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This Week at Staindrop
As we approach the end of term we have a final busy week. Controlled assessments are taking place Monday and Tuesday all day for students in Year 11. Our last day of term is Friday 19th December and students must attend as normal. School re-opens on Monday 5th January 2015.
We are celebrating the achievements of students with Success Assemblies which are taking place for all year groups.
Years 7 and 8 are visiting St Mary's Church, Staindrop on Thursday afternoon to take part in a service with an emphasis on the values we hold close as a school at this time of year.
In order that Year 7 can take part in a charity hamper creation event on Friday we are appealing for the donation of non-perishable food items from parents, friends and members of the community. Items can be left at reception or sent in with students.
On Friday 19th December, Years 9, 10 and 11 will enjoy our traditional Christmas Assembly.
January at Staindrop
School re-opens for all on Monday 5th January 2015.
There is a parents evening on Thursday 8th January for parents of Year 11 students. Appointment cards will be sent out.
On Friday 9th January school will be closed to students as staff are taking part in a training day.
British Values - Theme of the Week
Theme of the week is Rule of Law. During assemblies, form time and as part of lessons students will examine the concept of the Rule of Law and what it means for young people.
We would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a successful 2015.
Goodbye to Mrs Johnson
At the end of this term Mrs Johnson, Pastoral Manager and teacher of History retires from Staindrop school. Mrs Johnson has worked at Staindrop for over 24 years and is a much loved and respected member of staff. Her last day will be Friday 19th December when she will be organising the traditional hamper creation. Mrs Johnson has worked tirelessly both in her academic and pastoral roles. We wish her every happiness in her retirement and look forward to hearing of her foreign travels.
Thursday 27th November saw Staindrop School an Academy celebrate success with our annual Awards Evening. This is one of the highlights of our academic year as we invite the leavers of the previous Summer to this formal reception to recognise the success achieved in their GCSE and final exams. Mr L Davies, former Deputy Head of Staindrop, now Headteacher of Parkside Academy, was Guest Speaker. It was a wonderful event, providing a great opportunity to find out what last year\'s Year 11 had gone on to since the Summer.
Visit to Nursing Home
On Monday 8th and Wednesday 10th December members of the cast of Oliver visited two of our local nursing homes at Evenwood and Sandringham in Bishop Auckland, in order to sing songs from the production to the residents. The singing was greatly appreciated by the residents and staff. In addition to some of the most popular Oliver songs, students sang several festive Christmas songs. Mrs Newby, Chair of Governors accompanied the students on Wednesday to Sandringham Care Home. Mrs Newby enjoyed this wonderful, festive event, adding how nice it was to see the elderly residents join in with the singing.
Oliver Cast Support Charity
Staindrop students showed their true colours on Thursday 4th December. Not content with having just performed on three consecutive evenings to a packed audience cast members then took part in a charity bag pack in Bishop Auckland. Raising money for a national charity, students were complimented on their polite and caring manner whilst assisting members of the public with their shopping.