The Governing Body are seeking to appoint a casual weekend caretaker to supervise the operation of the impressive new facilities shortly to be opened at the school. Initially these consist of a 3G Artificial Turf Sports Pitch and a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).
In addition to a number of traditional caretaker duties the postholder will be expected to exercise high level customer care skills to provide a welcoming and helpful experience for community groups hiring the facilities.
It is important to note that the appointment is on a casual basis with hours to match bookings made by the community groups, to this extent it is anticipated that these will be influenced by the seasons of the year with more hours anticipated in the autumn/winter than the Spring/Summer.
Pay – £7.50 per hour
Closing Date: 7th December 2015
Please download a full job description and application form here.
The MFL department has reserved a tree at this year’s Llantrisant Christmas tree festival. The French Language Ambassador team have been meeting to create lovely festive craft with French greetings. We hope to have lots of linguistic decorations in French and Spanish to showcase our talent. It is a lovely annual Christmas Festival you can visit to put you in the holiday mood!
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!
In spite of storm Abigail we had a fabulous day! The 6th form looked great in their fancy dress and worked hard putting on loads of brilliant activities in the sports hall at lunchtime. Staff are feeling full as we had a superb coffee morning at break in the staff room with lots of home made cakes and a raffle.
Our Comenius My 21st Century project has sadly come to an end. After trips to Ireland, Holland, Germany, Spain and Norway we have had to say our goodbyes to our European counterparts (for the time being!) after two years of working on this project. A total of 19 pupils, from various year groups, attended these trips after showing an interest in culture, technology and making new friends. Each Comenius Conference we attended had a different thematic area: what does social media mean to you?; technology; a multi-cultural society; entrepreneurs and educational apps; democracy; society and architecture. A larger number of Y Pant pupils also took part in the project, some attended the Comenius club, others hosted and some completed Comenius work in their time-tabled lessons such as Art.
Highlights from the trips include: meeting the Mayor of Sant Cugat; Jess and Maria being interviewed in Holland about their style and making it into a famous magazine; being hosted by friends that you made when you hosted in Wales; riding bikes to school in Holland; using Spanish skills and language (learnt in Y Pant) to navigate yourself around Barcelona; how to take responsibility for yourself and work on basic life skills; visiting amazing cities and countries; making brand new friends!
Highlights from the project include: being part of a wonderful group of people, all sharing knowledge and culture; looking at how technology has changed our lives, for the good and for the bad; how to change your perspective; working as a group to reach a common goal; realising that just because someone is from a different country, you can still have things in common with them.
Unfortunately the Comenius project does not exist anymore but keep your eyes peeled for an Erasmus + project and remember to get involved!
Representatives from Y Pant School were cordially invited by Cllr Allan Matheson, the Chair of Llantrisant Community Council, to attend a flag raising ceremony at the Centenary Gardens in Beddau on a bright, sunny morning on Thursday the 25th of June. The ceremony was part of a series of activities to recognise the hard work, dedication and sacrifice of our Armed Forces. This culminates in Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27th June where a series of high profile events around the United Kingdom will take place to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
Representatives from the school included Army Reservists, Mr Pearsall and Miss Purcell, members of the School Council and members of local Air and Army Cadets. Air Cadet Sergeant Alex Foster was a standard bearer and fellow Y Pant pupils from 2077 (Pontyclun) Squadron, Air Training Corps provided the guard of honour at the ceremony which was also attended by the Royal British Legion, Llantrisant Community Council, local Primary Schools, the Llantrisant Ladies’ Choir and members of the local community.
The service was led by Chaplain Creighton Lewis OBE of Tabor Baptist Church ably assisted by readings from Y Pant’s Paige Jones and Cameron Docherty and hymns from Llantrisant Ladies’ Choir. Refreshments were kindly provided for all participants afterwards in Beddau Welfare Hall by the Community Council. It was a great day for all members of the community, young and old, to meet and share a common bond of wellbeing, citizenship and camaraderie.
On Saturday 13th June 2015, fourteen intrepid cyclists completed the 133 mile ‘Mint to Mint’ Challenge. Headteacher Mr Powell and fellow Y Pant teachers, Mr Pearsall (Challenge Organiser), Mr Mortimer (Route Master), Mr Mitchell (King of the Mountains), Mr Jones (Elder Statesman), Mr Pelaez (Traffic Controller) and Mr Battle (Dave Brailsford- Team Manager) were joined by cycling colleagues from Newton Lifeguard Club and Ye Pirates Club (Porthcawl) for the formidable trial. Despite 5 punctures before leaving Wales and a sound drenching in Gloucestershire our intrepid crew soon picked up the pace and arrived in Birmingham in the early evening to city streets lined with jubilant well-wishers (well an old lady and a dog at the bus stop).
Ably supported by Mr Duggan, Mr Davies, Mr Abdo and Miss Purcell our cyclists were waved off from outside the Royal Mint at 7.30 am by Kylie McKee from Velindre Cancer Care Fundraising and our benefactors Wayne and Jayne Griffiths from Rhian Griffiths Velindre Rose Tribute Fund. Eleven hours later our remarkably fresh looking and exhilarated team were being photographed in front of the old Birmingham Mint which is now a block of elegant luxury apartments and offices.
You may not be aware that it is National Bike Week this week. We would like our challenge to act as an inspiration for budding cyclists to take to the saddle and enjoy the health and social benefits of cycling. Knowing that we were also doing it for a very worthy and deserving cause was a real motivator during the Winter training months.