Silver Award in the Skills Competition – STEM Schools Challenge

Congratulations to Elain and Tili from Year 7 who won the Silver award in the skills competition Wales final in the Stem Schools Challenge in Builth Wells this week. The competition was open to all schools in Wales. They had to design and make a balloon powered car to complete a 5 metre length. The total cost of the car had to be no more than £10 for all materials.

The car could be any size and shape and made of any materials, but all parts had to be made by the team, including wheels, axles, and body. The girls had 2 hrs to build their car, half an hour to test it and 1 hour to complete the challenge. Good teamwork was key to their success. A huge congratulations to them both.


The under 14’s rugby team lost 10-5 to Cwmtawe in the quarter finals of the Welsh Cup. The boys were unlucky to lose in the last few minutes. The conditions were not the best with the boys putting on a brave display in all the mud!!!


The Under 13’s and Under 15’s are North Powys Champions after competing in Cobra on Wednesday. They will now go into the quarter finals of the North Wales Cup.

Bowling Trip

Congratulations to 7B who won the attendance competition this year. It was very close in the end, with 7B just pipping 8M to first spot.

1. 7B – 98.6%

2. 8M – 98.4%

3. 7G & 8C – 98.2%.

The winners were awarded with a bowling trip to Shrewsbury, with a McDonalds on the way home. Well Done 7B.



100% Attendance

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!

Blwyddyn 7/Year 7
Blwyddyn 8/Year 8
Blwyddyn 9/Year 9
Blwyddyn 10/ Year 10
Blwyddyn 11/ Year 11

Sporting Success

Our PE department has been busy again with further success in badminton and rugby.

The Under 16’s are North Powys Rugby Champions after an emphatic win against Newtown – 28-0.


Year 8 boys and Year 10 girls are Powys Badminton Champions. The boys team consisted of Rhun, Rhys, Ben and Steffan.


The girls team consisted of Ffion, Ruth, Frances and Megan.


iPad winner

Congratulations to Molly who was the winner of the ipad attendance competition.  All those pupils with 95% or above attendance last year were entered into the competition with the lucky winner getting their name pulled out of the hat in assembly.  Well done Molly.

Mrs I Davies, Molly & Mrs S Pugh

Powys Athletics Champions 2015

Congratulations to the school athletics team who were successful in becoming Powys Champions.  The team consisted of Manon Lewis (800m – 1st) Llyr Griffiths (Javelin & Long Jump – 1st, 800m – 2nd), Sam Davies (Hurdles – 1st), Jay Scholefield (Discus- 1st), Molly Gallier (Hurdles – 2nd), Kate Jones (1500m – 1st), Grug Evans (100m – 2nd), Bethan Davies (High Jump, Shot, 300m – 1st), Ellen Jones (Long Jump-1st, 1500m – 2nd), Alice Gregory – (Javelin – 1st).


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

100% Attendance

Congratulations to all 56 pupils who have achieved 100% attendance throughout the school year.  What a great accomplishment.  Keep up the good work.  A prize draw for all those on 100% at the end of term will see one lucky pupil win an ipad.


Race for Life

What a fantastic day! Sunday the 17th of May over 70 Caereinion High School pupils, staff, parents and friends attended the Race For Life event in Aberystwyth. This is Cancer Research’s largest fundraiser where women take part in a 5K or 10K run to raise money to research for a cure to the 200 different types of cancer.


Caereinion have taken part yearly in this event for the last 5 years and have raised an amazing sum of over £10,000 to date. But this year we beat our own personal record of how many were taking part and the amount of money raised!

AW Coaches_Race for Life

We would like to thank Alan Watkins, A W Coaches Llanfair Caereinion for kindly running 2 buses free of charge to Aberystwyth, this allowed us to collect £212. The girls had been very busy baking and held a cake stall in School which raised £313.82, and the sponsorship money was a staggering £2,953.51 with money still coming in! In all, the school has raised an astonishing £3,480 which will go to cancer research.  This is an outstanding achievement for those who took part and for Caereinion High School and is a true reflection of our pupil’s determination.



Caereinion have again had a busy year raising money for charities. As well as the success of Race For Life, we have raised £2,700 between Breast and Testicular Cancer Charities, £908 for Red Nose Day and £265 for Children in Need. We will now start thinking of Race For Life 2016 and other fundraising events in order to break our School record once again!! Thank you again for our pupils hard work and for the continuous support given to us by the parents and the community.