Headteacher’s update

Enrichment Day

This week saw the third of our Enrichment days where students took part in a number of activities and lessons around PSHE topics. The students all fully embraced the change in curriculum and learnt some important life lessons.

Steps after Stanley

Next week there will be a week of information for our Year 11 students, preparing them for life after Stanley High School. There will be visits from various Colleges with advice and guidance in relation to students completing College applications, which courses are available and with other options on offer if they do not wish to attend College.

Should you have any questions please contact the Year Leader, Mrs Rae or Mr Wright in relation to Careers advice.

Mr N Moore
Headteacher

Enrichment Day

Year 7

Year 7 took part in a series of sessions which revolved around SHED. They were set a challenge to understand the quote, ‘You can’t fire a cannon from a canoe’ – Charles Poliquin. The focus was about building a strong foundation to enable them to function to the best of their ability and so succeed at a high level in school. The four sessions looked at the importance of SLEEP, the correct amount of HYDRATION, why and how EXERCISE improves learning and how eating a rainbow in their DIET can support the body systems to work efficiently. All students took part in a water taste test of which the results for Year 7 favourite water will be concluded in assembly on Monday 15th January.

Year 8

Year 8’s designed and marketed a product which they could sell at an event of their choice. We had some wonderful ideas; from ‘SkyHawk’ – a family sized aeroplane (which included pilot training), ‘Foodle’ – an app which advises people of the best choice to make with regards to food and ‘Disney Singing Marshmallows’.

Students experienced how to conduct market research, create action plans and how to market their products. The eventual winners of the day were the ‘Foodle’ group who created a wonderful campaign including a song and a dance! Finlay Finch and Olivia Green were also awarded the titles of ‘Stanley High Schools Lord and Lady Sugar’ for showing excellent leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

Year 9

Year 9 took part in a trip to the Anglican and Catholic Cathedrals and the Synagogue in Liverpool on Wednesday. Students learned about the layout of each place of worship, along with the meanings of symbolic objects and items.

Students were able to understand and explain different acts of worship.

The students behaved impeccably and were a real credit to the school; those remaining in school used the day to learn about different religious buildings and Muslim Prayer Mats. They even got the chance to design some of their own.

Year 10

Students took part in three sessions regarding relationships during the enrichment day. Session one focussed on attitudes towards pornography. During session two, students looked at the reasons for domestic violence, how to spot domestic violence and sources of help. Finally in session three students looked at sexting and the legal and emotional effects of this activity. Students approached the topics with maturity and understanding and were a pleasure to teach.

Year 11

During the Enrichment Day, Yr 11 students took part in an options carousel. This enabled all students to make further progress in their option subjects. All students engaged fully in this process and their teachers were incredibly pleased with the effort they put in to each session. The students really valued the time they were given and now feel more prepared for their upcoming GCSEs. I would like to say a huge well done to all of our Yr 11 students and encourage them to continue working hard in all of their subjects.

Art

Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week goes to two students this week Harry Bevington and Liam Sephton for their very creative Muslim Prayer mat.

prayer mat

The two Year 9 students worked on their prayer mats enrichment day. Thanks to Mrs Avery who donated the fabric for us to work with. This really inspired the textured edge of the prayer mat. Well done.

English

English - Macbeth

Year 8 students have shown great enthusiasm when exploring how women are presented in Shakespeare’s plays. Taylor fully embraced the challenge of taking on the role of a modern day Lady Macbeth!

Drama

Drama club is back on from next week at 3-4pm in Room 33. Please see the dates for this half term below:

  • Wednesday 17th
  • Thursday 25th
  • Wednesday 31st

All students are welcome to attend, this half term we will exploring new scripts, mime and types of stage.

Please see Miss Cassidy with any questions.

The Drama club are also invited to attend the performance of ‘Wicked’ at the Liverpool Empire – students are to see Miss Cassidy for a letter.

Music

We are organising a trip to see the World famous musical ‘Wicked’ at the Liverpool Empire Theatre. The trip is for students studying GCSE Music, Dance or Drama in Key Stage 4, plus any students in Key Stage 3 who have taken an active role in Performing Arts this year.

Wicked - The Musical

The trip will take place on Thursday 8th March in the afternoon. Students who have received a letter and wish to attend must return their reply slips (along with payment) to the finance office by Wednesday 24th January.

If you have any questions then please contact Mr Winstanley.

PE

Year 7 National Cup Football

Y7 Football Team

Year 7 played their re-arranged National Cup fixture against Oldham Hulme Grammar School this week. The game was originally due to be played in Oldham, but due to adverse weather and their waterlogged pitches the game was rearranged to be held at Stanley. Against a strong Oldham school the Year 7’s unluckily found themselves 4-0 down at half time. The players showed tremendous determination to fight back in the second half before eventually losing a thrilling game 5-3. We wish Oldham Grammar school all the best in the last 16, but as a school we have to be very proud of this set of players in their first season. Well done on a fantastic run and lets continue this into the Sefton Cup and League which starts again this term.

Extra-curricular timetable

A copy of the extra-curricular timetable is on the website and some of the changes for this year see the introduction of Sportshall Athletics for Years 7 and 8 which will culminate in competitions to be held at Greenbank High later in this half term. Football, Basketball, Dance, Rugby, Badminton and Netball will all continue and we are pleased to be able to carry on our continued partnership with both Southport Football Club and Southport Rugby Club, who will be assisting some of the extra-curricular sessions.

Next week’s activities:

  • Monday – Years 7 and 8 Netball and KS3 Football on the 3G pitch
  • Tuesday – Years 9 and 10 Netball and Year 10 Handball Tournament
  • Wednesday – KS3 Rugby and Years 7 and 8 Sportshall Athletics
  • Thursday – Sports leaders supporting Norwood Primary School at Stanley High
  • Friday – KS3 and KS4 Badminton and Dance

Attendance

We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 15th December 2017 was 91.7%.


Congratulations to 8HA, 9KF, 9MMC and 10CW for achieving 100% attendance.

Parents/Carers Evening dates

The yearly parents/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 how to use the system, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

  • 1st February 2018 – Year 11
  • 1st March 2018 – Year 8
  • 22nd March 2018 – Year 9
  • 3rd May 2018 – Year 10

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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