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RAF Fun with Flight Workshop Visits Churchill



Today a number of our students attended the  Fun with Flight presentation by the Royal Air Force.  During this students learnt about the vast range of careers within the RAF.  We were really surprised to find out that there are 33, 000 different job roles and that only 2000 of these actually involve flying an aircraft !

Students discovered how the physics they study within the classroom is an integral part of the work which engineers undertake in the RAF and other engineering organisations.    We saw how weight, drag and thrust are all needed to power an aeroplane and how lots of different people are needed to make this happen from engineers. pilots, nurses, administration officers, teachers, trainers.    The RAF make lots of use of technology in their work - we saw a drone being used and found out how it can be used to survey an area,  Students also saw and heard a jet engine working - it was amazing but really loud !   Finally, we had the opportunity to try out virtual reality on a roller coaster, learn how speed was important and how virtual reality is a key part in the day to day training within the RAF and flight simulation. 

​During the morning we were joined by students from Battle Hill Primary School,  Denbigh Primary School, Grasmere Academy and Stephenson Memorial Primary School.

This was a fantastic opportunity for all involved and clearly demonstrated the vast range of careers available with the Royal Air Force.  





We’re making communication easier, faster and more effective

I’m pleased to advise that we’ve introduced a new service - ‘School Gateway’. This means that we can share information with parents more quickly via email, text, online and smartphone app. It will also save parents - and the school - time and money.

Activate your School Gateway account. It’s quick and easy to do. All you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you.

Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can message the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send you a text message.

If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call school and we’ll update the details on our system. We hope that you will find School Gateway a great way to keep up to date with what’s going on at school.

Jill Huxtable - Head of School





Wednesday 7th February is Year 7 Target Setting Day, 1.45 - 7.30pm.   
Students will not be in college that day, instead they will come along to their allocated appointment during Target Setting Day with parents/carers.  

This is an opportunity for parents/carers and students to meet with Form Tutors to discuss progress to date and set targets for the remainder of Year 7. 
Any questions please contact Mr Jacobs or Miss Bruce on  0191 234 7200.





Year 8 Options Process

Your child has reached a very exciting point in their school life, where for the first time they will be able to choose subjects that they would like to study, rather than all students following the same curriculum. We have asked students in Year 8 to make Option choices for Years 9, 10 and 11 for the last nine years and we believe this has had a significant impact on student’s enjoyment, progress and of course results.

We know making choices about subjects to study for the next three years is a big decision for young people and we want to ensure that students and parents are supported through this process.  We would like to invite parents and students to an information meeting on Monday 29th January at 5.30pm in the Main Hall, where we will outline to you the Option process.

The full Option and Parents’ Evening is later this term, Monday 12th March, 5.00 – 7.00pm, where you will have the opportunity to talk directly to subject specialists about each of the option subjects and your child's suitability for a particular course.  We will also be supported by staff from Connexions, the careers service, to give any advice about courses that may support specific career aspirations.  Mr Charlton Year 8 Learning Coordinator will also be on hand to support students through the Option process.

We hope this series of meetings will help to clarify to parents what is happening at Option time for your child.  We know this can be an exciting time but it is also quite a challenging time for young people as we know they want to make the right choices.

If at any point you have any questions about the Option process please do not hesitate to contact me - 0191 234 7200 - and we look forward to seeing you at Churchill on Monday 29th January.

Miss J.  Bruce
Acting Assistant Headteacher






Dear Parents

We’re making communication easier, faster and more effective


I’m pleased to advise that we’ve introduced a new service - ‘School Gateway’. This means that we can share information with parents more quickly via email, text, online and smartphone app. It will also save parents - and the school - time and money.

Activate your School Gateway account. It’s quick and easy to do. All you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you.

Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can message the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send you a text message.





Yr 8 and 9 students enjoyed their first "Insight" day with Charlotte Hughes from TICE today. Students are investigating Surface Design and Textiles and produced some beautifully coloured cushions after experimenting with colour, shape and pattern and a range of art materials.




Following the success of our recent North Tyneside Unplugged campaign, Dr Martin Lee will be giving two further information sessions on the negative effects of addiction and overuse of digital devices in January. 

The sessions will take place on:
  • Monday 15th January 2018, 6.00 - 7.00pm @ Valley Gardens Middle School, Valley Gardens, Whitley Bay, NE25 9AQ 
  • Wednesday 17th January 2018, 6.00 - 7.00pm @ Churchill Community College, Churchill St, Wallsend, NE28 7TN 
Both sessions are FREE and open to all. They are appropriate for parents, school staff and other interested adults to attend and might be particularly interesting if you are planning to build the messages from our campaign into your online safety or PSHE curriculums.

If you would like to attend either of these sessions please sign up with this online form





Across December we are going to demonstrate our kindness and giving; instead of a traditional Advent Calendar we are going to have a random act of kindness and a suggested give.

The act of kindness will be carried out in school or at home by everyone for example asking someone how they are.

Each day will have a suggested ‘give’.  We don’t expect every student to contribute each day – the suggested ‘give’ is purely voluntary.   Our suggested gives are food items, which will be donated to The Bay Food Bank, North Shields at the end of term.   

An additional ‘give’ is to donate a present/something towards a present which will go to a child who is in hospital over the festive period. All presents collected will go to the RVI where they will be shared amongst all of the young people there through Milo’s Christmas.  Please mark presents as being suitable for a boy or girl and the suggested age group.

Students should leave donations in their Tutor Rooms. Thank you for your continued support. #rippleccc

View a PDF version of our Powerpoint presentation

If you would like further information on the two charities we are supporting this Christmas please click the links below:-

Information on The Bay Food Bank 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNsuAkvG3U4

Information on Our Milo and their Christmas Collection for Great North Children’s Hospital
https://www.facebook.com/events/936973103018953/
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Churchill Students Abroad

Belgium - 2017

Last week 23 students from year 8 were able to travel to Ypres, Belgium to remember those who fell during the First World War.  Whilst in Belgium students visited a number of sites including Tyne Cot Cemetery, Talbot House, the German cemetery at Langemaark and were even able to experience the authentic WW1 tunnels at Zonnebekke which had been cleared for 100 days for the general public to commemorate the Battle of Paschendaele.

Students were guided by Simon Louagie and Koenraad Dumoulin over two days and during this time were able to learn a lot about how Belgium, a neutral country in the First World War, became an important part of the allied war efforts.

All students and staff had a great time and we were proud that Churchill Community College were involved in the memorial celebrations at the Menin Gate on Thursday 9th November.