Parental Newsletter February 2015

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Ysgol Friars
February 2015
Parental Survey
Again this year, there is the opportunity for
parents and guardians of pupils at Ysgol
Friars,to complete the Parental survey. We
wish to canvass opinion on the effectiveness
of our school, and to look for areas we might
Paper copies of the parental survey have
been given to each pupil but please contact
the school for a paper copy to complete and
return by Friday 13th February 2015 if you
have not received the letter.
Oxbridge Offers
The school would like to congratulate three
of its students within Year 13 on their offers
to attend Cambridge University.
Musical Success
The school would like to wish Iolo Edwards,
of Year 13, who won the Anglesey Rotary
Young Musician Award in October the best
of luck as he competes in the next round of
the national Rotary competition in
Birkenhead this February.
Another talented musician, Kezia LovickJones in Year 11, has been selected to play
the violin with the National Youth Orchestra
of Wales and the saxophone with the
National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales.
Congratulations to her on her success.
Angus Coyne- Grell, has been offered a
place at Magdalene College, Cambridge
University to study Natural Sciences.
Sporting Success
Callum Jones, has been offered a place at
Girton College, Cambridge University to
study Natural Sciences.
Congratulations to our fourteen runners
who represented Arfon in the Eryri
championships held in Dolgellau; of whom
ten have now qualified to represent Eryri in
the Welsh National Championships.
The survey can be accessed online, via the
schools Moodle site at:
Junru Zhan has been offered a place at
Churchill College, Cambridge University to
study Medicine.
In order to complete the survey, all
participants will need the following login
Lori Ni
information, to logon the schools website:
Username: survey
Pupils in Year 9 had the opportunity to visit
Lori Ni, the Youth advice bus, on the 21st
The survey can be found, once the user has
successfully logged in, in the Navigation
Performances of note from both John Spill,
Year 12 and Oliver Barbaresi, Year 10, who
both won their respective age groups in the
Eryri championships.
Congratulations also to our Year 8 Netball
team who beat St. Gerrards, 24-22, in a
recent fixture as well as to our Year 8 Rugby
team who beat Ysgol Y Gader, 59 – 7.
School Website
download the software onto their PCs (and
other devices) at home. If you require
Over the February half term (16 to 20 ) the another letter please contact the school
schools website will be taken offline to allow office.
important maintenance work to servers and
updates to take place.
Please note that pupils will need to know
their school usernames & passwords in
Free Windows Office 365
order to use this facility.
In order to help our students prepare for
success this school year, we’re providing
Office to every student at Friars free of
charge. With Office 365, pupils will now have
access to the latest version of Word, for
writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint,
for presentations; OneNote, for organization
and note taking; and much more.
Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and
Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
For further details, please contact the
schools administrator, Janet Williams.
Dates for your diaries
Year 11 Parents Evening
Tuesday 10th February
Medical Workshops with BCUHB and
Cardiff Medical School
February Half Term
Monday 16th to Friday 20th February
A group of Year 9, 10 and 11 students
participated in a medical workshop with
North Wales Clinical School Betsi Cadwaladr
and Cardiff Medical School, this January, in
which they learnt about the profession and
the standard of qualifications required to
apply for a career in medicine.
Prospective Year 12 Open Evening
Thursday 26th February
Job Vacancy
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The school has a vacancy for the position of
Gain valuable skills on the world’s most hours
popular productivity software
afternoon/evening shift).
Office subscription lasts for as long as General caretaking duties to include
the pupil is a student here and the supervising the cleaners and evening
program continues
lettings. Salary £14,338 - £15,941 with a
closing date for applications as Friday, 6th
Pupils were given a letter before the end of February 2015.
autumn term with instructions on how to
Year 9 Parents Evening
Tuesday 3rd March
Year 12 and 13 Parents Evening
Tuesday 10th March
Year 8 Examinations
23rd March to 27th March
Phone: 01248 364905
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @Friars_school
School website: