Year 6 pupils.
Welcome to Philips High School.
It’s an exciting time changing from primary school to high school. There are a lots of things that will be different from your day at primary school.
Your first day
When you start school in September you will be shown into the hall by teachers and form prefects. here you will be met by the heads of year 7.
Mrs Suttie & Mrs Morris
You will find out which form you are in and you will meet your form tutor and be taken to your form room.
Your form tutor will take you to have your finger scanned into the canteen payment system. Your form tutor will give you lots of information. If you want to ask questions your form tutor and form prefects will be happy to give you the information.
You will then have a break – you can go to the canteen and buy a snack or drink, but remember you can always bring your own and lunchtime is later, make sure you do not get hungry!
Don’t worry about getting lost, we understand that new Year 7 do not know their way around the school immediately, try your best to look out for teacher’s and prefects. Prefects are the pupils wearing red ties who will guide you in the right direction.
You will meet lots of new people on your first day, you probably will find it difficult to remember everyone’s name. Again try your best and over the next few days and weeks, eventually you will get to know your teacher’s and new friends’ names.
Getting things right.
You will need to bring the following things to school with you every day
- A school bag (girls don’t bring a handbag!)
- Black pens.
- Coloured pencils, felt tip pens.
- Maths equipment (Geometry set is a great idea), a calculator is essential.
- Note book.
- Homework to be handed in that day.
- Books for the lessons that day.
- PE kit, if you have lessons that day or are playing in a match after school.
- Bus fare.
- If you have or need one then bring your memory stick.
- Your lunch or money to buy lunch.
Make sure that you have your first name and surname on all of your belongings.
What’s available in school?
After the first day back Breakfast club opens at 8-15 every day. It’s in the canteen, there’s no charge to go. You can meet up with friends, read, do your homework buy some breakfast or bring something to eat from home. It’s a great way to use your time to settle and get organised for the day.
Break time is at 11.00, the canteen is open again, meet up with friends and have something to eat. Remember lunchtime isn’t until 1-15 which is much later than some of you have lunch at primary school.
Super sevens is a club for Year 7 pupils to meet up, have a chat, play games and make new friends. We have great pupils from Year 8 who are brilliant to talk to about homework and what’s going on in school. It’s room 28 every day.
The Library is open at break, lunchtime and after school each day. The school librarian, Mrs Day will be able to help you find books and information. You can also do your homework in there.
At lunch Homework club is open every day in room 7. A member of staff will be available to help you get organised with homework and research.
Lots of sports clubs have practices before school, break times, lunchtime and after school. Listen out for the details in your PE lessons plus look at the notice board. Write the days and times in your note book so you don’t forget.
There are lots of other clubs on at lunchtime, listen out for information from the staff that organise them.
Philips High School wants you to join in. It gives you chance to show your talents outside the classroom. We all have lots of extra qualities :
GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO SHINE – GET INVOLVED. YOU CAN DO IT!
We want all of our pupils to be successful and we expect you to work well. We like to reward pupils who work well. You will receive house points for working hard and producing good pieces of work and homework. During assemblies prizes and certificates are awarded to pupils.
Be in school on time
Be in school on time and every day. The forms with the best attendance will be rewarded. Individual pupils with the best attendance also get rewarded with non-uniform days. Remember the more days that you are in school the more you learn, the more you are involved.
OK, there are lots of things to prepare for and to think about. You can do it! Just make sure that you talk to family, friends, teachers and staff if you are worried about school.
AT PHILIPS HIGH SCHOOL YOU ARE PART OF A TEAM AND WE WILL ALL LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER, SO WE ALL CAN BE THE BEST WE CAN BE – EVERYONE HAS A STRENGTH AND TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE EACH OTHER SHINE!!!!!!!