Summer Term Sports Report

Thank you to all those students who take part in sporting activities both in and out of school. It’s great to hear how they get on, and we are all so proud of them!

Year 8 Girls HPV

Year 8 Girls will have their first HPV on Friday 14th September.

First Aider – 0191 499 5073

Activity Week 2018

Activity Week 2018 is underway with students on trips all over the world!

– France

– New York

– Ben Nevis

– Northumberland

– Tyneside

– Durham

– York

and many great activities here at St Thomas More Catholic School

 

Digital Media Plus Launch!

Here at St Thomas More Catholic School students now have access to Digital Media Plus!

 

About DT+?

At Digital Theatre we believe the arts are for everyone, not just the few. Harnessing the power of technology and the passion of like-minded people, we want to bring live performance into every classroom and library, accompanied by a range of invaluable educational resources for illustration, explanation, and critical reflection.

Founded in 2009, Digital Theatre+ is already the world’s leading educational platform for the performing arts. Today, we provide 3 million students in over 1300 schools, colleges and universities across 65 countries with unlimited access to over 900 full-length productions and educational resources.

We collaborate with over 50 world-class theatre companies, industry associations, practitioners, teachers, examination boards and scholars to:

  • Capture and curate live performance in stunning quality
  • Bring an unprecedented range of insights from behind the scenes
  • Commission bespoke educational resources to support study at every level.

~ https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/education/about-us

 

Students can find their account details in their school Inbox!

 

HPV Injection forms

Year 7 Girls HPV injection forms will be coming out in the next couple of days.

This allows them to receive the injection in September.

First Aider – 0191 499 5073

Examination Results

Examination results will be available to collect from the Drama Studio on the following dates and times:


Thursday 16th August 2018 

Year 13 – 8 AM


Thursday 23rd August 2018

Year 11 – 9 AM

Year 10 – 11 AM


Access will be via the rear car park.

Music & Food Festival – Sat 7th July

Friday 6th July is the last day to purchase tickets via ParentPay for our first ever Music and Food Festival. ParentPay sales will be open until 2pm, however tickets are available to purchase on the gate, on the day. 

The event will take place this Saturday (7th July) and the day will include live music, street food, drinks, stalls/games/activities and a free showing of the England V Sweden World Cup Quarter Final! Don’t miss out on this fantastic event!

Year 7 Activity Week final letter to parents

Year 7 Activity Week
16th – 20th July 2018

Dear Parents

As Activity Week is approaching,  I am now able to give you some more information about what will be happening.

General information

  1. School dinners will be available as normal on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday and Thursday pupils will need a packed lunch. Pupils entitled to FSM or any other pupils can order a packed lunch for Wednesday and Thursday at the beginning of that week.
  2. Pupils do not need to wear school uniform on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday  but must be appropriately dressed for the various activities on the day.

Monday – the day will be split into 2 sessions. In one session the pupils will be involved in a Murder Mystery type event. In the second session they will be working with an external sports provider playing and experiencing some different types of sport. Comfortable clothes and trainers need to be worn today and sunscreen if it is needed. A change of clothes would be advisable for wet activities.

Tuesday – the day will be split into 2 sessions. In one session the pupils will be involved in a Sing-a-long cinema type event or Gaming Consoles Competition. In the second session they will be working again with an external sports provider playing and experiencing some different types of sport. Comfortable clothes and trainers need to be worn today and sunscreen if it is needed. A change of clothes would be advisable for wet activities.

Wednesday – Pupils will be walking along the Derwent Walk at Winlaton Mill.  There they will be split into smaller teams and under the supervision of staff and assistance from sixth form students  they will walk along the Derwent Walk. They will have a picnic lunch on the Derwent walk and then walk back together to school in time for the school buses. Comfortable clothes and trainers need to be worn today and sunscreen if it is needed.

Thursday – Trip to Lightwater Valley. We will leave school at 9am and arrive at Lightwater Valley at  approximately 11am. The pupils will have time to enjoy all the rides and other facilities that the park provides. They will need to bring a packed lunch and a little spending money if they want to buy any sweets or ice creams at the park. Please make sure that the children are dressed appropriately for the forecast on that day;  in particular that they have sunscreen if it is needed. We will be leaving the park at 16.30 so should be back at school by 18.30. Pupils will need to be picked up or given instructions from you on how to get home if you are happy with them using public transport. If you are planning on picking your son/daughter up please do not park in the lay by at the front of school as the coaches will need to park there to drop your children off.

Friday – Pupils must be in school uniform. The end of year celebration services will be held at St Joseph’s church. Pupils will be walked to the church. After the celebration pupils will come back to school for their final pastoral session.

After lunch the school buses will arrive at 1pm to take the pupils home.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly on 01914995015 or Mr Lennox on 01914995045

Kind regards

Mrs D Ashdown and Mr R Lennox