BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY – Monday 1st May

Screen Shot 2013-09-16 at 10.07.18The school will be closed to students and staff on Monday 1st May due to the BANK HOLIDAY.

Students and staff return to school on Tuesday 2nd May to WEEK 1, normal timetabled lessons.

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Yr 11 PARENTAL SUPPORT

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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.

 LINK  Key Stage 4 Revision Site
 LINK  Revision Tips and Organisation 2017 *ESSENTIAL*
 LINK  Parental Guide to Help Revision *NEW*
 LINK  Weekly Planner *BLANK*
 LINK  Overview Calendar
 LINK  English Language Revision Book
 LINK   Revision Guidance from Post 16 Students
 LINK  Parental Presentation 28/03/17 [Slides]

KS4 Revision and Exam Preparation

Revision WorkspaceWith 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.

 

 LINK  Key Stage 4 Revision Site  which-step-have-you-reached-today
 LINK  Revision Tips and Organisation 2017 *ESSENTIAL*
 LINK  Parental Guide to Help Revision *NEW*
 LINK  Weekly Planner *BLANK*
 LINK  Revision Advice Poster
 LINK  Best Revision Apps
LINK   Revision Guidance from Post 16 Students

HEADTEACHER TERMLY LETTER – APRIL 17

Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 16.10.34Dear Parent/Carer,

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…..

NATIONAL READING & NUMERACY TESTS

Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 09.35.54Dear Parent/Carer,

As you may be aware, your child is due to sit a series of tests over the period 3rd – 5th May 2017. These are in accordance with the requirements set out by the Welsh Government and are aimed at assessing standards in Literacy and Numeracy. They will be very similar to those sat at this time last year and will give us an indication of individual progress.

The tests will be sat during tutorial and lesson one in classrooms. It is vital students are punctual on these days to ensure the smooth running of the tests….

FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL

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.

SUPPORT FOR WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY

We would like to thank everyone who supported ‘Odd Socks Day’ this week in support of ‘World Down Syndrome Day’.  We have raised £154.00!!!!
We would like to thank all staff who baked cakes to sell and for Alonsi’s on Caerleon Road, who provided a ‘meal for two’ voucher to raffle in support of the event and for all staff and students who wore their odd socks!!
The winner of the raffle is Mrs Vinnicombe!!