On 16th and 17th June, Noye's Fludde, a children's opera starring students from 16 different schools, was performed at St Woolos Cathedral.

Emma Gibbins, director of music for St Woolos Cathedral contacted the Headteacher, Lana Picton to let us know what a fantastic job Jade Webb did in the production. Miss Gibbins said "Jade worked exceptionally hard and made a superb contribution as one of Mrs Noah's 'gossips'.  I was particularly impressed by her acting skills".

Miss Gibbons expressed her thanks to Mrs Picton for allowing Jade to participate and added that Jade "Is a credit to her school and that (they) at the Cathedral, are very proud of her"

Well done Jade, so are we!

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

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.

 

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.