Year 8 - 2020/21

Head of Year: Mrs J Smyth

Assistant Head of Year: 

Form Tutors:  

​​8AN1 – Ms J Fookes

8AN2 – Ms L McDonagh

8CE1 – Mrs M Johnstone

8CE2 – Ms L Addo

8AD1 – Mr M Bundy

8AD2 – Mrs M Benson and Mrs P Williams

8FR1 – Ms P Carlomagno

8FR2 – Ms M Wood

The pursuit of excellence is at the heart of Catholic education. Our students are nurtured to be the very best they can be in every way: in their learning, their spiritual selves, their moral nature and their physical well-being. Our students clearly understand what is expected of them in reflecting the high expectations and standards characteristic at St. Catherine’s.

We expect that they take a positive and purposeful approach to their lessons; that they are ‘Ready, Respectful & Safe’.  We expect all our girls to manifest the values and standards of the school and so to reflect our Mission Statement, most especially the Gospel values that we cherish and promote.

News and events

We would like to congratulate all the students for their work in Year 7 and their resilience and dedication to their learning. It is important that this is maintained throughout Year 8 as it is the basis for future success.

It is important for the students to get back into the school routine. They need to be equipped for learning by packing their bags the night before and make sure they arrive at school/lessons on time.

Study Advice.

We want to support and encourage your daughters to remain organised and focused.

  • Monitor your daughter's bedtime. As they grow older your daughter's will tell you that they should be allowed to stay up later but they still need a lot of sleep. Students who are tired find it difficult to concentrate and remain focused.
  • Agree a regular time for your daughter to do her Homework so that she has a routine. Ensure that she has a space to do this, whether that is in bedroom or at the kitchen or dining room table. Talk to your daughter about her work and ask her questions to show that you are interested.
  • Put a copy of her Homework timetable on the fridge so that you know what she should be expecting. Check her planner regularly and Show My Homework www.satchelone.com/login to ensure that Homework has been written down.
  • If you know there are areas that your daughter needs to make further progress in then find a way to support her with this e.g. if she has problems with spelling or subject specific vocabulary, put key words on the fridge or cupboard doors so that she can be reminded about them as she walks through the kitchen to get a drink or a snack. Test her on them.
  • Talk to your daughter about school and her learning!

Useful Websites

www.satchelone.com/login

www.educake.com

www.hegartymaths.com

www.memrise.com

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/secondary