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September 2017

Welcome to our first monthly newsletter of the new academic year!  We do hope that you have all had a wonderful summer break and refreshed for the challenges that lie ahead for the new academic year. On behalf of all the staff can I please thank you for all the cards, presents and best wishes that we received at the end of the summer term – they were greatly appreciated.
 
We wish to extend a warm welcome to our new parents and carers of our school community especially our new starters in Year 5 and children who joined us in the older year groups. As of the beginning of term we have 523 students on roll which is well above our Planned Admissions Number of 512. It is great that so many parents want their children to come to Chantry Middle.

All the students have come back to school ready to learn and looking smart in their school uniforms. Thank you to you all for supporting us. Please click here for a reminder of our school uniform.  Please remember that earnings are not allowed in school under any circumstances for health and safety reasons. All parents were reminded of this in the July newsletter and all students in assemblies. We also had a request that girls are able to wear black tights as well as grey ones as these are more readily available in supermarkets. This is absolutely fine. 
 
A newsletter will be published on the first Friday of every month. The October newsletter will be published on Friday 6th October.  Watch out for it in your inbox.  A paper copy will be given to your child if you do not have an email address on our system. Please remember that all newsletters and letters are stored on the school website under the Parents section. 

I would be grateful if you could take the time to read the newsletter in full. At the end of the newsletter is a list of all the dates for the academic year. This document will be updated in each newsletter but please remember that dates are subject to change.

Mr Steven Johnson 
Head of School


 
School Admissions
We have now received notification from County that the admissions portal for application for High School places is open. The portal will be open from Monday 11th September to Tuesday 31st October and can be found by following the link below:

 
http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Education/Schools/Admissions.aspx?nccredirect=1
 
If you require any further assistance please contact the admissions team at County Hall directly on 01670 624889.

 

Congratulations


We are delighted to announce that Chantry Middle School has been awarded the Gold School Games Sports Mark for 2016/17 for the second year running.
 
The School Games Sports Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in June 2012. The aim is to reward schools for their commitment to sport and the development of competition across their school, and into the community.
 
This award is a great achievement, acknowledging our commitment to the School Games, and the huge range and quality of sporting opportunities on offer to our pupils.
 
Last year, we continued to increase our range of extra-curricular sports clubs. We entered more ‘C’ teams into School Games competitions and tournaments, providing even greater opportunities for more of our pupils to experience competitive sport. We also encouraged a greater number of our pupils to take part in Sports Leadership training and delivery, for example, supporting and leading our feeder first schools in competitions and festivals.
 
I would like to say a big thank you to all the Chantry staff who give up their time to run the huge range of lunchtime and after school sports clubs on offer to our pupils, for taking them to competitions, tournaments and matches, for helping to nurture a love of sport and for providing such amazing opportunities for our pupils.
 
A special thank you to Mrs Grundy for co-ordinating this work – well done!
 
Sam Lewthwaite Year 7
We are thrilled to hear that Sam has had some exciting news over the summer. He has been nominated by the RVI and selected by Dreamflight to join a group of 192 children from all over the UK with a serious illness or disability on a holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida in October half term.
 
We are sure that you will all agree that this is a fantastic opportunity for Sam to gain independence, confidence and a whole new outlook on life surrounded by other children who also have challenging medical conditions. 
 
We are aware that Dreamflight take lots of photos and videos during their trip so hopefully there will be an opportunity to share these with everyone at Chantry – watch this space!!
 
Well done Sam!

Abigail Barrass
We are proud to share with you recent TV adverts which Abigail Barrass (and her sister former pupil Charlotte Barrass) are part of.  They have been released on TV today.  Please see the links below. 
 

https://youtu.be/FmMQ1QXtRAM
 
https://youtu.be/e3zAG-BNHKw
Spelling Bee
Year 7 Rebecca Watson took a trip to Cambridge last month to compete in the National Final of the French Spelling Bee in Cambridge.   She spelled accurately and confidently and could not have done any better.  We are very proud of her accomplishments both on the day and throughout the whole tournament. She has put in a tremendous amount of effort and shown immense dedication over the last six months.  To have been one of the last 40 pupils out of 20 000 across Great Britain is an astounding achievement.  Rebecca was accompanied to Cambridge by Alice Hepton who supported her all the way and helped her with some practise sessions.
   
