The Music Department at Ysgol Aberconwy would like to offer students a fantastic opportunity to learn a musical instrument in September. All research shows that pupils who learn a musical instrument perform better in school and in external examinations due to the skills they learn during the process. We have a fantastic programme offered with opportunities to perform throughout the year in Christmas concerts, charity events and the school musical.
The new tuition programme will begin in September and will offer 30 weeks of lessons per year for the cost of £60 per term (£30 for those in receipt of free school meals). The full year can be paid in advance for the cost of £150 (or £75 for those in receipt of free school meals). Payments can be made through Parent Pay or direct. There are only limited places on all instruments so places are offered on a first come first served basis.
If you wish your Son/Daughter to start tuition in September then please fill in the application form below and return it to Ysgol Aberconwy reception by Wednesday 12th July. If you wish to pay by parent pay please tick the box indicating termly or annual payment and include your email address. You will then be sent an invoice through the school app in September which will need to be paid within 3 weeks of receiving it. Alternatively, please bring payment in the form of cash or cheque (cheques payable to Ysgol Aberconwy) with the application.
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