School News: Week Beginning Monday 9th December 2013
As part of our school strategy to promote and develop literacy skills across the school community, we are introducing ‘Drop Everything and Read’ during registration time every Friday morning, starting in the new year.
The idea of the scheme is to create time for every individual, adults and children, to read a book of their choice at a regular time, every week, in order to nurture the habit of reading. Our expectation will be that every student brings in something suitable to read every Friday. For those who do not, we shall have some book boxes available to ensure that everyone can participate, and we are hoping that our ‘Friends of Hilbre High School’ Association will support us through the purchase of some additional fiction material for students of all ages. Together, we hope to continue to reinforce the message of reading for pleasure as an activity to be shared and enjoyed by everyone within our school community.
Mock examinations for Year 11 students begin on Monday and we are confident that those participating will give their very best effort and prepare accordingly.
Next Friday 13th December is the final deadline for this term’s Key Stage 3 ILP submissions. With the competition for the prizes already fierce, we are looking forwarding to judging and presenting this term’s award winners!
This Week's 'R' of the Week:
This Week We Think Of Our Friends In Steenberg High School As They Mourn The Passing Of Nelson Mandela - May He Rest In Peace
Welcome from our Science Club
Year 7 Pupils Tuesday 3.20 – 4.00pm.
Rocket Club for Year 8 and Year 9 Pupils Tuesday 3.20 – 4.00pm.
Attendance: Holiday Requests
Permission for holidays during the school term will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. For further details, please refer to 'Holidays During Term Time' in the 'About Us' area of the website. We appreciate your understanding and support in this matter.
Science Independent Learning Projects
We are very pleased with our first ILP. As you can see from the pictures, it is amazing! Lucas Catherall, Year 8 has chosen to do one of the Physics ILPs which is' Build a 3D model of an energy efficient house which wastes the least amount of energy possible'. We look forward to some more being handed in, the standards have been set very high though!
History's ILP Shields
Congratulations to our History students for producing such fabulous shields for their Independent Learning Project in History.