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  • South Wales Argus Schools & Education Awards 2021/22

    Published 11/04/22

    INSPIRING, dedicated, courageous: these are just some of the words used to describe the winners of this year’s South Wales Argus Schools & Education Awards 2021/22, held in association with Cardiff Metropolitan University.

    Students on their way to St Martin’s in Caerphilly this morning now have extra reason to be proud of their learning community after it was named both the ‘Secondary School’ and headline ‘School of the Year’. Meanwhile their Lee Jarvis took the mantle of ‘Head Teacher of the Year’.

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  • TES Awards 2022

    Published 11/04/22

    With pride, we announce our selection for The Entrepreneurial School #TESAward2022 as recognition for vision & excellence in implementing entrepreneurship education. 1 of 2 schools in UK, & 35 in Europe. Celebration at Gen-E European Entrepreneurship Event, Tallinn, 13 July.

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  • St Martin's Ski Trip to Austria 2023

    Published 06/04/22

    Health and Wellbeing Faculty Trip to Austria Skiing 2023.
    I am writing to inform you about an exciting opportunity for your son/daughter to attend a skiing trip to Saalbach, Austria in February half-term 2023. This opportunity will leave lasting lifetime memories and experiences in one of Austria's top resorts.

    Please see letter attached for further details.

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  • Sixth Form Update

    Published 24/03/22

    Good morning to all of our parents and guardians, 

    I am pleased to write to you with an update you on our leadership of St Martins Sixth Form Centre which is now a leading provider in the area and a major competitor in terms of sustained strong results at A level over the last 5 years. 
     
    Miss McCallion who has done a superb job of leading our Sixth Form at the school has recently attained a promotion to Assistant Headteacher level at another school where I am sure she will make further improvements to the education of the young people of Wales. We also have a strong replacement for her teaching post of Criminology a leading subject in our Sixth Form. 
     
    Following an exhaustive and rigorous recruitment process, we have secured a highly experienced Head of Sixth Form as a replacement. 
     
    Mr Brookes our new Head of Sixth Form has extensive experience of leading a large school based Sixth Form and will join us in June where he will begin to work with current year 12 to transition into year 13 and meet our year 11 learners as they move onto their studies at Post-16 level. 
     
    This is an exciting time for our Sixth Form Centre with results skyrocketing and new courses coming online which include construction, Geology, Hair and Beauty and of course our PSG Sports Academy which is the first of its kind in Wales. 
     
    Over the next few months we will be sharing more details on these new developments and how your child can be part of our Sixth Form Centre which combines the highest teaching standards with a strong pastoral system that will ensure success for all learners at every stage in their education. 
     
    Kind regards 
     
    Mr Jarvis
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  • West Coast USA trip

    Published 19/02/22

    Please see the following presentation for information on the West Coast USA trip organised by Mr Jowett, Head of Faculty for Humanities.

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  • Sixth Form Enterprise Stalls

    Published 28/11/21

    At this Wednesday's Christmas Concert there will be 6 stalls that will be run by our sixth form enterprising learners.  Some of their company websites can be found here:

    Stay tuned for additional websites posted here this week.

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  • Year 12 & 13 Parents' Consultation Evening

    Published 18/11/21

    Dear Parent/Guardian,
            
    I am pleased to invite you to our Year 12 / 13 Parents’ Consultation Evening, which will take place online Thursday 25th November 4pm - 7pm.  The main focus of the evening will be to give you an update on your child’s academic progress.  There will also be an opportunity to discuss any other concerns, for example well-being and behaviour. 

    Due to COVID numbers still being a concern in our community the school has decided to keep this event as virtual. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and receive an email confirming your appointments. These appointments will then be conducted using the same website via its video calls feature (you will have the option to just use the audio and turn off the camera if you wish). Please watch this parent training video for more information. As many of you will know, Parents’ Evenings are always busy occasions, therefore, this software will also ensure appointments are kept to 4 minutes, with a 1 minute gap in between each. This will help the teachers to keep to their tight schedule of appointments and eliminate waiting times for you.

