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Y Pant Annual Carol Service

Thanks once again to Bethal Baptist for use of the church for an evening of lively entertainment from Y Pant’s music and performing arts department. The orchestra kicked the evening off with some festive carols to get us all in the mood before we were serenaded by duets from Nancy + Sarah and Caitlyn + Mali.
The percussion group gave a very modern take on jingle bells with their colourful ‘drain pipes’ while the guitar group, led by three of our 6th form performed together for the first time in public. We were very impressed with the GCSE group who performed ‘I’m feeling good’ and the 6th form BTEC class who performed an original composition, complete with Christmas rap!
Pupils of the performing arts department gave a novel reading placed throughout the audience and also gave us a sneak preview of the talent to come in the school’s up coming performance of ‘The little shop of horrors’ scheduled for February 10-11th at the Muni Theatre. Further performances from the school choir rounded up a warm and merry evening which left us all in the festive mood.
Many thanks go to the teachers for their organisation and hard work, the peripatetic teachers who run rehearsals and to our students for their participation and dedication to Y Pant. We would also like to thank everyone who came out on a blustery, wet evening to support their efforts. Nadolig Llawen i chi gyd a blwyddyn newydd dda
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Christmas Assembly

The term has finished with a Christmas assembly in the sports hall.  The orchestra and percussion ensemble played beautifully and the final sing-song by the whole school really got us into the Christmas spirit.

Congratulations to the House Point winners for this term.

Padraig – Ethan Ruck (140 points)

Aneurin – Shani Williams (120 points)

Nerth – Jamie Sallam (170)

Tirion – Natalie Johns (130 points)

Key Stage 4 winner – Tom May

Key Stage 5 winner – Hywel Thomas

House Point Raffle winner – Yasmin Howells


Currently Nerth have the highest number of house points with 9150! Da iawn Nerth!

School Orchestra
The school orchestra
The school orchestra
Percussion ensemble


6th form host an inter-generational Christmas party

Last week we welcomed some of the more senior members of our community into school for our annual inter-generational Christmas party.

This is a lovely event on our annual 6th form calendar and gives 6th form students to talk to the retired people who attend as well as serving them snacks and drinks.

Our visitors also enjoyed entertainment and a raffle.

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Y Pant Presents: “A Christmas Carol”

A Christmas CarolBefore half term the cast of A Christmas Carol went to Script to Screen in Cardiff and tried on their costumes.

Tickets for the show are selling out fast.  There are 3 shows on at the Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd all starting at 7:30pm on

Tuesday 27th November

Wednesday 28th November

Thursday 29th November

Please contact Mr Thomas if you wish to buy tickets.

Y Pant Christmas Carol Concert 2011

On Tuesday 13th December we held the annual Christmas Concert at the Bethel Baptist Centre in Pontyclun.  It was a superb evening and out congratulations and thanks go to the Music department (Mr Thomas, Mr Breeze, Mrs Kelly and Mrs Cheetham) and all the performers for their hard work.

The performances:

  • The E3+ guitar group playing “Deck the Halls”
  • The school orchestra with “Winter” and “Beguine”
  • Lowri Ashford playing a piano solo “Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence”
  • Amelia Green, Caitlin Roberts, Victoria Martinson and Hannah Mealey singing “The Climb”
  • The BTEC Vocal Ensemble singing “Gaudete”
  • The Level 3 BTEC Vocal Ensemble singing “When You Wish Upon a Star” from their recent charity show
  • Madeline Davies singing “Where Are You Christmas?”
  • James Davies and Jordan Bryan performing “Impossible” written by James
  • Lucie-Anne Davies and Emily Deaves-Small performing “Fairytale of New York”
  • The school choir and orchestra performing “Patapan” and “Somewhere In My Memory”

Mr Tucker gave a Christmas Bible reading and the congregation enjoyed joining in with O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.

One more week…

A long and cold Autumn  Term is soon to come to a close.  As predicted last week the Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party was a resounding success; many thanks to Dr Liane Jones. Mrs Caroline Wool and their team for all the hard work that has gone into this event.

In recent weeks visitors to the school will have been greeted by one of our Y Pant Ambassadors.  These are pupils who have volunteered as part of their CoPE qualification to help out with some aspects of school administration including meeting and greeting visitors.  Each and every one of them has performed exceptionally and been a credit to themselves and the school.

We say thank you and goodbye to Miss Emma Wylie who has done an excellent job in covering Mrs Jen Dyson’s maternity leave.  Mrs Dyson is returning next week.  Welcome back to her!

Hope to see as many of you as possible at the carol concert next week.  It’s always a truly festive event and a real showcase for the talents in the school.

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party 2010

On Friday 3rd December 2010, Y Pant School was delighted to open its doors and welcome over 110 senior members of its community to the 4th Annual Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party.

Senior Citizens Party

The party was organised by the 6th form students in collaboration with Dr Lianne Jones, our charity co-ordinator, and Mrs Caroline Wool, School Community Development Officer.  The school’s main hall was transformed into a winter wonderland for the three coach-loads of guests.  They arrived at 2:30pm to be greeted by staff and pupils, all in festive spirit.  Once seated, the senior citizens were treated to an afternoon of entertainment, provided by the pupils. The school choir opened with a selection of carols which was followed by a singing group from our 6th Form music students.

Pupils from the school COPE group, 6th form and staff served a delicious buffet for the senior citizens and took the opportunity to talk to the older members of their own community, breaking down perceived barriers and overcoming the generation gap.  By the time the sherry and mince pies went around, everyone was in full festive flow and ready for the rest of the afternoon’s entertainment!

Senior Citizens PartyThis took the form of a free raffle, with over 50 prizes donated from local companies and staff of Y Pant.  The school would like to take this opportunity to thank The Butcher’s Arms, The Traditional Toy Shop, Cradbtree &Evelyn, Pontyclun RFC, Pontyclun Athletic Club, Mainline Transport and all members of staff for their generous donations.  The day then turned its attention to the ever-popular games of Bingo, called by year 11 pupil Matthew Ingram.  With two beautiful hampers filled with Christmas treats up for grabs, it was little wonder that this was a closely fought competition!

Senior Citizens Party

Finally, the senior citizens were surprised by a visit from Father Christmas, delivering a gift for every guest. The whole afternoon was a tremendous success and the school look forward to hosting this annual event next December.