Urdd Eisteddfod Success

posted 15 Jun 2017, 03:08 by Cenwyn Brain

We had a very busy week and a lot of success at this year's Urdd Eisteddfod. Congratulations to the pupils who competed, to the teachers for their work and all parents for your support.

We won a number of prizes:

Mali Watkins - Junior Harp Solo - third 
Junior Drama Group - second
Junior Dramatic Presentation - third 
Senior Dramatic Presentation - first
Senior Drama Group - first

Well done to the other competitors who performed very well in competitions of a high standard:

Kaisha Jones - Individual Dance
James Davies - Junior Piano Solo 
Megan Rolls - Senior Harp Solo
Mari Northall - Senior Girls Solo
The Orchestra

Year 11 End of Year Ceremony

posted 5 Jun 2017, 02:10 by Cenwyn Brain

The Year 11 End of Year Ceremony on May 18, 2017 was an excellent opportunity to reminisce with Year 11 as well as to reward various members of the year for their contribution during the year.

There was a lot of laughter as we saw pictures of them in Year 7 and 8 and listened to form tutors' memories. Here are some pictures of the afternoon and those were rewarded.

We wish them luck with the rest of their exams and we look forward to welcoming the majority of the year as they return in September for the Sixth Form.

Lead Creative Schools project

posted 4 May 2017, 00:18 by Cenwyn Brain

Pupils from Year 7 had a very busy day on Wednesday 7th of May, as they completed their research work on the Miners' Strike in readiness for completing their presentations as part of the first year of the Lead Creative Schools project, with the help of the Arts Council Wales. Many thanks to the animator Aron Evans for his support. We look forward to seeing their finished product.

Yr.11 Options Evening

posted 31 Jan 2017, 07:35 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 31 Jan 2017, 07:42 ]

You are warmly invited to this very important evening in which we will outline all the options that are available to the current Year 11 pupils in September 2017.

We will be launching the ‘Cwricwlwm Rhydywaun 2016’ 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.

Jesus Christ Superstar

posted 16 Dec 2016, 00:18 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 10 Feb 2017, 01:06 ]

The practice timetable for the School Concert is as follows:

Monday 13/02/17 - Jesus, Disciples + Soldiers (Arresting Jesus), Judas (Suicide), Simon and Zealots (The Dance) (3:00 until 4:30)

Tuesday 14/02/17 - Jesus and Judas, Peter, Mary Magdalene, Mari, Angharad, Darya, Evie and Everyone apart from Lepers (3:00 until 4:30)

Wednesday 15/02/17 - EVERYONE + Pilate and Jesus, Pergolesi - Bethan and Mali (3:00 until 4:30)

Thursday 16/02/17 - Jesus (Gethsemane)  (3:00 until 4:15)

Tickets for Rhydywaun's production of Jesus Christ Superstar are available from Theatr Soar now.

Christmas Concert 2016

posted 6 Dec 2016, 23:42 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 6 Dec 2016, 23:57 ]

Our Christmas Concert will be held at Saint Elfan's Church Aberdare on Wednesday 14th of December at 6:30pm. To purchase tickets, please phone Mrs Alison Roberts on 01685 813500 or download the "Christmas Concert Letter" and hand it in at reception. A warm welcome to all!

School closure and Estyn Inspection Parents' Meeting 21/11/16

posted 16 Nov 2016, 04:48 by Cenwyn Brain

The school will be closed to children on Monday 21st of November due to in service training for teachers, but we would like to remind all parents that there will be an Open Parents' Evening between 5:00pm - 6:00pm where you will have the opportunity to speak with the Estyn Inspection Team.

We would very much appreciate your attendance and look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Gŵyl Cerdd Dant Llŷn ac Eifionydd

posted 14 Nov 2016, 23:45 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 15 Nov 2016, 03:33 by Elen George ]

Congratulations to Mali Watkins in Year 8 for competing in the Llŷn and Eifionydd Gŵyl Cerdd Dant 2016 in Pwllheli. Mali was very close to a stage placement according to the judges. Well done Mali!

Year 6 Open Evening

posted 18 Oct 2016, 05:41 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 18 Oct 2016, 05:46 ]

Recently Year 6 pupils from our primary feeder schools went to Cardiff Bay to take part in some field work activities with the Art, Geography and History Departments. The pupils had great fun getting to know each other and taking a trip on the Waterbus across the Bay! 

The same evening we held an Open Evening so that parents and pupils could see the school at work. A good time was had by all!

GCSE Results 2016

posted 25 Aug 2016, 03:41 by Elen George   [ updated 25 Aug 2016, 12:47 ]

Congratulations to our students and staff for their hard work this year. Although results have dipped a little from our best ever results last year, we are still happy that 58% of students achieved five or more good GCSEs including Mathematics and either English or Welsh First Language.
A total of 93% of our students achieved five or more GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above with 98% achieving five or more A*-G grades.
The following students achieved noteworthy results:
Iwan James                         8A*, 3A
Joel Bryant                          5A*, 6A
Ffion Loring                        5A*, 6A
Neve Wall                           8A*, 2A, 1B
Aled Coughlan                   6A*, 4A, 2B
Cai Morgan                         5A*, 5A, C
Rhys Gardner                    3A*, 5A, 3B
Scye Edwards                     4A*, 4A, 3B
Josie Prosser                      4A*, 4A, 2B
We look forward to over 70% of our Year 11 students returning to the sixth form to continue their studies.

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