Parents Forum – Wednesday 27th April 2016

I’d like to remind parents and carers of the Parents Forum event I am hosting next Wednesday (27th April) from 6-7.30pm. The focus of the event will be on home-school communication and I will be grateful to anyone who is able to attend and support us with improving this aspect of the school. We are aiming to make some changes to the website to aid communication, as well as the Parent Portal and Key Stage 3 reports; draft versions of all will be available and I am looking forward to hearing your feedback. There will also be an opportunity to let us know if you feel there are any other areas of communication in which we can improve. If you are intending to come along, please let Mrs Headon (hheadon@lymmhigh.org.uk) know so that we can ensure that we have the right amount of refreshments.

Please note that this is not the forum to raise any very specific complaints you might have (though you must contact me separately if you do have any), but rather an opportunity to discuss more generally the way the school operates.

Mr G Williams – Headteacher

Weekly Bulletin: 18th April 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have had an enjoyable break. This is obviously a very important term for those sitting external exams and we will be doing all we can to support those students – as, I am sure, you will be too. Please let us know if there is anything more we can do to help.

We had two major trips going out towards the end of last term. The first was the Battlefields trip to Belgium and France where a group of 34 Year 10 students had the fantastic opportunity to visit the former battlefield sites of Ypres in Belgium and the Somme in France. The students were able to reflect on what happened at each of these sites as well as commemorate the casualties in their own ways at the various Commonwealth War Grave cemeteries that they visited. They were also able to locate the gravestone of a former Lymm High School student. The students were very respectful and did our school proud. A special mention should be given to Jacob Cawley and Rebekah Price who laid a wreath at the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate in front of a huge crowd.

Secondly, Sport students at Lymm High School had the opportunity of a lifetime to spend the 2 week break participating in a work experience placement at the world renowned La Manga Sports Complex in Spain. Whilst on placement, students worked alongside professional sports coaches delivering an Easter Sports Camp including football and tennis coaching amongst many other activities. This is the tenth year that Lymm High School have visited the elite sports venue; a long standing relationship that provides a wonderful experience for students to develop both academically and socially. The students were fantastic representatives for the school and we received glowing feedback from both the sports coaches and residents of La Manga regarding their professionalism, behavior and enthusiasm for sports.

Finally for this week, I’d like to remind parents and carers of the Parents Forum event I am hosting next Wednesday (27th April) from 6-7.30pm. The focus of the event will be on home-school communication and I will be grateful to anyone who is able to attend and support us with improving this aspect of the school. We are aiming to make some changes to the website to aid communication, as well as the Parent Portal and Key Stage 3 reports; draft versions of all will be available and I am looking forward to hearing your feedback. There will also be the opportunity to let us know if you feel there are any other areas of communication in which we can improve. If you are intending to come along, please let Mrs Headon (hheadon@lymmhigh.org.uk) know so that we ensure the right amount of refreshments.

Year 11 Scholars and Sixth Form Gateway Students – Healthcare Summer Camps

Year 11 Scholars and Sixth Form Gateway Students – Please see below a fantastic opportunity for medical summer camps that you may wish to investigate further.

Premed Projects have a range of Summer healthcare camps this summer for all students interested in careers in medicine, nursing, midwifery & dentistry.

Each camp is 2-weeks long and students will get to shadow doctors, learn about UCAS applications, interviews, tour med schools and fully prepare themselves for careers in healthcare.

Visit www.premedprojects.co.uk for more information and dates for this summer.

Year 7 Inter-hall

A reminder to all Year 7 students that the first day back after the Easter break (Monday 18th April) is the Year 7 Inter-hall Sports Competition. All students must bring the appropriate PE kit for the activity they are competing in. It is advisable to also pack a water proof jacket as there will be periods of time when their Hall are not competing – although fingers crossed for some nice weather!

If your son/daughter is unsure of which sport they are competing in – please just ensure they have some PE kit for them to join in.

Due to the high number of students using the changing rooms during the day – I would encourage students to leave valuables at home.

