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Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe


Year 10 Business Visit

On Wednesday December 16th, Year 10 GCSE Business pupils had the opportunity to visit the University of Wales Trinity St David’s Business School, for the first ever ‘Big Business Bonanza’. The event put on by the university gave pupils the opportunity to participate in a number of business related workshops ranging from marketing to sports management. Pupils had an enjoyable time and we would like to thank the University for hosting us for the day, and are already looking forward to next year’s event.IMG_1433

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair on Wednesday 2nd of December at 6.00pm

This year each year group will be responsible for donating items towards the following stalls:.

BL.7 – Colour coded class hampers.

BL.8 – Good quality cuddly toys.

BL.9 – Lucky Dip prizes – wrapped and labelled boy or girl.

BL.10 – Bottles – containing squash, wine, fizzy drinks.

Bl.11 – Tombola – New, low value gifts for the tombola stall.

BL.12 – Cosmetics – Unopened cosmetics, gift sets, shower gells etc.

BL.13 – Packets of sweets and biscuits.

There will be a wide range of stalls such as crafts, books, toys and cakes, face painting, café, a bouncy castle, and much more. Santa may even pay us a visit!

We are also collecting good quality DVDs, CDs, books, clothes, childrens toys, games & household items for a “nearly new stall.” Why not have a clearout in time for Christmas and help the PTA raise some money in the process?!

Entry to the fair will be £1 for adults – no charge for children.

All donations, along with sold / unsold raffle counterfoils and raffle monies, should be brought to school on Friday 27th of November, which will be a non school uniform day.

If have any questions, ideas or are a great cup cake maker, would like to volunteer or maybe have a stall at the Christmas Fair, please contact Margaret Bartlett at the school office.

Many thanks in anticipation of your continued support.

Mrs Liz Bevan                                    Mr Simon Davies

PTA Chair                                           Head Teacher


T. Llew Jones Day

It is a hundred years since the birth of T. Llew Jones, and we celebrated the day with various activities at the school.

  • An assembly was held, with the sixth form taking part, discussing the contribution T.Llew Jones made to the world of literature.
  • During the past few weeks, everybody in Yrs 7-9 had the opportunity to create a card to remember and celebrate the life of T.Llew Jones and create original poems about Swansea following the pattern of some of his poems such as “Cwm Alltcafan” and “Traeth y Pigyn”. The winners of this competition were Grace Lancey and Ben Lervy from Yr 7, Carwyn Wood and Thea Wood from Yr 8, and Llew Wood and Kirsty Lewis from Yr 9. They received one of T.Llew Jones’ books and chocolate as a prize.
  • A film evening was held for the junior pupils to watch “Tân ar y comin” (and eat popcorn!).
  • During a Welsh lesson, Yr 7 and 8 pupils had the opportunity to do a T. Llew Jones Treasure Hunt by searching for answers to various questions on information sheets and poems which had been placed on walls around the place.
  • One of the highlights was a tea party to remember T.Llew Jones in the hall during break time. The hall was decorated with cards which were created to celebrate the birthday and we had a feast of cakes! Many thanks to the sixth form for all their hard work during the day! Congratulations also to the pupils who won the various competitions the sixth form organised during the tea party. The winner of the Plas y Wernen Treasure Hunt was Alysha Laugharne. The winners of the quiz were Ashleigh Graham and Ffion Tomos. The winner of the guess the title quiz was Tari Starre Michael.
  • It was also a pleasure to watch groups from Yr 7 and 8 performing sketches based on the work of T.Llew Jones in the dance studio during the lunch hour. Many thanks to the sixth form for judging and congratulations to the successful group from Yr 7 (Emily Phillips, Ffion Tomos, Ashleigh Graham, Romilly Harris, Poppy Jones, Kiki Owen, Eleri Lloyd Morgan).

It was a pleasure to celebrate the centenary of the birth of “The Children’s Literature King”. A day indeed fit for a king!



Over the past years Bryn Tawe PTA has been very successful in raising money to enhance the education and experience of pupils at Bryn Tawe. It also provides an invaluable home school link for parents as their child makes the transition from primary to secondary school.

Through the generosity, support and hard work of pupils, parents and staff, the PTA has been able to raise thousands of pounds to purchase items such as a school mini bus, piano, drum kits, ipads, team kits, equipment for the art and food technology department and much more!!

The PTA are now recruiting new members and volunteers for the forthcoming year, the invitation is open to parents, grandparents and guardians. We ask that you support your child`s school in whatever way you can, particularly in light of recent council budget cuts the PTA are even more important in supporting the school with the “little extras” which would not be available within the school budget.

Whether you have time to volunteer at events, items to donate to our school raffle, or indeed skills the PTA could utilise in other ways please contact one of the PTA committee members through the school office, or why not come along to our AGM on Wednesday 14th October at 6.30pm in the main school hall.

Many thanks in anticipation of your continued support,

Mr Simon Davies

Mrs Liz Bevan

Operation Iraqi & Syria Refugees

Thank-you for all the kind donations that were given for our recent campaign to help the refugees from Syria and Irac. Our Sixth Form students carried boxes and bags full of donations to Penlan Library in order to make a valuable contribution to this important campaign. Article 38 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child state that governments must do everything they can to protect and care for children affected by war and that every child has the right to a good standard of living.

Show Racism the Red Card

Thank-you to the charity ‘Show racism the red card’ for leading a whole day of antibullying training for 30 of our Sixth Form students. They received sessions on stereotyping, racism and shared ideas on how to promote an antibullying campaign within the school. A special thank-you to the Sixth Form students for their enthusiasm and reponse to the day. Hopefully, they will now be able to facilitate their own training sessions to younger pupils in the school to promote their right to a safe environment.

Live Webcast with Sir Terry Matthews

Year 11 Business pupils had an opportunity to take part in a live webcast with Newport born entrepreneur Sir Terry Matthews yesterday. The purpose of the event was for pupils to have the opportunity to share their ideas on the future of the local area and quiz the successful businessman on his career. The pupils used e-mail and Twitter to communicate with Sir Terry throughout the morning.

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