The 2019 Edition
It has been a momentous year at Salvatorian College. We came back from the summer break and were delighted that our examination results at KS4 were so strong again. As national data has been processed, it seems that Salvatorian College will once again be classed as 'well above average' for pupil progress achieved at GCSE. This remarkable result, which puts Salvatorian College amoung the top 50 Catholic secondary schools in England, is testimony to the hard work by teachers, non-teaching staff and, of course, the pupils who seem to understand as a body that examination success is a marathon rather than a sprint and that a conscientious and sustained application to work is the key to success. Congratulations to all!
Underpinning our success has been our determination to ensure that behaviour and the conditions for learning are always apposite. This term we have been focussing on pupil manners and reinforcing the message that everyone deserves to be treated with courtesy and respect. As the country is polarised politically it is important to
come together as a community and work with others towards the common good.
Whilst there are differences, ‘three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love’.
We have also been delighted to move into the first phase of our brand new building. The quality of the new facilities has been commented on by visitors to the school. Pupils and their teachers are enjoying some of the finest learning facilities in the country. Next year, we will occupy the second phase of the new buildings including our new four-court sports hall.
This term has been remarkably busy but ending the term with mock examinations for our Year 11 has brought a sense of purpose and calmness to the school. During the last week of term we were host to over 60 senior citizens who enjoyed a lively Christmas party organised by Ms Henry and a team of helpers.
It is always sad to say farewell to staff that are leaving. At the end of the Summer term we said goodbye to Mrs Kelly, Mrs Maragh, Mrs Bryan, Ms Sinclair and Ms Patel in the administration department. Also moving on to pastures new were Mr Lewis, our PE assistant, and Ms Vosper, our Science Technician. We congratulate Ms Flanagan, Ms Long, Ms Malone, Ms Robb, Ms Ryall and Mr Mullor on their new positions elsewhere in September 2019, and welcome Mr Gardner, Mr Grimes, Ms Milani, Ms Ibrahim, Ms Ingram, Ms Martinez and Ms McDougall to the staff of the College.
Ms Thomas, who had been Deputy Headteacher at the school since I took over as Executive Headteacher in 2017, has been appointed acting Headteacher of a primary school, which has, like Salvatorian College, come into partnership with the Cardinal Hume Academies Trust. I am pleased to welcome back Mr Coker as Deputy Headteacher following his secondment to St Thomas More school.
Can I thank parents for their unstinting support for our standards and uniform rules. A reminder that shoes must be all black. Likewise, scarves should be black or navy and mobile phones are banned at all times. Outdoor coats should also be navy or black and sensible – the new style goggle coats are not suitable for School.
On behalf of the governing body and all the staff, I hope you and your families enjoyed a happy and peaceful Christmas and may God’s blessing be with you throughout 2020.
The Salvatorian 2019
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Art & Design
Physical Education & Sports
Religious Education & Spirituality
World Mental health Day 2019
Remembrance Day 2019
Youth club & Trips
Clubs Timetables & Extra-Curricular
The Salvatorian | Spring 2019
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In the Spring Term 2019, Year 9,students undertook an Architecture Project in Fne Art and used the opportunity to work in mixed media. Below are some works produced from a Statue of Liberty photograph, and an A3 Watercolour.
Also pictured below is work by Karol in Year 10, who worked constantly to improve his pencil drawing and is a regular attendee of Art club.
This Autumn, Year 9 have been studying the Artist MC Escher. They undertook a pencil homework project of one of his works, using the grid technique, and student critiques to help refine it. The results from Luke and Toni (9A) are pictured below.
Key Stage 3
In the Autumn term 2019, students in Year 8 undertook a political Art project. They responded to themes such as equality, bullying, and many current issues in politics. Students are expected to demonstrate the best of British Values as they discuss a wide variety of issues, demonstrating tolerance, mutual respect, individual liberty and the Rule of Law.
As part of their Graphic Design and Political project, in Art, Year 8 collaborated with the R.E. Department for 'Red Wednesday' and created Barbara Kruger inspired posters with their own messages. The results are displayed below, alongside an image of the artists' work.
