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Admission Arrangements 2016-17 :: Sacred Heart High School

 

 

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The closing date for both the Common Application Form and the School’s Supplementary Information Form is Saturday, 31st October 2015 and not Friday, 30th October 2015.  However, the School will be closed for half-term from 26th-30th October 2015.

 

 

 

Admissions :: Frequently Asked Questions (last updated Sept 09)

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BBC School Report News Day is here and our budding journalists have been busy creating newspaper front pages all about Sacred Heart.  Following Huw Edward’s advice from his videos, we have found, gathered, written, assembled and edited our news stories…here are the finished articles!

And keep your eyes peeled for more BBC School Report action as four of our young journalists head to BBC Broadcasting House today to watch the Jeremy Vine Show live on BBC Radio 2, before reporting on their experiences and the issues discussed.  Good luck girls!

 

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1.       Read Amalia’s Article: Sacred Heart Sixth-Form Comeback!

We’ve opened the doors of our new Sixth Form and the girls are enjoying the new facilities and challenges of the A Level courses. 

Find out more here.

 

2.       Read Cleo, Izzy, Ellie, Arianna, Lili and Amber’s Article: An Inspiring Talk

Daniela Relph inspired us all when she came to speak to Year 7.  She discussed her career and life behind the scenes producing a BBC News feature.

Find out more here.

 

3.       Read Emma’s Article: See You Later Dr Carpenter

Our Head Teacher, Dr Carpenter, will retire this summer after over 20 years’ faithful service.

Find out more here.

 

4.       Read Gemma, Lucy, Kaya, Jessica, Ellen and Tallula’s Article: Walking for you

Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines in 2013.  To show our support and raise money, we’ll be completing a whole-school sponsored walk. 

Find out more here.

 

 5.       Read Niamh’s Article: ICT Vandals - Caught or Still at Large?

Computers in the ICT Suite have been vandalised to the shock of the school.  Investigations are on-going.  

Find out more here.

 

6.       Read Taylor, Sophia, Karen and Jhemimae’s Article: Out With the Old and in with the New

Exciting new sports facilities are planned for Sacred Heart. Hammersmith. 

Find out more about the creative plans in our urban landscape.

 

 7.       Read Tess, Catriona, Ann, Scarlett, Iga and Isabella’s Article: Healthier Bodies, Healthier Minds

 Healthy lifestyles are important, so Sacred Heart has secured planning permission for new sports facilities, which will provide new opportunities for our talented sportswomen. 

Find out more here.

 

 8.       Read Alexandra , Sophia, Savanna and Izzy’s Article: BBC’s Best Gives High School Speech

Inspired by Daniela Relph’s talk, the girls consider the impact of extra-curricular opportunities.

Find out more here.

 

9.       Read Soliyana and Hermela’s Article: 23 Years Comes to an End

As Dr Carpenter’s career as Head Teacher as Sacred Heart comes to an end, the girls reflect on the impact of her departure. 

Find out more here.

 

10.       Read Ashlyn, Amelia, Ruth, Sofia St, Maisy, Nicole and Elizabeth's Article - Learning - to love it?   

Ever wondered what life is like for a secondary school student?  The girls explore what affects students’ learning.

Find out more here.

 

11.       Read Abigail's Article - Miss Country-Side Cooke.

Miss Dudley-Cooke departs for a new job in the country-side.  The girls review the impact of her departure. 

Find out more here.

 

12.       Read Georgia's Article - £10,000 Typhoon Haiyan 

As news of Typhoon Haiyan reached us, we were shocked and saddened by the images.  Now we want to help: read more about our sponsored walks.

Find out more here.

 

13.   Read Vittoria Andrea's Article - 'The Sweet Smell of Success' 

Vittoria reviews the Sacred Heart Junior debating league to date.

Find out more here.

 

 

 

 

Educational Links

 

ICT

http://www.erevision.co.uk/v4/index.asp

www.teach-ict.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/

 

MATHS

 

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KS5

Online help

Online help

Online help

Hegarty Maths:

http://www.hegartymaths.com/ks3/all/ks3

MyMaths:

www.MyMaths.co.uk

BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z6pfb9q

Corbett Maths:

http://corbettmaths.com/5-a-day/

Maths Is Fun:

http://www.mathsisfun.com

Hegarty Maths:

http://www.hegartymaths.com/gcse

MyMaths:

www.MyMaths.co.uk

KESH:

https://keshgcsemaths.wordpress.com/gcse-maths-takeaway/

Corbett Maths:

http://corbettmaths.com/5-a-day/

Mr. Barton Maths:

http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/gcse.htm

Maths Is Fun:

http://www.mathsisfun.com

Hegarty Maths:

http://www.hegartymaths.com/a-level

Exam Solutions:

http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-revision/syllabuses/Edexcel/period-1/specification.php

Maths Is Fun:

http://www.mathsisfun.com

Resources – worksheets etc

Resources – worksheets etc

Resources – worksheets etc

Math Drills

http://www.math-drills.com/

Math Drills

http://www.math-drills.com/

Just Maths:

www.justmaths.co.uk

Student Username:        SacredStudent

Student Password:          Sacred

Corbett Maths:

http://corbettmaths.com/revision/practice-questions/

 
Admission Appeals Timetable

 

 

ADMISSION APPEALS TIMETABLE 2015

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2nd March 2015

National Offer Day

Outcome letters sent by Boroughs

3rd March 2015

Offer Letters sent by School

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer and various Admission papers to complete and return confirming acceptance by 13th March

2nd March onwards

Unsuccessful Candidates

Please contact the Admissions Department by telephone or e-mail [email protected] for all waiting list enquiries and to request information as to why an application was unsuccessful. You will receive a pro forma sheet explaining the reasons together with information about the waiting list and the appeals process.

