We have come to the end of a short but intense half-term, and we are incredibly proud of all of our students - those who are in the midst of exams, and everyone for working hard in their lessons every day to achieve their potential. We are also delighted to celebrate positive attitudes and achievements outside the classroom, whether that be in extracurricular clubs, on the sports field or elsewhere in our local community. Please continue to keep us informed of these so that we can continue to share this good news.
We wish you all a restful and sunshine-filled break. It is well-deserved by everyone. Thank you also for your support and for your kind messages to staff, which have been shared regularly with colleagues here.
Finally, do make sure you read our plans below for Summer Learning this year - several days of fabulous opportunities for students towards the end of the final half term.
We look forward to welcoming students back on Monday 6th June.
During the last week of term (Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st July) we are planning a range of exciting experiences across the school as part of our Summer Learning week. We are delighted that we are once again able to offer these fantastic activities to our students, following recent restrictions.
Year 7 will be visiting the oldest and newest castles in Monmouthshire and becoming expert archers and orienteers.
Year 8 will be able to test their metal with outwards bound activities, including caving, abseiling and climbing and discover the wonders of the beautiful Wye Valley.
Year 9 will have the first opportunity to join their three chosen option subjects for the first time, before they embark on Key Stage Four in September.
Year 10 will be working in our local primary schools to deliver their well-being days to younger students and also ascending one of the highest peaks in Monmouthshire.
Year 12 will be exploring future pathways and looking forward to applying for university, college or apprenticeships.
All Key Stage Three students will also test their athletic skills and compete for their Form in our annual Sports Days.
More detailed information on these exciting adventures will be shared with students and parents after our half term break.
Jessie Fletcher (Y7), Ruby Ashplant (Y9), Lola McLennan (Y12) and Charlie Bell (Y8) are starring as Von Trapp children in the Sound of Music with Monmouth Musical Theatre at the Savoy this week. Show runs Wednesday to Saturday - break a leg!
School Uniform Donations - MCSFA
As you are aware, MCS Friends have run a second hand uniform service for several years now, gratefully receiving uniform donations throughout the year from parents.
As we come to the end of another school year, and particularly for students leaving MCS from Year 11 and Year 13, if you have any uniform that you would like to donate (including PE kit), we would be pleased to receive it. Could you please drop off any donations at Reception where it can be stored in the uniform pods until it can be passed to us to be checked and sold at the Bridges shop in Monnow Street. This raises funds for the school and ensures parents can access uniform items for their child/children at a discounted price.
Thank you in advance for all your support.
Year 11 Yearbook
Our plan (courier delivery permitting) is that students will receive their Yearbook after their Science exam on Wednesday afternoon, 8th June. Any student not sitting this exam will be able to collect their Yearbook from Reception, after this date.
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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.