There was a Non-Uniform Day on Friday 11th April. £779.74 was raised and all proceeds go to the Desert Challenge/Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
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 Art exam takes place on Wednesday 30th April & Thursday 1st May.
Year 11 Leavers Photographs take place on Friday 2nd May.
Year 11 ROA presentation takes place on Friday 2nd May.
Poet Owen Sheers, Welsh Rugby Union writer in Residence, is visiting school on Monday 28th April to speak to Year 10 pupils.
Year 9 pupils are taking part in a Dylan Thomas workshop on Tuesday 29th April.
Year 8 Parents' Evening takes place on Wednesday 30th April.
Year 6, 7 & 8 Maths Challenge takes place on Thursday 1st May.
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 the PE department for organising an excellent PE display once again. It is a very impressive showcase for the school. Well done to all pupils who were involved and thank you to staff who helped with the necessary arrangements.
Congratulations to the KM & the Young Enterprise Team. They were successful in being awarded the first place prizes for their trade stand and interview, and also the best presentation. Well done!
Congratulations to Holly Wright who won her age category in the woodwind competition at CCBC Young Musician of the Year.
Congratulations to Rebecca Orchard who won her age category in the piano compeitition at CCBC Young Musician of the Year.
Well done to all other competitors from Blackwood Comprehensive who all played expectionally well at CCBC Young Musician of the Year.
Congratulations to the boys who competed in the British Schools Trampolining Competition on Saturday 22nd March. The U15s won the competition and are now British Champions. The U16s came 3rd and 4th. The U13s came 3rd. Well done boys!
Congratulations to the pupils who were involved in the Urdd Competition they came 1st in their categories and will now go on to compete in the National Eisteddfod in Bala.
Monday 28th April
Athletics AGM @ Bassaleg
Tuesday 29th April
Year 11 Lesson 6 @ LRC
Wednesday 30th April
Year 11 GCSE Art exam
Year 8 Parents' Evening
Thursday 1st May
Year 11 GCSE Art exam
Junior Maths Challenge
Spring Concert @ Hall
Friday 2nd May
Year 11 Leavers Photographs
Year 11 ROA presentation
Monday 14th - Thursday 17th April
Tuesday 22nd - Friday 25th April