Two special visitors!

On Tuesday we welcomed two Welsh Government ministers to school to visit the ASD Centre. Both Kirsty Williams (Education) and Vaughan Gething (Health) joined us as part of the consultation on the new ALN code. We were also joined by our local AM and councillors and officials from Caerphilly Borough Council. The guests were welcomed by the Head Girl, Emily, and then spent about half an hour with staff and students, getting involved in learning activities and talking about school. The pupils involved did the school proud, and were very articulate and informative and I know both ministers found the visit helpful.IMG_9341

That day too we welcomed pupils from Risca Primary, Ty Sign Primary and Waunfawr Primary to school to watch our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This was the play we performed as part of the Shakespeare School Festival at the Newport Riverfront last November. Everyone I spoke to really enjoyed it. Thanks to the cast for putting the play on again, and thanks to our visitors for coming along. They were also involved in some student-led workshops, and in the afternoon the play was performed to our own Y7 pupils.

As part of Children’s Mental Health Week our Mental Health and Wellbeing group organised a Time to Talk Day event on Thursday. This group is very active in the school and I am indebted to them for the work they do. They were organising an anonymous survey about mental health and will be sharing the results with me. I look forward to meeting them to discuss this in the near future. They made a really good video about the day which they published on their Twitter account, @RCCS_MH.

Also on Thursday our PTA group, FORCE, hosted a special Quiz and Curry Night. This was a great event, held to raise funds for outdoor seating for our pupils; we hope to get that sorted over the next few months.

Well done to 7ED, they really have done well in the attendance competition this year and have won yet again this week!

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ASSEMBLY:  Pastoral Leaders

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