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MONDAY, MARCH 12th, 2018

In the midst of the disruptions caused by the snow and the attempt last Monday to revert to normality, it was most pleasing and encouraging to receive some very good news from Aberystwyth University. Three Year 13 students were informed of their success in an entrance scholarship examination. Rhys Gittins has been awarded the Thomas Lewis Scholarship and Huw Davies and Rhys Green have both won Merit Prizes. We congratulate them warmly on their achievement and wish them continued success, as they prepare for their A level examinations, as well as in the more distant future.

Years 9, 10 and 12 spent a profitable day at the Powys Careers’ Festival in Builth Wells on Wednesday. The day was a wonderful opportunity to glean information about prospective careers and to consider possible options for the future. I am most grateful to the members of staff who made the necessary organisations for this visit and to those who accompanied pupils to the Royal Welsh Show Ground. Pupils are also to be praised for their exemplary behaviour both on the show ground, as well as on the buses to and from Builth Wells. Well done!

Once again, this week, there have been numerous sporting activities. Our under 15 rugby team secured a safe victory over Llanfyllin (Caereinion 43 Llanfyllin 0). Despite playing well, the hockey team lost their game against Christ College in the North Powys v. South Powys match. The girls did well to represent North Powys in the final and we congratulate the girls for their performance.

Congratulations to Jack Jones, Hannah Shirley-Smith, Rhodri Jones, Gwyn Jerman and Caitlyn Bloor for being selected to represent Powys in the national cross country competition.

Our heartfelt congratulations go to the four Powys teams who will represent Wales in the British indoor athletics competition. The following pupils will therefore represent Wales – Cian Hanratty, Ellie Phillips, Emma Williams, Liwsi Roberts, Kelsie Webster, Arthur Powell, Kiera McVeagh, Sarah Astley. Special congratulations are due to Kiera McVeagh who was the overall under 14 Welsh champion. Excellent – well done and all the best in the British championships.

A number of our pupils were very busy last week competing in the Urdd Eisteddfod – the dance Eisteddfod was held on Wednesday evening and the Regional Eisteddfod was held on Saturday. The list of winners from Caereinion is too lengthy to include on this blog, but please note the link below where you will see a list of all prize winners. You will see that Caereinion will be well represented in the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Builth Wells at the end of May/beginning of June. As we congratulate our pupils and members of staff on their achievements, we wish them well as they prepare for the Urdd Eisteddfod in Builth. I am most grateful to all members of staff, pupils and parents who attended the Eisteddfod in Dyffryn Banwy on Saturday and a special thanks must be extended to the team of parents, staff and pupils (School’s PTA) who worked diligently in the kitchen preparing refreshments for the competitors and their supporters.

I wish Year 7 and 8 well as they prepare for their internal examinations this week.



Year 8 exams will move forward one day i.e exams originally planned for Monday , March 19th(English, History and ICT) will now take place on Tuesday and Tuesday’s exams (Biology) will now be on Wednesday March 21st.

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