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Hello everyone! We’re thrilled to bring you the highlights of Week 10 here at Flixton. We hope all who celebrated Diwali this week had a joyous time with loved ones! Our week kicked off on a vibrant note with students donning odd socks to champion Anti-Bullying Week on Monday, November 13th. The creativity displayed in their crazy sock ensembles was truly impressive! Special thanks to Mrs. Foxley and our anti-bullying ambassadors for crafting and delivering a powerful message during the themed assemblies. The Junior Leadership Team and ambassadors are dedicated to fostering a safe environment, ensuring students know where to report concerns and will continue to drive this work across the school this year. Remember, students can also make reports on our website – click here. 

 

Monday also saw Year 11 students exploring our sixth form marketplace in the main hall. This provided an excellent opportunity for those who missed the Open Evening last week to engage with teachers, discuss subjects, and grab one of our shiny new prospectuses. We adore our sixth form and invite as many Year 11 students as possible to join us in Year 12 and 13. By staying with us, they are not a face in the crowd and continue to be valued members of our community, receiving personalised attention to thrive academically and personally.

Now, let’s celebrate the incredible talent in our school! Our students showcased their prowess in poetry, students submitted entries for the national poetry day competition with themes revolving around belonging and anti-bullying. The words penned by our talented writers are truly powerful. Additionally, our annual Chillerfest writing competition produced outstanding pieces, and we congratulate the winners for their fantastic contributions please click the picture ‘what do you see’ to take you the website to read the individual poems.

Continuing with the literature theme, today we had the amazing Kate S. Martin a YA novelist who writes stories that show empathy, hope and understanding for readers carry out a writing workshop with our Year 9 students. We hope they have been inspired by her story and enjoyed being taken through the creative writing process. Thank you to Kate for coming in today and to Mrs Holt for organising the workshop.

The power of PE and Sport

The PE team have had another great week with our students. I would like to personally thank the department for continuing to give our students lots of opportunities engage in sport both competitively and recreationally. Let us start with football – the combined Year 8 and 9 team had a fantastic game against Stretford Grammar playing through tough weather conditions (I think storm Debbie was just starting to build up at this point). The team powered through and won 4-2! We also had our Year 9 netball team take on Stretford Grammar this week. Well done to everyone who took part!

 

Miss Callaghan then came into school wearing shorts – we all thought she was mad with the current weather situation, but it all made sense when she said I am taking two teams to the Trafford Swim competition. The Year 9 team placed 4th overall and had three Year 8 students swimming up an age group, which is fantastic. The Year 7 team narrowly missed 1st place by three points. Both teams did incredibly well and in the words of Miss Callaghan the girls were ‘class’.

Donations for the Christmas Fare – I would like to extend a huge thank you to all the families who given donations to the Friends of Flixton to raffle off for the Christmas Fair taking place on the 2nd of December. We really appreciate your support. Don’t forget there will be lots of lovely festive stalls on the day so do pop along and take look. Also please do not worry about the plastic bags they will be reused – we just needed something to carry the items in.

Reminders of up and coming events: – We have been asked by Greater Manchester Police to pass a message on below to all parents. As we approach Christmas it is even more important to watch out for fraud and stay safe when shopping online. 

Date of event

What is happening

w/c Monday 20th November

Year 11 Mock Exams Start – students will register each morning in Artisan where they can get some toast and juice ready for the day.

Thursday November 30th

Year 8 Progress Evening – students will be making appointments with teachers. We look forward to seeing you there.

Saturday December 2nd

School Christmas Fair and Performances (11am-2pm)

Tuesday December 5th

Year 10 Thackary Museum Trip

Wednesday December 6th

Year 9 Options Evening

Tuesday December 12th

Year 7 Carol Service 7pm

Friday December 15th

Year 11 Motivational Event with an external speaker

I want to finish this week’s communication with a message to our Year 11 superstars! As you embark on your mock exams next week, we want to remind you of the incredible journey you have been on so far. We believe in each one of you.  You have demonstrated resilience, perseverance, and an unwavering commitment to your education. These mock exams are not just a measure of your knowledge; they are a testament to your growth and progress.

Remember, success is not only defined by the outcome of these exams but by the effort you put in and the lessons you learn along the way. If there’s ever a moment you feel uncertain or need support, remember that we are here for you. Whether it is a question, a concern, or simply a pep talk, our doors are always open. You have got a whole community cheering you on, and we know you have the strength to face any challenge.

Take a deep breath, trust in your abilities, and give it your best shot. You have got this! Good luck, and remember, you’re not alone on this journey.

Miss Danielle Tedford – Acting Principal