India booklet

Dear all,

In anticipation of the information evening on Tuesday 6th October, I have uploaded the India booklet I have created for your daughter to take on trip, and your own information. Please note that it includes a kit list useful for your perusal, including a list of necessary items, alongside a code of conduct.

The information is mostly correct, a few things have to be confirmed, such as the emergency number, and an up-to-date copy will be provided to students just before we leave.

A physical copy of this document will be available on the evening for you to take away.

Please right click and save as: India Pupil Handbook

Many thanks,

Mr Davenport.

BADMINTON SUCCESS

Congratulations to Priya Basnet in year 8 for her performance in the U13 Cheshire Restricted Badminton Tournament.

She reached the final of the girls singles only to lose in 3 games to another  junior county player.

Priya also won the girls doubles event with a partner from another school.

Priya then went on to reach the semi finals in the mixed doubles.

Priya had a busy day!!! Well done Priya. 

 

GCSE Presentation Evening

 

GCSE Evening September 2015On Thursday 24th September, Year 12 pupils, their parents and teachers attended the GCSE Presentation Evening, at The Forum Centre, Wythenshawe. This is an annual event to celebrate their hard work and excellent GCSE results.

The evening included speeches, musical recitals, a performance by Year 12 Drama and Theatre Studies students and we welcomed former AGGS student, Major Jill Winters, as the guest speaker. The evening concluded with the  presentation of certificates and a vote of thanks by Senior Students. Finally, there was a photographic  celebration of Year 11.

All agreed Major Jill Winters was a fascinating personality and a good example to represent AGGS. Her career path and life story intrigued the audience and met with great admiration by people who attended the event.

The evening was a fitting celebration of our pupils who achieved impressive results in their GCSEs:

100% of students gained at least 5 subjects at A*-C, including English and Mathematics. A wonderful 98% of examinations taken were graded from A*-B, 84% were graded A*-A and a magnificent total of 50% were graded A*.

See below the video from the evening:

AGGS GCSE Presentation Evening – Former Student Major Jill Winters from aggschool on Vimeo.

British Council International School Award success for AGGS

ISA-marks-2015-2018AGGS has been reaccredited with the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.

Our international work includes the Comenius project with schools in Latvia, Denmark and Spain and our longstanding links with schools in Japan and South Africa. The school has  also examined global issues as in the Science and Sustainability project, as well as holding the PTA international evening. Other initiatives include participation in the Model UN and a number of modern languages cross-curricular programmes.

The adjudicators were impressed by the breadth of the school’s international work and said it was a ‘shining example’ of what can be achieved.

The International School Award encourages and supports schools to develop:

  • An international ethos embedded throughout the school
  • A majority of pupils within the school impacted by and involved in international work
  • Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
  • Curriculum-based work across a range of subjects
  • Year-round international activity
  • Involvement of the wider community

Ecuador Expeditions, Summer 2015

Our Ecuador Teams have returned home after four weeks of both challenging and exciting time. See below their blogs and some of their comments about the trip:

Ecuador Group A
Ecuador Group A
Ecuador Group B
Ecuador Group B
Ecuador Group C
Ecuador Group C blog

 

 

“We met many of the local children and played football, made loom bands and gave many piggy back rides.”

“I think we all agree that it was a once in a lifetime experience.” 

“We were rewarded bythe beautiful view and our spirits were very high “
“All in all, it was fantastic – despite the challenging environment and many biting ants!”

“We have enjoyed a culturally enriching experience amongst the accommodating Tsa’chila tribe in the deep Amazon rainforest”

 “Whilst we were there, we met some extraordinary characters”

 “It was a truly inspiring trip, one that we will never forget and should feel proud to have completed.”

What have you been up to? – politics peer teaching

Girls in year 9 have been helping year 8 pupils learn more about Politics. Here at AGGS we have a spiral curriculum whereby students build on their learning every year and we especially do this with politics. Political education and engagement is important here at AGGS.

To help year 8s get their heads around all the political figures and processes year 9 created games to showcase what they had learnt about politics and help the year 8 pupils learn themselves.

Here are just some of the creative and fantastic games that were made:

Political Monopoly

games 1

games 2

games 3

 

 

Political Uno: games 4

A whole set of cards using current political figures to play snap with. games 5

Spread a little kindness

kindness

Supermoon

While many of us were sleeping soundly the moon was looking pretty amazing…

Supermoon

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Hockey success

What an amazing morning’s hockey we had on Saturday.

We stared the morning with a large number of girls unavailable due to DofE walks, injuries and illness. The teams were all mixed up with younger players having to fill the shoes of older players in their absence. As we started at 9am we didn’t  know what to expect against Withington Girls’ School and Arnold/Queen Mary School, Lytham.

It turned out that the girls came up trumps and we had some excellent results.

Against Withingon Girls’ School

1st X1 won 2-1  : U15X1 won 4-0 : U13x1 won 7-0 : the year 7 teams, in their first matches for AGGS won 3-1 and 2-0.

Well done for such excellent results.

Arnold/Queen Mary School then arrived.

The U16 team lost 2-1 : the year 9 ‘B’ team won 8-0. The ‘B’ teams do not get many Saturday morning fixtures so it was great to see them play and to win so convincingly.