National Refugee Week 2018

To support National Refugee Week 2018, the school staff had their own ‘Refutea’ morning to raise money for the West End Refugee Service in Newcastle.

Thank you to all those who supported the morning through the donations of cake, biscuits and breakfast pastries, as well as those who enjoyed them and donated money to the charity. A special mention goes to the baking talents of Mrs Jewitt, Mr Young and Mrs Bewick, as well as the catering team for providing biscuits, tea and coffee.

So far we have raised over £120, with more promised donations in the coming days.

Mr Lawrence

http://www.wers.org.uk/clients/destitution-hardship-fund/

Uniform Open Evenings – 4th & 5th July 2018

Our Uniform providers will be holding Open Evenings here at St Thomas More School on the following dates:

Salto UK – Wednesday 4th July 2018, 4pm – 7pm

Emblematic – Thursday 5th July 2018 – 4pm – 7pm

They will be based in the Main Hall and will bring stock in for any parents to order/buy new uniform items ahead of the new term. Students are welcome to come along to try on items.

If our suppliers do not have the required sizes with them they will provide an order form, and they can then deliver the stock to your home address.

If you are in need of new Uniform items but are unable to attend on this date you are able to visit the stores at:

Emblematic Salto UK
Store Address: Unit 26

North Tyneside Industrial Estate

Benton

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE12 9SZ

Store Address: Unit 3D

Princess Court

Low Prudhoe Industrial Estate

Prudhoe

Northumberland

NE42 6PL

Telephone Number: 0191 270 1449 Telephone Number: 01661 835 240
Website: www.emblematic.co.uk Website: www.saltouk.com

 

 

 

Year 6 Transition Day at Gibside Estate

On Friday 15th June 2018 we hosted a Transition Team Building Day for the Year 6 pupils who will be joining us in September 2018. This was held at Gibside Estate in Rowlands Gill. The day provided pupils with the opportunity to complete various activities together which allowed children from different primary schools to meet, work together and form new friendships. The day was a success, and the pupils (and staff members) had an excellent day.

 

Den Building

Low Ropes 

Blindfold Walk

Wildlife ID

Orienteering

Art and Nature

Reflection

Prayer Station

Thank you to all of the pupils for coming along, and all of the staff involved. We’re looking forward to the pupils starting with us in September.

Please return Data Sheets by Monday 9th July

We recently wrote to all parents with a blank data sheet for completion to ensure our MIS data is correct. Could you please have this returned to us by Monday 9th July at the latest?

We also included a photo permissions letter – we like to photograph school events and achievements, therefore it’s vital that we receive information as to whether you are happy for us to include photographs of your child in school publications/website news etc.

If you require any copies of the documentation, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Music & Food Festival

St Thomas More Catholic School is hosting a music and food festival.

The event will take place on 7th July.

Please see the posters below for more details.

 

Become a Digital Leader

Are you passionate about using technology – Smartphones, tablets, social media and do you think you would be able to explain how to use Google Drive?

Could you create and test resources to be used in lessons to help support teachers in our school and do you think you would be able to come up with new ways teachers and pupils could use technology in our classrooms….?

If so, we are looking for Digital Leaders in Years 8-12 (If you are in Year 11 and plan on returning to 6th form you can apply too!)

If you are interested in applying to become a Digital Leader please click the link below and complete the application form.

https://goo.gl/forms/uE1EQ1AOTATffJho2

The closing date for applications is Monday 18th June 2018 @ 3.35PM

 

DTP & Men ACWY

Students have been handed a letter containing information about upcoming injections

Please read carefully and return as soon as possible.

 

First Aider – 0191 499 5073

Year 6 Visit Days – July 2018

Please see the below table which advises when students from each Primary School are due to visit St Thomas More. Please note that students will need to make their own way to St Thomas More Catholic School, for arrival at 8.45am. Students will also need to make their own way home at the end of the day, 3.35pm. 

Over the 2 days students will have a guided tour of the school, learn about our school expectations, and take part in a range of activities and lessons. Students will also find out which Pastoral House they will be joining when they start with us in September.

Students will have a school lunch in our dinner hall, or they can bring a packed lunch if preferred. If your child is staying for lunch please ensure they have £2.00 cash per day. If your child is entitled to free school meals, arrangements will have been made by their primary school.

Please ensure that your child is dressed in their usual Primary School uniform. All existing uniform rules will apply.

If you have any queries, or require any further information, please contact the school office on 0191 499 0111.

Visit Days 2018

Primary School Visit Date
Blaydon West Primary School 12th & 13th July
Brighton Avenue Primary School 12th & 13th July
Canning Street Primary School 12th & 13th July
Carr Hill Primary School 12th & 13th July
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School 12th & 13th July
Crookhill Community Primary School 10th & 11th July
Dunston Hill Community Primary School 12th & 13th July
Emmaville Primary School 12th & 13th July
Fellside Community Primary School 12th & 13th July
Front Street Primary School 12th & 13th July
Hexham Middle School 12th & 13th July
High Spen Primary School 12th & 13th July
Highfield Community Primary School 10th & 11th July
Highfield Middle School 10th & 11th July
Kells Lane Primary School 10th & 11th July
Lemington Riverside Primary School 10th & 11th July
Oakfield Junior School 10th & 11th July
Ovingham Middle School 10th & 11th July
Parkhead Community Primary School 10th & 11th July
Rowlands Gill Community Primary School 10th & 11th July
Sacred Heart RC Primary School, Fenham 10th & 11th July
Sacred Heart RC Voluntary Aided Primary School 10th & 11th July
St Agnes’ Catholic Primary School 12th & 13th July
St Aidan’s Church of England Primary School 10th & 11th July
St John Vianney RC Primary School 10th & 11th July
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Blaydon 10th & 11th July
St Joseph’s Primary School, Gateshead 12th & 13th July
St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Middle School 10th & 11th July
St Josephs VA RC Primary School Highfield 10th & 11th July
St Mary And St Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic VA Primary School 12th & 13th July
St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School 12th & 13th July
St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School 10th & 11th July
St Patrick’s Primary School 12th & 13th July
St Paul’s Church of England Primary School 10th & 11th July
St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Primary School 12th & 13th July
Swalwell Primary School 10th & 11th July
Washingwell Primary School 10th & 11th July
Waverley Primary School 12th & 13th July
Whickham Parochial Church of England Primary School 10th & 11th July
Winlaton West Lane Community Primary School 10th & 11th July

 

STM Network Outage & Catering

Information for all parents.

There was a network outage in school over lunchtime on Friday 11 May 2018.  As a consequence of this, the catering software was inaccessible over the lunch period.  Lunch staff had to write down everyone’s purchases manually so that we had a record of this to put on to the system, when the system came back up.

You may see when logged in to parentpay on your child’s account, an additional charge that is not itemised.  This is the retrospective charge for the lunches purchased that day.

If you have any queries with the above, please email parentpay@stthomasmore.org.uk