Headteacher’s update

GCSE Examinations Arrangements
Year 11 students have made an excellent start to their GCSEs and revision programme and we ask you to remind them to continue working hard and should they need additional support to visit any of the materials on the school website or speak with their Subject Teacher, Year Leader or Form Tutor. Alternatively, please see a number of links below with detailed information on a number of exam related topics, especially the second link that contains information on how to support your child through the exam period.

Students can continue to meet in the canteen from 8am on the days of their exams where breakfast and refreshments will be provided for those sitting a morning exam. Students must be in school by 8.30am when sitting morning exams. Please encourage your child to be on time as this makes a huge impact on their preparation prior to the exams.

Please follow the link below to view the exam timetable.

https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/school-information/exams/

Please follow the links below for information on coping with exam stresses.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/Coping-with-exam-stress.aspx

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1HsY1X8ySjKBMVXPVCbP4qH/exam-stress

Please follow the link below to view the revision schedule for the next three weeks.

https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/documents/2017/05/revision-plan-may-2017.pdf

Please re-visit the PowerPoint via the link below if you need any revision tips to help your child.

https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/documents/2017/03/year-11-parent-event-29th-march.pdf

May half term revision
We have an extensive revision programme taking place during the half term holiday and Year 11 students and parent/carers have received a copy today. Please follow the link below to view the revision timetable. https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/documents/2017/05/revision-may-half-term-2017.pdf

Year 11 Junior Leadership Applications
Details have been issued to students this week in relation to applying for the Year 11 Junior Leadership Team for 2017/18. In the Year 10 assembly on Thursday students were given advice and guidance on what the role would involve and how to apply for prefect positions. I look forward to reading the applications and our Year 10 pupils helping to shape the future of our school.

The details were emailed home via Groupcall to Year 10 parent/carers and if you did not receive this please let the office know. Please encourage your child to speak to a member of staff or Mrs Rae if this is something they would like to consider applying for.

Whole School Photograph
We had perfect weather for the first Stanley High whole school photograph earlier this month and this is an opportunity to purchase a historic photograph which celebrates our school community. A whole school photograph will only be taken every 5 years to capture the staff and students who are part of our school. 

Details of how to purchase the photograph will be issued next week by Mrs Witherup.

Mr N Moore
Headteacher

Sainsbury’s Active kids 2017
Please continue to send your vouchers into school, we can continue to collect them until the end of June.

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/

Year 10 student Alice won two silver medals in the long jump and triple jump on Sunday 14th May at Merseyside County Championships.

Well done Alice and hopefully you will go on to achieve greater success and more medals!

Year 9 students
On Monday 22nd May, 14 Year 9 students will be spending the morning at Greenbank High school visiting the Anne Frank exhibition which is being staged there. The students will be trained as the school’s Anne Frank ambassadors and will visit local primary schools and help Year 8 when they study Anne Frank.

Careers
On July 5th Year 9 students will be taking part in another careers event. During this event they will meet local employers and then interview them about their job and the skills and qualities that they look for in employees.

This is part of the extensive careers programme we have in school for all years. Should you feel that you would be able to come into school and give advice and guidance, please contact Mr Wright or Miss Perkins via the school email enquiries@stanleyhigh.co.uk or by telephoning the school office on 228940 and we would be happy to discuss what you can offer.

Art
Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week goes to Alvis Aleknavics for his highly detailed acrylic painting of a chameleon.  

 

Alvis has been working for months to capture the detail and texture of this very colourful character. This piece is to go towards Alvis’s Colours in Nature coursework project.

Well done Alvis.

Izabela Grelecka in Year 8 has produce these stunning drawings, which she has done at home in response to a manga drawing project we are looking at in Technology lessons. Mrs McAlister was really impressed at the standard of her work and her motivation.

Drama
The full cast attended a meeting today with Miss Cassidy, for students to receive information on the rehearsal schedule and responsibilities.  Thank you again to all parents who may have helped prepare our students for their auditions and I am sure will continue to do so. 

