MILLTHORPE WEEKLY EMAIL
Friday 31 March 2017

Working with York High School
The Chair of our Trust, Edwin Thomas, wrote to you earlier this month to explain that the Trust is considering sponsoring York High School and that we had applied to the Department for Education to be approved as a sponsor. I can now confirm that we have been accepted as a sponsor and that the Trust will continue to explore the risks involved before coming to a final decision. Please click here to read the full letter from Bill Schofield, Chair of Governors.

Signing In
In life it is important to be punctual. Whilst there will sometimes be circumstances which make lateness unavoidable, we expect all students to arrive to registration on time. To encourage students who are in the habit of arriving late to school improve their punctuality, we will take the following actions from Monday 3 April:

  • At 8.45am the ‘warning’ bell sounds for registration.
  • All students must arrive at their tutor bases to be registered at 8.50am.
  • Students arriving after 8.50am will receive a late mark from their tutor.
  • If students arrive at the school office to register between 8.50am and 9.05am, they will be sent back to their tutor bases. Tutors will give these students a late mark. If the students sent back by the office fail to arrive at registration they will be given an after-school detention.
  • Students who arrive after 9.05am must sign in at the school office.
  • Students who arrive after 9.05am without signing in at the school office will be given an after-school detention.
  • Students who arrive late for school on three or more occasions within a two week period will be placed on a punctuality monitoring list. A letter will be sent home and thereafter the students will be given an after-school detention every time they arrive late to school, until a positive pattern of school attendance has been established.

Nut Allergies
We have an increasing number of students in school with nut allergies. These students carry rescue medication (Epipens). As we are planning on moving towards our school being as nut free as possible, we already offer only nut free meals in the Dining Hall and students in Food Technology are advised, as necessary, not to bring in ingredients containing nuts. We would encourage all parents/carers to support us by sending packed lunches that do not contain nuts. We also advise students in school they should not share packed lunches and encourage our students with anaphylaxis not to accept shared food from friends. If you have questions or concerns regarding this please contact Ms Griffiths, designated teacher for medical needs on m.griffiths@millthorpeschool.co.uk. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Year 11 Art GCSE Exam
Well done to the majority of Year 11 Art students who have completed their art exam this week. Thank you to parents and carers for your support throughout the exam fortnight. To gain target GCSE grades, a successful exam performance (worth 40% of the final assessment) must be matched by high quality coursework. Students must complete their coursework ready to hand in on Friday 12 May. A coursework checklist for all Year 11 students is available on Show My Homework. Students are welcome to borrow materials and equipment for use during the Easter Holidays. Valuable marks can be added if students complete an evaluation for their exam piece. All students have been given a list of questions (see Show My Homework). Evaluations should be handed in to Mrs Cockburn or Mr Pennick and will be accepted until lunchtime on Wednesday 5 April. Your continued support is appreciated.

Period 6 Revision Sessions
The Period 6A and 6B revision sessions for Year 11 students will swap round again from Monday 3 April. The days of the revision sessions will remain the same but where a student has, for example, English in the Period 6A slot this become their 6B slot and vice versa. Students will be issued new timetables on Monday.

Year 11 Leaver’s Hoodies
A reminder that leaver’s hoodies for Year 11 students are now available to order from our school uniform supplier Keal Teamwear. The hoodies are £16.50 each and are available in a range of colours and sizes. To order a hoodie please visit keal-teamwear.com/sportswear/clubs/millthorpe-leavers. If you select collection as a delivery option we will arrange for hoodies to be delivered to school, free of charge, to be given out at the Year 11 Leavers’ Assembly in June. All orders must be placed by Friday 21 April.

Year 9 Carlton Lodge Trip
Students in Year 9 will be bringing a letter home today regarding the Carlton Lodge Trip, which will be taking place during the last week of the Summer Term. If you would like your child to attend the trip, the deposit needs to be paid by Thursday 6 April.

Year 7 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 10 May 2017
A reminder that the Year 7 Parents’ Evening is taking place on Wednesday 10 May. If you have not requested any appointment times but would like to, please complete and return the appointment request form to school by Thursday 6 April. You can also complete the appointment form online by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y7-Appointment-Form.

