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Blackwood Comprehensive School
Ty-Isha Terrace,
NP12 1ER

Tel.: 01495 225566 / 223326
Fax.: 01495 225625
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Ymdrech i drechu / Strive to succeed.
In all that we do we believe that every pupil matters.


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School Update
by N Mazey - Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:24 AM

Modern Foreign Language Clubs
Year 7 French Club is every Wednesday in D3 @ 1.35-2.00pm.  New members are always welcome;
Year 9, 10 & 11 Spanish Club is every Wednesday in D1 @ 1.35-2.00pm.  New members welcome;
Year 9 & 10 Language Ambassadors meetings take place every Friday in D2 @ 1.40-2.00pm.

Active Mark
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.

Year 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Tuesday 21st April - Year 6 French Experience.
Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd March - Year 11 Welsh Orals.
Monday 29th June - Year 6 Changeover Day.

Healthy Schools
Congratulations to CL & HB for their hard work in implementing and sustaining changes to the health curriculum in the school.

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.

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/Pupil Achievement 
Congratulations to The Young Consumer Team who competed extremely well in the Welsh finals at Cardiff City Stadium.  They came a creditable 6th overall in Wales.  Which is an excellent achievement.
Congratulations to all Year8/9/10 pupils who delivered workshops to Year 6 pupils at the KS2 MAT day on Friday 20th March.  This was a very successful and enjoyable day.  Primary pupils and staff were extremely complimentary about our pupils.  Well done!
Congratulations to the F1 team who finished around 10th place overall and 2nd in Wales at the National finals.
Congratulations to 7W who were the Francovision winners for 2015.  All Year 7 participated brilliantly, so well done to all!
Congratulations to Tomas Harris & Daniel Thomas who won their race at The Jaguar Cars - Maths in Motion Challenge.  They will now have to prepare another car for the semi-final race in May.  If they are in the top cars they will make it to the World Finals in June.  Wish them luck, and well done to all the pupils who took part.

Week's Activities

Tuesday 21st April/Dydd Mawrth Ebrill 21

Year 7 French Club - lunchtime
Year 9,10 & 11 Spanish Club - lunchtime
Year 11 Business Studies "Dragon's Den" presentation

Wednesday 22nd April/Dydd Mercher Ebrill 22
Year 11 Welsh Orals
Year 8 Athletics @ Rhymney & Year 10 Tennis

Year 11 GCSE Catering

Thursday 23rd April/Dydd Iau Ebrill 23

Year 11 Welsh Orals

Friday 24th April/Dydd Gwener Ebrill 24

Year 7-10 girls' football tournament @ Heolddu

Saturday 25th April/Dydd Sadwrn Ebrill 25

Year 10 & 11 Performing Arts Rehearsals

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Blackwood Young Enterprise
by K Chung - Thursday, 26 March 2015, 02:23 PM
The year 10 Young enterprise team Prisma represented the school this week in the Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen area final. They were up against 4 other teams in their category and were challenged to create a new business idea and take it to market. Prisma created a bath bomb named Bomba which aims to help when you have a cold. The competition required the team to present their idea, write a company report and create a trade stand.
The competition was tough and the team who consists of Daisy Price as managing director, Abbie Westwood the HR director, Sophie Barugh the Marketing director, Antonio Nash the Finance director, Matthew Lessimore the IT director and Jake Carpenter the Operations director represented the school impeccably.
Heolddu left as overall winners on the day with their door sign and deer statues made of wood. Prisma left with the award for the best trade stand and interview and the best company report.
Well done to the whole team, Blackwood are very proud of your achievements.
Prisma Stand
Prisma Trade stand
Prisma award
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Wear It Green Day.
by A Worthing - Thursday, 26 March 2015, 08:45 AM

Thankyou to all those who supported the Eco Committee's 'WEAR IT GREEN' DAY. Over £600 has so far been collected from pupils and staff at BCS. Money raised will fund one of several projects the Eco Committee are currently working on, one of which will be around the theme of LITTER REDUCTION.


Please clink the link above and complete a short survey about litter at our school - it should take just a few seconds. Thankyou.

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