STAC Newsletter Spring Term, Issue 3

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ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE NEWS Spring Term, Issue 3

10 Feb 2022

Dear Parents/Carers, We hope you enjoy reading this latest issue of our newsletter, a small insight into the amazing work carried out by students, staff at the school. The topic of giving and community has been high on our agenda in recent weeks. Be that through inspirational student-led assemblies on homelessness and teamwork or our on-going preparations for charity week which will take place from the 7th March culminating in a sponsored bridge walk on Saturday 12th March. It would be fantastic to see as many students, families and our wider community join us as we raise money for local causes. Lengthening days and fast approaching exams have brought a renewed focus and energy to our work. Student attendance during term time Saturday revision sessions has been excellent and we have a busy programme planned for the week ahead. Thank you in advance to all teachers who have volunteered their time to support students during this holiday. Rehearsals are also well underway for our March performances of the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. After two years of disruption we are very hopeful that we will, once again, be able to welcome an audience to the school so we can showcase student talent to its full. As ever, this edition is packed with news about the school’s sporting success with particular mention to our Basketball Academy who are going from strength to strength. In addition. our Sixth Form senior students have now been selected after a rigorous application and interview process and are busy working on a new STAC Sixth Form Charter which will be presented to our Governors in the summer term. We are also excited to announce that a professional Chess coach will start during the first week back after the holiday. Thank you again for all of your support in the work that we do. We hope you have a restful and well deserved break. Mr S. Collett Deputy Headteacher

Year 13 Parents Evening 10-2-22

Year 10 Parents Evening 3-3-22

Half Term 14—18 Feb

INSET Day 4-3-22

Yr 12 & Yr 10 RE Exams 21 Feb—4 Mar

Year 12 Parents Evening 30-3-22

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Remember to also check the website regularly 1


STAC Student Fund We are a group of past students from St Thomas the Apostle College. STAC played a big part in shaping our lives and helped and supported us on our journey from boys to the young men we are today. We are products of an education that taught us the value of showing care and support to others. With that ethos in mind, and now having started on our career paths – the time is right for us to start giving something back, hence why we have initiated the STAC Student Fund. We are aware first hand of the difficulties many of those in our local community experience and, with the pandemic having made these societal issues more acute, we know that many students and their families will be struggling. In many cases even providing the basics for an education can be challenging. This fund has been set up with a view to supporting these students by ensuring they have uniforms, shoes, equipment, subsided educational trips, and even small bursaries for university. We know that St Thomas the Apostle College goes to great lengths to support boys in need and hopefully with the STAC Student Fund we can have an even greater impact. This is something that would have made a huge difference when we were younger and we hope that has a positive impact on the current generation of STAC boys. The fund will be managed by the school with deserving students identified by their Head of Year. Termly updates will be posted of how the money is being spent. To get the ball rolling a small group of us have come together to raise an initial £5,000. Some of this money has already been spent on securing uniform for students in need. The positive impact of this fund is already being felt and additional donations would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to donate you can do so via our school website: https://www.stac.uk.com/donate Jamele McIntosh STAC student fund founder, Class of 2018

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SIXTH FORM NEWS Children and Young People’s Mental Health Recent reports from the NHS have found that one in six children living in England are likely to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Any ideas as to why this may be the case? Covid-19. The virus that damaged the world, the economy of countries and most importantly ruined the happiness of many families. As well as that, it has had a negative impact on people’s mental health; some of which may be things like being worried about friends and family catching coronavirus, missing out on school, feeling lonely, financial problems for parents and many more. The data further shows that 52% of the children surveyed said that worries over school work was another big issue. This statistic can be paired with the thought of failure and confusion for the future, which many young people are struggling to get their head around. However, the reports also suggested that around six in ten children aged 5 to 16 years who were likely to have a mental health disorder got regular support from their school or college. As of that, here at STAC we have a school counsellor and most importantly the fantastic teachers who would be safe and supportive people with whom you can share your worries and thoughts. If not, we have peer mentors in Year 11 and 12 and you may feel more comfortable sharing your worries to them. Akila Sengamalam Year 12 Student