York College Aiming High Event Tuesday 4 April 2017
This is a reminder that York College is holding a raising aspirations event for students in Years 10 and 11 who are thinking about applying to Oxford, Cambridge or higher education courses at other universities that demand high grades and further qualifications. The event is taking place at York College on Tuesday 4 April; students and parents should arrive at the main reception from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.

Year 7 Fortnightly SPaG Focus
The current fortnightly SPaG focus is General Spellings 2. You may wish to support your child’s learning by using the supporting resources which are available by clicking here. Visit the literacy page on the school website for the previous SPaG focus supporting resources and other literacy materials.

Netball Kit Fundraising
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Year 8 girls in their fundraising for new netball skirts. The girls have so far raised £54.16. Well done to Lucy Gowling who won the ‘guess how many sweets in the jar’ and Lucy Winn who won the ‘guess the name of the mascot’. For their next fundraising venture the girls would like donations of empty and clean jam jars for tutor groups to use to collect 1p coins. There will be a prize for the tutor group which raises the most money.

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Friday 24 March 2017

Signing In
In life it is important to be punctual. Whilst there will sometimes be circumstances which make lateness unavoidable, we expect all students to arrive to registration on time. To encourage students who are in the habit of arriving late to school improve their punctuality, we will take the following actions from Monday 3 April:

  • At 8.45am the warning bell sounds for registration.
  • All students must arrive at their tutor bases to be registered at 8.50am.
  • Students arriving after 8.50am will receive a late mark from their tutor.
  • If students arrive at the school office to register between 8.50am and 9.05am, they will be sent back to their tutor bases. Tutors will give these students a late mark. If the students sent back by the office fail to arrive at registration they will be given an after-school detention.
  • Students who arrive after 9.05am must sign in at the school office.
  • Students who arrive after 9.05am without signing in at the school office will be given an after-school detention.
  • Students who arrive late for school on three or more occasions within a two week period will be placed on a punctuality monitoring list. A letter will be sent home and thereafter the students will be given an after-school detention every time they arrive late to school, until a positive pattern of school attendance has been established.

Year 11 Art GCSE Exam
The Year 11 Art students will complete the second half of their art exams next week. Please note that it is an AQA exam requirement that all students hand in their presented preparation work (on A2 sheets or in a sketchbook) at the end of the second exam. There will be no exceptions made and your support is appreciated in ensuring your child complies with this exam requirement. Detailed instructions regarding preparation work requirements is available on Show My Homework.

German Exchange – Information for host families
The German students will arrive at Manchester airport at 3.20pm next Tuesday afternoon. They should be at Millthorpe by approximately 5pm; please meet in the school dining hall to collect the students. A reminder that the students will be going to Bradford Media Museum on Thursday 30 March. They do not need to wear school uniform but please provide a packed lunch for them.

Year 8 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 29 March 2017
A reminder that the Year 8 Parents’ Evening is taking place next Wednesday. Students will be bringing a letter home today with your appointment times: if you do not receive this or there are any problems with your appointments please contact school on Monday.

York College Aiming High Event Tuesday 4 April 2017
York College is holding a raising aspirations event for students in Year 10 and 11 who are thinking about applying to Oxford, Cambridge or higher education courses at other universities that demand high grades and further qualifications such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and law. There will be an overview of how York College support the most able students, as well as time for questions from students and parents about the university application process. The event is taking place at York College on Tuesday 4 April; students and parents should arrive at the main reception from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.

Year 7 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 10 May 2017
We are pleased to invite all Year 7 parents and carers to Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 10 May. Students were given a letter with an attached appointment form earlier this week. A copy of these is available on the school website by clicking here. Appointment forms should be returned to your child’s Form Tutor by Thursday 6 April. Alternatively you can complete the appointment form online by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y7-Appointment-Form.

Year 10 Dual Linguists from September 2017
This is a reminder for Year 9 parents and carers of students wishing to study two languages next year: please click here to complete a short survey.

Year 7 Fortnightly SPaG Focus
The current fortnightly SPaG focus is suffixes. You may wish to support your child’s learning by using the supporting resources which are available by clicking here. Visit the literacy page on the school website for the previous SPaG focus supporting resources and other literacy materials.

