Friday 14th October 2022

Bore Da

Today we are celebrating Shwmae Sumae day in school.  Students have participated in a live quiz in registration already and there are various other activities happening around school today. All KS3 students will be involved in a scavenger hunt during their language lessons. At lunchtime there will be a siop fferins and Mr. Urdd will be making various appearances throughout the building during the day.  Students have been encouraged to wear red, white and green and we really hope that the events of the day embody the sense of pride which we share in our nation and collective heritage.  One of our key priorities for the current academic year in our School Development Plan is to develop further bilingualism across our school.

Unfortunately we had to give you our sincere apologies for postponing the planned Duke of Edinburgh information evening scheduled for Thursday 13th October at short notice. This was entirely due to unforeseen circumstances and we will endeavour to reschedule this key event as soon as we are able. Thank you very much for your patience.

KS4 GCSE Religious Studies students are currently studying the topic of relationships. In order to gain a deeper insight into the theme, Year 11 students have been involved in conducting a mock wedding.  These kind of experiences really do enhance our students’ appreciation of key topics in various subject areas.

In further enrichment news a large number of our older students participated in an English Literature trip to the Globe Theatre in London this week and today the Navy are visiting Year 10 Food Technology students in order to deliver cooking master classes.

We now have further details of the CAFA fashion show on Friday 25th November.  Doors will open at 6.30pm and the show starts at 7pm.  After the show all items of clothing and accessories will be available to buy at least 50% cheaper than the instore recommended retail price.  The clothing on show is taken from a selection of the best and biggest names on the high street.  There will be refreshments available to purchase.  CAFA are offering an early bird offer on tickets purchased before 15th November – £3 per ticket or £5 for two.  After the 15th November tickets will be £4 each.

Tickets are available from this link :- Tickets for Fashion Show 25th November 2022 (

In sport, congratulations to Erin (Year 7), who has gained a keenly-contested place on the Manchester Thunder U12 Performance Netball Pathway. They clearly know talent when they see it! Really well done also to our U18 boys’ football team who won against Ysgol Morgan Llwyd 2-0 in the Welsh Cup and now, once again, progress through to the next round.

We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone for our Year 11 Parents’ Evening on Thursday next week. Although bookings have been made online, we are happy to be able to welcome you to a live and in-person evening in the school building. Parental feedback indicated that you were very happy indeed with the online parents’ evening method, albeit with occasional blips in technology, but for certain key events a chance to be with the teacher in school would also be helpful.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Cael penwythnos hyfryd pawb.