We have had a wonderful start to the academic year and I thank you, as always, for your ongoing support and care. As you know, here at Stretford High, we are driving our mission for all pupils to ASPIRE – Achieve Academically, enjoy Success, be Professional in attitude, grow in Integrity & Respect and recognise that hard work and Endeavour are keys to achieving our goals.
School Rule: Safe. Being safe in the community is always very important but is particular so in the winter months. I urge parents, once again, to reinforce messages about being careful and staying safe.
Again, I understand that these are scary messages to pass on to your child but it is important that we help our children to stay safe at all times. I must tell you that there have been numerous reports of suspicious approaches to children in the local community, one involving one of our pupils. Please report anything suspicious to both the police and school.
This time of the year is also a dangerous time for accidents involving fireworks. I ask you to speak to your child(ren) about these dangers and to insist that they should not buy or use fireworks. We have had reports that fireworks are being sold illegally in the local community and we have also heard that these fireworks are unsafe as well as illegal. They must not take any chances.
School Rule: Ready. We like to be prepared and ready for everything here at Stretford High – and that includes planning for those important family times during school holidays. To help you to make the most of these for next academic year, please find the calendar for 2018/19 below! As we do not sanction absences during school time for holidays, we ask you to use this calendar if booking holidays away with your family.
3rd & 4th September Staff Training Days – No School For Pupils
Wednesday 5th September School Opens To Pupils For Academic Year 2018/19!
Friday 19th October End Of Half Term 1
Monday 29th October School Opens For Half Term 2
Friday 30th November School Closed For 1 Day
Friday 21st December End Of Half Term 2
Monday 7th January School Opens For Half Term 3
Friday 15th February End Of Half Term 3
Monday 25th February School Opens For Half Term 4
Friday 5th April End Of Half Term 4
Tuesday 23rd April School Opens For Half Term 5
Friday 24th May End Of Half Term 5
Monday 3rd June School Opens For Half Term 6
Monday 1st July School Closed For 1 Day for staff training
Tuesday 23rd July School Closes For Summer Holidays!
Whilst you have your calendar out, please also note the following key dates for this academic year, 2017/18:
Thursday 9th November Presentation Evening Class Of 2017 (Yr 11 Leavers)
Thursday 30th November Year 11 Parents Evening
Friday 1st December School Closed for One day
Thursday 7th December Year 10 Parents Evening
Monday January 8th School Opens For Half Term 3
Week Of 29th January Year 11 Reports
Thursday 8th February Year 9 Parents Evening & Options Event
Thursday 1st March Year 9 Core Subjects Parents Evening – School Closes At 2.10 pm
Friday 9th – Monday 12th March Year 7 Trip To Rome
Thursday 29th March End Of Half Term 4
Monday 16th April School Opens For Half Term 5
Thursday 3rd May Year 7 & Year 8 Parents Evening – School Closes At 2.10 pm
Friday 25th May End Of Half Term 5
Monday 4th June School Opens For Half Term 6
Monday 25th June School closed to pupils – staff training
Thursday 5th July Year 6 Transition Day
Wednesday 18th July End Of Year Trips & Activities
Friday 20th July School Closes For Summer Holidays
Please also remember that whilst I am available to you on any of the above dates for in school events, you are always more than welcome to make an appointment to see me in school or to attend my Open Office on Wednesday 8th November, 3-6pm by appointment. Please contact my PA Helen Adshead on 0161 876 1850 to do so.
May I take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and I wish you all a wonderful half term break.