New Monkhouse store details

The current Monkhouse Schoolwear shop on College Road will be closing on Monday 21st January. The new store will open on Friday 24th January. During the interim period orders can be placed via www.monkhouse.com. Details are on the attached flyer. A 10% discount is available with the attached flyer during January & February.

The new store will be located at: 80 Coronation Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5RH.

Store extended opening hours will be as follows:

Monday – 9am – 5.30pm

Tuesday – 9am – 5.30pm

Wednesday – 9am – 5.30pm

Thursday – Closed

Friday – 9am – 5pm

Saturday – 9.30am – 3.3pm

Sunday – Closed

Book Fair

The Book Fair is in school all this week, bringing a great selection of the very best books to inspire and entertain young readers and earn free books and resources for our school. Over 200 books to choose.

Every book you buy at our Book Fair…Helps us earn free books for our school … Love reading? Love our Book Fair!

World Aids Day raffle winners….

Congratulations to Joy O’Hare – 7W who was the winner of the iPAD from the World Aids Day raffle. Sophie Hogan (7X) won the cinema tickets and Emily Garret (10A) won the Domino’s Pizza voucher. A total of £819.77 was raised over the week. Congratulations to all students and staff for supporting this worthy cause.

Mobile devices, game consoles and wearables make great presents …

… are you buying one this Christmas? In all the excitement, it can be easy to forget to make sure it’s set up and used safely and securely, so we’ve brought you some expert, practical tips to help.

  • Download an internet security app on mobile devices – including Apple – and ensure you keep it updated. There’s a wide choice available, some cover several devices, and some have advanced security features to reduce the impact of loss or theft.
  • Download app updates when prompted, as they frequently contain security updates.
  • Update operating systems when prompted, as this will also ensure you benefit from the latest online security.
  • Download apps only from official sources such as App Store, Google Play or Microsoft Store.
  • Protect all mobile devices with a PIN or password, even if they feature biometric protection.
  • Keep devices secure and out of harm’s way, as the information on them – and accessed from them – could be worth a lot more than the device itself in the wrong hands.
  • If you’ve bought a second-hand mobile device, remove the previous owner’s settings and data if this hasn’t already been done. If you’re selling, carry out a reset. Find out how by reading the manufacturer’s website. Ensure the device is running the most up-do-date version of the operating system and apps before using it.
  • Change factory-set passwords to your own secure passwords as soon as you connect the device to your Wi-Fi.
  • Never leave mobile devices or wearables unattended in vehicles, cafés, the gym or other public places. Take advantage of the safe in hotel rooms.
  • Keep phones, tablets and wearables protected when out and about in crowded areas. They make attractive targets for pickpockets and ride-by thieves.
  • Remember that clicking on email attachments or links in emails, text messages and social media posts could infect your device with malware, including ransomware and spyware. Think before you click.
  • Back up all your devices regularly so that your data, photos and music will be protected in the case of theft, loss or damage.
  • If the device is for a child or young person, sit down and speak to them about safe and responsible use of the internet, including what they say and who they communicate with. You could also download a respected parental control app to block unsuitable content. And make sure that bills aren’t being run up for in-game purchases.

For further advice visit:https://www.getsafeonline.org/christmasdevices/

or https://parentzone.org.uk/advice/parent-guides

Christmas Hampers Appeal 2019

This year, 6th form group 12A organised and arranged the whole school collection of food and toiletries for our school Christmas Hamper appeal. It was the biggest and best we’ve ever done!

The main organisers were Ella Cowperthaite, Loredana De Giorgi and Faye Thomas who between them collected items, delivered assemblies and helped decorate over 20 hampers with wrapping paper. Important to note that the rest of 6th form helped wrap the hampers!

It has been a huge success with more items collected than ever before at Chesterfield helping multiple charities and organisations in and around Crosby this festive season.

A big well done and thank you to all those that donated from 12A.

The Christmas Celebration 2019

The annual Christmas Celebration was held in the school Sports Hall on Thursday 12 December 2019. A change in venue from previous years (usually St. Luke’s, Crosby) due to increased demand for tickets!

