Open Morning: Tuesday 30th September 9.45-11.20am, Principal's talk at 10am
Week Beginning: Monday 22nd September 2014
We are excited about the forthcoming visit to Hilbre by a South African teacher, Miss Tarryn Loxton who is in Steenberg High School’s English department.
Last Thursday we held our ‘Maximising Progress in Year 7 Evening’ for parents and carers of our new Year 7 students. Miss Levenson was delighted to talk to parents about how well our new Year 7 cohort has settled into school and both Mr Bellamy and Mr Devonport gave presentations focusing on student progress, target setting, the importance of homework, our Independent Learning Projects, intervention strategies and the pastoral life of our school. On the same evening, Mrs Whisker ran our well-attended ‘Sixth Form Information Evening’ in which advice and guidance was delivered to help ensure our Sixth Formers are well prepared for their studies at Hilbre and the next stages of their academic and vocational pathways. Thank you to all of our parents/carers who attended either event.
The continuing summer weather served us well last week, with many of our Year 7 students going out on their form’s Barstondale trip. What a pleasure to see so many happy students embarking on a day of engaging team building activities in which they really got to know other members of their form.
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze on Practice Trip
Congratulations to the Bronze Group ‘A’ who walked around Cheshire for their practice expedition. Although most groups got lost at some point, and many had tired legs or blisters, the expedition was a great success and has prepared them for their final assessment on 27th June.
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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