Summer Provision

The Outdoor Club has arranged for activities to take place for KS3 pupils during the school holidays. These activities are free of charge, will take place in the school grounds and require booking with school. Activities include archery, bush craft and team building.

For more information click here and select the “things to do” folder. Or call school to get all the information you need. Book your pupil onto these activities by ringing school reception.  There are limited places which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Christmas Cinema visit Thursday 19th December 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian

The school is organising our annual Christmas Cinema visit and, this year, we will be going to the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. The movie will be a new release and will be a U, PG or 12A certificate.  Students will be accompanied by staff at all times.  The cinema visit is organised as a reward for Year 7, 8 & 9 students who have achieved targets set for both 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 to students.

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 both good behaviour and attendance. A place will not be reserved until full payment has been received. All payments are non-refundable.

If you wish for your child to attend ParentPay is available to pay for your child’s place (£12). If you do use ParentPay you do not need to complete the reply slip below.

Alternatively, please complete the reply slip and return along with £12 payment – this should be returned to school no later than Friday 22nd November.

Yours faithfully

Mr R. Pinnock

Head of Aidan House

Download Full Letter Here

Edmund Campion Outdoor (ECO) Adventure 2019-2020

Dear Parent/Guardian

During the course of this academic year, Cardinal Hume School will be offering a range of optional outdoor adventure activities. The activities comprise of residential visits, day trips and evening events. All activities are available on a first-come-first-served basis and places are limited. If you would like your son or daughter to be involved in any part of the programme, they should see Mrs Harwood at Pupil Reception for a consent form.

Date Activity Years Cost
Sun 10th Nov 2019 Remembrance Sunday – Appreciating the freedom of the outdoors…

Combination day of climbing & scrambling, with the aim of reaching a Lake District summit.

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 £21
Mon 16th

Dec 2019

Festive Mining Adventure             

An evening trip, departing straight from school. A night of exploring abandoned mines near Alston – with a Christmas twist. Some abseiling may be incorporated.

7, 8, 9 £16
Sat 25th Jan 2020 Cave Exploration

A full day of caving. Students will be treated to the awesome, untouched underground world beneath the Yorkshire Dales. A wet day with tight spaces and some abseiling.

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 £21
Fri 27th-Sat 28th March 2020 Easter Overnight Stay and Outdoor Adventure Day – North Pennines

Depending on the weather, students will camp or sleep indoors. Saturday will be a day of underground, above ground and in-the-water adventure!

7-13 £45
Mon 27th  Apr 2020

 

Outdoor Rock Climbing and Abseiling Adventure

An evening of Easter-themed climbing and abseiling for all abilities. This will take place at a local crag.

7, 8, 9, 10 £16
Weds 13th May 2020 Bushcraft Evening

An evening of orienteering, fire-building and skills for living in the outdoors. The event takes place near Brampton, Cumbria

7, 8 £16
Fri 19th-Sat 20th Jun 2020 Outdoor Adventure Overnight Stay in The Lake District

Remote camping and bush-craft in the North Lakes, mixed with outdoor adventures (e.g. gorge/ghyll scrambling, canyoning, climbing, abseiling)

7, 8, 9, 10, 12 £45
Weds 1st Jul 2020 Murphy’s Mountain Miles

Charity fundraising event. Following on from last year’s successful event, the aim will be to climb one of England’s highest peaks.

10, 11, 12, 13 N/A
Thurs 9th Jul 2020 Evening Gorge Walk or Ghyll Scramble

A very wet and very exhilarating evening of swimming, jumping and sliding.

7, 8, 9, 10, 12 £16
Mon 13th-Tues 14th Jul 2020 Activities Week Adventure

Residential visit with two very busy days of activities, such as gorge walking, climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, canoeing…

7, 8, 9 £60

Events may have to be cancelled, postponed or changed (to other suitable activities) if adverse weather or other barriers to the safety of participants become apparent, either in advance or on the day of planned activities.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours faithfully

Mr. A. Johnson

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

Lightwater Valley Trip 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian

The school is organising a day out to Lightwater Valley on Thursday 18th July 2019.  It is for those pupils who have achieved the targets set for behaviour and attendance.

