School Noticeboard w/c 25th April 2016

This Week’s Theme

– Be Respectful


Further Education Transition

– A cohort of Year 9 and Year 10 students undertook group transition visits to Hopwood Hall Rochdale and Middleton campuses last week, in order to enable them to make more carefully considered decisions for their future. The students were very appreciative of this opportunity and are very enthusiastic about further education.


Silver Duke of Edinburgh Training Weekend

– Year 10 Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s award students spent two days in Saddleworth on a training weekend. On Saturday they were accompanied on a 17km hike across open moorland. It was a cold day with varying weather conditions. Students enjoyed a snowball fight on high ground before arriving at the Boarshurst Centre. After tea, they completed map work, first aid and team building activities. Sunday had them walking a further 14km back to Castleshaw.


Redwood’s Bag2School Collection

– We are pleased to support Redwood’s textile collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds for Redwood. Bag2School are the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools and since its inception in 2001 they have now paid out over £20 million. As well as raising vitally needed funds for Redwood, it also helps the environment by helping to divert unwanted textiles away from landfill. By getting involved in their Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles– this can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, handbags and soft toys. Please note bedding, curtains, and household linen cannot be accepted.  Bag2School will be collecting from Redwood on Friday 29th April. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to Redwood’s main reception by 9am and help them have a really good collection.


Dance Showcase – Thursday 5th May

– On Thursday 5th May at 7:00pm, there will be a Dance Showcase in the Gracie Fields Theatre. Students from all years will be participating, presenting their dance work from this school year. Tickets cost £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for concessions, and are available from the school Reception.


A reminder that school will be closed on Monday 2nd May for Early May Bank Holiday.


Upcoming Dates:

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd April – Year 10 MFL Assessment (All Week)

Wednesday 20th April – Year 9 Drama Theatre Company Visit

Monday 25th to Friday 29th April – Year 10 MFL Assessment (All Week)

Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th April – Year 11 Art Exam (Four Days Inclusive)

Thursday 28th April, 4:00-7:00pm – Year 10 Parents’ Evening

Friday 29th April – Year 9 and 10 Reports to Parents

Saturday 30th April – Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

Sunday 1st May – Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

Monday 2nd May – Bank Holiday – School Closed

Thursday 5th May, 11:50am-12:10pm – Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) Time

Thursday 5th May, 7:00pm – Dance Showcase

Tuesday 10th May – Year 8 Girls’ HPV Vaccinations

Wednesday 11th May – Year 9 Review Day

Friday 13th May – GCSE Enterprise Exam – Year 11 (AM)

Friday 13th May – GCSE Enterprise Exam – Year 11 (PM)

Monday 16th May – GCSE Religious Studies Exam – Year 11 (AM)

Monday 16th May – Year 10 Art GCSE Trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tuesday 17th May – GCSE French Listening and Reading Exams – Year 11 (AM)

Tuesday 17th May – GCSE Core Science Exam – Biology – Year 10 (PM)

Tuesday 17th May, 3:00-6:00pm – SEND Drop In Afternoon

Tuesday 17th May, 6:00-7:30pm – Parent Forum Meeting

Wednesday 18th May – GCSE ICT Exam – Year 11 (AM)

Wednesday 18th May – GCSE Religious Studies Exam – Year 11 (PM)

Thursday 19th May – GCSE Core Science Exam – Chemistry – Year 10 (PM)

Thursday 19th May, 4:00-7:00pm – Year 8 Parents’ Evening

Friday 20th May – GCSE Spanish Listening and Reading Exams – Year 11 (AM)

Friday 20th May – GCSE PE Exam – Year 11 (PM)

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