News from the School

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.

Sunderland Hoops4Health winners 2018 | April 18, 2018

Sunderland Hoops4Health winners 2018
Our Sunderland Hoops4Health winners 2018 with the Eagles.

On Friday 2nd February Richard Avenue went to Northumbria University to take part in the Sunderland Hoops for Health Finals. Mrs Todd, Mr Spoors, Mr Old and the basketball team were very excited about watching the Newcastle Eagles game but even more excited about watching Richard Avenue on the court.

The team played before the game and then made it through to the final at half time in front of the many supporters in the stands.

At half time they played one final game and won to be crowned the Sunderland winners! To read more about the event please follow this link.

Very well done to all.

Year 5 and 6 Sunderland Hockey Finals | March 30, 2018

The Year 5 and 6 Hockey Team
The Year 5 and 6 Hockey Team in action.

On Thursday 20th March the Year 5/6 Hockey team took part in the Sunderland Finals.

The team played four games in their group. They won their first game 3 – 0, goals coming from Akib, Vishal and Tony. In the their next game the team lost 2-0. After drawing the following game we all knew the final game was a must win to make it through to the semi- finals. A close game saw us going behind until Vishal found an equaliser. Then with only 1 minute to go Richard Avenue got the winning goal with Tony striking a great hit. We had made it through to the Semi Finals.

Although we lost 2-0 in the Semi Final, the team should be proud of making the Semi Finals and the effort that they made. Well done all!

The Year 5 and 6 Hockey Team
The Year 5 and 6 Hockey Team.

Easter Assembly 2018 | March 29, 2018

Easter Assembly
The children with their book prizes for outstanding homework about women in history.

In our final assembly of the term we celebrated the students work on a number of fronts.

Two of our children attended Sunderland’s Anti Bullying Awards ceremony earlier this month to receive an award for their work. This event was held in the Council Chambers at the Civic Centre and the major was present to acknowledge the winners. Both children created brilliant posters to raise awareness of ‘Everyone Different, Everyone Equal’. They were recognised for their design and art work.

Elsewhere our Healthy Pack lunch winners where picked out of a hat to win a prize. The prize is awarded to students who demonstrate a healthy pack lunch.

Finally over the past few weeks we’ve been celebrating Women’s History Month. One of the activities the children did was a homework about women in history. Out of all our great pieces of work we picked a number of children from each class who won a book. Well done to all, and happy Easter everyone.

Parent and Child Cinema Trip | March 28, 2018

On Saturday 17th March the school had our second family day. Teachers with parents their children went to Empire Cinemas Sunderland again to see the new release of Peter Rabbit. Everyone had a great time despite the snow outside! We are already looking forward to our next visit in the Summer Term.

Below are photos of families that attended.

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