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Head’s Blog – 19th October 2018

It has been another busy and varied week at Brynteg with some of the highlights being:

Diwrnod Shwmae -The first Shwmae Sumae day on October 15, 2013 to promote the idea of starting every conversation with shwmae, su’mae or shwdi! The event aims to show that the Welsh language belongs to us all – fluent speakers, learners or those shy about their Welsh. Our pupils certainly enjoyed the activities which were held on that day and our thoughts are turning to how this can be developed for next year

Year 11 mock interviews – year 11  pupils have spent this week being interviewed by a range of local employers.  This is excellent preparation for them as they begin to consider life beyond school.  Being placed in the position of being interviewed in this way for many was a new experience and one which would have highlighted to them the keys skills which need to be developed in order to be successful.  The support from those who gave up their time so willingly in order to do this is most welcome – it has made a real difference to our pupils.

Open Meeting with Parents and Carers – this is something which was started last year as a means of having a dialogue about our provision.  There is no set agenda with the sessions always being led by the parents and carers who are in attendance.  This time, some of the issues which were discussed were as follows:

mobile phones, uniform, SIMS parent and student apps, IT facilities, toilets, communication, enrichment and much more. Look out for details of the next meeting in December!

The photo of the week comes from Diwrnod Shwmae – a fantastic time was had by all!

Finally, good luck to the pupils and staff who are taking part in our school show (High School Musical) next week.  The fun, energy and sheer commitment which surrounds this production is simply a joy to see and really does prove why there should always be a place for performing arts in the secondary curriculum.  As you are aware, the performances are being held on October 24th-26th at the Grand Pavilion Porthcawl.  There are still some tickets available for the Tuesday and Wednesday evening and it would be so good for the pupils involved if all of the performances were a sell-out.

Financially, the staging of a production such as this is expensive and more often than not, revenue from the sales of tickets just about covers the costs involved.  Please support us by coming along to see this fantastic show – you will not be disappointed and your support will help to ensure that ventures such as this will continue in the future!

Thank you for your support

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