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A Level Success


(21/8/2014) Congratulations to our successful A Level students.  A special `well done’ to the following students who achieved outstanding grades: Year 13 Anna King: A*A*AA  – studying Maths at Nottingham Hannah Warrington:  ABB – studying Medicine at Birmingham Ravi Surpal:  Distinction Star, Distinction Star, Distinction Star – studying Accountancy at Birmingham David Olumuyiwa: Distinction Star, Distinction Star, Distinction Star- studying Business
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Summer Learning Challenge


(29/7/2014) Year 6 students who will be joining us in September have been set a challenge for summer. They will be learning about Cardinal Wiseman’s Values. Our new Year 8 students have also been set a challenge..to prepare piece of work for the RSG Young Geographer Competition.  
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What a Team


(17/7/2014) Following the launch of the House system at Cardinal Wiseman this year, the final House event took place on 15th July 2014 during Wiseman Day. Year 10 & 11 competed over giant inflatables in an `It’s a Knockout’ in a bid to win points for their House. It was a fantastic event with the sports field becoming a sea of
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Students Showcase Creative Talents


(17/7/2014) On 16th July the annual Fashion and Dance show took place after many months of planning. The stress levels were high throughout the dress rehearsal but everything ran smoothly on the night. There were over ten sections in the show which included 60s, punk and glamour and tribal, along with a showcase of garments made in Year 7 lunchtime clubs
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Give It Up Appeal Donation


(16/7/2014) We were delighted to welcome JD and Roisin from local radio station, Free Radio, to collect a cheque for £1,500.00 for the Free Radio Give It Up Appeal. The money was raised during one of our House Events, a sponsored walk, which involved Years 7, 8 and 9.  Students were sponsored to walk a route local to the school.  They
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At Cardinal Wiseman we use the prayer inspired by the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero a lot. As teachers we rarely see the long term impact of our work. One positive thing to come out of the tragedy of the loss of Mr Jonathan Ross, is that we can see the difference he has made to so many lives.

I have been humbled by the sight of pupils, past and present, visiting the school chapel to leave flowers and notes about their music teacher and to sit quietly praying. Described as an inspiration, he has left significant numbers of young people passionate about performing music. The words below from the prayer in memory of Oscar Romero reflect what he achieved in his all too short career.

“This is what we are about. We plant the seeds that one
day will grow. We water the seeds already planted
knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects
far beyond our capabilities”

I also spent time at our Open Evening talking to visitors, who were making decisions about which secondary school their children should attend. Many already had a connection with the school as ex pupils or parents with children who had gone through the school already. They were able to tell me about the difference the school had made to them and to other family members. Education is about inspiring future generations to be passionate about something. The evidence of last week in school and at the Open Evening is very clear. Both individual staff and the community of Cardinal Wiseman support young people successfully in “planting seeds” that will flourish for years to come.