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Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship at Virgo Fidelis

We are very proud of our students taking part in the CVQO navigation task recently at Limpsfield Common. Virgo Fidelis works with CVQO on an innovative alternative learning programme to develop skills and competencies including teamwork, citizenship and self-reliance. Our students earn a qualification during the programme as well as learning to develop their full potential, bringing benefits to their whole education. Well done, girls!

June Newsletter

Read all the latest news from Virgo Fidelis. A message from Mrs Meyer, our new headteacher; dates for the diary; news of different events over the last half term, Science week; and the Sixth Form graduation.

New headteacher: Mrs Hilary Meyer

Mrs Hilary Meyer has been appointed as the Head of Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School with effect from June 2018. She replaces Ms Jocelyn Lewis who was Interim Head from September 2017 following the retirement of Sister Bernadette in July 2017 after many years of service. Mrs Alex Fernandez is the Acting Headteacher until Mrs Meyer joins the school.

Over the remainder of this term Mrs Meyer will spend time getting to know our school, liaising with our Senior Leadership Team, staff, governors, pupils and other members of our wider school community. This is an exciting time for our school. In our 170th year and with a new Head at the helm, we continue working towards academic, pastoral and sporting excellence all in the name of God.

We wish Mrs Meyer every success in her new role and I am sure that you will warmly welcome her to our school and community.

Femi Oresanya (Chair of Board of Governors)

The full press release can be downloaded below:

Easter Newsletter

Our latest newsletter brings together reports of the many activities and events that have happened recently at Virgo Fidelis.

  • News of our new headteacher
  • Chaplain's corner
  • Easter Egg hunt
  • Charity events
  • The Arts programme
  • The Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge
  • Trips
  • Enrichment and speakers
  • Notice about changes to cashless payment system
  • Admissions

International Women's Day

We had several events planned to coincide with International Women's Day at Virgo Fidelis. Marta Righetti from Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid came in to collect a cheque of £51.04. Virgo Fidelis Pupils had been fundraising for this important organisation.  Woman’s Aid encompasses support for young women and families without recourse to public funds, women with additional needs, EEA nationals, resettlement services as well as training and awareness and prevention work in schools. 

In addition, Former pupil Abi Thomas of Croydon Community Against Trafficking (CCAT) led a discussion about modern-day slavery with Year 11 pupils. Abi shared her own story of slavery to bring home the message that trafficking can happen to anyone, anywhere. CCAT is a local, voluntary group that campaigns to end the enslavement of people in our community who are held captive by traffickers.

International Women's Day and visit from local Women's Aid

Marta Righetti from Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid came in to collect a cheque of £51.04 which coincided with the International Women's Day. Virgo Fidelis Pupils had been fundraising for this important organisation.  Woman’s Aid encompasses support for young women and families without recourse to public funds, women with additional needs, EEA nationals, resettlement services as well as training and awareness and prevention work in schools.  Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid have also provided refugee accommodation since 1975. They support and offer a range of services for those experiencing domestic abuse in the community, such as: 

•             Outreach Community Support

•             Young people’s Outreach Support

•             Support Groups

•             One stop Shop

Young Mayor of Croydon Election

Polling day has arrived at Virgo Fidelis! Students are excited to be voting for the next Young Mayor of Croydon.

Read about the candidates' aims, view their manifesto, campaign leaflet and video on Croydon's election webpage.

World Book Day 2018

Despite the weather, we were delighted that so many girls and staff entered into the spirit of World Book Day.

  • Stuck indoors? Use the internet to see if you can find a free eBook on Amazon - the reader is free and you can occasionally find free or very cheap Kindle book deals.
  • Are you a member of your local library? Books are free to borrow.
  • Why not try this top 10 list from The Guardian newspaper:

Top 10 books

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
5. 1984 by George Orwell
6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
7. A Streetcat Named Bob by James Bowen
8. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

February Newsletter

Download the lates Virgo Fidelis school newsletter to read about the latest events. The first half term of 2108 has been a busy one, and we report on news of our new Headteacher. There's a list of term dates for your convenience as well as news from the Music department; news from the Kind Campaign, a CVQO schools partnership project and our battle to fight leukaemia. Finally, we comment on Safer Internet Day and recommend that parents monitor childnen's online activities.

Have a lovely half term break and see you all on Monday 19th February for a prompt 08:20 am start.

Transport for Young London Newsletter

The Spring edition of the Young London newsletter from Transport for London is out now, with the latest opportunities for schools and pupils. They are keen to know what you think of their newsletter, so send your thoughts on the content, which articles you find more or less useful and what you would like to see in future editions to schoolsandyoungpeople@tfl.gov.uk.

Read our October Newsletter

A round-up of all the recent events and activities from another brilliantly busy term at Virgo Fidelis. Learn more about former Fidelis students: members of the Oxford Black Alumni Network, and writer and poet Bridget Minamore on the BBC. News about African Drumming and other exciting events in the Music department...and much, much more. Download our newsletter and enjoy!

Stay safe on the roads

Stay safe on the roads was the message for Year 7 during an active learning workshop led by theatre group The Riot Act. Founded by Dan Hobson, a writer for TV and radio and Ellen Casey, a teacher, The Riot Act brought to life the dangers of carelessness on or near to roads. Ms Cummins, HOY, said: "Year 7 were left in no doubt about the best way to cross roads and how to deal with peer pressure to play on roads. It was a powerfully delivered and engaging workshop."