Friday 5th October 2018

Our Open Evening was exceptionally well attended last night and we had a record number of visitors to the school for this occasion.  This, of course, was supplemented by other guests attending school today for tours of Learning Areas also.  We would like to thank all attendees for taking the time to join us for a while, and also each of our students, who were, as usual, fantastic ambassadors for our school.

Our main assembly this week was on the theme of ‘Keeping Fit and Healthy’ and it was led by Year 10.  We chose this theme to follow on from National Fitness Day on the 26th September, and the key messages were well received by students and staff alike.  Thank you to our readers Molly and Harry, and also to Owen and Hannah who brought a detailed Sports Report.  Adam performed a piano solo with great style and poise.

Our extra curricular programme is very popular again this year and students in Year 7 and 8 especially are attending on a regular basis.

Activities are available across the curriculum and when I popped into the drama club I witnessed lots of students, all having a great time.

In sport this week, our Year 9 Netball Teams competed in a tournament against all other Flintshire schools and we are proud to say that our first team came 4th overall and our second team came 7th.

Our Year 9 Boys’ Football Team also had a most convincing win against Bryn Hyfryd.

Many congratulations also to Charlie of Year 9 who has been selected for the Rygbi Gogledd Cymru (RGC East).

This week a number of AS and A2 Sports Science students went to Glyndwr and participated in an enjoyable practical session, which has aided them greatly with their studies.   In further trips news, a large number of Years 10 and 11 students of English went on a visit to the Lowry Theatre on Monday evening to watch Macbeth.

We are proud to announce that Louisa of Year 8 has had a wonderful article published in the Hope Parish Magazine and we will make this available to you on our website in the near future.  Well done Louisa!

Looking to next week, a number of Year 10 and 11 students will attend a workshop on the text ‘Lord of the Flies’.  On Wednesday all students in Year 9 will be participating in “Talk the Talk” workshops, which are aimed at developing oracy skills and general confidence when presenting to their peers.  Also on Friday, all of our Year 10 students will participate in a Health Day, and we will be visited by a host of experts on this general theme from the North Wales area.

And finally, we wish the best of luck and, of course, weather, to our Duke of Edinburgh Silver Expeditionists, who will be in the Llandegla area from Friday until Sunday.

Enjoy your weekend.