Friday 23rd September 2016

Our whole school assembly yesterday was on the theme of ‘learning’. Our readers Elin and Jonathan, both Year 11, did an excellent job, as did Adam, Year 10, with his piano recital of ‘Jazzin Grace’. Adam performed this piece as part of his recent Grade 6 examination, which unsurprisingly he passed with distinction.

Last weekend Mrs Molloy, together with Georgia, Abbie and Anthony, worked at the Mold Food Festival, with local and celebrity chefs, behind the scenes at the cookery theatre. They helped the chefs prepare their dishes to cook for the public who attended the event. They worked with North Wales Culinary Guild, Graham Tinsley MBE, celebrity chef Nick Nairn, Phil Peacock from the Fat Boar in Mold and Tony Griffiths from The Crown. The students really enjoyed the two day event and they were hard working, professional and worked really well under pressure. Nick Nairn was extremely complimentary about our students’ attitude. I also received a telephone call from the Chairman of the Mold Food Festival yesterday thanking Mrs Molloy and the students for their contribution to the success of the event. He went on to say that our students were a credit to the school.

mold-food-festival-2016Thank you to Daniel and his Grandad who together undertook a renovation project on the shed in the school garden over the summer holidays. Daniel found that the shed had been vandalised during one of his regular checks. The shed is now looking as good as new. The school garden was designed and built by Welsh Baccalaureate students two years ago and is maintained as part of their ongoing studies. We are very proud of Daniel and thankful to his Grandad for their time and effort.

Congratulations to Holly, Year 7 who won three silvers and two bronzes at Swim Wales in Swansea last weekend.

Thirty of our Year 11 students together with Mr. Croasdale, Miss Ball, Mr. Duffy and Mr. Hadley travel to the wilds of Denbighshire on their silver DofE practice expedition today. I look forward to reporting on how they got on next week.

On Thursday our Year 9 and 10 girls competed in the Urdd netball tournament at Bangor University. Miss Roberts said the girls competed really well. Although the games were close, the girls ended up coming 3rd in the group missing out on a place in the quarter finals.

Well done to Lucy, Niamh, Abi, Georgia, Emily, Lowri, Lilly, Jasmine and Ellie.

headteacher-blog-cycling-230916Last Sunday I went to watch Simon, Year 12, competing in a North Wales Cyclocross event in Mold. Simon was leading for most of the race but was just caught and passed towards the very end. An impressive second overall, especially given that Simon was racing in the Welsh Crit Championships in Builth Wells the previous evening.

Our Year 9 boys tennis team beat Ellesmere College in a play off this week to reach the last eight of the UK regional finals. Well done to Isaac, Zac, Ayden and Will.

In football, our Year 11 team beat St. Richard Gwyn 4-1 and Year 8 beat St. Richard Gwyn in the Welsh Cup.

Our new prospectus has now been delivered to our local primary schools. A copy can be found here.

Our Open Evening preparations are going well and we look forward to welcoming students currently in Year 6 or in Year 11 at other schools.