Key Stage 3 Bulletin – Number 1

We hope you have had a lovely holiday and welcome you all to a New Academic Year.

We look forward to a year of hard work, challenge and fun.

The Thought for the week beginning 2nd September is ‘Hopes and Beginnings’.

The Thought for the week beginning 9th September is ‘Experience’

Year 7

Welcome to Crickhowell High School. We hope that your child has enjoyed their first day with us and we are sure that they will quickly settle in to the routine of life at Crickhowell High School.

If you have any questions about Crickhowell High School you can contact your child’s tutor as a first point of contact. Your child has been issued with a planner today and this is useful for passing information to the tutor or for staff to let you know of information from school. You are asked to monitor and sign the planner on at least a weekly basis.

As well as the tutor you could also ring Mrs H Sullivan (who manages the Transition Process for Year 7) or Mrs N Thomas (who is Director of Achievement and Guidance Key Stage 3) if you have a particular concern.

Some useful dates for Year 7 are:

September 26th – Open Evening (Some Year 7 students will act as guides for the evening)

  • Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November – Half Term
  • Monday 4th November – Training Day
  • Friday 20th December – Training Day
  • November 15th – Interim Report issued
  • November 21st – General Guidance Evening for Year 7 Parents from 6pm.
  • March 21st – Year 7 Reports Issued
  • May 22nd – Year 7 Parents’ Consultation Evening

We have also re-issued SIMS forms today to pupils for whom we have not yet received the essential personal information. The school must ensure that our school computer system holds all the necessary information on your child such as medical details and emergency contact numbers. Please return the completed SIMS form to your child’s tutor as soon as possible.

Year 7 will go to break and lunch 10 minutes early for the first few weeks.

Years 8 and 9

We would like to extend a very warm welcome back to all our students and their parents/ guardians/ and carers.

The Tutor Group names and locations are:-

  • Catwg
    • 7C – Mr K Neill – L1
    • 8C – Mrs K Bosley – L4
    • 9C – Miss N Armitti – A2
  • Dewi
    • 7D – Mrs O Troffigue – A1
    • 8D – Mrs C Harris – L3
    • 9D – Mrs S Kondryn – M2
  • Hywel
    • 7H – Miss T Robins – H2
    • 8H – Mrs H O’Farrell – E1
    • 9H – Mr R Jacob – E2
  • Pedr
    • 7P – Mr R Jeremiah – M4
    • 8P – Miss A Thomas – S7
    • 9P – Mrs J Pugh – H4

If you have changed any data that we hold for your child such as Address, Emergency Contact information, Mobile Numbers, Medical Details etc, please can you complete a new SIMs form and return it to the main reception as a matter of urgency? It is vital that we are able to contact you in case of emergency.

Can we take this opportunity to respectfully remind you that every student should be wearing full uniform. A reminder also that skirts are to be pleated and an acceptable length as per the uniform code. If you are at all unsure of the details, please refer to the uniform section of this website.

Some important dates for Years 8 and 9 are:

  • Awards Evening – Thursday 12th September
  • Year 9 Interim Reports – Friday 18th October
  • Half Term Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November
  • Training Day – Monday 4th November
  • Year 8 Interim Reports – Friday 6th December.

On the last day of the Summer Term, the rewards were drawn for Key Stage 3. For the last few months, Key stage 3 students had been earning tickets awarded against the seven Olympic and Paralympic values of:

  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Friendship
  • Determination
  • Inspiration
  • Courage
  • Equality.

The boxes for the collection of these tickets were opened in Assembly and one name drawn from each box. Obviously, the students were all aware that the more tickets they had in a box, the greater the chance that theirs would be drawn. The winner of each of the seven values value received £15 iTunes vouchers which were kindly donated by the Friends Association.

The winners were:

  • Respect – Abigail Williams 8D
  • Excellence – Lloyd Williams 8H
  • Friendship – Math Edwards 9H
  • Determination – Stephanie Jones 9D
  • Inspiration – Georgia Woodcock 9D
  • Courage – Ieuan Miles 9C
  • Equality – Cerys Williams 8P

The tickets in each box were also counted and the student with the highest number of tickets was placed in the Hall of Fame having their photographs on display in the Pastoral Office.

Congratulations to the following students:

Respect –                     Megan Jenkins                                   Jake Hawes                             Cameron Millichamp

Excellence –                Beth Southwick                       Bethan Phillips                        Ella Frost

Friendship –                Scott Goodsell                         Jenny Lewis                             Kate Dykes

Determination –         Lewys Rees                              Lloyd Telchadder                    Ross Edwards

Inspiration –               Ben Tiley                                 Christina Rayment                  Monica Jones

Courage –                   Zoe Fryer                                 Angus Lewis                            Shelley Williams

Equality –                    Abigail Williams                      Zoe Stone                                Jess Phillis

The boxes have now been reset and the students will begin collecting more rewards from today.

Good luck!

Once again – Thank you very much to the Friends Association for the generous donation of these prizes.


We would like to take this opportunity 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.

We look forward to another successful year for all our students and continuing excellent partnerships between home and school.

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

Mrs N Thomas and Mrs H Sullivan

Key Stage 3 Pastoral Team.