We finally managed to celebrate St David's Day on March 12th and the Criw Cymraeg were amazing at telling Y7 all about the history of St David.  A number of departments held homework competitions and it was a great opportunity to share these successes in the Assembly.  The Geography Department had cupboards full of models of sustainable stadiums and was told it was a tough decision but  Joseph Czajkowski 7M2 model stood out and won first prize.  Duarte Fernades M2 also came first with his Geography poster.  Sonia Marwaha won first prize for her RE work and Ruby Pearce came first in the Chemistry competition.

The chairing of the bard ceremony was won by Freddie Howells although the Welsh Department had some very difficult decisions to make as the standard of the competition was extremely high.  Year 7 were asked to write a poem about what Wales is to them and the winner - Freddie Howells had written passionately and from the heart and it was clear from the very beginning that he is proud to be Welsh.

On Wednesday 24 th January, 32 Year 8 students took part in a Healthy Living Event hosted by Glamorgan Cricket Club. The students were given the opportunity to have cricket coaching by some of the Club’s coaching staff. They also attended a healthy eating event, organised by ‘Discover Leeks’, one of the Club’s sponsors.  Students helped to cook a number of healthy dishes, all of which included green vegetables in their ingredients. Students were able to sample all the dishes, which proved very popular.  

The recipes for the dishes made by the students can be found at the bottom of this article.  Further information and more recipes can be found at Discover Great Veg



We are delighted to announce that five students in Year 13 have received conditional offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge.  Mrs Picton, Headteacher commented "that this is the result of hard work over the last six years of pupils and staff.  We are delighted".

Pictured from left to right are:

  • Matthew Evans (Mathematics, Cambridge)
  • David Aitken (Biochemistry, Oxford)
  • Heidi Thorpe-Yon (Anthropology and Architecture, Oxford)
  • Joel Wells (Mathematics, Cambridge)
  • Isaac Thurgood (History, Oxford)

The French Department applied, and were selected, to be part of a pioneering Welsh Government initiative as part of the Global Futures strategy to promote modern languages across Wales.  Caerleon Comprehensive School was chosen as one of eight schools and four FE colleges to take part in this pan-Wales project across the four regional consortia.  AS French students will benefit from a 10-week programme of intensive support (turbo-tutoring) delivered by experienced modern languages teachers, who have undertaken the turbo-tutoring programme, trained by WJEC examiners.  This intervention will support schools and learners at a time of change with new curriculum specifications being introduced in schools in Wales and the Caerleon French department is delighted to have been selected as part of the scheme.

On Friday 26 th January, members of the Sixth Form Senior Team presented a cheque to staff at the Medical Day Care Unit at the Royal Gwent Hospital. The Medical Day Care Unit was one of two local charities chosen by the sixth form after their fund raising on the sixth form charity day in December.