Friday 16th March 2018

This week we held a Lower School Assembly on the theme of Sport Relief. Our wonderful readers were members of the School’s Sport Council, Megan Hall – Year 7, Joshua Davies – Year 8, Kalum Guest – Year 9, Georgia Considine and Shannon Samuel – Year 11. Darragh Harland performed a most accomplished piano solo. The assembly set us up nicely to celebrate Sport Relief next week with various activities taking place for lower school students during our registration periods.

On Tuesday 15 students from Year 10 attended a Lego Mindstorms session, run by Myrick Training. The Product Design / Computer Science students were set a 2 hour challenge to not only build a robot, but also program it to complete an obstacle course.

Our winners were Candy Stanton and Chloe Pay, whose robot was not only programmed correctly to complete the challenge, but also play music, flash disco lights and smile using the screen when it had finished!

We really do want to thank Myrick Training for their support of our school and congratulate all students involved.

Our Year 12 Food Technology AS Level students cooked up a bevy of delicious treats on Thursday for their practical exam.

The meals prepared would not have looked out of place in any top class restaurant around the country.

Well done to all students. Your families are very lucky people!

Many thanks to all parents/carers for your attendance at the Year 10 Parents’ Evening, also on Thursday this week.

At Castell Alun we are enabled to support your sons and daughters through effective and productive working relationships and strong communication with all of you.

This is very much appreciated.

On the sports front, our Sixth Form Rugby Team took part in a North Wales Rugby festival in Llandudno this week and acquitted themselves very well.  Our Year 10 Boys’ Rugby team took part in a triangular tournament against Mold Alun and Argoed and won both games.


Our Year 8 Girls’ Rugby Team visited St. David’s College, Llandudno, to participate in a Rugby Festival.  However, the experience was topped off when our girls were given the opportunity to meet the Wales Women Rugby Team.  We will be keeping a close eye on our Year 8 girls girls, as some of them now have aspirations to play for their country one day.

Our Year 8 Girls’ Netball Team rounded off an excellent season with a great win over the Elfed.  Well done girls and thank for all of your efforts in representing our school over the course of this year.

This evening our U16 Basketball Team travels to Cardiff to compete in the National Schools’ Championships.  We have no doubt that they will perform brilliantly, and have every chance of coming back with a trophy.  Good luck everyone!

Josh Davies, Year 9, has been selected for the Wales Squash Team.  He is travelling to France to take part in a championship over the Easter holidays.  Josh already has a number of prestigious titles under his belt.

To finish our week in school, our Year 7 students attended an Easter service in Hope Parish Church this morning.

Some students had the opportunity to chime the church bells, our choir performed beautifully, and Rev. Adam Pawley delivered a lovely message about the meaning of Easter.

Despite the weather it was a fitting occasion and we are very thankful for the friendship and partnership we have with all at Hope Church.

Next week various external practical examinations will take place in school and students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 are busy revising and preparing for the examination season, which will run until the end of June this year.

And finally, the school Expressive Arts Learning Area is really busy planning and preparing our Spring Concert for you, with groups of students from all years.

The concert will take place at 7pm on Thursday 22nd March in the School Hall.  Tickets are on sale from Mrs. Jan Southwell on 01978 760238 priced £3.50, including refreshments.

Thank you for your continued support of these whole school events.

Have a nice weekend.