This year’s Bri-Stor Group apprenticeship open evening is fast approaching and preparations for the event are well underway. The annual open evening gives those interested in a career in engineering the perfect opportunity to find out what our apprenticeship has to offer.

Starting at 5.30pm on 23rd Jan, this event is always well attended and gives prospective apprentices the chance to take a guided tour of both the Bri-Stor Systems and Alpha Manufacturing facilities, followed by a Q&A with expert engineers. Previous apprentices, many of whom are now full-time employees, are also on hand to share their first-hand experiences of the Group and to answer any questions.

Read more: Bri-Stor Group Apprenticeship Open Evening

Rebecca having performed extremely well at the very competitive ISA Midlands Swimming Championships in finishing second in the front crawl was selected to represent the Midlands in the Freestyle Relay Team at the ISA National Championships at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Aquatic Centre.

Rebecca trains regularly with Newcastle (Staffs) Swimming Club.

Rebecca's Midlands Freestyle Relay Team took third place overall so Rebecca returned with a National Bronze Medal having had a fantastic and memorable experience.

All of our pupils have worked incredibly hard during the Autumn Term and have collected many House Points!

We are very proud of the pupils for collecting House Points within lessons and for their participation in competitions and events such as; the Inter-House Quiz which is held on a fortnightly basis, the Anti-Bullying poster competition and a football match.

On Wednesday 12th December, we held a whole school celebration assembly, everybody in the hall was very keen to find out which House has the highest amount of points. It was very close with just 5 points between each House.

Read more: December House News

Well done to year 8 for creating a beautiful piece of artwork inspired by 'Joy To The World' for our Advent Window, on display at Vantage Point Creative Shop.

The decorated windows will remain on display over the Christmas period until 2nd January, we hope you all have the opportunity to go and see it.

Read more: Advent Window Opening

On the Monday morning, 24 students and 3 members of staff arrived at Liverpool Airport bright and early, excited for our trip to Barcelona. After a short flight, we arrived in bright sunshine. We were greeted by our Travel Guide, Laurence and boarded the coach to transfer to our hotel, which was situated on the University Campus.

After a quick freshen up in our rooms, we took the metro to central Barcelona for a look around Placa Catalunya and some early shopping! The weather was warm and sunny, which was wonderful. After dinner, we returned to our hotel for a well-deserved rest!

Read more: Barcelona Spanish and Art Study Visit: 22-25 October 2018


Well, what a performance of Hansel & Gretel; it was hilarious!

Our junior choir, led by the fantastic Mrs Dickson put on an incredible pantomime performance for staff, students and parents to enjoy on the last week of term. 

It was evident that they had spent hours rehearsing lines and lyrics as they showcased their talents on stage. 

A huge well done to all involved.

And one last time...what do you call an alligator with a vest on?

Read more: Junior Choir Pantomime - Hansel & Gretel

School Christmas lunch was served to students, staff and the building site workers yesterday.

As always it was delicious and staff from CH & Co Independent (Our Catering company) pulled out all the stops and delivered a wonderful spread for everyone. Thank you, Phil, Eleanor, Jenny and Helen.

Students and staff all entered into the merriment of the occasion by wearing Christmas jumpers and singling songs. Staff also waited on the children, which was very much appreciated.

Read more: Whole School Christmas Lunch

Our annual ‘Festival of Carols’ service took place on Tuesday in St. Dominic's Church. The service was a wonderful celebration of what Christmas is all about.

It was lovely to see so many families and friends attend and to see students from P3 to Year 11 read their readings so eloquently, sing the hymns beautifully and perform the music so competently.

Read more: Festival of Carols

St. Dominic's girls have retained the title of Stafford & Stone Sports Partnership, Key Stage 3, Tournament Champions for the sixth consecutive year.

Caitlyn and Lydia anchored the singles matches and Philippa, Tabitha and Amanda were our nominated doubles partnerships.

The boys team consisting of Isaac, David, Jude, Edward, Cal and Oliver took third place overall.

Isaac, Edward and David rotated the singles responsibilities with Jude, Cal and Oliver playing the doubles matches.

Congratulations to all our badminton players.
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