University of Wales, Newport Taster Days - brilliant opportunity


Taster days are aimed at year 12 and 13 students interested in finding out more about degrees and what it is like to be a student at Newport.
 As well as experiencing a day in the life of the university, you will be given a hands-on experience of the courses.
The day starts with a guest lecture at 10am followed by taster sessions which are 2 hours in total, organised into morning and afternoon sessions.  
Course details and a booking sheet are on the common room notice board.  Please place your name on the booking sheet by Friday October 5 if you are interested.

Mrs Nelson



5x60 Volunteering


KS5 are being given the opportunity to complete their x30 hours community participation for the WBQ and gain extra qualifications in First aid and Coaching through a volunteer programme run by the 5x60 team.
This opportunity will help you achieve the WBQ and gain additional qualifications and experience that will look fantastic on your CV and UCAS application form. It may even lead to paid part-time employment in an area you enjoy.
You will need to complete x30 hours of Volunteer work which may occur during lunchtime, free periods and after school.
You do not need past experience or be  outstanding at Sport but you will need to be responsible and committed.
Any expressions of interest in this programme of study should be made to Mrs Brockley in the LRC By Monday 1st October 2012 at 3pm. Simply tell her your name, form & the programmes of study you follow.
Places are limited so you will be informed if you are to start the programme.
We would then hope to run the programme again at a later date giving others the opportunity to take part.

Miss Squires

 

EMA

The following students are on the EMA list but have not completed the Learning Agreement form – please can you see Mrs Rees in the Admin office today:
 
Jay Evans
Amelia Lee
Ryan Lynch
Kaylun Tyler

UWN - opportunity to take part in Phil Packer walk


On Monday 1st October, the University of Wales, Newport will be hosting the arrival of a very special guest to Wales and we would like to invite some students to join us.
Phil Packer MBE is embarking on an inspirational challenge to raise awareness of adversity in youth. He is walking 2012 miles around Britain in 2012 and at 10am on 1st October, he will be visiting Newport.

Phil suffered spinal cord injury in 2008 whilst serving with Her Majesty’s Forces. In 2009 he rowed the Channel, walked the London Marathon over 14 days and hauled himself up El Capitan. He raised 1.3 million for the wounded and that year became Fundraiser of the Year at the Pride of Britain Awards and was given the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

He is walking 2012 miles across the UK this year in order to spread awareness of adversity and trauma in young people and will spend his first day in Wales, walking 6 miles in Newport.

Prior to his walk around the University’s Caerleon Campus, Phil will be giving a talk aimed at young people and we would very much like to invite some students to take part and then join Phil on a small part of his walk if they would like.

Phil’s talk will take place in the Sports Centre of Caerleon Campus at just after 10am, with his walk beginning at 11am. You would be very welcome to attend. Students can arrive at the Sports Centre at just before 10am, or arrive to join the walk at around 11am.

If interested, please contact Dominic.hannigan@newport.ac.uk

 

WBQ -message from Ms Squires

I'm not in this week, so for your Improving learning performance Keyskill you must complete pages 8-10 in the workbook (Your folders are in a magazine rack at the back of C113).

Please see the  Powerpoint 'WBQ-Advance Improving Your Own Learning' in the WBQ folder in the shared area for guidance (Slides 11-12). You are now breaking down your X3 Learning targets into specific, timed action plans. You will need to nominate x2 review dates. Do these during our lessson time. One must be before December 2012 and another Between January and the end of March 2013.

You must then carry out the research for your project. Slides 13-19 will give some guidance.



Police Cadet Recrruitment

Please be aware that Gwent Police are currently recruiting Cadets to start training from January 2013.


The closing date is THIS SUNDAY 23rd September

Welsh Bacc lessons with ALS

As Miss Squires is absent, work for her Welsh Bacc classes can be found in the shared area (in the WBQ folder).

5x60 Volunteering

KS5 are being given the opportunity to complete their x30 hours community participation for the WBQ and gain extra qualifications in First aid and coaching through a volunteer programme run by the 5x60 team.
This opportunity will help you achieve the WBQ, gain additional qualifications and experience that will look fantastic on your CV and UCAS application form. It may even lead to paid part-time employment in an area you enjoy.
You will need to complete x30 hours of volunteer work which may occur during lunchtime, free periods and after school.
You do not need past experience or be outstanding at sport but you will need to be responsible and committed.
Any expressions of interest in this programme of study should be made to Mrs Brockley in the LRC by Monday 24th September 2012 at 3pm. Simply tell her your name, form & the programmes of study you follow.
Places are limited so you will be informed by Wednesday 26th Septmember if you are to start the programme on the 27th September.
We would then hope to run the programme again at a later date giving others the opportunity too.

