Cymraeg / Welsh

Adran y Gymraeg

The Welsh Department comprises Mr Morris, Mrs Nicholas, Miss Orells and Mrs Evans, and we share Mrs B. Gwyn-Jones with English and French. Between us, we teach all the pupils in school between Years 7 and 11.

Welsh is a living language, and so we aim to make our lessons as engaging as possible for learners of all levels, making use of AfL strategies and technology such as ActivInspire handsets and iPads. Although at KS3 there is a greater focus on oracy, we also aim to provide our pupils with reading and writing strategies that will equip them for their GSCEs and beyond, not only in Welsh, but across the curriculum.

We also run the school Eisteddfod which takes place in July, and is an opportunity for the whole school to enjoy a little Welsh culture and high quality performances from pupils of all ages.

Athrawon Adran y Gymraeg ydy Mr Morris, Mrs Nicholas a Mrs Evans, ac rydyn ni’n rhannu Mrs B. Gwyn-Jones gyda Saesneg a Ffrangeg. Rhyngddon ni, rydyn ni’n dysgu pob disgybl yn yr ysgol o Flwyddyn 7 i Flwyddyn 11.

Iaith fyw ydy’r Gymraeg, ac felly anelwn i wneud ein gwersi’n atyniadol i ddysgwyr o bob lefel, gan ddefnyddio strategaethau Asesu ar gyfer Dysgu a thechnoleg megis teclynau ActivInspire ac iPads. Er bod mwy o bwylais ar lafaredd yng Nghyfnod Allweddol 3, rydyn ni hefyd am ddarparu ein disgyblion â’r strategaethau darllen ac ysgrifennu a fydd o werth iddyn nhw yn eu TGAU a thu hwnt, nid yn unig yn y Gymraeg, ond ar draws y cwricwlwm.

Rydyn ni hefyd yn trefnu Eisteddfod yr Ysgol, sy’n digwydd ym mis Gorffennaf, a sy’n gyfle i’r ysgol gyfan mwynhau ychydig o ddiwylliant Cymreig a pherfformiadau o safon uchel o ddisgyblion o bob oed.

 

Uniform

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Uniform

We think the uniform provides a simplified form of dress which is comfortable for pupils and reasonably priced for parents.

Pupils are expected to conform to the School Uniform List below and any pupil temporarily not in full school uniform should bring a note of explanation from Parents on the first day. Otherwise, their movement around school will be restricted and Parents informed.

All pupils should wear the following uniform in school and on school visits:

 

GIRLS

 BOYS

● Full length black smart tailored trousers or knee-length black skirt(Leggings, skinny & slim fit trousers, ski pants, cargo pants, cord or denim are not acceptable).

● Black tailored knee length shorts may be worn in the Summer Term, but not sports shorts with logos.

● A plain white shirt

● Black v neck jumper/cardigan/tank top with the school logo

● School house tie

● Low heeled black footwear

● If tights are worn they should be black opaque

● Dark socks

● Full length black smart tailored trousers (Leggings, skinny & slim fit trousers, ski pants, cargo pants, cord or denim are not acceptable).

● Black tailored knee length shorts may be worn in the Summer Term, but not sports shorts with logos.

● A plain white shirt

● Black v neck jumper/cardigan/tank top with the school logo

● School house tie

● Black footwear

● Dark socks

OPTIONAL

 OPTIONAL

● Black blazer with the school logo  ● Black blazer with the school logo

It is difficult within a prospectus to predict fashion changes and ‘future fads’ and the school management team reserves the right to add further restrictions to the general dress code and appearance criteria should the need arise.

 Jewellery – no jewellery (unless it is a Religious Symbol) is to be worn other than a singlepair of ear studs and / or a watch. Any other jewellery will be confiscated and kept in the school office until the end of the day and must be collected by and signed for by the pupil.

During PE / Games lessons these should be removed for safety. No nose or eyebrow jewellery should be worn in school. We request that piercing should only take place at the beginning of the summer holiday.

Hair Styles / Colour – Hair styles or coloured hair eg outrageous styles or brightly coloured which the school management team deem unsuitable for our school image, are not permissible.

Make-up and Nail Varnish – are not to be worn in school. Pupils not conforming will be required to remove them.

Hoodies – are not to be worn instead of the school jumper or in place of a coat, if they are they will be confiscated and kept in the school office until the end of the day and must be collected and signed for by the pupil.

Outdoor Coats or Scarves – must not be worn in school during lessons or registration.

We discourage pupils from bringing mobile phones to school, should a pupil choose to disregard this, then the phone must be switched off while the pupil is on the school site. They are certainly not to be brought into examination rooms. Under no circumstances should a phone be used to capture images. In the event of the use of mobile phones being used to send messages that are ‘bullying’ or ‘a nuisance’ or camera phones being used in instances of violence or humiliation, then sanctions will be instigated and the school policy in respect of phones will have to be reviewed.

Although the school takes no responsibility for the safety or return of personal items, it is very helpful if pupils put their names on their possessions by name tag or waterproof pen. Many items remain in lost property when it would be so easy to return named items to their rightful owners.

Valuables can be handed in to teachers or the School Office for safe keeping. This should certainly be the case during P.E. when watches and money should not be left in clothes and bags in the changing rooms. The school is not able to replace items that go missing. Pupils must report the loss of any belongings, as soon as they discover the loss.

If your child brings a bicycle to school please provide a padlock and chain to secure it, pupils are reminded that bicycles should not be used on campus. In reality the chances of catching thieves and returning stolen goods is small, although the school will do its best to help the safe return of items.

The school takes no responsibility for the safety or return of personal items.