Meet our School Nurse, Anna Davies, and learn more about Safeguarding at MHA with Mrs Maguire at a coffee morning next Friday (8th July) – 11.30am – 12.30pm in the library, all parents/carers welcome!
Students and staff are invited to wear an item of green and donate £1 on Friday 8th July, with all donations going to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Helipad Appeal.
Standard school uniform should be worn with an additional green item, donate your money at form time. This is a great cause that will benefit people across Manchester, please give generously!
Students should bring their £1 to the Academy, or parents can donate via ParentPay.
Year 10 Parents/Carers: The immunisation team will be in school offering the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio immunisation to Year 10 students on 29th June 2016.
Please complete the consent form that was sent home as soon as possible if you would like your child to receive the immunisation.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Nurse.
Tickets are on sale now for the forthcoming production of Annie Jr! They cost just £3.00 each are available from the Student Desk during form time, breaks, dinner and after school.
Students and staff are currently hard at work with rehearsals, and it promises to be a great show! Performances will be on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th July at 7pm in the Assembly Hall at Manchester Health Academy.
Please note that the Mancunian Way will be closed completely on Monday and Tuesday of next week (13th and 14th June 2016) in advance of the full reopening. This is likely to have a knock on effect traffic and on the operation of buses. Please make sure that you give yourself enough time to travel to school, particularly if you are sitting an exam.
…we’d get tired of looking at each other” Groove Armada
Mr Owen’s Blog this week:
Last week I was thinking about the ways that we as an Academy support our students’ mental health and wellbeing, and one of the ways this is embedded in the day to day work of the Academy is through our Academy Value of ‘Equality’.
The Academy stands against discrimination in all its forms on the grounds of disability, ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin or religion and we work a set of objectives to achieve this.
I’m proud that the staff and students of the Academy are on board with diversity and equality. The atmosphere in the Academy is one of respect, and everyone is accepted and celebrated for what they bring and achieve, whatever their personal circumstances, identity or background. As Women and Equalities Committee Chair, Maria Miller, said “Fairness and equality are basic British values”. It is lovely to see our young people owning and living by these values, and to see our students achieving their best in a positive environment that appreciates the benefits of difference and being an individual.
Have a great half term break everyone!
Mr Owen’s Blog this week:
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, with a focus on relationships. Here at the Academy, we take the mental health and wellbeing of our students and staff very seriously. I’m pleased to say that we have an amazingly caring team who really go the extra mile to look out for our students and support them through difficulties they may face, and an Academy-wide ethos of health education that aims to teach our students to look after their own mental and physical wellbeing. The relationship between the staff and students is one of respect and care and I feel passionate that this makes for the optimal learning environment where everyone can reach their full potential.
One of the things that is known to benefit mental health is staying active. As the Academy expands and grows we are keen to build on the facilities we provide our students and the wider community, and to this end we plan to add an additional 3G pitch to our grounds. Our existing one is hugely popular and takes regular bookings in evenings and weekends, so we know there is local demand. As a keen footballer myself, I enjoy the social aspect of team sport and I know I really benefit from the fresh air and adrenaline that makes such a change from a high-pressure job. I’d encourage anyone to make time for a physical activity and fresh air to stay well and content with life.
There are lots of stories, ideas and tips on the above website, take a look and you might find something that resonates with you!
“The safeguarding of students’ health and well-being is outstanding” Ofsted May 2015
A Message from Mr Owen:
“I’d like to take the opportunity to wish each and every student who will be embarking on their GCSEs next week all the very best. This is when all your hard work and revision will begin to pay off as you show the examiners just how much you know and what you can do. It can be a nerve-wracking time, and I’d like you all to remember that every member of Academy staff is right behind you. Look after yourselves, get plenty of sleep and go for it!”