Art & Design
At Key Stage 4, students explored a variety of Fine Art materials in the Spring Term 2019. These materials include ink, charcoal, oil paint, digital photography, pencil drawing and brusho mixes. Art students have produced some exceptional work executed at the highest levels. Displayed here are works by Tyler Mundie (Grade 7), William Byrne (Grade 9) Piravin Pirabakah (Grade 9) James Elder (Grade 6) Claudio Giza (Grade 5) and David Tiareh (Grade 6)
Well done to these students for producing exceptional work this year and leaving Salvtorian College in August with an exceptional set of results.
Key Stage 4
Each week since October, the Art department have chosen a student as Artist of the Week, based on either homework or classwork. This page represents the results of hard work by our dedicated Artists over the Autumn term 2019.
Artist of the week Autumn Term 2019
On 11 July 2019 then Year 10 Art students repeated the Art Department's yearly trip to the Natural History Museum in order to collect research for their new project "Evolution & Nature". The students were blessed to be able to see the new art installation by Luke Jerram - 'Museum of the Moon' - and collect close up textural photographs of the massive installation.
Students were allowed a significant deal of independence on the day, travelling to the museum as a group via tube, exploring the museum in their groups, and then meet up again for food and check-ins. Their behaviour was impeccable and we look forward to seeing some of the artistic responses to this visit next year!
Natural History Museum Trip Year 10
Natural History responses
The Spring Term 2019 saw the culmination of the theoretical and practical coursework in Catering. The Year 11 pupils have had to plan two dishes in response to a set brief and produce those dishes in a 2-hour exam. They have to select the ‘high skill’ techniques (filleting fish, cleaning squid, pastry / pasta / dough making, meat manipulation, pavlova, soufflé etc) to score the top grades. They did brilliantly and produced some fantastic final dishes. Here are some pictures of the pupils in action:
Design and Technology
D.T. club has been the most popular club this term with an average of 15 students attending each break time, mostly from KS3. Mr Preskett, our DT Technician, runs the club and works with students to create their own projects and enhance their skills. Aeroplane modeling has proved to be very popular, and below is an example of a Year 11 student's plane he built himself in DT club. He had the chance to fly it in an airfield with other plane enthusiasts. The plane flew successfully first time with no problems!
In Design & Technology KS3, students undertook a "Maze Game" project. Year 7 designed, pitched, developed and made their own wooden maze game. Finally, they created packaging to sell their games. Below are some images of students in the workshop. Safety First!
Design & Technology
Year 10 students of 3D Design have undertaken their first project "Art furniture" in which they are expected to look at the work of various artists and movements, drawing inspiration to create their own furniture. Before making final models, they have to experiment, develop and model in various materials. Here are some examples from Year 10 who have been looking at the work of artist-sculptor Barbara Hepworth.
The two images below are the work of Artist Barbara Hepwroth..
Modeling clay experiments.
Design & Technology Modeling
Cardboard modeling by Carlito Carroll and Kamil Adamski - year 11 .
In Design and Technology, Year 11 students have been undertaking a contextual challenge. Designs and initial models have included products such as water bottle holders, wireless phone chargers that generate their own electricity, and small home treadmills to encourage working out in the comfort of your bedroom.
Below are a few examples of pupil modeling and design.
Using the lathe to create a stylish walking stick by Abdulazeez - year 11 .
CAD designs and prototyping by Marcus Hu - year 11 .
During the spring term 2019, Year 11 students worked towards their 'Component 2' performance examination. The students studied 'Blood Brothers' and worked incrediblly hard to ensure their performances ran smoothly – this included many Saturdays, and half-term interventions! The examination took place on 28 March 2019 all the boys performed extremely well. We are very proud of their commitment and achievements this year.
On 11 November 2019 Year 9 Drama GCSE students had the opportunity to represent Salvatorian College by creating a one-minute presentation and participating in a discussion panel based on the sequel of 'The Hate Play' called 'SWEET' by Box Clever Theatre. In class we explored the themes and key issues that were covered in the production and then chose an issue on which to base our presentations. The students wanted to discuss the fears and anxieties young people experience around knife crime living in London.
