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St Mary's Catholic High School, Leyland

 

St Mary's Catholic High School has gone through a great transformation in a short space of time. The necessity to reflect, innovate and change has brought about high performance, sustained progress and a desire among all stakeholders to become the very best that we can be. Whilst the building presents a wonderful environment for education, we know that what really matters is exciting teaching that delivers progress in learning. We have unequivocal high expectations in terms of behaviour and our focus on spiritual development for children is very beneficial to young people growing up in a rapidly changing world.

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Y9 Interhouse Competition / Employee Encounter 2020

Tuesday 29 September

Dear Parents / Carers, 

I am writing to inform you that as part of our Personal Development curriculum, Year 9 pupils will be taking part in an ‘Interhouse Competition’ Super Learning Day on Thursday, 1st October. This is designed to provide part fulfilment of St Mary’s duty to ensure that all pupils are provided with and are able to access cultural capital whereby all pupils are provided with the opportunity to take part in a physical activity, whilst competing for their House. In order to keep in line with Government guidelines, activities delivered during this day have been approved by their respective National Governing Body. Boys will take part in softball whilst the girls take part in rounders. In the event that these activities cannot take place due to adverse weather alternative sessions will be provided. 

During this day we will also be joined by special guest Liam Moore. Liam is a Rugby Super League Referee who will speak to pupils about his career and how he came to achieve his goals. The aim of this session is to encourage pupils to aspire, make good choices and understand what they need to do to reach and succeed in the careers to which they aspire. 

We hope the day will serve to inspire pupils to think about their future careers and different values that they use not only in sport but in general. Leading pupils to fulfilling an enjoyable sports experience, a positive and healthy lifelong relationship with sports, and a successful, happy and value-driven life. 

As this day will be practical in nature pupils will be required to come to school in their PE kit for the duration of the day. With the weather changing and pupils being outside for the majority of the day it is recommended that boys wear their long sleeve rugby tops and girls wear their PE jumper. Jumpers that do not have the school logo are not allowed and any pupils wearing these will be asked to remove them. 

We believe that this Super Learning Day will be of great benefit and is a necessity to facilitate the holistic education of our pupils and support them in taking their next steps. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely, 

Miss J. Thornhill

Curriculum Leader for PE

 


Y8 Faith in Action Day 2020

Tuesday 29 September

Dear Parents / Carers, 

I am writing to inform you that as part of our Catholic Ethos Programme, Year 8 pupils will be taking part in a ‘Faith in Action’ Super Learning Day on Thursday, 1st October. This Super Learning Day is designed to provide part fulfilment of St Mary’s duty to ensure that all pupils understand the nature of being a Catholic and how we can put our faith into action today, and everyday through both our words and actions. 

Three external providers will be coming in to school to deliver the following one hour sessions: 

  • NUGENT is an established charity based in Liverpool, founded in 1881 by Father James Nugent, which offers a diverse range of support to vulnerable adults and children within the North West area through our schools, care homes, community and social work services and social enterprise.
  • WHITECHAPEL is a Liverpool Charity who are committed to helping homeless people find and maintain a home and learn the life skills essential for independent living.
  • VICTIM SUPPORT is an independent charity, who work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve.

We hope the day will serve to inspire pupils to think about their role in the world and how their faith can be put into practice. Understanding our Christian values is at the core of our curriculum at St Mary’s. We want to give the pupils the opportunities to be inspired by those who live out their faith and to follow their example. Pupils will also be able to get creative in other sessions led by the RE team, Art and Music.

Our day will end with a Mass, where Fr Jonathan will lead us in this celebration in the Chapel via Zoom. 

We believe that this Super Learning Day will be of great benefit and is a necessity to facilitate the holistic education of our pupils and support them through their own faith journey. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Yours sincerely, 

Mrs L. Conway

RE Curriculum Leader

 


Y10 Personal Development Day 2020

Tuesday 29 September

Dear Parents / Carers, 

I am writing to inform you that as part of our Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education (PSHCEE) curriculum, Year 10 pupils will be taking part in a ‘Personal Development’ Super Learning Day on Thursday, 1st October. This Super Learning Day is designed to fulfil St Mary’s duty to extend our curriculum beyond the academic and vocational; we believe it essential to support our pupils to develop in many diverse aspects of their life, including knowing how to keep themselves safe from the various threats and dangers facing citizens of the 21st Century. This event also encompasses the new statutory requirement for us to deliver Relationship and Sex Education, within the ethos of our school. 

Five external providers will be visiting school to deliver the following one hour sessions: 

  • Lancashire Police Digital Crime Unit – Cyber Ethics
  • Lancashire Police – Crossing the Line
  • Lancashire Fire and Rescue – Wasted Lives
  • NHS – Communication, Consent and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Her Majesties Prison Service – Prison Life

Although the subject matter may appear hard hitting, I can assure you that all material is age appropriate and will be delivered in a sensitive manner by experts in the field. Furthermore, at the beginning and end of each session pupils will be reminded that there are members of staff to whom they can go for support if they are affected by any of the messages. They will also be signposted to external support agencies. 

We believe that these Super Learning Days are of great benefit and are a necessity to facilitate the holistic education of our pupils. If you have any concerns, or if you wish to withdraw your child from any of the sessions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Yours sincerely, 

Mrs. L. Pilling

Assistant Head Teacher

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