Graphic Design Traineeship
Storm-7 Consulting Limited are offering a Graphic Design Traineeship for 16 – 23 year olds for up to six months. Please click here for more information and how to apply.

Netball Kit Fundraising
The Year 8 netball team are fundraising to buy netball skirts to match those which were kindly donated last year. The girls are planning several fundraising events starting with a ‘Guess how many sweets in the jar’ at the Year 8 Parents’ Evening next Wednesday. It is 30p a guess and the girls would love as many people to have a go as possible.

NHS Recruitment and Careers Event Saturday 25 March 2017
York Hospital, in partnership with City of York Council and Skills for Care, is holding a shared recruitment and careers event for anyone interested in working for the NHS or in adult social care. Please click here for more information.

Year 10 Work Experience
All outstanding Work Experience forms must be completed and returned to school as soon as possible.

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Friday 17 March 2017

Red Nose Day Friday 24 March 2017
Red Nose Day is taking place next Friday and, to support the valuable work that Comic Relief does in the UK and across Africa, school will be holding a non-uniform day. Students should bring £1 to wear appropriate non-uniform. There will also be a bake sale and donations of cakes and biscuits would be very gratefully received. Cakes should be taken to E1 during registration on Friday morning and will be available to buy for 50p to £1 at lunchtime in the Main Hall.

Year 11 GCSE Art Exams
The Art Department very much value the support of parents and carers to ensure that the GCSE Art exams run smoothly next week.

Key reminders:

Students should be in their normal art room by 8.30am at the latest (exams start at 8.45am prompt). Students to register in the exam NOT with form tutors. ALL PREPARATION work must be brought to the exam including the practice piece. If for any reason your child is not able to attend their GCSE Art exam, parents or carers must phone the school office on 01904 686400 by 8.30am on the morning of the exam.

Students will continue to practise and develop their presentation work throughout the exam fortnight. (Detailed information about the preparation work and the exams is available on Show My Homework and the school website). All students must hand in their presented preparation work at the end of their five hour exam.

York College Aiming High Event Tuesday 4 April 2017
York College is holding a raising aspirations event for students in Years 10 and 11 who are thinking about applying to Oxford, Cambridge or higher education courses at other universities that demand high grades and further qualifications, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and law. There will be an overview of how York College supports the most able students, as well as time for questions from students and parents about the university application process. The event is taking place at York College on Tuesday 4 April; students and parents should arrive at the main reception from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.

Year 7 Fortnightly SPaG Focus
The current fortnightly SPaG focus is suffixes. You may wish to support your child’s learning by using the supporting resources which are available by clicking here. Visit the literacy page on the school website for the previous SPaG focus supporting resources and other literacy materials.

Year 10 Dual Linguists from September 2017
This is a reminder for Year 9 parents and carers of students wishing to study two languages next year: please click here to complete a short survey.

Year 10 Work Experience
All outstanding Work Experience forms must be completed and returned to school as soon as possible.

NHS Recruitment and Careers Event Saturday  25 March 2017
York Hospital, in partnership with City of York Council and Skills for Care, is holding a shared recruitment and careers event for anyone interested in working for the NHS or in adult social care. Please click here for more information.

Education Opportunities
The Government has directed all local authorities to write to parents of children who will move up to Year 10 in September 2017 to advise you of other opportunities for education starting in Year 10 available in the local area. For more information please click here to read the letter from City of York Council.

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Friday 10 March 2017

Spring Concert Tuesday 14 March 2017
The Spring Concert is taking place on Tuesday 14 March at 7pm in the Main Hall. Tickets are £3.50 for adults and £2.50 for children/concessions, and are available to buy in the Dining Hall at break times.

Year 8 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 29 March 2017
A reminder that the Year 8 Parents’ Evening is taking place on Wednesday 29 March. If you have not requested any appointment times but would like to, please complete and return the appointment request form to school by Monday 13 March. You can also complete the appointment form online by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y8-Appointment-Form.

