Children loved exploring Roald Dahl poetry and performing to their class members as well as a themed school dinner. Check the school Facebook site for photos of the magical day.
South Stanley Junior School took part in our first football fixture this term against 3 other local schools. Our boys lost one match and drew the other two. Well done to all who played and let’s hope we have another successful season!
Last week we celebrated the second SLP Star Awards grand finale at the beautiful setting of South Causey Inn. It was an unforgettable evening that saw our four schools come together to celebrate the hard work and achievements of some of our SLP children.
Teachers nominations opened in April with well into the hundreds being received. After a lot of deliberation, Headteachers selected winners and runners up who were announced in school assemblies in May.
This year’s Star Awards; hosted by our very own ringmaster, saw guests being entertained by a stilt walker, fire juggler, bubbleologist and acrobat at the celebration carnival.
The 2019 SLP Star Awards were extra special as we welcomed the children and families from Bloemfontein Primary School. Having joined us in July 2018, this was the first time they participated in the initiative.
Holly, Bloemfontein Primary School’s Above & Beyond winner said,
“I had seen the Star Awards last year and they looked amazing so everyone at school was really excited when we found out they were happening again, and we were taking part.
To be nominated and win was really exciting but tonight has just been amazing. I never expected it to be a real carnival with stilt walkers! I’ve had the best night ever.”
Enrichment opportunities such as the SLP Star Awards could not happen without the support of local businesses and Stanley Town Council. It is their financial contribution that allow us to make such projects so aspirational and engaging for all our children.
Cllr Les Timbey, Leader of Stanley Town Council said,
“Stanley Town Council are delighted to be able to be involved in the SLP Star Awards for a second year.
We know how hard all SLP children work, their determination and resilience is evident on a day to day basis. This initiative allows their teachers to acknowledge their efforts and celebrate together.
SLP offers their children some unique and inspirational enrichment opportunities and we as a town council, are honored to support them.”
Whilst the grand finale celebrates our first-place winners, it is only fitting that we congratulate all SLP children. Each and every one of them is a star in their own right and if we could have celebrated with everyone, we most certainly would have. Well done for a fantastic year and we look forward to celebrating next year at the 2020 SLP Star Awards!
To download the official photographs from the evening, click here: Star Awards photographs
Here’s some information parents and carers may find useful with regards to treating head lice.
Don’t forget, children can come to school whilst they are receiving treatment for head lice but if you have any questions, just give us a call.
The search for the SLP Stars is well underway.
We are absolutely delighted to confirm that following the success of 2018, the SLP Star Awards have returned to all Stanley Learning Partnership schools for 2019!
The SLP Star Awards are an opportunity for us to celebrate the amazing work of our children as a partnership. Their work, commitment and dedication never fails so it seems only right we recognise and reward this.
This year is extra special as we welcome our Bloemfontein Primary School families into the initiative. To be able to run this initiative across four schools is superb and a great incentive to offer our children.
All children are eligible for all categories irrespective of age or Key Stage. Likewise, every school will have their own set of winners and runners up. Every child has an equal chance of winning as it about their own personal growth and progress.
Nominations officially opened on Monday 1st April running until Friday 3rd May. At this point Headteachers selected 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from their school from each category. Local school assemblies will be held during week commencing 20th May to honour the hard work of winners and present them with their certificates. More details to follow.
The 1st place winner of each category together with two guests, will then be invited to attend a VIP red-carpet evening at the South Causey Inn on Thursday 11th July. This exclusive and aspirational black-tie event will be a celebration of all of our winners and will also see us crown our SLP Superstars of the Year from each school.
Stay posted on our school Facebook pages for regular updates as to how the initiative is progressing!
Children from Stanley Learning Partnership school; South Stanley Junior School, have launched a new and exciting fundraising initiative, Making our Outdoors Great!
Making our Outdoors Great! will see children and staff work together to raise much needed funds to develop their outdoor school space.
South Stanley Junior School is in the heart of South Stanley and boasts extensive outdoor space, however, there is nothing in it.
Staff have consulted with children about what they would like to see with each class creating a “mood board” of ideas which have then been taken and developed into formal plans for Phase 1.
South Stanley Junior School’s Head Teacher Eileen Martin said;
“We are very excited about our Making our Outdoors Great! project, it is a real school effort.
The children have created some amazing mood boards and their imagination and creativity knows no boundaries. We have installed a display of their ideas and the formal plans of Phase 1 in school and anyone that would like to view them is more than welcome to visit us to see our vision.