Rebecca : “I found my adventure to Cambridge both exciting and inspiring.  I was incredibly nervous for the competition as it was the Grand Final and there were people from all over the country there.  I am happy with how I did and although the final stages were daunting, the experience was very worthwhile – I look forward to helping mentor next year’s competitors.  We also got a chance to look around Cambridge and visit the Fitzwilliam Museum which had a variety of artefacts from many centuries.  It was really impressive.”
 
Alice : “I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to join Rebecca in Cambridge.  I thought she was absolutely amazing with her spellings.  It was the first time I had visited Cambridge and found being on the university campuses really inspiring, particularly the King’s College site.  It has actually inspired me to go there to do my degree.”
Playground Leaders
Our Year 8 Playground Leaders have been out in the Key Stage 2 yard since the beginning of term.  They have been trained to help our younger students to play games in the yard at lunchtime and also to encourage the younger members of school to join in with activities if they are on their own. 
If you would like to speak to someone at  school about your child, the best person initially would be their form teacher.  The best way to contact them is to ring our school office and ask to leave a message for that teacher and they will phone you back as soon as they can.  If you need to speak to someone else, some suggested contacts are:
 
Name Role Possible Issue
Mrs S Chattaway Home School Link Worker Concerns about friendship issues, confidential issue affecting the child at home
Mrs R Irving Director of Learning & Teaching for Year 5  
 Concerns that cannot or have not been solved by speaking to the form teacher
Mr C Shaw Director of Learning and Teaching Year 6
Miss L Mackenzie Director of Learning and Teaching for Year 7
Mr P Hutchinson  Director of Learning and Teaching for Year 8
Mrs B Dunphy SENCO Any issues with SEN provision
Mr S Johnson Head of School Any more serious issues
Mrs E Skinner Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for Year 5/6 Concerns that cannot be resolved by Director of Teaching and Learning
Miss J Edwards Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for Year 7/8

Please remember that all teachers do have heavy teaching commitments so we can not guarantee they will be able to see you if you just turn up.  However we will endeavour to do this if at all possible.  We aim to return all telephone calls within 24 hours.
 
Staffing
We informed you of the staffing changes in our newsletters before the holidays and would like to welcome our new staff. We hope that they will be very happy at Chantry.
 
Miss Lucy Larsen- Bown - English teacher 
Ms Amanda Rabey-Wilson - Art teacher 
Ms Samantha Morris  -Teaching Assistant 
Mr Michael Arries - Caretaker 

As you know, Mrs Jackson left in the Summer for a new job and her replacement is Mrs Hayley Herbertson who currently teaches at Harton School in South Tyneside. Unfortunately Hayley is unable to take up her post until January 2018 so we are delighted to welcome Ms Julie Porksen in her post until Christmas. Julie trained to be a teacher through the School Direct programme with the 3Rivers Teaching Alliance and her lead school was Dr Thomlinson Middle School in Rothbury. We know she will enjoy her first term here.


We also welcome Mr Sarah Charlton as our new Business Manager. Sarah replaces Mrs Janice Fowles who left her post on 31st August. Janice started at Newminster 22 years ago working in the School Office before taking on the post of Facilities Maanger across the Three Rivers Learning Trust. We wish her well for the future and thank her for all her hard work.

 
Music Ensembles
  • Monday (starting Monday 18th September) 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Choir (No instrument needed – beginners welcome) in Chantry Hall
  • Tuesday (starting Tuesday 19th September) 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Ceilidh Band (violin, guitar, flute, penny whistle, Northumbrian pipes, bodhran, keyboard, bass)  in Chantry Hall
  • Wednesday (starting Wednesday 20th September) 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Jazz Band (clarinet, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, drums, guitar, keyboard (able to use school keyboards), bass) in Newminster Music Room
  • Thursday (starting Thursday 21st September) 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Samba Band (Percussion and drums provided – beginners welcome) in Chantry Gym
Instrumental Lessons and Ensembles
All instrumental lesson will start week commencing Monday 18th September. Please refer to letters for details.
 
