Welcome to our School

Congratulations to all pupils who will be joining us in September.

If you have not been fortunate enough to gain a place, you will need to use the appeals process. To do this please contact Mrs Cogan directly using the contact form on this website or directly on the school number, 0151 644 8282.

 

India Training

In July, a group of 15 of us will be travelling to India for 3 weeks. Whilst we are there we will be renovating the Kullu Valley School in Naggar, as well as visiting Delhi and exploring the culture of the Spiti Valley and Himachal Pradesh. We will have to budget our money for the whole 3 weeks, booking our own accommodation at times.

When we aren’t in accommodation, we will be camping. In order to prepare for this, over the bank holiday weekend, we and all of our massive rucksacks were squeezed into the minibus and we set off to the Ogwen Valley in Wales (driven very smoothly by Mr Denby). In fact, it was the same mountain range that Edmund Hillary trained in before becoming the first person to conquer Mt. Everest in the Himalayas! I know we set our standards high in this school, but we all agreed that may be a little too far out of our reach, (even with Miss Hammond as an expert navigator!). We arrived on the Friday night, meeting our leader Darren, and cooked our first meal on the trangeas. We highly underestimated how quickly it would get dark, however we were all too excited at the prospect of a cup of tea to be bothered. We were so lucky with the weather and on the second day we set off early for our walk; we tried chlorine tablets and storm shelters for when we’re in India, as well as tried to navigate ourselves around 2 lakes during the wind and heavy hail. That evening, we returned to the campsite, sang Happy Birthday to a retired Sergeant General, made a stir-fry and sang songs around the campfire.The weekend allowed us to bond as a group and the Welsh scenery was incredible, however tame i’m sure compared to what we’ll see in India.

Elena Wright Year 12

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Mr Spruce

Farewell to our friend and colleague Mr Richard Spruce, an excellent Head of Physics who we will miss enormously. Weather we see you again, Mr Spruce, will depend on the Met Office who you go to join!Spruce-1

Duke of Edinburgh

The D of E experience was full of ups and downs quite literally. The weekend was a new challenge for most of us; the first day was the hardest in many ways as the route was hillier and the bags were heavier although the sun was shining which definitely helped to lift group morale. Day two despite the cold night and dark skies was equally enjoyable even if we had blisters and shoulder pains. The highlight of the weekend by far was the camp, we were all able to chat and retell the day’s adventures such as getting lost, falling over and shortcuts. The weekend was a challenging experience that pushed us but it was a memorable weekend for mostly the right reasons

Erin Procter Year 10

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Old Girls’ Association

All school leavers become ‘Old Girls’ so it is certainly not a reflection on age so that is a myth I wish to dispel immediately.

The OGA is an excellent way of keeping in touch through various meetings we have each year.
Social media has taken over these days but cannot compare with meeting up with people and enjoying their company.

As a Wirral Girl you will have been with close friends for probably seven years of your life and suddenly from the close-knit nucleus you are dispersed around the UK and beyond. What better way of reuniting than through the OGA.

The main meeting of the year is the January Dinner at Thornton Hall Hotel which is always well attended. The food and company are always excellent and it has consistently proved to be a most enjoyable evening.

June brings our Summer Lunch at Brook Meadow Hotel and again the experience is very worthwhile.

Our AGM is held at school in September and all are welcome to attend. It is always good to hear from the Head the ongoing excellent results the school has achieved.

As Chairman of the OGA I would encourage you to join and enjoy the whole experience and companionship.

Looking forward to welcoming you all,
Barbara Myers, (nee Payne)
wgsoga@hotmail.co.uk

TEACHER OF MATHEMATICS FROM SEPTEMBER 2016

TEACHER OF MATHEMATICS FROM SEPTEMBER 2016

Full Time

MPS/UPS

We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-qualified full time teacher to join our very strong mathematics department at this oversubscribed selective girls grammar school.  The post would suit both experienced and newly qualified teachers.  It would be an advantage to be able to teach  Mathematics at ‘A’ level.

The successful candidate would work as part of  a dedicated and hard working team. The department is well resourced and staff have access to excellent support and professional development opportunities.

Wirral Grammar School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced criminal record check with the CRB.

Application forms and all further details can be found on the school website under Staff Vacancies. www.wirralgirls.co.uk.    Applicants are also encouraged to make an appointment to visit the school in action.

Please also include a letter of application and c.v.  Your application should also include names and address and where possible e-mail addresses of two referees.

Please return application to hb@wirralgirls.co.uk

Closing date for completed applications:  

Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 12 NOON. 

Interviews on Friday 6th May 2016.

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Further particulars Maths 2016

Teacher Online App Form

Mrs Carol Netherclift

Today we said goodbye to a long serving colleague: Mrs Carol Netherclift one of our financial wizards! Farewell Carol – thanks for serving our girls and our school so well! You will be missed!

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Netball Nationals

NATIONAL SCHOOLS NETBALL FINALS

The National Schools Netball Finals were held on Saturday March 19th at Roedean School, Brighton. It is a fantastic achievement to qualify for the National Finals for the top 18 schools in the country.

In their section our U16 team played against Aylesbury High School, St Albans High School, George Salter Academy, Yarm School, South Hunsley, West Bridgeford, King Edwards School and Sevenoaks School .It was an extremely gruelling day of netball but our girls excelled themselves to top their section and finish in first place. This set up a semi final clash against old rivals Hulme Grammar School who we had defeated after extra time to win the North West Final. The girls played some outstanding netball and were 8-5 up with two minutes remaining; Hulme somewhat fortuitously fought back and equalized in the last second of the game to take the semi final once again into extra time. Heartbreakingly Hulme pipped us at the post in the second period of extra time to qualify for the final

It is an amazing achievement to be one of the top 4 schools in the country and I do hope the girls are proud of their achievements. Our U16 squad is made up of Rosie Stothard, Becky Helsby, Lizzie Forshaw, Erin Taylor, Milly Osborne, Jenny Hanton Wise, Emily Molyneux, Georgia Ellis, Ruth Hughes and Connie Hawley

Congratulations to all of you and big thanks to Mrs Rigby, Mrs Joplin and Miss Delamere for all your coaching, support and motivational speeches ! The memory of the semi final will stay with me forever !

 

D.Crowley

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Jazz Night

A great evening of Jazz and Soul last night – tickets still available for Ellesmere Port Thursday night