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Welcome to the new CRHS website

This site is still under constuction, please excuse any pages not yet populated. We have however added some important information for parents and students in the 'Information' and 'Holidays' section of the website. Please refer to this if you have children at the school and are thinking of taking a holiday in 2015.

There is a link in the 'Students' section of the website to a survey from the Youth Arts Forum, if you can spare a few minutes to complete this it would be appreciated.

CRHS Christmas Concert 2014

The CRHS Christmas Concert will be held on December 12th at 7:30pm in the main school hall.

Staff and students have been hard at work preparing for this event, which promises to be a festive delight.

The night will showcase performances from both the Junior and Senior Choir, Wind Band, Big Band and much, much more. It will also feature preview of our upcoming production of 'Sunshine on Leith'.

Tickets are now on sale from the School Reception and are priced at £2 each. Alternatively, you will be able to purchase tickets on the door on the night.

Our Duke of Edinburgh team will be running a tuck-shop stall selling a variety of drinks, snacks and...of course...mince pies!

We hope to see you there, singing along and joining in with the festivities!

Go School Bus Cards

Following the press release issued by the DOI last week, we would like to make parents aware that for one day only, the DOI will be sending a team into Castle Rushen High School to sell cards to students. It is hoped this will help with the launch of the scheme.

The cards will be available for purchase, by CASH, outside the Library from 1-2pm on Thursday 11th December. There will be two options available for purchasing the cards -

1) £2 – obtain a Go School card by paying the £2 activation fee and choose to go online to top-up from £10 to £50 worth of journeys
2) £10 – obtain a Go School card for the £2 activation fee and with £8 of journeys (32 x 25p journeys, equating to 16 days’ travel to and from school)

Students who receive free school meals will be exempt from paying a fare on school buses. Those eligible will be issued with a free Go School travel card.

Thursday will be the only opportunity to purchase the cards in school. After this date, the cards will be available to purchase on the IOM Government website, or in person from the Welcome Centre, Port Erin Station or Ramsey Bus Station.

For queries or further information please visit www.iombusandrail.info or contact the public information number on 662525.

Tribute to Torin & Jacques Lakeman

Staff and students of Castle Rushen High School were deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the deaths of Torin and Jacques Lakeman; two brothers who were ex-students of the school.

Jacques Lakeman, who attended Castle Rushen High School from 2005 to 2010, is remembered by staff as an intelligent and talented student who had a wicked sense of humour and a talent for playing the guitar. He utilised his musicianship outside of school, where he played in a band. Jacques was always wearing a smile and his fun and friendly nature was contagious, making him popular among his peers. Jacques left CRHS in 2010 to study A Levels at Ballakermeen High School. He had recently left the Island to live in the UK.

Jacques’ younger brother, Torin, who attended CRHS from 2006 to 2013, was described by his previous form tutor as ‘a lovely, caring individual who would do anything for anyone’. He is remembered as a lively student, popular with both staff and peers. He was an eminently talented public speaker and a Corporal in the Isle of Man Combined Cadet Force (CCF), through which he achieved numerous qualifications. He successfully completed his A Levels at CRHS and was studying Physics with Planetary and Space Physics at Aberystwyth University.

The effect on the whole school community has been more pronounced as the boys’ mother, Mrs Sarah Lakeman, is a long-standing modern foreign language teacher at Castle Rushen High School.

The thoughts of everyone at the Department of Education and Children and Castle Rushen High School are with the family at this difficult time.

Student Blog

The 'Student Blog' link is now live...and students are blogging!

Simply click on the 'Students' tab at the top of the page, then on 'Student Blog' on the left hand side.

Diarrhoea & Vomiting illness

We have been advised by the Department of Education and Children and Department of Public Health that there is currently a rise in the number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting caused by Noro Virus. The DEC has produced a letter for parents which includes further information and advice. This can be found on the left hand side of this page under the Recent Documents heading.

Mr Winstanley, Headteacher

Headteacher's Blog