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GCSE Results information

Here is the letter issued with the GCSE results today. Results not collected in person will be posted.

Please note that the deadline for priority copies of GCSE scripts in certain subjects is 31/08/17, written candidate consent is required for this service.

Summer_17 GCSE_Results_Letter_En.pdf

AS/A2 Results information 17/8/17

Here is the letter issued with the AS/A2 results today. Results not collected in person will be posted.

Please note that the deadline for priority copies of scripts and priority remarks is Thursday 24th August not Friday 25th August, written candidate consent is required for both these services.

Summer 2017 AS-A2 results letter.pdf

Massive Fun Day

Friends of Llanfyllin High School
Massive Fun day
Saturday 15th July
12.00 to 6.00
Entry only £5.00 for adults £2.50 for children

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Friends of Llanfyllin High School

Dear Parents / Carers,

You are very welcome at the Friends of Llanfyllin High School meeting at 7pm on Thursday 11th May. We are hoping to see as many new faces as possible to get together to chat over coffee/tea about fundraising ideas for the school.

Friends of Llanfyllin High School is an exciting opportunity to help provide equipment and support to help make your child’s experience at Llanfyllin High School the most positive and successful possible.

We are not asking for money just your time and enthusiasm to share ideas and experiences, and hopefully get some events pencilled in on the calendar.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Friends of Llanfyllin High School

GCSEPod

GCSEPod

GCSEPod is now available at Llanfyllin High School! We have subscribed to the award-winning service to give your child access to thousands of hours of professionally produced, audio-visual content which will benefit them throughout the coming year.  

GCSEPod has over 4,000 teacher-written, audio-visual pods which have been produced specifically for learning, homework and revision. The Pods contain all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that your child needs for GCSE success. They won’t need to use GCSEPod for long to see the impact; in fact, consistent use of just 10 minute chunks is proven to support achievement whatever your child’s target grade is.

The GCSEPod website can be viewed on mobiles, tablets and PCs and the Pods can be downloaded for offline viewing. The Pods are mapped to the curriculum and students can access pre-set exam playlists which collate all the Pods relevant to a specific exam into a neatly organised list.  

Once your child has activated their account they can browse the Pod library and create their own playlists – just as they would when they’re listening to music. We recommend that you discuss GCSEPod with your son or daughter to ensure that they have successfully activated their accounts and encourage them to make use of this service throughout their GCSEs.

Once logged in, students can search for Pods by keyword, a specific exam or subject area.  

For more ways you can help support your child using GCSEPod, visit www.gcsepod.com/parents where you’ll find lots more information and resources. If you have any questions regarding GCSEPod please contact Mr Chris Gethin who is GCSEPod Lead for the school.

For specific technical advice please use the help pages on the website or contact us directly at the school.

We’re looking forward to helping your child get the best from this new resource!

Climate Change Event at the School

Climate Change Event at the School - March 23rd   7.00 p.m 

Are we ready to face the climate challenge? We invite you to a free screening of the 2016 WWF-UK Living Planet Lecture by Prof. Johan Rockstrom, introduced by Sir David Attenborough. We hope to use this lecture as a starting point for discussion about our responsibilities as global citizens, and our own local responses to the challenge of climate change.

We are planning another event (likely a march in solidarity with climate scientists in the face of climate scepticism) to coincide with World Earth Day on April 22nd, and would love to use this event to recruit some volunteers and come up with ideas.
Please come along if you want to get involved in any way!

To find out more about our project visit www.llanfyllin.sector39.co.uk

Purchasing School Uniform

Llanfyllin High School are joining many other schools in providing online and in-shop purchasing of school uniform.  So from 27th February, after Half Term, school uniform will no longer be available to purchase from the School premises.  Instead uniform may be obtained either online, over the telephone or in person from School Shop Direct, Unit 13, 17-18 Sundorne Trade Park, Featherbed Lane, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NS and from the end of March school uniform may also be purchased online from Trutex Direct. 

We believe that the service from both suppliers will be both easy to use and convenient- when fully set up they will be able to offer more choice and will not have the stocking problems that we have had at the School. 

