Lesson cancellation - Monday 14th October

The Junior Dragons Academy lessons with Mr McCormick are cancelled today.

WBQ Day - Thursday 10th October

WBQ Day is this Thursday, 10th October.  No collaboration lessons will be taking place this day.
Attendance is compulsory for ALL year 12 and 13 students for the whole day.

Mrs Woodley

UCAS Tariff

The table below outlines the points awarded for some of the most popular qualifications on the Tariff:
Grades for suite of Qualifications known as              
BTEC Nationals
GCE A – Level and AVCE   Welsh Bacc Tariff points
90 credit Diploma
Subsidiary Diploma

Year 13 lesson cancellation

Please note that Economic lessons for Year 13 are cancelled at St Josephs.

Work can be accessed on Moodle.
If you need help organising your studies or want some support with your learning, you can request to see a Learning Coach in sessions that run after school each day. Please see your TfL for details. 


Collaboration Lessons - IMPORTANT!

Wednesday 2nd October  

Friday 4th October

Please note that a taxi will be taking and picking you up on these days.

The other days will be the minibus as normal.


Uni Taster Courses

King's College London and UCL are running a number of free university taster courses for year 12 students this autumn in the subjects listed below. Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis so please  apply as soon as possible by following the relevant link below or via our website www.london.ac.uk/tasters.
List of university taster courses with places available (as of 23 September 2013):
King's College London, Wed 16 Oct 2013, details/apply
repeated on Wed 20 Nov 2013, details/apply and Wed 11 Dec 2013 details/apply
Global Health & Social Medicine

King's College London, Wed 23 Oct 2013, details/apply

Science Engagement & Communication
King's College London, Fri 18 Oct 2013, details/apply

The Only Way Is 'Arts and Sciences'
UCL, Wed 13 Nov 2013, details/applyrepeated on Wed 4 Dec 2013 details/apply
More taster courses coming in 2014....
Students will be able to apply to university taster courses taking place in 2014 through our website www.london.ac.uk/tasters from 11am on Thursday 9 January 2014. A full list of taster courses in over 70 different subject areas taking place at over 20 universities across London will be available on our website then.

Lesson cancellation

Year 13 RE collaboration lessons at St Joseph's tomorrow,  periods 3 & 4 are cancelled.
Work has been set for the pupils and they are to continue with their"research of the soul" and the first of their essays ready for Friday.

Mrs Burke sends her apologies.

Young Newport LGBT Group

Providing a safe, supportive and confidential environment for young people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (or young people that maybe questioning their identity)
September –December Programme 2013

3rd Sept
5:30 – 7:30pm
The LGBT Community where do I fit in?
Info Shop
17th Sept
5:30 – 7:30pm
Film Night
Info Shop
1st Oct
5:30 – 7:30pm
Self esteem
Info Shop
15th Oct
5:30 – 7:30pm
Art and crafts
Info Shop
Half Term
Dates/times TBC
Museum Halloween Project
Museum/Info Shop
12th Nov
5:30 – 7:30pm
Risky behaviour/online
Info Shop
26th Nov
5:30 – 7:30pm
Film project
Info Shop
10th Dec
5:30 – 7:30pm
Sexual Health
Info Shop


Interested in a career in law?

Our Explore Law event will be taking place at The University of Law, Bristol on Wednesday 9 October 4pm-6.45pm.
Run by our tutors, all of whom are qualified lawyers, this fun and informative event is an excellent opportunity for  final year GCSE and first year A Level students to find out what it really takes to pursue a career in law. Plus it’s a great experience to add to your personal statements if they decide to apply for a law degree in the future.
On the day you will:
· Take part in an interactive law taster workshop
· Get valuable advice on finding their route into a career in law
· Put their questions to a panel of practising lawyers and current law students

You can find out more about this FREE event by visiting www.law.ac.uk/events.

Message from St Joseph's High for collaboration students

Next Tuesday we will be having our first whole school Mass during P3.
Obviously this has an impact on student lessons. We will be teaching P4, so if any of your students are with us for those periods they can go to the Library for P3 and then lessons P4.
Our students will attend any collaborative lessons with you as planned for both periods.
It affects yr 12 pathway A and yr13 pathway E.
Mr J Ryan

Student wi-fi

If you have signed a student wi-fi agreement, you will now be able to access the internet on your smartphone, etc.  Please see the instruction sheet on the library counter to set up.

More part time job vacancies

Card Factory – Commercial Street, Newport have Zero Hour contracts available – Clients can call in to collect a company application form and return it to the store.

