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Car Parking Adjacent to Reception  |   From Monday 24 January

Please note the small car park adjacent to School Reception will be closed from 1700 hrs today, Mon 24 Jan, for the rest of the week.

The exception is for disabled parking which remains for drivers with a Blue Badge.

24th January 2022 12:10

Year 11 Sixth Form Options Evening  |   Thursday 27 January

The following information has been shared with all Year 11 Parents/Carers via the School Gateway App

Ysgol Harri Tudur are pleased to hold its Sixth Form Options Evening on the 27th January. This date is in your parent calendar.

Please do read the full message, even if currently considering post-16 options elsewhere.

We warmly invite all parents and carers to visit the virtual options site with Year 11 pupils on Thursday. The site will go live for parents, carers and pupils to read over the course content and watch subject videos from Thursday morning at 08.30am. This will be followed by a Sixth Form specific video during the evening and a chance to have live question and answer sessions online with Mr Jones (Leader of Key Stage 5), all subject teachers to ask course specific questions, and an Ask a Sixth Former session, for those of you who'd like to ask Sixth Form Council members about their experience at the school.

All links for the event will be forwarded via pupils' Year 11 Google Classroom page on the day. If your son/daughter has any difficulty accessing their Year 11 classroom then please let the school know in advance.

The School's Sixth Form continues to go from strength to strength with already strong results continuing to rise over the last 4 years, but the Sixth Form is not only a successful academic centre, it also provides its students with excellent pastoral support, careers and university guidance, more able & talented programmes (Seren), Prefect and leadership opportunities and charitable fundraising experiences. Another benefit of the Sixth Form are the pre-existing relationships with teachers and support staff who know how to help them succeed. All of our courses are Level 3 so students who meet the minimum entry requirement can be sure to progress, rather than be limited to further Level 2 qualifications if they are not right for you. All of these opportunities will help our students build envious CVs and make stand out applications for universities, apprenticeships and employment. I am exceptionally proud of our Sixth Form and I hope that you will attend the evening to see what we have to offer. Follow-up appointments can be made following the event and I will be happy to answer any questions via email (sixthform@yht.wales).

An important reminder for any pupil considering choosing to apply to another provider is that they are strongly advised to still make an application to the Sixth Form. Our experience is that we always receive a number of learners returning to us in mid-September but acceptance onto preferred course cannot be assured without an application made at this stage, even if only as a back up. The video from myself on the night will provide important information for definite applicants as well as those who are less certain - please make an informed choice.

Cofion cynnes,

Mr J. Jones BA (Hons) Ed, QTS, MSc, MCCT, FRSA.

Assistant Headteacher & Leader of Key Stage 5.

20th January 2022 08:42

School Site  |   Parking and Dropping Off/Picking Up

All staff and parents/guardians are kindly requested to ensure they use the designated Drop Off/Pick up zones and Parking areas on the school campus.

Please do not park on pavements and on the short approach road to the LRC.

Please avoid parking within the LRC car park unless your child goes to the LRC or you are a member of the LRC staff

19th January 2022 12:23

Wellbeing Activities  |   Pembroke Leisure Centre - Forces Fitness Ltd.

Are you ready for a Winter of Well-being with Forces Fitness??

We are looking for children and young people aged 7 plus to attend our Winter of Wellbeing activities at Pembroke Leisure Centre. The sessions are completely FREE to attend and for all ages 7 Plus including parents/ Guardians and older siblings should they wish to join in.

The sessions run on Monday 21st February. You can book an AM (10am – 12:30) or PM (13:00 - 15:30) Slot for the day.

The sessions will be amazing fun and will comprise of Mini obstacle courses, Gladiator Pugil Challenges, Dodge Ball, Capture the flag, Military Command tasks, Tug of War and challenges that people of all ages can get involved with. These sessions will make you smile and ensure you have a great Winter of Wellbeing!

Book your sessions via the following link:

https://tinyurl.com/PemrokeLCFF

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18th January 2022 13:14

Year 10 & 11  |   Online Work & Revision Opportunity

Years 10 and 11 have the opportunity to stay in school for an extra 30 minutes during break 2B and use an IT suite, to complete any online work or revision. The timetable for these sessions will be posted on Google Classroom. See Mr Day for any more details.

