Headteacher’s update
Please be aware that you should have received a Groupcall message in relation to possible changes to the 762 Bus route. Please contact the school office if you have not and this bus route affects your child’s journey into school.

Parent/Carer Forum
Thank you to those parents/carers that came to the forum on Tuesday, which was on Literacy and ways in which you can help your child. Download a copy of the power point presentation here. Thank you also to the English staff who put together the information that was moving and thought provoking.

Red Nose Day
Next Friday we will be taking part in Red Nose day to raise money for Comic Relief. There will be a cake sale taking place at break time, so if you are able to send any cakes in to sell, or to give your child money to enable them to buy it would be appreciated. There are sure to be other events also taking place throughout the day, so please encourage your child to give generously for this worthwhile cause.

Southport Meols Rotary Club
I recently met with Sue Long from the Rotary Club and will be attending the public speaking competition on Tuesday at the Ramada Hotel. I am excited to hear our students in the competition discussing the effects of Brexit on the youth.

We are also in discussion about setting up an Interact Charity in school with the support of the Rotary Club. Further details will be given to students when available.

Mr N Moore
Headteacher

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Scheme
We have registered for the Sainsbury’s ‘Active Kids’ scheme and we kindly ask you to start collecting the vouchers and send them into school.

These vouchers can be exchanged for equipment for the school in either the PE department or the Catering department which will benefit our students.

Please visit the website if you would like more information.

Duke of Edinburgh

On Friday 10th March 20 Year 10 students set off on their Silver D of E practice expedition.

Arriving at Gisburn they were soon ready to set off on their walk and it quickly became apparent that the weekend was going to be all about tricky navigation and mud!

As always Stanley students rose to the challenge and took everything in their stride showing great support towards each other and demonstrating fantastic positivity.

They all finished on the final day with sore feet, aching shoulders and huge smiles, but most of all with a massive sense of achievement.

They have five weeks before their Silver qualifier which will be no less challenging but one which they can approach with the knowledge that they have the required skills and mental toughness in order to be successful.

Well done everyone and a huge thank you to Mrs Urquhart for stepping in during Mr Hooton’s absence.

Year 8 Assembly

Mrs Ward was extremely proud of her form who organised the Year 8 assembly on Tuesday morning. All of the students contributed in some way.

It was fantastic to see all of the work put into creating poems, drawings and a video as well as leading, organising and directing the assembly itself.

Art
Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week goes to Layla Wildsmith in Year 9 and her beautiful painting of an Orchid, she has captured the details on the flower exceptionally well.

The colours used make the flower look truly realistic. Layla has been developing her colour mixing skills using inks over the past few weeks.

7/3 have also been completing some Graffiti inspired bird drawings in lessons using mixed media.

English

On Monday 13th March, the Literacy Leaders paid their first visit to one of our feeder primary schools. Following on from their success working with students for World Book Day, they had the opportunity to work with all 4 classes of Year 5 students at Churchtown.

Year 5 have been studying adventure stories in their English lessons and the Literacy Leaders decided to help them develop their creative writing skills in this particular genre.

Each group were given a box that contained a wide variety of objects including hats, animal masks, sand and even alien babies! They then had to use these items to inspire them to write some kind of adventure story. The Literacy Leaders then helped the Year 5 students to develop their narratives.

All of Year 5 now have the opportunity to complete their adventure stories and they will all be entered into a competition which is to be judged by the Literacy Leaders (and Miss Navin!) and we are looking forward to reading the finished products.

The staff at Churchtown said that our Literacy Leaders were a credit to the school and all of the students that they worked with thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with them.

We hope to visit all of our feeder primary schools over the coming months and our Literacy Leaders are looking forward to working with lots more students!

Miss Navin was incredibly proud of the way that the Literacy Leaders took the initiative with this project and the way that they represented Stanley High School.

Linguist of the Week
James Foy is the recipient of this week’s award. Miss Peacock has nominated him for his outstanding achievements in GCSE Spanish. He has always worked consistently hard but is now showing incredible skill when conjugating verbs across different tenses and when using more complex structures to extend his work. His written work is a pleasure to read. Well done, James!

PSHE
On Monday Year 11 students were given a talk by a member of the Merseyside Fire Brigade regarding the dangers of being in a car without wearing a seatbelt and the dangers of not concentrating whilst driving. The presentation included hard-hitting video clips and advertisements which showed the possible consequences of this lack of concentration.  Year 11 students are now much more aware of the dangers posed by road use.

Sports News
Football
Year 8 had an outstanding performance against Birkdale this week. The game was 1 – 1 at full time and after extra time which took the game to a penalty shoot-out. In the shoot-out it went to sudden death with Stanley winning 8 – 7 and therefore progressing through to the next round of the Sefton Cup.

Netball
Year 9 and 10 girls played in the Southport and Formby Schools Netball Tournament held at Range High School on Tuesday. Year 10 performed to a high level which saw them finish as runners up and Year 9 finished 3rd and 4th in the A and B team competition.  All of the girls were a credit to the school in both their behaviour and commitment. The team spirit and support for each other was fantastic and everyone played to the best of their ability.  Well Done.

Rugby
Year 8 Southport and Formby Rugby Tournament was held on Monday 13th March at Southport Rugby Club. An enthusiastic mix of Year 8 and a few Year 7’s represented Stanley against Meols Cop, Range and Christ the King. The team played 4 very competitive matches scoring numerous tries and making many crunching tackles. Along the way every member of the team picked up useful tips on how to organise and defend as well as supporting an attacking player ready for an offload or to help in a ruck or maul.

All our players showed determination and courage to match themselves against opponents who in some cases were considerably larger and stronger than some of our players. Leading try scorer was Archie Douglas but every player contributed to the overall performance. The results were drew one 15-15, lost 20-10, 20-5 and 25-0. Everyone enjoyed the experience and will be looking forward to the next match on Thursday 16th March.

On Wednesday, Presfield attended Stanley to play in a friendly basketball fixture. A number of our students from years 8 – 10 were involved in the fixture.

On Friday 17th Year 7 boys will travel to Liverpool to represent Sefton in the Merseyside final for Sportshall Athletics.

Upcoming Fixtures
Monday 20th – Y9/10 Rugby Finals at Southport Rugby Club
Tuesday 21st – Y7/9 Football at home against Christ the King
Wednesday 22nd Year 8/10 Football at home against Christ the King
Thursday 23rd Y8 rugby tournament at West Park RFC, St Helens

Attendance
We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 10th March 2017 was 94.5%.

 

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