A new school uniform brochure will be provided by Trutex, who are the school’s supplier and who have committed to stocking our uniform; they will also provide sponsorship for our School Fund on each order placed.  The brochure will detail the price of uniform and the sizes that are available.  The prices at School Shop Direct are shown on their website and may vary very slightly from the Trutex Direct prices.  Non school uniform items as shown in the brochure will also be available to purchase from either outlet. 

ORDERING PROCESS 

We know that many parents prefer to order online, so this service will be available from both School Shop Direct and from Trutex Direct. 

To purchase from School Shop Direct you may visit their shop, telephone them on 01743 440449 or order online at www.schoolshopdirect.co.uk.

To purchase from Trutex Direct, log on to www.trutexdirect.com and at the password prompt type in LEA01001SC .  This will take you to the Llanfyllin School uniform page where you can see all items of our school uniform.  Alternatively you can order from Trutex Direct by phone by calling 01200 421206. 

DELIVERY 

Both outlets will deliver directly to your home or to a specified delivery address.  Delivery from School Shop Direct will cost £3.50 or will be free if delivered to the School address.  Delivery from Trutex will be free for orders over £50.

We believe that the new service will give parents more choice and a better service than that which the School have hitherto been able to provide.

Invoices For Out Of Area Transport Fees

Now that we have moved to their accounting and financial systems, Powys CC will be taking over the invoicing and collection of the School’s out of area transport fees.

In due course parents who pay these will therefore receive an invoice from Powys CC showing the 2017 Summer Term fees plus any outstanding balance owing from the Autumn 16 and Spring 17 bills already issued. This amount will have taken account of all monies paid to the School up to the end of February whether by Standing Order, cash, cheque or card, either as one off payments or as instalment payments as agreed with the School. If parents have made arrangements with the School for paying by instalments, these arrangements will cease at the end of February and parents will need to contact Powys CC if they wish to make new payment arrangements - see below.

The invoice will indicate how payment may be made which will include:

  • Payment by Direct Debit
  • Payment by Debit/Credit Card
  • Over the Internet (http://payments.powys.gov.uk)
  • Over the phone - either to an officer or via the automated telephone payment system.
  • Payment at a Post Office.
  • Payment at a Pay-Point outlet.

Whichever method parents choose, payment must reach the Council by the due date, which is 30 days from the issue date of the invoice. The Council actively encourages people to make immediate contact if they are having difficulty paying their invoices. Below, for parents’ information, is an extract from their policy covering non payment, late payment and making arrangements to pay. 

Please note that if parents have any queries about paying the invoice they must contact Powys CC, not the School – details will be available on the invoice. 

However, if parents believe that sums they have paid to the School have not been accounted for in the invoice, please raise this with the Business Manager, by telephoning the School or by emailing on nl@llanfyllin-hs.powys.sch.uk

The invoices for transport over the 2017/18 school year will be raised on a termly basis, as has been done before, so that parents will not be faced with one bill for the whole year.

Cashless Catering

Cashless Catering - ParentPay - our new online payment service

We are pleased to announce that, on 9th March, like other schools within Powys, Llanfyllin High School will be implementing the new cashless catering system being rolled out by Powys County Council. All students will use the cashless catering system to purchase any items from our canteen, apart from hot drinks from the vending machines which will remain coin operated.

What are the benefits to parents and pupils?

  • ParentPay is easy-to-use and will offer you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24/7
  • The technology used is of the highest internet security available ensuring that your money will reach school safely – offering you peace of mind
  • Payments can be made by credit/debit card or also through PayPoint
  • Full payment histories and statements are available to you securely online at anytime
  • Your children will not have to worry about losing money at school
  • Parents can choose to be alerted when their balances are low via email and/or SMS text

What are the benefits to our school?

  • You can help us reduce workloads for all staff as no more counting cash and cash collection services.
  • Creates more time to lend to educational support and the smooth running of the school.
  • Help to reduce anti-social behaviour
  • Using ParentPay also ensures that all financial transactions are safe and secure - helping us to remove costs associated with us having to manage cash securely on the school premises.
  • The more parents that use ParentPay, the greater the benefit is to our school.

