Headteacher’s Welcome

Maghull High School is proud of its ethos and standing within the community. Our talented and committed staff is dedicated to enabling each pupil to reach his or her full potential and to become mature and responsible citizens. We have a vibrant extra-curricular life not only through our specialist status as a Performing Arts College but also through our extensive sports programme and much more besides.

Sefton Cup Final

On Friday 20 May at South Sefton FC the Sixth Form 1st XI successfully won the Sefton Under 19 cup beating Sacred Heart from Crosby 2-1.  The game was keenly contested and Sacred Heart took the lead in the first half.  The equaliser came ten minutes later after some quick incisive passing down the left by Captain Jacob Beaumont and Jack Holden allowing Owen Mitchell to sweep the ball home.  The game remained 1-1 at half time and both teams worked hard to create another opening.  Maghull were awarded a penalty halfway through the second half and this was dispatched confidently by Owen Mitchell.  Sacred Heart pushed hard for an equaliser and midfielders James Bowyer, Matthew Hadwin and Owen Roberts worked hard to stop their attacks. When Joe Corrie had to leave the field injured after working hard up and down the right side, Cameron Simpson replaced him involving a slight shuffling of positions.  As the game wore on defenders Josh Neary, Ben Riley and Alex Davies came under pressure towards the end.  Michael Hastie came on to shore up the defence and goalkeeper Sam Garnett made a good save in the final minutes.

The win capped a good season which included a Merseyside Cup quarter final and a fourth place finish in the inaugural National North West ESFA League.  

Well done to the team!  We’re very proud of you all and of course, manager Mr Kay.

Duke Of Edinburgh

The sun was shining over Rivington Pike as both the Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh groups went out on the second training walk of the year.  To prepare them for their expeditions, this time the students walked with their rucksacks packed as though they were camping overnight.  This allowed them to have a real understanding of the weight they would be carrying on their backs and hopefully realise that 5 pairs of shoes really aren’t necessary, which some of the girls found out!  To keep their spirits up it wasn’t just Mr O’Thy’s awful jokes that made them walk faster, it was the new canine additions to the team who literally pulled them up and down the hills, sometimes in the wrong direction!  Mr Bellamy’s dog, Cody and Mr O’Thy’s dog, Honey joined the resident DofE dog Donny (Miss Garnett’s), but were sadly beaten to the finish line by the ever so competitive sixth form team, who walked 5.5 miles in under 2 hours!  The students will be putting all of the skills learned on the day walks into practice on their expeditions next, with the Bronze year 9 team out in May half term, and the Silver sixth form team out at the end of June. 

 

Technology Tournament

A team of year eight girls and year ten boys recently competed at the Rotary Club engineering and design challenge. The design brief was to create a prototype of a bridge, which could hold a pre-set weight and also lift to allow boats to pass through. Both teams worked well together and the year eight team won the KS3 challenge with a massive 15 point lead.  Meanwhile, the boys narrowly missed first place, beaten by only 8 points.  Six other schools entered, so this is a great achievement for both Maghull High teams.  Not only did school receive the top trophy but also a prize of £400. Congratulations to all involved and thank you for representing the school so brilliantly.

Dot Art Competition

This year the Art Department have entered year 9 GCSE Art and Design students into the Dot Art Schools competition. 

Year 9 have been working very hard on their first GCSE Art project based on Circus. Every student painted an A2 clown portrait to enter. 25 paintings were chosen overall. 

A panel of art experts have selected the top 3 art work from each school which now goes to a public vote. 

We need your support to vote for your favourite piece of Art work from Maghull High School. Please click the link below to vote. The vote will need to be verified through a valid e-mail address. 

http://schools.dot-art.com/school/index/name/maghull-high-school

Thank you for your support and please pass this on to family and friends. Every vote will count. 

Joint Music Concert

We would like to say a big thank you and well done to the year five pupils who joined us recently from Aintree Davenhill Primary school.  After a visit from our Head of Music Mr Dutch to their school, the whole of year five spent a morning with us in rehearsal and then many of them came back the following evening to sing for parents and staff.  They performed as part of a concert involving Maghull High pupils, peripatetic music teachers and our own staff.  After singing two beautiful numbers of their own, they then took part in the finale rendition of One Direction’s ‘That’s what makes you beautiful’, singing alongside our own pupils.  Thank you to all of the staff, students and parents who supported the event, particularly to Ben Delaney and Ross Carrigan in Year 13 who organised and ran the sound and lighting. The evening was enjoyed by all who attended and we look forward to our next joint venture.