As you are aware your son or daughter will be sitting the National Reading tests during the first week in May. To ensure that your child feels prepared and confident to sit the National Test he or she will be spending some time in school leading up to the tests working on specific reading strategies and question types. We feel that it would be highly beneficial for your child to attempt a practice paper at home with your support. In order to help both you and your child we have compiled a guide to completing the test and a practice paper to attempt. As a school we believe that parental support is vital at home and I would like to thank you in advance for this support.
Congratulations to Ricardo Rees who has won a scholarship with Bristol City and will be starting full time with them after his GCSE's.
Year 11 school photos will take place on Tuesday 23rd February 2016. If learners wish to have friendship photos, they must EACH bring £5 on the day, even if they don't want a photo.
Every person in the photo has to contribute £5 and they will receive a 7"x5" photo.
A Young carer, aged 11 to 18 years is someone who provides care for somebody else in their household on a regular basis.
They could be careing for somebody who has a disability, illness, mental health difficulties or drug / alcohol misuse
A young carer could also be providing care for a brother, sister or other family member.
Caring could involve shopping, household tasks and emotional support.
There are about 700,000 young carers in the UK (2010), that's about 1 in every 12 seconday aged pupils, and the average age of a young carer is just 12 years old.
An exciting new opportunity has emerged which will allow two local schools to work together in order to raise standards and improve educational provision for local children.
It has been agreed that a new collaborative partnership will take place between Newbridge School and Cwmcarn High School. The current Head Teacher of Newbridge, Mrs Lesley Perry, will assume the executive Headship at both schools from Monday 15th February.
Dear parents and carers
As we are already well into the new year, I thought it only right to send you all our very best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful 2016 and to share some information about what is happening at Cwmcarn High School this half-term.
Before I do so, however, I would like to thanks parents and carers for all their efforts in ensuring that our young people are arriving promptly at school each day, properly equipped and ready to learn. Attendance overall is improved on this time last year and I am pleased to see that the vast majority of our pupils arrive daily in correct school uniform. Our official school uniform supplier is Darren Morgan Sports at Crosskeys, where all uniform items can be purchased for both boys and girls in Key Stages 3 and 4.