School re-opens on Monday 5 January 2015.
Merry Christmas from all at Newminster.
They were joined by piano soloists, readers, the wind band playing an uplifting rendition of ‘Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer’ and the steel pan bands, whose beautiful sounds filled the air with ‘Santa Baby’ and ‘Jingle Bells’.
Dr Hamnett works as a forensic toxicologist with the UK police, but is currently working for the NewZealand government.
Y8 students had an insight into a day in the life of a forensic scientist.
All children who have been adopted or placed under special guardianship are now eligible for the Pupil Premium worth £1,900.
In order for schools to receive this funding, children need to be recorded as eligible by Thursday 15th January 2015.
If your child is eligible could you please contact our Home School Link Worker Sharon Patterson to let us know on 01670 513621. Please be assured that this information will be held in the strictest confidence.
They will visit the ‘Body Worlds Vital’ exhibition – the first exhibition of its kind to inform visitors about anatomy, physiology and health by viewing real human bodies.
The specimens on display were preserved through Plastination, the preservation process invented by Dr. Gunther von Hagens.
As part of this visit, the 98 pupils will visit the Science Centre exhibitions, take part in a DNA discovery workshop, where they will extract DNA from a kiwi fruit, and take part in a session on the outdoor ice rink.
Well-done to Maddy Stewart (Year 7) and Zoe Jones (Year 8) who secured second and third place, with their wonderful Christmas inspired pieces.
Thank you to all of those who took part; you did an amazing job and all of the cakes produced were incredible. Mrs Ayres would also like to thank those at home for the support and encouragement. Bring on Summer Bake Off 2015!
Click to see more pictures of the cakes that were made.
Head over to the new Photography Competition page to see this month’s winner…
After going behind twice, Newminster showed great character and team spirit to fight back to draw level at 2-2 with goals from Jamie Barry and Joe Briddon.
Extra time could not separate the teams but Newminster came out eventual winners 7-6 on penalties,
Robert Eadington making the crucial saves and Ben Michelson scoring the winning penalty. Our Year 8 boys now face a tricky away tie against Carnforth High School from Lancaster in round 5.
Times for the performances are outlined in the table below:
|Date||5B & 5J||5D & 5S|
|Monday 8th December||2:00pm||6:00pm|
|Tuesday 9th December||6:00pm||2:00pm|
A copy of the letter to parents can be found here.