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Head’s Blog 29th March 2018

Once again, this week saw another opportunity to develop our partnership with parents and carers as in our year 8 science learning and teaching event.  This saw pupils, sitting next to their parents and carers to experience a science lesson which was delivered by some members of the science team.  Too often, pupils are heard complaining that their parents/carers don’t understand the work that they have to do in school and similarly, parents and carers state that things have changed so much that they find it difficult to support children at home.  Events such are these provide the perfect opportunity to address these concerns and indeed the feedback from those parents and carers who did attend was extremely positive.  It is planned to hold similar events in the near future and it would be good to see as many parents and carers as possible at these.

After Easter, all pupils will bring home a letter explaining the move from the current card system which is used as part of our cashless catering system to a biometric system.  In order to be able to take this information from your child, you have to give your permission and the letter contains a reply slip to allow you to do so.  There is the option not to take part in this initiative and alternative arrangements will be made for those pupils but it is hoped that as many as possible will take part.

Congratulations to the senior rugby team who overcame a very strong Dyffryn Conwy side in the quarter final of the Welsh Cup and then went on to beat Treorchy two days later! They will now have the honour of playing in the final at the Principality Stadium on Wednesday 18th April. Congratulations to the pupils involved and thank you to the staff who supported them so well.

The caring side of our pupils never ceases to amaze me and this week we had another fantastic example of this when they raised over £300 as part of Epilepsy Awareness Day.  The day which was organised by members of the maths department, saw lots of purple themed activities going on and as well as the fun element, there was a real sense of everyone using the day to develop a greater understanding of the condition.

It has been extremely hard to choose a photo of the week as there have been so many activities undertaken.  However, the work that pupils have been doing in the music lessons as they undertake their practical exams certainly does demonstrate that they are thoroughly enjoying their learning in this subject and a selection of these is, quite rightly the last photo of the week for this term.

Have a safe and restful Easter Break.

Best wishes

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