Category: News and Events

REFUNDS FOR NEW YORK AND DISNEY

New York deposits have now been refunded into your Parent Pay accounts. Please can you log in and refund the money back into your bank accounts.

If you have paid via Parent Point please contact the school to arrange for us to make payment via cheque.

Disney deposits are due to be refunded by the end of the week.

VIRTUAL YOUTH CAREERS FAIR

Following on from the success of our first Virtual Jobs Fair in June, NPT Communities for Work Plus will be holding a Virtual Youth Careers Fair specifically for young people, aged 16-24 living in Neath Port Talbot.

The fair is to take place between 12pm and 3:30pm next week on Wednesday 22nd July 2020 via Microsoft Teams.

Those who attend will be able to listen to guest speakers from a range of organisations, followed by the chance to ask questions.

Guest speakers confirmed to attend include:

  • Communities for Work
  • NPT Council for Voluntary Service (CVS)
  • The Council’s Youth Service
  • NPTC Group of Colleges
  • Skills and Training
  • SFM Training
  • Careers Wales
  • Big Ideas Wales
  • Cam Nesa
  • TSW Training
  • The Royal Engineer Reserves
  • The Princes Trust
  • Kyle Rees (Local actor from Outlander TV series)

To join the fair, you will need to download the Microsoft Teams app onto your computer, tablet device or mobile phone in advance. You will then be able to access the fair on the day using the following link: Join Virtual Youth Careers Fair.

Individuals can also access the joining link via our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/273310777215358/

ONLINE LEARNING HELP

Submitting work in Teams
https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/f3525102-b34c-4ad4-a6ec-37615f157dbe

Changing your Hwb Password
https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/75d38c0c-afab-4980-8f4c-35e8b5621ff2

Hwb Password Reset / Hwb Queries
https://cefnsaeson.school/help/

Sharing Videos using OneDrive
https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/099892be-57c2-4692-859a-c388b52cbbce

A guide to setting up Pupil WiFi on Windows Laptops
https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/ec5f51ae-3103-4c49-97ad-5ff154e83822

A guide to setting up Pupil WiFi on Windows Androids and Tablets
https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/fe54dd2b-b94d-4ec9-8e8b-8f1d17065df2

A guide to setting up Pupil WiFi on iPads
https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/ac50166c-7684-4054-a21e-f6f12a526b2f

A guide to setting up Pupil WiFi on iPhones
https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/5e348fdb-7e5f-46b7-811c-6e2fb921af86

A guide to setting up Pupil WiFi on Chromebooks
https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/69b35afd-b59f-42e9-8483-8c8110bfb81a

SIMS PARENT APP

SIMs Parent App
 
If your child is currently in Year7-Year 10 and you require the Parent SIMS App please email CefnsaesoN@hwbmail.net and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
 
If your child is currently a Y6 pupil you will not need to contact the school until September as this is when we will enroll your child onto the school systems.

FOR THE ATTENTION OF PARENTS AND GUARDIANS

14th July 2020

Dear Parent /Guardian,
We are at the end of what has been a different and very unusual school year. We have all had to cope with a situation that has never been experienced before and we wanted to thank parents and pupils for the support, understanding and cooperation that you have shown during these difficult times.

We all need to start to prepare now for the new school year, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our uniform policy. At Cefn Saeson, we believe that school uniform is an integral part of the ethos adopted by the school. We work hard at creating a happy, friendly atmosphere, which is often commented on by visitors to the school, and we believe that our children’s appearance contributes to these very positive comments. We ask all parents to continue to support us in upholding these high standards.
School trousers must be black and tailored. We permit various styles, and a slim leg is acceptable, though skinny jeans, and trousers containing rivets/studs are not permitted. These trousers must be accompanied by plain black, leather type material (not canvas), flat shoes or trainers.

We return to winter uniform in September, which is a shirt, tie and school jumper.
We allow a single set of gold stud earrings to be worn in the lobe of the year, all other piercings must be removed before entering the school building, and failure to do so will result in the jewellery being confiscated. It is for this reason that we advise that all new piercings are done at the beginning of the summer holidays so they will be fully healed on their return to school. No ring jewellery, necklaces or bracelets are allowed.

May we take the opportunity to remind you that we have the parent app that you can download to receive the most recent information from the school regarding your child. This is available for download from the website www.sims-parent.co.uk. In order to access the app, you must contact the school to obtain an invitation code. Please phone Miss Finn on 01639791304 to get your code.
Finally, we would like to wish you a safe and pleasant summer, and look forward to seeing you all in September.
Yours sincerely

Mrs Sian Humphries – Head of Key stage 4. Mrs Victoria Anderson – Head of Key stage 3

Letter

LEAVERS ASSEMBLY

Dear Year 11,

We are really looking forward to seeing you on Friday. Your safety is paramount & therefore you have been allocated certain doors to enter through.  Rather than enter by ticket order we have instead made the decision to have you enter by Form class.  I have emailed you instructions for the Leavers Assembly (Friday 17th July @ 9.30am). You will need to check your hwb mail to find your entrance door or check the below to find which form is entering through which entrance.

Entrance 1 is the Gym entrance at the top of the school.  You will need to come through the school car park and past the kitchen to enter. Please take care as there is building work going on for the new build and enter through the fire exit.

Entrance 2 is the fire exit at the bottom of the stairs opposite CS1. This group will enter through the normal Gym doors.

Entrance Groups

11C Entrance 1 – 9.10

11E entrance 2 – 9.10

11F Entrance 1 – 9.15

11N Entrance 2 – 9.15

11S Entrance 1 – 9.20

11X Entrance 2 – 9.20

There will be hand sanitizer available as you enter and it is important that you queue at 2m distance before you come into the Gym.

Please arrive at your allocated time to allow time for us to seat you before the Assembly begins at 9.30am.

If you have not book a place yet please do this ASAP so that we can accommodate you.

I am really looking forward to seeing you all.

Mrs Humphries