Caereinion to grow seeds from Space!

The eco club members at Caereinion High School are preparing to become space biologists and embark on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that have been into space.

In September, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S where they will spend several months in microgravity before returning to Earth in March 2016. The seeds have been sent as part of Rocket Science, and educational project launched by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency.

Caereinion High School will be one of up to 10,000 schools to receive a packet of 100 seeds from space, which they will grow alongside seeds that haven’t been to space and measure the difference over seven weeks. The eco club won’t know which seed packet contains which seeds until all results have been collected by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and analysed by professional biostatisticians.

Rocket Science is just one educational project from a programme developed by the UK Space Agency to celebrate British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s Principa mission to the ISS and inspire young people to look into careers in STEm (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, including horticulture.

We’ll keep you up to date with our findings! Don’t forget to keep up to date with the experiment on twitter by following us @YUCaereinion or follow @RHSSchools #RocketScience.

Girls Under 13’s Football Team into Semi Finals of the Welsh Schools FA Cup

The journey to Llandudno proved a successful one for our Under 13’s girls football team. They have now progressed into the semi-finals of the Welsh Schools FA Cup.

Caereinion girls have had a strong competition, after coming through the initial rounds to become Powys champions after beating Llanidloes in the final.  They then proved too strong for Prestatyn, winning 8-2 to go into the last 16.  Another strong performance in the quarter finals with Caereinion winning emphatically against Creuddyn 6-0 to progress into the semi finals. The girls now face another away trip to either Syr Hugh Owen or Dyffryn Aman high schools.

The winners of this match will progress to the National Inter Schools Finals weekend on either Sat May 7th or Sunday May 8th at TNS FC Oswestry.


Dear Parent/Guardian

Please find attached an information sheet and a Competition Form for those pupils who intend competing in the stage competition as an individual/duet or group which is coached outside of school.  You must complete a separate

form for each competition.

If competing in the dance or stage competitions the form/s should be returned to

school no later than Monday February 1st

Arts & Carft The Arts & Craft competition will be held at Rhiwbechan Community Centre, Tregynon on April 13/14 (tbc).  If your child wishes to compete in the Arts & Craft Section – you will have to register and print a competition ticket from the Urdd website before the competition date.


Monday, 1 February

Last day for entry forms

Tuesday, 2 March

Dance Eisteddfod, Theatre Hafren

2 o’clock

Saturday, 5 March

High School Area Eisteddfod.  Theatre Llwyn, Llanfyllin

Prelims start at 8.30am

Eisteddfod starts at 12 o’clock

Arts & Craft

Wednesday, 13 April (to be confirmed)


Caereinion Careers Fair

Caereinion High School held a very successful careers fair recently.  This gave our year 11 pupils along with the sixth formers a chance to chat to various colleges, universities and local businesses.



Pink & Blue Friday

Due to the success of last year’s pink and blue friday, we have decided to arrange a yearly event to raise money for charity. This year, after discussion with the 6th form and pupils we decided to raise money for three charities which are close to our hearts; Birmingham Childrens Hospital, Limb Power ( loss of limbs) and the Wales Air Ambulance.

It was great to see the whole school get involved with a sea of pink and blue roaming the school!! The pupils and staff all made a great effort with everyone either in their specially designed t-shirts for the event, or wearing the colour pink or blue.  In the middle of all the ‘hustle and bustle’ we held a cake stall for the pupils, and not forgetting the staff!!


The day ended with a bang!! Da’n Gilydd, and Degawd the school bands set off the afternoon with a small gig.  This was followed by the highlight of the day; staff mime versus the 6th form mime. There could only be one winner.  If you take a look at our you tube channel you can make up you’re own mind!!.





A big thank you to everyone who contributed to our successful day. We raised an amazing £1500 which is a fantastic amount. This shows how close a community we are in the school and how kind the pupils, staff and parents are.  Thank you so much for you’re continued kindness and support.


Welsh Innovation Awards 2015


Each year the WJEC collect together examples of the best A level Design and Technology work from across the country to exemplify skill, creativity, flair and innovation.  80 projects were chosen this year for exhibition at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. From these, 32 projects will be selected for a further display in Bangor. We are very proud that Eifion Jones who achieved an A grade at AS level was nominated for the exhibition and his work will be displayed at both venues. His project involved designing and manufacturing a device to make it easier for the agricultural industry to carry out fencing using a mechanised process which could replace the more traditional labour intensive method.  Although the project itself was too large and heavy to be displayed at the respective venues the folio work produced during the design stage and a video of the ‘Easy Fencer’ in action was displayed at Cardiff on October 5th and 6th and will be in Bangor on the 19th and 20th of October.  We hope that Eifion is as successful as Carwyn Owen (past pupil) who was presented with a prize for innovation by the First Minister of Wales; Carwyn Jones at the same awards in 2011.  Winners for the best categories will be announced later this month.  The link for the video of the ‘Easy Fencer’ is : or search for Caereinion High School and it should be included with the other school videos.

