Special congratulations on the fantastic achievement of becoming ISA Midlands Independent Schools Athletics Champions at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham to;
Isaac Yr 7 Javelin Champion
Bella Yr 5 150m Champion
The Yr 5 Girls Relay Team Champions - Tilly, Bella, Marcie and Sissy
The Yr 5 Girls Overall Team Champions - Summer, Tilly, Bella, Marcie and Sissy
A huge well done to all of our Prep and Senior students who took part in our Performing Arts evenings last week! Both shows were spectacular, the hosts were hilarious and the performers were all fabulous!
Would you know how to, or have the confidence to perform CPR or to operate a defibrillator?
St. Dominic's students were very keen to improve their first aid skills.
Duncan Parsonage, a paramedic of 22 years and a director of Abacus training kindly agreed to come into school and run a couple of sessions. Duncan has a passion for sharing his paramedic knowledge with the next generation.
Thirty two schools from across the extensive Midlands region were competing in the Midlands Independent Schools Athletics Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Our Junior athletes performed fantastically well on the day.
The Year 5 Girls Team were delighted to find that they had won the overall Yr 5 competition - Midlands Team Champions - an outstanding result!
Individually, Bella was crowned 150m Midlands Champion, going one better, having been runner up last year, and as a team they were also overall winners of the 4 x 100m relay event.
Joseph in Year 6 claimed a podium place taking third in the cricket ball throw, with a throw over 42 metres.
A super afternoon in the sunshine was had by all the boys and girls from Primary Two at the Dodderhill Multi Sports Day, the emphasis being on participation rather than competition, with each group rotating around a set of activities – tag rugby, long jump, tennis, foam javelin, football rounders, netball and diamond cricket.
Joe started to play cricket for Moddershall CC in 2014 at the age of 5, he played his first competitive game for the under 8's team in the South Moorlands Junior Cricket League. Joe made an immediate impact, helping them win the Stone Cricket Festival at Little Stoke Cricket club by hitting the winning runs off the last ball of the game.
Primary 6 pupils enjoyed a morning trip out to Clip n' Climb. Pupils had chosen the trip as a treat to celebrate coming to the end of their time in the Prep School. Children had a fun but exhausting time challenging themselves with the different climbs. Mr Messenger also joined in and raced pupils at the head to head climbing!
After a splendid year’s work, Year 8 celebrated in true Spanish style with a Fiesta out in the sunshine. They enjoyed “tapas” of Chorizo, jamón serrano (cured ham) and queso manchego (a sheep’s cheese from La Mancha) with some delicious homemade bread –
Pan casero. ¡Delicioso!
Our Year 11 leavers recently celebrated their last year in Senior School at their Prom night which was held at Tillington Hall in Stafford. The students put great effort into organising their perfect night and what a fantastic job they did! A delightful evening full of good food, dancing and laughing was had by all pupils and staff who attended.
We now look forward to our Prize Giving evening to celebrate all students efforts throughout the school.
Some of our Year 10 students recently completed the weekend Practice Expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
They braved soaring temperatures to carry their packs and equipment for approximately 25 kilometres over 2 days and camped overnight under canvas.
They completed all tasks well – navigating, cooking, teamwork all successful.
They should now be prepared and looking forward to the Qualifying Expedition on 7/8 July, having learnt and refined a few things over the weekend.
Our U11 mixed cricket team took joint third place out of fifteen teams at the District tournament held at Milford Cricket Club in early June.
Shauney and Georgina received their Latin and Ballroom medals on Saturday 30th June. The medals were presented by the Deputy Mayor Councillor Elizabeth Shenton, Newcastle-under-Lyme. In addition, Shauney was delighted to receive a trophy for the most improved.
Please see our 'Ballroom Dancing' story to find out more about their dancing school.