Thomas Alleyne's High School
Friday Roundup - 20th June 2014

Year 11 Celebration Day

Today we have welcomed Year 11 back into school for their Celebration Day. The day has comprised of time with tutors, a church service and awards and entertainment back at school. Please see below for a few pictures from the day. For more pictures view our Flickr album here.

Learning Support Open Evening

Monday was the biggest night on the Alleyne's Learning Support calendar… the Learning Support Open Evening. This offered an opportunity for parents of TAHS students and potential students to come along to meet the team and observe a range of work completed by students with SEN from each department within the school. The mood of the evening was set by Sam Forrester and Lewis Harvey who played uplifting music to all the guests. Highlights of the evening included practical experiments and demonstrations from the Science department and videos to watch from year 11 Performance Studies students. The most enjoyed attraction however had to be the farm animals from Rural Science which gave everyone the opportunity to go out and enjoy the sunshine. It was an evening that was reported to be enjoyed by all and sets very high standards for the next annual event!

Reading Week Reminder

It is our annual reading week in the week commencing 30th June. We are more than happy for you to use e-readers, iPads etc for this but you must have the relevant book downloaded prior to the first session on Monday 30th.

Recommended reads;

Annabel Pilcher - Ketchup Clouds Secrets, Romance, Murder and Lies:

Zoe shares a terrible secret in a letter to a stranger on death row in this second novel from the author of the best-selling début, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

Tom Becker - While the Others Sleep:

Alfie can't sleep and he's been sent to the sanatorium to 'get better' Alfie soon discovers that being awake is the most dangerous condition of all

Liverpool Art Trip

Earlier this week the Art Department took their year 10 students to Liverpool to visit galleries, take pictures and research their coursework. Please see the gallery below for a selection of images from the day of click here for the Flickr gallery.

House Competition

Year 9 Rounders Results

1st Whitmore 4 House Trophy Points
2nd Elkes 3 House Trophy Points
3rd Torrance 2 House Trophy Points
4th Orme 1 House Trophy Points

Well done to all who took part and a big thanks to the PE staff for all their work and organisation for the competition. So how has that affected the overall competition for the House Trophy after 33 events is:-

1st Whitmore 103 points

2nd Elkes 100.5 points

3rd Torrance 97 points

4th Orme 80.5 points

Summer Sports, Maths Puzzles, Credits

Year 9 Citizenship Day - 26th June

An interesting and exciting opportunity for year 9 to explore the theme of Citizenship. Students will be off timetable for most of the day to attend talks and presentations delivered by guest speakers from various charities and public organisations. This year’s line-up includes

  • Animal Aid
  • Help for Heroes
  • Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank
  • Staffs Fire and Rescue Service
  • Staffs Search and Rescue Team
  • Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Careers Event

Please see the poster below regarding the Careers Event taking place in school on 2nd June. All years are welcome. Follow THIS LINK for a full list of exhibitors who are attending the event.

Year 9 & 10 Exams

Year 10 exams are well under-way and run until the 26th June. Class teachers will give more information about the individual subject exams.

Year 9 will have an English exam on Wednesday 25th June periods 3 and 4 and a Maths exam on Friday 27th June periods 1 and 2. Any other end of year assessments will take place in normal lesson time.

Ensure that you complete all of the required revision and do your very best in these exams.

Girls Rounders

The year 9 rounders team have had a great week. On Wednesday they came joint 1st at a tournament in Leek, involving 4 other schools, and then beat William Allitt 21 & a half to 15 on Thursday evening.

The year 10 team continued this winning streak by also beating William Allitt 13 to 7 and a half, after a shocking first innings.