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Each month our directorates highlight the hard work, talents and exemplary behaviour of students in their subject areas and in March, it was the turn of Art and Design to celebrate the many creative Shining Lights we have here at JCSC. In total, 33 students in years 6-13 received Shining Lights in recognition of their […]

Some of our Year 5 students received extra special awards in assembly this week thanks to their love of reading. Samantha and Indie were the winners of our recent Readathon and received books and hoodies as prizes. Ayden also received a book and a T-Shirt as a prize to go alongside his Outstanding Reader Award. […]

Students in years 5-7 welcomed local author, Dan Smith, to South Avenue last week for a series of workshops. The award-winning author of the Crooked Oaks series and thrillers such as Nisha’s War and She Wolf spent time talking to students about his love for reading, his journey to becoming an author and his adventure-filled […]

JCSC sixth former, Lily, is no stranger to literary success. Rotary Club Alnwick and Warkworth recently announced that the JCSC student has won their Young Writer competition at regional level for the third year in a row, and her entry will now be judged at national level. The young author was placed third in the […]

We are extremely excited to announce that JCSC recently took delivery of lots of Lego thanks to a very kind donation from Sage.  [insert photo surrounded by mounds of lego] Pictured here, you can see our Director of Vocational Studies, Mr Gaines, surrounded by mountains of delivery boxes, all packed with lego that will be […]

Last month on the JCSC blog we gave you the heads up about one of our student’s plans for a sponsored headshave. Ava wanted to raise money for the gender inclusive charity Mermaids and we’re pleased to report that over £500 has been raised in sponsorship so far, with the big chop taking place on […]

Our Year 5 students enjoyed a French themed drop down day recently, learning about France, sampling some traditional French foods and performing a French song to visiting parents. Students were invited to dress in blue, white and red clothing in celebration of the French flag and spent the day taking part in French-themed activities including […]

There were some terrific outfits for World Book Day once again with staff and students both getting into the spirit of the day and lots of chatter about everyone’s favourite stories and characters. Along with taking photos of some of the fancy dress, we asked some of our students to tell us about their favourite […]

February was a bumper month for our Shining Light awards with over one hundred students from Year 5 upwards receiving Shining Lights certificates for their work and attitude within humanities and modern foreign language subjects. The Humanities Heroes shone in lessons and homework for Geography, French, History and Sociology. Consistently high effort and contribution in […]

We are very excited to be taking part in Readathon this year with students in years 5-9 challenged to read as many books as they can for the JCSC Readathon. Readathon is a sponsored event but students don’t need to get lots of sponsors to take part or to be rewarded for their efforts. At […]