Good evening, welcome to Staindrop School, County Durham
Maximising Success in a Strong Community
This Half Term at Staindrop
Week commencing Monday 26th January the British value we will focus on is freedom of speech. Students will explore what this means in today's world.
Our numeracy focus of the week is the British Weather. Students in Years 7 and 8 will examine the maths involved in weather forecasting and recording.
Mr Baker, Key Stage 3 Manager, has created a range of resources and tests aimed at improving numeracy for children who will be making the transition to secondary school this year. These resources can be found here.
On Thursday 29th January there will be a parent focus group meeting from 6 to 7pm. Email Mr Marwood, as above, if you would like to attend.
Year 10 Parents Evening Thursday 12th February 3.45pm-6.15pm.
School closes for half term at 3.20pm on Thursday 12th February and re-opens on Monday 23rd February.
Year 7 Merit Awards
One of the key reward systems we use at Staindrop in Years 7 and 8 is based around a merit system. Students are awarded merits for pieces of work which exceed the expected criteria. In Year 7 students are highly competitive in their pursuit of merits which ensures work is of a high standard. Any student achieving in excess of 25 merits receives a Bronze Award in recognition of this. Pictured are the Bronze Award recipients for the Autumn Term 2014.
Year 10 Visit Nuclear Power Station
Students in Year 10 were given a wonderful opportunity on Thursday 8th January, when they visited Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station. As part of the Science curriculum students explore various methods of generating energy. This visit to the power station allowed students great insight into the processes involved.
We would like to thank Hartlepool Power Station for this opportunity.
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.