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We are excited to be launching Show My Homework, an online tool to help you keep track of your child’s homework.

Show My Homework will allow you to see the details of the tasks your child has been set, all their deadlines and their submission status and grades.

We have decided to bring on this system to improve the way we communicate with parents and give you greater visibility into the homework we set, including:
● 24/7 access
● View quality and quantity of homework
● Translation into over 50 languages
● Apps available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices
● Receive automated notifications before homework is due

You will be provided with login details to your personal account which is linked to your child’s homework calendar where you will be able to see your child’s To-do List and any homework that is overdue. These logins will be sent out in the first week back in September. We hope that it will improve your child’s organisation, time-management and help them to keep on top of their workload. I look forward to launching Show My Homework in September. Thank you in advance for your support.

Mrs Goggin
Assistant Head

On Tuesday July 16, we hosted the annual Sixth Form Science Poster Symposium in Elmwood. All Y12 students studying a science subject, produced an academic poster based on a scientific topic of their choice. Themes included The Physics of Ballet, Antibiotic resistance  and Dementia . Visiting staff, governors and parents were very impressed by the quality of the posters, and the confidence of the students as they explained their research. The event provides an ideal opportunity for students to develop research and presentational skills required at university. We look forward to hearing from our students in the years ahead, as they become experts in their chosen field of study.

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As part of the compulsory PSHE education, your Year 8 child will be involved in a day of workshops focusing on the national programme for relationship and sex education.  This is in-line with the guidance provided by the Catholic Education Service.

Year 8 PSHE Day – 1st July and 3rd July 2019

As part of the compulsory PSHE education, your Year 8 child will be involved in a day of workshops focusing on the national programme for relationship and sex education. This is in-line with the guidance provided by the Catholic Education Service.

Mrs Molumby will be travelling to South Africa in the summer to spend two weeks helping to improve education for children in South Africa.

This is the second time she will make the trip after she went to South Africa with Mrs McCarthy, headteacher at Saint John Houghton CVA, last year with Mellon Educate.

Mrs McCarthy and Mrs Molumby worked in Usasazo High School, supporting teachers and finding out more about the country’s education system.

Mrs Molumby said the experience would stay with her forever.

She said: “The whole trip is very hard to describe, it’s difficult to put into words.

“The teaching day was long, from 8am until 3pm but teachers are on their feet the whole time with only a 20-minute break and there are about 50 children in one class. The benches in the classrooms are so uncomfortable and there’s nothing on the walls, none of the children’s work. We gave them posters and pencils and they were so grateful.

“We tried to help by giving the teachers new strategies because when we were there the children would spend their lessons copying from a chalkboard. There were 1,400 children in the whole school and 38 staff.

“What struck me though was how the children wanted to do well, they were just so lovely and keen to learn. They took such pride in their appearance, their shirts were pristine and their shoes were so shiny. They have very little but they are so proud of what they do have. They know that if they can get to university they will do well but there are so many barriers.”

If you would like to support Mrs Molumby’s trip this year, please click https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fiona-molumby2

 

The Year 6 information evening PowerPoint from the evening of Monday, June 10th 2019 can now be found in the Admissions section on the school website http://saintben.derby.sch.uk/content/admissions/

Before the half-term break we said goodbye to Year 13 with a Leavers’ Mass along with a special photoshoot!

We wish them all the best of luck for the future and hope that they achieve all the success they deserve.

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