Historical Drama Group
Historical drama group will start on Tuesday 12th September 3.30 - 4.30pm in Chantry Hall. An informal performance of this work will take place in the afternoon of Friday 23rd November.
 
Steel Pan Logo Competition
Thank you for the Steel Pan Logo competition entries we are currently looking through them and will let you know the outcome as soon as possible.
 
Morpeth Pantomime Society
Morpeth Pantomime Society are looking for new members. There is an open evening on Monday 11th September at 7.15 pm in the Wolfston Suite at KEVI.
 
Creative Arts Dates for your diary 
 
Ellington Brass Band Visit - Friday 15th September (pm)
Hairspray Theater Visit – Wednesday 27th September
Children in Need Whole School Event and Choir Sponsored Sing – Friday 17th November
Sanderson Arcade Light Switch On - Choir - Saturday 18th November, time to be confirmed
 
Historical Drama Performance - Thursday 23rd November, time to be confirmed
 
St James Christmas Service - Choir and drama - Wednesday 20th December at 6.00 pm
 
3 Rivers Ceilidh at KEVI - Saturday 3rd February 2018
 
Sign2Sing Event – early January 2018

Pearl of Africa Children's Choir
The Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir is touring the North East for 2 weeks in September . They will be touring the North East.  For further details please visit   www.pearlofafrica.org.uk 

Year 5 seem to have settled in very well to Chantry. Please remember that if you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s form teacher in the first instance. There will be an opportunity to discuss any issues at the various events in Year 5 events in September & October. Details can be found in the Year 5 newsletter.

Year 5 Team Building Day
​Last Wednesday, Year 5 spent the day on a series of team building activities.  The aim of the day was for the pupils to begin to work together and build new relationships within their class and across the year group.  The School Sport Partnership put together an amazing selection of activities that really tested the pupils in problem solving and teamwork skills.  Amongst the activities were:
  • designing a catapult that would project a ball the furthest​
  • getting the whole team over a rope ('electric fence') without touching the rope
  • solving a game of chess
  • getting a team into a spider's web without touching any of the web
"It was a great way to get to know the other people in my class better.  It was really funny at times and I particularly enjoyed the electric fence because we all worked as a team to get everyone over"

Year 5 Swimming
5B & 5R will have a swimming lesson at Morpeth Leisure Centre on a Tuesday afternoon until February half term. To keep the cost down the children walk there and back to the Leisure Centre. If you would be able to help supervise with this, please contact Mrs Roz Irving, Director for Learning & Teaching for Year 5. 5B leave at 1,00 pm returning to school at 2.45 pm and 5R leave at 1.45 pm returning to school for 3.30 pm.

 
 Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning
On Friday 29th September, the Year 5 pupils will be hosting a coffee morning to support Macmillan Cancer's World's Biggest Coffee Morning.  Year 5 parents are invited into school from 9.30am to meet with their children for a tour of the school.  All parents are then invited to the hall for tea, coffee and cakes.  Pupils from across the school are being asked to support the event by making cakes to bring into school on the Friday morning. They will also have a chance to purchase them during morning break.  We hope that you will be able to support this very worthwhile cause.
London trip 2017
70 children and 8 staff and parents had a fantastic three days in London in July. The group visited Madame Tussauds and had a flight on the London Eye after a boat ride from Tower Bridge to Westminster on the River Thames. They enjoyed burger and chips at the Rainforest Café before the evening performance of School of Rock at the theatre. As the weather was so fantastic the group walked around London taking in the sights of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Leicester Square before some shopping in Convent Garden! The whole group had an amazing time! Thank you to Mr Shaw for organising the trip!

Thank you also to Mrs Ricalton who sent the following message into school;
 
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in the London trip - Thomas had an absolutely amazing time!

 
Walk on Wednesdays
October is International Walk to School Month.  We will once again be launching "Walk on Wednesdays".
 
