Message from Mrs O’Neill

News from Mrs O'Neill

Thank you to all parents/carers who have been in touch over the past three days to thank staff for organising and supervising the activities during SPIRIT week.  It is an enjoyable part of our job but in many respects, far more exhausting than being in the classroom so it is nice for that to be recognised.  The activities this year have again been varied and fun and have enabled all of our pupils to fully embrace our SPIRIT values.   In school we have had the circus, the climbing wall, gory make-up, focaccia bread and chocolate swans amongst many other exciting activities.  Off-site pupils have enjoyed a walk in the Peak District, a trip to Liverpool, Jodrell Bank and we have had residentials to London and a fantastic trip to Berlin.  What an exciting time to be in Germany with the Euros taking place.  The eagle eyed of you who have been watching the games, may have noticed an England flag with Alsager School on it.  I keep getting sent photos of it, although I am not entirely sure who it belongs to. Clearly the drabness of (some of!) the games has meant that scouring the ground has been more interesting.  Let’s hope that the flag at least can make it to the final!

In addition to SPIRIT activities, Y10 and Y12 have been on work experience.  We have received some lovely feedback from some of the companies that they are at, which is testament to you as parents and carers, and makes us very proud here at school.

I’d like to thank all of the Y11 parents who attended the sixth form information evening last night.  It was great to see you all, looking less stressed now that exam season is over.  Our sixth form student leadership team have now been appointed and were there as well last night.  I particularly liked the ‘capsule wardrobe’ slide that formed part of the updated dress code policy.  Our sixth form student leadership team will also be involved in appointing our main school Head Students over the next couple of weeks.

It has been a particularly busy week this week as we held two transition evenings for parents of current Y6.  On Wednesday next week we will welcome all of next year’s Y7.  Transition days are always exciting and give our prefects an opportunity to showcase the school, our culture and expectations.

For our school community, this has also been a very sad week and we keep family and friends of both Iona and Richie in our thoughts at this very difficult time.  It has been particularly tough for our pastoral and SEND teams and I ask that you are respectful at this time. If you have any concerns about your child, please ensure that your communication is appropriate. 

Over the remaining three weeks of term, we will have sports activities to look forward to and a half day finish on Friday 19th July with hopefully a summer of good weather. 

Thank you as always for your continued support and whatever your plans, keep on the lookout for the flag, and have a lovely weekend.

“Words are powerful.  Words make a difference.  They can create and destroy.  They can open doors and close doors.  Words can create illusion or magic, love or destruction. …. All those things.” (RM Engelhardt)

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