For the first time ever almost every year 7 pupil sang as part of the celebration performing traditional carols including Away in a manger, Hark! The herald Angel’s sing, O little town of Bethlehem and O come all ye faithful. An amazing experience and one they will never forget. Well done year 7!

The Musical Theatre Club sang to their usual high standard featuring different soloists performing Somewhere in my memory, White Christmas, Walking in the air, Last Christmas, Stille Nacht (Silent Night) and O Holy Night. An incredible sound that filled the hall. It’s always a joy to listen to this group!

The dance department then showcased talented pupils from year 7, 8 and 9. All four dance routines were choreographed by 6th form students and they were fantastic to watch! Each group performed technically challenging routines and their hard work paid off. Great to see the next generation coming through!

A thoroughly enjoyable evening and a wonderful way to start the Christmas season.

Well done to everyone involved.

Congratulations to Kieran

Congratulations to Kieran Cavanagh from 8Z who’s recent success has seen him promoted to Black Belt in martial arts, Kuk Sool Won after 6 years of hard work moving up through each belt. Kieron received his award infront of the Grandmaster from Korea.

Kieran attends training 2 nights a week, but in the last 12 months, he has also attended an extra 3rd night for extra practice.  Kieran also helped instruct the Little Dragon youth class on an additional night for 2 hrs. This is a great achievement for Kieran, while also keeping up with all his school work.

The weekend was also a national tournament and Kieran walked away with 2 Gold and 1 Silver medal in his category.

From all at Chesterfield High School, Well Done Kieran! We are really proud of you!

Merseyside is Bright

Last week, Mrs Steele and Miss Ambrose took a group of students to the Merseyside is Bright event at Radio City.  Merseyside is Bright is an initiative from Merseyside Police, in partnership with Radio City and the Bauer Academy, which engages young people in a truly ground-breaking way.  Here is what our students thought of their day.

When we arrived we were introduced to Jemma, Bruno and Hillary.  We sat down in groups and talked about knife crime and the effects it has on us not only as children but as a community. We played a game of Kahoot to test ourselves on our knowledge of knife crime.  Our knowledge was mixed as some of us knew more than others. Colin McGinty’s sister then came in.  Her name is Laura and she spoke about the death of her brother and told us what it was like to lose someone to knife crime.  It made us all realise how much of an impact it has on the family of the victims.

When we arrived we were introduced to Jemma, Bruno and Hillary.  We sat down in groups and talked about knife crime and the effects it has on us not only as children but as a community. We played a game of Kahoot to test ourselves on our knowledge of knife crime.  Our knowledge was mixed as some of us knew more than others. Colin McGinty’s sister then came in.  Her name is Laura and she spoke about the death of her brother and told us what it was like to lose someone to knife crime.  It made us all realise how much of an impact it has on the family of the victims.

After Laura spoke to us we were asked to create an advert based on knife crime.  We were told to get our point across on what we thought about knife crime. We were shown some different styles of adverts to see what makes a good advert. Once we had written the 30 second advert we were taken down one by one into the recording studio to record our advert. Bruno was the one taking all the recordings. It was loads of fun and we tried on the headphones that they use in the studio.  It sounded crazy and your voice sounds so different, even Miss Ambrose got involved!

Jemma was also in the recording studio she was taking pictures of us. After our recording session with Bruno, we were taken outside with Jemma and some of us were interviewed about our time during the day. Once the other group finished their recording, we were taken back up and we played a final game of Kahoot, now knowing the facts about knife crime.  Finally, just before we left, we were given a flask to remember about our time there. It was an amazing experience and a real eye opener. To learn more about knife crime, visit www.merseysideisbrights.co.uk via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and more.

Santa Dash 2019

Congratulations to Ms Bowers, Mrs Hughes, Miss Moore, Mr Ward (and his dog!), Scott Francis, Tom Ewart & Jack Lewis from 6th Form who took part in the Liverpool Santa Dash at the weekend. The proceeds of funds raised went to Cancer Research. Well done all!