From September 2018 all new pupils coming into our school will wear a black blazer with gold trim. This new blazer reflects the colours and traditions of our school badge. There will be two styles of black blazer to choose from – a fitted style and a box style. All pupils will also have the [...]
A group of mentored pupils in Year 9 had the opportunity to listen to an aspiring but tragic story of how Jimmy Gittins broke his neck in unfortunate circumstances. He spoke to the boys about this tragic event but then explained how he set himself personal goals to get his life back on track and [...]
Over the last few weeks of term the Craft Club members and visitors to the library have had the opportunity to make some Easter related crafts. Year seven pupils made a 3D model of Jesus’ resurrection and the Craft Club transformed garden pots into delightful chocolate filled Easter rabbits.
St John Fisher Catholic High School’s dance department is vibrant and engaging. It is striving to become a successful part of the school community. Running since 2015, the department plays an important role in developing key skills for our students, allowing them to grow in confidence, developing relationships, working as a team and engaging their [...]
Mrs Hensey-Reynard, a member of the RE department, spearheaded a campaign in school to raise funds for the Mayor of Wigan’s personal charity drive. This related to Type 1 diabetes an autoimmune condition which destroys the body’s insulin producing beta cells. Pupils together with the help of Miss Gregory from the Art department produced and [...]
On 22 March our Year Eleven pupils got a taste of what it will feel like in August when they open their envelopes to reveal their actual GCSE examination results. Throughout February and March, twenty five different mock examinations were held in school; these examinations are a vital learning experience for pupils. These mock examinations [...]
Nearly fifty Year 11 GCSE drama students, recently completed their Component 3 practical examinations. The group, duologue and monologue performances were marked by an external AQA. The 'Texts in Practice' practical examination is worth 20% of the course and pupils selected extracts from a number of texts, including Jim Cartwright's 'Two' and John Godber's, 'Bouncers'. Wishing all our drama [...]
Manchester Actors recently took residency in The O’Brien Hall, to perform Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Year Eight pupils experienced this live theatre performance,transported to a suburb of Verona, to witness the conflict between The Montagues and Capulets and the plight of star-crossed lovers.
On Wednesday morning we welcomed the Animate team into school. Years 7, 8 and 9 were treated to a celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation with the team as part of our School Lenten Journey. During the activities members of the Animate team took on our pupils in a game of ‘The Chase’ to illustrate [...]
Year 7 students Zara, Niamh, Juliet, Katy and Lucy took part in their first National Cheerleading Championships where they placed top 3 in all age groups, securing two 1st place trophies as well as the overall sportsmanship award for their team (Wigan Vipers). Lucy and her stunt team have been invited to attend the European [...]