EVENTS AND VISITS

School Sports Day 2018

Well done to the whole school on a very enjoyable, traditional and sunny sports day. The children treated the many parents who turned up to a great display of athletic skills and a few laughs, especially during the obstacle race. Congratulations to all of the...

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Our ‘Share the Journey Walk’ for CAFOD

Why are we walking? Every human being is a child of God, created in God’s image, and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Yet, in a global crisis, we are seeing the highest numbers of displaced people on record. Every minute, 20 people are forced to flee...

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin performed by Year 6.

As part of their 'Leavers' celebrations this year, our current Year 6 treated us all to a wonderful performance of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The class chose this particular musical because they had learn the poem, by Robert Browning, in the spring term as part of our...

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Our School Council visit London

On Friday 13th July, the School Councillors, along with Miss Allon, Miss Cameron and Miss Angus went on a day trip to London. The day started very early, at Durham Train Station. The children enjoyed a relaxing train journey to London, where they played card games,...

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Buddies Trip to Hamsterley Forest for Y3 and Y6.

Last week, years 3 and 6 enjoyed a fantastic ‘buddies’ trip to Hamsterley Forest. The forest itself is a delightful 2000 hectare oasis of mixed woodland lying between the Wear and Tees valleys. Nestled within a sheltered valley, Hamsterley Forest contains a vast array...

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Girls Kwik Cricket Team

Congratulations to our Girls Y5/6 Kwik Cricket team who won 4 out of their 5 matches in the recent Gateshead Schools Kwik Cricket Competition. 'We had some very good bowlers and batters,' said Mr Shields. 'I was very impressed to see the skill and enthusiasm displayed...

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Y6 at the Primary RE Festival

On Tuesday, Year 6 visited the Emmaus Youth Village for the Primary School Festival 2018 organised by the Youth Ministry Team. The day was filled with lots of fun, singing and dancing and the children had a brilliant day. The theme for the festival was PLAN “Be” and...

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Mini Vinnies attend Mass for the Housebound

On Saturday 9th June at 2.30pm, our parish of St Joseph's Birtley held a mass for the Housebound arranged by the parish SVP group led by Peter Monaghan. Peter, who has been a keen supporter of our own school's Mini Vinnie group, asked if our group would like to go...

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