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Blackwood Comprehensive School
Ty-Isha Terrace,
Blackwood,
Gwent
NP12 1ER

Tel.: 01495 225566 / 223326
Fax.: 01495 225625
e-mail: BLKCA@caerphilly.gov.uk
www.blackwood.caerphilly.sch.uk
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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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Options booklet 2014-2015
by N Mazey - Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 02:48 PM
 

Please click on the links to view the Options booklet for 2014-2015.

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School Update
by N Mazey - Friday, 23 January 2015, 11:41 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 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th & Friday 30th January - Year 10 & 11 Performing Arts.
Tuesday 27th January - Year 9 Options Evening.
Tuesday 27th January - Young Consumer of the Year competition.
Tuesday 27th & Thursday 29th January - Year 7 Tutor Day.
Wednesday 28th & Friday 30th January - GCSE Catering Practicals.
Friday 30th January - Year 8 Techniquest visit - KS3 Theme Park Challenge.
W/C Monday 2nd February - Year 11 Mock exams (non-core).

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

Canteen
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 following girls who were selected to run for the SEW Cross Country Team - Isabelle Rhead Year 10, Elleciah Holton Year 9 and Meghan Shankland Year 9 as reserve.
Congratulations to Joe Westwood who achieved his Welsh Cricket Cap.
Congratulations to Camden Duncan who has signed for Cardiff City U14s.
Well done to Sam Ducie Year 7, Sean Matthews Year 8 and Jack Steele Year 11 for playing extremely well at the CCBC Secondary Schools Chess Tournament.  A big congratulations goes to Owen Matthews Year 7 and Owain Price Year 10 who won their year group games and received chess trophies.
Congratulations to Isabelle Rhead & Demi Haynes who have been selected for the SEW Regional Development HUB as part of the Welsh Netball Performance Pathway.  Well done girls!

Week's Activities

Monday 26th January/Dydd Llun, Ionawr 26

SEW KS3 Indoor Athletics @ Newbridge

Tuesday 27th January/Dydd Mawrth Ionawr 27

Young Consumer of The Year Competition
Year 7 Tutor Day
Year 7a & b netball v Risca (A)
Year 9 Options Evening

Wednesday 28th January/Dydd Mercher Ionawr 28

Year 7 French Club - lunchtime
Year 9,10 & 11 Spanish Club - lunchtime
Year 11 GCSE Catering Practical exam
"Got to Dance" auditions @ Dance Studio
Thursday 29th January/Dydd Iau Ionawr 29

Year 7 Tutor Day
Year 10 Football competition
U15 girls football v Cwm Rhymni (H)
Friday 30th January/Dydd Gwener, Ionawr 30
Year 8 Techniquest visit - KS3 Theme Park Challenge
Year 11 GCSE Catering Practical
Saturday 31st January/Dydd Sadwrn, Ionawr 31
Inter-counties netball @ Bangor

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Family Reading Sessions
by K Chung - Tuesday, 6 January 2015, 12:04 PM
 
Family coffee mornings and afternoons take place every Wednesdays in the Community College where parents work on activities with their children to improve reading skills and encourage enjoyment of reading.
Parents and pupils in Year 7 selected a book with a Christmas theme and created Christmas cards about their chosen book. Some of the books they read included; A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Suess, Santa is coming to the Welsh Valleys by Steve Smallman, Horrible History (Christmas) by Terry Deary and Martin Brown, The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore and Yuck's Crazy Christmas by Matt and Dave.
A big thank you to all the parents and pupils that took part.
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