Friday 21st June 2024


Bore da,

What a delight it was on Wednesday to meet so many of our (from September) new Year 7 students. The sun shone all day and everybody really enjoyed their experience of our lessons, campus and, of course and perhaps most importantly, meeting new friends. We are sure that you will all be very happy at Castell Alun and, although nobody is wishing the summer away, we can’t wait to get to know you better and to see where your learning can take you through your lessons here.

The MFL department is absolutely delighted to congratulate all students who participated in the Anthea Bell Translation competition. There were over 16,000 students across the UK who participated, and our MFL team would like to say a massive llongyfarchiadau to Alex (Year 10) and Olivia (Year 9) who received a ‘Highly Commended’ award for their translations in both French and Spanish. This week they have been presented with their certificates and we are hopeful of more similar success stories in the near future. Girls, we are very proud of you da iawn. What a fantastic achievement!

Last week was national Healthy Eating Week across Welsh schools. Using the posters from the British Foundation for nutrition students and staff were told about the importance of hydration, the concept of ‘5 a day’ and also received instruction on healthy foods and recipes. The Health & Wellbeing department highlighted our hydration stations throughout the school and staff were encouraged to try some infused water, herbal teas and fruit. The taste was most refreshing at the back end of this academic year!

In other news, we have now attended the North East Wales athletics competition, representing Flintshire. We are very proud to be able to report that our Junior Girls team won, qualifying for the Wales Schools Competition in Brecon in July! Amazing job everyone llongyfarchiadau.

As previously stated, we are excited to be able to put on our version of the musical ‘Matilda’ on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th July in the evenings and would love as many of you to have access to view this show as possible. The cast will be formed by lower school students primarily and there is truly a wealth of talent on show! Please be so good as to follow this link for further information and to book tickets…..but please book early to avoid disappointment!

And finally, di iawn to Rhiannon (Year 8) and Bella (Year 7) who competed for Wrexham Swimming Club this week in Wrexham. Both girls competed in 2 races each and came away with personal best performances in both races. Rhiannon also finished 4th in the 100M Breaststroke and Bella came away with 2 bronze medals in 100M Freestyle and 100M Backstroke. We are so proud of both girls…and let’s see what comes next!


The weather looks like it’s taken a turn for the better. Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Cael penwythnos hyfryd pawb