It has been a fantastic start to the new school year with there being a real ‘buzz’ about the school. Having a long summer holiday is nice but it is also good to be back in school with such an amazing group of pupils and staff.
One of the areas which we have worked hard on over the past year is our communication. Hopefully, you will all have recognised a lot of activity on our Facebook and Twitter accounts as we celebrate the many positive aspects of life in Brynteg. This year, we have moved to a new system of communication for parents, carers and pupils and hopefully this will further add to the way in which you are kept informed. The new developments are as follows:
- Parent app – you may have received an email (or will shortly do so) inviting you to download this app to your phone (Apple or Android). Once installed, this will provide you with important information about the school such as term dates, training days, rewards, homework, sharing reports, attendance information and so on.
- Student app – soon all pupils will also be invited to download an app which will allow them to view their timetable, homework, events and so on. This has taken the place of the paper-based planner.
- Intouch – this will allow us to communicate with you by email or text and will be used primarily to monitor attendance. Your responses will automatically be logged in our attendance system.
With such a significant change, there are bound to be teething problems as we move to the new way of working and would ask you to work with us. Your support would be welcome in terms of downloading the apps as soon as you receive the email and encouraging your son/daughter to do so as well.
Our photo of the week shows some of our new year 7 pupils who seem to have settled so well. There is certainly a lot to look forward to!
Thank you for your support