Monday, 04 December 2017 12:24

Blog December 2017

Dear parents, carers and friends of Crosby High,

I have a few items of news to share with you and an update on events for the rest of the term.
Last week we welcomed Mr. Bill Esterson into school. Bill is the labour MP for Sefton Central. He is
always very interested in our school and has supported us in the past. This year he was our guest for
the presentation evening when all of last years Y11 came in to receive their certificates for all the
qualifications they had achieved and our current pupils were chosen for academic achievement
prizes, good citizenship prizes, overall achievement prizes and 100% attendance prizes. Bill visited a
number of classrooms and answered some very good questions about the Houses of Parliament and
the work he does.

We are all getting into the Christmas spirit at the moment. Talk homework this week is for all our
pupils to learn all they can about Advent; How and when did it begin? What is the meaning of the
candles and the wreath? If you can support your child with their talk homework each week it would
be very much appreciated. Every year we give each class an advent calendar and explain that in
order to be given the daily chocolate pupils are charged with demonstrating “good citizenship.” We
are talking about the Christmas message of “peace and goodwill” and asking the children to show
these qualities in their daily lives.

On Thursday night (7.12.17) it is our annual Christmas Bingo family fun event which is organised and led by the Parents Forum. It starts at 6.30 and usually end about 8.30pm to 9.00pm. Please come
and join us; here are lots of lovely raffle prizes and it is always good fun. If you haven’t got a ticket
you can pay on the door. Thank you all for your donations of gifts for the raffle or the £1.00 with
which the Parents Forum have bought more gifts with.

We are all rehearsing for the Christmas Show which is on Thursday 14 th December at 7.30pm to
9.30pm. This is always one of the highlights of the year so I do hope you will come. All the work the
children do towards their act in the Christmas Show is part of their education. Every Wednesday
afternoon the curriculum subject is called BLP. BLP stands for “Building Learning Power.” It is all
about learning in a different way; very active, lots of problem solving and working together and has
been introduced to the curriculum to allow us to really focus on teaching children key life skills such
as self confidence, self esteem and resilience. The development of these skills in our pupils is
something we are very proud of and many parents comment on how much their child has grown in
confidence and actually changed as a result of these skills being nurtured at Crosby High. The event
where everyone really sees how much a child has grown is when they leave us in Year 11. We feel
very strongly that the key life skills are as important as academic development and so have ensured
it is firmly part of the curriculum offer.

That’s all for now. I hope to see you all at some of our events over the next few weeks.
Oxton-Grant, over and out!

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De Villiers Avenue



L23 2TH


Tel: 0151 924 3671 Fax: 0151 931 5083

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