We held our annual Advent Service at St Oswald’s church on Wednesday, celebrated by Father Gorman and Deacon O’Brien - what a fantastic evening!  Thank you to all parents and grandparents for your support, it is always much appreciated.  The readings, musical accompaniment and singing, all recognising the waiting in anticipation of Christ’s birth were both superb in their delivery and poignant in their meaning.  I would like to thank all the pupils and staff who participated in any way, you were once again marvellous and represented the school superbly!Amber Clews turns on christmas lights

On Friday evening I witnessed the turning on of the Ashton Christmas lights and despite the torrential rain, everyone seemed to enjoy it.  I was especially proud of Amber Clews who turned the lights on with the help of former pupil and current Wigan Warriors player Joe Bretherton.  The picture isn’t the best quality, but it was the best I could do in the downpour!

Miss Harley told me that Year 7 amassed an incredible 1436 achievement points this week, with 7C the top achieving form with 252 - fantastic work Year 7! The top achieving girls were Rachel Castle, 7G, with 30, Maisie Hickey, 7H, with 26 and Charlotte Mulhearn, 7S, with 25. The top achieving boys were Charlie Davies, 7C, with 27, Reece Jeremy, 7C with 23 and William Murphy, 7B, with 17; keep up the good work Year 7.  Congratulations to Cian Tierney 7M, Christopher Clews 7C, Jamie Bretherton 7B and Kian Dunne 7L, who all achieved their Bronze Library Reader Awards this week - well done!

Miss Gallagher continues to be very impressed with the efforts of Year 8 pupils who have worked very hard this week and have collected an outstanding 565 achievement points! The number of behaviour points received this week has also decreased - well done year 8! 

Individual forms have also worked exceptionally hard this week: 8A have collected 88 achievement points, the highest number in the year group, congratulations to Miss McCabe's form. 8O and 8S have worked extremely hard this week and their behaviour was exemplary; they did not receive a single behaviour point! Congratulations to Mrs Hollins' and Mr Whitfield's forms. 8W has the best attendance record this week with 98.75% attendance - congratulations to Mrs Hill's and Mrs Haliwell's form. A further congratulations to Mr Whitfield's form, as they have received a zero late record this week - well done 8S!

Individual students have also worked hard and on the achievement point leader board, Ashling Toner (8A) is in first place with 19 achievement points. In second place is Caitlin Morgan (8L) with 17 achievement points. In third place is Aimee Styles (8A) with 15 achievement points. Congratulations girls!

Year 8 students enter the final week of The Year 8 Achievement Point Challenge this week and the current leader board is as follows: Gemma Unsworth (8C) leads the achievement point leader board with 38 achievement points, Aimee Styles (8A) is in second place with 36 achievement points. Charlie Coffey (8B) is in third place with 30 achievement points. Congratulations to all students! Remember to work hard this week in order to work towards the IPod and other festive prizes!


Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 12 December 2016

Category: Headteacher's blog