Friday 30th November 2018

Welsh Baccalaureate Enterprise Challenge 2018

Our whole school assembly this week was on the theme of ‘Encouragement’.  George and Sophie of Year 9 read very well and we were treated to a guitar and vocal solo entitled ‘Sweater Weather’, performed by Carys of Year 10.

We have had an excellent week in PE, with our Year 7 Football Team coming second in the Flintshire Cup, our Year 8 team winning the Plate, and our Year 9 team becoming champions in the overall Flintshire competition.  What a set of performances lads – we are really proud of you!

In further sporting news, our Sixth Form Basketball Team also had a great victory in the Flintshire Schools Competition, and our Year 7 team played their first ever game, scored really well, and had a great time.

We have run a couple of trips this week, with a small number of Year 10 and 11 girls undertaking an engineering course at Toyota on Wednesday and our Year 7 Nurture Group enjoying a day at Techniquest today.

Many thanks to the parents and students who came along to our Year 12 Parents’ Evening last night.  The event was a great success and we are, as always, very grateful indeed for your support us in the partnership which enables us to deliver a high quality education to all students.

Many congratulations to Heather, Year 10, who has successfully auditioned for a place with the English Youth Ballet.  From the 90 juniors who auditioned, only 40 were given a place, and Heather will perform alongside the English National Ballet in Stoke-on-Trent in March.  Heather trains hard many times every week and participates in competitions nearly every weekend.  We are convinced that she is destined for great things!

A very big well done to a number of students in Year 10, who have gone above and beyond in their Welsh Baccalaureate Enterprise Challenge.  Various creative means have been used to raise money for charity, with one notable example being the wooden reindeers made by Charlie, Kalum, Kamden and Ewan.  These lads have used wood which was donated to the school and produced high quality Christmas decorations in order to support the great work of Hope House.

If you read this in time, please feel free to drop along to the School Hall and join us this evening for our Dance Department Christmas show, which will begin at 5.15pm and run for approximately two hours.

Looking to next week, group tutors of Year 7 classes will be meeting parents on either Monday or Tuesday afternoon in order to provide feedback on progress to date.  On Wednesday a large number of Year 12 and 13 Business students will undertake a day of research and study at Chester Zoo.  Thursday promises to be a busy day, with our Year 7 students going to a Pantomime at Theatr Clwyd and a number of Year 12 students attending a National Seren Conference in Cardiff.

Please do come along and support our CAFA Festive Fair and Pamper Evening on Friday 7th December beginning at 6.30pm in the School Hall.  As Christmas approaches at great speed, we would like to draw your attention to our Christmas Concert starting at 7pm on Thursday 13th December.  Tickets will be available from school from next week onwards.  We will, of course, be celebrating Christmas in the usual way in school during the final week of term, with Year 7 and Year 8 students being taken over to the Parish Church for a Christmas Celebration service and various festive activities being held on the school campus during that week also.

Have a lovely weekend.