Headteacher’s update

Interact Club Cake Sale
On Friday morning the Interact student group, with the help of Miss Donnelly, held a cake sale at morning break to raise funds for charity. The money is to be split between the North West Ambulance Service and Derian House Children’s Hospice. The students have worked hard baking a selection of cakes, and both students and staff have kindly donated too.

Southport Learning Partnership ‘Toe to Toe Campaign’
On Thursday 20th July, as part of the Southport Learning Partnership we will be taking part in the ‘Toe to Toe Campaign’ which involves students in ALL Southport schools. The idea is for them to bring their ‘used’ school shoes in on the last day of term and at the end of the school day they take them off and leave them on their desk. They would need to bring another pair to wear for the journey home.

Key Points

  • If they don’t have school shoes to donate, any other shoes that a child (up to 16) might wear
  • They must be in ‘wear again’ condition with no holes in the soles
  • Children are under no pressure to donate

Shoes will be collated at Farnborough Road Junior School and they will arrange for the shoes to be delivered to the charity and be distributed to one of 35 countries around the world.

There is no obligation to take part, but we would love to support this charity and the work they carry out in finding new feet for pre-loved children’s shoes.

Year 10 Work Experience
Next week Year 10 students will take part in Work Experience week. Students will be out and about in various establishments, experiencing a ‘normal’ week’s work in their chosen profession/venue. We hope they learn some invaluable skills and new experiences that will take them forward in the future to help them decide their long term career and post 16 study pathways.

stanley's got talent
Students from our local primary schools have been invited to view the rehearsal of Stanley’s Got Talent on the afternoon of Wednesday 12th July. All the acts are ready and excited to show off their talent and I am sure the students will be suitably impressed.

Please show your support for the final show on Thursday 13th July – the show starts at 7pm and tickets are available from the finance office at £3 each. Refreshments will be available on the night when the audience vote for their favourite act!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Mr N Moore
Headteacher

Wally Cain Dance Festival
dancersOn Friday 30th June, 30 students had the honour of participating in the Wally Cain
Contemporary Dance Festival. The students performed their routine P.O.P: Pioneers of
Pop, which comprised of songs based on artists who defined the genre of pop. Artists
included Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and also included a song by
Ariana Grande for her pioneering work raising money for the victims of the Manchester
bombing.

All the students performed to an exceptionally high standard and represented the school admirably. The girls have been working on their routine for a number of months and have given up an extremely large amount of their time to represent the school. Miss Cregg was very proud of the students’ performance and the quote of the night was “Can we go and do it again – it felt amazing!”, huge thanks also goes to Miss Cregg for all the time and support that she has given to the students and the school to ensure they were fully prepared. Well done everyone!

Big Bang Event
A group of Year 8 students attended The Big Bang Fair on Tuesday 4th July at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre. They had an interesting morning taking part in lots of exciting and very different activities.

They continued on to visit the Museum of Liverpool in the afternoon and the students were a credit to themselves and the school the whole day and all students enjoyed the day, including the journey to and from Liverpool on the train!

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.

Art
Mrs Ward’s creative work of the week goes to Year 9 students and their hybrid animals. These pieces have been inspired by the artist Abbey Diamond and her ink technique. Well done year 9 GCSE Art.

Careers

careers day
On Wednesday Year 9 students took part in a careers event. This involved several employers visiting the school to explain to students the skills, qualities and qualifications needed for their individual occupation. Students asked thought-provoking and detailed questions and the employers praised the commitment and manners of the students.

Students enjoyed the session and it gave some of them ideas for the future! Thank you to all those who gave up their time to speak with the students and thanks also go to Miss Kent for organising and running the event.

Catering
Students in 7/1 produced some amazing outcomes for their final Year 7 food practical lesson. After a shaky start to the year, they have lost their inhibitions and started to push the boundaries of cooking in recent weeks.

Miss Smithies was particularly impressed with Nicholas and his ‘Smores Burgers’ (mince, chocolate and marshmallow burgers!) and Joshua’s flourless brownies. There were an amazing selection of cookies and cupcakes too! They have been an absolute pleasure to teach.

English
 As you may already know, we are currently trying to raise funds to develop a brand new library in school. Miss Navin has been contacting various publishing companies and asking if they would like to donate some books to the school library.

We are still waiting to hear from some of them but Pan Macmillan have very kindly donated a box of books covering a variety of topics and age groups and we very grateful for their kind donation. We look forward to hearing from the other companies soon. If you have any good quality books that you would like to donate and would be suitable for the school library, please send them in to school which will remain open during the summer break.

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!

Science
This week students in Year 7 set 2 presented their space projects that were set by Mr Roberts. All of the students work was excellent and they had clearly worked hard on their projects.

A particular mention must go to Erin, Halle and Katie for their amazing posters, models and even a baked cake of the earth, Abdullah for excellent structure and research into the space project and Jake for an outstanding model of the solar system.

Mr Roberts was very impressed by all of the effort of students

Sports News

Athletics
New School Records; after the recent success of our boys and girls athletes at the Division 1 Athletics Championships, we are proud to announce that we have some new school records, some of which dated back to 2005.

The following students should be congratulated on their fantastic achievements:

  • Andrew Fleming 800m Year 7 – 2 minutes 39 seconds
  • Tom Corcoran 1500m Year 9 – 4 minutes 40 seconds
  • Jack Foulder High Jump Year 9 – 1m 59cm
  • Hope Harwood-Blackburn 100m Year 7 – 14.06 seconds
  • Amber Foreman 75m Hurdles Year 8 – 13.44 seconds
  • Alice Prescott 300m Year 10 – 43.94 seconds
  • Molly Riding 800m Year 10 – 2 minutes 35 seconds #
  • Nicole Naylor Javelin Year 10 – 23m 45cm
  • Lauren Oates, Becky Flynn, Molly Riding, Alice Prescott – Year 10 Girls Relay Team – 55.20 seconds

Rugby
year 8 rugby

A group of Year 8 students represented Sefton at the Merseyside School Games Finals at Wavertree yesterday where over 1000 students took part. There were 12 teams who took part in the Touch Rugby competition. Stanley finished 2nd in their group, winning all of their matches bar 1. They lost a narrowly fought semi-final to finish an impressive 3rd place.

Stanley High Sports Day
On Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th July we will be holding our annual school sports days. On Monday students will be taking part in the field events which will include long jump, triple jump, javelin, discus shot and high jump and on Tuesday students will be taking part in the track events which will include 100m, 300m, 400m and relay events. We are hoping for fine weather, which will hopefully make the day, but would ask that students bring in water bottles and sunscreen should the sun be exceptionally hot on the day.

Attendance
We have a target of 95% attendance and work hard every day to beat this. The whole school attendance for week ending 30th June 2017 was 94.2%. Thank you to parents and carers for your support in ensuring your child attends school regularly.

attendance

Online Information and Apps
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