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Inclement Weather Procedure

When bad weather forces the closure of the school, we will change the telephone welcome message to inform anyone who dials the school number, we will also post a message here and on the schools twitter account: @macsrct. We also inform BBC Radio/TV Wales and it will also be posted on the RCT website. The school does not use Facebook for communication so please use one of the procedures listed here.

Safer Internet Day/ Week at MACS  

Safer Internet Day 2015 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 10th February with the slogan ‘Let’s create a better internet together’. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. For SID2014, over 650 organisations got involved, reaching 25% of children and 18% of teenagers. The UK Safer Internet Centre – SID2015
a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternet.org.uk.

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and 31 national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Ultimately, a better internet is up to us!

UK Safer Internet Centre

In addition to coordinating Safer Internet Day, the UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology:

  • founded and operates an e-safety helpline for professionals working with children in the UK
  • operates the UK’s hotline for reporting online criminal content
  • develops new educational resourcesfor children, parents and carers and teachers to meet emerging trends in the fast-changing online environment
  • delivers education sessions for children, parents, carers, teachers and the wider children’s workforce
  • shapes policy at school, industry and government level, both in the UK and internationally, and facilitates youth panels to give young people a voice on these issues.

Staff Pantomime

A fantastic morning was had by all at MACS. Our first EVER staff pantomime was a roaring success (oh yes it was!) many thanks go to all the amazing staff involved both on and off stage. Merry Christmas to you all, Nadolig llawen i chi gyd!

To view the video please click the picture below:

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Newsletter

To view this past terms newsletter please select this link: Autumn 2014

Friday 21st December Arrangements

Pupils and Staff will be finishing at 12.45pm on Friday 19th December 2014.  School will then commence on Monday 5th January 2015.

Wishing all staff and pupils a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

YEAR 8 Mountain Ash 10’s Rugby Tournament

As a PE department we wish to ensure that every young person enjoys a quality rugby experience therefore we work with a number of organisations to ensure that we achieve this goal. To read the full article please click here

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YEAR 5/6 Hockey Festival

Wednesday the 12th of November 2014 Mountain Ash Comprehensive School held their first Hockey Festival. 130 year 5/6 students attended the festival with their class teachers to enjoy a fun filled day of hockey skills and fun games. To read the full article please click here

Caffi MACS

Exciting new menu now available, please follow this link to view it.

Best in RCT

Owen Emson-Moore has worked extremely hard this term on mastering the use of Microsoft Office – Word, as part of the Microsoft Academy qualification he is studying.

His exam result put him in the top 30 pupils in RCT and he was invited to Microsoft UK Headquarters in Reading. Here he was given the opportunity to tour the facilities, speak to interns about the career opportunities available and see some of the new products soon to be released.

The afternoon was spent taking part in the RCT Microsoft Office Specialist Championships where he sat the Word exam with pupils from other schools in RCT. Owen produced an outstanding result and was awarded first place as the highest scorer for the exam. He received a Nokia phone and his result has put him in a very strong place to be included in the UK Championships later this academic year where the prize is a trip to the USA.

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Welsh Department

The deadline to pay the deposit for Glan Llyn is fast approaching! Get your money in ASAP to Mrs Thomas to secure your place! Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to improve your Welsh whilst having a great weekend away with friends at the same time!

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PE Department Twitter

The PE department have move informing pupils regarding fixtures and other important information onto social media ‘Twitter’. Take a look here: PE Twitter

Young Writers Success AGAIN!!!!

Congratulations once again to 18 of our pupils who entered the ‘A Twist in the Tale’ Young Writers competition and have been selected to have their work published. Congratulations to the following pupils:

Chloe Davies, Cian Cartwrigh, Ellie Williams, Emily Boyce, Kian Campbell, Shannah Mabbitt, Elliemay Hawkins, Emma Kingston, Elys Fisher, Tia Williams, Isabel Withers, Chloe Edwards, Georgia Parfitt, Jack Davis, Chelsea Davies, Katie Edmunds, Kian Jones, Marcus Jones.

Young Writers

All 18 poems have be published in the ‘A TWIST IN THE TALE’ book, this book will be kept in the British Library and further libraries across the UK and Republic of Ireland. This book will also be kept in the library section of our LRC for all to read alongside the Mini Sagas, Express Yourself Through Poetry and The Poetry Games books containing our other previously published authors.

Llongyfarchiadau, congratulations to all.

School Security

As you are aware, we have made a number of improvements to our security over the summer, which will result in a safer environment for your child to be educated. The main features are automatic gates at the front of the school, and centrally controlled internal doors.

We understand that the automatic gates may prove a slight inconvenience when visiting the school, however I am sure you would agree that this is a price worth paying in terms of the improved environment. Parental letter informing about security gates etc

Sixth Form Car Use

A decision has been taken by the CVC for numerous reasons that Form Six students are no longer permitted to travel from site to site in their own cars and must use the consortium transport provided Sixth form use of gates

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