Our open day for current year 6 pupils to start in September 2019 will be on Monday 15th October 2018 from 4:00pm till 6:00pm.
2 Police Officers will be visiting Olive High school exclusively on Tuesday 27th February 2018 for a presentation and speaking to the girls about 'Safety' and 'Stranger Danger'. Girls will also have the opportunity to discuss with the officers the type of help the police force can give and their important role in society.
Our parents evening will be taking place on Friday the 2nd of February from 5pm till 7pm. Your child will be coming home with allocated times for each subject. Please try and keep to these time limits to be able to accommodate other parents and not inconvenience anyone. If further information is required with regards to your child please contact the school office. If for any reason you are unable to attend please inform the school.
As part of our Religious Education and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) curriculum our girls visited Burnley United Reformed Church on Wednesday 20th December which is located on Bethesda Street in Burnley town center. They had the opportunity to learn about the services the Church offers and tour the building. They also met with the reverend, other church goers and shared some snacks with them.
For Children in need on Friday the 24th of November our girls raised an amazing amount of £391.91 for less fortunate children across the world. It also gave them the opportunity to learn about and value all the comforts of life that they are fortunate to have and have been blessed with.
On Thursday the 16th of November we had a fundraiser coffee morning for Macmillan cancer support. Our girls and parents did some fantastic baking for the fundraiser. It was an eventful morning with parents and local community folk accessing the coffee morning. Our girls raised an amazing £380. We also had the East Lancashire fundraising manager who came in and spoke to the girls about what Macmillan do and how the money that was raised was going to support people with cancer. She was also presented with a big cheque from our girls.
We held a Walk of faith afternoon on Sunday the 12th of November working alongside Building Bridges Burnley for people of all faiths to mark Inter faith week 2017. The walk of faith started from Briercliffe Road Methodist/Baptist Church to the School. The purpose of this walk was to bring people of all faiths together and promote community partnerships and cohesion.
People who attended had a presentation about the school and its facilities. This was followed by a tour of the building and food was shared. We had approximately 50 people with families from different faiths who attended the event.
In history and Citizenship our girls have been looking at the World Wars and its impacts on society as a whole. In regards to this our girls had an educational visit on Thursday the 19th of October to the Muslim Heritage Center in Manchester and had a look at the loaned displays from the British History Museum on Muslim contribution to the World Wars. They had a presentation delivered and an opportunity to tour the building. The girls really enjoyed the displays and learning about how Muslims contributed to the World wars.
As part of our History, Citizenship and SMSC syllabus our girls went on an educational visit on Thursday the 19th of October to The Museum of Science and Industry. They had an amazing day and the opportunity to see the technological developments that have taken place over the years. The visit gave them an insight into the way how technology has revolutionised everyday life.
As part of our Citizenship syllabus we had a student election to elect the school prefects on Friday 13th of October. The school election was to look at aspects of British values and encourage respect for other people, encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which law is made an applied in England. The girls elected two prefects who work closely between pupils and staff and raise concerns and any relevant issues with regards to their education and other aspects at Olive High.