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  • Year 8 Curriculum Evening Weds 29th March

    Published 28/03/17

    All students and parents of Year 8 are invited to the Key Stage 4 Curriculum Evening which takes place on Wednesday 29th March from 6.30pm. This is an important evening in the calendar for Year 8 students and their parents.

    The purpose of the evening is to inform parents about the options process and to provide information about the new GCSEs.

    During the evening you will have an opportunity to speak with Heads of Departments and subject teachers should you have any specific enquiries. In addition, Ms Slavin, Head of Year 8, Mr O’Reilly, Deputy Headteacher, Mr Magee, Assistant Headteacher and Miss Bradley our Special Needs Coordinator will also be in attendance.

    Parents and students in 8A, 8B, 8C and 8G are invited to hear the presentation at 6.30pm and parents and students in 8M, 8R, 8S and 8W at 7.30pm.  If you attend the later presentation you have the opportunity to speak with Heads of Department from 6.30pm.

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  • The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School feature in The Hillingdon & Ealing Times

    Published 19/04/17

    Following very successful participation in the Final for African Adeventures' School Geography Challenge, The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School has featured in both the Hillingdon Times and the Ealing Times. 

    To see the articles, please click on the links below:

    http://www.hillingdontimes.co.uk/news/15214390.Douay_Martyrs_narrowly_miss_national_school_geography_challenge_victory/

    http://www.ealingtimes.co.uk/news/15214390.Douay_Martyrs_narrowly_miss_national_school_geography_challenge_victory/

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  • Achievements in Music

    Published 18/04/17

    ABRSM is one of four examination boards delivering graded exams and diploma qualifications in Music within the UK's National Qualifications Framework.

    The following students of the Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School have recently achieved their grades in Music:

    Christian Bunalade - Grade 7 Violin with Merit
    Japheth Monzon - Grade 5 Singing with Distinction
    Daya Sian - Grade 3 in Singing

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  • NT Club presents 'Treasure Island'

    Published 18/04/17

    The next production for NT Club viewing will be ‘Treasure Island’ through the school's access to 'The National Theatre On Demand in Schools' facility. NT Club continues to run on Wed lunch times in G3. 

    The National Theatre explains...

    "It’s a dark and stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

    Bryony Lavery's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of swashbuckling adventure is brought to life in Polly Findlay's thrilling production."

    Students from Year 9-13 are invited to attend the viewing which will take place every Wednesday lunch time. It is an incredibly exciting production which really captures the imagination, and is guaranteed to be enjoyed by all!

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  • Netball Success

    Published 04/04/17

    The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School recently got through to the Netball Borough Finals. The Year 7 Netball Team have shown sheer determination and persistence throughout training and games over the season, which has propelled them to become one of the best teams in the Borough.  After winning every game in their group, they were then selected to go through to the semi-finals.

    The semi-final was against St. Helens. The Douay team started strong with our defence marking tightly, turning over balls and putting enormous pressure on their opponents. After the first half, Douay were winning 6-4. The lead gave the girls great confidence and in the second half, St. Helens struggled to get the ball down to their shooting half. The end result being 10 – 4 to Douay.

    The pressure was on! Douay then had to play against their toughest opponents yet.... Northwood College in the Borough Finals. Both teams fought it out, scoring after each other making it evenly matched. Every quarter saw either a Northwood or Douay lead by one. In the final quarter the game finished 11-11; officials gave an extra 2 minutes for a golden goal and unfortunately this wasn’t achieved by Douay. Northwood College took the victory in extra time. Even though the girls didn’t win the Borough League, this is amazing achievement for them and a great start to the team's secondary school life.

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  • Science Museum Visit

    Published 04/04/17

    On Friday 31st of March 30 Year 8 students went to the Science Museum. The day started by looking at the different exhibitions in the museum such as the Information Age where students saw a model of radio signal generator, the Energy Exhibition where students learnt about the different ways electricity can be generated, and even the Mathematics Exhibit where they saw the application of Maths in Engineering.

    After looking at these exhibitions, students attended a workshop on Supercool Liquids. Students learnt about a key principle in Thermodynamics, that heat flows from hot to cold, and about the three ways to heat objects up (construction, convention and radiation). They learnt about the early scales of measuring temperature and how these scales changed over time and why (Fahrenheit to Celsius to Kelvin). Students also saw demonstrations with liquid nitrogen such as making ice cream within a minute, making a balloon explode really loudly, and changing the properties of an object by cooling it in the liquid nitrogen.

    It was a brilliant day! 

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  • Geography Challenge

    Published 03/04/17

    On Tuesday 28th March 2017 Miss Ali and four of her very best Geographers from Years 9 and 10 attended the live final of a National School Geography Challenge which took place in Slough. 200 schools across the whole of England registered for the competition. 60 schools submitted an entry before Christmas 2016 and on the strength of one entry from Jessie in Year 9, The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School made it to the last nine schools competing for a School Trip to Kenya!