Blue Friday Despite the disruption of COVID to the end of last term we came together as a school community on Friday 21st January to pay our respects to the former STAC student Christopher Ogbechie. Blue Friday was created in memory of Christopher after he sadly passed away just after successfully taking his A-levels. An assembly was held for every year group which explained the achievements and remarkable qualities that the beloved Christopher had. This day was a very special day as all students paid their sign of respect by wearing a blue ribbon or an item of clothing which had blue on it. As a school, we raised a staggering £600.77p that will go to the Royal Marsden that cared for Christopher in his last days. Lamin Sesay | Year 12 Student

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SIXTH FORM NEWS Loughborough University | LUDUS GOLD Congratulations to following students, for being accepted onto Loughborough University’s LUDUS Gold Programme: Madison Maepa

Rodney Ekwoanya

Cameron Purcell Memuna Turay

Rowland Hamilton

Joy Ngoma

Gabriel Akena

Kwame Benskin Anneliese Gyamera

Joshua Oware

Ezekiel Oyede

Marie-David Emian Obataiye Orisadamilare

Joshua Bola-Audu

Amma Agyepong

Rodney Ekwoanya

STAC is currently the school with the highest number of students enrolled onto the LUDUS Gold Programme. Feedback from the first session, meeting mentors from Loughborough University: Yesterday’s event was great. We had a face-to-face session with our Senior mentors. As a group we got a deeper insight on what Loughborough University has to offer for us and had a wide variety of opportunities we are being given through the Ludus Gold programme. I’m looking forward to seeing where this programme will take me and how much more I have to learn about the course I’d like to study at University. Joy Ngoma Year 12 Student

Record Number of Students Accepted onto KCL K+ Programme Congratulations to the following students, for successfully landing a place onto King’s College London’s K+ Qudus Akib Heyaballe Yonnas Programme:

Ian Adusei

Janan Sulaiyman-Matthews

K+ provides academic support, Reece Asante Obataiye Orisadamilare careers taster days, application Santiago Benitez Campoverde Rachel Adefolami support, a summer school and Asiya Botchway Andre TJ Bonnick university transition events for Year 12 students. Students get Jason Ameh Dylan Agyemang support from university lecturers, staff and a student mentor. Students come to events at King's and online throughout Year 12 and 13. They also attend a non-residential summer school in a campus in London (not staying overnight) for 4 days in the Year 12 summer holidays. Most students that complete K+ get offered places at the top universities in the country. If they decide to come to King's they get a 2-grade reduced offer on most courses at King's and £1000 bursary in the first year. 4


SIXTH FORM NEWS Off The Curriculum Programme Congratulations to the following students for completing the Off The Curriculum Programme:

Joanne Kanu Charles Kaamuli Akila Sengamalam Orion Meshesha Jolade Babatunde David Diali

Raghad El-sayed Kassem Dylan Agyemang Reece Asante Abdul Calero-Sesay Cameron Purcell Michael Asiedu-Adjekum

Sadat Ahmed

Rodney Ekwoanya

Student Feedback: Following a presentation given by the people who run OTC to the whole Year 12 group, OTC is a series of lectures that are off the curriculum but relevant for certain careers, I decided to apply to the programme initially because of the planned astronomy lectures. However, after attending several lectures there we're other lectures from a range of different career avenues that I did find interesting which includes, psychoacoustics, biology, neuroscience and much more. In addition to this, there were also "wildcard events" which actually involved the OTC cohort meeting up in person for lectures which was a fun experience as we got to work with volunteers to produce products as a part of a business lecture, the food wasn't great though. It's only just getting started as that was the introductory seminar series, the second series of lectures is already underway. With these lectures, I've taken away knowledge and a deeper understanding of the subject areas I have a passion for and plan to study in the future. I would totally recommend applying to programmes like this, not only does it get you out of your comfort zone you may find something else you are passionate about! Charles Kaamuli Year 12. Student

Property & Real Estate Talk: University of Westminster I attended a talk about Property & Construction which was held by Maxine Asante who was invited from the University of Westminster to deliver information about this line of work. She discussed town planning which is based around a council. It ensures that the right development occurs in areas that will benefit the most from pending schemes at the optimal time. We also covered Construction and Real Estate. I learnt about multiple roles in Real Estate which I never previously knew about. I thought it was an easy sector until I realised that the land that people want to build on has to be inspected before any judgment is made. I also learnt that to get into real estate or construction you either need a degree, a degree apprenticeship or an accreditation which puts you on the path to reach the level of professionalism needed for the job. To conclude I now know the requirements for these 2 occupations if I ever consider adopting that line of work. David Urowayino Year 12 5


