Yr.11 Options Evening - 01/02/18

posted 30 Jan 2018, 03:47 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 30 Jan 2018, 03:50 ]

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 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.

Post 16 Transport Provision to College/School

posted 25 Jan 2018, 01:14 by Cenwyn Brain

Dear Parents/Guardians

Merthyr County Borough Council are conducting a public consulation on post-16 transport for pupils from Merthyr. If post-16 transport is removed, this will have a significant detrimental effect on the school's post-16 provision and we encourage parents and pupils from Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taff to respond to the consultation and to attend the relevant engagement sessions. See the letter for more details.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Advice regarding the social media app ‘Sarahah’

posted 17 Jan 2018, 00:45 by Cenwyn Brain

Following advice from RCT Council we would like to notify all parents and guardians regarding a social media app called ‘Sarahah’. This app, which links to Instagram and Facebook accounts has been deemed to be appropriate for pupils aged 17 and above, and as such has been blocked by the school. We would advise parents and guardians to monitor their child’s usage of this site. 


For more advice on social media usage please click on the following link.

Parent working group meeting

posted 9 Jan 2018, 00:12 by Cenwyn Brain

The parent working group meeting will be held in the school on Wednesday 10/1/18 from 5:00-6:00pm. Please note the new time.

Change to Bus 5 (Heolgerrig) timetable

posted 14 Dec 2017, 05:56 by Cenwyn Brain

The Senior Licensing & Transport Officer would like to notify students and parents that there has been a change to the timetable for Bus 5 (Ynysfach - Heolgerrig - Winchfawr - Twyncarmel - Castle Park). 1st Call bus company will pick up at the following times from immediate effect:

Ynysfach        7:45am
Heolgerrig      7:47am
Winchfawr      7:49am
Twyncarmel    7:52am
Castle Park     7:55am

School open - Thursday 14/12/17

posted 13 Dec 2017, 11:22 by Cenwyn Brain

The school will be open to all as usual tomorrow.

Wednesday 13/12/17

posted 12 Dec 2017, 22:46 by Cenwyn Brain

Due to bad weather and snow / ice on the school site, the school is open to staff and pupils from years 11, 12 and 13 only.

School Closed - Tuesday 12/12/17

posted 11 Dec 2017, 21:52 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 12 Dec 2017, 01:50 ]

The school is closed again today (Tuesday 12/12/17) due to bad weather.

The Geography Controlled Assessment and Catering Examination will be rearranged to another date.

Following a risk assessment due to the adverse weather at The Cribyn, tomorrow's (13/12/17) hill walking expedition has been cancelled. A new date will be arranged over the coming days.

School Closed - Monday 11/12/17

posted 10 Dec 2017, 22:02 by Cenwyn Brain

The school is closed today (Monday 11/12/17) due to bad weather.

Rickshaw Challenge

posted 20 Nov 2017, 00:54 by Cenwyn Brain

Congratulations to class 8 Dar 1 for completing the Rickshaw Challenge by cycling five hundred miles and raising over seven hundred pounds in aid of Children in Need. We would also like to thank the P.E Department for the bikes and the support, and also to the Drama Department for their invaluable contribution.

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