Year 8 student Reon did exceptionally well in a recent cooking competition winning a third place commendation for his three course meal. Congratulations to Reon whose delicious meal is featured in the photographs below.
The Summer 2019 Public Examination Timetable has now been published and can be viewed/downloaded by clicking on the link below. Please note that there are some additional dates for Speaking/Listening Language exams and practical examination dates the details of which will be provided direct to students. It does remain the responsibility of the student to ensure that they have checked their examination timetable carefully and that they attend each exam scheduled for them on time.
Each student will receive a Statement of Entry that provides a record of all examinations for which they have been entered. Students will sign for their Statement of Entry usually about six to eight weeks ahead of the examination period. This is the only formal record of exam entry that is given to students and it needs to be carefully checked and must be kept safe until all examinations are completed.
Five SMHS students have just spent five days on a special course aimed at providing them with experience of a range of life skills and ideas for career pathways. The Passing Out Parade took place on Friday 18th January 2019 at Cheshunt Fire station in front of an audience of parents/carers and other emergency service officers. St Mary’s staff members, Mr Wollaston and Mrs Gunning were also present at the parade and came back full of praise for how well the boys had represented both themselves and St Mary’s. All the boys who completed the week long HFRS Life Course achieved all of the course and their personal goals.
The Fire Officer who oversaw the running of the course could not talk more highly of the boys and their achievements.
Congratulations to Divine, Isaac, David, Kayton & Aaron who worked so hard to complete the course, learn new skills and show real determination to be successful! Maybe the Fire Service is worth serious consideration as a future career…?
Thirty nine students have achieved the most amazing set of LAMDA results yet – all passed their exams with either Merit or Distinction grades! The students, from Year 7 through to Year 13, have been studying for their exams as part of their extracurricular activity programme at St Mary’s and were examined in either ‘Acting’ or ‘Speaking in Public’.
Twenty five students took the ‘Acting’ exams ranging from Grade 4 up to Grade 7. Thirteen of the students gained a pass with Merit and eleven got pass with Distinction. The six students who took Grade 6 and Grade 7 exams also achieved UCAS points that will count in any application they make for university in the future.
Fourteen students took ‘Speaking in Public’ exams ranging from Level 1 Grade 3 to Level 3 Grade 6. Four students achieved pass with Merit and ten students achieved pass with Distinction. Of the eight students who took Level 3 Grade 6 exams, four achieved pass with Merit and four achieved pass with Distinction and all got Bronze Medals.
These achievements really support personal development and students who have participated in LAMDA classes have not only really grown in their confidence to speak in public, but also in class and when making presentations related to their work. Any student interested in being part of the LAMDA classes, need to see Mrs Crawford or Miss King.
Congratulations to all students involved on these excellent achievements – we look forward to your next set of results!!
Parents/carers can find a copy of all letters that are sent out by the school during the summer term 2019 below:
Letters sent out in the spring term 2019 are listed below:
The spring term 2019 starts on Tuesday 8th January 2019
The spring term starts with a normal week with students finishing lessons at 3.05/4.05pm. There will be some small adjustments to the timetable to accommodate some student grouping and staffing changes.
This is a busy term for public examination preparation and year groups have the following exams scheduled:
- Year 12/13 Public Exams & practice public exams: Tuesday 8th January – Tuesday 22nd January 2019
- Year 9 practice for public exams: Monday 14th January – Friday 18th January 2019
- Year 8 practice for public exams: Thursday 7th February – Thursday 14th February 2019
It is important that all students revise thoroughly for practice exams and that revision continues throughout the school year. The amount of information and subject material that needs to be learnt for each course cannot be ‘crammed’ or learned in a short period. In addition, the skills required to be successful in public examinations cannot be learned quickly but need to be practised repeatedly.
There are a large number of websites and books, that can be used to support good revision and preparation for examinations. More information can be found in the examination preparation booklets that are provided to each students (and parent/carers). Parents/carers are asked to use these information booklets with their children to support learning.
New regulations known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), that provide clear standards for the way in which personal and sensitive data is collected, stored and processed, came into force from 25th May 2018. The governors of St Mary’s have published new and reviewed policies that explain how the School complies with the new regulations. These policies can be found on the policies page.
Copies of new Privacy Notices have been emailed home for parents/carers and students. Any feedback or questions about the new policies can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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