The cost of the visit will be £29.  This includes entry into the Theme Park, insurance and the coach travel.  No other costs are incurred, but pupils may wish to take some additional spending money.

We will be leaving school at 9.00am and returning to school at approximately 5.30pm.  Pupils must of course be in school by the normal start of the day at 8.45am.  Pupils must make their own arrangements for getting home from school when the coach returns.

Your child will need to wear suitable clothing but not club football tops.  A packed lunch is recommended, although there are outlets for buying food and drink in the Theme Park.  Pupils who are on free school meals will have a packed lunch provided by the School.

I must stress that places will be on a first come first served basis on payment of monies.  I must point out however, that once a pupil has paid, we are unable to return any money if they change their minds for any reason.

If you wish your child to go please make payment by Friday 7th June 2019.  Due to high number of attendees on this trip we request that payment is made online via our ParentPay system to prevent high levels of cash coming into school.   Please see reverse of letter for instructions.  If paying by cash/cheque please complete and return the reply slip below.  For payment using Parent Pay consent for your child to attend the event can be given via a tick box as part of the payment process.

Yours faithfully

Mr S. Warren

Head of House

Click Here to download and print the return slip

Rome Trip 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian

The Humanities Faculty is delighted to offer students from Year 7 – 12  the opportunity to undertake a study and cultural visit to Rome and the Bay of Naples 10th – 17th July 2020. The trip, as well as being hugely culturally enriching, has links to the GCSE History specification where students study the significance of the renaissance, the Y12 History specification on the Reformation and to the Geography curriculum’s study of volcanoes.

The trip will cost £955 and is being organised by Select School Travel, a nationally recognised provider of school visits abroad. This price includes flights from a north eastern airport to Rome, transfers to the hotel in Rome and coach transfers to Sorrento, with students staying on a half board basis.  The provisional itinerary will include in the price:

  • All flights, taxes, transfers etc.
  • Half board stay at hotels in Rome and Sorrento
  • A guided visit to the Vatican City, including St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine chapel
  • A guided visit to the Colosseum, Roman forum and Palatine Hill
  • A visit to Herculaneum
  • A crater walk at Mount Vesuvius
  • A visit to Pompeii
  • A guided day visit to Phlegraean Fields and shopping time in Sorrento
  • A Ferry trip to Capri and laser boat ride

Payment Schedule:

In order to secure a place on this trip, a non-refundable deposit of £100 needs to be paid by 1st May. This is essential as we need to be ready to book the flights as soon as they are released and pay deposits on accommodation. This deposit can be made at student reception by either cash, cheque or ParentPay. You are then welcome to make smaller, regular payments but the deadlines below need to be met in order to meet the payments to the travel agent.  Please be aware that places on this trip are limited and will be secured on receipt of deposit on a first come first served basis.

Deposit 2:  £155 by 1st July 2019

Deposit 3: £700 by 1st May 2020

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.

Please note, your child’s place on the trip is dependent upon their continued good behaviour and adherence to the school behaviour policy.  If your child fails to live up to the behavioural expectations of the school, the Head of Faculty and Head of House may make the decision to withdraw your child from the trip.  No refund will be made in this context, unless a replacement can be found to take up that place.

Once we have received your second deposit, you will receive medical forms, and a school visit code of conduct which will need to be returned. Please note, all students coming on the trip will need to have a valid passport with six month’s validity from the date of departure. Please let me know as soon as possible of any allergies so that I can check these can be safely dealt with when we are away.

