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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Italian Exchange Visit

15 JOA students visited Regina Mundi school in Milan last week on our first MFL exchange in many years. Students were able to interact in Italian with the families they stayed with and while they were at school, they were involved in various activities from Science experiments to games and a pizza workshop. Students also had the opportunity to visit famous landmarks in Milan, Florence and Venice, were they also experienced the Carnival. An unforgettable time was had by all and we are very much looking forward to welcoming the Italian students during the last week of the Spring term!

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Mala PictureOn 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.

Year 12 A.R.C Senior Citizen Party

On Friday the 16th of December Year 12 A.R.C supported and funded the senior citizen party. The pupils worked exceptionally hard to ensure our guests had a lovely afternoon. The pupils showed how eloquent and confident they are when talking with our guests. The fact that so many of our guests have returned from previous years shows that they truly enjoy the efforts put in by our pupils and allows pupil a great opportunity to integrate even more with the senior citizens of our local community.  It was wonderful to see the pupils truly live out the Gospel teaching ‘I was a stranger and you invited me in.’ Matt 25:35

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Christmas Jumper Day update

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:

https://drive.google.com/a/joa.herts.sch.uk/file/d/0B-MUsT3UbT8Zbk44ZTFSdDZUOUU/view?usp=sharing

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