Seminar at the Royal Geographical Society for Year 9s

A group of pupils in Year 9 were lucky enough to attend a seminar at the Royal Geographical Society this term in South Kensington. Pupils discussed some of the most up to date issues in Geography and were evaluating ideas about how to solve many problems, such as: How do we mitigate against the worst Read more ›

Peter smashes another British record

Peter Riches, currently in Year 12, continues to succeed in long track speed skating. At a recent tournament in Salt Lake City, Peter smashed another British Junior record and skated the fastest 1500-metre time in the world for his age category.

Jack Petchey ‘Speak Out’ final

On Thursday 1st March, Saint Cecilia’s was proud to host the prestigious Jack Petchey ‘Speak Out’ event. The evening was full of inspirational speeches, and of course, amazing performances from our talented pupils. We are extremely proud of our finalists: Sammy-Jayne and Umnia, in Year 10 who represented Saint Cecilia’s so well. Congratulations to all Read more ›

World Book Day and launch of the ‘Design a Book Competition’

What better way to celebrate World Book Day than to begin creating your own book? Around 60 pupils and students took part in workshops on the art and the language elements of a picture book, presented by the Art and English departments and the Library joined by professional book designers from Little, Brown and Company Read more ›

St Columba’s High School in Zimbabwe

A few years ago Saint Cecilia’s was asked by the Southwark Diocese Episcopal Area of Kingston to partner with a high school in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.  The idea is that both St Columba’s and Saint Cecilia’s work together to exchange in conversation, culture, learning and prayer.  Great strides have been made as mentor group 8I are Read more ›

Valentine’s at the Library

There is much unknown about the story of Saint Valentine, but it is believed he defied the edict of the Emperor Claudius prohibiting marriage, considering it as preventing men from becoming soldiers to fight his wars. The priest Valentine was imprisoned and is credited with converting the jail keeper to Christianity having apparently cured the Read more ›

Pancake Race for Year 7s!

As pancake day was celebrated on Tuesday 13th February, during half term, Year 7 pupils had a surprise pancake day race on Friday 9th February in the school playground. Even the teachers joined in the fun – it was a great way to end the term and celebrate the traditional feast day before the start of Lent Read more ›

Peter Riches: “I want to be one of the best skaters in history”

Peter Riches (Year 12 student) continues to excel in long and short track speed skating and was ranked 30 at the recent ISU Junior World Cup in Innsbruck, Austria. The South London press has published a brilliant interview with Peter – he said, “I want at least eight Olympic medals. I want to be one Read more ›

Scholastic Book Fair in the Library

The Library and the Literacy Department Scholastic Book Fair has been a great success and an opportunity for children to have a bookshop experience in school, browsing new books and choosing one to buy for themselves, or even to donate to the Library. The fair will be on until 8th February. Books range in price between Read more ›

Training event for Maths teachers…

On 18th January 2018 The Mathematics Department hosted a training event for the next generation of Maths teachers from Kingston University focused upon the teaching of Maths Mastery at Key Stage Three. Mrs Da Silva (our teaching for mastery specialist), delivered the session which included the trainees being given the opportunity to observe a Year Read more ›