This week is Yr 10 Work Experience Week.
Students in Yr 10 with arranged placement will not be in school.
All other students in Yr 10 need to be in normal timetabled lessons, Week 1.
Friday 1st July, the school is closed to students due to a planned INSET day for staff.
Students should return to school on Monday 4th July to WEEK 2, timetabled lessons.
On Wednesday 22nd June, 79 Year 8 students took part in a ‘Civil War Day’ at Llancaiach Fawr Manor.
Here they travelled back in time to 1645. They met servants from the time and found out about all aspects of life in Wales during the English Civil War. They made plague pomanders to ward off the plague, took part in a trial by jury, and handled and learnt about various weapons of war.
They also showed their military skills when they took part in a Civil War pike drill. It was a fearsome sight!
The Year 10 football team reached their 5th cup final in 4 years. Since starting in Year 7 the boys have had a fantastic run of games and went two and a half years undefeated. It was in Year 9 when they lost their first game to Duffryn. Since then the football team have only lost two games and have been a strong force within Gwent schools.
The cup final was always going to be tough as Duffryn recently won the Newport Cup and have a very strong side. The game was very competitive and both teams created several goal scoring opportunities however both goalies were on top form and denied any goals from being scored in the first half. As time went on the pressure started to build. Who was going to create the first opportunity?
In the last 3 minutes of the game we were attacking in their 18 yard box. There was a scramble for the ball and one of their defenders tried to clear his line however he put the ball in his own net. With only a few minutes to go we were able to hold off Duffryn and win the game 1-0. The boys represented the school very well and showed great team work and determination.
I hope that you have had the opportunity to enjoy a break with your children over the half-term holiday. I wanted to write briefly at the start of this last half-term to keep you updated with news of the school.
As is always the case at this time of the year, exam preparation plays a focal part of each day. Students across all year-groups have been involved in different forms of assessments and tests, many of which will continue for the next four weeks. I have been very impressed with the level of commitment and effort displayed by so many. I am sure the diligence shown will be matched by positive outcomes in the summer…
George Ratcliffe in Year 10 recently received his Welsh Football Cap in a star- studded night. George was presented with his Welsh Cap by Liverpool and Welsh legend Ian Rush and the current manager of the Welsh Football Team going into EURO 2016, Chris Coleman.
George also met up with ex- Arsenal and France star Thierry Henry, who had been coaching him throughout the week.
It has not stopped there for George as he travelled to Poland over half term to play for Cardiff City Academy in the Zaglebie Lubin Tournament.
Cardiff City won the Tournament to cap off a good couple of weeks for George!
Congratulations from all of us at St Julian’s School.