School Phone System

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We are experiencing technical issues with our school phone system. If you need to contact the school, please email us at: info@cardinalhume.com

Update: 14/08/2019
Our phone system is still currently out of order. We hope to get this fixed asap. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Encounter Evening

Encounter Evening

Venue: Cardinal Hume Catholic School
Date: Thursday 12th September 2019
Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm

An opportunity for adults and young people to share ideas and faith in an informal way. Everyone is welcome, it is aimed at young people 13 and above, we need adults of all ages to come along. It’s a chance for some prayer, sharing of stories and the chance to plan some ideas for working together in the future.

An invitation for parents, pupils and parishioners to attend our Encounter Evening at Cardinal Hume Catholic School, 6-7:30pm. An opportunity to share faith and work with the Youth Ministry Team to prepare for our school Mission.

CHCS awarded Computer Hub status

NCCE

Cardinal Hume Catholic School is delighted to announce that it has become one of the first schools in England to be awarded official Computer Hub status by the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), in order to provide support for primary and secondary computing teachers in schools in the area.

Cardinal Hume Catholic School is one of the first 23 Computing Hubs across England and will be a focal point for local computing training for schools, and will also form links with industry and universities. The NCCE was set up in November 2018 by the Department for Education to increase the number of pupils in schools and colleges who study computer science at GCSE, AS and A level, particularly girls and those in disadvantaged areas, and to ensure that there is a strong pipeline of digital skills in England.

Commenting on the news, Mr J Dixon, Head of Computing, said: “We are delighted to be among the first wave of NCCE Computer Hubs. It is recognition of the high-quality standards we set in computing education at Cardinal Hume Catholic School and the results we achieve. We look forward to working as part of the NCCE network to help improve computing education in the North of England and beyond”

Chair of the NCCE Professor Simon Peyton Jones said: “It’s exciting to be announcing the first Hubs. They will be the local face of the National Centre, providing tailored support to all computing teachers (primary, secondary and colleges), to equip them to make the new computing curriculum into an inspirational reality in every classroom in the land.

“Our partnership with teachers is vital to our mission. A single inspired, equipped, valued and supported teacher will influence tens or hundreds of children every day, and thousands over their career.”

For more information, contact Mr J Dixon on 0191 487 7638 or alternatively through email at computinghub@cardinalhume.com

See teachcomputing.org or follow @WeAreComputing on Twitter.

Facts

  • The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) was established in November 2018 with up to £84 million of Government funding and was supported by a further £1 million from Google to develop training for secondary school computing teachers.
  • The Government’s decision to substantially invest in computer science in schools followed a Royal Society report, After the Reboot, which showed computing education across the UK was patchy and fragile. It called for action to be taken in a swift and coordinated way by government, industry, and non-profit organisations.
  • The NCCE aims to increase the number of pupils in schools and colleges who study computer science at GCSE, AS and A level, particularly girls and in disadvantaged areas, and ensure that there is a strong pipeline of digital skills.
  • The NCCE is funded by the Department for Education and is being delivered by a consortium of STEM Learning, Raspberry Pi Foundation and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
  • STEM Learning is the UK’s largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It has a mission to improve lives through world-leading STEM education. For more information, visit www.stem.org.uk
  • The Raspberry Pi Foundation creates world class educational resources for computing and computer science used by millions of people each year, and has developed online courses that have supported tens of thousands of computing educators. For more information, visit www.raspberrypi.org
  • BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is the professional body for computing and, as part of its Royal Charter, sets and maintains academic and professional standards in computing. For more information, visit www.bcs.org

Murphy Mile 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian

This July the staff and students of Cardinal Hume will be undertaking a number of fun activities to raise money for Cancer Research UK. This is a charity close to the heart of our school community as, three years ago, one of our colleagues, Mrs Murphy, tragically lost her battle with cancer.

 

The main events that week will be:

 Monday 1st July: Break time cake sale – all cakes made by staff!

 Wednesday 3rd July: Our very own Race for life “Murphy Mile”. This is a participation event for ALL students but will again include our competitive race that students may sign up for.

There will be no charge for participation in the “Murphy Mile” but donation buckets will be available. As an official, registered Race for Life, all participants will receive a medal upon completion of the race and will be given a chance to dedicate their participation in the race to someone they know if they wish. On Wednesday 3rd July, all students must come into school wearing their school PE kit and trainers. This does NOT include tracksuit bottoms – ONLY kit allowed in PE lessons.

