Harry, one of our Year 8 learners, has recently achieved incredible success at the Scottish Swimming Championships, held in Aberdeen from 29th - 31st March 2017.
Kepier has this week hosted it's annual dance show, a much loved and enjoyed part of our school year.
Easter Coffe Morning, with raffle and cake stall! Bardard Cafe at the Hetton Centre. Monday 10th April - 10am - 12 noon
Kepier were delighted to have five of it's young people recognised at this years Sunderland Young Achievers Awards. Mitchell from Year 7 won his award in the Highly Commended Category for Personal Achievement; Tom from Year 8 won the 8 - 13 years old Music and Performing Arts Award; and Dylan, Frazer and Brandon, together with Olivia from St. Anthony's school, won the 14 - 20 years old Music and Performing Arts Award with their band 'Saturn Highway'.
Kepier were delighted today to host a skipping festival for primary school children from across the region, organised by our School Games Organiser Dave Birch and Chris Corcoran from Skipping School Ltd. Click for more information.
Kepier dance students present 'Once Upon A Dance'. Tuesday 4th of April & Wednesday 5th April. Kepier Main Hall, 6pm.
One of our Year 9 Tutor Groups decided that they wanted to raise money for a local charity, and did so by running a confectionery stall. Each learner picked a charity that meant something to them for whatever reason, and these were put into a hat for the beneficiary to be drawn.
Mitchell, from Year 7 at Kepier, was nominated for a Young Achievers Award, in the category of Personal Achievement. Mitchell has maintained a positive attitude to school despite some challenging situations over the last few months. At the awards ceremony last night, he was awarded the Highly Commended category for Personal Achievement. Kepier are extremely proud of Mitchell and wish to congratulate him on this fantastic success
Thursday 2nd March is World Book Day, and as always Kepier have celebrated this event with a week long literature festival.
Trials for those wishing to attend Kepier as part of the Kepier Elite Football Academy in September 2017 will commence on Wednesday 1st March 2017.
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This year Kepier are running their annual trip to the Kingswood Centre in Hexham. The weekend away is always packed with activities and good fun.
We plan to go on Friday 7th July and return on Sunday 9th. The cost of the trip will be £105 which includes coach travel, all activities and all meals.
If you think your child would be interested in going please ask them to see Mr. Mayer, Mr. Forsyth or Miss Rhodes for more details. Alternatively, contact Mr. Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a child aged between 0—11 years? Looking for something fun to do with them this February half term? Then why not take a look at the sessions we have to offer. Come along and join in the fun!!
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Kepier today hosted a Primary 'In2 Hockey' festival for schools from across the coalfields area. This is part of our work to encourage young people into all forms of sport, ending with city wide finals in the summer of 2017.
Just before Christmas our Head of Science Mr Devlin took a group of learners to the 'Dark Skies' observatory at Kielder to allow them to study the night sky using the excellent facilities there. The trip was made possible by funding obtained from The Institute of Physics, without which the trip could not have taken place.
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The City of Sunderland Youth Jazz Orchestra (COSYJO) performed at the civic centre in front of an audience consisting of the Mayor, civic leaders, council staff and members of the public. Cosyjo is made up of pupils from several secondary schools across the city, including five learners from Kepier. They are rehearsed and conducted by our Head of Music John Hall, and come into Kepier on Sundays and evenings throughout the year to practice, all of them giving up a great deal of their free time.
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week Mr Lightfoot and Miss Bell took two groups of Year 10 learners to visit The Oriental Museum in Durham as part of their Art coursework and to allow them to view and be inspired by the exhibits on display. All those who went had a fabulous time, as can be seen from the photo! Many thanks to Mr Lightfoot and Miss Bell and to the learners involved for their excellent behaviour whilst on the trip.
As always, in the last week of our Christmas term Kepier hosted a free concert for the community, with carols and Christmas songs performed by both our school orchestra and choir.
A group of our Year 11 learners have been sitting their Hospitality exams at Kepier, part of which involves them planning, preparing, cooking and serving a three course meal in a restaurant environment. This is the first time that we have undertaken this type of exam for our learners.
Kepier Sports Academy have launched a school newspaper which has been put together by the students. The newspaper team decided on the type of stories to include, interviewed people themselves and even agreed on the name, fonts and colours of the final issue. The plan is to create a new issue every term at first, however if we have more to write about then we may need to move to half-termly issues. So, if you have anything you want to talk about - a school-related issue, an achievement, an event - write about it and be part of the school newspaper.
We were delighted to have our school orchestra invited to play a Christmas Carol Concert at Eppleton school on Thursday December 1st. In front of pupils and staff our orchestra played a selection of Christmas songs and carols, and Eppleton's school choir sang along with them on one song - we even had a couple of the pupils getting up to conduct the orchestra! Our Head of Music Mr. Hall said "it was a lovely way to start off the Christmas season, and we hope to be invited back to perform again."
2016 has been a fantastic year for British sport and Active Sunderland. We've had BIG events, area sports festivals, brand new city events, new partnerships, new participants, new clubs and not forgetting a record breaking Olympic and Paralympic Games (including more athletes than ever from Sunderland!) and a British Wimbledon win.
As part of UNISON's annual national celebration day for all school support staff, I along with the branch's Local Organiser, Jo Spires, visited the catering staff at Kepier Academy. Mrs Cooper, the Principal, invited us to meet with the catering staff, whom she called 'wonderful'.
As ever, Kepier learners and staff did their utmost to raise money for Children In Need on Friday gone. Organised by Miss Allen, but with the learners helping out both before and on the day, we managed to raise over £1300
This week at Kepier our learners have been taking part in 'Inter Faith Week', the aim of which is to increase understanding between people of non religious and religious beliefs to celebrate diversity. At Kepier during Inter Faith week our learners have been involved in a number of events.
Our Design and Technologies teacher, Miss Holden, has been working with learners from across our year groups on a project to show them how to run a small business, designing, making and selling to other learners and staff a range of products.
The Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon and 10K will take place on Sunday 7th May 2017 at Keel Square after a successful move into the City centre in 2016.
Kepier school presents a week long exhibition celebrating art students work (2016). Houghton Library. 20th October - 4th November 2016
One of our Year 9 classes have been looking to improve their grasp of French by becoming pen pals with a school in Saint-Nazaire in Brittany. With the help of our Head of Languages Miss Macey, our learners contacted the school telling them about their lives and what life is like at Kepier.
With the help of funding from The RFU, we have been able to purchase new equipment, and they, together with Houghton Rugby Club, have supplied us with a coach to come in once a week for a morning, and after school to work with our learners, develop their rugby skills and increase participation.