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Operating as usual
On Wednesday this week we held our first Boteler Union Conference at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School.
This was the first of four conferences across the academic year where the representatives of every council had the opportunity to come together and experience a conference atmosphere to build careers skills. Communication is the number one skill for jobs in Warrington and this event provided all students, with the support of our incredible Student Leadership Body, to practice this skill.
What a weekend our Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh students had! These students have now completed their silver expedition in the Peak District. The hiking weather was fabulous. The students all started and finished in good spirits and memories were made that will last a long time.
They worked effortlessly as teams, supporting each other through the triumphs and tribulations to succeed so well. All the students were a pleasure to be around and Mr Koltan was very impressed by them all, saying how proud he was of them all. The students were an absolute credit to our school.
To get to this stage, students had 3 expeditions postponed due to extreme weather conditions and Covid, so they haven’t had it easy. They all show tenacity to finally have it completed. So proud of you all – your D of E team.
Thank you to our PSB group for serving the refreshments this evening.
Make your own cookie lollypop in Food Technology. Yum!
Children are getting technical down in Computer Science...
Make your own marshmallow Eiffel Tower in our MFL Department!
"We are the music makers"...
Our Science Department has a lot going on, including Mr Davies' magic bubbles!
Our school hall is full as Mrs Scott-Herron gives her Headteacher's Welcome.
Over in the English department, children are coming up with an adjective for the sweet they try, and matching characters names to their pictures... and learning a little about each in the process!
Open Evening is off to a colourful start! Here in the Art Department, children are busy creating inky monsters. Great work everyone!
What are you doing this evening? Our Open Evening starts at 5pm, and we can't wait to meet you.
Last Thursday we had the pleasure in hosting our Annual Awards Evening at school, celebrating student successes from last academic year. It was a wonderful evening that was well attended, where students were recognised for their outstanding performance in a range of categories. We welcomed James Gresty, the Principal at Priestley College, who shared a few words and joined us in congratulating the winners. We are very proud of all of our students, and we are already looking forward to our next Awards Evening.
Congratulations to Ryan Davidson who has worked incredibly hard to be awarded a scholarship with St Helens RLFC. He has recently been introduced to the crowd at the Totally Wicked Stadium. We are immensely proud! 'Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.' We look forward to following your journey, Ryan.
Students have been rehearsing at St Elphins Parish Church on Tuesday this week for the Inauguration Service which took place that evening. All the students involved performed extremely well during the service. Below are video clips of some of their rehearsals during the afternoon.
H. Reynolds inspired International Dot Day. The book is about a caring teacher who encourages a student named Vashti to “make her mark.” Vashti simply made a single dot on a piece of paper. This little dot was just the beginning of Vashti's journey of self-discovery.
Our students created individual pieces of art to form a large collaborative piece of work. This now is displayed in the school's dining hall.
On Thursday 22nd September 2022 we have John Hunt Photography in school to carry out school photographs for Year 7 and 11. We will also have photographs taken of any students who have been in-year admissions and any student who does not yet have a school photograph. This year we are in a position for students to have individual photographs as well as a full year group photograph. Following the day, you will be provided with information on how to order the photographs directly from John Hunt Photography. Please can we ask for your support in ensuring that students are in full school uniform, conforming to our usual high standards on the day. If you do not want your child to have their individual photograph taken or to be included in the year group photograph, please contact your child’s Head of Year before the day. Sibling photographs can be taken upon request.
School will be closed on Monday 19th September.
This is the official date of the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. In line with government guidance this will be a bank holiday, and therefore we will be closed on Monday 19th September as a mark of respect.
School will re-open as normal on Tuesday 20th September.
Thank you for your support.
Our Book of Condolence is now in our school foyer. The book is for anyone to write in, with a message of sympathy for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Any visitors to our school; we invite you to write your messages, too.
Our sincere condolences to the members of the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty the Queen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To see us during the school day, we are offering daily tours from Monday 12th September until half term, between 9.15am and 10.45am. Please contact the school to arrange your tour - 01925 636414. Thank you, and we hope to see you soon!
Applications for the councils are now open. Please collect an application from Mrs A Mawby or your form tutor. Deadline Friday 9th September. Choose your Council(s) and sign on up!
Sir Thomas Boteler was founded in 1526. For nearly 500 years, we have provided high quality secondary education to the people of Warrington.
We place our young people at the centre in all we do, investing in them so they feel encouraged and motivated to excel, through our belief in ‘High Expectations, High Aspirations, High Standards – You will succeed’.
Our vision, values and ethos underpin our Boteler family and all aspects of school life because ‘Through God, We Care’. Our whole school community is relentless in the pursuit of excellence and is committed to raising standards so that every student reaches their full potential.
The strong moral purpose at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School is to develop the whole child, both academically and pastorally. We equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for lifelong learning in an ever-changing society. We will inspire, support and challenge our students, ensuring they attain academic excellence.