We know we have a long way to go but we are confident that if we all pull together and with the help of our local community and businesses, we can do this. We want to create something amazing for our children to enjoy for years to come.”
To kick start Making our Outdoors Great! the children and staff will take part in a sponsored Totally Tough & Muddy event on Friday 1st March where they will undertake an obstacle course designed to test their strength and endurance as well as having lots of fun. Level of fitness is irrelevant, it’s the taking part that counts.
South Stanley Junior School Year 3 pupil, Millie Storey said;
“I am so proud of what we have created for Phase 1, there is something for everyone and it’s great that it’s all our own ideas.
Everyone is really excited about our obstacle course event in March, we can’t wait to give it a go but also to see the teachers take part too.
We hope everyone will sponsor us and help us raise the money we need so we can have something we are really proud of.”
The Making our Outdoors Great! initiative will run until July 2019 with several fundraising activities planned. Anyone wishing to donate to the project should contact the school directly on (02107) 232059.
Auditions for our partnership wide talent search; SLP Superstars Showcase took place last week as children battled it out for their place in the live show.
Children from all SSJ year groups showcased their talents for our panel of judges in our closed auditions last Wednesday. Singers, dancers and cheerleaders were amongst the line up, each one of them really doing themselves proud.
Our panel of judges; Mr Howe, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Rutherford, had a tough job selecting their final acts. After a lot of deliberation they eventually managed to whittle it down to seven who will now go on to join their peers from all other SLP schools in the SLP Superstars Showcase that takes place at the Civic Hall, Stanley on Friday 8th March.
Mrs Martin, South Stanley Junior School Head teacher said;
“The auditionees have been simply amazing. Their hard work, courage and professionalism shone through as they took to the stage for our judges.
It was a wonderful experience for everyone that chose to take part as it gave the children a platform to shine outside of the classroom.
This is where the real hard work starts as our final seven begin rehearsals for the live show. We are all very excited about the SLP Superstar Showcase and can’t wait for the big event!”
All of the children that auditioned will star in a local school show that will celebrate everyone’s talents.
More information to follow as how to obtain tickets for both the local school show and the live show.
Stanley Learning Partnership have launched our new partnership wide talent search; SLP Superstars Showcase.
Children from all SLP schools are invited to participate in this brand new and exciting initiative designed to celebrate the foundation subjects and showcase their many talents.
SLP Superstar Showcase, run in partnership with Stanley Town Council, is a talent search that will see each school hold auditions and a panel of judges whittle down the acts selecting those that will star in a “live” show.
The SLP Superstars Showcase “live” show takes place on the evening of Friday 8th March 2019 at the Civic Hall, Stanley and whilst we do not know who will be participating, or what their act will be, we do know that it will be a star-studded extravaganza of talent, fun and entertainment.
Mark Stewart, CEO of Stanley Learning Partnership said;
“The SLP Superstar Showcase is a great addition to the SLP calendar of events and one that we are very excited about. This is an opportunity for our children to show us their talents, try something new and for some, step outside of their comfort zone. Some children excel outside of the classroom; this is the perfect platform for them to do just that.
As a fully inclusive partnership it was important to involve as many children as possible. We fully appreciate what a big step it is for anyone to audition in front of a panel of judges which is why, so as not to disappoint those that don’t make it to “live” show, we will host school performances that everyone will participate in.
We cannot wait to see who will perform and what their act will be. We are confident SLP Superstars Showcase will bring children and families together both within their school and across our partnership. This is a really exciting time for our children and SLP as a whole.”
SLP Superstars Showcases opened for entry during w/c 3rd December 2018 with auditions being held in schools during w/c 14th January 2019. Local school shows will be held during w/c 4th February 2019 and the “live” show on Friday 8th March 2019. Tickets for the show will be available directly from the Civic Hall early 2019.
We hope you will join with us to support the SLP Superstars Showcase, irrespective of whether your child wants to join in or not. Let’s create something great together that really puts SLP, our children and Stanley as a community, on the map!
The whole school worked hard to create brightly-coloured Remembrance artwork and writing which is now displayed in the school entrance. Staff, pupils, parents and carers also donated 50p to the British Legion to have their ‘memory’ displayed on our ‘Wall of Remembrance’. Please feel free to come into school to have a look and admire the children’s work!
A group of year 3 children at our school tried to break the World Record for the most children to fit in a head teacher’s office recently. They had all been sent by Miss Wilkinson to collect head teacher’s awards for their excellent writing. Eventually everyone did fit in the office and there was actually space for more! Keep up the super writing year 3!