Headteacher’s update

praisePostbox of Praise

We have held our third week of praise where the topic was ‘to help someone around school’. Once more staff were able to nominate students who they witnessed helping someone.

We are delighted that yet again we have had a fantastic number of students nominated and the two students were randomly chosen to receive a £10 voucher are Millie in Year 9 and Caitlin in Year 8. Congratulations to both students.

RAF 100th Anniversary

On Wednesday Faith, Mrs Ward and I attended a presentation ceremony at RAF Woodvale to witness Faith being awarded her prize for winning the Royal Air Force Woodvale Station Badge Competition; this was a competition to celebrate the RAF’s 100th birthday. The competition was open to anyone under the age of 16 and Faith worked on her ideas during her Art lessons and worked on completing the design at home.

Faith drew a lovely squirrel eating a nut, which reflected the local Formby area really well, and this will be combined with another winner’s background to make the final badge.

The presentation took place in the Officers mess and Faith had the opportunity to hold the RAF baton that has been touring the RAF bases in celebration of the RAF 100 years. The baton is very precious to the RAF as it is made from different parts of a plane and has a signed letter from the Queen inside. Faith also had the opportunity to look around Woodvale and sit in a plane, part of her prize is to go back to Woodvale and experience a flight.

The badge will be displayed at the station after it goes through a few processes and will eventually be seen by the queen. Well done Faith we are really proud of you.
I will be taking part in a Charity Skydive over May half term to raise funds for the

Alzheimer’s Society

If you would like to make a donation, please visit my JustGiving page at the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/n-moore4.

Mr N Moore
Headteacher

Examination Arrangements

GCSE Examinations continue and I would like to remind all Year 11 students that should they have any concerns or questions, to ensure they speak about them to the appropriate member of staff. I have been delighted with the excellent attitude and preparation of our Year 11 students as they start their exams.

Year 11 students can continue to meet in the canteen from 8am on the days of their exams, where breakfast and refreshments will be provided for those sitting a morning exam. Students must be in school by 8.30am when sitting morning exams.

If students do not have an exam, they should arrive in school by 8.50am and will be registered in their form room.

Please follow the link below to view the exam timetable.

https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/documents/2018/03/gcse-summer-exam-timetable-2018.pdf

Please follow the link below to view the revision timetable.

https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/documents/2018/05/y11-gcse-revision-timetable-2018.pdf

Please follow the link below to view the PowerPoint that gives information and guidance including revision techniques.

https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/documents/2018/04/year-11-final-push.pdf

Year 10 Key Dates

  • Tuesday 19th June – KGV taster day
  • Wednesday 20th June – Runshaw taster day
  • Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June – Work Experience week
  • Monday 2nd July – Southport College taster day
  • Wednesday 4th July – Enrichment day

English

As it is ‘Mental Health Awareness’ week, our students have been busy putting their thoughts into words. This poem has been written by some of our Year 8 students from Mrs Abram’s English class. Well done to all involved.

Anxiety is fear of the unknown,
Happiness is knowing that you’re not alone,
You may feel like you’re drowning in your thoughts,
But with a friend by your side it can be fought.
If you’re falling down a slippery slope,
Remember there is always hope,
Panic is constantly feeling the stress,
Sharing the burden will make it seem less.
Feeling alone and being insecure,
Let all your worries escape out from the door,
When you’re overwhelmed by a negative thought,
Knowing someone is there for guidance and support.
Mental health should not be taboo,
Sharing your feelings will help you through.
By Bella Midgley, Faith Jackson, Harriet Becksmith and Libby Adamson.

Creative Writing Competition

The English Department are promoting a ‘Creative Writing Competition’ for all students in Years 7 and 8. We wish to encourage as many students as possible to enter and our topic is ‘Ghost Stories.’

Ghost Stories; we have all heard them and we have all been scared by them at one time or another! They can be terribly scary or simply funny, but either way they have been an attention-grabbing form of storytelling for centuries and leave people wondering whether what they have heard is fact or fiction!

Our Ghost Stories competition is open to all our creative writers from Year 7 and 8 and whether you choose to write a spine-chilling tale packed full of suspense, or a ghostly story that is actually quite funny, we would love to read it!

