Educating Girls for Success

A Welcome to Notre Dame RC Girls’ School

by Sister Anne Marie Niblock, Head Teacher

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   Notre Dame News Edition 13

Grenfell Tower in June 2017

   

Following the awful events that happened at the Grenfell Tower in June 2017, Notre Dame students believed it was their duty to do something to help the people whose lives have been affected by this tragic event.

So in true Notre Dame fashion, on Wednesday 21st June, Notre Dame had an Own Clothes Day. Students participated by bringing in a £1 or more to wear their own clothes for the day. Due to the extreme hot weather at the time, on Thursday 22nd June, a team of Notre Dame students sold Ice lollies, which was a great success and sold out immediately.

Today a group of Notre Dame students visited  The Salvation Army on Princess Street, Southwark to present our charitable donations, where all the proceeds go to on behalf of the Grenfell Tower Appeal.

Fun with languages! - Year 8 Defile de Mode

  

At the end of June 2017, some year 8 students took part in a French Fashion Show.
After having learnt the topic about clothes in French, some students put into practice their knowledge and performed for the whole year 8 group during Assembly.
It was fantastic to see the students practising their French language skills, whilst having fun! Well done! Super!
Mrs Barra and Mrs Hrouda

Year 10 GCSE Art and Design students

  

Year 10 GCSE Art and Design students are getting a taste of some of the degree courses on offer at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. We recently had the first in a series of workshops due to be delivered in collaboration with LCC tutors, a workshop with photographer Derek Dwiafe on gender stereotyping, where students used professional quality camera and studio equipment. We were also inspired by our guided tour around the LCC Design Degree Show, students particularly enjoyed the interactive art pieces.

Sports Day 2017
Click on the Sports Day link on the right to view the showreel!

Art Show 2017
On Tuesday 27th June the Art department put on a wonderful display of the year 11 GCSE art work, as well as some selected pieces from other year groups. We were delighted to welcome Laura Turnage, Secondary Schools Programme Manager from the Museum of London, to see the splendid work. It was also a pleasure to welcome back an ex pupil who is now an Art teacher!  

Notre Dame features in a Newspaper of the Month!

Newspaper of the Month Link
Thank you to Eleanor Shipman. 

Stones End Day Centre Project

We were very fortunate in school to be asked to take part in a project with Stones End Day Centre for the Elderly. The project was an art project run by Ellie Shipman who created a mural for the garden based on artwork produced by the residents and Notre Dame pupils. We also filled  a time capsule. The picture below shows the new Mayor of Southwark, Charlie Smith, planting it!

St George’s Cathedral Catholic  Primary School Visit

Pupils from St George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School visited our Science laboratory and enjoyed a lesson on chromatography involving a ‘M and M’ sweet!  More will appear about this in the next Newsletter.

Notre Dame RC Girls’ School is delighted with the excellent examination results that our students received this summer.

Top performing subjects included Physics (100%), Spanish (97%), Chemistry (95%), Sociology (91%) and Geography (90%). 65% of Notre Dame students achieved at least 5 A*-C, including English and Maths. Maths achieved 72% and English Language and Literature achieved 70%. For the results in all other subjects please visit the Results page on our school website.We are also thrilled with our AS examination results that some of our students took in Year 11. 100% of students passed French; 97% passed Spanish, with 21% achieving an A grade; and 91% of students passed RE Philosophy and Ethics, with 73% being awarded an A grade.

These results reflect the diligence of the students and staff who make an enormous effort to ensure our girls achieve and go beyond their potential. Notre Dame remains committed to the education of their students –spiritually, academically and socially - and will continue to support and nurture each and every one of our students.