YEar 9 Options Evening

Dear Parent/Guardian

Later this term, your son/daughter will be receiving a booklet containing information regarding the courses available as Options in Year 10.  Senior staff in the school will be talking to them about the Options process, and pupils themselves are encouraged to discuss possible choices with subject teachers.

We appreciate that you will want to be part of this process.  Therefore we would like to invite you to a short information evening on Tuesday 5th March at 6pm (please note that this is a change from the original date as listed on the school website).  The presentation will seek to explain the Core Curriculum, the procedure of picking Options, and advice on the process.  We would expect the talk to last until approximately 6-45pm, but we will be available to answer questions until 7.15pm, should you wish to remain.

If this date or time is not possible for you, but you would like to discuss your son/daughter’s Options once they receive their booklet, please contact me at the school.

The evening of 5th March is intended for parents/guardians only, as pupils will be getting the same information in school for themselves.  Also we would not be able to accommodate numbers, if pupils attended.

Please return the slip below to your son/daughter’s tutor by Friday 22nd February.

Yours faithfully

Mr M Errington

Assistant Headteacher

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Parents’ Pack

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January’s edition of the Parents’ Pack is full of resources, including what employers are really looking for, hobbies that look good on an application, apprenticeships in the Army, the social life of an apprentice article, and much more!

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Maths Family Learning

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Join us for Y7 Maths Family Learning
Cardinal Hume Catholic School 6.00-7.00pm
Wednesdays: Jan 23th, 30th,  Feb 6th, 13th 2019

Following on from our popular Y6 ‘Taster’ session, Y7 pupils and their parents are invited to join us for a course of four fun and informal sessions.

  • Help your child to become more confident and engaged with Maths
  • Develop your own confidence so you can support your child
  • Explore the techniques and strategies that we use in Y7.
  • Work with teachers from our own Maths department
  • Celebrate your child’s progress in the subject

To book your places, contact: Mrs Michelle Richardson mrn@cardinalhume.com  0191 4877638

New York October 2019

Dear parent / guardian

During October half term 2019, there is the opportunity for students to attend a fantastic school trip to New York City.  The trip will depart from Newcastle Airport on Friday 18thth of October 2019 and return on Tuesday 22nd October.

Whilst in New York, pupils will have the opportunity to visit some of the cities iconic attractions such as: the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty and they will also watch a Broadway show. There is also opportunity for the group to explore in Central Park and we will also fit in some shopping time. The cost of the trip will be £1080 and includes the following:

  • Return flights to and from New York from Newcastle
  • Airport Transfers
  • Three night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in the centre of Manhattan
  • Visits to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Empire State building and the 911 Memorial
  • Tickets to a Broadway show (exact show TBC)
  • All meals

If you would like your child to attend the trip, I request that a non-refundable deposit is paid to secure your child’s place. This will be £100 and payable by Monday 17th December 2018 to Cardinal Hume School.  Places are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Please note that this trip has been highly popular in recent years and places will fill up fast.

Flexible payment will be available during the remainder of the school year with the final balance due 12 weeks before departure. It is essential that your child has a valid passport for travel in October. In the unlikely event that we do not meet the minimum number of pupils to travel deposits will be returned.

We are pleased to inform you that Cardinal Hume Catholic School now has the facility to accept online payments for trips and other school activities.  Using a secure website called ParentPay you are able to pay online using your credit or debit card.  This can be accessed from the School website and you will by now, have received your ParentPay log in.  If you are unable to locate this, please contact the school office for assistance.

Making a payment using your credit or debit card is straightforward.  Your card details are not retained by the school.  ParentPay holds an electronic record of all online payments for you to view at a later date.  When you make a payment, an e-mail confirmation is sent to you, giving you reassurance that the transaction has been successful.

As a reminder please follow instructions below

Once you have your login details, the system is quick and easy to use:

  • Visit parentpay.com (http://www.parentpay.com/)
  • Enter your activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage. B.  These are for one-time use only, you will choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process.
  • Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account – registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders.
  • Once activation is complete you can go straight to Items for payment, select which item(s) you want to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment.

We thank you in advance for your support in using this service to pay for your child’s educational visit.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the trip, do not hesitate to contact me at school. Thank you in advance for your support of what promises to be an excellent visit and opportunity for our pupils.

Yours sincerely

Miss A. Bone (Teacher of English)

World Class School Status Achieved!

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I am delighted to inform you all that we have been awarded World Class School status this week.

