Monday 23rd to Friday 27th March 2015
** last day of term Thursday 2nd April, 12noon. Collection from the Cathedral **
BBC News School Report - 19th March 2015
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A warm Welcome
St Edmund's is a thriving, positive and happy environment where individuals achieve excellent levels of personal development.
"This is a good school students behave well and are happy".
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As you will read in this edition of the newsletter, we have had lots of victories/good news this term both on a local and national basis. Winning the Literature quiz for the sixth time (out of 7!) is one of the amazing achievements worth reading about.
St Edmund’s has also received two letters from the Government relating to GCSE results. We are one of the most improved and top performing schools in the country (in the top 10% nationally), as well as being nominated for a top award for our progress with disadvantaged students. Again, we at St Edmund’s have been recognised as one of the top achieving schools in the country in relation to individual student progress.
Year 11 Easter Revision Sessions
When we return after the Easter holidays there are only 14 school days until the first major written exam (RE) takes place. We are certain that with adequate preparation Year 11s will achieve the success they deserve.
Click here for a full list of Easter revision sessions available for Year 11 students
September 2015 Admission
Appeal/Waiting list Notice to Parents
If you have not been successful in gaining a place at
St Edmund’s Catholic School for your child, please see advice below:
1. Accept the school that has been allocated to your child so you secure a place for
September by following the steps on your email and/or letter.
2. Use the drop down box/tick box on your email and/or letter to show that you want
to be placed on the waiting list.
If you wish to appeal against the decision not to admit your child you should contact:
Mrs White, Admissions Officer on 02392 823766 xt: 231.
You can only appeal if you have formally applied for the school and received formal
notification that you have not been offered a place.
Click here for further details available on our Admissions page
This week’s assembly theme is Temptation which links with the current period of Lent. During Lent many Christians fast or abstain, denying themselves certain foods or luxuries. It is also a time for helping others or giving to charity. An example of this is the CAFOD collection that is currently taking place in school.
Lent makes us think about when Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He was tempted to use his powers to relieve his hunger, and turn stones into bread, when he was fasting. He was tempted to put God to the test, by throwing himself off a temple in order to be rescued by angels. He was offered the world if he would worship the devil rather than God. The Bible teaches that temptation in itself is not wrong, but it is giving in to temptation that is dangerous because it leads to sin, or breaking God’s rules of the best way to live. We learn from the story that physical satisfaction, no matter what the cost, the longing to be popular and the desire to be powerful, are all temptations that may face us today.
What are we tempted by in our daily life? Are we tempted to avoid working hard, to just do the minimum? Are we tempted to say or do unkind things to others to make ourselves look good? Are we tempted to spread gossip or say something that has been told to us in confidence? Giving in to temptation is often the easy way out. We need to resist these temptations, however difficult it may be, respect each other and be the best person that we can be.
Have an enjoyable week.
Mr S Graham, Headteacher
We are pleased to announce that this year's school production is 'Grease'.
Show dates are Wednesday 24th June - Saturday 27th June and tickets will go on sale nearer the time. A rehearsal schedule has already been given to all students who have been successfully casted for this fantastic show.
Click here for a copy of the rehearsal schedule
PE School Uniform Policy
Towards the end of last term a number of students were not conforming to expectations in regard to the PE Uniform Policy.To ensure consistency the PE Department will be writing to all parents outlining the only acceptable PE kit. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct PE kit that adheres to the PE School Uniform Policy. If pupils do not conform then the relevant sanctions shall be put in place.
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Spring Term Events
26th - Year 8 Parents Evening, 4pm - 6.30pm
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2nd - Stations of the Cross (last day of term)
Collection from the Cathedral, 12noon
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Spring Term Dates:
Term 2: Monday 23rd February - Thursday 2nd April 2015
Last day of term: Thursday 2nd April, 12noon, Collection from Cathedral
Summer Term Dates:
Term 1: Monday 20th April - Friday 22nd May 2015
Half term: 25th - 29th May 2015
Term 2: Monday 2nd June - Monday 20th July (NB: Friday 17th July last day)
All school tours have now been undertaken. There are no further school tour dates scheduled.
Tour dates for current Year 5 pupils will be available in the summer term.