Year 11 GCSE Art Information
Next week all Year 11 GCSE Art students will be finalising their preparation work and continuing to practise their final exam piece. The exam fortnight starts the week beginning Monday 20 March with all students completing the ten hour exam period in 2 five hour exams. Essential preparation work is available on Show My Homework.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information
Are you a parent or carer of a child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities? Visit the yor-ok.org.uk/families?website for up-to-date, reliable and helpful information for families who have children, aged 0-25, with disabilities and additional needs.

Family Fund Tea Party Tuesday 14 March 2017
Family Fund are holding a tea party and information day to help families who are raising disabled and seriously ill children find out about the support available to them. The event is taking place on Tuesday 14 March from 9am to 1pm in the Priory Street Centre, York, YO1 6ET. Please click herefor more information.

Parent Carer Information Day Wednesday 22 March 2017
This will take place at New Earswick Folk Hall. Meet representatives from a range on organisations including York Carers Centre, York Parent Carer Forum, Family Fund and SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information and Advice Support Service). Please click here for more information.

Apprenticeships Vacancies
Following on from the City of York Council Apprenticeship event last week, the Council has set up a system allowing students who wish to apply for an apprenticeship to be emailed local vacancies on a weekly basis. Should you or your child like to receive an email, please complete the form on the school website by clicking here. This service also allows you to specify what job sectors you are interested in so you receive relevant information.

eCLIPS Careers Advice Website
School has invested in an online careers advice package called eCLIPS which is available to all students, parents and carers. The site allows you to search for specific information on a job role or to investigate different jobs linked to a subject area. It also has advice and guidance on decision making, further and higher education choices and life skills. The site is accessible from all school computers and also the careers page on the school website.

National Careers and Apprenticeship Week
This week we have been celebrating National Careers and Apprenticeship Week with a range of activities:

  • Clare Brint from Network Rail spoke to Year 7 and Year 8 about her role within the company managing and preventing landslides.
  • Shino Kojima came in and talked with Year 8 about her job as a Japanese translator and interpreter.
  • Year 9 had an assembly on Apprenticeships.
  • Andy Caulfield from Ordnance Survey came in to speak to Year 10 Geography students about his job as a surveyor. He also visited our Duke of Edinburgh Awards students to give guidance on OS and compass apps.
  • Richard Pitwood spoke to some Year 10 French students about his work as a translator.
  • Luke McCrum came in from Askham Bryan to talk to some Year 10 students about the Higher Education options available in Sports at his institution.
  • Dennis Price and Emma Skilbeck from A-one+ (Highways agency) spoke with Year 11 engineers about opportunities in engineering.
  • We have also held drop-in sessions with York College for Year 11 students needing support and advice on applications.
  • Our careers advisor has worked additional hours seeing triple the normal number of students.
  • We will also be arranging support sessions for Year 11 students applying for apprenticeships.

Many staff have included careers information during lessons and registration this week… don’t be surprised if you are asked about your job as part of a homework this weekend!

Girls’ Golf Taster Sessions in April
There are a number of free golf taster sessions for girls taking place across Yorkshire; for more information and to book a place please click here.

Parking outside school
Please click here to read information from North Yorkshire Police regarding parents and carers responsibilities when dropping off and collecting children from school.

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Friday 3 March 2017

Spring Concert Tuesday 14 March 2017
The Spring Concert is taking place on Tuesday 14 March at 7pm in the Main Hall. Tickets are £3 for adults and £2.50 for children/concessions, and are available to buy in the Dining Hall at break times.

Year 8 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 29 March 2017
We are pleased to invite all Year 8 parents and carers to parents’ evening on Wednesday 29 March. Students were given a letter with an attached appointment form earlier this week. A copy of these is available on the school website by clicking here. Appointment forms should be returned to your child’s Form Tutor by Monday 13 March. Alternatively you can complete the appointment form online by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y8-Appointment-Form.

Millthorpe Achieves FairAware School Status
As you may be aware Millthorpe is currently in the process of becoming a Fairtrade School. This means joining a worldwide movement where young people learn that, whatever their age, they have the power to make a difference in the world. We have now achieved FairAware status thanks to students and staff reflecting on their knowledge about the Fairtrade Foundation. This is a timely achievement as we are halfway through Fairtrade fortnight. Click here to read more about our FairAware School status.

