Visit from Josh Lewsey!

This week we were lucky enough to be joined by Josh Lewsey who is an ex England rugby player and part of the team who won the RWC in 2003. He won 55 caps for England and several for the British Lions. He is currently in charge of developing grass roots rugby in Wales. Josh came in and met with a number of our boys to discuss the possibility of Duffryn becoming a WRU HUB centre. Our students led a question and answer session and it was a great opportunity to discuss the importance of sport!


Year 7 Maths Assembly!

Today we held our Year 7 Maths assembly to recognise the great work students have been producing in their Maths classes. A number of students were rewarded for their hard work by receiving certificates from Mr Shinton. The certificates included:

Excellent performance in the recent Shape Test: outperforming the class average by 10% or greater.


Excellent performance in the recent Shape Test: a result in the top 20% of the entire year group.



Well done to all those students who received a certificate and keep up the hard work!

Duke of Edinburgh!

17 pupils from Duffryn High School have completed their bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. The bronze award involves each pupil having to complete three months of volunteering, skills and physical activity. Pupils at Duffryn High School volunteered in a range of programmes in the community which amounted to over 200 hours. The expedition aspect of the award included a two day expedition in the Wye Valley which included an overnight camp, where students were able to apply their navigation, map, cooking and camp craft skills. A very well done to all who achieved their award!

These include:

Amina Ali

Caitlin Bennett

Shmila Din

Jordan Dubock

Nathan Fanner

Bethan Gough

Logan Harris

Caitlin Perrett

Lewis Proctor

Ayesha Robinson

Saffron Rosier

Ateeb Shakeel

Morgan Williams

Alex Anderson

Caitlin Hagget

Jymeelia Lewis!

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Year 9 Football win again!

Well done to the Year 9 Football team who beat Ebbw Fawr 6-1 this week in the Welsh Cup. It was an excellent team performance in terrible weather conditions. Goals were scored by Josh Williams 2, Joe Baston 2, Luc Noble 1 and Callum Morgan 1.


‘Of Mice and Men on Broadway!’

Last week, Year 10 and 11 were lucky enough to watch James Franco and Chris O’Dowd perform in Broadway’s adaptation of Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’. A brilliant time was had by all. This new interpretation was an excellent opportunity for students to help them with their Literature exam.


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English Evening 2015!

On Wednesday 25th November, the English department will be holding their English Evening for Year 11. This will be a good opportunity for parents/guardians to come and speak with the department about the progress of their child. Information will be given on the structure of the exam, revision techniques and how parents/guardians can best help their child succeed in the January exams. The evening will take place in Hall 3 from 6.00pm until 7.00pm. Any questions please feel free to contact the English department.

Rugby and Football success this week!

Well done to the Year 9 Rugby team who put in an excellent performance this week to beat St Julian’s 43 – 7. It was a great team performance but Clay Gibbons, Abdul Hussein and Lewis Gapper were particularly good.

Also congratulations to both the Senior and Yr10 football teams who beat Caldicot in the Newport Cup. The senior team winning 5-4 and the Yr10 team winning 2-1.

Remembrance Assembly 2015

Today we held our remembrance assembly to commemorate those we lost in both World Wars. It was a fitting ceremony where Years 7 and 8 gathered in assembly to listen to our Head teacher talk about the importance of remembering those we lost and those who gave their lives in order for us to have our independence today. Our students listened to readings given by both our Head Boy and Girl and watched a touching video about the thousands of men who lost their lives fighting on the Somme. Our students were very respectful when listening to the Last Post and paid their respects with a minute’s silence. We will remember them.


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English and Maths Revision!

Well done to all our dedicated students who attend the weekly English and Maths revision sessions in Pill Mill Centre! Remember, this is a great chance to come and see both your English and Maths’ teachers and get any extra help in which you might need. This is a great opportunity for both Year 10 and Year 11 to come and revise for any upcoming exams you might have. The session is every Wednesday and starts from 4.30 until 5.30pm. Hope to see you all there and any questions see the English or Maths department!