Our children enjoyed a fulfilled day to celebrate World Water Day 2019. They learnt about the importance of water and how not to waste water.The children enjoyed a water awareness assembly, classroom activities and an afternoon completing water challenges in class teams. The day ended with the head teacher getting ‘dunked’ in the ‘Dunk Duncan’ challenge!
Well done to our team A football team who qualified for the final for the Barry Sutherland Cup.
We wish them every success with their final match.
Our school swimming team came first place in the Easington School Sports Partnership Swimming Gala. Well done to all the children who did a fantastic job. Our swimming team have progressed through to the county finals which will be held in March. A big well done from all of us.
Our head boy and head girl attended the YMT mass at Newcastle Cathedral this week. The mass was arranged to celebrate the fabulous work that our young people do within the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. It was a lovely moment to join together and our head boy and head girl represented our school in giving thanks on our behalf.
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert Byrne as our new Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Bishop Byrne will be the fourteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.
Bishop Byrne was born in Manchester on 22 September 1956. He was ordained priest in 1985 and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Birmingham on 13 May, 2014. Speaking of his appointment, Bishop Byrne said: “I am deeply humbled by the trust Pope Francis has placed in me with this appointment as Bishop of Hexham & Newcastle…I look forward to making my home in the North East, with its rich Christian heritage, and also getting to know and serve the people, deacons, religious and priests of the Diocese. I ask all of you to keep me in your prayers as I pray for you.”
Bishop Seamus said: “I am delighted to welcome Bishop Byrne as my successor at a time of great challenge and hope in this Diocese.”
Congratulations to Ellen Marie Atkinson, from Year 6, who submitted a winning entry in theSchool Gate Parking Design competition run by Durham County Council. Ellen’s design will beprofessionally printed onto a display board which will be positioned at the front of school. Do look out for this over the coming months.
A very warm welcome back after the Christmas new year break. I hope that you all had a very festive and relaxing time with family and friends and feel ready for a new year 2019.
Our Autumn Parents Evening will be held in school on Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th November. We look forward to meeting with parents to discuss their child’s progress in school. Could Year 6 parents report at the Year 6 entrance. All other parents please report to the main school reception. Thank you. Mr L.J Duncan
The children have been enjoying a fun day fundraising for Children in Need 2018. “Spots” was the theme and the children raised money by competing against each other in key stage groups.
We have raised £254
Thank you to parents who attended their child’s class liturgy. Both Liturgies focused on baptism and being part of a loving family. This prayerful and reflective time was appreciated by all.