Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools dance for Red Nose Day!

IMG_1776On Friday 24th March at 11:10am, students, teachers and staff from Newminster and Chantry Middle School in Morpeth put on their dancing shoes in support of Red Nose Day 2017.

This was the biggest fundraiser that Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools have ever done. Over the past few months, students and staff have been busy planning, practising and perfecting their two dances. Over 1000 students performed their dances to Olly Murs’ ‘Dance with Me Tonight’ and ‘Shut Up and Dance’ by Walk the Moon which were chosen by student voice. The dances had been choreographed by year 8 students.

The day itself was packed with fun and fundraising, with the whole school community getting involved to help Comic Relief and have fun on Red Nose Day 2017 including a bake sale, pennies used to create the school crest and the whole schools sponsored dances which was filmed by a drone.

Please watch BBC LOOK NORTH tonight for footage of our fundraising efforts for Comic Relief!

Click ‘continue reading’ for images of the dance and a message from the Head of School and students.

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British Science Week 2017

British Science Week takes place between the 10th and 19th of March 2017. BSW17The majority of the events at Chantry took place on Friday 17th of March. We had the entire day devoted to enrichment activities relating to the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The aim of all of the activities was to:

  • Engage every student in a range of STEM enrichment activities
  • Raise the profile of STEM subjects at Chantry
  • Help the students see the fun side of STEM

Click below to see what each year group got up to.

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Hartlepool Power Station

EDFSome students in year 8 visited EDF’s Nuclear Power Station in Hartlepool as a satellite event of British Science Week. Students found out more about how a gas cooled nuclear reactor works and saw how safety was the overriding priority on site. During the tour students got to see the reactor, boiler, turbines, condenser and transformer. They also found out about the 3 categories of nuclear waste and how the waste is processed.

Learn to Row

We have a junior Learn to Row course starting on Friday 31st March and running on Fridays and Wednesdays. The course is currently half full.

Would you be able to circulate this information to schools in case they are aware of anyone who wants to learn to row. There will be another course in September and there is an opportunity for taster sessions on Mondays. If interested see Mrs Grundy.

Cost approximately £80 (to be confirmed).

At Tyne United Rowing Club, Newburn Bridge Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. NE15 8NR.

  1. Friday 31stMarch 6pm to 8pm;
  2. Wednesday 5thApril 6pm to 8pm;
  3. Friday 7th April 6pm to 8pm;
  4. Wednesday 12thApril 6pm to 8pm;
  5. Friday 14thApril (Good Friday) 6pm to 8:30pm;
  6. Wednesday  19thApril 6pm to 8:30pm;
  7. Friday 21stApril 6pm to 8:30pm;
  8. Saturday 22nd April 12pm to 2pm or 2pm to 4pm or Wednesday 26th April 6pm to 8pm.

PTA Meeting

PTAThe minutes from the last PTA meeting can be found here.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 23 May at 7pm in the school library.

Wansbeck Music Festival Steel Band competition: Saturday 25th March

The Wansbeck Music Festival Steel Band competition is taking place in the KEVI Upper School Hall (next to the main reception) on Saturday 25th March. Students must be accompanied by an adult and wearing full school uniform. All students must arrive by 10am for a 10.15am start.

Competition times:

10.15am-1pm – U11 and U13 Steel Band, ensemble and soloist categories.

2pm-5pm – U16 and U18 Steel Band, ensemble and soloist categories.

Free School Meals

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

To see if you qualify please complete an application either online or through a written application. Further details can be found on the bottom of this link.

Morpeth Riverside Public Consultation Event

Northumberland County Council are proposing to redevelop the Riverside Site for a new leisure centre/cultural venue and as such we are looking to attract as wide an audience as possible.

Lichfields are undertaking the consultation on behalf of NCC and Active Northumberland with Nigel Walsh leading.

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