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Vaccinations for Year 9 Students – Important Notice

Virgin Care recently came to immunise Year 9 students against HPV/DTP/ Men AWCY. They are returning to us on Monday 3rd June 2019 to vaccinate any Year 9 students who may have missed the scheduled days this year. In order for your daughter to receive the vaccinations on this date, you must complete the online registration/consent form before Monday 3rd June. The link is here:

https://schoolimms.virgincare.co.uk/?h=40edd8b47c2743f9a5eb9411ddcc90b3

If the consent form is not received, Virgin Care will not be able to vaccinate your daughter on the above date. If you have any queries, please contact The Immunisation Team, Devon Integrated Children’s Services on 01392 356144.

Posted 20.05.19

Governor Vacancy

Notre Dame Plymouth are looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience in the Education sector to join the Local Governing Board.

If you could attend meetings which take place 6 times a year (once per term)at the end of the school day, meet with staff in school to review linked areas and support at whole school events we would love to hear from you.

We are seeking someone who has either worked in Secondary Education or has experience of Governance in this area to join us with immediate effect.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact our Clerk, Helen Laird, at hlaird@ndonline.org to find out more about the role.

OLIVER – Rehearsal Dates/Times

Posted 01.05.19

 

MAY 2019

Date                                                    Time

Wednesday 8th May                            3.45pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 15th May                          3.45pm – 5.30pm

Monday 20th May                                 3.45pm – 5.30pm

 

JUNE 2019

Date                                                    Time

Tuesday 4th June                                  3.45pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 5th June                            3.45pm – 5.30pm

Monday 10th June                                3.45pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 12th June                         3.45pm – 5.30pm

Monday 17th June                                3.45pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 19th June                         3.45pm – 5.30pm

Monday 24th June                                3.45pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 26th June                         3.45pm – 5.30pm

 

JULY 2019

Date                                                    Time

Monday 1st July                                    3.45pm – 5.30pm

Tuesday 2nd July                                  3.45pm – 5.30pm

Monday 8th July                                   3.45pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 10th July            […]

Free School Meals

Posted 30.04.19

Plymouth City Council have now developed an online Free School Meals form for parents and carers to apply for free school meals in Plymouth.

Please visit their website (below) to establish whether you are eligible and apply in the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you.  To access the application, click on How to apply then APPLY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS.  You can also download a paper copy to either pass to the school or send in to Windsor House directly.  The online form is a more secure method of applying.

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/schoolseducationchildcareskillsandemployability/freeschoolmeals

If you have more than one child, you can apply for all on one form, even if they attend different schools.

For all children who qualify for free school meals, the school receives extra Pupil Premium funding.

This information can also be found under our ‘Support’ then ‘Pupil Premium’ tabs.

Mufti Day – 05.04.19

Mufti Day on Friday 5th April 2019
Please note that we are holding a Mufti Day on Friday 5th April for all students. Students should bring a £1 donation to school with them before Friday and give to their tutor within tutorial. Our Senior Students are raising funds to convert our old current tennis courts into a multi-use games area!

 

Posted 02.04.19

Year 9 Vaccinations

Year 9 Dip/Tet/Polio/Meningitis Vaccinations on 29 and 30th April

 
The deadline date for registering for these vaccinations is 15th April.

Please ensure that if you wish your daughter to receive these booster and meningitis vaccinations on these dates it is imperative that the online registration is completed sent to Virgin Healthcare by 15th April.

If no registration/consent is received then these vaccinations cannot be given.

Please visit our website and the ‘Letters’ section to see the original letter which was sent to parents on 26th February.

 

Posted 02.04.19

British Science Week – Chicks!

Posted 21.03.19

As part of Notre Dame’s activities to celebrate British Science Week, Mrs Lardelli organised the opportunity for students to see eggs incubating and hatching into chicks!

The incubation period is 21 days so Mrs Lardelli planned for the hatching to occur in Science Week.  Students spent their lunchtimes watching the incubator intently and cuddling the fluffy chicks which they named: Nugget, Pepper, Salt, Princess, Dino and Daisy.

Some interesting facts:

Chicks only remain “fluffy” for about 2 weeks as feathers appear really quickly
At 16 weeks they could already start laying eggs
The females determine the sex of the offspring i.e. have 2 different sex chromosomes, whereas in humans the men do
All of the chicks will remain as pets at the family farm. They are not reared for the oven, purely for eggs.

                                              

   

Force 8 Intervention

Posted 21.03.19

Notre Dame has successfully completed its third year of Force 8!

Force 8 is an intervention where two sixth form students from military families, alongside the MKC staff leader, work with the younger students from military families.  They provide them with healthy coping mechanisms, to build up resilience and strength and emotional understanding to overcome the unique situations that they often find themselves in, due to being from a service family.

These aims are achieved through role play, team games and relaxation and breathing techniques.  This intervention continues to be extremely successful and beneficial to our brave MKC students and Notre Dame are very proud of them.

Well done!

 

Science Success!

Posted: 18.03.19

Will, Year 13, participated in the Chemistry and Biology Olympiads winning a silver and bronze award respectively.  His scores landed him within the top 10% of results of participants.  What an incredible achievement!

 

 

 

Notre Dame Alumni

Posted 11.03.19

 

 

Notre Dame have been working closely with the charity Future First to build our alumni network.  They are helping us to reconnect with former students, engage them with our community and get them involved in school life!

We are looking to reach out to as many former students as possible to join our Alumni so we can provide regular updates on what has been going on at Notre Dame, give leavers the opportunity to catch up with old classmates and also to invite them into school to support the delivery of a variety of events to inspire our current students and build on our focus of high aspirations.

If you’d like to join our alumni, please click the following link below:

https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/register/notredameplymouth/type

We’ve recently welcomed 6 former students into school to speak during a PSHE lesson and another alumnus attended our STEM Club at lunch time to participate in the activities.

https://futurefirst.org.uk/

If you have any questions about our Alumni network, please speak with our in-school contact, Mrs H Hughes: hhughes@ndonline.org

 

Former Notre Dame students are always welcome to visit, share stories and inspire a new generation.

“I learned more about what others have been through and that life is not a straight path, I should take many opportunities” – Year 10 student.

Six former students came in to share their career paths with Year 10, providing insight into work, further study and life!  What would you say to your 16 year old self?

“I had a great time at the STEM club yesterday.  The kids were really engaged and enthusiastic which was great.” – Former student, Carly.

Carly, a technical support/network operations manager, was invited back to the school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) club and spoke to the students about her […]