Letters home

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.

Eluned Downes – Team member, Bursar

The table below shows our complete expenditure for the first term. It includes the deposit for the Weather Balloon launch. This will be an exciting activity to which we are hoping to invite primary school pupils. The topic has also been opened to all subjects within the school.

Ffion Morgan – Team member, Welsh Baccalaureate coordinator for the Sixth Form

. The sixth formers have continued to run their science club for the primary school, presenting to the Years 3 and 4, and 5 and 6 on alternative weeks. They have been developing the rocket theme, and this should have led to a final launch day this week but it has been postponed until after Christmas because of adverse weather. On the day of the Techniquest visit they worked with the groups, guiding the various classes and assisting at the workshops.

Tudor Jones – Team member, Science teacher

Science club has continued with the rocket theme and pupils have developed and tested various prototypes. In the run up to Christmas they have been making bath bombs, an activity that was very popular and gave them the opportunity to see how STEM subjects are relevant to product development.

Matt Palmer – Team member, Head of Science

On the 27 November we welcomed Neil Chattle our Rolls-Royce Science Prize mentor to the school.

Year 8 with Mr Neil Chattle from Rolls-Royce investigating jet engines

Blwyddyn 8 gyda  Mr Neil Chattle o Rolls-Royce yn ymchwilio i beiriannau jet

He delivered an assembly to students in years 10 and 11 about the Rolls Royce competition and the work that Rolls-Royce do. Neil also spent time with the 6th form students talking about career paths into the engineering industry. He explained the advantages of apprentice schemes and the university routes into Rolls-Royce. Later in the day the year 8 students had a chance to build a model jet engine and learned the importance of teamwork, listening skills, problem solving and understanding instructions. The staff also spent time with Neil to explore the project, the prizes available and the route to the awards.