Headteacher’s update
Student expectations
Over the last week I have held assemblies with each year group to remind them about expectations within school and to be a positive role model, both in school and out in the community. Can I also please remind you to ensure that students are wearing the correct uniform and that they carry the appropriate equipment with them at all times.

Stanley High School PTA
I would like to launch a parent/staff association group and would welcome you to attend a meeting to be held on Tuesday 15th November at 6pm in the Main Hall, to discuss your ideas to raise funds for the school community.  We currently hold a car boot sale on a monthly basis, which is always well attended and raises a lot of money for the school, we would welcome any fresh ideas for fundraising and in particular fresh faces to help with this fantastic cause which benefits all our students.

Year 11 Student Progress Evening
We would like to thank the parents and carers who attended last night and we hope that you found the evening helpful in preparing your child with their studies towards their GCSE examinations.   Please note that you can contact your child’s teacher at any time by telephoning the school office or emailing the school.

Dates for the remaining Student Progress Evenings are available on the school website.

Exam Invigilators
We are looking for anyone who might be interested in becoming an examination invigilator to help with the smooth running of our examinations. Please see the website for details of the role or to download an application form.

Careers Information
We are providing a work space for students which is specifically devoted to Careers and this will be based in the Year 11 Common room called ‘Application Corner’. There will be a computer workstation with lots of relevant career information that has been provided by the careers advisor from CareerConnect, Mrs E Meredith.

Your child will also be invited to meet with Mrs Meredith to discuss their career path and will be given the appropriate advice and guidance to help them make the most suitable choices moving forward when they leave Stanley High School. Should you have any questions in relation to this, please do not hesitate to contact school and we will pass on your query to the most appropriate person.

Apprenticeship Assembly
An assembly also took place today with Year 11 students in relation to apprenticeships.
Please follow the link here to find out more information about careers, work experience and the apprenticeship programme.

Year 10 and 11 Parents meetings
We have recently held our second meeting with Core Subjects for parents and carers of Year 10 students and the Year 11 meeting took place in September. Please click on the links above to view the PowerPoint from each evening, each PP will give you invaluable information to help your child with their studies towards gaining their GCSEs.

Austria Ski Visit – April 2017
An information meeting will be held on Thursday 24th November 2016 at 6pm in the school hall, to provide information to the parents and carers of students who are attending the visit.
A ski clothing hire company, Ski Equip from Stockport will also be attending to display their stock.  The meeting is an excellent opportunity for parents/carers to ask any questions they may have.

chess_png8449Chess Club
Miss Van-Eker will be holding a Chess Club in Room 31 during Monday lunchtimes from next week, please encourage your child to attend if they are interested, there are limited places available so it will be on a first come first served basis.

Children in Need Day
puddsyOn Friday 18th November we will be holding our annual ‘Fancy Dress’ mufti day to raise funds for Children in Need.  The theme for fancy dress this year is Spots and as always we will be encouraging students and staff to join in by dressing in a ‘Spotty’ outfit or a ‘Spotty’ accessory.

A minimum voluntary donation of £1 will be requested from students and staff and it would be nice to see as many as possible taking part in what will hopefully be a fun day raising both money and awareness for a very worthwhile cause.

There will also be other fundraising activities taking place throughout the day during break and lunchtimes. Hopefully we will beat our total from last year which was a fantastic £1425.49.

Art
This week Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week has been awarded to Elesha Berry Year 10 GCSE has produced a spider from found materials. This piece of work was completed for a homework monthly project. Elesha was inspired by a Chicago based artist Justine Gershenson-Gates who creates insects out of old watch parts by soldering them together.

This piece of work can be viewed in the display cabinet on the art corridor.

English
Mrs Perkins will be starting a Reading Cub next Thursday 17th November for Years 7 and 8.  The club will take place at lunchtime in Room 7.  Light refreshments will be provided and students that attend will also be given a merit each time they attend.

To coincide with the club, we have received a fantastic collection of brand new books from BookTrust, it would be lovely to share these new books with our Year 7 and Year 8 students.

Languages
This week’s “Linguist of the Week” award goes to Ellie Parr in Year 8. Mrs Lee has nominated Ellie for her continuous hard work and effort since the start of the school year.  Congratulations Ellie and keep it up!

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Over half term, Year 7 students were asked to research the Mexican Day of the Dead Festival (Día de los Muertos).  The celebration is a way of Mexican people showing death that they are not afraid of it and serves as a way of remembering family members and friends who have died.  It is for this reason that you will see a mixture of black and white skulls along with brightly coloured flowers and patterns.

The amount of work produced by students was incredible and the level of detail and creativity was outstanding; from posters and face painting, to carved pumpkins, cardboard coffins, homemade traditional breads and biscuits.

All the efforts and creations are very much appreciated and these will now be displayed around school.  The following students have received a prize for their fantastic work: Isabella Midgley, Abdullah Javed, Matthew Elston and Kyle Johnson-Doyle.  Congratulations!

Sports News
Sports Leaders
Next week the Sports Leaders will be delivering a Year 5 & 6 Hockey competition at Stanley which will involve 15 schools.

Basketball
Year 9 & 10 won a brilliant game against Formby High 31-30.

Football

  • Year 7 boys lost to Birkdale in the Sefton Cup
  • Year 9 boys beat Birkdale 4-1 in the Sefton Cup
  • Year 7 Girls lost to Range High
  • Year 8 Girls won 8-1 against Range High
  • Year 9 girls lost to Range High

Fixtures
Monday 14th
Year 9 & 10 Boys and Girls Handball

Tuesday 15th
Year 8 Girls National Cup football

Wednesday 16th
KS3 Boys Center Parcs Badminton Competition

Wednesday 16th
Year 7/8/9 & 10 Boys and Girls Sefton Cross Country

Friday 18th
Year 8 Girls Liverpool County FA Football Tournament

Attendance

attencance
We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 4th November was 94.3%.

Congratulations to 7CRL who achieved 100% attendance and 7DAK who achieved 99.5% last week.

Extra-Curricular Activities
Mr Black will be holding a GCSE Maths revision session on Wednesday from 3-4pm in Room 1.
Mr Ben-Ali will be holding a KS3 Maths drop-in session on Monday and Wednesday after school from 3-4pm in Room 5.

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