We ask for your support in making the “Murphy Mile” Race for Life, and other activities, successful in raising awareness and money for the work of those seeking a cure for cancer. You can do this in a number of ways: by encouraging your child to buy cakes in our cake sale at break on Monday 1st July and by sending in a donation on the day of the Race for Life on Wednesday 3rd July. There will also be a number of smaller fundraising across the week and collection buckets at all of the events.

Cancer has affected the lives of many of us associated with Cardinal Hume Catholic School in many different ways and we know from last year that some families and children will want to undertake sponsorship to raise as much money for Cancer Research UK as possible. We have therefore have official sponsorship form for use by those students who wish to try and raise additional funds from their friends and families. These are available for students to collect from student reception.  If your child does wish to undertake sponsorship, we ask that all monies and forms are returned by Monday 15th July.

We have also set up a Just Giving page as this may be a more convenient way of making a donation or submitting money raised. The Just Giving page is:

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/cardinal-hume-catholic-school

Thanks to you all in advance for your support with this fantastic cause.

Yours faithfully

B Stevenson

Assistant Headteacher

Year 8 Northumberland Ecology Trip

Dear Parent/Guardian

Re: Year 8 Northumberland Ecology Trip

Monday 15th July 2019

As part of activities week in the summer term the Science Department have organised a trip to the Northumberland Coast where students will take part in ecological investigations. The trip will include a boat trip with Billy Shiel’s around the Farne Islands, home to grey seals and 23 species of seabirds. Students will also take part in their own independent investigation of species numbers and distribution for a coastal environment in Seahouses. This fieldwork offers students a chance to explore scientific ideas in a variety of natural environments and apply their knowledge of biology outside of the classroom.

As students will be taking part in a range of outdoor activities they will need to bring the following:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Suitable footwear
  • Waterproof overtrousers (optional)
  • Warm clothes that you can layer up
  • Spare clothes to change into (e.g. dry socks)
  • Packed lunch / large bottle of water
  • Medications/sun protection cream (including inhalers if asthmatic)
  • Pen/Pencil/Ruler/Calculator/Notebook/Clipboard if possible

 

Students will be transported to and from all locations by coach and we will aim to return to school by 3:15pm.  We will depart at 8:45am prompt.  The cost for this trip will be £18 per person.

If your child is interested in attending the trip, please use the ParentPay system to complete the consent form and make payment.  (ParentPay reminder on reverse of this letter). We only have a limited number of places available, so places will be offered on a first come first served basis.  Once all places have been filled, ParentPay will be unable to accept further requests.

Yours faithfully

Mr Calland

Teacher of Chemistry

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.

 

Year 7 Northumberland Ecology Trip

Dear Parent/Guardian

Re: Year 7 Northumberland Ecology Trip

Wednesday 17th July 2019

As part of activities week in the summer term the Science Department have organised a trip to the Northumberland Coast where students will take part in ecological investigations. The trip will include a boat trip with Billy Shiel’s around the Farne Islands, home to grey seals and 23 species of seabirds. Students will also take part in their own independent investigation of species numbers and distribution for a coastal environment in Seahouses. This fieldwork offers students a chance to explore scientific ideas in a variety of natural environments and apply their knowledge of biology outside of the classroom.

As students will be taking part in a range of outdoor activities they will need to bring the following:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Suitable footwear
  • Waterproof overtrousers (optional)
  • Warm clothes that you can layer up
  • Spare clothes to change into (e.g. dry socks)
  • Packed lunch / large bottle of water
  • Medications/sun protection cream (including inhalers if asthmatic)
  • Pen/Pencil/Ruler/Calculator/Notebook/Clipboard if possible

Students will be transported to and from all locations by coach and we will aim to return to school by 3:15pm.  We will depart at 8:45am prompt.  The cost for this trip will be £18 per person.

If your child is interested in attending the trip, please use the ParentPay system to complete the consent form and make payment. (Please see reverse of this letter for reminder of ParentPay instructions).  We only have a limited number of places available, so places will be offered on a first come first served basis.  Once all places have been filled, ParentPay will be unable to accept further requests.

Yours faithfully

Mr Calland

Teacher of Chemistry

 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.

