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Our terrific swimming team have brought the Dolphin Trophy back to Rhumsaa for another year! Once again, the Dolphin Swimming Gala at the National Sports Centre was a terrific occasion, and we are very proud of the team for their outstanding performance!
Our swimmers aren't the only winners from Rhumsaa this year! Our awesome Cross-Country Running Team also won the IOM Primary Schools Cross Country Championship at Nobles Park! That's the second year in a row - all those Daily Miles are paying off! Congratulations, runners!
Our amazing Folk Group, Share na Veg, took first prize at the Manx Folk Awards! They put in yet another magical performance, and in the end the judges awarded them the top prize! They're a fantastic group - well done!
We raised over £800 for Tabitha's Trust!
For more information about Tabitha's Trust, you can find them on Facebook or by clicking this link --> http://www.tabithastrust.com
What a great day for budding writers at Rhumsaa! We were very pleased to welcome local author Angela Roberts (best known for 'The Fear of Flying Club' - for grown-ups!). Angela spent the morning leading workshops and writing activities with our Year Sixes, who had a fab time!
Thanks so much Angela, it was an absolute treat - and very inspiring!
Looking for a Holiday Request form? It's here --> School Office
Mrs Quaye's class was the first from Rhumsaa to take part in Forest School!
Miss Vincent and the FairTrade Film Crew picked up 'Best Opening Sequence' at the FairTrade Films Award Ceremony! Congratulations!
You can see the film here --> http://www.oneworldcentreiom.org
Getting involved! Our pupils had a great time at Ramsey Town Hall, where they carried out a mock election! Click to see the results --> Future Chief Minister?!
The school is now a recognised 'FairActive' School! That's because of the great work our Year 6 pupils put in to run a fantastic FairTrade Fortnight!
You can't say fairer than that!
Our completed, now in place Food In School Policy is here;
PATHS is a big part of our curriculum! Find out more here --> PATHS
What makes our school so special? That'll be the Rhumsaa Difference!
What are Rhumsaa's Secrets of Success? Find out here --> Secrets of Success
Read about the Bunscoill Rhumsaa & RGS Breakfast Club -->A great way to start the day!
We've been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark!
Everyone at the school is very proud as we received our report from Dr Wendy Daley from IQM - it's a report which we're really pleased with, and it has resulted in the school being awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark!
Dr Daley spent two full days at the school, visiting classrooms, sitting in assemblies, talking with our children, staff and a group of parents…she saw it all! And here are some of her thoughts;
"This school is building the bricks of sustainable relationships. Originally two separate schools with two sites, it is now a sprawling campus - an enjoined primary. Bringing them together has been a clear and determined task.
The Headteacher ... has ensured an empathetic journey of new beginnings and has given the creative opportunities that newness brings; exploration, discovery and the freshness of building new understandings. The success of this is built fairly and squarely on the recognition of the significance of listening. This school does not wait for whispers or hints; it is proactive in engaging conversations and ensuring that the smallest of voices is heard.
The community of Bunscoill Rhumsaa is as wide and broad as that of the whole island. There is a uniqueness of interconnectivity and of care and caring. The school is bringing together the richness of diversity and parents feel part of a journey of positive change. The growing strength of the school is in the visibility and transparency it represents for everyone. All voices are invited and welcomed, and the role of the individual is given value. The growth of confidence is seen in the willingness to offer creative opinion. The true essence of inclusion is in this equality of individual significance…"We feel part of the harmony of the school" (Comment from a parent).
Anne-Frances Royle (Unit Manager), Kathryn Oates and Alex Quane (the two Deputy Headteachers) have led the collation and presentation of evidence in readiness for the IQM assessment and the Self-Evaluation Report provides a thorough and insightful understanding of inclusion and of its profound place as the underpinning of the school's philosophy. The determination of the leadership to promote inclusive values is undeniable. There is a clear commitment to strengthen and grow the journey of inclusion and a humbling openness, and willingness to be open and embracing of any new possible avenues of development".
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