Saint Pius X Catholic High School

Saint Pius X Catholic High School


A year in the life of Saint Pius X

Some recent parental comments: "The RSE curriculum is taught in a well-rounded environment and encouraged not forced." "I feel this school is perfect for my child.""Extremely happy with the school and the amazing support, kindness and development my child receives". Recent feedback from PET-Xi "Thank you so much - such a lovely school and group of students"  "What an enjoyable day we had with such bright and pleasant learners!" "Had a fantastic day. Pupils are a credit to the school" "You guys are the best. We had such a great time"     

Latest School Calendar Events

Y7 progress review meeting with parent/carers11Jun2024

@ Y7 progress review meeting with parent/carers

Y5 Evacuation Day19Jun2024

Y5 Evacuation Day

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SPX English Ambassador's Book of the Month!
April 2024

The Magisterium

The protagonist of the series is twelve-year-old Callum Hunt, or Call, who was raised by his father and former mage - Alastair Hunt. Alastair rejected the world of magic after the death of his wife Sarah at the Cold Massacre during the Third Mage War. 'The Enemy of Death', Constantine Madden, was responsible for her death. In the prologue The Enemy of Death places his soul into the infant Callum Hunts body. With her dying breath she warns her husband with her knife by carving a message on the walls and cripples her son by shattering the bones in his leg in hopes of killing him.

In the first book, 'The Iron Trial', Call takes part in a series of tests to see whether he has sufficient magic to attend training at the Magisterium in which he tries to fail due to pressure from his father and is selected by master Rufus due to this. At the Magisterium apprentices are trained to be mages using the four elements of fire, air, water, and earth. Master Rufus decides to take him on as an apprentice. He also selects Tamara Rajavi and Aaron Stewart - the top-ranked students.

Overall, I give this book 8/10 because it fills a gap that the Harry Potter book series leaves out. It isn’t the best book I’ve read, but it is certainly one of the best.