MONDAY, JULY 2nd, 2018

Our Year 10 Agriculture pupils spent last week in Llysfasi along with pupils from neighbouring schools. A very profitable and enjoyable week was spent acquiring first-hand experience of a wide range of agricultural skills. We are grateful to Mr Gareth Griffiths for arranging this visit and also thank Mrs Gwyneth Phillips for accompanying our pupils to Llysfasi. Caereinion pupils were excellent ambassadors for the school in terms of behaviour and in terms of skills and knowledge which were put to the test in various competitions during the course of the week. Our pupils won their fair share of prizes in those competitions. Congratulations to all the pupils who participated in the week’s course.
We were pleased to welcome our prospective Year 7 pupils on Tuesday and Wednesday. They all seemed very happy in our midst and we look forward very much to seeing them in their Caereinion uniforms in September. Mr Sam Andrew’s hard work was evident in the very detailed preparation, which ensured a smooth running of both days. Many thanks to Mr Andrew and his team of helpers, staff and sixth form pupils.
As we prepare to welcome our new pupils, we had an opportunity to wish our Year 13 pupils all the best for the future on Friday evening, as they held their prom at Maesmawr Hall, Caersws. It was an opportunity to share memories of seven happy years at the school and at the same time to think of the future and of their aspirations and dreams for the forthcoming years.
Many thanks to all Year 8 parents who attended the parents’ evening on Tuesday evening. It was good to meet you all and to discuss your children’s progress. Thank you for all your support throughout the year.
Our athletics teams were successful in the athletics competitions held on Tuesday. Congratulations to our Year 7 and 8 girls for winning the county championship and to Year 7 and 8 boys, Year 9 and 10 girls and boys for reaching the fourth position. Our thanks to Mr Llŷr Williams and Miss Sheryl Black for their work with these teams.
It was with great pleasure that we read the Wales Online ‘The Real Schools’ Guide’. Caereinion reached second position within Powys, with Crickhowell High School attaining the highest position in Powys. Caereinion was also placed in 31st position nationwide – 31 out of 209 schools. This is quite an achievement and we can be proud of our position. We need to ensure that we continue on our upward journey.

It is now official – Caereinion School is out of Estyn monitoring. During their recent visit, the inspectors were satisfied that the school had made the necessary progress to take the school out of Estyn monitoring. Please read the Estyn report which can be found on the Estyn website. This is the culmination of weeks and months of hard work by staff, pupils and governors alike. Congratulations to all and many thanks to all for the dedicated commitment of individuals who have given their all to ensure this outcome. Our challenge now is to build on this success on to continue on a journey of improvement.