Mr. D. Curtis, Headteacher updates
24th September 2021
Welsh Youth Parliament
Congratulations to Fatma Aksoy in Year 11 who has been selected as a candidate for the Welsh Youth Parliament. The election takes place on 1st November and lasts until 22nd November. Students between 11 and 18 can register to vote online at https://youthparliament.senedd.wales/
Year 7 - Food Bank Donations
Thank you to our Year 7 students who recently collected harvest gifts to donate to Raven House, a charity which supports local families through their food bank. Some of our Year 7 students and staff paid a visit to St Julian’s Methodist Church last week to deliver the donations. We received the following letter of thanks from the Church:
"Thank you for the hundreds of tins and packets of food that Year 7 collected for the Church’s Harvest Festival on Sunday 19 September 2021. This is a truly magnificent effort. Church members present were most impressed by the way in which the young people conducted themselves. Both their appearance and behaviour were exemplary. Pupils listened well to the presentation by representatives of Raven House and also had the chance to look around the Church.”
We are still operating with “high level” mitigation measures in place including face coverings in lessons for Year 9 and Year 10 students. The number of students testing positive is still a very low percentage of the school population. This week, we have seen a decrease in positive cases. We still urge our students to follow all the measures in place; this includes conducting a LFD twice weekly (Sunday and Wednesday evenings) and bringing a face covering to school every day.
Online Tutor Evenings
Letters have been sent to all students with regards to their online tutor evening on Thursday 7 October 2021. Please see here for a copy of the letter.
Y6 Open Evening
We are inviting Year 6 students and their families to our online open evening at 5pm on Thursday 30th September 2021. If you are a parent of a child in Year 6 and would like to join us, please access the evening by clicking here shortly before 5pm. If you are unable to attend, the event will be recorded and shared via our website.
Gwent Music Services
Gwent Music Services are offering music lessons in a variety of instruments over this school year. These do come at a cost ( payable through Gwent Music Services); however, if you are entitled to free school meals, costs are covered. There is also the possibility of borrowing instruments. For further details, please see the letter that has been emailed to all students or ask your child to speak to their performing arts teacher. Letter
And finally ...
Please contact the school if you have any general queries. The school phone lines are open from 0800 to 1600 (1530 on Fridays) on 01633 224490 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org. For more specific queries related to your child, you may contact your child’s progress leader (email addresses are on the school website). Updates are also posted on our twitter account: @stjuliansschool .
Have a good weekend.
Mr. D. Curtis