End of Term
HMS closes for the summer at the end of Tuesday 19 July 2016 and re-opens for pupils on Tuesday 6 September 2016 at 8.50am.
Please see the letter to parents/carers from Mr Atkins regarding the end of term and the start of the next academic year.
Visit to Seven Stories
The pupils from year eight thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Michael Morpurgo exhibition at Seven Stories on Wednesday 6 July 2016. We were lucky enough to be the first school to experience the exhibition and felt very privileged! Pupils were inspired by very creative and interesting tasks and activities provided. The staff were knowledgeable and very enthusiastic - we had a brilliant time and have come back with many creative ideas to inspire our own writing.
Charity Rainbow Day
As you will be aware this week is our International Week, as part of this we are having a 'Charity Rainbow Day' on Friday 15 July 2016 to show our support to local charities as well as our on-going promotion of equality and diversity.
Therefore, on Friday, we would ask that pupils wear bright rainbow colours. We would also ask for a suggested donation of £1 which will go to our local charities.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Longsands Beach Rugby Festival
On Tuesday 5 July 2016 the Year 7 Girls’ Rugby team played in the Longsands Beach Festival at Tynemouth. The girls were up against mainly Year 8 pupils and they played extremely well – they won four games, drew two games and lost only one.
A fantastic well done to Jennifer, Tillie, Rosie, Eliza, Sadie, Charlie, Haylie, Molly, and Ruby!
Academy Proposal - Consultation Outcome
A letter has now been published by the Governing Body regarding the outcome of the consultation on the proposed conversion to a Multi-Academy Trust.
HMS European Union Referendum
Stronger Together or Take Back Control - You decided!
When HMS did a poll a few months ago when the EU Referendum entered its final stage, 75% of the student body voted for us to remain in the EU. Over the past half term students have been given the opportunity to discuss their views about whether the UK should remain in the EU as we are 'stronger together' or Vote Leave and 'Take Back Control'. All Form Groups had been provided with a summary of the key facts for both campaigns and encouraged to debate the costs and benefits for both sides. This week KS2 and KS3 were treated to final broadcasts from members of our Debate Society (Hannah, Jessie, Louis and Sebastian), trying to persuade voters which way to decide.
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