March 5, 2014 in Front Page News, PE by Mrs K Hopkins
Congratulations to our International footballers:
Ben Jones year 11 who will be representing Wales U18 Schools against Republic of Ireland on Thursday
Jake Young year 9 who will be representing Wales U 15 against Poland on March 18th
Joe Mc Nulty year 11 who has represented Wales numerous times the latest against the Czech Republic at the end of February
Well done boys we are all very proud of you.
March 4, 2014 in Front Page News, Sixth Form by Mrs A Harries
I am pleased to invite all year 11 students and their parents/guardians to our Year 11 into 12 Open Evening which is taking place between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 6th March at the Christchurch Centre.
Students and parents will have the chance to speak to staff from all the collaboration west establishments about the specifics of the courses on offer. There is also the opportunity to speak to me, Mr Underwood or Miss Pace with regards to any questions you may have relating to individual student needs.
We will be providing a minibus shuttle service to and from the Christchurch Centre during the evening. The first bus will leave Duffryn High School at 3.45pm and the last bus will leave the Christchurch Centre, returning to Duffryn High School, at 6.45pm. Details of the exact shuttle times are posted below.
We encourage all our students to continue their post 16 education with us at Duffryn High School as we are sure we can provide the very best for our students who wish to continue with their education after Year 11 and welcome you and your child to attend this fantastic event.
If you have any questions regarding this evening please do not hesitate to contact Miss Pace or myself.
We look forward to welcoming you all there on the evening.
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February 20, 2014 in Front Page News by Mrs D Rees
A reminder that Year 7 Parents’ evening takes place on Wednesday 5th March 2014. This is an excellent opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress with subject specific teachers. Please visit our online booking system in order to make your appointments or alternatively contact Mrs Shand at the school to make appointments over the phone. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
February 20, 2014 in Front Page News, Whole School Mailing by Duffryn High School
The following letter was sent via pupil post on 6 January 2014 notifying parents and guardians of a change to our INSET Days at Duffryn High School.
The INSET day that was scheduled for Friday 21 February 2014 has been replaced by an INSET day on Friday 17 January 2014
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February 19, 2014 in Art, Front Page News by Miss H Clark
Well done to all students involved in the MAT Art club on Tuesday lunchtimes. Magnificent progress is being made on their oil painted landscapes. Details of the final exhibition to follow.
February 6, 2014 in Front Page News, ICT by Miss A Pickles
There are two categories for the ICT entry this year, they are graphics and animation . You may choose to enter one or both categories and will gain house points for your entries.
- Create a picture of a Welsh emblem or tradition using any graphics software eg MS Paint, Adobe Photoshop etc.
- Create a tourist information leaflet to promote Newport.
- Design a movie to show a day in the life of a dragon.
You can use any software that we have in school eg Adobe Flash, Adobe Fireworks, MS PowerPoint or Windows MovieMaker. The best entries will then go into a final and be judged by their on-screen entry.
The entry must be original and your own work. Picture entries must be printed out with your name and class clearly shown in a footer. Movie entries must show your name and class and be submitted electronically to an ICT teacher. Closing date is Monday 17 February.
February 5, 2014 in Front Page News, PE by Mr L Morgan
Congratulations to Ben Jones of Year 11 who has signed a two year contract with Swansea City. We wish him all the best in his future career.
February 5, 2014 in Design & Technology, Front Page News by Miss H Morgan
We have three exciting competitions for you to take part in to win as many points for your houses as possible. 5 points per entry and points and prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed students. To pick up the competition slips see any teacher of the Design and Technology department or you can find them on the shared area/eisteddfod/Design and Technology competitions 2014.
1. Textiles Technology – Design an outfit for either a boy or a girl to wear at the national eisteddfod. Use the templates as a guide to draw on, use as much colour as possible and try to make the design unique.
2. Food Technology – Design and make an exciting innovative packaging suitable to hold a famous welsh dish. Include colour and try and make it as unique as possible. Make it relevant to the dish it is holding as well as including something related to Wales.
3. Resistant Materials Technology – Design a door hanger with a welsh theme, you can make it whatever shape you want and include colour.
February 5, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss R Humphreys
Details of the Music Competitions for this year’s Eisteddfod can be found here:
Simply enter these competitions to gain points for your house!
February 4, 2014 in Front Page News by Duffryn High School
Due to an incident earlier today the M4 remains closed Eastbound.
Westbound is open but there are major delays in both directions.
School buses will experience delays exiting Duffryn estate due to major tailbacks.