I’m Dylan, and in the sixth form I study biology, chemistry and maths and I am to study psychology this year in university, because I have a passion for helping others in any way I can. This is the kind of attitude I bring to my role as the school’s head boy. Over the last year I’ve had a very valuable experience fulfilling my role, and in the process have given myself and others the chance to voice their opinions.

Hello, I’m Aggie and I am the head girl of Caereinion High School and I just wanted to say a few words about my experience with the school. I am at the end of my seven years spent within the school and I could go on forever about my school life this far. I have had so many great memories here and have been introduced to amazing people, both friends and teachers. If I could sum up this school in one word it would be “community”, because it’s the best one. Since the beginning of year seven I felt a part of a family being a pupil at this school. I have been supported in many different ways and have always felt heard, something that has benefitted me in ways that I am very grateful for. I was heard so much that they gave me the title of head girl and I have been able to listen to my peers as well, a title that I am so proud of. Within this community I have had the opportunity to be in great sport teams, to go on amazing trips and learn an incredible amount. Caereinion, both the teachers and my peers have inspired me. I have been encouraged to try my hardest and aim the highest. This school has helped put me onto a great path and I aim to do great things.

When we started the journey in January as a school community we discussed…

When we started the journey in January as a school community we discussed the wicked problems set against critical and game problems.

The wicked problems are those that are out of your control. You can try and influence but ultimately others decide. The critical problems are those you can control while the game problems are the daily school issues.

So as e-mails landed in the inbox about budgets, Welsh Government directives and changes to reporting measures for the summer, it was time to park the wicked problems. The critical problem lay in the school grounds and so off I went to support the U’16s rugby team in their North Powys Final against Ruthin.

We won 35-5 and followed the girls U’14s Hockey County success just 24 hours earlier. And in a week where the school enjoyed considerable success in athletics, hosted a primary school sports competition and an eisteddfod, surely the school is becoming the answer to the wicked problems as well.

Invest in the school and in the community of Llanfair Caereinion and we will bring you success. As the Local Authority considers applications for multi-surface venues, given the collective promotion of sport across all age groups and across all sports, we must be in serious contention to reap the reward of the hard work of those both in and out of school.

We are naturally grateful for the £40k investment in the re-roofing of the leisure centre and just this week we have used the facility for an excellent Year 9 Parents Evening as well as cultural and sporting events. This is in addition to the community use. The Centre is important to us all.

On Monday 4th March at 7pm we host the inaugural Community Partnership meeting (main school building) as we work with the Town Council, Leisure and Health Services and ask Parents to voice their views on the school provision. It will assist the school is developing community projects. Nick Jones (Myrick Training) will be discussing apprenticeships.

On Wednesday 6th March at 6pm we will deliver the second Parents Revision Session for Year 11 Parents with mathematics, science and MFL presenting key tips for examination success. There will be musical performances as well.

Our partnership with the Town Council can only be good for the future of the community. Our pupils have so much to offer and can help shape and influence the solutions to the critical problems both on and off the pitch for the next generation. Who knows they may well help solve the wicked problems?

Just a thought! Enjoy the time together and have a safe half-term holiday.

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