Sixth Form Ski Trip – February 2017

This February half-term 24 Sixth Form students, accompanied by 3 members of staff, skied in the Italian resort of Courmayeur. With plenty of snowfall in the weeks leading up to the trip, we were blessed with blue skies and sunshine for the majority of the trip. A fantastic time was had by all with lots of falls, laughter and progress made by all.

It is hoped that February 2018 will see a similar trip go ahead. Watch this space!

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USA Ski Trip – February, 2016 – #JOAUSA16

Check out our journey: @JOA_Skiing on Twitter using the hashtag: #JOAUSA16

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On Thursday 11th February, 80 St. Joan of Arc students (Years 8, 9 & 10) set off on the trip of a lifetime. Flying into Boston Logan International, we made our way up to the White Mountains to the town of Lincoln in New Hampshire. We spent two days skiing Loon Mountain and three days skiing Cannon Mountain. On Sunday 14th February, there was certainly no love in the air as it was -29°C (-41°C with wind chill) – the coldest day in New Hampshire since 1934! Despite this, most students still skied, with a break every 20 minutes to thaw out and drink hot chocolate. Après-ski activities throughout the week included bowling, cinema and ice skating.

On Wednesday 17th February, we made the six hour journey south to New York City – visiting a shopping outlet en route before heading to the district of Queens to see St. John’s University beat De Paul University (from Chicago) in their first victory of the season. Thursday 18th was a pretty hectic day, with all 92 of us walking to, and going up, the Empire State Building, followed by an amazing lunch at Mary O’s (Courtesy of Elizabeth and Thomas McEvaddy’s auntie who owns the bar), a short ride to the 9/11 Memorial to reflect, a short walk to the Staten Island Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty. Our day concluded with a trip to the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square with the highlight of the night being the dancing of a number of students (and staff!)

Friday 19th was our last day in the states and we took in a few of the sights on guided bus tours – taking a walk through Central Park, visiting the Grand Central Terminal, driving down 5th Avenue, visiting Strawberry Fields – amongst other things.

Throughout the trip I was absolutely thrilled to have members of the public, including staff at the hotels, compliment us, not only on our accents, but also the behaviour and attitude of all of our students. All 80 students were an absolute credit to themselves, their parents/carers and St. Joan’s and I hope they all take away hundreds of memories, as well as new friendships and a love for skiing and traveling.

 

STUDENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE & HEADS OF HOUSE – 2015-16

Senior Committee Members

Senior Committee Members

All roles have now been allocated and the Student Executive Committee for the 2015-16 academic year will be as follows:

President – Charley McInerney

Vice Presidents – Carrie Gandemer &  Rebecca Reilly

CLOTS and Charity Officer (Associate Senior Committee Member) – Hannah Roberts

 

Student Voice Rep (Al, Be, Ca, Cl) – Felise Martin

Student Voice Rep (Fr, Mo, Th, Wa) – Rebecca Miranda

Arts Representative – Harriet St. Ledger

Community and Environment Officer – Amy Gardner

Media and Communications Officer – Ryan Chamberlain

Sports and Activities Officer – Calum Goodchild
CLOTS and Charity Assistants (Associate Committee Members) – Hope Williams & Isabella Fuller

HEADS OF HOUSE

The following students have been duly elected as Heads of House for their respective form groups and will work closely with the two Student Voice Representative Members on the Student Executive Committee:

Alban: Matthew Cranny & Anna Ferrara

Bede: Imogen Moore & Abigail Wildman

Campion: Eleanor Barton & Harry McCarthy

Clare: Elle Brooker & Sean Smith

Frances: Chennel Fernandes-Todd & Olivia Spencer

More: Michael Evans & Niamh McGrath

Theresa: Declan O’Reilly & Nicola Rogers

Ward: Megan Higgins & Molly O’Regan

Form captains for each of the forms in next year’s 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be elected in September.

Congratulations to all elected members and a huge thank you to all that applied to be part of the Committee for the upcoming academic year.

Have a great summer!

GCSE PE Outdoor Education Trip – July, 2015

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On Tuesday 7th July, 30 GCSE PE students headed up to the country’s biggest and best county – Yorkshire – to take part in Rock Climbing and Orienteering assessments to help support their GCSE PE practical grades. A great time was had by all, despite the weather’s attempts to dampen our spirits and a fantastic set of results were achieved. Indeed 97% of students will use either Rock Climbing or Orienteering as one of their top 4 highest scoring activities for their GCSE and 53% of students that came on the trip will use both! This trip has certainly proven to be very beneficial, for the second year in a row, both from an academic perspective, a social perspective and an enrichment point of view.