Important Information, Dates &
Year 7 Girls Football Match
this evening (Thursday 6 March) has been cancelled.
There is no Netball training
this Thursday 6 March.
A Cheer for our Students: 5 March
Two of St Mary's students took part in a Cheerleading
competition recently, and both have progressed through to the
National competition having won their local rounds. Well done
to Amber and Molly, and very good luck for the next stage of the
We Will Rock You School
Production: 12th, 13th & 14th March
Tickets are now available for small cost of
£4.50 each for the school production of We Will Rock You, taking
place on 12th, 13th and 14th March from 7.00-9.30pm. This
show will be a fantastic showcase of music, drama and acting skills
by St Mary's students, and all our parents/carers and students are
invited to come along. Tickets available to purchase each
break from the Drama room.
Ski Trip Austria, February 2014:
All our students and staff who went on the half term ski
trip had a wonderful time on the (very) snowy slopes in
Austria and arrived home exhausted but all safe and injury
Tuesday 4th February 2014: St Mary's
'Thunder' into Regional Round of the u19 National Schools
Read the full match report
City of Joy Aid UK:
We would like to thank all our parents/carers and
students who kindly donated spare change after the December
Dance Show in aid of this charity. We have received a letter
of thanks for the donation of £112.
Tuesday 21st January 2014: Thunder Post
16 Basketball Academy Team wins first National Championships
Read the full match report here
Monday: 13th January 2014: Acceptable
It has been noted that some students are coming to school after
the Christmas break with footwear that does not conform to the
school Personal Presentation Policy. To be clear, students should
be wearing appropriate shoes, not boots (including Kicker style
ankle boots or Ugg style) that are suitable for walking to and
from school in all weather conditions. Please see pictures
below. Thank you for your support with maintaining school
standards of presentation.
This style of shoe is acceptable as part of the
school uniform code.
(Note there is no compulsion to purchase any particular brand of
shoe or to purchase from a specific supplier)
This style of boot is NOT acceptable as
part of the school uniform code.
Parent/Carer Reminder Re: Absence
Reporting 01992 642918
There is a dedicated telephone number for reporting student
absence or lateness. Parents/Carers are asked to use this
direct number to report student absence, giving as much notice as
possible. Using this system will help the school to maintain
accurate records of attendance. Thank you in anticipation of your
New Twitter accounts to support learning
- are you signed up?
A number of Twitter accounts are now in place to help
students find additional reading material and resources to
support lessons and extended learning tasks. Post 16
students will be interested to follow these accounts even if not
studying these subjects as they will support General Studies, EPQ
and general knowledge.
Follow Ms Douglas & her Geography Twitter on @SMHSch_Geog
Mrs Shah on @SMHSch_RS
& Ms Smith on @SMHSch_History. If
any student knows of any interesting links that would be useful to
other learners, please tell the Twitter leader so that it can be
Post 16 Students: Do You Aspire to Play
Basketball at Elite Level?
If you are interested in hearing more about opportunities to
join the Post 16 Basketball Academy, please contact the Academy
Director Mr Simon Tilbury on email@example.com
to discuss your basketball aspirations.
PARENT VIEW - Please Support the
The DfE have recently launched a new online survey website to
collect the feedback that parents/carers have about their
child(ren)'s school. Parent/carer feedback is very important to us
to improve further our provision and support for students.
Parent View will be used by other parents/carers as well as
Ofsted Inspectors to make judgements about the success of the
School so it is particularly important that it is accurate and that
as many parents/carers as possible complete the twelve survey
questions. We have received so much highly positive feedback in
recent months that it would be appreciated if this could be
captured in the survey. Please could parents/carers take a few
minutes to complete the survey which can be found at http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/ The
details about login can be found on the website itself. Thank you
in anticipation of your continued support and to those
parents/carers who have provided us with feedback about our
Mr Warner oversees Parent View in school and would be
happy to discuss any aspect of this work. Mrs Angela Rothery is our
Parent Link Governor and she too would be happy to discuss any
aspect of the School's work or your feedback.
The School calendar of events for the coming year (2012/13) can
be found under News and Communications. This will be emailed
to all parents/carers, but please download a copy for your
SIGN UP TO TWITTER FOR LATEST LIVE
The School now has a Twitter account that can be used to keep up
to date with what is going on in school. The address is @SMHSch.
Sign up now! (Please note that the school will not use this account
to 'follow' any users who follow us).
There is also a dedicated account for Sixth Form students
and their parents/carers which can be accessed on @SMHSixth. This
account requires users to be approved, so please ensure that your
email address allows the School to idenitfy you, (or notify the
school of the email address that you will be using c/o firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure your Twitter account is locked and secure. For a
how-to go to: http://bit.ly/mkXxdM
Previous news and articles are archived under News &
Communications, Special Events page.
Email: The school will now be using email as the main form of
communication with parents/carers. Please contact us on 01992
629124 if an active email address has not already been given to the
Using email will mean that we can communicate more effectively
with parents/carers whilst saving paper resources. Email will not
replace telephone conversations and face to face meetings where
these are required.