School Noticeboard w/c 16th March

National Science and Engineering Week

– National Science Week takes place from Friday 13th to Friday 20th March. There are a variety of events and activities taking place in school to mark the week, including a series of after-school “Demo Days” around the theme of ‘Science on Your Doorstep’ to look at things we don’t usually have the chance to look at in lessons.  There will also be a series of competitions in school around the theme of ‘Science on Your Doorstep’ that all students will have the opportunity of taking part in. Some of these entries will be chosen to be our school’s submission for the national competition.


Year 8 Options Evening

– Year 8 Options Evening takes place on Thursday 19th March from 6:00 until 8:00pm. The purpose of the evening is for parents/carers and their child(ren) to find out about the curriculum model they will follow in Years 9, 10 and 11. In order to ease congestion on the evening, we invite you to arrive at different times depending on what form your child is in. Forms 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D and 8E are asked to arrive in the Theatre for a 6:00pm start, forms 8F, 8G, 8H, 8J and 8K are asked to arrive in the Theatre for a 6:45pm start. Thank you for your co-operation.


Year 11 GCSE Drama Performance

– On Wednesday 25th March, Year 11 GCSE Drama students will be showcasing Fumed Oak, a one act black comedy, by Noel Coward in the Gracie Fields Theatre from 6:30pm until approximately 8:00pm. Drinks and nibbles will be served in the LRC from 6:00pm. Entry is free, and all students under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.


Parent Forum Fashion Show

– The Parent Forum are hosting a Fashion Show on Tuesday 31st March in the school’s Sports Hall. Doors open at 6:30pm, with the show starting at 7:00pm. Tickets cost £3.00 each, including either a glass of wine or soft drink. Tickets are available from Mrs Corlett at school, and must be purchased in advance. For more information about the show, please contact Mrs Corlett.


Year 11 students – Dream Job Competition

– Year 11 students are invited to enter the Greater Manchester Colleges Group (GMCG) Dream Job competition. The GMCG is made up of the ten major colleges in Greater Manchester, who are working together on a project to raise awareness of the opportunities that apprenticeships can provide. The competition will support ten students, one from each area within Greater Manchester, be placed as an apprentice in their dream job. The ten winners will also receive a grant of £250 to support them with equipment that they may need to get started. To enter the competition, applicants must write in no more than 500 words what their Dream Job is and why. For full competition terms and conditions, please visit Students can visit Lynsey Lovelock, our Careers Advisor, in the LRC with any queries.


Year 11 Recruitment Fair

– The Skills Company are hosting their next Great Big Recruitment Fair on Thursday 19th March at their premises in Manchester city centre.


Year 10 Boys’ Football

– The Year 10 Boys’ Football Team recently played a match away at Matthew Moss, and won a close fought game in atrocious conditions 6-5. The students showed an incredible amount of effort, desire and skill given so much was against them and they really do deserve credit. Scorers on the night were Daniel Cryer (3), Brandan Coughlan (2) and Stephen Nairn. Team in full: Luke Straszewski, Owain Harrison, Danny Cryer, Brandan Coughlan, Kristian Kean, Stephen Nairn, Dominic Boothman, Ben Howarth and Jamie Ogden.


Year 9 Boys’ Football

– Well done to the Year 9 Boys’ Football Team who have reached the semi-finals of the Rochdale Schools Cup with a 6-3 win over Middleton Technology School. congratulations to the students involved: Daniel Madeley, Jordan Parkhill, Matthew Greenwood, Jack Turner, Tom Booth, Deen Imran, Bailey Turner (1 goal), Dayne Stewart, Abdul Akram (2 goals), Tom Tobias, Hakeem Gbajabiamila (3 goals) and Lewis Hamer. The team will now face St Cuthbert’s in the semi-final, we will let you know how they get on.


Year 8 Boys’ Football

– The Year 8 Boys’ Football Team were recently defeated in the Cup competition by Cardinal Langley. All the students who represented the school made their coaches proud. The team was made up of: Ethan Haworth, Muzamil Bashir, Connor Roscoe, Aadam Latif, Joe Golden, Gavin Nyoni, Saif Zulfiqar, Haaris Farooq, Max Taylor, Sulayman Qadir, Zakariyya Choudhury and Zaki Bowden.


Year 7 Boys’ Football

– Congratulations to the Year 7 Boys’ Football Team who defeated Kingsway Park 7–0 in the Rochdale Schools Football Cup competition. The players involved were Joe Oldham, Will Strudwick, Chris Carney, Ethan Steel, Dylan Stott, Maxx Wright, Connor Marrow, Dion Parker-Minchin, Lucas Dowd, Ryan Marshall, Cameron McGhee and Bailey Mills. Man of the match was Dion Parker-Minchin for a brilliant solo goal in which he took on two defenders and then smashed the ball into the top corner.



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