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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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  • MyEd Email Advice Letter attached

    Published 12/11/18

     

    Some parents/carers are reporting that they are not receiving all emails from The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School. lf this is the case for you, could I please ask that you check your spam/junk folder in the first instance. If you do not find The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School emails in there then please contact snaidoo@douaymartyrs.co. uk so we can investigate further.

    If you find that The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School emails are ending up in your spam/junk folder then ''what you need to do is put The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School in your Safe Senders List. Below are instructions on how to do this if you use Gmail or Hotmail/Outlook.  If you use another email provider then a quick internet search should provide you with instructions on how to do it for your particular email provider. The bulk of emails from The Douay Martyrs School will come from the domain @schools.ps-connect.cloud and from @douaymartyrs.co.uk

    Gmail

    There is no Safe Senders List in Gmail but the easiest way to ensure emails don't end up in spam is to add The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School email addresses to your contacts list.

    Hotmail/Outlook

    Go into the Hotmail/Outlook  settings menu and select "options". On the left hand side you will see a list of options, one of which will be "Junk Mail" and under that "Safe Senders". You will want to add@douaymartyrs.co.uk & @schools.ps-connect.cloud

    The above actions should hopefully prevent your email provider from putting The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School emails into the spam/junk folder. 

    Yours faithfully

    Sarah Naidoo

    SIMS and Data Officer

    The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School

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  • Chess Club Every Thursday Lunch Time in T1. All Welcome from beginners to grandmasters.

    Published 08/11/18

    It can raise you IQ.

    It exercises both sides of the brain.

    It increases your creativity.

    It improves your memory.

    It increases problem-solving skills.

    It improves reading skills.

    It improves concentration.

    It teaches planning and foresight.

     

     

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  • English Conversation Classes/strengthening relationship between home, school and parish communities

    Published 15/10/18

    Dear Parents, Carers and Family Members,  

    Re:      English Conversation Classes/strengthening relationship between home, school and parish communities

    The ethos of the school community and the ‘Douay Way’ are not limited to imparting knowledge, it promotes human dignity and genuine relationships/friendships which open up access to support the ‘Walk with me’ journey.  The Chaplaincy department would like you to know of a new supportive programme which is open to parents, carers and family members of all faiths and none, from all our primary schools and parish communities, to share our access to the English language in order to support the progress and growth of our young people in our school community.  

    The Chaplaincy department, will be supported by the Douay Martyrs English teachers and English A-Level students to support people of all ages who feel they need or benefit from extra English tuition.  The English programme will run fortnightly from Tuesday 6 November 2018 from 4 – 5pm.  Attendance is encouraged and the classes are free of charge.

    For further details please contact Luisa – School Chaplain. 

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  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Dr Nandhra Science Drop-in, Catch-up Clinics

    Published 01/10/18

    Dr Nandhra, Science Drop-in, Catch-up clinics

    Monday - Thursday at lunchtimes 13:00 - 13:30 in T12

    Monday KS3 years 7&8

    Tuesday KS4 year Year 9

    Wednesday KS4 year 10

    Thursday KS4 year 11

     

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  • School Uniform

    Published 28/06/18

    The attached School Uniform PowerPoint may be of interest to parents and carers. It is being delivered to all year groups in their end of term assemblies. A formal uniform list and poster can be found – Home/About Us/School Uniform on this website. Students also have a uniform poster in their planners as a reminder. Please do contact your Head of Year if you have any additional queries.

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