"I try to say things that make people feel happy about themselves."
Statement to Live By
Eco Tip of the Month
Collect all used batteries and bring them into school for recycling!
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
On Tuesday 29th Class 1 went to Dunston Park to plant some bulbs ready for the spring. Everyone got stuck in. It was great fun. We can't wait to watch them grow.
Key stage 2 went to visit the Great North Museum during the 'Pharaoh King of Egypt' exhibition. We studied artifacts and investigated all the different areas of an ancient egyptians life.We even got to be embalmers and create a mummy! Take a look in the gallery to see...
Our Autumn topic is Space. We have been finding out about space travel, exploration and planets. We had lots of fun building rockets out of different equipment, and also painting funny aliens.
We showed our spots and raises £110! WOW! We not only raised money, but had a great time too. These are our t-shirt competition winners.Look the gallery to see what our school council organised for us in a fun packed day!
We are now Junior Fire Officers! The Tyne and Wear Fire Service visited our school to teach us all about fire safety. We watched a special Fireman Sam dvd and looked at pictures which showed different fire hazards. By the end of the session we were given a certificate...
We have been very busy in Class 1. Take a look at the gallery and see all the wonderful activities we have been taking part in.
Please visit our Class pages for regular updates on learning and activities.
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 92.7% 92.7%
- Year 2 96.1% 96.1%
- Year 4 96.7% 96.7%
- Year 6 96.8% 96.8%
- Year 1 95.7% 95.7%
- Year 3 95.8% 95.8%
- Year 5 96.3% 96.3%
- Whole School 95.9% 95.9%
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