(22/5/2015) The top two placings on the leaderboard are extremely close with eleven points separating Camino, in first place with 1318, and Gaudete, in second place with 1307. House assmblies have been taking place during the course of the week with prizes being awarded for students who have attained 100% attendance and punctuality this half term.
(12/5/2015) Monday 20th April marked the departure of 19 Cardinal Wiseman students, accompanied by their two teachers, Mr Forinton and Miss Oakman to the Superschools competition. From 20th-25th April 9 boys and 9 girls represented England at the annual international inter-schools competition, which this year was hosted in Gravelines, France. The competitions were spread over the course of six days. We
(11/5/2015) Usually, when paying our respects to those who have passed away, we will hold a minute of silence. If we were to recognise every person who died in Auschwitz-Birkenau this way, we would have to be silent for two years. On 29th April two sixth formers, Shannon Sarginson and Amelia Newton, along with Miss Gilleran, visited the two camps in Poland.
(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
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
Update – Thank you to everybody who has contributed so that we can send £450 to CAFOD for Nepal. With a second earthquake help will be needed for a long time. We have other fundraising events in the pipline to support the people of Nepal and to enable ongoing work with our friends in Malawi.
I am very proud of my staff who day in and day out give generously to all the students at the school. They live out our school values in very practical ways, working with students who are committed to serving the community of Cardinal Wiseman and beyond. I have written before about the successes in fund raiding for a memorial for Mr Ross and to take out to Malawi for schools and the Medical Missionary Sisters.
You may not know that our head of Geography, Miss Patel, works regularly in Nepal for an education foundation. She knows the Nepalese community well and is in regular contact with education colleagues there. She has given me permission to reproduce part of a message from a colleague about conditions there.
“I think we are now in 2nd stage of help as there are less and less possibilities to find the alive people from the rubble. It’s now time to distribute relief materials for the victims. Very few people got the tents. I went to look for some tents in the market but couldn’t even find one as there are shortages. I did help to make a cottage (with old bamboos and metal roofs) for the earthquake victims, they don’t need to spend the night now on open field at least. More than 40 people are going to stay in that small cottage which you can see in the pictures. I have also distributed some instant foods like noodles, biscuits etc.(Ram)”
We are raising money to support the people of Nepal as they try to re-build their lives after such a devastating natural disaster. If you would like to help I know we have left a donation box in reception or you can donate through CAFOD. In the longer term we will be giving to Miss Patel’s charity –the Nepal Education Foundation so that work can continue in helping children in schools there to have some of the opportunities we take for granted in the UK. The link to make donations to CAFOD is http://www.cafod.org.uk/ but if everybody just put 50p in the donation box it all adds up so that our cheque with gift aid can easily come to over £700. Thank you for your support as we try to live out Christ’s message to us all of “love your neighbours as yourself”.