Headteacher's Blog - Football Success!

(Posted on 21/11/19)

 

Welcome to this week’s Blog

Year 11 mock GCSE exams will begin on Monday 2nd December, but students in MFL have, this week been completing their oral mocks. With a week to go, I hope that all Year 11 students are now putting in some serious revision work!

Our much acclaimed School Musical, ‘Sister Act’ which opened on Wednesday, is playing to packed audiences and is proving a huge success. I am very much looking forward to seeing it for myself, on Saturday night. The production is likely our most ambitious yet, in terms of scenery moves, technical difficulties and a huge array of songs; as ever Mr Phillips tells me it’s been his most challenging, which makes the standard reached even more astounding!

Parents and carers of Year 9 students will be receiving their interim assessment reports this week; we would ask you to please contact your child’s class teacher to discuss any concerns you may have, given the Year 9 Parents’ Evening takes place in a few weeks’ time on Wednesday 22 January (15.30 – 18.30).

A general reminder about some of our weekly clubs and activities:

Ø SIXTH FORM DEBATE CLUB – MR ROSE

Sixth Form Debate Club will held in room 16 on Thursday lunchtimes 12.30-1pm.

Ø YEAR 10 DISCUSSION CLUB – MR GERRISH

Thursday Discussion club will take place week A only at 12:30 in M1.

Ø INDEPENDENT RESEARCH – HOME LEARNING SESSION - MR HOLLYWOOD

Independent research, homework or just to catch up & get organised - Thursday 3.30 – 5pm iResearch Centre

Ø DAILY LUNCHTIME ART COMMUNITY - MRS PRITCHARD

The lunchtime Art Community is now as follows: 12.30-1pm Monday - Thursday; maximum 20 students and Friday - Art Hot Scholars only

Ø PATHWAY ADVISOR APPOINTMENTS WITH SYLVIA WOOD

Thursday (all day): Sylvia Wood, our Pathway Advisor is available for individual appointments. Please see Mrs Varley in the School Office if you would like an appointment to meet with Sylvia.

The last week has seen a lot to celebrate in our PE department:

Year 7 boys’ football team beat Bishop Heber 8-4 on Wednesday to reach Round 4 of the National Cup, and will travel to Cardinal Heenan in Liverpool. Franek Sadczuk scored 5, but also special mentions to James Edwards and Frank Rose who were excellent.

The joint Year 8/9 girls’ team beat Woodchurch High 7-3 on Tuesday and are now into the last 64 schools in the country! Special mention to Tia Turner who scored an incredible 6 goals! We will be hosting a school from Blackpool or Bury in a couple of weeks’ time, in the next round.

 

Our girls’ joint U18 team beat Bishop Heber 6-4 on Monday and are now into the last 32 schools in the country! They will travel to either Alsager or reigning National Champions, Thomas Telford School in the next round.

Our U-16 netballers competed in the Cheshire County round of the National Tournament last Saturday. We had a predominantly U15s team involving only two Year 11 students, but despite having a much younger team than our rivals, we still managed to get to the final, which they were very unfortunate to lose. However, I am overwhelmingly proud of them - a huge achievement!

On Monday, Oliver Foster CEO of Number 47 Barbers and a Christleton High School Alumni, came into school to talk to 40 Year 10 BTEC Enterprise students. Oliver provided students with an insight into his business and what has made it so successful. This allows the students to use Number 47 Barbers as part of their coursework assignment and make links with a local entrepreneur.

This week, sixty one Year 10 Business Studies students, across 2 classes, started their Dragons Lair Challenge to raise money for Hope House. Hope House is a local charity that provides support for terminally ill children and their families. Students will have to think of and pitch a fundraising idea to a group of local entrepreneurs, in a bid to receiving money to fund their idea. Students will then carry out this idea and any profits made will be donated to Hope House.

Our Learning For Work students are organising a food collection for the local food bank. If you would like to make a donation, then please drop off any items at reception.

If you haven’t seen Sister Act, there are a few tickets left for the Matinee performance on Saturday. It’s a fantastic show – don’t miss out!

Have a great weekend.

DP Jones

Headteacher


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