2nd April 2015

Deadline for appeal forms

If you are not offered a place, you can appeal against this decision. Your completed appeal form must be received by this date.

27th April 2015

Arrangements for your appeal

The Clerk will write to you with the date/time and arrangements for your appeal and the deadline for receipt of further documents.

By 8th May 2015

Arrangements for your appeal

Appeal papers will be despatched to all parties.

18th-21st May 2015

Appeal Hearings

You will be invited to attend a meeting to explain why your daughter should be admitted to the School.

Train to teach

Sacred Heart High School coordinates the West London Teaching School Alliance (WLTSA).

The WLTSA will be recruiting candidates for 118 School Direct teacher training places (both primary and secondary) for 2016-17, 14 of which will be based at Sacred Heart.  See below a poster and booking details for our upcoming information event about these teacher training vacancies.   

Most of the Sacred Heart programmes lead to the award of PGCE with the potential for 60 credits towards a Master’s degree and Qualified Teacher Status, but we also have two salaried places leading to Qualified Teacher Status.

The WLTSA website (wltsa.org.uk) - Initial Teacher Training tab, School Direct vacancy pages -  include tables listing all the WLTSA teacher training programmes including those at Sacred Heart. By clicking on the course code for our programmes in the table, you will be able access further information about the specific course requirements, bursaries available and how to apply.

All applications for these programmes must be made online through UCAS, which opens for applications on 27th October 2015.  To find any WLTSA programme on UCAS you need to use the UCAS teacher training search tool (which opens on 6th October) naming the 'provider' as The West London Teaching School Alliance.

We are hosting an information evening about our vacancies on 15th October, see poster below.  Please click HERE to book tickets for this free event.

Any queries regarding these programmes should be sent to [email protected]

 

Train to Teach Event 15 Oct 2015 SHHS website

 

Goals

THE GOALS OF SACRED HEART EDUCATION

Goal I : A personal and active faith in God

Goal II : A deep respect for intellectual values

Goal III: A social awareness which impels to action

Goal IV: the building of community as a Christian value

Goal V: Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom

The Goals provide both the uniqueness of a Sacred Heart School and the strong bond of union among the Network of Sacred Heart schools. They continue to challenge all Sacred Heart educators to deepen their understanding of these timeless principles.

As a Sacred Heart School, we are part of a worldwide family of schools.In England, Sacred Heart High School Hammersmith is one of six schools and one college founded by the Society of Sacred Heart. The others are:

This Year’s Goal (2014/2015)

Each year the six schools in the English Network will decide which of the goals will be the focus for the year. This year 2014/2015 we have chosen Goal III: A social awareness which impels to action. During the year Goal coordinators, Chaplains and Headteachers meet to share good practice and plan for the future.
During the school year we are raising awareness of  what this goal means  within our  community by focusing on making a difference to others by “Doing Something.”
In the Michaelmas term we organised Backpacks for Mary’s Meals, Hampers for the Catholic Children’s Society and raised money for Cafod.

Our Lenten appeal  in our lent term is focused on “Doing Something” for the Madeline Sophie Home  in Checkalini, Kenya.

We are also part of a global network of Sacred Heart Schools and universities in 30 countries across the world

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If you would like to learn more about the work of the Society of the Sacred Heart and its schools, follow these links:

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Sacred Heart Sixth-Form Comeback!

Sacred Heart Sixth-Form Comeback!

Sacred Heart High School opened the new sixth-form on the 1st of September 2013. The previous sixth-form closed 23 years ago when Dr. Carpenter, the current Headmistress, joined Sacred Heart High School. In the past few years there have been discussions about reinstating the sixth-form but only recently was the decision finalised.

Sacred Heart High School is a popular voluntary aided 11-18 comprehensive school for girls. It was founded by the Society of Sacred Heart to provide education for children of Catholic families. Sacred Heart High School has links with colleges in Oxford and Cambridge as well as the College of London. The school is continuing to strengthen and find other links elsewhere. These links will offer a wider opportunity for the sixth-form pupils to further their education. Scared Heart High School was ranked 42nd best secondary school in the UK in 2013.

Sacred Heart High School is currently undergoing building work to accommodate the new sixth-form.  This work includes a new Sixth-form teaching suite, new social and dining facilities and a new study support area which will be in the reception room. The new sixth-form will be based in an independent building from the lower school. This allows the sixth-formers to become independent individuals. All work should be completed by the 7th of June 2014.

