Year 6 into 7 Transition Event
Please check your e-mail account for details of our Year 6 into 7 transition event, which takes place at Lliswerry High School next Thursday at 5pm.
If you do not have an e-mail account or we do not have your e-mail address, you will receive a letter in the post with the relevant information in due course.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you and your child at this important event. If you have any questions ahead of this event, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Literacy and Numeracy Tests – Year 8
The National Literacy and Numeracy tests, set by the Welsh Assembly Government, are used to assess how well Learners are progressing. These tests can also highlight where individuals may need additional help to improve their skills or where they are making exceptional progress.
The Reading Test determines how well a text has been understood and assesses the ability of learners to make judgements about reading. The Procedural Test measures skills in number, measuring and data and has been completed electronically. Learners have been developing the skills needed to prepare them for these tests through their learning in school.
Year 8 learners will undertake these tests on the dates outlined below. Attendance is vital however should a learner be absent from school due to unforeseen circumstances we will rearrange the test dates for individuals. Learners must realise and understand the importance of the tests and are expected to display exemplary behaviour during all test sessions.
Following the tests, we will be sharing the most up to date progress information. This will be available online via Hwb. There will be more guidance and support to come on how you can access this information.
Thank you in anticipation of your support. Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you require any further details or information.
Mrs J Bartley
Following our uniform announcement related to the hot weather tomorrow, learner voice feedback has requested that the relaxation of certain uniform rules is extended for the remainder of this term.
Following due consideration we will support this request from our learners. Therefore from tomorrow learners do not have to wear blazers or ties, but can do should they still wish to.
Coats should not be worn in place of a blazer and all other uniform requirements remain in place.
From September, all learners will once again be expected to wear full uniform in line with our school uniform policy. This can be found on the school website. http://lliswerryhigh.org/parents/uniform/
Year 6 Transition (Non-cluster)
Dear Year 6 Parents/Carers (non-cluster),
We are very excited to be getting ready to welcome learners who are not currently in our cluster, but who have chosen to join Lliswerry High School in Year 7 at the start of September, along with learners from our cluster primary schools.
If your child is not currently attending one of our cluster primary schools, but is joining us in September, we wanted to make you aware that our Year 6 into 7 transition event for parents/carers and your child will take place after school on Thursday 7th July. More details about this event will be sent to you directly via your email address very soon.
In the meantime, please do take the opportunity to look at our transition page on the school website https://transition.lliswerryhigh.org/ where there is lots of information about our school and community.
We are very much looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the Lliswerry High School community.
PE Extra-Curricular Clubs
Year 6 Transition
Dear Year 6 Parents/Carers,
We are very excited to be getting ready to welcome your child to Lliswerry High School in Year 7 at the start of September.
Members of our staff have already been out visiting our cluster primary schools in order to gather important information about your child and to speak to Year 6 learners.
We will be having transition visits for our cluster Year 6 learners in the week commencing Monday 4th July and an after school transition event for parents/carers and your child on Thursday 7th July.
More details about these events will be sent out via your child’s primary school very soon. We are very much looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the Lliswerry High School community.
School Sports Survey 2022
Click the link below and answer all the questions as accurate as possible.
It should take approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete properly. If you’re unsure of any questions please ask your teacher
Year 11 Letter Update
Dear Year 11 Parent/Carer,
We have had a query about the highlighted section of the letter I sent yesterday, as shown below:
Please note that we will be having an official leavers assembly for our Year 11 learners on 27th May following completion of their Chemistry examination. Those learners who will not be sitting the Chemistry exam will need to be in school for 11 a.m. On this day Year 11 learners will be leaving school at approximately 12.30pm.
To clarify, the reference to 11 a.m. is for any learner who may have an unavoidable reason to be absent that morning e.g. a hospital appointment. All other Year 11 learners should attend for the normal time that day. Apologies for any confusion caused.
Year 11 Parent/Carer Letter
Dear Year 11 Parent/Carer,
As you will be aware we are now approaching the start of the main summer exam series, with the first subject examinations starting on Monday 16th May. As far as our learners are concerned normal attendance at school is required up to May half term, which starts on Monday 30th May.
After half term a bespoke Year 11 timetable will come into operation, focusing on special revision sessions to support learners sitting each exam. This timetable has been e-mailed to all Year 11 learners. For the duration of this timetable Year 11 learners will be required to attend school unless told otherwise. The only times they will not be needed in school is if there is a revision session for a subject that they are not studying. If this is the case, they will be told that they do not need to attend.
The last official day of attendance for all Year 11 learners will be the end of June, but in reality they will not be attending once they have completed all of their examinations unless they are needed for other reasons e.g. to complete coursework. You will be contacted should this be the case.
Please note that we will be having an official leavers assembly for our Year 11 learners on 27th May following completion of their Chemistry examination. Those learners who will not be sitting the Chemistry exam will need to be in school for 11 a.m. On this day Year 11 learners will be leaving school at approximately 12.30pm. Any learner who has taken Electronics as an option will remain in school, as they have that subject’s exam in the afternoon.
Please do discuss the things I have highlighted above with your child if you haven’t already done so.
I would like to thank you all for everything you have done to support your child and our school. Together we have been through a global pandemic, on top of the other ‘normal’ celebrations, trials and tribulations of school life and teenage years! This Year 11 will always have a special place in my heart, as I started as Headteacher on the same day they started in Year 7. Additionally, I taught most of them Design and Technology when they were Year 7 learners and I can still remember them sitting in my classroom during those lessons – how quickly they grow up!
I hope that you and your child have a fantastic summer break following the completion of the summer examinations, and that they get the results they deserve in August on results day (further information to follow regarding this and revision/exam preparation). If you would like any further information or support, please do not hesitate to contact us. I look forward to seeing most of our Year 11 learners once again in September, when they embark upon the next stage of their lives as part of our school’s Sixth Form.
Year 7 Progress Evening – Virtual Appointment Booking
I would like to invite you to attend our Year 7 progress evening via video call during the week commencing Monday 2nd May through to Wednesday 4th May 2022.
The purpose of these conversations is to discuss your son/daughter’s progress and how best to support them in their learning at Lliswerry High School.
The system will allow you to choose your own appointment time with your son/daughter’s form teacher, you will then receive an email confirming your appointment When you book, please feel free to add any questions you have prior to the appointment. The table overleaf shows the availability of your son/daughter’s form teacher.
Appointments can be made from 8.00am Saturday 9th April and will close on the 2nd May at 12.00pm. Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office.
Please visit https://lliswerryhigh.parentseveningsystem.co.uk to book your appointments. (A short guide on how to add appointments is included with this letter.) Login with the following information:
Student’s First Name, Student’s Surname, and Date of Birth (your child’s date of birth)
Please also see the parents’ guide to video calling by visiting: https://support.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/article/801-video-parents-how-to-attend-appointments-over-video-call
If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the school office who will be happy to add appointments on your behalf.
Mr A Coughlin
Head of Key Stage 3