Attendance Matters!

  • Most children should routinely have attendance rates of 97% or more. This is the equivalent of 6 days absence per year. But 100% is achieved by many pupils at St John Fisher, 70 of them last year up from 57 in the previous year!
  • Research (by the Department for Education) has shown that 17 days absence in a year results in a drop of one grade at GCSE.
  • 90% attendance is like having a day off every two weeks (20 days missed)
  • 80% attendance is the same as having a day off every week (40 days missed)
  • For all absence – Parents / Guardians must ring or text school first thing to give the reason for absence and when the student is likely to be back. This should be followed up on the return to school with a Planner note.

Battlefields

A group of our Year 10 History students spent part of their half term on the annual Battlefields visit where they took in important sites from WW1 and learnt about the battles that were fought there; as well as stories behind some the soldiers whose graves they visited.  It was an eye opening experience and one that the students will not forget.

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GCSE Results Day 2017

The school will be open from 9am on Thursday 24th August for students wishing to collect thier results. Staff will be on hand to talk to and advise on the next steps.

Good luck to all ours students!

Please be reminded that the 6th Form Enrolment Day is on Friday 25th August from 10am to 12pm.

A-Level Results

On Thursday 17th August 2017, students are able to collect thier results directly at school from 8.45am. Staff will be available to discuss the results and discuss your next options.
Good Luck with your results!

Challenge Cup Final Tickets anyone?

RRP £50 adult tickets, selling for £40, RRP concessions at £37.50 selling for £27.50 and under 16 selling for £10.

All proceeds going to fund the year 8 and year 10 girls’ rugby teams to the National Finals in London.

Please see Miss Cloke for more details.

Yr10 Business

Year 10 Business students pit their wits and entrepreneurship against 15 teams in the Peter Jones Enterprise Challenge (held at Kirklees Collage, Huddersfield).  The tests required the students to create a innovative design and make judgements in order to achieve the highest profit.

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Salters Festival

On Tuesday 16th May, Alina Abbas, Oliver Hill, Kayden Ramsden and Annabel Wagstaff took part in the Salters Festival of Chemistry. They competed in The Salters Challenge and The University Challenge. In the Salters Challenge, they were solving a mystery by testing for different ions and using paper chromatography. In the University Challenge, were creating different colours of ‘paint’ using hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide solutions in different proportions. They were judged on their practical skills, problem solving skills and how well they worked as a team. The challenges were followed by science demonstrations and a prize giving  ceremony.

The team were fantastic and achieved 1st place in The University Challenge, winning prizes for the school. They were a pleasure to take on the trip and were a real credit to the school.

National Champions

SJF 66 v 0 Shotton Hall

Year 11 Girls are the National Champions for the second year in a row, beating their opponents Shotton Hall 66-0 in the final at Featherstone Rovers. Player of the match went to Caitlin Beavers again, after scoring 5 tries and converting them all.

Well done to all the team, fantastic result!

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Re-enactment of The Crucifixion

Sixth Form Students braved the cold and rain on Good Friday to uphold the traditional Re-enactment of The Crucifixion at the Long Causeway Church in Dewsbury.  Despite the weather, there were plenty there to support the students which included James Sweeney who did a wonderful job in his role of Jesus.

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Bon Appetit

Les élèves préparent des crêpes pour la classe de français.

Il fait fondre du chocolat

Elle étale du Nutella sur la crêpe.

Elle coupe des fraises.

Voilà de délicieuses crêpes

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Year 10 Workshop with the Bradford Peace Museum

 

Peace MuseumSome of our Year 10 students were fortunate to attend a workshop with the Bradford Peace Museum on 29 March. The workshop centred on World War 1 and the choices that people in our country faced. The students discussed values, equality, the right to vote and the actions and consequences of war. The discussion was then brought into present day conflicts and world peace issues. 

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The students participated fully and engaged in very thoughtful debate. Our thanks go to the Peace Museum for offering this activity. 

Mrs C Kernan