The National Reading and Numeracy tests for years 7-9 will take place between Thursday 30th April and Friday 8th May.
Test dates are as follows:
Year 9 – 30th April & 1st May
Year 8 – 1st May & 5th May
Year 7 – 7th, May & 8th May
Wednesday 29 April 2015 6pm – 7pm in the Performing Arts Centre
We would like to invite Year 11 students and their parents to this event. Subject Leaders,across the curriculum, will provide information about their subject and relevant information regarding each course.
We have enjoyed another very successful year in the Young Enterprise competition. Year 12 Welsh Baccalaureate students have set up six businesses selling a range of products in school. Two of these companies have represented the school at the Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent Regional Finals. Bijoux with Lois Morgan, Chloe Meyrick and Jade Hunt have made their own jewellery and sold it in school, Asda in Duffryn and at Ebbw Vale Innovation Centre.
The English Department enjoyed a full day of celebrating books and reading on March 5th. The day began with an assembly for all learners where some Year 12 learners shared their favourite books and explained why they were so special. Many learners had dressed as their favourite character and Miss Murphy explained how important reading is for so many reasons. Later on in the day the same Year 12 learners visited local primary schools to spread their enthusiasm for reading to younger learners.
Last night’s Year 9 Options’ Evening was held in the school’s Performing Arts’ Centre and proved a busy and purposeful event. Students and parents alike had the opportunity to listen to Subject Leaders, across the curriculum, detailing subject requirements and important information regarding each course.
Download Summer 2015 Examination Timetable
Kieran was nominated by his PE teachers to attend a ten week rugby development programme delivered in conjunction with Newport Gwent Dragons. As a result of this, he was then invited to trials for the Islwyn District School’s u15’s and was very proud to be selected as part of a 28 man squad. The squad is made up of rugby players from all schools within the Islwyn area and they are now competing in the Dewar Shield, attending games with other regions throughout Wales.
Please help our talented show jumper Alice Verrier in year 9 to achieve the impossible! Alice is a very talented 13 Year old Show jumper and has recently been chosen by a national promotion project called LegUpforTalent!.