"I understand what trust means."
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It is my privilege to welcome you to the family of St Philip Neri RC Primary School…
…which is so much more than just a school; we are a hub of education, faith and community, which welcomes all and strives to develop the unique, God-given gifts and talents of all our pupils. Our school has developed a set of core values of ‘Love, Trust and Respect’ which underpin all the work we do. These values have an impact on all we do, they help to deepen your child’s choices in relation to themselves, the communities from which they are part of and the wider world.
I hold a strong belief in the power of education to change children’s lives and the right of every child to receive an excellent education. Children are recognised as individuals and their unique personality, talents and interests are nurtured and developed to the full. At St Philip Neri we develop the whole child and provide opportunities for them to flourish within and beyond the classroom. The strong partnership we develop between parents and school enables children to achieve success.
I trust that you will recognise how special our school and parish community is here at St Philip Neri’s and I look forward to sharing a bright future together with you and your family.
Mrs V Douglass (Head Teacher)
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School News and Updates
ST PHILIP NEWSLETTER 25.10.13
On Thursday a group of Year 6 pupils went to represent our school in a tag rugby tournament against other schools in Gateshead. The children did really well and scored some fantastic tries! Well done team! [nggallery id=55]
This half term Class 2 have been studying Jill Murphy books. One of their favourites was On The Way Home. They had a walk around Dunston looking at all the different houses and thought about their journey to and from school. Miss Smith thought is would be a great idea...
This week class 3 wrote instructions on how to carve a pumpkin. To test their intructions out Mrs Kennedy challenged them to do it for real!! Seeds were flying and pumpkin was squelching in order to achieve the perfect pumpkin! Everyone had great fun and had some...
It was a spooky day on Wednesday! The PTA had decorated the hall and it looked fantasic! Both Key Stage 1 and 2 had a spooktacular time, dancing and playing all sort of ghoolish games! Everyone looked frighteningly good. Take a look at the pictures to see for...
The Press Gang magazine is on sale now. Only 50P! It has loads of jokes, riddles, puzzles and lots more! You can pre-order your copy for Monday 21st, but don't worry - it will be on sale throughout the week. But hurry stocks are limited!!! You won't want to miss out...
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The Governors and Staff would like to thank parents for the efforts they have made to ensure that their children have consistently good attendance. Attendance over the last 2 years has been above 96% which is very good. The Government expects attendance of at least 95%, but many children in our school have excellent attendance (98 – 100%). They are keen to be in school and don’t want to miss any of the interesting and exciting opportunities for learning on offer.
- Reception 97.1% 97.1%
- Year 2 91.7% 91.7%
- Year 4 99.3% 99.3%
- Year 6 95.6% 95.6%
- Year 1 93.3% 93.3%
- Year 3 96.5% 96.5%
- Year 5 98.3% 98.3%
- Whole School 95.8% 95.8%
Living and Learning Together with a Joyous Heart
Mrs V Douglass – Head Teacher
T: 0191 460 4378
Mrs McKie – School Business Manager
School Number 390 3330