JHNCC New PE Kit 2018

John Henry Newman Catholic College have recently launched their new PE kit for the next academic year. This kit has received fantastic reviews from student’s and is also very reasonably priced. If your child has outgrown their current kit, we would encourage you to purchase the new kit. This can be purchased at Clive Marks or Mansuri.

KS3 Assessment Point 2 (AP2) – May 2018

KS3 Assessment Point 2 (AP2) – 21st May – 8th June

Year 7, 8 and 9 children will be sitting their AP2 assessments between the 21st May and 8th June, which as you will have noticed, falls either side of the half-term break.

These assessments are fundamental in enabling us to measure the progress your son/daughter has made since the last main assessment point (AP1).

Copies of this information can be downloaded below:

  1. Letter
  2. Assessment Resources
  3. Y7 AP2 Timetable
  4. Y8 AP2 Timetable
  5. Y9 AP2 Timetable

As a follow up to AP2, you are also invited to the KS3 Academic Review Day on the 16th July, where you will receive feedback on your child’s progress. I would like to encourage you to make every effort to attend this event as you will receive important information that will enable you to further support your child in their learning during the next academic year.

Mr A. Baker
Strategic Director of KS3 and Assessment

Launch of JHNCC Chaplaincy Zone- ‘Light fever’

It is with great pleasure that we opened our doors to the JHNCC Chaplaincy Zone this week, we had a successful turnout where staff and students took time to socialise, reflect, and offer suggestions as to what they want the Chaplaincy to look like. Many even decorated a stone that will go into the JHNCC Prayer Garden. We will continue to run a club every Wednesday for students, this will be fun, interactive and will have a moral message. On Friday’s we are also running Prayer for you. We encourage as many staff and students to come along to these events to stop, take note of their spiritual journey and allow time for prayer. Lots of exciting things are happening with the Chaplaincy Team- watch this space!

The Chaplaincy Team

Year 11 GCSE Messaging Advice and Guidance

We are now on the eve of GCSE exams. JHNCC will be seeing out regular messages for  y11 students and their parents to help year 11 students at this time. The messages will contain a mixture of advice, guidance, support and information and will be sent throughout the whole exam season. The messages will be primarily sent out via the JHNCC app which can be downloaded from either the App Store or the Google Play store. Please do download the app and when you set it up choose the y11 setting and make sure all students have this app. We will also be sending these messages out using email as well.

There are also some other announcements for Y11 students and parents.

Free breakfast will be available to all year 11 students throughout the exam season.

After school study hub and Saturday study hub will run until the end of the exam season. Students need to sign up for Saturday study hub which runs from 10am – 2pm.

The exam timetable can be viewed from the Exams 2018 tab on the school website front page.

Next week’s therapy sessions for period 6 are as follows

Monday  – Science, Drama

Tuesday – RE, PE

Wednesday – Science

Thursday – English, PE

This Girl Can

‘This Girl Can’ council was formed of 20 students across KS3. The council planned and organised a week of girl only activities to promote female participation in sport. Activities included Dodgeball, Gloercise, Rugby, Boxercise and Trampolining with a highlight of their week hosting primary schools from across the region in different sporting activities. “I really enjoyed the fact I was getting more girls into sport”- Madison. The girls organised, umpired and supported the younger students, receiving positive praise from primary school staff.

All activities were well attended with over 200 participants taking part throughout the week. There was a real buzz around the school with the female students thriving in the sporting spotlight. There was a fantastic turn out to Gloercise from both students and staff who let their neon colours shine bright as they worked hard, had fun whilst improving their fitness. “I really enjoyed doing exercise as well as having fun at the same time” – Paris. As a result of this we are in the process of implementing Gloercise into our extra-curricular programme.


The rugby team proved that they can give ‘mud mask a new meaning’ by representing JHNCC in a full contact game and came out victorious. Some fantastic rugby on display! Overall the week was a resounding success, igniting interest in our extra-curricular programme as well as female students engaging in new sporting activities outside of school. “I really felt inspired by the ‘This Girl Can’ week. I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried new things, I really enjoyed the gloercise and even tried trampolining” – Lilymai. This Girl Can!


PE Extra Curricular Timetable – Summer Term

Everybody is welcome to attend these clubs.
Clubs run from 3:00pm – 4:30pm.

This term, the PE department will be running an incentive program to encourage students to take part in these sessions.

In addition to the clubs, we will have fixtures against other schools and also a number of inter-house competitions throughout the year.

Sporting Success

Before the Easter Break, our Girls’ Football team came 2nd out of all qualifying school’s from both Solihull & Coventry, in the Level 3 School Games. Our Year 11 GCSE PE Students led the officiating of these games and were spoken highly of by the event organiser. This was a fantastic day for all involved.

Our Year 7 Basketball team have just won The Solihull Basketball Championship, beating St. Peter’s 31- 18. Again, please congratulate these students on this achievement. Also, Well Done to Coach Bowker & Lane.

Finally, Billy (Year 8), has recently represented England Ice Hockey Team. This was an excellent opportunity for her to travel and compete!

Manchester United Football Club

On Wednesday 18th April, 14 year 10 pupils had the opportunity to visit the prestigious home of Manchester United Football Club – Old Trafford Stadium. Pupils were given a tour of the museum (which is home to memorabilia covering the team’s 130 year history), a private tour of the world famous Theatre of Dreams – this included an opportunity to sit in the stand, visit the home and away changing rooms, press rooms and corporate boxes. One pupil was given the opportunity to sit in José Mourinho’s chair and act as manager during a press conference, he made an impressive substitute.

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