Hall Green Secondary School – Hall Green Secondary School #hall #green,school,hall


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Hall Green School Mission Statement

‘Learning together, shaping the future’

Aims and Values

Hall Green is a popular, vibrant and successful school with a track record of high standards and successful outcomes for pupils of all backgrounds and ability. The diversity of the school population enriches the lives of all the community, and has earned the school an enviable reputation for inclusion.

Hall Green is a school that continually seeks to build on the successes of the past and adapt to the needs of the future and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. In a changing world, we continue to focus on the essentials that make Hall Green successful: the quality of our teaching and learning; personal pastoral care for every individual in the school; strong relationships with parents, carers and the wider community.

Our governors and staff are committed to providing the very best for the children in our care.

Our aims are that:

  • Every pupil makes outstanding progress
  • Every pupil leaves with personal belief in and aspiration for their own successful future, and as a result takes responsibility for their learning
  • Every pupil has the skills and attitudes to make a positive contribution to society as an active and engaged citizen
  • Every pupil shows care and respect for others
  • Every pupil values and celebrates diversity
  • Every pupil is aware of and sympathetic to the needs of others, particularly those less fortunate than themselves

We call this our Journey to Outstanding.

Mr D Adams
Headteacher

Latest News

Happy, safe summer-Remind from West Midlands Police

Dear Parents/Carers and Students,

With the summer holiday fast approaching, it is important that students are reminded what we, as a school

community, expect of them in terms of behaviour while they are enjoying socialising with friends and family during
the break. We also want to ensure they feel confident to keep themselves safe and away from crime and anti-social
behaviour. Please click here for more information

**Important Notice: Snapchat – The dangers of Snapmap and how to keep your children safe on social media

E-safety is an important aspect of our safeguarding and we aim to inform and educate our pupils, parents and staff on the current issues surrounding this subject.

We wish to inform parents that Snapchat have launched a new update on their app called ‘Snapm ap’. This latest feature allows users to share their location with people they are connected to on Snapchat. Users of the app can also display public photos and v ideos sent by people from those locations.

Leavers Letter for Year 11 June 2017

As your son/daughter has now completed all of their exams, I feel that it is appropriate to inform you of what will be happening over the next few weeks. This includes GCSE examinations and results, Ramadan, Leaver’s Day and Prom. Please click here for more information.

Leavers Letter for Year 11 2017

As your son/daughter is now nearing the end of studies at Hall Green School, I feel that it is appropriate to inform you of what will be happening over the next few weeks, including GCSE examinations and results, Ramadan and Prom. Click here for more information

Silent Study for Year 11

We have introduced a ‘silent study’ revision room for Yr 11 pupils to help them prepare for their mocks and finish controlled assessments. This will be open between 3.15 and 5.00 pm on a Monday and a Thursday in D6 and will be run by senior staff. If it proves popular we will extend provision to include more nights each week.


01/10/2017

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Higher Certificate in Biblical Studies Degree #degrees #in #religious #studies


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Higher Certificate in Biblical Studies

Higher Certificate in Biblical Studies Brochure – Download

The Higher Certificate in Biblical Studies (HCBS) is a mixed mode Programme, NQF5, which stretches over a period of two years minimum or three years maximum. It comprises 8 modules, seven of which are compulsory and must be taken in sequence. The 8th module is a choice of two Optional Modules. Distance learning is a correspondence mode that allows interested people from all over South Africa (and even the world!) to follow the course. All correspondence is by email.

This programme is recommended for aspirant deacons, catechists, religious educators and anyone who wants to go more deeply into the Bible. The course covers academic aspects of Biblical Studies as well as spiritual and practical aspects which together bring about a deeper realisation in those who follow this programme, that ‘God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light for our paths’ (Ps 119:105).

Entrance requirements for this certificate are a South African matric, or its equivalent (evaluated by HESA). For mature students without a matric certificate, there is recognition of prior learning (also evaluated by HESA).

The course consists of the following modules:

  • HCBS101: SG001 Introduction to the Bible SG002 Skills for Biblical Ministry
  • HCBS102: SG101 Introduction to the Old Testament SG102 Beginnings
  • HCBS103: SG103 Patriarchs and People SG105 Latter Prophets
  • HCBS104: SG201 Introduction to the New Testament SG202 Gospel of Mark
  • HCBS105: SG207 Passion and Resurrection Stories SG209 Gospel of John
  • HCBS106: SG208 Acts of the Apostles SG210 Paul’s Letters
  • HCBS107: SG306 Biblical Foundations of Faith Life I SG307 Biblical Foundations of Faith Life II
  • HCBS108: SG107 Psalms SG205 Parables in the Synoptic Gospels
  • HCBS109: SG108 Old Testament Writings SG204 Sermon on the Mount

The first seven modules are compulsory and must be taken in succession; the last two (HCBS108 and 109) are elective and only one need be chosen.

