In finishing in the top ten in the Stafford & District Championships back in October three students from St. Dominic's qualified to represent the Stafford District at the Staffordshire Schools County Cross Country Championships. It was held last Saturday at Rodbaston on a snowy, bitterly cold morning.
Primary 3 have worked hard today creating wire people. As part of their art topic on bodies they have created their own people using wire, they will then create a position for them and progress to making clothes using material.
This week we will be focussing on this very important issue in school. This is an excellent opportunity for us all to promote the importance of looking after mental health issues in our young people and families.
The prep school will be having yoga sessions every day with a yoga instructor to help them maintain and understand positive mental health.
This is such an important topic for all parents and carers of young people whose lives are today dominated by an online presence. This year’s slogan is:
“Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you.”
It is vitally important that all our pupils and staff are fully aware of the dangers that can arise when using the internet. As a school we will be holding an assembly tomorrow so all the children are aware of the day and what it stands for.
Year 8 have been involved in a Holocaust Memorial Day project in their RE lessons this week.
After reading the story of Renie Inow, who came to England on the Kinder transport in 1939, and the story of Sedin, who escaped the Bosnian massacre in 1995, pupils have written and decorated postcards of hope which will be sent to Renie and Sedin via the HMD Trust.
Primary 2 are enjoying a game in Literacy this morning, learning to spell comparative and superlative adjectives.
For lunch today, ‘Olive’ our catering company have produced a fantastic array of food for pupils and staff.
It was a Greek theme called ‘Rock the Kebab' which they certainly did!
The staff in our prep department were thrilled that the ‘Prep Creative Countries Day’ which took place on Friday 26th February for children in our Reception classes to P6 went so well.
The children had a fun and educational day as they jetted around the world visiting and learning about a particular country from the seven continents of the world. They visited New York in North America, Peru in South America, Germany in Europe, Japan in Asia where they stopped for a delicious lunch, The Congo in Africa, New Zealand in Australia and finally finishing in Antarctica.
Eight Sports Partnership District winning teams qualified to compete in the prestigious Staffordshire School Games Finals held at Clayton Sports Centre in Stoke-on-Trent last week.
Representing St. Dominic's at the Finals were Sophie Hughes and Mary Ellis who anchored the singles matches and Georgia Glassey and Lydia Goodfellow who were our nominated doubles partnership.
On Wednesday 10th January Year 9 pupils, accompanied by Mrs Cook and Miss Jovanovic, travelled to Liverpool to carry out some preliminary work for their Stations of the Cross Project.
After a guided tour of the stunning modern Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King, the girls settled down to each sketch one of the fourteen beautiful bronze sculpted stations that adorn the walls of this ‘Cathedral in the round’.
Due to the adverse weather conditions we have had this week, a decision to cancel our Festival of Carols concert on Monday night had to be taken.
However, a condensed version of the festival did take place today in the Priory Hall to ensure we finished the end of term on a festive note.