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  • PTA Quiz Night

    Published 08/02/19


    The PTA quiz night was held on the 18th of January. I would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the PTA and our School

    Community. The senior teachers were pipped at the post in the last round by Aidan Lee-Cairns (10S) and his family, who were the eventual champions!

    A special thank you to Mr Curley for putting together the questions and putting on quite the show in his gold sparkly jacket.

    Please do try and get along to our next PTA event which will be held in the Summer term. If you want to join the PTA please contact Jennie or myself –Jennie Forde  (PTA Chair). 

    Miss N Curley 

    PTA Teacher Representative


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  • Year 11 Revision Growth Mind-Set Workshop

    Published 08/02/19


    On Friday 11th January,  a number of Year 11 students were selected to be involved in a revision/growth mind-set workshop. An outside speaker came in and taught us strategies of how to deal with negative thoughts and habits which would help us to think positively,.

    Apparently, it takes twenty five days to either break or create a new habit. We were taught about how the brain works, study  habits  and surprising little facts that we could relate to in our lives. We discussed our aspirations and future plans.  All of us reported what we felt, inspired and motivated us after our workshop. Rather than thinking that we ‘cant’ do something, we are thinking more positively and using the strategies discussed to help us. 

    By Saron,  Abigail and Shanice  – Year 11


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  • The Douay Production of ‘Grease’

    Published 08/02/19

    Douay’s DMS [Dramatic & Musical

    Society] recently presented a production of ‘Grease’ with pupils from across the school from Year 7 to Year 13. Running over three nights, it was an excellent evening of entertainment. It was with pride we saw the months of hard work pay off making the show the success we all celebrated!

    Our main characters were excellent in making their roles come to life from feisty Sandy [Abigail Woolley - Year 11] to laidback Danny [Harrison Deas – Year 12]. Their rising stars were illuminated by the show-stealing performances of Vince Fountain [Frankie Reilly – Year 13], Johnny Casino [Dawid Sokolowski – Year 10] and        Teen Angel in Training [Emmanuel Saayeng – Year 7].

    A special ‘Shout-Out’ goes to the ensemble who worked so hard creating the bustling school scenes as a backdrop to Danny and Sandy’s budding romance – Mini Pink Ladies, Mini T-Birds and Eugene’s Study Buddies! In addition, the show would not have been the same without our Beauty School Angels and Perfect Cheerleaders….. or the wonderful hard- stagehands and tech team working backstage!

    While we had much support from staff within the school working on set construction,  poster design, box office and backstage – we also had assistance from the costume stores of Bishopshalt and the set storage from Hillingdon Musical Society. This was supplemented by our recent ex-pupils, Hannah and Selina, who returned from their make-up course at Uxbridge College to be our artists-in-resident plus Bradley Varney who returned from Bishop’s Ramsey to be our lighting designer.

    Our final word of thanks is for Abigail Dearing, our wonderful choreographer, who worked tirelessly with Ms O’Reilly, Head of Drama, and Mrs Arnold, Head of Music, to create a charming and thrilling production for all involved!

    Ms S O’Reilly   Head of Drama


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  • A Christmas Carol Spectacular for Year 7!​​​​​​​

    Published 08/02/19

    Douay Martyrs and the English Department welcomed The Globe

    Players Theatre Group last term as they performed a stage

    production of A Christmas Carol to the delight and excitement of the Year 7 students. This end of term reward followed the completed reading of Dickens’ classic novel by each of the Year 7 classes as an introduction to 19th Century Literature. This festive performance coincided fittingly with the Douay Advent celebrations and brought to life the story of Scrooge’s redemption,

    reminding us of the Christmas message in the words of Tiny Tim:

    “God bless Us, Every One!”


    Miss Powell and Mrs Duffy

    English Department


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  • Headteachers Drop-In Friday 29th March 9:00 - 10:30am

    Published 07/02/19

    Headteachers Drop-In Friday 29th March from 9:00 - 10:30am

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  • Breakfast Club

    Published 23/01/19

    Students are welcome to come in and help themselves to toast, take part in activities such as a game of table tennis/chess or just sit down and have a chat with peers.

    Venue: Main hall

    Every morning

    Time: 7.30am – 8.30am

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • The Maths Department visits Botwell Primary School

    Published 23/01/19

     Last term there was a series of Christmas related Maths activities delivered to each of Botwell’s three year 6 classes. The lessons were described as really helpful and interesting! Additionally, Preeti Kirk has being attending lessons at Botwell periodically to learn more about their Maths Mastery programme and thus forging very useful links. We intend to carry on visiting Botwell and helping their students whenever we can.

    Maths Department

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  • Reading for Pleasure Primary Liaison Project

    Published 23/01/19

    The English department is delighted to announce the first of several planned visits to our local Catholic Primary School to initiate this year’s current Reading for Pleasure project.  Following from a successful programme last year, nine students from Douay Martyrs (Years 8 and 9) accompanied teachers from the English department for the afternoon to read with students from Year 5. All the students involved were very excited to begin their shared reading of Louis Sachar’s Holes, taking turns to read out loud in their pairs. Our Douay leaders confidently prompted students to make predictions, discuss language and most importantly—shared their love of reading. Everyone involved is looking forward to the next visit!

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  • Year 7 Celebration Evening: 30/01/19

    Published 21/01/19

    Year 7  ‘Celebration Evening’ will take place on Wednesday 30th January, in recognition of the students’ achievements whether they be of an academic, pastoral or sporting nature.
    Full details can be found in the attachment below.

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  • Year 7 Aspiration Evening

    Published 15/01/19

    Please find below the Powerpoints for Year 7 Aspiration Evening 

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  • 'Grease' Fight Choreographer

    Published 20/12/18

    The Douay Martyr's DMS, Dramatic & Musical Society, have been delighted to welcome back their local fight choreographer, Matthew Rook, to the rehearsal room.

    Matthew has been working with the cast on their stage combat skills for their forth coming performance of 'Grease' in January 2019.

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  • The Library Launches

    Published 23/11/18


    The Library Launches

    The fantastic library  newly stocked with gripping reads and comfortably furnished is the sought after space for students engaged in Reading for Pleasure! Whether JK Rowling’s latest instalment in Fantastic Beasts or Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist is the next stop on your reading journey, there is something exciting for every reader. And for those of you who are still planning your journey, will you be daring enough to follow the ‘Shivers Down your Spine Line’ on the Douay Martyrs Reading for Pleasure Tube Map? Or would you prefer to ‘Journey to Another World’?

    For those lucky students who manage to find the current ‘Word of the Week’ in their reading book, bonus House Points are on the way. All you have to do is present the word to the librarian and provide the definition.

    The Accelerated Reader programme has been successfully initiated in the library with all of our Year 7 and 8 students. Each student has been provided with a personal reading journal that they utilize both in class and during their library reading lessons. This record will plot every single stop on their reading adventure from Year 7 all the way through to Year 9.All aboard where does your adventure lead?

    Ms Powell and Mrs Duffy

    English Department & Key Stage 3 Coordinators


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