Headteacher’s update

Bank Holiday

Please remember that it will be a bank holiday on Monday 7th May and students will return on Tuesday 8th May at 8.40am.

DoE

Last weekend 33 students from year 9 started the Expedition season for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. The expedition was a huge success despite the poor weather that they had to endure on the Friday.

d of e expedition

All groups coped remarkably well with the rain and navigated their way to the campsite. They then demonstrated good campcraft skills in putting up their tents and cooking their evening meal on a Trangia system.

After a good night’s sleep they packed everything away and went on a five hour trek carrying full kit. As with Friday, staff were impressed by their navigating skills and their positive attitudes.

Well done to all involved – and thank you to the staff who gave up their weekend to enable this activity to take place.

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

Mr N Moore
Headteacher

Art

Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week is awarded to Billie Rodwell in Year 9 for her acrylic painting samples.

creative work of the week

Year 9 are in the middle of their techniques sketchbook for part of their GCSE project. Billie has used the blending technique really well to show depth in her sample, and has experimented with different tools such as sticks and sponges to create excellent textures. I cannot wait to see the final A3 acrylic painting Billie produces. Well done and thank you for working hard.

English

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 of ‘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!

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

Maths

On Thursday 26th April, around 70 of our Year 7 and 8 sat the UK Junior Maths Challenge. This is a national competition organised by Leeds University where students who do well can achieve a Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificate. The papers have been sent off for marking with the results expected back before the end of May.

PE

Rounders

Stanley hosted Meols Cop and Scarisbrick Hall in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Rounders matches this week. Year 10 girls won both of their matches and early form suggests that they are well on their way to retaining the Southport and Formby Schools title. Year 9 and 7 both played well, winning their match against Meols Cop but losing against a strong Scarisbrick Hall. Year 8’s attitude in both games was excellent with their willingness to improve throughout both games. Well done to all the girls involved and keep on attending extra-curricular sessions, as there will be more games coming up.

Rugby

Year 10 Rugby team recently took part in the Southport and Formby finals at Southport Rugby Club. Again, Year 10 have a strong tradition in this sport having not being beaten by any of our local schools. However, even by Year 10 standards, the level of play displayed this week was exceptional and in the two games Stanley scored 17 tries conceding none against Meols Cop and Formby High

Cricket

This year we have had lots of interest from our Year 7 students in the Cricket practice. What has been pleasing is the help that Mr Walsh has had from some Year 10 students helping to coach our younger students. We have also been supported by Fleetwood Hesketh who are allowing us to train and use their facilities, which we are extremely grateful for. I know that working with such a prestigious club will have only a positive experience on our students in our forthcoming matches in the Lancashire cup.

Upcoming fixtures

  • 8th May – year 7 cricket vs Bishop Rawstone in the Lancashire Cup
  • 9th May – Year 8 cricket vs Bishop Rawstone in the Lancashire Cup
  • 11th May – Visit of Churchtown primary school year 4 pupils.

RE

There will be a Year 11 RE revision session on Saturday 12th May between 9-11am. All Year 11 students are welcome.

Attendance

We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 27th April 2018 was 91.7%.

attendance we 04-05-2018

 

School Term Dates 2017-18

term dates

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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