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.
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 students in year 8 and year 9. If any year 10 students are interested in the trip, please see Miss McDonald in GW03.
Parental Access to ClassCharts and Google Classroom By Email
During the next week, parents will receive an email notification from ClassCharts. JHNCC uses ClassCharts to reward and track student behaviour as well issue detentions when students have not followed the JHNCC rules.
JHNCC has used the parent email addresses we currently have on file to send the login details to access your child’s ClassCharts account so that you can see behaviour and detention details, for those parents who currently have not activated their accounts.
For those parents who have activated their accounts, you will not receive anything and thank you for setting this up.
ClassCharts is a system the College has been using since September to reward and track student behaviour against the College’s behaviour policy. ClassCharts provides parents with easy access to view student behaviour and attendance and will also provide the basis for student rewards. Positive points earn the students rewards.
You will be given email updates and notifications about rewards and detentions. You will also be able to download the ClassCharts parent app on either iPhone or android. Currently all detentions are notified to parents by text message but the College is moving to a system where detentions, rewards, news and notifications are issued via either email or app.
The same parent email address will also be used to enable parents to see what work is being set for students to complete at home. Parents will get a regular email update with summaries and deadlines for the work that needs to be completed.
Please do look out for these emails and activate your ClassCharts account if you currently do not have one. Also, look out for the Google Classroom work update email and show this to your child. Please ask them about what work they need to do and get them to embed good habits by logging into Google Classroom every day.
14th December 2017, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
On Thursday 14 December 2017 we will be holding a Year 11 parents evening. At this event you will have the opportunity to meet with each individual teacher to discuss your child’s mock exam results, progress and attitude to learning and most importantly the steps they need to take to prepare for the Summer exam season.
Your child has been issued with an appointment form and I have advised them to make their appointments sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.
If you have any questions about this event or are unable to attend please contact:
Mrs Lloyd (Strategic Director of Key Stage 4)
Phone: 0121 770 5331 ext 4012.
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.
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.