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 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."

What a fantastic day, run by KS4 & KS5 students! Year 7&8 pupils enjoyed a day of singing, acting, rapping, gym and dance and musical items. The standard of performances was exceptional. 

The main event was the Chairing of the Bard ceremony where we saw Lottie Keyes win the Welsh bardic chair, and Dylan Norman the English. Many congratulations to both! After a variety of stage and homework competitions, with pupils competing for house points,  Dyfed house (yellow) were the winners with 582 points. Da iawn Dyfed ! 

A huge diolch yn fawr to everybody who helped with, and contributed to, this event. Let's start planning for next year! 

We recently reported on the success of Luke Turner and Toby Savidge, representing Wales at U18 level in Water Polo.  We are delighted to inform you that they have been selected for Wales for the EU Junior Men's Championships taking place in Brno, Czech Republic in April.  We wish them all the best and look forward to finding out how they get on!

We are very pleased to report that Toby Savidge (year 12) and Luke Turner (year 11) represented Wales in the Under 18 Waterpolo Championships in Watford last weekend. Toby and Luke are two of three boys who were chosen from the Newport Squad to represent their country in the 13 man squad.

To achieve this standard the boys train for many hours in Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport as well as making trips around the country to matches.

The boys can be seen here after their matches.