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Cathy Cassidy Writer Talk

Cathy Cassidy talkBest-selling author and ‘Queen of Teen’ Cathy Cassidy will be visiting us on Wednesday 10th June 2015 and she will be speaking to our Year 7 girls. Cathy shares stories of her early writing days and career in journalism working for both Jackie and Shout magazines. Cathy’s talk is filled with her top tips for friendship and daydreaming and lots of chocolate! The talk will include a Q&A section where Cathy’s fans will have the chance to have their questions answered!

After her talk the girls will be able to buy and have a copy of Cathy’s book(s) signed by the author herself. The prices of the books that will be available on the day are listed below at a special event price.

Looking Glass Girl (RRP £12.99) £10.00
Chocolate Box Series: Fortune Cookie (RRP £12.99) £10.00
Chocolate Box Series: Secrets (RRP £6.99) £7.00

For more information please see Miss Devlin

A Big Thank You

We would like to thank all players for making this season one of the most successful for a very long time. It has also been a very enjoyable one with a lot of laughs along the way. We would also like to thank the parents for their tireless support on the sides of the pitch, in all weathers, on a Saturday morning and also for transporting the girls to fixtures and tournaments near and far.

We really do appreciate it – thank you. Mrs Finch and Mrs O’Neal

New PE Summer Timetable

There will be a large summer time table on the hockey board so girls can see when their new lessons are and have the correct equipment and clothing for the first day back at school

Day Lunch Time :
12.20pm – 1pm
After School :
3.45pm – 5pm
Monday Year 7 RoundersYear 9 Tennis Year 8 Tennis
Tuesday Year 9 and 10 RoundersYear 7 Tennis Year 7-10 AthleticsYear 10-13 Tennis
Wednesday Year 7-10 Athletics (Field Events)Year 10 Tennis Year 9 and 10 RoundersYear 7 Tennis
Thursday Year 8 RoundersYear 7 Tennis Year 7 and 8 RoundersYear 9 Tennis
Friday Year 7 RoundersYear 8 Tennis No Practices

 

Here is a list of our Saturday tennis fixtures this season:

Saturday Tennis Fixtures: Summer 2015

Saturday 2nd April v St Bede’s College (Away) Years 7-10

Saturday 9th May v Stockport Grammar School (Home) Years 7-9

Saturday 16th May v Cheadle Hulme School (Away) Years 7-10

Saturday 13th June v Cheadle Hulme School (Home) Years 7-9

Saturday 20th June v Stockport Grammar School (Away) Years 7-10

Saturday 27th June: King’s School Chester – U14 Invitation Tournament: 2 pairs of U14 players (Year 8 and 9)

Saturday 4th July v King’s School, Chester (Away) Years 7-10

Generally for each match there will be 3 couples in each age group. However, we sometimes play with 3 players in a couple to give more girls a chance to play team tennis and also it makes it a lot easier if a player cannot play in the match through illness etc.

We have also entered 3 teams in the U15 and U13 Lawn Tennis Association School team tennis competition. These matches will largely be played after school but some may be played during school time.

Annual Sports Dinner

The PE Department are hosting their sixth annual Sports Dinner in celebration of the department’s achievements and the students’ success this season. We have an inspirational guest speaker for the evening, Michelle Dignan, currently a travel presenter on Radio 5 live, who is a past pupil of Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School.  She will present sports awards, colours and commendations for the Winter Season 2014/15.

The annual Sports Dinner will be held on Wednesday 1st April, 2015 at Bowdon Rugby Club, Timperley from 7-10pm.

The PE department look forward to seeing many of you on the night.

Book Event – Anna Mainwaring Book Signing

Wednesday 25th March

The lives and loves of jesobel jonesAs some of the pupils know, Mrs Clark of the English department has another identity as Anna Mainwaring, a writer of teen fiction. Her new book is called ‘The Lives and Loves of Jesobel Jones‘ and will be launched at a lunchtime event in the school library on March 25th.

Signed books can be purchased at a discounted price of £7 on the day. Alternatively, the paperback will be on sale on the Amazon website for £7.99 whilst the kindle version is a mere £1.99! A recent review described Jesobel as a cross between ‘a teenage Bridget Jones and Louise Rennison’. If that appeals, come to the Library on March 25th!

Arabian Nights and Bollywood Dreams

Friday 27th March 2015, 6pm – 9.30pm

On the night, you can enjoy a fashion show, a Bollywood Dance Performance, find out what a souk and a dabkeh are, bid for amazing items in an auction and enjoy a live performance by Jay Kadn (formerly known as Junai Kaden) who has reached #1 multiple times on the iTunes World Chart and the UK Official Asian Downloads Chart.

So join us for a night celebrating Bollywood and Arabian Culture and help us to raise money for Human Appeal’s ‘Our Haven’ Project, supporting women who have suffered from domestic abuse.

Tickets are on sale from Enas H, Hannah K and Navjot K in the Sixth Form common room, the main hall and in F10 Mondays and Wednesdays at lunch. They won’t be available on the door & are limited so get them fast!

Child (under 12) – £6
Students (12+,  or 18+ and in education) – £8
Adults (18+) – £10
Meet & Greet with Jay Kadn – £25

For more information, including tickets, contact us via:

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