All Hallows Newsletter 01032013
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Friday 1st March 2013
Launch of All Hallows Training Academy
We are pleased to announce that we have launched All Hallows Training Academy which builds on the requirement, as an Ofsted Outstanding school, to share our best practice. The Training Academy draws together in one place, the information on all of the professional training opportuni-ties provided by our college and demonstrates the extent of our system-wide leadership in education.
Have a look at www.allhallows.org.uk [Training Academy Tab]
Schools Direct Training Places
Do you know of anyone who would like to undertake their RE or Languages teacher training with us? We are currently offering training places for good honours graduates in Religious Education (Practising Catholics) and Modern Foreign Languages. For further details see the Training Academy section of our website.
E-Safety Keeping Children Safe - 26 March 2013, 6.30 7.30 by PC J. Commins
If you have ever asked -
What is my child doing online?
What risks might my child face online?
How do I keep my child safe online? . then this talk may be of Interest to you
If you would like to attend this event, please email Julie Moorhouse at
At All Hallows in our Romero Centre Conference Room.
THIS INFORMATION EVENING IS OPEN TO ALL PARENTS
ATTENDING ALL HALLOWS PARTNER SCHOOLS - OR ATTENDING
OTHER PRIMARY SCHOOLS IF THE CHILD IS TRANSFERING TO
Yr8 German taster sessions - Every Monday, 13.00-13:30, C9, with Miss Rafferty. Students may not have experienced German as part of their language modules and so the taster sessions will enable them to make an informed choice as to which language they may want to study at KS4.
Prayer Lord, open our eyes so that we do not sit Indifferently in front of issues of injustice. Lord, use our voices to give voice to those who cannot be heard. Lord, bless our campaigning and give us courage when we feel we are working in vain. Let our skills and voices become a strength for those whose skills and voices are trapped by poverty or exploitation. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Laura Bigoni, CAFOD Volunteer)
Congratulations to the year 7/8 Cricket Team on becoming Macclesfield District Champions!!! Results: v Fallibroome - Won Man of the Match - Thomas Coates v Poynton - Won Man of the Match - Alex Hart v Wilmslow - Won Man of the Match - Theo Alston
The boys will now represent the District at the Cheshire Finals!
Parents as Partners: THIS HALF-TERM
Parents please can you check your childs equipment for learning and uniform over this half term and replenish any items as necessary. Every student should carry with them everyday a pen, pencil, ruler and their planner, in addition to their exercise books and textbooks. A calculator is also required for Mathematics, Bible for RE and dictionaries for languages and English. Students are also expected to have a suitable bag (see policy) for carrying books and equipment
A 'Valentine' Make-Over for Go Shop. The student-led Management Team of Go Shop literally 'rose' to the challenge of addressing the Valentine Market by selling beautifully hand-wrapped single red 'roses' on 14 February 2013.The Pod was decorated with giant red hearts to attract the attention of students and teachers and quickly became a 'hive' of activity as the 'roses' went on sale. The Management Team are Year 13 Level 3 BTEC Business students who are studying units in Business Planning and Developing Teams in Business. At the same time, alongside the sale of 'roses', GO-BITE, a team of Year 8 BITE students who have set up a Young Co-operative with their teacher Mr Blades sold a batch of strawberry lip balm, on a 'valentine' theme, which was hand-made using wax from The College's bees. Another Year 8 Young Co-operative sold cakes decorated with hearts. All these enterprise activities support fundraising for The India Clinic Appeal!
PTA Quiz night
Friday 22nd March
Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start
7.50 each (including Cheese and biscuits)Barrels of Beer (provided by Storm Brewery) Wine and soft drinks.
Half Term Successes As ever All Hallows continued to be exceptionally busy, even during the half term break. A number of subject areas offered exam booster classes, which were exceptionally well attended by students. We also had number of trips out of College. Mr Garcia took a number of students to Malaga to develop our partnership with a school in the city. This is part of the whole College initiative to once again be awarded the British Council International schools award.
Exam Dates and Results
Spring & Summer Exam Dates
Last GCE Exam - 24th June 2013
Last GCSE Exam - 26th June 2013
Y10 Mock Exams - week commencing 11th March 2013
Y12/13 Mock Exams - 21st to 27th March 2013
Y7,8,9 Mock Exams - week commencing 17th June 2013
Draft March & Summer timetables on College Website
24th May 2013 (Inset Day) Public Exams
EXAMS WILL TAKE PLACE AS NORMAL AND CANNOT BE RE-SCHEDULED
GCE: ENGB1 - English Language; MM1B & MD01 - Mathe-matics.
GCSE: A293 - Business Studies; 5MU03 - Music.
A-level (8:30am) & AS-Level (11am): Thursday 15th August 2013
GCSE (10:00am): Thursday 22nd August 2013
Reminder INSET Days: Tuesday 7 May 2013 following May Day is an INSET day. Please note that Friday 24 May and
Wednesday 24 July are also INSET days and that students finish for Whitsun Half term on Thursday 23 May and for Summer
on Tuesday 23 July.
Term College Opens to Students College Closes to Students
Epiphany Monday 7 January 2013 Friday 15 February 2013
Easter Tuesday 26 February 2013 Thursday 28 March 2013
Whitsun Monday 15 April 2013 Thursday 23 May 2013
Trinity Monday 3 June 2013 Tuesday 23 July 2013
ATTENDANCE MATTERS AT ALL HALLOWS
During the last week college attendance is as follows:
Year 7 - 94.1% DOWN BY 0.1% ON THE PREVIOUS WEEK (95.9% since the start of September)
Year 8 - 91.6% DOWN BY 3.8% (94.7% since the start of September)
Year 9 - 93.1% UP BY 0.8% (93.3% since the start of September)
Year 10 - 92.4% UP BY 2.9% (93.5% since the start of September)
Year 11 - 91% UP BY 1.3% (92% since the start of September)
Overall attendance in the last week was 93.9% with overall attendance since September also 93.9%.
We ask parents to keep talking to their children about the importance of attendance to academic achievement. Students must be in college on time each day unless it is absolutely necessary and we ask parents to keep us in-formed daily if a child is absent. Many students in college have 100% attendance and they will praised for this achievement in the next celebration assemblies that will be held shortly..