6th form drama group with Warwick Davies

Year 12 enjoy seeing Warwick Davies in “See How They Run”

On Thursday 8th May 2014 some members of our year 12 drama class went to the New Theatre in Cardiff to watch a performance of ‘See How They Run’ performed by The Reduced Height Theatre Company. It is an essential part of studying drama that our young people are exposed to as much theatre as possible and we are very lucky to have so many theatres right on our doorstep. This certainly proved to be a unique theatrical experience, a play that will live long in the memory.

The play is a farce written by Philip King. Set in the 1940’s it features a cast of vicars, escaped prisoners, interfering neighbours and deserting soldiers. It was a hilarious evening and starred the marvellous Warwick Davies (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Life’s Too Short, An Idiot Abroad) in the lead role.

At the end of the show Warwick came and spoke to our students at the stage door, even agreeing to appear in a few selfies and sign a few autographs. He was a charming guy and it was a real pleasure to meet him.

On their website Warwick Davies sets out the core aim of the company as being that ‘Audiences who attend our productions will be treated to a unique and memorable theatrical experience that only ‘The Reduced Height Theatre Company’ can deliver’.

We can all testify that they achieved this aim and look forward to seeing what this exciting and very talented company does next!

6th form drama group with Warwick Davies
6th form drama group with Warwick Davies
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Canteen menus – summer 2014

The meal of the day comprises of a main course, dessert and drink. This represents excellent value for money for only £2.50.

Also, on offer are the healthy choices below:-
Home made dish of the day e.g. curry, chilli, Cajun or traditional option from £2.25
Range of freshly prepared salads, salad & pasta pots from £1.30
Filled jacket potatoes from £1.40
Filled tortilla wraps, pitas, baguettes, rolls and hot baps from £1.30
Pre- selection vegetarian menu from £1.20
Delicious desserts, puddings, fresh fruit and yoghurts from 40p-90p
Pasta and Pizza of the day from £1.00 to £1.80
Range of nutritious snacks and drinks from 30p to £1.10

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Bag2School – £115 raised last year

Y Pant continues to take part in the fundraising and textile recycling scheme “Bag2School”.  Form tutors are issuing pupils with bags on request.

The school will receive 50p per kilogram so every little counts. The school Parliament raised £115 last year and are hoping to beat that this year. All those bringing clothes to school for our reusing collection – please bring your bag to school anytime before on Friday 23rd May and deliver to Miss Richmond or drop at the school bus bay on Thursday mornings by 8.30am. You may include adults and children’s clothing, soft toys, paired shoes, hats, belts and handbags. No bric-a-brac items.

Some Interesting Textile Recycling Facts:

  • Over 70% of the world’s population use second hand clothes.
  • If everyone in the UK bought one reclaimed woolen garment each year, it would save an average 371 million gallons of water and 480 tones of chemical dyestuffs.
  • At least 50% of textiles we throw away are recyclable, however, we only recycle around 25%.

Facts taken from www.bag2school.com

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Badminton Success

Congratulations to Gean Sou Mo from Year 10 who had a busy but successful weekend.
Gean represented Wales under 15’s in the Home Nations Quadrangular Tournament played in Cardiff. Gean took the Gold medal in the individual competition, beating the best players from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.
Good luck to Gean for her next tournament at the end of May, when she will be competing in the Scottish Junior International in Glasgow.

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National Reading and Numeracy Tests

Students in years 7, 8 and 9 are today starting their National Reading and Numeracy tests.  All students in years 2 – 9 are required to do these tests in Wales as part of the drive to improve standards in Literacy and Numeracy nationally.  Students have been preparing for these tests in class over the last few weeks and no extra revision is necessary.  Any student absent for the scheduled test date will have the opportunity to sit the tests before the test window ends on Tuesday 13th May. Rest assured that all necessary provisions will be made for any students with additional learning needs. Results will be available to parents/guardians by the end of the Summer term.

The Welsh Government has issued the following information for parents and carers.

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Download the information in PDF format.

This year there will be three tests.

The Reading test is 60 minutes and the Numerical Procedures test is 30 minutes.  These will be administered together as a 2 hour block and students will all sit these in the Sports Hall.  The Numerical Reasoning test involves the presentation of stimulus material via PowerPoint. It is therefore necessary to split students into smaller groups.  The timetable for all tests is below and has already been sent out to parents.

Year 7

Reading and Numerical Procedures Tests – Friday 9th May 8.35am.

Students should go to their form rooms at 8.30am to register as normal before being directed to the Sports Hall to sit the tests.

Numerical Reasoning tests – Thursday 8th May

Again, students should go to timetabled lessons as normal to register before being directed to the tests as follows:

Time

Class

                Location

Period 1

7C1

Main Hall

7C2 and 7C3

Room 68

Period 2

7B2

Main Hall

7B3

Room 68

Period 3

7A3

Main Hall

7B1

Room 68

Period 4

7A1

Main Hall

7A2

Room 68

Year 8

Reading and Numerical Procedures Tests – Thursday 8th May 11.15am.

Students should go to their lessons at 11.10am (period 3) to register as normal before being directed to the Sports Hall to sit the tests.

