Year 7 Rugby Semi Final venue change

the venue of tomorrow’s Yorkshire Cup semi final has been changed in the last hour or so by the RFL due to waterlogged pitches.

The original venue was Oulton RLFC.

The games will now be played at Newsome Panthers RLFC, Huddersfield.

Hall Bower Playing Fields
Hall Bower Lane
Newsome
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD4 6RR

The game is still scheduled for a 1.30 kickoff.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. This was out of school hands.

6th Form Leaders Make Mission Active a Huge Success

The North Kirklees School Sport Partnership’s mission active took place in Huddersfield this week. The annual event for year 4 pupils included 24 school’s this week and involved over 1100 pupils across the partnership. The event gave pupils an opportunity to participate and compete across 8 different sports as well as receiving coaching tips and guidance. The activities covered Sports Hall Athletics, Dance, SAQ (speed, agility and quickness) and track events, Football, Rugby, Tri Golf, Cricket and a taster of Paralympic Sports.

Our leaders delivered 4 sessions throughout the day working in groups to coach the different activities. Each group worked with approximately 30 year 4 pupils at a time. The groups were a mixture of boys and girls with a range of sporting abilities; which really tested our leaders ability to provide tasks where all pupils were challenged but could succeed.

The event was a huge success and a lot of the plaudits need to go to our fantastic 6th Form leaders. The coaching and leadership for the whole week was  provided by our 6th form,  including  A-Level PE and Btec Sport students delivering alongside qualified coaches and Teachers. The quality of coaching and the level of enthusiasm was exceptional from our young leaders and they ensured the week was a hugely enjoyable experience for all the pupils involved.  Feedback from staff and pupils  has highlighted how good a job our students did.  It’s great to hear such positive feedback about our students and to have seen them in action, doing such a good job. Huge thanks and congratulations go to all our 6th Form Leaders. Well done!

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Year 7 Pupils shine in Dalguise- Trip a huge success

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60 Year 7 pupils and 7 worn out and weathered Teachers have recently returned from a fun filled week in Dalguise, Scotland. The annual trip is an action packed activity week in the great outdoors just outside of Perthshire. Pupils had the chance to gain new experiences including ‘the giant swing’, zip wires, climbing, abseiling, raft building, archery and much more with specialist instructors. The trip gave pupils in year 7 a chance to get to know each other outside of the classroom and to challenge themselves by taking them out of their comfort zone. The pupils were a credit to our school.

Throughout the week pupils surprised themselves with their bravery; climbing higher than they ever thought they could and pushing themselves in a range of different feats. The trip also showed how supportive of each other the pupils at St John Fishers can be with screams and shouts of encouragement and congratulations throughout the week. Evening activities included camp fire songs and games with pupils in full voice. Voices which seemed to desert some pupils by the end of the week after all the shouting and excitement. A great week was had by all and big congratulations should go to all the pupils who took part for their effort, behaviour and courage to push themselves. Well done.

 

Year 9 Girl’s Rugby team in impressive form

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The year 9 girls Rugby team traveled to Shelley College in Huddersfield to compete against various teams across Yorkshire including teams from Hull, Barnsley and Huddersfield last week. With many girls still learning the game the team have come on leaps and bounds. This is the 2nd outing for the girls having previously competed in a Yorkshire schools competition.

Their 1st game was against Sirius Academy from Hull. This was somewhat of a baptism of fire. When they previously met Sirius; a much more experienced team, the girls lost by four  tries and couldn’t manage to score. This time around it was a much more tightly contested game and the girls narrowly lost by one try and managed to score two tries of their own. This gave the girls a lot of confidence going in to the rest of the tournament. Throughout the tournament the girls scored some fantastic individual tries as well as some impressive team tries. More noteworthy was the commitment and team work displayed in defence against some big teams. The girls got stronger and stronger as the tournament progressed. In the final game the girls had definitely secured 3rd place out of 8. They needed to win their last game and rely on another result to clinch 2nd place. They won their last game with an impressive 4 try gap. As always in sport though you never want to rely on other teams results. The team should be proud of their achievements and progress in such a short space of time. Particularly considering as we later learned that half of the teams; due to a mix up by the competition organisers, were fielding a combined year 9 and 10 team. Well done!

