Welcome to the Year 9 Home page. Here you can keep up to date with everything going on in Year 9 at Mount St Mary's.

Perfect Weeks for Perfect Nights

This week sees the launch of Perfect Weeks for Perfect Nights! Mr Flynn is bringing the fun times back to Mount St Mary’s. Starting the 22nd June all the way to the 29th June, each night after school there will be archery and inflatables to help bring us back together as a year group and celebrate our hard work. The events will take place 3-5pm each night and all you have to do is sign up with your friends and have a perfect week to earn a perfect night. All students who had a perfect week when the competition launched are invited. We can't wait to see you there!

Challenges

Year 9 are an exceptional year group and we love a good challenge. Have a look below and see what the year 9 students have been up to! One thing is for sure we always rise to the challenge!

Challenge Set!

Challenge Accepted!

Stay tuned for the next challenge and if you want to see our previous challenges take a look at our Video Gallery.

Important Dates

Keep up to date with anything going on for Year 9 here

Year 9 Rewards Trip to Alton Towers - Monday 19th July

School Closes for Summer - Friday 23rd July 2021

School Reopens - Wednesday 8th September 2021

Letters

Any important letters for Year 9 will be shown below

Rewards Trip Y9 Letter
Rewards Trip Price Increase
End of Term Letter Mr M Cooper
Year 9 Team
Mr D Lawton
Student Advocate
Mr C Flynn
Year Leader
Mrs L Gibson
Pastoral Support Officer
Year 9 Form Tutors

Mr S Woodward

9SIW

Mr L Hawkins

9LUH

Miss A Smith

9AMS

Miss D Evans

9DOE

Miss S Kay

9SAK

Mr S Stockton

9SMS

Mrs N Wilson

9NIW

Mrs J Stirrup

9JUS

Mr D Lawton

9DAL

The Year 9 Young Leader Page

At Mount St Mary’s our school ethos is “Quid Retribuam” this represents our goal to give back wherever possible. Becoming a Young Leader is the perfect way to give back to others and support your school community, whilst developing key skills for future employment and education.

On Monday 24th May our Year 9 students were introduced to the Mount St Mary’s Young Leader application process. This is a long standing process at MSM and one in which students gain valuable application, interview and leadership skills. When applying for jobs and college places students should aim to have the strongest CV they can in order to strengthen their applications and open as many doors as possible as they move on after life at Mount St Mary’s . If successful in their application a Young Leader can aspire to become part of the Prefect Team moving into Year 11 and two successful candidates could one day become Head Boy and Head Girl.

The day started with a fantastic opportunity for our students to hear from Sian Gabbidon, the winner of the BBC’s Apprentice in 2018, and now business partner to entrepreneur Lord Alan Sugar. This was a chance for students to hear first-hand how someone from the area had used their time, education, dedication and skill to not only win a £250,000,000 investment from one of the country’s most successful businessmen, but also how she came to create a successful company which started from nothing. The students relished the opportunity to hear from Sian and asked some brilliant questions focussing on her biggest challenges, any regrets and her future taking the business forward. There was even one student who asked for a photo with Sian, which sparked a queue as long as the length of the hall before she finished.

The rest of the day was then spent in our forms looking at what it means to be a Young Leader, the qualities you need and how to talk about these in an application. Across the year group students were enthusiastic, engaged and excited to join in with group discussions and activities before putting down onto the page why they should be considered for the role.

Throughout we also had the invaluable thoughts and opinions of our current Head Boys and Head Girls from Year 11. These are four students who have worked exceptionally hard to achieve such a respected place at the school, and this all began with their Young Leader Applications back in 2019. We cannot thank them enough for taking time out of their studies to work with our year group and offer their knowledge and experience of the process and what it means to be part of the student leadership team.

A Young Leader role is a role of great responsibility at Mount St Mary’s, helping students develop key transferable skills that will benefit them greatly in further education or employment, skills such as leadership, communication, public speaking, teamwork, responsibility, event planning and many more.

Students are currently working towards the application deadline of Friday 18th June 2021. This is when application forms, along with any evidence of the 5 R’s (Responsible, Ready, Resilient, Retribuam and Reflect) will be handed in to the Year 9 Office. The applications will then be read and reviewed by our leadership team before offering the students 1:1 interviews where they will have to present the best versions of themselves and discuss why they are the right candidate to be a Young Leader.

The Year 9 Celebration Page

Year 9 students display excellent attitudes to learning and impress their teachers constantly with the quality of their work.

We are sure you will agree they are a Year group worth celebrating!

Subject Stars 22nd March 2021

Subject Stars 1st March 2021

For more videos please take a look at our  Video Gallery