GCSE Art and Photography Exhibition

Art ExpoWe would like to invite you to our GCSE Art and Photography exhibition at Parklands High School on Wednesday 8th July. The exhibition will be held in the newly refurbished Pavilion and will showcase and celebrate the impressive creative and artistic talents of our students.

This year’s exhibition will showcase work relating to a broad variety of themes, such as human condition, urban, portraiture, identity and fantastic and strange.

We really hope you can attend the evening and support the hard work that both students and staff put into organising and presenting the exhibition. The evening will give you a clear insight into the high quality of Art and Photography work produced at Parklands. With GCSE results way above the national average in Art and Photography, I’m confident you won’t be disappointed with the exciting work on offer.

The exhibition will be open between 5pm and 7pm. Drinks and canapés will be served on arrival. We look forward to meeting you on the 8th July to celebrate our students’ success.

Parklands Activities and Clubs Guide

ActivitiesParklands 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.

Update from Mrs Hollister

Week Commencing –  29th June 2015 (Week 2)

Monday 29th June – Year 10 at Runshaw.

Tuesday 30th June – Lancashire School games. Attendance reward event.

Wednesday 1st July – New Intake day. Year 10 at Blackburn College

Thursday 2nd July – Year 10 at Cardinal Newman

Friday 3rd July – INSET day. School closed to pupils

Summer Concert

Summer ConcertWe are pleased to present our annual Summer Concert to be held on Thursday 9th July, from 7.30 pm. The concert is in aid of Ayme and Tymes Trust. Tickets cost £3.00 each and are available from the music department.

Contact pwillsher@parklandsacademy.co.uk for further details.

Vacancy – Business Support Officer

WSP Job VacanciesWe are seeking to appoint a flexible, well organised and enthusiastic Business Support Officer to join a lively and well-experienced team who work in an extremely busy reception and office environment where accuracy and the ability to work to strict deadlines is crucial. This would be an ideal career opportunity for someone who is either new to or currently positioned within a school setting. Parklands is a forward looking school; the successful candidate must be adaptable to any changes in the future development of the role and be willing to take part in training relevant to the post and other administrative tasks as required. They must also be aware of confidentiality requirements and Health & Safety issues.

Further details and an application can be found on our Vacancies page.

Image non-consent

NoYour child will have brought home a letter outlining the ways in which we may use images of our students. If YOU DO NOT WISH to consent to your child’s image being used in any of the areas stated, please complete the form attached to the letter and return to your child’s House Achievement Leader by Monday 22nd June 2015. If the form is not returned we will take that as consent.

Dress up and Dance

Dress up and Dance fullOn Friday, 19th June, Miss Greaves and the PE staff will be completing 5 hours of dancing to raise money for MacMillan cancer support. Students will be dancing along too, so please bring some spare change and your dancing shoes!

Sports Day – Africa House Triumphant

Sports Day africa #1Sports day was blessed with perfect weather conditions, both for the competitors and audience. All five houses competed and many of the races were close but no records were broken this time. These races were all about grit and determination with all our competitors putting everything into each race. Africa House triumphed in the end, a dramatic improvement over the last three years from third place last year and last place in 2013. An embodiment of the Parklands ethos.

Parklands Girls’ Football Success

On Friday 15th May, Miss Greaves took two teams to the Euxton Girls’ Football Tournament. Parklands had a very successful and dramatic night with both teams reaching and winning their respective finals having gone through extra time and penalties! Our Year 9/10 team have won this tournament for the second year running and Miss Greaves is hoping for a hat trick next year with Year 7/8 hopefully following suit.

Duathlon Success

For the first time, pupils from Parklands took part in the Katie Hewison Duathlon event at Astley Park on 9th May 2015. Our pupils were great participants and even managed some first places in group and individual races. Ben Hughes won his Tristar Event, James Fairhurst and Stephen Brown won the Year 8/9 event.

School Health Needs Assessment

This year the school will be taking part again in the School Health Needs Assessment (SHNA) process in partnership with the school nurse teams from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. This is really helpful for us to better understand and respond to the health needs of children and young people in the school and also offer additional support if needed. As part of the SHNA process, pupils in Year 9 will complete a questionnaire about their health and well-being.
The majority of schools in Lancashire are involved in this and last year over 17,000 children and young people took part! If you would like to know more about this the school nurse will be happy to tell you more.
Parklands will be taking part on Monday 18th May.