Admissions Portal Now Open

Effective: 13th September 2016 to 31st October 2016

The Online Portal for Admissions to Middle, High and Secondary Schools is now open for children transferring from First to Middle (current Year 4) – Middle to High (current Year 8) and Primary to Secondary (current Year 6). Further information can be found on the School Admissions page by following the link below.

More about Admissions Portal Now Open available here.

Have you thought about training to teach?

PrintThe Three Rivers Teaching School Alliance delivers school-based teacher training programmes for both primary and secondary phases via the School Direct route.

Our trainees are placed in local schools for the school year and are trained by experienced and highly skilled professionals.  If you are interested in joining us to become a teacher in 2017, please visit our website.

Gold School Games Sports Mark

School Games Gold logoWe are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Gold School Games Sports Mark for 2015-16.

The School Games Sports Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in June 2012. The aim is to reward schools for their commitment to sport and the development of competition across their school, and into the community.

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Votes for Women

20160912_224230-minIn last week’s Citizenship lessons, Year 7s took a look at democracy focusing on the work of The Suffragettes.  Kitty in 7S was really inspired by the struggle of those who fought for ‘Votes for Women’ and over the weekend produced her own fact file.

“Emily Wilding Davison is a local heroine and that is one of the reasons I am so interested in the Suffragette’s story.   However, I didn’t know until last week that there is a lot of debate as to whether she purposefully threw herself under the King’s horse to draw attention to the campaign or whether she was simply trying to pin a rosette to it.  My sister helped me make the fact file and my favourite page is the one with the rosette on – I used the three colours of the Suffragette movement, purple, white and 20160912_224317-mingreen.”

Well done to Kitty for such an amazing piece of work.

​Year 5 Team Building Day

IMG_2245Last Thursday, Year 5 spent the day on a series of team building activities. The aim of the day was for the pupils to begin to work together and build new relationships within their class and across the year group. The School

The aim of the day was for the pupils to begin to work together and build new relationships within their class and across the year group. The School

The School Sport Partnership put together an amazing selection of activities that really tested the pupils in problem-solving and teamwork skills.

Amongst the activities were:

  • designing a catapult that would project a ball the furthest
  • getting the whole team over a rope (‘electric fence’) without touching the rope
  • solving a game of chess
  • getting a team into a spider’s web without touching any of the web

”  It was a great way to get to know the other people in my class better. It was really funny at times and I particularly enjoyed the electric fence because we all worked as a team to get everyone over”, said Sophie Hindhaugh in 5I.

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School Games

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We are delighted to announce that Chantry Middle School has been awarded the Gold School Games Sports Mark for 2015-16.

The School Games Sports Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in June 2012. The aim is to reward schools for their commitment to sport and the development of competition across their school, and into the community.

In the past two years, Chantry Middle was awarded the Silver School Games Sports Mark which was a great achievement, acknowledging our commitment to the School Games, and the huge range and quality of sporting opportunities on offer to our pupils.

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PTA

The minutes from the last PTA meeting can be found here. The next meeting is on Tuesday 27 September at 7pm in the school library.

Rugby Double Header

Newcastle Thunder have made it through to the League 1 Shield final which will be help on the 18th of September at Kingston Park. This game will be a double header with premiership team Newcastle Falcons kicking off the action.

The official schedule is as follows:

  • Newcastle Falcons vs Leicester Tigers 3PM Kick Off (Premiership league game)
  • Newcastle Thunder vs North Wales Crusaders 5.15PM Kick Off (League 1 shield final).

You can enter both games for just £10 for adults and £5 for U16. These prices will get you in the North Stand (standing) for the Falcons game & then into the West Stand (seating) for the Thunder game.

If you are interested in tickets:

  1. Follow this link
  2. Sign in or register (Must do this)
  3. Go to Newcastle Falcons vs Leicester Tigers (View availability/find tickets)
  4. Click onto North Stand
  5. Select your place and follow the instructions
  6. Enjoy the games!

Extra Curricular Music Ensembles

  • circle-made-of-music-instruments_23-2147509304 (1)Monday (starting Monday 12 September) 3:30 – 4:30pm: Choir (No instrument needed – beginners welcome) in Chantry Hall
  • Tuesday (starting Tuesday 20 September) 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Ceilidh Band (violin, guitar, flute, penny whistle, Northumbrian pipes, bodhran, keyboard, bass)  in Chantry Hall
  • Wednesday (starting Wednesday 21 September) 3:30 – 4:30pm: Jazz Band (clarinet, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, drums, guitar, keyboard (able to use school keyboards), bass) in Newminster Music Room
  • Thursday (starting Thursday 22 September) 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Samba Band (Percussion and drums provided – beginners welcome) in Chantry Hall

Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir Visit

The Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir is touring the North East for 2 weeks in September fundraising. They are planning to spend a day at Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools on Monday 19 September.

Their visit will comprise of an assembly performance for both schools, workshops for classes and an afternoon workshop for the joint schools choir. Their visit will culminate in an evening performance which will take place at 6.30pm in Chantry School Hall. The Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir will perform along with some joint pieces with the Newminster and Chantry school choir. Tickets for the concert will be available on the door (adults £3 and children £2). There will also be refreshments, African crafts on sale and a raffle.

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Welcome back!

3_1_lWe hope you have all had a lovely Summer and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday at 8:55am.