Headteacher’s update

Year 6 Transition Day
On Wednesday, we were delighted to welcome our new Year 7 students for the day, who are joining us in September. They enjoyed a day of activities and were able to meet the students who will be sharing their form and no doubt future friendships with. They spent time in their new form room with their form teacher, had lunch in the school dining room and took part in some sports in the Sports Hall.

We were extremely impressed with the students behaviour throughout the day and hope that they all had an interesting day and that come September they will feel fully at home when they arrive for their first day on Tuesday 5th.

We look forward to meeting the parent/carers on Monday at the new intake evening which will be held at 6pm in the school hall.

Interact Club
I was delighted to read the applications from some of our Year 8 students applying for the Interact Club. We have a team of 10 students who will be starting their charity and community work here at Stanley High. This morning we held our first meeting which was also attended by Mr Rimmer from Meols Rotary and Miss Donnelly and the students voted for the students who will fulfil the roles of Chair – Eleanor, Vice-Chair – Georgia, Secretary – Abigail and Treasurer – Amy and we wish them all well in raising lots of money.

The first event will take place next Friday 7th July which will be a cake sale during morning break time. Please encourage your child to send in cakes, and it is even nicer to see some home baked cakes. The money raised will be divided between the Interact Group and the North West Ambulance Service.

Wally Cain Dance Festival
I have the privilege of attending the Wally Cain Dance Festival tonight, and I wish the students good luck as I know that they have been working hard and practicing their dance routines for a number of weeks now. I am sure they will do well and most of all that they enjoy the experience and evening. Thank you to Miss Cregg for all the hard work given to the students and the school in preparing them.

Big Bang Event
I will be accompanying a group of Year 8 students on Tuesday 4th July to The Big Bang Fair at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre where we will be taking part in lots of exciting Maths, Science and Design activities.

There will also be a visit to the Museum of Liverpool in the afternoon.

Mr N Moore

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 – 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. The Year 5 camp is £45 and the Year 6 camp is £40.

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 contact the school for further information.

Duke of Edinburgh

Last weekend we ran a very eventful but highly successful Qualifying Expedition for some of our Bronze participants.

The first, and most important, thing to say about the trip is that all the students and staff arrived home safe and well, and that the students’ attitudes were excellent throughout the trip. Everyone had a really good time and will have many a tale to tell!

Our first day, Friday, proved to be a very challenging walk for the students. The navigating skills of a number of students was tested but thankfully they arrived safely at the checkpoint.

Thankfully, navigation improved on the Saturday which began with a surprise visit from a flock of about 30-40 sheep who invaded the campsite, bleating away at five o’clock in the morning!

Further incidents followed throughout the day with a collapsed tree blocking the footpath to the river, and finally, the independent assessor who accompanied the trip was involved in a minor car crash with a tractor. Fortunately she was not hurt and continued to drive her car to the end of a very memorable weekend!

Huge thanks to the staff who gave up their weekends to help and support; they did a great job in some very difficult circumstances.

Today Year 10 girls were given a talk about careers in Chemical Engineering by Miss M Leggett who works at MERCK, a leading manufacturer in the Pharmaceutical/Biopharmaceutical industry in Cork. Miss Leggett discussed the qualities needed in engineering; what skills and qualifications are required to enter this field; the pathways available to become an engineer; why it is important to encourage more girls to get involved in.

The girls thoroughly enjoyed the talk which is just one of a series of talks given to students to help them make informed choices about their future studies and the world of work.

This week’s creative work of the week goes to Luke McCall in Year 8 for his Antonio Gaudi inspired tower.

Students looked at the architects work in their technology lessons are were asked to produce for homework a three dimensional model. Luke has used a combination of recycled items to show the texture on his tower. Well done Luke; truly inspiring.

Jodie Foy in Year 10, has made this amazing unicorn three layered sponge cake.
She has been creating this over a series of lessons for the ‘high level skills’ unit in GCSE Food and Nutrition.

Well Done Jodie it looks amazing!

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

Congratulations to the Year 8 Girls Rugby team who recently won the Sefton schools tournament held at Southport Rugby Club. The girls played with great precision, pace and power against Christ the King High, Meols Cop High, Holy Family High, Maricourt High, Deyes High and Savio High and did not lose a game throughout the day, with one draw. The girls will now go on to represent Sefton at the Merseyside Youth games on the 6th of July.

Congratulations to the Year 9 cricket team who have reached the semi-final of the Lancashire Plate Cup. Through a mixture of good luck, skill and hard work the boys have reached a level that Stanley have only played once before. We are looking forward to playing the winners of Birkdale High or St Marys High in the semi-final. Well done boys on a great season so far.

This week the PE staff, along with 80 students from Year 7, 8 and 9 went to Robin Park in Wigan to take part in the Sefton Schools Division 1 Championship. Every year the standard seems to get better and better and Stanley High, who have remained in Division 1 for both girls and boys for the last 8 years, excelled yet again.

Individual success was shared amongst the boys and girls with Stanley having winners in the Year 7 girls and boys 800m, Year 7 Long jump, Year 9 1500m, Year 10 discuss, Year 10 girls 200m and 300m and finally the boys Year 9 relay team and the girls Year 10 relay team.

However what was most pleasing was the team ethos and the pride shown by the Stanley students. All students should be congratulated for contributing towards Stanley finishing 4th in the boys event and the girls finishing 5th, which again secured their place in Division 1 next year.

Special mention has to go to Year 9 boys and Year 10 girls relay. The Year 9 boys won the team event for their year and Year 10 closely followed them with second place in both the boys and girls team event. The 4 Year 10 girls who took part in the 4 x 100 relay are undefeated in all Sefton and Southport schools. This is an amazing feat to have accomplished.

ChampionsA huge congratulations to Molly, Becky, Lauren and Alice who over the course of 4 years, have broken every single school record for the relay. Miss Cregg and Mrs Urquhart are incredibly proud of their achievements and dedication. The girls have proved to be exceptional role models for our younger students.

We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 23rd June 2017 was 94.4%. Thank you to parents and carers for your support in ensuring your child attends school regularly.

AttendanceCongratulations to 8DAK who achieved 99.2% attendance this week.

Online Information and Apps
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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.



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