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Letter from the Head of School (30th Nov)

Letter from the Head of School - Mrs Kayleigh Oliver

Prynhawn Da!

This week I write to you on a Thursday as tomorrow we have an INSET day. As we move into December, we have lots going on in school. Next week we will start our Christmas attendance competition: ‘Countdown to Christmas’. There will be prize draws for all pupils who have 100% attendance throughout the month of December. This means it is a fresh start for everyone. Prizes include a £50 amazon voucher per year group, a family Christmas Hamper of goodies and lots of other festive treats. As we all know, good school attendance plays a crucial role in a child’s education. As a school, we place attendance at the greatest importance and encourage all pupils to attend and achieve when in school.

Next week we will also start our ‘Reverse Advent’ campaign, encouraging pupils to donate food items which will be donated to the local foodbank. This will run through registration time. We will also be hosting our first ‘Christmas toy/clothing drive’ on Thursday 7th December from 4pm in the school main hall. All members of the community are invited to attend to enjoy a mince pie, hot drink and hopefully find something to take away. We are also encouraging our community to donate any new or good-condition toys which can be recycled for the event, we already have some amazing donations. You will see our event advertised on social media, please promote this within our community. Following this, on Thursday we have our Christmas Concert in St Catherine’s Church, Pontypridd from 6.30PM.

This week I would like to congratulate Alfie Hopkins in Year 7 with 36 positive points and Evie Catlin in 7T with 30 positive points. In Year 8, Tiana Byard has achieved 31 positive points, Dylan Ham in Year 9 has achieved 26 positive points, Nerys Pritchard in Year 11 has achieved 29 positive points and Lewys Owen in Year 10 with 21 positive points. Well done all, keep up the good work. I would also like to congratulate staff from the technology faculty who have been spending their lunchtimes working with pupils making Christmas decorations which will be sold in school for a very small price.

As always thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Kayleigh Oliver- Head of School