We held an All Saints Mass in the school hall on Tuesday, celebrated by Fr. Gorman.  I thought it was a lovely mass and great to see so many pupils, staff and parents in attendance; thank you to everyone involved.  On Thursday, we held a very successful Y10 Parents’ Evening. Thank you to parents for your attendance and to those who talked to me on the night with kind comments about the efforts of the staff during this profound period of change to GCSEs.  I am certain that by working together we will achieve the best possible outcomes for our pupils.

7Y2 make musical instruments in ScienceThe science department have been especially busy this week.  Mrs Davies was extremely pleased with 7Y2 this week; their homework was excellent. They all made musical instruments to demonstrate their understanding of pitch, frequency and amplitude. Miss Myler was really impressed with 7Y5, who produced model cells (see photo). She was particularly impressed by Brayden Naylor's model and the effort he put into completing his homework. The science department would like to thank everyone who contributed to their fundraising efforts during the Year of Mercy week before half term. They raised a fantastic £140, so will be able to purchase a water supply which will provide a family with safe water in their homes for drinking and cooking, a chicken breeding farm, and a goat, which will provide a family with up to 12 pints of milk a week. All these items will be provided through Cafod World Gifts who aim to help transform the lives of poor communities and families in developing countries. Brilliant work science department - thank you for all your efforts!7y5 produced model cells

I was delighted to hear that former pupil Kim Slater had won a Special Achievement Award from Wigan Council. The award ceremony was held at the DW stadium and the Mayor of Wigan presented the award on stage. The award recognises Kim’s achievements as a young carer.  Well done Kim we are all very proud of you! 

Miss Gallagher told me that Year 8 have made a fantastic start to Term 1B. Pupils have maintained their excellent attendance record with 97% - very impressive Year 8! Pupils have also managed to collect a superb amount of achievement points in one week alone… 632 in total! Adam Krawczyk, 8W has a special mention this week as he has improved his motivation, effort, attendance and punctuality in Year 8! Congratulations Adam, keep up the hard work! Aimee Styles 8A also has a special mention as she has achieved her Library Bronze Reader Award - congratulations Aimee! The individual pupil achievement point leader board features some new students this time! Cameron Hunt, 8B is in 1st place with 16 points (a new entry!), Katie Murray, 8O and Lily Webster, 8S take 2nd place with 11 points and finally Niamh Moss, 8L and Matthew Wilde, 8C (both new entries!) are in 3rd place with 10 points. Congratulations to all students for their continued efforts! 

Kim Slater wins Special Achievement AwardIndividual forms also continue to impress this week. 8M have an exemplary attendance and punctuality record and have a superb 99.2% attendance and a 0 late record this week. Congratulations to Mr Taylor's form. 8S lead the achievement point leader board for this half term so far, with an excellent 100 points in just one week - well done 8S! Finally, a special mention goes to 8W who collected 0 behaviour points in the first week back, congratulations to Mrs Halliwell and Mrs Hill's form! 

Look out for the next Year 8 Challenge Term 1B which is coming VERY SOON…

 

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 7 November 2016

Category: Headteacher's blog