Parklands runs many extra-curricular activities inclusive to all our pupils. These activities run at lunchtimes and on most days after school. The new all weather pitch is now supervised during all lunchtimes and is available to use by all years on a rota. This information and notices regarding all other extra curricular activities and clubs are available from the picture link.
Week Commencing – 13th April 2015 (Week 2)
Please note that the behaviour policy for students has been reviewed, an updated copy can be found under the drop down menu information (policies)
Monday 13th April – Full school assembly (announcement of SSLT appointments)
Tuesday 14th April – Cardinal Newman assembly for year 10
Wednesday 15th April – Progress meeting for the Pavilion
Please note our recent OFSTED report has been withdrawn and republished. You can find a copy under the drop down menu “School Information”
Our current Year 9’s were fortunate to visit the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry during Science week as part of the school’s Enrichment programme. The students were able to explore the museum which gave a fascinating insight into a multitude of both historic and current innovations. The main attractions included the 3D printing exhibition where students were able to discover how 3D printing is revolutionising the fields of medicine and engineering. Also the Sewers of Underground Manchester gave an insight to how water has affected out lives over time. The interactive Experimental Zone and 4D Theatre were also very popular with the everyone. There was a quiz to complete while the students travelled around the different zones, the winners were Harry Livesey and Harry Martin who both received high street vouchers for their great efforts. The trip was a great success, with all students displaying exemplary behaviour.
Year 8 had a fantastic educational visit to The Lowry and Imperial War Museum this term. Students were taken on a tour of The Lowry theatre and also got to look at the largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry in the world. Alongside that students also visited the War Museum, focusing their learning on the First World War and how it affected the people who lived in the North of England. It was a superb trip and we know our students enjoyed the experience. They represented themselves and Parklands superbly and we hope they go back to visit again and learn more.
Students at Parklands spent a few minutes checking out the solar eclipse on Friday. Various viewing devises were used, with the clouds parting just at the right time. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth.
We are seeking a dynamic and forward thinking Assistant Headteacher and new member of our strategic leadership team. We require an experienced mathematician who will initiate, lead and evaluate new developments aimed at increasing student progress at KS3 and KS4, enjoyment and engagement across maths and the wider curriculum.
Issue 3 of the Digital Parenting magazine is now available from school. Digital Parenting contains advise about how to keep your children safe and still have fun in the brave new, connected world of technology. The advice for parents and carers is given on a number of levels and for all age groups. All the key issues are addressed and this issue focuses on; risky selfies, setting up parental controls and advise on on-line bullying. Contact Mrs Fairhurst for a free copy.
A celebration of The Best in Youth Music is on 21st March at The Guildhall Preston and involves the best young musicians from many schools in the Preston and surrounding areas, including Parklands. Tickets are £5 and available in school from Mr Willsher.