Enterprise Day & ‘The Wedding’

IMG_2604The whole school took part in an Enterprise Day on Friday the 7th of April. The theme for the day was ‘The Wedding’.

All classes worked in six teams to tackle the challenge of attracting a couple to celebrate their wedding at a hotel.

Students had to consider everything from the food, entertainment costs, cake, decorations, stationary, room hire and photography. All students had a role in their group and the Financial Wizards of the group worked on the final customer quote by working out total costs, price per person and profit.

The activity was run in collaboration with Northumberland Education Business Partnership and local Business Ambassadors. Student feedback from the day was extremely positive and the Business Ambassadors were complimentary about the school and said that it had been a pleasure to work with our students.

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a new innovative project in which schools in Northumberland are participating, and which is run in partnership with Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Police. Many other Local Authorities, both nationally and locally have successfully implemented Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass which commences on 3rd April 2017, aims to support children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse. Witnessing domestic abuse is really distressing for a child or young person, who often see the abuse, hear it from another room, see a parent’s injuries or distress afterwards or can be physically hurt by trying to stop the abuse.

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Ensemble Evening Concert

File_000 (2)On Tuesday 4th April the students of Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools collaborated to perform a spectacular evening of music.

There were performances from the Newminster and Chantry steel pan, jazz, ceilidh, samba, guitar and brass ensembles and a guest performance by the KEVI Community Jazz Band.

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Construction Day

20170331_094256Year 7 took part in a day themed around the construction industry with NCC Business Ambassador, Carole Richards & Robertson’s Construction.

All students took part in workshops including:

  • Changing the World with Engineering
  • Straw Tetrahedron
  • Roller-coaster
  • Paper Bridges
  • Education Lego
  • Build a Shelter
  • Egg Tower

Musical Ensemble Evening

Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 6:30pm in the Chantry Middle School Hall

The Newminster and Chantry ensembles joined by the KEVI Community Jazz Band are performing in a Musical Ensemble Evening on Tuesday 4th April in the Chantry Hall to showcase the wonderful musicians we have here in Morpeth.

There will be performances from the joint middle schools Jazz Band, Ceilidh Band, Samba Band, Guitar Ensembles and Steel Pan Bands along with a guest performance from the KEVI Community Jazz Band.

Tickets for this event can be purchased on the door on the night and will be priced at £2 children £3 adults.

Refreshments will be on sale during the interval.

We do hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you there.


The Rocky Monster Show

IMG_0295Monday 19th June – 6:30pm, Tuesday 20th June – 6:30pm

Performances in Chantry Hall.

Pupils at Newminster and Chantry have been rehearsing ready to perform the musical ‘The Rocky Monster Show’ in June.

Tickets will be available for the ‘The Rocky Monster Show’ performances at the school offices from Monday 15th May (strictly morning break times only). The tickets are priced at £4 adult and £3 child / OAP.

About the ‘The Rocky Monster Show’…

Bizarre, anarchic and very funny, this Rock ‘n’ Roll musical is a riotous mix of the Addams Family, Young Frankenstein and Phantom of the Opera, with Rebecca and The Rocky Horror Show thrown in for good measure!

Baron Frankenstein’s descendant, and ex-pop star turned professor of Genetics, creates DNA moulds of people in his computer. How these moulds come to life as the ultimate Rock Group, headed by a clone of Elvis himself is the highlight of the hilarious plot.

More traditional monsters also add spice to the explosive mixture. Audience and cast will love the Rock ‘n’ Roll score, much of which is an affectionate send-up of the 60’s.

Bravo les enfants!

Congratulations to Alex H, Rebecca and Alex B in Year 7 who were our winners of the French Spelling Bee Round Two.

These students successfully spelt the most French words – using the French alphabet – from a list of 100 in one minute.

They move onto the regional heat of the competition in May where they will face competitors from schools all over the North-East.

In previous years, we have had pupils from Chantry make it through to the Nationals in Cambridge so fingers crossed we can repeat that success.  Bravo to all of our competitors who took part in the nail-biting heats.