Career Planner tool available!

Students can access the career planner tool to help research options in Year 11, Year 12 or Yr 13.  It offers easy to use links to apprenticeships, help with university applications and CV writing, and job hunting. It’s a one stop shop whatever your career plans.

Students need to register by choosing a username and password – it is advisable that you use your first and surname in lowercase as your username,  e.g. ‘adamsmith’ as we can change your password but can’t access your username if you forget it!

Yr 12s will be using this to build their personal statements and enable tutors to give feedback through the system.

For more information, please see Mrs Fleetwood.

 

Click on the image below to start using the tool, before you sign up or log in, you need to enter the school’s centre number which is 37445.

 

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Food Glorious Food

The generosity of our school community was, once again, amazing.  During our December food drive we were inundated with tins and dried food, chocolates and small gifts for those less fortunate than ourselves.  These donations were split between Catholic Care and Batley Food Bank.  Pictured below are some of our students loading up the school minibus with food to deliver.

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Live Crib

Sixth Form students continued the Fisher tradition this morning to stage the Live Crib in this period of advent. Mary was played by Chloe Flynn and Joseph by Luke Norris with a guest appearance of baby Edie Hartley who played the beautiful baby Jesus. Over £55 was raised by those who gathered to watch the annual event which will help fund the pilgrimage to Lourdes.

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Myddelton Grange

On Monday 7th December, 13 of our year 7 Students made an Advent Retreat to Myddelton Grange in Ilkley. The weather was windy and rainy but it didn’t stop us from making the most of our time there. Our group leaders, Paddie & Rianne, ran sessions on the theme of friendship as well as organising fun games, activities and the famous “Myddelton Walk” – when we got very wet!!! Overall it made us realise that we should love God first, then our neighbour and then ourselves.

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Ben Restall RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ben Restall (Year 12) and that his family may be comforted.

Ben died today (9th December) following a relatively short illness.  His bravery was an example to us all.  Even whilst ill, he  achieved much in his GCSE examinations in the summer.  He was a keen sportsman and sports fan.  Hugely popular, our community is a poorer place without his physical presence amongst us.  He will always be with us.  We trust that he will now rest in peace with the Lord.

Kevin Higgins

Operation Christmas Child

This year our school made up 110 shoeboxes; all filled with toys, toiletries, stationery and sweets to be sent to children less fortunate than ourselves. Activities of a Bake Sale, Sweet Tombola and donations enabled us to present a cheque for £450.50 which will cover postage charges for all of our boxes plus more. Operation Christmas Child send boxes to children in 100 countries all over the world. This year 100,000 boxes from the UK will be given to Syrian refugee children. Planning suggests that the boxes collected from West Yorkshire will go to Liberia and Romania.

Thank you to everyone who helped by bringing in things to bring joy into children’s lives.

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Chemistry Competition

As it is Chemistry Week this week, we are launching a Chemistry Competition for students and teachers. The theme is ‘Chemistry in Everything’ and the competition involves taking a photo and explaining the Chemistry in it – the more creative the better!

 

There will be house points and goodies available for all entries (including those from staff) and prizes for the top 5 photos. Please can all entries either be given to me (in M8) or emailed to d-dhorajiwala@stjohnfisher.org.uk by Friday 11th December and the Science Faculty will decide on the winners before the end of term.

 

Below are some ideas to get you thinking:
Fireworks: the colours in fireworks are caused by metal salts
Coca cola (fizzing): carbon dioxide gas causing bubbles
Plant: photosynthesis reaction equation – carbon dioxide + water –> oxygen + glucose
You can also speak to any science teacher or look on the internet for some more ideas.

 

We look forward to receiving the amazing photos!
Miss Dhorajiwala

 

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Operation Christmas Child 2015

Can you help our appeal this year? If you have any old shoe boxes at home, wrapping paper or new stationery items, toiletries or toys, please bring them into school and help support Operation Christmas Child 2015.
Thank you

St John Fisher’s Open Day 2015

The school’s Open Day is a fantastic way to meet and chat with teachers and see the fabulous facilities provided by the school. This year the annual Open Evening was held  on Wednesday 23 September for Year 6 students due to transfer to secondary school in 2016. All school staff was present to talk about their respective departments and other aspects of the school. A great help was extended by the sixth form students accompanying groups of parents around the school. The school is unique in the way it aims to plan and develop the whole curriculum and pastoral care based on the teachings of Christ and caters to all the children from Catholic community.

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