Headteacher’s update

Southport College – Medical Mavericks

On Tuesday a number of students who are interested in a career in the health care profession attended Southport College. Students had the opportunity to attend a workshop where they were able to take blood from an artificial arm, carry out key hole surgery, take each other’s blood pressure and temperature, carry out a retina scan and monitor and record an ECG as well as a host of other activities.

Students were also able to see the huge range of jobs available within this sector. This was a great opportunity to have a ‘hands on experience’ of a career in Health and Social Care and we hope that it has inspired the students even more. Thank you to Mrs Rae and Miss Regan who accompanied the students.

Merseytravel Bus Fare

We have been notified by Merseytravel that the 762 bus fare will be increasing from Tuesday 1st May 2018. The prices for students will increase to £1.00 and for adults to £2.00. this applies to both the AM and PM buses.

GCSE Examination period

As we enter this crucial period for Year 11 students working towards the GCSE examinations, we are planning a comprehensive revision timetable for all subjects. Should you or your child need any additional help or advice, please encourage them to speak to their subject teacher or Mrs Rae, who will be happy to help.

Mr N Moore
Headteacher

DofE

The Expedition season for the school’s Duke of Edinburgh Award is well and truly underway.

The weekend before Easter, our Year 10 Silver cohort successfully completed their Qualifying Expedition. The weather was kinder to them than it was during the Practice Expedition and the students seemed to thoroughly enjoy the experience. The Assessor commented on a noticeable improvement in camp craft skills and the positive attitudes of the students throughout.

Last week, our Bronze Year 9’s (all 66 of them!) took part in a one-day Practice Walk which was aimed at developing students’ map reading and navigational skills before they start their Expeditions. The day was noteworthy for the amount of mud we encountered with several students losing their footwear and the excellent behaviour of all involved.

And finally, next Friday sees the first of our Bronze Practice Expeditions going to Clitheroe and staying at Waddow Hall, the Girl Guide Camp in that area.
A huge thank you to all the staff who give up their weekends to enable this to happen.

English

To celebrate the opening of our brand new library, we will be hosting a Spring book fair. The book fair will be located in the library and will be open at lunchtime and after school from the 18th – 25th April. We would love you to support the book fair, as it will help us to add even more books to the new library.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Spelling and Grammar Focus

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/2018/02/fortnightly-spelling-grammar-focus.pdf

PE

Basketball

Moels Cop High hosted the North Sefton School Girls Basketball competition this week and we entered teams in year groups from Year 7 to Year 10. There were some outstanding team and individual performances from all students. Year 10 were outstanding throughout the competition winning their games 28-0, 30-0 and 28-2 before narrowly losing to Greenbank High 6-4 in the final match, they were runners up for the whole tournament. Year 9 finished in second place with impressive performances against Formby High, Meols Cop, Range and Christ the King. Year 8 showed excellent attitude and team spirit throughout and were deservedly awarded the fair play award for the tournament. A special mention must go to the Year 7 team as they remained unbeaten through the whole competition beating Christ the King, Meols Cop, Formby and Greenbank to go on to win the Year 7 competition. Well done to all the girls involved.

Boccia and New Aged Kurling

Christ the King visited Stanley on Tuesday to take part in a Boccia and New Aged Kurling competition against some of our Year 7 and 8 students. This was the first time for many of the Stanley students that they had taken part in these sports and their attitude and teamwork was fantastic. Stanley won the New Aged Kurling competition and were joint winners in the Boccia competition. Well done to all the students who represented Stanley High.

With the weather beginning to improve, the athletics track will soon be marked out along with the rounder’s pitches. Due to the adverse Spring weather recently, the markings have been delayed and students need to be aware of the following extra curriculum activities that are on offer to them:

  • Monday: Athletics and GCSE revision
  • Tuesday: Rounders and Cricket practice
  • Wednesday: Athletics and Dance
  • Friday: Badminton, Dance and GCSE Revision

Attendance

We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 13th April 2018 was 95.5%.

Congratulations to 9MMC and 11JWA for achieving 100% attendance, 7EC for achieving 99.5% and 8HA for achieving 99.6%.

Parents/Carers Evening dates

The yearly parent/carers evenings will be taking place on the following dates between 4-7pm. The booking system will open on 2 weeks prior to each date and will close the day before. You will be notified of this nearer the time via GroupCall with details of how you can book your appointments. Should you need any assistance with booking your appointments or on how to use the system, please do not hesitate to contact the school office. Year 10 will be held on 3rd May 2018.

School Term Dates

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

If you have changed your email address or any other contact details please let the office know by emailing. You can also follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stanleyhighsouthport/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/shs1952 to keep up to date with events and activities in school.

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