St Joan of Arc Dance Show 2017

As always this term sees the PE Department gearing up for an exciting term with our upcoming annual Dance Show. This year we are shaking things up a little and changing the venue and we are so excited that we have been able to secure Watersmeet for our pupils to showcase their talents.

Girls have been practicing since way before the Christmas Holidays and we have no doubt that this year they will not fail to impress!

After school clubs are in full swing with the help of Soul Performing Arts (Twitter: @Gotsoulofficial) who are choreographing some amazing, upbeat performances for our Year 7-10 Girls.

The date of our Dance Show is Wednesday 19th April and tickets will be on sale soon!

Hoodies and t-shirts are on sale via Beat school uniforms ( and there is still time for performers to get their orders in!

We hope you will come to join us on the night to see some fantastic performances from our pupils!


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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St Joan of Arc Mock EU Referendum Result

The counting is now complete and we can reveal how the students have voted in our mock EU referendum held this morning.
Thank you so much to the work of everyone involved to make this happen and to form tutors and teachers for taking the time to discuss the issues with the students.
Here we go:
Overall result:
Remain = 406 votes
Leave = 285 votes
Spoilt ballots = 52
A breakdown of results by year groups:
Year 7:
Remain = 109 votes
Leave = 71 votes
Spoilt ballots = 11
Year 8:
Remain = 77 votes
Leave = 71 votes
Spoilt ballots = 5
Year 9:
Remain = 104 votes
Leave = 31 votes
Spoilt ballots = 9
Year 10:
Remain = 75 votes
Leave = 100 votes
Spoilt ballots = 21
Sixth form:
Remain = 41 votes
Leave = 12 votes
Spoilt ballots = 6
It will be interesting now to see how our vote compares with the eligible UK voters!

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).

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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!