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Girls who wish to study A level at Sacred Heart High School must have eight GCSE’s at grade C or above including English language and Mathematics. If an applicant wishes to study any of the three sciences (consisting of physics, chemistry and biology) she must have an A or an A* in the GCSE of that particular subject she wishes to take. If an individual wishes to study Modern Languages (French and Spanish) or Mathematics she must have an A* or an A Grade in those particular subjects. For pupils who have learning difficulties there is also additional learning support available.

In the event of oversubscription, especially if the sixth-form becomes as popular as the lower school, more criteria will need to be met. Highest grades from any individual will be given priority; the applicant needs to be a practicing Catholic from a practicing Catholic family.  Those living nearest to the school will have a greater chance of winning a place. One major criteria to be met is that a pupil will need to have been baptised by the age of six months. As with the lower school, if the child is not baptised within six months, parents will need to give a valid and acceptable reason as to why the child was not baptised within this time.

Currently there have been mixed reviews concerning the new sixth-form.

A pupil from Sacred Heart High School who is in Year 11 quoted:

‘I believe that Sacred Heart High School Sixth-form is underdeveloped. I personally do not want to be a ‘tester’ for the new sixth-form. I would prefer to go to an established sixth-form. Even though Sacred Heart High School is an outstanding school and in the past years has made me flourish, I am uncertain about the new sixth-form. ‘

A sacred Heart High School pupil who is currently attending the Sacred Heart sixth-form mentioned:

‘I truly enjoy the new sixth-form here at Sacred Heart. I enjoy the new responsibilities that I now face. The new sixth-form has proved to be a lot harder than I expected, I feel incredibly more independent. Even though this sixth-form has proved to be excellent so far, I personally believe that there could be more teachers supporting the sixth-formers.’

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Hopefully the Sacred Heart High School sixth-form will live up to the expectations of the parents and governors. Everyone hopes that the Sacred Heart sixth-form will receive the same status as the lower school. Even though the current feedback is slightly mixed due to its early stages, everyone hopes that the sixth-form will prove to be an overwhelming success.

By Amalia

See You Later Dr Carpenter

See you later Dr Carpenter

Dr Carpenter has decided to retire as headmistress of Sacred Heart after 23 years of teaching.

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After 23 years of teaching at Sacred Heart, Dr Carpenter has decided to retire and leave the school. Speaking to each year group during lesson time, she explained how she `intends to retire at the end of the year ‘and to hand over the leadership of the school to someone ` with a new vision and direction’ for the school.

Writing in a head teachers letter, she explained how it was an `enormous privilege and joy’ to lead the school and to be part of the `rich’ tradition of Sacred Heart education. Asking for our prayers, she mentioned how the Governors would `set about finding a new headteacher teacher in an experienced and professional way’, also adding that they would be supported by the Diocese, Local Authorities and the Trustees. Part of her letter also praised her husband David, when saying ` I have always been challenged, blessed and supported to be my best’, explaining how the school  has much to thank him for'.      Dr Carpenter plans to leave Sacred Heart Hammermsith by the end of the year. 

The surprise retirement has triggered a range of feelings. ` I am very upset that she`s leaving, she will be sorely missed by all the staff’, Mrs Roy, Ms Greenwood told us,` I cannot speak for other staff, but I am sad but excited at the occasion as change is a good thing’,  the English teacher went on to tell us how Sacred Heart will be moving into a `new era ‘ and that whoever would take Dr Carpenter`s place would have ` a lot to look up for’. Natalie, 7R claims that it was a `shame’ that she  didn`t get to know the retired headmistress that well as it was only her first year. ` Even though I didn`t know her that  well it is a sad occasion as a very good head mistress will be leaving our school after such a long time ‘, Andrea Simples 7T tells us.

During Dr Carpenter`s time here, Sacred Heart has been praised by Ofsted on the quality the teaching and ethos as ` a school of excellence, with many outstanding teachers ‘. 

Sacred Heart has also been praised for its success in the range of creative arts during her time and was even written to by an MP praising the school for the ` outstanding ‘ GCSE results.

Although pupils and staff may feel different ways towards Dr Carpenter, she will still be remembered throughout school in all year groups and possibly also throughout the Society of the Sacred Heart.

By Emma

An Inspiring Talk

An inspiring talk

 

Daniela Relph visited Sacred Heart High School in Hammersmith on Friday 28th February 2014 to talk to year 7s about journalism.

Daniela Relph is a Royal correspondent for the BBC. She has reported on stories such as the Royal wedding and the birth of the royal baby. 

She very kindly gave an inspirational talk to year 7 pupils in Sacred Heart. She talked to them about what journalism is like and what experiences she has had whilst working for the BBC. She helped the pupils to have a peek into a journalist’s life.

She explained to them about working at the BBC and the teamwork needed to help tell even the simplest of news stories. daniela

The pupils were very excited to see her and to speak to her because many of them were interested in journalism and writing.   

Some pupils said that they couldn’t wait to ask her questions and to listen to what she had to say because being a journalist was their dream.

One of the pupils, Natalie, said, “I’m glad Daniela Relph visited because it might make it easier for me and others to choose what to do in the future. It gave me a taste of what being a journalist might be like.”

An English teacher, Miss Bailey, said, “I thought the visit was very informative and brought our classroom learning to life.” She also said, “I think students will be inspired, if not to become a journalist, then to work to achieve their dreams.”