 

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

Cardinal Hume are proud to present

Billy Elliot

Monday 8th  –  Wednesday 10th July 2019

7:00pm

Adults £6, Concessions £3

Tickets available from school

 

Deloitte Winners!

Deloitte

A huge congratulations to our Y12 students who were victorious in the prestigious national competition. The final of the competition was held at the HQ of Deloitte in the City of London, and involved the team presenting to over 100 leaders from the technology sector, including Sony, HP and Apple. This was a very daunting proposition for them but their idea of a SEN app using smart speakers impressed so much they were awarded first place.

Again, congratulations to everyone involved!

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Technology Team through to National Final

Deloitte
A team of Year 12 students from Cardinal Hume has won through to the national final of a prestigious technology competition held by Deloitte. The team were required to produce a new product that created a solution to a problem faced in education. The team’s idea of using smart speakers to help in the provision of Special Educational Needs impressed the judges, and helped them overcome competition from throughout the UK.
The team will now travel to London on the 26th March to present their idea to over 100 industry specialists. This is a fantastic achievement and something they should be very proud of. The team are pictured with staff from Deloitte who helped them with their idea.
Well done to everyone involved!
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British Science Night

Science-night

British Science Night: 150 Years of the Periodic Table

 Dear Parent/Guardian,

At Cardinal Hume Catholic School we absolutely love Science and strive to share a passion for fizzes, pops & bangs that will not only entertain but get you to question your concept of what science is really all about.

The evening is absolutely free and will be taking place on Wednesday the 13th of March from 6:00pm till 8:00pm. This is an event designed for ages 10-18 and their families. There will be limited tickets available for each key stage on a first come, first serve basis. Visiting students must have a parent or guardian with them.

The evening is split into three equally exciting parts:

  • Science Fair: Get stuck in and explore a number of interactive stalls & shows put on by the students and staff of Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Durham University, Newcastle University, Family Learning and the Royal Society of Chemistry, as well as a planetarium with guided talks.
  • Beamish ‘Just One Spark’: An interactive chemistry show highlighting the science behind our history in the North East.
  • Firework Display: The grand finale. Watch a firework display on the back yard to celebrate the end of the evening.

This evening is part of the celebration of British Science Week (11th-15th March) with events being held in school  throughout the week, and is being generously funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics.

Places are limited.  Please reserve your tickets by returning the reply slip attached to this letter or by contacting the school reception (mrn@cardinalhume.com). Include your surname and the number of tickets you require. You do not need to pick up these tickets – we will keep them at the door for you.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. T Targett & Miss. H Cope

Trinity Catholic Multi Academy Trust

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I am pleased to inform you that the Regional Schools Commissioner and Headteacher Board agreed at their last meeting in February, to grant permission to the following schools to join our Trinity Catholic Multi Academy Trust:

  • St Anne’s Primary School,  Gateshead
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace, Washington
  • St Bede’s, Washington
  • St John Boste, Washington
  • St Joseph’s Primary, Washington
  • St Michael’s Primary, Houghton le Spring
  • St Roberts of Newminster, Washington

The next steps include working closely with the Department for Education and our solicitors to ensure all legal paperwork is completed and appropriate assets and liabilities are transferred to the Trust.

We are currently working towards a conversion date of 1st June 2019 and will keep you updated accordingly. In the meantime, we continue to work to ensure our school provides the highest standard of Catholic education for all our students.

Yours faithfully,

Mr N. Hurn OBE
Executive Headteacher

Internship Opportunities

Apply now
Interested in Teaching Maths or Physics?
Are you currently studying for a Maths or Physics degree?

Placements available for Maths or Physics Teaching Internships through Trinity North East Teaching School Alliance.

Our programme will offer you an opportunity to gain invaluable experience of teaching whilst:

  • Receiving funding of £300 per week
  • Completing a 4 week placement in a ‘World Class School’
  • Observing experienced and outstanding teachers and actively contributing to lesson planning and delivery
  • Following a structured programme with the support and guidance from a one-to-one mentor
  • Networking opportunities with qualified subject specialists

Following completion:

  • Continued contact with your mentor
  • Support you to make an application through UCAS for Teacher Training
  • Guaranteed interview for School Direct vacancies available through Trinity North East Teaching School Alliance

Criteria:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs including Maths and English
  • Working towards or achieved a minimum of a 2:2 degree classification

To receive further information and to request an application form, contact Carolyn Adams at cas@cardinalhume.com or CLICK HERE