National Careers and Apprenticeship Week
The week commencing Monday 6 March is National Careers and Apprenticeships Week. To celebrate these events, staff have arranged lots of different activities to help raise awareness and understanding of apprenticeships and to give students the opportunity to explore their career options. Visit the school website to read more about the breadth of activities taking place next week.

South Bank Academy Trust Update
Please click here to read the latest update from the Trust which includes the recruitment of new Trustees, the appointment of new Members, sponsoring of York High School, Knavesmire Primary School’s outstanding SATs results and the successful application of grant money which will allow the Trust to develop financial and administrative support for its schools.

Visit from the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu
On Friday 10 March school will be hosting a visit from the Archbishop of York who will give an address about vocations to Year 10 students in an assembly as part of our engagement with National Careers week. Archbishop Sentamu will also take part in question and answer sessions with students during RE lessons.

Period 6 Revision Sessions
The Period 6A and 6B revision sessions for Year 11 students will swap round from Monday 6 March. The days of the revision sessions will remain the same but where a student has, for example, English in the Period 6A slot this will become their 6B slot and vice versa. Students will be issued new timetables on Monday.

Year 9 Booster and Meningitis Vaccinations
A reminder that the Year 9 Booster and Meningitis vaccinations will take place on Monday 13 March for students who have returned their consent form. It would be helpful if students could wear a short sleeved shirt should they have one, or a white vest top underneath their shirt should they prefer. Due to time restrictions, some students may not receive their vaccinations on this day and a catch-up session has been arranged for Thursday 27 April.

Geography Trip Hoodies
A reminder for parents and carers of students attending the Iceland and Sicily trips that hoodies are on sale now and orders MUST be completed by Tuesday 7 March. Please use the links below to order a hoodie and pay using ParentPay.
Order Iceland Hoodie
Order Sicily Hoodie

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers
We are currently collecting Sainsburys vouchers that we can redeem for free sports equipment for the school. Vouchers can be handed to your child’s Form Tutor or the School Office.

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Friday 17 February 2017

Spring Concert Tuesday 14 March 2017
The Spring Concert is taking place on Tuesday 14 March at 7pm in the Main Hall. Tickets are £3 for adults and £2.50 for children/concessions, and are available to buy in the Dining Hall at break times.

Lost Locker Keys
From next half term, if a child loses their locker key, we will expect them to check at home first and, if they still can’t find one, for parents to sign their planner giving us permission before we cut the lock on their locker. This is so that parents don’t face the unexpected cost of replacing locks and to reduce the risk of us removing the lock from the wrong locker if a child makes a mistake (it has happened!) As such, we would urge parents to always keep at least one spare key at home; or, if your child is prone to losing keys, consider a combination lock and keeping a copy of the number. Any items that may be needed urgently, such as medicine, inhalers etc. should always be kept in the school office not in lockers.

World Book Day Thursday 2 March
For World Book Day this year we are going Harry Potter potty and students will be able to come to school with an item of Harry Potter clothing, a costume, or a prop. Students can wear a Harry Potter t-shirt, socks, scarf, tie, badge or glasses, or carry a prop such as a wand, toy owl or broomstick. If your child has such items, or a costume, then please encourage them to bring them along. For students who do not have an item, we will have Harry Potter glasses and face paints available. Students in Years 7 and 8 will receive prizes and House points for the forms with the most students taking part. For students in other years, there will be a small prize which can be collected form the library at lunch time. There will also be many other Harry Potter and book-based activities going on throughout the week.

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers
We are currently collecting Sainsburys vouchers that we can redeem for free sports equipment for the school. Vouchers can be handed to your child’s Form Tutor or the School Office.

Charity Fundraising Raffle
The School Council, along with a group of volunteers, is organising a raffle to help raise money for SASH homelessness charity and is seeking raffle prize donations. Do you know anyone who works for a local business who would be willing to donate prizes to help raise money for this worthwhile cause? If so, please contact Mr Curnow or Mrs McNulty on admin@millthorpeschool.co.uk. To find out more about SASH and the work they do please visit their website www.sash-uk.org.uk.

