School News: Week Beginning Monday 28th April 2014
School re-opens on Monday 28th April 2014, which is a Week A.
As we begin our Easter holidays and hopefully some improved Spring-like weather, a few words of thanks from our Principal, Miss Levenson...
Thank you to all the Year 8 parents who attended Parents’ Evening on Wednesday. It was a very well attended event, and it was good to be able to congratulate our top Year 8 performers on their progress during this year.
I would also like to thank all of the Key Stage 3 students who have completed ILPs during the course of this term. It was lovely to be able to congratulate each and every student who has participated; I hope the Easter eggs offered in recognition of their efforts won’t be eaten too quickly!
I also wish to pay tribute to the significant number of Hilbre staff who will be giving up a portion of their Easter holiday to teach revision classes for GCSE and A Level candidates preparing for this summer’s exam season. This year, we are running our most extensive programme ever, and I am grateful for the commitment shown by our teaching staff in ensuring that students are supported at this critical time. The hard work and determination demonstrated by students and staff alike give us cause to be positive as we approach the weeks ahead. Please will parents support us by ensuring that their son or daughter spends some time revising over the holiday; this year’s calendar and the timing of Easter means that we shall be short of revision hours on our return. The first written paper for GCSE examinations is the 12th May 2014.
Sixth Form Girls Supporting Sophie's Choice Campaign
Following the tragic death of Wirral teenager Sophie Jones and the make-up free 'selfies' that thousands have taken part in via social networking sites, the Sixth Form girls were inspired to come into school without an ounce of make up on. As they are naturally beautiful, they then managed to raise an amazing £150 in the first hour.
Our Literary Festival concluded with an award presentation. Alan Gibbons presented prizes to Mike Whiting, 6B our very first Hilbre Laureate and Amy Kelly, 10PI, Young Writer's Award. Congratulations to them both
Pictured here are members of 8WT during their Friday morning registration, as they Drop Everything And Read.
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