Helsby Maths Challenge Success

Congratulations to all the year 8 students who took part in the UKMT junior mathematical challenge in April. The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils. Over 650,000 pupils from 4,500 schools took part in the three individual challenges, the UK’s biggest national maths competitions. Pictured with Helsby High School’s new Head of Maths Mr Zolman are all the students who achieved gold, silver and bronze winners.

Luke S wins Mason Trophy, Qualifies for English Schools Championships

Following on from winning the Inter Boys long jump competition at the Cheshire Schools Championships, Luke S (Yr. 11) continued his successful season by claiming first place at the Mason Trophy Inter-Counties competition held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Luke had jumped 6.45m at the Cheshire Schools but went even further at the Mason Trophy winning with a fantastic personal best of 6.62m. By achieving this distance Luke has now qualified to compete at the English Schools Track & Field Championships also to be held in Birmingham on July 7th/8th.

Everyone at Helsby wishes Luke all the best for his event and congratulates him on his achievements so far!

Year 12 Biology Olympiad 2017

On 22nd June, ten of our finest Year 12 Biology students travelled to Edge Hill University to take part in their annual Biology Olympiad. This was an opportunity to show their understanding in a number of ‘challenge rounds’ including DNA extraction, Animal ID and the Senses test. All our students enjoyed the day and got an excellent insight into the running of a ‘Gold’ standard University Biology Department.  Both teams, ‘The Competitive Inhibitors’ and ‘Nice to Gamete you’, scored highly on each of the tasks.

Take a look at the Thermal Imaging camera images and see if you can work out which students were there!!

Presentation of independent learning projects

This year, Year 7 have been completing an author study and Year 8 have been completing a genre study during their English lessons. Students were encouraged to complete a range of independent tasks from a menu of activities. Students have had to demonstrate their ideas and findings in a range of creative ways that would be presented at the end of the school year. Fundamentally the projects are designed to develop students’ ability to work independently and creatively. As students get older and start their GCSEs, they will be required to become increasingly independent in terms of their approach to studying. We hope the author and genre studies support students in their developing independent approach to learning.

All Year 7 and 8 author and genre study work will be on display in the ‘break out space’ area of the school on the evenings of Tuesday 11th July and Wednesday 12th July between 16:00 and 17:15. These evenings are for Year 6 students and their parents to visit Helsby High School, but we would also like to extend the invite to all Year 7 and 8 parents to see their children’s work.

If you would like to attend Helsby High School on the 11th or 12th July, we look forward to welcoming you to the school. Entry to the school should be gained through the doors at the front of the school.

SMART Card Use – Dining Room

An increasing number of students are losing their smart cards and this is causing significant delays in the dining hall. From Monday 26th June, anyone without a card will no longer be served in the dining hall. Replacement cards can be purchased for £3 from ICT Support (D5). If a student needs a temporary slip (perhaps a student has forgotten their smart card) they must go to the catering door to the right of the dining hall at 1:40pm. This slip can be used for a maximum of two days before they are required to have a smart card. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01928 723551.

The Penny War starts on Monday 3rd July!

Fill your jar with as many 1 and 2p coins as you can.

Don’t forget you can sabotage other forms jars by putting in any other coins or notes which will cancel out their 1 & 2p total!

However, they can also sabotage your jar!

The form with the highest score at the end of the week will win 2 hours off timetable to watch a film!

All money raised will go to the school charity: Cancer Research. Last year we raised £750! Let’s beat that total this year!

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