Please congratulate the boys in the Year 10 football team after they won their Final yesterday 9-4 against Llanwern and are now under 15s Gwent Schools Champions. As schools only play in the Gwent Cup in Years 8 and 10, they will leave school as the holders. They thoroughly deserve their success having scored 20 goals in their last three games (Quarters, Semis, and Final) and received a lot of praise from spectators yesterday.
Goals where scored by, Jake Dymond (5), Tyler Phillips, Lewis Short, Morgan Kempson, and Luke Verren.
Jake Dymond was also awarded the Man of the Match trophy for his performance.
The boys involved were:
Nathan Florence, Harry Cullen, Jordan Baker, Liam Fletcher, Matthew Whiteman, Luke Verren, Ethan Proctor, Brandon Crosdale, Callum Goward, Dewi Lloyd-Perkins, Morgan Kempson, Adam Palmer, Lewis Short, Jake Dymond, Tyler Phillips (Captain)
Congratulations to Emily Short and Jaye Williams who recently sat music grade exams. Both girls achieved high pass marks with Emily gaining Grade 2 Drums and Jaye, Grade 5 clarinet. A special thank you to the instrumental tutors with GMSS who prepared the girls so well for their exams.
Please congratulate the boys in the Year 11 football team for winning the Under 16s Newport Cup yesterday after convincingly beating Caerleon 4-1. We were the much better side and the boys thoroughly deserved to win on the day.
Goals were scored by Momodou Touray (2), Cori Busuttil, and Hafiz Choudeury. A special mention also needs to go to GK Uendi Ndrecaj who made some very good saves at important times during the game.
The boys involved were:
Uendi Ndrecaj (GK), Corey Jarvis (RB), Ethan Hadley (CB), Sam Downing (CB), Ben Jones (LB), Mitchell Stapleton (RM), Marcos Lekkas (CM), Clayton Cook (LM), Momodou Touray (LF), Cori Busuttil (ST), Hafiz Choudeury (RF), Callum Stribling (DF), Ellys McNulty (FW), Luke Healy (FW), Emre Gundogdu (MF) and Madj Al-Jeroudi (DF)
Well done boys!
They leave school as the best team in Newport!
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45 Year 7 pupils took part in the annual trip to London in March. Three days were jammed packed with sight-seeing and fun activities which all the pupils thoroughly enjoyed. This year’s trip included a visit to Wembley Stadium; going to London Zoo; a flight on the London Eye; mingling with the stars at Madame Tussauds; seeing the sharks and penguins at the London Aquarium; taking in the stunning Crown Jewels at the Tower of London; being scared by the actors in the London Dungeons; having dinner at the Rainforest Café, and seeing the top West End show – Thriller Live. We did go and see if the Queen was in at Buckingham Palace but she was out on that day! All the pupils had a great time and were exhausted upon their return to Newport.
Charlotte Scott said “she had a fantastic time at Wembley Stadium and loved seeing all theamazing creatures at the Aquarium. She loved the whole experience and wants to go back again”.
“I loved the London Dungeons and my favourite part was seeing all the teachers being scared as it was really funny. Everyone enjoyed themselves lots. I will never forget London 2015” – Penny Baxter-Tolcher
Keegan Price’s best bit was “going to Madame Tussauds as even though the statues weren’t real, they looked like real people. I had my photo taken with Tom Cruise, Katness Everdeen (Hunger Games) and James Bond. In the Tower of London we went on a great journey, up the Tower through history. We saw one of the Ravens which was very large and quite scary. It was a pleasure to eat in one of the few Rainforest Cafes in the world and the food was delicious. I think everyone should go on this trip”.
Thursday 26th February saw representatives from Techniquest visit the school to work with the Year 10 physics pupils. They set the class a challenge of building a fully functioning crane using the K-Nect building system. The students were then asked to improve the efficiency of their design. The students had put their numeracy, problem solving and communication skills to full use. This was the second Techniquest event of the week. Earlier in the week, the class visited Techniquest in Cardiff Bay to take part in the Physics Problem Solving Day. All pupils enjoyed both the visit to Techniquest and the activities in school.
8GMK are beginning a project to help the local RSPCA here in Newport. They will be collecting old jumpers to transform into beds to donate to the animals in the Newport RSPCA centre.
“Our generous class would like to help the RSPCA in our community. We would be really grateful if you could donate any unwanted jumpers, pillows or blankets to our class so that we can make these beds. Nothing needs to be new, just anything you are not going to use anymore” Teagan Mathias.
We will keep you updated of our progress on this project. So please, if you have any unwanted jumpers (the brighter the better) pass them onto 8GMK and it will go to a very good cause. Thank you for your help.
Two Year 7 classes, 7KC and 7STM completed Motte and Bailey castle projects as a homework task. Pupils were asked to either make a model or draw an accurate picture of a Motte and Bailey castle. Lilly Power, in 7KC, made a huge model, which demonstrated her excellent understanding and all the learning she had achieved in her history lessons. It was so big, her dad had to bring it into school for her!
Well done Lilly!
We are very excited that we now have 130 iPads to support Teaching & Learning. These
have been used to support learners in all year groups in many different subjects. They are also used in the new Learning Zone to support learners with their reading through the virtual library.
Pupils have said that they enjoy using the iPads in lessons as it helps them to learn more
We have 5 members of staff who are our ‘iPad Champions’ who are investigating how to use the iPads to impact on learning and progress.