News at St. Michael's

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Our Yr 7's played in the Barnet Rounders Tournament last night (Wednesday 10th July 2013).  We entered 2 teams and came 3rd and 4th overall!!! Congratulations!

24th January 2013 held at Friern Barnet School, Sophia Mulcahey came 2nd at the Jack Petchy Speak Out Challenge. Topic "Good things come in small packages"

The PPE Society had its first debate on Friday 25th January 2013

The Head of Economics, George Panayiotou introduced the topic of Optimal Currency Areas and the Euro. Dr Galanis from the University of Southampton argued that the Euro was and still is a bad idea and he went on to explain the reasons why. On the other hand our St. Michael's economists went on to highlight the positive aspects of the Euro. A lively session of Q/A followed where students and staff had the opportunity to find out more about the Euro and its strengths and weaknesses.

Politics and Economics A-Level students greeted Baroness Tina Stowell of Beeston on the 21st September 2012.

Lady Stowell gave a very engaging talk about her career and achievements in life as well as a glimpse on the inner workings of the UK political system. A lively conversation followed where students had a chance to ask questions about the work of the House of Lords and several other current political issues.

School Games Team of the Year 2012 – St Michael’s Catholic High School - Read More


State school students from Barnet selected for Young Journalists' Academy Summer School

5:30pm Wednesday 15th August 2012 in News by Emma Innes

Three state school pupils from Barnet have landed places on a course for aspiring journalists.
Lilyana Drumchiyska, 18, from Bishop Douglass School, in Hamilton Road, East Finchey, Sophie Etem, 17, from Woodhouse College, in Woodhouse Road, Woodside Park, and Florianne Humphrey, 17, from St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School, in Nether Street, North Finchley, landed places on the Young Journalists’ Academy (YJA) summer school. Nearly 200 people applied for the 27 places on the course which will take places from Saturday, August 18 until Saturday, August 25.
During a week of workshops in Canary Wharf, the students will tour newsrooms and be trained in everything from writing opinion pieces, to science reporting. They will be encouraged to blog about their experiences during the week and the two best bloggers will be rewarded with work placements at The Times. Ms Etem said: ‘I’m really happy to have made it through the YJA application process, as it’s such a great opportunity. "I’ve been thinking about being a journalist for a career in future, and this will help me decide whether it’s something I want to do.
"I’m looking forward to meeting lots of important journalists – and having some fun too! 
"At the moment I’m interested in celebrity journalism, but also news reporting more broadly. And crime stories, too."
Aimed at 16 to 18-year-old London state-school pupils, the YJA summer school teaches teens the nuts and bolts of journalism.
It was set up in 2006 in response to research from the Sutton Trust that showed that there is a great class imbalance in the UK media industry. YJA co-ordinator, Nathalie Rothschild, said: “The YJA challenges the idea that you need to have the ‘right’ education or be lucky enough to have personal connections in order to become a journalist.
“Our students learn that with enough ambition and drive they can reach their goals – but they also have to be prepared to put in some hard work.
“The Young Journalists’ Academy hopes to inspire a new generation of reporters to learn the value of freedom of expression, truth-seeking and good grammar.”


Barnet’s new Youth Parliament members were announced last night.
Nadine Jerashy, 15, from The Compton School, and Sogand Shaker, 17, from Dame Alice Owen’s School, were elected.
Temi Mwale, 16, from the London Academy, and Nicholas Lucas, 17, from St Michael’s Catholic Grammar, were chosen as Barnet’s deputy members of Youth Parliament.
All four will take part in the UK Youth Parliament during the year, as well as working with Barnet Youth Board to represent young people. Thirty-one young people stood for election, and there were more than 8000 votes cast, with a 24 per cent voter turnout.
This was the second time Barnet has taken part in the UKYP elections which were started in 2000.
The UKYP is run by young people giving them the chance to share their opinions on issues ranging from the cost of university education to jobs.
Councillor Andrew Harper said: “The UK Youth Parliament gives our younger residents an opportunity to take a leading role in their local community and make their voices heard. “I look forward to working closely with our two new members and their deputies and I hope they will find the experience as rewarding as last year’s MYPs.” Congratulations Nicholas!

Tuesday 21st February 2012

Sr Mary Paul is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of her profession as a Sister of the Poor Child Jesus in April 2012; she also celebrated her 80th Birthday earlier in the year. She was Headmistress at St. Michael's from 1974 - 1980.

Congratulations from us all!



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