Congratulations to the PE Department and the 5x60 team. This week we received national recognition of the quality of their work through the re-accreditation of the Active Mark. This follows a rigorous assessment of the quality of experiences provided for pupils to promote healthy and active living, and also praises the high levels of participation in sport in this school.
PE Extra Curricular Activities
All PE Extra Curricular activities started W/C Monday 9th September.
British National Schools Trampoline Championships
On March 9th 4 teams went to Cannock in Staffordshire to compete in the British National Schools Trampoline Championships. The U13 (Yr 8) boys came 5th, also the Yr 9 boys competing against Yr 10 boys came 5th.
A team of Yr 10 boys, Aled Williams, Aaron Naylor, Deacon Thomas and Charlie Wright are the British U15 boys champions, a fantastic achievement. There was also 2 teams in the U19 competition, 1 team came 5th, Ashley Forbes, Alex Morgan and Elliot Bowen and the other team, Sam Phillips, Kieran Williams and Kieran Bass won and are British Schools Champions.
For the first time ever we had an individual champion in Kieran Bass, he is the Individual Bristish Schools Trampoline Champion. This was against schools from all over the UK, including Ireland, Scotland, Sports Colleges and Public Schools. These are the best set of results we as a school have ever had, so well done to all those who competed, a fanstastic job.
Congratulations to CL & HB for their hard work in implementing and sustaining changes to the health curriculum in the school.
Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11
Year 11 GCSE PE Moderation takes place on Wednesday 12th March.
Year 11 GCSE Child Development Controlled Assessments take place on Thursday 13th & Friday 14th March.
75 Year 11 pupils will sit a mock GCSE Maths exam on Tuesday 11th March.
Year 9 Sports' Leaders training takes place on Thursday 13th March.
Year 10 Parents' Evening takes place Thursday 3rd April.
Year 11 enrolment for Crosskeys College will take place on Tuesday 11th March.
Year 7 visit to Chepstow Castle on Thursday 10th April.
On Mondays, any pupils with notes or cheques must put them into envelopes and place them in the box at the back of the canteen. The canteen does not provide the envelopes.
Basic Skills Quality Assurance
Our school has been awarded the Basic Skills Quality Standard in recognition of the outstanding work we do to support pupils in our basic skills target groups.
All these pupils are in mainstream classes, and the assessor was highly complimentary about the quality of interventions in literacy and numeracy deployed in the school. The assessormet many staff members and observed two lessons which were descried as outstanding.
Achieving this Standard is a real challenge, and has taken a huge amount of work and effort. Congratulations to all members of the Basic Skills team.
Homework club is available in V1 from Monday to Friday lunchtime for all pupils.
Investors in Families
We are the 1st Welsh Secondary School to be re-accredited and granted this prestigious reward. Our assessor was extremely impressed and paid tribute to the quality of the work and the 'passion' for working with our families. Well Done CL, AR and all staff involved.
Congratulations to Grace Bagshaw who run a 5km charity race for Cancer Reaserch in under 30 minutes and raised over £100 for the charity.
Congratulations to the Year 9 netball squad who came 2nd in the SEW County netball tournament.
Congratulations to Joe Thomas on his selection for the Wales U16 rugby squad.
Congratulations to Isabelle Rhead who came 20th in the Welsh Cross Country championships and Megan Shankland who came 56th. Well done both!
Congratulations to Kelsea Williams who came 2nd in her group and 4th in her duo in the Valleys Street dance championships in Merthyr. Well done!
Congratulations to Emilia Crane, Jonathan Harris, Hwyel James and Katie Williams who won this week's Young Consumer of the Year competition and now go through to the finals in Cardiff.
Monday 10th March
Year 7 football tournament (A)
Tuesday 11th March
Year 11 Crosskeys enrolment
Year 11 Maths exam (75 pupils involved)
Year 7,8,9 & 10 netball (H)
Wednesday 12th March
Year 11 GCSE PE Moderation
Year 11 GCSE Graphics lesson 6
Thursday 13th March
Year 9 Sports' Leader training
Year 11 Graphics lesson 6
Friday 14th March
Year 11 GCSE Child Development Controlled assessment
School Council meeting
Year 11 ASDAN lunch club