J D Sports – Commercial Street Newport, Looking for an Assistant Manager and various other positions – Call in to store for details
Clinton Cards Commercial Street, Newport – Looking for a team member for an 8 hour position – hand in CV to Store Manager

The Body Shop, Commercial Street, Newport – 3 Vacancies available for Christmas – Start date 11th November finish date 30th December 2013. Apply on line through Body Shop Web Site – Recruitment Button at bottom of page you can load your CV, this CV will also go out to other businesses for use. The body shop site ask applicants 5 Questions.

You will have to register to complete a short application form.

New Look – Commercial Street, Newport – No Vacancies at this time but do expect to have them , Always willing to take CV’s please hand in to store.

Coffee No 1! – Looking for Full Time Staff member 37 hours plus please apply on web site www.coffee1.co.uk

Argos – Stow Hill, Newport – Will be taking on Seasonal Staff call in to pick up and complete a company application form.

Year 12 Notice

Could any students who have joined us from another school please bring a copy of their exam results in to Mrs A Rees in the office.

Part time vacancies in Newport

Clinton Cards – Newport Retail Park - Spytty

Sales Assistant 12 hours per week. Must be willing to be flexible about hours. This vacancy is being dealt with locally so, please call in with your CV and ask for John or Phillip.
Other Vacancies with Clinton Cards often become available, please visit their web site:

HMV – Commercial Street- Newport

Sales Assistant Vacancy for 7.5 Hours Per week – Sunday.
Advert in their shop window – They will also be having Christmas Vacancies so please keep an eye on their web site

Sports Direct – Newport Retail Park – Spytty

Will be relocating to a larger premises shortly – will be having vacancies – You can apply now by handing  in your CV to your local Store in Spytty, or apply on line, keep watching for advertised vacancies:

Costa Coffee – Newport Retail Park – Spytty

Will be having vacancies for Christmas period from End October you can hand in your CV to your local store in Spytty or apply on line:

Bank Fashion – Cardiff

Looking for Assistant Manager and also a Supervisor: View and apply on line : bankfashion.co.uk/careers

Bank Fashion – Newport Retail Park – Spytty

Will be taking on staff over Christmas, you can drop in a CV but ensure it includes details of the working times and days you would be available, they will be looking for applicants who can be slightly Flexible regarding working hours.

H&M – Newport Retail Park – Spytty
Currently have several Permanent Sales Assistant Vacancies available:
2 x 8 hours
1 x 12 hours
1 x 20 hours

Call into the store in Spytty with your CV.

Asda Living – CafĂ© – Newport Retail Park – Spytty
Currently have a Zero Hour Contract available- they advertise with the Job Centre

Outfit – Newport Retail Park – Spytty
Always welcome CVs – you can also provide a covering letter advising of time availability

Door entry/exit cards

Please could sixth form students ensure that they use their cards to enter and exit the building in the blue area. Admin staff are not permitted to let them out of the building via the main entrance.


Clearing info - Cardiff Met

For applicants looking for 2013 entry through clearing or simply after some advice please contact us on the number below.
We have some vacancies in the following areas:
• Accounting, Economics & Finance
• Art & Design
• Biomedical Science
• Business, Management & Marketing
• Computing & Information Systems
• Dance
• Educational Studies
• English, Creativity & Contemporary Media
• Environmental Health
• Food & Nutrition
• Health Care & Complementary Therapies
• Psychology
• Social Sciences
• Sport
• Tourism, Hospitality & Events
Want to visit us?
Clearing Open Day 21st August 11.30am – 2.30pm.
Llandaff & Cyncoed campuses

 Tel: 02920417117


If you require bus tokens for work experience, these can be collected from the main school admin office on Thursday and Friday this week, along with a Health & Safety booklet.

Zoom Cymru

Zoom Cymru Summer Film Academy 2013 Twenty places are available for 16-19 year olds at this free summer school taking place at the Atrium, Adam Street, Cardiff, CF24 2FN (city centre location) between 29th July- 2nd August. Activities include technical workshops, script writing and editing with professional mentors and tutors on hand to help students take their first steps to becoming independent film makers. Interested young people can download the application form from the Zoom Cymru website or call Zoom Cymru on 01443 888337 if they have any queries.

Lesson cancellation

Lessons at St Joseph's are cancelled on Thursday 11th July as they are holding their Sports Day

Cancellation of Welsh Lesson at St Joseph's

On Tuesday 9 July, the Welsh lesson with Mr Loder period 1 is cancelled.

Careers Wales - get updates of job vacancies!

Twitter is the place to get breaking news, local updates, global events, inspiration and good conversations. That's why Careers Wales has opened our very own Twitter account to advertise our vacancies. Our Twitter account is @jobsCW so follow us now!

