Friday, 10 May 2013

St. Boniface's Catholic College Blog for wb 13.5.13

Hi everyone, another busy week in the run up to exams for our older pupils.

I hope to send a letter out to all parents during next week via pupil post with an update of what has been happening over the past term here at the College.

Dr Dawdry in the Science department would like parents of pupils in years 8 and 9 to be aware that the Science department is planning to give all pupils in these years internally set SATs type exam papers during the week beginning 10.6.13. The aim is to help students gain experience of externally set examination papers for the future as well as allowing them to demonstrate their knowledge. Pupils have been provided with revision booklets which can be completed at home or in school at lunchtime or after school on Wednesdays.


Year 7

Year 7 have continued their hard work and effort this week with more awards handed out in assembly for excellent effort. 

A special mention to Jay in 7G, his football team are through to the cup final! Also, James in 7G has raised £55 for a sponsored bike ride in aid of Help the Hero’s. Well done both! We also have some awards from Mrs Hill in the Library, for the boys involved in the “Readathon” who raised a great amount of money for charity, well done boys!

This week’s assembly was presented by 7V with the help of their tutor’s Mr Corkhill and Mrs Ward. The theme of the assembly was “not to judge a book by its cover”. This gave the students a real treat with an interactive taste test (blindfolded) followed by a series of famous faces. Students were asked to work out whether just from looking at them whether they could work out good from bad. It was an interesting response! We then heard a lovely story of the founders of the University of Stanford and how they had been dismissed by Harvard University and so set up their own. Ask your son about the story! It was very interesting and thought provoking and enabled our students to reflect on the core Catholic Values we hold in the college today.

A reminder from Mr. Weaver regarding the exciting charity event, “The Water Aid Challenge” that he is organising for May 14th. Please sponsor the students involved to make this year’s event even more successful than last year, it’s going to be a fantastic afternoon! Students will be taking part in school uniform but will be allowed to change into appropriate footwear should they wish.

Curriculum Enrichment week is getting nearer (only 1 week to go!) and there is now a final push to complete payments and various paperwork for the trips. Please prompt your son to find out any last minute information from the group leaders.

A quick reminder again please, that all students should be adhering to the hair and uniform requirements. I appreciate your cooperation with this. I am also getting a little concerned with some of the games during break and lunch times. I think that on many occasions, students are playing on the yard and do not realise their own strength!

A final note to say that we have some very important dates coming up in the Liturgical Calendar; Pentecost (19th May) and the Feast of St Boniface (5th June). Students will be engaging in various activities across the college, in preparation for the celebration of these feasts.

I wish you all a lovely weekend! – Miss Beales, Head of Year 7.

Year 8

Congratulations to Joe who recently cycled over 100 miles for charity.

Year 10

Seven boys were presented during this week's assembly, with their gold, silver and bronze certificates awarded for successfully completing in the prestigious National Mathematics Challenge that is organised and run by Leeds University.  The competition is aimed at the top 5% of students in the country, within the boys’ age range.

As part of the college's on-going PSHE education, all the year 10 boys attended an informative and comprehensive lecture on the perils of drug taking which included all the negative ramifications and consequences.  Peter Dwain representing NARCONOU DRUG EDUCATION from Salford, in the north west of England, delivered the lecture which was well received by the boys.   


Year 11

There is a breakfast revision club in place from 7.45 on Monday 13th aimed at a final push for the RE examination that morning – all Y11 students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Des, with his team, gained a first place in the British Octopus Championships (underwater hockey!)

Aaron, Matthew and Peter recently completed a charity bike ride from Ilfracombe to Plymouth with their scout group.

Jack is looking forward to a 5 week expedition to Antarctica with the Royal Geographic Society in July, remapping glaciers and undergoing botany research.

Danny is currently in a play at the Theatre Royal for the National Connections Festival.

GCSE results: If parents want the results posted home they must supply us with an A5 size sae please.

I was fortunate enough to be able to address the whole of the Year 11 student body today, Friday 10th May. I informed them how proud we at the College are of them and how all staff will be available to help them with any issues they have concerning their exams. I am sure that they will do themselves, their families and the College proud. Mr.Davies

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The examination season is almost upon us and a thorough revision/support programme has been put in place for all students prior to their actual examinations. Miss Blackshaw has all the information for this id students have forgotten arrangements or lost the hand-out with the dates and times on given to them.


 Monday 13 May 2013

08:10 – 08:45 Table Tennis Breakfast Club

13:35 – 2:20 Film Club (F136)

13:35 – Christian Union (Chapel)

13:35 – Geography Club (A9 or A6)

13:35 – Quiz in the Library

13:35 – Various Clubs in the Learning for Life Centre

13:35 – Fitness Suite

15:20 – 16:15 – Art Club (Week B only) – cancelled until further notice

15:20 – 16:20 Extended Learning Club – Library

15:30 – Flag Football (American Football)


Tuesday 14 May 2013

09:00 – 11:00 Year 4/5 Open Morning

13:35 – 14:20 Film Club (F136)

13:35 – Card Games in the Library

13:35 – Various Clubs in the Learning for Life Centre

13:35 – Fitness Suite


Wednesday 15 May 2013

13:35 – 14:15 Careers Club in the Library

13:35 – 14:10 Board Games Club BWF (Art Room E123)

13:35 – Knitting Club (Miss Gosling’s room)

13:35 – 2:20 Film Club (F136)

13:35 – Geography Club (A9 or A6)

13:35 – Fitness Suite

13:35 – Various Clubs in the Learning for Life Centre

15:20 – 16:20 Extended Learning Club – Library

15:20 – 16:20 Gardening Club (LfLC)

15:30 – Mountain Biking

15:30 – Softball


Thursday 16 May 2013

GCSE Drama Exam

10:50 – 11:15 – Year 10 Student voice (Room 136)

13:35 – 14:20 Film Club (F136)

13:35 – Various Clubs in the Learning for Life Centre

13:35 – Geography Club (A9 or A6)

13:35 – Prayer and Rosary Group (Chapel)

13:35 – Fitness Suite

15:20 – 16:20 Extended Learning Club – Library

15:30 - Athletics

15:30 – 17:00 Years 7 and 8 Cricket

15:30 – 16:30 Stem Club (Mr Smart’s room)

18:00 - Parental Leadership Team: The Role of the Form Tutor


Friday 17 May 2013

Year 13 Leavers Day

13:35 – Fitness Suite


+Prayers to St. Joseph of Cupertino for Success in Examinations+


O Great St. Joseph of Cupertino who while on earth did obtain from God the grace to be asked at your examination only the questions you knew, obtain for me a like favour in the examinations for which I am now preparing. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.
Through Christ our Lord.
St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for us.


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