Congratulations to all those pupils who have had 100% attendance in the first two terms of school. This is a great achievement. Keep it up!
Our visit to Auschwitz
On the 24th of April we visited KL Auschwitz 1 and Auschwitz Birkenau which were concentration and death camps in Nazi occupied Poland during the Second World War. We were chosen along with 180 other students from across Wales to participate in the Lessons from Auschwitz Project and it was an unforgettable experience for us both. Our day trip to Poland widely enhanced our knowledge and understanding, along with our passion about the emotional topic however we are still filled with unanswerable questions. As we journeyed through the two camps we faced many hard challenges such as seeing first hand some of the belongings left behind by some of the camp mates and hearing the sad and brave stories of some of the families and people that had lived and died within the camp.
We were also granted access to some parts of the camp that the majority of the public aren’t allowed to see such as the children’s barracks.
It is an experience that we can safely say we will never forget and we hope to be able to share it with you all, and by doing this we can honour the 1.1 million people that were murdered in these camps.
It has been the most emotionally challenging experience but is the best experience I have ever had. We would both strongly advise you to part take in an experience like this if you ever get the chance!
Hanna Morgan and Reece Templeton Holocaust Ambassadors
The seeds from Tim Peake have arrived in Caereinion High School! Which seeds spent time in space? We have had 2 packets of seeds – red and blue but will not find out which seeds spent time in space, until all the results have been collected and analysed by professional biostatisticians.
We will keep you posted with the results. Watch this space!!!
Congratulations to our indoor school athletics teams. The Under 13’s team comprised of Tom Bowen, Ella Whitticase, Carrie Jones, Steffan Evans (4th best triple jump in Wales), and Cai Herdman (3rd best in vertical jump).
Our Under 15’s girls are Welsh Champions and go on to represent Wales in the British Championships. Ellen Jones was the 2nd best overall girl in Wales, and 3rd best long jumper. Beth Davies came 1st in the shot putt.
The Under 15’s boys team (Jack, Ryan & Tom) were 3rd best in Wales with Jack Shearer, 6th best overall boy in Wales after coming 3rd in the 2 lap sprint and speed bounce. Ryan McVeagh came 2nd in the speed bounce.
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.
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.
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
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)
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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.