End of Term
Plans for the End of Term:
The academy will finish for the Christmas break on Friday 17 December.
This will be a half-day, with students finishing at 12.10pm.
To support students in catching up with any lost learning, teachers will be teaching the normal curriculum on the final day, alongside year group award assemblies.
The academy bus will not run at the earlier finish time but we have made a request and if this does change we will let you know.
Further information on the dates for returning in January will be distributed next week.
Christmas Dinner: On Tuesday 14 December, the catering staff at the academy will be serving a Christmas Dinner. The cost per student is £2.45.
Fund Raising: To continue our partnership with the Whiston and St Helens Charities' our student leadership team have been working with Claire Simmo (Charity Liaison) to see how we can best support the organisation this year. It was suggested that, due to the ongoing pandemic, the children’s ward have suffered a reduction in donations. To overcome this issue, the trust is raising money to provide the children’s ward with a bank of iPads.
Our aim this year is to raise £1000 towards this initiative, ensuring their stay at the hospital is a little bit brighter.
The fund-raising activities planned include:
• On Friday 17 December it is our Christmas Jumper day. The cost will be £1.00 and students who wish to take part can donate as they enter the gate or parents can pay via ParentPay.
• Our student leaders will be selling bespoke Christmas decorations, costing £2.00 each from Wednesday 8 December.
Another local charity we are proud to support is the Teardrops Hub in St Helens. Every year, we aim to collect as many donations of food, gifts and toiletries to fill hampers for less fortunate families in our local communities. We will be taking ten students to the hub on the last day of term to help pack these hampers in readiness to share across the borough. This is fast becoming one of our favourite occasions for the student leaders.
Please refer to our social media sites for full details on how to donate.