The latest e-safety newsletter is now available for parents. The focus this time is on social networking and online gaming – useful topics with the Christmas holidays approaching.
Parents and carers of students in years 12 and 13 are reminded that the parents’ evening takes place this Thursday, 4th December, from 3:30 to 7pm.
This is the main opportunity this academic year to speak to teachers about your child’s progress in lessons.
The UK Government has recently issued this advice for parents regarding cyberbullying.
RCT have launched a new scheme offering desktop computers from as little as £99 and laptops from £149.
The scheme is open to all RCT residents and employees with the lower prices being offered to those families and individuals in receipt of certain benefits.
The computers are professionally refurbished by Microsoft partners and the scheme is endorsed by Microsoft.
This is a fantastic opportunity, especially just before Christmas.
There was a report on the news this morning that a Russian website is broadcasting footage from private webcams in the UK – including from children’s bedrooms. It has hacked into these as some users have not changed the logon details when they start using the webcam.
We’re not aware that anyone at Y Pant has been affected by this but suggest that parents and pupils would be wise to check they are following the correct procedures on their webcams. This mainly involves creating secure passwords. The Information Commissioner’s website has some very useful tips on this.
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.
We will be open for examination results from 9.00 a.m. on the following dates:-
A/AS levels : Thursday August 14th .
G.C.S.E. : Thursday August 21st.
The school equipment packs ordered by year 6 parents are now available to collect from the school uniform shop. Apologies for the delay – our suppliers ran out of stock!
USB sticks and packs for year 7 and upwards will be available at the beginning of the school year.
You cannot purchase school equipment packs at the uniform shop, only from Mr Davies using the order form provided. The school uniform shop volunteers have very kindly agreed to hand out these packs for us.
In order to help parents get their children ready for the new school year, we are putting together packs of basic equipment which can be purchased from the school. We are not aiming to make a profit on these packs and they are not compulsory. You may be able to purchase some of the items more cheaply in the local area – but we feel this may save time for some parents.
|Basic school equipment pack (3 black pens, 3 blue pens, 3 pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, budget maths set, clear pencil case, A4 zippa bag)||£3.50|
|Scientific Calculator (required by set 1 year 9 and all year 10 and 11)||£7.20|
|8GB personalised USB memory stick (please enter all names required overleaf)||£5|
Although pupils can download their work via reach.ypant.co.uk, many pupils find they prefer to use a USB memory stick to transfer work between home and school. We will be ordering 8GB USB memory sticks which will be personalised with the pupil’s name to avoid confusion. These come with a 10 year warranty. I appreciate that time is a little tight this term and that some pupils are out on trips during the last week of term. Any orders received in September will be processed then, with equipment being available to pick up towards the end of September. We are making some items of stationary available to pupils to purchase at school (cash only) in a shop run by 6th form students some break and lunchtimes. This is the first year we have run such a scheme and would welcome feedback and suggestions. If you have any questions please contact me on email@example.com or via the switchboard. Forms have already gone home with all pupils but can be downloaded here as well. Unfortunately we are unable to take online orders so the form will need to be printed off and returned to school with the payment. Download the School Equipment Order Form here in PDF format.
Equipment packs already paid for will be available to collect on the first day of term OR from the uniform shop over the summer holidays.