Special mention to Kamil, Joseph and Tommy who did a fantastic job presenting the groups ideas; and to Ethan, Brice and Zayne who took part of the discussion panels and shared their ideas, thoughts and experiences. The rest of the class demonstrated admirable commitment in supporting one another and contributing to the day. Lastly, our thanks go to Box Clever Theatre company for inviting us to be a part of their journey and giving the students an opportunity for their voices to be heard.
On 11 July 2019 the wonderful ‘Splendid Productions’ group came to Salvatorian College to work with our Year 9 and 10 GCSE drama students. This workshop was based on 'devising', which will be the students' first examination in drama. Participants explored different methods and techniques used when creating their own performances.
Here are some of the methods the students explored within the workshop:
· Big characterisation
· Playing one character in chorus
· Using mime and self-narration
· Recreating the physicalised version of the scene using exaggerated characters and opposing tensions
· Chorus of opinion
· Taking a scene and playing it naturalistically
· Clarity of intention
· Expressionist versions of scenes
Key Stage 4
Miss Flanagan's Year 10 English class wrote articles on significant moments within the play 'Macbeth' and presented them. Some excellent pieces were produced and a selection of their articles is show below.
In the Spring Term of 2019, the English Department this introduced recommended reading lists across all Key Stages. Pupils have responded well ensuring reading remains a focus of the daily routine at Salvatorian College.
Globe Theatre Trip
The English Department also organised world book day which was a great success.
Pupils in Year 7 and their teachers dressed up as favourite literary characters and a range of activities took place including 'Drop everything and Read', a school initiative which aims to get students and teachers reading together on a regular basis.
Here are some photos from the day, including 'Best Dressed' Kacper in Year 7 and 'Most Creative' in Year 7 - Mutjuba.
The Creative Arts Department won the prize for the best dressed department.
World Book Day
In the Spring Term 2019, the English Department organised a trip to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, The whole of Year 11 travelled down to the atmospheric theatre on the banks of the Thames to see Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. The trip was an excellent educational opportunity for the boys and they represented the school extremely well by their conduct whilst at the theatre.
In the Spring Term 2019, Year 11 Geographers undertook their field trip as part of their GCSE course. They spent some time at the beach investigating natural phenomena and underpinning, with real world examples, their learning in class.
Year 11 students had a visit from history exam expert Malcolm Chandler. The three-hour conference provided students with valuable exam tips and advice to improve the quality of their exam answers. The historians celebrated with a pizza party afterwards!
‘Malcolm was Chief Examiner for GCSE History for twenty years and has been leading courses for teachers and students since 1998, throughout England and Wales, but also in Europe and Dubai. He aims to simplify the demands of GCSE History for both teachers and students by avoiding ‘jargon’ and using straightforward terminology. He believes that the best way of teaching history and improving results is to set clear, manageable targets for students and to enable them to feel ‘part of the process’. Many schools that have adopted the approaches and techniques that he recommends have seen significant improvements in examination grades in relatively short spaces of time.’
Year 9 and 10 history students visited the cinema as a reward for all of their hard work this academic year. This trip was made possible by a grant from the Jack Petchey Foundation. The History Department was awarded money from Jack Petchey winner Yezden Sekandary. Mrs Griffin explains the reason Yezdan received his award: ‘On his way home from school, Yezdan was approached by an elderly lady who had become unwell. She asked him if he could help her to cross the road as she felt unable to do this unaided and he obliged immediately. This is exactly the type of behaviour we ask from our students and we are very proud of him.’ The remainder of the funding from the Jack Petchey Foundation will be used to buy revision books for next year.
Pupil outstanding achievements:
The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils.
The top 40% of students nationally receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. Of the 49 Salvatorian students in year 9 and 10 who were entered for the Intermediate Maths Challenge, there were 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 13 Bronze awards. Congratulations to all the participants scoring well in this multiple choice challenge.
Special mention must be made of Elliot Golledge for achieving a Gold certificate. Congratulations also to Kieran Chang and Niall Okane on their Silver certificates. Elliot and Kieran were both selected for the Grey Kangaroo challenge. We wish them luck.
