PUBLIC SPEAKING SUCCESS
Over the course of the last month, our year 11 students have been taking part in a school-based Public Speaking competition. They spoke on a wide range of topics, making interesting and well-argued points throughout their speeches. Our two winners, Amelia Hopkinson and Dana-Leigh Togara, were put forward to speak in a Yorkshire-wide competition organised by the Catenian society. Speaking on the topics of, ‘Plastics are the scourge of modern day society’ and ‘Immigration has been good for our economy’ respectively, the girls were a credit to our school and received glowing praise from the judges. Amelia Hopkinson finished second overall in the competition – a real achievement in a strong field of 18 students, many of whom were from sixth form schools and colleges. Congratulations to both our two finalists and all of those in year 11 who took part.
WELL DONE PAWEL!
We would like to congratulate ex-student Pawel Salaciak for outstanding results in his recent A levels. Two years ago, Pawel, who moved to England in Y7 with little grasp of English, left Saint Pius with the highest results in the Rotherham Borough.
He gained 15 GCSE’s including 12 at A or A* grade.
Since leaving us, he has been studying at Barnsley College and has achieved A in mathematics, A in chemistry and B in further mathematics. Pawel with be moving on to Lancaster University to study mathematics.
At Saint Pius, we are always delighted and proud to hear about all our ex-students’ successes in whatever career path they choose.
We would like to wish him every success for the future!
CONGRATULATIONS TO AMELIA!
Congratulations to Amelia Hopkinson in 10 Walsingham. In early April, she became the Under 16 British Junior Latin Sequence Champion.
Amelia has been dancing since she was two and a half years old. She attends the Karen Byron School of Dance and dances every Saturday as well as Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Very well done Amelia!
PRAISE FROM STAFF AT ST. GERARDS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Before Easter, some of our student ambassadors helped out at the Anne Frank Exhibition in Rotherham. We would like to share an email from John Drury – Y5 Teacher from St Gerards.
Dear Miss Smith,
I would just like to say how impressed we were with your ‘ambassadors’ today. The children were knowledgeable, polite and a sheer delight. Their behaviour was impeccable and their attitude outstanding. They inspired and educated our children and I am so grateful that we could share the experience of the Anne Frank exhibition with them.
I am happy for you to share this email with parents, senior leadership and visitors to the school.
Thank you once again
St Gerards Catholic Primary School
YEAR 11 STUDENT VUYELWA MUKUZE - CATENIAN PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION
Vuyelwa Mukuze took part in a public speaking competition for Yorkshire schools for year 11 to 13 students. She finished 2nd and was a credit to the school. Her speech was on the importance of celebrating diverse cultures within society. Both the judging panel and audience members commented on Vuyelwa’s thought provoking and engaging speech.
JACK RILEY – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Y11 student, Jack Riley, spent a week in Dubai (15th -23rd February) with the under 16 Yorkshire cricket team, which represents all Yorkshire schools. Jack and the team played against four private Under 18 cricket academies from Dubai and Abu Dhabi and Jack’s team won 3 out of the 4 matches. In one game, Jack scored 102 runs and was the top overall scorer of all the matches.
This was a fantastic achievement in the heat of Dubai!
As well as visiting the Grand Mosque in Dubai, the team got to play one of the games at the home ground of Pakistan International Cricket Team!
Well done Jack and we look forward to hearing more about your success.
11 students from Saint Pius X attended an Anne Frank exhibition training session at the Riverside Council Offices in Rotherham on Tuesday 20th February.
Our students were a real credit to the school at the exhibition. They were really good with the primary school students and the way in which they conducted themselves during the tours.
Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding contribution to this event;
Holly May Donovan 8L
Oliver Russell 8L
Isabelle Worley 8L
Paula Brydges 8G
Erin Haigh 8G
Erin Fenlon 8W
Mason Kellett 8C
Samuel McKeiver 8C
Oliver Caress 8F
Casey Lavin 8F
Jan Piwowarska 8F
STAR STUDENT – TIFFANY JOSHI
One of our Y10 students has been nominated as a star student at the Discover US Experience Day last term. Tiffany Joshi from 10 Lourdes would like to pursue a career in medicine and earned the University Ambassador’s nomination for being a super strategist – showing real interest in thinking about the future, identifying opportunities and challenges and planning some key next steps.
Tiffany was presented with the certificate by Mr Boardman – the Discover US Y10 co-ordinator within school.
We would all like to congratulate Tiffany and wish her well in her studies for the future.