UCAS Day July 8 2013

Please bring a list of your qualifications to date with you when you attend the UCAS day next Monday 8 July. You will need to fill in details on your application form of each subject, the exam board, the grade you achieved and the year you achieved it. Thanks

Year 12 - all students

Year 12 UCAS Day takes place on Monday July 8th.  Sessions will be led by staff from University of South Wales and will start at 9.00am. Please meet in the sixth form common room.
All students are expected to attend.

University of South Wales Open Days

Open Days 2013:

Saturday 6th July
Friday 13 September
Saturday 19 October
Saturday 23 November

Book your place today: 08455767778

Part time jobs

Clarks Shoe shop (SPYTTY) are advertising for seasonal employees – interested applicants should call in to Spytty Shops, to pick up application form – DO NOT RING. Clarks Shoe Shop Unit 1d Newport Retail Park - Spytty Spytty Road Spytty Newport NP19 4QQ http://www.clarks.co.uk/storelocator?

Message for Year 13 leavers...

Good luck to all of you leaving today. It has been an absolute pleasure working with many of you and I wish you all the very best for the future ! Be healthy and happy and always follow your dreams
Best wishes watty Watkins ;-) xxx

Locker Keys

If you are leaving school this year, please remember to return your locker keys to the school library before you leave.  Your locker key deposit will then be returned to you.  Please empty your locker before returning your key!

Mrs Brockley

Year 13 Leavers Ceremony

Year 13 leavers ceremony takes place on Thursday 20th June at 2.00pm in the Dragons room.  We are looking forward to seeing you all!

Mrs Nelson


 A2 lessons begin on Monday 17th June.


The UCAS Day scheduled for Monday 17 June has been cancelled.  Please attend lessons as normal.

School leavers apprenticeships with Thomas Cook

Details of Thomas Cook apprenticeships can be found below.  

The Cardiff closing date is 16.06.13 and the Newport closing date is 30.06.13


Year 13 Leavers Hoodies - date extended!

Year 13 Newport High School leavers hoodies are now available to buy online at


Hoodies have the names of all the current Year 13 on the back and you can choose your own colour and add a nickname if you like. Size info is on the website.

Orders must be made ONLINE by Sunday 23rd JUNE


Mrs Nelson

WBQ week 10-14th June

All Yr 12 students will be taking part in a WBQ week next week. Please meet in the sixth form common room at 9.00am on Monday 10 June
Students will also be expected to continue attending any vocational subject area lessons.

Mrs Nelson

Morrisons - Newport Road, Cardiff

Some information on the new store due to open on the old dairy site on Newport Road, Cardiff (opposite Homebase):
The bulk of store vacancies will be advertised from 29th July.
Positions for 15 skilled Butchers and Bakers will be advertised sooner.
Vacancies will all be advertised on www.iwantafreshstart.com.
There will be 230 part time and 36 full time posts.
A telephone hotline will open on 5th August.       Interviews for most positions will take place w/c 9th September when it is expected that 540 applicants will be interviewed.

· There is no official date for the store opening yet.

The Info Shop

The Info Shop are hosting groups every Tuesday evening 4-6pm run by the University of South Wales. The group is called ‘Who’s listening to ME’ and offers young people –
Personal Development Opportunities
Bite-size level four accreditation
Employability Skills
Advice and Guidance on student finance & UCAS applications

They will be running through June & July and also offers the opportunity of spending two days in August at Caerleon Campus, getting a taste of university life. Transport is available.
Ages 17-25. If you want more info, call the Info Shop on 01633 784052

Head Boy and Head Girl applicants....

If you are applying for the position of Head Boy or Girl, your PowerPoint presentation must be sent to Mrs Nelson or Miss Allman by Monday 10th June:

Year 13! Get your memento of your time at Newport High now!!

Year 13 Newport High School leavers hoodies are now available to buy online at


Hoodies have the names of all the current Year 13 on the back and you can choose your own colour and add a nickname if you like. Size info is on the website.

Orders must be made ONLINE by THURSDAY 6th JUNE


Mrs Nelson

Newport City Homes Academy Open Days

Do you have little or no experience or qualifications and can't get a job? Let us help you break that cycle!
To find out more, come along to our main open day at Nexus House on Friday 7th June 2013 between 10.00am - 3.00pm (Mission Court, Newport NP20 2DW)
Or drop into a mini open day at our West area office, Bettws on Tuesday 11th June between 11.00am -2.00pm

Apprenticeships Available

At Newport City Homes, our people are passionate about providing quality housing
services for all our residents. We are a values-led organisation which strives for
excellence in everything we do, providing a working environment where careers can
flourish. We listen, learn and improve, and, most of all, we deliver to our
As part of our ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for people, we are
pleased to be offering more apprentice placements for the coming academic year.
We are currently delivering multi million pound upgrades to our homes over the next
few years. If you would like to

start an apprenticeship, please visit our website.