SIXTH FORM NEWS The Brokerage Talk The brokerage talk was an information session which relayed what the Brokerage programme with the Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM): Insurance Company (a specialist Insurance Broker) is about. The brokerage is a social mobility charity where no matter your age, race, or background, the opportunity and skills for employment can still be acquired through the programme's help. The variety of opportunities offered with LSM such as the Masterclasses, Bootcamps, work experience and paid internships (for year 13), mentoring opportunities, apprenticeships, graduate roles, vocational training schemes and school leaver roles were very appealing. Even though finance is not my career pathway, I did enjoy learning about any opportunities which may spark my interest to attend. Very inspiring! Raghad El-Sayed Kassem | Year 12 Student STAC has made an exciting partnership with The Brokerage and Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM): Insurance Company, to deliver some amazing opportunities for the rest of the year. The Brokerage and LSM will be providing STAC students with exclusive opportunities including, Bootcamp Work Experience (over three days), employability skills workshops, psychometric tests, mock interviews with corporate volunteers, working in the city Presentation, Office Visits, Networking Masterclass, Mock Assessment Centre with feedback, How to Succeed in Placements Talk, Mentoring including 1-1 Support from industry Professional for 6 weeks and work experience placements in the summer.

Leaders of Tomorrow in Tech: Year 11 & 12 Congratulations to these students for getting accepted onto the Leaders of Tomorrow in Tech Programme:

Jason Ameh Jandry Rodriguez Jonathan Awobimpe Sharla Kanell Rachel Adefolami Rhema Ayobore Samson Oguntayo Jesse Ikuesan Oba Orisadamilare

Shamar Thomas Evander Adjei Reece Assante Jason Boakye Omobolarinwa Dada Emmanuel Said Oma Udu Jack Cummins

Katie King - published Author and CEO of AI in Business, and Imago Techmedia - who host the Digital Transformation EXPO, have collaborated with leading corporates and academics to launch an inclusive virtual/online programme for schools. The pupils will receive awards for this project, which will be presented at the EXPO by (to be confirmed) Sir Nigel Shadbolt – one of the UK’s leading foremost computer scientists, and by Greg Clark, Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee. One lucky pupil will also win 2 hours of mentoring with these senior leaders later in the year. As part of the programme, students will also be able to access a wider group of invaluable mentors for future assistance with related matters. These mentors will give up their time when they can to help students in their entry into tech through telephone conversations and discussion over messaging applications. Mentors will be recognised in the Digital Transformation EXPO's line-up and can receive certificates explaining their work. 6


SIXTH FORM NEWS Focus on Enrichment | EPQ

The EPQ is the extended project qualification which equates to half an A-level. This project is an independent one where the student can choose an ethical and moral topic of his choice to commit to extensive research and planning for a greater piece which should reach a conclusion on the hypothesis or question proposed. Towards the end, a presentation is made to several Year 12 students to relay to an audience what your EPQ is about, including your personal journey with it. The benefits are a boosted UCAS application! As well as boosted confidence in presentation and public speaking, discovery of any potential skills you may not have found within yourself, preparation for university atmosphere regarding referencing and citing long writings, enhancement of talents, and a moment to shine with your knowledge on a subject you love! My EPQ question is: Determine in what ways Israeli nuclear activity and nuclear programme, is hypocritical of Iran's nuclear activity and programme. Hypocritical in the form that what has Israel committed regarding their nuclear programme, which it has proposed and enforced the international community to deter and prohibit Iran from doing. In addition to what policies has Israel enforced which limit Iran’s nuclear activity, even though the alleged threat of a nuclear Iran are simply claims, as will be substantiated in the EPQ. Even though 5000 words may seem a burden, step by step, you will eventually produce it. Raghad El-Sayed Kassem Year 12 Student

Following an enrichment fair which presented the Year 12s with a plethora of useful academic/physical extracurricular activities. Ultimately, I decided to pick the enrichment that would be the most beneficial for me academically and picked the EPQ. It's allowed me to learn more about the subject I wish to study after sixth form as to complete my EPQ I’ve had to do quite extensive reading of research around my subject. I’ve decided to do my EPQ on 'Is there an alternatives to solid rocket motors' which aims to compare different types of rocket engines based on not only physical capabilities but environment and economic impacts to conclude on whether or not solid rocket motors should be the main form of transportation for aircrafts. If I achieve a good enough grade in it, it will also result in my university offers for a lot of prestigious universities being lowered which will help ease the pressure come exam season in Year 13. I would recommend the EPQ to anyone good at time management as it does tend to take up quite a bit of your Year 12 time but if managed can be an enjoyable way of deepening your knowledge of the chosen subject while also gaining something out of it, however even if you don't have good time management skills, the EPQ could be your way of gaining those key time management skills. Charles Kaamuli Year 12 Student