Caereinion Pink and Blue Friday

Birmingham Childrens hospitallower limb

Following the success of last year’s Pink and Blue Friday, raising £2,500 for Breast and Testicular Cancer we have decided to hold the event again this year. The pupils have decided to support three charities this year; Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Life after Loss of Limb and Wales Air Ambulance, charities which are particularly relevant at the moment.

This event will take place on Friday the 23th of October with a variety of fundraising activities. This will be a non-school uniform day and we ask the pupils to contribute £1 for this privilege and in support of these charities, it would be great to see every pupil wear something pink or blue! Also, t-shirts created for the event last year will be for sale for £6 and if your son/daughter would like to purchase one of these t-shirts, they must order and pay by Monday the 19th of October. There will also be a cake/fruit stall for 50p, a raffle with great prizes and entertainment at the end of the day in the hall!

Welsh Air Ambulance

Meifod Eisteddfod

The school enjoyed a very successful week in the eisteddfod at Meifod.  Our instant polaroid photos proved to be a hit with past and present pupils flooding in to have their photo taken!! IMG_1494


Another highlight of the week was the performance by Caereinion pupils of ‘Mwrdwr Maldwyn’ written by Pryderi Jones.


They performance went down well to a full house in the literary tent.


Another highlight of the week was the launch of ‘Mwy o Gymeriadau’r Fro – Portreadau gan ddisgyblion Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion’ which was edited by Mr Pryderi Jones.


Prize Giving Evening

It was great to see students, past and present attend the recent prize giving evening. The winners of the special prizes were:

Roger Astley Cup for G.C.S.E  – Gruffydd Martin

The Aled Jones Cup for Endeavour – Huw Lewis

The Gwenllian Hughes Cup for Cultural Activities – Hannah Parry & Katie Price

The Stephanie Robinson Cup for History – Edward Duthie

The David Bennett Cup for Mathematics – Aaron Morris

The Dilys Jones Cup for Music – Hannah Parry & Katie Price

The Theodora Cup for Welsh – Ffion Roberts

The Wilma Harris Cup for Food Technology – Rhys James

The Allen Tudor Progress Cup – Bradley Evans

The Wyn Astley Cup for Games (Girls) – Katie Jones

The John Ellis Cup for Physical Education (Boys) – Dewi Williams

Welsh Learners Award – Jess Foster

Geography Award – Abbie Price & Ffion Roberts

English Award – Lowri Savage

Biology Award – Daniel Martin

The Mair Lloyd Cup for Art – Katie Price

The Lyn Evans Cup for Effort and Perserverance throughout school career – Rhian Davies

Mick Bates Cup for Vocational Courses – Danny Foulkes

Prize for Religious Education – Laura Bristow & Melissa Knight

John Lewis Prize for Head Girl – Abbie Price

John Lewis Prize for Head Boy – Geraint Parry

French Award – Gwyn Humphreys

Spanish Award – Margo Martin

Design & Technology Award – Ifan Huws & Owain Jones

Victor Ludorum – Llyr Griffiths

Victrix Ludorum – Bethan Davies

The Bethan Williams Cup For Outstanding Achievement in the Sporting Field – Jac Edwards

The Caroline Evans Cup for Outstanding Contribution in the Community – Abbie Price

Science Award – David Thorp & Sam Thorp

Vivien Morgan Cup for Outstanding Academic Contribution to School – David Thorp

Robert Jones Shield for Footballer of the Year – Ryan Astley

Wynnstay Prize for Agriculture – Harry Jones

The MP Foulkes Progress Shield for GCSE Physical Education – Josh Jones

Williams Cup for Consistent Effort during their School Career – Joe Furber

prize winners

Past Pupils with Mrs Orrells
Mrs Pugh & Huw Lewis
Abbie Price & Geraint Parry with their John Lewis Prize for Head Boy & Head Girl

Ski Trip to La Plange France 2015

Caereinion High School recently ventured on a skiing trip to La Plange, France.  40 pupils and members of staff enjoyed a great week on the slopes.






The week was a great success and pupils are now looking forward to next years trip.