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Y6 Transition Arrangements
Parents/carers of students currently in Y6 will already have received allocation for their child to join Stocksbridge High School as a Year 7 student in September 2017.
We would like to extend our welcome to both parents/carers and to new students.
Between now and the end of the school year, we will be gathering lots of information from the children's current school with regards to ability, approach to learning, behaviour and any medical needs. If there is anything in particular parents/carers would like to raise in addition to this, please make sure that you contact Mrs Drayson (Assistant Head) or speak to your child's Head of House at welcome evening as detailed below.
There are various opportunities that have been organised in the summer term to ensure that students are fully prepared to start at Stocksbridge High School in September 2017. Please can we ask that parents/carers and students make every effort to attend, as these events have been structured to give support to both you as parents/carers and Y6 students.
- Uniform and biometric evening – Wednesday 7 June 2017 - 4.30 pm to 8.00 pm. Biometrics is the cashless system we operate in school for school meals and ICT printer credits. It involves taking student's fingerprint to allow them to access these services from September 2017.
Uniform evening is an opportunity for Y6 students to try on our school uniform for sizing etc. The company who supply our uniform, Pinders Schoolwear, will be bringing various items of uniform to purchase on the evening. Pinders Schoolwear request you purchase uniform on the evening by cash only.
- Transition days (students will need to be in school from 8.30am and will stay until 3pm). Students are to wear their normal junior school uniform. Transition days are as follows:
- Students from Stocksbridge Junior School – Monday 3 July 2017
- Students from Deepcar St John's Junior school – Tuesday 4 July 2017
- Students from St Ann's Stocksbridge – Wednesday 5 July 2017
- Out of area feeder schools – Wednesday 5 July 2017
- Parents/Carers Welcome Evening – Thursday 6 July 2017 - 6pm to 7.30pm. Students are also welcome to attend the evening to meet their allocated Head of House.
Y11 GCSE exams commence on Monday 15 May 2017 with the last exam on Monday 26 June 2017. Y11 students will be off normal timetable from Friday 12 May 2017 for revision sessions. Students will be given a full revision timetable, this will highlight which revision session they are required to attend.
Please see attached the link to the Y11 revision materials that were shared with parents/carers to support revision of students.
Year 10 Work Experience/Careers Preparation
Y10 students will be involved in work experience from 10 to 21 July 2017.
Year 9 - A 'New Era in Construction'
On 10 March 2017, Year 9 students from Stocksbridge High visited the New Era development in the centre of Sheffield to gain an insight into careers in the construction industry. Students were shown the various stages of a multi-million pound building development which will include a supermarket and numerous retail outlets, student accommodation and private residences to transform the city skyline. The students were shown around the construction site, following a health and safety building and getting geared up with their safety kit, with various careers discussed as the students were on the tour. Well done to those students involved.
Year 10 - Hospitality Spring Forward
15 March 2017, Year 10 Food preparation and nutrition students from Stocksbridge
High School took part in the annual Hospitality Spring Forward event at
Sheffield Hallam University. Students initially took part in a range of
interactive tasks as part of a careers marketplace and then were shown around
the different areas of the Hospitality industry at the Mercure St Pauls hotel.
This included a tour of the spa facilities with discussion of possible career
paths, an explanation of the careers possible in the industry from the Kerry
Mabbley of the Springboard organisation and setting the restaurant to the
standards of a four star hotel, with a competition between the students. Within
the Springboard activity students also made a range of excellent play dough
models to represent the range of opportunities available.
Y11 Netball Team - League Champions
Well done again to the Y11 netball team of Isabelle, Beth, Dayna, Millie and Katie, Gianna, Kayla, Autumn and Amy. Following on from their previous success in the Sheffield secondary schools U16 competition. The girls are now league champions. After their final game they
are unbeaten this season, a great achievement, well done.
Over the summer 2016 we took 39 year 8 and 9 pupils to St Omer in France to enjoy a World War One experience. Whilst in France, pupils had the opportunity to reflect on the lives taken on the battlefield in a very engaging way. We began the trip by visiting Sheffield Memorial Park which really helped localise this for the pupils. We then moved on to visit several British and German graveyards and an array of impressive memorials throughout the Somme and Ypres.
On the Wednesday night, our pupils were lucky enough to experience the atmospheric Last Post Ceremony in Ypres after spending the say at Flanders Field Museum, the Hill 62 trench system and a sneaky visit to a well known chocolate shop in the area. We also visited the Passchendale Museum which proved to be an enriching experience for our pupils. Regardless of the 34 degree heat, our pupils were exemplary and their conduct and behaviour was specifically praised by the education centre and the coach company.
We are extremely proud of the maturity and level of engaged that our pupils showed whilst on this residential. At Stocksbridge High School we truly believe that these experience change some of our pupils and we believe that all pupils should have the opportunity to experience a trip like this and we can only hope that we are able to run a similarly successful trip this academic year.
Bus Information for Y6 transition parents
|||If your Y6 child is attending a transition day at SHS soon (and if you live in the High Green area) please click here for the timetable of our bus service (777). |
Penistone FM Interviews: Awesome Ambassadors!
|||Steve Dobson of local radio station 'Penistone FM' conducted further interviews with some of our students on the 26th April. To read more (or have a listen!) click here.|
Click here to view the SHS 2016/2017 Academic Year Calendar