WoW is a simple and flexible scheme which aims to increase the amount of regular exercise children take along with helping to ease congestion outside our school.  If Wednesday is not a suitable day for walking then you can turn this campaign into Walk ONCE A week which works equally well! Anything which increases the amount of exercise your child gets is a bonus. 
 
There will be competitions each term so keep an eye out for these and all students who manage to walk once a week will be entered into a prize draw with the chance of winning bikes and other prizes.  
 
Thank you in advance of your support.

 
Parents Forum / Head of School Coffee Events
We really do appreciate the views of our parents and hold a couple of parent forums per term. Although only a handful of parents attend, we have had some really useful discussions including our values jigsaw, trips and visits and reporting and assessment systems. Dates for the Autumn Term are as follows;

Thursday 19th October – 1.30pm
Tuesday 21st  November - 5.30pm
Tuesday 5th December  – 10.15am

Please feel free to come along and have a coffee. These meetings work particularly well if you identify any issues you wish to discuss before the meeting so that resources can be prepared. 

Parents Lunches
All parents will be sent a letter in the next couple of weeks inviting you into school to have lunch with your child in the Autumn Term and take part in their Numeracy lesson ( Years 5 & 6 only). The sessions will start at 11.20am and lunch will be served from 11.45am on the following dates;
 
Tuesday 3rd October - Mrs Irving 
Thursday 5th October - Mr Reilly 
Tuesday 10th October - Mrs Dunphy & Mr Nicholson 
Tuesday 17th October - Mrs Buckton 

Thursday 2nd  November - Mr Hutchinson & Mr Johnson 
Thursday 16th November - Miss Mackenzie & Miss Saxton 
Thursday 30th November - Mr Shaw & Miss Gordon 

Tuesday 28th November - Year 7 & 8 parents 

We do hope that you enjoy your lunch!
Have you thought about training to teach?
The Three Rivers Teaching School Alliance delivers school based teacher training programmes for both primary and secondary phases via the School Direct route. Our trainees are placed in local schools for the school year and are trained by experienced and highly skilled professionals.  If you are interested in joining us to become a teacher in 2018/19, please visit our website
www.3rts.co.uk/train-to-teach.

PTA

 
Friends of Chantry
AGM 

Tuesday 10th October at 7.00 pm
 
Please come along and support us

 
Letter from the Friends of Chantry Committee
The Friends of Chantry are a fundraising group of parents and carers working with school to support additional educational projects and create social opportunities for Chantry students. Currently the Friends of Chantry are managed through a small core planning group who meet monthly with additional volunteers who help support individual school events such as coffee mornings, discos, Easter Egg competition, Sports Day, and the Year 8 Leaver's Disco.
 
Approximately £8000 was raised last year. Funds are allocated via written bids from school staff. The bids are required to identify the scope of the project and identify the target group. All bids need to be detailed with aims and objectives as well as giving a breakdown of costs. A completed request form needs to be submitted to the monthly Friends meeting and after discussion the bid is either accepted or not. This process we feel allows us to allocate monies fairly!
 
This is an open invitation to all parents/ carers to be active in the Friends at Chantry.  We encourage and welcome any fundraising ideas as well as any practical help offered. We recognise that parents have lots of family and work commitments, but often short or occasional help can be valuable when planning, organising and running events and projects.
 
Please feel free to get involved, new parents and carers bring enormous energy to our group. The monthly newsletter gives dates and places of all our meetings – please see dates section at the end of the newsletter or on our website under Parents and PTA.

Our first meeting of the new academic year will be our AGM and a PTA meeting for 2017/18. This will take place in school at 7.00pm on Tuesday 10th October. Please contact the school office if you are able to attend. 

 
Sport at Chantry
It's the start of another busy year in PE at Chantry.
 
Please click here to see plans for each year group which indicates the topics students will be doing. These are subject to change but give a good idea of what the PE department have planned.
 
Our use of IT increased last year with the Chantry PE twitter account @ChantryPhysEd.  It would be great if we could get a few more followers.  We will endeavour to put announcements as well as photos and results from sports events on the twitter account along with clips from clubs and lessons where possible.
 
