An Easter Message from the Headteacher


It has been a very long, but rewarding term at Cardinal Newman. The Easter period is always a special time for us. Being in school during Holy Week allows us to emphasise to everyone within our community, the distinctive nature of our school. It is clear to all at this time that we are a Christ centred community with Gospel values at our core. I would like to thank parents for their continued support for the ethos and mission statement of the school.

I hope you all have a happy, holy and peaceful Easter.

Justin O’Sullivan



Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:21


Term and Holiday Dates 2014 - 15

HolidaysPlease follow the link to download and keep the term and holiday dates for the academic year 2014 - 15. The dates for three further INSET days are yet to be confirmed, these will be published soon. School term and holiday dates 2014-15

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 09:20


Holy Week 2014

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Holy Week has been both memorable and educational for our school community. The story of Jesus' suffering, death and Resurrection are at the heart of our faith so throughout the week all learners and staff have had the opportunity to reflect upon the significant events in the final week of Jesus’ life. We began with a special Passiontide service at Coleg y Cymoedd led by our Arch-bishop George Stack with the Sixth Form. Learners in Years 7 and 8 took part in the Lenten Walk in their RE lessons. Visitors from Pontypridd’s Christian Charity retold the Passion of Christ to Year 9 through the television series 24. On Wednesday the RE Department led all learners in a special service reflecting on the final hours of Jesus’ life. During our service we listened to John’s Gospel, built tableaux of the ‘Objects of the Cross’ and reflected upon the meaning of each one. Throughout the week departments brought the Easter story ‘alive’ in their subjects. In PE all learners took part in a 1km Sports Relief run. So far over £700 has been raised. For further details: Faith Development / Spirituality

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 14:18


National Reading and Numeracy Tests

reading and numeracyYears 7, 8 & 9 will sit the National Reading and Numeracy Tests during the first week after the Easter break. 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 Friday, 11 April 2014 07:58


British Colleges Volleyball 2014

volleyballOn the 4th – 6th of April Bath University held the 36th Annual Championships of British Colleges Sport. All colleges taking part in the Championships had qualified by winning the Regional rounds. The Sixth Form Girls and Boys Volleyball Teams were winners of the Welsh Finals. After two days of competition both teams came away with bronze medals. Full report.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 09:04


Sixth Form Learner Voice Survey

collegeIn a recent learner voice survey, 94.3% of respondents said that the quality of education in the Sixth Form Centre  is Good or Very Good which is the highest judgement possible.

There are still limited places available for year 12 next year. For an application form please follow the link - Sixth Form Application Form

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 16:24


Fundraising Thank You

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Thank-you to the staff and students of Cardinal Newman school for raising an amazing £3000 for CAFOD in February for the Philippines, as well as £1000 for the Syria appeal last year. This is amazing work.

Kind regards,

Kieran O'Brien

CAFOD Diocesan Manager

South Wales

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CAFOD South Wales, North Chambers, Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BX

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 12:31


Bio Metric Opt In Form

letterIn April the school will be having a cashless catering system provided by the RCT catering company - Catering Direct.

This system will use Bio-Metric fingerprint technology. A letter explaining the process has been sent out to all pupils in Years 7 - 11, and a link provided below. Before pupils can be registered on the system, consent must be granted by a parent / carer. Please complete and return the attached slip to the school by the 21st March. Bio-Metric opt in letter.pdf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 13:52


College Open Evening

combined allThere will be an Open Evening for Year 11 students held at the college on Tuesday 11th March starting at 4pm

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 12:03


Year 7 Newsletter

y7 newsletterPlease follow the link to download the Year 7 Newsletter. Year 7 Newsletter.pdf

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 11:53


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