Friday 26th April 2024


Prynhawn da,

Our school examination season is now upon us and we would like to say a big llongyfarchiadau to all those students who have recently sat oral examinations in their language subjects in particular. Standards have been high and preparations have been pleasing. We are sure that this will continue as students sit their A-Level orals, beginning next week.

Breaking with our previous tradition, we would like to remind all parents/guardians of students in Year 11 about our Achievement Ceremony which will take place this year on Friday 3rd May in the school Sports Hall. This brief moment in time is a wonderful occasion and a timely nod to the hard work and endeavours undertaken by all of the students, especially at a time when each of them is in deep preparations for their external examinations. We would ask all parents/guardians to be seated in the Sports Hall by 1.35pm please. Some of you will know that we host this occasion annually, and although the public examination schedule does not allow us to hold it just before students leave this year, we are very keen to ensure that this event is not missed as it is a rite of passage for our students.

As we approach May and are hopeful of warmer weather, it was great to see some of our lower school students being involved in bulb planting with Kehoe Countryside recently. We take great pride in our surroundings and care very much for the way the school is presented, including the best possible use of our natural resources.

We wish the very best (pob luc) to all of those students in Year 10 who hope to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition this weekend. Conditions look really good guys, and we know that you are all up for this challenge!

As you are probably aware, this summer sees the UEFA European football championships once again. It is because of this that we have decided to throw ourselves into the AURA Sport Euro Challenge – to try and complete physical activity that totals the number of miles it would take to visit each country involved in the championships (9007 miles in total). Some of you may recall that it is not the first time we have undertaken similar challenges and we are hopeful that we can continue to be successful in this area. We now find ourselves in week 3 of the challenge and the overall event is due to finish on the 12th July 2024. We are going to try our best to win this challenge once again, and know that the winning school will receive a day with the giant inflatables during festival week! In order to do this, students from Years 7 and 8 and staff have been asked to log their miles, undertaken through any form of physical activity, whether that be walking, running, cycling, swimming etc., and you can rest assured that these students will be undertaking a mile every Friday during tutor time also! Please note that the link to add miles is available to all students on Google Classroom Year Group Notice Boards and we would encourage all students to log all participation in physical activity outside of school as soon as they are able.

And now to some sporting success stories – well done to Ella, (Year 7), who played at St. George’s Park football ground for Crewe against Burton at the weekend. It is clear that this young lady has a bright future in this sport. Llongyfarchiadau!

Llongyfarchiadau also to our Year 10 Boys’ Rugby team who made it all the way to the final of the RGC Plate in Eirias Park this week, and after a really tough game they came out runners up to a very strong Ysgol Godre’r Berwyn team.

Finally, in further rugby news, a big da iawn to our Under 13s Girls’ Rugby Team who competed in the WRU Community Eryri Cup this week. The team demonstrated a fantastic collective effort, but we do have to mention a superb try from Annabelle (year 7).


Have a nice weekend / Cael penwythnos braf