Thought for the Week
There will be House assemblies on Monday and Tuesday led by Mrs Maingay on the theme of ‘CHANGE’
Thought for the week
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
― Nelson Mandela
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
Today saw the return of our Year 11 students in all of their finery as they attended their Year 11 Celebration Day. The Celebration Day is a hugely important Thomas Alleyne’s tradition and a wonderful way to mark the end of the students’ time with us before they move on to their various Post 16 destinations.
Of course, many of our students will be returning to Thomas Alleyne’s to join our 6th form and we look forward to them beginning the next stage of their journey with us in September. I would like to wish every success to all of the students who are moving on from Thomas Alleyne’s as they start their apprenticeships, college courses and new employment.
I has the privilege of welcoming the students this morning to St Mary’s Church for their leavers service and took time to reflect on how quickly time passes since the students sat in the same venue at the start of Year 9 for their welcome service.
Looking towards the future, I am particularly looking forward to meeting next years’ families and students at our transition evening on Tuesday, where there will be an opportunity to meet key staff and hear about new and exciting developments in school relating to our recently awarded teaching school status and building improvement programme. In addition, I know our staff are looking forward to seeing the new Year 9 students on Wednesday and Thursday next week as they attend their two transition days.
I would like to finish this blog by wishing everyone a nice weekend and I hope you get the opportunity to enjoy the good weather while it lasts.
3rd July Year 8 Induction Evening
4th & 5th July Year 8 Transition Days
10th June Junior Prize Giving
Monday 2nd July and Tuesday 3rd July is Future Intentions for Year 12. They will be off timetable for those two days completing a whole host of activities linked to their ‘next step’. They will be looking at Post-18 options such as work, apprenticeships and university courses. Attendance at these sessions is compulsory as is normal school uniform. All Year 12 students were informed of this in assembly today. A schedule will be issued to students upon arrival at school on Monday and we will put it on Insight for parents to access. Please contact us if you require further information. We would also like to inform you that will be a parental session on July 11th at 6.30pm to provide information and advice on post-18 options.
In assembly this morning, we made reference to school uniform. We have noticed that as the weather has improved that the uniform has become unacceptable in some cases. As a Sixth Form we do not accept short lycra skirts or off the shoulder tops to be acceptable for the girls. It must be smart work wear so we would remind all parents to support us on this. Unless stated by the Head Teacher ties must be worn at all times in school by the young men in Year 12, again we ask for your support on this.
This week I led the ABC Mentor training for our future Year 12 students and was pleased with their attitude and commitment to the school by volunteering their time over the next week, these students are already showing potential to be on the Senior Prefect Team.
If any Year 11 students missed their taster sessions then can they visit the school website and all the information they need is in the Sixth Form section.
FI Plan 2018 – RR
With the GCSE exams finished, we were today able to formally celebrate the achievements of our year 11 students. It was a glorious morning as the students arrived in their finery, and we started with the traditional service in St Mary’s Church. Many parents and family members were able to join us in the church, which the students really appreciated. Then it was back to school for presentations from their form tutors, lunch and ice lollies in the sunshine, musical performances and the student-led awards, before the students departed for the last time as year 11s.
We would like to say again how proud we are of the year 11s, and of how they conducted themselves today. A huge thank you to all the students and staff who contributed, and we look forward to seeing many of you on results day.
We will share images once they have been sorted & checked.
See a sample of images for the fantastic art show below, further images can be seen under this link
Rotary Competition and Arts Society Awards Evening
Thanks to all who were involved, supported and took part in the Rotary Young Photographer of the Year Awards held at TAHS on Tuesday 26th alongside our A-Level Art Show. Well done to all our winners who attended along with an extra big congratulations to Erica Poyser who won the Arts Society award for outstanding overall performance in her A-Level Art and Photography.
It was great to see lots of parents and students attending alongside past Alleynians from the Class of 1961 and our Mayor Mrs.Trenery. As for our Artists and Photographers….we are all really proud of you!
News from PE
U15 Staffordshire Moorlands Cricket Semi-Final
On Thursday Thomas Alleynes travelled to Cheadle cricket club in fantastic weather to play competition favourites Painsley. Alleyne’s lost the toss and bowled first. We made a great start with Harvey Belcher removing star man Degg with a good catch from Owen Carrington. At the other end Frankie Bussell bowled a great spell getting the other opener caught behind by Dreher for a duck and then bowling number 3 Lowe for another duck and number 5 Lowe for 1. The Painsley middle order though dug in and took the score from 19 for 4 to 98 for 6.
In reply Alleyne’s began well with Gregor Hayes finding the boundary regularly scoring 21 before chipping to mid off. Then disaster struck as we went from 41 for 2 off 5 overs to 49 all out off 12 overs. A disappointing result after we gave our selves a great opportunity to win.
Year 9 Cricket.
On Thursday year 9 played Abbott Beyne in the league. Once again the team produced an excellent to beat them by 47 runs. Electing to bat first Alleyne’s got off to a great start with 37 runs coming from the first four overs, a succession of wickets then feel with captain John Ball needing to steady the team. He came into bat and hit an unbeaten 30 runs. This allowed Alleyne’s to score 120 runs off 16 overs. Abbot Beyne’s opening batsmen resisted well against opening bowlers Whitehead and Ashton but they could not match the scoring rate of Alleyne’s. As Abbot Beyne’s need for runs increased wickets started to tumble, Alleyne’s bowlers bowled a steady line and length and eventually they were bowled out for 73. That is 2 wins out of 2 in the league. Well done.
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mrs Hughes are:
Levi Gill and Alyssa Shaw for hard work in chemistry lessons.
Mason White and Amy Latchford for hard work and revision in chemistry.
This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are:
Mia Stevens and Rowan Hall for all their hard work in preparing to do the farm mural.
Thomas Alleyne’s Summer Concert will be held on Wednesday 18th July at 7PM. Tickets can be purchased in the on-line shop or via Julie in the Finance Office at a cost of £5 each (£3 concessions).
I would really like to ask all who can sing to attend choir on Monday lunchtimes in Room 67 (as we don’t have enough singers for the concert). Also anybody who would like to offer a ‘humourous’ musical act in the concert should see Mr Power in Room 67 asap.
Year 9 Vaccinations
3rd July – all year 9 vaccinations in the old Gym
Form tutors will advise them of the time to attend for their vaccination.
If parents have not returned the form please do so asap. Replacement forms available from the office.
Vacancies @ TAHS
Come and join the team we presently have vacancies for:
Teaching School Administrator
Inclusion Support Assistant
Further details are on the main school website
These beautiful hampers are the result of your amazing donations and the PTA wish to thank you all for your magnificent efforts. Tickets are £1.00 a strip and are now available via reception and at the Junior Prize Giving on Tuesday 10th July and Summer Concert Wednesday 18th July.
Don’t miss out on the chance to win one of these fabulous prizes!
Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com
Foxes are recruiting for Engineering aApprentices please see this link for further details.
APPRENTICE – Engineering