Each year group has assigned to it, Google Classroom for PE and student’s first piece of homework is to sign up to this.  All codes are held in school and Miss Grundy, Mr Ord or Miss Johnson will be available to help if anyone is struggling to sign up. Signing up can also be done at homework club if there is no access to internet at home. Within Google Classroom we are able to place clips from lessons, sport relevant to the current topic and any details for upcoming PE lessons. We would be grateful if you would support us by checking that your child has successfully signed up.
 
Pupils have started the new term looking fantastic in their school PE kit.  If for any reason your child’s kit hasn't arrived please leave a note in their planner.
 
Thank you for your support in naming all school and PE kit as this helps massively when things are left behind.
 
A polite reminder that the school PE kit list can be found in your child’s planner.  Students are expected to have all of the items listed as they often relate to health and safety in terms of weather and conditions.  Currently with hockey and some contact rugby, students will need to have gum shields and shin pads or they may not be able to participate in full contact sessions.

Please click here to view the lunchtime, after school club and activities timetable

Thank you from all the PE department!
 

 
Attendance
Whole School Attendance for the academic year was 96.4% up 0.2% from 96.2% in 2015/16.  We would like to improve this statistic to at least 97% this year and would appreciate your help to work with us in achieve this.

Congratulations to the 47 students who had 100% attendance last year.

Year 5 -  Eve Barrs, Freya Caygill, Eva Clarke, Phoebe Donoghue, Sophia Doran, Emily Jobson, Evan Johnson, Lyle Newcombe, Maisie Newcombe, Jane Oldroyd, Alice Pirt, Lewis Potts, Emily Ricalton, Illana Spencer, Emily Stewart, Amy Vincent, 

Year 6 - Lewis Beattie, Joe Dixon, Hannah Herford, Georgia Hutchinson, Imogen Mellor, Tanya Redpath, Harry Ryder, William Smith, Charlie Street 

Year 7 - Chloe Adam, Matthew Glennie, Adam Hume, Eleanor Johnson, Robert Mayland, Sam Tate, Ellen Turner, Coral Walmsley, 

Year 8 - Scott Anderson, Niamh Atchison, Charlie Bainbridge, Jordan Burley, Lucy Cunningham, Christian Graham, Harris Heaton, Francesca Lane, Thomas Redmond, Thomas Ricalton, Seb Shepherdson, Aaron Stafford Cave, Joshua Steele, Joe Yates. 

Please also remember that there are statutory arrangements in place for term time absences as dictated by the Government.  Schools MAY NOT grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.  We will consider each request individually taking into account the circumstances, such as the nature of the event for which leave is sought along with the pupil’s attendance and ability to catch up on missing schooling.
 
Please continue to submit a holiday form which should be sent into school for the attention of Mrs Sarah Chattaway.
 
We would also ask that you make doctor and dental appointments out of school hours if at all possible.
 

Free School Meals
Please remember, your child is entitled to a free school meal if you either:
 
  • receive Income Support or income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • receive an income related employment allowance have an entitlement to child tax credit and the family’s annual income [as assessed by the Inland Revenue] is no more than £16,190 for tax year 2013/14
  • receive the guarantee element of Pension Credit
 
All you need to do is either phone County Hall, complete an online form at www.northumberland.gov.uk or collect paperwork from County Hall.
 
If you require any further information, please contact Mrs Chattaway, at Chantry Middle School, in confidence.


Homework policy
The school’s homework policy and your child’s homework timetable are being updated on the school website. All children have been given a homework book in English and Maths and this should come home at least once a week. We would be grateful if you could sign the homework at the end of the piece of work.
 
If you have any questions about homework please contact your child’s subject teacher.

Homework Diaries
All children have been given a new homework diary.  Please could you sign this every week to show that you are monitoring your child’s homework and any messages that they may have.  If your child loses their homework diary there is a replacement charge of £2.50. Please encourage them to look after it!

 

Updates & Reminders

Chantry School Office
The school office is open from 8.00 am—4.30 pm during term time.  We cannot guarantee calls will be answered outside these hours.

