Weekly Bulletin: 4th July 2016

Dear parents and carers,

Firstly, you may have heard that one of the teaching unions (the NUT) has called a strike for tomorrow. However, I can reassure you that school will still be open as normal to all year groups. We might have to make alternative arrangements for some classes at different points in the day, but all students will of course be properly supervised in such cases. Overall, we anticipate that any disruption will be minimal and the vast majority of students will have a normal school day. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

We have two lovely evenings planned this week. Firstly we have our latest production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on Wednesday at 7pm. The production will take place in the main hall and costs £3 for adults and £2 for children and concessions – payments to be made on the evening. Secondly, we have our annual summer concert on Thursday in St. Peter’s Church at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for children and concessions. These are both set to be brilliant evenings and we hope you can join us to celebrate our students’ fantastic talents.

We are pleased to announce that the following students were successful in being selected for the Royal Society of British Artists student exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. From Year 13: Eleanor Ormerod, Lucy Fagan and Emily Morton; and from Year 12: Ellena Hudson. This is a very prestigious exhibition in which many schools and colleges enter. Their work will be on display at the Mall Galleries between the 5-9 July. Congratulations to our students on this excellent achievement.

NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Groups have contacted us to let us know that they have secured new investment and have identified a service for all Warrington children and young people aged 11-19 years to support emotional health and wellbeing. Kooth.com have delivered a series of assemblies to students as part of a newly commissioned service from Warrington Borough Council. Kooth.com is a free, safe, confidential and non-stigmatised way for young people to receive counselling, advice and support on-line. It is staffed by fully trained, qualified counsellors and provides a much-needed service 365 days a year supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing for young people aged 11-18. Please click here to read the letter from NHS Warrington.

As I mentioned last week, we are holding a non-uniform day this Friday (8 July) in support of the Performing Arts team’s efforts to raise money for Cancer Research. We are asking students to bring in £1 for the privilege of wearing their own clothes in aid of this good cause. https://www.justgiving.com/lymmhighperformingarts

We would like to inform parents and students that the ILC will be closed from Monday 18th July to Wednesday 20th July. This is to allow for stock checking and will include lesson times, break, lunch and before and after school sessions.

Finally, some of you will have heard that there was an accident involving a coach of students on their way to Tyn-y-Felin this morning. Fortunately, everybody involved is safe and well and we will re-arrange the trip as soon as we possibly can. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all the staff, students and parents concerned for their response; everybody conducted themselves magnificently.

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Monday 4 July: Year 8 STEM Scholars Trip & Sixth Form Futures Day
  • Tuesday 5 & Friday 8 July: Mad Hatters Tea Party
  • Wednesday 6 July: Alice in Wonderland Production
  • Thursday 7 July: Year 6 Transition Day/Evening & Summer Concert
  • Friday 8 July: Non-uniform Day
  • Friday 8 – Monday 18 July: German Exchange
  • Tuesday 12 July: Sports Day
  • Thursday 14 July: Awards Evening