There have been many significant events and achievements which further enhance our College’s reputation as a first-class education facility.
The College’s exciting new parent teacher initiative received the Welsh Government’s seal of approval at a special event in the Senedd when it was recognised as an example of good practice.
Friends of Tonypandy Community College joined members of the College’s Leadership team at the National Assembly to explain the outstanding partnership between the two organisations over the past 30 years and how it will develop in the 21st century.
Next term the College will open its doors to future students and their parents to see the excellent standards of learning on offer.
Transition Tuesday will start on Tuesday 28 February when students from feeder primary schools in the area come along and learn more about life in the College.
We will also welcome parents as well with social events and plenty of activities on offer.
Many significant developments have taken place on the College site as work continues to develop a 3-16 education provision.
The opening of our state-of-the-art 3G pitch which will be available for community groups to hire has also been a milestone moment in the history of the College and surrounding area.
Sporting prowess has been one of the many highlights of the term with incredible successes enjoyed by our various hockey, netball and football teams.
There has also been widespread success for Tonypandy’s All Stars Sporting Marvel initiative.
Continuing in the sporting vein we are keeping a close eye on the on going success in the boxing ring of former Tonypandy student Liam Williams.
The College has witnessed many academic achievements this term, particularly the success rate of those students who achieved a maths qualification last month. It goes without saying that their outstanding results are reflective of all the hard work of students and staff alike.
Our wide and fascinating curriculum allows students to enjoy a variety of subjects and experiences. This term was no different as the science department taught students how to dissect a heart while aspiring bakers were making cakes and bread in cookery classes.
We were also proud to learn of the success of another Tonypandy alumni in Elise Weeks who achieved a First Class Honour Degree from Swansea University in Mathematics.
We have much to look forward to in the forthcoming term. Students will welcome an astronaut from NASA for a Mission Discovery project while others will undertake visits to Auschwitz as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust.
Once again may I take this opportunity to thank students, staff and governors for their continued determination to succeed and achieve.
Here’s wishing you an enjoyable Half Term holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back refreshed and prepared for another busy and rewarding term ahead.
Nathan Prygodzicz, Headteacher