WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 30 November

School Production: Elf the Musical JR 11, 12 and 13 December at 6.30pm

A reminder that tickets are now available for what promises to be an unforgettable Christmas production. Priced at just £3 each, you can buy them via ParentPay: just select the relevant date(s) and the number you need. They will also be on sale in school – students will be given details of where and when.

 

Year 10 Parents’ Evening Thursday 6 December, 4-6.30pm

Follow this link for a letter with more information: Y10 Parents Evening Letter

Follow this link to book your appointments online: http://www.millthorpeschool.co.uk/millthorpe/parents/parents-evening/

or click on the Parents’ Evening System icon on the school website

 

Year 8 Parents’ Evening Tuesday 18 December, 4-6.30pm

Follow this link for a letter with more information: Y8 Parents Evening Letter

Follow this link to book your appointments online: http://www.millthorpeschool.co.uk/millthorpe/parents/parents-evening/

or click on the Parents’ Evening System icon on the school website

 

Christmas Dinner Wednesday 12 December

On Wednesday 12 December, we will be serving a traditional Christmas dinner of roast turkey with trimmings and pudding, priced at the normal Meal Deal price of £2.40 and paid for as usual via ParentPay. Note that vegetarian and other food options will be available on that day. In order to get an idea of numbers, please could you complete a very short online survey if your child is planning on having a Christmas dinner on 12 December. Responses by Monday (3 December) would be much appreciated.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZF7SQTN

 

PE Reminders

Cold weather clothing

As the weather starts to change, parents/carers and students are reminded that wearing two layers for outdoor games is a good idea, i.e. a t-shirt/skin/thermal layer under a reversible top for boys, or a PE top under a fleece for girls. A suitable pair of gloves and/or hat may also be appropriate, especially for students who struggle with the cold.

Students unable to take part in PE

Parents/carers should write a note in their child’s planner if he or she is unable to take part in PE. Students are expected to bring their PE/Games kit to every lesson in any case so that they may be involved in the lesson as far as possible (e.g. umpiring). If it isn’t appropriate for your child to change into PE kit, please could you contact your child’s PE teacher to discuss.

Labelling

Please remember that all items of kit should be clearly marked with the student’s name.

Inhalers

If your child requires an inhaler for asthma, please remind them that it is very important that they take it to every PE lesson. If they do forget, they must advise their PE teacher at the beginning of the lesson. Spare inhalers are held in the office for emergencies.

 

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 23 November 2018

School Production: Elf the Musical JR 11, 12 and 13 December at 6.30pm

Tickets are now available for what promises to be an unforgettable Christmas production. Priced at just £3 each, you can buy them via ParentPay: just select the relevant date(s) and the number you need. They will also be on sale in school – students will be given details of where and when. As they are all offered at the same fantastically good value price, they can be easily transferred, so if Gran can’t come, you can bring a friend!

RSC at York High School Wednesday 28 November at 7pm 

More comic drama of a slightly different vintage: a cast of professional actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company will be performing at York High School next week. The production is The Comedy of Errors, a brilliantly inventive farce and one of Shakespeare’s funniest plays. The play is just under 90 minutes long and is aimed at 7-14-year-olds but very much accessible for everyone.

 

Tickets are only £6 (tickets for the same production at York Theatre Royal are £8.50-£15) and can be ordered via Judy Cooke at York High School on 01904 555502. More information about the production can be found on the link to the RSC website below:

 

RSC first encounters

 

Trip for Year 7, 8 and 9 students to Stratford-upon-Avon 7-9 December 2018

There is one place remaining on this exciting residential English and Drama trip for Year 7, 8 and 9 students. The price is £335 per student and includes two nights’ accommodation, travel and admission to an RSC production and a range of exciting educational activities. You can email Ms. Redman on a.redman@millthorpeschool.co.uk stating your child’s name and form to register your interest.

Stratford Letter Sep 2018

 

Children in Need Update 

Thanks again for all the generous donations. The final fundraising total is an incredible £1,118.87.

 