 

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Team: Ellie Burland, Chloe Callaghan, Mica Chatha, Lily Loveday, Annie Rounding, Chloe Dempsey, Sophie Jagger, Olivia Brook, Tiegan Littlewood, Jessica Massey , Tori Drury, Bethany Vickers, Chloe Flynn, Lauren McManus,  Lea Dixon  (year 8), Olivia Roadnight (year 8).

Becket and More victories in House Football

A fantastic week of competition in the Year 7 House football competitions reached its climax on Friday with the boys and girls finals.

In the boys match, a talented and flamboyant Becket team were victorious by the narrowest of margins against a well organised, spirited More team. A clinical Tom Haley goal, following a flowing move, proving to be the difference between the two sides.

In the girls final, a Campion team, who had earned their place in the final due to a fine goalkeeping display against a dominant Becket team, could not repeat the performance a second time. They were overcome by a rampant More side who managed to put 5 goals past their opponents.

Well done to everybody who participated this week.

 

6th Form Young Leaders Shine

A group of 6th Form Young Leaders recently helped lead the Kirklees projectability day at the Al Hikmah Centre in Batley. The day was a a disability inclusion day  which aimed at encouraging disabled children within Kirklees to participate in sport. The day involved a number of different adapted sports that allow disabled participation including sit down volleyball, Bocha and adapted Hockey. The young leaders worked with groups and individual pupils to help them succeed and ensured the day was a huge success. The feedback from schools and organisers has been fantastic. Comments relate to student’s general manner, encouragement and enthusiasm as well as their level of organisation and empathy with pupils with a range of disabilities.

Involved in the day was: Laura Broadbent , Heather Haigh, Joe Cottrill, Ben Thirkhill, Charlotte Oates, Isabelle Fox, Jordan Ellis, George Turton, Lisa Brewerton, Nick Kaye, Will Warne, Alex Drake, Joe Cottrill, Sam Pashley, Ryan Bamforth, Niall Coyle, Sophie Cardus and  Lauren Micklethwaite.

Well done. It’s great to hear such positive comments about our sixth form students.

 

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Year 8 pupils take on the world marathon Challenge

14 year 8 pupils competed in an international competition on October 16th as part of a Kirklees representative team. Save the Children’s World Marathon Challenge- 2012 race against Hunger was a simultaneous relay in which teams of 11 to 13-year-olds from across the globe race against each other over the full marathon distance. Teams of 30 (boys and girls) ran 26.2 miles in 200m relays, aiming to beat the Marathon World Record of 2 hours 3mins and 38 seconds held by Patrick Makau.

Children from Canada to Kenya and the UK to New Zealand took part, marking World Food Day, as they ran in solidarity with those going hungry in poor countries.

 




 

 

 

 

Four teams from Kirklees with representatives from St John Fisher, Scissett, Kirkburton, Honley, Holmfirth, Earlesheaton, Almondbury and All Saints competed at Leeds Road Athletics track in Huddersfield at 11am when  the mayor of Kirklees started proceedings. To say the conditions weren’t ideal would be an understatement. Driving rain and strong head winds really tested the pupils’ grit and resolve but they passed with flying colours.

The four teams from Kirklees finished 47th, 62nd,114th and 116th out of over 400 teams from across the globe; an excellent performance, particularly considering the conditions. The times ranged from 2:10:25 to 2:20:42. The overall winners were ‘MERU – THARAKA’ from Meru, Kenya who beat Makau’s time with an impressive 01:47:55.

The St John Fishers representative were: Elliot Rayne, Zak Thompson, Luke Chappell, Brad Lay, Noah Hawkins, Josh Teale, Luke Ellis, Poppy Brown, Elizabeth White, Georgia Copley, Mia Nutton,  Molly Reid, Keely Honeybell,  and Leah Render. All pupils were a credit to our school, both through their application and their conduct. Well done!

 

Year 10 football Team progress to the third round of the English Schools cup

The year 10 Football team booked their place in the third round of the ESFA competition this evening in an assured and confident performance. The team beat King James High School  from Knaresborough 2-0. Two goals from Harry Tingle, man of the match performances from the central midfield pairing of Adam Shire and Dayle brook and high quality performances from the rest of the team proved too much for the opposition.  A great display of commitment and hard work. Well done. They now face Clitheroe Royal Grammar School (Lancashire) away in the third round.