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Bowline Walk & Important Head Teacher Notice Regarding School Reports

Dear Parents/Carers

 

We are contacting  to inform you that unfortunately, due to technical issues, we are unable to print school reports before the end of the summer term.

 

Reports will be issued on the 30th August 2018.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Laura Sanchez

Head Teacher

 

Our annual Bowline Sponsored Walk Fundraiser takes place on Thursday 12th July. A fantastic opportunity to show determination and how we work together as a community.  All pupils should have received a letter. Challenge: Each pupil to raise at least £10.

For the letter, please click here

Please note that a knowledge organiser event is being hosted for parents and carers of pupils in year 8, 9 and 10 on the 25th of June at 5:30pm.

Summer Concert (Post Event Notice and Comments) & GCSE Results Day Notice

On behalf of the Creative Arts and Technology team Miss Milner would like to say a huge congratulations to all of the performers, artists, and technology students that contributed to last nights event; ‘Stars of MHS’. Their hard work and dedication to their artistic skills really shined bright last night both in the exhibition and performances. As a team we are very proud of our students and would like to say a big thank you to parents, friends, and the local community for continuing to support the creative arts at the Martin High School. See you at our next event. Miss Milner
#MHS #Creativeartsmatter

We received this fantastic message from a parent who attended the Summer concert last night:

“To The head and staff of the drama, music and arts dept.

We were privileged to attend the performance and exhibition on Wednesday night, showing off the talents of your young people. The students performing were amazing and the art and sculptures on display incredible. We hope that you are proud of the students abilities and the staffs hard work nurturing their talents. Please continue to value the arts and promote these subject areas.Drama, music, dance,art,design and sculpture are equally important as traditional academic subjects.

Thank you again for a fabulous evening.”

Once again, from all of the staff here at MHS, thank you all so much for your kind words and support.

 

Please note that GCSE Results day 2018 will take place 8.30am-10am Thursday 23rd August 2018

Summer term assessments: revision advice & Exercise the key to a healthy mind during assessment season

With the end of year assessments for all year groups fast approaching, it is important that all learners develop good revision techniques early so that they go into the assessments confident and secure in their knowledge. For revision advice follow the link https://martinhigh.org/learners/revision/ which includes a revision timetable planner and advice from learners who sat assessments last year.

For any further information contact Mr Seaward by email at kseaward@martin.leics.sch.uk

 

Exercise the key to a healthy mind during assessment season.

 

With the summer assessments beginning this half term it is important to consider your overall well-being. Exercise is a fantastic way to relieve stress and help you focus. It doesn’t have to be super strenuous either. The school track is 400m, why not take on a the ‘Daily Mile’ challenge during the assessment season by walking four laps during your lunch break. Take a friend, have a chat and enjoy the outdoors as well as the positive physical and mental health benefits below:

1)      Exercise relieves stress

The bad news? Stress slows down the brain’s ability to process information, making it more difficult for us to concentrate and focus, which in turn can greatly impact your exam performance. The good news? There is a cure! Exercise cranks up the body’s production of serotonin and dopamine, the feel-good brain chemicals which helps create a happier and healthier mood. Even a quick 20 minute session can radically change your mental and physical state, especially if you have been sitting in the library all day.

2)      Exercise improves memory retention

Finding it harder and harder to remember those Shakespeare quotes? Or the almost impossible answer to that biology question? Fitting in regular exercise into your routine can quite literally “jog” your memory. Exercise releases endorphins, also known as nature’s mood elevator, which has been shown to improve memory and boost your brain-building hormones. So next time you’re stuck for revision, try getting outside and let your brain do its magic!

3)       Exercise increases focus and concentration

Regular exercise releases brain chemicals key for memory, concentration, and mental sharpness at the same time as lifting your mood, lowering stress and anxiety all of which contribute to brain health. Studies show that regular exercise helps you manage complex tasks, organise and razor sharpen your focus which is great for those long revision sessions or particularly complex exam questions.

4)       Exercise boosts your energy

Feeling slumped? The more you move, the more energized you will feel. Regular physical activity improves your muscle strength and brain power, giving you the energy you need to think clearer and come up with new ideas. A good 15 minute break from revision to move around, even just around your living room, makes your body produce more energy whilst also making you feel happier.

