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YEAR 8 PARENTS’ EVENING THURSDAY 16th May 2019 in the Main School Hall from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

 

I would like to invite you attend the Parents’ Evening for Year 8 students.  This is an excellent opportunity for all parents and guardians to come along and meet the members of staff who have been teaching your children. For this evening, we are using an online appointment system which will give you the chance to make a 5 minute appointment with each of your child’s subject teachers to discuss progress and achievement.

Please log onto www.mychildatschool.com website and log in with your details. When logged in, scroll across the tabs at the top until you come across Parents Evening. In here you will find a list of all your child’s subject teachers. By clicking a teacher, you can book a timed slot which will then come up under Booked Appointments. If you are unable to book online then you can still turn up and speak to teachers when they are free.

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School Prefects 2019

 

This morning, the new school prefects were initiated during Year 10 assembly. They were issued with their prefect badge, given a gown and sworn in by Ms Pavlou and Mrs Day.

Yr10 Prefects

The names of our prefects are:

• Alexander Teevan
• Anna Revidiego
• Denzel Donkor
• Elizabeth Appiagyei
• Mmesoma Ben Nwankwo
• Nanette Adu–Acheampong
• Neveah West-Lawson
• Rachael Chyke
• Rianna Mihali
• Zara Kellner
• Zayn Kaisar

Easter End of Term Rewards Breakfast

On Friday 5th April 2019, Bishop Stopford’s held its first whole school rewards breakfast in the school canteen. The top 30 students from each year group were selected by their Head of Years. These students were identified as a result of good attendance and demonstrating positive behaviour and excellent scholarship within school. During the breakfast morning, students were treated to a variety of different morning snacks, hot drinks, juices, music and newspapers. There was a really positive atmosphere in the canteen, well done to all of the students selected. There will be more opportunities to celebrate success throughout the school year and we look forward to recognising the hard work and achievement of all Bishop Stopford’s students.

Miss Holland – Head of Year 9

Year 11

To all students in Year 11,

I would like to say it’s been a pleasure being your Head of Year for the last four years, I would also like to say that I wish you all the best for your exams, remember to take care of yourself, revise wisely, take breaks and make sure that you eat and drink lots of water.

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YEAR 10 PARENTS’ EVENING THURSDAY 2nd May 2019 in the Main Hall from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s) 

I would like to invite you to attend the Parents’ Evening for Year 10 students.  This is an excellent opportunity for all parents and guardians to come along and meet the members of staff who have been teaching your children. For this evening, we are using an online appointment system which will give you the chance to make a 5 minute appointment with each of your child’s subject teachers to discuss progress and achievement, you can also make an appointment with myself as Head of Year.

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End of Term Easter Letter

Dear Families,
As we approach the Easter break, we look forward to rest and rejuvenation. Easter is a time for new beginnings and re-focus. In the 40 days before Easter, Christians observe Lent by entering into a period of self-examination and repentance through prayer. It would be beneficial that all of our students reflect on the past term and their successes, but also that they think carefully about how they can improve and move forward in the next term to strive for excellence.
Exam Season

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Oxford University Trip

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.

 

Whole School Enrichment – Dance

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.
 
 
Mr Jennings
Whole School Enrichment

 

Child staying over and in your care – Who knows where they are?

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

Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge

Enfield_2019_-1132Congratulations 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! 

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Extra-Curricular Activities

We are delighted to inform you of a new addition to our programme
starting Thursday 7th March.

Dance

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

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Reggie Yates atends the Rhema Arts Music & Poetry Workshop

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. 

 
 

 

Year 8 Enrichment led by Oxford University

 

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.

Mr Jennings
Whole School Enrichment​
 

 

Safer Internet Day 2019 – ’Together for a better Internet’

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).
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2019/safer-internet-day-2019-top-tips-parents-and-carers
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

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.
Kind regards.
Mr G Lyle,
Deputy Headteacher

Weather warning

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Whilst it has been quite mild up until now, the forecasters are beginning to talk about a change in the weather and it is likely that we will see some snow at some point this term. As a precaution I thought it useful to remind parents about our procedure for snow days.

It is always my intention to remain open whatever the weather whenever possible and I am proud that last year we lost very little learning time because of the weather.

In the unlikely event that we are not able to open because the school site is not safe or insufficient staff are able to get to school a notice will be added to the front page of the school website www.bishopstopfords.enfield.sch.uk and an email to parents will be sent by 6.30am. If no such actions have been taken, please assume the school is open as usual.  If the school has to be closed then we will always aim to open again on the next day.

Very occasionally, it has been necessary to close the school early to ensure that the students are able to get home safely when a weather event is closing in. If this were the case, we would email and text message parents by 1.00pm.  Again, if the school has to be closed early then we will always aim to open again on the next day.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs T Day, NPQH, BA (hons)

Headteacher

 

 

Speech Evening – Wednesday 9th January 2019

Dear Parents/ Carers,

As you may know, we will be having our annual Speech Evening this Wednesday 9th January 2019.  Speech Evening is a special celebration of our students who will be receiving awards on the night for their continued endeavour and success throughout the academic year.

In order to prepare for the evening, school will finish early for students on Wednesday 9th January.  They will be dismissed for home at 1.15pm. 

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