Unity

Definition:

Embracing of a diverse community.

Expectations:

Students should be respectful towards all members of the school community



Exec School Council

Exec have been super busy pulling together and communicating about all the amazing projects that have happened over this academic year amongst all the year groups. We are very proud of everyone.

Our main focus this year has been upon the Values and embedding these into our school system. Year 10 have helped us do this. We have communicated to staff and students about what our values are and how they were chosen. We have also fundraised and created the Values trees which help to communicate the values around school.
We look forward to embedding these further next year.

AGGS Values

Exec School Council
Exec School Council
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Exec School Council

Exec have been super busy pulling together and communicating about all the amazing projects that have happened over this academic year amongst all the year groups. We are very proud of everyone.

Our main focus this year has been upon the Values and embedding these into our school system. Year 10 have helped us do this. We have communicated to staff and students about what our values are and how they were chosen. We have also fundraised and created the Values trees which help to communicate the values around school.
We look forward to embedding these further next year.

AGGS Values

Exec School Council
Exec School Council
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Y6 Induction Day

Year 6 Induction Day
Year 6 Induction Day

On Thursday 6th July we welcomed 180 eager Year 6 pupils from more than 40 primary schools to our Induction Day. These girls will be our new Year 7 year group from September. The day started in the Main Hall with assembly and an introduction to many of the members of staff at school.

During the day pupils had the opportunity to meet their form tutors, get to know each other better and to sample a range of lessons. They even had the opportunity to navigate around the school site with plenty of them getting lost along the way!

The girls enjoyed themselves and their minds were hopefully put at ease by the experience. Year 7 senior tutor, Mr Lovelady, saidIt was wonderful to see so many happy faces. We are all looking forward to welcoming the girls in September and know that they are going to work well together as a year group”.

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Shadowing an MP – Year 10 student

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Maths/MFL Roadshow

Math/MFL Roadshow, June 2017
Math/MFL Roadshow, June 2017

On Thursday close to seventy Year 8 and Year 9 pupils from seven different schools across the area (including AGGS, Cedar Mount and MCA) got together in the AGGS main hall for the Maths/MFL Roadshow. The hall was alive with activity and conversation as the pupils set to solving maths problems in pairs. The extra challenge was that all the problems were written in French, Spanish or German! Pupils worked really well together, some even managed to work out problems in languages they weren’t studying. There were some very helpful Year 10 students from AGGS present to help out when the going got tough and to check answers when success had been achieved.

Thank you to everyone who helped out in any way to make the event run so smoothly, we will hope to be running a similar Roadshow next year.’

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AGGS Summer Fair

Summer Fair
Summer Fair

The AGGS Summer fair took place on Saturday. It was a lovely event, which was well attended and thankfully the rain held off! The initial figure is over £3000 from Saturday’s count and we will confirm the final total next week. The raffle will be drawn on Tuesday in Year 8 assembly and there will also be cake sales this week and the chocolate tombola will be in the hall every lunchtime.

Many thanks to everyone who attended hope you’ve enjoyed it.

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We Love Manchester Emergency Fund Collection

Following the recent terror incident at Manchester Arena, we decided to raise money in school for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. To do this, we held charity collection buckets at the end of the year group assemblies to collect any loose change from pupils. This proved to be very successful as we managed to raise an astounding £500 in total! The money raised will be used to provide for those affected by the devastating incident in Manchester and their families at this difficult time. We would like to thank everyone for their donations!

 

 

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We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

We Love MCR Emergency Fund
We Love MCR Emergency Fund

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who were affected by the terrible incident on Monday evening.

As a way of showing our support The Charity Committee would like to make a donation on behalf of AGGS to “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund” set up by Manchester City Council and The British Red Cross to provide funds for the families of victims of the incident.

If you would like donate, collection buckets will be available at Reception and all assemblies throughout the week after half term.

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Year 9 First Give Winners

First Give Final, 42 Street, 2017

We are so pleased to announce that this year’s 9 charity project was won by students in 9-3 and the charity was 42nd Street. Karina from 42nd was in the audience as the winners were announced and she was so pleased and proud of the students and their hard work.

This year AGGS has been the first school outside of London and Wales to participate in the First Give programme. We have run a similar programme every year for 5 years which as seen a huge amount of money go to some amazing worthwhile causes across Manchester.

The whole of year 9 work on a creative presentation and we do a form time semi final round in which one group per form is chosen by their peers to present at the grand final. This year’s grand final was judged by the director of First Give, Ms Gill and a member of the school PTA. Everyone was astounded at the high standard of all of the presentations. The 9-3 group stood out for it’s incredible video tackling issues of mental health.

42nd is a Manchester based charity working tirelessly to help young people deal with the complexities of modern life ranging from drug abuse to mental health. We and First Give are very pleased to award a total of £700 to this incredible charity. We hope all the students in year 9 continue their efforts to raising awareness and money for so many worthy causes.

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When You Wish Upon A Star

When You Wish Upon A Star
When You Wish Upon A Star

This year in the Charity Committee we have arranged a series of events to raise money. These included Charity Day, where we had a talent show, a pantomime and lots of stalls packed full with games and food. This whole day was a huge success and we raised an amazing £3,400!

We also held a pancake sale which went down incredibly well and showed itself to be extremely popular as we raised a super £250!

There have been a number of bake sales over the year in which we have always raised a very good sum of money. This year we have raised a staggering total of £7000 of which we presented a cheque worth £1000 to a charity named When You Wish Upon A Star.

When You Wish Upon A Star is a very worthwhile charity who work to grant the wishes of children living with terminal illnesses. They believe that every child deserves to smile and these wishes allow the family to put their child’s illness on hold as they have fun and create precious memories.

Waraa

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