Data Collection
A reminder for parents and carers of students in Years 8 to 11 to please return Data Collection sheets as soon as possible. Please check the details on the sheet, update if necessary, and sign and return to your child’s Form Tutor or the school office, thank you.

Year 10 Work Experience
Any outstanding Work Experience forms need to be returned to school as soon as possible. Please check with your child that they have completed and returned theirs.

Apprenticeship Opportunities
Worcester Bosch Apprentice Filed Service Engineer
Siemens Rail Design Apprentice

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Friday 10 February 2017

World Book Day Thursday 2 March
For World Book Day this year we are going Harry Potter potty and students will be able to come to school with an item of Harry Potter clothing, a costume, or a prop. Students can wear a Harry Potter t-shirt, socks, scarf, tie, badge or glasses, or carry a prop such as a wand, toy owl or broomstick. If your child has such items, or a costume, then please encourage them to bring them along. For students who do not have an item, we will have Harry Potter glasses and face paints available. Students in Years 7 and 8 will receive prizes and House points for the forms with the most students taking part. For students in other years, there will be a small prize which can be collected from the library at lunch time. There will also be many other Harry Potter and book-based activities going on throughout the week.

LGBT History Month
LGBT History Month takes place every February across the UK and highlights the past struggles and achievements of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, with the aim of promoting and advancing equality and diversity for all. As part of LGBT History Month, we are inviting students to take part in OutWord Bound, an LGBT-themed writing competition for young people aged 11 to 16. For more information please visit the school website.

Year 11 Prom
The remaining balance for the Year 11 Prom is due by 28 February. If you have already paid the full amount of £33, your child’s place is secure. If you haven’t paid any money yet and your child would like to attend, you can still secure them a place by paying £33 by 28 February.

The Prom Committee has made a valiant start at fundraising towards dressing the room and paying for extras such as the DJ and prom awards, but we would like to encourage all students wishing to attend to get involved in raising money, as currently it is falling to the same few students each time. We fully appreciate that this year is full of additional pressures for Year 11 students and the Prom seems a long way off, but we know students will want the chance to say goodbye to Millthorpe in style.

Charity fundraising raffle
The School Council, along with a group of volunteers, are organising a raffle to help raise money for SASH homelessness charity and are seeking raffle prize donations. Do you know anyone who works for a local business who would be willing to donate prizes to help raise money for this worthwhile cause? If so, please contact Mr Curnow or Mrs McNulty on admin@millthorpeschool.co.uk. To find out more about SASH and the work they do please visit their website www.sash-uk.org.uk.

German Exchange
This is a reminder for all students attending the German Exchange that the full balance of £300 is due by Friday 17 February. Please contact Miss Ramsay if you need any additional information.

Year 10 Work Experience
The deadline for completed work experience forms to be returned to school has now passed. If your child has not yet returned his or her form, it is essential that they hand it in as soon as possible.

Data Collection
A reminder for parents and carers of students in Years 8 to 11 to please return Data Collection sheets as soon as possible. Please check the details on the sheet, update if necessary, and sign and return to your child’s Form Tutor or the School Office, thank you.

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers
We are currently collecting Sainsburys vouchers that we can use for free sports equipment for the school. Vouchers can be handed to your child’s Form Tutor or the School Office.

Year 11 Leaver’s Hoodies
A reminder that leaver’s hoodies for Year 11 students are now available to order from our school uniform supplier Keal Teamwear. The hoodies are £16.50 each and are available in a range of colours and sizes. To order a hoodie please visit keal-teamwear.com/sportswear/clubs/millthorpe-leavers. If you select collection as a delivery option we will arrange for hoodies to be delivered to school, free of charge, to be given out at the Year 11 Leaver’s Assembly in June. All orders must be placed by Friday 21 April.

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Friday 3 February 2017

Data Collection
Students in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 will have brought home a Data Collection sheet containing the information that we currently hold for them. Please could you check the details on the sheet and update if necessary. It is essential that we hold the correct contact details for our students. Could you please sign and return the Data Collection sheet as soon as possible to your child’s Form Tutor or the school office, even if there are no amendments. Thank you.

