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House Standings

(2/3/2015) Gaudete are in the lead on the most recent House Standings Board!  The most recent points come from the weekly update on 100% attendance and punctuality. Well done to Camino who managed to get the highest number of attendance and puntuality points!
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Wear it. Beat It.

(13/2/2015) On Friday 6th February as part of the British Heart Foundation’s `WEAR IT. BEAT IT’ day, staff and students took part in various fundraising activities. Staff were invited to wear red and held a cake and coffee sale. Jordan Newell organised a raffle and volunteered to get absolutely soaking wet taking part in a `sponge the teacher’ event. In total
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Romero Public Speaking Competition

(13/2/2015) On 11th February Cardinal Wiseman hosted the first Romero Public Speaking Competition. The evening was planned with our partner schools to challenge and showcase Year 5 and 6 students. During the weeks that led up to the competition, students received guidance and support from some of Cardinal Wisemans Year 7 and Year 10 students, in polishing-up and refining their pieces.
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Transformations Project

(9/2/2015) A small group of Year 9 & 10 students have recently taken part in their last session of The Transformations Project. The project has been developed by members of the Widening Participating Team based in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, with the aim of supporting aspiring English students and improving participation in
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World Book Day

(6/2/2015) World Book Day World Book Day will be taking place on Thursday 5th March. After half term, all KS3 students will be given a free £1 book voucher. This can either be swapped, at most book shops, for one of the special World Book Day titles or can be used as part payment for any book usually costing £2.99 or
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Please note uniform below for FLD on 5th March

Year 7 – Full School Uniform

Years 8 and 9 – House TShirt with leggings/Joggers..NO JEANS!!!!

Year 10 – Full school Uniform

Year 11 – Full School Uniform

Academic Year 2016/17 Terms and Holidays Public Consultation

The public consulation on terms and holidays for 2016/17 can be accessed here.

IMPORTANT UNIFORM INFORMATION – Polo shirts will no longer be permitted for Year 9 & 10 at any time.  Year 11 will be permitted to wear polo shirts in the summer for this year only, after which they will no longer be part of the school uniform.

Head Teacher’s Message

oscar romeroIt was with great delight I heard that Pope Francis had declared Oscar Romero a martyr last week. Does it matter?

We all need role models and factually Romero is an excellent one who, appointed as a safe pair of hands by a military ruling elite to be Archbishop, found the courage and strength of vision to speak out on behalf of the poor. He didn’t simply talk about the need to love your neighbour, but courageously denounced the violence and named the injustices that plagued his country. He reminds us that Christ is found in all people living and the label “martyr” is a declaration that he was a holy man whose example we should follow.

Courage, respect for all people, faith and service were modelled by Archbishop Romero on a daily basis.
At Cardinal Wiseman we actively promote ”habits of the heart” in practising values which will be needed throughout our adult lives – Faith, Service, Respect, Hope, Wisdom and Courage. These are values that Archbishop Romero modelled throughout his ministry and ones which I am sure are at the heart of the Romero network, which is the partnership between ourselves and our family of primary schools.

Whether in school or in the community positive ”habits of the heart” help all of us to cope with whatever life brings . In school having the wisdom and courage to stand up for what is right is seen every day in our young people and with our staff.

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