Year 9 Choices

Year 9 students are about to embark on the very important process of selecting their GCSE subject options. To support them with these decisions, we will be running daily assemblies and an information evening for both students and parents/carers to attend.

Key dates:
15th-19th January 2018 from 8.25am-8.45am – Daily assemblies from Subject Leaders and Heads of Faculty for students.

25th January 2018 from 6pm-8pm – Choices Evening for students and parents/carers. Further information to be released.

1st February 2018 – Choices forms due from students.

If you require any further advice or information throughout this process, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Feast (Head of Year 9) or Mrs McGahey (Assistant Headteacher)

efeast@lymmhigh.org.uk
cmcgahey@lymmhigh.org.uk

MP Visits school for Q&A

Lymm High School students were offered a fascinating perspective into life as a politician during a question-and-answer session with Faisal Rashid, MP for Warrington South last week.

Mr Rashid was welcomed to the school by Headteacher Gwyn Williams before speaking to students about his recent experiences as a new MP.

Students packed into a room to hear Mr Rashid, as he explained how he entered into a career in politics and talked about the current challenges being faced in his constituency.

During his visit Faisal faced a series of well-thought out questions from Lymm students on a range of issues, including the abolishment of University fees and lowering the voting age to 16.

Students also gained an insight into the work of an MP as Mr Rashid gave a detailed account of his average working week, and encouraged students to consider getting involved in politics.

Commenting on his visit afterwards, he said: “It was a pleasure to visit Lymm High School last week. I was very impressed with how knowledgeable the students were, and how engaged they are in politics and current affairs. I am incredibly proud of the students in Warrington South, and I look forward to catching up with them again.”

Mr G. Williams, Headteacher, said “we were delighted that Faisal Rashid took the time out of his busy schedule to come and talk to our students about politics, education, current affairs and their wider implications. There was a stimulating Q&A session and I am sure our students will have gained from these experiences.”

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Parents Forum – Tuesday 6th February

Mr Williams will be hosting the latest Parent Forum event between 6-7.30pm on Tuesday 6th February and it would be great to see as many parents and carers there as possible. These events are really important to us as a means of gaining feedback from parents and carers about things that are going well and areas in which we need to improve. Those of you who have attended in the past will know that the evenings are fairly informal and there is usually a very nice atmosphere. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

The evening will be split into three parts. Mr Williams will open with a short presentation, giving an overview of where we feel the school is now in terms of our overall development. Mrs Ryles-Dean will then say a few words about all of the work we are doing to do ensure that behaviour and ethos in the school keeps improving, including details about the rewards systems, other means of recognising students’ achievements and ways in which we encourage students to become more socially responsible citizens. Then, as always, we will be inviting parents and carers to split into small groups and provide us with feedback (positive and negative!) on any issues at all that you feel are important.

Please bear in mind that these evenings are about discussing policies, systems and practices in the school more generally, rather than a chance to talk about any specific concerns regarding your own individual son or daughter (although, of course, if you do have any such concerns, then you must not hesitate to contact us separately).

If you are likely to be attending, please let Mrs Headon know via email (hheadon@lymmhigh.org.uk) in advance so that we can ensure that there are sufficient refreshments for everybody.

Cheshire Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to Jordan Jones who won the Cheshire Cross Country Championships at Delamere Forest on Saturday 6th January. He’s now been selected to represent Cheshire in the Inter Country Cross Country Championships in March.

Well done to all Lymm athletes who participated. They achieved a fantastic set of results representing the school, winning gold silver and bronze medals across age categories.

 

Silent Auction Deadline

Don’t miss out on your chance to win a Signed Wayne Rooney Shirt!

England’s all-time record goalscorer, Wayne Rooney, has donated a signed Everton shirt in aid of our Pitch In! campaign.

Our auction is still running! Send a sealed bid to pitchin@lymmhigh.org.uk by 12pm on Thursday for your chance to win this fantastic item. The amount people have bid will be kept private.