After a lovely, relaxing Christmas holiday, it has certainly been back to full pace this week!  The staff had a really productive INSET day on Monday and there has been lots of impressive work continuing throughout the week.  I would like to thank all the Year 11 parents who supported our Parents’ Evening on Thursday; I thought the atmosphere was great and it was lovely to catch up with parents about the progress made by their sons and daughters so far in Year 11.  I was amazed at how many parents I spoke to where it was the end of an era for them - with their last child coming through the school after many years of parents’ evenings!  One family told me it was the last evening after three generations of the same family being educated at the school – I won’t say goodbye yet though as I hope that tradition continues to the fourth generation!

I went to Widnes RLFC on Saturday to support our Year 10 team who were playing St Peter’s in the final of the North West Counties Schools competition and even though they lost 36-10, I was extremely proud of the effort they put into the game.  This team have been a credit to the school with how they conduct themselves and even though they lost the title they won last year, they accepted defeat with great humility and made sure they congratulated a very good St Peter’s side.  Thank-you to all the pupils, parents and staff who made a fantastic effort to support the team. Also huge thanks to Joe Burgess and Oliver Gildart, who took time out of their pre-season training with Wigan Warriors, to support their old school.  There’s always next year boys…

Pupil Leader Board week 1On Tuesday 10th January, Miss Gallagher launched The St John Rigby Challenge to Year 8 students. Over the next five weeks, students are required to work towards the following criteria and must fulfill at least five of the areas in order to complete the challenge successfully! 

The most successful student will win a mini iPod. The top 150 students will qualify for a place on the St John Rigby trip in the summer term.  We welcomed Dave Darby from St John Rigby to the launch and he spoke to students about the wonderful opportunities available at St John Rigby College.

Year 8 have made a fantastic start to term 2A with 97% attendance and 551 achievement points; well done to all students!Achievement Points board

8M and 8S lead the achievement points leader board with 72 points collected in just four days! Congratulations to both forms! 8A, 8C, 8L and 8W have accumulated zero behaviour points, which is excellent. 8G and 8W have 100% attendance for the first week back, which is extremely impressive - well done! Finally, 8A, 8M and 8S have a zero late record for the first week back; keep up the good work!

Finally, the individual pupil leader board is as follows - congratulations Lily, Ciaran and Aedan.


Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 16 January 2017

Category: Headteacher's blog