Language Perfect – Northern Championships

lpnc_web_posterFollowing on from our success in the Vocab Express League of Champions, French and Spanish GCSE students will be participating in the Language Perfect Northern Championships 2014 for ten days during November. There is a wealth of prizes to be won, including $10,000 for the school, Mac Books, iPads and iPods, and an exchange with an Australian school. GCSE students see the languages VLE site for more details. Wish us luck!

League of Champions – Champions!

languages champion Over the past week, 150 students at St. John Fisher have been competing in the international Vocab Express League of Champions competition, which was run to promote the European Day of Languages on September 26th. Our students have been learning and testing themselves on vocabulary from a variety of languages with the aim of scoring as many points as possible and achieving a higher score than the other schools who were competing around the world. In last year’s competition, we came 13th so the aim this year was to reach at least the top 10 and we certainly achieved that – winning the French competition and coming second in the overall competition. There were also several student successes


Overall League of Champions Piccolo Competition: 2nd place

French League of Champions Piccolo Competition: 1st place! Lauren in 11H came in the top 40 of the student genius competition.

Polish Genius Cup: 4th place with Filip in 8J coming second in the individual student competition.

Urdu Genius Cup: 7th place with Umar S in 8R finishing in the top 40 of the individual student competition.

Spanish League of Champions Piccolo Competition: 10th place with Eboney and Beverlyn in 11H both finishing in the top 30 of the individual student competition.

We also had a student, Sidrah in 9F, who finished in the top 30 of the Arabic competition.

Félicitations to everybody who took part. The whole school is proud of your effort, especially the Languages department!

European Day of Languages: League of Champions

Students at St. John Fisher are currently competing in the Vocab Express League of Champions, a week-long, international languages competition, in which the aim is to score as many points as possible by learning and testing yourself on vocabulary in your chosen language. The idea of the competition is to encourage language-learning in readiness for tomorrow’s European Day of Languages.

There are many prizes to be won and we would like to wish all of our students the best of luck! C3 is open at break and lunch all week for those competing. Apps are also available from the Vocab Express website.

Tour de France Virtuel

Three year 9 students went to the University of York yesterday for a Languages Taster Day and prize-giving event, having taken part in the Tour De France Virtuel competition for the past 10 weeks. They had to display teamwork skills and work to deadlines in order to answer a variety of reflective, research and creative questions in French, based on the Tour de France. They spent the morning learning Mandarin Chinese in an art workshop and Italian in a digital kitchen before being narrowly beaten to first place (1 point!) in the lightening round of the quiz. Congratulations to the boys for working so hard!


Year 7 Kirklees Cup win tops off a fantastic year for Rugby League at St John Fisher

The Year 7 Rugby team capped off an extremely successful year of Rugby League at St John Fisher by beating Honley with an impressive 44-0 Victory. The year 7′s have had a fantastic year reaching the semi final stage of the Yorkshire Cup and the last 8 in the national competition. They are joined by year 8, 10 and 11 who all won the Kirklees Cup this year. The year 10 team also reached the final of the Yorkshire Cup just losing out to Castleford High as well as reaching the last 16 in the country.

Not wanting to be outdone by the boys this has been an unprecedented year for girls Rugby. Years 7,8,9 and 10 all reached the Yorkshire qualification stage after winning the Kirklees competitions. The year 7′s finished 3rd in Yorkshire just missing out on the final. While the year 8 team went one better and won the Yorkshire Cup with honours being shared on the day following fantastic game and a strong second half resulting in a draw.

Career Academy Graduation May 2014

The Sixth Form Students from St John Fisher High School boarded the minibus to head over the Pennines to their Graduation Ceremony which this year was held in Manchester Town Hall on Wednesday 14th May. The ceremony celebrates the hard work and commitment that they have put in over the last two years.

CA graduates

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