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SIXTH FORM NEWS 6th Form Consultations On the 2nd February 2022, the Year 11’s had their 6th Form consultations. Essentially it was a talk with a member of staff to get into the 6th Form In order to help the Year 11s prepare, Year 12 prefects went to all the forms and helped them write their personal statements. This was done by 1:1 intervention with anyone who needed help. In addition to this, the prefects went to Year 11 forms again to perform a PowerPoint they made to give tips on things to expect on consultation day such as typical questions and how to answer them etc. This was also accompanied by a demo video which was a mock interview giving tips on body language and how to answer tough questions. Finally, the Year 12’s showed their support on the actual consultation day by being helpers and escorting Year 11’s to their interview. They also engaged in small talk with students and parents to administer any last minute advice and ease nerves. We had lots of external Year 11’s come in for consultations and they were very impressed with the school. It was a very successful day. As there were so many external applicants applying there is another consultation day on 17th March. Year 12 and 13 students are looking forward to meeting new external applicants. Ela Otukpe | Year 12 Student

Interview | Land Economy at Cambridge Why did you want to apply to Cambridge? “Cambridge had the course I wanted which is economics and law together in the form of Land Economy. Land Economy involves economics, law and the environment.” How did you know that your predicted grades would be good enough? “I went on the Cambridge University website, and looked up the grade requirements comparing them with my predictions.” How did you research the course? What made you decide on Land Economy v straight Economics? “Going on the Cambridge website and researching not only the Land Economy course but other courses too, hence is how I came to the decision that Land Economy at Cambridge involved all the things I wanted to do and learn about.” What did you do to make sure your personal statement was impressive? What books and wider reading did you do? When did you start this process? Had you already developed habits of wider reading before A Level??? “Ensured that Ms Rodin, Ms Bridges, and Mr McCartney went through my personal statement and followed the guide I had been given on what to include in my personal statement. Alongside this, I read ‘Why Nations Fail’ and ‘Mathematics for Economics and Finance’ as well as attending a lot of public lectures from particularly the LSE. I began all of this in the February of year 12.” How did you prepare for the thinking skills test and the interview? “I did a lot of practice papers and a lot of mock interviews.” How did the interview go? “Quite good, but a bit unexpected as they asked me a lot of questions but they weren’t necessarily mathematical based as I had been advised. Instead, they were based on an article that I was given before entering the interview which was about economic development. They asked these questions in order to understand the way I think.” Mr M. McCartney | Head of Economics 8


SONNET—What is my love? Love the mysterious emotion, As dark as night sky but clear as day, Hazed alternatively as clear as the ocean, However, mine is like the suns array, What is this undiscovered feeling, You flew to me as a god sent dove, What is this unprovoked meaning, As I start to understand the strike of love, My love is a miraculous dance, It is as beautiful as a flower, Thou not eternal beauty love advance, As it never sheds it's almighty power, All though this flower has outstanding nettles, Its roots always find a way to settle. Aiden Okrafo-Smart Year 7 Student

SONNET—The girl with the blonde hair

Alfie Zelinger Year 7 Student 9


Romeo and Juliet Performance Last Thursday, the Year 9 set 1 English class were treated to an afternoon at Southwark Playhouse to watch the well-known play of Romeo and Juliet. At first sight, the performance space seemed small, but the actors certainly filled the room with energy and excitement from the moment we walked in. Who would have known a tragedy could be so much fun? This play was much more modern version of Shakespeare’s tale of feuding families, with this take being set in south London in 1981, the year of the Brixton riot. From reggae music to the sound of love, the story follows rival gang members falling in love. The acting was fresh and very witty, some crude language and mature jokes. Towards the end of the play, we are presented with a weak COVID joke which is a distraction, yet the acting is so witty that it was very forgivable. The real showstopper was the nurse whose personality overshadowed everyone else, even the main characters – Romeo and Juliet. However, those who hope to watch this play to find a closer connection to the 1980’s may be slightly disappointed. Henry Bissett Year 9 Student

