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Coronavirus Related News [Newyddion Diweddaraf Feirws Corona]

Coronavirus Related News Newyddion Diweddaraf Feirws Corona

Please see coronavirus related news below.

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  • Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams - End of Term letter

    Published 09/07/20

    Please see the attached letter from the Minister for Education

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  • Sixth Form Virtual Open Day

    Published 07/07/20

    Our sixth form virtual open day presentation is available to view below.

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  • Message from Careers Wales

    Published 07/07/20

    Please see below a message sent on behalf of Careers Wales.

    Dear Pupil/Parent/Carer,

    This year, Careers Wales are developing a new strategic vision. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is probably going to be felt for some time to come, but it is clear that for both young people and adults, the need for an independent, all-age careers guidance service for Wales will be crucial to aid the economic recovery. To develop this vision we would be grateful if you could complete the survey at:



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  • Health and Wellbeing: New Google Classrooms

    Published 23/06/20

    Following the success of the health and wellbeing faculty's youtube playlist, the staff members have now set up individual google classrooms for you which will focus on 5 separate areas of physical education.  Tune in to your chosen classroom for videos and resources.

    • Football with Mr Faulds: cpoijis
    • Netball with Mrs Griffiths: tlyfnya
    • Fitness with Miss Williams: siy7s2y 
    • Rugby with Mr Thomas: w6yhrkb
    • Dance with Miss Harris: 3klje2z
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  • Update for parents regarding week 4 of check in, catch up, prepare sessions.

    Published 23/06/20

    I refer and remind you of the decision that has been made below in relation to school check in, catch up and prepare sessions. Our plans for the first three weeks will remain in place but to clarify any sessions planned for the fourth week will now have to be put off until September. 

    CCBC confirms return to school arrangements

    The Leader of Caerphilly county borough council has confirmed that schools across the area will reopen to pupils on Monday 29th June for a period of three weeks before the start of the main summer holidays on Friday 17th July.

    Cllr Philippa Marsden said, “The original proposal was for pupils to return for a period of four weeks, however, after extended discussions we have concluded that our schools will now open for 3 weeks and close for the summer holidays on 17th July.”

    “We are taking a consistent approach across Gwent and I very much welcome this opportunity for pupils to check in and catch up before the summer break. Our priority is to safeguard the health and wellbeing of pupils and staff, as well as ensuring learning can resume as quickly and safely as possible.”

    Schools across the county borough will open their doors on Monday 29th June for pupils to return on a phased basis. Year groups will be split into cohorts with staggered starts, lessons and breaks. This means that, at most, around a third of pupils will be present in the classroom at any one time, although individual schools may need time to reach this level of operation.

    CCBC has been successfully running a number of childcare hubs in many of its schools throughout the outbreak, so staff have significant experience of working within these new conditions and limitations and are well placed to provide safe, well managed learning environments.

    Cllr Barbara Jones, CCBC Cabinet Member for Education added, “We would like to assure the whole community that all appropriate steps will be taken to safeguard pupils and this will remain our key priority.”

    “Everyone involved in reopening schools has been working extremely hard and we are sure that the children attending school for the 3 weeks will have an enjoyable, productive and worthwhile experience that will help as many as possible to check in, catch up and prepare for September.”

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  • CCBC confirms return to school arrangements

    Published 19/06/20

    The Leader of Caerphilly county borough council has confirmed that schools across the area will reopen to pupils on Monday 29th June for a period of three weeks before the start of the main summer holidays on Friday 17th July.

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  • Children and Young People's Wales Diabetes Network information for parents

    Published 19/06/20
    Please see the attached letter from the Children and Young People's Wales Diabetes Network.
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  • Video: Check In, Catch Up, Prepare

    Published 15/06/20

    Please watch the following video that we have prepared for parents, guardians and students to help visualise the school environment set up ready for check in, catch up and prepare sessions.

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  • Check In Catch Up Prepare Provision

    Published 09/06/20

    Please see the attached parent letter from Mr Jarvis regarding check in catch up and prepare provision for students.

    For planning purposes, we need to know how many students require a space. We will assume that if you have not completed this form by Monday 15th, 3pm that you do not wish your child to have a place in one of our sessions before the summer.

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  • Letter from Mr Jarvis, Headteacher

    Published 03/06/20

    Dear Parents / Guardians

    Please see attached a letter from the Headteacher, Mr Jarvis following the announcement made by the Minister for Education in the Welsh Government today.

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  • Half Term Message (video)

    Published 29/05/20

    Please see our special half term video message to all students.

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  • Social Change UK Survey

    Published 20/05/20

    Please see message from Social Change UK who are looking to survey children aged 11 - 16 across Wales...

    Please can you complete the following survey to help NHS Wales find out more about your views and thoughts about period health to help create a new website and resources to help you find out more and get the information and support you might need.  

    The survey will take 10 – 15 minutes and should be done as part of your set work this week. You should do the survey only once and can choose to do it in English or Welsh (please chose one of the two links below). You therefore only need to complete one of the survey links, not both:

    English language survey:

    Welsh language survey:

    We are launching the survey from today, Monday 18th May – 5pm Monday 8th June (for 3 weeks). Please do support us with this work if you are able to, we would really appreciate your assistance! If you have any questions on the above, or would like further information about the project overall, please contact Eloise Pinchera: (0207 186 1980). 

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