    The day was full of fun and excitement. Our students had to complete 3 tasks: one was to create a resource that would encourage the families and young children in Nakuru, Kenya to value education and attend their local Primary School. The second task was to create a resource that would motivate young people at Douay Martyrs School to fundraise money for this Primary School Project, and finally the third task involved writing a letter to our Head Teacher to persuade Mr Corish to get involved with this educational campaign.

    The adjudicators of this competition were from the organisation African Adventures (a volunteer travel company) and the Exam Board OCR. The following quote is the feedback they gave to our four exceptional students:-

    “We were really impressed by the high level of engagement and application to the task shown by Jessie, Margarida, Ishmeet and Mithushan. The group created an excellent rucksack which was such a creative use of the resources provided and very relevant to the task. The booklets inside were very informative, although we felt the language used could have been tailored to speak to the communities of Nakuru. We really loved the links the students made to their own school’s ethos and beliefs, which helped make their letter particularly persuasive, although further clarification of their fundraising idea would have been helpful. Overall, the team should be very proud of their achievements.”

    Even though our school did not win Miss Ali, Mithushan, Ishmeet, Jessie and Margarida learned a great deal from the whole experience and will look forward to entering further Geography Competitions in the future!

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  • Rewards in the Performing Arts

    Published 03/04/17

    Students have continued to work incredibly hard in Drama and Music this term. In celebration of hard work, commitment and attainment in both curricular and extra-curricular activities, students are awarded Performing Arts postcards. Each Performing Arts teacher will nominate two individuals per week who have made an outstanding contribution. 

    We would like to congratulate the following students who have worked so hard since half term:

    Year 7: Molly McColm, Adam Fawaz, Ellie Donegan, Shanice Makoni, Harry Hamilton, Ridwaan Heesambee and Nina Miniter

    Year 8: Mahillina Sinnathamby, Sam Carr, Nathaniel Rajavantnam, Nathaniel Rajavantnam, Serena Brar, Vonetta Essien, Kirvan Virdee, Tehniyat Ikram, Riya Bhogal, Anna-Marie Masih, Tianne Francis, Joe Varney, Abel Tesfamariam, Dominika Biel (2), Nikhil Chandler, Ieva Paskalskyte, Daniston Roman, Tioluwani Ososami, Ellie Louise Brown, Sarah Salami and Joana Santos Ferreira

    Year 9: Rachael Evans, Cora McEvoy, Angel Wiafe, Damien Moore, Jack Quinnell, Joao Paulo Sa, Yandile Vellah and James Boyejo

    Year 10: Chloe Cheesewright, Hayley Flint, Jamie Quirke, Toby Hannafin, Anissa Durajczyk, Jose Polo Gaoat, Paula Vivas and Bradley Varney

    Year 12: Calum Rooney

    Year 13: George Jones Leonard

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  • Music Department Visit to see 'School of Rock'

    Published 03/04/17

    The Music Department recently took 20 GCSE and aspiring GCSE students to see the musical  “School of Rock” near Covent Garden in London.

    School of Rock is a rock musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The musical is based on a film that was released in 2003. The main character is the “wannabe rock star” Dewey Finn. He pretends to be a supply teacher to earn some money and discovers that his class are musically talented! Dewey forms a band using his class and they attempt to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest.

    This was an inspiring musical to watch, especially as the child performers played their own instruments! It was also incredible to witness the talent of the cast in their live singing. An amazing musical to see!

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  • Musication Workshop

    Published 03/04/17

    The Music Department hosted a Musication Workshop for Year 9 and GCSE Music students.   The Musication Workshop consisted of two sessions and  were led by a specialist music lecturer and students from  Uxbridge College.

    It was a great workshop and the Uxbridge College students were impressed with GCSE and Y9 pupils’ music talents.

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  • PTA Raffle Tickets Reminder

    Published 31/03/17

    The draw for the raffle is fast approaching! Can you check with your son/daughter that they have their raffle tickets and send in the return slips with the money to their form tutor.

    All the money raised is to go towards gym equipment for the playgrounds for ALL students so your support will be hugely appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance for your generosity

    The PTA

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  • Year 7 progress through to Borough Cup Final!

    Published 31/03/17

    On Thursday 30th March, Year 7 faced Bishopshalt in the semi-finals of the Borough Cup. With both teams wanting to progress through to the final, the game was played in a competitive manner and neither side gave too much away. The game subsequently ended 1-1 after normal time which was a disappointment for Douay considering we controlled the majority of the game but one unfortunate defensive error cost us.  

    A period of extra-time followed and eventually the Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School were able to score a second goal to make the game 2-1. An excellent battling performance was given from the boys and a great achievement to reach a cup final in their first year together!

    Goals from: Ellisha and Ethan 

    Man of the Match: Thomas 

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