School Council News, October 2014

Our School Council had a really good meeting on Tuesday 30th September. We invited our new school cook Ms Val Canavan to talk about our ideas for improvements to the menu. Everyone enjoyed sharing their likes and dislikes and Mrs Piercy and Mrs Price were very proud of the polite and sensible way the councillors took turns and respected each other.

On Thursday 2nd October, four of our school councillors attended the first session this year of the Liverpool Schools’ Parliament. They were chosen to represent our school by the Council and will do this job for the rest of the term when another four will be chosen.

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Liverpool Town Hall

They spent the day at the Town Hall with Mrs Price and took part in a debate about travel passes.

This is what they said when they came back to school:

“It was really good fun” – Ryan B, Yr 7

“It was good and interesting, I am thinking of becoming Young Lord Mayor as I want to make Liverpool better” – Jack S, Yr 6

“It was brilliant, I enjoyed the food” Matthew Mc, Yr 6

“I really liked it and I want to go again” Daniel, Yr 8

 

Well Done everyone!

Kinetic Theatre Company

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On Monday 22nd of September, KS2/3 were treated to a visit by the Kinetic Theatre for Science. The theatre aims to educate by integrating scientific themes with exciting stories.

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The theme of this visit was ‘The Light Fantastic’, which covered many aspects of light, shadow and colour. The premise of the show was ‘who stole all the colour?’, a mystery which saw Dolly the café owner and Roy, a Country and Western star, try to figure out where all the earths’ colour had gone!

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With an excellent mix of pantomime, songs and audience participation, a great time was had by all – and we learned lots too!

Cherry Dillon, Head of Science

 

Year 9 Museum Visit

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In July, Year 9 visited the Museum of Liverpool, where they learned more about the geography and history of the local area and enjoyed lots of hands on activities.

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They will also be visiting the Catalyst Museum in Widnes to try lots of practical science activities.

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Places Of Worship

Children from 6M and 7M were given the opportunity to visit places of worship in our local community recently.

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This was part of their Religious Education curriculum to consider differences between the multicultural faiths of our community. They were given a tour of the places of worship by Rev Greenwood of St Anne’s Church on Aigburth Road and Fatima of Toxteth Mosque. The children were very respectful and asked the same questions at each venue to assist in their comparisons of different faiths. As always, the children were very sensible and mature representatives of Aigburth High.

Reminders

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Information update .

If your address or contact telephone numbers have changed, please let the school office know, on 0151-427-1863. It is ESSENTIAL that we are able contact parents/carers in an emergency and we cannot do this without up to date information.

Drinks in School

Fizzy, sugary or energy drinks (such as Lucozade, Red Bull) are not healthy and are NOT allowed in school. Pupils are encouraged to bring plain bottled water if they need a drink in class and water is available at all times.

Medication

Pupils who take regular prescribed medication should wherever possible, take this at home before school. If any pupil needs temporary medication, school must have a letter from home and it must be clearly labelled so that we know what we are giving.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are not allowed in school. If they are brought into school they MUST be handed into the office to be kept securely. School has plenty of phones should calls need to be made. Use of mobiles is a SAFEGUARDING matter and we take this VERY seriously.

Uniform

Pupils are expected to wear school sweatshirts, white shirt, black trousers/skirt, black shoes or trainers. Jewellery should not be worn.

Attendance

Whilst the majority of our pupils are punctual and attend school very regularly, some pupils’ education is suffering due to poor attendance. Parents of any pupil who is absent without school being informed, will be contacted by text to ensure their child is absent with good reason. Parents/carers of persistent poor attendances will be offered support by Mrs Williams and our Educational Welfare officer.

School Meals.

Please send any monies in on Monday morning to allow this to be dealt with promptly.

Money in School

We discourage pupils from bringing money into school, other than bus fare. If money is required for activities school will always inform parents/carers. We cannot guarantee the security of money brought into school unless it is handed in to be put in the safe.

Sport Relief 2014

 

A very big thank you goes out to everyone who supported our Sport Relief 2014 fundraising activities.

 

 

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We had an own-clothes day, and lots of people enjoyed being able to wear sports kit instead of uniform. Year 6 and 7 also had a “Skipathon”.

The total raised for Sport Relief was £150. Fantastic!

 

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Key Stage 3 visit World Museum Liverpool

Following the completion of their Ancient Egypt studies, a group of Key Stage 3 pupils visited World Museum Liverpool on Friday 7th February.

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Liverpool World Museum

 

They were treated to an amazing day by museum staff which started with permission to park in a ‘secret’ car park due to road works in the area. The car park was so ‘secret’ they had difficulty finding it!

During an “Ancient Egypt Hands-On Workshop”, museum staff allowed the pupils to examine genuine Egyptian artefacts. They were so precious the children had to wear special gloves to avoid the artefacts being damaged.

While they had the opportunity, the pupils explored the wide variety of exhibits the museum holds. They were also treated to a session by museum staff where they examined some of the local aquatic wildlife found in coastal rock pools.

Staff commented the children were, as usual, awesome representatives of the school, themselves and their families. The children enjoyed the day so much they were asking when they could return during the drive back to school.
Well done Key Stage 3!

Olympic athlete visits Aigburth High

Olympic and Commonwealth Games athlete Michelle Vidler visited our school on Wednesday 29th January to help launch the Sky Sports “Living for Sports” programme with 7M. The children will benefit from a series of six weekly extra-curricular sessions, with LJMU’s Lauren House, to further develop and enhance their confidence, self-esteem and sporting ability.

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Michelle Vidler

 

Michelle initially visited 7M in their classroom where they discussed her background and sport (Judo). The children also examined a small sample of the medals Michelle had won during her career. The action then moved to the gym where the class demonstrated their teamwork in a number of games and challenges. Everyone who took part was very enthusiastic and they are already looking forward to their next session!

Donation to Our School

Aigburth High School has received a donation of £500 from Margaret Bryce-Smith School Scholarships.

It will be awarded at our Prizegiving on 17th December, to 20 students in recognition of progress or achievement during the last academic year.