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  • Just a reminder that the School Carol Concert is on Monday, 16th December at 6pm in the Main hall.

    Published 12/12/19

    Just a reminder that the School Carol Concert is on Monday, 16th December at 6pm in the Main hall.

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  • A Level English Literature news

    Published 13/12/19

     

    On Friday 22nd November a group of thirty one Year 12 and year 13 Literature students travel to Westminster to attend a study day organised by the AQA exam board. The day was divided into  sessions covering different elements of the course: how to approach a novel,  tips from the chief examiner about writing examination answers, how to approach the poetry anthology and love in Shakespeare. Students were also treated to a final session during which renowned poet, Michael Symmons Roberts, read and discussed his poetry.

    Students were particularly helped by the insights given to them by the chief examiner’s perspective as he explained how marks are earned; students felt somewhat ‘comforted’ by his tips and encouraged that they are able to achieve top grades by following simple rules regarding how to write an exam response essay.

     

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  • The Douay Martyrs Show Choir

    Published 13/12/19

     The Douay Martyrs Show Choir were invited as special guests to perform at a local dance school’s Christmas showcase on Saturday evening.  There were two hundred people in the audience, mainly parents from local primary schools such as Breakspear, Glebe and St Bernadette’s.  Parents from Bishop Ramsey, Bishopshalt and Vyners school were also in attendance. 

    These children have worked very hard and gave up their Saturday evening to promote our school and wore their uniform with pride!  Many parents approached me afterwards to tell me how amazed and entertained they were.  There were a lot of questions of what our school is like which I was happy to answer. 

    Mrs L Hughes – School Choir

     

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  • The Exotic Animal Show

    Published 13/12/19

     

     The Exotic Animal Show was utterly, absolutely, undeniably exquisite. Mr Khan had brought a range of different species of animals with him to this annual event- he mainly bought reptiles (cold-blooded animals) .He had; (panther) chameleons, snakes, basilisks and more…

    Mr Khan keeps many tropical animals in his tropical greenhouse garden and breeds them. He also takes professional photographs of animals and insects. He showed us videos and pictures of caterpillars, them making their chrysalises (not cocoons) and turning into butterflies. He also showed us a video of an adorable baby chameleon hatching out of its egg!

    After that we all got to touch the chameleons. Some of us even got to hold it! Whilst people were touching the chameleons, we also got to hold and touch the corn snake. It was exhilarating for the few of us who had never even seen a snake in real life before, let alone hold one! At the end we had a Q&A. We asked Mr Khan a variety of questions about many topics surrounding the subject of animals.

    Overall, I was delighted by the show and wouldn’t hesitate to go to another one. However, I would have loved to see a few more animals. I rate the show a 9/10. I would recommend that you attend this show when you get the chance as I guarantee that you will love it! I would love to do this again.

     

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  • Sports Celebration Evening

    Published 13/12/19

     

    On Tuesday 26th November the PE department hosted their 3rd annual Sports Celebration Evening, here at The Douay Martyrs School. It was a great opportunity to look back at the previous academic year, and recognise the commitment of all the teams and individuals that represented the school.

    During the evening awards were handed out to all teams in the form of individual certificates, and player of the season.

    We also had the honour of welcoming a current under 23 Great Britain sprinter Clieo Stephenson as our guest speaker. Clieo spoke to all of our parents about her journey to becoming an athlete, and gave advice to our students about needing to make small sacrifices if they want to be successful.

    Another powerful part of the talk was the presence of a former student, Jahde Williams – who now trains alongside Clieo at West London Track and Field (Based at Brunel University). Jahde is also training hard to improve even further after a great summer season of athletics, posting some incredibly competitive 200m times. It was a great opportunity to see a former student training locally and using his talents, and hearing history since leaving us in 2012.

    The evening culminated in us celebrating our particularly successful Athletics teams, where we had numerous borough champions across different events throughout the year groups. We also presented the following students with the ‘headline awards’, as nominated by staff from the PE department:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Creative Arts Club

    Published 13/12/19

    Come to Creative Writing Club with Mrs. Rothwell on Thursday Lunchtimes in S3.

                                                                                                         Week A: KS3

                                                                                                     Week B: KS4 and KS5

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  • PTA QUIZ NIGHT FRIDAY 17TH JANUARY 2020 AT 7PM

    Published 04/12/19

    PTA Quiz Night at the Douay Martyrs School at 7pm on Friday 17th January 2020

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  • PTA School Lottery

    Published 26/11/19

    The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School PTA, have launched a new school lottery system.

    Please see the attached documents for further information.

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  • GCSE and A Level Certificates available to collect from Monday 25th November 2020.

    Published 21/11/19

     

    GCSE and A Level Certificates available to collect from Monday 25th November 2020.

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  • YOUNG CHEF COMPETITION

    Published 19/11/19

        

    YOUNG CHEF COMPETITION.

    Do you have what it takes?

    • To prepare, cook and plate up a 2 course healthy, attractive meal for 2 costing no more than £10.
    • Excellently presented.
    • In 90 minutes!

     

    If you would like to test these skills against other students in the borough then sign up for the

    Young chef of Hillingdon Competition.

     

    *Collect an entry form from main reception, or print the attachement, complete and return by*

    *Closing date*

    Friday 4th December 2019

    For more information, speak to Mrs Bennett or Mrs Onur- food dept.

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  • Vacancy - Science Technician (Wednesday to Friday 8:30 - 4:00pm)

    Published 07/11/19

     Vacancy - Science Technician (Wednesday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm) 

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  • ARE YOU A CATHOLIC TEACHER WORKING IN A NON-CATHOLIC SCHOOL? The Diocese are hosting another evening on Monday 18th November at 6:30pm in Vaughan House. Please see attached

    Published 30/10/19

    Please find attached a letter from the Diocese of Westminster.

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