Head of School Letter 12th December 2014

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12th December 2014
Dear Parent/Carer,

Mr Lee McConaghie, Head of School
Mr Lee McConaghie, Head of School

As we approach the last week of term can we take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for their ongoing commitment and support of the pupils and the school. Standards are as high as ever with a recent national report revealing significant highlights including a year on year rise in pupil attendance which is currently at a record high.

Last Day

School will close at lunchtime on December 19th. The last day of term will be full school uniform. The Christmas break will be launched with a Christmas Show involving a short drama, carols and several “talented” members of staff performing musical numbers. The traditional pupil talent show will take place at the end of the summer term.

Own Shoes Day

Today gave pupils the opportunity for pupils to wear their own shows if they contributed £1 to charity. It has been a great success with £243.10.

Man United Business and Enterprise

This week the year 8 pupils had a fantastic opportunity to take part in the three day Man United based project days, pupils had to complete team based activities and produce a product with, logo, slogan and advertisement.  On the final day pupils were taken on the tour around the Theatre of dreams and finished with their group presentations.  Thanks to all the staff involved and the pupils for their enthusiasm and attitude.

Project Day

Such immersive project style experiences are not just for Year 8. On Monday Year 7 will have the opportunity to build bridges with the Maths department. Broadoak is committed to giving all pupils the chance to develop their skills beyond the classroom.

Point Make Prizes

Next week sees several events taking place for pupils who have earned a multitude of PMP stamps in their planners. Tuesday and Wednesday see pupils treated to a take away lunch to an establishment of their choice. Some pupils will be rewarded with a film plus popcorn. A well-deserved treat.

Christmas Lunch

Next Wednesday will be Christmas lunch with pupils enjoying their first taste of festive food. It really is a hearty dinner with all the trimmings, but no excuse for sleeping during period 5!

Ethan – We Salute You…

Ethan Joughen (Y9) has been promoted to Lance Corporal in the Army Cadets.  He is the youngest Lance Corporal in the county.  Congratulations Ethan.

Stars of the Week

Year 7: Louise Ralph, Aidian Renshaw, Leonie Maas
Year 8: Molly Baguley, Jessica Woodcock, Ben Crosby
Year 9: Jennifer Wood, Libbie Graham, Wiktoria Zagurowicz
Year 10: Charlotte Jackson, Victoria Massey, Emily Edwards
Year 11: Brendan Wood, Kayleigh Farrow, Cole Smith
ILS: Harry Kelly for his great co-operation and independent work.

Form of the Week

8B, Mrs Mullan, 95.7%

Sport

Year 9 and 10 Girls’ Manchester United Hub Football Tournament

Broadoak travelled to Manchester Enterprise College for the annual Hub tournament with two girls’ football teams. The year 10 team started slow with a 3-1 loss against Astley Sports College but this did not deter their motivation and determination to succeed. The girls went from strength to strength with some fantastic outfield play and feeds. One outstanding play was from a great feed from goalkeeper Charlotte Jackson that found the head of Georgia-Leigh Murray who directed it perfectly into the net of Astley. This was not the only time that Georgia-Leigh, aka Pele, wowed the spectators. Many of the Manchester United coaches were astounded at her performance with support from the rest of the team.
The Year 9 team were exceptional too. They all showed excellent team work and commitment which led to goals being scored by Elise Davies and Coral Lloyd. After the initial games had been played the year 9 eventually ended up in 5th place with year 10 making it through to the final to face Astley. Year 10 played outstandingly well but were unlucky to lose 2-1. Outstanding performers were Elise Davies and Georgia-Leigh Murray.

Year 9 Boys’ Basketball

This week the lads were visited by St Ambrose College, a much larger school with a great sporting pedigree. The lads started excellently with an organised and disciplined defence. Kayd O’Mary and the outstanding Josh McVety were again strong rebounders and with Stephen Harden dictating play superbly the boys had a good chance. Sam Palmer and Ethan Smith were busy in both attack and defence and Reo Drummond continues to improve with every game. Luke Graham and Leighton Weekes were fast and clever in attack and Callum Inkersole was impressive on the boards. The lads scored some impressive baskets and worked hard as a team and eventually won the game 20 – 13. We are very proud of the boys.

Year 10-11 Basketball

The KS4 team travelled to St Ambrose to play on their new impressive court. The boys started well getting into an early lead.  However, St Ambrose came back into the game and eventually ran out winners 21-12.  Attitude and effort was fantastic and outstanding performer was Aiden Easter.

Trafford Schools’ Cross Country Championships

Broadoak took over 30 pupils to run at the annual cross country championships held at Crossford Bridge. Many of the pupils achieved fantastic positions. Outstanding performers on the day were Sophie Thompson and May Hall who finished 20th and 25th respectively in the Year 10 and 11 girls’ race and Kayd O’Mary and Louis Derrick who finished within the top 30 of the Year 8 and 9 boys.
Yours faithfully,
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Mr Lee McConaghie
Head of School
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Mr Andy Griffin
Executive Principal
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To all isolating Y10 and Y11 pupils:

Please join your Google Classrooms as per the timetable below for live lessons starting tomorrow.  Access your subjects’ Google Classroom at the given time and follow the instructions in the stream.  All other subjects’ have uploaded home learning tasks for your missed lessons and will continue to do so throughout the week.  Please make sure that you attend all live lessons and if there are any issues please let us know in advance so that we can help you to get online.

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