Jim Murphy

CandlesThe school is saddened to learn of the death of Jim Murphy.

Jim taught at the school for many years and only recently retired. He was a much loved and respected colleague.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

The funeral will be held at All Hallows Catholic Church Miskin and Cefn Parc Cemetery. On Tuesday 30th at 12:30pm

Later to the Ship Pub for refreshments.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 June 2015 15:52


School Transport Consultation Meeting

H2S MeetingPlease follow the link to a press release on behalf of the RCT Church School Transport Action Group. As you may be aware RCT is proposing to remove free transport for all discretionary recipients. If this is successful it will come into force on 1st September 2016. This will have a huge impact upon hard working families and those on free school meals. Press Release.pdf

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 07:56


Summer Celebration of Music 2015

MusicNotesThursday 2nd July 6pm
Cardinal Newman School Hall

A concert celebrating pupils' musical achievements

Tickets available at the door.
Suggested donation Adults £3,
Children and Concessions £2.
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)  £8

Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2015 13:24


Home to School Transport Consultation

bus stop 3As you will know RCT County Borough Council has begun a consultation on charging for discretionary transport. All transport to Church schools is discretionary. They are proposing to charge £1.75 per day per pupil and £1 per day for those on free school meals. For a family with two children in the school it would cost £665 per year. It is essential that you make your voice heard on these matters. This can be done in one of the following ways:

By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
By telephone: 01443 425014
By post: FREEPOST RSBU-HJUK-LSSS, Research & Consultation, The Pavilions, Clydach Vale, CF40 2XX

Follow the link to a letter template you may amend to reflect your personal circumstances and send to the above address. Parent Consultation Letter Template

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2015 11:08


Home to School Transport Consultation Meeting

bus stopHome to School Transport Consultation Meeting

Cardinal Newman Catholic Comprehensive School

Tuesday 16th June 3.30- 6pm

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council will be holding a 'Home to School Transport Consultation Meeting' at Cardinal Newman on the 16th June between 3.30 and 6pm.

This meeting is an opportunity to voice your concerns directly to officers from RCT and see exactly how you are affected. We would urge every parent to attend. These proposals currently only affect those living in RCT. However, if successful they will have a long and lasting impact on the nature of this school. Every parent has a right to have their concerns answered.

Download a copy of a letter given to every pupil inviting you to this consultation. Cardinal Newman Cluster Consultation Letter.pdf

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2015 16:18


RCT School Transport Consultation Update

busesRCT have now confirmed that they are consulting on proposals to introduce charges for all discretionary transport. This would mean a £1.75 per day charge for every pupil who uses RCT transport to attend Cardinal Newman, with free school meal children paying £1.

All of the Church schools in RCT are against these proposals. We have written to every Councillor, Assembly Member and Member of Parliament outlining our concerns. We would urge you to also contact your local politicians to express your concerns. The link below will give your their names, the area that they serve and their email address. It is important that Councillors and other politicians realise the impact that these changes will have on parents and families.

RCT will be publishing a full consultation document shortly. We will forward details to all parents as soon as we have them.

(These proposed changes only effect those who live in RCT. Caerphilly and Merthyr local authorities currently have no proposals to change their arrangements)

Contact details for local councillors and politicians.pdf

RCT has begun its consultation on home to school transport. Below is a link to the website. It is essential that as many people as possible respond to this consultation. Home to School Transport Consultation

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 17:36


Director of Learning - Mathematics Position Vacancy

vacancies2Due to the promotion of the current Director of Learning Mathematics,
the Governing Body is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Director
of Learning Mathematics to join our outstanding Maths Department. Please download linked documentaion.

Full job advertisement details.pdf

Director of Learning - Mathematics Candidate Pack.pdf

Teaching Staff Application Form.doc

Completed application forms should be returned via email to Mrs K. Duffin

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:49


School Bursar Position Vacancy

SchoolDue to the retirement of the current Bursar, the governing body is
seeking to appoint a dynamic and forward thinking Bursar to join our school
leadership team. Please download the linked documentation.

Full job advetisement details.pdf

School Bursar Candidate Pack.pdf

Support Staff Application Form.doc

Completed application forms should be returned via email to Mrs K. Duffin

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:37


National Reading and Numeracy Tests 2015

national 2014Years 7, 8 & 9 will sit the National Reading and Numeracy Tests on the 5th, 6th and 7th of May . Please read the linked letter and Welsh Government information document, or visit learning.wales.gov.uk

Letter to parents

Information for parents

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 12:23


Year 7 Parents' Evening 2015

Parents EveYear 7 Parents' Evening will be held on Thursday 16th April from 3:45 - 5:45.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 10:16


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