Trust Expansion Consultation

Over the course of the last year the Board of The Three Rivers Learning Trust and the Governing Bodies of schools within the Morpeth Education Partnership have been exploring the most beneficial way forward for schools that have expressed an interest in joining the Learning Trust.

Please click here to see the letter to parents/carers.

You can also find a Frequently Asked Questions document here.

Consultation begins today, Monday 9 October until Monday 13 November at 4pm.

The Rocky Monster Show

IMG_0295 (1)Monday 19th June – 6:30pm, Tuesday 20th June – 6:30pm

Pupils at Newminster and Chantry have been rehearsing ready to perform the musical ‘The Rocky Monster Show’ in June.

Tickets will be available for the ‘The Rocky Monster Show’ performances at the school offices from Monday 15th May (strictly morning break times only). The tickets are priced at £4 adult and £3 child / OAP.

About the ‘The Rocky Monster Show’…..

Bizarre, anarchic and very funny, this Rock ‘n’ Roll musical is a riotous mix of the Addams Family, Young Frankenstein and Phantom of the Opera, with Rebecca and The Rocky Horror Show thrown in for good measure!

Baron Frankenstein’s descendant, and ex-pop star turned professor of Genetics, creates DNA moulds of people in his computer. How these moulds come to life as the ultimate Rock Group, headed by a clone of Elvis himself is the highlight of the hilarious plot.

More traditional monsters also add spice to the explosive mixture. Audience and cast will love the Rock ‘n’ Roll score, much of which is an affectionate send-up of the 60’s.

Year 8 Careers conference

On Friday 20th April, our Year 8 students visited AIS Connect’s 20-acre industrial training village on North Tyneside to take part in the annual careers conference.

The purpose of the day is to prepare our students to make informed career choices for the future. The event highlights alternative careers pathways such as apprenticeships as well as the more traditional routes into employment.

The careers speed dating session involved the students grilling employers and Business Ambassadors from a range of local employment sectors to get a flavour of career pathways and typical working days.

The afternoon workshops were delivered by the Police, RAF and the Navy. The workshops highlighted all the different roles in various organisations as well as key skills needed to be successful and addressed common misconceptions.

Head of School at Newminster Middle School, Liz Kinninment said: “It is fantastic to be given the opportunity by AIS to bring our Year 8 students to an off-site career conference.

“At Newminster we’re committed to getting students to think about what they might want to do for a job in the future from a very early stage. Being able to offer our students the opportunity to experience a live working environment like this is invaluable. The experience certainly opened their eyes to the possibilities available and will hopefully help inspire their future career choices.”

Charlie Guthrie, marketing manager at AIS said: “We were delighted to welcome everyone to this Careers Conference. Inspiring people and helping them progress in their careers is something we do day-in, day-out so it was great to give pupils from Newminster School the chance to learn more about what’s available to them in the future if they work hard. We hope they went away believing the world is their oyster and anything is possible.”

The conference day was delivered in partnership with Northumberland Business and Education Partnership and AIS connect.

U13s Football County Cup Final

U13s County Cup Final at Newcastle Uni Sports Ground, Longbenton, 26th April 5:30pm KO
Admission £2 (£1 for concessions)  
Squad will be (barring injuries!):
  • Josh A, 8B
  • Josh G, 8B
  • Joe, 8B
  • Tom, 8B
  • Lucy, 8J
  • Matty, 8J
  • Ollie, 8R
  • Orla, 8R
  • Harbey, 8R
  • James, 8R
  • Roan, 8R
  • Finlay, 8W
  • Louie, 8W
  • Giorgio, 8W
  • Dan, 8W

Ensemble Evening

Our ensemble evening is on Tuesday 24 April at 6:30pm.
Chantry School Hall
Tickets £4 Adult, £3 Child
Ensembles involved are:
  • Jazz Band
  • Ceilidh Band
  • Samba Band
  • Steel Pans groups A,B,C,D, & E Chantry
  • Steel Pans Groups A, B, E & F Newminster

Book Fair 2018

Thanks to your tremendous support and generosity, our annual Book Fair was a great success – despite the enforced holiday in the middle!

We took £1,953 which raised a magnificent £1,172 in commission to spend on books for prizes and to support English lessons.

Once again, a big “THANK YOU”!

Everyone is involved in making our Fairs a success: our customers (of course!) but also our student Fair Makers.

A BIG BIG “THANK YOU” to Ellen Davison, Iona Lane and Anna Jakubovics who gave up lots of lunchtimes to staple together more than 500 letters and Fair fliers publicising our Fair;

Will Cottiss, Ellen, Iona and Anna who provided lots of support at break times during Fair Week and Ellen and Anna who helped distribute orders and tidy up on the last day.

There was a lot to do and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Celebrating World Book Day

We collected £221.07 to support the work of Book Aid International in getting books to children in parts of the world that have none. Thank you to all those who supported this worthwhile charity which makes it possible for children in desperate need to learn to read, the first step towards helping themselves out of poverty.

The number of students spending the day in character this World Book Day was truly staggering and a real pleasure to witness!  The costumes were tremendous – do take a look at the pictures the news story.

If you don’t have time, here are just a few of the 20 prize-winners:

Thank you to everyone who dressed up, whether or not you made your own costume. Your efforts contributed to making World Book Day special – and that’s what it’s all about!

Enormous thanks to Iona, Anna, Will in Y7 and Ellen in Y8 for patiently naming more than 500 World Book Day tokens so everyone could be sure of getting one in time for our Book Fair.  You really are heroes!

British Science Week

We held our annual British Science Week day on March 9th this year.

British Science Week (BSW) is a national  ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths – featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.

British Science Week is a great opportunity to get enthused about science. The theme this year is exploration and discovery. It’s about encouraging everyone to explore science in the world around them, thinking about everyday discoveries and how they affect our lives.

On the day, pupils from all year groups took part in 5 workshops and had the opportunity to build things, solve mysteries, watch demonstrations, ask questions and learn a lot!

BSW 2018 saw 25 workshops on offer from a range of external partners. Thank you to all of them for coming in to make the day such as success.To give you a flavour of the creativity, inspiration and fun that British Science Week brought to our school take a look at our photo gallery by clicking ‘continue reading’.