Headteacher’s update

Half term break

I would like to wish you all a relaxing break during half term. I hope that Year 11 students can keep focused as well as taking some well deserved rest before the exams continue, starting with a History exam on Monday morning 3rd June. Please remember that students start back at 8.40am and Year 11 students sitting the exam can arrive from 8am in the canteen where breakfast will be provided.

Please be reminded that revision sessions continue for Year 11 throughout the exam period and students have been given a timetable detailing when the sessions take place. Should they have any concerns please encourage them to speak with their Subject Teacher, Year Leader or Form Tutor. Revision during the May half term will be taking place and students have been given a timetable; details are also available on the school website at the following address:

https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/May-half-term-revision-2019.pdf

Should you have any questions yourself, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Next term is a very busy one with lots of upcoming events and activities which include Year 10 College visits, the Wally Cain Dance Show, Enrichment Day, Year 11 Prom and leavers assembly, the annual Sports days and the Year 7-10 Celebration Evening. End of term will be Friday 19th July at 12.15pm.

Parent/Carer contact details

Can I please remind you to update the school office should you move house, change your phone number or email address. We send the majority of our communication home via groupcall, which relies on an up to date email, and we need up to date telephone details for communication should your child be unwell etc. Please telephone the office or email enquiries@stanleyhigh.co.uk with any updated details.

Mr N Moore
Headteacher

Duke of Edinburgh

The second Bronze DofE group completed their Practice Expedition last weekend and, as with the first group, they were blessed with good weather.

The students involved were required to navigate their way along two routes carrying full kit, cook a hot meal each day on their trangias and sleep overnight in a tent, that they were responsible for putting up and packing away.

Just like the first group, the students responded well to the challenge and seemed to enjoy most parts of the weekend, particularly picnicking by the river and enjoying some ball and frisbee games back at the campsite. I’m not so sure they enjoyed carrying a full pack for six hours a day though!!
Navigation skills were good; Saturday’s walk was particularly tricky in parts, and the students kept the campsite tidy and were well behaved throughout.

As long as their attitudes remain good, I am sure that they will be able to pass the Expedition side of the Award when they come to do their Qualifying Expeditions after half term.

Art

Year 9 have been working hard this term developing their skills using acrylic paints. They have used a viewfinder to highlight a section from a colourful photograph of oil on water. Students have used various tools to create the tones and textures. Each student has produced a square canvas painting, which will then be used to develop an A3 canvas painting from a theme the students have chosen.

Well done Year 9, Mrs Ward is very impressed.

Maths

On Tuesday 30th April a number of our more able Mathematicians from Years 7 and 8 sat the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge, which is a nationwide competition organised by the UK Mathematics Trust and Leeds University.

The students performed well, with 14 of them achieving a Bronze Certificate and 6 attaining Silver. Particular praise goes to Chloe in Year 8 who got the highest mark from our school and Kate in Year 7 who got a Silver Certificate despite competing with the year 8s.

PE

Girls Basketball

Our Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 girls entered the Southport and Formby Basketball Tournament at Meols Cop High this week. All the extra practice certainly paid off with some outstanding individual and team performances. Year 7 and 8 won their respective tournaments winning games against Greenbank, Range, Formby, Christ the King and Meols Cop High.

This is a fantastic achievement for both teams, who were not only utterly dominant in their performances but also both won the ‘Fair Play Award’, which is testament to their conduct and attitude as well as their undoubted skill and expertise.

Year 9 improved as their tournament progressed and they were at the wrong end of some close games against some strong opposition. Year 10 should be equally proud of themselves; coming joint first with Meols Cop – only losing 1 game throughout the tournament which they were able to reverse in the final fixture.

Special mention however, has to go to Year 8 who not only defended the trophy they won last year but also scored a record amount of points during the day.

Well done to all the girls who participated in the tournament and represented the school with great distinction – the PE department are very proud of you all.

Cricket

Our Year 7 cricket team were involved in the North Sefton School competition held at Fleetwood Hesketh this week. As a school we have been fortunate to be able to use the Fleetwood Hesketh facilities for training and matches and this paid dividends with outstanding results on Wednesday.

Year 7 had big victories against Christ the King, Range and Meols Cop High before winning a close final against Formby High. What is most pleasing about this tournament victory is that a number of students have started this particular activity as a new sport since joining Stanley High School and are now looking to join some of our local cricket clubs.

The boys should be extremely proud of their achievement and Year 7 have had an exemplary year winning football, futsal, basketball and now cricket tournaments. A final thank you to the Year 8 sports leaders who umpired throughout the afternoon and as always were fantastic ambassadors for our school.

Dance

Rehearsals are continuing on Wednesday and Fridays for the Wally Cain Dance Festival. Tickets are available to purchase from the Convention Centre for our performance on Friday 21st June. There will be rehearsals taking place during half term for all dancers selected to take part in the festival on Thursday 30th May at 10am-1pm.

Athletics

The girls have an Athletics competition on the first Tuesday back (4th June) at Litherland Arena. The selected squads will be leaving school at 12.30pm and return for approximately 4pm. Please ensure students have checked the boards in the PE department for information.

Extra-Curricular

Attendance at PE extra-curricular has been very positive with athletics, rounders, cricket, dance, badminton, football and basketball being offered this last half term. All these activities (with the exception of basketball) will continue when we return after the half term break.

Upcoming Fixtures

  • Tuesday 4th Girls Athletics Competition at Litherland High
  • Year 8 Cricket Tournament at Fleetwood Hesketh
  • Wednesday 5th Year 8 Lancashire Cup Cricket v Rossell High
  • Thursday 6th Year 7 Football Tournament at Finch Farm in Everton

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 ‘allegationallegation’ and we hope that students had plenty of opportunities to use this.

The word for week commencing 3rd June will be ‘liberal’liberal’- adjective; “willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one’s own; open to new ideas.”

Maths and English Fortnightly Challenge

Well done to Tyler 7JF who got the Maths Fortnightly Challenge correct last time. Please encourage your children to get involved and even have a look and have a go yourself!

Please click on the link below to see the current challenge and the answers to all the previous challenges. https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/fortnightly-challenges/

Extra-Curricular Activities

Please follow the link below to see details of all extra-curricular activities. https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/extra-curricular/

School Term Dates

Please follow the link to see all available term dates. https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/term-dates/

Attendance

We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 17th May 2019 was 95.1%.

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