Year 10 Work Experience
The deadline for completed work experience forms to be returned to school has now passed. If your child has not yet returned theirs, it is essential that they hand it in as soon as possible.

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers
We are currently collecting Sainsburys vouchers that we can use for free sports equipment for the school. Vouchers can be handed to your child’s Form Tutor or the School Office.

Year 11 Leaver’s Hoodies
A reminder that leaver’s hoodies for Year 11 students are now available to order from our school uniform supplier Keal Teamwear. The hoodies are £16.50 each and come in forest green, royal blue, charcoal grey and burgundy and are available in sizes extra small to extra extra large. To order a hoodie please visit keal-teamwear.com/sportswear/clubs/millthorpe-leavers. If you select collection as a delivery option we will arrange for hoodies to be delivered to school, free of charge, to be given out at the Year 11 Leaver’s Assembly in June. All orders must be placed by Friday 21 April 2017.

Inclusive Cycling
Open to all ages and abilities, this is a great opportunity to enjoy cycling with your family and friends in a safe environment for free. Taking place at Osbaldwick School on Saturday 4, 11, 18 and25 February and 4 March from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Bring your bike and enjoy cycling with some help from road safety cycle trainers. If you don’t have a bike you can loan one from Get Cycling who have a good variety of bikes available. If you are interested or would like to know more please contact Hannah Higginson at hannah.higginson@york.gov.uk.

Nestlé Apprenticeship Event Tuesday 7 March 2017
Taking place at the historic factory on Haxby road on Tuesday 7 March at 5.30pm, students are invited to explore the wide range of apprenticeship opportunities at the world’s largest food and beverage company. Please click here for more information and to secure a place at the event.

Apprenticeship Opportunities
Examples of apprenticeship positions currently being advertised for September 2017:
Apprentice Field Service Engineer
Nestlé IT Advanced Apprenticeship
BT Apprentice Programme – Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship
Design Apprentice
Network Rail Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme
Please visit www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.ukfor all apprenticeship positions available in York and the surrounding area.

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Friday 27 January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day
Staff and students at Millthorpe joined thousands of people across the country to mark Holocaust Memorial Day today.Year 9 students have taken part in special lessons run by the History, RE and MFL departments which you can read about on the school website by clicking here.

Year 11 GCSE Revision
All Year 11 students have been given a Revision Planner which consists of revision tips, dates of GCSE exams and a calendar in order to plan their own bespoke revision timetable. Revision in the run up to the GCSE exams consists of completion of all homework tasks, which will be on Show My Homework, as well as independent revision outside of school time. Students are welcome to use the school library after school for independent study.

Staff will also be running revision sessions, primarily aimed at students who have been identified for departmental intervention, after school and at lunchtime in the run up to the GCSE exams which start on Monday 15 May. Students have been givena letter today with their individual intervention revision programme for the next four weeks. GCSE Drama students will be participating in after school revision sessions once they have completed their Blood Brothers assessment. Where students are not required for an after school revision session they can still see a member of staff if agreed beforehand.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students and we hope that you will support the school in ensuring that your child attends all identified revision sessions.

Data Collection
Students in Years 8,9, 10 and 11 will be bringing home a Data Collection sheet containing the information which we currently hold for them. Please could you check the details on the sheet and update if necessary. It is essential that we hold the correct contact details for our students. Could you please sign and return the Data Collection sheet as soon as possible, even if there are no amendments, and return it to your child’s Form Tutor or the School Office, thank you.

Year 11 Careers Interviews
All students in Year 11 will be having a one-to-one careers interviewwith Mrs Morgan, our careers advisor. Mrs Morgan works for Shine, a company engaged by the school, which provides independent careers support and advice to schools and colleges throughout the UK. The interviews take place during school time and provide students with an opportunity to explore their career aspirations and receive support and advice from a qualified careers guidance specialist. As part of the interview process, Mrs Morgan will look at your child’s latest school report to help inform the careers guidance your child will receive. If you do not wish for your child’s report to be shared, please contact school.

