Great Sankey High School http://www.greatsankey.org Great in name, greatest together Thu, 15 Oct 2020 18:21:20 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.10 Maths Challenge! http://www.greatsankey.org/maths-challenge/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:56:45 +0000 http://www.greatsankey.org/?p=17104

We are working closely with the UKMT to offer opportunities for our high achieving mathematicians who would like an extra challenge!

Our mentoring scheme sets challenging and engaging problems each month to help young people develop their problem solving skills.

The mentoring scheme runs each year from October to May.

Pupils get the opportunity to work with assistance from their mentor on a range of maths problems that will be posted in Google Classroom at the start of each month.

If you are interested in taking part, the codes for each year group Google Classroom is posted below.

The first challenge will be set on Monday 2nd November, Miss Mallam and Mrs Hay hope to see as many pupils taking on the challenge as possible!

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Update to Parents from Wisepay http://www.greatsankey.org/update-to-parents-from-wisepay/ Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:20:24 +0000 http://www.greatsankey.org/?p=17101 Please see the following update from Wisepay regarding the recent service outage.

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Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze Award Letter http://www.greatsankey.org/duke-of-edinburgh-bronze-award-letter/ Tue, 13 Oct 2020 08:36:03 +0000 http://www.greatsankey.org/?p=17090 Please see the below letter for parents / carers of students on the Bronze Duke Of Edinburgh award.

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Letter From Warrington Borough Council To Parents and Carers http://www.greatsankey.org/letter-from-warrington-borough-council-to-parents-and-carers/ Mon, 12 Oct 2020 19:22:49 +0000 http://www.greatsankey.org/?p=17081 http://www.greatsankey.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020.10.12-Letter-for-schools-PW-MS.pdf

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Wisepay Service http://www.greatsankey.org/wisepay/ Thu, 08 Oct 2020 15:48:38 +0000 http://www.greatsankey.org/?p=17068

Dear Parent/Guardian 

We we would like to let you know that the Wisepay service has now been restored.  When you go to the login page you will be asked to reset your password as a security measure, the attached document provides further details about resetting your password. 

RESETTING YOUR WISEPAY PASSWORD

We have been informed by Wisepay that the reason for the site being taken down was due to the discovery of a cyber-attack on their system at the end of last week.  Wisepay have informed the Information Commissioner of the breach.

Whilst the majority of accounts are unaffected by the incident we advise those who made a Wisepay purchase anytime between Friday 2 October and Monday 5 October to contact their bank and check for fraudulent activity.  Wisepay are investigating the incident and will confirm any impacted transactions or accounts as soon as possible.

Thanks

GSHS

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Barrow Hall College Virtual Open Evening http://www.greatsankey.org/barrow-hall-college-virtual-open-evening/ Sat, 03 Oct 2020 14:26:21 +0000 http://www.greatsankey.org/?p=17056 Dear Parent/Carer & Year 11 student, 

RE: Barrow Hall College Virtual Open Evening 2020

I hope that you and your family remain safe and well in what remains a challenging climate. 

I would usually be writing to you at this time of year in order to invite you to attend our college open evening in person. Unfortunately, due to the continued impact of COVID-19 on normal procedures and practices, we are, like many other colleges, opting for a virtual event instead. 

There are some benefits to the virtual option, as when the event is posted online, it will remain there, meaning that you will, for instance, be able to revisit subject talks and building tours. It also means that if our event clashes with that of another college, you do not have to make a choice, you can simply visit the site at a different  time. The event will be launched on Thursday 5th November at 6pm and will be available to engage with thereafter. You will need to sign up to join the event, and the details of how to do so will be shared in due course.

The event will include the following: 

  • A presentation from the college leadership team, including Head of College; Heads of Year and our Student President & Vice President. This presentation will include information on: 
    • a general overview of courses and entry requirements
    • the ‘BHC Investment’
    • academic progress review systems 
    • pastoral care and pastoral systems 
    • curriculum enrichment 
    • careers information, advice and guidance at BHC 
    • ‘Aspiring Professional Programmes’ 
    • ‘High Achievers Programme’ and  
    • student leadership opportunities 
  • 15 minute course presentations for all courses on offer delivered by a subject specialist and students currently studying on the course 
  • A virtual tour of the college building 

The event will also launch our applications process and from 5th November, prospective students will be able to submit their online applications. Applications will then be open until 22nd  January 2021. There will be an electronic prospectus available to view online, and students in Year 11 will also receive a hard copy of the prospectus via their form tutor. 

All Year 11 students will be given the opportunity to experience ‘a day in the life of a BHC student’ at our college ‘Taster Day’ on Wednesday 11th November. Our college students will be on a ‘reading day’ working from home in order to allow year 11 to have the building to themselves. They will wear their own clothes, and will have the opportunity to choose up to 5 subjects to experience an hour lesson in. 

We will write to students once we have received their applications to attend a guidance interview on Saturday 16th January. Following this, we will send applicants a conditional offer letter which will confirm their place at Barrow Hall College conditional on their GCSE results meeting our general entry requirements AND the specific subject entry requirements. 

I am hopeful that we will be able to invite applicants to a transition event on Monday 5th July 2021 which will enable them to meet the college tutor team and familiarise themselves with the college environment. The event usually includes team building activities and a BBQ. This event is of course subject to change or cancellation due to COVID-19 related restrictions. 

The college team is looking forward to engaging with year 11 and their families over the course of the next academic year. 

If you have any questions please email helen.donson-jones@greatsankey.org

Yours faithfully 

Rhianne Bond 
Head of College

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Duke Of Edinburgh Award Refunds and Further Information http://www.greatsankey.org/duke-of-edinburgh-award-refunds-and-further-information/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:18:10 +0000 http://www.greatsankey.org/?p=17022 Please see the following letters regarding students on Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE awards.

Bronze

Silver

Gold

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PHE Letter to Parents/ Carers http://www.greatsankey.org/phe-letter-to-parents-carers/ Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:56:00 +0000 http://www.greatsankey.org/?p=17012 Please see the following letter to parents/ carers from Public Health England:

http://www.greatsankey.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/23rd-September-PHE-letter-to-parents-and-guardians.pdf

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Year 11 Letter 24th September http://www.greatsankey.org/year-11-letter-24th-september/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:55:24 +0000 http://www.greatsankey.org/?p=17006 Please see the following letter to Year 11 parents and carers from the Deputy Headteacher.

http://www.greatsankey.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Y11-Letter-Septemeber-2020.pdf

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Virtual Open Evening http://www.greatsankey.org/virtual-open-evening/ Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:09:08 +0000 http://www.greatsankey.org/?p=16974 Our Virtual Open Evening will take place on Tuesday 6th October. 

You will hear from staff and students and have a chance to see some of our fantastic facilities.

The Open Evening will be able to be viewed at any point after this date.

We are also organising a series of live group meetings for prospective students and parents/ carers, please register at the below link:

Open Evening Form

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