Madrid Trip October 2018

The next payment for our trip to the exciting and cultural capital of Spain on Friday 5th October – Monday 8th October is due next week.

Please can the second instalment of £150 be made before we break up for Easter. Payments can be made by cash or cheque and handed in either to Miss McDonald in GW03 or general office. The trip has now also been setup on parent pay.

The remaining payments can be paid in instalments:

(£100 deposit- already paid)
£150 by Friday 30th March (Cash or cheque needs to be handed in by Thurs 29th)
£120 by Friday 27th April
£100 by Monday 4th June
£100 by Friday 6th July

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information by emailing me directly at

History Makers! #TheseGirlsCan

On Friday the 16th March, our students made history!. Our first ever contact Girls’ Rugby team competed in an RfU All School’s Rugby Festival. The Girls’ were fantastic and some great Rugby was on display, they also won both of their games!. Following this, we wen’t to the Ricoh Arena and watched England Women’s 6 nations victory over Ireland.
A massive Well Done to our students who were a credit to the school.
Miss Price

Bank, Camera, Action Film Competition

Recently, a group of Year 9 students took part in the Bank of England’s Film Competition whereby they had to submit a short film based around the theme of ‘What Independence Means to Me’. Students worked in small groups to plan, deliver, film and then edit a dramatic scene based around the topic. After reviewing hundreds of entries from schools all over the UK, John Henry Newman Catholic College students were recognised by the film competition organisers for their creativity in response to the brief and were rewarded with a trophy. Well done to the students who took part, above is an image of the students along with their well deserved trophy.


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BBC School Report

This year, students at John Henry Newman are reporting the news as part of the nationwide BBC School Report.

You can view the stories that matter to you and see news from around the UK on the BBC by clicking here.

Catholic life

On Monday 12th March our Chaplaincy Team participated in a training day led by Sister Judith on how they can improve Catholic life in the community and how they can be good revolutionaries in today’s society. The team discussed and reviewed how they can make an impact on Catholic life not only in the school but in the whole community. Many other schools participated in this event and also shared lots of excellent ideas that our team were very impressed with. Two students, Chrissy M and Liam D had already attended a training day at Don Bosco House, Coleshill just before Christmas. Both students helped other members of the team as they took part in their first team event today. The whole team worked excellently today and they hope to introduce lots of new ideas soon.

Well done to the team: Liam D, Samuel S, Tamia M, Bill A, Kennita M, Opey S, Jaden K and Chrissy M. A big thank you to Mrs Clayton who helped organise the team and the event and thank you to everybody involved who helped make sure that today was very successful.

Film Club Review of the week 12th March

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 Saqlain A, who completed this film review of The Simpsons Movie and will receive his prize next week:
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Review: This film is very funny and it follows the storyline of how Homer puts Springfield in a catastrophic situation where everything could be lost. A battle between the residents and the government ensues before the Simpson family save the day. Some of the jokes however didn’t make sense.
Would You Recommend: Yes
Reminder: Film Club is on every Monday from 3:00pm in 1E-13, next week we will continue with Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1

World Book Day

Thursday 1st March – World Book Day

Teachers will be dressing up as characters from literature. On the day itself, pupils will be able to vote for the best dressed teacher on the school website. Click Here to Vote

Click here to see photo’s

Throughout the day, students will ‘drop everything and read’. Pupils need to bring in a book of their choice.

Around the school, there will be inspirational posters of famous people reading, as well as recommended books from staff at JHNCC.

In English, students will write a ‘Short and Tweet’ story – a competition to write a short story no longer than a Tweet. Prizes for the best ones! Pupils will also be talking about their favourite books and watching a video on the importance of books from the World Book Day organisation.

All pupils will also receive free book tokens on the day.

Lots of quizzes, book recommendations, and videos can be found on the official World Book Day website

Share the front cover of your favourite book on your preferred social media channel, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat, using the hashtag #ShareAStory

Happy reading!