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. We are currently half way through this year’s Impact day programme and are already seeing great fruits for our labours.
Author Christopher Edge is visiting JHNCC on February 28th to coincide with World Book Day on March 2nd promoting reading for pleasure to our KS3 students.
BBC School Report Meetings take place every Tuesday at 3:10pm in Room 1W-04. All are welcome to attend. Please see Mr Collins or Miss Hickinbotham for more information.
Last month, saw two very different delegations of teachers visit John Henry Newman Catholic College but both came in the spirit of learning and collaboration. At the start of the month, saw Fifteen educators from Holland come to the school to see how a British school works and how we working with students to achieve their best. We were asked by the SSAT (https://www.ssatuk.co.uk), a prestigious national body that represents schools, teachers and students, to host this visit as these teachers were staying in the Birmingham for a week to attend the SSAT Annual National Conference, which was hosted this year at the ICC (https://www.ssatuk.co.uk/nc16home/ ).
The deadline for applications for the Poland Trip is Friday, January 19th.
We still have 8 places available, and they are allocated on a first come first serve basis!
Please sign and return the permission slip below along with a non-refundable £100 deposit to Miss Parsons ASAP if you want to join us on this trip of a lifetime!
Click here to download the permission slip and deposit letter
All students had the opportunity to design the 2016 John Henry Newman Catholic College Christmas Card, this year inspired by the artist Eric Gill.
The artist Eric Gill produces beautiful artwork created using a process called Printmaking.
The successful design was used to create over 100 hand printed Christmas Cards which were then distributed to our wider school community.
The successful design was produced by Lucy K Y7 a confident illustration showing the baby Jesus cradled in the arms of Mary. This striking image showing both detail and skill was transformed into an etching producing a fantastic result worthy of any art gallery.
Lucy really managed to capture the Catholic Ethos of our school celebrating heart speaks to heart.
Well done Lucy
On Tuesday evening we shared in the experience of a beautiful Advent liturgy, followed by a sing-along to popular Christmas songs and carols. The liturgy, led by Fr Kevin and Brother Andrew was time to reflect on the events that led up to the birth of Jesus and through the readings, led by our students, we learned how His coming into the world gives hope and joy to us all. We were asked to think about how important our own presence to each other can be a real priceless gift at this time of year. Continue reading