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End of Year Mass

July 20, 2017

On Wednesday 19th July we celebrated the end of our school year with three House Masses.  The theme of of Mass, celebrated by Father Michael, was ‘Community’. We reflected on the difference we can make to our own community by being there for others.  We were given the opportunity to thank God for all of […]

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End of Term Updates

Our end of term letter has been sent home with all pupils.  A copy is below: End of Year Letter to Parents 2017

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Doodle Maths Reward

July 18, 2017

Today a group of pupils from year 7 and year 8 were rewarded with a visit to McDonald’s with Miss Gunn and Mrs Foreman for all their effort. hard work and attendance with DoodleMaths this term. The boys have been coming into school early on a morning to access the maths programme via an app on […]

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Brilliant Club

12 boys from year 7 and 8 have been taking part in the Scholars programme with Durham University and learning how to produce a University standard piece of scientific writing.  Over the past 6 weeks they have visited Durham University and had several tutorial sessions with their allocated PHD student.  They have studied the topic of Ebola and whether […]

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End of Year Music Celebration

July 17, 2017

What a fantastic end to the year from the Music Department; the orchestra put on a wonderful show for the end of term concert. Included were: singalong songs with a superb audience; individual performances from the brass, percussion, string, guitar and keyboard sections; and, all led by our brave singers. We even had an encore! Well done […]

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Young Architects

July 14, 2017

A group of our Y8 and Y12 boys have been working with Hannah Dawood an Architect from Ryder Architectural Firm in Newcastle as part of the RIBA Young Architects Programme. As part of the programme they have visited Ryder, measured a proposed space, developed their own concept and created a scale model of their idea. Hannah […]

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July 13, 2017

Over eighty Year 8 students visited Beamish on a glorious sunny day in June. Highlights included resting up at Home Farm, where a roaring fire was awaiting them, and bacon sandwiches/sweets at the shop. Even the animals came out to greet them (mainly the chickens). Once in the village, they attempted to tackle the Victorian […]

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Cambridge Uni Visit 

On 4th and 5th July A Azhar, B Foley, L Dodds and R Dunlop went to visit Jesus College, Cambridge University. They were accompanied by Ms Szczepanska and pupils and teachers from other North East schools.  The purpose of the event is to gain better understanding of higher education and how apply. The boys had an opportunity […]

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Year 10 Madrid Visit

July 12, 2017

The MFL department arranged a visit to Madrid on the 26th June 2017 for four nights, for those Y10 pupils studying GCSE Spanish. This visit gave the pupils the opportunity to experience Spain’s beautiful capital city and its attractions including a day at Warner theme park. Although Madrid has a modern and cosmopolitan culture, the city […]

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Year 6 Transition 2017

July 10, 2017

What an amazing three days! Our new Year 7 boys joined us on Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th July for three fun packed days of transition activities. They entered the school gates with trepidation on Day 1 and left full of joy and excitement on Day 3.  The next stage of their journey in life has […]

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