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Head’s Blog March 9th 2018

Once again, can I thank you for your support last week during our ‘snow days’ as  I know  that decisions such as these place a considerable pressure  on you as a family.  It really was good to get back to normality this week with only three weeks before the Easter holiday!

As our year 11 pupils begin their final preparations for their examinations at the end of their courses at the same time our year 9 pupils are beginning this process.  Next Tuesday (13th March), parents and carers of these pupils are invited in to school to hear about the process and also visit some classes of those subjects which are new at GCSE level.  This evening begins at 6pm in the upper school hall and it would be good to see as many pupils, parents and carers there as possible.

At the end of last week it was a pleasure to be able to write to so many parents and carers whose son/daughter will be joining our new year 7 in September. There is an invitation for them to attend a short meeting with myself and some of my colleagues on Monday 19th March at 6pm.  During the meeting, I will briefly talk about the plans for transition over the coming months and also some of the more practical things which I know can be such a concern (e.g. uniform and so on).

I know many of our pupils were disappointed when we had to postpone our Eisteddfod and I am pleased to let you know that we now intend to hold this for years 7,8 and 9 on Thursday 15th March.  Pupils in other year groups will be treated to an Eisteddfod concert on Wednesday 14th March as part of their Welsh lessons.  It promises to be another brilliant event at Brynteg and I am sure you will see lots of photos on our Twitter and Facebook feeds!

A reminder that there is an Open Meeting with myself for parents and carers on Tuesday 20th March at 6pm.  This is an opportunity for you to ask questions about any aspect of our provision.  From my point of view, I would like to gather your views on fundraising for projects to improve the learning environment in school.  Again, your attendance would be very much appreciated.

Finally, our photo of the week shows one of our year 7 pupils who had just finished reading an extract from one of her favourite books to the whole of her year group in assembly.  It was so good to hear our pupils enthusing about their reading and also how confident and articulate they are.

Best wishes