Headteacher’s update

Open Evening

I was delighted to welcome our prospective Year 6 and Year 5 students to our open evening on Monday. The students who helped on the night were fantastic role models and the staff ensured there were plenty of fun and engaging activities to showcase what a fantastic school this is.

The evening was incredibly busy and I would invite all prospective parents to come and view our calm and purposeful school community during the school day. The available tour dates are as below, but if you would like to visit and are unable to attend on these dates, please contact the office to arrange a convenient time.

25th September at 9.15am, 26th September at 1.15pm and 4th October at 1.15pm.

Cycling to school

To ensure the safety of all of our students who travel to school on bikes, they must dismount on Fleetwood Road and walk with their bikes to the bike shed. Students have been very sensible recently in crossing the main roads, and I would encourage them to continue to be mindful of the busy roads during the start and end of the school day. Please also ensure your child wears the correct safety equipment.

Parents Evening dates

Year 7 Parents Evening will be taking place on Thursday 16th November between 4-7pm. The booking system will open on 30th October and you will be notified of this nearer the time with details of how you can book your appointments. The remaining parent’s evenings will take place on the following dates:

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

Mr N Moore
Headteacher

Year 11 Maths Intervention meeting

On Monday 25th September there will be a Maths meeting with a small number of Year 11 Parents/Carers to discuss the programme for Maths intervention that will be taking place this term. We welcome those that have been invited but if you feel your child requires some additional help or advice, please contact the school via email or telephone, or encourage them to speak with their subject teacher.

Year 11 KGV Evening

On Wednesday 27th September KGV will be in school to hold an information and advice evening for Year 11 students and Parents/Carers. This will include advice from CareerConnect, KGV, Southport College and former Stanley High students will be in attendance to give real-life advice on their experiences at college. We look forward to seeing you from 5.30pm onwards in the school hall.

Macmillan Coffee MorningMacmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 29th September we will be hosting a Macmillan coffee morning in the school hall. We welcome all Parents/Carers and Grandparents to join us for refreshments from 10am to 12noon. We welcome your own donations, but we will be providing refreshments for you to purchase for this very worthy cause. We look forward to seeing you there.

Students will also be taking part in their own bake sale in the school gym, so please encourage them to bring in cakes, or even to try their own baking – all efforts will be appreciated.

Art

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Mrs McAllister was extremely impressed with her Year 9 GCSE group’s first homework which was based on their landscape project. The homework was to create a pen drawing of a chosen landscape and their outstanding effort was a joy to see.

Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week has been awarded to Oliwia Rutkowska in Year 9. Oliwia is studying GCSE Art this year and is starting to develop her own style using ideas from Manga Art and her electronic tablet to help her produce these amazing characters.

Creative Work of the Week
Well done Oliwia, keep up the hard work.

English

Making a Buzz about Books!

BookbuzzBook Buzz was launched on Monday 18th September, giving every student in Years 7 and 8 a free book. There are 15 exciting new titles to choose from, all of which are available for you to see on the Book Buzz website https://www.booktrust.org.uk/supporting-you/practitioners/our-programmes/bookbuzz/. There is also a copy of each book in Room 7.Students will be ordering their books in their English lessons, and the books will be delivered to

Students will be ordering their books in their English lessons, and the books will be delivered to the school in the coming weeks. The only difficult part will be deciding which book to choose!

Spelling and Grammar FocusEach fortnight during form time there will a specific spelling and grammar focus for the students. This information is also available online for parents/carers and students should they wish to work on it at home. Please follow the link below to see the fortnightly focus for this half term.

https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/documents/2017/09/fortnightly-spelling-grammar-focus.pdf

Music

Students can now sign up for additional music lessons in school. This year we are offering tuition for drum kit, guitar, vocals, woodwind and brass lessons to take place during the school day. The cost for the year is £100 (for 35 lessons) and the fee can be paid in two instalments, PP students are entitled to a discount. If you are interested please see Mr Winstanley in Room 12.

PE

Football Results

football team

Year 7 – Stanley 4 vs Scarisbrick 0

Year 7A – Stanley 5 vs Meols Cop 2

Year 7B – Stanley 0 vs Meols Cop 9

Year 8 – Stanley 2 vs Meols Cop 1

football team

Sports Leaders

A thank you to all of the Sports Leaders who have contributed to open evening and also the students who are leading extra curriculum activities in our local primary schools. The feedback, as always, has been really positive and you are wonderful ambassadors for the school.

Forthcoming events

Monday 15th September – Year 9 and 10 Boys Football vs Meols Cop at Stanley
Tuesday 26th September – Year 10 Boys Football vs Scarisbrick at Stanley
Wednesday 27th September – Year 5 & 6 Primary Football competition at Stanley

Attendance

We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 15th September was 93.8%.

attendance 22-09-2017

Congratulations to 11TC for achieving 99.1% attendance.

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.

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