We are very proud to announce that Mrs Chloe Samuels was been awarded the German Teacher Award for 2017.

Mrs Samuels was presented with the award by John Le Carre at the German Embassy on 12th June.  The award was presented in recognition of Mrs Samuels hard work and dynamic enhusiasm in the teaching of the German language.

The full story can be seen by using the following link http://www.uk.diplo.de/Vertretung/unitedkingdom/en/__pr/Embassy__Events/06/German-Teacher-Award-2017.html

As part of 'Give and Gain Day', our business class partners The Office of National Statistics volunteered a team of staff to help decorate what was the old Caerleon library in preparation for the launch of the Caerleon School Conference Centre.  The team spent two days clearing, painting and polishing to significantly enhance this area of the school.  We are really grateful to them for their time and the hard work they put in whilst here.

We have no doubt that the school will benefit hugely from this new facility.

The site of the Caerleon’s old library, which has recently come into school use, was transformed earlier this week into a temporary performing arts venue. Parents of year seven students were invited to a ‘one night only’ rendition of Matilda earlier this week.

The performance was the culmination of a highly successful Community Challenge project led by two of our Sixth Form WBQ students Maisy and Daisy.

Maisy and Daisy auditioned and rehearsed with a group of year seven students over a number of weeks during an extracurricular performing arts club. Parents were treated to a performance that showcased the fantastic talents of Maisy and Daisy and all of the year seven students who were involved in the project. 

  

We are delighted to be informed that former student Hannah Jones, has received the highest award in Girlguiding, the Queen's Guide Award.

Hannah, described as an "inspirational young woman", was presented with her Queen's Guide Award at the House of Commons on 3rd June by Val Elliott, the interim chairwoman of Girlguiding's Board of Trustees and Sally Illsley, deputy chief Guide.

To achieve this prestigious award, Hanaah took on a series of personal challenges in areas such as social actions, voluntary work and travel.

Fewer than 150 Girlguiding members are presented with the award each year.  Hannah took two years to complete her challenges which included travelling to South Korea, becoming a leader and representing Gwent on the Girlguiding Cymru Youth Council.

Hannah, now 20 and studying Optometry at Cardiff University, said "My Queen's Guide allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and become much more confident".

Well done Hannah, we are extremely proud of you.

 

We are delighted to be awarded the foundation level of the British Council's International School Award in recognition of our work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do 'exceptional' work in international education.

Work at the school includes Pupil Language Ambassadors project, which aims to train and recruit students as language ambassadors in the school.

Headteacher, Lana Picton, said, "We are very pleased that the school is the recipient of such a prestigious award.  The International school award provides well deserved recognition to our language ambassadors, our languages teaching team and to our parents and pupils who understand the importance of language learning and fully embrace our international links and relations."

Stephen Hull, Senior Project Manager at the British Council, said "The school's dedication to internationalism is enriching education for its pupils by bringing and essential global dimension to learning and encouraging the development of skills children need to be global citizens of the future."