STEMOn Thursday 28th January 20 Key Stage 3 girls took part in a fantastic STEM event specifically for girls in our region, at The Sage Gateshead. The event was organised and run by the Stemettes and Accenture.

We attended the event last year and had a really brilliant and informative day, so expectations were high for this years “bigger and better” event.

We weren’t disappointed. This year the event was on a larger scale and The Sage was not the only venue. There were other events running in Birmingham, Manchester and London simultaneously on the day. At one point we were even “Trending” on Twitter.

Read more about what the girls learned, click ‘continue reading’.

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Sign2Sing 2016

The pupils of Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools took part in the Sign2Sing event today. They signed and sang the song ‘Reach Out Your Hand’ which was filmed, along with singing other songs and taking part in activities which have taught the children a new and valuable skill as well as raising awareness of Deaf issues .


The event was done as two whole schools (over 1000 children and all staff) and took place in the Chantry School hall.

SignHealth, which is a national charity, dedicated to improving the health and well being of deaf people, are behind the event.

Thank you all for your kind donations and well done for your excellent efforts.

Click below to see the videos and photos from the event.

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Enterprise Day 2016

IMG_0327We had a successful drop down day on January 29th. The day was supported by 21 Business Ambassadors from various organisations in the North East along with Carole Richards from Northumberland Education Business Partnership.
The students worked in house teams comprising vertical groups. Throughout the day the Business Ambassadors set challenges and tasks to encourage enterprise and entrepreneurship. The aim of the day was for students to participate in manufacturing simulations and set up their own companies. The intended outcome for the day was that the students will develop their team and communication skills as well as raising employability skills and financial awareness.

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Chinese New Year Lunch

Wednesday February 10th, Chantry students can enjoy a Chinese themed lunch to celebrate the Chinese New Year. A chance to expand your child’s menu and embrace another cultures food!

The menu includes:

  • Shredded Beef Tacos
  • Nonya Chicken Curry
  • Nonya Quorn Curry
  • Pineapple Pan Asian Fried Rice
  • Boiled Rice
  • Prawn Crackers
  • Jelly or Ice cream

Enterprise day 2016

All prepared for enterprise day on Friday 29th January? Your form tutor will be telling you more about the day, but if you want to have another practice at making ducks – this video clip will help. 

CMS and NMS Summer Showcase

Do something amazing this Summer and take part in the CMS and NMS Summer Showcase – 13th and 14th June 2016 … We need you!

Please join the groups performing in the Summer Showcase:

  • Choir / Vocal Group – Monday’s 3:30 – 4:30pm in Chantry Hall (starting Monday 25th January)
  • Modern Dance Group – Friday’s 3:30 – 4:30pm in Newminster Hall (starting Friday 29th January)
  • Diversity Style Dance Group – Thursday’s 3:30 – 4:30pm in Newminster Gym (starting Thursday 4th February)
  • Acting Group – Starting after February half term

Auditions for other acts – Will take place after February half term.

Frankie Fundraiser

IMG_2378Last week many of our children took part in a fundraising event to help raise money for Frankie Sherwood, a 2 year old boy who suffers with cancer. Frankie is the mascot for Newcastle United Ladies Team.

Players from Newcastle United Ladies Team spent the morning playing football with groups of children from both Chantry and Newminster. Frankie joined in with various groups and enjoyed a kick around with players and children. Many of our children and the adults involved said how much they’d enjoyed the session and being able to meet Frankie. Voluntary donations were very generous and will be put to good use.

Newcastle United players and development manager were very impressed with the attitudes of all children and their level of skill.

Poppy Pritchard (Year 5) was spotted by Newcastle’s development manager and will be asked to attend Newcastle academy. Well done Poppy! A fantastic achievement.

Well done to all children who participated and a very big Thank you to NUWFC for a brilliant morning.

Read more about Frankie here.

To see an image gallery from the day click ‘continue reading’.

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