The Lakes School News Issue 1 a caring, learning community
Welcome to our latest newsletter which is packed full of news from The Lakes School. We hope you like the new look as we experiment a little with the best way to bring you regular updates on the fantastic work of our students and staff. Whether in a browser or on a mobile device, our fresh looking newsletter should look great. Simply scroll down to view.
I would like to extend a very warm welcome back to all of our students and parents. It's great to see many new faces in Year 7 who we know have settled in well during their first few days at The Lakes School. Transition activities like the Year 5 Taster Day, Brockhole Day, after school clubs, sports festivals, Maths projects, and many more, really help our little ones get off to a flying start when they arrive in Year 7.
As always, we have made a well organised and calm start to the new year and we are particularly impressed by the enthusiasm of our students who have returned with great purpose and a desire to achieve their very best. The Lakes School continues to be a great place to learn and you can be assured that we always have the best interests of your child at heart...at all times.
The Lakes School continues to go from strength to strength as a result of the strong partnership between our talented students, their supportive parents and our dedicated staff. We are set for another fabulous year and we look forward to sharing it with you.
Mr A Cunningham, Headteacher.
This year, we celebrate our 50th anniversary since The Lakes School opened in 1965. A planning group have been meeting to organise events for October 8th and October 10th 2015.
The school was formally opened by Anthony Crossland on October 8th 1965 so we are planning our formal anniversary proceedings on the same date next month. During the day, we will be inviting guests to join us at the school to take part in our celebrations. We will also be starting the day with a whole school assembly so that all of our current students learn about the school's unique history.
We have heard that people will be travelling great distances to come back to The Lakes School so we we will also be opening our doors to ex-students and visitors on Saturday 10th October 2015 when people can meet up with old friends and take a tour of the school. We've even heard that there may be a few performances from choirs and bands of years gone by.
There will also be a very special addition to proceedings by an ex student who is also an award winning film director!
Keep your eye on our newsletters and our website for more information about the arrangements for our anniversary celebrations and do get in touch if you would like to help by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow the link below to find out more about the amazing history of our school.
Open Day and Open Evening
If you would like to experience life at The Lakes School then why not come and visit us on our Open Day which takes place on Monday 21st September 2015 from 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Our students would love to take you on a tour.
Our Open Evening takes place on Tuesday 22nd September 2015 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Join us for refreshments in our dining room before taking a seat in the hall for a presentation from our Headteacher Mr Cunningham.
Then you are free to visit our classrooms and talk to our staff and students who will be only to pleased to answer your questions.
No need to make an appointment, just pop in and join us.
There have been some high profile stories in the news recently about young people who have made errors of judgement whilst using social media. We work hard to educate our students about how to use the internet safely and responsibly and we know that, as parents, you also do the same. As a reminder, you might like to take your child through the e-safety page on our website so that they continue to take care when communicating via the internet. Follow the link below for more information.