For more information on the daily mile click here:

https://thedailymile.co.uk/

Upcoming Academic Progress Evening Events & History Webinar/Intervention

Year 10 APE on Wednesday 6th June and Year 8 APE on Wednesday 13th June – please book your appointments from today using the ‘APE Booking’ link on our website.

For letter to parents, please visit https://martinhigh.org/parents/letters-to-parents/

 

History intervention is taking place on the Wednesday 30th May 10-2

The webinar will start 6:30PM on Sunday June 7th. For the webinar, please follow the link at : https://meet51945331.adobeconnect.com/end/

Year 11 History Webinar & Letter to parents – Car Park Restrictions 2018

Year 9 APE May 16th 2018 & Athletics at Saffron Lane

Fantastic day of athletics at Saffron Lane  🙌

MHS students excelling both on the track and field with a host of medals  🥇

Students who qualified for the county athletics will receive letters just after half term.

Congratulations to all those who competed and represented us so superbly today  👌

TeamMHS 🏆

Questionnaire For Parents & Academic Report Information

For the survey, please follow the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Q9SZ53F

For information related to the Academic report, please find the information below.

Academic reports will be issued this week, for a reminder of the MHS assessment system please visit https://martinhigh.org/learners/assessment-and-reporting/

Mr Seaward Commonwealth Games & MHS Sports Relief Outcome

For information on Mr Seaward and his outstanding achievement, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/commonwealth-games/43775074

For Mr Seaward’s story ‘Welcome to Brisbane’, please click here

Welcome to Brisbane – Beautiful one day, perfect the next.

 

Koala bears and kangaroo’s. That is what I think when I hear ‘Australia’.   A country surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans and home to some of the most diverse wild life on earth. It is a huge ‎7,682,300 km2   and home to 24.13 million people. It is somewhere I dreamed of going ‘one day’ but couldn’t say for sure that day would ever arrive. On the 24th March 2018 it did…

The small matter of a 14 hour flight, followed by an 8 hour flight crossing no fewer than 12 time zones on-route only added to the anticipation. I have been very fortunate in my running career so far to have experienced many different countries and cultures. The first thing of note landing in Brisbane 9 hours ahead of the time in Anstey was the heat… a mild 30 degrees, the second of course was the jetlag. Thankfully we had had travel advice and avoided being too tired for too long.

Training was intense. Running in 29-31 degrees most days, twice a day was tough but helped me acclimatise to conditions. This served me well on race day. Ranked 18th I had one objective – be the best I can on the day and that’s all that I can do. I had prepped well, focussed on training early mornings and late evenings for 16 weeks and had settled in well in Australia. All that remained was the 26.2 miles in 30 plus degrees. Oddly, I was looking forward to it. Marathon running is a simple sport. In some ways it’s a metaphor for how we approach things every day. Consistency doing the right things will bring success in revision, in work, in sport. By now, most people know the outcome of the marathon. It was a tough day for a lot of elite runners. I was delighted to move through the field and finish in 4th place. More information on the race is available here https://nirunning.co.uk/commonwealth-games-kevin-seaward-secures-superb-fourth-place-in-cwg-marathon/

What where my favourite bits of Australia? The nature reserves and parks where full of the most incredible wildlife. Holding kangaroos to feeding wallabies, hiding from 7ft garden pythons to seeing climbing kangaroos …who’d have thought they were real?

I am incredibly grateful to you: the pupils and parents of our school community. Your support has been incredible and has gone a long way in motivating me to keep improving and try to be the best I can. I am also incredibly grateful to the school governing body, Mrs Sanchez and the rest of the staff for their support. Their flexibility and support made this experience possible.

 

THE MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL WENT EXTREME FOR SPORT RELIEF – RAISING OVER £1000!

 

It started on Thursday 22nd March, when The Martin High School in Anstey began to raise some serious cash for Sport Relief at its 24-hour challenge.

