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.

Computing Workshop

MyKindaCrowd and CragRats delivered a computing workshop on November 27th to year 8 students recently in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

TCs are the IT consulting arm of Tata Group

The students participated in several to gain practical insight into these IT trends and then in group they had the opportunity to develop their own app of the future and present it to the rest of the class

The course was delivered by Samantha Michaels and Owain Ford, with support from two colleagues from TCS.

Samantha commented: 

“The MKC with TCS workshop at Maghull High was a great success!  The year 8 students were full of enthusiasm and were engaged from the very start of the session.  The students participated in group discussions and it was great to see so many hands up to answer questions!  The groups came up with really great ideas and both the MKC and TCS team were really impressed by the work produced in such a small amount of time!  The ideas were all things that the students had a passion for and were actually excited about!”

Just some of the ideas for a new App

Where’s my Bus App to tell you if the bus is late, give alternative routes, tell you how long it might take to walk

•Applying Style

•Automatic  emails sent from your favourite stores, scan bar code, or take photos of items, footwear section, helps you decide what to wear based on weather and your style

•Id App- everything you ever wanted to know and have from 1D

Well done to all the students, it was a really fun, productive session!!  Big congratulations to the winners of the App design: 

Sophie Bresnahan, Anna Reed, Leah Rogers, and Jess Stephenson

 

Politics Conference

On Monday 1st December, 15 Vi formers attended the PolEcon conference in Central Hall, Westminster.

They listened to speeches and presentations by several prominent politicians including the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, the Leader of UKIP Nigel Farage, Shadow Education Secretary Tristam Hunt, Former Foreign Secretary William Hague, Minister for Overseas Development Alan Duncan, Minister for Justice Simon Hughes, Conservative M.P Nadine Dorries and Labour M.P Rachel Reeves.

After each speech, students were given the opportunity to question the politicians. Several students volunteered to ask questions and two of our students were selected to ask their question in front of an audience of 400 other students. This took an enormous amount of courage and confidence and was an excellent opportunity to speak directly to the people who control how the country works. Their questions were intelligent and thought-provoking and were taken seriously by the politicians addressed.

In addition, we had the opportunity to meet our local M.P Bill Esterson who was keen to listen to our students’ thoughts on the speakers and on politics in general. We look forward to welcoming Mr Esterton to Maghull High School in the near future after he agreed to come into school for a more in-depth discussion.

 

Minggang High School

We recently welcomed 13 students and four teachers from Ningbo Beilun Minggang High School in China to our school for a week. Whilst with us they spent every morning shadowing sixth formers and had the opportunity to sample lessons in every subject we offer. Every afternoon the students, accompanied by some of our sixth formers, were able to visit some of the top tourist destinations that Liverpool has to offer, such as Aintree Race Course, Albert Dock, the ferry across the Mersey but the highlight of the week was an evening of bowling, something the Chinese students have never done before. The teachers also were able to observe lessons and spend time discussing curriculum content with staff and senior management. Our Chinese visitors also gave a performance, to our top 100 vivo students from year 7, which included demonstrations of Chinese opera, dance and calligraphy as well as musical performances.

We aim to start a long term relationship with Ningbo Beilun  Mingang High School over the coming years- to share the best of our education with the best of their, exchange ideas and learn about our different cultures, so look out for information on the development of this relationship over the coming months and years

School Book Fair 2014

During the week w/c. 10th November, we will be holding a School Scholastic Book Fair at Maghull High School in the LRC/Library area. We will be inviting all the pupils to come along either at break, lunchtimes or after school to view and purchase books and other merchandise such as posters and stationery.

For a limited time, you can purchase vouchers online at a discount rate and save £££s!

  • A £10 voucher now costs only £9, a £15 voucher only £13, a £20 voucher only £17 and a £25 voucher only £21.
  • Even better, your school will earn Scholastic Rewards for free books on the full value of the voucher, rather than the discount price.
  • Once a purchase has been made, you will receive the voucher in an email which can be printed and given to your child – much safer to carry than cash!
  • Vouchers can be purchased up until midnight on the last day of the Book Fair. Please speak to your school to confirm the Book Fair dates.
  • If you child would be interested in purchasing any of these items then you can purchase vouchers at @ www.bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/parents.

We would appreciate your support with the event, as a group of pupils will be running the book fair as a `Business Enterprise’ and have a goal of reaching £800 in sales. This will in turn help the school Library to purchase many more new books for the pupils to enjoy! If you have any queries please call or email Mrs Christian (LRC/Library Co-ordinator) in school.