Posted on Friday 21st September 2018
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I am very keen to develop as many of our students as possible to become the leaders of tomorrow. We have many student leaders in school, ranging from sports leaders to environmental leaders to leaders working with teachers in developing learning. I was really pleased this week to see that our School Council have been busy working with Transport for Greater Manchester. They have produced a video called ‘School Buses for Beginners’ to help our new students with travel arrangements. The video has been shared with our local primary schools.
It was our Post-16 evening yesterday, where colleges and apprenticeship providers were present in school to meet parents of Year 10 and Year 11 students: over 130 sets of parents attended the event. A reminder that, if you need signposting help with careers or options when students leave school, you can contact us in school for help via Mrs Lewis. We are reminding Year 11s of key dates in assemblies, and completing valuable preparation work in Life Learning lessons.
Book of Excellence winners this week:
Year 7 Eve – Practical work on cells in Science
Year 8 Luke – homework on Native American culture in Art
Year 9 Lucy – Research in Photography
Year 10 Alexandru – Descriptive writing in English
Year 11 Caitlin – Independence in Science
Looking for a part time job? I’ve been asked to advertise this by Stockport local authority …. we currently have several vacancies in the Romiley area. The jobs are advertised on the council website but we are still struggling to recruit. We tend to find the job attracts retired people looking to top up their pensions or midday assistant staff. It may be that some grandparents are looking for work.
It's that time of year for tummy bugs and the like. Could we ask students to remember to wash their hands before they eat and after using the toilet. Let’s keep those bugs at bay!
Finally, a well done and thank you to our great Werneth bake off contestants from last week’s Open Evening. Mrs Oakes writes that “ eight students from all year groups participated in the challenge to bake a pastry, biscuit or cake of their choice using our fantastic kitchens in A12. Prospective parents and students were given the opportunity to taste the delights and then each item was judged by Miss Harness, Mrs Oakes and Mr Conroy. The judging was tough, but joint winners were Kate from Year 11 and Eloise from Year 9 with their chocolate and peanut butter swiss roll, and carrot and walnut cake. Very close runners up were Bryony from Year 11 with pink cupcakes, and Libby from Year 7 with vanilla cake. Congratulations also to Amelia (Year 7), Tommy (Year 9), Tyler (Year 8) and Alex (Year 10). They all worked so hard to create gorgeous dishes. Keep baking everyone!”