We are all mourning the very sad loss of Courtney Ellis. Her tragic death has left a huge hole in our school and community. It is so sad to lose someone so young. Courtney was doing so well, she was a bright young lady and had aspirations to be a midwife. Courtney had such a big personality, she had a good heart and was very popular with everyone. Courtney was a bubbly strong young lady, who truly loved and cared for her friends and family. She knew right from wrong and had a strong sense of fairness. She was caring and sensitive with an excellent sense of humour. She has a lovely smile that made everyone else cheerful too. Courtney will be sorely missed by those who knew her.
Poem by Linda Ellis
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning… to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged.
To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile… remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash?
Haydock High School enjoyed a wonderful event on GCSE results day as they celebrated the ongoing hard work, tremendous commitments and achievements of the class of 2020 who received their results in what has been an unusual and unprecedented year for examinations. On receiving their results, there was a combination of excitement and pride upon students’ faces as they saw the outcomes of the continued commitment and application to their studies over their time at school and in Year 11.
Head of School, Mr Abram, said: “We are tremendously proud of our students and of their many achievements. It has been incredible to see students celebrate as they received their GCSE results and prepare to move on to the next stage of their education and training. “As a year group, they were a fantastic group of students who were always ambitious, proactive and continually aimed to reach the high expectations set for them. “They have worked tirelessly during their courses to progress and taken every opportunity presented to them in their learning. “Both their resilience and maturity as young people throughout their time at school, and particularly in such an unprecedented situation, has been incredibly admirable. “This is a testimony not only to their qualities as students, but also to the character they have shown as individuals. “We would also like to thank parents and carers for their much valued support of school throughout their child’s education at Haydock. “As a staff, we want to congratulate students for their well-deserved successes and to wish them all the very best for the future. “We are now excited and looking forward to supporting all of our students in September and to seeing their continued future achievements.”
The Local Authority, Governors at Haydock and Cowley have agreed to a formal partnership called a ‘Soft Federation’.
A Soft Federation is when two or more schools agree to work together and are:
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At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.
The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.
Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.
We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress.
Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.