Friday 24th June 2022

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Blog –  24th June 2022 / Dydd Mehefin 24ain

We have finally reached the end of the examination season and although it has most certainly been trying at times for a number of reasons, there can be no doubt that our students have given their best and are thoroughly deserving of success in the future.  We are proud of every single one of them and now eagerly anticipate results days on 18th August (A and AS Levels) and 25th August (Year 11 and some qualifications in Year 10).  We will inform you of specific arrangements for these days in the near future.

This week has been National Sports Week and our staff have been busy organising as much physical activity as possible for students to participate in.  One example of this has been the lunchtime staff -v- students tennis sessions, which have been well received by all.  Weather permitting, a number of staff intend to participate in a rounders match after school today also, which promises to be a sight for sore eyes!

As you are probably aware, each of our year groups undertakes a variety of events in support of their chosen charities each year.  Year 8 raised an incredible £1100 over the last few months through fun runs, bake sales, raffles and other ventures and it was wonderful to be able to hand over the cheque today to ex-student Lauren Tilston, on behalf of the wonderful work undertaken by Nightingale House.  Great job everybody well done!  Nightingale House holds a special place in our hearts at Castell Alun and two of our Year 12 students will soon participate in a sponsored Midnight Walk to support the charity further.  If you would like to support them financially please follow this link to make a contribution. We will give you further information on the charity work of other year groups next week.

Today we have held our New Staff Induction day and have welcomed the following new staff to the school –  Craig Stewart – Assistant Headteacher, Samantha Viney – English Teacher, Martin Galvin – Chemistry Teacher, Anna John – Chemistry Teacher, Beth Wray – Business Teacher, Thomas Bryan – Criminology Teacher and Lisa Jones – Psychology Teacher.

Everybody is really excited about the Year 11 Prom next Thursday and students have been busy selecting their outfits!  The Prom is a high point of the year and fitting conclusion to the end of compulsory studies for these students.  We will all doubtless have lots of fun on the evening!

CAFA have asked us to publish details of an event which they intend to hold on Saturday 9th July.  The intention is to run a car boot sale on site at Castell Alun between 9.30am and midday.  The cost will be £5 per car and we are really hopeful that sufficient people will sign up to participate in this event.  Please book your place using the following email address –  Cars are asked to kindly arrive and set up from 9am and for safety reasons last admissions for any stall holders will be 9.25am.  Refreshments will be available and there will be a pre-loved uniform stall and a pre-loved text book stall also.  Thank you so much to all in CAFA and your unswerving efforts to support us!

We recently sent out a questionnaire to parents of students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12.  Parents’ opinions really matter to us we would be extremely grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete the short survey that was emailed to you, if you have not already had chance to do so.

Colleagues at Flintshire County Council have asked us to share with you that there are some positions to be filled with Newydd, the organisation which looks after catering in schools.  If you require any further information please contact them on 01352 704119 or email

Have a lovely weekend!

Mwynhewch y penwythnos!