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Earlier this summer the year 12 biology students visited the Amersham field studies centre to carry out different sampling techniques in woodland and in open ground. The data obtained was analysed using several different statistical methods. The weather was kind and we had a good day practicing techniques that could be examined in the A level exams next year.
A huge thank you to year 12 who have been bringing in items on a weekly basis to support the local charity Alternatives which offers support to young families and to people who have had experienced a miscarriage offering them counselling. It is great to see our pupils recognizing the plight of others and being so willing to offer help and support. They are truly putting into practice the teachings of the Gospel’s Lk 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
Staff and students (who are not on the school’s network) can watch the speeches by clicking HERE.
Voting for staff, and students in Years 11, 12 and 13 takes place in the Sixth Form Common Room during TCT, break and lunch on Friday 24th March.
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!
On Friday 27th January, some Y13 and Y9 students were lucky enough to listen to a live webcast from Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich. This was an event in which over 500 schools were involved, not just in the UK, but globally. Mala told the emotive story of her life in the Jewish Ghetto and later in two different concentration camps. The students found the experience very moving, especially the story she told of her cousin who went missing and Mala never found out what happened to her. Y9 ended the session by saying their main message to others is for everyone to appreciate how serious the Holocaust was and how it should be remembered today.
Thank you to everyone who supported 13 Theresa and Udayan by taking part in last Friday’s Christmas Jumper day. We raised £423!
Pictures of our winners can be found below:
Most festive forms: 7 Bede and 8 Ward
Individual winners: Year 7: Charlie Baird 7 Clare and Jenna Campbell 7 More
Year 8: Harry McVeigh 8 Bede and Freya Trendell 8 Frances
AND.…Mr Dwamena and Miss Fouhy – joint staff winners!
Thank you all! Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017 from 13 Theresa
Don’t have a Christmas Jumper but fancy the chance to win a prize and raise money for Udayan?
What about customising a jumper from home?
Take a your inspiration from staff winner Miss Fouhy from 2015!
On the evening of Tuesday 21st June, three of St. Joan of Arc’s finest sports students attended the TRW SSP Sports Awards at Watersmeet. This is an annual event that is attended by school’s from all over the partnership, including – Rickmansworth, St. Clement Danes, Parmiter’s, Royal Masonic and Francis Combe, alongside over 38 primary schools.
All nominees and guests were treated to a foreword by Olympic medalist and Great Britain’s most successful gymnast ever – Beth Tweddle!
Huge congratulations to all three of our nominees, who were all rewarded for their commitment on the night (details below).
MARIO TURTURICI (Y11) – 3rd – Young Official of the Year
Mario came third in this award for his commitment to his football refereeing, both inside and outside of school – refereeing numerous school matches throughout the year after qualifying as a referee last year. Well done, Mario!
CALUM GOODCHILD (Y13) – 2nd – Outstanding Leader of the Year
Calum was the runner-up in this category for his help in running the Year 7 Rugby team at St. Joan’s and for being so committed in the build up to this year’s Chess Cup match. Well done, Calum!
MARLI JESSOP (Y8) – WINNER – Key Stage 3-5 Outstanding Achievement Award
Marli beat off competition from Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 students from across the partnership to land this award. This was well deserved, for Marli’s national representation throughout this year, as well as continued commitment to PE and Sport at St. Joan’s. Huge well done, Marli!
Friday 27th May marked the end of the current Year 13’s time at St. Joan of Arc. To celebrate this, all students congregated at Our Lady’s Church for mass before being treated to a buffet, courtesy of the PFA (our sincere thanks, once again, go to the PFA for helping to fund this) followed by a Leavers’ Assembly in which subject awards were handed out.
We wish all of our Year 13s the very best of luck in their summer examinations and wish them the very best in their future endeavours!