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All Hallows Catholic College Newsletter Whitsun Term Friday 18 May 2018

College Prayer Prayer for Pentecost For the Spirit of Peace that calms our mind and stills our life, we give you thanks. For the Spirit of Love that touches hearts and reaches out, we give you thanks. For the Spirit of Joy that lifts our soul and gives us faith we give you thanks.

Parents As Partners Please support the College's campaign to reduce the use of 'one use plastic' by ensuring your son/daughter has their own drinks bottle.

For the Spirit of Power, that gift of grace for this your church, we give you thanks. Amen.


Key Evening Event Dates May



Tuesday 22 Year 9 Geography Fieldwork to Edale

Wednesday 6 HPV Vaccinations

Monday 2 -- Friday 6 Sixthform work experience

Year 10 Geography fieldwork Manchester

Monday 2 Yr 11 into Sixth Form immersion day

Friday 8 Year 6 coffee morning 10am—11am

Tuesday 3—Thursday 5 Year 6 Residential trip to Liverpool Hope University

Friday 25 May Year 13 Leavers Mass

Year 9 English residential trip Saturday 26— Saturday 2 June Whitsun Booster classes

Monday 11 Year 6 afternoon tea 2pm—3pm

Friday 6 Year 6 Induction day 9am—3.30pm Yr 13 Leavers dinner Radisson Edwardian at 7.00pm

Wednesday 13 Year 5 primary language conference 9.45am—2pm

Sunday 8—Wednesday 11 Yr 12 trip to Rome

Thursday 14 Introduction AHCC Evening for Yr 5

Wednesday 11 KS3 Celebration Evening 7pm—8.30pm

Year 11 Leavers mass at 10.45am Friday 15 Year 5 open morning 9.30am—11am

Friday 13—Tuesday 17 Lake Garda

Thursday 21 Year 6 afternoon tea 2pm—3pm Saturday 23 Year 11 Prom Monday 25 Year 6 new intake parents evening Tuesday 26 All Hallows Arts Festival Wednesday 27—Saturday 30 Disney Little Mermaid production Thursday 28 Year 4 All Hallows experience 10am – 4pm Year 6 afternoon tea 2pm—3pm

Year 11 Booster Classes 2018 Currently planned booster classes listed below; this will be updated as more are made available. May Half Term Saturday 26th History Paper 1 Germany and Conflict and Tension 9am -1pm Mr Martin 02

Monday 28th

Tuesday 29th English Language Ms Carroll

Wednesday 30th

Thursday 31st Maths Mrs Wise

Friday 1st

Saturday 2nd

Science 9.30am-2pm Mr Faulkner

History Paper 2 Medicine and Elizabethan England 9am -1pm Mr Martin

Visit to Valencia If you are interested in the sciences, conservation or learning about the Spanish culture we are hosting a trip to Valencia in February 2019. Valencia has a world famous Science and Arts centre as well as the fantastic Albufera National Park a Mediterranean ecosystem with un-spoilt dune beaches, forests, rice fields and a huge lake in which we will enjoy a boat trip tour. Valencia is also home to the Oceanographic the largest aquarium in Europe (3rd largest in the world) where we will be given a behind the scenes hands on workshop. The trip is open to sixth form students and those in year 11 who are enrolled for September 2018. The cost will be in the region of £440-490 depending on flight prices at the time of booking. Letters for students who are interested in the trip will be available from Mrs Needham, where you will find more details about the trip. There will be deposit of £100 required by September 14th. PTA Trip Forthcoming PTA reward trips for students and their families- dates for your diary Saturday 16th June Blackpool Pleasure Beach £20 | Saturday 30th June Chester Zoo £15 Why not join our 100 club and not only get the chance each month to win £100 but to help us continue to subsidise trips such as these and make them affordable for families. It costs just £1 per month to enter the draw. For further details please email Term Dates 2017/2018 Term

College Open to Students

College Closes to Students


Monday 16 April 2018

Friday 25 May 2018


Monday 4 June 2018

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Inset Days 2017/2018 Please note: College is closed to students on Friday 29 June 2018. Term Dates 2018/2019 Term

College Opens to Students

College Closes to Students


Tuesday 4 September 2018 (Years 7, 12 and 13 in only) Wednesday 5 September 2018 (All students in)

Friday 26 October 2018


Monday 5 November 2018

Friday 21 December 2018


Monday 7 January 2019

Thursday 14 February 2019


Monday 25 February 2019

Friday 5 April 2019

Inset Days 2018/2019 Please note: College is closed to students on Monday 3 September 2018 | Monday 24 December 2018| Friday 15 February 2019 Useful Links for Parents If you would like more information about the topics below please click on the link and it will take you to the relevant page on the website. Exam Timetable Student Services Term Dates Assessment Cycle Attendance / Absence policy Upcoming Trips Show My Homework Parental Gateway Parent consultation days Uniform policy 03


Well done year 7 for having the best attendance in College this week.


Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 8.15am – 5pm Friday 8.15 am – 4pm Borrowing Books: Years 7 – 11, 2 books 2 weeks Years 12 & 13, 3 books 3 weeks Please return books on time – items can always be renewed up to 3 times, at the Library desk. (More items can be borrowed by negotiation!) Library Information The AHCC Wiseman Library has over 6,000 items for students (and staff) to use for school work, personal interest and a relaxing read. There are also 29 computers for students to use for their homework. Ask Ms Sinclair, the Librarian, if you need any help. Summer Volunteering Opportunity Cheshire East Libraries are seeking young people aged 13+ to help run the annual Summer Reading Challenge and support children’s literacy in their branches over the summer holiday. Taking part is suitable for students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. For more information, log on to: https:// latest_library_news.aspx

Aspire Archive The library now holds all the back copies of the AHCC magazine, Aspire, for students to access and see what their predecessors got up to in the past. Any student who is featured in Aspire can claim a copy of the magazine from Ms Sinclair in the Library to keep.