How to get started with ParentPay?

We will shortly be sending you explanatory letters and your account activation details; once you receive these:

  • Complete and return to the school the biometric consent form as soon as possible
  • Visit www.parentpay.com
  • Enter your Activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage. These are for one-time use only, you will choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process
  • Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account - registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders
  • Once activation is complete you can go to straight to Items for payment, select which item(s) you want to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment

If you have any questions, please contact the school Finance Office.

For more information, visit www.parentpay.com/parents/what-parentpay-does

WJEC National Innovation Awards

On the 15th of December we travelled down to Cardiff for the WJEC National Innovation Awards at the Senedd. After much anticipation we were delighted to find out that Pearl Sandell had been awarded the prize for the most creative Design and Technology project from throughout Wales in 2016. Her mechanical grandfather clock for children was a real hit, and the judges commented that it was an extremely innovative interpretation of the brief, including a wide variety of creative practical skills. 

The awards were presented by Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education in Wales.

Well done Pearl!

Microsoft Office 365

Did you know that as part of the schools licensing agreement with Microsoft, you can legally download and install full copies of Microsoft Office, free of Charge on upto 5 Devices to use at home!

This is available for Windows / MacOS / iOS and Android devices

Just go to http://portal.office.com and sign in with your school email address and password to download for Windows or Mac or go to you devices App store to download and unlock the full features with your school email address and password.

Art

On Monday 31st October 2016 Fine Art students spent their triple Art Lesson in the grounds of Bodfach Hall amidst the stunning beauty of Autumn light and colour. The majority of the group made a series of quick watercolour studies in their sketch books, recording colours, rhythms and tone using layers of wash. Two students interested in 3D Design explored the concept of creating environmental art from fallen leaves, sticks and twigs. Both sets of students made quick responses to space, light and shape by taking lots of creative photographs that explored a variety of angles, close-ups and looking through things. Photography and Textiles students had similar experiences over the following two days. The Art Department teachers would like to thank Maggie and Simon Baynes for once again accommodating the students so well with facilities and allowing such a delightful opportunity and experience to happen in their exquisite home grounds; an opportunity that was embraced and thoroughly enjoyed by the 6th Form students.

Photography

On the morning of the ninth of November the A level students at Llanfyllin High School were delighted to meet Ray Hall and Jules Rogers who own and run Newborn Whispers, a very personal and friendly local newborn photography business, based at their Llanfyllin studio. The students were shown a range of Newborn Art Photography as produced for Newborn Whispers clients. Jules and Ray shared their knowledge, explaining how to work successfully in a photography business. Students were advised on safety, marketing, equipment and the reality of being a professional photographer. The talk was enlightening and informative. I was very impressed by Ray's technical understanding of Adobe Photoshop.

The talk was very detailed and professional. In addition to Newborn Whispers, Ray and Jules also discussed their Passion4tography brand, which offers many photography related training courses as well as a range of general photography services including portraiture, family shoots, pet, equine, and commercial photography. Students were shown a wide variety of creative images styles from HDR, landscapes, event and macro photography. If you would like to know more about the work they do please see the links below. Very kindly Jules and Ray agreed to forge further links with Dan Breakwell Griffiths and Becky Steer to help aid them in their photographic careers.

Students will use the workshop to include in their coursework for their A Level qualification. It is vital that students demonstrate personal connections with the work of other artists and the opportunity to ask questions and interact with Jules and Ray was invaluable.

I am now looking forward to seeing how the students respond from the visit.

I would also like to express my gratitude to them both for taking time out of their busy work schedules to enlighten and educate us all. It was an exciting display of stunning images.

www.newbornwhispers.co.uk
www.passion4tography.co.uk

Memorial Bench

On Friday the 11th of November, the school held their annual last post at 11 o clock in memory of those who lost their lives at war. We thought this was an appropriate day to unveil a new memorial bench which has been designed by Design and Technology students at Llanfyllin High School on behalf of the town council. In the photos are year 7 students at Llanfyllin High school who took part in the competition and Mrs Ann Williams from Llanfyllin Town Council.