Friday 20th May 2022

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Friday 20th May 2022 / Dydd Gwener Mai 2022

Our examination students are coping remarkably well, when you take into consideration the fact that very few of them actually undertake any formal external examinations over the past couple of years.  Staff have been requested to give feedback on the WJEC and all examination papers to Qualifications Wales over the coming weeks and we therefore continue to monitor all assessments with close interest.

Students in Year 12 are now on examination leave with our Year 11 having their last school day next Thursday and Year 13 on Friday.  As many of you will be aware, in previous years we have sought to have a formal leaving ceremony for Year 11 students, to which all parents have been invited.  Unfortunately, this year we are unable to facilitate this event in this manner, but we will of course hold a less formal celebration for students in-house on Thursday 26th May.  Fortunately we are able to hold our Year 13 Leavers’ Ceremony on Friday 27th May, and we really look forward to seeing both parents and students to celebrate this milestone together.

A Modern Foreign Languages club has now been established in school each Monday at 3.25pm in T15.  This week, students from Year 7 and 8 designed postcards to send abroad.  Students tailored the postcards to the receiver and included Welsh phrases and facts.  The postcards will be sent to the USA, Russia, Czech Republic, Taiwan, and Germany.  The Year 8 students that wrote to Germany were also able to include lots of sentences in the target language, with which all of the language teachers were very impressed. Over the next few weeks, the team will be looking at different cultures, playing language games and also having a Spanish taster session.  All Year 7 and 8 students are invited to come along and join in!

Congratulations and well done to all students in Year 7 who have really engaged with funding raising activities over the past few months and, so far, raised a whopping £755 for Cancer Research.   We are incredibly proud of all of you, your efforts and perhaps most importantly your caring nature.

Really well done to Robyn (Year 8) who took a first and second place in her canoe racing Division 2 competition at Llandysul last week.  Long may the success and enjoyment continue!

In honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee CAFA are holding a raffle for a luxury hamper of goodies including: Prosecco, wine, coffee, teas, chocolates, biscuits, Scentsy warmer, wax and various vouchers.  Tickets are £1 per entry and will be on sale until 26th May.  The winner will be announced on Friday 27th May.  Parents/carers can participate via School Gateway however, anyone can join in the fun enter using the following link –   CAFA have also just released their CAFA Newsletter (May 2022).

We have been asked to communicate an important message to you from Hope Community Council. Over the last couple of weeks there has been evidence of a number of small fires being set on the castle grounds in Caergwrle and these have caused real concern for both the public and the safety of the ancient monument itself.  The Police have been informed and wish all people in the locality to be aware that anybody involved in such incidences is liable to be charged with criminal damage.

Thanks for reading, enjoy the weekend!

Diolch am ddarllen, mwynhewch y penwythnos!