Could we please remind you that the School Office is closed every Wednesday morning for staff training between 10.45 am - 12.00 noon.  If you need to contact school, please do so by leaving a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Lollipop man
Mr Henderson continues to enjoy his role as lollipop man on Mitford Road.  Before the holidays he asked me to pass on regards to all the students.  He is always impressed with their behaviour and kind nature. Can you please remind your child to cross with him and not at the top of the road.  

I would also be grateful if you could not park on Mitford Road if at all possible.  We have also recently had a complaint from a resident of High Stanners about inconsiderate parking.  Please park sensibly and with respect. May I also kindly remind you that cars should not be driving onto the school drive unless you have permission from Mr Johnson.  

Building works 
We have had some more refurbishment work carried out over the holidays. All cloakroom spaces have been decorated and new flooring laid. All Key Stage 3 students now have a locker which were fitted on the last Saturday before we returned to school. Unfortunately Perfect Lockers have really let us down and we are still waiting for a date for which the KS2 porches will also be fitted.

We will continue to develop the building to the standard that the children deserve so watch this space!


Lost Property
I was really disappointed with the amount of lost property at the end of term - 13 bags in total! Please, please, please make sure all your child’s clothing and personal items are clearly marked with their name so that we can return them if they get lost!  We are hoping this will no longer be the case now that the students have lockers
 
 Absence
If your child is ill, we would be really grateful if you could contact school as soon as possible to inform us.  If this does not happen you will receive a phone call from Mrs Chattaway our Home School Link Worker usually before 10.00 am.
 
School Website
We are currently updating information on our school website. If there is any further information you wish us to consider to include, please contact Miss Edwards, Assistant Headteacher.
 
Do you have any unwanted games?
We need to replenish our stock of games for our Lunchtime Social and Games Club.  If you have any unwanted but intact and complete board games which you think would be suitable, please send them into the school office.  
Many thanks.

Bus Duty
At least one member of staff is on duty in the Rugby Club every evening to supervise the children until the last bus leaves.  Staff from both Chantry & Newminster will share the responsibility as follows:
 
Monday          Mr Gomolka & Mrs McMahon 
Tuesday         Mrs Rough & Mr Culling                      
Wednesday    Mrs Culling & Miss Johnson 
Thursday        Ms Kerr & Mr Storey 
Friday             Mrs Stewart & Mrs Craigs
 
If your child has any problems they should report to the member of staff on duty or report to Mrs Pringle in the school office.

KEVI Year 11 and 13 Results
It is always fantastic to hear about the achievements of our students once they leave us.  Congratulations to past students who achieved so well in their Year 11/13 exams at KEVI over the summer.  Well done!!
 
Mobile Phones
Children are allowed to bring mobile phones into school but these must be switched off on the school campus.  If children are caught with them on the school campus they will be confiscated.  Arrangements will then have to be made for parents to collect the phone from the school office at a convenient time for both parents and school.

Dates for your Diary

Parents Evenings
You will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their subject teachers at three points during the academic year. Provisional dates are as follows;

Autumn Term : Thursday 7th December OR Tuesday 12th December from 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Spring Term : Monday 26th March OR Tuesday 27th March from 4.00 pm – 7.00pm 
Summer Term : Thursday 28th June from 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm

These parents evenings are for all year groups and you will have the opportunity to talk to any of your child’s teachers. 


Open Day
You will have an opportunity to visit school on Wednesday 4th October which is our annual Open Day. School will be open from 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Everyone is welcome – please report to the main entrance and park in the Rugby Club

Non School Uniform Days
Thank you to all parents and carers who supported our non-school uniform days last academic year. Your donations to the many charities were greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank you for your contributions to the Sponsored Walk that the current Years 6, 7 & 8 took part in on transfer day where we raised £1183.61 for the Nicky Asbury Fund. Please see a thank you from Nicky's family;


Mark, Lucas and Isaac are really grateful for the generosity shown by the school and parents/carers in donating money to our the Nicky Asbury Research Fund. We have succeeded in raising about £115,000 for a 4-year PhD researching the rare cancer that Nicky died from and have enough to organise an International Conference on the subject to get together the few research teams around the world who are working on this subject. Collaboration between these teams is essential to make progress in finding more about rapid diagnosis and effective treatment. Your donations will be extremely valuable in facilitating this conference. Thanks again and best wishes.

