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Head’s Blog 20th April 2018

As explained in a previous post, you should have received a letter this week detailing our new biometric system for use in our school canteens.  It is important that these forms are returned by the end of the week in order for us to plan the next stage of the process.  If you have any queries about the new system, please do not hesitate to contact me.

The coming weeks are so important for all of our pupils but especially those who are preparing for external examinations. These pupils should all now be working towards these by having an effective revision programme.  It is important that, as well as ensuring that they are applying themselves to their studies, pupils look after themselves as well and, as we have said to them all, it is important that they find time to relax and have a regular break from revision.

I am constantly amazed by the wide range of additional opportunities which our pupils are offered.  A number of these activities allow pupils to experience other countries with two recent examples being  our French exchange and skiing trip.

 

The joint exchange between Brynteg and Bryntirion and the town of Villenave-d’Ornon (twinned with Bridgend) has been going for well over 20 years now. This year 16 of our students participated in the French exchange and were hosted by French families for a week. During their time in France they attended school and went on a number of trips in and around Bordeaux. This week the students returned to spend a week in Bridgend and have visited the Principality Stadium, St Fagans and Margam Park. They’ve also spent some time in school attending lessons and experiencing life a student in Brynteg.

The skiing trip involved a group of 52 pupils experiencing the delights of the slopes at Peschbihl,  Austria. The trip took place in the first week of the Easter holidays and was incredibly successful with pupils already asking about the next opportunity.

Whenever additional opportunities such as those mentioned above are organised, our pupils always respond in a positive way and are a real credit to Brynteg School.  I must recognise that without the support and dedication of a wonderful team of staff these activities would not take place and I am so grateful for all that they do.

Finally, the last word must go to our victorious senior rugby team who won the Welsh cup by beating a very stong Ysgol Preseli side 19-10 in the final at the Principality Stadium this Wednesday.  Once again, the boys concerned really were an excellent advert for Brynteg School and both teams demonstrated just how much talent there is in Wales.  Well done boys – we are all so proud of you.

The photo of the week shows a selection of our pupils who were unable to contain their excitement at the end of the game!

Best wishes

 

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