Friday Bulletin – Friday 8th July 2016

8 July 2016

Last Friday a group of children from Year 4 and Year 6 represented the school in an athletics competition at Gateshead International Stadium. Miss Nagle accompanied the group and was hugely impressed by their teamwork and sportsmanship. She has asked me to thank all the children involved for their outstanding contributions on the day and for making Kells Lane so proud.

I was inspired by our talented musicians this week as they performed at the annual Joseph Swan Summer Concert. Congratulations to everyone who took part, particularly Emily, Eadie and Edward, who performed exceptional solo pieces to a very appreciative audience.

Kells Lane staff took part in extensive safeguarding training this week. We do this regularly as we live in an ever changing world and it can be a challenge to keep up with new developments. Keeping our children safe in an ever advancing technological world is a source of anxiety for many. This week sees the launch of a new campaign by the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) education team entitled ‘The world changes. Children don’t.’

Behind this contemporary campaign is the message that, although technology and social media can seem overwhelming and forever evolving, children and young people don’t change. The Thinkuknow website provides information to support parents to understand and respond to the risks children may face as they grow. Please do take the time to familiarise yourself with the resources on this website:

Have a great weekend.

Mrs A Whistler



Dates for your diary for the coming weeks:


Monday 11th July – Whole school salsa dance on the playground at 2.45pm (all welcome)
Monday 11th July – KLSF (Kells Lane School Fundraising) Disco for Year 3 – Year 6 (7pm – 8.30pm – £3 entry fee)
Wednesday 13th July – Kells Lane Sports Day @ Joseph Swan Academy (Morning session: Year 3 – Year 6 children     Afternoon session: Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2 children)
Thursday 14th July – Year 6 production @ 1.30pm and 4.30pm (for all parents of pupils in Year 6)
Friday 15th July – Kells Lane Mini Olympic Games
Monday 18th July – Year 6 presentation evening (starts at 5.30pm)
Tuesday 19th July – Last day of school for pupils (school finishes at normal time)