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Head Teachers Blog Pennaeth

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2017

Last week saw a number of amendments and changes to the timetable, with pupils in every year participating in a variety of curriculum enhancing activities. The week started with a timely reminder by Mrs Pugh of the importance of respecting diversity. This was an opportune theme, given that the week has been identified as ‘Anti-bullying week’ on a national basis. Anti-Bullying was a recurring theme throughout the week, with PC Gayle Jones, the school’s School Beat officer addressing Year 10 pupils on safeguarding in a PSE session. Anti-Bullying was also the theme for Year 7 and Year 8 PSE session on Thursday morning, with Year 8 also following some resilience training with Miss Emily Owen and Mrs Justine Jones. We would like to extend a special thanks to the three external speakers who assisted with this week’s PSE work. Year 9 worked diligently on Work Skills, an activity which coincided very appropriately with the Careers’ Fair which took place in school on Thursday. I would like to thank Mrs Emma Fitzgerald and her team of helpers, as well as the representatives of colleges, universities and workplaces who made the event an interesting and profitable event for our students. Year 11 pupils spent some valuable time working on one of the challenges of the Welsh Baccalaureate, but also had the opportunity of attending the Careers’ Fair.

It was good to see Year 11 parents on Thursday evening, taking advantage of the opportunity to discuss pupils’ progress. Year 11 is a most important year and I would like to thank parents for showing a keen interest in their children’s progress and for working with us as a school in order to ensure the best possible results in the summer. Thank you also to parents who completed the questionnaires and for members of the governing body who attended the parents’ evening to distribute questionnaires.
We were proud this week of the under 15 girls’ football team for their performance against Newtown High School. Although they did not win, they played very well and we wish Newtown all the best as they proceed to the next round.
In order to support Children in Need, we had a non-uniform day and other money raising activities. As yet, we do not know the total sum of money raised, but we know that one cake stall raised £254.00 in fifteen minutes by selling cakes during morning break.

Announcements

Year 11 Mock Exams

Due to school closure, we will have to amend the Year 11 mock exams. The timetable will be as follows:
Oherwydd i’r ysgol fod ar gau fe fydd yn rhaid diwygio amserlen y ffugbrofion. Bydd yr amserlen newydd fel a ganlyn:

Thursday/Dydd Iau – Mamiaith and Ailiaith (WelshCymraeg), Biology/Bioleg and Option 2 subjects/pynciau Opsiwn 2 ( DT/DaTh, History/Hanes, Music /Cerdd and Spanish/Sbaeneg)

Friday – the exams that were to be sat on Tuesday
Dydd Gwener – yr arholiadau a oedd i’w sefyll ar ddydd Mawrth

Tomorrow, Wednesday 13th December 2017

Oherwydd nad yw safle’r ysgol yn ddiogel, ni fydd yr ysgol ar agor yfory.

Due to the fact that the school site is still unsafe, the school will be closed tomorrow.

  • Diana Awards

        A group of Year 11 girls had an excellent day in Cardiff at the Diana Awards. The Oasis team were presented with Diana Champion Volunteers Group award for their commitment and considerable time and effort they have put into the Oasis project. The team support Year 7’s in the school by visiting classrooms to get to know the pupils, doing surveys, playing games and covering relevant issues such as bullying. They also put on activities such as dodgeball at  lunchtime to help them mix and settle into school. The team travelled by train to City Hall, Cardiff for the presentation and attended workshops on developing community projects in the afternoon. The awards were presented by the Lord Lieutenant for South Glamorgan with a special guest present – Owain Doull Welsh Olympic Gold Medal Track Cyclist.  

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