Year 9 Parents Evening

Year 9 Parents Evening is taking place on Monday 5th June from 3:45 – 6.15 pm. A letter has been given to students today to take home and they have also been given an appointment sheet. If you can not make it on the night, there is an option on the return slip on the letter, to indicate that you would like an appointment with Ms Greenwood and/or Mr Fielding on another day.

The appointments will be with your son/daughter’s subject teachers who will be keen to discuss the attitude to learning, effort and progress of students in relation to their targets in each subject area. The Year Leaders, Ms Greenwood and Mr Fielding, as well as Mrs Brown from the SEN department will be available if you would like to discuss anything with them. Please make every effort to attend as it is only by working in partnership with parents that we can ensure your son/daughter is working towards their full potential in school.

We look forward to seeing you on the 5th June.

Ms Greenwood and Mr Fielding
Year 9 Leaders

House Continents Writing Competition

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We are encouraging our students to enter the nationwide writing competition organised by “Small but Mighty Writers” for a chance to have their story published!

There are two entry sections – one for 7-11-year-olds and one for 12-15-year-olds and the deadline for submission is July 1st 2017.

Once you have written your story and submitted it online, please email a copy to Miss Booth for a chance to win Continent House points.

Get Creative. Get writing. Good luck!

Year 8 get ‘Into Film’

Students on set filming 'The Box'

Students on set filming ‘The Box’

Our Able, Gifted and Talented students in Year 8 have been thinking outside ‘The Box’ during a recent short film project.

The students worked with professional filmmakers over several weeks to create their own two minute short, ‘The Box’, about a group of students who discover a mysterious glowing artefact in a store cupboard at school.

The film was made as part of Into Film’s See It, Make It programme, which helps young people throughout the UK to learn media skills whilst developing and producing their own short from scratch.

A special screening of the film, along with those made by St. John with St. Michael’s Primary, Whitworth, and Newfield School, Blackburn, was held at Rhyddings  last month to celebrate the achievement of all of the students involved.

Both certificates and popcorn were handed out at the screening by Into Film’s Daniel Jarvis and Craig Lawson from Access Moving Image, whose company supplied the project workers and equipment used to make the films.

Performing Arts teacher Anna Booth said: “Making the film has been a great creative experience for the students and they have learnt a lot about developing ideas, writing scripts and filming during the project.

“We hope that they take some of these new skills and have the confidence to use them across all of their subjects and beyond!”

Year 7 Parents Evening

Year 7 Parents Evening is taking place on Tuesday 16 May, from 4 – 6.30pm. A letter has already gone home to parents, and students should now be making appointments to see their teachers.

The appointment will be with your son/daughter’s subject teachers who will be keen to discuss the attitude to learning, effort and progress of students in relation to their targets in each subject area. The Year Leader, Mr Breckell, as well as Mrs Brown from the SEN department will be available if you would like to discuss anything with them. Please make every effort to attend as it is only by working in partnership with parents that we can ensure your son/daughter is working towards their full potential in school.

Mrs Stobbs
Pastoral Leader