News from the School

New Telephone and Fax number | July 31, 2018

The school is changing telephone and fax number from today, 31/07/18. The older numbers will also work until the 31/08/18.

The new numbers are:
Telephone: 0191 500 7990
Fax: 0191 597 2640

Tennis updates for Years 3, 4 and 5 | July 9, 2018

Years 3, 4 and 5 have been busy in various tennis tournaments over the past few months.

The year 3 tennis team successfully won gold at the Sunderland Tennis Finals. They played tennis games and took part in tennis skills and finished their group 100 points ahead of the team in second place. In their final play-offs they won 7-1 to grab the gold and so named Sunderland champions. They will now represent the school and Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear finals.

Year 3 Tennis Team 2018
The Year 3 gold winners and Sunderland champions.

The Year 4 tennis team competed in their Sunderland Final and played some brilliant tennis. Along with some great scores on the skills tests they were named winners of their group. They went on to draw 4-4 in their final play-offs and after a sudden death game they won a silver medal. They will now represent Sunderland at the Tyne and Wear Finals.

Year 4 Tennis Team 2018
The Year 4 silver medal winners.

The year 5 tennis team competed against 7 other schools in the Sunderland Y5/6 tennis tournament. They played some excellent tennis matches with some very long and tense rallies. When their tennis scores were added to their skill points they were named runners up to a very good Year 6 team and collected their silver medals.

The Year 5 Tennis Team for 2018
The Year 5 silver medal winners.

Very well done to all years and good luck to Year 3 and Year 4 representing Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear finals.

Facebook | June 28, 2018

The school has opened a Facebook account to add to our social media presence. This goes together with our Twitter and YouTube account.

Please follow us for special updates as well as extra photographs that don’t appear on the school website.

Port 300 Exhibition | June 27, 2018

Port 300
The Year 2 and 3 Football Team in action.

To celebrate the Tall Ships coming to Sunderland this July, the children have visited the Port 300 exhibit in the school hall provided to us by the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.

Children Enjoyed learning about the River Wear, ship building in Sunderland, and the many famous local people involved in shipping.

Port 300
The Year 2 and 3 Football Team in action.

Updated Privacy Policy and GDPR | May 24, 2018

On the 25 May 2018, the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 is being replaced by a new law called the GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016). This law governs how we collect, use and share people’s information and provides greater rights to individuals and control over how their information is handled by organisations, including schools.

We’re taking steps to review and update our processes around how we are handling your information and have appointed an external Data Protection Officer to help us get ready for the changes, the internal Data Protection Lead at RAPS is Mr.Cunnington.

Our current GDPR documents are available on the website policy section they include a privacy notice explaining how we handle pupil information, what rights you have and how to exercise them and our policies around this.

If in the meantime you would like to know more about the GDPR and your rights, please visit the UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office

Here is an informative video from GDPR in Schools . They have also produced an excellent Information Handout for Parents .

Year 2 and 3 Football Tournament | April 26, 2018

The Year 2 and 3 Football Team in action.

The Year Two and Three boys football team went to Silksworth Sports complex to take part in a football tournament.

They played 5 games. After losing the first game 1-0 the boys showed great determination to improve their performance. The next game they drew 0-0. After this the team went on a winning streak and won the next 3 games including a 4-0 victory.

The year 2 and 3 Football Team
The Year 2 and 3 Football Team at the end of the tournament.

Lucas and Miguel managed to get 2 goals each throughout the day with Ishaaq on top form and getting himself 4 goals. Well done all!

A Visit from a member of the Newcastle Sikh Community | April 24, 2018

Cloud Singh Sikh Community Member
Cloud Singh with the children.

The school were visited by Cloud Singh, a representative of the Newcastle Sikh community. He talked to us in assembly about Sikhs’ beliefs and values. He explained that Sikhs believe in God and they follow the teachings and guidance of the Gurus, which in turn help them become closer to God.

Cloud Singh Sikh Community Member
Cloud delivers his assembly.

Sikhs very much believe in supporting and helping others no matter who they are. Community and supporting others who live in the community is very important to them. Cloud said that all are welcome at the Gurdwara, as our Year 5s know from a previous visit. Our Year 4 pupils will be visiting Cloud at the Gurdwara in Newcastle to find out more about his place of worship and practices.