Friday 30th September 2016

Our Whole School Assembly this week was on the theme of ‘Peace One Day’. Any students who would like to provide a musical item for future assemblies were encouraged to speak to Mr. Andrew Searson in the music department.

Our final preparations are taking place for our Open Evening next Wednesday. I’m really looking forward to meeting students who are considering joining out school in Year 6 or 12 next September.

We had 24 Year 12 students in attendance at the ‘Seren’ launch in Wrexham on Tuesday evening. This is a Welsh Government initiative to identify and support students who have the potential to apply for places at the best universities in the world. We look forward to supporting them throughout their sixth form education.

Our PE department enjoyed a lovely day at the athletics on Wednesday. The rain held off and the sun was shining. Well done to Year 9 with the following results Tegan – 1st in 100m, 300m and longjump, Courtney – 1st in 70m Hurdles, Kaya – 1st in Shot, Kathryn – 1st in Javelin, Girls Relay Team – 1st, Issac – 1st in Discus, Jack – 1st in 800m, Owen – 1st in 300m, Alex – 1st in 75m Hurdles Jonathon – 1st in Javelin. Year 11 – Alex – 1st in triple jump, 2nd in 200m, 2nd in 100m, Caitlyn – 1st in 300m.

Our Year 7 and Year 9 netball teams played Maes Garmon on Monday. Year 7 won 15-1 with player of the match going to Poppy. Year 9 won 9-2 player of that match went to Lucy.

Congratulations to Lily, Lucy (U14), Holly (U16), Tara, Lucy, Erin, Celyn and Amelia from our sixth form (U18) who have all been selected to represent Flintshire netball in the triangular tournament in October.

Congratulations also to Shannon, Nia, Harriet and Lucy who will be representing Flintshire in the U16 Hockey Team.

Well done to Callum, Year 9 on achieving his ‘Cadet First Aider’ qualification. Callum has been an active member of St. John’s Ambulance since he was 11, attending meetings every week which he really enjoys.

Library Games Club

Thanks to our Librarian, Mrs. Mitchell who has been putting on a games club every Friday lunchtime. All year groups are enjoying the different games and well as the biscuits from Mrs. Mitchell!

DoE 2016

Last night Mr Croasdale held a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award information evening. This follows a very successful Silver practice expedition for 30 Year 11 students last weekend. They started at Alwen reservoir and finishing over 20 miles away on the top of the Clwydian hills. The final expedition is in the Peak District in July. Thanks again to Mr. Croasdale, Mr. Duffy, Miss Ball and Mr. Hadley.Tickets are still available for the Ladies Fashion and Pop Show on the 7th October at 7pm hosted by Castell Alun Friends Association. There will be refreshments available on the night together with a charity raffle. For more information please see our website –

Sixth Form Macmillan Cake Morning 2016
Today I met with some of our sixth form students, Anna, Natalie, India, Natasha, Lizzie and Violet who have formed a Charity Council. Their first fundraiser today was a cake sale in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support which was a huge success.