Apart from Higher Certificate in Biblical Studies (HCBS), St Augustine’s Department of Theology offers a number of degree courses: BTh. BTh Hons. MPhil. DPhil. Further, the Department also offers a series of public lectures on topics of interest; please consult our News Events.


30/09/2017

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Homeschool CCD #homeschool,catholic,ccd,psr,homeschooling,parish,school,religious #education,homeschool #ccd,homeschool #psr,ccd #at #home,psr #at #home


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Teaching religious education at home is really a wonderful option for many parents. Of course there are many parents who homeschool for every subject, but there are also parents who have their children in a public school or private school and select to do just their religion classes at home. There are a wide variety of reasons to do this. There might be scheduling conflicts with the parish’s CCD or PSR program, there might be concerns about how well the materials chosen by a parish teach the faith, or parents might simply think that teaching religion at home will not only help their children learn the Faith better, but will strengthen their relationship with their child, who, if they go to a regular school, might not be at home all that often.

Whether Parents are allowed to do their religious instruction outside of the parish CCD or PSR program.

One of the first questions parents have is whether or not homeschooling for CCD or PSR is actually allowed by the Church. The answer is yes! The Second Vatican Council put together a document on Christian education, Gravissimum Educationis, in which it was explained that parents, society, and the Church all have a duty regarding the education of children, but that the primary and principal duty belongs to parents.

Since parents have given children their life, they are bound by the most serious obligation to educate their offspring and therefore must be recognized as the primary and principal educators. This role in education is so important that only with difficulty can it be supplied where it is lacking. Parents are the ones who must create a family atmosphere animated by love and respect for God and man, in which the well-rounded personal and social education of children is fostered. Hence the family is the first school of the social virtues that every society needs. It is particularly in the Christian family, enriched by the grace and office of the sacrament of matrimony, that children should be taught from their early years to have a knowledge of God according to the faith received in Baptism, to worship Him, and to love their neighbor.

In asking whether homeschooling for CCD is acceptable, we are acknowledging that there are two different spheres of authority that appear to over lap. These two positions were admirably summarized in the text Responsibilities and Rights of Parents in Religious Education published by the Catholic Home School Network of America. On the one hand, Parents have the freedom to undertake systematic catechesis of their own children in preparation for the sacraments. For this reason, parents may use other means to catechize their children in the place of parish-sponsored programs, subject only to the doctrinal authority of the Church and to the virtue of prudence. On the other hand, Pastors have principal practical authority over the administration of the sacraments. For this reason, pastors are to judge the eligibility and proper disposition of candidates for the first reception of the sacraments and they are to set the time, place, and manner of the reception of a sacrament, subject only to the doctrine and discipline of the Church regarding sacraments and to the virtue of prudence. These two spheres of authority should not be in conflict, but should harmoniously work together for the formation of good and Faith-filled children.

Every parish has different guidelines surrounding the reception of the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Unfortunately, a few parishes seem to make it difficult for parents to do their religious instruction at home, while others make it very easy. The virtue of prudence would seem to suggest that parents should acquiesce to any reasonable requirements a parish might demand. However, it would also seem that if a parish were to deny a parent’s right to conduct religious instruction at home and demand attendance at the parish’s CCD program, that such a demand would be unreasonable. The Code of Canon Law would seem to suggest that parents have the duty to choose the best means for instruction when it says Parents and those who take their place are bound by the obligation and possess the right of educating their offspring. Catholic parents also have the duty and right of choosing those means and institutions through which they can provide more suitably for the Catholic education of their children, according to local circumstances. (Can. 793 §1.)

Resources:

An excellent article, written by Benedict Nguyen, homeschooling father, canon lawyer, and Chancellor of the Diocese of La Crosse, WI, can be found here: Home Schooling in Canon Law

Canon lawyer Dr. Edward Peters wrote a pamphlet called Home Schooling and the New Code of Canon Law which is fantastic.

