Monday 16th May 2016

On Wednesday we had the Year 11 Leaver’s Mass and what a wonderful occasion it was! I would like to thank all the pupils, staff, parents and Father John and Deacon John for making the occasion such a memorable one. I felt really emotional towards the end, as I had images of the pupils as they were…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 20 May 2016

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Monday 9th May 2016

I had the pleasure of attending the Greater Manchester Young Enterprise finals on Wednesday at Manchester Metropolitan University, where our Year 10 team represented the school fantastically well and came runners-up and now progress to the North West finals.  The team were Adam Smith, Aleyna…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 10 May 2016

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Tuesday 3rd May 2016

GCSE practical examinations continued this week, with GCSE Drama in Mr Bateman’s drama studio on Wednesday evening.  The pupils performed exceptionally well and I hope that this is reflected in their marks on results day.

Mrs Ainsworth in geography told me how proud she was of her Year 11…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 6 May 2016

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Monday 25th April 2016

Wigan School FinalWe had fantastic sporting success last week with the Year 7 and 10 boys football teams both winning the Wigan Schools final at Robin Park; both teams represented the school fantastically well.  Another team who represented the school superbly are the Year 9 boys rugby team, who made it through to…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 27 April 2016

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Monday 18th April 2016

Mrs Baylis gave me some brilliant news on Thursday about our ongoing collaboration with the Portico Library in Manchester.  Some of our pupils are among the winners of this year's Portico Sadie Massey Awards. For book reviews in the 9 - 13 category, Jasmin Pierce and Ella Vernon (Year 8) were…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 18 April 2016

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Thursday 7th April 2016

Just as we broke for our Easter holiday, I had the pleasure of attending the Wigan finals of ‘The Young Enterprise’ competition at the Youth Zone in Wigan town centre.  There were 5 teams competing for the prize of Wigan area winners; we were the only team from a high school (the others from…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 11 April 2016

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Wednesday 23rd March 2016

It was a very short week this week, but it was lovely to be able to celebrate Lenten Mass with all year groups in St Oswald’s Church.  Special thanks to Father John Gorman and Deacon John O’Brien for celebrating Mass with all our pupils.

Miss Gallagher told me Year 7 pupils have so much to…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 23 March 2016

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Monday 21st March 2016

On Wednesday evening we held our annual Reconciliation Service in the school hall - and what a fantastic evening it turned out to be! We had the story of the prodigal daughter, readings, drama and video clips to help us all reflect and examine our conscience during this time of Lent.  The pupils…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 23 March 2016

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Tuesday 15th March 2016

Last week I mentioned that a short piece created and produced by our pupils would be aired on the BBC World Service. To update you, this will now be aired this weekend (19th or 20th March), I will hopefully be able to provide a link from this blog next week to listen to it on the BBC website.  We…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 15 March 2016

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Monday 7th March 2016

Music FestivalIt has been a really exciting week in school this week! On Wednesday and Thursday evening we had our first ever Music Festival evenings, where pupils from the music department played solo pieces to an audience ofparents and teachers, with Mr Doyle, Mrs Morgan and Mr Wall (St. John Rigby College)…

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Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 8 March 2016

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