Madrid trip Parental meeting- Wednesday 11th July 6pm

We are pleased to invite you to a parental meeting for the Madrid trip on Wednesday 11th July at 6pm here at John Henry Newman Catholic College.

The purpose of this meeting is to share the itinerary of our trip and show the students and yourselves where we are going and what we are going to do. We shall also use this opportunity to confirm essential and very important admin information with yourselves

Please bring your child’s passport and EHIC to this meeting.

This is a very important meeting, therefore if you are unable to attend please can you contact me so that I can confirm the essential travel information for your child.

Madrid Letter

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 joint winner are Ethan and Daniils, who completed this film review of DC’s Justice League and will receive their prize next week:


Rating: 3/5 Stars

Review: Justice League is an engaging film with high quality graphics and effects. The film follows a group of superhero’s who join forces to destroy Steppenwolf who seeks to destroy earth with the Mother Boxes. The film is full of action but lacks witty comedy for it to be level with The Avengers.

Would You Recommend: Worth a watch but don’t get too excited.

Reminder: Film Club is on every Monday from 3:00pm in 1E13, next week we take a vote on the next film that we will be watching.

Speak Out Challenge – Regional Final

Some of you may already know but Miriam represented JHNCC at the “speak out” challenge regional final, this was a follow up from the most recent Y10 impact day.

Miriam truly rose up to the challenge and did a phenomenal job amongst some really tough competition, especially at such short notice. Judges on the night included Preet Kaur (MP of Edgbaston), Mathew Shaer (Birmingham superintendent) and Sameena Ali-Khan (Journalist/ITV News presenter) just to name a few.

STEM Day – Small Piece Trust

On Monday 11 June 2018 sixty engineers of the future were invited to participate in a STEM Day run by Small Piece Trust and funded by National Grid. Students were set the challenge of developing a water collection system that would filter and pump water effectively. Teamwork and problem solving skills were in use for the whole of the day and I am delighted to say that all students involved managed to design, create and present a fully functioning water filtration system. As a College we are proud of the on-going affiliation we have with National Grid and we would like to thank them publicly for the endless amount of opportunities that they have presented to all of the students at John Henry Newman Catholic College. On Monday 2 July, two of our Year 10 students are travelling to the National Grid Training Centre in Newark where they will complete a week long residential work experience gaining skills in a variety of engineering careers.

University of Birmingham – Biomedical Sciences Taster day

This month the year 12 chemistry class took a trip to the University of Birmingham for a biomedical science taster day. Before the trip my class mates told me what they wanted to get out of the day , for example one student told me that they wanted to see what studying this course would be like and if the university suited them. Well throughout the day their questions where answered. From exciting lab work to a gripping lecture we explored the different aspects of the university course and helped many students on the trip to make up their mind on if they would like to study that course after their A levels.

During our time in the lab we extracted strawberry DNA and used electricity to shock our very own teacher Mr Harvey to find out that he is in fact a robot as his hand didn’t clench from the shock while the rest of our hands did. During the lecture we earnt about how signals are sent between neurons and other cells which helped us understand the electric shock experiment.

Over all the day was an exciting opportunity to have a glimpse of lab work in a university environment, even though the experiments we did were more for the entertainment factor. However it nonetheless helped us discover what university would be like, and the food was nice.

Release of Examination Results – Summer 2018

AS/A Level results will be available for collection by students on Thursday 16th August.

Year 13 students can collect their results from 9.00 am

Year 12 students can collect their results from 10.00 am

GCSE results will be available for collection by students on Thursday 23rd August from between 10.00 am and 12.30 pm.

If you are unable to collect you results you can leave a stamped addressed envelope at reception so that they can be posted to you.

If someone is collecting results for a student they must have the written permission of the student and have proof of I.D.