Headteacher’s update

Year 11 Leavers Prom
Mrs Rae and I have finalised the arrangements for this year’s leavers Prom at the Ramada on 22nd June, with arrival from 6.30pm, students will need to be at the hotel by 7pm. I am sure this will be a wonderful evening where staff and students can celebrate their time at Stanley High School and we hope that all the planning and preparation of the outfits will be a success and taking into account previous years, we are sure to see some interesting modes of transport too!

Year 11 Leavers Assembly
This will take place on Friday 23rd June at 11.30am in the main school hall. Students do not need to wear school uniform and will be in school for up to an hour. Please can students return any text books or revision materials to school and if parents wish to donate any unwanted school uniform please can this be brought in to the school office.

Year Leader changes
From Monday there will be a change in Year Leader roles. Mrs Rae will be looking after the current Year 10 students and Miss Cregg will be looking after the current Year 7 students. Mrs Urquhart will be concentrating on the Year 6 students and their transition into Year 7 at Stanley High School and again huge a thank you for the fantastic job in settling the current Year 7 students into their ‘high school’ lives.

I would like to thank Mr Lock for his unwavering support of the Year 10 students up to this point and I would also like to thank Mrs Rae for her continued support of the Year 11 students who, for most, will have completed their final exam today with one remaining exam of Graphic Products on Tuesday 20th, and will then be making the final arrangements for the school prom and leavers assembly next Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd. No doubt she will give her full support to the Year 10 students as they move into Year 11 in September.

Student Leadership Team
On Tuesday I had the privilege, alongside Mrs Rae, to meet with 19 Year 10 students who applied for Student Leadership positions of Head Boy and Head Girl. The students are incredibly proud of their school and positive about their future here at Stanley. After considering all the applications I have decided to expand the Student Leadership team to 8 – 4 boys and 4 girls. They will have weekly meetings with me to discuss continued improvements within school and to be ambassadors for all students at Stanley.

I am pleased to announce that the following students have been appointed to the Student Leadership Team 2017-18. Molly Riding as Head Girl, Becky Flinn as Deputy Head Girl, Joe Williams as Head Boy, Matthew Chong as Deputy Head Boy and Kyra Higham, Josey Woodward, James Holloway and Louis Rimmer will also sit on the Student Leadership Team. Please congratulate the students when you see them.

We have also appointed 40 Prefects who will be working with Mrs Rae on a variety of projects across the school from September.

Year 8 Interact Club
We are in the process of setting up an Interact charity group who will be linked to North Meols Rotary Club. On Tuesday this week Year 8 were given information in assembly regarding the organisation and how to apply. There is a maximum of 10 places available in the group and students are asked to submit a short letter of application addressed to me to outline why they would like to join the Interact Club. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to demonstrate and develop their leadership skills and become ambassadors for the school in the local community. Letters of application are to be submitted to the front office by noon on Wednesday 21st June.

Mr N Moore

Year 10 students
Next week there will be a visit to Runshaw College on Tuesday 20th June and a visit to KGV College on Wednesday 21st June for Year 10 students. This is an opportunity for them to visit the various departments and to experience what will be on offer to them when they leave school in Year 11. The following week students will visit Southport College on Wednesday 29th June. We wish all the students an enjoyable and informative day.

From Monday Year 10 students will be allowed in to the canteen at 12.15pm as Year 11 students will no longer be attending school.

School Library
Our school needs you! We are planning to open a brand new School Library and would like you to please help us win £5,000 of National Book Tokens – and you can also get £100 for yourself! Just enter the competition online, it only takes a minute: https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools#.WTpYWJLyvcs thank you in advance!

Year 5 and Year 6 Summer Camp
We are pleased to announce the dates of 2 summer camps that will be delivered during the summer break. One camp is open to Year 5 students from local primary schools and the second camp is a transition camp for those Year 6 students who will be attending Stanley as Year 7s in September.

For both camps there is a limit of 40 places available, further information will be issued next week. The dates of the camps are as follows: Year 5 camp is Tuesday 25th – Friday 28th July and Year 6 camp is Tuesday 1st – Friday 4th August.

Auschwitz visit 2018
We are organising a History trip for GCSE students to Auschwitz, Poland in February 2018 to compliment the Weimar and Nazi Germany aspect of the course. This is only open to students who currently study History or have chosen History as an option in Year 8, 9 or 10. If your child is interested, please ask them to pick up a letter from Miss Van-Eker at either break or lunch time, if they have not already. Please also be aware that it is a first come first served basis and there are only 35 places.

