Key Stage 3 Speech

It gave me great pleasure to give a brief school report for Key Stage 3 during an excellent Awards Evening on Thursday 13th July.

This has been a very successful year. I am extremely proud of all the students and would like to congratulate everyone that won a prize.

I would also like to thank our parents for the continuous help and support which allows our young people to be the very best they can.

As a Catholic school, we have had an active year with more masses and student-led workshops. Our students have provided parties for the elderly, made sandwiches for the homeless, looked after primary students during our Spirit and Sport Day and year 6 induction, raised record amounts of money for charity and served and read in Mass and led prayers and daily worship.

Our behaviour and behaviour for learning is at least good and mostly outstanding, meaning we are calm and safe and students can learn without interruption. Key Stage 3 have gained a record number of Vivo awards for their hard work and good attitude.

In addition to our academic successes, I am very proud of our sporting successes, notably Joseph Lewis who represented Walsall in athletics and Reece Chand who represented Great Britain in karate, along with team successes in football, rounders and volleyball.

We also continue to thrive in the arts, it was wonderful last week to see so many Key Stage 3 students involved in ‘Hairspray’, an outstanding production and without a doubt the best school production I have ever seen, I look forward to seeing some of you in the West End in the future.

Time goes quickly and we hope for each of you, that your time here will be built on a firm foundation through Key Stage 3 and that you will go on to achieve the best results possible and be a good servant to God and your community.

With that in mind, I was delighted that our former Head Girl Simran Cheema agreed to be our guest speaker; she was always polite, hardworking and helpful. We are looking forward to her receiving good A level results that she unashamedly deserves this August and going on to university with her dual ambitions to teach here and ultimately to become Prime Minister, both of which I think she has a good chance of achieving. She hopes to stand for election within the next 5 years.

Simran was always an excellent role model who actively worked to improve our school and her local community using politics as a means to a better future for us all. I was delighted that so many Key Stage 3 students were involved in the School Council with her and hope that more of you will join after being inspired by her speech. I challenge each of you to do your bit to help our school and ultimately make the world an even better place.

Well done Key Stage 3!

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