Friday Bulletin – 8th December 2017

8 December 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

As many of you know, our school councillors have had a very busy term organising fundraising activities and much more. One of their key responsibilities is to assist with school improvement. They do this by leading weekly assemblies to consult with other children, and by meeting with school leaders and governors to discuss key issues. It was because of this consultation process that the group became aware of a general lack of awareness of the Kells Lane school motto ‘broadening horizons for the future’. They decided it was time to for a change and quickly realised that this would also be the perfect time to review our school rules.

Following several months of gathering ideas and consulting with pupils and governors, the school councillors are now ready to reveal the outcome of their hard work.

They decided our ‘growth mindset’ approach to learning should be reflected in the school motto. As a result, our new school motto is ‘Believe, Work Hard, Achieve’.

The group also felt strongly about making sure the school rules were as inclusive and simple to understand as possible. With this in mind, they have settled on three all-encompassing rules for everyone to follow.

  1. Respect yourself and others
  2. Be kind
  3. Work hard

I am very proud of the group for their incredibly proactive approach to school life and would like to say thank you and well done to Cammy, Anya, Emily and Jack.

Finally, our gymnastics team performed an incredible routine at the Gateshead Gymnastics Festival this week. Thank you to all the children who took part and to Mrs King for such a professional routine.

Have a great weekend.


Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler



Dates for your diary for the coming weeks:

Monday 11th  December

  • Early Years and Year 3 Christmas parties
  • Kells Lane School Fundraising Christmas disco (6.45-8.00 pm – Years 2-6)
Tuesday 12th December

  • Year 1 and Year 4 Christmas parties
Wednesday 13th December

  • Year 5 Christmas party
  • Year 2 visit to Tyne Theatresw-newcastle-imageonly-sq-lower-res-900x816


Thursday 14th December

  • Year 2 and Year 6 Christmas parties
  • Early Years Nativity – dress rehearsal (starts at 10 am)
  • Last swimming session for Year 3 – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Friday 15th December

  • Early Years Nativity (starts at 10 am)
Sunday 17th December

  • KLSF Treasure Hunt (Denewell Church Hall)
Monday 18th December

  • Orchestra performing at The Sage, Gateshead (first performance at 12.30 pm, second performance at 1.30 pm)
  • School Christmas Fayre (3 pm – 4.30 pm)
Tuesday 19th December

  • Year 6 WWII Street Party
Wednesday 20th December

  • Year 6 singing Christmas Carols at Sainsbury’s (1.30 pm – 2.30 pm)
  • Year 1 visit to Joseph Swan Academy to see Father Christmas
Thursday 21st December

  • Key stage 2 (Year 3 to Year 6) Carol Service at Wesley Church – 11 am
  • Christmas Lunch (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DAY)
Friday 22nd December

  • Christmas Jumper Day (fundraising for Save the Children)
  • School orchestra performing at intu Metrocentre (12pm – 1pm)
  • Last day of term – school finishes at normal time
Monday 8th January 2018

  • Spring term begins for pupils