GCSE results rise again at St Michael’s!
English 77% A*-C
Maths 70% A*-C
Eng Literature 81% A*-C
Chemistry 100% A*-C
Physics 100% A*-C
Biology 100% A*-C
History 88% A*-C
Geography 81% A*-C
Spanish 80% A*-C
Textiles 92% A*-C
Res Materials 86% A*-C
Hosp & Catering 77% A*-C
5 A*-C incuding English and Maths has risen again to 60%
Dr Hulme, Headteacher, congratulated students taking GCSEs in 2015 on their achievements.
“I am proud of the hardworking and self-disciplined approach shown by our students, which, along with the support of their parents and our staff has enabled them to achieve fantastic results once again.”
“It is particularly pleasing to see further rises in the pass rates in all the subjects listed above which now exceed national averages. We look forward to welcoming our students back to Sixth form learning centre.'
Sefton Schools Athletics Championships
72 students, Years 7-10 took part in the Sefton Schools Athletics Championships at Wigan Park Stadium. There were lots of personal achievements over the course of the day, numerous 2nds and 3rds and a notable 18 medals. In addition Year 8 Girls Team came 1st overall beating off competition from Litherland (Overall School Winners) and a very strong Holy Family team.
Top performances from Anna Sharples Yr9, Mia Thomlinson-Oldfield Yr8, Beth Blundell Yr8 and the Year 8 girls Relay Team.
Team of the day "Year 8 girls" 1st place overall.
Megan Cannell - Year 7 800m 1st
Richard Allibone - Year 7 Discus 1st
Joe Farley - Year 7 100m 1st
Niamh Woolvine - Year 8 Discus1st
Dione Kelly - Year 8 Shot 1st
Mia Thomlinson-Oldfield - Year 8 200m sprint 1st
Mia Thomlinson-Oldfield - Year 8 High Jump 1st
Emily Callaher - Year 8 1500m 1st
Beth Blundell - Year 8 100m 1st
Anna Sharples - Year 9 300m 1st
Relay - Year 7 Boys 1st
Relay - Year 8 Girls 1st
Final of Sefton Super Reads
Ebony Stevenson-Silcock and Thomas Melling went to the final of Sefton Super Reads. They both won a prize for the best review of the featured books. Their prize was a £5 gift voucher for a book which they both exchanged there and had their book signed by the author. Needless to say they were both very pleased and excited to meet the authors of the Super Reads Books.
Super Hero Day
St. Michael's received a flying visit from Radio City's Dave and Leanne.
They arrived in a helicoptor to meet Louise Shaw.
The fabulous year 11 student has been fund raising for Super Hero day
and the stars of Radio City wanted to thank her personally.
Well Done Louise !
St. Michael's Mere
The official opening of the St. Michael's Mere took place on 1st May 2015
An area of the school has been nurtured to promote a haven for wildlife and a place for students to go and get an understanding of nature.
The mere has taken a lot of work and effort from both students, teachers and external support.
The school would like to thank everyone who helped and it look absolutely fabulous.
Mayor & Mayoress Opening the Mere
New Arrivals at St. Michael's
St. Michael's Farm now has two beautiful new lambs Adrian and Angela born on the farm this month.
Adrain arrived first shortly followed by Angela. Both the mums and new borns are coming on leaps and bounds.
Harry Potter Evening
February 5th saw the first ever National Harry Potter Night event and here at St Michaels the library was transformed into Hogwarts for the evening. Lots of children from our Fun learning Club came dressed in their best wizarding attire with wands at the ready to participate in the magical activities. They impressed us all with their outstandingly detailed knowledge about the Harry Potter books whilst playing games such as Which Wand? Potter Pictionary and Potions Master. Prizes were awarded in the form of Chocolate Frogs, Bookmarks and specially made Hogwarts Badges. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the event and as they left platform 9 3/4 they each collected their own letter to join Hogwarts delivered to them by Owl Post.
An Insight into Acoustics
As part of their 6th form enrichment, students visited Liverpool University’s Acoustic Research Unit to learn about the effects of acoustic vibrations. The transfer of vibrations and sound waves can cause unwanted noise and damage to objects. Students learnt how to minimise these effects with the application of acoustic treatment.
Students gained an insight into current industry testing, including the use of acoustic vibrations for “sonic cleaning”. This is where sound waves are blasted at an object to clean grit, dirt and dust off its surface and out of its pores.
Students also experienced the deadly silence of the anechoic chamber, the cathedral-like acoustics of the reverberation chamber and also had the opportunity to take sound pressure measurements of some noisy tools!
Anyone planning on studying engineering, architecture, physics or music technology at degree-level would find the area of acoustics relevant.