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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

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

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

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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.

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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

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Past Pupils with Mrs Orrells
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Mrs Pugh & Huw Lewis
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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.

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

Margo & Amy visit Auschwitz – Birkenau

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Margo and Amy of Caereinion High School sixth form recently visited one of the most well known death camps in Europe, Auschwitz Birkenau.  It’s an annual visit organised by the Lessons From Auschwitz project.  They flew to Poland for a one day visit with 180 other Welsh sixth formers and visited Auschwitz One and Auschwitz Birkenau, where they saw the place where over a million Jews were killed during the second world war.  It was a very harrowing visit, but the two girls came back and decided to teach the lower years of the school about what had happened at these camps, and how important it still is today.  The two girls did a workshop with year 9’s for two lessons where the children learnt about who was killed, why they were killed, what happened and what could happen in the future if we don’t learn from this.  At the end of the workshop all of the children wrote something they had learnt on a leaf and the girls created a tree with the help of D.T. student Ryan Jones.  The tree is currently being displayed in the school conservatory.

Montgomeryshire Society’s Schools’ Art Competition Winners

Congratulations to Cara Smith, Mary Hadrill and Holly Sherwood who have all won prizes in The Montgomeryshire Society’s Schools’ Art Competition.  The winning entries were exhibited at Newtown Library.  Cara was first in the Yr 7-8 competition, and Mary 2nd, with Holly winning the Yr11-13 competition.

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Lady Elinor Bennett is pictured presenting the pupils with their prize money, alongside Mrs Siân Pugh(Acting Headteacher), and Mr Mike Humphreys (Head of Art)

WINNERS THROUGH TO THE NATIONAL URDD EISTEDDFOD IN CAERPHILLY

Congratulations to all the competitors from Caereinion High School who participated in a very successful Montgomeryshire Urdd Eisteddfod.  The winners will now go on to represent the school in the 2015 Urdd National Eisteddfod which is being held in Llancaiach Fawr near Nelson, Caerphilly.

Good luck to them all.

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Ffion Lewis 1af/1st Unawd Pres/Individual Brass & Unwad Merched Bl.7-9/Girls solo Yr.7-9
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Iestyn & Arwyn – 1af/1st Celf a Chrefft/Arts and Crafts
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Côr Merched & Côr Cerdd Dant Bl 13 ac iau – 1af Yr 13 and under choir – 1st
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Adleis & Grug – Deuawd Merched Bl 7 – 9 – 1af
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Gwenno & Grug – Deuawd Offerynnol/Instrumental Duo Bl13 ac iau – 1af/1st
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Grwp Dawnsio Hip-Hop/Stryd/Disgo Bl. 7,8,9 Hip Hop/Street/Disco Group Dance Yr. 7,8,9 – 1af/1st
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Greta Roberts Unawd Telyn/Harp Solo Bl.7-9  Yr.7-9 – 1af/1st
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Lynfa Jones – Unawd Telyn/Harp solo Bl.10 a dan 19 oed – 1af/1st
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Grug & Gwenno – Deuawd Offerynol/Instumental Duet Bl 13 ac iau – 1af/1st
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Manon, Ffion, Gemma, Kylah – Grwp Dawnsio Hip-hop/Disgo Bl.10 a dan 19 oed. Hip-hop/Disco Dancing Group – 1af/1st
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Gwenno, Greta & Adleis – 1af/1st Ensemble Bl.7,8,9.
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Ella Whitticase – Dawns Hip-Hop/Disgo Bl.7,8,9/ Hip-Hop/Disco Dancing Individual – 1af/1st
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Rhun Jones – Unawd Bechgyn/Boys Solo – 1af/1st

Candelas and Degawd perform in ‘Maes B’

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What an unforgettable day we had on Tuesday the 17th of March where the school hall was transformed into the famous Maes B of the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol! Mei Gwynedd worked throughout the day with members of Year 9 and 10 to decorate the hall and prepare to film the gig at the end of the afternoon. The hall was beaming with excitement as our Year 7-9 pupils enjoyed our new school rock band ‘Degawd’s’ first performance, performing a song which they have written themselves for the Eisteddfod in Meifod! We look forward to hearing more form the band! And then of course we welcomed Candelas, the band who have won the ‘Best band in Wales’ award this year to the stage and as the lead singer Osian said; “The hall went nuts”!. Caryl Lewis in our Sixth Form also performed with the band to sing their iconic song ‘Llwytha’r Gwn’ which was certainly a crowd pleaser! It was an unforgettable experience for all involved and I’m sure that Candelas now have many more followers on Facebook and Twitter, especially our Year 9 and 10 girls…I wonder why?!

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Red Nose Day

Pupils and staff have had a successful day fundraising for Red Nose Day with a total of £908 being raised.  The 6th form were busy organising and collecting money throughout the day.  Not only was there a non school uniform day, but pupils had also been busy baking, and selling cakes at break time, which proved to be very popular with the cakes selling out in record time.

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At lunch break the 6th formers organised a very entertaining ‘Just Dance’ competition which brought out the competitive streak in the teachers.  The team comprising of Miss Liwsi Merrigan, Miss Catrin Davies, and Miss Delyth Roberts pipped  the team of Mr Tudur Jones, Mr Mike Humphreys and Mr Gareth Smith to become ‘Just Dance’ Champions.

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Miss Davies v Mr Humphreys
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Miss Merrigan v Mr Jones
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Miss Roberts v Mr Smith

OASIS

OASIS (Our Advice Shop in School) is a Princess Diana award winning scheme offering peer support to students in years 7, 8 & 9.  It’s organised by Helen Coleby, Youth Woker along with pupils in year 11.

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Due to the OASIS group’s success over the past year and due to their input with Healthy Schools, the group were invited to attend the Healthy Schools development day at Llanfyllin High school.  This gave them the opportunity to share their success and achievements with other high schools in Powys. 12 members of the OASIS group attended the afternoon session and explained all the work they’d completed over the past year. The OASIS team are currently working on a project with ‘Fixers’ on the topic ‘Fitting in’ when starting high school.