Cancelled lesson

 St Joseph’s HS  year 12 - option E – RE lesson is cancelled today.

Information from Student Finance Wales for students going to university Autumn 2013

From 4 February 2013 onwards, pupils will be able to apply for their 2013/14 support online at Prospective students are to be encouraged to apply online and as such, we only hold a very limited supply of paper publicity material. We will therefore not be providing you with a supply of paper application forms and you should advise your pupils to apply for their support online.

If any students wish to apply using a paper application, PN1 forms and supporting information may be downloaded from the above website. Alternatively, they may either ring Student Finance Wales (0845 6028845) or us (02920 872938) requesting a PN1 form or you may provide us with the names and addresses of pupils who require a PN1 form and we will post them an application pack.

We expect that the major area for concern for prospective students will again be the level of fees. However, whilst the maxium tuition fees for Welsh students undertaking courses in England or Wales will be £9000, the maximum tuition fee payable by the student will only be £3575, with the balance being paid to the University by the Student Loans Company in the form of a Welsh Tuition Fee Grant. Eg. £9000 tuition fee - £3575 fee payable by student (via a fee loan or upfront) and a Welsh Tuition Fee Grant of £5425 paid to the University by the SLC.

 In addition, our student support team are available to answer any queries, either by ringing 02920 872938 or by emailing

Medical Physics Open Day

A Medical Physics Open Day in UHW, Cardiff is planned for 12/7/13. This open day has run in previous years and has been very successful. Places are limited to year 12 pupils with a maximum of 8 per school.  
Follow the link below for details.  Please see Mrs Brockley in the library if you are interested.

Apprenticeships opportunity

2 legal services apprenticeships are being offered by a Newport company, beginning in September 2013. Candidates will be students completing A levels this year. There will be an open evening for interested pupils and their parents in March.

If you are interested, please see Mrs Nelson as soon as possible.


Psychology students...

KS5 Psychology support group meeting 3pm Thursday in 6CR .

Exam Results

January’s results will be available from the Admin Office on 7 March 2013.
Following these results, should you wish to re-sit any units in the summer, you must inform Mrs A Rees in the admin office by 15 March.
This is particularly important for any students doing subjects at collaboration schools.

If you have any queries, please see me.

Mrs A Rees

Interested in army life? Then get involved in the EXERCISE EMPLOYERS CHALLENGE 2 - SAT 11 MAY 2013

An Employers Challenge day is being held at Raglan Barracks, Newport, South Wales, on Sat 11 May 2013. The aim of Exercise EMPLOYERS CHALLENGE 2 is to identify and develop leadership skills within a challenging military environment. The day will also be an ideal opportunity to increase awareness of the Territorial Army and in particular 104 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) including its role and function and the opportunities it offers within the local community. If you would like to take part in this event, please give your name to Mrs Brockley in the Library by Friday 22nd February.

Maths resit group message

Mr Green will not be in on Wednesday this week (20th Feb)- but will be in on Friday and can meet you p2.


All KS5 students will be required to take part in a Welsh Baccalaureate Day on Wednesday 6th February.  Attendance is compulsory.

Yr 12 students will be studying French for the day and Yr 13 will be studying Welsh. All roomings and groupings are displayed in the 6CR and LRC, please check these carefully and ensure you arrive punctually to your designated room.

Timings of the day
Pd 1- 8:45-9:45am

Pd 2 9:45-10:45 am

Break 10:45-11:00 am

Pd 3 11:00-12:00pm

Pd 4 12:00- 1:00pm

Lunch 1.00 - 1.30pm

Pd 5- 1:30-2:30pm

At 2:30pm all Yr 12 students are invited to a talk from Aberystwyth University about applying and studying at the University as well as details of the Summer School in 6CR.


Mrs Nelson

Psychology students - please read

Miss Murray is out today - Monday 4th Feb - so the Year 12 lessons will be cancelled P1&2 and Y13 lessons cancelled P5.