It has been another busy and productive week here. We have had a whole-school focus this week on punctuality, both to school and to lessons. Whilst the majority of students arrive on time and move to their next lessons promptly through the day, we know that punctuality can be improved further. It is a very important part of school life – if a student is even only 5 minutes late consistently to their lessons, over 7 years here that would amount to over two whole terms of missed learning.
Letters home and sanctions have taken place this week for students who are habitually late to school or to lessons. Please do contact your child's tutor or the Wellbeing Team if you wish to discuss this further. We appreciate your support in ensuring that learning can start punctually for all students.
Finally, a note on our upcoming production of Grease - a small number of extra tickets have been released (see message below). We look forward to seeing many families there. All performances have been risk assessed and are in line with the Welsh Government guidance.
All the very best to you and your families, and I hope you enjoy a restful weekend.
The Art Department would like to send a huge “Thank You” to Beaver Framing who have very kindly donated a large amount of surplus card for our students to use.
The Antidote to Blue Monday - Grease Is The Word
We all need to find ways to lift our spirits in January and what could be better than joining us for the school production of Grease? Even when live performances seemed very unlikely, the dedicated cast and crew kept up their rehearsal schedules whilst staying within their permitted bubbles. And now the show will go ahead next week with the following performances: 7pm Friday 28th and Saturday 29th, Afternoon Matinée 2 pm Saturday 29th and, newly added, an Afternoon Matinée on 1 pm Sunday 30th January.
Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school students in the 1950s - welcome to "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. Come and join The Pink Ladies, The T-Birds and all their friends at Rydell High School as they sing and dance their way through Summer Nights, Greased Lightning, Born to Hand Jive, You’re The One That I Want and, of course, Grease Is the Word!
We have been asked by Monmouthshire County Council to advise families of the new Winter Fuel Payment Scheme which has been introduced by Welsh Government. They are trying to ensure that the details of the scheme are made available to as many people as possible in order to maximise take up and in particular to reach as many vulnerable families with children.