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Burnside Bulletin 2

We hope that you find the updates in our latest parent bulletin useful. Please remember to look out for the full digital newsletter that will be shared via email and social media by the end of next week. As always if you have any questions or concerns please get in touch. Contact details are provided […]

North Tyneside U13 Basketball

Last night Burnside played their first round of fixtures in the North Tyneside U13 Basketball League @ Churchill. The team played four games against Churchill A, Churchill B, St Thomas More and Valley Gardens. Burnside’s squad of Alex Baxter, Sonny Ho, Nathan Gray, Scott Barker, Alfie Freeth, Conor Purcell and Nurein Kizito had only two […]

U16 Boys Football Burnside 6-2 Marden High

On Wednesday night Burnside secured their first league victory over Marden High. Burnside dominated the game, leading 3-0 at half time. Goals came from Callum Dawson, Eugene Rutherford, Stephen Tideswell, Rhys Durrant and Cameron Johnson. From the start, Burnside looked like a much more organised side, with Wilson and O’Donnell holding the midfield well and […]

FREE Swim Open Day @ Hadrian Leisure

Hadrian Leisure Centre is offering free swimming sessions on Sunday 22nd October between 10.30am and 4pm.  For more information please see the attached flyers.

U16 Rugby Tournament @ Ashington RFC

Last night the Year 11 Boys rugby team played and won their first matches of the season against St Benet Biscops High School (Bedlington) and St Cuthberts High School (Newcastle). Despite only having one training session leading up to the tournament and having big ball carrying forward Phillip Ho injured in the opening few moments; […]

Year 8 Football

Year 8 Boys were unlucky to lose their first league match away at STM. Despite goals from Cobi Lewis, Kieran Liddle and Ryan Burnip, STM just edged a close game. Archie Templey was awarded man of the match from the STM manager

Extra Curricular Sport on Monday Night

Excellent to see as many girls taking part in extra curricular sport on a Monday Night! Remember girls football and Netball is on every Monday Night! Please pick up extra curricular timetables from the PE office.

Inspired Choices at Newcastle University

Year 11 students recently attended an Inspired Choices event at Newcastle University. Students had the opportunity to attend a series of interactive subject tasters to experience what it is like to study those subjects at University. They also worked through a series of activities designed to get them thinking about how their current subject choices […]

North Tyneside U13 Boys Table Tennis League

Last night Burnside entered a team into the North Tyneside U13 Table Tennis League. Seven schools are meeting three times this term to play fixtures against one another at Churchill Community College. Burnside’s squad of Alex Baxter, Sonny Ho, Nathan Gray and Nathan Emson played matches against Churchill, Marden High, Wellfield and St Thomas More. […]

Macmillan and Team Teal

Macmillan On Friday Burnside Staff and Students joined the world’s biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan. Over 40 amazing cakes were baked by our expert Burnside Bakers and events around the school starting at 8am on the Staff Gallery, helped us raise £410 for Macmillan. Well done everyone for a fantastic efffort! Team Teal […]

Extra Curricular Clubs

Well done to all the students who participated in extra curricular clubs in PE on Monday night – Rugby, Girls Football and Netball were all well attended! Please collect extra curricular timetable from the PE department if you are interested. GET INVOLVED!!

Opening league match of Burnside U16 football season

Last night Burnside’s U16 Boys Football team began their league campaign against old foes St Thomas More. Burnside started brightly but unfortunately went behind to a well worked goal from St Thomas More. 0-1 After 15 minutes coach Mr Crozier, made a couple of tactical substitutions and shuffled his side around. These changes had the […]

Biomedical Workshop

On Tuesday 19th of September, 10 of our year 13 scientists visited Newcastle University to take part in some Biomedical Workshops. It was a really successful trip.

Burnside Open Evening 2017

All Year 5 & 6 students and parents are kindly invited to our Annual Open Evening on Thursday 21st September from 5:45pm til 7:30pm. Introductory talk in Main Hall from the Headteacher,followed by a guided tour of the school to see what is on offer in all Curriculum Areas. We look forward to meeting you […]

Great North Run 2017

Well done to our fantastic team of Great North Run runners who all successfully completed the 13.1 mile route (21km) from Newcastle to South Shields on Sunday. As well as earning finisher’s medals, they have raised a lot of money for a variety of local and national charities, and inspired others to get their trainers […]

Burnside Bulletin

Dear Parent/Carer Thank you for providing the school with an up to date email address. It’s been a key priority of the school to improve communication even further and having up to date email addresses for parents means that we are able to communicate key information more easily and frequently. In addition to the half-termly […]

Record A Level Results

Year 13 students this summer celebrated receiving the best A Level results the school has ever recorded. Early indications suggest that academic results will be the best in North Tyneside, with over 80% of entries A*- C grade. This will put us top 10% nationally for progress. Vocational results could put Burnside in the top […]

Welcome Back – September 2017

Burnside will be open to Year Groups 7 to 11 on Tuesday 5th September 2017.  Sixth Form students return to school on Wednesday 6th September 2017.   Please see attached the timings of the new school day.