YORK ISSP RECEIVES LEGACY 110 AWARD

The York Independent State School Partnership (ISSP), an equal partnership of secondary schools in the city, has received a prestigious award at an awards ceremony at the Tower of London.
York ISSP was chosen, as one of only four schools/school groups across the UK, to receive one of the Legacy 110 Outstanding Contribution to the Centenary Remembrance Awards 2014 – 2018.
The award is in recognition of the exceptional work undertaken by staff and students on First World War Centenary ‘Legacy 110’ projects, designed to ensure a lasting remembrance of the First World War across the local community. York ISSP received the Legacy 110’ Best Partnership Community Award 2014 – 2018.
The award came about after the York ISSP campaigned to persuade the government to allow independent school students to take part in the government-sponsored First World War Battlefields visit three years ago alongside their state-school peers. The visit was followed with a joint project coordinated by York ISSP, to host a student-led service of commemoration in York Minster and a public exhibition at the York Castle Museum called ‘1916: It’s more than just the Somme.’ The students chose the theme because they wanted visitors to remember and respect other key events of 1916, whilst also remembering the more well-documented Battle of the Somme.
Millthorpe School was one of the schools involved in the project. In 2015, two of its students, Angus Gatus and Kirstin Thornton, joined the York ISSP and other local school pupils on the battlefields trip and then pursued their own research and interests as part of the ISSP project.
Kirstin completed a project about the impact of the zeppelin raids on York in 1916, with the help of the Clements Hall Local History Group. Angus, who has a passion for naval history, undertook a project on The Battle of Jutland in 1916. In addition to producing information boards, he hand-made a number of model battleships so that visitors to the exhibition could see the types of vessels involved in the battle.
Adam Baybutt, Senior Director of Achievement and teacher of History at Millthorpe School said “All of the students involved in the legacy project demonstrated unbelievable commitment and an unwavering desire to ensure that their generation never forget. I am immensely proud of all of them and delighted that this opportunity has had another lasting legacy in terms of a supportive and beneficial collaboration between history teaching colleagues across the city. I would also like to publicly thank York Minster and the Castle Museum for being such welcoming and supportive venues for our legacy projects.”
Angus and Kirstin are both now studying A Levels at All Saints Sixth Form in York.

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 16 November 2018

Year 9 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 21 November, 4-6.30pm
Follow this link for a letter with more information: Year 9 Parents Evening 21.11
Follow this link to book your appointments online: www.millthorpeschool.co.uk/millthorpe/parents/parents-evening/

School Production: Elf the Musical JR 11, 12 and 13 December at 6.30pm
Save the date(s) for this year’s fun-packed Christmas production, a musical adaptation of everyone’s favourite seasonal feel-good movie. Details of ticket sales to follow soon.

Year 10 Work Experience
The presentation to launch this year’s work experience programme for Year 10s that was given at the parent information evening and student assembly this Wednesday is now available on the website, alongside other useful information about work experience: Work Experience

Children in Need
Many thanks to everyone who donated to this worthy cause today. We have collected over £800 so far and still counting.

 

Millthorpe Remembers Poppy Project

Students and staff at Millthorpe School are marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 this week with a Poppy Fountain dedicated to service people, many of them from the immediate local area, who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the war.

Each student and member of staff was invited to make a poppy with materials of their choice including wool, felt, paper, ribbon or tissue. The finished poppies, each with their own dedication to an individual service person, have then been crafted into a stunning display in the school’s entrance hall.

Many of the students used the Clements Hall History Group’s database of local people who died in the war, to find people who lived on their street or even in their house, so that they could then dedicate their poppies to someone who lived in their neighbourhood. Students have also been encouraged to go on to the ‘Every One Remembered’ website to write a personal message of remembrance for the person they dedicated their poppy to.

Adam Baybutt, Senior Director of Achievement and teacher of History at Millthorpe School said “The students and staff have created an incredible display, which is very poignant and makes us all stop and think about the effect the war had on people across the country and particularly in our locality.

“We also held Remembrance assemblies last week, encouraging students to reflect on the horrors of war and remember that the service men and women gave their lives so that future generations could live theirs.

“We are very proud of our students, particularly as the younger generation are often accused of being unwilling to remember and reflect on the past. This proves that this is a wholly inaccurate and unfair accusation and that the young people of today are very interested in and are moved by the events of 100 years ago. When The Last Post is sounded

on Sunday morning, I know that a whole generation of Millthorpe students will pause and pay their respects.

“Huge thanks go to Miss Frankland and Ms Watson, the Design and Technology team and the students and wider staff for creating such a beautiful, thoughtful display.”

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 9 November 2018

Year 9 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 21 November, 4-6.30pm

Follow this link for a letter with more information: Year 9 Parents Evening 21.11

Follow this link to book your appointments online: www.millthorpeschool.co.uk/millthorpe/parents/parents-evening/

 

Overview of Art Topics

An overview of the topics to be studied by each year group can now be accessed via the school website. Follow the links in the ‘Project Outlines’ section of the Art department page: www.millthorpeschool.co.uk/millthorpe/departments/art/

 

Piercings

A reminder of our expectations regarding piercings for students:

– students with pierced ears are permitted to have one plain stud in each ear; hooped earrings are not allowed.

– no other piercings are acceptable: if a student has already had an additional piercing made, any jewellery must be removed during the school day or a completely clear plastic retainer should be worn.

From this point forward, no new additional piercings are allowed and students will be instructed to remove anything worn in such piercings.

 

Travel Survey

As part of the planning application for the all-weather sports facilities, the school has been asked to commission a travel survey of the different modes of transport used to access the site on two particular days (Wednesday 14 November and Saturday 17 November). This will involve setting up cameras at each of the school entrances on these days: the purpose is simply to tally up the number of journeys made and no personal data will be collected or retained as part of this exercise.