UK Maths Challenge
On the evening of 11 July 2019, we held our annual Awards Evening. It was the first whole-school event to be hosted in the brand new Francis Jordan Hall. We welcomed over 300 pupils, parents and staff to the evening to witness our boys receive their awards. There were subject specific prizes for attainment and effort as well as special prizes from the Head of Year, Headteacher and for other community contributions and achievements. Well done to all the pupils who were nominated and those who received awards on the night.
On 11 July 2019, a group of 90 Year 7 and 8 students went on a trip to the Bank of England. The purpose of the trip was to familiarise students with everyday applications of concepts learned in Maths such as simple interest, compound interest, annual equivalent rate, and annual percentage rate. Students also learnt how the Bank of England sets interest rates which affect the whole economy. The trip was a resounding success thanks to the efforts of Mr Banji and the Maths Department.
Bank of England trip
The team from Year 9 came third overall out of ten schools in Harrow. They played very well in the group stages winning 23/24 of their games. They played Rooks Heath in the semi-final but unfortunately their good form deserted them and they went down 4-2. The team recovered well to beat Pinner High 5-1 in the 3rd /4th place play off. The boys were a credit to the school and we hope next year we can go on and win the tournament.
Modern Foreign Languages
The Year 7 team performed admirably in the Harrow Borough Championships. They topped their group of 5 teams with some fantastic performances but were sadly knocked out by Avanti House in the semi-finals. Well done boys!
Physcial Education & Sports
Huge congratulations to our Year 11 basketball team and their coach’s Mr Bryant on becoming Harrow Champions 2019!
Religious Education & Spirituality
Spring Term 2019 saw the return of our Easter egg donation appeal, which saw students from all years bringing in Easter eggs to donate to charity. Congratulations to form 11A, and Ms Ward, their form tutor, for donating the most eggs!
Easter Egg Appeal
Year 10 Bacteria
Year 9 Forensics
Year 7 and 8 Dissections and Experiments
Students in Year 7 created a model of a cell over the half-term break, this Autumn term.
Work by: Liam 7C, Mathew 7C, Apishan 7A, Ayrton 7C and Benjamin 7A
Science Week 2019 Report
Garry from Zoolabs came in to visit Year 7 and 10 pupils, bringing with him; a giant land snail, hissing cockroaches, tarantula, bearded lizard, tree frog and a cornsnake. The students learned how these animals have adapted, through evolution, in order to survive even after millions of years. Teachers joined in the fun and it was great to see the reactions of all involved as they held these amazing creatures.
Years 7 and 8 conducted an ‘elephant’s toothpaste’ experiment, created slime, learnt about visualizing chemical reactions, what an exothermic reaction is, and what a polymer is. These students also dissected eyeballs and kidneys, to better understand how they work. They also examined a ‘pluck’, which was the heart, lungs, diaphragm and liver of a sheep.
Year 9 students had a brilliant week becoming a forensic scientists! They took fingerprints and analysed them, evaluated footwear impressions left in different types of soils and analysed blood spatter patterns using their maths skills. These students also had a talk from Miss Vosper, who previously worked in a forensics laboratory testing different types of evidence, such as gunshot residue and drugs.
Bacteria was the theme for the year 10 students! They were given the chance to swab areas of the school and grow their bacteria on agar, determined how far a sneeze can travel, and found out how quickly mould can grow on different food items.
We are very grateful to Ms Vosper,for all her organisation and help during science week.
The Best Reactions:
Review of Science week - Year 7
Hi, my name is Malla Malla and recently I have experienced one of the best events of my school life: Zoolabs. It was incredible! A man named Gary came from Zoolabs to Salvatorian College, with some special guests. The first had been saved by Gary, as he was supposed to be someone’s dinner - a land snail named Sheldon. I was disgusted. I have never been a fan of snails and when Gary placed him on my hand I felt like I was going to faint, but I’m glad I tried something new. However, out of all the animals: land snails, hissing cockroaches, snakes, tarantula etc., my favourite was the bearded lizard named Jaffa Cake. He was truly fascinating and was not bothered about everyone around him. I love reptiles and Gary has given me an experience I will never forget.
