It has been lovely to welcome students back to school this New Year. We have held assemblies this week to talk about New Year Resolutions and the link to resilience - a very powerful attribute for everyone to develop in themselves. I shared some of my previous New Year resolutions with students (changing career and becoming a teacher - successful; a previous ambition to move to Vietnam - not successful; eating fewer sweets - jury's out...). We also reflected on the resilience that students in other parts of the world have to show in incredibly difficult circumstances.
The message that we hope students left with was this: learning is sometimes difficult. There will be challenges along the way. The more that each of us can develop our resilience, the more happy and successful we will be.
Best wishes, and all the best for a happy new year to you all.
Curry and Quiz Night at MCS
Are you a super-quizzer? Do you think your team can take the Quiz Champion title this year? Here's your chance to find out...
After-School Clubs & Activities
The after-school Clubs and Activities start back up next week. The full list may be accessed on the link below.
Unfortunately, due to the condition of the Astroturf, Hockey Club will not be running for the foreseeable future.
Catching up with the Geography Department
Over the last term, students across all year groups have been investigating our ever-changing, dynamic world, and thinking like Geographers.
Students in Year 13 have been undertaking Individual Investigations into issues ranging from footpath erosion, the impacts of retailing in Gloucester Quays and the environmental quality of Cardiff Bay. It's a challenging time for our senior students, many of whom are preparing to study human and physical Geography at University.
Year 12 will also be undertaking visits this term to explore coastal processes in South Wales and the urban challenges of a changing city landscape in Cardiff. Year 11 have been working very hard on their NEAs, writing up and submitting the work to the exam board they undertook last summer in Porthcawl and Bristol in the Autumn term. All of the Geographers spent a sunny day exploring Rest Bay and Porthcawl, collecting data to decide whether or not three different locations required further coastal defences. In Bristol we investigated retail inequalities and the impact this has on the environmental quality of Broadmead and Cabot Circus. All students then had to process, analyse, and draw conclusions from their data, before evaluating their methodologies and presentation techniques. This year we even considered emoji mapping!
All of our students have worked really hard on their fieldwork submissions so far this term. Fieldwork really helps to bring Geography to life and, importantly, equips students with the ability to investigate their world.
The pandemic has really disrupted our opportunities to be able to get out and study our region safely, hopefully this year we can build on our fieldwork experiences for our students to help them see the world like a Geographer. More adventures to come in 2023 from MCS Geography!
As examinations approach, we would like to remind you of key information which will support in the preparation for, and sitting of, examinations. This includes the Examination Policy and information on Access Arrangements for Examinations.
This information may be found on our website - Curriculum & Learning - Exam Information - or by clicking on the link below:
Did you know that children between 2-17 can walk into our Mass Vaccination Centres to receive their nasal flu vaccine, as well as anyone who is eligible for the free flu and the Covid-19 Autumn Booster vaccinations.
Our Mass Vaccination Sites are open Tuesday-Saturday, with some timings differing according to site, so please check here for your local site's opening and closing times: https://bit.ly/3LCae5u
Max Swayne has been busy over the holiday break, training and competing playing both singles and doubles.
He firstly won the Cardiff Met Uni Christmas Grade 4 14U, then came 2nd in the Wales Tour Swansea TC 18U Grade 4 doubles with his partner Corin last week.
Now that the new year has begun, with the great results Max has achieved over the last year, he has now moved up the rankings considerably and is currently ranked 124th in the whole of the UK for 14U’s and is ranked 6th in the whole of Wales.
Well done Max!
24/7 Absence Line
Reporting an absence
Please note that the direct number to report your child's absence is 01600 775284.
This is an answerphone which is available 24/7 for you to leave a brief message - your child's name, Form and reason for absence.
Vacancies at MCS
The following vacancies are available at MCS. Please click on the links below to access information.