Recommended Read: Crow has lived her whole life on a tiny, starkly beautiful island. Her only companions are Osh, the man who rescued her from a washed-up skiff as a baby and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their neighbour across the sandbar. But it is only when a mysterious fire appears across the water that an unspoken question of her own history forms in Crow's heart, and an unstoppable chain of events is triggered. Crow sets out to find her lost identity - and, ultimately, to learn what it means to be a family. Vivid and heartfelt, Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted, gripping tale of buried treasure and belonging.

Book Amnesty A significant number of books went missing from the library last year, notably from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, numerous Roald Dahl, Tom Gates and David Walliams titles, as well as all of the Geek Girl series. Many of these books were brand new. As I am sure you understand, purchasing and having to replace these items impacts heavily on our budget. Therefore, if you have any library books at home, I would ask kindly that they are returned, no questions asked. All our students can then benefit from an increased choice of books on the shelves. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in this matter.

Carnegie Book Awards

– the most prestigious children’s books award. Shortlist announced! Why not choose a new book from the selection below? All titles are located in the Book Nook. Find out more about the books by logging onto: http://

Exam Support – Exam resources for Year 11 and 6th form students We now have a selection of useful GCSE revision guides that can be used in the library, before and after school, as well as at break times. The subjects covered are: English language and Literature, French, German and Spanish, Geography, Maths (Foundation and Higher tiers), PE, RE and Science (Combined and Triple).


Extra Curricular Activities 2018 MONDAY TUESDAY Brass Group KS3 Drama Club DURING 1:30–2:00 1:15–2:00 COLMiss V Miss J Pridding LEGE Elliott (E2) (Drama Studio) Inspire Orchestra AFTER 3:30–4:30 COLMiss V Elliott (E1) LEGE Jazz Group 3.30-4.30 (E2)


Junior Band 2:45–3:15 Mrs L Howard (E2)

THURSDAY Singing Club 11:15–11:45 Ms R Douglas (E2) KS3 Chase Dance company 3:30–4:30 Miss S Mellor (Dance Studio)


Inspire Choir 3:30–4:30 (E1) Inspire Dance Company 3:30–4:30 Miss S Mellor (Dance Studio)

Boys Break Dancing 3:30–4:30 Mr K. Attward (Dance Studio) Little Mermaid Rehearsals tickets for the show are now on sale at 7 pound each and are available from reception or any partner primary Rehearsals for little mermaid will now be running until 5pm.






21/5/18 (25/5/18)

All Cast- Run Act 2

All Cast- Run Act 2

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Boys Basketball Y10-13 SL


Sports Hall

Basketball Y7-9 JM

All Years Boys & Girls LCG

All years Boys & Girls SJL

Fitness suite

Rugby Y7-9 SIV

Cricket Y7-11 SIV

3G Astroturf

Lunch Time 11.40-12.20pm (Break 1) apart from Wednesday: 12.40-1.25pm (Break 2)





Out of School Hours Learning

Boys Cricket All years JM

Boys Football fixtures (if needed) All Years SJL/SL/JM

Cricket Y7-11 SIV/JM

Athletics All Years Girls and boys

Grass Pitch

Tennis SL

Netball Courts

Girls Hockey Y7-9 RJE

Athletics All years Girls and boys

Football Academy & Invitation Y12/13

Football Academy & Invitation Y12/13

Fixtures (if needed)

Touch Rugby Y7-9 SIV/DH

Football Academy & Invitation Seniors (fixtures) Y12/13

Athletics All years Girls and boys

3G Astroturf


After school

All years Girls and boys LCG

Sports Leaders session BM (only on certain dates)

All years Girls and boys SJL

Athletics All years Girls and boys

Fitness Suite

GCSE Drop-in Revision SJL (B5)


Rounders Year 9 and 10 ST

Rounders Girls Year 7 and 8 LCG

Grass pitch 2

Extra curricular—Summer timetable



AHCC WIN / LOSS & SCORE Lost 14 ½ to 13 ½ Won 17 ½ to 9


Rounders Years Macclesfield Well done to all the girls that played. 7 &8 Academy POM for year 7 and 8 was Jenny Glynn and POM for year 9 and 10 was Sophie Hurst Rounders Years Macclesfield 9 & 10 Academy UPCOMING FIXTURES SPORT / YEAR OPPOSITION (& H/A) DATE OTHER COMMENTARY IF APPLICABLE GROUP Rounders Years Wilmslow High 6th June This is an away match and transport will be 7,8,9, 10 School provided Rounders Years Knutsford High 20th June This is an away match and transport will be 7,8,9, 10 School provided th Rounders Years Falibroome High 4 July This is a home match 7,8,9, 10 School Rounders Years Tytherington High 18th July This is a home match 7,8,9, 10 School English Schools 10th May Macclesfield track we will sort transport Athletics Macclesfield 18th May Macclesfield track we will sort transport and District athletics minors (yr7) OTHER NEWS / NOTICES Please note the extra curricular for NEXT half term: Athletics – Monday night 3.30 – 4.30 Tennis – Thursday night 3.30 – 4.30 Rounders – Thursday years 9 and 10, Tuesday years 7 and 8 both 3.30 – 4.30 Year 7 and 8 girls rugby Thursday night


Free Breakfast club for year 11-13 in the run up to exam season.


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