As you are aware, the Academy is developing ongoing communication methods with parents to support students in adopting Scholarly attitudes to learning.
The SchoolCal App communicates day to day events, ‘Show My Homework’ ensures families are fully informed of any homework set, whilst student grades and praise logs are emailed home.
Following parental feedback and advice, the Academy will be trialling behaviour log notifications after half term. These will be sent on the evening of each day and parents will receive an email informing them that their child has received a behaviour log during that day.
Should you have any further suggestions and/or feedback during this trial, please email [email protected] to help us improve/refine strategies further.
Students will return after half term at 8:45 am on Tuesday 31st October 2017. Please note Year 7 students will finish at 3:10 pm with all other Year Groups from Tuesday 31st October onwards.
I would like to wish you all a safe and enjoyable half term.
A group of OLSC students took part in a Dance HipHop reinterpretation of The Wizard of OZ.
This was featured on BBC Midlands Today.
Children face all sorts of pressures and it may be that your child is in contact with friends who carry knives.
The chances are your child has talked about knives with friends or heard a story about the kid who carried a knife. Whilst many young people do not carry knives – it is still a conversation worth having with your child. You have a role to play in helping your child make the right choice on this subject. If there is one person your child will listen to, it’s you. They respect you more than you think.
At the Academy we know how important the safety of your children are. The attached leaflet holds practical advice for parents/carers on what they can do to reduce the likelihood of a child carrying a knife. The leaflet aims to give some pointers on what to look for, how to raise the subject and who to contact if you need more help.
All students in the Academy will receive an assembly this month as part of the West Midlands police Knife Crime Awareness.
Click here to read more.
To keep your child safe and ensure their well-being, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our links with you and keep everyone up-to-date and well informed. As sending written information home is sometimes unreliable, we have Schoolcal; an electronic school communication system. This will enable you to receive all your information from school quickly and reliably.
- Receive letters more reliably and promptly
- See letters in your inbox like any other email
- Get a short text or app message if we need to contact you urgently
- Still get paper letters if you don’t have email
- Not need to rely on your child for delivery
- Send more letters and information
- Save on admin time, printing and paper
- Contact you urgently when necessary
If you have not received an invite code please email L Craig at [email protected] to request one.
When? Thursday August 25th 5pm – Monday 29th August 2pm
What? A 5-day outdoor Festival, including engaging international speakers, lively music, workshops, discussions, sports, social times, powerful prayer times, evening entertainment and loads more!
Where? Walsingham, The National Shrine of Our Lady, Houghton St Giles, Norfolk NR22 6AL
Who’s it for? Youth 2000 events are primarily for 16-30 year olds. However, we welcome people up to 35. We also welcome families and have a separate family camping field. If you are in this age range and interested in the deeper questions in life and finding out for yourself, then this festival is for you!
Cost: The cost is £100 per person. This covers marquee accommodation, all meals and entrance into the festival. The event is donation-only, so if you cannot pay the full amount we ask you to give what you can. If you can give more, this will help towards a place for someone else.
Transport: There will be coaches running from London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby. For coach info and to book a place on a coach contact the National Office via: [email protected] tel: 02072212124
Public transport info is available upon request from the National Office
What to bring:
Warm clothes for the evenings
A small amount of cash for the showers, 25 year programme and other Youth 2000 goodies and merchandise
How do I book?
You can book online here: http://www.youth2000.org/
A project put together to bid for funding that will enable us to improve the outside seating and recreational spaces for our students has been shortlisted to be put forward to a customer vote at local Tesco stores.
Our project along with two other successful projects in our region will go forward to a vote in Tesco stores where their customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop. Voting will take place from 2nd January to 28th January and we will be notified by the end of February 2017 confirming the amount of funding we will receive. The project with the highest number of votes across our region will receive £5,000, the second placed project £2,000 and the third placed project £1,000.
Voting can be placed at any of the following participating stores.
BUSHBURY EXPRESS WV10 8PN
WEDNESFIELD EXPRESS WV11 3HD
WILLENHL BRNG BCK EXPRESS WV12 4JR
WILLENHALL BHAM EXPRESS WV12 5UL
WILLENHALL WV13 2PZ
BILSTON WILNHL RD EXPRESS WV14 6NW
WOLVERHAMPTON METRO WV1 3NJ
EASTFIELD EXPRESS WV1 2HD
WOLVERHAMPTON EXPRESS WV3 7BW
PENN RD WOLVRHMTN EXPRESS WV4 4DF
WLVRHMPTN HRST RD EXPRESS WV14 9EU
CLAREGATE EXP RESS WV6 9ED
CODSALL WOLVHMTN EXPRESS WV8 1EU
WALSALL EXTRA WS2 8EQ
ALDRIDGE EXPRESS WS9 0BP
A student at Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy has won a prestigious debating competition. A sixth form student aged 17, entered the event after being nominated by the school for the 31st Annual Caterham Public Speaking Competition, held at Princethorpe College in Rugby on Sunday 10th April 2016. He formulated arguments on why “Practice Makes Perfect”. He had to speak for four minutes, whilst being assessed on appearance, clarity, timing and persuasiveness. He fought off competition from eight other schools on the day to come first. This was the first time Our Lady and St Chad had entered the competition.
The student said – “The event was an amazing experience, not just winning first place but the very audience and the people I was competing against. When I first arrived at Princethorpe College, the size of the school made me feel very intimidated and very anxious. As I stepped into the building it was as though they were all waiting for me because everyone within that hall were so welcoming. I was humbled when I saw the judges and the host of the event greeted me because I honestly didn’t think they would be so welcoming to someone they just met.”
“Walking into the hall and analysing my stage was very exciting because they told me that they I could move around and I use the stage in the way that I wanted. Being the seventh speaker wasn’t very nerve-wracking but stepping onto the stage whilst I was being introduced was the scary part because over hundred eyes were staring at me; I had spoken publicly at church (Living Waters Church) many times but this time it felt different. As soon as the timer went all I had to rely on was God as well as the prayers I made and once I started my speech everything flowed and it was the best speech I have ever delivered.”
The student will now move on to represent the region in a national debating competition in September.