Head teacher’s update
Please can parents re-inforce with students the need for good road sense traveling to and from school. Both Fleetwood Road and Marshside Road are busy at the start and end of the day and students should take care in crossing the roads and avoid using mobile phones when crossing. For those students who travel to school on bicycles, please encourage them to wear a helmet.
Thank you to those parents who attended the forum on Thursday evening, which provided an opportunity for me to give an update on recent developments and our vision for the future of the school. The main discussion points from the meeting will be available on the school website from Monday.
The next meeting is on Wednesday 22nd February at 7pm. It would be fantastic if any additional parents would be interested in joining to support the education of our students.
Year 8 Options Information, Advice and Guidance Evening
There will be an Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) evening for parents on Wednesday 8th February at 6pm where parents and carers will receive a presentation outlining the option process. There will also be opportunities to talk to subject leaders about the course content and assessments for options and the core subjects. We look forward to seeing you on the evening.
Southport Learning Partnership ‘Love my Community’ Day
As part of the Southport Learning Partnership, where we work together with other schools on joint projects, we are taking part in the second ‘Love my Community’ event called ‘Odd Shoes for Queenscourt’ on Thursday 9th February; students will be asked to wear odd shoes for the day and to donate £1 for Queenscourt.
It is hoped that every child in Southport will take part and that together we can raise a lot of money for this great cause. It is advised that only sensible shoes are worn along with full school uniform.
Half term and Inset day
On Thursday 9th February we break up for the half term holiday at 3pm and Friday 10th February is an Inset day where students do not need to attend. I would like to wish you all a restful half term break and look forward to the new term on Monday 20th February at 8.40am.
Mr N Moore
Year 11 revision
Year 11 revision has begun after school and I have been delighted with the engagement and attitude of our students, moving forward in preparing for their summer exams. Please can parents and carers continue to ensure children attend? Please see the timetable for revision below.
Mrs Ward’s Creative work of the week goes to Jacob Czaicki for his beautiful detail on a painting of an insect. Jacob explains that on his artist board that Jessa Huebing Reinger’s style revolves mainly around the astounding size of her pieces. In the painting he has painted, it was the attention to detail that inspired him.
Jacob also likes the way her paintings educate the viewer about the insects.
On Friday 27th January over 100 Year 9-11 students chosen from Drama, Music, Dance and English viewed a performance of ‘The Othello Remix’. This was presented by students on the Professional Performance Programme at Runshaw College, a contemporary reworking of Shakespeare’s play that combined ensemble work with dynamic physical theatre.
The performance was exciting and memorable and a great way to experience Shakespeare out of the classroom. Well done to all students for their impeccable manners throughout the show; the actors commented that they were the best audience from their last 10 performances!
Linguist of the Week
This week’s linguist of the week is Jasmina Bucur in Year 10. Miss Peacock has nominated Jasmina for the talent she shows in Spanish and for the excellent way she participates in lessons. Her performance in a recent speaking assessment was outstanding. Well done, Jasmina!
On Friday 27th January the Year 11 GCSE Music students were fortunate enough to be invited on a tour of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). The tour was provided by current LIPA students who explained the post 16 Music courses available, as well as guiding Stanley students around their world class facilities including recording studios, sound technology suites, rehearsal rooms and a state of the art Music ICT facility.
After the tour and brief Q&A session, the students were then shown into the Theatre where a concert was being held and they were treated to live performances by three of the student bands, plus the LIPA staff band. It was a fantastic afternoon enjoyed by all!
During this term, our Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 teams have played matches against Formby High, Range High, Christ the King and Meols Cop. Our year 7 and 8 students have proved to be a big success as they have regularly attended the extra-curricular training and a big thank you to our year 9 and 10 students who have given their time to coach them. This week year 7, 8, 9 and 10 played really competitive games against Birkdale High. Unfortunately the results were not in our favour, however, we are waiting to hear if we have qualified for the plate competition. Games will be confirmed once the official league table is announced. Well done to all students who have participated.
Last week Year 7, 8 and 9 students took part in the second round of the Sefton Schools cross country championships at Merchant Taylors. Stanley had some outstanding team performances but special praise has to go to Adam Oakley in Year 7 and Thomas Corcoran in Year 9 who finished 3rd in their respective races.
In the Year 9 competition at Formby High we played Meols Cop, Formby and Range and were unbeaten, eventually winning the final 4-1. Well done to all.
Year 7 and Year 8 played against Christ the King this week and although we were defeated we are looking for an improved result against Formby High next week.
Well done to Year 8 who played Meols Cop and Christ the King, finally winning against Scarisbrick Hall 5-0. A great effort by all and we look forward to the Schools Finals Tournament.
Tuesday 7th February – Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 Netball at Formby High
Tuesday 7th February – Year 9 National Cup Football Quarter final vs Thomas Telford High
Wednesday 8th February – Year 7 and 8 Basketball at Stanley vs Holy Family High
Thursday 9th February – Year 9/10 Rugby tournament at Southport Rugby Club
Thursday 9th February – Year 7 and 8 Boys Sportshall Athletics at Greenbank High
We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 27th January 2017 was 94.1%.
Congratulations to 9SMC for achieving 99.6% attendance.