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Jack Petchey Awards Congratulations to Alfie Dollard 10 Fisher, St Mark’s Jack Petchey Award winner for January. Alfie was nominated for his excellent IT skills which he frequently puts to good use in supporting school events, assemblies and presentations. Alfie will use his award towards…

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YEAR 7 pupils from St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School travelled to the O2 Arena this week to be part of the world’s largest children’s choir at the Young Voices event. Having learnt the repertoire of songs during the past few months, they joined over…

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PUPILS at St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School took part in a special STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) activity day this week sponsored by the Engineering Development Trust. It was a hands-on day designed to excite and enlighten students on how STEM is fun,…

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LAST term, students in the Sixth Form completed their UCAS applications. St Marks are pleased to record their congratulations to those who have received offers. In particular, congratulations go to Elvis Anoma-Amoabeng, who has received an unconditional offer to read for a BA in Economics…

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PROFESSIONALS from many different careers, came together with Year 11 pupils during a mock interview day at Harlow Study Centre. With university or job applications just a short time away, pupils were put through their paces by a professional from their chosen careers field, in…

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THERE was a festive buzz in the air on Sunday 20 November at our annual Christmas Fayre. They had various stalls selling toiletries and sweet hampers; teddy bears; stationery items; Christmas decorations; books; St Mark’s Christmas cards; and glasses filled with sweets. There was also…

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THE outstanding educational progress of 84 young people was recognised at the annual Harlow Educational Progress Awards held last Thursday (24 November 2016) at the Civic Centre. The awards, organised by Harlow Council and the Harlow Strategic Educational Attainment Partnership, reward and recognise young people…

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THIRTY-Eight pupils have just come back from a four-day trip to the German capital, exploring sites, from the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag to Frederick the Great’s palaces in Potsdam and a World War II bunker complex. Highlights included a wander through the maze of…

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There was a wide variety of activities taking place around the departments in which our visitors could participate, and many took the opportunity to do so. Ordering a juice from the German café was popular as were the experiments and demonstrations taking place in Science.…

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Internationally renowned Choir Master Ken Burton launches St Mark’s School Gospel Project Within an hour, under his expert direction, the newly formed choir was singing and moving confidently, in 4-part harmonies and with passion and enjoyment. And he is returning to St Mark’s later in…

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STUDENTS and staff at St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School celebrated another remarkable year, with students once again achieving great results and many going on to universities, often the first in their family to do so. Initial results indicate another superb pass rate was achieved…

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By St Marks reporter FRIDAY the 1st July was a very exciting evening, and not just because it was Canada Day! No, Friday was an exciting evening where 8 members of staff travelled to Central London to watch two talented students –Jessica Valentine-Howard and Tinashe…

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It was a fitting end to the 50th year of St Mark’s with three of the school’s 4 Headteachers present: Brian Quinn (1982-1994), David Brunwin (1994-2011) and Elaine Heaphy (2011 –current). Representing Anthony O’Shea, St Mark’s founding Headteacher, was his daughter Claire, who was in…

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REPRESENTATIVES from St Mark’s Years 7-12 attended a special Mass for the Year of Mercy with our partner primary schools at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Tuesday 21 June, which was concelebrated, and supported, by seven priests of the Deanery and two deacons. It…

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THE Year 11’s at St Marks came together for one last time on the 27th May to celebrate their achievements and reflect on their time at St Mark’s. Each Tutor Group was given a personalised send off by their Tutor and they also had the…