Category Archives: School News

Thurston 2019

Thurston 2019

Year 6 have just returned from a fantastic week at Thurston in the Lake District. The children took part in a range of activities including kayaking, ghyll scrambling, paddle boarding, mountain climbing, orienteering, canoeing and navigation. The children were an absolute pleasure to take away and they were a real credit to their families. WhatContinue Reading

Oh What A Knight!

Oh What A Knight!

Oh What A Knight! Year 6 were fantastic in their Leaver’s Production last night. They sang, danced and acted brilliantly and what incredible comical timing! We are all so proud of such a lovely group of children, who really have proved to us all that they do have talent. The failure of Skyfall has wellContinue Reading

School Games Gold Award

School Games Gold Award

We are delighted to announce that St Matthew’s has been awarded the School Games Gold Award for this academic year. A huge thank you to all the children, staff, parents and wider school community who have allowed us to achieve such a prestigious award. Well done Team Matthews!

Sport’s Day 2019

Sport’s Day 2019

A huge thank you to all the parents and grandparents who turned out to support our annual Sport’s Day. All of the children participated in the right spirit and competed in a range of carousel and individual events. Congratulations to Mary house, who were crowned overall champions and a special mention for Olivia (Y6), whoContinue Reading

Bishop’s Cup Runner’s Up

Bishop’s Cup Runner’s Up

St Matthew’s have won the Bishop’s Cup Shield after finishing runners-up in this years Bishop’s Cup. The boys travelled to St Benet’s, Sunderland to play against St Aloysius, Hebburn, St Michael’s, Houghton Le Spring and All Saints, Lanchester.  The boys won 1, drew 1 and lost 1- finishing in second place. A fantastic achievement byContinue Reading

Women’s World Cup

Women’s World Cup

Our girls football team have taken part in a Women’s World Cup Tournament at the Beacon of Light. The tournament included doing work on our chosen teams which were New Zealand and Sweden, in addition to playing football matches against other school. The girls did really well and finished runner-up in the competition. They alsoContinue Reading

Y3 & 4 Quadkids Athletics

Y3 & 4 Quadkids Athletics

Some of our Years 3 & 4 children attended the QuadKids Athletics Tournament at Monkton Stadium, where they all had to take part in 4 events – the sprint, 1 lap of the track, throwing and jumping. Both teams performed extremely well and finished 3rd in South Tyneside – just missing out on a qualificationContinue Reading

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion

A huge congratulations to the children who have made their First Holy Communion. The children all looked beautiful and their celebratory Mass was wonderful. A special thank you to all the catechists who have prepared the children for this special day.

Summer Fayre Fun

A big thank you to the Friends of St Matthews for organising our annual Summer Fayre. It was lovely to see so many of our families enjoying the day. A special thank you to parents and grandparents of pupils who have left who came and ran stalls for us. It was a fantastic event!