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Year 12 Applied Science


Many congratulations to the Year 12 Applied Science group.  The students  undertook ‘First Aid at Work’ training during Enrichment Week 2014.  They have been trained to deal with a variety of First Aid
situations from cuts and bruises to performing life saving CPR.  This training was completed to support their portfolio unit on ‘Sports Science’ in which they have to do a case study on an injured athlete and the treatment that was received.  We are very proud of all of you — well done!

Gifted and Talented Workshop

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On Monday 19th June GCSE Physical Education pupils took part in a Gifted and Talented Workshop run by Sky Sports and the Youth Sport Trust.  The workshop was led by Olympic Athlete Jeanette Kwakye who came 6th in the 2008 Olympic 100m FINAL.  She shared her own inspiring story and left the girls enthused with hope of their own success in future sporting events as well as how to succeed in everyday life events.  Pupils also took part in some team building activities highlighting some of the key points learnt from Jeannette; Mental Toughness, Hunger to Achieve, People Skills, Sports and Life Knowledge, Breaking Barriers and Planning for Success.

Brilliant Club


Congratulations to the  Y9 and Y10 girls who have been involved in Brilliant Club this year.  Their achievements during the 6 week programme were celebrated in a graduation ceremony at Southampton University.

Brentwood Diocese Schools' Mass

On Friday 6th June, 28 students and 3 staff attended the Annual Brentwood Diocese Schools' Mass. This celebrates the work and achievements of the 13 Catholic Secondary Schools in our diocese, lead by Fr James Mackay. It was a lovely occasion which reminded everyone of the special mission of our schools.



The school were given a real treat at the end of term assembly. As part of a beautiful liturgy celebrating the events of Holy Week in the context of God’s love for us, the newly established Staff Choir gave a moving rendition of ‘Day by Day’ from the musical ‘Godspell’.

Sacred Heart of Mary pupils have signed up to

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Sacred Heart of Mary pupils have signed up to during the season of Lent where they have been busy carrying out generous good deeds and acts around the school in disguise.

Section 48 Inspection

Following the Section 48 inspection, we are delighted that, once again the school was rated as ‘Outstanding’.

The inspectors were highly impressed by the quality of teaching in the RE department as well as the learning outcomes for pupils. Furthermore, they praised the prayer life of the school, the sense of community and strong family ethos and the high quality of pastoral care that the girls receive.

Corridor of Prayer

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Sicily Trip 2014

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Over the February half-term, during the carnival period, twenty GSCE and A-Level students studying Italian visited the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sicily. Pupils stayed in the bustling historic city of Catania at the foot of Mount Etna, which caused much excitement as it could be seen erupting throughout the course of the week.
This educational visit was enriching not only from a linguistic point of view but also from a historical and geographical one. A main highlight of the trip was visiting the birth place of the famous Sicilian author, Luigi Pirandello, who we study as part of the Italian A-Level syllabus. The view of the African sea and the Greek temples from his house were breath-taking and allowed us to grasp a better understanding of his theatre work.
A-Level students participated in work experience in which they were fully immersed into the Italian language and lifestyle. Linguistically, this was an invaluable and rare opportunity that enabled the students to dive into the Italian world of work. Yet again the exchange proved to be a great success both linguistically and socially, as students were encouraged to interact with native speakers and make lifelong friends.
The students were able to appreciate the Italian culture by the religion, art and world-renowned cuisine; all of which created an unforgettable visit.

Year 11 and 13 Geography Trip 2014

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During the February half term the Geography department took 21, Year 11 and 13 students to the magnificent country of Iceland. 'The land of fire and ice'. Whilst we thankfully didn't see any fire, though we certainly saw lots of ice!

We spent 6 days travelling along the south coast of Iceland, starting our adventure in Reykjavik and travelling all the way to the East of the island to the gorgeous glacial lagoon at Jökulsárlón. We saw many different landscapes from stunning waterfalls, to breathtaking glaciers, geysers and many others places.

The week was jam packed with different activities, so there was never a dull day. We did however, find time to make a relaxing stop at the world famous Blue Lagoon, just around the corner from Reykjavik.
We also managed to catch a glimpse of the very elusive Northern Lights, which we managed to see not only one night, but three nights running.

Overall, it was a great trip had by all. One which I hope to repeat next year!


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Nineteen Year 13 students recently visited New York during half-term to experience the many sights and sounds of the ‘Big Apple’. The group were able to visit many of the iconic land marks and attractions situated in and around Manhattan.  Despite the cold weather, snow and ice everyone  was in good form and even found time to do some shopping. All students found the trip memorable and a place they would go back to in the near future.

