Dear Parents and Carers,
At their meeting on 27th June, 2016, the governing body of Cwmcarn High School regrettably made the very sad and difficult decision to close the school over the next two years. This is despite their best efforts and due to the unprecedented circumstances that the school has found itself in since 2012. This decision has been made in line with Section 80 of The Schools Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013.
Gary Thomas, Chairman of the Governors, speaking on behalf of the Board of Governors said “it is a very sad day but the Governors are very proud of the school’s high quality of teaching and its achievements throughout its long history. The Governors are very grateful to the parents and learners who have supported and continue to support the school. We would particularly like to thank our dedicated, hard working and loyal staff who have been with us throughout this journey.
16th June 2016
Dear Parents and Carers,
School Inset Day, Friday 24th June 2016
The school has a final staff training day to hold this year. I write to inform you we intend to hold that on Friday 24th June 2016.
This means school will be closed to all learners in all year groups. The exception is leaners sitting examinations on that day.
All learners sitting examinations on June 24th are expected in as usual for their examinations. They will leave the site immediately after their examination has finished.
14 June 2016
Dear Year 11 learner
We are holding some sixth form taster mornings on Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 July. We very much hope that you will be able to attend as this will give you a chance to see what studying a particular subject at Key Stage 5 is like. You are most welcome to attend as many subjects and sessions as you wish during this time.
The year 11 leavers’ hoodies are now available for collection from Miss. Cray
14th June 2016
Dear Parent/ Guardian,
I am planning to hold a brief meeting for parents and learners going on the History department trip to the USA on Monday 20th June 2016. The meeting is scheduled to take place in the performing arts centre at 5.30pm and will last approximately an hour at the most. Please don’t worry if your child is unable to make the meeting as you will be able to pass on the information given out, and I will of course be repeating much of what is said on the day of the trip.
Our ref: GR/tr Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Dear Parent / Guardian,
Re: End of year trip to Thorpe Park
The end of term is fast approaching and we will be taking our annual end of year trip to Thorpe Park, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8PN on Tuesday 12th July 2016.
The coach will be leaving school at 7.00am and returning to school approximately 6.30pm. You should provide your child with a packed lunch, refreshments, suitable clothing for inclement weather and sun cream. The cost of the trip is £35 to include transport to and from Thorpe Park and entrance fee. Therefore a financial contribution of the whole amount is required to secure your son/daughter’s attendance. Payments by cash or cheque are acceptable. Please put your name, address and card details on the back of the cheque alongside your child’s name.
May 25th 2016
Dear Parents and Carers
As we approach the half term break, I write to inform parents and carers how pleased we are with the work of your children over the half term.
This has been an especially busy half term of tests and examinations. Years 7, 8 and 9 have undertaken the national reading and numeracy tests and class tests and examinations. They have all approached these very seriously and have put in their best efforts. Well done to all.
Monday, 23 May 2016
You are invited to attend Year 7 Parents’ Evening on Thursday 9th June from 3.30pm to 6.30pm in the dining room.
The evening will give you the opportunity to discuss both academic and social progress of your son/daughter with individual teachers. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to raise any concerns that you may have with regards to your child’s progress.