Message from the Headteacher 15.12.17

15th December 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,


It has been a very busy week at Dr Thomlinson Middle School.


Well done to the rowers who took part in the County Rowing Competition on Wednesday.  Robert, Hazel, Dan and Ellie succeeded in maintaining the strong tradition the school has in indoor rowing competitions.  Well done to all involved.  Dan and Robert have progressed to the Regional Final.


An equal well done to the whole of Year 6 who took part in a workshop organised by Northumbria Police on Hate Crime.  Michelle Redfern, who delivered the session, was really impressed at the way the Year group both understood the challenging subject matter and with the way they responded to the workshop.


The Christmas season is upon us and Dr Thomlinson is celebrating the festive season in a number of ways.  Yesterday saw the Year 8 Christmas Cake Competition Coffee Afternoon in which Parents/Carers shared in the success of all of Year 8 in making some impressive Christmas Cakes.  Well done to the following Christmas Cake Award Winners:


1st – Niamh

2nd – Poppy

3rd – Hazel

Highly Commended – Ben



1st - Finley

2nd - Rachel

3rd – Harry 

Highly Commended – Connor


Today was Christmas Dinner Day and thanks to the many Parents/Carers and family members who attended.  We served well over 350 dinners and we really appreciated the compliments regarding the meal.  It was lovely to see so many people being able to celebrate the festive season with us.


Christmas Events:


School Christmas Play - 19th & 20th December

We have our school play "Olivia" on Tuesday 19th December and Wednesday 20th December.  This starts at 7pm.  There are still tickets available, please contact the school if you wish to attend.  There are no charge for admission.  However we do ask for donations and there is a raffle and there is a reverse bingo competition in the interval.

Children taking part in the play are asked to arrive at the school for 6pm.


School Christmas Church Service - 21st December

Our School Christmas Church Service is taking place at All Saints Church on Thursday, December 21st starting at 1:45pm.  Parents and Carers are very welcome to attend.  Children will be dismissed from school at the normal time following the service.


The term will finish on Friday, December 22nd at 3:30pm.


Take care,

Liam Murtagh - Headteacher