RE Award


The RE Department have been awarded the 2013 Michael Edwards Award for Outstanding RE provision in Havering. This award was presented by representatives from the Havering SACRE for the department's work with social media, online resourcing and online student discussion. It is named in memory of one of the Borough's senior inspectors who helped raise the profile of RE. Many students are now using Edmodo to help with their learning and some have contributed to the following blogs:



Following the recent Ofsted Inspection, I am sure you will all join me in congratulating the Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team, all Teaching and Support Staff along with Pupils in achieving ‘Outstanding’ for the third consecutive time. Well Done Everyone!

Bob Hoggett
Chairman of Governors

Yr11 pupils, during their Italian lesson, prepared Christmas Cards

Yr11 pupils, during their Italian lesson, prepared Christmas Cards in the Target Language with Seasons's Greetings for everyone.






Year 7 pupils hosted a tea party in The Old Chapel for the old aged pensioners from the local community.
The guests were entertained by the Year 7 Choir as well as A level music students.
A great time was had by all!

Family Learning Project Winners

In a celebratory assembly we congratulated our 7 FLP 2013 Winners.

Ruby from 7L with her project on Japanese Green Tea Amy from 7L with her model and project on the Parthenon Hannah from 7L and her video about Mexico Rebecca from 7R and her project on minerals Katie from 7T and her model, project and website on the Easter Island Moai Erin from 7T and her mosaic and project on Roman Mosaics Emily from 7W and her model and project on the Sutton Hoo Helmet

Well done to all 120 Y7 students who really did 'dazzle us' with their amazing projects. You can still view all the projects by clicking here

Christmas Charity

Spread The Warmth

The Y13 RE Prefects are leading the school's Christmas charity initiative. Staff and students are encouraged to NOT send Christmas cards and instead make a donation to charity. They have chosen to support Age UK Essex's 'Spread The Warmth' campaign which ensures elderly people who are lonely and unable to heat their homes get the help and support they need. Find out more here:

Non Uniform Day to Raise Money

The staff and pupils of Sacred Heart of Mary put their faith into action and raised £1673 for the Philippines Appeal by having a non uniform day. The money raised will be sent to the Cafod disaster emergency fund.


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As part of the Year 13 CAUK programme, students visited Moody’s credit scoring agency to take part in  a CV/Interview workshop. Representatives of the company from Human Resources provided advice and guidance on how students should conduct themselves in an interview environment. The group found the experience extremely helpful and in one case a student was able to apply these new found skills in an actual interview that afternoon!  As a school we are very grateful to CAUK and Moody’s for providing such invaluable help and support preparing our students for the future.

Shoebox Appeal 2013

Another successful year with over 500 shoeboxes collected for the Samaritan Purse Shoebox Appeal.

Anti-Bullying 2013

“In each individual, especially in the poor, the weak and those who suffer or are unjustly
treated, love knows how to discover the face of Christ, and discover a fellow human being to be loved and served.”
Pope John Paul II


The School Council delivered assembly this week to introduce Anti-Bullying Week.  A link to the PDF can be found here

Black History Month SUCCESS!

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During Black History Month, as well as the Gospel Choir performing a medley at full school assembly reflecting Black History and the integration of numerous cultures, we planned a week of cultural activities to engage all members of our school community. We held quizzes and sold traditional food and held a fashion show and a talent competition. It is our pleasure to announce that an amazing total of £355.50 was raised in less than a week! Thank you very much to all who supported Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ Black History Month Gala and we hope that it was truly enjoyable and memorable for all involved! All the money has been donated to Sickle-Cell Society.

Shoebox Appeal 2013


The deadline for shoeboxes is Friday 22nd November
Shoeboxes made at home can be brought to D6. Students will also be making shoeboxes in lessons.
Please support this very worthwhile cause.

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A cheque for over £2000

A cheque for over £2000 was presented this morning in school assembly to Denise Grierson from the Cafod Brentwood office by the pupils of Sacred Heart of Mary. Well done to all the pupils for their fantastic fundraising for Cafod. The RE department.

Great Ormond Street Hospital fundraiser Meets Mcfly!

Check out Niamh Bowdler in 8L with some famous friends at Great Ormond Street Hospital !
Niamh has been a terrific fundraiser for the hospital for some time now and, as a reward, she recently received a special invitation to meet McFly!

Year 13 CAUK visit City Law firm


Our year 13 students were invited to Clifford Chance based in Canary Wharf which involved participation in CV and interview workshops. All students found the experience extremely beneficial and feel much more confident about using these new skills in a university/work environment.

Family Learning Project

Family Learning Project
In June 2013, still in Y6 at primary school, our current Y7 were given the following task: "Go to the British Museum and produce a response that shows what you learned." This microsite showcases some of the work submitted:


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