Principals Newsletter

This week brings us to the pivotal point in the school year when Year 11 and Year 13 students start Study Leave and then complete their external examinations.  We have arranged a significant revision programme with a free breakfast provided for all students who are taking a morning examination.  A ‘Top Tips’ revision session takes place before each examination and I have been very impressed with the attitude, commitment and focus of all students in the examinations hall.  It has been exemplary.  To mark the end of Year 11 and Year 13, these students complete the half term with a Eucharist at S. Peter’s Church on Friday 26th May.  The Sixth Form Prom will be held on Friday 30th June and the Year 11 Prom will be held on Saturday 1st July.

Revision Session Timetable

Dear Parents / Carers 
Revision session timetable:
Students have a revision session prior to most exams with the exception of a few where 6th Form commitments could not be avoided.  If they have an exam in the morning breakfast is available in the canteen from 8am and they should then make their way to the relevant subject teachers to be registered in classes before moving to the arena for 9am.
Students will be registered in the arena for pm exams.
 

Oriel College, Oxford University Visit

“What a fabulous opportunity!”

37 Year 10 pupils had the opportunity to visit Oriel College, Oxford University for a taster day on Monday. Inspirational and informative; the visit which we hope will be the start of many engendered thoughtful participation.

The main message of the day is applicable for all Year 10 pupils, start your investigations now, access as many university prospectus’ as you can to explore A-level expectations for your chosen area. Work hard and you will get there.

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Statement from S Peter’s Collegiate School

There is currently a thorough and on-going review of chaplaincy provision at S. Peter’s Collegiate School. With this in mind, The Reverend Paul Cody has requested to be released from his contract to enable him to pursue other career opportunities. The school thanks Paul for his valued ministry and wishes him well for the future.”

Principal’s Newsletter

This week brings us to the end of the Easter term. It has been an exciting and busy 12 weeks.

Students and staff are working very hard to ensure courses are complete for GCSE and post-16 examinations which beginning shortly after we return from the Easter break, and there are impressive numbers of revision classes each week.

Instagram Challenge: Found Lettering

Found Lettering

This is a homework for year 8 art learners, with the option to enter a photograph into the S Peter’s Collegiate School Instagram Challenge.

Prizes for the winners!

Ask an art teacher if you need help or don’t have a camera/ cameraphone.

 

Year 8 Easter Homework

This is a homework for year 8 art students. The Instagram challenge section is optional.

Find each letter of the Alphabet, A-Z, in the man- made or natural environment.

Take a photograph of each letter and print them out small enough to fit on one A3 page (two A4 pages).

Be inventive, use your imagination to explore the environment and what it offers.

The letters must not be previously created letters e.g shop signs etc.

You will need to consider cropping these images for them to make sense.

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The Instagram Challenge

If you want to enter any of your photographs into the S Peter’s Instagram Competition, upload them onto Instagram and add the hasthtag:  #Artdepartmentcomp

You can make a new account with your S Peter’s email address to keep your other posts private.

The entries will be judged in the second week back after Easter.

Character Design Competition

Congratulations once again to the well deserved prize winners in Year 8!

 

The following three winners displayed exceptional effort, creativity and skill in their submissions.

 

Sawan Balu

 

Charlotte Jackson

 

Jamie Waters

 

 

 

The winners received certificates and art supplies in worship/ achievement assembly this week.

 

 

Overall the Art Department were impressed with the quality of submissions and we very much look forward to receiving Photography competition entries open to all students by no later than Thursday 6th April (Easter Break).

Photography Competition Deadline this Week

Photography Competitions

The Art & Design department have three photography competitions this half term.

You can enter the same photographs for all three competitions, if they fit the rules for each, or enter one competition.

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Photographs submitted can:

  • include up to 4 colour and 4 black and white images per person.
  • be taken using any camera.
  • be manipulated or enhanced with Photoshop.
  • Twitter images will be cropped if selected or submitted at 1500 x 500 px.

Information packs can be collected from the art department, student reception and by following the link below:

Photographs must be sent to jpiggott@speters.org.uk or printed and handed to Mr Piggott by no later than Thursday 6th April (Easter Break).

Please read the guidance documents and complete the form for printed entries/ send the information from the form in your email to Mr Piggott.

Use this guide for ideas for composition:

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Good luck and have fun!

Calendar Competition Winner

Calendar Competition Winner

Congratulations to Benjamin Croot for his winning illustration for the Sandwell College calendar competition!

Winners of the Sandwell College 2017 Corporate Calendar Competition will have their fantastic artwork featured throughout the year! Following the success of last year’s competition, schools across the borough were invited to send in their entries from all year groups. The Schools Liaison team had a tough choice choosing the winners, who were all presented with a £50 Amazon Gift card and a calendar showcasing their designs.

Benjamin won the December entry, with his seasonal illustration of a dog in a festive jumper. See here for more.

 

Well done Benjamin!

Year 7 Parents Evening

Dear Parents/Carers
You are cordially invited to attend the Year 7 Parents’ Evening which will be held on Thursday 6th April 2017.
This will take place in the Sports Hall, with appointments commencing at 4.00 p.m. and finishing at 6.35 p.m.
Students have appointments sheets in their planners’ to make appointments with subject teachers.

During this evening there will be the opportunity to speak to members of staff regarding the selection of your son / daughter’s options.

Please complete and return the reply slip below, via your child’s Form Tutor to Mrs S Millichamp by Friday 31st March 2017
Yours sincerely

Mrs E Leek
Guidance & Inclusion Leader Year 7