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Blog 11.02.2022

 

This week our primary and secondary school councillors held their meeting. Within this, we discussed:

• World Book Day – Thursday 3rd March there are some great ideas that the student councillors have discussed with Mrs Halkyard and Mrs Nuttall our English leads across the school.

We will communicate these arrangements next week via
ParentApp.

• Easter events – following the last meeting, the suggested ideas were taken back to the primary classes and secondary forms and they have agreed that they would like to celebrate Easter and decorate the school corridors with posters and
bunting while planning an Easter morning or afternoon.

Again, all communication regarding this will be sent via ParentApp.

• Prizes from Reward Tracker – the school councillors want these to be ‘bigger and better’. They will be sharing these ideas with their classes and forms to bring back
and share ideas in the next meeting.

• Commitment to learning certificates – the school councillors wanted these certificates to continue and to be shared on the blog.

Our school councillors absolutely inspire me with their dedication to their role and the confidence they have in communicating their thoughts and ideas within the meetings but also with their classes and forms. Well done Hollinwood Academy School councillors – you are doing an AMAZING job!

Let’s see what some of the classes have been doing starting with Mr Heap and his outdoor education lessons…

“As you can see from our fantastic pictures we have been enjoying orienteering within Outdoor Education. The students have had the opportunity to visit local country parks and developed their navigation skills and map reading skills.

Students have worked together in teams to follow the different orienteering routes. All students have developed
their listening skills, team building skills, communication skills and basic map reading.

Students have loved the freedom of moving to different areas of the park that they have never been to before and we are looking forward to our next outdoor education
adventure!”

Now to Miss Sanderson’s form…

“This term, our form have been working hard towards their upcoming exams and looking into their options for where they want to go after Hollinwood Academy.

They have visited colleges and looked at different courses that they may like to do in September, it is a big step and they have shown great maturity and enthusiasm when discussing their options.

This week, the students have taken their final Food practical exam with great success and have created some fantastic food, although they have been long and intense days
they have coped amazingly well.

In other lessons they have been concentrating on making sure they are ready for their exams with revisions and practical’s including experiments in science creating Sulphate salts using Zinc powder. Although the students have a tough few months coming up they are positive, staying focused and working extremely hard.”

Now to our amazing SUPER STARs and SEALs…

Mrs Lerigo’s STAR of the week is William for independently exploring the phonics corner and reciting the sounds and words for all the pictures that were in that area….just
amazing!

Mrs Lerigo’s SEAL Superstar is Euan for initiating many interactions with a member of staff and wanting those interactions to be continued. Euan has also started to play
alongside other children in the playground.

Miss Pietraszewska’s STAR of the week is Lewis for making staff very proud, for believing in himself and working really hard with his spelling.

Miss Parkinson’s STAR of the week is Caitlin for not getting frustrated when she cannot do something and never giving up!

Mr Corrigan’s STAR this week is Xander for being an outstanding example to others in listening and staying safe.

Mr Corrigan’s SEAL Superstar is Oscar for great communication this week — using his words when he has needed help and being patient when he’s had to wait.

Mr Corrigan’s WOW moments go to Cole, Derry, Isaam, Blaire and Jared. Well done!

Mrs Halkyard’s STAR of the week is Tyler for communicating his feelings with an adult.

Mrs Halkyard’s SEAL of the week is Josh for being a supporting team member in PE.

Mrs Halkyard’s DOJO winner is Chris. Well done!


Miss Prescott’s STAR of the week is Jake for settling back into school after some time off.

Miss Prescott’s SEAL of the week is Madison for responding calmly to adults.

Miss Prescott’s DOJO winner is George. Well done!

Miss Simms’ STAR of the week is Evan for growing in confidence and asking for help when he needs it.

Miss Simms’ SEAL Superstar is Elliott for showing good manners and respect to his teachers.

Mrs Woodhead’s STAR of the week is Hamza for trying very hard with his spoken communication.

Mrs Woodhead’s SEAL Superstar is Thomas for being supportive for the winning team when we lost.

Miss Tootill’s STAR of the week is Daniel for having a great intervention with Miss Sharples.

Miss Tootill’s SEAL of the week is Lucas for trying his best in maths.

Miss Tootill’s DOJO winner is Zachy. Well done!

Now to our ‘Commitment to Learning Stars’:..

Commitment to Learning Stars

 

Can I just remind our families that all children and young people are expected to arrive at school, ready to learn by 9am.

Arriving after this time limits your child’s chances of
achieving their full potential as they are missing out on essential learning time. The beginning of the day is extremely important, this time is critical towards preparing our
children and young people for the day ahead. The end of the day is equally as important as opportunities for reflection are provided and parent pick up is 3pm and not before.

Good attendance and punctuality are important for achieving success at school and are also important life skills. Absence from school disrupts learning and hinders progress.

Unless your child is ill or alternative arrangements have been agreed with the pastoral team, please ensure they arrive/depart promptly in line with the school day.

If your child is poorly it is important that you report this by contacting school on: 0161 883 2404 and pressing option 1 to report your child’s absence.

We finish for the half term on Friday 18th February and we return to school on Tuesday 1st March 2022.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Millard

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Hollinwood Academy
Roman Road
Hollinwood
Oldham
OL8 3PT

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Weekends: Closed

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0161 883 2404

info@hollinwoodacademy.org