posted 18 Sep 2020, 07:55 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎   [ updated 18 Sep 2020, 10:51 ]


posted 17 Sep 2020, 04:39 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎

Dear Pupils, Parents and Carers,

It is 12.35pm on Thursday September 17 2020.

As of now, Ysgol Rhydywaun has not had a positive case of Covid-19 in a pupil or member of staff since the beginning of September. When we have a confirmed case we will notify the relevant parents and act appropriately. 

As parents and carers we urge you to think before phoning the school:
- we cannot and will not comment on children who are not your own
- we will not comment on hearsay, rumours or gossip

We are all in this together and malicious rumours only add distress to what is already a very unique and serious situation.
Please refer to the guidance on the school website and information from Public Health Wales for all the up to date, correct and knowledgeable information.

Diolch yn fawr


posted 16 Sep 2020, 06:19 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎   [ updated 16 Sep 2020, 06:20 ]

Prynhawn da,
Following today's announcement by RCT that the County Borough will be going into a local lockdown from Thursday at 6pm, we would like to reassure all pupils and parents that the school will remain open and pupils are expected to attend as usual. This includes our pupils who travel from Merthyr Tydfil. The buses will continue to run, as normal, and school will remain open.
Diolch yn fawr.


posted 13 Sep 2020, 21:56 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎

Could all parents that haven’t already completed the Data Capture Form please do so as soon as possible please? If your contact details have changed, please let us know by completing the form
Diolch yn fawr


posted 11 Sep 2020, 04:31 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎



As a school we have received numerous complaints about pupils not wearing masks on school transport. This is a reminder that face masks are mandatory on RCT school buses. The pupils are being reminded on a daily basis in school.


Please can all parents help by reminding their children to wear face coverings on bus journeys, unless there is a valid reason that they cannot be worn. Your support in reinforcing this message with your child would be greatly appreciated.


Merthyr Tydfil CBC are also strongly recommending that all secondary school learners travelling on dedicated school transport wear a face covering.


For any further advice or assistance please contact your relevant transport department.

Diolch yn fawr


posted 8 Sep 2020, 04:28 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎

To check that we have the most up-to-date details of parents/guardians, we will be sending out a text and email this afternoon to all mobile / email numbers on our system at 13:00.

If you have not received a text or email by 14:00 (please check your Junk folder), we ask you to complete this form please.

You do not need to complete the form if you receive a text / email.

Please pass the message on!

07.09.20 A message from the Headteacher and updated guidelines for parents version 2

posted 7 Sep 2020, 09:51 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎

At Rhydywaun we are committed to ensuring

wellbeing, ambition and the best opportunities for all.

Gwir. Gweithgar. Gwych

I would like to start by thanking you all for your help, support and patience during this challenging time.

We are really looking forward to seeing all our pupils over the next few days. As Headteacher and as school staff, the idea of ​​welcoming all our children back to a full timetable and normal school life is a wonderful one, we are hopeful that this will become a reality over the coming weeks and months.

With regard to the school induction period at the beginning of September, we are sticking to the plan shared with you in July.

The new arrangements will involve some adjustment: the school is likely to feel quite different from the one we left in March and over the summer. We will take our time, and focus on teaching, norms and routines and on ensuring that our pupils are happy and studying hard, as soon as possible.

Here is the latest information for you as parents and pupils. It is essential that you read and understand our systems and how we will respond to situations, in the current circumstances:



We would like to reassure you that we have done a great deal of work to make the school as safe as possible. I am extremely grateful to all the school staff for their hard work and perseverance.


We are really looking forward to having our school fully functioning again and seeing our young people, however it is vital that you understand the plans and how we will respond in accordance with Welsh Government guidelines and the Local Authority, as we attempt to deal with the current situation.

Miss Lisa Williams


07.09.20 Rhydywaun's Got Talent!

posted 7 Sep 2020, 02:45 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎

Huge congratulations to former pupil, Steff Jones, who ran a PB in the British Athletics Championship in Manchester on Friday evening.🌟👏🎽

Congratulations to Dylan Yr10 and his Dad who appeared in Britain's Got Talent semi final on Saturday night. What a performance! 🎩🐰🤞🌟

03.09.20 Information for parents and guardians from RCT

posted 3 Sep 2020, 09:10 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎

Information for parents and guardians from RCT

Return to school September 2020 – frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Summer examination information – FAQs

Breakfast clubs – September 6th deadline

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