Friday Bulletin 24th June 2016

24 June 2016

We have had a super sporty week at Kells Lane this week. We were delighted to welcome Peter Bakare and Nathan French to school on Wednesday and Thursday for volleyball workshops. Peter and Nathan both competed in the 2012 Olympic Games for Team GB and proved to be truly inspirational visitors. The children enjoyed learning about the importance of teamwork and discipline, as well as the significance of a healthy lifestyle for an Olympic athlete. Thank you to Mr McIntosh for organising such an exciting event.

The excitement doesn’t end there. Mr McIntosh and Mrs Millar are busy planning a special week in school to mark the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio. Our special week begins on Monday 11th July; it includes arts and crafts, salsa dancing, music workshops and an action packed day of sports. We have recruited a number of coaches to deliver a variety of workshops including: rowing, rhythmic gymnastics, judo, badminton, golf, handball, tag rugby, fencing, tennis, hockey and archery.  All children will have the opportunity to take part in the workshops; the only exception is archery which is restricted to Years 4, 5 and 6.

I hope you will be able to join us tomorrow morning for our transition morning and that the sun shines for the school fair later today!

Have a good weekend.

Mrs A Whistler



Dates for your diary in the next two weeks:


Friday 24th June – Summer Fair starts at 3.15 with an opening performance from the Kells Lane Orchestra at 3.30pm

Saturday 25th June – Transition morning from 10am to midday (meet your new teacher)

Friday 1st July – Athletics at Gateshead International Stadium for Year 4 and Year 6

Monday 4th July – Year 5 Bikeability Week

Monday 4th July – Dress rehearsal for Year 1 and 2 end of term production

(2pm start – please not this performance is predominantly for grandparents and younger siblings)

Tuesday 5th July – Dukeshouse Wood information meeting for Year 3 parents (5pm start)

Tuesday 5th July – Year 1 and 2 end of term production 2pm start (for parents in 1B & 2BJ)

Wednesday 6th July – Year 1 and 2 end of term production 2pm start (for parents in 1M & 2T)

Wednesday 6th July – Music workshops in school for all year groups

Wednesday 6th July – Kells Lane musicians performing at Joseph Swan Academy (start time tbc)

Friday 8th July – Ceilidh workshops in school for all year groups