Well done to all of our St Dominic’s students for achieving many House Points this half term. It was a pleasure to hand out so many badges in our House Celebration Assembly.
Some of our Pr 3 and Pr 4 boys and girls took part in a Rugby Mega Fest at Eccleshall Rugby Club last week. The Kids First Mega Fest format is promoted by the English Rugby Football Union.
The event was run by the Stafford & Stone Sports Partnership, supported by the coaches at Eccleshall Rugby Club and the partnership young leaders.
There were many different games and challenges to participate in, including rugby rounders, rob the nest, ball touch, statues, end ball and breakout tag.
Today was our last shared lunch of the Lenten season. Throughout this time students have given generously and eaten simply as a way of both standing in solidarity with the poor of the world and focusing on their own spiritual welfare as opposed to their own physical needs.
Well done everyone; as usual, carried out in true Dominican spirit!
We have raised enough money to buy fishing nets, chickens and even a goat for our brothers and sisters in developing countries overseas.
On Thursday, Year 10 students visited the Manchester Jewish Museum.
There, they consolidated their knowledge and understanding of Jewish faith and practice through a series of games, activities and even a round of Family Fortunes!
Students also learnt some new and fascinating facts about the life of the Haredi Jews that live in the nearby Leicester Road. They travelled there afterwards and, having walked up and down the High Street, called into Brackman’s Bakery to sample some kosher fayre.
Primary 4 had a real treat this morning when Mrs Harrison came to make Easter themed chocolate crispy cakes with them! They had a great time and enjoyed spending time with the headteacher.
Today, Pre-school received a letter from Daisy the Chicken, asking for their help.
Mr Swainston has very kindly treated the Prep children to the experience of hatching their very own chicks in the Reception classroom. He brought in some 2 week old hens for the children to hold, so they could see the process of growth.
Y10 Duke of Edinburgh training has started!
On Tuesday they were taught about stoves and fire safety, meals and menu planning.
On Wednesday they learnt how to put up tents and about camping preparations.
One more training session to go before our students are ready for their expeditions…
Caitlyn performed extremely well at the very competitive ISA Midlands Cross Country Championships, and in finishing eighth in the Year 7/8 girls event was selected to represent the Midlands Team at the ISA National Cross Country Championships at Rugby School last Saturday.
Caitlyn came 21st out of 62 runners and was also part of the winning Midlands Regional Team in her age group.
A super performance. Well done, Caitlyn!
The Prep School runners from Primary 3, 4, 5 & 6 have recently competed in the Stafford & District U11 Cross Country League. The girls and boys ran in three races, venue changes were made due to weather conditions and as a result two races were held at Rowley Park and the final one at Nine Gate on Cannock Chase.
Cookery and Craft Club made some beautiful and tasty Easter Jar decorations during after school provision. They also had a go at making some pipe cleaner flowers to add to the display.
Dominic Duck is helping Reception and Pre-school wash the cars in the glorious sunshine today!