We were delighted to welcome our first students from Ukraine this week, who were touring the school in advance of starting with us. Many local families have taken part in providing homes for Ukranians who have arrived in the area recently following the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. We are very pleased to be involved in supporting this by providing education for the students who will join us.
All current students were informed of the above in a virtual assembly with me this week. The theme was Respect, of which mutual respect between everyone and the value of diversity was emphasised. I reiterated the message that we have zero tolerance of discriminatory language or actions at our school, and that we will take robust action against any instances of such. Whilst such instances are not the norm, any instance of discriminatory language or actions is unacceptable. I emphasised to students that they should report any instances immediately to a member of staff. In addition, the expanded Wellbeing curriculum, reviewed in partnership with students, will provide greater opportunities for discussion in areas such as this.
Finally, on the theme of mutual respect, it has been fantastic to see the consideration that non-exam groups have given those taking exams this summer. I am sure part of them is realising that they will be in the same position in future years - a great example of treating others in the manner in which you yourself would wish to be treated.
Dates for Academic Year 2022-2023
2nd and 5th September 2022
(Year 7 and 12 Induction - 6th September - All return - 7th September)
23rd December 2022
9th January 2023
30th June 2023
21st July 2023
Another great day of racing for the rowing club at Avon Regatta last weekend. There were three wins for club, the first being in WJ16 2X with Seren Van der Horst and Violet Holbrow-Brooksbank continuing their winnings ways in the double from Evesham Regatta. The margin of victory judged to be only a canvas.
Our second win of the day came shortly after in the WJ18 4x- with Beth Crossley, Laura Willis, Ella Miles and Megan Clifton giving a very classy performance winning by a couple of lengths. Our third win came from Tom Powell was able to claim yet another win in J18 1x making it his third event win in a single this year and his undefeated streak in a single continues for the season.
Our next race is on Saturday 28th May and it is our home event, here in Monmouth. If you want to cheer our members or come to see what rowing is all about, please come on down to the river bank. We'd be delighted to see you all.
MCC - website feedback
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Our first Year 11 Prom since 2019 takes place at Chepstow Racecourse on Friday 24th June .
Tickets are still available and may purchased via Parentpay until Friday 27 May.
We're really looking forward to seeing all those fabulous outfits!
Year 8 student Jess Rogers and her teammates from Chepstow Garden City U14 Girls Football Club fought off stiff competition to defeat Coed Eva 4-2 to win the SWWGL U14 Trophy Final in Cardiff on Saturday 15 May.
A fantastic result and a great end to the season.
We are fast approaching the date when Y11 and Y13 will finish at MCS. Could we please ask that if they use a locker at school, they ensure the lock is removed and the locker is clear and clean before they leave us.
If any lockers still have locks on them, they will be removed and the contents disposed of in preparation for the new Academic year. This ensures all lockers can be cleaned before the students start in September.
Thank you for your assistance.
Cancer Research UK Children & Young People
Mandy Bartlett, the Monmouth Cancer Research Shop Manager has approached us, as part of the local community, to ask you to help them fundraise for their Children & Young People Campaign, taking place between Sunday 22nd May to Saturday 4th July.
All the money raised will make a huge difference to children and young people when supporting dedicated research.
If you would like to get involved, Mandy would love to hear from you - contact her on 01600 772876 or by email email@example.com. You can also call in at their shop at 20 Agincourt Square, Monmouth for a chat.
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School Absence Line
Reporting an absence
Please note that the direct number to report your child's absence is 01600 775284. Please note this is an answerphone which is available 24/7 for you to leave a message.