Coronavirus (COVID-19)

23/10/2020

Please find attached a suggested timetable for pupils to follow while they are studying from home during the week beginning Monday 2nd November. This will go alongside any instructions they receive from the individual teachers via Google Classroom and email.

See http://www.stilltyds.org.uk/digital-learning/ for more details and additional links

21/10/2020

Following the announcement by the Welsh Government of a firebreak lockdown, the following arrangements have been put in place:

– We will be open for children in Years 7 & 8 only from Monday 2nd November 2020

– Pupils in Years 9, 10 & 11 will continue their learning from home for that week

– Those sitting GCSEs in November will be able to do so here at school but will have to leave when the exam is finished

– Free school meal arrangements have already been put in place for half term by Cardiff Council and this will continue for pupils in Years 9-11 for week commencing Monday 2nd November

– Pupils in Years 9, 10 & 11 can return to school on Monday 9th November 2020

Our online learning, via our website, will continue for pupils in Years 9, 10 & 11 for the week beginning November 2nd. Teachers are discussing this with them throughout this week and email addresses/equipment needs are being confirmed again so that all can gain access to these resources.

If you have any problems accessing the learning resources or require any ICT support please contact itsupport@stilltyds.org.uk

For any subject specific enquiries pupils are to contact their individual subject teachers.

Any other enquiries please contact the relevant Head of Year:-

Year 9: Mrs L Hobbs – LAH@stilltyds.org.uk

Year 10: Miss E Love – EL@stilltyds.org.uk

Year 11: Mr A Fleet – AF@stilltyds.org.uk

Year 9’s period of self-isolation ends today, and all pupils are due to return to school on Thursday 22nd October 2020. Please be in your outside bubble area by 8:25, and don’t forget to bring your face covering. We look forward to seeing you all then!

16/10/2020

Year 8’s period of self-isolation ends today, and all pupils are due to return to school on Monday 19th October 2020. Please be in your outside bubble area by 8:25, and don’t forget to bring your face covering. We look forward to seeing you all then!

29/09/2020

Please find attached a letter from the Headteacher issued today regarding an positive case of Covid-19.

28/09/2020

Please find attached a letter from the Headteacher regarding an identified case of Covid-19.

17/09/2020

We have been provided with this parental guide by Cardiff Council which will help parents and carers with any pupil absences during the pandemic.

Canteen Reopening & Break Arrangements from 14th September 2020

Pupils can access the canteen at the following times ONLY:

Break 1 (10:50 – 11:20)

10:50 – Year 10

11:00 – Year 11

11:05 – Year 9

Break 2 (13:20 – 13:50)

13:10 – Year 7

13:30 – Year 8

Pupils must go to their bubble areas and wait to be called to the canteen.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions the cash top up machine in school is no longer available. All accounts must be topped up online through ParentPay accounts, or via a PayPoint card. For further information please email info@stilltyds.org.uk

September Restart Guidance

The attached letter was issued on 28th August 2020 regarding the wearing of face masks in communal areas of the school. 

The wearing of school blazers will be optional until Friday 23rd October, due to stock shortages with our supplier. Pupils are expected to wear full uniform apart from the blazer, which will also be required from Monday 2nd November 2020. Details on our uniform supplier can be found here

01/09/2020

Please find here the school’s current risk assessment for the reopening of the school to all pupils and staff from September 2020. If you have any questions about the assessment, or any of the new safety protocols that have been introduced, please contact info@stilltyds.org.uk

12/05/2020

Support is available to parents and pupils from the Council’s Educational Psychology service. See their information poster here

11/05/2020

Please see the latest update from our Headteacher, issued today by email and twitter to all parents and carers.

27/04/2020

Please see our letter outlining the changes we are making to distance learning for our pupils going forwards.

18/03/2020

St Illtyd’s Catholic High School will be closed from 2:50pm on Friday 20th March 2020.

This is a Welsh Government decision which was announced via the media. I can only apologise, on their behalf, for the distress and concern this may have caused.

16/03/2020

The school remains open and will continue to operate as normal. There are currently no plans to close the school. If this decision is ever taken we will contact parents and carers directly. 

We continue to encourage staff and pupils to follow high levels of personal hygeiene, including regular hand washing and using tissues to catch sneezes and coughs. The school have installed additional hand soap dispensers within the toilets for pupils to use. We have also enhanced our cleaning regime, and now have cleaning staff on site during the school day to clean door handles, finger plates, pull handles and banisters. They are also undertaking regular toilet and hand soap checks throughout the day to ensure the facilities are clean and stocks are replenished.

In the event of a possible school closure, we are putting contingencies in place to ensure that learning can still carry on. Teachers are currently working on our Google Classroom resource to make sure that there is sufficient and appropriate work on it for all our pupils to access. All pupils have logins for this resource and we will be checking that they are clear on how to do so. We will also be sending instructions home by email. Alternatively, there will be paper copies available for any pupils without internet access, which can be obtained from Reception by prior arrangement.

Public examinations at the time of writing are still due to take place on the dates published. If we receive any notifications that this is to change, we will share this with you and our pupils immediately.

04/03/2020

The school is being kept updated daily with guidance related to Coronavirus. We are following Welsh Government advice and attach a poster for your information that is being displayed across the school.

The latest advice and guidance from Public Health Wales can be found by clicking here. This is updated daily at 3pm.

Please speak to your child/children about the simple methods outlined in the poster to help prevent the spread of any virus.

Remember:

  • Catch it – cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Bin it – put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • Kill it – wash your hands with soap and water. Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

Further information for schools can be found on the following link: https://gov.wales/guidance-educational-settings-about-covid-19