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  • Wednesday 10 August 2022 Self-Harm & Mental Health Guide for Parents Please find a useful link for parents which addresses some of the warning signs and tips in supporting your child regarding self-harm and mental health. The change in structure of the days whilst away from school can be a trigger for low mental wellbeing and episodes of self harm and it is important that parents/guardians keep an eye for any signs.
  • Thursday 21 July 2022 Emotional Health & Wellbeing Some resources are available for families over the summer period. Please access the links below for further information.
  • Monday 11 July 2022 Year 7 - Retreat, September 2022 Year 7 Transition Retreat 2022 – please read the letter located on our transition page. Payment and consent forms will be made available from Wednesday 7th September on Parent Pay once all students are on roll.
  • Friday 8 July 2022 Asda's 'The Kids Eat' initiative Supermarket giant Asda hasannouncedits latestschemein an effort to help feed children this summer.
  • Tuesday 5 July 2022 Happy Chappy's Primary Visit Members of the Happy Chappy’s Chaplaincy Team received a wonderful warm welcome this morning at St Mary’s Primary School.
  • Tuesday 5 July 2022 Mental Health Resources We have added a section to the website with some helpful resources for Parents' and Students' regards Mental Health, especially focussing on Students in Exam Results season.
  • Monday 4 July 2022 Dewsbury Moor PACT Meeting
  • Wednesday 29 June 2022 MHST Summer Events
  • Tuesday 14 June 2022 Mental Wellbeing We are delighted to be part of the Mental health Support Team (MHST) Referral Pathway for Schools. This allows St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy to access further support for both parents/carers and pupils for their mental health/emotional needs. Further details can be found under our school/Mental Wellbeing/MHST or click on the link below.
  • Friday 6 May 2022 Revelation - God Calls You We enjoyed another wonderful Revelation at Hinsley Hall last evening. We explored the theme ‘God Calls You’ with fun ice-breakers, prayer and reflection. The evening came to a close with Adoration in the beautiful chapel.
  • Friday 1 April 2022 Diocesan Revelation Students from Years 7-11 enjoyed a wonderful Revelation Evening at Hinsley Hall last night with students from other schools from around the Leeds Diocese.
  • Monday 21 March 2022 Cafod - Walk Against Hunger Walk Against Hunger
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 PE Faculty wins prestigious award! The PE Faculty has been awarded the prestigious "Gold Quality Mark" by the Youth Sport Trust. To gain this, the Faculty had to evidence their innovative curriculum design and demonstrate how the Academy supports a love of PE and Sport. The Youth Sport Trust assessed a number of different areas such as our extra-curricular programme and how PE progresses from Year 7-11. This is a fantastic achievement for the Academy and demonstrates the impact Physical Education has on our students.
  • Friday 4 February 2022 Faith Works Workshops Caritas Leeds is holding its third workshop, part of the Faith Works Framework:
  • Tuesday 11 January 2022 Faith Works Workshops Caritas Leeds is holding its second on-line workshop, part of the Faith Works Framework. The focus of this workshop will be on 'Exploitation': How young people and vulnerable adults can be manipulated and coerced into committing crimes drawn into criminal activity and modern slavery and the severe exploitation of vulnerable people for personal or commercial gain.
  • Thursday 9 December 2021 3G Football Pitches Click on the following link to see the news report in the Dewsbury Reporter regards the funding we have received to upgrade our 3G Football Pitches at the Oxford Road site.
  • Friday 26 November 2021 Christmas Foodbank Collection
  • Tuesday 12 October 2021 BBC Look North
  • Monday 4 October 2021 Latest Safeguarding Update Please click on the useful links and downloads safeguarding section to access updated information on vaping:
  • Thursday 30 September 2021 Parents' Focus Group Invitation to join St John Fisher’s Parents’ Focus Group
  • Monday 27 September 2021 Respect-Addressing Sexualised Language and Behaviours Students in Years 7-11 will be engaging in a wealth of activities and discussions highlighting the impact of sexualised language and behaviour towards others. In PSHCE lessons from 4th October, they will learn about the increasing use of inappropriate language and behaviour in society that is becoming normalised. At St John Fisher we want to address this issue and educate our students to realise the negative impact of this culture. Sixth Form students engaged in such lessons during their induction which has given some students the confidence to stand up and speak out against inappropriate behaviours.
  • Wednesday 5 May 2021 Mass for India Join us for a special Mass for the people of India. India is facing a devastating second wave of coronavirus, with more than 16 million cases and 200,000 deaths confirmed. Caritas India, on behalf of the Catholic Church in India, has appealed for solidarity and assistance as they respond to this massive challenge and serve the distressed population. Join us in prayer and solidarity with our brothers and sisters in India. Join us on Friday 7 May at 6:30pm.
  • Thursday 25 March 2021 Year 12 Law Students get creative! Criminopoly, Connect Law, Guess Whodunnit and Criminal Snakes and Ladders formed the basis of Year 12 Law students today as Mr Sykes encouraged them to get creative. Students got inventive by applying their learning on theft and manslaughter to questions linked to our well known board games. Mr Sykes was keen for students to recall and retain key cases and the principles of law by alternative means. The result? Everyone’s a winner!
  • Tuesday 5 January 2021 Chaplaincy Newsletter It was a busy term for the Chaplaincy Department - have a look at the latest Newsletter to see what we have been doing!
  • Thursday 17 December 2020 Happy Christmas from ChemisTree! Year 13 Chemistry students created their version of our beloved Christmas tree tradition and want to wish all staff, students and parents of St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy a very merry Christmas!!
  • Saturday 12 December 2020 Sixth Form PJ Day Sixth Formers arrived in their pyjamas to raise money for our Sixth Form charity Forever Angels. £65 was raised for this worthy cause in memory of Andrea Clarke.
  • Wednesday 9 December 2020 Diocesan Youth Service We were delighted to welcome Jessica and Ryan from our Diocesan Youth Service with Mary, Joseph and the donkey as our school community journeys through Advent.
  • Thursday 26 November 2020 Youth SVP - Christmas Cards Youth SVP members have been busy!!! Together with a few yr8 volunteers we are delighted to donate over one hundred cards to the SVP Conference who will distribute to prisoners in the Leeds and Wakefield areas.
  • Friday 13 November 2020 Youth SVP Y7 & Y8 There has been a hive of activity in the Chaplaincy this week as students from years 7 & 8 launched the new Youth SVP groups (St Vincent de Paul) after school.
  • Tuesday 10 November 2020 Rememberance Day 2020 The School will pause for an Act of Remembrance on Wednesday 11th November.
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