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EVENT DETAILS: SATURDAY 20TH SEPT 10am – 3pm FREE ENTRY – Click here for tickets.

Find out how we are fighting cancer in Wales at the free drop-in event: Cardiff Cancer Research Open Day

  • Meet our cancer scientists, doctors and nurses
  • Go behind the scenes in our lab*
  • Find out more about cancer research happening near you, from  lab research to clinical trials with short talks, fun games and interactive demonstrations

Come along and experience our local cancer research brought to life by the researchers themselves. See how researchers in Cardiff are working together to discover and pioneer new cancer treatments.

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There will be interactive activities suitable for all ages including children.

* Please note, due to health and safety reasons, minimum age for lab tour will be 13.

The Open Day includes a talk programme with short talks delivered by top researchers and clinicians, which are suitable for a public audience. The programme will be:

10:30am: ‘Personalised Medicine’ by Dr Rachel Butler, Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Head of All Wales Genetics Laboratory ‘

11:30am: ‘Using the Immune System to Fight Cancer’ by Prof Andy Sewell, Associate Director for Immunity and Infection Research Institute, Cardiff University School of Medicine

12:30pm: ‘Understanding basic cancer biology in the search for new treatments’ by Prof Alan Clarke, Director of Cancer Research UK Cardiff Centre and European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute

1:30pm: ‘Hot off the Press: New test predicts survival in blood cancer patients’ by Prof Chris Pepper, Institute of Cancer and Genetics, Cardiff University School of Medicine

2:15pm:  ‘Improving outcomes through clinical trials’ by Dr Richard Adams, Consultant Oncologist at Velindre NHS Trust and Director of the Wales Cancer Trials Unit

European referee Scholarship Winner heading Down Under

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Kathryn Davies in Year 13 has been awarded the European Junior touch rugby referee Scholarship, and will be heading to Australia in 2015 to participate in the National Youth Championships.

This summer a group of highly talented junior referees participated in the Junior European Championships, held in Swansea prior to the Open’s Championship, with Kathryn selected as the recipient of the jointly-funded scholarship.

Kathryn refereed the final of the junior event. This is an incredible achievement considering she has only been involved in the sport for four months.

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Music Students Raise Hundreds for Charities

Many of you will remember the very successful BTEC concerts back in July. Our Year 12 students did themselves and the school proud with a pair of enjoyable evenings in aid of worthy causes.

The final figures are now in, and the combined total raised is well over £1600, an outstanding effort for a class of nine students!

Many congratulations to them, and thanks to everyone who supported the events.

6th Form Registration Structure

The registration structure for 6th form is compulsory for ALL students in years 12 and 13.  Attendance at registration from 8:30 to 9 am is very important as it enables the school to pass on information and for 6th form students to be accurately registered.  Attendance at this time is compulsory on Mondays and Thursdays for all students.  All other days depends upon timetable.

—Monday –   Compulsory registration for ALL students

—Tuesday –   Compulsory registration for ALL students who have lessons during periods 1 – 3.

—Wednesday –  Compulsory registration for ALL students who have lessons during periods 1 – 3.

—Thursday –   Compulsory Assembly for ALL students (Lesser Hall)

—Friday - Compulsory registration for ALL students who have lessons during periods 1 – 3.

Autumn 2014 – Extended Provision Timetable

The extended provision timetable for the Autumn term has been published.  Students have been given the timetable and yellow signup form in registration but it can be downloaded here.

Activity Options Form YEPS Autumn 2014-Y Pant

Monday

Monday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Badminton Sports Hall Year 7+ 1.10pm-2.00pm 11 wks

Monday Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Swimming Leisure Centre Year 7+ 2.50pm–4.50pm 10 wks
Badminton Leisure Centre Year 7+ 2.50pm–4.50pm 10 wks
Fitness Suite Leisure Centre Year 7+ 2.50pm-4.50pm 10 wks
School Rugby Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.30pm 13 wks
Girls Hockey Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.30pm 13 wks
Photography Rm 6 Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Chill Out Room Rm 47 Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks

Monday Session 2

Extended Provision Y Pant School Year 7 + 5.30pm–8.00pm 13 wks

Tuesday

Tuesday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Futsal Sports Hall Year 7+ 1.10pm-2.00pm 11 wks

Tuesday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
School Football Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.30pm 13 wks
School Netball Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.30pm 13 wks
Table Tennis Gym Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Film Making Rm 58 Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Chill Out Room Rm 47 Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks

Tuesday  Session 2

Extended Provision YG Llanhari Year 7 + 6.30pm–8.30pm 13 wks

Wednesday

Wednesday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Rush Hockey Sports Hall Year 7+ 1.10pm-2.00pm 11 wks

Wednesday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Girls Football Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.30pm 13 wks
Rebounding Gym Year 7 + 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Jewellery Making Rm 57 Year 7 + 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Youth Theatre (Yr 7-9) Main Hall Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Dance Drama Studio Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Chill Out Room Rm 47 Year 7 + 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks

Wednesday  Session 2

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Youth Theatre Drama studio Year 7 + 6.00pm-8.00pm 10 wks
Extended Provision Y Pant School Year 7 + 5.30pm–8.00pm 13 wks

Thursday

Thursday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Gymnastics Sports Hall Year 7 + 1.10pm-2.00pm 11 wks

Thursday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Golf The Vale Resort Year 7+ 3.00pm–4.45pm 10 wks
Animation Lesser Hall Year 7+ 3.00pm–5.00pm 10 wks
Duke of Edinburgh Rm 54 Year 11 3.00pm–5.00pm 10 wks
Chill Out Room Rm 47 Year 7+ 3.00pm–5.00pm 10 wks

Thursday  Session 2

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Extended Provision YG Llanhari Year 7 + 6.30pm–8.30pm 13 wks

Friday

Friday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
None

Friday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Ice Skating Planet Ice Year 7 + 3.00pm-6.30pm 5 wks

Friday  Session 2

Activity Location Age Time Duration
None

E-safety newsletters for parents and carers

Students learn about all aspects of e-safety during their ICT, PSHE and Welsh Baccalaureate lessons at school.  However it is important that parents and carers know how to protect their children online as well.

We subscribe to these newsletters which parents and carers may find useful.  The back issues are available to download here and we will upload more as we get them.

Parents Online Safety Newsletter – Edition 1

Parents Online Safety Newsletter – Edition 2

Parents Online Safety Newsletter – Edition 3

Parents Online Safety Newsletter Edition 4

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Parents-Online-Safety-Newsletter-Edition-6

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Record GCSE Results!

Records tumbled in yet another impressive year for students at Y Pant School.

75% of pupils entered achieved five GCSEs including English and Maths with 88% of the school’s Year 11 cohort attaining five GCSEs at A*-C grades: the best results day in the history of the school. In addition, 97% of the pupil cohort gained 5 A*-G GCSE passes. Nobody left the school without a qualification.

25 top performing students gained a fantastic 10 A/A* or better, with 5 pupils clocking up an amazing 11 or more A*s – Megan Brown (11), Jessica Collins (13), Juliet Johns (12), Lucy McCarthy (13) and Kiera White(11). Jessica said: “I’m astonished! I had worked really hard throughout the courses, but I’m thrilled to get these results.”

Well done to all our students and their supportive parents.   A huge thank you, also, to our dedicated staff who have worked tirelessly to help secure these successes. This has been a great year for the school and for this cohort of young people in particular. As a school we are proud of the exceptional standards reached by our students and the ways in which students continue to fulfil their potential at the school.

The results handed out this summer are the rewards of years of hard work by these pupils and their teachers. It is a proud day in the history of the school and a proud day for these youngsters and their families.

A Level Success!

It was another very good year at Y Pant School as students celebrated their A Level results.

26% of results were awarded A* or A for students taking courses at Y Pant; 53% were awarded A*-B grades: both above the national Welsh average.

Seven students achieved the equivalent of at least 3 A grades at A Level. Jacqueline Hopkins achieved 2 A*s, 1 Starred Distinction and an A grade. Arwel Poacher achieved 2 A*, an A grade and the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification. Ellen Havard achieved 1 A*, 2 A grades and the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification. Sophie Thomas achieved 1 A*, 2 As and 1 B grade. Faye Jones achieved 1A*, 1 A grade and the Welsh Baccalaureate. Gareth Day and Alex Rogers each scored 3 A grades.

We are, once again, very pleased with these strong results. As a school we are proud of the standards reached by our students and the ways in which students continue to fulfil their potential at the school.

The results handed out today are the rewards of years of hard work by these pupils and their teachers. It is a proud day for the school and a proud day for these youngsters and their families. We wish all our students the best for the future and we are thrilled that so many have successfully obtained places on their chosen university courses, apprenticeship placements or are in a strong position to make positive choices for their futures after a gap year.