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Year 10 Parents Evening

Parents Eve

Monday 10th July at 5pm

The evening will start at 5pm and last approximately one hour.

During this time you will hear short presentations from:
Mrs Pearce, Head of Key Stage 4
Mrs Lazenby, Director of Learning English
Mr James, Director of Learning Maths
Mr Nicholas, Director of Learning Science
Mrs Basini Guy, Head of Key Stage 5
explaining expectations in Key Stage 4 and changes to the Core GCSE subject specifications.

It will be beneficial for your child to be present for the meeting.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and meet staff after the presentations. Please confirm your attendance by returning the slip at the bottom of the invitation letter.

Please email Mrs Pearce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 15:29

 

Year 8 Cross Curricular Trip

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Pupils in Year 8 enjoying a cross curricular trip to Ogmore by Sea with Geography, PE, Art and English.

In Geography pupils were experiencing interesting headland and beach tours. In PE pupils were involved in a range of beach activities.

In English pupils were creating meaningful Haiku poetry. In Art pupils were inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy and created beach sculptures out of rocks and pebbles.

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 10:51

 

A Summer Celebration of Music

MusicNotesWednesday 28th June 6pm
Cardinal Newman School Hall

A concert celebrating pupils' musical achievements

Tickets available at the door.
Admission charge: Adults £3, Children and Concessions £2.
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)  £8
Refreshments will be available throughout the evening

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 15:22

 

Year 7 Exams

gymYear 7 internal exams will commence Monday 19th June and end Friday 30th June.

Students have been informed via letter and assemblies. Students have been given a revision materials to aid revision at home.

Good examination outcomes are fundamental to young people's employment and education prospects and we want to try and help your child achieve the best possible results. It would be greatly appreciated that you could support your child at home and ensure they revise for all exams. Examination timetables will be distributed shortly and are also linked below:

 

Year 7 Examinations Timetable

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 12:04

 

Lawn Tennis Association “Education Programme of the Year Award”

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Staff and pupils at Cardinal Newman Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre, Pontypridd are ecstatic after being awarded the "Education Programme of the Year Award" from the Lawn Tennis Association.

Christine Sprowell, Schools Tennis Manager at the Tennis Foundation, Great Britain's leading tennis charity, said: "The PE staff and Senior Leadership Team have been hugely supportive in radically hanging the way tennis is delivered in the school and subsequently bringing more students to the game so they can enjoy all the physical and social benefits which tennis brings."

 

The PE Department will be presented with the National Award by the Duchess of Gloucester at Wimbledon on the 4th July 2017.

Full Press Release

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:22

 

Hay Festival

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On Friday the 26th of May, 29 pupil librarians and keen readers set off with Miss Davies, Miss White and Mrs John for a day at the annual book festival at Hay-on-Wye.

Celebrating its 30th year, the festival had much to offer; the group from Cardinal Newman saw presentations from three fantastic writers.

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Last Updated on Friday, 09 June 2017 10:11

 

Director of Learning - KS3 Maths and Numeracy Vacancy

vacancies2Due to the promotion of the current Director of Learning Numeracy, the governing body is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Director of Learning KS3 Maths and Numeracy to join our outstanding Maths Department. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher, have first rate leadership skills and have the aspiration to become a senior leader. We are an inclusive school and we welcome applications from both Catholics and non Catholics.

Please download the linked documentation:

Full Job Advert Director of Learning KS3 Maths & Numeracy.pdf

Director of Learning KS3 Maths and Numeracy Candidate Pack.pdf

Application Form.doc

Completed application forms should be returned to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 May 2017 15:41

 

Director of Learning Welsh Baccalaureate / Skills Challenge Certificate Vacancy

vacancies2The governing body is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Director of Learning Welsh Baccalaureate to join our outstanding department. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher, have first rate leadership skills and have the aspiration to become a senior leader. We are an inclusive school and we welcome applications from both Catholics and non Catholics.

Please download the linked documentation:

Full Job Advertisement.pdf

Director of Learning Welsh Baccalareate / Skills Challenge Certificate Candidate Pack.pdf

Application Form.doc

Completed application forms should be returned to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 May 2017 11:55

 

Teacher of Girls P.E. Vacancy

vacancies2The Governing Body is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic teacher to join our outstanding Girls P.E. Department.

Please download the linked documentation:

Full Job Advertisement Teacher of Girls PE.pdf

Teacher of Girls P.E. Candidate Pack.pdf

Application Form.doc

Completed application forms shouls be returned to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 May 2017 12:07

 

Launch of Year 10 Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy, Deputy Head Girl, Prefect and Treasurer Positions

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We invite applications for the above posts from any Year 10 student who is interested.

The application process includes:
a letter of application addressed to Mr Rory Simmonds outlining your suitability for the post (no more than one side of A4) and an interview.
In addition, if you are applying for Head Boy and Girl positions, you will need to deliver a 3 minute speech to Years 7 - 10 who will then vote. Staff will also have a vote.

Letter of application deadline: 9th June

Assembly week: 12th June

Interview: week beginning 19th June (panel: Mr Simmonds (Chair of Governors), Mrs Pearce (Head of Key Stage 4), Mrs Duffin (Chaplin) and Mr James (DoL Maths - newest member of staff)

If you are interested please see Mrs Pearce for a job description or email for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Letters of application should be handed to Mrs Pearce or reception. Good luck.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:57

 

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