Tyne and Wear Athletics Championship
Sam (of Year 8) represented Gateshead at Year 8/9 age level in the Tyne and Wear Athletics Championship on Saturday.
Sam did brilliantly, finishing third in the Triple Jump, and was a member of the Gateshead relay team, who also finished third. Well done Sam - we look forward to a huge win when you are in Year 9!
Created by Joseph Swan Academy on June 12th, 2013.
We are currently working towards attaining international schools status. This provides an excellent opportunity for students to take advantage of experiences which were simply unavailable to previous generations whilst at school. The outcome of working towards the award is the opportunity to enhance learning for all students.
After searching for schools internationally through the British Council, we have successfully created a partnership with Colégio Técnico, a school in Brazil which is near Rio de Janeiro. Students at Joseph Swan Academy have communicated with staff and students in Brazil through a Skype meeting which brought their classroom into ours! Already we have global links with schools in Korea, Uganda, Ghana and China.
The International Focus Group consists of students making decisions about the school partnerships and how we can use them to their full potential to benefit our students and the Academy. This is an exciting group to be involved in and a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience other countries and cultures.
We see this aspect of school-life as a community based project and would be delighted if parents, carers and members of the community would join our International Focus Group. Alternatively, if you can support our international work in any way, please contact Miss Sharpe – we would love to hear from you.
Created by Joseph Swan Academy on June 7th, 2013.
With the help of a sprinkle of pixie dust, 26 Year 7 and 8 students travelled to Disneyland Paris during the half term holiday with Mr Lumsdon, Miss Jackson and Miss Middlemiss from the Technology department and Mr Mann.
The group spent the first day in the Disneyland park and yeehawed the yellow team to victory at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. With encouragement from Joseph Sean Academy students, Mr Mann was chosen from the audience by Annie Oakley to participate in the finale of the show. The Disney Dreams light show provided a magical end to a fun-filled day. The second day was spent in the movie park where the group watched a car stunt show and went on lots of rides such as the Tower of Terror. The group had dinner in the Rainforest Cafe before returning to Disneyland to experience the enchantment of the Disneyland parade.
The students behaved impeccably and were a credit to the Academy. Everyone had a fantastic time and the Technology staff look forward to planning another exciting trip for next year.
Created by Joseph Swan Academy on June 5th, 2013.
The Year 7 & 8 Girls’ Basketball Squad took part in The Newcastle Eagles Girls Basketball Festival Day at Sport Central on Wednesday 22nd May. They were coached by the Women’s team players in a variety of skills and games leading up to a tournament to be played at Sport Central prior to a Team Northumbria Women’s home fixture. The 2 finalists from the tournament will compete in the final at half time of a Newcastle Eagles game in front of 3,000 fans so fingers crossed for our girls.
They all played very well on Wednesday and five of the girls were selected to attend an additional training session to work towards becoming a part of a regional squad.
Well done to all of the girls involved!
Created by Joseph Swan Academy on May 23rd, 2013.
The Drowsy Chaperone
This is a picture of our outing to the Little Theatre Gateshead last week, to see ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’, performed by the Caprian Theatre Company. Everyone found the musical very amusing and enjoyable. The students who came along are some of the fast track group, who meet every Thursday after school to practice ensemble work. Watch this space for the next trip which is scheduled in July!
Created by Joseph Swan Academy on May 20th, 2013.
Last week, Years 7-10 competed in tournaments to help earn points towards this year’s House Competition. The boys were treated to a morning or an afternoon of football, while the girls played basketball in their houses. The results from the boys’ tournaments are:
|Points||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10|
while the girls’ results are:
|Points||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10|
Well done to all students who took part - especially to those in Holmes, who came out on top at the end of the week. The totals for each house from last week are:
Created by Joseph Swan Academy on May 7th, 2013.
Year 7 Netball Champions
The Year 7 Netball team competed in the Gateshead Schools Netball Tournament last night at St. Thomas More School and played exceptionally well to win the competition! They beat teams such as Emmanuel College, Lord Lawson Academy and Heworth School to reach the finals, where they smashed St. Thomas More 8-2!
The B Team also competed and played very well.
Created by Joseph Swan Academy on April 25th, 2013.
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