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Head’s Blog 20th December 2019

Well, we have made it!  After a long (15 week) term, we have finally arrived at the end of the term and it has been an incredibly successful one.

The last week has seemed to sum up just how much energy there is at Brynteg School so much so, pupils and staff will need the next two weeks to recover!  Activities/events this week have included:

  • Our annual Carol Service at St Mary’s, Nolton.  This was an outstanding evening where pupils from year 7 -13 performed to a packed church.  A true celebration of Christmas and a wonderful display of the talents of our pupils.

  • The Rankin Scholarship award was presented to two of our ex-pupils who left last year – Briony Thomas (Medicine – Cambridge) and Rhys Spurgeon (Medicine – Bristol).  The award recognises academic and wider community impact and both Briony and Rhys are very worthy recipients.

  • Our Santa Appeal presents were bought and delivered to BCBC to be distributed to children in the county borough who perhaps need a little support this year.  It has been the twenty fifth anniversary of this amazing initiative and this year pupils rose to the challenge once again raising over £6000 meaning at least 200 children will receive presents.  I am sure you will agree with me that this is a fantastic achievement and one of which anyone associated with the Brynteg School community should be incredibly proud of.

On Wednesday we held our activities day where the whole school participated in trips and visits as a reward for their hard work this term.  To see so many different activities taking place at the end of such a long term really does demonstrate the hard work and commitment of the staff at Brynteg.

After a long period of rehearsing and a very successful carol concert, members of the Expressive Arts cluster were up bright and early the very next morning and they made their way to London to see a performance of ‘9 to 5’ (which is also our school show in October 2020).  Where do they get the energy from?

Today (Friday) we have a Professional Learning day where staff are looking at creating effective learning objectives in their lesson plan and also developing a range of oracy techniques for use in the classroom – and then we will all look forward to having a two week break!

We return on Monday 6th January which is a week ‘B’.  The opening of the new Wellbeing Centre has been postponed until the following week and I will write to you with further details after the holiday.

Thank you for your support this term.

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newyydd Dda