    Appointments can be made from Monday 22nd November at 7am and will close on Thursday 25th November at 3pm.  Please log into stmartinsschool.schoolcloud.co.uk to access the platform.

    We look forward to speaking with you on 25th November 2021.

    Yours faithfully,

    Miss H. McCallion

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  • SHRN Survey

    Published 17/11/21

    The letter is regarding the SHRN survey that will be taking place in school over the next two weeks commencing 22nd November.

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  • PTFA Meeting

    Published 13/11/21

     

    Good afternoon parents / guardians,

     
    A new school year begins and along with it another year of events are planned to raise much needed funds for our school to enable our children’s experience and memories of St Martin's to be the best they can be. Can you spare an hour a month to help? Have you any ideas or suggestions for new events or ways to improve past events?  
     
    We invite you to join our PTFA, along with your children's teachers and school staff and community leaders as we work toward enriching the lives of all of the students at our school.   
     
    Thank you to those parents who have already expressed an interest in establishing St Martin's PTFA - Parent Teacher Friends Association 
     
     (Upcoming events include the Christmas Concert / Fayre due to take place on 9th December)
     
    A meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 4.30pm in the School Library in the New Building, where refreshments will be provided.
     
    We look forward to welcoming you at this meeting.
     
    If you would like to let us know that you will be attending please email reception@stmartins.caerphilly.sch.uk, otherwise please feel free to just come along. 
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  • Book Fair - One week only!

    Published 11/11/21

    We are very excited to announce that for one week only, we will have the Scholastic Book Fair at our newly launched Learning Resource Centre. 

    Where possible, Key Stage 3 will have an opportunity to view the books during one of their English lessons, but the fair will open every day to all learners during break, lunch or after school.

    Payment, where possible, will be made online and a book fair order form will be issued during the event next week.  

    We are excited to host this event and we hope you are all looking forward to it also.

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  • Welsh Schools Trampoline Competition

    Published 08/11/21

    Attached is the entry form and affiliation form for the Welsh Schools Trampoline Competition 2021/22 to be held on Sunday 23rd January 2022 at Sports Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff CF11 9SW.

    A copy of the rules can be found at https://www.bsga.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Rules-Trampoline-2021.pdf

    BSGA Trampoline Competition Rules 2021-22 Issue 1

    BSGA Trampoline Competition Rules 2021-22 – Issue 1 0. Special Exceptions and Changes for 2021-22 0.1 Section 3 Exceptional COVID circumstances and eligibility: We recognise that many potential entrants will have had little or no training for the past 18 months.

    www.bsga.org

    The closing date for entries is Friday 10th December 2021.

    Please submit your entry forms by email.  We can then process your entries automatically, which keeps our workload down and avoids typing mistakes.  If you experience any difficulties with the form or cannot submit an email entry, please contact us.

    The competition dates are as follows:

    Welsh Regional: Sunday 23rd January 2022 at Sports Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff CF11 9SW

    Central Zonal: Sunday 30th January 2022 at Hinckley Leisure Centre, Argents Mead, Hinckley LE10 1BZ

    National Finals: Saturday 12th March 2022 at tbc (Yorkshire Region to host)

    Because of the short time between the Welsh Regional and Zonal competition, completed entry forms and payment MUST be submitted in person on the Welsh Regional Sunday 23rd January competition day. Details will be available nearer the time. No entries will be allowed at any other time.

    As the current Covid-19 situation is unpredictable, please be patient if rules for the running of the competition change frequently leading up to the competition day. There may be limits on spectator numbers and we may ask all gymnasts to leave the venue as soon as their group's medal ceremony is completed. Please make allowances for this when arranging chaperones.

    Currently, the competition will be held on 6x4 beds.

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