Student Results Day – Thursday 21st August

Year 11 students who have just left the school will be able to collect their examination results after 10:00am on Thursday 21st August.

Those students and their parents should feel free to pop in after 10:00am to join us for what is sure to be a day of celebration and one of the highlights of the year.

School Uniform – planning ahead

Throughout this academic year, we have informed parents/carers about our expectations in regards to school uniform. The summer holidays are a time when many parents buy new clothing in preparation for the new academic year.

Pupils who do not follow the uniform policy are not allowed to go to normal lessons. This is a clear expectation at Cardinal Wiseman which should not be challenged. Part of going to school is preparing our students for the world of work. In nearly all jobs, there is also a clear policy and expectation in regards to standards of uniform.

In regards to this, please ensure that you read the information below.

Letter – school uniform July 2014

Primary Links with Christ the King

On Wednesday 9th July, year 5 students from Christ the King worked with CW students from years 9 and 10 in three different subject areas.

  • Science: flame tests – chemical analysis of different elements
  • Food Technology: learnt about different breads as well as baking their own bread products.
  • Resistant Materials – made traditional wooden toys.

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Here are a few quotes from the year 5 pupils:

“This was a very enjoyable day. The best bit of the day was when I had fairy liquid in my hands and then I had fire in my hands. It was amazing!!!”

“Today I enjoyed learning how to cook bread with Mary Dosumu. Also, I enjoyed working with Miss Monk by learning all the names of flames such as green was a copper” – Georgia Poole

“I enjoyed making my own toy from wood. It looks great. I also enjoyed working with the pupils from Cardinal Wiseman. I had an awesome day”.

Yr 10 visit St Gregory’s RC School in Bath

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Staff and pupils from Year 10 enjoyed a visit to St Gregory’s RC School in Bath on Monday the 7th July. The purpose of the visit was to meet with students in year 12 and gain an understanding about what 6th form is all about. Our pupils enjoyed a tour of the Sixth Form block and a question and answer session with members of Yr 12. They also had the chance to meet with members of Yr 10 from St Gregory’s who are currently thinking about their next steps after Year 11.

A great deal of useful information was gathered, which will form part of our discussions as we plan for the opening of our own Sixth Form in September 2015.

Mr. Friel, Head teacher of St Gregory’s, congratulated our pupils on their exemplary approach to the whole day and thanked them for all their comments.

Friday Letters

To read about everything which is happening in the school, please choose one of our “Friday Letters” from the list below:

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 13-06-14  06-06-14  23-05-14  16-05-14  9-5-14 02-05-14
 11-04-14  04-04-14  28-03-14  21-03-14  14-03-14  7-3-14
 28-2-14  14-02-14  07-02-14  31-01-14  24-01-14 17-01-14
10-01-14 20-12-13 13-12-13 6-12-13 29-11-13 22-11-13
15-11-13 8-11-13 25-10-13 18-10-13 11-10-13 4-10-13

Summer Spectacular Superb Success

On Tuesday 1st July 2014 pupils of Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Technology College, Birmingham put on a spectacular summer party for their local senior citizens.

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The party was held at the Maryvale Community Project; the pupils of Cardinal Wiseman decorated the hall, prepared the food, sang summer songs, and were on hand to serve the senior citizens. The afternoon was full of fun and smiles.

There were over 80 senior citizens who attended. The afternoon consisted of bingo, a quiz and we ended with a raffle.

Mrs Stewardson also visited and paid a fitting tribute to the hard work that had gone in to organising such a wonderful occasion. The work that the pupils and staff of the school put in to making this event was very much appreciated by all who came along to the party.

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As a Catholic school we believe that it is important to remember our neighbours. Organising this event is a small token of the school’s appreciation and support for the more senior members people of our local community.

Archbishop of Birmingham visits to bless our new chapel

On Thursday 26th June, the Archbishop of Birmingham visited the school to bless our new chapel. The event just showed everyone how amazing our students are and how dedicated the staff are to the school. The sheer number of people involved was truly impressive. In particular we would like to thank Mrs Stridgen and Lucy Hurley for organising the event and Mr Mulcrow for overseeing everything. Mrs Stridgen will be writing a full report about the great event which will appear on the web-site soon.

Cardinal Wiseman Debate Mate Team Questions MPs at Westminster

Miss Kelly, Mr Stokes and I took our Debate Mate team to Westminster on Wednesday 25th June and it was absolutely inspirational! It was a question and answer session where pupils were given an opportunity to listen and ask MP’s questions linked to poverty in the UK. We were one of only 10 schools in the whole country (2 of which were private) who were invited after winning a national competition for schools.

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Just to give you an example: Kwame stood up and stated- “It is a fact that only 16% of young people from socially deprived backgrounds go to university. Why is that?”

The pupils made the staff feel so proud for representing Cardinal Wiseman so well!

Thank you.

 Miss Crown