• Year 9 Options Evening - Thursday 19/04/18
    You are warmly invited to this very important evening in which we will outline all the options that are available to the current Year 9 pupils in September 2018.

    We will be launching the ‘Cwricwlwm Rhydywaun 2018’ and our new Options Handbook will be available to provide further information on all the courses that are available, including all new courses.

    The remainder of the evening will be free for you to visit the Heads of Department who will be delivering subject specific presentations in their teaching rooms.

    ‘Careers Wales’ will also be represented to offer additional advice.

    This is an extremely important evening for your child’s future and I very much hope that you will be able to attend.

    Posted 17 Apr 2018, 06:53 by Cenwyn Brain
  • Rhydywaun's Roboteers
    A group of students from Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun competed in the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge, where they undertook a new challenge this year commemorating the 100th anniversary of the RAF. The 10 students that competed were Nia Davies, Lloyd Jones, Lexie Williams, Tayleigh Rees, Emyr Lloyd, Joel Lewis, Eleri Griffiths, Alys Watkins, Eleanor Hope and Menna Morris. They chose to adopt  last year's British Champions' name of ‘Optimus Primates 2.0’.

    The work started in September with the team developing a strategy for the robot challenge, and materials research for the presentation. It was very pleasing to see the enthusiasm and inventiveness from Joel, Nia, Emyr, Lloyd and Tayleigh as they devised a robot that could solve problems on the challenge board e.g. devising a device using a Lego Mindstorm robot to lift and carry an aeroplane from one side of the board to the other, and a device sensitive enough to lift a small Lego figure safely without dropping it or splitting it in two. Whilst this took place Eleri, Lexie, Alys, Menna and Eleanor were busy developing and honing their presentation skills. In addition, Emyr was busy creating a second robot designed to complete a distance race in the shortest time.

    During the Welsh Regional round (which saw 8 other schools competing for the first time in Wales), being in RAF St. Athan for the Centenary celebrations was quite an experience. The competition was fierce with Emyr winning the fastest robot competition, the presentation team wowed the interview panel and the robot challenge team performed outstandingly. Their preparation and practice payed off and they won the Welsh Regional round, making them the Welsh National Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotic Challenge Cymru winners!

    During the British Finals in Birmingham, after non-stop practice, reaching the NEC for the second consecutive year was quite an achievement. The girls received high praise from Lego executives from Denmark; Emyr came second in the 8m sprint race with a time of 3.47 seconds, and the team completed the robot challenge successfully, with only 3 or 4 other schools managing to complete the task out of the 46 competing on the day. The team were rewarded for their efforts by achieving 5th place. Coming 5th in Britain is quite an achievement and an excellent performance considering the competition where there were 46 other schools competing on the day, with 480 schools participating with an overall total of 8,000 students across Britain! 

    The school is very proud of our students and we would also like to thank Mr Kevin Davies, Mrs Catryn Brace and everyone who's supported the students on their trip to Birmingham.
    Posted 26 Mar 2018, 03:42 by Cenwyn Brain
  • Update 19/3/18
    Following further snow and ice clearing work as well as the favourable weather today, the school will be OPEN for all on Tuesday 20/3/18.
    Posted 19 Mar 2018, 08:14 by Mark Jones
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Recent announcements

  • Yr.9 Ecology Workshop Letter
    Please find attached the letter for the Yr. 9 Ecology activity on Thursday the 21st of June.  Please return the letter to a member of the Science Department by Wednesday (20/06/18) at the latest.
    Posted by Cenwyn Brain
  • P.E. Department announcements
    Cricket practice for Year 7 pupils will take place after school on Tuesday 22/05/18.

    Year 7 games have been arranged against ACS on Wednesday 23/05/18, and against St John's on Thursday 24/05/18.
    Posted 21 May 2018, 00:10 by Cenwyn Brain
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Headteacher's Column

  • School is open as usual on Monday 5/3/18

    Many thanks to the volunteers who helped with clearing the snow from the pathways and school entrance. It was raining heavily and everybody was soaking wet! Thanks for persevering so that we are able to open tomorrow.

    Posted 4 Mar 2018, 06:35 by Mark Jones
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  • New Rhydywaun PSE Channel

    Click here to see our new PSE channel on YouTube.
    Posted 7 Mar 2016, 12:33 by Elen George
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