Hello. We’re the new Head Students (2022-2023): Boris, Izzy, Jenny and Mia and we can't wait to represent our school and all the values which we hold.
The duty of Head Student is significant, and it is a critical role both internally and externally. Internally, the duty to represent students and their views, and the ability to work effectively within a team, whilst demonstrating the key quality of leadership. Externally, we take pride in taking part in various community events through the year, and in representing our school.
Additionally, we realise that the important decisions we make within our role not only affects the Sixth Form, but the wider school community - spanning Years 7-13. We are firm believers in ensuring everyone is given a safe, all-inclusive space to flourish in our wider wellbeing, as well as academically. Mental health is a rising issue and we, as a collective, want to be able to assure students that they have a safe environment in which to seek support and feel heard.
All members of our school community deserve to be heard, and we intend to listen and bring forward, to senior staff of our school, issues and topics that are in need of discussion. To do so, we will strive to develop solutions to issues students discuss with us, ensuring they feel heard and acknowledged.
We are excited to share with you the forming of Year Councils and School Council whereby we can tackle all these issues, and maintain the school's five key values: success, independence, respect, freedom with responsibility and security. This not only will be a space to share ideas, but a space for all students to express their concerns and priorities - an ideal opportunity for all students to have a say in the development of our school.
We, the Head Students, are affirmative in the belief that MCS students have some of the biggest roles to play in maintaining our positive reputation as a school within the community, and we will strive to support all students in doing so. We, ourselves, want to be able to continue this brilliant reputation within our school community by fulfilling the roles and responsibilities expected of our position; leaving behind a legacy for future Head Students to carry through.
Careers Wales Newsletter
Welcome to the annual edition of the Careers Wales newsletter, which may be accessed on the link below:
We are currently recruiting students for our Charity Committee. We are responsible for fundraising activities at MCS - we help at events, organise bakesales and host the non-uniform days. We have raised money for charities such as Children in Need, Comic Relief, Monmouth Foodbank and the British Heart Foundation, to name but a few.
Our first meeting takes place on Wednesday 19th October at 8.30 am in the Languages Faculty Hub - all year groups are welcome.
Our lovely new table tennis tables have been getting a lot of use so far this term with the bats and balls eagerly claimed at break times by students from all age groups. Unfortunately, this has also meant that balls are fast disappearing and bats are suffering more than a little wear and tear.
Over the next few weeks it is likely that we will have fewer and fewer bats and balls to hand out and will not be in a position to replace them. Therefore, if your child is one of the eager players, it would be helpful if they could bring their own bat and balls into school. They could keep the equipment in their bag or locker and it would mean they have a bat that lasts a long time, in perfect condition.
UKMT Senior Maths Challenge
Our Sixth Form Further Mathematicians took part in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge this week.
This Challenge encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.
Congratulations for taking part and enjoying the challenge – results will be out in a few weeks.
Congratulations to Year 9 student Ava Powell. Ava has been selected for both the Wales Swimming Performance Academy and Wales Performance Pathway for Netball, having already won two national medals in swimming.
She has worked so hard to reach this level in two sports and her family are really proud of her. Well done, Ava.
Reminder - Book Fair 7 - 12 October
Where: Main Atrium
When: at breaks from Friday 7th Oct to Wednesday 12th Oct
Books can be bought using cash, gift vouchers paid for online or using a QR code.
Book Fair Gift Vouchers are the simple, secure way to ensure your child gets the books they want when the Book Fair arrives
Once a purchase has been made, you will receive the voucher in an email which can be printed and given to your child – much safer to carry than cash!
Vouchers can be purchased up until midnight on the day before the collection at Book Fair.
Students can pay for books online while they’re at the Fair!
The QR code will be displayed at the Book Fair. Students can scan the code on their phones to easily access online payment.
Alternatively, cash can be paid on the day to the people running the Book Fair.
Monmouthshire - Money Matters
If you are struggling, it is always better to seek help and advice sooner rather than later - but it is also never too large to ask for help. You may be surprised at how much can be done to help you get back on your feet.
There is a short guide (link below) to help you see the types of help and support that is available, with details of national organisations as well as local links and connections. Help may be available in places you might not expect.
This is a local event that we are publicising to students, and that may be of particular interest to those studying humanities or social science subjects. In addition, any parent or carer that wishes to attend is very welcome to do, and should contact the organisers directly.
A Week in Pictures
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.