Maths Challenge

The Intermediate maths challenge was held online on Tuesday 23rd February 2021. 15 students attended in total and 3 of them got a special award. This means that one of them was in the top 40%, and two others were in the top 20% of all participants in the UK.

The Junior maths challenge was held in RIC on Tuesday 27th April. 20 students attended in total and two of them got a special award. One of them in the top 40% and the other in the top 20% of all participants in the UK.

We wish them the best in their future endeavours.

Pursue Your Passion

Form 8b took part in a project called ‘Pursue Your Passion’ during some of their form time this year.   

‘Pursue Your Passion’ (PYP) is a way for students to focus on something they love, research it and create an end project such as a presentation. This can be written or documented in other ways (such as video or website) or a combination of ways.  It has the feel of a University-style assignment – a great way to up-skill their academic approach.

By focusing on one of their passions, students get to explore in depth, meaning that they will produce a good level of analysis and helping them think about how to present AND what they might be interested in studying further. It also gives them a chance to engage with a potential career path, opening up options for work experience with potential visits to businesses/charities etc as part of the project.  Naturally, with lockdown restrictions, students were not able to visit anywhere but some of  them did reach out to experts to help them with their research.  

Projects include:

Celebrating the European Language Day

On Friday 25th of September we decorated the school with posters as always, the Graphics department provided us with one made by students. There were also some prints of poems, tongue twisters and  riddles In different languages on the walls, to encourage the students  to pronounce different sounds.

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Go Leo!

Leo has shaved his head this summer in support of his Aunt Talita who has been diagnosed with cancer, he may stand out a bit but let’s admit it is for all the right reasons. We all need a little bit of support at times and Leo is showing the type of “community” spirit we should all be proud of at RIC. We salute you Leo and wish you and you family (and Aunt Talita) all of the best!!

End of the Year Wishes

As their academic year comes to an end earlier than planned, we say Good Luck & Goodbye to our year 13 and year 11 students today. Some of who will be returning to study with us come September, others who we wish all the best for their futures!

At our Year 11 Goodbye Huddle this morning RIC had its biggest Google Meet since lockdown began with nearly 100 students and members of staff joining to say farewell to this amazing year group, lots of whom have been with us since Year 7.

The end of the year wouldn’t have been right with our annual awards ceremony. There were 30 awards in total – an outstanding achievement award for each subject plus some special commendations. Jamie was our biggest winner with no less than five awards, including the honour of the ‘ Mr “I know the Casio Calculator Manual by Heart”’ award!

With messages of goodbye of good luck from the Heads of School, Form Tutors and teachers and even some speeches from the students, there was lots of laughing, singing and even a few tears. To quote Leighton, our Co-Head of Lower School, this has undeniably been ‘our best ever Year 11 yet.’

Each year 11 student was sent an E-Card for them all signed & featuring messages from the RIC staff.

Good Luck & Best of wishes from all of us at RIC!

Calling All Budding RIC Photographers

Are you a RIC student or staff member who has a passion for photography? Then you should enter our RIC Photo of the Month contest.

Each month there are two themes to work with and photos can be taken on any device available. Be experimental playing around with closeups, zoom, shadow, composition, colour etc.

The contest has three categories; Lower School, Sixth Form & Staff.

This Month’s Themes: 

  • MyHometown
  • In the Garden

How to enter:
Take your own photo relating to the theme & upload it to this Google Form link : https://forms.gle/xakS5wBwLFUaSvQ47

Deadline:
20th May, Midday (12pm) Winners announced via the school’s blogs after judging by Michael Daks.

Prizes!
Winning entries will be featured on our RIC Visual Arts Blog & student winners (one per category) will also receive an experimental photography book full of projects to inspire!

Check out our last month’s winners here

Have fun & Good Luck!

Year 7 Virtual Taster Morning

RIC is delighted to offer Year 5 and 6 students who are considering entry into Year 7 the opportunity to attend our Virtual Taster Morning on May 21st. Find out what makes Rochester Independent College’s Lower School different.

Join us for a variety of educational & fun online taster lessons with our virtual school ‘RIC Without Walls’. Meet the teachers and hear from our students about what it’s like to study at RIC. You will see for yourself how our small classes (maximum 12) help students settle quickly and excel both academically and creatively.

“The students are a strikingly nice bunch. It’s a place for individuals, and there’s a lovely air of tolerance and warmth.”

Good Schools Guide

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Stitching Together

Over the Easter holidays one of our brilliantly creative students, Ellis, has been volunteering alongside her Grandad to make scrubs for the NHS Nurses & Doctors. A big well done and THANK YOU from everyone at RIC!

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