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December 2013 Newsletter

Dear Parent,

Christmas Dinner

Christmas dinner will be served on Wednesday 11th December from 12.45 p.m. onwards in the Lesser Hall.  Further to the above, snacks (sandwiches, burgers, pizza etc.) will be served from 12.45p.m. in the Main Hall. Kitchens will not be open during mid morning break so pupils may wish to bring a snack to school.

 Senior Citizens Party

The very successful annual Senior Citizens Party will this year take place on Friday 13th  December.

Year 06 Carol Concert at Y Pant School

Year 06 pupils will be joining our Year 07 pupils for a Christmas Carol Concert at the school on Monday 16th December from 9.15 a.m.

Examination Dates

Year 11

Mock   GCSE   examinations   begin  on   Thursday 12th December  and  run to  Thursday 19th December 2013.  Welsh Government Guidelines state  that pupils will no longer be able to take ‘study leave’. Therefore all pupils must attend their normal lessons when they are not timetabled for an examination.

Year 11 & 13

A/S, A2 and GCSE Modular examinations January 8th – January 29th 2014. Welsh Government Guidelines state  that pupils will no longer be able to take ‘study leave’. Therefore all pupils must attend their normal lessons when they are not timetabled for an examination.

 Cars on School Premises

In the interest of pupil safety, parents should not transport pupils onto the premises during the course of the school day or park in the bus bay or road system.  In exceptional circumstances e.g. medical condition, a pass will be issued by Mrs. Carter, the Headteacher’s P.A.

Fundraising

Once again thank you to all parents who have supported pupils in their fundraising efforts. The following sums were raised:

£2094.18 was donated to Children in Need

£2014.17 was raised for the school fund via the Sponsored Walk.

End of Term

On Friday 20th December school will be closing at 12.30 p.m. for the Christmas holiday period.  No lunch will be provided on this day but the canteens will be open for an extended mid morning break.

Spring Term 2014

School commences on Monday 6th January 2014 and, as per the PLK,  we return on a Week 2.

On behalf of the staff and students I extend to you all best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Mr. M. Powell

(Headteacher)

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party 2012

Our guests for the afternoon

Last Friday (December 7th) Y Pant welcomed over 100 people from the locality for the the annual senior citizens’ Christmas party.

Guests were greeted by members of the 6th form and the year 10 COPE group and were treated to some songs from the recent school show “A Christmas Carol”. Everyone then joined in with some carol singing and were rewarded with a Christmas buffet.

6th form volunteers welcome our guests
Carol Singing

Later on in the afternoon the guests took part in the long awaited bingo games and raffle both expertly called by our deputy-head boy Matthew Ingram. To round off the afternoon, our very own Father Christmas (Ben Hopkins) made an appearance.

Matthew Ingram the expert bingo-caller.

A huge thankyou to everyone who helped organise the event. Roll on next year!

 

Butterfly cakes at the coffee morning

Children in Need 2012 Coffee Morning

On Tuesday staff had a coffee morning in the Home Economics Department.  We enjoyed a fabulous range of home baked cakes (which made Great British Bake Off look amateur in comparison) and teas and coffees served by year 10 Home Economics students.

Butterfly cakes at the coffee morning
Butterfly cakes at the coffee morning

There was also a raffle with some fantastic prizes.  The Coffee Morning raised over £200 for Children in Need and filled us all up for the rest of the day!

Fantastic raffle prizes
Fantastic raffle prizes - all donated

Many thanks to Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Lloyd, Miss Knight and Mrs Cayford for all their hard work.

Staff enjoy the coffee morning
Staff enjoy the coffee morning