25th January 2019

3.05pm. Day 15. Not quite the drama of a TV reality programme such as Big Brother but I am sure we are all in agreement that the first three weeks of the new term there has certainly been less drama.

Dare I even say the opening weeks have been successful?

Even a school closure day brought about a sense of community spirit with the notice of closure quickly being shared and preventing any risk to all. The only downside was Mrs Pugh preventing me from joining some of our learners who were sledging down the banks on the school grounds.

I am delighted to confirm that Year 12 learners Scott Gilmour and Annie May have secured the two school representatives places on the annual trip to Auschwitz. Both gave an emotional presentation and will now be part of what is an important event in the school calendar. We will be using their work over the next week as we mark World Holocaust Day.

We continue to enjoy success on the sporting front. The U’18s travel to Newtown on Monday to play rivals Christ College in the cup final and we wish them every success, while there has been considerable Cross Country success. With the weather disrupting transport the indoor athletics tournament will be re-arranged for later in the term.

Plans for the Eisteddfod on Friday 22nd February are well advanced as Year 7 benefit from the leadership qualities of our 6th form students and we will be extending a warm welcome to all our partner primary schools.

The Year 11 Parents Revision Session will now be held on Wednesday 30th January at 6pm.

Year 9 exams will shortly be taking place from February 4th.

We have been delighted to welcome back past pupils as Anwen Parry featured the school in The County Times and Nia Weaver returns later next week to engage and motivate a number of Year 11 learners who are looking to secure places in Sports Related courses at University

Philip Jones
Prifathro/ Headteacher
Ysgol Caereinion