National Anti-Bullying Week

13th – 18th November 2017

During this week we have many activities taking place within the College, such as:

  • Pledge Cards – students can write on these how they intend to support others and stop bullying behaviour.
  • Odd Sock Day’ (Monday 13th November) – all students can wear ‘odd socks’ to school on that day to show support for the Anti-Bullying theme of ‘All Different, All Equal’.
  • Anti-Bullying Assemblies – run by the Anti-Bullying ‘Be Strong Online’ Ambassadors.
    Poster Competition for Key Stage 3 students on a specified anti-bullying theme.
  • Tutor group and circle time activities.
  • Cake sale and sweet shop (Wednesday 15th November) to raise money for the Diana Award.

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JHNCC Remembers

Last week students and staff made poppies to remember lost friends and family and to also commemorate those people who have given their service to the country. The College reception area was decorated by Evie M, Leah T and Chloe G.

Special mention to Jaden K and Damon F for helping sell poppies last week.

Girls’ Football Week

This week we celebrated Girls’ Football Week by inviting 8 schools to take part in a round robin tournament. The tournament was a great success and there was some fantastic football on display. If you want to get involved in this great sport then use the following link or speak to Miss Price.

Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour

A Solihull Approach Group for Parents and Carers

Next group to start 18th January 2018 10am – 12pm at JHNCC

Would you like to know more about your child’s development?

Do you understand your child’s behaviour?

Would you like the chance to meet with other parents with children of a similar age?

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Film Club Review of the Week

As part of Film Club at John Henry Newman Catholic College, at the end of every film, students are tasked with writing a short and creative film review in under 60 words. This weeks winner is Trinity W, who completed this film review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will receive her prize next week:
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Review: Other than just being a fictional movie it highlights poverty and the need to be uniform. We see a rebel storm trooper, Finn, fighting against the dark side in an effort to escape his lifestyle. We also see Rey yearning to be with her family but destined to be someone else who has the ability to bring down Kylo Ren.
Would You Recommend: I would recommend due to the strange realness in comparison with our world
Reminder: Film Club is on every Monday from 3:00pm in 1E13, next weeks film is the continuation of Captain America: Civil War

IMPACT DAYS

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Every year, John Henry Newman Catholic College set aside 6 days to make a real Impact on the learning of our students by providing them with experiences which open up their hearts and minds to new possibilities. The Impact day programme is designed to complement the academic learning back in the classroom and to motivate the students to achieve at the highest level.

Cick here to read about past impact days

Creative Writing Workshop with Richard Kurti

On Tuesday 10th October, the top 20 readers from year 8 had the opportunity to meet author Richard Kurti and experience a creative writing crash course. Richard Kurti is the author of two books, ‘Monkey Wars’ and ‘Maladapted’. Richard has been nominated for many awards. Maladapted won the Hounslow Teen Read 2017! Not only has Richard Kurti had two books published but he is also a screenwriter for many films and series such as Sherlock Holmes,Wolfblood,Robin Hood and many more.

Richard Kurti explained how you should just write what you think and express yourself on the page.
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Wembley Trip

On Thursday 5th October a group of students visited Wembley Stadium to watch England play Slovenia in a World Cup qualifying match. England won 1-0 thanks to a 93rd minute winner from Harry Kane.

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