Please continue to send your vouchers into school, we can continue to collect them until the end of June, so we have only a few weeks remaining.

The vouchers will enable us get some free equipment for the school, which will benefit our students in either the PE or the Catering department. Please follow the link if you would like more information. https://activekids.sainsburys.co.uk/

butterflyMrs Ward has chosen Kyra Higham, Year 10 for her creative work of the week. The colours Kyra has blended in the detailed butterfly painting are amazing.This particular painting has inspired a series of paintings for Kyra’s final piece for her colours in nature topic.

Well done Kyra.

Business Studies
On the 17th and 18th July the GCSE Business Students in Year 10 will be writing up their coursework which is worth 25% of their overall GCSE mark. It is important that they have completed all their notes for their research during the time before the focused written time. Technology Tuesday is a good way of catching up with work missed. If they have any concerns please ask them to speak with Miss Smithies or their Year Leader or Form Tutor.

Year 8 took part in a ‘Veggie Cooking extravaganza‘ where students were given the brief to cook a vegetarian dish which has a cooking time of under 20 minutes. All the students that cooked came up with really tasty looking dishes!

cateringStudents are learning about the benefits and drawbacks of being vegetarian and they all seemed to have enjoyed what they produced.

Rehearsals are continuing and going well for our many student acts. Tickets for the final show on Thursday 13th July are on sale at a cost of £3.00 from the finance office, we encourage you to buy early as we are expecting a sell-out audience!

For further information students can see Miss Cassidy and Mr Winstanley.

year 9 studentsStudents in Year 9/1 English have been giving speeches this week on the topic of Jim Crow, the criminalisation of African Americans and the Prison Industrial Complex in America.

Every student has conducted extensive research and delivered interesting and emotive speeches – well done! Miss Perkins was absolutely delighted to witness the students putting so much into this task.

Sports News

Sports Leaders
This week over 60 students from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 have helped out in a number of events at Stanley High for the local primary schools. Stanley hosted a Year 1 and 2 multi skill day where over 300 children took part. Stanley Sports Leaders were on hand to demonstrate and explain all of the fun and enjoyable activities for the primary children.

Stanley also hosted the Year 5 and 6 Hockey, Reception Football and Dance competitions, again Stanley Sports Leaders organised, officiated and kept score at all of the events. These events were linked to the Southport Learning Partnership through National School Sports Week.

Stanley hosted the Southport and Formby Boys athletics championships this week and as always there was outstanding individual and team success. Due to the outstanding performances many students from Stanley achieved personal bests. Stanley finished 3rd overall and special mention has to go to the Year 9 boys who won their team event. The girls will take part in the Girls Athletics at Litherland High later this week and are sure to match the achievements of the boys. All their hard work is sure to pay dividends in the Sefton Athletics Championship on Monday 26th June in which both our boys and girls will be performing against the strongest opposition in Division one.

Just recently Stanley High had a fantastic opportunity to attend a Lancashire vs Middlesex County match which was held at S&B Cricket Club. The fixture was attended by nearly 2500 fans and Stanley, in collaboration with Lancashire Cricket Club, had the pleasure of providing a guard of honour as the players walked onto the pitch.

During the lunch interval the Stanley students were able to witness a bowling masterclass from Jimmy Anderson, Englands leading wicket taker and Kyle Jervis, Zimbabwe international who went through their full repertoire of bowling. Both players kindly posed for photos with the students and Mr Walsh and Kyle spoke at length to the Stanley students offering both motivational words and some tips to the young cricketers of Stanley. It was a memorable day for all of our students and we’d like to thank everyone involved.

Upcoming Fixtures
16th June – Stanley to host Primary Reception Football
16th June – Stanley to host Primary Dance competition
16th June – Girls U13 football at Netherton Goals
21st June – Stanley to host Primary Athletics competition
22nd June – Girls U13 Touch Rugby at Southport Rugby Club

There was good attendance for technology Tuesday this week. There are a number of technology classes running next year and it is important that all technology and business students stay within their deadlines. Technology Tuesday runs 3-4pm every Tuesday afterschool for all Year 10 Technology and Business Study students.

We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 9th June 2017 was 93.3%. Thank you to parents and carers for your support in ensuring your child attends school regularly.

attendanceCongratulations to 9WIC who attained 99% attendance and 8CHE who achieved 99.1%.

Online Information and Apps
If you have changed your email address or any other contact details please let the office know by emailing enquiries@stanleyhigh.co.uk. 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.

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/

Additional Study Timetable
The additional study timetable is available on the link below, please note that this is the minimum amount of additional study students will receive, and in certain subjects more will be given as required.

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