Responsibilities and Rights of Parents in Religious Education. mentioned earlier, is one of the best sources on this topic. It is published by the Catholic Home School Network of America and can be purchased here: Responsibilities and Rights at Seton Educational Media

To learn more about the Crisis in the Catholic Homeschooling Movement when this question was pivotal and greatly contentious, read more about this period in the history of Catholic Homeschooling on HomeschoolingCatholic.com! Crisis Within the Homeschooling Movement

Recommended Religion Programs

Religion for Young Catholics

This series, which begins with a Kindergarten Catechism and goes through an 8th grade Church History text, is one of the most solidly Catholic programs available. With beautiful color pictures on most pages, these workbook style texts published by Seton Press are remarkably in-depth. Going far beyond the fluff content of many religion texts, the for Young Catholics series looks at foundational teachings of Catholic doctrine such as the nature and character of each of the seven sacraments, the Incarnation and Redemption, the sacrifice of the Mass, how to make a good confession, the Trinity and the angels, and of course the commandments. Parents are likely to learn almost as much as their children when going through this series. Each book has an imprimatur and they are sold at bargain prices.

Faith and Life

A very popular series published by Ignatius Press, the Faith and Life series is solidly Catholic and gives in-depth instruction. This series is designed to incorporate many quotations from Sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each grade level is very thematic and the overall series is described as a spiral development of catechesis .

Didache Series

This well-designed and beautifully laid-out series from the Midwest Theological Forum. (Yes, this is a Catholic organization despite a somewhat Protestant sounding name. It is possible the MTF also has some connection with movement/religious order Opus Dei.) The volume on Scripture was written by the noted Scripture lecturer Dr. Scott Hahn. While perhaps a little more expensive than some of the other options, this series has a lot of good qualities which might make it worth the price.

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10/09/2017

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Free Christian Chat room – for religious chat, christian chat, christian


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Free Christian Chat

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Welcome to a free christian chat

Here you can experience many free christian chat rooms and free religious chat rooms on a variety of servers and communities. You can christian chat with many people from all over the world, internationally. The chat rooms are populated mainly by people in Australia, The United Kingdom, Canada and The United States, but all countries and nationalities are more than welcome to chat.

In this free christian chat you can discuss many topics, such as: religious chat, bible chat, jesus chat, singles chat, and generally any christian chat you wish. Here we try to run one of the best free christian chat rooms and religious chat room on the internet. Our staff are dedicated to giving you an amazing christian chatting experience.

In future there are also rooms for christian singles chats and christian singles dating. christian singles are a group of people that are often overlooked, so here we try to provide opportunities for christians who are single (christian singles) to get to know eachother in a normal and respectful way. If you are a christian single and like many christian singles are curious about the concept of christian dating, then you might want to check out our christian dating/christian singles information page that contains resources and information on this process from a biblical perspective.

Christian Chats is a set of online christian communities, christian rooms and religious chat rooms allowing Christians around the world to fellowship and chat with each other in real time chat via text. It is also a place for the irreligious and religious of all kinds, to interact with Christians in order to understand and discuss the various Christian world views. In future you may also start or participate in a posted discussion in some Christian forums

This service is free in the sense that there is no requirement for registration or payment. While we welcome you to this free christian chat room, this welcome may be subject to removal and you may be lovingly expelled depending on your actions in relation to our two chat rules. Our two chat rules are seen in Verse:Matthew 22:36-40. Note: If you are not a Christian, then we can not hold you to this first rule or commandment, however we will lovingly expel you if you are disrespectful or mocking to either God or his children.

We are a collection of free Christian Chat rooms. Every week the most active room in our database gets selected to be on the main page.


07/09/2017

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Philosophy and Religion Degree Programs – Department Information #ba #philosophy,ba #religious


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Philosophy Religion

Questions?

Philosophy explores the nature of the world, the basis of human values, and foundations of reason. Philosophy also offers the challenge of interpreting the work of thinkers who have created our intellectual traditions. Students approach these issues through study of both historical literature and contemporary developments.

The study of Western and Eastern religious traditions introduces students to a major influence on all civilizations. Journalists, diplomats, and government specialists benefit from a serious consideration of the inner workings of the religious ethos of civilizations. Daily events remind us that there is no more motivating factor in the culture of nations than ardently held religious belief. A thorough understanding of the modern world requires familiarity with its religious heritage. American University’s Washington, DC setting is advantageous for the study of religion, with national offices and centers for many religions. The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area also offers a variety of courses in philosophy and religion that are available to American University students.

Why Study Philosophy or Religion?

Students often want to know the practical value of studying philosophy or religion. In other words, how will it help you in the future? What jobs are available for philosophy and religious studies majors? What if you want to continue on to graduate school, but don’t want to teach philosophy or religion?

The study of philosophy or religion helps students develop valuable skills leading to work in any number of fields. Studying philosophy or religion provides excellent preparation for graduate study in many disciplines and areas of study.

