With the weather changing, we remind parents that in the event of extreme weather, please always check the College website.
Please click here to view the Colleges Extreme Weather procedure and policy.
For the last half term, Key Stage 3 English homework has been scrapped! Instead, students have been getting involved in Readathon, a sponsored read, taking place in about 3,000 schools across the UK.
Readathon is organised by a charity called Read for Good, who raise money to supply brand new books and for storytellers to visit children in hospital; they work with all the major UK children’s hospitals and reach 100,000 hospitalised children each year. Students were encouraged to set themselves a reading target, read as much as possible (anything they fancied!) and ask family and friends to sponsor their reading.
The English department is delighted with the enthusiasm and reading prowess of our Y7 and 8 students who have raised an incredible £1,810.16 during Readathon. It seems like the students enjoyed it too: Gabriella Kalnins in Y8 ‘I love reading! I think it’s good that we are doing something that is not only educational, but also benefits young people too.’ Tilly Le Moignan in Y7 ‘I raised £190 by asking lots of friends and family to sponsor me. In the 4 week period I managed to read 20 books!’ Finley Twigg in Y7 ‘I liked being able to put my passion for reading to good use, pay it forward and make a positive difference to the lives of other people who are in need.’ A huge well done to everybody who took part – hopefully it will inspire a love of reading as well as raising money for a brilliant cause!
Need to stock up on reading for the summer holidays?
Then check out our Scholastic Book Club! Go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/all-hallows-catholic to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards. (Please note orders can only be placed online).
All students in years 7-9 will be given a leaflet in either a library lesson or form time.
For the fifth year in a row, students and staff from All Hallows Catholic College and members of the local community demonstrated the importance of putting Christian faith values into action by sharing breakfast together in support of Fairtrade and to highlight the severe lack of food security faced by farmers around the world.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day yet millions of farmers and workers in developing countries don’t earn enough to know where their next meal is coming from.
About 795 million people are undernourished globally, and half of the world’s hungry people, nearly 400 million, are estimated to live on small farms, despite them working hard to grow the food we eat every day.
Buying Fairtrade ensures that farmers are guaranteed a minimum price for the produce they grow. On top of this, a Fairtrade Premium is paid and invested back into the community which helps farmers improve their social, economic and environmental conditions.
Initiated in 2014 to mark International World Food Day and to give thanks for the work of the Fairtrade movement, the All Hallows Fairtrade breakfast is an annual event in the College’s calendar and, as a certified Fairtrade School, it raises the profile of the Fairtrade movement ever higher.
Representatives from the St. Alban’s Justice & Peace group and Wincle Primary School joined students in enjoying delicious Fairtrade products including muesli, granola, orange juice, coffee, bananas, strawberry jam, honey and yummy chocolate spread. The GIFT team ensured everybody had enough.
Local MP David Rutley was committed to Parliamentary duties, but commenting on the event in the past, he said, ‘I was proud to support All Hallows Catholic College and the good work of their staff and students in promoting Fairtrade. The school does important work encouraging pupils to get involved in social enterprises that not only benefit people in our community, but also in developing countries. Their work should be applauded.
Head Boy Aidan Hughes really has taken on board the mantle of making sure we are able to continue to support the India Project. In addition to the many events Aidan has helped to organise this year as part of the Student Leadership team including the Sixth Form Fancy Dress day, All Hallows’ has Talent and the more recent Staff v Students football match. He recently completed the Liverpool Half Marathon. Aidan hopes to raise over £400 when his sponsorship is collected but he admits while that in itself a great achievement, the fact that he beat his dad was secretly what gave him the most pleasure.
West Sussex Dates
Saturday 27 May 2017 – Sunday 28 May 2017
Friday 2 June 2017 – Saturday 3 June 2017
In the gorgeous Cheshire countryside there’s an explosion of colour, music, life and excitement. And we’d love you to be a part of it.
The Big Church Day Out draws together tens of thousands of Christians from all over the UK and Europe to worship and celebrate all that is good. It’s a one-of-a-kind expression of church unity that’s as vibrant and varied as its wonderful guests. Whatever your age, denomination or musical taste, you are welcome to join us for two days of discovery and enjoyment you’ll never forget.
Music is the life-blood of the Big Church Day Out, bringing together the most popular line up of Christian artists and worship leaders from all over the globe. All musical tastes are satisfied here, so find your perfect Big Church Day Out soundtrack as you explore five stages, with five unique line-ups. As the rest of the event winds up for the day, the crowds gather by the main stage to worship together as one big family. It really is a little taste of heaven.
The Big Church Day Out is like one huge playground, bursting with activities and fun for all ages. From our Big Church Kids tent and fun-filled fete to the relaxing Tea Tent nestled in the beautiful gardens, you’re sure to find your favourite spot and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Food brings people together, and the Big Church Day Out is all about togetherness. Pull up a trestle table, choose your dinner from a truly delicious line up of handpicked food vendors and take a moment to soak up the extraordinary atmosphere as you connect with family and friends.