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Information for current pupils of Y Pant

Y Pant Sixth Form Committee

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Children in Need took place on Friday and as always the Sixth Form took part in their annual fancy dress. This year, myself and another student decided to attend as bags of Jelly Beans, which gained a lot of praise on the day so I believe it was a success. Children in Need is one of the best times for the Sixth Form to get together and really contribute to the fundraising done by Y Pant every year. When I started in the Sixth Form last year, a Sixth Form Committee was set up in order to build a team that was engaged in school events and also wanted to have a strong role in the fundraising for the Year 13 Prom. The committee, for the second year, has enjoyed being a part of Children in Need and we are amazed by the incredible £2500 that Y Pant raised this year! We were overwhelmed by the response to the tuck shop this year and once again, it proved successful at both break and lunch. Additionally, the Sixth Form were involved with the running of the activities at lunch including face painting, basketball and helping out with the photo booth; all of which proved to be a lot of fun!

The Sixth Form Committee aims to organise events for the younger years of Y Pant as we have all gone through starting at comprehensive and we know that there is not a great deal of entertainment in our locality. Recently we organised a Halloween Disco for Year 7 and 8, which was held at the drama studio at the school. This was great fun and the response we had was very positive and I know that many of the students would like there to be more. Therefore, I am hoping to use the school website as a way to communicate the new events organised by the Sixth Form Committee, so keep a look out!


Amsterdam Trip Letter

We are running a 4 day trip to Amsterdam in July 2016 (dates to be confirmed when flights released). The trip is open to pupils in years 9-12 and will cost approx. £480.  This is a great opportunity to see an important European city.  The itinerary will be confirmed but will include a cultural tour of the city incorporating Anne Frank’s house and museum.  Letters are available from Mrs Burnell or can be printed from here.


Homework Club

Homework club restarts on Tuesday 29th September.
We run a homework club for pupils in all year groups. The club is run by a member of the teaching staff and during some sessions, 6th form students will be present to assist younger pupils as well.  We are aware that not all pupils have a quiet space, or the necessary resources at home and also that some pupils want to work with their friends and get their homework finished early.
The details are as follows:
Days: Tuesday after school
Time: 2:50 to 3:50pm
Room: Room 1
Transport: The school minibus will be able to transport students home at 4pm and will go to Brynnau, Llanharan and Llanharry.  Spaces on the minibus are limited to 16 and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.  The sign-up list for the minibus is in reception so pupils are able to reserve their seat before deciding whether to attend that night. There will be no charge for this.

Snacks: We are providing pupils who attend with a chewy bar and carton of juice or bottle of water.  Again this is currently free of charge.
Resources: Stationery is provided along with other books and resources pupils may need.  Computers are available as is a colour printer.
Attendance at homework club is not compulsory but pupils who regularly fail to complete homework to a good standard will be encouraged to attend.


GCSE French Trip – Paris – July 2015

Oh là là. Year 10 and 11 French GCSE students spent a busy 4 days in Paris at the end of the summer term. Pupils were keen to take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful city. The hot Parisien weather didn’t slow us down, and we managed to see the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Sacré Cœur, and relax on a scenic Seine river cruise. Our visit to the top of the Tour Montparnasse gave an amazing panoramic view over the city. Highlights also included a day out at Disneyland Paris and a visit to the Château de Versaille. A great time was had by all.








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Summer Holiday Activities with YEPS at Y Pant

The Youth Engagement and Participation Service at Y Pant are putting on a fantastic programme of events at the school over the summer holidays.

All activities and transport are FREE

If you would like to attend any of the activities you will need to sign up in the YEPS office. An off-site form will need to be completed and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Spaces are limited so book today!!



Activity Time Venue

20th July

Air Trail 11 – 3 CIWWC-Cardiff Bay

22nd July

Cinema/Shopping Trip 11 – 4 McArthur Glen
Monday 27th July Go-Karting 11:15 – 2:30 Teamsport Cardiff

29th July

Golf 10:30 – 2:30 The Vale

3rd August

Surfing 11 – 3 CIWWC-Cardiff Bay

5th August

Cooking 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

10th August

Arts & Crafts 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

12th August

Arts & Crafts 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

17th August

Sports 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

17th August

Arts & Crafts 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

19th August

Sports 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

19th August

Cooking 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

24th August

Sports 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

24th August

Arts & Crafts 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

26th August

Sports 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

26th August

Cooking 11:30 – 2:30 Y Pant School

Local Apprenticeship Opportunities

Rhondda Cynon Taf council have a number of paid apprenticeships starting soon.  The closing date for all is either the 10th or 17th July.

You can find out more and apply on their website.


Apprentice Civil Engineering Technician 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Apprentice Mechanic 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Apprentice Procurement Assistant 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Apprentice Theatre Technician 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Community Support Worker Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Digital Literacy Technician Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Early Year’s Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Events & Tourism Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Housing Grant Surveyor Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Parks & Countryside Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Pensions Assistant Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Print, Mail and Scanning Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Receptionist / Stores Controller 10 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Signmaker Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Welder Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST

6th form option choices

You can find all the information you need about option choices at the Y Pant – Bryncelynnog 6th form consortium on our dedicated website.

This is available at all times on the menu above by visiting Students –> 6th form information –> 6th form options.

There have been some small amendments to option columns this week.


Whitsun Half Term Revision Sessions

The following revision sessions will run over half-term (all English sessions in room 56)

Tuesday 26th May

  • Media Studies (A2) for year 13 with Miss Umbleja – 9am to 1pm.

Wednesday 27th May

  • Media Studies (GCSE) for year 11 with Miss Umbleja – 9am to 1pm.
  • Foundation Tier English Language revision (Focus Group and sets 3 and 4) 9am to 11am.
  • Higher Tier English Language revision (Miss. Jones’ class 11X1) 11am to 1pm.
  • English A2 for year 13 with Mr Kuck – 9am to 1pm.

Thursday 28th May

  • Higher Tier English Language revision (Mr Kuck, Miss Powell and Miss Umbleja’s classes.

Friday 29th May

  • Maths GCSE for year 11 foundation and higher tiers 10am to 1pm.