Many other pupils agreed with Miss Bailey that it inspired them and it did bring “classroom learning to life”.   Some said they much prefer having lessons like that than a normal English lesson and would like to have inspirational people, like Daniela Relph, to come in more often.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Daniela Relph, Royal correspondent.

 

By Cleo, Izzy, Ellie, Arianna, Lili and Amber.

Walking for you

Walking for you

All Sacred Heart students have been asked to take part in a sponsored walk for charity, on the 4th April, to raise money for the society of Ormoc in the Philippines. Pupils will be taking part in their houses. The event will take place in either: Richmond, Hyde, Bishop or Holland Park.

Not long ago, in November 2013, Ormoc in the Philippines was severely damaged by a dreadful typhoon called Haiyan. Almost everything was destroyed; so the society of Sared Heart are aiming to raise £10,000 to put a new roof on the pre- schoolers playground for a school in Ormoc.food

Mrs Gregory and Ms Siara, Chaplain of Sacred Heart have gone to the trouble of organising the event. Ms Siara revealed, “We are doing this because we want to think about the people in the Philippines who are less fortunate because of the typhoon. It is also personal growth goal for students to help others”

She added, “Students get to work with children from different year groups and get to work with different people and are able to experience taking part in charitable events.” 

It is an amazing opportunity to have the chance to know you are making a huge difference to someone’s life; it is the small things that we do in our lives that can make an extraordinary difference to their everyday lives.

Already pupils are rearing to go, excited for the walk! Pupils will be attending in their houses Thornton, Sheldon, du russia, Killeen or Anderson (these houses are named after people who are special and mean something to the Sacred Heart society.         People receiving aid in the damaged Philippines as the typhoon struck.

Sacred Heart hopes we can meet the needs of the poor souls in the Philippines to make Ormoc a better place. They need you to help lives of the less fortunate for the better!

 

Doughnuts for sale

Sixth-form students of Sacred Heart have recently held an organisation selling crispy crème doughnuts, in the cloisters (pictured left) for the charity of HCPT on Tuesday the 4th of March (Shrove Tuesday).

“They were really scrumptious, cheap (only £1) and were for a really good cause.”

 

Behind the scenes of head teacher leaving

Dr Carpenter, head-teacher of Sacred Heart High school, is leaving at the end of the year, after a proud twenty three years, to fulfil future ambitions of later life.

She proudly shared with us, “I loved English and I wanted to share my passion with other children.”

 

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Caught or Still at Large?

ICT vandals: caught or still at large?

 

As most pupils of Sacred Heart High School are aware, there has been an ongoing investigation into a serious incident involving the vandalism of a computer in ICT2. The computer suites, once again, are open for business as usual but there remains, however, a mystery as to whether the culprit(s) has been found and punished.

 

The incident took place in early February 2014 shortly before the half term break. The precise nature of the act(s) of vandalism are not known although from discussions with members of staff, it appears that certain words had been written on the computer screen. No-one was, however, willing to confirm exactly what had been written. Mr Rafferty, an ICT teacher and the Head of Economics when asked how he felt about the incident replied, “It is disappointing”. He appeared concerned that the equipment in question was previously in “very good quality”.  It would also impact on the pupil/ staff relations.  He said, “ staff might also find it hard to trust the pupils and that is worrying as the school may have to restrict the freedom of pupils to act unsupervised.”

 

The reaction to the incident was described by Mr O’Reilly , a school employee specializing in ICT, “Precautions had to take place - we had to close the ICT suites and stop the pupils from gaining access.”  This ban stayed in place for several weeks during which time investigations were undertaken.  Pupils who had either logged on to the computer  in ICT2 or were known to have been in the area at the relevant time were gathered together and told that the culprit should own up otherwisefront

 

the punishments would be more severe as time passed.  The closure had an adverse impact on innocent pupils, one mother of a Sacred Heart pupil (who did not wish to be named) said, “It is disgraceful, I cannot believe that a student would vandalise the ICT suites when they know that lots of children have to use it for homework. It is very selfish.”

 

The sudden re-opening of the ICT suites was not accompanied by any explanation of who had been responsible or what punishment there had been. All that is known for sure is that any evidence of vandalism has been removed and it is very much business as usual. It remains a mystery as to whether the vandal(s) remain at large to strike again or have been caught, punished and taught a valuable lesson. Only time may reveal the truth. 

 

Location of where the incident took places;Sacred Heart High School Hammersmith. 

 

By Niamh

 

Out With the Old and in with the New

Out With the Old and in with The New

 

 

Sacred Heart is building a new sports block, to make it more spacious and free willing.

 

Sacred Heart is building a new sports and science block. We have talked to a lot of pupils and teachers, and this is what our PE teacher Miss McAleney said, “I’m very excited for the new sports block, as it offers a lot of different activities and a bigger range.”

 

The new buildings are going to start in September 2014 and hopefully finish in September 2015.

 

Miss Galvin (who works in the admission office) spoke to us about the plans of the new sports block and why our school decided to build them, this is what she told us.

 

“The school sports block is due to finish in September 2015 hopefully.  We decided to build the sports block because the government gave us a large amount of money and we thought space wise a new sports and science block would be a good idea!”

