Welcome To Maesteg School
Maesteg is an 11-19 co-educational school set in pleasant surroundings with specialist facilities for all subject areas. We have a skilled and dedicated staff enabling our pupils to be taught in a well disciplined and caring environment.
We have high expectations of our pupils and are here to help each child fully realise her/his potential and talents and to develop in each one self-worth, self-discipline, a sense of responsibility and respect for others.
On Thursday 5th February, a group of five Year 9 pupils, chosen to be language ambassadors, went on a training course in Cardiff City Centre. We spent the day taking part in language workshops and planning activities that we are hoping to carry out throughout the year.
It was a really enjoyable day and we have lots of fun ideas about how to get everyone involved in learning languages. We are now really excited about the opportunities languages can bring and we can’t wait to get started on our plans!
'Spooky Spell’ Contest
On January 6 February, 30 Year 7 students took part in a ‘Spooky Spell’ Contest. Pupils attempted to spell 70 words, competing to win the title of spookiest speller of them all!
Dr Jones and Mrs Manson, organising, were extremely impressed by the conduct of the pupils and by the standard of the entries. Spelling is an important aspect of the English Curriculum at Key Stage 3, and students were tested on some very challenging words like ‘cemetery’, ‘unfathomable’ and ‘arachnid’.
Well done to everyone who took part. Thank you for coming along in your free time and for showing your commitment to learning in English.
Special congratulations are extended to seven students who achieved a perfect score of 70: Lydia Evans (7C1); Abbie Grant (7P2); Ellie Sykes (7C1); Cameron Coombs (7H1); Matthew Piers Villis (7H1); Bronwen Lloyd (7H1) and Saffron Mia Hall (7H1). Shana-Marie Jones (7C1); William Roberts (7C1); Holly Lloyd (7P2) and Sheree Evans (7P2) were all close runners up with a mark of 69.
Now that students have done the tricky part, names will be entered into a hat to win a treat. Good luck to all!
Dr Jones and Mrs Manson
Routes to School Meeting
The Headteacher, Ms Carhart and PTA would like to invite parents to attend an evening meeting on Thursday 12th February 2015 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the 6th Form Centre, where you will have the opportunity to discuss the current routes to school and set agenda items for future meetings.
If you would like to attend, could you please complete and return the reply slip to your child's tutor no later than Tuesday 10th February, this will enable us to accommodate all parents.
Physical Activity Improving Reading
A focus group of boys in year 7 and their parents have enrolled on a programme to support their children to improve their reading. This ground breaking scheme will use sport and physical activity to engage boys more fully in their learning and improve their reading. The programme was launched with a trip to LC2 in Swansea where the boys took part in climbing and surfing on the surf simulator. The whole day revolved around improving reading and improving the ability to read and carry out instructions. The families will now be involved in a reading café where they will continue to support their children’s reading using sports magazines and sports books and will be rewarded with a game of football to finish. Perfect! The programme will involve further trips to the Cardiff Devils Ice hockey venue, Cardiff City and Afon Argoed for some mountain biking adventures. Reading will soon become a pleasure and not a chore!
Head of PE Faculty
The following support services are available to children and their families over the Christmas period.
The Wellbeing Bus will be at the Noddfa area on the morning of 23/12/14.
Hartshone House - 23/12/14 - 9.00am- 5.00pm & 24/12/14 - 9.00am-12.00 noon
Julie Armytage - 07581555413
Operational Manager,Health & Wellbeing
Zenda Caravaggi - 0781404359
Restorative Approaches Lead Officer
Mary Hughes - 07581555417
Lead Youth Worker,Youth Service