Dropping off and collecting students
Can we remind parents and carers not to drivevehicles onto the school site but to pick up or drop off their children somewhere outside the school gates where it is safe to do so. Large numbers of students arrive and leave school at the same time and we need to ensure the safety of all our students. Thank you very much for your co-operation.

Year 10 Work Experience
The deadline for completed work experience forms to be returned to school has now passed. If your child has not yet returned theirs, it is essential that they hand it in as soon as possible.

German Exchange
A reminder that the third and final instalment of £100 for the German Exchange is due by Wednesday 1 February. Thank you to those parents and carers who have already paid the full balance. A complete itinerary of the March visit will be available in February.

YorOK Families Website
Are you a parent or carer of a child with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities? The YorOk Families website providesup-to-date, reliable and helpful information for families who have children, aged 0-25, with disabilities and additional needs. Please click here for more information or visit www.yor-ok.org.uk/families.

York ISSP PeaceJam Slam Saturday 4 February 2017
The PeaceJam Slam is taking place on Saturday 4 February, 10am to 4pm and is an opportunity for students in Year 9 and above to learn how they can make a change in our world, be inspired by people who know how to make a difference and like meeting and taking action alongside people in our city. For more information and to book a place at the event please click here.

Apprenticeship vacancies for September 2017
BT Apprentice Programme – Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship
Siemens Rail Automation – Design Apprentice

MILLTHORPE WEEKLY EMAIL
Friday 20 January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day
Friday 27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day. This is a national commemoration day in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of those who suffered in The Holocaust under Nazi persecution, and in more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. In preparation for Holocaust Memorial Day students in all year groups will have an assembly next week lead by Mr Noble, Head of RE.

On Friday, Year 9 students will not do their usual lessons. Instead, they will have three lessons in the morning run by the History, RE and Languages departments, aimed at achieving a better understanding of the Holocaust that took place during the Second World War and what the Holocaust means today. In the afternoon, they will watch a film about a young woman who was part of the White Rose non-violent German resistance movement in Nazi Germany and then write their reflections on the day onto pieces of card to be hung on a memory tree in reception.

There are a number of events taking place in the city to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day including a City of York Civic Event on Sunday 22 January in York Explore Library in whicha group of Millthorpe students will be taking part. Please click here for the full programme of events.

Staff Training Early Closure Monday 23 January 2017
A reminder that school will finish at 2.20pm on Monday 23 January for staff training.

Key Stage 4 Options
A reminder that Year 9 students need to return completed Options Forms to their form tutor by Friday 27 January. For more information please visit the Key Stage 4 Options page on the school website.

Year 10 Work Experience
The deadline for completed work experience forms to be returned to school has now passed. If your child has not yet returned theirs, it is essential that they hand it in as soon as possible.

German Exchange
A reminder that the third and final instalment of £100 for the German Exchange is due by Wednesday 1 February. Thank you to those parents and carers who have already paid the full balance. A complete itinerary of the March visit will be available in February.

York ISSP PeaceJamSlam Saturday 4 February 2017
The PeaceJam Slam is taking place on Saturday 4 February, 10am to 4pmand is an opportunity for students in Year 9and above to learn how they can make a change in our world, be inspired by people who know how to make a difference and like meeting and taking action alongside people in our city. For more information and to book a place at the event please click here.

Time out for parents – the teenage years
Many parents find adolescence the most demanding time in their relationship with their child. There are many new challenges to face and it’s often hard to know what to do for the best. Family Matters York are running a 5 week course every Thursday from 9 March up to 6 April at 12.45 to 2.45pm in Tang Hall Community Centre, Fifth Avenue, York. The course is free to attend thanks to funding form Archbishop Holgate’s School Foundation Governors. To book a place or for any further information please contact Helen Atkinson on 01904 789214 or email helenatkinson@fmy.org.uk.

Time out from anger
This 4 session course for parents looks at: what makes us angry, safe ways to deal with our anger and how we can help our children to deal with their anger. The course takes place every Monday from 6 to 27 March at 12.45 to 2.45pm in Tang Hall Primary School, Sixth Avenue, Heworth. The course if free attend, to book a place or for more information please contact Helen Atkinson on 01904 789214 or email helentatkinson@fmy.org.uk.