Year 10s | GCSE RE Mock Results The Year 10s received their GCSE RE mock results on the 19th January. This was a joyous occasion for many who did really well and have exceeded their target already ahead of their real exam in May. Many of our students seemed really proud of themselves and could see their hard work paying off. A big congratulations to Samuel Mobolaji who came at the top of the rank and is already attaining a strong grade 9. Our most improved student is Nathan Grant who increased 67 places in the RE rank. For anyone who did not succeed as much as they would have liked need to remember that there is still time to make progress and be successful in this GCSE, but they need to act now. We have another mock exam after February half term that all students should be aiming towards. The dates are as follows: Monday 21st February- Judaism, Wednesday 23rd February- Catholic Christianity, Monday 28th February- Philosophy and Ethics. Please can I encourage the Year 10s to be focussing on these upcoming mocks and to remember successful revision strategies! They have their RE revision guides and access to Quizlet which will be a huge help to them. If any need any further help then they should seek this from their RE teacher. Best of luck Year 10s! Mrs M. Woodhead Head of RE

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MFL Challenge

Debate Mate Competition Our first debate mate competition was a huge success with our Year 9 and 10 team winning their second debate and our Year 7 and 8 team putting in a brilliant effort in both debates. Our next round of the competition is on 2nd March where the total scores will be added together to find out if we make it through to the final! Huge congratulations to our brilliant debaters. Year 7/8 Team: Malcolm Onoboh, Bruce Ressurreicao-Chicaiza, Jakub Bartusik, Amir ElSayed Kassem, Oscar Welch and Jaynian Gyawu-Baffour Year 9/10 Team: Jean-Francois Ano, Josiah Gyasi-Sundu, Sonny Opoku-Sharp, Sohayb Abdeen, Joshua Norris, Adrian Davis If anyone would like to join debate mate please speak to me in the languages hub or come and join us in 114, 115 and 116 every Wednesday at 3:15pm! Ms P. Ricca-Richardson Debate Mate Co-ordinator

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Homework Update We are proud to celebrate the outstanding commitment to homework that so many of our students exemplify. The names of students who have received achievement points for excellent homework are listed below, well done to all of you! Year 7 Name Aiden Okrafo-Smart Micah Adams Joshua Etemewei Alfie Zelinger Samuel Ayodele Ethan Fewry Adam Gajewski Mikel Njoku

Year 8 Excellent Homework 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 6

Year 9 Name Chidiebere Anumba Siddiq Abdulraheem Sule Bedward Elijah Bonga Daniel Adefusi Kaisen Anderson Dominic Azares Tristan Barrow Aaron Bony

Name Ayomide Dosumu Markell Bacchas Pa-Thames Bangura Emil Devlin

Excellent Homework 5 4 4 4

Year 11 Excellent Homework 7 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4

Name Giuseppe De-Meo

Excellent Homework 5

Mr B. Tynan Assistant Headteacher 12


Basketball News STAC Basketball Results: Year 8 v John Roan 31-15 Win Year 8 v Harris Garrad 20-0 Win Year 8 v Prendegast 35-26 Win Year 8 v St. Matthew’s 18-18 Draw Sixth Form v Northfleet 51-44 Win Year 9 v Ark Globe 32-18 Win Year 7 v Bacons 46-12 Win Year 7 v Prendegast 26-12 Win Our basketball teams go from strength to strength winning a total of 7 games last week. Both Year 7s and 8s remain unbeaten in the Jr NBA sitting top of their conference. Year 9s and Year 11s progressed to the next round of the National Cup, whilst our Academy team picked up a vital win against Northfleet to remain unbeaten in 2022 with four wins! Mr R. Abeleda Basketball Coach

House News There was another excellent house basketball competition on Monday 31st January. The Year 8 participants were very enthusiastic and competition was fierce throughout the group stage. All four houses gave a good account of themselves until a very tight final between Griffith and Rigby was eventually won 4-2 by the boys in blue.

