HALF TERM

Have a good week off everyone and we’ll see you all on February 24, 2020. 

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week.

Set up by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, the week shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.

This year’s theme is ‘Find your Brave.’

We are helping to raise awareness of the importance of supporting children and young people’s mental health during the week in school.

NEW SENIOR STUDENT LEADERS SELECTED

Meet the new Head Boy and Head Girl, 6th Form students, Emmanuel Barco and Elpee Amoa-Oduro.

They were selected last week after an intensive interview process.

Well done and we wish them both well in their new roles.

 

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBERED IN SCHOOL

Our History Department ran a workshop at lunchtime today, January 27, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Holocaust. 
Students participated in discussion work and analysed visual evidence about the Holocaust.  
They welcomed the chance to learn about this topic in more detail and felt that the stories were as poignant as ever. 
Students  were heard to comment: “We must never be allowed to forget the Holocaust because we must respect our fellow human beings.  I feel the message of the Holocaust is to speak out against evil and  I am inspired by the courage of Holocaust survivors”.

6TH FORM OPEN EVENING

Our 6th Form Open Evening will  take place on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm.

Year 11 students and their parents or carers are invited to come along and see the school, meet our dynamic students and caring staff and meet our Director of 6th Form, Mr Templeman and Headteacher, Mr McCormack.

Information will be available on the many courses we offer and the entry requirements and the structure of the curriculum.

Departments will showcase their subjects and teachers and staff will happily answer any questions interested students might have.

Pop the date in your diary to see what makes St Bonaventure’s 6th Form stand out from other 6th Form providers in Newham.

Entrance is via Lancaster Road. There is no need to pre-book a place or register your interest just come along.

We look forward to welcoming students to St Bonaventure’s – an establishment that has been educating young people since 1877 and has along history of success and an impressive alumni.

SPREADING CHRISTMAS CHEER

Ms Warren took a group of boys from Years 7 to 11 to East Ham Care Centre to sing festive carols and play instruments for a variety of patients on their wards including dementia patients this morning, December 16.

The carolling helped spread a little Christmas cheer and went down a treat .

The staff at the care ho-ho-home loved seeing our students and said the patients were really happy  to be entertained.

This is a tradition at East Hame Care Centre and our students have been visiting and singing for patients there for almost 15 years.

What a most wonderful time of the year to spread a little happiness.

Thanks to Ms Warren for organising the boys.

 

 

COME, COME, COME TO OUR SERVICE

It’s our Deanery Christmas Carol Service this Thursday, Election Day the 12th, at 7pm in St Antony’s Church.

Tickets are not needed.

It should last about an hour and a half and there will be a retiring collection for the charity ‘Crisis at Christmas.’

Please try and come. It’s always a beautiful and spiritual evening and what better way to feel
all Christmassy than with carols.

Free parking on the senior playground is available too.

LONDON INDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPS

Mr Graham and Mr Murray this morning, December 10,  presented seven Year 11 students with winners medals at assembly.

The medals were given out after they were crowned London Indoor Athletics champions after triumphing at Lea Valley and picking up the winner’s cup.

This is a  fabulous achievement” commented Mr McCormack.

FESTIVE ROAST MAKES US ALL MMMERRY AND BRIGHT

A scrumptious Turkey roast  dinner with all the trimmings is planned for students for next Thursday, December 12, and it promises to be delicious.

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with one of Jane’s famous Yuletide lunches?

CHRISTMAS CONCERT COMES TO TOWN

All parents and their families are invited to attend our festive Christmas Concert next Thursday, December 5, in St Francis’ Hall from 6pm – 7.30pm and start off the holy season with mince pies, mulled wine and yuletide magic.

Our Head of Music, Miss Warren, has been busy for weeks rehearsing with the students to prepare for the concert.

It’s free to attend and tickets are not required.

The programme will include a mixture of traditional carols and more contemporary songs with performances by our Chamber Choir and Year 7 and 6th Form Choirs.

There will be a flute, piano and trumpet solo and as well as a saxophone duet and a guitar performance…in fact a touch of everything to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Miss Warren is hoping that as many families as possible can make it and come along and support the concert and kick off the festivities with an evening of song and solidarity. 

We all need a little Christmas magic and what better way to feel all warm and tingly than children singing at Christmas. 

Please join us.