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INFORMATION

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Monday 31st August 2015 – Bank Holiday

Tuesday 1st September 2015 – Staff INSET Day (No students)

Wednesday 2nd September 2015 – All students start school at 8:30am – Week 1

POST 16 ARRANGEMENTS FOR SEPT

Screen Shot 2015-07-17 at 15.30.08Dear Parent/Carer

All Year 11 AS students (those moving from Year 11 into Year 12) should have now received a letter informing them of their pathways for September 2015. The letter does state that to enrol onto a Level 3 course in September 2015 students must have achieved 5 GCSEs or the equivalent at A* to C and the individual subject requirements stated in the letter sent home.

If you do not achieve the required grades you will be asked to attend a further interview either Wednesday 2nd or Thursday 3rd September, the invitation will be sent to your school email after Thursday 20th August, GCSE results day. You will be given a day and a time to meet with an advisor from the Post 16 team where you can discuss alternative pathways.

If you do achieve the required grades there will be no need to meet with an advisor and your start date will be Monday 7th September.

Students enrolling onto an A2 course (those moving from Year 12 to year 13) will be expected to attend an interview with a member of the Post 16 team on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September 2015. Appointment times will be allocated to you via your school email.

A Post 16 induction morning will take place on Monday 7th September and will be for Year 12 students only. We will take students through important aspects of Post 16 and give them the opportunity to ask any questions.

A2 lessons start at 9.00am on Monday 7th September and AS lessons start at 11.20am on Monday 7th September.

All Post 16 students, in Year 12 and 13 must go to their form rooms at 8.30am on Monday 7th September to collect their timetables. Form tutors and rooms will be emailed to students.

Kind regards,

D. Newman

Yr 10 TRIP TO SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

Last week, 45 Year 10 More Able and Talented Students visited Swansea University. The aim of the day was to give them an insight into what university life is like and to give them a flavour of the areas of study available to them. The day raised everyone’s awareness about how exciting a prospect university is and how important it could be in their lives.

We had a great welcome from Swansea University and Swansea really looked at its best in the sunshine. The students were credit to the school and it was impressive to see how many of them are very focused on their futures

Link to Swansea University article

ST JULIAN’S AT GOOGLE HQ IN LONDON

On Friday 10th July, we took students to Google UK Headquarters in Central London.

The students were nominated by staff due to their hard work and their future ambitions.  The day was inspirational and all the students were impressed, not only by the conversations they had with the staff, but with the building and what London office life is like.  The building spreads over 9 floors and houses everything from the YouTube space which is full of fresh new talent to a silent library with a sleep pod that overlooks the city.

The students were amazed by the interior design, meeting spaces and top-notch canteens, but all of this was surpassed by the work they did with the staff during the day.  Sessions were focussed on the future vision of technology in numerous industry areas and how computer science will influence the job market in the future.  A few testing Google style interview questions got everyone thinking and we even saw Daniel Craig, 007 himself, outside the building!

Watch out Google, you have inspired at least 12 students who want to challenge themselves to be ’10X’ better than their rivals and will be looking for job interviews with you in the future.

COMMUNITY DINNER 2015

St Julian’s School hosted it’s annual Community Dinner on Friday July 10th 2015. This event was started to increase parental engagement; develop and strengthen relationships with community members, external agencies, other schools, local business owners and governors.

Guests enjoyed music performances from students, a “Day in the life of St Julian’s School” video created by the Media department and students. A 3 course meal was cooked and served by our Hospitality department and a raffle was held with a top prize of an overnight luxurious stay at the Celtic Manor with a three course meal and spa.

All departments across the school showcasing student work of exemplar quality from a diverse cross-section of students.

Head Teacher, Rhys Evans said afterwards,
“This is the second time I’ve been fortunate enough to attend this event. It’s been a great success once again and everyone has had a fantastic evening.”

Read the full South Wales Argus report