Rockmount is a happy, friendly school situated very close to the vibrant Crystal Palace triangle.
From the first day a child attends, our priority is to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment for them to learn and grow.
With high expectations of all our children, we are committed to fulfilling our motto, "All Can Achieve". This is the central premise of all that happens in our school.
We also encourage close links between home and school so that parents and carers can be actively involved in their child’s education. We often ask for parents' views because we believe they are important in helping to shape the future development of the school.
This website provides a wealth of information about how Rockmount is organised. Of course our school is much more than this. I would encourage you to come and visit us and to see Rockmount for yourself. Details about how to get in touch are on our contact page.
The new Healthy Schools section of our website is now complete! Please do have a look by clicking here.
Empiribox Open Afternoon
Please come along to our Empiribox open afternoon where you can see the practical hands on approach we are using which brings science alive! Click here to read the letter which was sent home - make sure you return your slips!
Rockmount Bike sale 27th April
A very successful bike sale was held at Rockmount School this term. Peddle my Wheels, the organisers, said that they had sold 10 bikes. Alfie, from Peddle my Wheels told us that 12 parents had brought bikes in the morning to sell, which were checked, priced up and then added to the bikes for sale after school.
The Big Pedal 18th – 29th April
Badges were given out each day by the Bike It Crew, to those children who cycled or scootered to school during the 2 weeks of the Big pedal. On the final Friday, we had a celebration by the bike stands, with the smoothie bike and healthy snacks for any child who had collected 7 or more badges. Jasmine from the Bike It Crew, said that 33% of children at Rockmount were cycling or scooting to school. Rockmount is the school with the most children cycling (14%) in the Borough of Croydon. Yahya reported that Zircon was the class with the most children cycling and Jet had the most scooting.
Written by Alagie and Yahya in Year 5
Walk to School Week 16th -19th May
Year 1s have been walking to school this week with Onyx Class having the most children walking, cycling or scooting (90%).
'Tis the season for cycling!
Yr 5 and 6 Bikeability Course on Tuesdays
With Spring and the summery weather, it is the perfect time to dust down your bike and get cycling more. After school, in the summer term from 12th April, every Tuesday from 3.20 to 5.20pm, there will be a new 4 session Bikeability Course for those who have not yet got their Level 1 or 2. Specially trained instructors, teach your child in a small group, to cycle with more confidence, along with road and traffic sense. The course is free. Collect a form from the office.
Sport's Relief Sponsored Cycle
19 Year 5 and 6 children and adults cycled 10 miles to raise money for Sport's Relief. Almost £200 was raised by these cyclists, who are proud to have managed 10 laps round the Rec in aid of children in poorer countries.
The Big Pedal - 18th -29th April for Cyclists and Scooters
Scooters - at long last it is your chance to count! Every day from Monday 18th April, for 2 weeks, we will be giving out badges to those who scoot or cycle. Bring at least 8 badges on Friday 29th April, and you get a cereal bar. Each day, we will be putting the numbers of cyclists and scooters into the Big Pedal competition site to show how many children at Rockmount come to school on wheels. Will we have more than other schools in Croydon? Find out by checking the Big Pedal website.
Need a bike? Peddle my Wheels is coming to Rockmount
There will be a Peddle my Wheels bike market on Wednesday 27th April. If you have a bike that your children have out grown, bring it into school in the morning of 27th. A bike mechanic will fix and check the bike and price it up. In the afternoon at 3.10, there will be a bike market out in the playground, where these bikes and many more, will be for sale. Check Peddle my Wheels on line to find out more.
Year 3 Stone Age Day
Wow! Children and parents were blown away this morning by our cavemen in the playground! Year 3 have been immersed in the stone age; making pots, tasting fish, making bullroarers and much more!
Yes, it's that time of year again when the bike-it crew have their breakfast in the playground!In spite of the damp weather, October 21st saw 111 parents and children cycle/scooter to school. They had a go at the obstacle course in the transformed car park, watched photos of all the cycling that was organised in 2014 by the Bike It Crew, listened to cycling songs and ate breakfast. Cyclists were given reflectors to make sure they would be seen in the wintery months ahead. More prizes for those who cycle to school coming up after half term, so get your bike ready!