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The Welsh Language

We are a unique school, as we are the only Welsh medium secondary school in Caerphilly County Borough. All pupils will be encouraged strongly to communicate with each other in Welsh, and to enjoy extracurricular events that celebrate the use of the language. Parental involvement and encouragement for their children to speak Welsh as often as possible is essential.

There are several ways students can be supported:-

  • Through involvement in the Urdd.
  • Via Menter Iaith Caerffili (the Caerphilly Welsh Language Initiative).
  • By watching Welsh television and listening to radio programmes.
  • Using Welsh language books and magazines.
  • As a parent you too could learn Welsh in evening classes.

 

Mobile Phone Policy

It is not realistic to prohibit phones being brought to school, nor is it logistically possible for schools to collect phones in each morning and return them in the afternoon. It is our policy to allow pupils to have a mobile phone with them in school under the conditions outlined in the policy below.

Phones must not be used for any purpose during the school day (e.g. phoning, texting, surfing the internet, taking photos, taking videos), including on arrival in school, break time and lunchtime.

Phones must always be switched off (not on silent mode) and kept out of view. If a pupil breaches these rules the phone will be confiscated and given in to the office. It will be returned the following day on receipt of a letter from parents.

Note: All points in the policy apply to phones, I pods, MP3, MP4 players and any similar electronic equipment.

 

Further policies are available upon request and more will be added to this site in due course.