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KIBBLESWORTH ACADEMY AUTUMN TERM NEWSLETTER 2019

I would like to welcome you all back for the start of another academic year. Hopefully everyone has settled back into their classes, either with new teachers or old, and are enjoying everything the new year brings.

A special welcome to our new Reception and Nursery parents who are joining the school for the first time. I hope the start of the year has been smooth, and that both you and your children are enjoying being part of our school family.

Dates for your diary

All of the key dates for events such as the Christmas Fair, parents consultation evenings, shows and pantomimes can be found on the school website and on our eschool site and app. If you don't yet have access to your eschool's account please contact the school office and we will be happy to help.

Fighting cancer together

Sam from Cancer Research UK joined us in assembly to present the school with a giant cheque in more ways than one. Thanks to the efforts of all of our children, parents, governors and staff on a red hot day in June, we managed to raise an incredible £1833.75 to help Cancer Research UK fight cancer. She confirmed that this was an incredible achievement as we have raised more money than some large Secondary schools! The total equates to on average more than £10 per pupil who ran, and we couldn't be more proud of everyone.

Thanks to all parents and families who not only ran and supported on the day, but agreed to sponsor children and also took their forms to work.

Keep up to date

Why not keep up to date with everything that is going on in the school by visiting the news section of the school website? Classes update the site regularly to let you know what they have been up to. Follow the link below for the latest stories.

Our fantastic Friends

We are lucky enough in school to be supported by a dedicated team of parents who work tirelessly to help raise funds for school and also ensure that the pupils, and parents, have fun in the process.

Before the summer break, many of us enjoyed our Summer Fair, with rides, stalls and games on our field. The group also organise and run movie nights and of course the Christmas Fair, and this year we plan to hold family quiz nights and other events.

The funds raised have been used to buy much needed reading books, provide subsidised travel on trips, and help our Year 6 pupils buy their end of year hoodies.

The group is always looking for new volunteers, so if you think you could help in anyway, please let us know in the office and we will put you in touch with our committee.

Parents' Consultation Evenings

The first chance for you to come into school and discuss your child's progress will take place later this term.

Parents can book a time to see their child's class teacher from Monday 30th September using the parent night function within the eschool app, or by visiting our eschool page.

He's behind you!

This year our Juniors will be putting on another panto to get your Christmas season started - "Aladdin Trouble"

Welcome to the exciting world of 1001 Arabian Nights, where the marvellous, panto-tastic Aladdin Trouble is set!

Scheherazade, our storyteller, launches us into a tale of good versus evil, a magical lamp, three wishes, witty banter and buffoonery and, of course, love conquering all. Aladdin Trouble features all of your favourite characters including the beautiful Princess Jasmine, the wicked Abanazar, the hilarious Widow Twankey and the fabulous Genie - and plenty more besides.

Tickets go on sale Monday 25th November from the school office.

Eco Council starts its quest

Miss Watling has relaunched our Eco Council this year and hit the ground running in an effort to not only save the planet, but also renew our Green Flag status.

We were the first school in Gateshead to gain Green Flag status by gaining the Eco Schools award, and this year we are working hard to get another green flag for our school.

The Eco Council has already met to start to put a plan together, but it's not just talk, they have also started to litter pick and this new focus has led members of the council to work with our older pupils to improve the environment around "the chalet" (The Upper Key Stage 2 building.)

You can look forward to much more from this extremely proactive group including school and community events over the coming months.

Introducing Mr Trotter

Mr Trotter is the newest addition to our teaching staff, and is currently working with our Year 3 pupils. He has spent the first few weeks getting to know his class and everyone else in school and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

I am sure that everyone will continue to make him feel welcome.

Kibblesworth shine at Gateshead School Sports Awards 2019

We are proud to be a very proactive member of Gateshead School Sports Partnership, entering a wide range of competitions and festivals, as well as encouraging participation through our excellent visiting coaches and links to local clubs.

This hard work was recognised this year through the school being awarded the Gold School Games Mark for all of the work we do to promote sport with our pupils.

In addition, pupils were invited to the Dryden Centre in July for the gala awards night where we scooped three awards. The first was for our brilliant video diary, produced by our Sports Crew, following the efforts of our girl's football team as they went from a Friday morning club to tournament football. Next was an award for Mya who scooped a determination award for her commitment to competitive sport whilst managing her diabeties. Finally Thomas won a trailblazer award for developing an interest he gained during a PE lesson in American football, to representing Gateshead Senators American Football team as team captain.

It was a great year of sport in school, and thanks to the hard work of all staff, I am sure that this year will be even bigger and better.

Sports Personality of the Year 2019

This year we launched a new event in school, our own gala Sports Personality of the Year award.

The hall was transformed beyond belief with helium balloons, fairy lights and table cloths, to welcome the specially invited guests in their finery to see who had won the top awards. After a very enjoyable meal and a drinks reception, the awards started. Each winner was welcomed to the stage to receive their award, and it was fantastic to have some old faces back to help with the presentations, with former pupils who have gone on to achieve highly in their chosen sports handing over the trophies.

As well as celebrating individual successes, we were also able to give awards to the Team of the Year, (Girls football), Coach of the Year (our NFL coach Adam), and of course the big one, the Sports Personality of the Year which this year went to Olivia Carr.

It was a tremendous success and a great way to celebrate a fantastic year in sport, and we can't wait to do it all again!

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