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    • Newman College Open Evening on Thursday 16th October, 7-9pm

      date posted: Wednesday 15 Oct 2014
      We would like to welcome all Year 11 students in the local area and their parents/carers to come along on Thursday 16th October 2014, 7-9pm to see our new £4m brand new state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre. 
      On this evening you will be able to find out more about the exciting courses and opportunities on offer. Staff and students will be available for any questions and can help you work out which are the best courses for you. There will also be a presentation on ‘Sixth Form Life at Newman’ led by Sixth Form students and Mr Clingan, Director of Sixth Form. We look forward to welcoming you on the evening.

    • Parent Governor Meeting about English at KS 3

      date posted: Tuesday 14 Oct 2014

      Thank you to all of those parents who attended the meeting on Tuesday night. Thanks too to both Ms Hone, our KS 3 Curriculum Leader in English and Ms Jarman, Deputy Headteacher and line manager of the English department, who led the discussion and activities.  The importance of reading for pleasure was rightly emphasised and encouraging our young people to do this – in an age dominated by the internet and electronic gadgetry – should be a priority both at home and school. Some of the other issues discussed were the increased importance of spelling, punctuation and grammar within the assessment regime and the change in the dominant mode of assessment at GCSE from controlled assessments to terminal exams. For those parents who were not able to attend the meeting I attach a copy of the presentation provided by Ms Hone and Ms Jarman.


    • Love Music Band Workshops

      date posted: Monday 13 Oct 2014
      After half-term Cardinal Newman Catholic School will be hosting band workshops by LoveMusic. These exciting workshops are suitable for students who can play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard or singers. They will take place on Wednesdays and will involve a one-hour masterclass where students will learn technique and practice their individual part within the band before coming together for a one-hour band session. There will be four specialist teachers coaching the masterclasses and the bands. Each two-hour workshop will cost £14. If students wish to take part they can pick up a flyer from the Music Office.
    • The Feast of Blessed John Henry Newman

      date posted: Friday 10 Oct 2014

      In 2010 Pope Benedict beatified Cardinal John Henry Newman during a visit to Britain. He declared October 9th as his Feast Day.

      John Henry Newman had been a prominent member of the Church of England. During the 1840s he became increasingly disillusioned. Embracing the Catholic Church as the ‘One Fold of Christ’ Newman was received at Littlemore by Blessed Dominic Barberi on 9th October 1845, hence his Feast Day.

      Today in school we will be remembering Cardinal Newman. He made a huge contribution to life in Britain during the 19th - he was identified as one of the ‘Eminent Victorians’ - and to the development of the Catholic Church as it emerged from nearly 300 years of repression. Newman’s ideas on education are still highly valid today and help to guide our own work as a school. We refer to his famous meditation often:


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    Dr. J. Kilmartin



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