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Easter Holidays - Happy
Written by Debra Davies   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:55


happyPontypridd High School broke up for Easter Holidays on Friday 11th April which also saw, a slightly later than usual, Eisteddfod and a fantastic Fun Run. Please check back here after the Easter break for reports and photos from both events. In the meantime why not take a look at the following link and enjoy Mr Bracey and the staff's contribution to our Eisteddfod:

http://youtu.be/-77Ta2RmptE

 

 We hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing break. School returns on Monday 28th April.

 
PHS Students deliver the verdict
Written by Jude - Roving Reporter   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:41

courtFour Pontypridd High students had the privilege to visit Bridgend Law Courts; they were given a full tour and even allowed to sit in on some cases. We left early Thursday morning and arrived at about half past ten, despite Miss Stickler’s misleading satnav. When we arrived we had to go through a series of security checks, and were led into a youth court where we were shown the ropes by magistrate and justice of the peace Barry Stevens. We were shown some simulated cases and asked to deliver our own verdicts, this was essential in understanding the process and the procedures involved with a court case. After sitting in on some quite harrowing cases the pupils realised how hard it is to deliver a fair and appropriate sentence. After a short period of being locked in a cell the pupils concluded that a life of crime truly does not pay.

 
Canadian Tour Report
Written by Mr A Thomas   
Thursday, 03 April 2014 11:05

canadaOn the weekend of the 14th march, students from Pontypridd high school hosted the Hugh McRoberts Canadian touring side. They were over here for three days before travelling to Ireland on the Tuesday. The students provided entertainment all over the weekend building up to the game on the Monday. The game itself was a very exciting game of rugby with a lot of pressure on the Pontypridd boys knowing that the school had never lost to the Canadians before. Both teams saw it as such a great honour to be playing on the Cardiff blues grounds.

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University life in Oxford
Written by Zoe - Roving Reporter   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 14:00

oxfordDedicated lecturers, state of the art facilities, and plenty of time to study. That’s what we, a group of year 11 students, found out could be in store for us, when we went on an overnight trip to Oxford, to get a feel for university life. We all soon learnt our way around the city after being sent on a “treasure hunt” to find famous buildings such as the Bodleian Library and Oxford Museum of Science. Shortly after, we were lucky enough to be taken around the prestigious “Christ Church College” by a current student who answered all our questions about the subjects, accommodation, and our most pressing issue, the food. We also learnt about the history of Oxford, from the middle of the Isis on a boat, as we were driven up and down the stretch of the Thames which runs through Oxford, where future Olympians practice for the annual Oxford vs. Cambridge boat race. To finally get a feel for the culture, we visited Oxford’s finest Frankie and Benny’s and Bowlplex. Everyone had a brilliant time and it opened our eyes to future possibilities to look forward to.

 
KS4 Easter Holiday Revision
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 31 March 2014 14:00

The following revision sessions are available during the Easter Holidays for Year 11 pupils. Please attend as many as possible to prepare for the upcoming examinations.

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