As you will be aware, in the upcoming weeks your child will take their examinations. Please ensure your child has their exam timetable and plans their revision effectively. All of the resources are available on the front page of the school website and hard copies can be collected from Mr Owen’s office.
End of Year Arrangements
All students must attend their timetabled lessons until Friday 26th May. From Monday 5th June (after half term), they need to attend all of their lessons until they have sat the exam in that subject and finished their coursework. After they have sat all the exams in the subject, they do not have to attend those lessons and are free to leave site if the lessons fall during the school day (students must sign in/out at Student Reception when leaving/returning to site). When students are on site, the LRC may be available as a quiet study area during the exam period, as well as the Aspire Cafe and canteens. Students should not be in any other areas of the school and need to respect the lessons that are taking place at this time. Please encourage your child to be organised and plan their days effectively…..
Thank you to everyone who attended this evening as the feedback has been really positive. All of the resources discussed are linked below. Year 11 students have been given paper copies, any students have not received a copy, please collect them from Mr Owen’s office in Main Reception.
Student wellbeing and achieving the best possible results is very important to us so that the individuals are prepared and able to move onto their chosen pathways following Year 11.
With the exams beginning on 9th May, there are now 4 WEEKS left to prepare.
Here are a number of useful documents to help you organise your time to maximise your focus and effort in the build up.
The biggest advice you can receive is START NOW! Do not wait, as the longer the wait, the more you are putting off. Get a space organised with all the resources you need, plan your time and challenge yourself to complete past papers and practice specific exam questions.
If you feel you need some support from school, please contact your tutor, your subject teachers or your Head of House. All the staff are here to help and wish you all the best.
St Julian’s School work in partnership with the IPO as part of the Business Class initiative.
Under the Business in the Community initiative, we were lucky enough to have a number of IPO employees, give up their time to help improve our school environment. They turned up on mass and got to work. They provided much needed help in painting and decorating both the interior and exterior of the school building.
Thank you so much to the IPO and their staff for their support on the day. Diolch
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the History trip to Llancaiach Fawr Manor on the 21st June has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Thursday 6th July. All students who have handed in money and consent forms will be able to attend on the 6th July. If any students are unable to attend on the rescheduled date they need to see Mrs Vinnicombe by Wednesday 24th May for a full refund.
As we approach the end of another busy term I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you, as parents and carers, for your continued support towards all our efforts at St Julian’s. In terms of highlights of the term, the school production of Footloose must rank near the top. It was great to see so many of our community attend each evening. I know staff and students involved appreciated performing in front of a full hall. The ability to work together; to build relationships; to be creative; to experience success and to have fun are amongst the most important lessons we can teach young people. If you were lucky enough to be in the audience on any of the evenings, you will have witnessed all that in abundance – congratulations again to all who contributed to this year’s performance…..
For four nights of last week (21st – 24th March) St Julian’s School Drama and Music departments presented performances of Footloose by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford. The musical tells the story of how ‘rock and roll’ music and dancing have been banned in a small, sleepy American town following an accident where four young people lost their lives. Ren arrives in the town, Bomont, from Chicago and rallies the young folk of the town to hold a dance and change the hearts and minds of the Bomont church council controlled by Reverend Shaw Moore.
Our students performed each and every night with unyielding enthusiasm, confidence and each and every member was thoroughly convincing in the portrayal of their character. The dance routines were slick and energetic and brilliantly choreographed by Ms Gorman and Ms Porter.
Students told the story through their fantastic acting skills from highly emotional characterisations of the trouble Reverend (Carlo Fenucci), his wife Vi (Aimee Clark) and Ren’s mother Ethel (Caitlin Hayes); through the defiant and strong willed characters of the lead couple Ren (Matthew Clark) and Ariel (Hollie-Jane Flannigan); to the highly comical and quirky characters of Rusty (Jasmine Curtis) and Willard (Callum Stoneley-Bennet)
There were outstanding musical numbers from the cast and principals alike starting with the rousing chorus of Footloose/ On Any Sunday by the whole cast and group and individual performances from Ariel and the girls in Holding Out for A Hero, a touching rendition of Ren and Ariel’s ballad Almost Paradise, Rusty’s wonderful Let’s Hear it for the Boy, Willard and the boys’ hilarious performance of Mama Says and Vi’s beautifully emotional performances of Can You Find it in your Heart? to name but a few.
It was my pleasure to work with such a wonderful and diverse cast which was drawn from all year groups showed that dedication and hard work paid off. They clearly became like a ‘family’, making new friends and memories that will last for ever and showing large audiences from our community why St Julian’s really is the Route to Success.