Check out a short piece from NPR on the need for philosophers engaged in public debate here .

Career opportunities

Students graduating with majors in philosophy or religion have chosen careers in law, medicine, social work, the ministry, computer science, environmental protection, human rights, journalism, communication, government, business, education, race relations, and applied ethics.

New studies have also shown that degrees in the Humanities, especially Philosophy, have great returns on investment .

Graduate school

Students have pursued graduate study in philosophy, religious studies, theology, history, psychology, linguistics, anthropology, medicine, law, economics, public health, literature, and education.

Intellectual development and skills

Philosophy and religion courses are ideal for students who want to develop and improve writing and analytical skills. Students of philosophy or religion become more aware of themselves and the world around them. By raising questions that explore the basic principles of existence and ultimate human concerns, the study of philosophy or religion helps students develop many skills such as the ability to

  • reason clearly
  • extract what is essential from large amounts of information
  • understand and analyze complicated texts
  • develop a well-structured argument
  • express ideas in a clear and persuasive manner
  • solve problems

Why Study Philosophy in DC?

Our location in the heart of DC provides:

  • Easy access to Smithsonian Institutions, museums, national monuments, and the Library of Congress
  • A wealth of varied and diverse internship and service opportunities with the federal government and non-profit organizations
  • Opportunities to see and participate in political life and history as it happens

Why Choose AU?

At American University, our graduate and undergraduate programs prepare students to enter into the field of professional philosophy or many fields of postgraduate education. Besides teaching the classics of historical and contemporary philosophical thought and important philosophical developments, many classes are devoted to the application of philosophy to issues concerning biomedicine, environmental protection, human rights, the media, business, and race relations. Alumni of our BA program pursue graduate work not only in philosophy but also in other fields such as history, psychology, linguistics, computer science, anthropology, and literature. Many positions in science and industry require the analytical skills gained through the study of philosophy. In addition, the Philosophy program emphasizes clear thinking, accurate writing, and problem solving as well as the application to today’s practical problems. These skills are excellent preparation for further study toward law, medicine, social work, the ministry, and other professional careers.

What Is Philosophy?

The best way to find an answer to this question is to take one or two philosophy courses (as part of your general education requirements). However, for those of you looking for an instant answer, philosophy is the study of ideas, whether moral, legal, religious, or aesthetic. Philosophers explore the nature of the real world, the basis of human values, and the foundations of reason. Students at American University approach these issues by studying texts from different periods as well as from different regions. For example, students study both historical literature and contemporary developments in Western and Asian philosophy as well as other traditions such as the Latin American and African.

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Global Ethics Fellow

Evan Berry has been appointed a Global Ethics Fellow with the Global Ethics Network, an initiative of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. As a Global Ethics Fellow, Professor Berry will work to build connections between scholars working on international ethics issues at American University and other schools in the Global Ethics Network and will host an annual event focusing on the philosophical dimensions of globalization. At the annual meeting of the Global Ethics Fellows last fall, Dr. Berry presented his research on the role of religious non-governmental organizations at the recent United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

Dr. Evan Berry Receives Inaugural AAR-Luce Fellowship

The first AAR-Luce Fellowship in Religion and International Affairs was awarded to Dr. Evan Berry. The fellowship will fund Dr. Berry’s work at the Office of Religion and Global Affairs at the US Department of State. As an AAR-Luce Fellow, Dr. Berry will be involved in communications with policymakers aimed at clarifying the role of religion in parts of the world affected by American foreign policy. Dr. Berry was selected for this fellowship by a diverse group of university affiliated scholars of religion.

Professor Park Translates the Work of Kim Iryop

Originally published in Korea when Iryop was in her sixties, Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun makes available for the first time in English a rich, intimate, and unfailingly candid source of material with which to understand modern Korea, Korean women, and Korean Buddhism.

Alum Jeffrey Epstein Publishes New Book

Democracy and Its Others was published February 25 by Bloomsbury Publishing.


02/08/2017

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Take a Religious Trip to Amritsar With Cheap Flights #travel #prices

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Take a Religious Trip to Amritsar With Cheap Flights

Amritsar- The holiest Sikh city

Amritsar is one of the most sought after tourist destinations located in the northwestern state of India – Punjab. This city welcomes a large hordes of visitors every year from all over the world to spend an amazing holiday in this holy city. Founded by the fourth Guru of the Sikhs – Guru Ramdas Sahib, this city is a popular pilgrimage site in Punjab. The name of Amritsar means the “holy pool of nectar”. The weather remains here perfect to explore the amazing sites of this wonderful city throughout the year. Amritsar has a lot to offer everyone like lip smacking tasty cuisines, bustling markets, amazing sites, and more.