 

  • Inspired by Sport Relief celebrity challenges past and present, The Martin High School took part in their own extreme challenge to raise money for Sport Relief. Students, staff members and the community were asked to run, bike and row continuously for 24 hours without letting the machines stop. The gruelling challenge started on Thursday 22nd at 1:45pm and finished on Friday 23rd March at 1:45pm. 

 

We are so proud of our students for being a part of something special, with some huge accomplishments. We owe a huge amount of gratitude to the staff at The Martin High School who helped champion the event and completed lots of sessions on the machines – keeping the equipment going throughout the night. In addition to this, the local community rose to the occasion with an amazing effort in donating both money and time to the cause.

An unbelievable achievement in just 5 days 👏

We ran/walked a massive 708 miles at lunchtime alone today 🏃

So proud of our students – some huge accomplishments & so many miles completed 🙌

A special mention to all the staff who completed miles – donated money – raised the profile of the event 🙌

A huge thank you to the local community – you have been amazing in your efforts in supporting us – a special mention to Anstey Running Club without whom we may not have made it 👏

£500 was our target for Sport Relief and we have surpassed that – with a few more www.justgiving.com/martinhighpe donations we could push up towards £1000 for charity.

Lots of last day changes in the race for individual and year group leaderboards 🏆

A huge thank you from everybody in the PE department for all of your efforts this week.

An unbelievable achievement in just 5 days 👏

We ran/walked a massive 708 miles at lunchtime alone today 🏃

So proud of our students – some huge accomplishments & so many miles completed 🙌

A special mention to all the staff who completed miles – donated money – raised the profile of the event 🙌

A huge thank you to the local community – you have been amazing in your efforts in supporting us – a special mention to Anstey Running Club without whom we may not have made it 👏

£500 was our target for Sport Relief and we have surpassed that – with a few more www.justgiving.com/martinhighpe donations we could push up towards £1000 for charity.

Lots of last day changes in the race for individual and year group leaderboards 🏆

A huge thank you from everybody in the PE department for all of your efforts this week.

An unbelievable achievement in just 5 days 👏

We ran/walked a massive 708 miles at lunchtime alone today 🏃

So proud of our students – some huge accomplishments & so many miles completed 🙌

A special mention to all the staff who completed miles – donated money – raised the profile of the event 🙌

A huge thank you to the local community – you have been amazing in your efforts in supporting us – a special mention to Anstey Running Club without whom we may not have made it 👏

£500 was our target for Sport Relief and we have surpassed that – with a few more www.justgiving.com/martinhighpe donations we could push up towards £1000 for charity.

Lots of last day changes in the race for individual and year group leaderboards 🏆

A huge thank you from everybody in the PE department for all of your efforts this week.

You can still donate at www.justgiving.com/martin-high-pe or text MHPE90 £5 to 70070.

 

The £1000 pupils raised this Sport Relief will help to change lives forever. That’s because the charity spends the money raised by the public to give extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Leicestershire, the UK and throughout the world a helping hand to turn their lives around.

 

You can find all the challenge updates, including photos and video footage of the event at Martin High PE on Facebook. A huge thank you from everybody in the PE department for all of your support during our 24 hour challenge.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Aaron Black at The Martin High School

T: 0116 2363291

 

Letter to parents regarding the Lionheart Academy Trust

We have some exciting news about MHS joining the Lionheart Academy Trust, please find the letter to parents – click here

Year 11/10 History Webinars & Year 11 GCSE Revision Information

For the Information related to the Year 10 webinars, please see below:

https://meet65255850.adobeconnect.com/y10/

For the Information related to the Year 11 webinars, please see below:

https://meet65255850.adobeconnect.com/mock11/

https://meet65255850.adobeconnect.com/cc/

https://meet65255850.adobeconnect.com/mhs2/

For the Information related to the Year 11 GCSE Revision Information, please see below:

We would like to invite all the parents and carers of Y11 to our Year 11 GCSE parent revision information session. The session is aimed at helping you feel prepared with the skills to help your children in the exam period.  

 At the Information Evening we will speak about:

·         Key Strategies to help prepare the revision environment

·         Techniques to get the most out of revision

·         When learners should revise to maximise impact

·         How you can support your child during the exam period

Further information is available in the letter section.