Paul Hannaford Drug Awareness Talk

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Duffryn High School was pleased to host ex-drug addict, Paul Hannaford, for a day of very hard-hitting talks to all year groups. Paul’s message was a strong one which at times made for difficult listening, but it was one that all students needed to hear.

You can follow on @paulhannaford on Twitter and Instagram.

Young Enterprise Success!!!


The corporate Mug Company, Duffryn High School’s Young Enterprise company, were yesterday named as the South East Wales Regional champions!

The competition, held at South Wales University, Newport Campus, saw the team coming up against schools from across Newport and Monmouth. The team were judged on their company report; their product; trade stand and interview; and a presentation. Not only did they have to speak to a panel of judges but they were also quizzed by local businesses and the Major of Monmouth. But throughout all of this the team were still able to show their fantastic sales skills by selling 3 mugs to local business directors.  

After a nerve-racking wait everyone was brought together for the awards to be announced. The Corporate Mug Company won awards for The Best Product, The Best Trade Stand and Interview, and our very own MD, Emily Lovell, was named The Best Individual Contribution across the whole of South Wales. Everyone was elated with these awards but the final award was yet to be announced. Finally the wait was over and The Corporate Mug Company were announced the overall winners.

They will now go on to represent SE Wales in the Welsh Finals in June – a huge success for the team and Duffryn High School.

Oxford and Cambridge Student Conference 2015

Sixteen year 12 students, Mrs Harries and Mrs Groombridge had a fantastic day at the Oxford and Cambridge Student Conference held at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

It was a jam packed day with lots of talks and presentations from both Universities and a number of different departments. Once we mastered the one way system we were in full swing and took advantage of all the experts situated in one place at the one time. All of us left at the end of the day with a greater understanding of the subjects offered and the best way to apply to Oxford and Cambridge but also to other Universities in general. Everyone agreed it was an excellent experience and one to recommend to other students considering applying to University!

Science and Maths Revision at Pill!

This week Year 10 and 11 can revise for their Science and Maths exams with Mr Geeves, Dr Perkins, Mr Thompson and Mr Temby. The lesson starts at 4.30pm on Wednesday 25th at Pill Old Library and lasts for an hour. We look forward to seeing you there.
Any questions, see the Maths or Science department.

Family Assemblies

Duffryn High School would like to invite you and members of your family to the Year 7, 8 and 9 Family Assemblies.

Prizes and certificates will be awarded for a variety of reasons including attendance, sporting participation and approach to learning. There will be many awards presented and we hope that your child will be one of the deserving recipients.

We know that having family members attending these special assemblies adds to the pride and enjoyment of our students. Therefore, we hope that you are able to join us in celebrating the many successes and achievements and to ensure that the assembly truly is a family occasion.

The assemblies take place on the following dates:

Year 9 – Monday 23rd March 2015

Year 8 – Tuesday 24th March 2015

Year 7 – Wednesday 25th March 2015

Year 8 Football success!

Congratulations to the Year 8 Football team who stormed through to the semi finals of the Gwent Cup with a 4 – 1 victory against West Mon. Scorers for Duffryn were Joe Baston (2), Joshua Williams and Daeshaun Webb. It was a great team performance and well done to all concerned.