GCSE Easter Revision Sessions

If your child has been invited into school during Easter for revision sessions, they need to sign in at Main Reception and sign out there at the end of the session. Due to contractors on site, it is essential that students remain in the allocated classroom, which will be listed in Reception. There will be toilet access only in E block ground floor (girls) and PE corridor (boys). Other areas of school are out of bounds due to maintenance work being carried out – please could you let your child know this; they will be reminded upon signing in. If your child is in school all day, they will need to bring lunch with them. Students can wear own clothes and need to bring appropriate equipment, in particular for Maths and Statistics sessions.

Weekly Bulletin: 29th March 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have had an enjoyable Easter weekend… though I’d appreciate your support in clarifying to students that there are no plans to make a four day week the norm!

We have a busy week ahead before we break up for the holidays on Friday and two trips scheduled to leave this weekend – the PE and Sports trip to La Manga, Spain, as well as the Battlefields trip to France and Belgium. We are sure our students will have a fantastic time.

It gives me great pleasure to confirm the Tynny Summer Camp will take place this year from Monday 25th July – Saturday 30th July for students in Years 7–10. Activities are likely to include coasteering, sea kayaking or Canadian canoeing, beach-combing at Silver Bay, art, BBQ, beach art, football, rounders, problem solving, team challenges, quiz night, movie night, cliff-jumping, camp fire, table-tennis, disco, basketball, crabbing at The Creek, trip to Rhosneigr and many more. Please click here for more information. In order to secure a place for your child on the Tynny Summer Camp, please pay the required non-refundable deposit of £100 via Parent Pay by Friday 22nd April 2016. If you have any queries relating to the Summer Camp please email: ndixon@lymmhigh.org.uk or hwalsh@lymmhigh.org.uk.

Last week we had 3 nights of our school production ‘It Snows’, which was a great success. I went to two of the performances myself and was mesmerised by the energy and skill of the performers; they were fantastic. Thank you very much to all who were involved – students, parents and staff.

On Thursday we had the pleasure of hosting the Medical Mavericks Human Guinea Pig Roadshow.  Our Year 7-10 Scholars were treated to a presentation where they developed an understanding of healthcare science and looked at the role that this plays in our hospitals. Following this a select number of Year 10, 11 and sixth form students were given the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with the equipment in a workshop dedicated to those who may be interested in Medicine and Science.  Using the equipment provided, they were able to ‘perform’ keyhole surgery, take blood, use the spirometer, try on the ‘drunk’ googles and take an ECG. It was a brilliant day and a fantastic opportunity for our aspiring medics to have an insight into the profession.

The school shop will be open from Monday 11th April to Thursday 14th April, 9am to 3pm, during the break.

Finally, I hope everyone has a lovely holiday. Best wishes go especially to those households where students will be revising for exams – a tough time for everyone concerned, we know, but we all hope the hard work will ultimately be rewarded.

Ty’n-Y-Felin Summer Camp 2016

TY’N-Y-FELIN SUMMER CAMP 2016

It gives us great pleasure to confirm the Tynny Summer Camp will take place this year from Monday 25th July – Saturday 30th July for Years 7 – 10. The coach will leave school at 9:30am on Monday 25th July and return approximately 3:30pm on Saturday 30th July.

Activities are likely to include coasteering, sea kayaking or Canadian canoeing, beach-combing at Silver Bay, art, BBQ, beach art, football, rounders, problem solving, team challenges, quiz night, movie night, cliff-jumping, camp fire, table-tennis, disco, basketball, crabbing at The Creek, trip to Rhosneigr and many more.

The cost of the camp will be £315. In order to secure a place for your child on the Tynny Summer Camp 2016, please pay the required non-refundable deposit of £100 via Parent Pay by Friday 22nd April 2016. Once payment has been made please can you return the enclosed medical/consent form to the school shop. The remaining balance must be paid by Friday 17th June 2016.

Click here to read the Summer Camp letter.