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Sicily Trip 2014
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.
Year 11 and 13 Geography Trip 2014
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.
Overall, it was a great trip had by all. One which I hope to repeat next year!
YEAR 13 EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO NEW YORK (USA)
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.
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!
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.
A TUTTI !!
CHRISTMAS TEA PARTY FOR PENSIONERS
Year 7 pupils hosted a tea party in The Old Chapel for the old aged pensioners from the local community.
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 HelmetWell 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
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: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/essex/
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.
YEAR 13 VISIT TO MOODY’S (CANARY WHARF)
Shoebox Appeal 2013
“In each individual, especially in the poor, the weak and those who suffer or are unjustly
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!
Shoebox Appeal 2013
The deadline for shoeboxes is Friday 22nd November
More information on the RE blog: http://talkingdonkeyre.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/shoebox-appeal-2013.html
A cheque for over £2000
Great Ormond Street Hospital fundraiser Meets 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
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