ST JULIAN’S STUDENTS SMASH 1000mph!

The BLOODHOUND projectTwo teams of St Julian’s School students entered into the national competition organised by The BLOODHOUND education project.

The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Over 100 students went to Swansea University.  The teams had to do a short presentation to judges of Professors, Physicists and Engineers.  Then the groups had to compete in a complex maths/science/tech computer simulation and demonstrated a masterclass run of 1051.03mph!

After a long, complicated and very exciting competition, the overall winners were the team ‘Blood Army’ from St Julian’s School.

Both teams of students were brilliant and well deserved the win due to their professionalism, teamwork and determination.

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YR 11 EXAM PREPARATION

SMART StudentsStarting in the afternoon on Thursday 14th May, we are supporting students on their exam day by offering a free bottle of water, focussed exam tips and a calm/focussed environment before the exam.

This area will be available in the LRC from 8.00am – 9.00am for morning exams and 1:30pm – 2:00pm for afternoon exams.

There will be last minute tips for students who want them, as well as a quiet place for students to gather their thoughts and do any final preparation.

We are also displaying digital clocks in the exam rooms to help with the timing of answers.

Be prepared for success!

Yr 11 REVISION

Click on the image to link to the Yr 11 Revision Site where you can access all your subject revision documents as well as really good advice on how to organise your time and how to do effective revision, under the ‘REVISION ADVICE’ page.

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OPERASONIC

Local Newport based opera company ‘Opera Sonic’ visited school last week to work with some of the Year 8 music classes. We spent the workshop writing our own lyrics and melodies that celebrated Newport, the community and the people who live here. In just one lesson the pupils produced really exciting and creative songs and the visitors were really impressed. If you’d like to join in with some free music workshops during half term, with the opportunity of performing at the Big Splash, then visit the opera sonic website for more details, or see Ms Miller.

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GOOGLE ROADSHOW VIDEO

We are very proud of our Media Studies students that have produced the following video
to celebrate St Julian’s School becoming a Google Reference School.

CHANGE TO LUNCHTIME ARRANGEMENTS

LunchDear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to inform you of a planned change to the school’s lunchtime arrangements.

Currently, the school operates a split lunchtime, as follows:

Lunch A : 12:20 pm – 1:00 pm (Years 7, 9 and 11)

Lunch B : 1:20 pm – 2:00 pm (Years 8, 10 and Post-16)

With effect from Monday 1st June 2015 we are going to pilot returning to a ‘single lunchtime.’ This will be 45 minutes in length and will operate from 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm…..

 

GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION ROADSHOW

Google logoSt Julian’s School are very proud to announce a partnership, working with Google to become a ‘Google Reference School.’

We are hosting a special ‘Google for Education Roadshow’ event on Thursday 30th April and Friday 1st May.

The Google for Education roadshow is a unique series of events giving a behind-the-scenes look at how schools around the country are transforming their approach to teaching and learning.

St Julian’s will be describing the journey with Google Apps and Chromebooks to visitors and colleagues throughout each day.

If you would like to attend the event, we look forward to meeting you, please follow this link