April 2017

During the Spring term, the school has been a hive of activity with Year 11 and 13 students working hard in preparation for their exams and many students involved in a range of activities.  A few of these events need particular mention.

The Spring Concert was a roaring success and it was amazing to see so many talented young people taking part as soloists, in one of the various choirs and as part of the orchestra. We now have the challenge of finding a bigger venue as the Chapel can just about contain all the performers, let alone the audience.

Netball and Athletics teams have continued to triumph and this is a credit to their coaches, Miss Healy and Miss Clark, and the students. Chinwendu (Year 8) has been nominated as the School Sports Captain for her enthusiasm for all sports and dedication to La Retraite Sports teams – she is also brilliant at every sport that she tries. The `Manager of the Month’ and `Team of the Month’, must, however, go to the Debating team. They entered the Debate Mate league and are currently the top novice team in the country – an amazing performance!

We had our termly Headteacher’s Afternoon tea at which we recognise the students who are excellent role models for the rest of us – those young people who always do the right thing, `who act justly, love kindness and walk humbly with God’. One member of staff complained that she could only nominate five students as there were some many excellent individuals. The individuals recognised are:

 

KS3

Sheeza

NASIR

7 HOPE

Faith

COLE

7 PATIENCE

Keisha

GEYROZAGA

7 PATIENCE

Genevieve

KIMBAMBU MANTIMA

8 FAITH

Marie-Ange

CAMARA

9 ANNUNCIATION

Catarina

CERQUEIRA

9 ANNUNCIATION

Vanessa

MOLINA NACATO

9 MESSIAH

Tylar

POWELL

9 MESSIAH

Christine

SURAFEL

9 SIMEON

Regina

WATSON

9 SIMEON

Emilia

ZABRZANSKA

9 SIMEON

 

 

Year 10

Year 11

Sixth Form

Jennifer

ASAH

Sabrina

PACE

Katie

FLYNN

Joanna

AZEVEDO

Samantha

CUEVA CASTRO

Celine-Valeria

SARMIENTO-VALDIVIEZO

Mariana

BELLOSO DALL

Suzana

GUIRGUIS

Deborah

ABRAHAM

Hosanna

SOLOMON

Emmanuella

YIADOM-BOAKYE

Luna

BERHE

Million

GEBREHIEWETE

Emily

HYATT

Jasmine

BENJAMIN

Donna

KEBEDE

Winta

MECCA

Olufunke

OLUTOLA

Maria

MEGGIE

Pearl

OKUNGBOWA

Annette

FORJOE

Emma

MENDES

Rachael

AKINSANYA

Rooshan

SAEED

Maame-Yaa

OSEI-AKOTO

Vanessa

CALDEIRA

Christel

KONEY

Shayna

PARKER

Mariana

DIAS

Lidia

ZAKOWSKA

Brandy

DA CRUZ

Delina

PETROS

 

 

Lorna

NUNOO

Hermon

ZEREOME

 

 

Maria

POPESCU CIRSTUCESCU

 

 

 

 

Heidi

MUSTAFA

 

 

 

 

Ghaniyat

SHITTU

 

 

 

 

Shanice

GILL

 

 

 

 

Heidi Mustafa and Million Gebrehiewete have been awarded the La Retraite Community Award. Both students have worked tirelessly to raise the profile of the school and to support their peers. They can always be relied upon to support staff who are launching new clubs or initiatives. As well as this, Million and Heidi volunteer on Saturdays at local charity shops. They are both outstanding individuals.

We extremely proud of all the students at the school and their great achievements and their desire to do well. They, and I, are also very lucky to have such a dedicated, hard-working and talented staff.

Dominic Malins, Headteacher

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