 Miss Squires

Access to Bristol

Access to Bristol is a programme of 8 afternoon sessions designed to give you a taste of student life at Bristol university.  This offers students who are part of the first generation of their family to go to university or those living in an area where low numbers go to university the chance to gain additional support in their A Level studies and would be a great addition to your CV or UCAS application.
There is also a bursary scheme for those who complete the programme and firmly accept an offer to study at Bristol. This is a really good programme!
For full information visit.bristol.ac.uk/access-to-bristol

Cancelled lessons-Monday 17th September

Ms Squires is absent so there are no sixth form lessons for her group periods 1 & 2 today.

Sixth Form Photos

Year 12 and 13 students need to have their photo taken on Monday 17th September.  Please go to the Hall whenever you are free but make sure you go by 1.00pm.

Mrs Nelson

Library/LRC info - please read!


You are welcome to use the school Learning Resource Area for quiet study and research.  Here is some useful information...
·         The timetable for the week is displayed on the LRC counter.  This tells you when classes are booked in and when space is available for you to work.  If in any doubt, just ask.

·         Mini Notebooks are available for you to borrow.  Please sign out the Notebook and lead on the booking sheet provided and sign them back in on return.  These are for use in the LRC, study room and common room and are your responsibility while signed out to you.

·         The LRC is a working room so please don’t use your phone or play music as this will disturb others. Please only drink water (no drinks are allowed in the computer areas) and don’t eat anywhere in the room.

·         There will often be other younger students in the LRC with you so remember to set a good example at all times.  Please come in quietly using the main door – the door at the far end of the room is not in use and must remain locked.
Many thanks
Mrs B

Year 13 - new timetabled lesson!

All Year 13 students will be attending a PSE lesson at the following times:

Wednesday Lesson 5 Week A
Thursday Lesson 5 Week B

If you have Welsh Bacc lessons with Ms Squires you will have Mr Webb or Mr Gilchrist for this lesson.

If you have Welsh Bacc lessons with Miss Butcher you will have Miss Parkhouse.

Check with your TfL for details of rooms.  If you aren't sure where you should be, meet at the Common Room at the start of Lesson 5 on Thursday and details will be given out.

Mrs Nelson

Medical Work Placements


One week medical work placements at the Royal Gwent and Neville Hall hospitals are now available to students considering a career in medicine.
To be eligible you must be age 17 or over when the placement takes place and be studying relevant A Level subjects – usually 2 science subjects, Maths and also an AS level as a fourth subject.
For all other non-medical work experience including nursing, midwifery, physiotherapists, dieticians and more, please refer to the website – www.aneurinbevanhb.wales.nhs.uk.

For further information, please see Mrs Brockley in the library.

EMA - IMPORTANT!

All students who have applied for EMA  must complete a Learning Agreement form (available from the Admin Office) if they have not already done so. They need to be handed in by the end of Tuesday 11 September.

The first payment will then be on Monday 17 September and will consist of one week’s money; followed by payments every 2 weeks.

If you have any queries, please see Mrs A Rees in the admin office.

Applied Science Handbook

Year 12 / 13 Applied Science Students.

I have created a dedicated blog -- all course information, notes and deadlines will be posted here:

http://btecl3.blogspot.co.uk/

Please check the site after each session.

There is also a new Twitter account to support the course.  @appscil3.  If you Twitter, please follow this account as all course updates will be Tweeted out.

Cheers
GPG

Collaboration Bus Timetable 2012-13

This timetable begins on Monday 10th September.  It is also on display in the sixth form common room.


Service Number
Route / Schools
Times
Operator
6
West
St Joseph’s
Duffryn
Coleg Gwent
08.30              10.55            13.20
08.33              10.58            13.23
08.50              11.15            13.40
Monmouthshire Council
7
West
Bassaleg
St Joseph’s
Duffryn
Newport High
08.30              10.55            13.25
08.42              11.07            13.37
08.45              11.10            13.40
08.58              11.23            13.53
Monmouthshire Council
8
West
Newport High
Coleg Gwent
Duffryn
St Joseph’s
08.30              10.55            13.20
08.47              11.12            13.25
09.00              11.25            13.45
09.03              11.28            13.48
Edwards Coaches
9
West
Newport High
Duffryn
St Joseph’s
Bassaleg
08.30              10.55            13.15
08.47              11.12            13.32
08.50              11.15            13.35
09.01              11.26            13.46
New Adventure Travel
10
West
Bassaleg
Coleg Gwent
08.30              10.55            13.25
08.57              11.22            13.52    
New Adventure Travel