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The staff of St Julian’s school are delighted to invite Year 6 pupils and their parents to our 2016 Open Evening.

This event will take place on Wednesday 28th September between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.  Tours will be given by our students and there will be a talk from the Headteacher, Mr Rhys Evans at 6:00pm in the East Hall.

The event has been organised to allow students and parents to come to meet staff and teachers at the school, as well as experience a range of exciting activities across subject areas.

Students and parents will also get a chance to see the fantastic work produced by the students of St Julian’s school and speak to our students and Leadership Team about the fantastic opportunities on offer at St Julian’s.

The school site has been developed considerably over the last few years and you will also have an opportunity to visit our Aspire café and Learning Resource Centre.

We hope the event will be the first step in building a positive and successful relationship with you and your child over the coming years.

We look forward to meeting you at our Open Evening.

In addition to our Open Evening, if parents would like to visit during the school day, there are two opportunities available where the Post 16 team will show you the school.  These times are:

Wed 28th Sept 09:15am – 10:45am

Thurs 29th Sept 09:15am – 10:45am

Please click on this LINK to register your interest on either of these dates.



Last week we hosted an exciting Maths transition project for Year 5 and 6 students from St Julian’s and Glan Usk Primary School. Year 7 and 8 students from our school also participated in the project and mixed groups from all four year groups were taught by teachers from our school and the primary school. The focus of the project was on developing students’ numeracy and mathematical skills, in particular their data handling skills- a key area students are expected to develop. This event was part of our Successful Futures Project- a scheme aimed at improving transition in learning and teaching and strengthening collaboration with primary schools.

Thank you to the hard work of Mr Coombs, our Maths Department and our primary colleagues who taught at our school on the days and helped make it a great success- it was thoroughly enjoyed by students and staff alike. We look forward to working on more collaborative projects with our primary colleagues and students in the future.


Sept 16th - Raven House Harvest Challenge%2FSt Julian's Methodist%2FForm RepsFor the second year running, a request came from St Julian’s Methodist Church asking if we would like to support their Harvest appeal – they support Raven House Trust, a local charity which helps individuals and families in crisis by providing emergency food parcels to bridge that gap when the unexpected happens.

Last year the challenge set to our Year 7 students was to collect as many tins, packets etc as there were students in Year 7 – 247, and we exceeded that, collecting 280. So this year the challenge was set to collect 300! We talked about how it is very important to learn academically in school but also to learn how to be part of a caring member of their Form, their Year group, their House, their School and our wider community.The result – 302 items were donated which is fantastic.

Representatives of each Form took their donations down to the Church, where they met Mr Steve Marshall (former Headteacher of St Julian’s), Rev Gillion (Minister at St Julian’s Methodist) and Maggie Smith (Manager of Raven House Trust). Maggie thanked our students and said how the donated foodstuffs would make such a different to needy individuals and families within our community.



Welsh Government have spoken and listened to parents/carers, and one recurring theme seems to be a fear of maths and supporting their child at home.

We have produced a selection of maths resources aimed at 3 to 16 year olds to encourage parents/carers to engage with their children and support them with their maths homework.

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