 

Students are also very excited due to space in the changing rooms they might build a new one attached to the new sports block us some parts of  it will be underground.

 

As part of the new block they are building a studio, partly for the new 6 form, for either dance or possibly photography.There will be a gym as we used to use the local gym around the corner for the year 10s but that will no longer need to be!

Everyone is extremely excited and can’t wait as there will be a wider range of activities.

 

By: Taylor, Sophia, Karen and Jhemimae.

 

 

Healthier Bodies, Healthier Minds

Healthier Bodies, Healthier Minds

 

 

Plans have secured as to expand sporting facilities over the next few years, which they hope will improve the overall performance in the sports department of the girls at Sacred Heart High School, Hammersmith.       

 

The school has proposed a definite disposition of the glass dome which will tower over the outdoor courts in order for them to be available during the cold and wet winter months.

 

“I think it will encourage me to do more sports because I know that I won’t have to do it in the cold or wet weather,” said Isabella, aged 11.cons

 

By furthering the space of the indoor facilities, this will enable more enjoyable lessons to take place and many think that this will encourage the girls to really excel in sports.

Everyone is waiting in anticipation for these plans to take action and it has been said that it will take approximately two years to complete the build.

 

Currently the school consists of the Digby building, Stuart building, Barat building, the Russell building and finally the chapel. It also includes the science block and cloisters. Due to the fact that a new sixth form has just joined Sacred Heart we believe that this will only benefit the sports department and make it more popular.

 

Parents also agree that this will improve the schools performance. Miss Moorhead said “Presumably this will benefit the school, making it more versatile.” Not only the pupils or parents, but the dedicated sports staffs are just as excited for the new build. 

 

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Dr Carpenter, headmistress at Sacred Heart High School, Hammersmith, has recently announced her resignation and will sadly be departing at the end of this academic year. After her many successful years, Dr. Carpenter began her speech by telling a year of confused year sevens that they were the last that she was going to have.

 

 

 

By Tess, Catriona, Ann, Scarlett, Iga, Isabella 

 

BBC’s Best Gives High School Speech

  BBC’s Best Gives High School Speech

 

 

On Friday 28th February, Daniela Relph (a BBC news royal correspondent) came to Sacred Heart High School. There she gave a talk on her work in journalism and the life that goes with it.

 

The year 7 pupils of Sacred Heart (Hammersmith), like many of schools, have been starting the BBC School News report. This gives danielachildren the chance to find a story, of their choice, and write a newspaper article on that subject. The BBC reporter came to this honoured school, to explain about her work in journalism. How she became interested in journalism, why she chose it as a full time job and the ups and downs of being a journalist.

 

Relph has worked all over the world and even lived in Washington DC for 3 years. She has met many stars including David Beckham, Johnny Depp and many more.

 

She was inspired to work in journalism from one of the first female BBC news reporter. She also wrote her school newspaper which boosted her confidence massively when thinking of a career in journalism. “My first job was in 1993 with the Sussex and Surrey BBC local Radio station, which is now called BBC Southern Counties Radio”.

 

Miss Bailey, an English teacher at Sacred Heart, organised the visit.  She thought that because year 7 were learning about newspapers and journalism that it would be good for our understanding to see what it is really like for a real life journalist.

 

Alexandra went on a mission to find out three things off Miss Bailey and they were: How did she think it would help the pupils with the subject?  Did she think the children enjoyed it and lastly how did she come up with the idea?                                                                                                                                                                                                             Daniela Relph

 

            “I think meeting a real life journalist makes our classroom studies come to life as it shows the link between school learning and life.”

 

            “I think the girls enjoyed her visit.  The number of questions they wanted to ask showed this.”

 

            “I was put in contact with Daniela Relph via BBC School Report who we are working with at the monument.  She is our designated contact.”

 

            And Miss Bailey was right.  All the year 7s loved it and here is evidence of that...

 

            “I loved it, it was awesome and I met someone famous.”

 

“It was a great experience for me and all my peers.”

 

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£10,000 Typhoon Haiyan

£10,000 Typhoon Haiyan 

 

On Friday the 4th of April, Sacred Heart school have decided to do a sponsored walk to raise money for the Philippines. The school will help build a roof over a Sacred Heart school in Ormac. Unfortunately, last year, the pre-school was damaged by the Typhoon Haiyan. SHHS is aiming to raise at least £10,000. Each house will walk to earn money for charity. The minimum for each student to collect is £15, but there is no maximum.

 

Every student has to wear their PE tracksuit bottoms (they are allowed to wear a t-shirt, the colour of their house) and their PE top. The weather could be wet, so they are advised to bring a waterproof coat. Also, pupils will probably get thirsty, so should bring a water bottle. The walk will take 1 hour and the whole school will be walking no matter what the weather is. Each house is assigned to a different park. Andersson will be walking in Hyde Park with Killeen. Du Rousier will be walking in Richmond Park. Sheldon will be walking in Holland Park and Thornton will be walking in Bishops Park. Sometime, during the walk, students will have a picnic, so they will need to bring packed lunch with them. Pupils who have free school lunches, will receive a packed lunch from the school.

