Year 10 Parents’ Evening
The year 10 parents’ evening is on Thursday 27 April from 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm. Parking is available in the school yard accessed from Pennine Way. Please click here for more information.
Microsoft Office Specialists
Congratulations to six of our year 11 students, Lucy Nugent, Jordan Hall, Olivia Harris, Kelsey Jessamine, Anna Armstromg and Natasha McClafferty who have successfully become Microsoft Office specialists after passing their online exams. The students have made excellent progress with this qualification which will also contribute to their final GCSE grade. In year 10 Charlotte Emmerson has already passed 2 of the modules with a superb score, which now puts her in with a chance of being put into a national competition with the schools service provider, Prodigy Learning.
Year 11 Leavers’ Hoodies
For information the deadline for ordering year 11 leavers’ hoodies has been extended until Friday 28th April 2017. Please give your order and money £20 to Mrs Herring or Mrs Graham.
Newman School Parliament Presents – Not So Strictly Come Dancing – Friday 31 March 2017
Our Not So Strictly Come Dancing event returned for its 3rd year on Friday with Mrs McAree and Mr Cooper back to defend their title and try to retain the glitter ball trophy! The evening was a huge success and well supported. This years winners were the Village Papal with 90 votes! The total raised was in excess of £800 for the Jigsaw children’s hospice.
Crime Scene Investigation Project – Thursday 30 March 2017
A group of students visited the University of Cumbria’s crime house as part of an ongoing project in collaboration with the forensic science department at the University where they were faced with a real crime which had been staged for them to investigate. Over the following weeks pupils will analyse the evidence that they have collected before law staff from the University will return to school to demonstrate how evidence would be presented in court at a mock trial. This is a really exciting opportunity for our students to gain an insight into the demanding work of a crime scene investigator.
Everyone deserves the chance to travel competition – WST Travel Ltd
Following our entry into the above competition, we are delighted to announce that we have won the competition and now have the chance to take 40 students to the west end to see `Wicked’ the musical and enjoy a 2 course meal. More details will follow. Please click here for the full story.
BBC Media Bus
On Thursday 16 March we welcomed the BBC media bus as part of the BBC School Report project. Using the equipment on the bus, and with support from BBC staff and partners, the students learned to create mock weather bulletins and broadcasts. The students’ in-school School Report project is centred on girls’ football and James Phillips, Radio Cumbria’s Carlisle United sports commentator was also in school talking about commentary and sports reporting.
Creative Writing Workshop – Year 9’s
CFM Radio were in school on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March and delivered a creative writing workshop where the students developed an advert for the school year 5 open evening. The group that is judged to produce the best advert will have the opportunity to visit Newcastle Metro Radio at a later date to see it produced!
Spelling Bee Competition
Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd round of the Key Stage 3 Newman Spelling Bee Competition Please click here for more information
Rocking Ur Teens Empowerment Conference
On International Womens Day, a group of Year 9 students took part in the Rocking Ur Teens Empowerment Conference for girls, hosted by NatWest Bank at their Bishopsgate offices in London. The aim of the day was to motivate, empower and support young teens by creating a platform to provide them with aspiration and inspiration in relation to their future goals and career paths. Keynote speakers shared their life experiences and inspiring messages. It was a really great day for the students.
Instrumental Music Lessons
If your child is interested in starting/continuing instrumental music lessons here at Newman then please see the attached letter which contains all the relevant information Please click here or contact Mr Deakin in school.
Extra Literacy Support
Would your child like more support with reading and spelling? We are currently running a voluntary online programme to offer support to students who would like to boost their reading and spelling age. More details can be found below.
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