History of Amritsar

During British rule, this city went under several modernization plans in the educational and infrastructural sector. The famous Jalliawala Bagh massacre also took place in Amritsar. The painful massacre which is still alive in the heart of Indians as General Dyer ordered his men to open fire and killed many innocent people.

At the time of partition in 1947, Amritsar became the battle ground to resolve the political difference between the National Congress and Muslim League. During this period, Amritsar witness the worst communal violence between the Hindus and Muslims.

Tourist Attractions

This beautiful city owns many significant landmarks to win the heart of its visitors. These are – the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, and more. Several major airlines operate daily flights from Vancouver to Amritsar as this city offers amazing opportunities to know about the great history and culture of India. Some of the famous attractions of this religious city are:

  • Golden Temple
  • Wagah Border
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Akal Takht
  • Ram Tirth
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
  • Central Sikh Museum

Travelers can search cheap flights from Vancouver to Amritsar, India and get ready to spend a great time with their loved ones. Getting around in this wonderful city is easy via rickshaws, auto rickshaws, taxis, buses, etc.

Foodie s Paradise

The food junkies find this place a paradise to taste the mouthwatering Indian dishes. The best thing about Amritsar is that here you can refuel yourself with the numerous special cuisines of this city even at the road-side food joints. Some visitors especially book cheap flights from Vancouver to Amritsar to have dishes like Amritsari Fish, lassi, Amritsari Kulcha, etc. Some of the famous food joints of this city are:

  • Charming Chicken
  • Cafe Chokolade
  • Bella Italian Trattoria
  • kobe sizzlers

Lydia Martin, an experienced travel blogger is describing here about the holy city – Amritsar, India. This wonderful city is packed with several amazing sites, markets, religious places, etc. Book Vancouver to Amritsar flights and get ready to spend a great time with your family or friends.





27/05/2017

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Take a Religious Trip to Amritsar With Cheap Flights #vietnam #travel

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Take a Religious Trip to Amritsar With Cheap Flights

Amritsar- The holiest Sikh city

Amritsar is one of the most sought after tourist destinations located in the northwestern state of India – Punjab. This city welcomes a large hordes of visitors every year from all over the world to spend an amazing holiday in this holy city. Founded by the fourth Guru of the Sikhs – Guru Ramdas Sahib, this city is a popular pilgrimage site in Punjab. The name of Amritsar means the “holy pool of nectar”. The weather remains here perfect to explore the amazing sites of this wonderful city throughout the year. Amritsar has a lot to offer everyone like lip smacking tasty cuisines, bustling markets, amazing sites, and more.

History of Amritsar

During British rule, this city went under several modernization plans in the educational and infrastructural sector. The famous Jalliawala Bagh massacre also took place in Amritsar. The painful massacre which is still alive in the heart of Indians as General Dyer ordered his men to open fire and killed many innocent people.

At the time of partition in 1947, Amritsar became the battle ground to resolve the political difference between the National Congress and Muslim League. During this period, Amritsar witness the worst communal violence between the Hindus and Muslims.

Tourist Attractions

This beautiful city owns many significant landmarks to win the heart of its visitors. These are – the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border, and more. Several major airlines operate daily flights from Vancouver to Amritsar as this city offers amazing opportunities to know about the great history and culture of India. Some of the famous attractions of this religious city are:

  • Golden Temple
  • Wagah Border
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Akal Takht
  • Ram Tirth
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
  • Central Sikh Museum

Travelers can search cheap flights from Vancouver to Amritsar, India and get ready to spend a great time with their loved ones. Getting around in this wonderful city is easy via rickshaws, auto rickshaws, taxis, buses, etc.

Foodie s Paradise

The food junkies find this place a paradise to taste the mouthwatering Indian dishes. The best thing about Amritsar is that here you can refuel yourself with the numerous special cuisines of this city even at the road-side food joints. Some visitors especially book cheap flights from Vancouver to Amritsar to have dishes like Amritsari Fish, lassi, Amritsari Kulcha, etc. Some of the famous food joints of this city are:

  • Charming Chicken
  • Cafe Chokolade
  • Bella Italian Trattoria
  • kobe sizzlers

Lydia Martin, an experienced travel blogger is describing here about the holy city – Amritsar, India. This wonderful city is packed with several amazing sites, markets, religious places, etc. Book Vancouver to Amritsar flights and get ready to spend a great time with your family or friends.





14/04/2017

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