School Transport

busesThe Welsh Government has launched a consultation on school transport. It is essential that as many people as possible connected to Church and Catholic Schools make their feelings known. The proposal guidance does not guarantee free transport to Church Schools. The link to the Consultation Document and the email address for the Welsh Government are provided below. The Consultation closes on the 13th April 2014.


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 13:21


Sixth Form Applications

applicationCould we please remind all Year 11 students wishing to return with us for Sixth Form studies, that the application forms should be returned to school by the 20th February.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 08:11


Letter of Thanks - Fund Raising


Dear Students and Staff of Cardinal Newman School,

The school governing body heard of your fund raising to aid victims of the Philippines typhoon at our recent meeting.

We were hugely impressed by the effort you made and the results achieved.

Your contribution to victims of the disaster has helped to:

  • Provide 50,000 people with hygiene kits, including soap and water purification tablets to help prevent the spread of disease
  • Provide safe drinking water to thousands of families in ten of the worst-hit communities on Leyte island
  • Deliver food, shelter and emergency kits to remote islands to the north of Cebu, using convoys of local fishing-boats
  • Support local church volunteers in providing thousands of food packs and shelter kits to devastated communities across the country

With support from CAFOD and other Caritas agencies around the world, Church partners have helped more than 830,000 people.

Your efforts are a credit to yourselves and to our school.

Yours sincerely,

Rory Simmonds,

Chair of the Governing Body of Cardinal Newman School.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:22


Internet Safety Talk


An external speaker from “Stop It Now!” will be giving a talk on internet safety on 11th February from 17:30 – 19:30. The talk is open to all parents wishing to attend.

More information about “Stop it Now!” can be found at www.stopitnow.org.uk/wales.htm

The Safer Internet Centre is promoting a “Safer Internet Day” on the 11th February. Details can be found at www.saferinternet.org.uk

Another organisation promoting online safety is the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk


Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 11:31


Year 9 Options 2014

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The Year 9 Options / Careers Evening scheduled for 13th February has been postponed.
As a replacement there will be options presentations and advice for parents during the Year 9 Parents' Evening on 6th March.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 13:13


Teaching Post Vacancies

vacancies2The school is looking to recruit six new teachers for September 2014. We are looking for a Director of Learning - Welsh & Welsh Development, a Director of Learning - P.E., a Teacher of Maths, a Teacher of English, a Teacher in charge of History and a Teacher of Welsh. All candidates must be excellent practitioners and have a full appreciation of the unique nature of Catholic schools. For more information and how to apply please follow the links below.

Head of Department / Director of Learning - Welsh - Welsh Development
Teacher of English
Teacher of Maths
Head of Department / Director of Learning - P.E.
Teacher in Charge - History

Teacher of Welsh

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 15:31


Athlete Mentoring

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As part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport Initiative, Olympian and former international triple jumper Vernon Samuels visited the school as an Athlete Mentor. The role of the Athlete Mentor is to inspire the sporting aspirations of students by passing on examples of their journey to success and experiences as an elite sports person.

Staff and pupils suggested Vernon trademarked the ‘V love’ or ‘Big Vern’ victory pose that they had invented for him.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 14:16


Confirmation Enrolment Mass

St Helens altarThe Year 8 Confirmation Enrolment Mass will be held on Sunday 2nd February at 10:30am in St Helen's Church, Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly. All are welcome.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 17:03



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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 17:26


Excellence for Catholic Education in Wales

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Cardinal Newman Comprehensive School and one of its main primary feeder St. Michael’s School Treforest, have achieved a unique double in the world of education. In November Cardinal Newman was ranked top secondary school in RCT authority and now St. Michael’s has been named as the top primary school in RCT and sixth in Wales. Both schools were named the top schools in their sector in the Media Wales schools ranking system which uses 21 different Government approved measures including attendance, pupil attainment, behaviour, finance and staffing.

Cardinal Newman School works closely with St. Michael’s and all of its cluster group in improving standards in English and Maths, a major priority set by the Welsh Government. The partnership between the schools extends to residential transition events for pupils in Year 6 as well as a transition week at Cardinal Newman. Staff from the Catholic Cluster meet to discuss ways of improving standards in our community, share Inset days to enhance the professional and spiritual development of staff.

This success is a testament to the hard work of both teachers and students as well as the continued support of parents, Governors the Archdiocese and RCT. We are extremely proud of everyone and what we have achieved.

For admissions, or to arrange a visit – 01443 494110 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 01443 486840 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 11:59


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