Key Stage 4 Options Evening

The Key Stage 4 Options Evening will take place in the Main Hall on Thursday 28th January. Year 9 parents are invited to attend one of the two sessions which will run as follows:

  • Session 1: 5.30pm
  • Session 2: 6.30pm

There will be a short presentation followed by the opportunity to ask questions with members of the senior leadership team. Each session will take approximately 30 minutes.

You may be aware that due to building work the school only has a single track drive in operation. To avoid congestion, can I request that parents attending the early session leave promptly, and parents attending the second session do not arrive too early. You may wish to consider parking in the top carpark and walking down.

Please do not hesitate to contact either Mr I. Dyson or the Head of Progress, Mrs S. Burnell, if you have any queries.

The Dream is Over for Another Year

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Y Pant, the Mid Glamorgan champions were defeated by the reigning Welsh champions Glantaf, in a 2-0 defeat at Cardiff Metropolitan University pitch.

In a closely fought contest, the teams were even going into the half time interval. With ten minutes remaining of the second half, Glantaf broke the deadlock with a hotly disputed goal. As Y Pant searched for the equaliser, a set piece from Glantaf broke the hearts of galliant losers.

Well done to the squad of players who reached the last sixteen of the Welsh cup for the second successive season.

Man of the match for Y Pant was Dafydd Price.

Year 10 Spanish Penpal Update

Year 10’s Spanish Penpals have sent us some photos of them opening their letters.  As you can see, they look delighted!  Year 10 wrote detailed letters in Spanish about themselves and their family, using all of the vocab they had been working hard on during the last term – great revision!  We now await their next letter.  How exciting!​

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Extra-curricular Religion, Ethics & Philosophy club on a Monday lunchtime

In our Religion, Ethics and Philosophy club we have joined a collaboration centre with ‘iEARN’. We have experienced many different cultures and traditions. We, along with other pupils from different years, have created amazing Christmas cards describing how we culturally and religiously celebrate Christmas in Wales.

This project has been designed to connect classrooms around the world. We have learned about different traditions and customs. For instance, we discovered that in Taiwan most of them do not celebrate Christmas with presents or time off school. They only get a present when they were younger which really surprised us and they also go to school but they do play Christmas games and some of the teachers dress up like Santa.

All of us have enjoyed this project because it’s fun, educational and interesting learning about what they do at Christmas. Also we are glad about how many Christmas cards was made by different years to send to these different schools, we had 78 handmade cards describing everyone’s experiences at Christmas to share with pupils around the world, including Taiwan, Belarus, Iran, Morocco and Russia.

Mia Jenkins

Year 9

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Little Shop of Horrors @ the Muni – get tickets now!

We’re excited that our school show, Little Shop of Horrors, is on at the Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February.  Tickets are £5.50 / £7.50 and are available from  www.ticketsource.co.uk/muniartscentre or by phone on 0333 666 3366.  Click the poster below for more details or visit the show’s Facebook page.

Those of you who were at the Carol Concert will have seen a sneak preview and know what an excellent show this will be!

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New Student Newspaper – Issue 1

We are delighted to bring you issue 1 of our brand new student newsletter – The Hollow!

This has been a project undertaken entirely by students, led by Megan Billett and Liv Thomas in year 9.  The girls had the idea last year whilst working as part of the Student Support cabinet and have spent the last two terms recruiting a team and writing articles at lunchtimes.

It’s a superb newsletter, we hope you enjoy this issue and we look forward to future editions!