Haydock High celebrated Chinese New Year in style in this ‘Year of the Pig’, as students gathered in the school library during lunchtime to enjoy activities and a wonderful display of all things Chinese!
Festivities began with a Chinese dragon parading through the corridors encouraging all to come and collect fortune cookies, prawn crackers and lucky oranges!
Mrs Ashburner’s Year 7 group had created some amazing works of art, including painted silks, window pictures and even a life size cardboard Ming Vase!!!
There were chopsticks to try, images of Chinese ceremonies and food, and information on the many traditions that the festival includes.
A great number of students attended and took part, and we hope that the fortune cookie predictions come true!
Huge thanks to Mrs Ashburner and Mrs Dixon for all of their hard work and to the students who took part!
Thanks also go to Mr Edwards and Miss Shi from Cowley High School who came to teach a Mandarin lesson as part of the days activities!
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.