YR 13 PROM – Thursday 3rd July – St David’s Hotel, Cardiff

July 19, 2014 in Front Page News, Latest News by Mr D Beesley

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July 15, 2014 in Front Page News, Latest News by Mr D Beesley

The Geography department took 47 GCSE students in Year 10 to The Rhineland in Germany. The students visited the historic city of Cologne and the famous Lindt Chocolate Museum where they were able to see how the chocolate industry works and globalisation in practice. The students were also able to look at the picturesque scenery in the area on a Rhine cruise through the region. The students were also able to visit the beautiful Marksburg castle to learn about the history of the area as well as an afternoon spent in the village of Rudesheim which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The trip was a huge success with several local people and other tourists commenting on how well-behaved and polite the students were.


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YR 11 PROM – Thursday 26th June – Hilton Hotel, Newport

July 8, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr D Beesley

The evening sun shone on Yr 11 as they took to the red carpet at the Hilton Hotel to celebrate the end of their compulsory years of education. The prom was eagerly anticipated by all and the magical night did not disappoint. Everyone looked at home on the red carpet as the cameras clicked and the non alcoholic cocktails flowed.

The evening opened with the Prom King and Prom Queen’s dance; Alex French and Louise Szeto were the ideal couple, obviously.It was a wonderful evening and the hotel staff praised such a wonderful set of young people.


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June 29, 2014 in Front Page News, Latest News by Mr D Beesley

Screen Shot 2014-06-29 at 21.10.32Qualifications and the curriculum in Wales are changing.

From September 2015, English Language, Welsh Language, Mathematics – Numeracy and Mathematics GCSEs will assess learners on the same types of skills that the international PISA assessments test.  Our new 2015 qualifications are being designed to emphasise the mastery of processes, the understanding of concepts and the ability to function in various types of situations.

This follows on from the introduction of the statutory National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) in 2013 which focuses on literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.  Changes are also being made to the Areas of Learning (AoLs) for Language, Literacy and Communication Skills and Mathematical Development and programmes of study (PoS) for English, Welsh (first language) and mathematics so that they align with the LNF.  These revised AoLs and PoS will be statutory from September 2015.

In a nutshell, our curriculum, GCSEs and the refreshed Welsh Baccalaureate, in line with PISA, will teach and test the skills that are regarded internationally, as fundamental to success in further study and employment.  We want our learners to be confident in applying the knowledge acquired in the classroom to real-life problems and be able to apply what they have learned in unfamiliar settings,
both in and outside of school.

Your role in making sure that learners in Wales are ready for these new qualifications is vital and we want to make sure that you are fully prepared to take on these new challenges.  This leaflet is an easy guide to understand how the new English Language, Welsh Language, Mathematics – Numeracy and Mathematics GCSEs differ from the current qualifications and outlines the support that you can expect from the Welsh Government, WJEC and consortia as we move to our new qualifications system in Wales and introduce a new curriculum into schools in Wales.




July 15, 2014 in Front Page News, Latest News by Mr D Beesley

The Yr 10 Level 2 in Hospitality achieved a very high standard in their practical assessment this year. They had to make 3 different dishes from 3 different countries and present them in a restaurant style.

Well done Year 10 – excellent results!





July 15, 2014 in Front Page News, Latest News by Mr D Beesley

On Tuesday morning the Level 1 Yr 10 Hospitality group ran a morning cafe to complete their customer service unit. Customers were offered a range of drinks and cakes, including Latte, Americano and other specialist coffees, milk shake made with fresh strawberries, eclairs and lemon sponge.

All pupils participated well and customers gave lots of compliments.  Well done Yr 10 Level 1 Hospitality





July 9, 2014 in Front Page News, Physical Education by Mr D Beesley

The Un14 boys competed in the National Plate Competition at Brecon athletics track. The competition was a team event and points get awarded depending on where you finish in each event.We came 6th in the plate and were ranked 14th team in Wales.

Connor Richards won the 1500m.
Finley Richards won the 800m.
George Ratcliffe – 2nd in the javelin.
Ieuan Thomas – 3rd in the 300m.

The boys have shown such great determination and team work during the last three athletic meets. What an excellent way to end an already amazing year. You have done St Julian’s proud!

Mr Newman




July 8, 2014 in Front Page News, Latest News, Music by Mr D Beesley

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July 4, 2014 in Front Page News, Latest News by Mr D Beesley

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July 3, 2014 in Front Page News, Latest News by Mr D Beesley

A Yr 8 from Llys Llewellyn was the lucky winner of a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.  The device was donated from Chartwell’s catering for completing the online survey, giving valuable feedback about the catering within the school.





July 2, 2014 in Front Page News, Latest News by Mr D Beesley

The woodland creatures are waiting to take you on a visit to Toad Hall! Please will you consider this opportunity to show your support for your local school.

St Julian’s School presents ‘The Adventures of Mr Toad’. Students and staff at have been working tirelessly over the last four months to produce a spectacular and professional version of the musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s ‘The Wind in the Willows’. The production will run for two nights July 15th and 16th at 7pm. Tickets cost £3 each.




July 1, 2014 in Front Page News, Latest News by Mr D Beesley

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June 30, 2014 in Front Page News, Latest News by Mr D Beesley

Mrs Flynn and Mrs Daniels hosted another successful cookery evening yesterday. The event was very well attended with fourteen sets of parents and pupils coming in to make blueberry muffins, Royal Marine’s curry (with secret ingredient) and Boodle (a creamy orange dessert). All the participants enjoyed the event and the food that they took home with them. One parent contacted the school after the event with the following lovely email:

“Thank you for an informative and enjoyable evening. It was lovely to meet two of my son’s teachers in their working environment as I think it helps to build good working relationships between school and home.”

Thanks to everyone who attended
Ann Flynn and Chris Daniels




June 25, 2014 in Front Page News, Latest News by Mr D Beesley

242 Year 6 students from across Newport who will be attending St Julian’s in September 2014 joined us this week for our Transition days.

Over the three days the Year 6′s met their new Form Teachers and Teaching Assistants, had a tour of the school, spent time with St Julian’s teaching staff, who taught the Year 6′s a wide variety of exciting lessons and took part in sporting and team building activities organised by the PE department.

Parents also got the opportunity to meet Form Teachers and staff at our Transition Parents Evening.

The three days closed with the Year 6′s producing a Google Me project with their Form Teacher and primary school teachers to let St Julian’s teachers know all about them and what they are most looking forward to in September.

The Year 6′s were assisted throughout the three days by our fantastic Year 12 students.

A huge thank you to everyone involved and we look forward to seeing the Year 6′s again in September.

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