We Will Rock You (Soon)
Castell Alun High School has been overwhelmed with the skill and talent witnessed during the audition process for their forthcoming musical production, ‘School Will Rock You’. The musical uses the music of Freddy Mercury and his rock band, Queen, to tell the story of Galileo and Scaramouche, a young couple on a quest to bring back rock and roll. Students have been […]

School Will Rock You (Soon)

St. David's Day 2014
The entire population of Castell Alun High School adorned themselves in green, white and red for charity. All students paid to have the privilege of wearing anything in the colours of the Welsh Dragon in order to mark St. David’s Day in a way that would benefit others.red clothing on Friday in order to support the vital work of the […]

St. David’s Day 2014

Airbus EESW Challenge 2014
Two of our Year 10 teams were triumphant in the Airbus EESW Challenge recently and Castell Alun won two of the four trophies available for all Flintshire Schools! As a result of the efforts of our teams, we now have further work to do as a school in ensuring that we use energy more efficiently.  

Airbus EESW Challenge 2014

World Cup 2014 Logo
by Sue To tie in with the World Cup, Years 7 and 8 can enter a word search competition based on the game Boggle. Students have to make as many words as possible out of the word ” goalkeeper”. Entries can be posted in the box in the library and a prize winner will be picked at random next Thursday […]

World Cup 2014 Competition

Budding Chefs
Castell Alun High School students Angel, Year 10 from Llay, Adam, Year 8 from Penymynydd, Adam, Year 8 from Rossett, and Mabli, Year 7 from Caergwle (Primary Category ) have all won a place in the ‘Come and Cook Live Recipe Design Competition’ at the Mold Food Festival. Each student had to design their own recipe using local produce, write […]

Budding Chefs

Global Citizenship Day 2014
Global citizenship Days for Year 8 and 9 were a success. Students took part in different workshops around the school, such as Maths around the world, the French speaking world and Dances from different cultures. The journalism workshop on fair play and foul, provided students with an opportunity to produce the front page of a newspaper on the winners and […]

Global Citizenship Day 2014

Snow Day Logo
by Paula The Sports Hall was bursting at the seams for our Year 11 Achievement Ceremony held on the last day before half term with over 400 students and their supporters in attendance.  Mr Askar Sheibani, Managing Director of the Comtek Group provided the audience with an inspiring and thought-provoking insight into his journey to lead a successful local and […]

Year 11 Achievement Ceremony

Year 13 Achievement Ceremony 2014
by Paula A fantastic afternoon was had by Year 13 students, their group tutors, and families and school governors as we said a fond farewell to the oldest students in school, as they now go on to ‘life after Castell Alun’ and the next chapter of their lives.  The Guest Speaker at this year’s Ceremony was Professor Helen James, Pro […]

Year 13 Achievement Ceremony

Games Club
by Paula Last week saw the launch of Castell Alun Games Club… And what a success it was! Games Club is held in the School Library during Friday lunchtime and is open to students in Years 7-9, although other years are very welcome to come along and help. It is an opportunity to play some of the nation’s favourite board […]

Let the Games Begin!

The Library has a fantastic selection of new titles which have just arrived in time to be taken out over the summer We start with…Three titles by the ever popular, award winning author and Youtube blogger John Green including The Fault in our Stars – which follows the relationship between two extraordinary teenagers who meet and fall in love at a […]

Library Update – July 2014

Fun Run 2014
Sixth Form students turned out in style once again in order to do their bit to support Sport Relief and Sixth Form funds. All participants completed the one mile fancy dress fun run, although some considerably faster than others. An overall sum of £500 was raised, which, when coupled with other events held, means that we have been able to […]

Fancy Dress Fun Run

Ski Trip 2014
The Unofficial Diary of a School Ski Trip 2014   Friday 21st February to Saturday 22nd February A clear, crisp morning at Castell Alun High School and 43 students and 6 staff board the coach ready for the ski adventure ahead. The 27- hour journey to Amade in Austria was indeed gruelling but not without its highlights. Mr Swale was […]

Ski Trip 2014

Astronomy Experiment
On Friday 21st March (the Spring Equinox), budding Astronomy GCSE students from Castell Alun took part in a recreation of a famous experiment first performed by ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes, who was the first person to accurately determine the circumference of the Earth way back in 240 BC. The experiment is very simple – the length of a shadow cast […]

Astronomy Experiment

Glan LLyn 2014
On Monday the 3rd of March, 2014, 40 year nine students travelled to Glan-llyn in Bala for a day of outdoor activities, while our spoken Welsh. In the morning we split into two groups, with one doing raft building and the other canoeing, and after an hour we swapped.   The activities were lots of fun and everybody survived to […]

Glan Llyn Visit

Year 9 Skills Day 2014
by Paula Williams The first week back after half term kicked off to a great start as Year 9 spent a very productive two days improving their ‘Essential Skills’. Activities included projects aimed at developing business skills, improving students’ financial management, presentation design, research skills, digital capability and persuasive writing. Students worked extremely well independently and in teams and thoroughly […]

Year 9 Skills Day

In one of the best years on record nearly half of all grades awarded were at A or A* including the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Qualification. With a wonderful overall entry pass of 99.5% students were in high spirits as they collected their grades on Thursday morning. Furthermore, over two-thirds of all entries achieved A*, A or B grades at Advanced […]

Bursting with Pride