Posted on 3:17pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015
St Francis de Sales School had an amazing experience at the new Parliament Education Centre at the House of Commons. They were personally invited by the Speaker of the House, The Right Honourable John Bercow MP, to the opening of the brand new Education Centre. The children were rubbing shoulders with MPs and celebrities including the amazing Professor Brian Cox .
Posted on 10:47am Thursday 17th September 2015
TGIM “Thank Goodness it’s Monday”.
Posted on 4:27pm Thursday 7th May 2015
Here at St Francis de Sales, we have been keeping up with the coverage of the 2015 election. Our journalists have been thinking of questions they would like to ask the political party leaders if they had the chance. Here are a selection of the best questions:
Posted on 10:00am Saturday 28th March 2015
When Waterstones announced its shortlist for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2015, a group of St Francis de Sales’ most avid readers decided to review the books in the running for the Best Younger Fiction award. Marianne, Egondi, Shinee, Jessica, Shakana and Jamaine read the six books on the shortlist before meeting to decide their winner on Friday 27th March – the day Waterstones announced its own results.
Posted on 8:48pm Sunday 8th February 2015
Last Thursday evening I had the great pleasure of sitting on the judging panel of the Barnet Regional Final of the Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge. I found the experience to be mesmerising, inspirational and a timely reminder as to why we should nurture and value our youth as the ambassadors of the ”Better Tomorrow” that we all so frequently advocate and dream about.
Posted on 10:22pm Monday 12th January 2015
When Miss Solomon and Miss Joseph asked Class 3S what jobs they wanted to do when they leave school, our top reporters from 5P, Karen and Caleb, decided to find out more.
Posted on 4:58pm Sunday 30th November 2014
December at Alexandra Palace can only mean one thing. Panto on ice.
Posted on 9:42pm Tuesday 18th November 2014
This week, St Francis de Sales School journalist and future prima ballerina Shabelle reports from inside the Royal Ballet and reminds us: “If you have a dream, please pursue it or you will be making an incorrigible mistake!”
Posted on 2:01pm Saturday 8th November 2014
Tottenham schools visited the newly opened Sir Quentin Blake House of Illustrations Exhibition in Kings Cross just before half term.
Posted on 6:48am Sunday 26th October 2014
Children from St Pauls and All Hallows Primary, Lancasterian Primary and St Francis de Sales School in Tottenham visited a very special house last week. Legendary illustrator Sir Quentin invited them to The House of Illustration to talk about how Tottenham is developing – and of course his captivating drawings.
Posted on 12:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014
After many years of deep soul searching and various life experiences, I finally discovered a pathway to becoming the very best version of myself. It is now my pleasure to share some of these very simple tips with you in the hope that they will help you to establish for yourself a pathway to becoming the very best version of YOU!
Posted on 9:17pm Wednesday 8th October 2014
Police officers are more used to asking the questions than answering them, but there was a definite role reversal on show when Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, visited St Francis de Sales School in Tottenham on Tuesday.
Posted on 1:47pm Wednesday 24th September 2014
St Francis de Sales pupils have a remarkable grasp of world affairs and the Scottish referendum was a hot topic in school this week. The St Francis de Sales School Council organised a ballot for the Junior School to vote on this important decision on the future of the 300-year-old union.
Posted on 10:08pm Thursday 11th September 2014
We have just started another exciting year at St Francis de Sales School in Tottenham. Everyone is buzzing and positive about the new academic year. New teachers have joined our school and so we asked the two new deputies some questions.
Posted on 1:26pm Wednesday 6th August 2014
From the very first moment I saw a leaflet with the Mill Co. logo in Tottenham, I knew another great thing was coming to area and it turned out to be true. A social enterprise scheme for creatives has arrived in the patch. In the last four months, I have tried everything (except maybe beg) to get more info about our new residents (business partners, Claire Martin and Nick Hartwright). I have sent an embarrassing amount of emails, walked by far too many times and I even managed to sneak into the empty building with another local. Not my proudest moment.
Posted on 7:51am Monday 14th July 2014
As the summer holidays draw near, it has been a busy few weeks at St Francis de Sales School. Catherine Manolo, Larisa Sandford, Kimberly Ward and Shabelle fill us in on news from Art and Book Week, a visit to the zoo and a football match to rival the World Cup final.
Posted on 4:24pm Monday 16th June 2014
During the past week, St Francis de Sales pupils have been finding out how to eat well and stay fit during Sports Week. We have trained and practised for Sports Day on Friday 12 June 2014. We came face to face with one of the most famous cups in the country on Thursday. And our eyes were shocked as we met Peter Waterfield who gave us a powerful message: ‘Try your best and keep trying.’
Posted on 4:52pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
Pupils at St Francis de Sales are huge fans of science lessons and so they could barely contain their excitement this week. Science Week has given every pupil - from Year 1 to Year 6 - the chance to get stuck into some amazing, inspiring and sometimes messy experiments.
