Friday 7th April 2017

Our annual Spring Concert last night was absolutely fantastic as always.  A huge thank you to Mr. Searson, Mrs Walker, Miss Gittins and the Expressive Arts team for putting together such an impressive and diverse array of performances.  The cast of  ‘Hairspray’ gave us a preview of what I am sure is going to be another hugely successful production later this year (12th – 14th July).

We welcomed four new Governors to Castell Alun last week – Mrs Blodwen Ellis and Mr Steve Vaughan (Community Governors) and Mrs Phillipa Willaims and Mrs Sharon Bakewell (Parent Governors).  I am looking forward to working with them over the coming years as we further develop and enhance our school.

Our Year 7 and 8 students visited St. Cynfarch’s Church for our Easter services today and yesterday.  Well done to our Year 8 readers Lily Duggan, Abi Evans and Hannah Ison and the bell ringers – Charlie Jones, Ewan Roberts, Tilly Nutkins, Megan McLoed and Nia Edwards.  Our magnificent Year 7 readers were Archie Peffers and Sophie Williams and the bell ringers – Libberty Cave, Shane Rogers, Megan Davies, Ewan Venables, Amy Say and Thoran Weston Jones also gave a fine performance.  Thank you again to Rev. Pawley and his team who always make us feel so welcome.

Our Site Supervisor is running this year's London MarathonGood luck from everyone in school to our Site Supervisor, Mr. Paul Muncey, who is running the London Marathon on 23rd April in aid of Children with Cancer.  We will all be cheering him on!

You can sponsor Mr Muncey by clicking here.

Year 10 Rugby Team wins Flintshire Tournament

Yesterday I met with some Year 9 students to congratulate them on improving their Learning Ethic grades.  Well done to Chloe Pay, Jessica Kenworthy, Callum Eve, Layla Flewitt, Harvey Stone-McGrow, Lucy Middleton, Megan Hanmer, Brooke Martin, Zachary Edwards, Oliver Ricketts, Katie Ford, Melissa Morris, David Jones, Nia Jones, Imogen O’Hara Ankers, Kathryn Lane, Ewan Higgins, Tommy Ellis, Lauren Johnson and Hermione Firman.

Well done to our Year 10 Rugby Team who won the Flintshire tournament this week at Ysgol Maes Garmon – Oliver Jones, Callum Say, Adam Bakewell, Dylan Drew, Jordan Munetsi, Jack Barnes, Finley Abbott, Harvey Arrowsmith, Max Williams, Lewis Edwards, Max Barlow, Ethan Moss, and from Year 9 Tommy Ellis and Isaac Lecki.

Good luck to Hannah Ison from Year 8 who is representing North Wales at the County Cup for tennis in Oxford later this month and also to Owen Critchell, Year 7 who is currently in Nottingham taking place in the U12 Tennis Championships.  Owen is currently ranked number 1 in North Wales and number 6 in Wales.  I will update you on how they get on after Easter.

A special well done also to our Cheerleading team of Year 7 and 8 students – Lucy Eyes, Isabelle Scott, Alisha Lowe, Kyla Ellis, Charlotte Wooley, Emma Edwards, Jessica Harris, Millie Edwards, Charlotte Clark, Chloe Arnold, Ella Ankers-Philips, Jess Roberts and Sarah Hughes who represented Castell Alun in ‘Cheerfest 2017’ this week and were placed a magnificent 2nd.  Thanks also to Holly Atkinson and Miss Davies who coached the girls.

I hope all members of our school community have a well earned, enjoyable and relaxing Easter break.