17th January 2022 14:50

Judo  |   Community Club

Judo poster

17th January 2022 12:52

Urdd  |   The Urdd’s Centenary

2022 will be a major year for the Urdd and they want you to be part of our centenary celebrations.

Please follow this link...

17th January 2022 08:25

Careers Wales  |   Year 8/9 Options and Parents Campaign

Careers Wales are offering Y8/9 options and also a digital “Welsh in the Work Place” event being held on the 27th January 2022 (click link below for more detail).

Year 8/9 options and parents campaign

To support the Y8/9 options and parents campaign running from now until February, we will be posting online content aimed at pupils and parents to help support them as they start to choose their subject options. This will include targeted animations across Facebook and Tik Tok as well as content across the Careers Wales social media channels.

There will also be top tips videos from careers advisers. The animations are available on the Careers Wales YouTube channel.

Choose Your Future Welsh in the Workplace

The Choose Your Future Welsh in the Workplace event is back on 27 January 2022. This online event aims to make pupils aware of the types of jobs they can do using their Welsh language skills.

Head over to the events page of the website for more details on all the events

13th January 2022 13:23

Google Classroom  |   Information and Advice Link

The link below provides information and advice on getting the best from Google Classroom

Google Classroom Digital Learning

5th January 2022 12:49

Pembrokeshire County Council  |   Pembrokeshire Family Information Service Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly FIS newsletter!

The Family Information Service (FIS) newsletter will be circulated at the start of every month electronically. Our newsletters will provide information, advice and support to families in Pembrokeshire, along with information about what's on in the County, help with childcare, funding and lots more.

Pembrokeshire Family Information Service January 22 Newsletter:

4th January 2022 09:48

Tudor Times  |   December 2021

17th December 2021 16:38

Exams  |   Summer 2021 Certificates

Certificates for qualifications completed in summer 2021 are now available to be collected and signed for at the school reception .

If pupils/students would like a friend or relative to collect the certificates on their behalf, you must provide a note or send an email to swestwood@yht.wales, giving permission

8th December 2021 11:01

Paul Sartori  |   Young Volunteers

Paul Sartori Flyer

8th December 2021 10:30

Urgent Message for Parents/Carers  |   On Behalf of Pembrokeshire Education Service and Dyfed Powys Police

Urgent message for parents on behalf of Pembrokeshire Education Service and Dyfed Powys Police

Schools have and continue to work closely and effectively with pupils to ensure that they are supported in their learning and well-being. It is therefore a significant concern that numerous fake social media accounts have been created, targeting unacceptable comments towards schools and individuals. The content of these false accounts are completely inappropriate and a cause for concern.

Schools have reported that the vast majority of pupils have displayed a mature attitude and shown their displeasure with this content. Dyfed Powys Police will continue to work with schools to further increase awareness of the impact of harmful content and the consequences of such actions. We kindly ask that parents/carers discuss the appropriate use of social media with their children and continue to support schools in promoting respect and kindness.

The school also has the right to undertake appropriate sanctions against pupils if they are involved in incidents of inappropriate behaviour of this nature.

The following guidance is useful:

  • The Social media guides - UK Safer Internet Centre contains details of the different social websites that provide safeguarding guidance for parents to take action
  • Inappropriate content should be reported to the TikTok platform and these two links help:

Report Harmful Content | SWGfL
Report Harmful Content - We Help You Remove Content

The SWGfl states, “We’re working with TikTok, who know and understand the issue and are taking action to remove or delete content. We have escalated hundreds of accounts to TikTok for review and they are getting there slowly and responding when they can but we have totally bombarded them, so, likely to be a short delay on these.”

All school police officers are aware of the current issues and the police Chief Inspector has been made aware of this challenge in schools.

29th November 2021 12:49

URGENT Message  |   Abuse of Social Media - Information for Parents/Carers

Urgent message for parents on behalf of Pembrokeshire Education Service and Dyfed Powys Police

Schools have and continue to work closely and effectively with pupils to ensure that they are supported in their learning and well-being. It is therefore a significant concern that numerous fake social media accounts have been created, targeting unacceptable comments towards schools and individuals. The content of these false accounts are completely inappropriate and a cause for concern.

