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Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe


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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Syr Terry Matthews 2


Induction Course

Dear Parent / Guardian,

As an introduction to the Bryn Tawe and Gwyr Sixth Form Partnership we have organised an induction course at Trinity St David University in Carmarthen and Margam Park on Thursday and Friday, the 3rd and 4th of September. This will be a great opportunity for students to get to know each other and participate in team building exercises, in the hope of laying a secure foundation to their time in the Sixth Form. Bryn Tawe students will travel on Thursday to Trinity St David University campus in Carmarthen where a full and varied programme of events has been organised (please see attached programme of events). Students will stay overnight on the campus before departing on Friday morning to take part in specific team building exercises at Margam Park. The year 12 tutors will also attend the two day course giving a valuable opportunity for staff and students to get to know each other in preparation for a very busy academic year. If your son/daughter intends to join the Sixth Form we expect their attendance on the course as it is an invaluable opportunity for them to fully immerse themselves in Sixth Form life. The short lectures based on developing key academic skills and the various team building activities provide excellent preparation and a valuable start to their time in the Sixth Form.

The cost to attend will be £47 which includes all activities and transport arrangements, lunch and evening meal on Thursday, overnight stay (en-suite rooms) and breakfast on Friday morning at Trinity St David University campus. Students will need to bring their own packed lunch for Friday afternoon at Margam Park.

We will depart from Bryn Tawe at 09:00 on Thursday morning and will return by 15:20 on Friday afternoon.

I enclose further details regarding the course and a consent form which should be returned with a £20 deposit by Thursday, 20th of August (GCSE results day!). The university needs confirmation of numbers by late August. The balance of £27 is expected on Wednesday, 2nd of September. Many thanks for your co-operation.

Mr Ben Davies

Head of Sixth Form

End of term letter

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Year 12 rewards visit on Monday 13/7/15

Year 12 rewards visit on Monday 13/7/15 – click on the letter

Eisteddfod success for Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe

During the Whitsun half term break, around 70 children from Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe attended the Urdd Eisteddfod in Caerphilly. They were to compete in 22 competitions representing West Glamorgan in the national round of the festival. These competitions included the year 7 – 9 choir, the reciting group, the folk dancing group and the senior girls’ choir, to name but a few. They were very successful with 6 of the competitions reaching the stage, including Steffan Leonard who was competing in the recitation solo. Congratulations to all involved from Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe.