YEAR 6 OPEN EVENING
Our sincere thanks to all pupils and parents who attended our Open Evening on Wednesday 20 September: the buzz around the school was absolutely electric! Lots of happy children engrossed in all of the exciting activities on offer. There was a real community spirit, with many positive comments about our supportive and caring ethos.
We are delighted with the feedback:
“My daughter really enjoyed this evening. She is really looking forward to starting in 2018.”
“Fabulous school and an even better environment. I have no hesitation in sending my daughter to this school after the fantastic progress that my son has made since joining the school. Thank you to everyone.”
“The children were very helpful.”
“It was excellent!”
“A very reassuring presentation in the hall.”
“After this evening, I am really looking forward to becoming a pupil at Hebburn Comp.”
“Outstanding facilities. Excellent presentation in the hall. Excellent opportunities for children. Friendly approach from staff and pupils.”
“Really enjoyed the evening and the activities. My son is really looking forward and excited to come here next September.”
“Very impressed! Unexpected surprise at the standard of the school facilities.”
“Lovely young people who made my child feel very welcome. Fantastic ambassadors for the school.”
“Enjoyed this evening. Thank you for your enthusiasm!”
“Wish it was like this when I came here!”
Great evening. Really enjoyed it. My son is definitely coming here.”
“We are very happy with the learning facilities. The staff and pupils were extremely helpful.”
“It was very interesting. Activities were really fun!”
“I found the evening excellent and very informative. The staff and pupils were very welcoming and friendly.”
“I really enjoyed this evening. High praise for the activities.”
“Everything was fantastic.”
“When speaking to pupils, they all spoke highly of the school.”
“Fun, friendly, approachable, happy staff and pupils”
“As always a wonderful environment and very helpful staff. I wouldn’t consider sending my child anywhere else but this school because I know her needs will be met.”
We look forward to seeing you all again in July.
Ofsted Section 8 Inspection (21 June, 2017): Inspection Report
On Tuesday 11 July, our Year 7 boys’ athletics team competed at Monkton Stadium in the ‘Quadkids’ athletics event. The competition consists of 4 events (100m, 800m, long jump and howler (a throwing event), with all pupils participating in each event. From the 11 teams competing, our ‘B’ team finished in 5th place and our ‘A’ team finished in 1st place: a fantastic achievement.
There was also an individual competition, with competitors accumulating points for each event they completed. The points were then added together to give an overall total. Two of our pupils finished in the top three, with Oliver Cresdee finishing 3rd overall and Dylan Love winning the boys’ competition: a fantastic accomplishment.
Well done to all competitors!
On Tuesday 4th of July, we donated the sum of £1,271 to the Grenfell Tower ‘Localgiving’ page, which was matched by the Foundation.
We held a number of events in school to raise money, including: a cake sale; the selling of button badges; a non-uniform day; a Smartie tube challenge (tutor groups filled Smartie tubes with one pound coins); guess the number of sweets in the jar; and a raffle Staff and pupils also donated money to have their handprint painted onto a canvas frame, as a permanent record of our support.
The money raised in school will go towards the charity’s overall fundraising target to help families rebuild their lives after this appalling tragedy.
Thank you for your kind donations and support.
Congratulations to the Year 7 boys’ football team, who won the District Cup last night, beating St Joseph’s 1-0 in the final. Oliver Cresdee scored the wining goal in the 80th minute to give us a well-deserved victory.
The team has performed exceptionally well all season, losing only one match in eleven games. They have their final league game of the season next week.
A group of 5 Triple Science pupils attended a STEM enrichment day at Ernst Youngs in Newcastle on Friday 3rd March. This was part of the government campaign ‘YourLife’ and had 50 of the UK’s largest STEM employers on hand to provide free career insights, skills and relationships with employers training. Our pupils worked with pupils from other schools to complete a ‘Twirling birds activity’ looking at production, delegation and presentation skills and had a chance to chat with Ernst Young employees about the roles and opportunities they offer.