Welcome to Maths Week 2020 9th – 13th March
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After five gruelling games in the ultra-competitive world of District Premier League Football, the Year 9 Boys found themselves in joint top spot in the league, which earned them a place in the League Final. St Michaels were the opposition and having beaten them already in the league confidence was high. A slow and lacklustre start saw the Year 9’s under pressure early on but thankfully a breakaway Harrison Chick goal settled the team. St Michaels equalised almost immediately but the players responded well and took the lead again after a robust challenge on the goalkeeper By Arjen Gajar lead to the ball finding its way into the net. Again, St Michaels equalised almost immediately from a back-post header with the half finishing at 2-2.
Knowing that the half time team talk would be crucial, the experienced Mr Gallagher roused his players and made 3 tactical changes for the second half. St Joan’s started the second half on the front foot and were rewarded with an outstanding counter attacking goal. The ball was played out from the back to Travis McKenna on the left wing, who had the vision to spot the run of Harrison Chick charging through midfield. Harrison stormed through the defence and slotted the ball home. 3-2. With the end of the game fast approaching, St Michaels threw everything forward (including their goalkeeper and centre back) but the defence stood firm. With seconds left on the clock, Giacomo Viazanni found himself one on one with the last defender. He bullied the defender off the ball, got his head up and picked out the run of second half substitute Gabriel Neves. Gabriel duly rounded the goalkeeper and calmly slotted the ball into the net to spark jubilant celebrations. 4-2 winners and District Premier League Champions!
Well done to all of the Year 9 Boys involved, who have been a credit to the school through their effort, performance and attitude throughout the year. Roll on next season!
GCSE D&T pupils visited Frogmore Papermill. They had the opportunity to make their own piece of handmade paper, understand printing processes and explore the oldest working papermill in the world with a very cold tour round the mill.
The MFL Department is proud to announce the winners of three competitions launched to celebrate European Languages Day on 26 September.
Year 9 essay-writing competition The winner is Joseph Hoy who wrote a well-researched, concise and engaging article about the importance of learning a foreign language. You can read the essay in full HERE
Second prize goes to Thomas O’Sullivan and third prize was awarded to Charlie Ambrose.
KS4 Photo competition – Students in Key Stage 4 and 5 were asked to submit a photograph along with a description of the photo in French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. Judges chose winning photos that were engaging and descriptions that were interesting and linguistically accurate. You can see the winning entries HERE
Winners of both competitions have been awarded Amazon shopping vouchers thanks to the generosity of the PFA.
1st Prize – Naleli Nonyane (French – Year 10)
2nd Prize – Lucy Ashcroft (French – Year 11)
3rd Prize – Alana Williams (Italian – Year 11)
Highly commended – Becky Raymond, Nicole Singh, Ceri Thomson and Charlie Beeton
KS3 – Idioms competition – Students in Year 7 and Year 8 were asked to submit an illustrated idiom in a foreign language. We had lots of wonderful entries, and the Year 7 winners were Emil Zych (first prize), Jack Pikavance (second prize) and Ellis Burke (third prize). Year 8 winners were: Aliki Kotsialos (first prize), Jakub Polewczyk (second prize), Cassie Lamb (third prize)
Thank you to all the pupils and staff that participated in the Music departments Winter Concert.
For those that missed it or simply want to re-live the enchanting experience, we hope you enjoy the files below.
Miss Marshall and the Music Department.
Winter Concert 2019 1st Half
Winter Concert 2019 2nd Half
Year 10 GCSE D&T pupils visited the BMW Mini factory in Oxford. There they saw the manufacturing of the Mini car using modern automated robots. Followed by racing against each other in Mini car simulators.
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Last week our Year 10 GCSE students visited ‘Butler and Sons’ butchers on New Road Croxley Green
Steve Butler kindly demonstrated how to debone and portion a whole chicken. Thank you
Then yesterday the students deboned and portioned their own chicken and they made chicken bites. some also made a chicken stock. In their forthcoming lessons they will make hunters chicken, chicken wrapped in bacon stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese and spicy buffalo wings from their whole chicken.