Don’t forget the whole school photograph, which is taken every five years, is available to order online...
Please visit www.tempest-groups.co.uk and type Ysgol Aberconwy into the search box, select the Ysgol Aberconwy folder, click ‘Images over 6 months old…’ under ‘To Access The Tempest Vault’ and then 'Whole School Group (1 images)'
Click on the photograph to enlarge it. Tempest Photography display the large group images taken with a zoom facility to help with decisions on purchasing these images.
To place an order please call 0800 0232576 and select option 3. You'll also need to quote the image reference number: A1A2B4875A
Your son’s / daughter’s examinations commence in the first few weeks after the Easter holidays. These will continue up to and beyond the Whitsun holidays (26th May – 3rd June). In order to clarify proceedings for your child we would like to share the arrangements regarding attendance.
Firstly, all pupils in Year 11 are expected to attend school up to and including Friday 8th June. After the morning examinations on this date there will be a ‘brunch’ in the canteen, in order to allow pupils one final opportunity to meet with their friends and form tutors. At midday anybody not taking an examination in the afternoon will be allowed to leave school. Consequently, you may decide to pick up your child or allow them to make their own way home.
For any subsequent examinations after 8th June pupils are expected to arrive at school in full uniform for morning examinations or arrive at lunch time for afternoon sessions. Once an examination has been completed pupils have the opportunity to leave school if they so wish. School transport is available at the normal times and anybody who leaves outside these times is no longer the responsibility of the school.
We hope that the above arrangements allow greater flexibility to suit Year 11 and enable your son / daughter to maximize his / her potential.
Mr Dave Young
Scarlet fever, sometimes called scarlatina, is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria. It is highly infectious and can be caught through direct contact with an infected person or through the air via droplets from coughs or sneezes.
The characteristic symptom of scarlet fever is a widespread, fine pink-red rash that feels like sandpaper to touch. Other symptoms include a high temperature, a flushed face and a red, swollen tongue.
Treatment is straightforward and usually involves a course of penicillin antibiotics.
Although scarlet fever is usually a mild illness, some people can develop complications so please take note of the following recommended actions.
- Parents of unwell children should be advised to seek medical advice for diagnosis and treatment.
- See your GP or contact NHS Direct 0845 46 47 as soon as possible.
- Make sure that you/your child takes the full course of any antibiotics prescribed by the doctor.
- Stay at home, away from nursery, school or work for at least 24 hours after starting the antibiotic treatment, to avoid spreading the infection. Please let the school know as soon as possible if your child is being treated for scarlet fever.
- Scarlet fever infection at the same time as chickenpox or influenza can be more serious. If you are concerned for any reason please seek medical help immediately.
- Good hand hygiene and avoiding the spread of respiratory secretions (as per flu - “catch it, bin it, kill it”) can help to prevent the spread of infection.
Following a large outbreak of measles in Europe and a smaller local outbreak in Newport and Torfaen we are urgently raising awareness of the importance of vaccination against measles in young people. It’s important that staff, students and children returning to school after the summer break are up to date with two doses of MMR vaccine.