Teacher of the Year
A Millthorpe teacher who has helped to support the welfare of hundreds of children has won the Teacher of the Year at the Press Community Pride Awards evening on Thursday 13 October. Sue Cordell, Director of Student Welfare, who was nominated for the award by fellow Millthorpe teacher Adam Baybutt, said she was “honoured and humbled” to receive the award and that it was a privilege to work with such a fantastic and committed pastoral team led by Scott Butterworth. Read more…
Year 7 Fortnightly SPaG Focus
The current fortnightly SPaG focus for Year 7 is apostrophes for contraction. 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 previous SPaG focus supporting resources and other literacy materials.
Year 10 Work Experience Meeting Tuesday 18 October 2016
A reminder to Year 10 parents and carers that the Year 10Work Experience meeting is taking place on Tuesday 18 October at 6.00pm in the Main Hall and will last about an hour. If you have not already done so please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y10_Work_Exp to let us know if you plan to attend.
Year 7 Tutor Meeting Wednesday 19 October
Students will be bringing a letter home on Monday with your appointment time for the Year 7 Tutor Meeting taking place on Wednesday 19 October. If you do not receive this letter or there is a problem with your appointment time please contact school.
Becoming a Fairtrade School
Over the next couple of years Millthorpe will be applying for Fairtrade School status. It is a three stage process, which will build upon the work we already do in school to promote and teach about Fairtrade. Part of the first stage of this process, to become a ‘FairAware School’, is to audit where Fairtrade is currently being taught across the school. In addition to this we will be reviewing where we currently use Fairtrade products in school and surveying student awareness about the trust. Later in the year there will be fundraising events and student voice opportunities. We will keep you fully updated as our work progresses. If you would like to be involved, we would love to hear from you: please contact Merry Wright, Geography teacher on email@example.com.
Time Out for Parents – The Teenage Years
Many parents and carers 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 for parents and carers of pre-teens and teenagers at Archbishop Holgate’s School. Please click here for more information and to book a place.
PE Sports Practices
Dates for the 2016/17 Sports Practices and fixtures can be found of the PE page on the school website.
Please help reduce the amount of unclaimed lost property by labelling all your child’s uniform, including PE kit, with their full name.
There are a few places still available on the German exchange. Students need to see Miss Ramsay if they are interested in taking part.
Downloading Microsoft Office
We have had a number of inquiries regarding the free Microsoft Office that can be downloaded whilst your child is at Millthorpe. To install the software (on up to 5 devices), students will need to know their username; this is usually their surname which begins with the final number of the year in which they started school followed by @millthorpeschool.co.uk: Year 7s are therefore firstname.lastname@example.org and Year 8s are email@example.com.
Students should all know their school network password (if not they will need to see Mr Ward in PC1).
Instructions for downloading and installing Microsoft Office can be found by clicking here.
Year 9 Parents’ Evening Tuesday 15 November 2016
We are pleased to invite all Year 9 parents and carers to parents’ evening on Tuesday 15 November. Students have been given a letter with an attached appointment form earlier this week; copies of these are available on the school website by clicking here. Appointment forms should be returned to your child’s form tutor by Friday 21 October. You can also complete the appointment form online by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/r/WJDBGV7.
Our most popular intervention is ready to start next week with 125 students signed up to take part. Students from Year 9 mentor the reading of Year 7 and 8 students. This is a great way to start the day for our lower school students and an ideal opportunity for Year 9s to make a positive contribution to the Millthorpe community. Paired Reading starts at 8.40am in the library.
Friday 14 October 2016