News, Events and Celebrations
College Calendar/ Enrichment Programme
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College, Highfield Road, Widnes. WA8 7DW. Tel: 0151 424 2139 Fax: 0151 422 6500
College will close for the summer break on Friday 18th July at 12.00 pm and will re-open on Wednesday 3rd September at 8.45 am for all year groups.
Results Days/Sixth Form Registration Day
Thursday 14th August 2014 - A Level A2 (Y13) results will be available at 10.00 am and AS (Y12) results available at 11.00 am.
Thursday 21st August 2014 - GCSE results for Y11 will be available at 10.00 am and Y10 results available at 11.30 am.
Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd August 2014 - Sixth Form Registration.
Sixth Form Offer letters have been sent out detailing your courses and the entry requirements. If you have not received your letter or you wish to discuss alternative courses please contact me at the college or see a member of staff on GCSE results day.
Please also return your Liverpool Hope University trip letter on GCSE results day regarding Sixth Form induction.
Stretch and Challenge Day
Saturday 28 June was a Year 5 `Stretch & Challenge` day for more able pupils from our partner primary schools. The pupils took part in either Maths, Computer Science, Art or science lessons with teachers from the college.
In Science the pupils had to design a rocket and launch it - a little wet and breezy on the yard but very successful! The artists were spray painting images of leaves and flowers after making their own stencils, whilst pupils working with Mr Parr were using `Scratch` to programme their own computer games. World Cup fever hit the Maths Department with pupils looking at statistics from four world cup teams in order that they could create a `Dream Team`.
Everyone attending seemed to have a brilliant time and had a taste of what lessons are like here at Saints Peter and Paul.
Mrs G Corker
Pastoral Area Mass of Anointing of the Sick
On Saturday 28th June we had the privilege, once again, of hosting the Pastoral Area’s annual Mass of Anointing of the Sick here in College. Despite the rain over 100 parishioners from our local churches, many who are usually unable to attend Mass because of their frailties, were brought by car, taxi or mini-bus to Saints Peter & Paul so that they could all celebrate Mass together and receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
It is always such a humbling sight for me to witness our Year 9 students assisting some of the eldest members of our Catholic family and seeing each year our friends gather together having not seen one another in some cases since the Mass the previous year. Some of the Mass goers have attended the Mass every year since our College became hosts in 2006; others came this year for the first time. One gentleman in his 90s attended this year for the very first time, a man with a connection to our College in its previous life as he had taught for a while at St Joseph’s Catholic High School. All these people are friends of our College and members of the Widnes Catholic family and it is an honour to be able to serve them in this way. One lady said to me before she left that this Mass is “like having a little bit of Lourdes here in Widnes.” As always our students conducted themselves in such a wonderful manner whilst pushing wheelchairs and escorting people to their seats; they were so friendly, welcoming and caring and this was appreciated by so many, especially in light of the rain and grey clouds that could have stopped many making the effort to turn out.
The Mass was concelebrated by all our clergy, assisted by Deacon Terry and two altar servers (one belonging to our College community) and was a welcome opportunity for all those who felt the need to, to receive the sacrament of anointing of the sick. The liturgy was enhanced by our Music Department and singers from years 8 and 9 who led us beautifully throughout the Mass.
After Mass we were able to serve tea and coffee and few biscuits to our friends before helping them all safely back to their transport home.
Every year this Mass touches me deeply and I always feel so proud that our College is able to play such a role in our Catholic Community – all the staff and students who played a role in this can feel similarly proud and I thank them sincerely for giving up their time to serve others in this way.
Kate - College Chaplain
Annual Presentation Evenings
Over the past two weeks, pupils from Years 7 to 10 collected awards at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College’s annual Presentation Evenings. These awards ranged from excellent academic achievement to sports personality, top musician awards and included the acclaimed title of ‘Student of the Year’.
Presentation evenings reflected and rewarded the successes of our students in the past year and gave them the motivation to continue and exceed their high achievements, to better themselves and our college.
Well done to all students involved.
Primary Ebac Day
Thursday July 3rd was our Primary Ebac day. Mrs Rooney, Miss Carson and Miss Khodja along with some sixth form helpers visited St Basils RC Primary for the day to deliver Geography, French and History. The children had a fantastic time in History learning about Greek gods and mask making. In French, they learnt some basics in vocab and conversation and were very keen to practise on their friends and family. In Geography the children were able to use I Pads to find out about the physical and human geography of each world cup country. The children also had great fun dressing up in a suit of armour brought in by Elliott-Reeves-Giblin.
This day of activities enabled the students to meet some of their new teachers to ease the transition into their new secondary school.
We have had fantastic feedback from both the staff and children at St Basils and we will roll this programme out to our other feeder primary schools in the new academic year.
Thanks to all who took part.