Headteacher’s update
Please be reminded that we will return to school on Tuesday 2nd May due to the Monday being a Bank Holiday.

Staff Update
Congratulations to Miss L Cregg who has been appointed as Year Leader and will take over Year 8 in September.

Whole School Photo
A reminder that we will be taking a whole school photograph on Wednesday 3rd May, please ensure your child is wearing full and correct school uniform.

Year 7 Progress Evening
It was a pleasure to see so many parent/carers on Thursday at the Year 7 Progress evening. If you were unable to attend and would like to speak about your child, please email enquiries@stanleyhigh.co.uk marked for the attention of the Year Leader Mrs Urquhart.

PTA
If you wish to be a part of the School’s PTA, please contact the above number and ask to speak with the School Business Manager, Mrs Smith.

We also hold a monthly Car Boot Sale which raises vital funds for the school, if you or your child would like to volunteer to help the school in any aspect of the car boot, please contact the school office on 01704 228940.

Mr N Moore
Headteacher

Sainsburys Activekids
Please remember to send your vouchers into school, as this is the last week for collection.
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.

Swimming Champion
Former student Holly Hibbott has secured her third individual title of the 2016 British Summer Championships by winning Gold in the 400m Freestyle in Sheffield. Holly also secured the 800m Freestyle Gold, 200m Fly Gold, 4 x 200m Freestyle quartet Gold and the 4 x 100m Gold in the Freestyle relay taking her haul to 5 in total.

It is a fantastic achievement and one that Holly has worked extremely hard to achieve, we wish her well in her next championship.

More Able Visit

Fifteen Year 10 students visited Runshaw College for a More Able Master Class on Wednesday.

Students were impeccability behaved and a credit to the school. This was Runshaws annual full day event for able, gifted and talented students from all the regional high schools.Our students had the opportunity to take part in activities in their chosen subjects which were designed to be stretching and stimulating and to give them a flavour of academic study in the sixth form and beyond.


Some of the activities included; examining and cross referencing a case in law, measuring waves in physics, making aspirin in chemistry and the study of the origins of words in English. They particularly enjoyed the free lunch in one of the many canteens they have available!

Career Corner
Career Assembly
The Y10 separate scientists were incredibly privileged to be given a talk by one of our parents, Dr Williams who is a consultant and specialises in the treatment of dementia.
 
The students enjoyed finding out about routes into the medical profession and about Dr Williams’ own speciality. The students were given lots of practical advice and detailed information on joining the medical profession and the presentation she gave had various links to information about applying for medicine.  Please follow the link to view the presentation. https://stanleyhigh.co.uk/documents/2017/04/careers-talk.pdf

Year 7 Career Day

Year 7 students were involved with the second Future Careers day on Monday. They listened to and engaged in tasks set by employers and employees from a range of different; professions and vocations throughout the day. After lunch the students focussed on jobs for the future and the use of robots in the job market.  They then worked in small groups to design their own robot and present their robot to members of their group.

The final session of their day culminated in four groups presenting their robot to a panel of judges and year group. The winning robot was ‘clever clogs’ which was designed by C Clayton, L McDowell, B Wright, C Thomas, C Blackmore and K Ainsworth, their robot had the role of a teacher which had been designed with a whole range of skills and attributes, including eyes in the back of its head!

A very informative day was had by all and certainly a day which made students think about 2021 and beyond.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Last weekend our Year 10 cohort completed their qualifying walk for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award. In excellent walking conditions, the students demonstrated their ability to navigate a route stretching over three days (approximately 25 miles), beginning on Friday morning and finishing late afternoon on Sunday. On Friday, the students completed a seven hour trek to Borwick Hall, their campsite for the night. The route continued on Saturday and Sunday from Borwick through Silverdale and Arnside and eventually ending up at the deer park in Milnthorpe.

In the evenings, students cooked and set up tents and tried to keep warm in bitterly cold conditions; not ideal for sleeping in tents! Despite this, students’ spirits remained high and their behaviour and attitude were first class throughout the trip.

All the students have now completed the expedition part of their Silver Award, subject to completing a presentation about their experiences.

Well done to all those who took part!

This weekend it is the Year 9’s turn to go camping; Group A of the Bronze cohort are doing their practice expedition around the Chipping area on Friday and Saturday. We wish them luck!

Art
Year 7.3 students have produced some fantastic work in lessons on a graffiti artist who paints birds. Mathew was particularly inspired and went above and beyond expectations producing additional work completed in his own time.
Emily Walsh has produced a fantastic sketchbook for her GCSE art homework, for her coursework project on confectionary. She has hand made the book and decorated every page with her own paintings, drawings and design ideas for a dress.

Mrs McAlistair is so impressed with her attitude to learning and her outstanding ability.

Year 7.1 Technology students have been working on a project on Musical Theatre. Students have been looking at all the design elements involved in stage production and really enjoyed practising makeup this week.



Mrs Ward has chosen Rebecca Cross for her creative work of the week for due to her highly detailed cake painting. The painting is Rebecca’s final exam piece for her GCSE Fine Art.

Rebecca chose to look at the question detail and has produced a highly detailed painting looking at the details on a range of cakes. This work can be viewed in an exhibition in the entrance hall next week for the GCSE students’ parents and family.  Well done Rebecca, Mrs Ward is extremely impressed and proud.

Drama
Miss Cassidy’s Year 9 Drama GCSE students performed their 3 Theatre in Education performances to Year 7 classes on Tuesday this week in the main hall.  Students have been working creatively on a half term project exploring fables and moral messages to create a performance relevant for students today.

Well done to the whole class and thank you to Mr Proffitt who worked with the students on developing their choice of sound and lighting to support all 3 performances.

Attendance
We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 21st April 2017 was 93.8%.

2017-2018 Term Dates
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