It has been really good to welcome students back and new students especially those joining Year 7 and Year 12. Following excellent for Year 13 are Sixth Form numbers continue to grow and Year 7 is considerably bigger than our current Year 8.
I am really grateful to parents for the hard work you have done kitting out your son with the correct uniform and shoes. With a handful of exceptions everyone looks really smart. Year 7 have made a great start and a good impression on their teachers. I am told that their mathematical skills are particularly strong which is a great start.
Two important things are happening this week. On Tuesday we have our first Autumn Open Evening starting at 6 pm in the College Hall. Please encourage anyone who wants to know what is on offer in the College to attend. On Thursday we have our Liturgies to begin the Academic Year. These are taking place at 12:35 pm for KS4 and sixth form and 2:20 pm for KS3
This week also sees Fr John Webb leave St Peter's and Thomas More for his new parish in Poole. Fr John has had a really high profile in the College and is well know by boys and staff. We will miss him greatly and wish him well.
The College is very lucky to be able to use the Church Car Park to pick up students at the end of the day. It makes the road outside much safer. However do need to remember that the car park is not a school facility and we are guests so please make sure that you only park in recognised bays and, of course, continue to use care when driving in the car park.
Year 7 News
I would like to say a huge welcome to the new Year 7’s who will have just started their first term at St Boniface’s. To all parents, it probably only feels like yesterday that your son was starting at Primary school, and now here they are, dressed smartly in their uniform, and ready to take on Secondary school.
Having seen your son before the Summer holidays during their Induction evening and day, I could sense that they were very excited (although a little apprehensive which is to be expected) about this new experience at Secondary school. Many of them were looking forward to meeting new friends and joining in lots of extra-curricular activities which I am sure you will hear more about later on in the term.
All students are settling in well, and have been asking lots of relevant questions to assist them in their transition at St Boniface’s. I have spoken with many individuals who have already told me that they have a favourite subject, and a new friend to spend lunch and break times with.
I wish them all the luck this year, and look forward to being a part of their journey.
“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you” B.B. King
The prayer theme this week is "Peace". Students will be using this prayer in Tutor Time:
Lead me from death to life,
from falsehood to truth.
Lead me from despair to hope,
from fear to trust.
Lead me from hate to love,
from war to peace.
Let peace fill my heart,
my world, my universe.