 

Many students are looking forward to raising money. Giulia Accaputo says ‘I think that it is very good that we are doing a sponsored walk for charity because we are helping the Philippines and the environment by walking and not polluting the air.’ Other students do not agree with the school’s decision. One pupil said ‘There is no point of walking around a random park. I don’t want to waste my time, when I can spend time doing something I enjoy.’

 

There are both positive and negative thoughts about the sponsored walk. Some pupils may enjoy the walk, where as others would rather do something else. Perhaps, the purpose of the fundraiser will change the doubtful minds. Hopefully, we will be able to brighten the future of the young Philippian children.

Other news:

All parents and carers are welcome to join us on the sponsored walk, but make sure the school is informed

Get the last few Christmas puddings for £5.00 each.

New sixth form

Dr Carpenter retires at the end of the school year

Daniela Ralph talks to the Y7 s about her job as a reporter

It is still unknown to pupils who vandalised the ICT computer screen

On the 4th of March, the netball team won against  the  Godolphin and Latymer school, 7-4 and 20-3

 

By Georgia

 

Learning - to love it?

Learning - to love it?

 

  


It was yesterday that the political party of Hammersmith ( PPH) considered what was going on inside a daily school life of a pupil. Interviewers questioned teachers and students hoping to learn more about what it was like to experience life as a pupil.

 

Miss Bailey (an English teacher at a girls’ school in Hammersmith) quoted “ A good education opens doors and inspires children to reach for the stars”. But the question being discussed today was “Do Children Enjoy School?”. Maisy, a student from Sacred Heart High School, Hammersmith, quoted “I like having fun with all of my friends and all the teachers are really friendly, they really care about each and every one of us and our education.”

 

However “having fun with friends” is not what all children experience in an every day school day. According to bullying statistics 2010, there are about 2.7 million students being bullied each year by about 2.1 students taking on the roll of the bully. A recent survey suggests that 35% of 965 children, were unhappy on school days. The PPH came together to discuss what teachers and parents can do to stop bulling once  and for all. Anna, a young, student from a Primary school in Camden quoted “ I think children bully because they know they can get away with it, it makes them feel strong and powerful.” Bullying is becoming an ever increasing problem for children affected by it. In 2006 a 15 year old girl even went  as far as 

as far as hanging herself because she was being bullied by a gang who afterword's had “a feeling of great victory after destroying her life ”. Lisa, a parent of 2, said “The only way I can see bullying changing at school is if the schools themselves change”. After hearing this the PPH are looking to take action with schools in the future and hopefully stop bullying once and for all.

 

10 out of 10 members of the public said that bullying would decrease the level of children who enjoy going to school. Recent studies  show more children are taking days off school due to bullying. So do children like school or not? A test taken on several schools shows that  a total of 85% of kids who are not being bullied do like school.

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Sacred Heart students have different  opinions on their education

By: Ashlyn, Amelia, Ruth, Sofia St, Maisy, Nicole, Elizabeth                  

 

Miss Country-Side Cooke.

Miss Country-Side Cooke.

 

 

On Tuesday 11th of March 2014, Miss O. Dudley-Cooke announced to her 7RHO class that at the end of this term, she would be leaving Sacred Heart High School in Hammersmith. As it was announced, all students present were clearly upset that their great P.E teacher was leaving. When interviewed, three of her students from that class, Mathilde Plantenga, Amalia White and Georgia-Sky Little, said, ”We will miss her greatly. She was such a great teacher.”

In that class, after being told, some of the students asked why she was leaving, and she replied, saying that she was going to the country-side with her fiancé to have their wedding and live there together. During an interview with Miss Dudley-Cooke, she said, “Although I’m going to be happy in the country-side, I’ll always remember and miss Sacred Heart.”

The teacher told her class near the end of the lesson, and also said that she was happy and proud to have the current year sevens as her last ones. Giulia Accaputo, a pupil in 7RHO, said, “Though I know our new teacher will be great, I will always miss Miss Dudley-Cooke. Although we only had her for one term, we all still feel that she was an amazing P.E coach.”

The children wished her all the best, while trying to hide their sadness at the news of her close departure. They said that they do not want her to remember them looking sad, so they do their best to not show it. Even though this news is quite sad, it is also quite good. It means that Miss Dudley-Cooke will be happier and is starting a new life, but still holding on to the memories of the past. All students and teachers hope that Miss D-C is very happy, and that she will remember her glorious time at the school.

On the school’s behalf,

GOOD LUCK MISS!

 

23 Years Comes to an End

23 Years Come To An End

 

 

Dr Carpenter, head teacher of Sacred Heart High School in Hammersmith, has told her school that she is retiring after 23 years of being head at the end of the summer term.

 

   Our interviewers questioned Dr Carpenter and asked her about her decision and she revealed, “I planned on leaving two years ago for my retirement, but delayed it to build the new sixth form buildings,”  which meant that she wanted her pupils to be in the best condition before she left. She also said, “it was entirely my decision to leave the school but I did run things over with my husband and he was extremely helpful with my choice!”

 

  Dr Carpenter has been our long-running head teacher for more than 20 years at Sacred Heart High School and plans to “travel in the future before settling down.” But she said that “I will miss the students and Staff because of their kindness.’’