A parent’s evening will be organised nearer to the trip departure to go over final arrangements, answer any questions you may have, and meet myself and the other school staff who will be accompanying your child on the visit. In the meantime, if you have any questions or queries, please email me on amn@cardinalhume.com.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Miss Andrea McGuigan

Head of Humanities and Social Sciences

Download printable letter and reply slip 

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

Click Here for printable letter

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)

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

History Trip 2019 (CANCELLED)

Unfortunately, this trip has been cancelled.

Dear Parent/Guardian

Following on from the hugely successful trip to Rome in July, the Humanities Faculty is delighted to offer students from Year 8 – 13 the opportunity to undertake a study visit to Bruges, Ypres and the Belgian battlefields of WW1, the Somme and a stop off in Delft. The trip will take place 11th– 18th July 2019. The trip, as well as being hugely culturally enriching, has links to the GCSE History specification where students study British Sector of the Western Front.

The trip will cost £725 and is being organised by Select School Travel, a nationally recognised provider of school visits abroad. This price includes ferry crossing with DFDS to Amsterdam with students travelling by coach and staying on a full board basis for most of the trip. Students will need to budget a total of €30 for lunches in Bruges, the Bellewaerde Theme Park and Delft.  The provisional itinerary will include in the price:

  • Double cabins on DFDS, buffet dinner on board and packed lunch for the onward journey to Bruges.
  • A day stop in Bruges and a visit to the Chocolate Museum
  • Full board accommodation in Ypres
  • Full day at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele taking part in the Platoon Experience where students live as a WW1 soldier for the day.
  • A guided tour to the Ypres battlefields sites, including Essex Farm and Langemark German Cemetery.
  • Wreath laying at the Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony
  • A visit to the Flanders Fields Museum
  • A day tour of the Somme commemorating the local fallen at Lochnagar Crater, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park , Pozieres British Cemetery, Ulster Tower and Thiepval Memorial
  • A day at Bellewaerde Theme Park
  • An afternoon shopping in Delft

Payment Schedule:

In order to secure a place on this trip, a non-refundable deposit of £100 needs to be paid by Friday 20th October. Places are secured once deposits are received on a first come first served basis.  This deposit can be made at student reception by either cash, cheque or ParentPay.  You are then welcome to make smaller, regular payments but the deadlines below need to be met in order to meet the payments to the travel agent

Deposit 2:  £100 by 1st December

Deposit 3:  £525 by 1st March

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.

 Please note, your child’s place on the trip is dependent upon their continued good behaviour and adherence to the school behaviour policy.  If your child fails to live up to the behavioural expectations of the school, the Head of Faculty and Head of House may make the decision to withdraw your child from the trip.  No refund will be made in this context, unless a replacement can be found to take up that place. With this in mind, I will be closely monitoring the behaviour in school of those students involved in the visit. If any student is considered to have the potential to jeopardise the success of the visit, then I am afraid that they will be unable to participate and their places will be offered to other students and deposits will not be refunded.

 Once we have received your second deposit, you will receive medical forms, and a school visit code of conduct which will need to be returned. Please note, all students coming on the trip will need to have a valid passport with six month’s validity from 11th July 2019.  Please let me know as soon as possible of any allergies so that I can check these can be safely dealt with when we are away.

A parent’s evening will be organised nearer to the trip departure to go over final arrangements, answer any questions you may have, and meet myself and the other school staff who will be accompanying your child on the visit. In the meantime, if you have any questions or queries, please email me on amn@cardinalhume.com.

Yours faithfully

Miss Andrea McGuigan

Head of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full Letter

 

Bulletin for Parents September 2018

The new academic year is an exciting and busy time in school. We are delighted to welcome our new Y7 students, and to celebrate the fantastic exam success of our outgoing students at KS4 and 5.  It is also a busy time for families, settling back into old routines or establishing new ones.  We hope that this brief summary of information and events is useful.

