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  • End of Term Whole School Mass

    Published 11/07/17

    We end our term by coming together as a whole school community to give thanks to God for all the blessings and graces he has bestowed on the Douay Martyrs Catholic School. The celebration of Mass will commence at 11.30 and students will be dismissed to begin their summer break thereafter. The new school year begins on Monday Sept 4th with a Staff Inset day and Sixth Form enrolment. On Tuesday 5th September Years 7,10 and 11 will return to normal lessons, with all year groups from Year 7 to 11 in school from Wednesday 6th. 

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  • Year 6 into 7 Reading List

    Published 05/07/17

    As part of the transition process to Year 7, the English Department would like your child to read at least one of the five recommended books below. In September during English lessons, students will take part in comprehension activities in class based on the books they have read in the summer. As a department, we are keen to promote the benefits of reading regularly, so it is imperative that your child reads one of the books. 

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  • Reminder: House Celebration Evening Tonight

    Published 11/07/17

    Please be reminded that this evening is the House Celebration Evening taking place from 6.30-8pm in the Sports Hall.  It is an event where we will be congratulating and awarding students for their hard work, enthusiasm and participation in all the House activities, from small competitions to the Fashion Show. The evening will involve speeches, some musical numbers and will end with the awarding of the very first House Cup.

    Those invited to attend are parents and relatives of those students who have been invited based on their contributions to the House System and/or performance across the year.

    If those invited are planning to attend please consult the letters sent to parents, or contact Mr R Hawkes for further information.

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  • Mount Vernon Hospital Visit

    Published 11/07/17

    Two of our Sixth formers (Nicole Smitheman and Stephanie Hourihan) attended a Science Open Evening on Tuesday 4th July.

    Whilst a long evening, it was very interesting. We had the opportunity to have a guided tour around the Cancer Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital. A number of departments were visited (Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy, and Bioengineering to name but a few), where the technicians explained the work they do and their role in the organisation. The students had the opportunity to ask questions and ask about entry requirements.

    This visit is highly recommended to anyone considering a career in Health Sciences; look out for this event next year!

    For further information, please contact Dr Nandhra

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  • Year 11 Prom

    Published 10/07/17

    Year 11 celebrated their Prom on Wednesday 5th July at Q Vardis in Uxbridge. A great night was had by all. All of the students looked amazing and had a fantastic evening.  It was a truly special night and a great end to Year 11's hard work this year.

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  • Year 13 Prom

    Published 03/07/17

    On Thursday 29th June our Year 13 students celebrated the end of their time at The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School with a wonderful evening at the Grange Hotel, Holborn. The evening consisted of a buffet meal and disco, with staff and students coming together to say farewell. As always, this was a hugely enjoyable event and a fitting end to our students’ school careers. We wish them all great success in the future.

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  • Parental Workshops: Modern Foreign Languages

    Published 03/07/17

    Following the recent Yr 9 and 10 Modern Foreign Languages workshops held at the Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School, we have now uploaded two resources onto our school website:

    • Studying a Language (PowerPoint)
    • Learning Languages Using the Internet (PowerPoint) - providing you with a host of useful websites which can be used to further secure your child’s understanding of languages. This will be particularly useful for extension and revision activities.

    The resources can be found on our Curriculum Support page.

    We thank those of you who attended these workshops, and hope you make use of the facilities on our website.

    I look forward to seeing you again for further workshops next academic year.

    Mr M Rogers (Parental Workshop Coordinator)

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  • Art Department: GCSE & A Level Exhibition

    Published 29/06/17

    The Art Department has been exhibiting the GCSE and A-level work this week. The students have worked really hard this year and this has been reflected in the high quality of work in their folders and final pieces. The students have worked with a large variety of materials this year from 2D and 3D materials and the Department is incredibly proud of what they have achieved. Well done to everyone for their hard work!

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  • Achievements in Music

    Published 28/06/17

    The following student of the Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School recently achieved his grade in Music:

    Karan Gattaura - passed with a Distinction in UWLQ Level 1 Award in Graded Examination in Music Performance (Grade 1) (QCF) Acoustic Guitar Grade 1.  

    Congratulations Karan!

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  • Music Department Summer Concert

    Published 28/06/17

    The Music Department hosted the Summer Concert last night. Over 50 students from Y7 to Y13 took part. Students performed in candlelight to an audience of over a 100. The Music Department were incredibly proud of the talent and the way in which students performed like true professionals! A real credit to themselves and the school music community.

    There was a wide variety of performances from Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin to more modern classics including Adele, Ed Sheeran and The Jets, and musical hits from 'Billy Elliot' and 'Blood Brothers'.

    It was one truly memorable and beautiful concert. A massive thank you to all students that took part and represented the strong and talented music community at this school. You have made myself and Miss Jankauskaite incredibly proud!

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  • Sports Day 2017

    Published 28/06/17

    On Thursday 22nd June 2017 the annual Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School Sports Day took place at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex. Thankfully the weather had cooled off allowing for perfect conditions on the track and in the field, and a highly competitive day ensued!

    All staff were on hand to encourage pupils in Years 7 to 9 as they competed for the coveted Sports Day Shield, awarded to the form group with most points overall in each year group. This year there was the added incentive to also score points for each of the houses, in a bid to topple the current House Competition leaders St Matthew, led by Miss Watkins.

    Sports Day assemblies will take place in the last week of term where all certificates and medals for the individual events will be given out, and form reps will receive the Sports Day Champions’ shield!

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  • Year 7 & 8 Junior Borough Athletics

    Published 28/06/17

    On Thursday 15th June 2017, the PE department took our Year 7 and 8 teams to the Junior Borough Athletics competition to compete against other local schools in Hillingdon. Many of you will know that Year 7 and 8 had a great indoor season of Athletics with some students getting the opportunity to compete at Crystal Palace in the London Youth Games Finals and we were hoping this would continue.

    There were many outstanding performances on the day with the following receiving a top 3 finish in their events:

    Year 7 Boys – 1st Place Overall

    • Ellisha – 1st in High Jump and 200m
    • Alfie – 2nd in Discus
    • Daniel – 3rd in 1500m
    • Richard – 1st in 800m
    • James – 2nd in 75m Hurdles
    • Ellisha, Nunu, Richard and James – 1st in 4 x 100m Relay

    Year 7 Girls – 3rd Place Overall

    • Abigail – 2nd in Shot Putt
    • Paulina  – 2nd in 200m
    • Thobeka – 3rd in 800m
    • Ruby  – 2nd in 1500m
    • Jessica  – 2nd in Discus

    Year 8 Boys – 1st Place Overall

    • Armari  – 3rd in 800m
    • Nikhil  – 1st in 200m
    • Nathan  – 1st in Discus and 2nd in 100m
    • Michael  – 2nd in Javelin
    • Armari, Nikhil, Nathan and Jamal - 1st in 4 x 100m Relay

    Year 8 Girls – 3rd Place Overall

    • Tianne – 1st in 200m
    • Palny – 2nd in 100m
    • Summer – 1st in Javelin
    • Esme, Tianne, Palny and Ireti - 1st in 4 x 100m Relay

    The above highlights the fantastic achievements by the students from The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School ending in brilliant team results! Due to the success of the boys teams in particular, all students will now represent the Borough of Hillingdon at The Middlesex Championships at Allianz Park in Barnet on Monday 26th June 2017.


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