 

    In return to her kind words, we will also miss her as a head, a teacher and an inspiration for all her hard work and wish her the best in her future life.

 

Reported by Lia and Katie

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New Canteen For Teens

At Sacred Heart High School the new sixth form get their own canteen .After this decision was made the new canteen was built in an old basement at the bottom of the school it supplies hot  and cold food ,drinks and a social area ,also the sixth formers got to chose there furniture to add there own personal touch on the canteen this is to help them studies and spend some time to relax after all  their hard work  studying for a-levels.

We interviewed Sixth Form leader Miss Powell about the new canteen. She quotes, “Dr Carpenter made the decision for the new canteen “ we asked her when died the canteen  open she replied saying “the canteen opened after the half term so the girls have spent some time. down there and have gotten used to the hole idea , the girls like it “.This canteen should be huge help for the girls in the sixth form and should really help their grades approve for the extra time and space they have to studies.

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Reported by Grace

 

Cathy Hopkins Gives An Insight To Her Life

Cathy Hopkins, author of best seller Mates and Dates, visited the school.  The excitement of many girls has been building up. Cathy Hopkins told the school that the release of her new book ‘love at second sight’ was a book she wanted to write for years. Cathy Hopkins also sold signed copies of her books in the gym. Many girls have adored books of Cathy as they relate to their own lives.

‘ I Love her books they relate so much to real life!’ says Cynthia Younes.

By Ellie

 

 

‘The Sweet Smell of Success’

‘The Sweet Smell of Success’

 

Sacred Heart High School’s junior debating team has passed to the finals in the London Junior Debating League. This is currently being held in Godolphin and Latymer School.

The London Junior Debating League is a debating competition for schools in West London. Altogether there are 16 schools which have been split into four groups of four schools competing against each other to beat the rest. There have been two rounds that were held on the 18th of November 2013 and round two was held on the 10th of December 2013.

The four groups are Group A, B, C and D. Sacred Heart is in Group A, against Godolphin and Latymer, St Richard Reynolds and Radnor House. Group B is Latymer Upper, More House, Putney High School and Twyford Abbey. Group C is Brentford Girls, Gumley House, Harrodian and Ibstock place and finally, Group D is Burlington Daned, Colet Court, Greenford High and St Paul’s Girls.

In round one Sacred Heart was up against Godolphin and Latymer. They were beaten and left coughing in the clouds of dust Sacred Heart left behind as they sprinted to the finish line. They passed with flying colours and went through to Round two at the top of their group league table.

Round two was another success story. This time St Richard Reynolds was beaten with a straight victory for Sacred Heart.  The girls debate their way to the finals whilst smashing through each debate as if they were walls of paper. Our reporter Jennifer Stuart has been getting the inside story from one of the team members, Veronika Senko.

“Well, it’s hard when you have to take a responsibility to go to the meetings every Thursday but it is well worth the time you spend going there. I find it difficult sometimes as I have to change my schedule a bit when there is an unexpected meeting that everyone has to go to, but you need the power to be able to cope. In other words you have to be flexible.”

The girls are looking forward to their finals and are hoping they can pass with flying colours to win the overall league. It will be held in May with the top four schools from each group going head to head in a final battle for the glory of being the champions.

For more information, go to Godolphin and Latymer school website.

 

By Vittoria Andrea

PE and Extra-curricular Activities

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FIXTURE LIST AUTUMN TERM 2015

 

DATE

K.O Time

SPORT

TEAM

VENUE

STAFF

WEEK

Tuesday 22nd September

4.00

Netball

U 14 A

(Y9)

Burlington Danes

   

Tuesday 29th September

 

Netball

U 13 TBC

(Y8)

Burlington Danes

   

Tuesday 29th September

3.15

Netball

H&F Tournament

U16

(Y11)

Phoenix High School

   

Wednesday 30th September

3.30

Netball

U18

(Y12&Y13)

Lady Maragarets

   

Thursday 1st October

4pm

Cross Country

(H&F Trials)

Y7-12

Linford Christie Sports Centre

   

Tuesday 6th October

3.15

Netball

H&F Tournament

U15

(Y10)

Phoenix High School

   

Tuesday 6th October

 

Netball

U14

(Y9)

Fulham Cross

   

Monday 12th October

 

Netball

Year 7

(U12)

Burlington Danes

   

Tuesday 13th October

 

Netball

U12A

(Y7)

Fulham Cross

   

Tuesday 13th October

 

Netball

U13A

(Y8)

Fulham Cross

   

Tuesday 13th October

 

Netball

U15AB v U16AB

(U15&U16)

Sacred Heart

   

Thursday 15th October

3.15

Netball

H&F Tournament

U14

(Y9)

Phoenix High School

   

Thursday 15th October

3.30

Netball

U16A

(Y11)

Lady Margarets

   

Tuesday 20th October

 

Netball

U15

(Y10)

V Burlington Danes @ sacred heart

   

Wednesday 21st October

3.15

Netball

H&F Tournament

U13

(Y8)

Phoenix High School

   

Thursday 22nd October

 

Netball

U12 A&B

(Y7)

V Lady Margarets @ Home

   

