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.

Art Department Trip to Paris

During February half term 35 pupils from year 9, 10, 11 and 12 had a wonderful time in Paris. We visited the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, the Louvre and the Champs Élysée.

We also had great fun in Disneyland. A truly unforgettable trip!

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Accelerated Learning

 

 

 

 

 

Accelerated Reader is the most popular reading practice software in schools today. This innovative programme makes reading fun for struggling young readers. Progress is measured through quizzes, focusing on reading practice, vocabulary and literacy skills.

We are on our third year of the programme here at Maghull High and it has enabled staff to test, monitor and measure the growth of pupils reading ages through on-line testing and quizzing.

The LRC/Library has thousands of Accelerated Reader Books from reluctant readers to classic fiction and non-fiction across the years.

Reading lessons are incorporated into the timetable together with tutor time and intervention sessions.  The pupils are encouraged to read for pleasure at home and parents can monitor their child’s progress on-line via the Home Connect service.

Copy this link below into your browser for parents and pupils to log on to Maghull High’s site as follows:

https://ukhosted16.renlearn.co.uk/1893720/default.aspx

Government and Politics Students on TV

In February, A-level Government and Politics students staged a debate on whether 16 year-olds should be given the right to vote. It was filmed by ITV and featured on Granada Reports.

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On 10th March, some of our students in Years 11-13 were involved in the Granada Schools’ Election Debate 2015, at the Peoples’ History Museum in Manchester. 

The event was presented by Lucy Meacock and the students questioned representatives of all of the main political parties. It was recorded and was used for a major feature on Granada Reports.

Here is the link

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Art Exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

Art Exhibition Celebrating World Book Day at Aintree Davenhill Primary.

Drawing and literature go hand in hand. We are all familiar with illustrated books but it doesn't stop there.

Drawing has the power to increase understanding, enjoyment and engagement across the curriculum.

On Thursday 26th February Miss Garnett had the pleasure of judging an Art Exhibition organised by Shelagh McNicholas, children's book illustrator and Art Teacher at Aintree Davenhill Primary School. The Judging panel included Ian Moncur, Cabinet Minister for families and schools and Mrs Ridway, Head of Art at Deyes High school.

The children of Aintree Davenhill, Melling County and Holy Rosary Primary School had collaborated together to showcase their artistic talents, celebrating World Book Day.

The art work was created by Reception children up to and including children in year 6 and was exhibited at Aintree Davenhill on Monday 2nd March. 

There was a huge variety of media, detailed pencil drawings, watercolours, poster paints, colour pencils, soft pastels, mixed media and 3D work. 

Prizes were donated by Molyneux Ward council budget and Maghull High School Art Department.

Miss Garnett was very impressed by all of the Art work entered into the competition and hopes to see some of the budding young artists in her year 7 class in September.  A very well done to all involved!

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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