Last week, year 10 students from St Robert’s started a weekly before-school activities club with St Michael’s; and, speaking as one of the participants, it is going extremely well! Every Tuesday morning, at eight o’clock, twenty students from year 5 and year 6, come in for forty five minutes of activities to get them energised before school. So far, our focus has been on bench ball, multi-skills games and team building activities. The club is a lot of fun for both the year 10 students who are running the club and the children participating! Every week the two pupils who we feel have given the most, in terms of effort and good sportsmanship, gets some sort of reward for their efforts. We hope that this will inspire the other pupils next week and keep standards high. This programme will run for the whole year in St Michael’s and is getting better and better each week. We are really excited to see how it progresses and can’t wait to implement all of our ideas.
To mark this day, the MFL department decided to record non language teachers showing off a language they know. You can see the results here!
Form tutors competed against each other to score full marks in the annual EDL quiz, staff wore badges telling pupils which languages they can speak and prayers were said at the end of the day in French, German and Spanish.
For further information about the European Day of Languages, click here
After achieving excellent results in GCSE and A Level this summer, we’ve got something to shout about. The school is the highest performing in Sunderland on the national benchmark of 5 or more A* to C grades (including English and Maths) at GCSE, with 73%. A Level results are again very high, and in the top 8% nationally. Head Teacher Nick Hurn said, “We are really thrilled with these results, which are just reward for the hard work and dedication of our outstanding teachers, the commitment and effort of our students, and the excellent support of their families. We start the new school year with renewed enthusiasm, knowing that St. Robert’s is going from strength to strength.”
A big thank you to Honor Poulton from Gentoo for nominating pupils for a PoSBO Award.
Whilst we did not win, it is a great honour to be shortlisted. It also shows how hard pupils have been working to develop intergenerational links in the local community; visiting Peacehaven care home, leaf clearing around elderly peoples’ bungalows; litter picking in the local area. People have commented on what a fantastic job pupils have been doing and what a positive image they promote of St Robert’s.
The ceremony was attended by Ashiya and Hannah (Y8)
During PSHE, Year 10 students have been learning about Enterprise. Volunteers from the Young Enterprise scheme came into school to speak to pupils about interview technique, managing their money, avoiding debt and consumer rights and responsibilities.
“Young Enterprise was really good as we got to learn real life lessons; things we will need to use later. I enjoyed the activities, especially the games such as ‘Spinvestment’”. (Adrian, Y10)
The Young Enterprise team will also be coming in to speak to Year 11 during PSHE later this year. A big thank you for all their time.
As always, we have been supporting the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child ‘Shoebox Appeal’.
We collected 166 in 2011, 201 in 2012 and a massive 224 this year (despite the postage per box rising from £2.50 to £3 this year!).
224 children will receive a gift from our community and we would like to thank all staff who contributed in any way to the appeal.
Our thanks go to everyone who contributed.
Here is what’s on at St Roberts this year:-
Badminton Club 3:20- 4:30pm Sports Hall Years 7-13
Netball Club 12:20-12:50pm Sports Hall Years 7-8
Dance Club 12:20-12:50pm Gym Years 7-9
Rugby Club 3:20-4:30pm Field Years 7-13
Hockey Club 3:20-4:30pm Sports Hall Years 7-9
Basketball Club 12:20-12:50pm Sports Hall Years 7-8
Trampoline Club 12:30-12:55pm Gym Years 7-9
Basketball Club 3:20-4:30pm Sports Hall Years 9-13
Dance Club 3:20-4:30pm Gym Years 7-9
Netball Club 3:20-4:30pm Sports Hall Years 7-13
Badminton Club 1:20-1:50pm Sports Hall Years 10-11