Job Opportunity

Aquatics Apprentice.

£95 per week, 32 hours per week.

A local leisure company requires Aquatics Apprentices. Applicants must be strong swimmers and the position is subject to passing a basic fitness assessment. Duties will include working in sales, reception, poolside, learning all aspects of leisure teaching, life guarding and swimming. Will initially work towards achieving a Lifeguard qualification and teaching aquatics awards, progressing to Level 3 Parkwood Leisure Apprenticeship in Leisure Management, Exercise & Fitness or Operation Services. To apply email your CV and a covering letter to, stating whether you are applying for Cardiff, Penarth or Barry pools.

The closing date for these vacancies is 28th October

Applying for university?

Could the following students please see  Mrs Brockley in the Library between 9.00-3.30 on Thursday (Academic Review Day) for a short chat about their UCAS forms

Emma Barne
Kayleigh Barry
Jamie-Leigh Butcher
Chloe Chandler
Sarah Crowley
Amy Davies
Michael Garland
Alexander Leighton
Lisa Mansfield
Jacob McCarthy
James Nash
Sarah Poore
Xantia Salamanca-Robins
Jamie Leigh Sergent
Charlotte Smith
Chloe Smith
Aimee Whitehead
Rebekah Windsor

Many thanks

Mrs Nelson

UWN Open Days

University of Wales, Newport Open Days dates:

27th October

24th November

20th April

To book please contact email: telephone 01633 432432 or online



The students named below need to be in school by 9.00am on Thursday 25th October to complete their English controlled assessment:

Ebrahem Hassan
Jordan Kinsella
Kyle Leighton
Lucy Beech
Ella Nuttall
Andrea Sabolova
Jade Shackleton
Alex Turnbull
Samuel Witheridge

Attendance is compulsory.  You will also be expected to attend the revision session on Tuesday 30th Oct 9am-12pm

 Mrs Nelson


Collaboration Lessons - next week

There will be no collaboration lessons on Thursday and Friday NEXT WEEK as Thursday 25th October is Academic Review Day and Friday 26th October is a staff INSET day.

The Real Conversation Event at Rodney Parade

Would anyone be interested in attending the ‘Real Conversation’ event with me on Thursday 29th November?
This event brings together a number of young people, business leaders and other stakeholders to have a ‘real conversation’ about specific issues. It is an opportunity to discuss the barriers to employment and to explore solutions to enable young people to access work.
I am looking for a group of 4 or 5 students to come with me to this event which, as well as being  really interesting, will be a great addition to your CV.

If you are interested, please give your name to Mrs Brockley in the Library by Monday 22nd November

Mrs Nelson


School Photos

Please collect your school photo from the Library.


All permission slips are to be returned tomorrow - WEDNESDAY!

Message for A Level Maths students

As I am absent today, work has been emailed to your school email address and its to be completed by Friday when it needs to be handed in.

Mr Hoskins


All year 13 students MUST attend a 'Futures Day' this Thursday (11 October).  You will spend the day based in the LRC discussing your future plans with staff, ensuring you are supported onto the correct path for you.

Mrs Nelson

Free Trip!!

All Year 12 students MUST attend a trip to St Fagans on Thursday this week (11th October).
This is a COMPULSORY element of your WBQ qualification.
Please collect a form from the Library and return it to the Library by WEDNESDAY 10th October.

Mrs Nelson

Collaboration transport

Just a short note to inform everyone that there is a serious accident on the Motorway between Malpas Rd and High Cross. Although we haven't been given specific service delays as of 09.15 Home to School Transport has yet to be completed so this will have an impact on the following Inter School Transport.

Unfortunately services that use this stretch of the motorway will be most severely affected but we are currently experiencing a knock on effect across the whole road network.


Gareth Speed

Principal Passenger Transport Officer

Sixth Form Reps 2012-13

6th Form Reps 2012-2013

Student Voice

Year 7
Chloe Smith
Jodie Fletcher
Ella Nuttall
Year 8
Aimee Whitehead
Emma Poore
Karrie Brewer
James Downey
Josie Russell
Jake Archer
Connor Lingard
Bethan Davies
Shannen Hemmings
Jamie-Leigh Sergent
Megan Couch
Kyle Symonds
Amy Davies
Nikki Deneen
Jack Johnson


Lulu Msomi – Support for Year 7 and 8

To represent the year groups within each house.

Kyle Leighton – Year 9


Hollie Kempson – Year 10

Lucia Lim Yi Ern - Year 11

5x60 volunteering

If you are taking part in the 5x60 volunteering, there is a meeting next Thursday during Lesson 5 to discuss activities/preferences.  Details of venue to follw.

ARD appointments

Please return your ARD slips to the Library by Friday 5th October.
 If you haven't had a letter, please collect one from the library counter. If you don't select a time to suit you, you will be allocated a time to attend.

Engineering Taster day

The School of Engineering at Cardiff University is holding a University Taster day on Wednesday 17th October aimed mainly at AS level students considering an engineering topic at university level.
The day's plans include a welcome to the university, followed by two group workshops to show the different aspects of engineering and will include lunch and a tour of the department. Pupils will be hosted by lecturers and a large number of current students from different years, allowing pupils to see exactly what a day in the life of a student at Cardiff School of Engineering is like.
If you are interested, plese give your name to Mrs Brockley in the library.


WBQ - Miss Squires groups

Miss Squires won't be in school this week so timetabled lessons won't be taking place.  Please carry on with the work that was posted on this blog previously. 

Thinking of a career working with the elderly?

An event promoting opportunities for the elderly is running in the Newport Centre on Saturday 6 October.
This event would be a good learning opportunity for any students thinking of a career working with the elderly. There are over 80 stalls to browse for information, advice and freebies.
The event is free and there is no need to book – just go along anytime between 10am and 2pm.


Academic Review Day

Academic Review Day is on Thursday 25 October 2012.  Please collect a letter and appointment slip from your form tutor or from the LRC as soon as possible.  Appointment slips must be returned to the LRC by Friday 5 October.

Need a pen?

Pens and pencils are for sale from the LRC at lunchtime for Year 12 & 13 students. Pens - 20p and Pencils -10p.