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.

International Women in Engineering Day [INWED] 2018

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2018

INWED is an annual event developed and coordinated by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate the achievements of women in engineering and inspire younger generations.

The core purpose of the day is to highlight female role models in the engineering industry so that the girls can make informed choices in the future in relation to their careers.

At Newminster we celebrated INWED on Monday 11th June with the Year Seven Girls and Tuesday 12th June with the Year Eight Girls.

Year 7 Girls

The girls carried out a series of challenges in order to survive a Zombie Apocalypse. In addition the girls also built a 20m bridge provided by ICE [The Institute of Civil Engineers].

Thank you to Fritha and Holly from Stantec and the Civil engineering students from Newcastle University for facilitating this event.

I enjoyed today and really liked learning about how engineering can be applied to real life situations such as flooding, tsunamis or earthquakes.   Anna

My favourite activity was filtering ‘zombie infected’ water.  Emily

I have really enjoyed today and learnt that engineering isn’t just for men.  Izzy

Year 8 Girls

The girls visited Nissan Sunderland to talk to female role models who work at Nissan. The contributors shared their career pathways and some very interesting facts about their jobs and training experiences. Thank you in particular to Heather  and Ian at Nissan for facilitating the day.

I enjoyed today because I never knew how many jobs go into making a car.  Louise

I enjoyed today and it showed me we girls can do it too!  Ellie

I really enjoyed today because I didn’t realise how many opportunities and options there are.  Eadie

It was really empowering and inspiring to see so many women in a male dominated workforce.  Ruby


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