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BULLETIN 2 November 18 2011 www.flinthighschool.co.uk

Remembrance Service A very moving whole school service was held on 11. November to honour servicemen and women who have given their commitment, devotion and sometimes their lives to serve our country. We also think of those who are currently in the forces and their families. Students were joined by a number of dignitaries and special guests, including Mrs S Mewies, AM, Mr A Hanson, MP and Deputy Mayor, Mrs V Perfect. Special thanks to the staff, singers and readers who presented the service so well.

Mr Champney led 65 students and staff to Ypres to attend the service at the Menin Gate, where Harry and Emma laid a wreath on the school’s behalf. Mr Elfyn Pierce-Jones, one of our governors, also took part. More details to follow in our next Flint Times……….

Target Day 2 November

Over 96% of parents attended our 1st Target Day – thank you; this gave an opportunity for form tutors to share progress and targets with parents. Students had to work at home for the day and whilst we recognise this may have been an inconvenience for some families, it was the only way we could ensure that all parents could be seen. Most of the feedback was very positive; parents left with a better understanding of how we track students’ progress and set targets.

Punctuality Thanks to all of you for helping us ensure that the majority of students arrive here on time. Mrs Tompkins has a regular Friday night detention slot for those who dawdle- the length of time you stay depends on how often you are late.

Attendance

is improving; our best year group is Year 11. Thanks to parents who are working with us to keep their child in school.

Gardening Club Wednesdays after school with Miss Broadhurst and a chance to feed Flint High School’s very own chickens!!

Premises News The long awaited toilets are in the process of being completed…. and what a difference they will make. We will be launching a ‘toilet twinning’ campaign in conjunction with Skyline, the company who are fitting the new toilets;1 in 3 people in the world do not have a safe place to go to the toilet. See http://www.toilettwinning.org for more info Our canteen is having a make-over; now students from Ysgol Maes Hydref can join us thanks to a lift and changes to our seating. We now need a new name so get thinking… ready for the official opening in January

Facebook Recently problems have arisen with some very unpleasant incidents of cyber-bullying ‘online harassment, which can be in the form of comments made in chat rooms, the sending of offensive or cruel email, or harassing others by posting on blogs, web pages or social networking sites such as Facebook’ It is important to note that all those who contribute to a conversation which is personal, critical and offensive are also implicated. As a school, we take all incidents very seriously and would remind parents to regularly check what is being posted; students seem to forget that their comments can easily be accessed and they can quickly come to our attention. The two acts ‘Protection from Harassment Act’ 1997and ‘Malicious Communications Act’ 1988 exist to protect all of our community and people have the right to report incidents to the police.

Dates for your diary 29 Nov Parents’ evening 6th Form 30 Nov 1 Dec Night at the Musicals 6 Dec Parents’ evening Yr 11 10 Dec Flint Male Voice Choir and our singers Pavilion 13 Dec Christmas Concert St Mary’s and St David’s Church 16 Dec End of Term ; finish at 2.10



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