Posted on 2:30pm Sunday 11th May 2014
“Everyone off the ice please!”
Posted on 7:15pm Monday 5th May 2014
This week every pupil at St Francis de Sales School participated in Maths Week. We took part in some amazing maths challenges, watched a maths theatre groups perform and worked with our parents in class.
Posted on 8:17pm Wednesday 30th April 2014
POST Artists stake out public spaces that inspire them to create art projects by responding in various ways - in reflection of the site. POST is a network of artists that is open to new members, as long as they have experience and enthusiasm for making 'site-specific' work that is a creative response to a particular place. The group have selected Tottenham's canal as their next canvas; where 16 artists will come together, each producing their own interpretation of the River Lea canal. In a classic festival lineup, there will be workshops, talks, performance art, architecture, digital installation and storytelling. It is free and will take place from 12pm - 5pm, between Markfield Park along the towpath to Stonebridge Lock.
Posted on 8:07pm Monday 28th April 2014
St Francis de Sales School Council has entered the House of Commons School Council Awards. Open to children across the country, we realise it will be very tough but we are very excited about how we have developed our Select Committee system. Over the next few months we will be interviewing people in our borough who are making important decisions on our future. This week we interviewed Mr Lane, the head teacher at St Francis de Sales School, about school dinners.
Posted on 10:12pm Saturday 26th April 2014
The Ploughman Mayfest is around the corner - May 5th at Markfield Park for all of you sleepwalkers out there - so I had to post about Cheryl Cohen for part one of my market specials, I'm not sure how I have managed not to rave about her so far. I don't remember the first time I met Cheryl, well actually that's not true. I do remember, it was at an meet-up for the Tottenham Art Group but we didn't speak that night. The next time I met her (properly) was at a Tottenham festival ideas/crunch type meeting, where she told me about some remarkable things she was involved with and organising for the area. One of the biggest and most successful is her founding project - Tottenham Ploughman
Posted on 1:22pm Saturday 19th April 2014
St Francis de Sales School may be closed for the Easter holidays but pupils are taking the time to reflect on a recent visit to the O2 Arena and to recognise the dedication of staff member Mrs Coffi.
Posted on 11:21am Sunday 13th April 2014
Last month, the V&A dedicated one evening to Tottenham. It was a showcase of our charming community spirit and a great moment for the creative groups growing all over the area. A proud night for us and also the shiny hard evidence of change on show for all to see.
Posted on 12:15am Tuesday 8th April 2014
Did you go ice skating in the late 80s/early 90s?
Posted on 5:55pm Sunday 30th March 2014
MPs got more than they bargained for when the St Francis de Sales School Council arrived in parliament with some tough questions.
Posted on 6:10pm Saturday 22nd March 2014
This week, Rachel Johnny from St Francis de Sales School reports on a recent visit to the Science Museum as part of Year 5’s topic on Earth, Sun and Moon.
Posted on 10:41pm Wednesday 19th March 2014
Every now and again, I find myself falling in love with Tottenham, just a tad bit more. It's probably more like a 'rekindling' actually, the effect of the warm fuzzy feeling all over the borough. I had one down moment recently though and I wasn’t oozing 'love for my town' smugness - far from it. I witnessed a horrible violent fight, among five male youths in Bruce Grove and if I remember clearly, my first thoughts were to start walking, very quickly, before I heard sirens.
Posted on 3:40pm Thursday 13th March 2014
This week we will be interviewing Mr David Chandler, deputy headteacher, from St Francis de Sales School.
Posted on 3:36pm Friday 28th February 2014
I took a trip to Barcelona recently, to visit a friend who lives out there. After just four years in the city, the chica originally from Bow in East London, is hardly recognisable. She is now super organised, has the kind of techy business acumen that leaves you open mouthed in wonder and her newly acquired Spanish sass is her very own brand of ' a Londoner does Barce' - it's hysterical. Being in her company was a great memory jerker that all complaints aside, Londoners don't drag themselves around. We know what we want and we rarely mince our words. Instead, we hash a plan and we get on with it. It dawned on me that her amazing success in Spain is a direct correlation to her background of growing up in East London; she's a grafter and when she sees potential, she makes it happen.
Posted on 2:54pm Sunday 2nd February 2014
The word bric-a-brac excites me beyond measure. I can't even pinpoint a specific reason why but I know it does. Equally, leave me at a market selling food, clothes, furniture or all of the above and I'm a very happy girl.
Posted on 2:33pm Friday 24th January 2014
We all know that this generation are extremely attached to the concept of restore and reclaim.
Posted on 11:39pm Wednesday 15th January 2014
Two weeks ago, many of us made a new year’s resolution to be in better health in 2014. However, if the prospect of visits to the gym for the next eleven months brings you out in a sweat, then why not try something different this year?