Open Evening

September 16, 2014 in Front Page News, Primaries by Miss L Hocken

Duffryn High School will be opening its doors on Wednesday 24th September from 6pm to 8pm. We look forward to welcoming any students and parents from Year 5 and 6 to see what our school has to offer, as well as students and parents of our current students.

We look forward to meeting you.

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Computing Club

September 21, 2014 in Front Page News, ICT by Miss A Pickles

Computing Club is back and better than ever! Computing club is every Monday lunch time in 136 and we have a range of activities planned for this term. So why not come along, learn new skills and have fun at the same time!

Monday 22nd September Hacking Minecraft using the Raspberry Pi
Monday 29th September Hacking Minecraft using the Raspberry Pi
Monday 6th October Create mobile apps using App Inventor
Monday 13th October Create mobile apps using App Inventor
Monday 20th October Make a Jelly Baby sing using the Raspberry Pi

 

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Mr Wilson completes his cycle challenge

September 15, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss L Hocken

Mr Wilson has completed his challenge which saw him cycle 300km in three days across the French Alps, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. He has raised more than £3,500.

You can read more about the challenge in the South Wales Argus.

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Prize Giving Evening

September 12, 2014 in Community, Front Page News by Miss L Hocken

We were pleased to invite our leavers back to Duffryn High School this week for the Prize Giving Night. The event, held every September, sees students receive awards for subjects, citizenship and efforts. We were very proud to welcome the Lord Mayor of Newport, Matthew Evans, guest speaker Alex Mehta and Ivan Beatty, from the Welsh Memorial in Flanders Campaign as well as many other friends and supporters of Duffryn High School.

 

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During the ceremony, Mr Beatty presented a certificate to thank students at Duffryn High School for their fundraising efforts for the Welsh Memorial in Flanders Campaign.

The campaign’s aim was to build a memorial on the battlefields of Flanders, honouring the Welsh soldiers who died there during the First World War. Mr Beatty presented the award to Mr Wilson, Head Boy Joshim Rahman and Head Girl Elinor Jones and thanked students, staff and parents for their efforts to support such a worthy cause.

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Duffryn High School at the Young NATO Summit

September 6, 2014 in Front Page News, History by Miss L Hocken

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Five sixth form students from Duffryn High School are attending the Young Nato Summit 2014 this weekend at the University of South Wales Newport. Josh, Joshim, Bronwyn, Abi and Chloe are representing Canada at the mock summit. Yesterday they listened to talks from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Matthew Barzun, US Ambassador for the UK before discussing political issues covered in the NATO Summit this week.

You can watch an interview with the group on BBC Wales Today and listen to Josh and Bronwyn on BBC Radio Wales Good Morning Wales.
(The radio interview starts at 53 minutes).

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Message from the Headteacher regarding the NATO summit

September 2, 2014 in Front Page News by Duffryn High School

Thursday 4th and Friday 5th  September

Duffryn High School is open as normal on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th September.  We have been informed that Newport Transport aim to run their buses as normal and, despite the activities around the NATO summit, there is no reason that Duffryn High School cannot operate as normal.

We expect all students to attend school on these days.  There are no health and safety reasons why this should not be the case.

J M Wilson

Headteacher

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GCSE results success

August 21, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss L Hocken

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Duffryn High School achieved 75% grade A*-C in today’s GCSE results.

Abi Carver was awarded 13 A*s and is one of Gwent’s highest achievers.

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Head Boy Secures Place at Oxford

August 18, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss L Hocken

The school’s head boy, Josh Lynbeck, has secured a place at the University of Oxford following excellent A level results. Josh achieved an A* in History, an A* in English Literature and an A in French. Josh will read History at Balliol College, Oxford.

Head teacher Jon Wilson said: “This is a fantastic achievement by Josh and, although it is no surprise, we are all so proud of him here at Duffryn.

“We have been on an unbelievable curve of improvement as a school in recent years and we have now reached the point where we will be targeting high achieving students in Year 7 to ensure they go on to the Sixth Form and apply to the very best universities. The proposed new build for the school together with the recent Estyn judgement that 83% of teaching is Good or Excellent shows that we are well-placed to be at the forefront as Newport schools move into a new era.”
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GCSE results day

August 13, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss L Hocken

The school will be open on Thursday 21 August for students to collect their GCSE and BTEC results at the following times:

Year 11 GCSE, BTEC OCR National and IFS Results 10.00am – 1.00pm

Year 10 & 9 GCSE and BTEC 11.00am – 1.00pm

No results will be available after 2.00pm.

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A level results

August 13, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss L Hocken

Results for Y12 and 13 GCE (AS and A2), BTEC and OCR National Results and IFS Year 13 are available tomorrow – Thursday 14th August – at the following times:
Year 13 9.30am – 11.30pm
Year 12 11.00am – 1.00pm

No results will be available after 2.00pm.

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School Uniform Shop Opening Times

July 24, 2014 in Front Page News by Duffryn High School

The school uniform shop will be open during the following times:

Wednesday 20 August                                                9.00am – 1.30pm

Thursday 21 August                                                     9.30am – 1.30pm

Friday 23 August                                                             9.30am – 1.00pm only

Monday 25 August                                                       Closed for Bank Holiday

Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 Thursday 28             9.30am – 1.30pm

Friday 29 August                                                             9.30am – 1.00pm only