Week Beginning: Monday 24th November 2014
Applications are now open for our Sixth Form for September 2015. The application deadline is the 5th December 2015.
Last Thursday evening, we held our annual 6th Form Information Evening, a chance for Year 11 students from Hilbre and other local schools to visit us and consider our post-16 offer. The evening was well attended with over 100 packs handed out. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend and remind students that applications need to be returned by 5th December 2014.
On Wednesday last week, Hilbre welcomed senior leaders from Bebington High School, Mosslands and St Mary's Catholic College as well as HMI Brian Padgett and Alison Simpson from the Local Authority, as part of our participation in a project called 'Through the Lens of Ofsted'. This programme offers Headteachers and senior leaders the chance to understand and practise inspection processes whilst offering school to school support and feedback in regard to progress made since our last school inspection. The visit consisted of lesson observations, work scrutiny, meetings with students and discussion with middle and senior leaders, all monitored by a highly experienced HMI. Our visitors were very impressed by our school's ethos, the behaviour and engagement of students in lessons and their contributions to the student panel discussions, recognising that our students have clearly grasped the 'progress agenda'. Our thanks to all of the students who represented us on Wednesday; they were excellent ambassadors who displayed great pride in Hilbre and we, of course, are very proud of them.
Esther McVey Visits Hilbre High
Recently Esther McVey visited school to discuss with our 6th Form students, their views about managing money, their plans for future financial decisions, as well as their views about the National Curriculum.
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.
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. they 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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