Posts by Tim Ramsdale

St Gregory’s Green Fingered Pupils Win Top RHS National Prize

St Gregory’s Catholic Science College in Kenton have won the RHS School Gardening Team of the Year Award after their team of 13-15 year olds designed and built an outdoor learning environment. The land used for the winning project had originally been earmarked for a staff car park extension. For many of the school’s pupils the garden…

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St Thomas More: The Power to Be

‘Every child has the power in them to achieve great things, no matter what background they come from’, was the core message carried by the CAFOD Young Leadership programme held at St Thomas More School in Wood Green. Five Sixth Form students participated in the programme and received excellent sessions on developing skills essential for…

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A proud moment for St Gregory’s

St Gregory’s Catholic Science College, Harrow has been shortlisted for the 2018 Sustainable Schools TES Award in recognition of their achievement in encouraging a new generation of sustainability champions. One of the few secondary schools in London to hold an Eco Schools Green Flag Award, St Gregory’s has demonstrated a commitment to sustainability by embedding…

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John Henry Newman student wins Public Speaking Challenge

The Catenian Association Sixth form Catholic Schools Public Speaking 2018 Challenge, Province 14 regional final was won by Hannah Meek from John Henry Newman, Stevenage, who spoke on the ‘Power of Words’. Head Teacher Clive Mathew said ‘We are very proud of Hannah and her achievement.  She is an excellent ambassador for the school and…

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Senior Citizens at St George’s

St George’s Catholic School hosted their annual Christmas Party for local senior citizens on Tuesday 5th December. Guests from local parishes and residential homes were warmly welcomed to the school for this event which has proved extremely popular over the past six years and is anticipated with great excitement by guests, pupils and staff. Over 115…

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6 in 6000: Cardinal Pole students win national debate competition

The Cardinal Pole Catholic School debate team have won the 2018 Debate Mate competition, edging out over 240 schools nationwide to the title. Alec Lau, Taiwo Olaojo, Edward Ntalindwa Badege, Philip Webb, Katie Lowbridge, and Boran Sis competed with over 6,000 other students to be crowned this year’s winners. On Monday 14th May the Cardinal…

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Curriculum Directory

The whole Catholic school is part of the Church’s ministry to evangelise and catechise. Through the centuries, the Church has educated young people and adults as part of its life. The witness, by the staff and pupils, to belief in Jesus Christ and the Catholic way of life, is itself a teaching and learning experience. In…

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Schools Bulletin: March 2018

Introduction Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, During Lent the Church offers us, in the words of Pope Francis, “the soothing remedy of prayer, almsgiving and fasting.” It is also the time for the leaders in Catholic education in our Diocese to meet. For the first time in many years the Headteachers of both Primary and…

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Schools Bulletin: January 2018

Introduction Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, Traditionally at the start of any new year we are expected to seek new challenges, new opportunities, fresh starts and resolutions. However, for Catholics we are expected to embrace the message of the Epiphany and see Christ revealed in His true form and hope for the world.  Pope Francis…

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Schools Bulletin : November 2017

Introduction Dear Colleague in Catholic Education, The word most associated with the month of November is Remembrance. For centuries Catholics have celebrated the Feast Days of so many Saints throughout the month as well as subtle portents of eternity. We take time to remember and pray for the dead. Our school communities have faithfully and…

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