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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.

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

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”

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Congratulations Rhys year 7 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