Thursday 5th November

3.15

Netball

U12

(Y7A&B)

Phoenix High School

   

Thursday 5th November

3.45

Netball

U18

(Y12&13)

Lady Margarets

   

Monday 9th November

4.00

Netball

U14A&U15A

(Y9&10)

St Pauls

   

Wednesday 11th November

 

Netball

U13 A&B

(Y8)

Godolphin

   

Thursday 12th November

 

Netball

U12A&U13A

(Y7&Y8)

Notting Hill and Ealing School

   

Monday 16th November

4.00

Netball

U13A&B

(Y8)

St Pauls

   

Tuesday 17th November

 

Netball

U15A&B

(Y10)

V Lady Margarets @ home

   

Thursday 19th November

4.30-6

Basketball

H&F Tournament

U14

(Y9)

Burlington Danes

   

Tuesday 24th November

3.30

Netball

U13 A&B

(Y8)

V Lady Margarets @ home

   

Wednesday 25th November

4.30

Netball

U16A

(Y11)

Latymer Upper

   

Wednesday 25th November

 

Netball

U12AB

(Y7)

Lady Margarets

   

Thursday 26th November

3.30

Netball

U14 A&B

(Y9)

Lady Margarets

   

Tuesday 1st December

4-6

Rowing

H&F Tournament

KS3

Hurlingham and Chelsea

   

Tuesday 8th December

 

Netball

U12 A&B

(Y7)

V Godolphin and Latymer @ Home

   

Thursday 17th December

 

Basketball

H&F Tournament

U15&U16

(Year 10&11)

Burlington Danes

   
             

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PTFA Auction

SACRED HEART SCHOOL CHRISTMAS AUCTION 2014

Friday 14 November

Tickets for the Auction are selling fast so please buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment.  Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.  Some of the Items received so far Include:                              

Box of 6 bottles of Pouilly Fuissé year 2012

Special Edition bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue label ‘Symphony In Blue’

Dental Check-up with a leading west London Dentist

A Day Sailing for a family of 4 on the Blackwater river including picnic lunch

Five Seconds of Summer - signed merchandise

Bubbleology - Voucher to be used in any branch

                                                                                                        

However we are still looking for more, so think about what you can offer to make this event our most successful Auction ever.

We need EVERY FAMILY to try to obtain at least one donation. Please be resourceful; approach businesses that know you, or places of work for donations. 

Donations are also required for the silent auction, which is primarily aimed at pupils. We need new, unwanted/unopened gift items- candles, CD’s, DVD’S, toiletries, make-up, jewelry, hair accessories etc.

We look forward to seeing you and your daughter for a fun evening on Friday 14 November 2014.

 

Please contact the school office now to buy tickets.  Download the attached form and give to the school office or email it to: [email protected]

Tickets cost £10 per adult and £5 per pupil and include a delicious Arabian Buffet, available between 7.00 – 7.45 pm.  There will also be a pay-bar.

Please note 100 seating capacity so do book early!

Closing date for donations is Friday 7 November.  email [email protected] with items for the main Auction. We will contact you regarding delivery of items.  Please bring items for the silent Auction into the school office in a bag clearly marked School Auction from Monday 3 November. 

 

THANK YOU

 

THE PTFA AUCTION TEAM

PTFA

Welcome to the Sacred Heart High School Parents, Teachers and Friends Association.

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the PTFA website, where you can find out more about how to engage with other parents, teachers at the school and their friends on a regular basis AND raise important funds for the school. 

Please visit this page at least once a term and add our exciting schedule of events to your calendars.  We’ll be adding content to this website as the term unfolds including an overview of how the school has used money that the PTFA has raised in recent years for the benefit of all girls at Sacred Heart.

 

Coming up this term…

Coming up in 2015

In 2015, we have already run a successful Year 7 disco in February and we'll report soon on the success of the Quiz Night (Friday 20 March).  The biggest event of our year comes on Sunday 28 June  when we'll be running a spectacular Family Fun Day, with stalls selling all kinds of crafts, gifts and food, competitions, music, games, a treasure hunt and lots more. Watch out for further updates.  

Please do join us at our regular monthly meetings which take place from 7-8pm on a Tuesday evening at the school on the following dates:

21 April
5 May
2 June
23 June
7 July

 

“Your school needs you…”

The PTFA is run by volunteers – there are no paid positions.  And of course, all volunteers have active lives outside the school so their time is limited.  But as parents of girls who are benefiting from a great experience at Sacred Heart, we are happy to commit time to support raising money for the school.  As you all know, we are still living through difficult economic times and the UK Government continues to put severe restrictions on school budgets.

Every single penny of the money we raise at the PTFA goes towards providing resources to the school that otherwise they would not be able to afford.  Over the last few years, the PTFA has given over £70,000 to the school.  This money has helped girls go on ambitious trips, contributed significantly to the Needy Family Fund and specific items such as the ipads in the school canteen.

We encourage therefore as many parents as possible to become involved in the PTFA, both to provide funds to support better resources for all the girls and to support a vibrant school community.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our events.  

 

 

With all good wishes

Cyrille Vanoye

Chair

Parents, Teachers and Friends Association

Sacred Heart High School

E-mail.  [email protected]