Well done to our Girls U11s football team

Well done to our Girls U11s football team who were representing our Area in the County 7-a-side tournament this Saturday.

They played with fantastic commitment and determination despite the freezing winds and finished with a very respectable 2 wins and 2 losses.

They will now be representing the school in an area league on these provisional dates:
Monday 2nd March
Tuesday 17th March
Monday 23rd March
Monday 27th April
The Team:
  • Ellie Dandie, 6S
  • Laura Stevenson, 6P
  • Orla Callaghan 5S
  • Ruby Gerrard, 5S
  • Eadie Barakat, 5S
  • Lucy McConnell, 5B
  • Izzy Bird, 5B
  • Fran Takher, 5B

Year 8 Newcastle University Visit

Newcastle-UniversityThe whole of year 8 visited Newcastle University on Tuesday 20 January to take part in a discovery day as part of their careers programme of study.

We had a fantastic day and took part in sessions such as 24 hours in A & E. This saw us all making important decisions about who to treat and in what order to treat them, as well as deciding what treatment to give our patients. What made it more fascinating was each of the patient scenarios we were given were real life cases and we got to find out the outcome of each case too.

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NMS_1 On Friday 16th January a group of Year 7 and 8 girls were invited to attend the largest tech event for girls in the UK. It was hosted by Accenture and Stemettes at the Sage Gateshead. The aim of the day was to raise the profile of STEM subjects, in particular computing, with girls in the North East of England.

The event organisers recognise that the North East is becoming renowned for its thriving technology industry. They hope to continue this growth by inspiring the next generation of students and raise the profile of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects and careers.

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Calling All Knitters

IMG_2417As part of our work with Making Winter Warmer, we are raising awareness of homelessness but creating a knitted installation in Newcastle City Centre.

We need knitters or croheters to donate anything they can to our cause. We would really appreciate lengths of knits (a bit like scarves and granny squares). We also need little knitted animals and people – anything made of wool!!!

If you can help, please provide your items before the Easter break, 27th March.

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An achievement milestone for our U13 footballers

IMG_0943Last Wednesday our U13 boys football team, accompanied by Mr Riley and 9 very excited parent supporters, travelled the 2 and a bit hours to Lancaster to take on Carnforth High School U13’s in round 5 of the English Schools Football Association National Cup.

This was the first time that any Newminster football team has made it this far in a National tournament and a win here would have seen us into the last 8 in the country.

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Cafe Scientifique Workshop

Lego Radiotherapy MachineYear 8 pupils were invited to a ‘Cafe Scientifique’ workshop where they were lucky to hear from Steve Locks, a Medical Physicist, who works in the Radiotherapy Department at the Freeman Hospital’s Northern Centre for Cancer Care.

Steve explained how his knowledge of Physics is crucial when testing and calibrating machines, developing treatment plans and ensuring safety for staff and patients. He also detailed what type of skills and knowledge are needed to progress into such an interesting and rewarding career.

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School lunch price increase

School-lunchThe cost of a school lunch is going up from Monday 13th April 2015

They will go up 15p per day, from £2.10 to £2.25.

We have tried to keep our prices low, whilst ensuring that we provide the highest quality food that we can. We have managed to keep prices the same for the last 5 years, despite food costs having risen considerably.

We hope you agree that this increase is reasonable and we will continue to provide the best service we can.