Year 11 Half Term Study Sessions

Exam season is rapidly approaching and I would like to thank you for your ongoing support with the intervention that has been put into place for your child.

In order to prepare for the examinations the teaching staff at JHNCC have kindly volunteered to run a number of study sessions during the half term break to support your child. Please see the below timetable:

Monday 19 February Tuesday 20 February Wednesday 21 February Thursday 22 February
11A+C Art
Miss Moulton and Mr Short

English 11Y3Mrs Doheney
9am – 12pm

10am – 3pm
Miss Price
Miss Welsh’s
class only
10am – 3pm
Miss Burke’s
class only
10am – 2pm
Sociology drop in 11A and 11C
Exam technique
10am – 12pm
Miss Butler
Mr Morgan
10am – 2pm
Foundation Maths
10am – 12:30pm
Mr Little
Higher Maths
Mrs Haslegrave
10am – 12:30pm

It is imperative that your child attend the relevant sessions as this will boost their revision and significantly impact the overall grade that they achieve.

Students will need to provide their own lunch unless their teacher has made alternative arrangements with them. Those attending the art session are advised to wear clothes that they do not mind getting messy as they will be completing practical work all day.

Once again, I thank you in advance for your support and please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or concerns;

Ms. C. Lloyd – Strategic Director of Key Stage Four

Badminton Tournament

9 of our year 8 & 10 students represented JHNCC at the Level 3 Badminton Tournament School Games in Coventry. They were amazing and some fantastic Badminton was on display.


AP1 Academic Review Day

Years 7, 8 and 9 – Thursday 15 February 2018 – 1:30pm – 5:30pm
(Normal school day for Years 10 and 11)

Our first Academic Review Day for Years 7, 8 and 9 will take place on 15 February 2018 from 1.30pm-5.30pm. As well as receiving your child’s report, this meeting will give you as a Parent/Carer your first main opportunity to discuss their progress this year.

As you will be aware from previous communications, we have two main assessment points in KS3 that take place at the end of January (AP1) and in June (AP2). Your child’s success in these assessments is dependent not just on the work they do in the classroom but also on the amount of time they devote to studying at home and the quality of that study. Parental support in ensuring that this study is done and done well is very important to each child’s success. Before your meeting with your child’s
Academic Tutor please do consider the extent to which your child is using the support available through Google classroom and also how well they are using it. For example, do they merely read through information provided about what they need to revise for assessments or do they revise actively by writing their own questions, testing themselves and getting you to test them?

Over the next two weeks, your child’s Academic Tutor will be arranging appointments for the Academic Review Day. Can I please encourage you to make every effort to attend, so you are informed of their progress and how you can support them in preparing for AP2.

Ski Trip February 2019


There was a good turn out at the ski meeting on Thursday evening . Thank you.
If you wish your child to go on the trip a deposit of £100 needs to be paid by Friday 9th February in order for the College to confirm numbers and determine if the trip can go ahead.

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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 50 words. This weeks winner is Charles M, who completed this film review of Avengers: Age of Ultron and will receive his prize next week:
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Review:  A fantastic film on all fronts! Full of adventure, action and awesomeness. On a new journey, the Avengers aim to defeat the autonomous Ultron, an advanced AI, attempting to wipe the earth of human kinds. A marvellous addition to the Marvel roster.
Would You Recommend: Yes
Reminder: Film Club is on every Monday from 3:00pm in 1E13, next weeks film is the continuation of Marvel’s Doctor Strange

Madrid Trip July 2018

The Modern Foreign Languages Department at John Henry Newman Catholic College is very excited to invite your child on a four day, three night school tour to the exciting and cultural capital of Spain. The trip to Madrid will take place from Friday 13th July – Monday 16th July.

This trip to Spain’s capital city will provide your child with inspiration and experiences that will stay with them for life. It will be an opportunity for pupils to travel abroad to Spain to bring the language they are learning in the classroom to life.

The trip is open to all KS3 students (Y7-9). If any year 10 students are interested in the trip, please see Miss McDonald in GW03.

Deposit deadline extended until Monday 5th February
Places are filling up quickly so please hand your deposit in asap to secure a place.

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KS3 Dance Success

On Monday 22nd of January, the KS3 Dance Team competed in The Great Big Dance Off 2018. A national dance competition open to schools all across England & Wales. JHNCC won the competition against 17 other secondary schools across Birmingham and uphold their regional title of West Midlands KS3 Champions!

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