Thank you Gary from all of Year 7.
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a multi-nation construction project that is the largest single structure that humans have ever put into space. Its main construction was completed between 1998 and 2011, although the station continually evolves to include new missions and experiments. It has been continuously occupied since November 2nd 2000.
The students enjoyed using the 3D glasses - and even managed to get Darth Vader to hold their popcorn for them!
“It was an amazing experience; it felt as if we were in the shuttle. We learnt that we can go into space when having different types of jobs.” Ajan 7A
“The 3D effect was cool and I learnt a lot about space and the space station.” Kevin 7A
“I thought the film was interesting because it showed how space “works” and had 3D effects.”
“This movie has a 3D effect and it was extremely interesting …. very entertaining.” J Apshan 7D
“The film was very good and very educational.” Victor 8A
“The documentary was very educational and it showed me that if we were unattached from the shuttle, we would use a jet pack.” Roland 8A
“I thought the film was very interesting as it provided facts about the station. It showed the development and building of the space station and how astronauts had felt during the experience.” Kausic 8A
“It is about space and how the space station was built and how long it took and what you can do. Also you learnt about the astronauts and what they did.” Jathusan 8a
“The film was about the International Space Station and how it was built. We learnt about the people who built it and how useful it can be when conducting zero-gravity experiments. I enjoyed the 3D effects and the message the film conveyed.” Iocham Orel 8A
“It was very factual and interesting. The 3D effects were incredible as well.” Brice 9B
“The film was an eye-opening experience - to just know how the ISS was made and the numerous dangers of space travel.” Thomas 9A
“It was very interesting and made me feel as if I was in the documentary. It showed the development of the space station and gave me a complete visual understanding of it and furthered my knowledge of Physics and Astronomy.” Nathan 9A
“I liked the 3D view of the ISS and the camera made you feel as if you were actually there. The space was also very cool …. the way they floated!!” Luke 9A
On Wednesday 12 December 2019, 21 students in the 'Gifted and Talented' group traveled with Mrs Buddington and Ms Stovold by train to London’s BFI IMAX cinema in Waterloo. It is a 500-capacity luxury auditorium and has the largest cinema screen in Britain. The students viewed a film about the International Space Station.
Gifted & Talented
World Mental Health Day
Remembrance Day 2019
Sports Day 2019
Youth club continues to be very popular amongst Year 7, 8 and 9 students. Each week there are different activities provided for the boys to engage with, including cooking, games, art, sport and themed nights.
Spring term saw the boys enjoy an Easter themed night, Valentines themed night and special visits and talks from teachers and the RSPCA about animal cruelty. The boys even got to hold some puppies and learnt how to deal with dogs!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Year 10 and 11 helpers at Youth Club who are dedicated to helping the younger students and acting as mentors and role models on a weekly basis.
Roshan in 8A won a giant pug!
Cooking at youth Club
Youth club also likes to take its members on trips!
This year boys were able to attend evenings out to bowling and to a football match at Wembley. At Christmas, youth club members enjoyed an evening at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. As always, youth club attendees had a great time and represented our school and club with pride through their exemplary behaviour.
Youth Club Trips
We are extremely proud of the range and variety of clubs and extra-curricular activities available for pupils at Salvatorian College. All of our clubs are free of charge and are run by Salvatorian College staff, often with the assistance of senior pupils.
There are three reasons why we encourage all students to participate in at least one club:
•Firstly, clubs provide the chance to acquire and develop skills and talent. Whether the patience and self-reflection that students gain from Fine Art club, or the confidence and self assurance they practise in Debating club, there are few better ways to develop your character than to throw yourself into an extra curricular activity.
•Secondly, clubs provide a great chance to meet new people, make friends and interact with students other year groups and classes.
•Finally, clubs offer the chance to have fun! Psychologists have found that the happiest people in life are those with a wide range of interests and hobbies.
Clubs at Salvatorian College take place before, during and after school.
Clubs & Extra-curricular Activities