Examination Success

We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students this year. Over 60% of Year 11 achieved a grade 5 or above in both Mathematics and English, and more than 80% secured a grade 4 in both subjects. Our English Baccalaureate performance was particularly pleasing, with 57% of the entire year group achieving a Standard Pass and 44% a Strong Pass. In Mathematics, a third of candidates received grades 9-7 and in English, 76% of the year group scored a Grade 5 or above. Special praise must go to those pupils who averaged grades A/A* or 9-7 across all of their subjects – a feat achieved by one in five students.

Diamond Standards

We demand the very highest standards of work, presentation and behaviour at Cardinal Hume.  Please look in your child’s exercise books and folders to find  copies of the Diamond Standards, ‘personalised’ by each department, outlining exactly what your  child needs to do to achieve the very highest standards in presentation and behaviour.

Year 7 Lunchtime Reading

As part of our programme to develop students love of reading and general literacy skills, all Y7 are timetabled for a 35-minute silent reading class one lunchtime each week.  The children are required to have two reading booked with them as part of their standard equipment for lessons.  Reading is in teaching groups, not tutor groups.

Class Day Staff   Class Day Staff
7N MON Mr Crowe   7S THURS Mr Jones
7K TUES Miss Murphy   7A THURS Mrs Riley
7O TUES Mr Jones   7C THURS Mr Errington
7R WED Mr Addison        
7E WED Mrs Flint   7F FRI Mr Robson

Reporting to Parents: Y10 update

In January, pupils will sit internal exams and you will be invited to attend a Parents’ Evening.    Modular reports will be issued in January and July following internal exams. There will be no written comments from the class teacher or tutor.

Modular reports include short-term for the next module, and the end of Y11 target and other aspects of your child’s attitude to learning. Below is an example of modular report.

 

Subject Target End of Yr 11 Target Attainment Presentation of Work Completion of Work Homework Response to Feedback General Behaviour Teacher
Art 4- 5- 4+ 1 1 2 2 2 Mrs J Smith

 

 

https://www.cardinalhume.com/parent-information/assessment-and-reporting/

Attendance and punctuality

To ensure that all students achieve their full potential, it is vital that they attend school every day, punctually.  100% attendance =190 days in school.   95% sounds good but…

  • 95% equates to missing more than 1 lesson a week
  • Over a year that adds up to 2 weeks – or 50 lessons
  • Over 5 years that equals ¼ an academic year
  • It is likely to mean a drop of at least one GCSE grade

https://www.cardinalhume.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Attendance-Policy-Summary.pdf

Home / School Partnership

An effective partnership with positive communication between home and school is vital to ensuring that our children flourish.  There are many ways you can support your child’s education and be involved in school.

Parent Pay 

An online facility which enables payments for school meals, trips and other school activities.  Using the secure website you are able to pay online using your credit or debit card. You can also view your child’s purchases in the canteen each day and make payments trip payments for educational  visits throughout the academic year.

https://www.cardinalhume.com/parent-information/parent-informationparent-pay/

My Child At School

Check your child’s attendance, progress reports and much more. Login details to be issued very soon. Go to

https://www.cardinalhume.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/MyChildAtSchool-Parent-Guide-V5.pdf

Family Learning

We have an extensive programme of activities for students and carers – an excellent opportunity for families to learn new skills, have lots of fun, and for parents to experience the school from their child’s perspective. Family Cooking is underway with a full class of Y7 families. For the full programme of  events go to:          https://www.cardinalhume.com/parent-information/family-learning/

Parent Partners

Join our Parent Partners forum where staff and parents / carers meet to discuss a range of curriculum issues and any other matters arising. You don’t need to make a long term commitment, there is no fund-raising or social activities, just an opportunity for parents to discuss ideas and issues with other parents and with school staff.       Next meeting:  Tuesday 16th October 6-7p.m.

Contact details

It is vital for safeguarding purposes that school has up-to-date contact details for parents and carers in case of emergency.  Please contact school immediately if you address or phone number changes, or if you want to change the named person to call.