The coveted accreditation, enjoyed by only a handful of schools in the UK, was awarded formally on Thursday 6th December at a ceremony at the Governors’ Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, by Professor Chris Bonell, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Leading the team at Cardinal Hume were sixth formers Ella Crawley, Brittney Slavin and Joel Tierney. Other Cardinal Hume team members were Madalyn Eff, Joshua Elliott, Joshua Smith, Harry Payne and Millie Liddle.

“This has opened my eyes to all of the work that goes on behind the scenes at school to make sure every child reaches their potential.” – Joel

Pupils audited every aspect of school life against a checklist of more than 50 standards that a school needs to achieve World Class School status and thrive in the modern world.

Chosen from 25 schools taking part in the initiative, they became one of just eight teams to travel to Coventry to help improve facilities at the Riverbank Academy, a school for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

I am delighted that the work of staff and students is being recognised in this way. Every single member of our school community has contributed to this award in the work they do every day to make Cardinal Hume an exceptional place to study and work.

Well done to the whole staff team!

Mr N. Hurn OBE

Teacher Training Opportunities

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Train with us through School Direct

The School Direct pathway will allow you to work alongside outstanding practitioners from Cardinal Hume Catholic School and our other partner schools including, St Robert of Newminster RC School and Sixth Form College, St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy and Cramlington Learning Village. Our accredited providers are Carmel College, Newcastle University and Sacred Heart.
If you are interested in School Direct within the Cardinal Hume partnership, recruitment begins on 9th October 2018 for training placements which start in September 2019.
The application process is through the UCAS Teacher Training system. For further information please visit:

If you’d like to register your interest, Click Here.

Please download our flyer here

‘Who Are You?’ – Y8 Family History Project

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We hope you will join us for an exciting Family Learning opportunity to work with professional historians from the Discovery Museum in Newcastle and discover your own family’s history.

All family members welcome – the more the merrier.

You don’t need to bring any resources to the first meeting – although we hope you will be inspired to become detectives, and bring along the evidence that you have collected to future sessions.

Over the course of the year you will build a record of your family, perhaps an album or scrap book, maybe design and create a family tree.

Join us for our first session on Monday November 12th – if you are unable to make some sessions but would still like to be involved, that’s fine, just let us know.

  • Session 1 – Monday November 12th
  • Session 2 – Monday December 3rd
  • Session 3 – Monday February 4th
  • Session 4 – Monday March 18th
  • Session 5 – Monday April 29th

 

Cinema trip Thursday 20th December 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian

The school is organising our annual Christmas visit to Cineworld Cinema in Boldon. The movie will be a latest new release and will be a U, PG or 12A certificate.  Students will be accompanied by staff, both inside and outside, the cinema at all times.  The cinema visit is organised as a reward for students who have achieved targets set for behaviour and attendance.

The cost of the visit is £12.  This includes entry to the film, insurance and coach travel.  No other costs are incurred.  Please note that food concessions will not be available.

We will be leaving school at 9.15am and returning to school at approximately 12.30pm.  Pupils must be in school at the normal time of 8.45am and must be in full school uniform.  Pupils will have lunch as normal on return to school.

Attendance on this trip will be strictly on a first come first served basis and is dependent on good behaviour and attendance.  Once payment is made we are unable to return any money if for any reason a student changes their mind.

If the school is unable to allow a pupil to attend the visit due to concerns about their behaviour or a decline in school attendance who has previously paid, the parents will be reimbursed for that payment.

We are pleased to inform you that Cardinal Hume Catholic School now has the facility to accept online payments for trips and other school activities.  Using a secure website called ParentPay you are able to pay online using your credit or debit card.  This can be accessed from the School website and you will by now, have received your ParentPay log in.  If you are unable to locate this, please contact the school office for assistance.

Making a payment using your credit or debit card is straightforward.  Your card details are not retained by the school.  ParentPay holds an electronic record of all online payments for you to view at a later date.  When you make a payment, an e-mail confirmation is sent to you, giving you reassurance that the transaction has been successful.

As a reminder please follow instructions below

Once you have your login details, the system is quick and easy to use:

  • Visit www.parentpay.com (http://www.parentpay.com/)
  • Enter your activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage.  N.B.  These are for one-time use only, you will choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process.
  • Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account – registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders.
  • Once activation is complete you can go straight to Items for payment, select which item(s) you want to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment.

We thank you in advance for your support is using this service to pay for your child’s visit.

If you are unable to access ParentPay and would like your child to attend please complete the reply slip below and, along with £12 payment, return it to the school by Friday 23rd November to secure their place.  Please hand this form and payment to nominated staff at break time in Atrium.

Yours faithfully

Mr R. Pinnock

Head of Aidan House