Schools have reported that the vast majority of pupils have displayed a mature attitude and shown their displeasure with this content. Dyfed Powys Police will continue to work with schools to further increase awareness of the impact of harmful content and the consequences of such actions. We kindly ask that parents/carers discuss the appropriate use of social media with their children and continue to support schools in promoting respect and kindness.

The school also has the right to undertake appropriate sanctions against pupils if they are involved in incidents of inappropriate behaviour of this nature.

24th November 2021 14:50

Disabled Parking Spaces  |   Reception

Disabled Parking Spaces outside Reception

All drivers are reminded that the disabled parking spaces outside Reception are for those drivers with a Blue Disabled Pass with it on display; any exceptions are to be cleared by the Headteacher.

23rd November 2021 11:08

Registered Unpaid Carers Age 13+  |   Free 6 Month Leisure Membership

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12th November 2021 08:59

Boys Singing  |   Only Boys Aloud

Only Boys AloudOnly Boys Aloud is a Wales-based choir for boys between 11 to 19 years old. The choir competed in the Britain's Got Talent competition in 2012, finishing third. The choir is free to join. For more information see the flyer below or contact obawest@thealoudcharity.com

3rd November 2021 14:35

BBC News  |   Covid: Supply teacher shortage could force schools to close

Covid: Supply teacher shortage could force schools to close

20th October 2021 14:51

School Site  |   Parking and Dropping Off/Picking Up

All drivers are requested to use the designated Drop Off/Pick Up and parking sites whilst on the school site.

Please do not use the One Way road outside school for dropping off or picking up. This road is for designated vehicles only including our school buses. Please follow the instructions on the No Entry signs and use the correct spaces.

Please do not park in the Bus Lanes; these are for buses only. Parking in them is causing traffic disruption and is a potential risk to pupils and staff alike.

And please do not park on the pavements; this creates risk to all, but in particular makes access very difficult for our pupils who need to use mobility assistance and those pupils who have visibility impairment.

5th October 2021 08:43

Extra Curricular Activities  |   Full Timetable Autumn 2021

1st October 2021 15:10

School Folder  |   Advertising Opportunity

Please note that the school is working with Funding Solutions for Education (FSE) to produce a school folder which will include local and wider advertising. If you have a business which you would like to be included within this project please contact FSE on 01933 303520/303547 and ask for Tammie Ridler. This is a free offer and will hopefully add to school funds. The attached flyer provides further details.

26th August 2021 14:39

Parking  |   Drop Off Zone / Bus Bays

Please ensure you do not park in the school Drop Off Zone. It is there for a clear purpose and cars inappropriately parked add to the traffic congestion at the end of the school day.

Thnak you

28th June 2021 08:12

Hydration  |   Reminder

Due to ongoing Covid restrictions pupils and students are reminded to bring to school their own full water bottle for their own personal use. Bottles can be refilled during break times from the Refectory by the catering staff; bottles will need to be presented to the catering staff who will refill them.

15th June 2021 15:04

Library  |   Click and Collect Service

YHT Library Book Click and Collect Service

Enjoy a break from the screen...

You can now Click and Collect Ysgol Harri Tudur Library books of your choice!

Whether it's books to help with your schoolwork, or something to read to escape from it all or explore your own interests...

Just browse Accessit, the Library Web App, and reserve the book(s) you want... (remember to log in first!)

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We'll email you when the books are ready to collect from Reception. (Please don't turn up unless you've had an email!)

Remember to observe the COVID-19 safety guidelines when collecting your books - face covering, hand-washing, social distancing.

Reserved books not collected within the fortnight will be returned to the Library.

(You will also be able to return books to a box in Reception when you collect your books. There is no need to return books unless you are collecting new ones - all books can be returned to the Library once you are back in school.)

All books will be handled safely according to the required COVID-19 guidelines.

  • Reserve your books by the end of Wednesday 3 February; collect from Reception from Friday 5 February

[This is the last click and collect before Half Term, so please make sure you get your half term reading requests in this time! The next deadline will be Wednesday 24 February, with collection from Friday 25 February.]

Stuck for ideas? - you can fill in this quick form (make sure you are logged into your YHT Google account first) and have a book specially selected for you!

There are lots of ideas and links on the Accessit dashboard too; or take a look at the Quick Lists! More are being added all the time.

If you have any questions or need any suggestions, just get in touch with Mrs Smith!

1st February 2021 12:10