New Website Links

We have recently added three new links to our busy website. The links are located at the top right of our homepage:

Blogger - Link to the Students’ Website
Paypal  – link to your Cashless Payment Account
Picasa - link to Our Latest News Letter

Update from Mrs Hollister

Week Commencing – 5th January (Week 1) 

A reminder that the gate to the park will remain closed due to building works on the pavilion. Students must take a designated safe walking route to and from school.

Monday 5th January – RESPECT day

Tuesday 6th January – Year 9/10 Prefect assembly

Wednesday 7th January – Year 11 Careers assembly

Thursday 8th January – Year 11 Health & Social care external exam

Friday 9th January – Year 11 assessment window closes


Biometric Systems Letter

BiometricsAs you will be aware, we use a voluntary biometric recognition system at the school. At the moment this is used with the administration systems for library management. In the future we wish to use a similar system for cashless catering, and paying for school trips, etc. You should have received a letter regarding this but if you haven’t you can access the letter using the link below.

Link to the Biometric Systems Letter

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper.jpegBoth staff and students participated in the Christmas Jumper Day charity event on Friday. Festive jumpers of all kinds were on display, some more “interesting” than others. It was all in a good cause though and over £180 was raised and donated to Save the Children.

Interested in becoming a primary school teacher?

Born to TeachYou may be aware that St George’s CE Primary School became a Teaching School earlier this year and has, together with seventeen other Chorley Primary schools, formed an Alliance to provide initial teacher training opportunities via the schools direct placements. St George’s are presently recruiting for September 2015 and hosting a series of open days to provide an overview of this exciting opportunity.

Link to Teaching School Open Day letter


gcsepodAt Parklands we have invested in an exciting new revision resource for all year 10 and year 11 students. GCSE pod is an on-line library containing hundreds of exam specific revision podcasts, all available to stream or download to your device. All KS4 students are already registered – all you need to do is visit, activate your account, and get revising!

Follow the links for full instructions and an introductory video.

PGL 2015

pglThe link below shows pictures from the PGL Netball and Football that took place in November this year. All pupils had a great time with the Year 8 Netballers reaching the semi finals and the football group beating all the other schools. The trip is running again next year and we still have a few places left!

Link to PGL highlights 2014

Respect Day – Year 8

Respect Day Y8For their latest Respect Day pupils took part in the educational game, Keep The Cash! Giving pupils an insight into the realities of managing their own finances thereby helping them to develop the skills they’ll need to thrive as adults. Working in teams, pupils ran their ‘household’ efficiently by earning enough cash to pay their bills, debts, and taxes. Overcoming other challenges they will face in the future, each pupil got the chance to apply for a job, prepare a CV and attend an interview on the day.

Student Website

Student WebsiteThis week the Digital Ambassadors launched the brand new student website in assembly. The student website contains photo galleries, updates on school news, department blogs, and much more!

In addition, it contains the showcase for the latest house competition – #Proud Of My Selfie.

Why not take a look for yourself by clicking on the image?

If Your Child is Unwell

school nurseIf your child is unwell, it can be difficult deciding whether to keep them off school. If children do not attend school, they are disadvantaged in that they do not make as much progress as they should. Use common sense when deciding whether or not your child is too ill to attend school. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is your child able to complete normal school activities?
  • Does your child have a condition that could be passed on to others in school?
  • Would you take a day off work if you had this condition?

Parking Restrictions at Woodlands

Contractors Site PlanThe Woodlands Conference Centre has asked us to inform our community of building work taking place which will affect traffic access to and from their site and anybody who currently uses the site to drop off and pick up their children. There will also be parking restrictions at the entrance to the site in the lay-by where cars enter and exit. There will be multiple low loaders bringing heavy plant machinery on and off site on several occasions each day for the duration of the works. It will therefore be extremely dangerous for parents to use the lay-by at the front of the site to park or drop off/pick up. Woodlands intend to place temporary parking restrictions in the lay-by and request that it is not used from the 25th November 2014. Restrictions will be in place for up to 5 weeks. Click on the image for a more detailed map of the areas affected.

Road Safety

WSP Road SafetyWe take Road Safety very seriously here at Parklands. Historically the school has campaigned for extra safety measures along Southport Road as we realise the need for some of our pupils to cross to the other side on their journey home. For some time now we have had both the pelican crossing and the two speed cameras (which cover both ends of the road between the school). We also have staff on duty at the close of school, on the main pupil exit that leads to the buses and the pelican crossing. We would emphasise the need for all our pupils to be road aware whenever they cross Southport Road and to always use the crossing. We also ask that parents insist that their child wear a safety helmet if they cycle to school. It is for safety reasons that we do not permit scooters.