Update from Mrs Hollister

Week Commencing – 26th January (Week 2) 

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 26th January – Whole school assembly

Tuesday 27th January – Student Leadership pathways meeting

Please note our recent OFSTED report has been withdrawn and republished. You can find a copy under the drop down menu “School Information”

Twitter Competition

Twitter CompetitionTeachers, parents, Y10 and Y11 are asked to tweet @parklandshigh as many educational twitterisms, puns, jokes or rhymes as they can, before half term and we will retweet them for you to see. The best five will receive prizes and house points.
Y7,8 and 9 can enter by emailing their tweet to houseleaders@parklandsacademy.co.uk max 140 characters.
You must #hashtag your house in the tweet so we know who they belong to.

Community Drop In

Asda CafeTo ensure that all our parents/carers have every opportunity to meet with a member of the Achievement Team, whether it’s to discuss a concern or your child’s progress, we are offering a drop in service every Wednesday from 11:30-12:30 at the new Asda in Chorley.

Appointments are not necessary, just pop along and join us for a coffee and a chat.

Show My Homework

SMHWShow My Homework (SMHW), offers a range of facilities that can only be accessed once logged on to its secure website using your personal login/password details. All of our students should have received an email to their school email address which they simply need to reply to if they would like us to reset their SMHW password. For more information regarding SMHW login/password details please contact our senior technician, Mr Dowsing.

Email: adowsing@parklandsacademy.co.uk

Biometric Systems Letter

BiometicsAs 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

New Website Links

LinksWe 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

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

GCSE Pod

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 www.gcsepod.com, 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