The closing date is Friday 8th June and all successful stories will be published in a book alongside other spooky tales from budding storytellers! Once we have enough entries to publish a book we will contact the successful writers.

Each fortnight during form time there will a specific spelling and grammar focus for the students. This information is also available online for parents/carers and students should they wish to work on it at home. Please follow the link below to see the fortnightly focus for this half term.

https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/documents/2018/05/spelling-grammar-focus.pdf

GCSE Graphics

Miss Smithies’ is proud to present the Graphics Class of 2018. Their projects are by far the most creative outcomes and they are finished to a professional standard. Even though it is the last GCSE examination, they are in a good position to do well – so please make sure they are doing their Graphics Revision and not wasting all that hard work!

Maths

The results of the Junior Maths Challenge have just arrived and we are delighted to report that in Year 8 we had two Gold, four Silver and six Bronze and in Year 7 (who sat the same exam) we had three Silver and six Bronze. This gives a total of one Gold, six Silver and twelve Bronze, which is a fantastic result. Well done to all those who took part.

PE

Cricket

This week saw our under 15s cricket team play a Lancashire cup game against Kirkham Grammar school. On a beautiful day at Kirkham Cricket Club, Kirkham Grammar School decided to bat first and posted 124 for 6 wickets after 15 overs. Highlights of the bowling was Bellis Shukla who took 3 wickets in his devastating spell of spin bowling, even more remarkable as Bellis is a year 7 student. Stanley were eventually all out for 114 losing by 10 runs in an exciting run chase led by a brilliant knock of 55 from Benish Shukla. Both teams should be congratulated on a fantastic game.

This week also saw our younger students have a coaching session at Fleetwood Hesketh. The students, accompanied by Mr Walsh, had a coaching session which involved various fielding/bowling and batting drills which will only serve to improve their performance before the next game. We are also pleased to announce that this will be a regular occurrence throughout the summer term and Stanley High will be allowed to have one training session each week using all of their facilities. We are very pleased that we have a great partnership with the local club and are privileged to use the facilities and the coaching that they are providing.

Athletics

Year 7 took part in a competition with Birkdale High which covered running, throwing and jumping events. As it was the first time many of our students have competed in an athletics competition, the focus on coaching than a competitive environment. We did have some outstanding individual performances with Jamie Boyer excelling in both the discus and javelin. A special mention must go to Ollie Benford and Sam Langford for their performances in the distance races and long jump respectively.

Southport and Waterloo Victoria mile

This week Stanley travelled with Year 7, 8 and 9 and senior teams to Victoria park for the Southport and Waterloo mile races. In a competition dominated by Stanley High, Formby High and Birkdale High students we had both individual and team success.
A special mention must go to Ava Dacre who finished 3rd in the senior girls and Harry Corcoran who finished 2nd in the Year 7 boys race.

However the only Stanley winner on the night was Tom Corcoran who finished in a very impressive time of 5 minutes 14 seconds to win the senior boys race. Well done to all the students who participated.

Rounders

This week we hosted Christ the King in Years 7, 8 and 9 Rounders matches. The hard work in extra-curricular has clearly paid off with all teams scoring comprehensive victories. Year 7 won 8-2, year 8 won 8.5-2 and Year 9 won 11-1. A big thank you to Emily Walsh, Annabelle Riding and Erin Smith who coached and umpired our Year 8’s to their first victory. Well done for being excellent role models to the younger students.

Upcoming fixtures

  • Monday 21st – Year 7 & 8 Athletics at Birkdale
  • Tuesday 22nd – Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 vs Greenbank and Scarisbrick Hall at Greenbank
  • Tuesday 22nd – Cricket training at Fleetwood Hesketh
  • Wednesday 23rd – Athletics training at Stanley High
  • Thursday 24th – Primary School Cross Country at Stanley High

Attendance

We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 11th May 2018 was 94.8%.


Congratulations to 7JF and 7EC for achieving 100% and 8PB for 99% attendance.

School Term Dates 2017-18

Please follow the link to see all available term dates.

https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/school-information/term-dates/

Extra-Curricular Activities

Please follow the link below to see details of all extra-curricular activities.

https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/curriculum/extra-curricular-activities-2/

Online Information and Apps

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