National Urdd Eisteddfod

posted 18 Jan 2018, 07:42 by Cenwyn Brain

We would like to thank you for your support during the preperations for the successful Eisteddfod of 2017. It was a pleasure to see so many pupils from Rhydywaun competing on stage during the county Eisteddfod as well as on the stage of the National Eisteddfod.  We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for your child to compete once again this year. If your child would like to compete in the Eisteddfod it is important that they return the slip from the recent letter by the 22nd of January. You can also find the letter on this website.

The county Eisteddfod this year will be held on Wednesday 21st of March in Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda and the National Eisteddfod will be held during Whitsun half term (28th of March until 2nd of June) at the showground in Llanelwedd. 

Please remember that every pupil that wishes to compete in the Eisteddfod must be a member of the Urdd. If your child hasn't paid the Urdd membership fee this year (since September 2017) could you please ensure that they do as soon as possible please. You can also find the letter for this on the website. You can pay the membership fee through the school or you can do this through the Urdd website.

Rhydywaun Christmas Concert

posted 1 Dec 2017, 01:38 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 1 Dec 2017, 01:39 ]

You are invited, once again this year, to share with us a celebration of Christmas in a traditional concert of seasonal music, to be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday December 20th at St Elvan’s Church, Aberdare. If you wish to purchase tickets, please complete the form below along with payment and return to Mr Higgins in the school office. Tickets are priced at £3 an adult £2 for children and O.A.P’s. As this is a popular event in the school calendar you are urged to secure your tickets as early as possible.

If your child is a member of the school Orchestra, Senior Choir or Junior Choir, they will be taking part, and will receive further information in due course. 

Urdd Membership 2017-2018

posted 20 Nov 2017, 00:17 by Elen George

We will accept Urdd membership money at the reduced rate of £7 until 1st December. After this the cost increases to £8.50.

Remember that it is possible to join online through the Urdd website. Year 7 pupils who went to Llangrannog have paid already.

Su'mae Day

posted 11 Oct 2017, 04:47 by Cenwyn Brain

Open Evening for Year 6 Pupils and Parents

posted 25 Sep 2017, 01:03 by Cenwyn Brain

Merthyr bus passes

posted 21 Sep 2017, 02:58 by Cenwyn Brain

From Monday 25th of September, Merthyr buses will operate a 'No pass - No travel' policy, therefore it's vitally important that you ensure your child has a valid bus pass in order to travel to and from the school.

If your child does not possess a valid bus pass, please conatact Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council via e-mail:

Community Challenge

posted 13 Sep 2017, 05:52 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 13 Sep 2017, 06:58 ]

Year 7 Llangrannog Trip

posted 12 Sep 2017, 11:25 by Elen George

Confirmation that Llangrannog trip dates are Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 September.

Payments should be completed by Friday 15 September. Health forms must be returned by Friday too.

Please see below for further information regarding the trip. Paper copies have already been distributed to year 7 pupils.

Final chance to join the trip is Wednesday 13 September.

Measles Awareness

posted 6 Sep 2017, 07:07 by Cenwyn Brain

Following a large outbreak of measles in Europe and a smaller local outbreak in Newport and Torfaen, Public Health Wales are urgently raising awareness of the importance of vaccination against measles in young people. It's important that staff, students and children returning to school after the summer break are up to date with two doses of MMR vaccine.

For more information please take a look at the following flyer from NHS Wales.

Music Service

posted 4 Sep 2017, 11:18 by Cenwyn Brain

RCT Music Service provides a wide range of playing opportunities which are open to all children across the county. If you're aged between 7-18 and play an instrument, why not join a music group and have fun? Find out more from 

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