Student Executive Committee 2016-17

Following the conclusion of the recent election and a series of interviews on Wednesday, I am pleased to announce the committee for the next academic year.

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The committee will officially take up their positions in September, but will be doing some work towards next year in the coming weeks, including their first full committee meeting next Wednesday after school.

Thanks once again to all students that applied and took part in the selection process and thanks to all students and staff for their support.

Christmas Gift BAGS 2015 – Mission Complete!

Thank you so much for all your generosity. Many of our school families are themselves under considerable financial pressure, especially at this time of year, so it really is profoundĀ generosity we see in the pictures below of our very-own Santa-Sleigh (mini-bus).

For some families, the gifts donated by JOAĀ are the only ones that they will receive this Christmas.

Well done and sincere thanks to everyone who contributed!


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Join Miss Godwin and Mr Woollatt who are both aiming for the Best Staff Christmas Jumper” prize. Ā  Ā 

There will also be awards for “Best Student Christmas Jumper” and “Most Christmassy Form”.

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Haven’t got a Christmas Jumper? Ā Not a problem. Ā Customise your own.



Really too cool for school/ still don’t want to wear the jumper? Ā Donate your Ā£1 anyway…

Every single pound collected will go directly to the children of Udayan.

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Drama Club October 2015

Drama Club is now running on the following days and times:

Year 8 and 9 – Tuesday 3.30 – 4.30pmĀ 

Years 7 – Wednesday 3.30 – 4.30pm

Year 10 – Thursday 3.30 – 4.30pm

Venue- Drama studio

Please bring – a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes or slippers (just as you would wear in your Drama lessons) and lots of enthusiasm

If you cannot attend your year group’s ‘slot’ but want to be part of Drama club, please see Mrs Wilcher, Miss King or Miss Dean.

This year we are going to be producing a showcase of work forĀ the end of term and working towards entering groups in the speech and drama categories at the Watford festival in March but all students are also welcome to come along, Ā ‘just for fun’.

See Mrs Wilcher, Miss King or Miss Dean if you have any questions.

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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 PresidentsĀ – Carrie Gandemer & Ā 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


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:Ā 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!

End of Term Mass


Thank you to everyone who helped make our end of term, and end of year Mass so special – If you were there, that means you!

Some numbers:

1 priest.

1 alumni sound engineer.

1.5 hours of pack down

2 exhausted caretakers (see above and below!).

4 hours of set up.

5 readers.

6 sacristans.

7 pupilĀ ministers of Holy Communion.

10 choristers.

14 actors.

15 musicians (pupils and staff).

16 ministers of Holy Communion commissioned (pupils and staff).

22 stage block movers and gazebo builders (pupils and staff).

Around 60 pupils contributed to prepare and contribute to the Mass for a congregation of 1024 members including pupils and staff (approx.). A real team effort.

A special thank you to those listed above and everyone who continued to pray for the sunshine and kept the faith despite the presence of dark clouds all morning.

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Food Bank Trip

ā€œIt is good to help others as the ā€˜Golden Ruleā€™ is the foundation of our religion which teaches the importance of helping others. The Trussell Trust is a nationwide food bank which is helping people who have met troubled times giving them emergency food for three days. In the parable of the sheep and goats it says ā€˜I was hungry and you gave me something to eatā€™. We at St Joan of Arc have actively supported Jesusā€™s teaching by supporting this charity and we are helping our local community and wish to continue doing so. We would like to say a huge thank you to both year 7 and 8 for their tremendous generosity as they have truly helped so many people in the community. No doubt year 9 will be as great.ā€

Year 10 A.R.C Peace and Justice Group.

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St Joan’s Goes to the Polls!

On the day of the General Election pupils in years 7 to 11 had the opportunity to experience voting in an election. The sixth form common room became the polling station and the sixth formers performed the duties of electoral officials and returning officers. This was the culmination of two weeks of discussions and analysis in tutor time and Citizenship & PSHEE lessons. Pupils were challenged to consider a range of issues that election campaigning raises such as the role of the media, the use of statistics, the question of style over substance and the importance of considering what is best for the common good. Opportunities will be made for pupils to reflect on the results of the actual General Election and how they can continue they own understanding of our democratic system.

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