Extended School

Our staff give a lot of time to offer students a wide range of opportunities outside the classroom. Have a look on the website and encourage your child to get involved!

Extra Curricular Timetable:

https://www.cardinalhume.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Extra-curricular-18-19.pdf

Eco Club events:

https://www.cardinalhume.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ECO-2018-19.pdf

FREE MCROSOFT OFFICE 365   for students to use on up to 5 devices.  Includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint and more. Use school email and password to log in (www.office365.com) (portal.offic.com)

Y7 Parents’ ‘Meet The Tutor’   Wednesday 10th October  4-6pm

4 pm for parents of children with surname A-M

5pm for parents of children with surname N-Z

An opportunity for parents to meet their child’s tutor and chat about their child’s first few weeks. There will be opportunities to attend presentations in the Main Hall regarding, assessment, curriculum, and how to support your child at school.

Important dates for your diary:

25.9.18            Y11 Achievement meeting for parents   6-7pm

10.10.18          Y7 Parents ‘Meet the Tutors’ and assessment information evening 4-6pm

16.10.18          Parent Partners meeting – 6-7.00pm  All welcome.

17.10 19          Sixth Form Parents Information Evening

23.11.18          Modular reports to parents of Y7, 8, 9, 12 and 13

26.11.18          Y8 Parents Evening 2.45 – 6.00pm

19.12.18          Advent Service 6.30 – 7.30 pm

 

MFL trip to Paris (Open to French Students Only)

13th September 2018

Dear parent / carer

Re:  MFL trip to Paris 15th to 18th July 2019

Following on from a successful visit to France in July 2017, the MFL Department is delighted to offer your child the chance to visit Paris and Disneyland Paris in July 2019.  There are up to 44 places available and places will be allocated on a first come – first served basis.

The trip is being provided by Halsbury Travel, a nationally recognised provider of school trips which has been highly recommended by other local schools. The provisional itinerary would include:

Monday 15th July: travel to Paris by coach and ferry/Eurotunnel

Tuesday 16th July:  Breakfast in accommodation
Morning: drive to central Paris – Notre-Dame/ Louvre / Tuillerie Gardens
Afternoon: enjoy a river cruise along the Seine / Montmartre – Sacre Coeur

Evening meal in a local restaurant in the city centre

Wednesday 17th July:  Breakfast in accommodation
Drive to Disneyland Paris – whole day spent in both parks

Thursday 18th July: travel back to Gateshead (arrive at school at approximately 23:30)

The cost for this visit will be £450.  This includes half-board accommodation, travel, entrance to all attractions and travel insurance.  As all other costs are covered in the price of the visit, your child will only need to bring spending money for lunch each day and souvenirs or gifts.

Should you wish your child to enjoy this visit, we need a non-returnable deposit of £100 by MONDAY 1st OCTOBER 2018.  Deposits can be paid via ParentPay, cash or cheque.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

In order to meet the payment schedule set by the travel company, a further payment of £120 must be paid by MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2018. Your subsequent £230 balance can be paid before May 31st 2019 via ParentPay online.

With 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.

Once your deposit has been received, you will receive medical forms, emergency contact forms, a code of conduct for all students attending school visits and information about travel documentation.  A parent’s evening will also be organised to answer any questions you may have, and meet myself and the other school staff who will be accompanying your child on the visit.

May I also take this opportunity to remind all parents that it is crucial that those students participating in the trip can be trusted to behave in a responsible and mature way.  As the leader of the visit, I have to be confident that those taking part do not jeopardise the safety and enjoyment of the trip for others.  Students are also reminded that they will be representing the school during the visit, and it is therefore essential that they behave appropriately.  With this in mind, I will be closely monitoring the behaviour in school of those students involved in the visit.  If any student is considered to have the potential to jeopardise the success of the visit, then I am afraid that they will be unable to participate and their places will be offered to other students and deposits will not be refunded.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Jane Wood

Head of MFL