(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
(10/3/2015) March 5th was Year 10′s retreat day. Their day focused on vocation. The day started with Mass said by Fr. Linh, who shared his story of discernment into becoming a priest. We were joined by Matt from the Sion community who led ‘The Game of Life’ where one minute equals one year and at the end of the session hopefully
(10/3/2015) Thirteen Cardinal Wiseman students recently attended the Andrew Robinson Young People’s Trust winter camp. We were based at Alton Castle and our first day was spent doing castle activities, trekking, climbing and survival. We also had some fantastic trips to West Midlands Safari Park, Water World and Alton Towers, Pizza Hut and McDonalds as well as ice skating and bowling.
(9/3/2015) A selection of Year 8 pupils recently participated in a photography workshop, where they had the chance to use pinhole cameras made out of cans to capture the urban environment around them. After working out the correct exposure for their pinhole cameras they got a chance to develop their photographs in the darkroom to see the end result.
(9/3/2015) Students took part in various activities on Thursday 5th March during FLD including a retreat, graffiti workshops and designing shields to represent our Houses. Year 12 visited universities while Year 13 attending workshops about the Holocaust in preparation for a forthcoming visit by a Holocaust survivor. Yr 8 and 9 had a fantastic day experimenting with new techniques to create
YEAR 9 PARENTS’ EVENING – WEDNESDAY 1ST APRIL
YEAR 7 PARENTS’ EVENING – WEDNESDAY 22ND APRIL
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 email@example.com 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.
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
Last week we celebrated the feast of St Patrick with our last monitoring visit by HMI Brian Cartwright. His letter will be published as soon as we receive it but we are more than pleased that the progress we have made is recognised. We know that you, as parents, are working with us to help your child prepare well for the examinations which start in May. Teachers and parents working together can ensure good outcomes for every individual this summer whether at GCSE or A level.
On Thursday students organised a memorial concert for Mr Ross, our young music teacher who died at the beginning of the year. Current Music students were joined by past students in singing and playing a wide range of pieces. All money raised from this event and from other events in school run by staff will be used to pay for a piece of artwork we have commissioned to remember Mr Ross. It is a mark of the commitment and generosity of staff and students that we have raised what is needed for the artwork. We continue raising funds to send out to Malawi for the three schools we link with and the Medical Missionary Sisters . We rounded off the week by going out as a school to experience the eclipse – very much a moment of awe and wonder in so many ways.
Our value for this term is Faith and so many of our students are showing real faith in action through all the creative activities to raise money. Thank you to all parents who have contributed to our fund- raising so far.