Friday 3rd May 2024


Bore da


We are now over half way through this half term and undoubtedly very much looking forward to the extended bank holiday weekend. At this time of year school is always incredibly busy with both older students and staff placing considerable focus upon pending public examinations. Once again, please remember that we are always here and ready to talk and help, should students require an extra pair of ears or other general assistance during this busy time.

Breaking with previous tradition, we hold our Year 11 ROA Ceremony this afternoon. This is because our public examination timetable does not allow us to run this event upon the date that Year 11 actually leave us. We are extremely grateful to Alice and Maisie Jones, ex students of Castell Alun, who will be our guest speakers for the occasion and whose clothing company, Sisters and Seekers, is going from strength to strength internationally. The ROA event is always a wonderful occasion to celebrate together all that has brought Year 11 to this point in time and to wish everyone well in their examinations and beyond, whether their future paths keep them at Castell Alun for another couple of years or not.

Friday 10th May will be the last day for Year 12 students before they embark upon a period of study leave to help them prepare for AS and equivalent examinations. The year group then returns to lessons on Monday 3rd June. Students have been putting in the time to hone their skills and we wish each of them every success.

On Thursday 16th May we hold our Year 7 Parents’ Evening, starting at 4pm. Due to public examinations this event will not be hosted in the Sportshall and so please be so good as to check carefully which rooms you will need to visit to see relevant teaching staff upon your arrival. It is wonderful to see just how well our Year 7 students have adapted to life in the large secondary school environment and we have high hopes for them for the future.

In sporting news on this occasion we focus on athletics. Last week we were able to field 4 teams in the Flintshire Athletics meeting at Deeside. We are thrilled to be able to say that all students participated really well and will all go through to participate in the North East Wales round on May the 16th. The overall standings were: Junior Girls – 1st, Junior Boys – 2nd, Middle Girls -3rd, Middle Boys – 2nd. This is an excellent effort. Ardderchog pawb!

Finally, CAFA are putting on a further Sound-Bath on Tuesday next week, so please book as soon as you are able to avoid any disappointment. These events are normally over-subscribed and still growing in popularity. Please do join us! See more here.


Have a lovely weekend. Cael penwythnos hyfryd