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Salters Chemistry Festival

Salters Chemistry Festival

Owen Sandford, Hannah Phillps, Alex Woolley Carrol, and Abbie Humphreys attended a Salters Chemistry Festival and Liverpool John Moores University.


The four pupils worked collaboratively to complete a number of different Chemistry investigations, competing against other schools in the North West.


The pupils worked as Forensic Investigators to piece together evidence to solve a mystery crime. The festival provided the pupils with an insight into the world of Chemistry by carrying out Paper Chromatography, Salt Tests, and testing unknown Acid & Alkalis.


The day ended with the pupils competing in a University Challenge, testing their knowledge of Chemical Reactions.

Student of the Week - Jodie Garner Jones

Student of the Week - Jodie Garner Jones

Jodie Garner Jones (Year 9) joined the Kirkby Karate club in May 2010. Since then she has received numerous medals and titles. Jodie gained her first Silver medal in the KYU grade Karate championships in 2014. She added to her trophy cabinet in the KYU Northwest Karate Championships with a Bronze medal in Feb 2015 .


Jodie was also Silver Medalist this year in the 12-15 2015 Northwest Karate Championships. On April 26th 2015 Jodie achieved her Black Belt which she dedicated to her late Mother Stephanie Garner Jones who sadly lost her battle to Bone and Breast Cancer on 16th November 2014. We are so proud of Jodie and her achievements. Jodie’s work ethic and emotional resilience are simply inspirational.

Principal's Letter to Parents/Carers

Principal's Letter to Parents/Carers

<span style=”line-height: 1.5em;”>Dear Parents/Carers</span>


Since taking up the Principal’s post at All Saints on Monday 20th April I have received a warm welcome from so many of you and would like to take this opportunity to thank you.


When students, parents, staff and governors work in close partnership they build a strong learning community and a successful school. An essential feature of all successful schools is the very highest standard of behaviour. I am passionate about creating the positive learning environment where all are expected to work hard, behave well and achieve. To bring this about I have established a working group to consider a new behaviour policy. Integral to this is the voice of both pupils and parents. The group will make its recommendations before May half term and I know I can rely on your support when the policy is implemented on Monday 1st June.


Having reviewed the school calendar I have made a change to the schedule. Monday 1st June will now be a teaching day for all students and not a staff INSET day. Year 11 students will particularly benefit from this additional teaching day as they will have commenced their GCSE examinations. As a consequence of this change school will now finish this academic year on Monday 20th July.


The Summer term has started positively and I envisage a school that will strive to improve and will do so year on year. Our strong partnership is essential and will underpin future achievements.


I grew up in Kirkby and was educated at St Kevin’s so my affinity with the community is deep rooted. As your new Principal I am determined to establish All Saints as a thriving learning community where students achieve their potential and All Saints becomes the first choice secondary school for all Kirkby parents.


The Clerk to the Governors will be writing to parents/carers early in June to inform you of a Parent Governor vacancy and the process of election.


Once again thank you for the very warm welcome I have received. I look forward to working in close partnership with yourselves over the coming years.


Yours sincerely


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<strong>Mr A McGuinness</strong>



EES Celebration and Assessment Day

EES Celebration and Assessment Day

For our Engineering Education Scheme (EES) we were fortunate enough to team up with engineers from Jaguar Land Rover in order to make a new and improved infotainment test-rig which hopefully the company can adopt for use in the future. We have put many hours and a lot of hard work into this project over the last six months, all in preparation for the display stand and presentation day at the end of it all, which was then followed by a graduation ceremony where we are each awarded for our hard work and dedication. This was also a time where we could look at other teams projects and talk with new people from schools and colleges throughout the UK.


Our team were very excited to represent All Saints Catholic High School and Jaguar Land Rover in these awards, and are delighted to say that we were awarded with a Gold Crest Award, as well as being handed a further award for our project called the Industrial Cadets Award. In addition to this, we were all overjoyed with the positive feedback that we got and were informed after the presentation that our team were outstanding in all areas.


This has been an excellent opportunity and a fun and rewarding experience, and would like to send our thanks to the engineers at JLR that worked along side us and offered their commitment and support. We would also like to personally thank Miss Porter, Mr Gilmore and the DT department for their support throughout the project and for giving us this opportunity. We would recommend that anyone interested in doing the EES project next year should take this opportunity - not only those who are interested in engineering, but also anyone that is enthusiastic to learn new skills and meet new people.


Rachel Curran, Ethan Navis, Aimee Flanagan, Georgia Cassidy.