23 November 2023

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students/Annwyl Rhieni, Gwarchodwyr a Myfyrwyr

It’s that time of year again and it comes around very quickly!  It’s time to share some Movember shenanigans!

LHS are raising funds and awareness this Movember for all the Dads, Brothers, Sons and mates in our lives. They need your help! Please donate to support men’s health. Any donations are hugely appreciated! Llanishen High Staff’s Mo Space

Llanishen High’s Motivation: I’m raising funds and awareness this Movember for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in our lives. I need your help. Please donate to support men’s health. movember.com

Year 11 Scholars face their toughest but more pertinent challenge

Last week, our Year 11 Scholars group started a project with their mentor, Simon, a PhD student at Cardiff University.  They are investigating whether technology could potentially end disability in the future. Being clinically blind and deaf, Simon’s research at university is focused on how technology can aid people living with disabilities.  

This is a perfect challenge for our diverse and inclusive school community.  Great to see these super brains in action! 

The English Language is our greatest tool

Meanwhile, on Wednesday last week Mrs Hazeltine-Rees took 14 AS Level Language students to Cardiff Crown Court as part of their study of Language and Power and Occupational Language. 

They had a fascinating tour from a clerk, spoke to a judge and learned about legal roles, processes and Language. They then sat in on many different live trials to observe language in use. The pupils (and Mrs Hazeltine-Rees) found it fascinating and there will be lots to discuss next lesson!  Here they are on tour…..

Singing for our supper…

Last week, our Head Girl Katie Gill and Mr Grimstead performed in the foyer of Morrisons Ty-Glas as part of their new store opening. Katie sang a beautiful set, including festive classics and some of her repertoire of songs from musicals.

Morrisons is one of our valuable local partnerships; they support us by donating food, treats and hampers to members of our school  community. It was therefore important to us to give something back, and to spread a little bit of cheer on a grey Thursday morning.

What you can’t appreciate from this photograph is that just over Katie’s shoulder was a large yellow minion that was swaying along to Katie’s beautiful singing!!!

I think I speak for all of us who find ourselves dazed and confused in the aisles of Morrisons when I say that I am pleased to see that the opening of the refurbished store is complete. Hopefully we will all be able to find the things we need again!

Odd socks time!

Last week was Anti-Bullying week and an opportunity for staff and students to finish the week in style. They embraced the opportunity to wear Odd Socks to show that everyone is unique, and everyone is welcome within our school community. This has complimented the teaching opportunities to reinforce the importance of speaking out when we see behaviour that has no place in our school community. Here is a snapshot, starting with Mr Owen and Year 8.  They were last years’ winners!  Will they retain their triumphant status?!

I’m having some difficulty in deciding this years winner.  Mainly because I only have pictures of feet to go on!!! What a schoolgirl error!

And finally this week, evidence that there is always learning to be found with spaghetti and marshmallows, even if you are an elite physicist!

Wishing all of our readers a very healthy and happy weekend.

Thank you for reading/Diolch am ddarllen,

Mrs Sarah Parry, Headteacher

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