Rugby girls 1.1522nd January 2015

Our super talented Year 8 girls rugby team has qualified to represent the Richmond Borough in the London Youth Games. The girls held their nerve against some tricky opposition in Christ's School and Richmond Park Academy but came through with some brilliant individual and team performances to remain unbeaten and qualify for the finals in March.

They only conceded 2 tries and scored 8, with Maddie (8B) showing the oppostion a clean pair of heels on several occasions to score some fabualous individual tries. The girls have been training hard all year in their rugby lessons (supported by Harlequins RFC) and also sacrificing their lunchtimes to spruce up their passing and catching skills. However it was the ruthlessness in the tackle area that won them both games. Catrina (8F) was our biggest hitter on the night making well over 10 tackles in each game and she led from the front, pushing the opposition back every time they tried to get through our defensive wall. The girls have entered three tournaments this year, having only lost one game in over ten matches.

Well done to all the girls involved and we wish them the best of luck on March 11th at Barn Elms where they will represent Richmond against the other London Boroughs.

3rd January 2015


Homebase 2

Three Design Technology Ambassadors represented the Colege at the opening of the refurbished Homebase store in Brentford this weekend accompanied by Principal, Richard Burke and Duncan Skelton, Design and Technology Subject Leader. The College has forged many links with businesses and institutions in the local community and thanks are due to one of the Associate Members of our Governing Body, Nowell Anderson, who facilitated this new partnership with Homebase and to store manager, Matthew Rigby. Homebase will support the College in a variety of ways including in a project called ‘Our Space’ which is a pupil-led initiative to develop an area of land that is currently unused into a communal area for pupils. Homebase also kindly supplied the College with a Christmas tree and decorations during the festive period. The College hopes that this new partnership will flourish in the years ahead. The College would like to thank Homebase for its continued support.

16th December 2014


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The St Richard Reynolds Christmas Concert at St Mary’s University Chapel was wonderfully uplifting occasion. The pupils who took part in narrating, the soloists and the choir, together with the Barnes Concert Band helped to produce a timely reflection on the true meaning of Christmas and special thanks must go to our Director of Music, Ms Firman, and to Mr Goodall leader of the Barnes Concert Band, for all their hard work co-ordinating the Concert and of course to all who attended and took part in this celebration of music both secular and sacred.

15th December 2014

St E CBThe Requiem Mass for Christine Brett took place on today, 15th December at her home parish of St Osmund, Barnes. The Mass was celebrated by Christine's long-standing friend, Father Anthony Plummer, with twelve priests from Southwark and Westminster in the presence of Rt Rev Howard Tripp, Emeritus Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark. Christine's family, friends and fellow parishioners were joined in the 600-strong congregation by the staff of St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School in Richmond and many head teachers and staff from other schools in the borough and beyond. Also present were Councillor Clare Head and Lady True, and representatives of the Education Department at Richmond, The Education Commission in Southwark, The Diocese of Westminster Education Service, and the Education Service of Arundel and Brighton. Children from St Elizabeth's School sang the Communion Hymn and former St Elizabeth's pupils from many Catholic secondary schools attended in tribute to a great educationalist. Christine was interred at Richmond Ceremony very close to St Elizabeth's, the school she led with great distinction for 25 years.

Christine was diagosed with leukaemia earlier this year shortly before she was to retire from teaching. Christine made a huge contribution to education in Richmond Borough and throughout the RC Diocese of Southwark and beyond. The Holy Father awarded her the Benemerenti medal in recognition of her service to Catholic education.. Christine played a huge part in the establishment of this College and her considerable experience and knowledge added great value to the governing body. Christine also served for some years as a governor at St Mary's Univeristy, Twickenham, as a member of the Admissions Forum and on the Liturgy Commission of the Southwark Diocese. 

Of your charity, please pray for the repose of her soul and for her family at this very sad time.

Requiescat in pace.

12th December 2014

Nativity cropReception and Year One brought the joy of the season to a packed hall with a fabulous programme of song telling the story of the Nativity. Many thanks to Director of Music, MIss Firman, to Head of the EYFS, Mrs O'Byrne, to Year One teacher Miss Bennett, to Lerning Support Assistant, Miss McEvoy and Mrs Perrer, and to all you help with the costumes and preparation. Pupils from St RIchard Reynolds Catholic High School will perform in a Chistmas Concert at 7:30pm on Tuesday 16th December in the chapel of St Mary's University, Strawberry Hill with support from The Barnes Concert Orchestra.