(1/5/2015) Four students from Cardinal Wiseman have been nominated to take part in the Warwick Sutton Scholars Programme, which is a two year programme for highly able Year 8 students. The students and their parents attend a series of sessions at the University including taster lectures, workshops and guest speakers. The aim of the project is to develop key skills required
(28/4/2015) Friday 8 May 2015 is the anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), marking 70 years since the end of the second world war in Europe. The occasion will be commemorated with events across the UK. Year 7 have been set a Learning Challenge with a choice of acitivites about VE Day. The activities include writing a poem, cooking
(27/4/2015) Year 8 have been set a learning challenge. They will be creating a poem to take part in the `Poetopia’. Poetopia is Young Writers’ brand new, exciting poetry competition for young writers aged 11-18 years. Young Writers is inviting 11-18 year-olds and their schools to discover Poetopia. Poetopia has been inspired by current popular teen utopian/dystopian novels and Young Writers
(2/4/2015) Year 8 Foundation Studies have been examining disasters as part of their curriculum. They have studied different human and natural disasters and researched specific events including volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. To finish their topic, students made paper mache volcanoes and labelled the main features. They took them out into the library garden to create their own volcanic eruptions!
(13/3/2015) During the week beginning 3rd March Cardinal Wiseman was turned into a fantasy land of sweets and chocolate as we presented our most recent performing arts production. During the week two hundred of our local primary school students and almost four hundred parents, staff and students were treated to our version of Roald Dahl’s timeless tale of Charlie Bucket, Willy
Staff and governors at Cardinal Wiseman look forward to welcoming Year 6 children from our Catholic primary schools into our Catholic secondary school in 2015. We know that moving schools is a challenge and it is also clear, from the national press, that not every parent got their first choice of secondary school and you may be worried about the school that your child has been allocated. If you would like to talk to us about Cardinal Wiseman and what we can offer please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange for you to come in for a chat and a walk around the school. If you are still looking for a school place for your child, there are a limited number of places available for next year and we are more than happy to show you around the school and answer questions you may have.
Head Teacher’s Message
A new start with the sun shining and new challenges
We are back in school with exams only a few days away for a lot of students. Many year 11,sixth formers and staff spent time in school over the holidays revising for examinations. I was impressed by the commitment of the students and hope that they are all working hard at home as well in preparation for their public examinations. Staff are always generous with their time.
The last monitoring letter is now available and is very positive about behaviour and the quality of teaching and learning. We now continue to work on making sure outcomes are good for all students as we move towards becoming part of the Romero Academy with our cluster of primary schools – a very different model to that which is being used in other schools in and around Coventry.
For the summer term I offer you this quotation from Oscar Romero who will be beatified later this year:
“Each one of you has to be God’s microphone. Each one of you has to be a messenger, a prophet. The church will always exist as long as there is someone who has been baptized…Where is your baptism? You are baptized in your professions, in the fields of workers, in the market. Wherever there is someone who has been baptized, that is where the church is. There is a prophet there. Let us not hide the talent that God gave us on the day of our baptism and let us truly live the beauty and responsibility of being a prophetic people.”
We firmly believe that each and every one of our students is talented at something and we hope we can work with you as parents and carers to develop that talent.