Mark. Lucas & Isaac Welfare 

Non School Uniform Days clarified already for 2017/18 are;

Friday 29th September – Macmillan Cancer
Friday 17th November – Children in Need
Friday 8th December – Donations for Christmas Fair
Thursday 22nd  March - Donations for Easter Egg Extravagnza 
Friday 23rd March - Sports Relief 
Friday 15th June – Donations for Summer Fair

Further non school uniform days may be set by the Student Voice and you will be informed.

School Photographs
On Tuesday 19th September a photographer will be in school to take individual photographs of children in all year groups.  Siblings can be photographed together.  It is however, their responsibility to come to the hall at break time.  Please note that there is no obligation to buy

 
Dates 17-18
 
All these dates are given in good faith but may change.
 
AUTUMN TERM
Monday 4th Sept Teacher Training Day
Tuesday 5th Sept 8.55am - Back to school  
Tuesday 12th Sept 7pm - PTA meeting   
Friday 15th Sept 3pm - Ellington Colliery Band Performance
Saturday 16th Sept 10.00am - Trout Tickler’s Fishing at Thrunton
Tuesday 19th Sept am - Individual photographs
7pm - Trout Tickler’s meeting
Friday 22nd Sept Pm - 5B visit to Pegswood Fire Station
Wed 27th Sept Pm - Hairspray at Theatre Royal
Fri 29th Sept 10am - Macmillan Coffee Morning
Non School Uniform Day - Macmillan
Pm - 5I visit to Pegswood Fire Station
Tues 3rd October 5RI Maths lunch
Wed 4th October 5.00pm - 7.00pm - Open Evening
Thurs 5th October 5JR Maths lunch
Fri 6th October Pm - 5N visit to Pegswood Fire Station
Mon 9th October 6L & 6C visit to St Mary’s Lighthouse
Tues 10th October 5JN & 5BD  Maths lunch
7pm PTA meeting & AGM
Wed 11th October 6S & 6W visit to St Mary’s Lighthouse
4pm - 6pm - Year 5 Settling In Parents Evening
Thurs 12th October Local Democracy mor
Fri 13th Oct 5R visit to Pegswood Fire Station
Tues 17th October 5SB Maths lunch
Wed 18th October 5R & 5N to Cragside
Thurs 19th October 5I & 5B to Cragside
1.30pm Parents Forum with Mr Johnson
Pm - Year 7 PHSE Theatre Show
3.30pm - Break up for half term
Fri 20th October Teacher Training Day
Fri 27th October Teacher Training Day
Mon 30th October 8.55am - Back to school
Thurs 2nd Nov 6PH & 6SJ Maths lunch
Mon 6th Nov Pm - Lit Quiz
Week beg 6th Nov House matches
Tues 7th Nov 6.30pm - 8.00pm - Halloween / Guy Fawkes Disco
Thurs 16th Nov 6LM & 6AS Maths lunch
Friday 17th Nov Non School Uniform Day - Children in Need  
Saturday 18th Nov Pm - Choir performing at Sanderson Arcade
Tues 21st Nov 5.30pm - Parents Forum with Mr Johnson
Thursday 23rd Nov Pm - Shadow Puppet Performance
Friday 24th Nov Data entry closes for reports
Tues 28th Nov 11.40am - Year 7 & 8 Parents  Lunch
Thurs 30th Nov 6RG & 6CS Maths lunch
Friday 1st Dec 10am - Year 5 Christingle
Reports out
Tues 5th Dec 10.15am - Parents Forum with Mr Johnson
Thursday 7th Dec Year 6 Group to Safety Works
4pm - 7pm - Parents Evening
Friday 8th Dec Non School Uniform Day - Donations for Xmas Fair
Tues 12th Dec 4pm - 7pm - Parents Evening
Friday 15th Dec 2pm - Christmas Fayre
Tuesday 19th Dec Christmas Lunch
6.30pm - 8.00pm - Christmas Disco
Wed 20th Dec 6pm - St James’ Christmas Service
Thurs 21st Dec Christmas Treat Day
Friday 22nd Dec NSU for attendance & class points
3.30pm - Break up for Christmas holidays
 