Numerical Reasoning tests – Friday 9th May

Again, students should go to timetabled lessons as normal to register before being directed to the tests as follows:

Time

Class

                Location

Period 1

8Y2

Main Hall

8YS

Room 68

Period 2

8X1

Main Hall

8X3

Room 68

Period 3

8X2

Main Hall

8X4

Room 68

Period 4

8Y1

Main Hall

8Y3

Room 68

Year 9

Reading and Numerical Procedures Tests – Thursday 8th May 8.35am.

Students should go to their form rooms at 8.30am to register as normal before being directed to the Sports Hall to sit the tests.

Numerical Reasoning tests – Wednesday 7th May

Again, students should go to timetabled lessons as normal to register before being directed to the tests as follows:

Time

Class

                Location

Period 1

9X3

Main Hall

9X4

Room 68

Period 2

9Y1

Main Hall

9Y2

Room 68

Period 3

9X1

Main Hall

9X2

Room 68

Period 4

9Y3

Main Hall

9YS and 9Y4

Room 68

 

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Year 11 Revision Fortnight Timetable

As you may be aware, the arrangements for study leave were changed by the Welsh Government last year. This has given us the opportunity to offer pupils more revision time with their teachers leading up to their exams up to 23rd May. We hope parents and carers will work with us to ensure students’ full attendance during this important period.

Please note the following:

  • If a student has no exam, they will be expected in lessons throughout the day.
  • If a student has a morning exam only, they will return to lessons after a short break following the exam.
  • If a student has a morning and an afternoon exam, they will be in lessons during periods 3 and 4, but will be allowed to revise for their afternoon exam during these periods.
  • If a student has an afternoon exam only, they will have the choice of studying in a revision room during the morning, or revising from home. If they are going to come in they must go to the study room assigned to them where there will be supervised study.
  • Students must ensure that they bring revision materials and their books for normal lessons, each day.
  • After Whitsun half-term half-term, pupils only need to attend when they have an exam.

A copy of the arrangements for the period covering Monday 12th May to Friday 23rd  May can be downloaded here, so that parents and carers are aware of the provision in place for year 11 students.

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Download the year 11 revision fortnight timetable in PDF format

It is important that pupils fully adhere to school uniform rules throughout the period of the examinations and that are fully equipped with stationery for their exams. They should aim to be outside the exam hall before the published start time to ensure they are ready to begin the exams promptly.

We hope these steps will help students fulfill their potential and wish them good luck during this crucial period of their education.

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Show Racism the Red Card Competition News

The R.E. department have been running a competition to highlight anti-racism through creative writing, art, dance, ICT and media approaches.We’re delighted to announce that Ania Kandasamy in year 9 has been awarded the national winning entry for her fantastic poster design. Over one thousand schools entered! She was awarded her prize at an awards ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Cardiff on 1st May. She won a kindle and other prizes. Da iawn Ania!  A display of a selection of Y Pant entries can be viewed in reception.

 

 

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GCSE and A-Level Art Exhibitions

The Art Department would like to invite you to their GCSE and A-Level exhibitions.

The GCSE Art Exhibition has now finished but the the A-Level Art Exhibition is on Monday 19th May 2014 (3:15pm – 5:15 pm) and the work will remain on show until 3pm on Thursday 22nd May.  Please come and have a look at the excellent work on display!

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NACE Cymru 2014 – Y Pant ‘Magnificent 7′

NACE Cymru 2014
Congratulations to the Y Pant ‘Magnificent 7′ who presented at this year’s Nace national Conference in St David’s hotel, Cardiff. The organisers asked that they outline ‘ what it’s like to be a MAaT learner at Y Pant’. After their presentation they received a very warm reception and masses of praise. Very many teachers expressed their desire to either teach here or to have their children come here. Y Pant was represented by the Yr8 debate team made up of Josh, Bailey and Tori, who have won many debating competitions this year. They are now very much looking forward to next year’s Rotary Club competition again having lost out to teams two years older than them! Y10 Lauren is a digital leader and has been helping us teachers by delivering training in new technologies for us. Y11 Paige and Juliet are Parliement Lords and currently undergoing UN CRC training after which they will train students and staff. Y12 Lucie-Ann has stage talent and has been performing for Y Pant from early on, going from strength to strength after overcoming stage fright!
A da iawn must also go to Y13 Ethan who after winning a photography competition was invited by the organisers to be the official photographer at the event to record proceedings! Mrs Nowell-Hughes also delivered a workshop to delegates in good teaching and learning strategies for the more able learner.
The more able and talented resources can be found  the website – you do not have to be on the MAaT register to have a go – you never know you could discover a latent talent just waiting to break out! The only way to find out is to try all the opportunities that Y Pant has to offer. Get involved in school life, meet new people and discover new possibilities!
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Easter Holiday Revision Sessions

Please find attached the details of the revision sessions being put on at the school during the Easter and Whitsun holiday periods.

We are extremely grateful to the large number of staff who will be coming in during their holidays to run revision sessions and would like to underline the importance of as many students attending as is possible. It is an excellent opportunity for students to receive targeted revision work. We hope you will work with us and encourage your child to attend these sessions.

We would also take this opportunity to remind parents of Year 11 students that the Welsh Government stopped the practice of issuing study leave last year. As a consequence your child should continue to attend school during the period of the bulk of their exams. We will be publishing the details of the revision programme that will operate in the school during the first two weeks of the GCSE exams, up to the Whitsun half term.

Download the Easter 2014 revision timetable here.