Reading & Numeracy Tests - Information for Parents & Carers

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Children in Years 2 to 9 now take national tests in reading and numeracy each summer.  For more information, please read pdfReading_and_Numeracy_Tests_in_Wales.pdf300.99 KB which explains what the tests involve and what the test results can tell you about your child's learning.  You can also visit the Learning Wales website at:


Changes to Young Persons bus fares and times

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From Sunday 20th April, Cardiff Bus will be making changes to Young Persons bus fares and times. For further details, please read the pdfCardiff_Bus_Letter_March_2014.pdf66.27 KB or contact them on 029 2078 7700 / email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website


BBC School Report

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BBC School Report

On Thursday, 16th March pupils at Cantonian High School will be joining the BBC School Report project and will be reporting events from around the school.

Check the link on our 'Home' tab for all our news.


Well Done Jade!

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JadeCantonian pupil, Jade, has made headlines with her scheme to raise funds to replace those stolen from a local business.  A charity box containing £50 was taken from The Bakery on Plasmawr Road recently and Jade's thoughtfulness and determination to give something back has left us all in awe.

Headteacher, Lois Spargo, said "Jade has shown maturity, compassion and initiative in her fundraising on behalf of such a wonderful cause.  She is an inspiration to all of us and has set an example we hope all our pupils will follow."

It is always nice to read 'feel good' stories in the local press, and an even greater pleasure when it concerns one of our own.  Read Jade's heart-warming story here: South Wales Echo.


Ice Hockey Superstar!

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Cantonian pupil, Carter, represented England U13s recently at an international tournament in Canada.

Carter 2An outbound flight to Québec, Canada, on 10th February contained a rather eager Carter (pictured), a Year 8 pupil who hopes to make it big in the world of ice hockey.  As part of the England Under-13 ice hockey team (Wales does not have a team), Carter and 18 of his team mates travelled to play in the 'Pee-Wee Championship' tournament that lasted for two weeks; an event which inevitably left them all keen for more.  With around 100 teams participating in the tournament, it was always going to be a tough two weeks.  Carter told us how the England Under-13s won their first game to progress to the quarter finals - a game which would be crucial in determining the team's place in the tournament.  Despite getting knocked out in their quarter final match, Carter was jubilant about getting into the team, and described how he felt "privileged" to have been part of something special.

Carter currently trains three times per week with the Cardiff Devils Under-13 squad at the Cardiff Bay Ice Arena.  A new home for the Devils, which will replace their temporary rink, is currently undergoing construction and is estimated for completion in early 2015.  When asked how he first found his feet in ice hockey, Carter was eager to point out that it was only by a trip to the Cardiff Bay Ice Arena with his dad that he became inquisitive about the game.  "My dad took me ice skating, and it was there that I decided I would like to try ice hockey."

During 2014, Carter will compete in a variety of tournaments across Wales and the south-west of England.  Looking to the future, Carter hopes to continue working hard to gain a place in the England Under-14s.

Cantonian is very proud of Carter and would like to congratulate him on being part of the England U13s squad, and wish him all the best for his future in ice hockey.


Cantonian welcomes distinguished visitors from Japan

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Once again, Cantonian is delighted to extend a warm welcome to our visitors from Japan who join us every spring as part of our joint exchange programme with Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr.  On Friday 14th March, a welcome assembly and cultural display heralds a day of activities with Japanese pupils joining their Cantonian counterparts in lessons.  Our guests will also visit places of interest during their stay in the Capital and enjoy the full Welsh experience!

Our 'return' visit to Japan takes place in the summer term and is eagerly anticipated by all involved in this exciting adventure.


Cantonian launches its Breakfast Club

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Would you like your child to take part in a healthy eating Breakfast Club?  Launching after half term, Cantonian's Breakfast Club will run from Monday to Friday during term time, starting at 7.45am until 8.35am, and children will be able to have a bowl of cereal, piece of toast, fruit/yogurt and a drink, in a warm and friendly environment.  For more information and to find out how to apply for a place, please click here pdfBreakfast_Club_Letter.pdf129.78 KB.


Cantonian goes international!

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15 delegates visiting Cantonian High School from ChinaDuring the week commencing December the 9th we hosted Mr Anthony Samanenga from Chitende High School in Zambia. To end the week, on Friday December the 13th we also successfully hosted 15 Chinese delegates.

As part of a British Council project we hosted Mr Anthony Samanenga from Chitende High school in Zambia. We were very proud to host him and give him the experiences of life in a Welsh secondary school. His stay comprised of a variety of activities including lessons, assemblies, meeting staff and pupils. A key aspect of the project was to continue the sustainability theme. Mr Samanenga taught his High schools version of a song and dance that he composed to our pupils, which was well received. During the evenings he was given a taste of Welsh culture and life. The project will continue this year with a member of staff from Cantonian visiting Chitende High school.


Cantonian's on the up! Again!!

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We are delighted to have moved up the bandings for the second year running, this time into Band 3.  Our continued progression is the result of a combined effort on all our parts and we send our sincere thanks to everyone in the Cantonian community for their hard work and support.


School  Band  
Cardiff High School


St Teilo's Church in Wales High School

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf

Cantonian High School


Corpus Christi Catholic High School

Fitzalan High School

Mary Immaculate High School

Radyr Comprehensive School

Willows High School

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr

Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School    

Cathays High School

Glyn Derw High School

Llanedeyrn High School

Llanishen High School

Whitchurch High School

Llanrumney High School

Michaelston Community College

Rumney High School

St Illtyd's Catholic High School