It is the aim of the school not only to encourage students in their academic studies, but also to offer them opportunities to experience environments outside of their daily experiences, which will in turn develop their social skills, physical fitness and broaden their horizons. We are therefore organising a school Snowsport visit to the Aosta Valley in Italy, using Interski, the UK’s market leader.
Date: 18/03/2017 – 26/03/2017
Resort: Pila, Aosta Valley
Please see Mr Bunn in CM6 to receive a letter with information regarding the Ski & Snowboard Visit in 2017. Once the reply slip has been signed and handed into Mr Bunn a ParentPay letter will be produced and sent out with login details. Parents will then be able to pay the deposit of £100 (Ski) or £130 (Snowboard).
Please see the poster here!
Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, visited Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy to congratulate students and staff for their excellent ‘A’ level results and for moving up the national school performance league table.
Emma said: “I was delighted to visit Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy to congratulate students and staff for their recently announced place in the national performance league table.
“It is brilliant news that the Academy is ranked amongst the top schools in the city for academic success and amongst the top schools in the country for vocational results post-16.
“I took the opportunity to congratulate students and staff on their achievements. I also had the chance to meet some Year 12 students to talk about my role as their MP and the way that Parliament makes laws.
Our Lady and St Chad Principal Miss Ellis praised the incredible hard work and skill of staff and students: “The progress, aspirations and successes of the students in the sixth form is inspiring. Having Emma Reynolds, MP here with us to share in these achievements has been invaluable today”
We are now a few weeks into 2016 and so much has happened already. Year 11 have received their Pre-Public Examination results and are working every evening towards their final GCSE examinations that will begin in 12 weeks’ time.
Paralympic Judo Player Ian Rose has visited school, giving inspirational speeches to some year groups about the importance of ‘never giving up’ and ‘practice makes progress’.
Congratulations to the Year 7 and 8 girls’ football team who represented Wolverhampton Wanderers in the regional competition last week.
There are a number of key dates I would like to draw your attention to:
Year 10 Parent Information Evening – Tuesday 19th January at 4:00pm in the Performing Arts Centre
This is an opportunity for the Academy to share essential information about exam preparation, forthcoming Pre-Public Examinations and issue revision guides.
Year 7 Resilience Day – Thursday 21st January 2016
This day teaches Year 7 students the importance of resilience skills to secure success.
Year 10 Examination Week commences Monday 1st February to Friday 5th February 2016.
Pre-Public Examinations will be held in all subjects. It is essential that students are revising daily at home in preparation for these important examinations.
Year 8 Resilience Day – Thursday 4th February 2016
This day will focus on the importance of making positive choices in readiness for Year 8 students making key decisions about which subjects to study at GCSE level.
Year 11 Reports to Parents – Thursday 4th February 2016
Formal reports on each student’s performance in every subject will be issued to parents and students.
Year 11 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 11th February 2016
Parents of Year 11 students will be able to make an appointment to meet all of their child’s teachers and tutors between 4:30pm and 7:00pm.
HALF TERM – Monday 15th to Friday 19th February 2016
Ten Ten Theatre Group performing to Years 7, 8 and 9 – Monday 22nd February 2016
This is a Catholic Theatre group who address key concerns that some young people may experience.
Year 8 Pathways Evening – Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Year 8 students and their parents / carers will have the opportunity to speak to all curriculum areas and begin to consider the most appropriate subjects to study at GCSE level.
Year 7 and 8 Review Day – Monday 7th March 2016
During this day, Post-16 students will continue with normal lessons. Other year groups will not be in school at this time, but will be set work to be completed at home. Year 7 and 8 students will receive a letter with an appointment time to meet a member of staff to discuss their progress during this day.
Year 11 Photographs – Wednesday 16th March
Year 10 Reports to Parents – Thursday 17th March
Year 9 Resilience Day – Wednesday 23rd March 2016
During this day, Year 9 will learn study skills to support their ongoing revision for their GCSE examinations.
Year 10 and Post-16 Parents’ Evening – Wednesday 23rd March 2016
Parents of Year 10 and Post-16 students will be able to make an appointment to meet all of their teachers and tutors between 4:30pm – 7:00pm.
BREAK UP FOR EASTER – Thursday 24th March 2016
STAFF TRAINING DAY – Monday 11th April 2016
Students Return from Easter Break – Tuesday 12th April 2016
In light of recent news about a number of incidents across the country involving knife crime all students in school will receive a presentation from Precious Lives over the course of of December, January and February. This will help guide them about how to make safer choices in their lives, now and in the future.
Year 8 Netball Team beat Aldersley 7 – 5.
Year 10 Netball Team beat St. Peter’s 7 – 5.
Year 11 Netball Team drew to St. Peter’s 10 – 10.