Points: Griffith- 400 + 70= 470 Rigby- 300 + 50= 350 Jones- 200 + 50= 250 Gunstone- 100 + 30 = 130

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House News Continued The Year 10's showed some great skill and sportsmanship in the recent house basketball competition. With so many Year 10 students turning up to represent their house, the students were split into two teams. Gunstone A, Rigby A, Rigby B and Griffith B made their way out of the groups and into the semifinals. After two tough matches Griffith B faced Gusntone B in the final, with the blue's winning 8-5. The House team was really impressed with the level of ability shown by the students, as well as their dedication to earning those all-important house points! We look forward to seeing you all at the next house competitions:  

28th February- Year 7 and 8 Pancake competition 2nd March- Year 9 and 10 Pancake competition

Year 10 basketball points: 1. Griffith- 510 2. Gunstone- 410 3. Rigby- 300 4. Jones- 140

Griffith

Gunstone

Jones

Rigby

5590

3400

4650

4380

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STAC All Years Extracurricular Clubs 2021-2022 (Spring Term) Monday

Tuesday

Yr 7 Football

Yr 8 Football

BRE & TCO | 3G All Yrs Handball

TAD | 3G Yr 11/Academy Basketball

Gospel Choir

RPE | Sports Hall

RAB | Sports Hall

JMO | Chapel

7:00-8:00

7:00-8:00

7:00-8:00

7:00-8:00

Wednesday BEFORE SCHOOL Yr 9 Football

Thursday

Friday

Yr 10 Football

Yr 11 Football

RPE | 3G

BRE | 3G

TAD | 3G

7:00-8:00

8:00-9:00

7:00-8:00

Yr 9 & 10 Basketball

7:00-8:00

RAB | Sports Hall

JMO | Chapel

SHA | Library

Swim Open Session

12:20-13:10

Swimming Pool

Junior Brass

12:35-13:10

All Years Hegarty Help Clinic

Yr 10 Music Composition

TBA/PBA | Maths Hub Yr 11 Music Composition

JMO | Chapel

12:35-13:10

JMO | G63 Grade 2 Music Theory

12:20-13:10

8:35-9:00

LUNCH Grade 1 Music Theory

Swim Open Session

G66

Swimming Pool

12:35-13:10

Yr 11 Music Composition

12:35-13:10 JMO | G63

12:35-13:10 JMO | G63

Yr 12 & 13 Sociology Book Club

All Yrs Prayer Meetings (starting Advent)

JMT | Room 139

HWA | Chapel

Grade 2 Music Theory

Junior Woodwind

12:45-13:10

JMO | G66 Yr 10 Music Composition

12:35-13:10

JMO | G66

12:20-13:10

12:35- 13:10

JMO | Chapel Yr 11 Music Composition

12:35-13:10

JMO | G63

TAD | 3G

Yr 12 & 13 Football Open Session

All Yrs Table Tennis

3G Yr 11/Academy Basketball

15:00-16:15

12:20-13:10

12:35-13:10

12:35-13:10

Yr 7 & 8 Rugby

7:00-8:00

RPE | Sports Hall KS3 Higher Ability Book Club

12:20-13:10

HWA/GCH | G26

Yr 7 & 8 Basketball

School Show Rehearsal

7:45-8:20

KS4 (1st half term) & KS3 (2nd half term) Philosophy Club

7:00-8:00

15:00-16:15

AFTER SCHOOL Yr 7 & 8 Football (non-team)

15:00-16:15 TCO | 3G

JMO | G63

All Yrs Badminton

Yr 11 Football

KPE/AYA | Sports Hall

TAD | 3G

15:00-16:15

15:00-16:15

BBA Fixtures

Yr 11/Academy Basketball

15:00-16:15

Sports Hall

RAB | Sports Hall

Yr 11, 12 & 13

Yr 12 & 13 Psychology Project

Yr 11, 12 & 13

Girls Sport

Swimming Pool Yr 11/Academy Basketball

Gym

AAF | Room 211

Gym

RPE | Sports Hall

KS3 Creative Writing Club

KS3 Fourth Plinth Art Competition

Yr 12 & 13 Girls

RAB | Sports Hall

SHA | Library

GMO | G80

Audible/New Views/School Shows Rehearsals

15:00-16:15

BRE | Sports Hall Swim Elite (selected students)

15:00-16:00

16:30-17:30

RAB | Sports Hall

15:00-16:00

15:00-15:50

15:00-17:35

15:00-15:50

15:00-15:50

16:30-17:30

15:00-16:00

15:00-16:30

Drama Studio

15:00-16:15

15:00-16:00 Gym

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STAC All Years Extracurricular Clubs 2021-2022 (Spring Term) Continued Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday Tennis Coaching

