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Monday, November 13th

The second half term of the autumn term started with external exams for our Year 11 pupils. All Year 11 pupils sat two papers of the Numeracy GCSE and a number of pupils sat English Language. We trust that our pupils will be pleased with their results when they are announced in January.
This last week saw the publication of the Core Data Sets, a publication which confirms all GCSE results. We can proudly say that 70.6% of Caereinion pupils achieved 5 GCSE qualifications at C or above, including either English Language/Welsh Language (Mamiaith) and Maths. This result places us in the top 50% of similar schools. The results in the core subjects are all most promising, with a grade C or above gained by 82.4% in English, 87% in Welsh First Language, 82.4% in Science and 75.3% in either Maths or Numeracy. These are all most encouraging results and place us high on the Powys schools’ list.
Mr Gareth Griffiths and Year 10 Agriculture group had a most enjoyable time at Llysun farm on Friday. We are very grateful to the Tudor family for being so willing to welcome our pupils to their farm.
There have been several sporting victories. Congratulations to the small sided football team in Year 7 who became Powys champions on Thursday and to Year 9 who became runners up in their competition. Our under 16 netball team came third in the North Powys tournament.
It was pleasing to see so many parents of Year 7 and Year 12 students coming to school on Thursday evening to discuss students’ progress with their form tutors. I would also like to sincerely thank those of you who completed the questionnaires distributed on the evening.

Please visit and Like our new Rolls-Royce Science Award Competition entry page:

https://caer-hs.powys.sch.uk/rolls-royce-science-prize/

We extend very warm congratulations to Mrs Vickie Faulkner whose ideas and plans won the school a place in the Rolls Royce Science Prize finals. Caereinion is one of six schools selected for the final round of this prestigious prize. During the coming academic year, we will be putting those plans into action and will be competing with the other five finalists to gain the Rolls Royce Science Prize. You will be able to follow our progress in a blog dedicated to the Science Prize.

Llongyfarchiadau cynnes i Mrs Vickie Faulkner y mae ei chynlluniau a’i syniadau wedi ennill lle i’r ysgol yn rownd derfynol Gwobr Wyddoniaeth Rolls Royce. Mae Caereinion yn un o chwech ysgol a ddewiswyd i fod yn rownd derfynol y wobr arbenng hon. Yn ystod y flwyddyn academaidd hon, byddwn yn rhoi’r cynlluniau yma ar waith a byddwn yn cystadlu gyda’r pump ysgol arall a ddewiswyd i’r rownd derfynol, yn y gobaith o ennill Gwobr Wyddoniaeth Rolls Royce. Byddwch yn gallu dilyn yr hyn sy’n digwydd mewn blog sydd wedi ei neilltuo i’r Wobr Wyddoniaeth.

Tudor Jones – Team member, Science teacher – Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion High School

Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion High School shared Powys County Council's post.

Powys County Council
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Llongyfarchiadau Tili. Enillydd cystadleuaeth Rali Cymru Prydain Fawr ar gyfer ysgolion. Congratulations Tili. Winner of the Wales Rally GB competition for schools. #stemcymru #walesrallygb

#ShwmaeSumae #rhocynnigarni #giveitago

“#ShwmaeSumae #rhocynnigarni #giveitago https://t.co/IEinsC8Exi”

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Congratulations Rhys year 7 ...gold medal in the u12 boys section of the Powys schools gymnastics competition!!! 🥇🎉🌟🤸👍👏

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Bydd Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion yn cefnogi Diwrnod Shwmae / Su'mai dydd Llun Hydref 15 drwy gynnal gweithgareddau yn ystod amser cinio a bod yn falch o allu defnyddio'r Gymraeg bob dydd yn yr ysgol ac yn ein cymuned.

Caereinion High School will be supporting Diwrnod Shwmae/Su'mai Monday October 15 by offering a variety of activities lunch time and being proud that we can all try a little Welsh every day in our school and community!

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We had some fantastic feedback for our open evening last night which we've been allowed to share. Thank you so much for these kind words and thank you to everyone that came along.

I attended, along with my 11 yr old son, your school open evening last night. Please express my thanks to all the staff involved. The whole experience was very upbeat, energetic and fairly informative. It’s great to come away with such a ‘feel good factor’ – particularly as Caereinion HS will be the most likely choice. My son is totally sold on science!

Regina Hanratty



Can you pass on my congratulations to all the staff , sixformers and year 7/8 students involved in the open evening last night. I thought it was a lovely evening, promoted the school as a really friendly happy environment. The speeches were great, and the classroom activities were fun and enthusiastic, which was exactly what the kids needed to set them at ease, and get them excited about coming to the school. So, well done! It was good that our group going round was small, much smaller than other years, and Hywel did a great job of adding humor to the walkabout, which again helped the kids feel at ease. The teachers did great quizes and activities for the kids and it all went really well. Loved the pirates especially !

Marie Shirley Smith