Key Stage 3 Bulletin – Number 3

We have had a very busy couple of weeks.

Last Thursday we hosted the Open Evening which was a resounding success. Many our Year 7 students acted as guides. They were very smartly dressed and we had a large number of compliments regarding not just their knowledge of the school in such a short space of time, but also their manners and enthusiasm for the school. Other students in Key Stage 3 and Key Stages 4 and 5 also expertly helped within department areas on the evening. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guides and helpers for Open Evening and also to thank their parents and carers who brought them back to school in the evening and picked them up at the end. Thank you all!

The Thought for the week beginning 8th October is ‘Service’.

The Thought for the week beginning 15th October is ‘Excuses’.

The Thought for the week beginning 22nd October is ‘Prizes’.

Year 7 matters

Year 7 will continue go to break and lunch 10 minutes early until Half Term. After Half Term, Year 7 will go at the normal time with the rest of the school.

This Thursday October 4th, all of our Year 7 students sat their Cognitive Assessment Tests (CATs). The students were very impressive sitting through 3 batteries each of 3 tests. They were engaged and composed for the full time. Well done to them all!

SIMs Forms

It is vital that we are able to contact you in case of emergency. There are still a small number of SIMs forms outstanding. Please can you return the completed forms to the main reception as a matter of urgency? Thank you.

Some Dates for your diary:


October 19th                Year 9 Interim Reports issued.

October 29th to November 2nd    HALF TERM HOLIDAY


November 16th            Year 7 Interim reports issued.

November 22nd            Year 7 Guidance Evening (Details to follow).

Clubs and Societies:

Many of our students take advantage of the wide variety of clubs and activities that are on offer. Here is a reminder of the activities on offer for KS3 students:

Monday                                Year 7 Rugby                                                                           1.25

Year 7 Netball                                                                         1.25

Tuesday                                School Play rehearsals                                                            3.30 – 5pm

Years 8 and 9 Rugby                                                               1.25

Years 9 and 10 Football                                                          1.25

U13s Hockey                                                                           1.25

Years 9 and 10 Netball                                                           1.25

Year 7 Street Dance (B5) 5 x 60 – Iain Payne (Powys Dance)          1:30 – 2:00pm

Wednesday                         School Play rehearsals (some Wednesdays)                          3.30 – 5pm

Year 8 Netball                                                                         1.25

Girls Football                                                                           1.25

Years 7 to 10 Fencing (Youth Centre)

Peter Russell (Ddraig Wern Fencing Club)                                                      1:30-2:15pm

Thursday                              Christian Union (H4)                                                               1:30

Film Club (L2)                                                                          1.35

Years 7 and 8 Football                                                                                    1.25

Choir                                                                                       1.25

Years 6 to 9 Basketball (Sports Hall)   5 x 60                          3:45-4:45pm

Cameron Sealey (Crickhowell Basketball Club)

Friday                                                Badminton (all Years)                                                             1.25

Running club (all Years)                                                          1.25

Orchestra                                                                                1.25

We would again like to respectfully remind you not to drive into the school car park 15 minutes either side of the beginning and end of school for the health and safety of the students walking and alighting from/ boarding buses. The school car park is closed to all vehicles between 8:15am and 8:45am and again between 3:15pm and 3:45pm.

If you have any questions or concerns this term, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Mrs N Thomas and Mrs H Sullivan

Lower School Pastoral Team

Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.
-Native American Saying