school update 22nd october 2020

 

As we approach the end of a busy half term that has presented the whole school community with new challenges, this letter contains information that you need prior to the return of your children following the half term break. 

 

message from transport for wales

 

We can confirm that we have planned in additional trains for Treorchy comprehensive school students to enable them to get to and from school.  These trains aren’t yet visible in online journey planning systems, but will appear from Monday. The timetable for these trains can be viewed in the attached poster which will be displayed at stations from Monday.

As well as providing these additional trains, we have buses which will provide extra space for students, if required. We are also encouraging other travellers who are not traveling to school, to avoid these busy trains if they can.

Bus timetable

From

Departure Time

To

Arrival Time

Porth

08:05

Treorchy

08:30

Ynyswen

08:25

Treorchy

08:30

Treorchy

16:00

Ynyswen

16:05

Treorchy

16:10

Porth

16:35

Train timetable

See poster here.

Students can purchase their discounted season ticket as normal from Porth Railway Station ticket office or daily tickets at the ticket vending machines on station platforms, via the TfW website or App.

Please ensure those who are not exempt wear a face covering when using public transport and for further information on how to travel safer, please go here.

SCHOOL TRIPS/events UPDATE (as of 14th october 2020)

  • Skiing Trip – Full refund provided
  • Year 8 Maths PGL Trip – Full refund provided
  • Year 8 English Trip to The Lion King – Full refund provided
  • CCF Trip to Penally – Full refund provided
  • History Trip to Krakow – Full refund provided
  • Rosslyn Park Rugby trip – Full refund provided
  • Year 10 Geography Trip to Glanllyn – Full refund provided
  • Sixth Form Ball – Full refund provided
  • Washington/New York trip – Whilst we understand everyone’s frustration we can ensure parents/carers that we continue to make regular contact with ATOL pursuing the refund for this trip. We are making progress with the claim and will update you as soon as we get any further information. We would like to thank parents/carers for their patience and ensure you we continue to work hard to get the full refund for all.

A MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER

 

Treorchy Comprehensive School prides itself on being a ‘community school committed to excellence’. With this in mind I hope that you are all looking after yourselves and each other by following government guidance regarding social distancing and self-isolation by staying at home.

During this period of uncertainty, I would like to reassure you that we continue to plan and prepare to provide our pupils with the best education and opportunities to meet their individual needs whenever the time comes for them to return to school. 

We very much hope that we will see our pupils sooner rather than later, but in the meantime work has been provided for them on Microsoft Teams. Information on how to access this can be found here

With the future in mind, it is a pleasure and privilege to present the school’s website to you and I hope the information presented will give you a real insight into the services that Treorchy Comprehensive School provides for our pupils, parents and all of our community partners.

Our school serves the Upper Rhondda and there are currently approximately 1600 students educated at the school, over 350 of whom are in the Sixth form. 

The ethos of the school is firmly embedded in our core values of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and ASPIRATION. An extensive and flexible curriculum, excellent pastoral care and a rich and diverse programme of enrichment activities ensure that all our pupils thrive within a caring and supportive atmosphere.

We extend an equally warm welcome to current pupils and their families, potential new pupils and their families and anyone else interested in seeing what we do and how we do it at Treorchy Comprehensive School. If you would like further details or to visit the school, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

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