St Michael's
We believe that a three way partnership between the school, its students and their parents is vital to success

Autumn Term Events

 

Clickwise Campaign

Parents and children are invited to the first Clickwise Event to be held at St Michael's on Wednesday 29 November 2017 from 6 pm-8 pm. Doors open at 5.30 pm. Sandwell Council through the SHAPE Programme (child’s voice initiative in Sandwell) has teamed up with local organisations such as West Midlands Police, Brook, Youth Services and Sandwell’s Child Sexual Exploitation Team to develop the Clickwise Campaign.  The increasing use of online devices by young people means it is more and more difficult for parents to be aware of what young people are looking at. Equally, our young people can be unaware of the dangers they could face through online abuse. 

To view the Clickwise Flyer click here 

To book your place onto an event please click the link below:

www.sandwell.gov.uk/SHAPEEvents 

 

Winter Fair

The St Michael’s Winter Fair has quickly become one of the most popular community events in our calendar.  Every year we welcome hundreds of people through the doors to enjoy an evening of food, shopping and entertainment.  If you are lucky you may even get to meet Santa himself who has also become a regular visitor. This event is organised by the Student Voice Fundraising Committee and raises money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. As an established event with more than 50 stalls including handmade gifts, crafts and toys, jewellery and accessories, cards, sweet treats, charity tombola and much more, there is something for everyone. 

This year's fair is on Thursday 23rd November, 6-9pm. To book a stall at the fair, please contact kerry.whitehouse1@st-michaels.sandwell.sch.uk.

Winter fair advert

 

 

St Michael's Spell - a - thon

After gruelling quarter-final heats, ten students made their way into the first ever Year 8 Spell-a-thon semi-final. Each student gave it their all in front of the largest Spell-a-thon audience to date. Four students, unfortunately, tripped up on their spellings, leaving six left for the final.  Battling to be crowned the 2017 Year 8 Spell-a-thon Champion, six soon became four, and then three, as tension grew in the room, with the remaining contestants determined not to fall prey to a misspelling.

Nevertheless, there had to be one winner. Following numerous rounds of spellings, and having witnessed other students incorrectly spell their given words, the 2017 Year 8 Spell-a-thon Champion is Millie Boyes.

Huge congratulations to Millie, who joins the 2017 Year 7 Spell-a-thon Champion, Ben Dorsett, in the St. Michael’s Spell-a-thon Hall of Fame.  Moreover, thank you to every student who gave it their best throughout the competition. There’s always next year to claim the Spell-a-thon crown.

 

Visit to Staffordshire Regiment Museum

History is always better when you can relive it. This opportunity was given to some of our Year 9 students and members of the World War One Poppies and People Project. We were told that we would see a re-enactment of trench warfare and were amazed when we arrived to see a life-size trench as if it was the Western Front! The students were given the opportunity to look at weapons and artefacts from World War One and this was followed by a full-scale re-enactment of trench warfare between the Allied soldiers and the Germans set in the cold, dark environment of a November evening. We walked through the trenches whilst this was happening, surrounded by gunfire (which the students claimed was “very loud”!) and students were amazed and inquisitive. This experience, which can be difficult to bring to life in a classroom, really helped them to understand the unbearable conditions that people were faced with during the long battles of World War One.  Later in December, we attended a Carol service, Night in the Trenches, at the same location where we all stood in the pouring rain in the trenches singing a variety of carols accompanied by soldiers representing the countries involved in World War One. Those involved were given the opportunity to commemorate and celebrate and it was a positive experience for all – a truly unique night.