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Welcome to St John Henry Newman Wheelers eLibrary

During the Christmas break why not browse through our eLibrary. The eLibrary gives you free access to over 1400 fiction and non-fiction eBook titles and over 800 audio book titles. It is simple to borrow an eBook or audiobook. To login to St John Henry Newman school's ePlatform digital library please follow these steps: Pupils can find the eLibrary...
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Year 7 Student of the Month

 Our Year 7 Student's of the Month for November were presented with their badges and certificates for 'acting on advice and feedback from teachers'.
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Royal Institution of Science Show

We were delighted to have been awarded another Royal Institute of Science show grant for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils. The show took place in school and over 300 pupils got the to experience a science show,, usually only available in National Science museums.
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Year 11 Scientists - Dissecting Skills

Year 11 triple scientists were displaying excellent dissecting skills in their practical session this week. The kidney was dissected to identify kidney tubules and the various structures in the kidney.
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Christmas Craft Club

Our Christmas Craft Club which takes place on Wednesday's after school with Mrs Nichol is now in full swing, this week the pupils were making festive gift tags. 
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We are supporting CFM Mission Christmas

This Christmas our pupil librarians would like to invite you to support the work of CFM Radio, Mission Christmas Cash for Kids. Our mission at St John Henry Newman Catholic School is for every child in our local community to have a gift to open at Christmas. This Christmas "Heat" or "Eat" is a real choice for so many families this winter....
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Cumbria School Gymnastics Competition

Well done to all the pupils who took part in the Cumbria School Gymnastics Competition at the North Lakes Gymnastics Club in Penrith. Each gymnast showcased the brilliant routines they created as well as performing a vault. All pupils represented the school incredibly well and should be proud of the work they put in creating their routines as well ...
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Catenian Public Speaking Contest 2023

St John Henry Newman Catholic School is looking for three enthusiastic, opinionated, and confident speakers to take part in the 2023 Catenian Public Speaking Contest. The contest will be held on Sunday 12 March at English Martyrs Catholic High School, Hartlepool. Entrants will speak on a subject of their choice and be judged by a panel of...
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Year 12 Visit to the University and Apprenticeships Fair in Newcastle

Last week our Year 12 students visited the University and Apprenticeship Fair in Newcastle. 
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Our Year 7 Students of the Month for October

Our Year 7 Students of the Month were presented with their certificates and badges in assembly - October's theme was was for `participation in lessons'. 
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U13's Girls City Football Success

Well done to the Year 8 girls who reached the final of the U13 Girls City tournament last night at the Sheepmount. The final is to be played next year at Brunton Park which will be an amazing day out for the girls! They topped their group with two convincing 1-0 victories against William Howard and RRMA with goals coming from Chloe B and Ellie to r...
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Food Bank Drive

As part of our Year of Charity we are holding a food bank drive over the next two weeks where we are kindly asking pupils to bring in items for food parcels which we will deliver over half term.  One tin per pupil would make such a difference. There will be a free breakfast prize for the form who brings in the most tins. If you would like to b...
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CAFOD - Cancel the Debt

Following this week's assembly we are asking families and pupils to visit the Cafod website and to sign the petition to help to cancel the crippling debt that some developing countries are facing.  Every hour of every day, the poorest people in the world give the richest people in the world $7 million (about £4 million). Even though we give "a...
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Premiership Kicks Football Session

 We had a great turnout at the first Premiership Kicks football session led by Carlisle United coaches with over 50 pupils attending. The sessions are open to all boys and girls, all abilities and all year groups and will be held every Friday between 3:15-4:15pm - we hope to see more pupils there next week. Mr Irving, Head of PE.
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Get Caught Reading - Year 7 Competition

 'Go Big' - The secondary school survival guide' was given to all of our Year 7 pupils at the start of their secondary adventure.  Go Big is a self-help survival guide - helping readers navigate exams, overcome peer pressure and start building toward their future goals. Alongside this book the library is running a competition called "Get ...
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Cumbria Libraries Summer Reading Challenge 2022

It`s Summer Reading Challenge time again!  This year the theme is Gadgeteers, so join in and discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you. For more information visit the Summer Reading Challenge website.  Signing up is free, you just need to be a library member (which is also free!) The Challenge is si...
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We are a GOOD School!

School had an Ofsted inspection in May this year and the report has been published today.  You can read the full report here
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Step into the NHS competition

Our Year 9 Health & Social Care pupils recently entered the 'Step into the NHS KS3 competition' and we are delighted that one of the groups has been awarded 'highly commended' for their outstanding entry. Pupils were challenged to research and choose an NHS career that interested them and then create materials to promote it, starting with a job...
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Year 7API - Flower Dissection in Science

This week 7API were undertaking flower dissection in science as part of the ecosystems unit of study.
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Cumbria School Games - Orienteering

Year 7 & 8 had a great day at the Cumbria School Games on Wednesday 6 July at the Sheepmount. They all worked incredibly hard and kept challenging themselves to get the courses correct and their fastest time. They had the opportunity to try very competitive styles of orienteering and sample how it is done in the big competitions when ...
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