A Yorkshire Adventure

Students and staff involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Burnside spent the first few days of the holidays in the Yorkshire Dales taking part in Silver and Gold expeditions. Silvers had to walk for 3 days and Golds for 4 – each carrying all that they would need; camping overnight on different campsites […]

Summer Newsletter 2017

Our Summer digital newsletter is now available to read.  The newsletter contains news and information from the Summer Term as well as guidance for the coming academic year; 2017-2018.  Please follow the link below to read more: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzPDe74UjGkNcVN2XzZKNTQxRjg/view  

Big Burnside Potato Race Results

The results are in and the winners this year are a team of  Sixth form students who grew 1kg 126g of potatoes from 2 seeds. They are: Megan Davison Libby Heppel Caitlin Robertson Kay Cardella with some help from Lauren Tweedy in Year 11. Well done to everyone who took part – full results are […]

Burnside U13 Boys Rugby Preseason Training Session

On Tuesday 18th July a group of Year 7 Burnside students participated in a preseason rugby training session ran by RFU Community Rugby Coach Scott Powell. The effort and and standard of play from the boys remained high throughout the afternoon, despite the extreme summer heat. The level of skill, determination and teamwork demonstrated bodes […]

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

The sun was shining on the Bronze DofE Gang for their practice expedition at the end of June but the weather was less friendly when they were assessed on their skills 2 weeks later! Despite this everyone passed and the whole group were an absolute credit to themselves…as they have been all year. We have […]

Burnside Primaries Year 1 & 2 Multi skills Festival

On Wednesday 5th July Year 1 and 2 students from Western, Redesdale, St Peters and Carville Primary Schools came to Burnside to participate in a Multi Skills Festival. The festival had been organised by Miss Peel and she was ably assisted by the Key Stage 3 Talented PE students. Students were placed in small groups […]

Year 13 Prom

Last night Burnside said goodbye to an irreplaceable bunch of young adults at the Year 13 Prom, with both staff and students having a great time. They have been a truly inspirational and genuinely lovely bunch, and we wish them every success for the future.                 

Burnside U14 Boys Rugby Preseason Training

On Wednesday 5th July a group of Year 8 Burnside students participated in a preseason rugby training session ran by RFU Community Rugby Coach Scott Powell. Scott was impressed with the ability and attitude shown by the boys. He believes the group of young men have the potential to form a strong team. Both he […]

Gorgor High School Library

Following two years of support of hard work by both schools, Gorgor High School now have a fully functioning library to be proud of. Well done to everyone from both communities for coming together in partnership to make this happen. Happy Reading!!

School Bus Survey

As a result of the changes to the school day in September, the bus company who runs the Scholar’s Bus Service, would like to improve their service to meet our needs.  Please complete the attach survey by following the link provided. https://goo.gl/forms/uY1aDVAjOtUtqs0F2

Royal Institution Computer Science Masterclasses Update

Yasin Khan and Lauren Collins in Year 9 have been attending the Royal Institution Computer Science Masterclasses at St Cuthbert’s High School. Mrs Morris attended on Saturday and students worked with an industry specialist from British Rail who taught them all about the systems life cycle, algorithm design and the importance of testing. We are […]

Y11 Induction to Burnside Sixth Form

Y11 students returning to Burnside in September have started their transition work this week. Today we visited Northumbria University to help the students think about their medium term futures and then we had lunch in Portofino’s. Next week, Y11 return to participate in more transition activities, including A Level taster lessons.

New GCSEs – DFE Advice for Parents

Following the changes to the GCSE grading structure, the Department for Education (DFE) have released a guide for parents explaining how the new grading structure works and how it equates to the current grading structure (A* to G). Parent Factsheet

Computer Science Challenge Day

On Thursday 22nd June our Year 10 Computer Scientists took part in a Computer Science Challenge Day at Newcastle University. The students competed against students from Kings Pirory School and St Cuthbert’s High School in challenges including programming using Pibrella on the Raspberry Pi’s, simulating GCHQ in a networking activity and programming an Mbot robot. […]

Burnside Theatre Royal Trip

This week a number of our students enjoyed a trip to the Theatre Royal in Newcastle to see the hit musical ‘Sister Act’. The show follows the story of the lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier who is sent to stay at a convent for her own safety. Whilst there she ends up transforming the convent’s […]

Burnside visits the National Glass Centre Sunderland

Burnside Y12 and 13 Business students visited the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, where they gained an insight into the fascinating industry of glass-art as well as other creative industries. This was part of the ‘This Is Creative Enterprise’ programme they are participating in. Charlie Milne, student from Newcastle Business School at the University of […]

Year 11 Attendance Information

Please find information on what will be happening over the next three days regarding year 11 attendance. Year 11 students – Please read and ensure that you understand the information. Uniform must be adhered to over the next three days.

TICE Fashion Trip

Some of our Year 10 Textiles students have been working hard this year towards their ‘This Is Creative Enterprise’ award, starting the first day of the Create Stage at Sunderland University this week. Students started the day finding out about their project; coming up with creative fashion designs for Pier 74, a local company based […]

Spring Newsletter 2017

Our first digital newsletter is now available to read.  The newsletter contains news and information from the Spring Term as well as guidance for the coming academic year; 2017-2018.  Please follow the link below to read more: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DjAK7W5XawMHzG_foICgfDxCphXtVfORb4nM_baqknY  

Royal Institution Computer Science Masterclasses

Yasin Khan and Lauren Collins in Year 9 have successfully gained a place on the Royal Institution Computer Science Masterclasses which will be held at St Cuthbert’s High School on Saturday mornings from 10th June-15th July. These​ are​ a​ series of workshops which are led by experts from industry, academia and education. They offer students […]

Michael Carrick Testimonial Match @ Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester

On Sunday 4th June, 13 students and 4 staff travelled to Manchester as representatives of the school to watch the testimonial match of former Burnside student Michael Carrick. The Manchester United and England star had organised a match between a team of All Stars versus the Manchester United Champions League winning side of 2008. An […]

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