AFTER SCHOOL Yr 8 & 9 Design Club

15:00-15:50 RJO | G76

KS3 Science Club

KS4 Art Refinement Workshop

Yrs 7-10 & Yr 12 Student Newsletter

CSI | G12

ADA | G81

EST/CCR | Languages Hub

15:00-15:50

15:00-15:50

15:30-16:30

15:15-16:15

Butterfly Tennis Club

Big Band

SHA | Library Music Bands

KS3 Art Club

String Orchestra

CSI | G12

JMO | G63

ADA | G81

JMO | G66

All Yrs Chess Club

15:00-15:50

School Show Rehearsal

15:00- 16:30

RAN | Drama Studio Grade 4/5 Music Theory

16:00-16:40 JMO | G66

KS3 Food Champion Project Club

15:00-15:50

15:05-15:55

15:00- 16:30

RAN | Drama Studio All Yrs MFL Homework Clinic

15:00-15:50

SKH/AFL/GBE | P16

15:00-15:50

**Psychology Project Club Cancelled**

15:00-15:50

KS4 DT Intervention Club

JBI | G26 KS3 Art Club ADA | G81

15:05-15:55

School Show Rehearsal

15:00-15:50

TCO | G20 KS3 Geography Club

15:00-15:50

15:00-15:50 RJO | G76

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Roll of Honour YEAR 7 Tayen Campbell & Alfie Hearn: Winners of the Maths puzzle last week. Tyler Thompson: For a positive improvement in RE. Thomas Boateng & Domar Ingram: For their vast knowledge on Sikhism in RE. Haniel Onwionoko, Reuben Hills, Shamir Dennis & Ethan Getaneh: For their consistent excellent effort in all RE lessons. Daniel Anabaaonye: For such a positive turn around in RE. Jamal-al-Din-Bukenya: For helping his peers and consistent politeness. Ethan Fewry, Alezander Izuroa & Amir Bellio: Excellent effort and achievement in Art. Darson-Bailey Weston, Jakub Mazniak, Jakub Bartusik, Etiosa Erhabor, Charles Kabia, Samuel Hawkins, Yohannes Odero, Axel Frerie Benites, Shamir Dennis, Alfie Atkins, Matias Pozo Saraguro, Elisha Ogeniran, Abdulrahman Gbadamosi, Aaron Lartey & John Paul Hughes: Excellent effort and progress in Art. Chibueze Ukachukwu & George Leaton: Excellent effort and achievement in Resistant Materials. Adam Chandhury & Kori Holness: Excellent effort and progress in Resistant Materials. YEAR 8 Alex Cornelius: For consistent excellent homework and writing skills in RE—What a superstar! Leearmani Anderson: For such a positive improvement in RE. Caleb Samuels: For both excellent homework and high standard of classwork in RE. Mussie Haile: Thoughtful contributions to class discussion. Lewis Briggs, Isaacs Martin & Ahamed Thomas: Excellent effort and achievement in Art. Shilo Wilson, Ethan Aratea, Bernard Jac-During, Sean Sammarco, Jude Chandler, Andrew Ansah, Emil Devlin, Adriel Bah, Nathan Adenopo, Dominic Fayeye, Oluwamayode Dada, Alexander Rodriquez, Ayomide Abiola, Shylio Smith, Princeike Nnaji, Curtis Kahiekehi & Manuel Gallardo Romero: Excellent effort and progress in Art. Emmanuel Ogunbote & Gabriel Karthikeyan: Excellent effort and achievement in Resistant Materials Abiye Tyger, Leearmani Anderson & Savanti Dixon: Excellent effort and progress in Resistant Materials. Sean Sammarco, Omoregie Ghezzi, Darius Toure, Ephriam Ekhator, Alexander Perez Rodriguez, Shylio Smith, Ovuoke Uloho & Nicholas Nketia: For an excellent performance in their end of course assessment (Yr 8 Civics) YEAR 9 Sheu Abubakar: For his effort in RE lessons. Israel Rotimi-Bakare & Francis Okwudili: For consistent excellent homeworks in RE. Christian Omosigho: For his high effort in all RE lessons. Eryn-Delwyn Ator & Emrys Egenti: For their consistent above and beyond effort in RE. Christopher Vargas Holguin, Rueben Aminu & James Perkins: Excellent effort and achievement in Art. Matthew Zavier, Josiah Oseni-Twum, Ogochukwuka Maduagwu, Mannah Kargbo, Emmanuel Bosco, Oliver Mobolaji, Alistair Neilson, Jayden Goldbourne, Patrick Saavedra, Oshoma Momoh, Isiah Mensah, Josh-Moses Amasse, Kaisen Anderson, Felix Cunningham, Tien Nguyen, Darnel Harlow, Adeyinka Adeleke, Emmanuel Williams, Marco Llamuca Pancho, Aaron Bony, Gabriel Anyanwu & Kevin Rojas: Excellent effort and progress in Art. Ebemayet Bonga & Daniel Adefusi: Excellent effort and achievement in Resistant Materials. Adrian Davis, Emmanuel Bateren & Hugo Santos: Excellent effort and progress in Resistant Materials. YEAR 10 Nathan Okunyade: For high standard GCSE questions in RE. Bolaji Akinlade, Enoch Olusanya & Sidick Kamara: For consistent excellent homeworks in RE which are based on GCSE questions. 17


