It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce that Newcastle School for Boys will be opening a new, dedicated sixth form centre in September 2017.
The School has secured on a leasehold basis the property at 1 Moor Road South, directly opposite our Senior School site at The Grove. The new building offers a great learning environment and facilities for our sixth formers comprising classrooms, study space and a large common room.
The property is already in a very good condition and work will begin shortly to ensure the very best design and provision for our sixth formers. We will keep you up to date as the work progresses.
Whilst our sixth formers will, of course, remain an integral part of the senior and whole school, moving their base to 1 Moor Road South will also allow us to generate some additional space and facilities for boys in Years 7 to 11 at The Grove.
The addition of a new sixth form centre is a significant development in the continued growth and development of Newcastle School for Boys and the realisation of our ten-year vision.
By Mr Graeme Hallam, Deputy Head Pastoral and Co-curricular and Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Safer Internet Day 2017 will take place on Tuesday 7th February with the theme 'Be the change: unite for a better internet'.
300 million people will use Instagram today...fact. Like it or loathe it the internet is here to stay and, as educators and parents, it is our responsibility to support our boys in staying as safe as they possibly can whilst using it.
At Newcastle School for Boys we will be using assemblies, tutorials, and lessons to promote safer internet day and to discuss the current issues young people face using the internet. So far this year we have sent eight of our senior boys to the ‘Be Strong Online’ training programme to become Be Strong Online Ambassadors. The Be Strong Online Ambassadors had the opportunity to meet and befriend students from other schools, learn about the issues young people face online and then came back to school to deliver short presentations to their peers.
Education isn’t just about exam results. Neither a pupil nor a school can ever be entirely captured in even the most sophisticated performance measures.
Developing young men of excellent character is one of Newcastle School for Boys’ aims. A worthy or lofty ambition you might think. Visit the School and you will see it and feel it. But it’s certainly hard to measure.
We define character in the virtues contained in our character compass with their half-termly focus across the school: community, integrity, resilience, courage, leadership and empathy.
The focus for the first half of this spring term is resilience – a theme I introduced in my Senior School assembly last week and will develop further in the coming weeks. It links, of course, to the very real concern about the increase in mental illness in young people.