Kingsmeadow has a House System for all staff and students, whereby every student and member of staff will be placed into one of four houses. Each house will be represented by their own logo and house colour. The houses each represent a famous landmark in the North-East, focusing on the rich heritage of our region, each with its own individual style.
Events are organised throughout the year and all houses will take part and compete to be the winning house. Points will be awarded for each event and at the end of the year the house with the most points will be announced.
Students can collect house points throughout the year either in lessons, tutor time, by representing the school and through house competitions, such as spelling bees, Accelerated Reader and sporting events to name just a few.
A running order of points will be recorded and as well as gaining points for good work, students can lose points for poor behaviour, non-attendance, and not being equipped for school etc.
Angel House takes its name from the iconic statue which dominates the skyline in Gateshead near the A1. The Angel of the North, designed by Turner Prize winner Anthony Gormley was built to last, with foundations containing 600 tonnes of concrete supporting the 20m tall sculpture. Constructed from 200 tonnes of steel with an impressive 54 metre wing span, the Angel can withstand winds of over 100 mph.
Angel House may not bear the strength of 200 tonnes of steel, but our strength against the opposition is underpinned by our unwavering enthusiasm, resilience and determination. All members of Angel House are blessed with the qualities of:
Appreciating all others
Never giving up
Going the extra mile
Loving lending a hand
Yellow is our House colour and represents our ethos, by the way it is uplifting and illuminating, while offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun.
Named after the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Baltic House – the new improved version (some of you may remember the old Baltic House at Kingsmeadow) has been revived, just like its namesake, into a thriving, inspirational and winning format built on the historical strength and foundations of what went before
As with other famous ‘red’ teams, such as our very own ‘Red Arrows’ who fly over the Baltic Centre for Art on every Great North Run day, we are going for ‘Brilliance’ in every aspect of our lives – classroom, community, sports field … we’re a winning team preparing to push forward our levels of commitment, perseverance, discipline and teamwork.
Sage Gateshead is a concert venue and also a centre for musical education, located in Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne, in the North East of England.
It opened in 2004 and the venue is part of the Gateshead Quays development, which also includes the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
The Sage building is made from glass and steel which together promote strength and resilience. This is exactly what Sage House and the students in it strive for along with the need for determination and team spirit.
“Tyne house” originated from the iconic local landmark “The Tyne bridge”. Since it was built in 1928 it has been the defining symbol of Tyneside. Being less than 3 mile away from Kingsmeadow school it can be seen from the bank side of the school and is a clear representation of our region. Like the bridge, Tyne house is strong, tough and we bring people together.
Our house vision is built around the three T’s:
We strive to be fair and honest competitors, we are enthusiastic and try wholeheartedly to be fantastic at all activities in school life, which will result in us being the the best house at Kingsmeadow.