Roll of Honour Continued YEAR 10 CONTINUED Jake Hales-Tooke, Patrick Burns & Jamal Conteh-Andi: Contributions in class discussions in English. Kaynun Dulce, Emmanuel Babafemi-Ifede & Blake Parker Wilde: Excellent effort and achievement in Art. Uriel Sanni & Dakarai Dillon: Excellent effort and progress in Art. Jamal Conteh-Andi & Darragh Nealon: Excellent effort and achievement in Resistant Materials. YEAR 11 Shola Urowayino: Independent work work in English. Jalil Conteh: For working extremely well in Extra English and English form. He has been producing work of a very good standard and is also working independently at home. Alan Addae, Jacob Leslie & Joel Bekoe: Excellent effort and achievement in Art. Trevon Gordon Bakker, Abraham Dosso, Jessey Acheampong, Stefan Ojarimoni & Laquarn McQueen: Excellent effort and progress in Art. Othmane Boukiod & Faozan Ajiboye: Excellent effort and achievement in Resistant Materials. Zeekai Clarke, Oluwatomiwa Agbolade, Joshua Hassan, Opeoluwa Obadire, George Oppong & Luca Strickland: Excellent effort and progress in Resistant Materials. YEAR 12 Sheldon Akuffo, Rachel Adefolami, Kelly Oghosa Nowamagbe, Reece Asante, Marie Emiavan & Mujei Kosia: Excellent essays in English. Esme Gustave, Precious Nwara, Amma Agyepong, Fiona Dasaolu, Jason Boake & Joshua Oware: For thoughtful contributions to class discussions in Psychology. Joshua Bola-Audu, Esme Gustave, Precious Nwaru, Rowland Hamilton, Sharla Kanell-Blake & Joshua Oware: Excellent performance in their latest time assessment in Sociology. YEAR 13 Terry Dwobeng, Rhiana Marshall, Oyinkansola Oganla, Adunoluwa Oluwa, Maleeka Smith, Reiss Smith, Ameera Kimberley Talabi, Jacqueline Achiburi, Oluwatobi Afolabi, Aya Haidar, Evan Manguerra & Juliet Oghenekevwode: Excellent grades in their latest Psychology assessments. Christelle Kabembe, Rhiana Marshall & Natalie Anang: Excellent essays in English. Carey Akpotor, Sherise Morrison, Christelle Kabembe & Rhiana Marshall: All working very hard on their English Literature coursework.

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Best Attendance—Tutor Groups

7.1 98.53%

8.1 96.50%

9.2 96.81%

10.1 96.57%

11MFL 2 98.56%

12GWA 97.26%

13TMA 98.19%

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Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in our school is the responsibility of the whole school community. All adults working in this School (including visiting staff, volunteers and students on placement) are required to report instances of actual or suspected child abuse or neglect to the Designated Safeguarding Lead who is a member of the school’s leadership team. The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mr C. Smart, Deputy Headteacher c.smart@stac.southwark.sch.uk tel: 0207 639 0106 ext 2149 The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Miss C. Rodin, Assistant Headteacher c.rodin@stac.southwark.sch.uk tel: 0207 639 0106 ext 2143 Our safeguarding policy is available to view on our website. https://www.stac.uk.com/our-school/school-policies

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