We are looking for:

Painting Apprentices x 2

Facilities Services Apprentices x 2

Cleaning & Environmental Apprentices x 3

Carpentry Apprentice x 1

Maintenance Apprentices x 6

Fenestration Apprentice x 1

Closing date: Midday on Wednesday 5
th June 2013

Skills Test: w/c 24
th June 2013

Interviews: w/c 15
th July 2013

To find out more and to apply, visit www.newportcityhomes.com

or call 01633 227770 or 01633 227681


YEAR 13! Get your memento of your time at Newport High now!!

Year 13 Newport High School leavers hoodies are now available to buy online at


Hoodies have the names of all the current Year 13 on the back and you can choose your own colour and add a nickname if you like. Size info is on the website.

Orders must be made ONLINE by THURSDAY 6th JUNE


Mrs Nelson

Legal Apprenticeship opportunities

DAC Beachcroft would like to promote their apprenticeships, especially to pupils in year 13 awaiting their final grades and to any other suitable clients we are aware of that have at least 280 UCAS points and 5 A-C GCSE grades including English and Maths. The closing date for applications is 9th June 2013.

For information please see:

Get Your Year 13 Leavers Hoodies!

If you would like a Year 13 leavers hoodie, please email jbr@newporthigh.co.uk and I will forward you a photo of the design and details of how to order and pay.

We will be ordering from www.leavershoodies.com and the design will include a small school logo on the front and a list of your year group members on the back.  The price is likely to be around £21.50.

This is a great opportunity to have a lasting souvenir of your time in the sixth form, so don't miss out!

Would you like to become an Anti-Bullying Ambassador at Newport High?

 I am looking for about 15 young people to join me on a training event in Swansea that will prepare you to become our first group of ambassadors from September 2013.
The project is run by the Princess Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme and they have so far trained 5000 young people across the UK.
At the training event in June you will be equipped with the expertise, motivation and inspiration to ensure that our school is a safe, happy one, free from bullying. You will also get the opportunity to meet other students from across south wales who are also passionate about anti-bullying, and be given a training booklet, branded materials/resources, certificate and an action plan.
If you would like to be part of this exciting group please email me at ND@newporthigh.co.uk telling me why you would like to be an anti-bullying ambassador. I will then select 15 students for the first set of training.

I look forward to hearing from you!!
Mrs Davies

Summer Playscheme

If any 6th form students are interested in a job throughout the summer for the playscheme,  the application forms can be found on the Newport City Council website: www.newport.gov.uk The closing date will be Wednesday 29th May

Many thanks
Charlotte Painter
Inclusive Play Support Worker

NCH Apprentice Open Day

We are holding our annual NCH Apprentice Open Day on Tuesday 28th May. 
At this event individuals will be able to:

§ Find out NCH Apprenticeships

§ Find out what apprenticeship are available

§ Understand what is involved/how the recruitment process works

§ Meet some of the training providers and colleges

§ Ask questions

To attend this event we would be great if you could book at space @ http://spnch.newportcityhomes.com/Apprentice/ or 01633 227770 / 227681

The times are : 09.30 , 11.30, 13.00

Many Thanks

Frances Maclean
Apprentice Co-Ordinator

Creative and Digital Media Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship details below. The deadline for applications is 12PM on Tuesday 28th May.

Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media, Cardiff

Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media, Bridgend
Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media, Cwmbran

Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media, Cardiff

Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media, Cardiff

 Application process:
Selected applicants will be invited to Group Workshop days.
Group Workshop days will consist of:

-assessed on their creativity during a group exercise.

-assessed on how they work in a team during the group exercise.

-looking out for natural leaders.

-will be asked to do a presentation to other applicants and Cyfle staff. A presentation example given to me was where applicants are given 4 photographs and have to make up a story about the pictures. The presentation will be informal and can’t be prepared for.

-A practical test specific to the job they have applied for. This could be something to do with special effects, costumes, camera work, production, depending on what vacancy they have applied for.

Some employers may then want to do a 1-2-1 interview.



Dragons Tour

Your £50 deposit needs to be with Mr McCormick by Friday 17th May - tomorrow!

Study Room info

The study room will be closed on Weds 15th May between 12 – 3:30pm for Psychological Research.
Apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Also, would students please note that the study room is for quiet study only.  Please use the common room if you want to chat.
Miss Parkhouse