‘World of Work’ conference for Year 8

On Wednesday the 23rd of May students visited Kirkley Hall for our ‘World of Work’ conference as part of our whole school Careers Education, Information & Guidance (CEIAG) programme. Students got the opportunity to take part in some of the workshops below:

Leadership

Teamwork

Tax Facts

Student Life

Preferred Learning Styles & Personality Types

Trust Expansion Consultation

Over the course of the last year the Board of The Three Rivers Learning Trust and the Governing Bodies of schools within the Morpeth Education Partnership have been exploring the most beneficial way forward for schools that have expressed an interest in joining the Learning Trust.

Please click here to see the letter to parents/carers.

You can also find a Frequently Asked Questions document here.

Consultation begins today, Monday 9 October until Monday 13 November at 4pm.

Year 6 in Kingswood


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.

Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre

Ninety Year 5 students enjoyed four days of adventure in the remote, idyllic surroundings of Kielder Forest.  Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre, which is set alongside the reservoir, was our base for the duration.

It was our sixth year at Hawkhirst, which is being improved all the time. The children took part in a range of adventurous activities to improve their confidence, team work and communication skills. These included many of our old favourites (abseiling, crate stacking, bell boating, Jacob’s ladder and archery) as well as some we hadn’t tried before (kayaking and stand up paddle boarding).

In the evening the children took part in a lakeside walk and enjoyed singing beside the campfire. They also had a chance to visit the gift shop.

Jessica from 5N said: “I liked Jacob’s ladder because it was challenging and fun. I got to the sixth rung of the ladder.”

Emily from 5N said: “All the staff were lovely and all the activities were very safe.”

We are very grateful to the parents that came along to support the visit.

Campus Explorers

Students from 5I & 5B got the opportunity to take part in Campus Explorers. In this activity students got the chance to take part in a virtual tour of the campus of Newcastle University through an interactive map. Throughout their journey through the campus they got the chance to play fun, educational games and activities.This activity contributes towards our Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) programme and introduces the concept of Higher Education. Another session will take place after the holidays for 5R & 5N.   

 

Kingswood 2018

Year 6 enjoyed another highly successful trip to Dukeshouse Wood, Hexham in May. Being away from home for a full week was going to be a challenge for some pupils and parents but due to the days being non-stop, there was not a chance to miss home comforts.

The pupils were an absolute credit to the school for the entire week showing excellent team work, resilience and courage as they tackled any challenge put in their way. Activities included Jacob Ladders, Abseiling, Equilibrium, Drama, Nightline, Disco and not to mention the 3G Swing.

Careers Speed Dating event for Year 8

At this event students got the chance to talk to a variety of people from a wide range of workplaces and find out more about their careers. In their work booklets, students recorded information about:

  • Career paths from school
  • Qualifications & skills
  • Clothing for the job
  • Usual working hours
  • Typical customers and expectations
  • The best part of their job and the part that they enjoy the least

Y8 Students are attending a ‘World of Work’ conference at Kirkley Hall next week as part of our whole school CEIAG programme.

PTA Meeting

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

The date of the next meeting and AGM is Tuesday 11 September 2018 at 7pm