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Wonderful Writers

Well done to our wonderful writers who received a letter from the Write4Fun competition today about making it into the second round of judging. It was great to have so many students receive an Achievement Award and a Certificate of Excellence for our school. Fingers crossed for when the winners are announced later this month. 

Chess Champions!

Congratulations to all our super chess players who did an amazing job representing our school at the Interschool Chess Challenge today at HSPA. We won the primary division, earning us a place in the semi-finals next term and also had the top 6 highest scoring players in the tournament! Well done Jamie (1st), Noah (2nd), Hunter (3rd), Connor (4th), Akira (5th) and Ty (6th). A great result today and also excellent sportsmanship, camaraderie and enthusiasm. Congratulations, everyone!

Tigh-Wizard Tournament

What a magical day! Congratulations to all of our students who did an amazing job today during our first ever Tigh-Wizard Tournament. We were so impressed by the effort and creativity of costumes – you all looked awesome! We started the tournament off with a fashion parade where teams strutted down the runway displaying their costumes and beautifully designed team crests. Everyone actively took part in the many challenges we had on offer including Maths Mayhem, Maze Runner STEM, Sporting Circuits, Speaking ‘Um’ Challenge and a range of tricky trivia tasks. Well done to Team Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children who placed 1st at the end of the day, closely followed by Team Star Wars in 2nd and Team Harry Potter in 3rd. Thank you for a fantastically fun day, what a great way to finish off the term!

ICAS 2017

Just a reminder that entries for this year’s ICAS competitions – Digital Technologies, Science, Spelling, Writing, English and Maths – close this Wednesday 29th March at 3pm. Don’t miss out!

Hidden Port Project

Today we were very fortunate to receive a visit from Karen Eastwood who delivered a workshop for us in preparation for the Hidden Port project. Students have received information about this competition and I have also attached it below.

Newcastle has an amazing history – we need your help to explore it! Curious Legends and Newcastle Region Library are collaborating to discover the hidden history of Newcastle – what’s our past, and where are we now? We’d love you to be involved!

The best photos and stories from the Hidden Port Competition will win a prize. Then in May, professional artists from Curious Legends will be working with the local community to create a large scale street theatre performance! – Hidden Port Project website.

A huge thank you to Karen for joining us today – we look forward to seeing all the wonderful THPS entries!

Hidden Port – Student info

ICAS English


Well done to everyone who took part in this year’s ICAS English competition. We received some very impressive results today – a great effort!

Participation awards – Freya, S Willson, Eleanor, Duncan and Ty.

Merit awards – Sophia (top 44%), Eliza (top 41%) and Blade (top 37%)

Credits – Ember (top 33%), Oscar (top 29%), Celeste (top 17%), Sachin (top 21%), Zander (top 15%), Elsie (top 36%), Vincent (top 15%), S Walsh (top 21%) and Sia (top 21%)

Distinction – Noah (top 11%)

Congratulations everyone!

ICAS Spelling & Writing

Well done to everyone who took part in this year’s ICAS Spelling and Writing competitions. Students were eager to receive their results at today’s assembly and should be very proud of their efforts. 

Spelling Achievements 

Participation – Noah (top 50%), Blade, S Willson, Eliza, Eleanor, Sachin and Sia. 

Merits – Ty (top 45%) and Oscar (topc45%)

Credits – Elsie (top 36%), Pat (top  33%), Chloe (top 26%), Duncan (top 12%) and Celeste (top 5%)

Distinctions – Freya (top 11%) and Elijah (top 11%) 


Writing Achievements

Participation – Ty, Duncan, Griffin, Blade, Elsie and Vincent (top 48%) 

Merits – Sia (top 37%), Freya (top 37%), Sachin (top 37%) and Eliza (top 43%)

Credits – Eleanor (top 23%), Noah (top 15%) and Ember (top 23%)

Distinctions – Oscar (top 9%) and Chloe (top 5%)

High Distinctions – Celeste (top 1%) and S Willson (top 1%)

Congratulations everyone!