Message to students about our expectations
Today, all students watched a presentation by Miss Greenhalgh reminding them of the school motto of Ready, Respectful, Responsible and what that means in terms of our expectations of them in certain key areas.
The Millthorpe Parents Forum agreed that if we shared the focus of recent assemblies with all parents/carers, it would help to encourage further discussion and debate at home. The following topics have been covered over the last two weeks:
- Holocaust Memorial Day
- E safety – make sure you leave the right digital footprint (Year 7 will see this next Wednesday)
- LGBTQ+ Month – Telling the story of Alan Turing (Year 10 will see this next Tuesday)
Year 9 Residential: 18-21 July 2022
This week we were pleased to announce to pupils that the Year 9 residential trip is returning for 2022. Pupils will have received a letter with some key information, payment dates and a reply slip in form time today. All pupils are welcome to join the trip and we’d love as many pupils to join us as possible! To secure a place on the trip for your child, please return the reply slip with your child’s name to the office and pay the initial deposit by Friday 18 February.
We have once again been contacted by Network Rail to ask us to share their concerns about high volumes of trespass on the railway in our area. There is nothing to suggest that this is Millthorpe students, but please take the time to speak to your child about this and show them the video. We have attached the video aimed at a younger audience too in case this is more suitable for your child.
https://learnliveuk.com/i-am-train-safe/Secondary school version: Age 11-16 (revised version with subtitles)
Virtual Summer Courses: ‘Deutschland online erleben’
UK German Connection are offering virtual courses to pupils aged 15-17, giving them an opportunity to practise and improve their German skills and immerse themselves in the language with like-minded peers from many different European countries. It’s a unique opportunity to exchange on topics relevant to their lives, gain new perspectives and make friends, all under the guidance of specialist German teachers.
The programme consists of a week-long practical language course, run by the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD), which will be embedded in a wider programme delivered by UK-German Connection. This will include a network of UK participants, complementary language support from a UK teacher, and an opportunity to engage with German peers. The programme is completely free.
An optional visit to Germany is being planned for the autumn of 2022 if travel restrictions allow. This trip will provide all successful applicants of the Virtual Summer Courses with an opportunity to meet German peers and also meet each other in person whilst getting a taste of German culture and everyday language.
You can find out more on their website: www.ukgermanconnection.org/virtual-summer-courses
Application deadline: 1 March 2022
Family Matters courses
The short courses offered by Family Matters York give parents the opportunity to meet other parents and find out that they are not alone; to think about what they are doing with their children; and, in the light of the course material and ideas from other parents, decide if they want to make any changes.
The following courses, some online and some in person, are starting after half-term:
- Handling Anger in the Family
- Time Out for Parents – the Teenage Years
- Time Out for Parents – the Primary Years
Family Matters also offer Reconnect, a five-session couple-to-couple mentoring service, focusing on relationship skills to help you strengthen your couple relationship. For details contact Emma at email@example.com
Basketball Development Camps
If your child would like to take part in a Basketball Development Camp over the February half-term or Easter holidays, please take a look here for details. You can also find the application form here.
South Bank Singers
The South Bank Singers will be performing a short concert on Saturday 12 February, their first for over two years, at St Clements Church. They are hoping that as many local people as possible will join them.