On the 7th of February 2019, a group of year 10 students had the opportunity to visit Oxford University – St Peter’s Campus. They were given a talk on degrees they can study, facilities and opportunities available followed by a tour of the campus. The students got to share lunch and have a chat with current Oxford students. Later on students were given a tour of Oxford and what it offered. The day ended with students doing a taster course in English where they discussed ‘should books be banned’ a very emotive subject. Students had a very enriching day and got to ask questions about Oxford University and had a taste of what University life might offer. Well done all.
Students attended were: Zara, Monica, Boran, Neo, Raymond, Grace, Rhianna, Alexander, Zayn and Elise.
An amazing start to the new Dance club has seen full capacity at every session. Both boys and girls have been choreographing a street dance performance and have lots of fun on the way!! A reminder to all students/parents that the commitment to extra-curricular activities has a proven impact on exam results whilst reducing stress in young people.
Whole School Enrichment
Dear parents and carers,
Child staying over and in your care – Who knows where they are?
Children are among the most vulnerable members of society and this is intensified when they are unaccounted for and potentially missing. As adults, we have a moral and legal obligation to safeguard them. The Metropolitan police are therefore seeking your assistance to enable the whereabouts of children to be known to those responsible for their care, especially when sleeping away from their usual home address.
Staying Over Letter
Congratulations to Rachael Chyke for her successful performance for Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge at St Anne’s Catholic High School. Despite being one of the last contestants to perform, Rachael’s passionate, articulate and inspiring speech “What colour do you see?” energised the entire audience and thoroughly impressed the judges. Rachael came second out of fifteen for the Regional Final – a fantastic achievement!
We are delighted to inform you of a new addition to our programme
starting Thursday 7th March.
We are in the process of setting up a Dance club focusing on Street Dance that will run after school on Thursday’s 3:45 – 4:35pm. This will be FREE and open to all students who can commit to every session. PE kit is required. The aim is for the group to choreograph a performance at the end of the 12 week block. If your child is interested in this they must see Ms Ali (Science) and register their interest. We only have space for 20 students and the start date is Thursday 7th March 2019.
Mr Jennings – Whole School Enrichment
This term we had a visit from Reggie Yates during the Rhema Arts Music & Poetry Workshop.
Little did we know that Reggie Yates was coming to announce that Rhema Arts had won this year’s Aviva Community Fund.
This funding will allow Rhema Art’s to continue working with us & other schools delivering Creative Arts workshops.
Well done to the founder of Rhema Arts Ruth Ekong who is a former student of Bishop Stopford’s School.
On the 15th January, twenty Year 8 students joined other local schools in a University Taster Session led by Oxford University. During the day the students engaged in aspects of learning that were different from their normal school day. These included University research techniques, International languages, Theology and Neuroscience. Our students were highly commended by the University staff for the breadth of questions asked and enthusiasm to participate in all of the activities. Pictured are our students participating in the sessions.
Whole School Enrichment
Dear Parents/ Carers,#
Last Tuesday 5th February 2019 was Safer Internet Day and throughout the week we encouraged our students to engage with the advice and support offered by ‘UK Safer Internet Centre’ and ‘ThinkUKnow’ (Child Exploitation Online Protection).
These organisations also provide advice and support for parents and carers in terms of safer internet use and greater awareness of safety when using social media. Their websites provide excellent information and activities for parents which are very easy to access and use.
The main theme of 2019’s Safer Internet Day was consent in the digital world and therefore an opportunity for parents and carers to offer support in how young people tackle digital consent within relationships and friendships as well as how online services use the data we provide.
The ‘ThinkUKnow’ website provides sound advice on how to notice and deal with a range of issues such as exploitation, inappropriate image sharing and online safety. We highly recommend that parents and carers engage with this information and use it with their children.
Please also feel free to contact the school if you would like any further information regarding safer internet use.
Mr G Lyle,