It was a spectacular end to Book Week. As ever Mayville High School pupils, parents and staff really made an incredible effort with the costumes. Many thanks to everyone for making it happen and also Mrs Stoneman for organsing the Week. Amazing!
An air of complete silliness descended on Mayville High School as the award winning writing and illustration team Sue Hendra, and Paul Linnet came to visit. Together they have written Barry the Fish with Fingers, Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell, Nobot the Robot with No Bottom, Supertato and also I Need a Wee. The creative team had Mayville High School’s youngest pupils laughing their heads off, helped them come up with amazing ideas for superheroes and led them in a sing along
Book Week and the theme has been Environmental Adventures. Pupils have also been writing environmentally themed stories, taking part in green quizzes and have had three author visits! including Jeff Norton who wrote the METAWARS books, and Guy Bass of Stitch Head fame who visited St Swithun's School with our pupils sharing the event.
The U11 netball team beat Prince's Mead 11 goals to 3. Players of the match were Jianna Mbata for defence and Rebecca Wicks for attack. Last week, the U10s beat Sherborne House 9 goals to 3 and the U11s drew 3 all. Well done to all involved
The Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 boy’s badminton teams made it through to the Hampshire Finals on Friday 26th January which were held at the Westgate School in Winchester. The Key Stage 3 team managed to score a win against Romsey School in their group, while losing to Saint George's School, Sholing and Courtmoor School, Fleet, placing them third overall in their group.
The Key Stage 4 team lost to the host school, Westgate, but achieved wins against Saint George's School and Courtmoor, placing them in second place in their group. Overall a brilliant result for both teams and hopefully we will see the teams make it through to the Hampshire Finals again next year!
Pupils have been taking part in Mayville’s very own Tenner Tycoon. The school pledged each participant £10 and then they had a week to set up their own businesses. The overall winners with the most profit and best Tycoon booklet were 'All in a Jar' which was Abigail, Tia, Sophia, Lily G from LIV. They sold upcycled themed jars such as 'hot chocolate in a jar', 'movie night in a jar' and their profits (and £10 of each teams profits) will be donated to 'Born Free'. Congratulations to everyone else who took part.
At Mayville we have an ethos of mutual respect and with that in mind we have set up a “Respect for All” Team. This is made up of a cross year group of pupils. They have come up with the amazing idea of a “Respect for all Festival which is planned to take place on 22nd March
Pupils across the school have been learning exactly how Parliament works. One assembly was dedicated to the Opening of Parliament, then the debating society were joined by pupils from Portsmouth Grammar School to continue the debate. The investigation continued across the school in a number of other events. I think we now know which is great.
Fantastic work from Aaron Campbell and Lilly Denver in the first Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE at Mayville. This was the practical element of this exam. Their teacher Mrs Lawrence said “I’m so proud of what they have achieved.”
Harrison Etherington has been selected in recent trials for a football team which includes players from any independent school in the South East of England.
Mayville High School boys won the Portsmouth Literature Quiz. Congratulations to Robert from Remove, Jacob, Raj, and Mahdi all from LIV. Every year pupils from schools across the city meet to show off their knowledge of books and their enthusiasm for reading, hoping to win the coveted trophy for their school. Quiz rounds included Book General Knowledge and Visual Clues. Teams prepared for some sections of the quiz in advance, such as The Life of an Author, and Books by Guest Authors. The guest authors were Ali Sparkes, Jamie Thompson, Andy Briggs and Stuart Foster. Fabulous result boys.
Mayville High School Enterprise Week was an amazing week showing pupils the many opportunities that are available to them once they leave and embark on a career. It involved speakers from the RAF, Royal Navy, and Hampshire Police visiting the school to speak to pupils. A visit to Portsmouth Guildhall was a fantastic opportunity to see how to organise events. There was also an Entrepreneur Speed Networking event in which pupils moved from table to table talking to local business people who gave them great ideas. Many thanks to Mrs Stoneman and Miss Jones for organising the event. Also a big thank you to our speakers who took time off work to offer invaluable advice and help
Naomi and Matthew competed in the ISA National Swimming Finals at the Olympic Pool today. Naomi came in 5th for her 50m breast stroke with a massive 1 second pb. 4th for the Individual Medley relay and won a bronze medal in her freestyle relay. Matthew came home with 2 medals winning gold in the freestyle relay, silver in the Individual Medley relay and a whopping 1. 5 sec personal best for his Individual Medley. What an amazing day of swimming! They have both also qualified to represented Portsmouth Northsea at the Hampshire County Swimming competition. Naomi swam to a fantastic personal best in her 800m freestyle race and was selected for the age 12 relays. Mathew will swim this weekend in a number of different races including the 50m back stroke.
At the end of the Christmas holidays a group of more than 44 pupils from Mayville High School including Juniors and Seniors embarked on a trip to the beautiful resort of Mayrhofen in Austria. This time our skiers took a different route which entailed taking the Eurotunnel and which saw the party arriving earlier than expected. Everyday pupils and the six staff members skied from 10am until 12pm stopping for lunch and resuming in the afternoon at 1pm-3pm. The children all really improved and Oliver Terry came first overall in a race involving Mayville pupils and others in their teaching groups. Mrs Dekker was the teacher who took first prize. Pupils attended a disco, swam in the local pool, and went bowling as well as having a film night. Many thanks to all the staff who looked after the pupils so wonderfully. We are already looking forward to next year’s trip.
Mayville’s Christmas Production was an extravaganza highlighting the school’s strength in performing arts. From Kestrels to U3 all pupils were fantastic and the Christmas message was clear for all to see. Congratulations to everybody, especially Mrs Hepburn, Miss Doughty, and also Miss Simms for all their hard work. Here are some images to get everyone in the mood for Christmas
Mayville High School took their performance of "Twelfth Night' to the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth for the Shakespeare Schools Festival. It was an exciting evening of theatre with a series of unique productions by a number of schools over two days. Mayville's drama department and students put their own twist on scenes from "Twelfth Night." Congratulations to all involved for your hard work and dedication. It was a splendid performance. A big thankyou to Miss Jones and Mr Smith for all your work.
Mayville’s firework party was a fantastic end to our 120 years celebrations. It was the best yet and to all those who came along thank you. For all those who helped we very much appreciate your efforts.
If you have any free time we would be very grateful if you would consider joining the PTA. At Mayville we organise so many things and the money raised at the events is always put straight back into the school.
Following a crop of fantastic GCSE results our former UV pupils returned to Mayville to collect their certificates and awards at a special ceremony. We look forward to hearing about all of their achievements in the coming years. Congratulations and Good Luck for the future. You have so much to be proud of.