All Saints’ Day Mass – Tuesday 1 November 2016

Mass will be celebrated by our School Chaplin, Father John Millar at Christ the King Parish Church on Tuesday 1 November 2016.  Students from all years groups will be attending.  Please click here for a copy of the letter to parents/carers.

Sacrament of Confirmation

If your child has not received the sacrament of confirmation, and desires to do so, they are invited to participate in a confirmation course due to be delivered at your local Parish Church (in addition, if your child has not yet made their First Holy Communion this can also be arranged within the same programme).  Please click here for an information letter.

School Direct Information Evening – Thursday 10 November 2016

Carlisle School Direct partnership is holding an Information Evening at Trinity School on Thursday 10 November, from 5.30 to 7.30pm. The Carlisle School Direct training programme offers a school based PGCE for both primary and secondary teaching, in conjunction with the University of Cumbria. Our partnership includes seven secondary and twenty seven primary schools and offers a high quality training programme with excellent recruitment rates. At this event we will provide information on our courses and support and advice on how to apply. Anyone with an interest in teaching as a career is welcome to attend. You can register your interest in attending by emailing Find out more here – School Direct

Restart a Heart Day  – 18 October 2016

Students from all year groups will be taking part in this year’s Restart a Heart Day on Tuesday 18 October which will give young people around the UK  the opportunity to learn how to help restart Image result for restart a heart day 18 October 2016the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest.  Sessions will be running throughout the school day  with volunteers from the NorthWest Ambulance Service NHS Trust.


CN Group Education and Learning Awards

Newman staff and students have been celebrating this week after scooping two prestigious awards at the 2016 CN Group Education and Learning Awards, better known as the Golden Apples.golden-apples-2016

The school’s Rock Challenge team was honoured with a judges’ special award. This surprise award, supported by West Cumbria Works, was in recognition of the resilience and determination Newman’s staff and pupils had shown in light of what they faced in the aftermath of Storm Desmond.

School trip to Swaziland in Africa – April 2018

A presentation evening has been organised to give you more information regarding the trip on Wednesday 19 October at 5 pm in the school hall.  Click here for more information.

Learning Performance Workshop

Learning Performance is the UK’s largest study skills company and they visited our school on Wednesday 28th September to complete a one hour memory matters workshop with Year 10 & 11 with our Y10 students.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award

Newman students in Key Stage 4 have the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award. The Award gives the students opportunities to develop new skills, increase self-confidence and learn to work as a team to achieve objectives. The programme requires commitment and completing the Award is a fantastic achievement. Anyone interested should speak to Miss Nelson or Mrs Crawley.Image result for duke of edinburgh bronze scheme

Operation Christmas Child

Mrs Nichol is organising donations for the Operation Christmas Child annual shoebox appeal. The school would be very grateful for donations of small toys, bars of soap, face cloths, tooth brushes, stationery and so on, so that our students can pack shoeboxes.Image result for operation christmas child

Changes to English and Maths GCSE

If Year 10 parents were unable to make the presentation on Tuesday 27 September to discuss the changes to the English and maths GCSE qualifications then please follow this link for more information. Click here to find out more.

Berlin Visit

The school is proposing the above visit next summer which will be open to students in all year groups. More details can be found here.

Football Trials

Well done to those students who have been taking part in football trials and have been selected to play for Carlisle schools.

International Pen Pals Scheme

Miss Kim has launched an international pen pals scheme in school. Students should see her for more details in G10 Wednesday lunchtimes.

Year 11

Year 11s now have a dedicated study room which they can use after school for revision, homework or quiet study. Students should see Mr Forrester for more information.

Progress Letter September 2016

Please find attached a letter to parents/carers outlining the school’s progress to date Welcome Letter September 2016

Please see the revised school bus timetable which will take effect from Monday 5 September 2016. Revised Bus Timetable – September 2016. Please note that the Scotby route will now be operated by Stagecoach instead of Reays.