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Angel 9L, Hazeldine 9U and Sofia 9U were the worthy winners in the Up for Debate competition.
Every year the MFL department take part in the Foreign Language Spelling Bee Competition in which students have to spell as many words as they can in a minute in a Foreign Language. This year we took part in the Spanish competition and after the form and school competition, 3 students won a place to represent St Paul's School for Girls at the Regional Final; Limwelt 7A, Olivia 7S and Julianne 7T.
They were the last 52 students out of 6332 students that entered the competition initially. After a tense minute of Spanish Spelling, all girls made it to the top 8 for Spanish and Limwelt in 7A won 3rd place overall in the West Midlands. Limwelt will be competing in the National Final in Cambridge in June 2017.
Anna 10S, Jessica 10T, Rhiannon 10P, Angelica 10A, Abeer 10U and Nicola 10L
Casey, Anastacia, Cerys, Martha, Mia and Kathryn were chosen by their Head of Year, Miss Randell, to have tea with the Headteacher for their attitude to learning, progress and for being lovely young ladies.
Telma, Evie, Julia, Aimee, Eve, Habeebah and Marcia were chosen by their Head of Year, Mrs Wynne, to have tea with the Headteacher for their attitude to learning, progress and for being lovely young ladies.
The girls led the parade bedecked in green, white and gold feathers. Followed by the rest of our girls carrying the county flags, a tradition for St Paul’s for quite a number of years now.
At St Paul’s we use a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) called Firefly.The feedback from the girls and parents has been very positive and the majority of parents and all of the girls are active users of Firefly. This letter includes information on how to access the resource and some top tips for problem solving.
Logging in for the First Time
Because Firefly integrates with our school information system it already knows the email address for all parents recorded on our system with legal responsibility for one of our girls. This means that you do not need any special login details or passwords from school. You must, however have provided school with an email address. If you change your email address please do remember to notify school of the change so that you can continue to access Firefly.
To login for the first time navigate to https://stpaulgl.fireflycloud.net/
Please click the green box to start the activation process. When prompted to enter your email address this must be the email of the legal guardian of the pupil and match the information provided by you to school.
Once you have entered your email Firefly will send you an activation link. Please be aware that this sometimes goes to your junk or clutter folder. The link will allow you to set up your own password and view the site.
What can you do on Firefly?
The Parent Portal dashboard will allow you to see details of your daughter’s timetable, attendance, positive and negative logs, and any home learning tasks that have been set using Firefly. Teachers have also made the same resources available to the girls visible for you so that you can see details of the topics and learning materials that your daughter is studying in each of her subjects.
You can check the contact details that school holds for you and if any changes are needed there is a link to communicate the changes to our admin team.
Also on the site you can see details of many of the extra-curricular activities running in school and materials to challenge and support learning across the curriculum. Dr Casserly’s newsletter and Year Group news also feature.
You will have already noticed that you will often receive messages and school news via Firefly as well as by email.
Tips for Problem Solving
Firefly tasks allow students to send questions about their homework to teachers and submit multiple files of many different types. Any resources that teachers share as part of a task can be also be made available to parents should the teacher choose. As well as the summary comments and marks, you will also be able to see the teacher’s feedback on the work itself in the case where the teacher has annotated the work using Firefly.
Every interaction between the teacher and student is recorded in the task history, allowing you to get a clear picture of your child's progress.
We hope that you are finding Firefly useful. If you have any queries regarding Firefly please do not hesitate to email me email@example.com or ask your daughter to speak to her Form Tutor.
Closing date for application : 24 April 2017
Interview date : 02 May 2017
These were just a few of the charcaters that attended school today, Bananas in pyjamas and a musketeer who met Mrs Browning, Chairperson of our Governors.
St. Paul's first singing competition saw many girls from across all year groups audition in front of Mr. Brooks and Mrs Raffermati, who had the difficult task of selecting 10 finalists.
These finalists performed their chosen song in the SPG radio Live Lounge, at lunchtime, over a two week period.
Students and staff voted for their favourite singer on the SPG Radio Firefly page, revealing Louise in Year 8 as the winner.
She was presented with a certificate and a £30 iTunes voucher in assembly and has the opportunity to record her song with Mr. Brooks.
A huge well done to every pupil who took part!
Sister Maisie and Isobel, who took part in this year's Panto at the HipporomeTheatre.