Friday 2nd December 2016

Yesterday we held our termly Full Governors meeting.  Mr. Idris Williams was elected Chair with Mrs. Helen Williams as Vice Chair.  Amongst other things we discussed the excellent results from last summer, heard feedback from the School Council via our Student Governors, and considered the university application process. We currently have six Year 13 students preparing for Oxbridge interviews, a record for our school. We wish them all well.

Our Year 8 Parents’ Evening was well supported on Wednesday.  The year group are working hard and making great progress.

On Monday our Year 7 students had a great time at the rock ‘n’ roll panto in Theatre Clwyd.  Thanks to all the staff for taking them.

I am looking forward to our Presentation of Certificates evening on Monday 12th December.  Our Guest Speaker is Dr. Robert Darlington from the Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University.

Castell Alun Year 9 Rugby Team - Champions of NE Wales

Castell Alun Year 9 Rugby Team – Champions of NE Wales

In sports news this week a huge well done to our Year 9 Rugby team who are now Champions of NE Wales.  They played Bryn Hyfryd this week and won 36-26, our Year 11 team also played Bryn Hyfryd and were beaten by an extremely strong team.  Well done to everyone involved.

Well done to our Year 7/8 boys badminton team who finished 2nd in the County this week, also our Year 9/10 boys team who finished 4th.

In the schools’ Flintshire Football finals this week our Year 7 team lost 5-1 against Hawarden and Year 9 lost on penalties against Mold.  Mr. Hutchinson from the PE Department said both were really good matches and that he is extremely proud of the way the boys played.  Well done to Lewis, James, Joshue, Archie, Morgan, Harri, Joshua, Will, Cody, Cameron, Reuben, Dan and Matthew from Year 7.  Year 9 team – John, Freddie, Ayden, Finely, Dan, Ben, Owen, Elliott, Isaac, Toby, Joel, Connor, Jordan, Zac, Alex and Jack.  The Year 9 team still have to play a Welsh cup game next week.

Last night our Under 16’s Hockey Team won their matches against Hawarden and Mold Alun in the Flintshire area tournament.  They now go through to the next round of the U16’s Flintshire Hockey Tournament and will play the winners from the Denbighshire rounds.  Well done to Abi-Francesca, Samara, Stephanie, Elin, Lowri, Connie, Lucy, Harriet, Chloe, Olivia, Shannon, Katelyn, Lauren and Nia.