Schools Cashless Project Survey

Schools Cashless Project Survey

Pupils at Powys schools – and their parents - are being asked for their views on a cashless school payment system.

Powys County Council is exploring a new system to allow cashless payments for a range of transactions, including school meals and other payments such as school trips and uniform.

Cabinet Member with responsibility for Business Services, Councillor Phil Pritchard, explained: “A cashless system will allow parents to pay for their children’s meals and ... Read more...

Letter to parents - Gastroenteritis Outbreaks

Letter to parents - Gastroenteritis Outbreaks

In parts of South Powys some schools and nurseries are experiencing outbreaks of diarrhoea and vomiting. Below is a letter containing controls that parents should use in the home.

It is important to remember the main controls to prevent illness are:

a) thorough hand washing with soap and warm water and properly drying your hands;

b) if anyone is ill with diarrhoea and/or vomiting they should remain away from school for 48 hours symptom free.

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New CEOP resource: Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know

New CEOP resource: Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know

CEOP are delighted to announce the launch of 'Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know'. This is a series of four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the risks associated with sharing nude and nearly nude images.
 
The films aim to help parents and carers:
· Understand young people's motivations for sending nude selfies.
· Plan to respond positively and constructively to an incident in ... Read more...

Letter to parents - Secondary School Reorganisation Programme

Letter to parents - Secondary School Reorganisation Programme

A letter from Powys County Council to parents is available from the link below. This concerns the ongoing Secondary School Reorganisation Programme (School Modernisation), and the upcoming meetings for parents. There will be a meeting on Wednesday the 1st of July between 6pm and 9pm at Newtown High School.

Letter to parents - June 2015

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Letter to parents - school news and events June 2015

Letter to parents - school news and events June 2015

A letter from the headteacher to parents is available from the link below. This gives an update on school news and events.

Letter to parents - June 2015

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    Letter to parents - Gastroenteritis Outbreaks

  • New CEOP resource: Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know

    New CEOP resource: Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know

  • Letter to parents - Secondary School Reorganisation Programme

    Letter to parents - Secondary School Reorganisation Programme

  • Letter to parents - school news and events June 2015

    Letter to parents - school news and events June 2015


Croeso i Wefan yr Ysgol Uwchradd y Drenewydd - Welcome to the Newtown High School Website

Newtown High School is a KS3-5 (11-18) comprehensive school located in Newtown and Presteigne, Mid Wales. 2014 has seen us achieve another year of our best ever examination results with notable improvements across both campuses. Please see our news section for more details.

At Newtown High School we aim to promote 'CYFLE' (Opportunity in Welsh).

In our most recent inspection report in 2009, ESTYN stated that "Newtown High School is now a good school with several outstanding features".  These are seen in the:

  • Improving trend in performance in examination results;
  • Way in which teachers and learning assistants promote equality of opportunity in the classroom;
  • Way in which the curriculum promotes key skills and sustainable development; and
  • Way in which the school cares for and guides pupils and students.

 

At Newtown High School we aim:

To create a caring, considerate, courteous learning environment where pupils and staff enjoy a positive, rewarding experience.

To value and treat all pupils equally and educate each one to his or her maximum potential.

To fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum and to offer a broad, balanced curriculum whilst equipping our pupils for life in a bilingual Wales and multilingual, multicultural society.

To aim for excellence in all that we do by setting high expectations, encouraging, acknowledging and praising achievement and effort, nurturing talent and self-discipline.

To foster amongst all members of the school community a reflective, self-evaluative ethos in order to develop and improve wherever possible in all aspects of school life.