The school Easter celebrations continued during Key Stage 3 assembly this morning when Father Nigel visited us to bless and commission our Paschal Candle for 2016.
The candle was lit from a fire to symbolise a new start and beginning. The 2016 candle will be used every morning in assemblies and to light the daily candle that burns in the school reception. It is a symbolism of God’s presence with us at school throughout the year ahead. Continue reading to see some photos
We would like to invite you and your child to a GCSE information evening on Thursday 21st April. Year 10 is obviously a crucial time for all students and in turn this information evening is an opportunity for us to provide you and your child with guidance and advice on how to manage this very important part of their educational career.
Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish
21 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
I do hope this letter finds you in the best health despite the recent wet weather and that you and your families have had a happy and successful start to the New Year. I wish you and yours every happiness and success for 2016.
Dates for Your Diary
- Thursday, 28th April – Year 6 Transition Evening
- Friday, 6th May – Year 7 Reports issued home
- Monday, 23rd May – KS3 exams
- Monday, 20th June – Year 10 and Year 12 trial exams
- Thursday, 14th July – Year 9 reports issued home
- Friday, 15th July – Year 10 reports issued home with exam results;
exam results issued to parents for Year 7 and Year 8
Dear Parents / Carers
I would like to wish you all a happy, blessed and Holy Easter. The term has sped by as usual and we are now in our last day in school. I have just spoken to our Year 11 students in assembly to wish them well in their Easter revision. Many of them will be in school over the next two weeks for additional lessons, consolidating learning or revising. I’m sure you will encourage your child, if in year 11, to attend every one of these sessions.
In order to further support your child with their GCSE exam preparation, we will be running a number of study sessions over the Easter holiday for all Year 11 students.
These sessions have proved exceptionally valuable in the past and are and ideal opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge and skills in identified subject areas. With GCSE exams only a few weeks away, it is highly recommended that your child attend every session timetabled for them.
Congratulations to the school choir for coming second in the Mayor’s Choral award 2016. They narrowly beaten by the choir from St Anne’s School.
To a symbol of Holy Week and Jesus’ journey to the cross the school processed from the school playground to St James’ Church for the end of term services. Ian Gallagher, from St James’ lead the service, and blessed the pupils with their palm crosses in the playground before the procession to church.
End of term arrangements, 24 March 2016: Years 7 – 10 dismissal from 11.30 onwards. Years 11 – 13, lessons as normal until end of period 5. Happy Easter everyone!
Deborah Akinsulire was born in London, England. She grew up in Enfield and attended St James C of E Primary School where she started to write short stories while she was still in Year 4. Deborah is currently a student of Bishop Stopford’s Secondary School where her passion for writing has been strengthened enough to write novel-sized books. Inspired by the author, Cathy Cassidy, her ambition to write a book became even stronger after her mum published her own book “Marriage and In-Laws”. Deborah lives in London with her parents and siblings – Festus and Mary.
16 Year 7 students were amongst the first in the borough to try their luck at the new Footgolf Course that has recently opened at the Lea Valley Golf Course on Mollison Avenue. The school was invited along to the open day to test out the facilities and try a brand new sport. To help promote the day and the sport, Ex Tottenham Hotspur captain and current club Ambassador Ledley King attended the event and was available on course to sign autographs and have photos taken with the students. Ledley, who played 321 times for Spurs and 21 times for England was asking the students what they thought of the sport and the facilities and the response from the students was very positive.
A massive thank you to everyone who ‘gave up’ an item of clothing for our Lent focus 2016. We have been reflecting on this in our Collective Worship throughout Lent and managed to fill 50 large bags. These were collected from school by the ‘Phil the Bag’ organisation this morning. Later the school will be concluding our Lent focus 2016,
On Friday 18th March, Year 7 and 8 students had a Water Workshop delivered to them by a visitor from Thames Water during their Geography lessons. As ‘World Water Day’ is coming up on March 22nd, and with Year 7s just completing the ‘Rivers and Flooding’ topic, this workshop was extremely relevant! Year 8s are also coming to the end of their ‘Resources and the Environment’ topic so they were able to engage and build upon prior knowledge with some extremely inquisitive and inspiring questions.
As you are possibly aware, this weekend the charity event Sport Relief begins and we as a school are keen to show our support for this worthy cause. All money raised is used to make a difference right here in the UK and 50% goes towards transforming lives across the world’s poorest countries.
End of Term Arrangements Easter 2016 –
Services to be held at St James’ Church Continue reading
Celebrating International women’s day and sport relief
Tuesday 8th March
Centre pass at 3:45pm doors open at 3:15pm at the sportshall
50p to watch
Team Holland Vs Team Ince
Snacks will be available to purchase! Contact Ms Ince for more info
First Thursday of March every year: Celebrating books and reading.
A day to celebrate the joys of books and reading. Further details on the World Book Day website – www.worldbookday.com.
Why not celebrate World Book Day at school by using books with a global theme?
Have a look at some of our staff best books !
Repent or Perish
13 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”
- Pupils who attended at least 50% of success lounge sessions saw a significant impact on their attainment.
- Pupils who attended at 75% of success lounge sessions made better than expected progress in English and Mathematics.
In our endeavour to support your child with fulfilling their potential, we place a great emphasis on developing literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum. Being literate increases opportunities for individual success in a wide range of areas and lays the foundations for lifelong learning.