Headteacher’s update

Year 11 Leavers
We were pleased with the behaviour of our Year 11 students during their final few days and throughout the examination period. And their final days associated with Stanley High School were completed today after attending the school prom last night and their leaver’s assembly this morning.

Students who attended the school prom on Thursday evening had a fantastic evening celebrating the end of their school days and through conversations with some students they were looking forward to moving on to college and enjoying the summer off.

Students also returned to school this morning to attend their leaver’s assembly, where a few tears were shed along with a lot of laughter as they were treated to a few ‘old’ photos and stories from their five years at Stanley High School.

leavers assembly

I wish them all well for the future and for their exam results and look forward to seeing them at the GCSE results day on Thursday 24th August from 10am.

Year 6 Transition Day
On Wednesday 28th June, we are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students who will be joining us in September. They are expected to arrive for the day at 9.15am and will experience a day at Stanley which I am sure will be an exciting and fun day for them. They will leave us at 2.45pm to be collected from the main entrance of the school. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the school office, or email enquiries@stanleyhigh.co.uk.

Wally Cain Dance Festival
I have the privilege of being able to attend the Wally Cain Dance Festival next Friday, and I know our students have been working hard and practicing their dance routines for a number of weeks now. I wish them well for the competition and I am sure there will be a few extra practice sessions taking place this week? Thanks also go to Miss Cregg for her time and effort in preparing and coaching the students.

Mr N Moore
Headteacher

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. Last week Year 8 students were given information regarding the organisation and how to apply. There is a maximum of 10 places available in the group and students were 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, please encourage your child to apply or to speak with myself if they require further information.


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 days 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/

School Library
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 will be delivering two summer camps during the summer break; one camp is open to Year 5 students from our local primary schools and the second camp is a transition camp for the Year 6 students who will be attending Stanley as Year 7s in September.

Both camps have a limit of 40 places available, information has been sent out to students this week. The dates of the camps are Tuesday 25th – Friday 28th July for the Year 5 camp and Tuesday 1st – Friday 4th August for the Year 6 camp, please visit the website or contact the school for further information. www.stanleyhigh.co.uk

Careers
Currently our Y10s are visiting a number of Colleges this week and next week to help inform them of their next ‘Steps after Stanley’. The careers guidance service, CASCAID have produced an e-book for parents to get involved and encourage their children in finding their future careers. The link to the booklet can be found below. The booklet provides an overview of how parents can help support their child with important career choices, as well as providing a question and answer session and information on how you can help, the booklet also references the Kudos careers programme. This software will give your child the information needed to make important decisions about future careers and what subjects, courses and training they can do to reach their career destination.

Please note that you do not need to purchase the single user access (as advertised on page 5) as the school already subscribes to the Kudos programme and it is available to all students. If you would like log in details for the programme please ask your child or the relevant Head of Year at Stanley.
https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/documents/2017/06/parents-guide-careers-guidance.pdf

Art
Mrs Ward has decided her creative work of the week goes to the Year 11 Art students. This week we have put up the art exhibition once more, for the GCSE Art moderator who said that “She always enjoys seeing Stanley’s Art work” which is fantastic to hear.
Mrs Ward’s form were lucky to get to see the exhibition and were very impressed with the work. A big thank-you to all who have helped out and well done Year 11.

Catering
7.1 had an outstanding food lesson today – the brief was to create something that was suitable for vegetarians, some took it a step further and prepared food suitable for vegans! There were some very impressive outcomes which would easily have passed for GCSE standard. Miss Smithies was very impressed.

Drama


Drama students in Years 8, 9 and 10 visited Runshaw College with Miss Cassidy, Mrs Bowers and Mr Proffitt on Wednesday to watch an original performance of the play ‘V’ which was presented by the students in their final year on the Professional Performance Programme.

This was a perfect opportunity, not only to view live theatre to study for exam practice, but also to raise awareness of the content of courses on offer at our local colleges. As always the actors were outstanding and the overall production was creative and inspiring – a great afternoon out enjoyed by all the students and staff.

stanley's got talent
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, please ensure you get your ticket as I am sure it is going to be a fantastic and fun event.
For further information students can see Miss Cassidy or Mr Winstanley.

Sports News

Athletics
Our girls have recently taken part in the North Sefton Athletics Championships at Litherland High and again there were many outstanding team and individual performances. Year 7 came an extremely creditable 3rd place with Hope Harwood Blackburn winning the 100m. Year 8 also finished 3rd with Amber Foreman winning the Long Jump. Year 9 also finished 3rd but a special mention must go to Year 10 who finished 2nd with some excellent performances including some individual winners and a 4x100m relay win. Molly Riding won the 200m, Alice Prescott won the Long Jump and 300m, Nicole Naylor won the Discus and Javelin. A huge well done to all the girls who have taken part in the 4x100m relay and who have been unbeaten in the previous 4 years! Hopefully this bodes well for the Sefton Championships in a weeks’ time.

Cricket
Year 9 cricket team seemed to be inspired by their recent Q&A with Kyle Jervis from Lancashire Cricket club and achieved an outstanding team performance to progress to the Lancashire cup quarter finals. They bowled out Arch Bishop temple for 64 runs, easily passing this target for the loss of only 2 wickets. The outstanding individual performance goes to Benish Shukla who took 4 wickets and scored 33 not out. The boys will play St Bedes of Blackburn in the next round.

Rounders
The theme this week has been National Women in Sport week and the girls at Stanley High have had plenty of opportunities to follow in the footsteps of their heroes. Stanley hosted the Year 7, 8 and 9 North Sefton Rounders competitions and despite the sweltering heat the girls excelled in their team performances and their sportsmanship. Year 7 finished a creditable 4th winning 3 out of 6 games, Year 8 finished 3rd winning 4 out of 6 games. Finally Year 9 finished 2nd winning 5 out of 6 games to cap off a wonderful tournament for all. Congratulations to Greenbank High who won overall.

Sports Leaders
This week has been another busy week for Sports Leaders. Year 8 students have been busy with supporting Churchtown and Larkfield Primary sports days and Year 9 students have organised a primary athletics competition where over 60 children have taken part in a number of events.

Individual Success
A special mention to Alice who recently won the Merseyside triple jump championship with a huge jump of 9m 99cm.
 

Alice is one of our Gold Sporting Ambassadors and we wish her every success in the forthcoming English Schools Championships.

Upcoming Fixtures
Monday 26th – Sefton Athletics Championships at Robin Park
Tuesday 27th – Years 7 and 8 Tennis Competition at North Meols Tennis Centre

Attendance
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.

attendance

Congratulations to 7CRL who had 99%, 7WIL who had 99.3%, 8CHE who had 99.5% and 7PEM who achieved 100% attendance this week.

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.

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

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