Tickets for the final show on Thursday 13th July will be on sale from 5th June from the finance office at a cost of £3.00.  For further information students can see Miss Cassidy and Mr Winstanley.

English
All KS3 students have sat an English assessment in the exam hall this week. For our younger students this has been their first experience of what it’s like to sit an exam.

The English team are incredibly proud of how the students conducted themselves, and how hard they have worked on their assessments. They are a credit to the school and their families. Well done!

Maths

We are very pleased to announce the outstanding results in this year’s UK Maths Challenge. Sixty of our Year 7 and 8 students took part in this National Challenge which was organised by Leeds University. Of those 60, a massive 23 achieved a Certificate of Excellence.

Well done to Scott, Aiden and Harry who all achieved Gold, and congratulations to the students who achieved the 5 Silvers and 15 Bronzes. A huge well done to all the students who took part.

Music
Year 10 GCSE Music students attended KGV college on Wednesday afternoon. The purpose of the visit was a guided tour of the new state of the art Music facilities plus experiencing a Music technology masterclass.

 

The session involved the students recording a series of sounds in a studio, transferring and manipulating those sounds into a composition of their own creation using production software called ‘Ableton’.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and it allowed them to learn and develop new skills that will help them with their own GCSE Music compositions.

Sports News

Dance
Dance rehearsals continue on Wednesdays after school for all students involved with the Wally Cain Dance Festival in June. There will be an extra rehearsal during half term for all dancers on Thursday 1st June from 10am-2pm.

Girls Football
Huge congratulations to the Girls football team who recently won the Sefton Schools 7aside competition at Netherton. They played against Savio High, Litherland High, Hawthorne High and Meols Cop High and won every game and did not concede a goal.

They will take part in their last football tournament on June 12th and will hopefully have as much success.

Girls Basketball
Stanley also had great success in the Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 North Sefton Basketball tournament held at Formby High this week.

Year 7 girls won their first 2 games before eventually finishing third, Year 8 went one better finishing second with victories against Meols Cop High, Formby High, Range High and Christ The King before eventually losing to the winners Greenbank High.

However special mention has to go to the Year 9 and 10 teams who did not lose a match winning every game with a succession of impressive performances which stood them out as the team of the tournament.  Congratulations to all the players.

Southport and Waterloo Mile Road races
Stanley High had some outstanding team and individual success in the recent mile races held at Victoria Park. It was really pleasing to see the hard work of the students in a competition environment with athletes from local running clubs and schools across Sefton being represented at this year’s event.

Highlights of the evening were the outstanding runs from Adam Oakley in Year 7 finishing third in a really fast and hard fought race. Annabel Riding finished 5th in the Year 9 race.  The Year 10 team won the event for their age group, with Molly Riding finishing 2nd and Kyra Higham 3rd in the girls race, and Aaron Austin-Holden winning the boys’ race with Lewis Tobin-Jones finishing 3rd

All of the students who participated, represented the school with a fantastic attitude and the staff were extremely proud of their efforts.

Rounders
Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 students took part in a Rounders fixture at Range High, which also included playing against Meols Cop. The students played well winning more than half their games and are looking forward to playing next week against Christ the King and Scarisbrick Hall.

Upcoming fixtures
Tuesday 23rd – Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 Girls Rounders v Scarisbrick Hall and Christ the King
Tuesday 23rd – Year 9 Track and Field at Birkdale High
Thursday 25th – Year 7 Rugby Union Tournament at Aigburth High, Liverpool

Attendance
We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 12th May 2017 was 93.5%. Thank you to parents and carers for your support in ensuring your child attends school regularly.

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
Technology Tuesday is open to all Technology and Business Year 10 students 3-4pm every Tuesday in R44 for coursework extra time.

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.

https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/documents/2016/12/additional-study.pdf

2017-2018 Term Dates
Please see the 2017-18 term dates below:
 

 

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