Welcome back to the summer term. Reminder that there will be a bank holiday on Monday 6th May and May half term will take place from Monday 27th to Friday 31st May.
This is an important time for our Year 11 students who have two weeks left to prepare for the start of their GCSE Examinations. Study sessions will continue before and after school and during lessons, should they feel they have any concerns please encourage them to speak with their teacher. We will also be holding extra revision during the May half term; details will follow nearer the time.
I wish all of Year 11 the best of luck for their forthcoming exams and should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Form Tutor or the Year 11 Leader, Mrs Rae.
We will be holding our fourth Enrichment Day on Wednesday 1st May. Plans for the day have already been put in place and Year 11 students will be doing revision for the upcoming GCSE Exams, Year 10 students will be working with Career Connect preparing for their future beyond Stanley and Education, Year 9 students will be visiting Liverpool University, Year 8 and Year 7 students will be working on their 16×16 booklets. As always, we endeavour to provide a wide breadth of curriculum for our students, which includes such enrichment topics that lie outside of the National Curriculum.
Duke of Edinburgh
This term sees the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh practice sessions, which take place on 3rd May and 17th May, and then the qualifiers, which take place on 7th June and 28th June. Should your child be taking part and you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Hooton.
Mr N Moore
Football Trip – Holland 2019
During the first week of Spring Break our Year 7 and 8 football teams visited Holland for a football tour at PSV Eindoven. The students were able to experience top level coaching at their state of the art training ground and were able to harness their skills and meet ex Holland and Manchester United Legend Rudd Van Nistleroy! The students also played four matches against local club teams, winning three and losing one in very exciting and well-matched games.
The students stayed in the same hotel that Liverpool and Real Madrid have stayed in recently for Champions league games and the hotel had its own cinema, bowling alley, tennis courts, golf course and state of the art football pitches. It also had its own swimming pool, hot tub and jacuzzi, which meant the students were able to relax and ease their aching muscles!
When the students were not playing or training they managed to fit in a behind the scenes tour of the Philips Stadium that PSV play in and do some retail therapy in the club shop. We also watched a PSV
versus Vitesse Arnholm game with front row seats and the game finished 3 -3 with 2 penalties, a sending off and a brilliant atmosphere which the students will never forget.
Our student’s behaviour and attitude was impeccable throughout the trip and they were fantastic ambassadors for Stanley High School and a credit to their parents. Special mention goes to four pupils who were awarded player of the tour and players player from their peers for their outstanding
performances during the trip. The students selected by the teammates and the coaching staff at PSV were Thomas and Oskar in Year 7 plus Ollie and Seb in Year 8. However, well done to all the students for their enthusiasm and effort throughout the trip.
Planning is already on the way for next year’s trip but the students should be very proud of their
conduct on what was a brilliant school trip. A massive thank you to Mr Walsh and Mr Walker for
accompanying the students and giving up their own time.
Ski Trip – Montgenevre 2019
During the second week of the Spring Break, the school ski trip visited Montgenevre in France. The students enjoyed 6 days of skiing in the amazing scenery of the French Alps, coupled with some perfect weather conditions. There was also an evening activities programme that the students took part in, including snowshoeing, a luge, sledging and a pizza night.
The students’ behaviour was excellent throughout the stay, and they showed a high level of resilience, when the tired legs and aching bodies started to appear towards the end of the week!
Mr Lock would like to thank the staff that gave up their own time to give the students the opportunity to have this experience, who were Mr Roberts, Miss Peacock and Mr Walsh. Thanks also go out to the students for making the trip so successful, by demonstrating good manners, courtesy towards others and teamwork within their skiing groups.
Details about the next ski trip will be out in the near future!
Thanks must also go to Mr Lock for organising and attending the trip.
UK Maths Challenge
On Tuesday 30th April, around 120 Year 7 and 8 students will be taking part in the UK Maths Challenge. This is something we do every year with fantastic outcomes, fingers crossed the students taking part this year can beat last years results.
Maths and English Fortnightly Challenge
Well done to Hollie from 7CS who won last week’s prize.
Please encourage your child to get involved and even have a go yourself! The link below shows the new challenge and the answers to all the previous challenges.
The Art department are very proud this week, as William in Year 10 collected his prize during
the break from the Atkinson Art Gallery in Southport. William’s, together with some other artwork from Year 10 students was submitted to the Sefton open exhibition. William’s was chosen as an exhibition piece and he also won a prize in the animal section for his painting ‘eye’. Well done William we are very proud of you.
Word of the week
As you may know, we have a word of the week that we encourage students to use during their day to day learning and each week the word will be displayed in classrooms and around school. The word for this week was ‘context’ and we hope that students had plenty of opportunities to use this.
The word for week commencing 29th April will be ‘foreshadow’ verb, ‘be a warning or indication of (a future event)’.
We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 5th April 2019 was 92.4%.
Congratulations to 7CS who achieved 99.3% attendance.
Please follow the link below to see details of all extra-curricular activities.
Parent/Carer Parent Evening dates
The yearly parent/carers evenings will be taking place on the following dates between 4-7pm. The booking system will open 2 weeks prior to each date and will close the day before. You will be notified nearer the time via GroupCall with details of how you can book your appointments.
- 2nd May 2019 – Year 10
Should you need any assistance with booking your appointments or about how to use the system, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
School Term Dates 2018-19
Please follow the link to see all available term dates. https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/term-dates/
Online Information and Apps
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