about plastic pollution in and around the Roseland peninsula.

We are delighted to announce and congratulate our three talented prize winners for The Roseland Academy school category: Ciara (third prize), Leela (second prize) and Charlie (first prize) – and as always, we would like to thank the Roseland Festival and Wild Roseland teams for their generosity and ongoing support for the school.

Y9 Options Evening Tuesday 30 April 2019

To Parent(s)/Carer(s) of Students in Year 9

As you will recall, in March we started the Key Stage 4 options process with our Year 9 students when we released the initial ‘straw poll’ forms. This process will culminate this half term when students make their final choices for the courses they will take at GCSE or BTEC level when they start Year 10 in September.

You are warmly invited to attend our Key Stage 4 Options Evening on Tuesday 30 April from 6.00 – 8.00pm. Parents and students will have the opportunity to discuss GCSE/BTEC option courses in detail with subject teachers. We strongly recommend that all students attend this event with their parent(s)/carer(s). On the evening, we will also release our Options Booklet which outlines the curriculum structure in Key Stage 4, gives advice on how to make the right choices and provides information about the content of each course.

Following the Options Evening, the final options form will be released to students on the morning of Wednesday 1 May.

The final deadline for handing in completed options forms will be two weeks later, Wednesday 15 May.

It is anticipated that option choices will be confirmed before the May half term.

Prior to the deadline for the options form there will be a further opportunity to meet staff at the Year 9 Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 8 May from 4.00-6:30pm.  Information detailing how to book appointments through the online system will be given to students this week.


Year 9 Get Creative for the Combined Truro Schools Art Exhibition 2019

Year 9 art classes are busy creating work for the annual Combined Truro Schools Art Exhibition 2019. This successful arts programme, now in it’s 14th year, involves a series of creative workshops which allow staff and students from five secondary schools in the Truro area to collaborate with visiting professional artists, leading to a public exhibition and celebration of their work. The theme for 2018/19 is ‘Our World, Our Planet’ and students have been looking at the environmental impact of plastics and other man-made pollutants on the natural environment.

On Monday 25th March ten Year 9 students from The Roseland Academy joined students from Penair and Truro High School for a printmaking workshop led by local artist Tony Minnion, based at Truro High School for Girls. They enjoyed immersing themselves in the creative process for a whole day, working with a professional artist and learning about screen printing techniques. Working as a team, they designed and produced a stunning series of large fabric banners representing land, sea and sky, inspired by the environmental theme.

On Tuesday 26 March another group of Year 9 students took part in a second printmaking workshop at The Roseland Academy, led by visiting artist Daisy Jones. The work was inspired by a series of photographs on the environmental theme, taken by Year 9 students earlier this term, and they created some fantastic original designs for screen prints which are due to be completed next term.

We look forward to seeing the resultant artwork in the Combined Truro Schools Art Exhibition, which takes place at Truro Cathedral in the summer term. The exhibition will remain open to the public for two weeks, following a prestigious opening ceremony and private view on Tuesday 4th June, to which all Year 9 students and their families will be invited – further details to follow soon!

Internet Safety Tips for Parents

In an ever-growing technical world, please see below posters (please click to enlarge) outlining some of the best top tips about Social Media Applications that are most popular with students from Year 7 up to Year 11.

Some of the Apps highlighted are:
The App Store
Age Rating
Screen Addiction
and questions to how best approach your child regarding their Internet Safety.

Introducing Tassomai

Tassomai is a learning program for GCSE Science.

It works by breaking down specific content into bite-sized chunks and producing focus area quizzes for each student.

Students only need to complete a few minutes on Tassomai each day as they will be set daily goals.

This will enable students to regularly keep up with their targets and review the knowledge required for exams.

For more information, please watch the video below:

Please can students in Year 11 sign up to Tassomai before half term, and utilise this program as part of their revision strategy over the week break.

Parent Trustee Election

Three applications have been received for the role of Parent Trustee across The Roseland Multi Academy Trust. Please see attached voting details which is open to all parents of children attending a school within the Multi-Academy Trust. Forms and envelopes are also available at each school’s reception desk. Please take the time to read through the candidates’ statements and place your vote.

Further details are available by emailing the Governance Clerk, Laura Keam.
*please note the correction to a candidate’s surname.

Y11 Work update for the Snow Day

Y11 Students please make the most of today for revision and preparation. Most of your subjects and Google classroom and other online resources for you to work on.

ALL YEAR 11 – Please check your Google Classroom for work to be completed today as you would have had an hour of maths. There will either be a 1 hour MathsWatch task (called SNOW DAY TASK) or from Mr Grassby an exam paper to complete (it will be a pdf online and a hard copy will be given on Monday but you can start it now. ) Remember there are 109 days until the first maths exam so please utilise today and treat as a normal school day. Take care Mrs Hudson

ALL of Year 11 have been given work books which includes questions for both Langauge and Literature. Pick a question to answer from the booklet; if you can’t answer it, revise it! Miss Mason

All Year 11 GCSE History students. Use today to log on to the revision website Seneca. I have posted you all an invite via your Google Classroom. All of my students have a practice question to complete for the Weimar and Nazi Germany paper. Miss Ashton.

Yr11 Art – please use the Guide to Annotation in Google Classroom to update exam research – 7 weeks until your exam! Stay warm, Mrs Cottam.

Year 11 French set on Google Classroom. In lieu of todays lesson, use an hour today working through the environment listening and reading that has been set – follow the link. Mrs McGreal

Mrs Buscombe & Miss Colledge’s Science Class:
Remember to complete your homework tasks for this week – they are on google classroom.
Additional tasks for this week: Produce 10 revision cards on rates of reaction, reversible reactions and equilibrium. Include keywords and correct chemical symbols for any chemicals named.
Please bring them to the lesson on Monday.

Thank you and have a good day.