Friday 5th July 2024   Recently updated !


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We begin this week’s Blog on a sad note. Our former colleague, Miss Jo Britten (Geography), has passed away after a number of years of illness. Miss Britten was Subject Leader for Geography and always brought cheer to those in her midst. She had the kind of attitude that made everyone feel positive and was really popular with staff and students alike. We miss her greatly and we mourn together the passing of a most professional yet highly friendly colleague and friend but we acknowledge also that she leaves us with countless happy memories.

On Monday this week our Year 10 students were involved in a really successful Careers Day. Students found the information shared both highly informative and also really helpful, whilst many also had a lot of fun considering potential career paths and ways in which to achieve their goals. We would like to say a great big diolch to all those involved in this day.

Last weekend a number of our students travelled to Condover Hall on a netball trip. Competition was great, as was enthusiasm! However, we are really pleased to be able to report that our Year 10 and Year 8 teams won the cup for Castell Alun, with many wonderful individual performances also. All students involved had a fantastic weekend and behaviour was of the highest standard, which helps maintain Castell Alun’s reputation wherever we go! Diolch yn fawr to all participating students for your conduct and da iawn for your excellent sporting performances. In further sporting news we can report strong performances from our tennis teams at Myddleton College in the Wales Tennis Competition last week. Could it be that the next junior Wimbledon winners may come from Castell Alun? In athletics our Year 7 boys’ and girls’ teams were also triumphant at their most recent event. Perhaps worthy of special mention was Beth, who actually managed to equal the Flintshire Schools all time record for the 1200m! We are very proud of you all!

Castell Alun is now ready to perform ‘Matilda Junior’ to you! Having had a highly successful performance of the show to a large group of Year 6 students as part of their induction to us last week, our younger students are ready to showcase their great talents to a larger audience. Please book your tickets via the school website and treat yourself to a fun evening of dramatic entertainment on either Wednesday 10th or Thursday 11th July. With moments of pure magic, let yourselves experience a touch of Roald Dahl’s brilliance as we bring this heartfelt story to life for you!

A great big diolch to everyone who managed to pop in on our GCSE and Sixth Form Art exhibition this week. The art work simply speaks for itself and it is fair to say that standards are unbelievably high, a view that was endorsed many times by visitors to the school this week.

We now have just a week until we hold our annual school Sports Day (Friday 12th July) and we’re all eager to see if any long-standing records will fall this year. If, for any reason, we are unable to hold the event of this date then our back-up plan is to use Monday 15th July, although the weather forecast seems to indicate that this will not be necessary at present. Please be so good as to ensure that all students have sun-cream, should that be necessary on the day.

We wish the very best to students and staff who leave for Berlin this weekend, and we look forward to hearing your stories upon your safe return.

Have a lovely weekend/ Cael penwythnos hyfryd