Friday 17th May 2019

Well done to students in Years 10 to 13 once again for their mature approach to their examinations this week.  I would ask parents/carers of students in Year 11 to remind their children that all students should be in normal lessons when not in the examination room next week, unless of course, the student has a note from yourselves.

A large number of Year 7 students have returned from a fantastic three day trip to Nant BH.  The weather was awesome and we were able to make full use of all of the activities on offer.  The value of such opportunities should not be underestimated in the development of our students, and we do our utmost to support such events, without over-fragmenting the school curriculum.

Today we have held a Diversity and Equality Day and students have been invited to visit the presentations and displays in the School Concourse and buy cakes and other goodies in order to support some Welsh Baccalaureate work undertaken by students in Year 10.  Many thanks to everybody who has put so much effort into this work and all those who came along to support equality and diversity in our school.

At 5pm this evening we will hold our annual KS3 Variety Show in the School Hall.  Entry is free and we have all kinds of acts on offer, so please do pop along to join the fun if you have a moment.  I can’t wait!

A brief reminder – on our school website there is a link to information about free school meals which may be of interest to parents/carers of students who have recently joined us, may join us in the near future, or those whose personal circumstances may have changed.

Thanks very much to Holly (Year 13) for coaching our cheerleading team to victory in the Flintshire Schools’ competition last weekend.  Our sixteen girls were fantastic and now progress onto the National Schools Championships in the Manchester Velodrome later in June.  The team is also competing in the Flintshire Inter Schools Competition in the near future.  Go for it girls!

Well done to Sophie (Year 7) who completed the Cancer Research UK Race for Life raising £100 last week for such a wonderful cause.

Further fantastic news ….  Kim (Year 10) has won a place in the Dance World Championships in Portugal in June… now that is quite something!

Our Recycling Day on Saturday was a huge success and thank you so much to everybody who contributed to the event.  CAFA really does fantastic work to support our school community and our friends on the committee are looking for other interested people to join them.  Please note that you do not have to be a parent of a student in order to join CAFA, and if you would like further information please take a look at our school website.

How time has flown!  On Thursday next week we hold our Year 13 Achievement Ceremony, starting at 2.15pm in the School Hall and on Friday we have our Year 11 Achievement Ceremony, beginning at 2.45pm in the Sports Hall.  Both events are true milestones in the lives of both year groups and we are sure that they will be memorable occasions.  If you have a child in Year 11 or Year 13 we really look forward to seeing you there.

I hope you enjoy the weekend.