On Wednesday 22nd November 2017 Bishop Mark visited us at St Chad’s. The Bishop was greeted by our Head Girls, Lauren Shearer and Laura Lynn and Head Boys Callum Snell and Ben Robinson. The event began in the Chapel and our fantastic choir sang two hymns. As always those present were astounded at the music we heard and the Bishop commented that the choir are indeed ‘cathedral standard’. The Bishop then visited three classes in the RE department and commented on how calm and focused the students were. A Year 7 class asked the Bishop questions about his role and some students remembered meeting the Bishop previously in their primary schools. The tour continued to music, food technology, the sixth form café and the Emmaus centre. Again the Bishop commented on the peaceful nature of the school. The Bishop met staff at break time and then also met all the newly appointed prefects and members of the school council. Following on from lunch the Bishop departed and thanked us for a fantastic visit.
We were both chosen to represent St Chad’s at the Runcorn Remembrance Service on Sunday November 12th 2017. As pupils of St Chad’s we are both very honoured and grateful to represent the school and are thankful for this opportunity. The service began at 3pm at the Cenotaph and it was both emotional and eye-opening to see the whole community attend and pay their respects to those who gave their today for our tomorrow. The poppy wreath was beautiful and we laid it with deepest respect. Other wreaths were laid and we were called upon to say a reading. The atmosphere was full of hope and togetherness. We feel so proud to have represented St Chad’s and we will never forget the experience.
- Shannon and Emily Year 8
St Chad’s continues to go from strength to strength. Following on from successful A Level outcomes last week and being removed from special measures by Ofsted in July we are delighted to report pupils at St Chad’s achieving the highest grades possible in the new 1-9 grading system as well as pupils making significant progress during their time at St Chad’s.
Top performers include:
- Neve Carroll Grade 9 (1) Grade 8 (1) Grade 7 (1) A* (3) A (4)
- Ruby Thornton Grade 9 (2) Grade 8 (1) A* (2) A (4) B (1) Distinction (1)
- Mollie Jones Grade 9 (1) Grade 7 (2) A* (3) A (4)
- Aleksandra Pokora Grade 8 (1) Grade 7 (1) Grade 6 (1) A* (1) A (5) B (1) Distinction* (1)
- James Thompson Grade 8 (1) Grade 7 (1) Grade 5 (1) A* (2) A (3) B (2)
Most progress made:
- Ann Huang
- Matthew Smithurst
- Jennifer Naganathan
- Aiden Gallimore
- Georgia Bretherton
Congratulations to pupils, parents, staff and governors who have all worked hard to achieve these positive outcomes.
Vote for your favourite piece of artwork entered in the Liverpool and District Dot art competition. Just CLICK HERE and choose from the 3 pieces selected by the panel of judges. You must enter your e-mail address and you only have one vote!
The competition was only open to Year 9 students so don’t forget to look at the other 19 paintings and drawings entered by St Chad’s. Voting closes on May 5th 2017.
On Monday 27th February the Year 9 students took part in a Mindful Me Enrichment Programme. Mindful Me is about equipping young people with the mind management tools to manage life’s stresses and aims to ‘help young people help themselves’. The bespoke sessions support to build aspirations and reduce anxiety, stress and low mood by teaching them the techniques to regulate, improve and take ownership of their actions. The students looked at the importance of mindful music, food for thought, having time and the correct space to relax and calm down, laughing with friends and family, how to be happy and performing random acts of kindness.