Consultation on Admission Arrangements for St Thomas More Partnership of Schools 2019-20

Whenever changes to admission arrangements are intended, all schools are required to consult their parents before any changes become live.

The proposed policy is available here: link

The consultation is set to run from 7th December 2017 – 22nd January 2018. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated from our parents, if you would like a feedback/consultation response form, please contact the school office.

The governing body will consider all comments received before they determine the arrangements for 2019-20.

Letters to advise parents of these changes were sent home 06/12/2017, a copy is below.

Consultation Letter to Parents

 

One Love Event

On Wednesday 28th June, Class 4 went to perform at Whitley Bay Playhouse. We had been rehearsing for many weeks, learning a dance routine and song that encompassed the theme for the show ‘Diversity’.

After much deliberation, we decided on the song ‘Spice Up Your Life’ by the Spice Girls to perform a dance routine to. We loved the lyrics and the energy of this song – particularly ‘Colours of the World, Spice Up Your Life,’ and ‘People of the World, Spice Up Your Life!’  Class 4 worked hard as a class to choreograph the routine, together with Mrs Gibson. We decided we should all dress as different countries and be as bright and vibrant as possible. We even decided we needed pom poms for a bit of extra colour and to bring the party!

For our song, we decided we wanted to share a serious message. Mrs Gibson, Mrs Saunders and Mrs Armatage came up with a piano version and subtle choreography to accompany the lyrics to the song ‘Beautiful’ by Christina Aquilera. The children really engaged with this song and although many had never heard it previously, they were able to bring a great deal of emotion and maturity to this special song. It truly was a BEAUTIFUL performance and a definite tear jerker for the audience.

Well done to Class 4 for an incredibly inspiring performance. We are very proud of you!

 

Mary’s Meals

Over the past few months our Mini Vinnies have been helping raise awareness and collect donations for the wonderful cause, of Mary’s Meals. This charity works to ensure that all children, regardless of country or school will always have at least one healthy nutricious meal every day at school. What a great cause to stand behind.

Have a look below and see the process of them sorting their donations toward the cause!

Galloway 2017

We heard back from the adventurers yesterday that everything has gone absolutely fab on their first day. They did mention that the internet is almost non existant when not at the home base! Photos below, will be updated when we have more.

 

 

Gibside 2017

Look at some of the amazing things the year 4’s got up to down at Gibside!

Weardale 2017

Check back soon for new photographs of the adventurous group! Smily faces all around.

 

Big Sing 2017!

On the 11th May our year 5 children had an amazing opportunity to experience our feeder school St Thomas More, Blaydon! They all had a fabulous time practicing with the STM Choir and they even put on a huge performance for visiting parents on the Open Day.

We hope all of our parents’ who attended enjoyed seeing and learning about St Thomas More. Next year should be even better!

Welcome to our New Website!

 

We at St Matthews are proud to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website, we have been working alongside Realsmart to bring you this modernised site.

The website has brought us a lot of new features and a new sleak design, we hope you agree that this is a big improvement!

As always, thanks for visiting our site. If you need something that you can’t find on the website, or you see something that looks amiss, please contact the school office.

Kind Regards,

St Matthews Catholic Primary School