Castle Hill Blog, 07.10.2022
Ben in Year 11, has a fascination for all things German and to celebrate International Women's Day, earlier in the year he wrote to Angela Merkel, the ex-Chancellor of Germany. And guess what..... yesterday he received a signed photo from Frau Merkel. How impressive is that?
Parents Evening dates
We've finalised our dates for this year's parents evenings, all of which take place from 3.00-5.00pm. We'll be sending out appointment slips nearer the time, but we thought you'd want to get the dates in your diary:
Year 7: Thursday 1st December 2022
Year 8: Thursday 2nd February 2023
Year 9: Thursday 9th March 2023
Year 10: Thursday 2nd February 2023
Year 11: Thursday 9th March 2023
Years 12 & 13: Thursday 30th March 2023
You don't have to wait until parents evening though, if you ever want to discuss your child's progress please contact their form teacher. You'll also be invited into school at some point during the year for your child's annual EHCP review meeting.
Look after your mental health
Next Monday is World Mental Health Day and there are a range of groups and events happening in Stockport that you could take part in. More details can be found by clicking on this link: https://bit.ly/StockportEvents.
In assembly this week, Miss Nicholas talked about mental heath and wellbeing, explaining what it means, how students can get help in school and how they can support their friends. Asking your child about this would be a great way of starting a conversation about the importance of looking after their mental health and not bottling things up.
We've a section of the school website dedicated to Wellbeing and there are separate pages for students and parents:
We've also just launched an email address which students can use to report any concerns or worries. It's email@example.com.
Of course, students can still drop a note into the Concerns Box in the main reception area and most importantly they can talk to any member of staff, at any time.
To mark World Mental Health Day, why not aim to carry out a small act of kindness that could have a big impact on someone who is feeling depressed, anxious or lonely? Phone a friend who you've not seen for a while, check in on an elderly neighbour or make plans to meet up with a mate!
That's just about it for this week, except to say that there are 10 credits waiting for the first student on Monday morning to tell Mr Thomas what 'Guten nachmittag' means in English.
Have a great weekend!