50th Anniversary of St. Michael's
In September 1964 St. Michael’s RC School opened its doors for the first time. This coming September 2013, therefore, sees the start of the 50th year of the existence of the school. That is a significant milestone and the school would like to have a series of celebratory events during the school year 2013-2014.
A group of current and former staff, parents and governors have already begun to look at the types of events and activities which could happen during the 50th year. Quite obviously as a Catholic school it is intended that Bishop Seamus Cunningham will be an important part of our celebrations as will the local community which has been an integral part of the history of our school.
The planning group are keen to have a series of events running throughout the year involving current and former students, staff and governors as well as parents, both past and present. Some events might perhaps focus on a particular group of people whilst others will hopefully be attractive to all those who either are or have been associated with St. Michael’s.
Amongst some of the early ideas suggested for events through the year are:
- Major celebration to open the 50th year to coincide with the Feast of St. Michael on 29th September
- An exhibition of artefacts which reflect the history of the school
- 50th anniversary logo competition
- A large Christmas celebration event
- A Ceilidh held in February at a large venue within Billingham
- A final event in July 2014
- Events that specifically focus on the students within school
Also available early in the 50th year will be a book covering the history of the 50 years of St. Michael’s. This is currently in an advanced stage of preparedness.
The school website will become a key source of information for people about the 50th celebrations as will other social networking medium. However, we recognise that we do not have all of the ideas as to suitable events and activities that might take place during next year. If you have any suggestions you can share them with us by emailing the school via this form.
Equally, if you have any memories of St. Michael’s please click on the memories link below and we will create a memories page on our school website to host the best of these.
The next meeting of the group planning events for the year is scheduled for Thursday 16th May at 6.30pm here in school. The meeting will end no later than 7.30pm. If you would like to come along and become part of the planning for the 50th celebrations you will be most welcome.
Welcome to St. Michael's R.C. School
St. Michael's RC School is a successful, popular specialist school for Science and Applied Learning.
At St. Michael's every child is important, and all are encouraged and supported as we help them to achieve their full potential. We are committed to the education of the whole person within a caring environment.
At the centre of our school are Gospel values, such as service, justice, forgiveness, hope, charity, love and a commitment to community. We provide an education which is underpinned by faith and encourages each individual to develop their own gifts and talents. Throughout our school's history we have also benefited from the loyal support of parents and a group of committed Governors.
St. Michael's has been a specialist Science school since September 2003 and, having been recognised as a High Performing Specialist School, added a second specialism of Applied Learning in April 2008. We believe that this combination, together with our many strengths in other subjects, helps us to offer a broad and appropriate curriculum for all students. In addition, it helps us to continue to improve standards and to provide all students with a variety of learning experiences.
I am very proud to be part of what I believe to be a vibrant Catholic school. Should you wish to find out more about the school then please contact us.
JJ White, Headteacher
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Congratulations to Amy, Joe, Max, Olivia and Elish on winning this National Award. You can read on this link all about our two days in London, visiting Lord Young at 10, Downing Street, opening the Stock Exchange and our visit to the Premier League Headquarters to meet Richard Scuadmore the Premier League Chief Executive, and Steve Gibson, the Middlesbrough FC owner.
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As we begin a new school term, St Michael’s RC School is celebrating the excellent exam results of the students who left last summer. Those students achieved the highest results in the history of our school.
67% achieving at least 5+ A*-C grades with English and Maths
86% achieving at least 5+ A*-C grades
99% achieving at least 5+ A*-G grades
21% achieving at least 5+ A*/A grades
These results deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated and the students congratulated on their achievements.
I wish all of them the very best as they move onto the next chapter in their lives.
New e-alert notification service
Welcome to the beta version of the e-alert system from St. Michael's R.C. School in Billingham. This system will let you register your details to receive email notifications when something is available for you to read from St. Michael's. Over the next few weeks the school will be looking to enhance the way we communicate with parents/guardians/carers.
If you register with this system you will be kept up to date.
Please note that this is a beta version meaning it is not a final version. Further features and refinements will be added over the next week.
Facebook and Twitter
You can now keep up with what is going on by using Facebook. All you need to do is to subscribe to our Facebook account. As you are not becoming friends with us, we will NOT be able to see our wall.
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Catholic School partnership Concert
St. Michael's students performing at the Catholic School partnership Concert at the SAGE in Gateshead.