SPRING TERM
Mon 8th Jan 8.55am - Back to school
Friday 12th Jan Am - Year 5 Clowning Around - CEIAG
Friday 19th Jan Am - Year 5 Clowning Around - CEIAG
Mon 22nd Jan Book Fair Week
Sat 3rd Feb 7pm - 3 Rivers Ceilidh
Tues 6th Feb Sign to Sing Event
6.30pm - 8.00pm - Spring Disco
Friday 9th Feb Am - Year 7 Duck Production CEIAG
Pm - Whole School Careers Afternoon
3.30pm - Break up for half term
Friday 16th Feb Teacher Training Day
Monday 19th Feb 8.55am - Back to school
Friday 23rd Feb Am - Year 7 Duck Production CEIAG
Thurs 1st March World Book Day
Thurs 8th March 10am - KS2 Mother’s Day Service
Friday 9th March British Science Day
Data entry closes for reports
Mon 12th March Year 8 Ski Week
Thurs 15th March BBC School Report Day
Mon 19th March House Matches
Tuesday 20th March Reports out
6.30pm - 8.00pm - Easter Disco
Thurs 22nd March Non School Uniform Day for Easter Extravaganza
Fri 23rd March Whole School Enterprise Day - CEIAG
Monday 26th March 4pm - 7pm - Parents Evening
Tuesday 27th March 4pm - 7pm - Parents Evening
Thurs 29th March NSU for attendance & class points
Pm - Easter Extravaganza
3.30pm - Break up for Easter holidays
 
SUMMER TERM
Mon 16th April 8.55am - Back to school
Saturday 21st April 7.00pm - Jazz Concert at KEVI
Tuesday 24th April 6.30pm - Ensemble Evening
Friday 4th May Year 7 Construction Day - CEIAG
Monday 7th May May Day Holiday
Tuesday 8th May Year 5 Hawkhirst - 4 days
Monday 14th May SATS Week
Friday 18th May Year 8 Careers Speed Dating - CEIAG
Monday 21st May Year 6 Kingswood
Wed 23rd May Year 6 Theatre Visit to see Matilda
Year 8 World of Work Conference at Kirkley Hall
Fri 25th May 3.30pm - Break up for half term
Mon 4th June 8.55am - Back to school
Tues 5th June 6.30pm - 8.00pm - Summer Disco
Fri 8th June Pm - Lit Quiz
Tues 12th June 5.30pm - Year 8 Parents Information Evening at KEVI
Wed 13th June Father’s Day Lunch
Thurs 14th June Dress Rehearsal for Summer Showcase
Friday 15th June Dress Rehearsal for Summer Showcase
NSU for Summer Fayre
Data entry closes for reports
Monday 18th June 6.30pm - Summer Showcase
Tues 19th June 6.30pm - Summer Showcase
Wed 20th June Sports Day
Thurs 21st June Year 8 1:1 interviews at KEVI
Fri 22nd June 2pm - Summer Fayre
Reports out
Tues 26th or Thurs 28th June Northumberland Games - tbc
Thurs 28th June 4pm - 7pm - Parents Evening
Friday 29th June Teacher Training Day
Thurs 5th July Chantry Transfer Day 1
Fri 6th July Chantry Transfer Day 2
Tuesday 10th July Year 5 Swimming Gala
Wed 11th - Fri 13th July Year 8 London trip
Tues 17th July Year 6 Swimming Gala
Year 8 Graduation at Morpeth Leisure Centre
Wed 18th July Year 8 Prom at Morpeth Rugby Club
Thurs 19th July Rewards Day
Friday 20th July NSU for attendance & class points
3.30pm - End of term
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