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Whole School Letter – 29-04-2022

Friday 29th April 2022

Dear Parent/Carer

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed the great Spring weather.

Rugby success

Congratulations to Gethyn, one of our Year 13 students, who was recently selected to represent the Wales Under 18 rugby team. Gethyn played in the 6 Nations championship in Paris, playing in the games against Ireland and France. 

Conall also attained his Wales Under 18 Cap and Aneurin represented Wales Under 18s for rugby League.

Zak is currently training with the Wales senior 7s team with a view to going to the European championships.

I am also delighted to inform you that the Newport Schools Under 15 team won the National Schools Plate competition at the Principality Stadium this week. We had three Newport High School students in the team – Osian, Noah and David (team captain).  

Well done to all our talented students.

Ramadan

A number of our students are observing Ramadan which started on 2nd April and finishes on 2nd May. Ramadan is the holiest month of the year in Islamic culture and Muslims around the world fast during daylight hours for the entire month. The end of Ramadan is marked by a three-day festival called Eid al-Fitr.

Parental and carer questionnaire

It is very important when we are prioritising school improvements that we hear from you, as your views inform and shape our work. In order to gather the views of all Parents and Carers would you please complete this short questionnaire by Monday 16th May.

A huge thanks to those parents who have already taken the time to complete this. It is really important that we get the views of as many parents and carers as possible.

Newport High School – smoke free zone

At the end of last term, the Governing Body at Newport High School adopted the Welsh Government Smoke Free Zone policy. This policy states that smoking is not permitted in any part of the school’s premises, associated school grounds or school vehicles. There are no designated smoking areas within the school buildings or grounds and the policy also applies to all events/activities held in the school. For the purposes of the policy, vaping is classed in the same manner as smoking and so e-cigarettes are also prohibited in all school buildings, grounds and vehicles.  School staff and governors are responsible for supporting a smoke free school, monitoring compliance with the policy and acting on concerns arising from smoking behaviours. Smoking on school grounds can result in a fixed penalty fine of £100.

If any parents or carers would like support in giving up smoking this can be accessed through; Help Me Quit (HMQ). Contact HMQ by phone – 0800 085 2219 or via the HMQ website – www.helpmequit.wales.

Community activities at the North Hub

The north Hub are offering a computer coding club on 3rd May at 3.30pm. This is open to young people aged 9 and over. To take part in this your child needs to register by clicking on this link  –  Register

School uniform

Just a reminder that we have reverted to our no coats in lessons rule and students will be expected to remove their coats in lessons.

Covid-19

It is still important that any student who is unwell with Covid-19 symptoms does not attend school.

With many thanks for your continued support.

Kind regards

Mrs Lee