Friday 5th May 2023


Bore da,

Many of us will have enjoyed the Bank Holiday last weekend and, of course, we will not be in school on Monday 8th May as this is a further Bank Holiday for schools to celebrate King Charles’ Coronation.  However, we are also mindful that so many of our students now face external examinations and we all appreciate that the extra day of holiday will mean for so many that revision will need to be undertaken.  The next five school weeks will be incredibly busy for staff and students alike.  Please do remember that we must all help our children to keep a balanced perspective throughout these busy times and the importance of healthy lifestyles, including sleep and exercise, should not be understated.

This morning we held our whole school assembly to celebrate the King’s Coronation.  The event was both highly informative and very well respected and we would like to pass our thanks to Leo (Year 7), Macey (Year 8), Rhys (Year 9), Sibella (Year 10), Sion (Year 11), who all ready beautifully.   Natasha (Year 11) showed an incredible degree of skill in her piano performance of ‘Experience’ and the ensuing applause made it clear just how much other students appreciated her playing.

May we please remind you that we will hold a virtual Year 8 Parents’ Evening on Thursday 11th May, and bookings have now opened for this event.  The following day, Friday 12th May, Year 12 begin their study leave and they return to school after their AS Level or equivalent Examinations on Monday 5th June.

Many of you will already know that Castell Alun leads more students through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards that any other school in North Wales and today we are able to congratulate Eleri, Iwan, Nina, Evie, Archie, Caitlyn, Freya, Lauren and Elisha (Year 11), who have all recently been awarded their Duke of Edinburgh award at Bronze level.  Fantastic job everyone!  We are all big believers that a healthy body will help lead to a healthy mind.  There is also something special about learning and growing whilst having lots of fun!

Really well done to Noah, Zach, Will, Celyn, Cal, Jack and Rhys (Year 10), who play football for Hawarden Rangers U15s and have just won the Flintshire Junior League, losing only one game all season.  That’s very impressive stuff lads!

Oscar (Year 9) has now qualified for the Schools’ National Ski Championships event which will take place in Gloucester on the 12th May.  We wish you the very best of luck Oscar and can only presume that there won’t be any real snow outdoors on this occasion, unless you know something we don’t!

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend / Mwynhau penwythnos gwyl y banc