Holly Lodge Girls’ College Parental Bulletin
Issue number 2 12-13
We are delighted to let you know that on 17th January we have been successful in our re-accreditation to IQM (Inclusion Quality mark). IQM is a nationally recognised organisation who sends in assessors to schools to inspect inclusion provision and ethos.
The assessor spent two days with us and his report is extremely complimentary. You can find the full report on our website:
*****Please make sure that if you want to check anything on the website (closures / dates etc) you type in the exact address as above. There was some confusion a couple of weeks ago when some people simply googled ‘Holly Lodge’ and got the home page of Holly Lodge Birmingham – which was closed due to the bad weather!*****
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Alder Hey work experience
We received a lovely e-mail from the Practice Education Facilitator at Alder Hey where some of our post 16 students do work experience as part of their Health and Social Care course. Jan was kind enough to say ‘They are an enthusiastic and engaging group who are willing to work and develop their skills and knowledge. They are a credit to their school and teachers’. Well done Y12 BTEC trainees!
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Well done to students past and present who received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award at St James’ Palace in London on 15th January. The following girls all received their awards from Prince Edward and TV presenter Matt Johnson, in front of a very proud Mrs Graham. Molly Pendleton
Congratulations to them all!
Future dates are:
Bronze walk day 24th March
Bronze preparation weekend 11-12 May
Bronze qualifying weekend 29-30 June
School Food Courts
The Food Courts recently gained a ‘5’ rating (Top score) in their Food Hygiene Rating Score as inspected by Liverpool City Council. Well done to all of the kitchen team!
Natasha Jonas visit
On 21st January we were delighted to welcome Olympic boxer Natasha Jonas to the school. The PE Department is running a Sky Sports project and we are lucky to have Natasha as our mentor for the scheme. Natasha is five times national champion, European champion and is the first female British boxer to ever qualify and compete in an Olympic Games.
Natasha was our guest speaker in the year 7 assembly, advised the project cohort and delivered boxing sessions for our pupils. It was absolute honour to have such a dedicated, talented and inspiring role model to meet our pupils and staff.
Natasha later tweeted: ‘Could I have asked for any better school than Holly Lodge Girls?! Thank you to all staff and pupils who made my day so amazing!’
CALLING ALL KEEN KNITTERS!!
Have you ever wanted to learn to knit?? Did you used to knit long ago but have hung up your needles?? Are you amazing at knitting and want to contribute to a unique project!
The Art Department at Holly Lodge invites you to take part in SPINNING A YARN- a school and community wide knitting project.
We would like to invite you to attend a knitting workshop/get together on:
Wednesday 30th January at 2pm till 3pm
Wednesday 6th February at 2pm till 3pm
Wednesday 27th February 1pm till 3pm
We are inviting you to knit a part of a tree sculpture which will be featured in our annual exhibition in the Palm House.
You will get work with our amazing knitting artist-in-residence, Helen Chatterton, as well as some of our students.
It will be an opportunity for everyone to share stories, hence the name ‘Spinning a Yarn’. Tea, cake and biscuits will be provided.
If you are interested , please contact Rachel Powell either on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0151 228 3772
Maths GCSE exam
Y9, 10 and 11 pupils
Non calculator paper Thursday 28th February pm
Calculator paper Monday 4th March am