Just a reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday November 20, school is open as usual for all staff and students.
The only change is that Reception will close at 4pm and there will be no after school clubs, detentions or sporting activities so staff can leave to attend the planned demonstration outside the Catholic Cathedral in Westminster.
The protest is to secure funding for education and to protest against cuts to school funding.
No student should be in school after 4pm.
A group of our scientists have made it through to the next stage of the RSC Chemistry Mastermind Competition’s Essex heat.
This is brilliant news especially as it’s the first time the school has taken part.
Kairon Conception from 11 Bell, Shams Ullah from 10 Heath and William Mena and Selorm Amenu from 9 Gregory had to complete a gruelling test that was marked externally.
Mr Adenekan was thrilled when he heard St Bonaventure’s had been placed in the top 7 out of 41 schools that participated, most of them fee paying and grammar schools from across Essex.
The lads prepared by having additional booster classes and tests to decide who would go on to represent the school.
Mr Halliwell wishes them all the luck in the world at the semi finals next month.
This lunchtime Cardinal Manning Hall was alive with the sound of music as our talented performers and musicians put on a concert for staff and students.
Head of Music, Ms Warren and Mr Reece should feel very proud as it was spectacular and a great way to spend lunchtime.
Here are some of the performers in action.
We open our doors this Thursday, October 11, to Year 6 boys and their families for our Open Evening.
Tours of the classrooms, chats with students and teachers and the Headteacher’s address will all be on the curriculum.
Mr Halliwell will speak to parents at 6pm before students take parents on a tour. The evening runs from 6pm until 8pm.
We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students.
CURRENT STUDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT WE ARE HAVING AN EARLY CLOSE ON THURSDAY TO ACCOMMODATE THE OPEN EVENING.
STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED AT 12.30PM AND THE FOLLOWING DAY SCHOOL STARTS AN HOUR LATER AT 9.45AM (OCTOBER 12.)
St Bonaventure’s has been awarded The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) Schools Programme Mark for outstanding teaching in the English Department.
The PTI launched the Schools Programme in 2007 to recognise and reward school departments that develop inspirational ideas and activities which enhance the teaching of Art, English, Geography, History, Latin, Maths, MFL, Music and Science, regardless of their pupils’ backgrounds or abilities.
The programme is run as a membership group for school departments that choose to commit to increasing the challenge of their subject provision.
Our English department received the Mark in recognition of the hard work, dedication and innovative work staff do every day to get the best outcomes for their students.
Curriculum Leader for English, Ms Adedoyin-Salau, added: “We are delighted to have been awarded the PTI Mark and we will be proud to carry the Mark on all our marketing materials in school as evidence of our commitment to inspirational teaching.”
Mr Halliwell commented: “The English Department should feel very proud.”
Year 8 boys took part in a very active workshop this morning, Thursday October 4, when staff from Eastside Community Heritage came into interact with them for Black History Month.
Hannah Forsythe and Francis Ball helped the students in Ms Patel’s and Mr Flynn’s class celebrate and learn about the contribution the black community has made to the UK.
The lads acted out scenarios and filmed and recorded their minidramas in class which was a lot of fun and very informative.
Thanks to Eastside for coming in today and making the lesson so enjoyable.