Sunday, 20 March 2016

News Update

This week I have provided a brief round up of all the news.  As always there has been much going on in the school.  Here is a flavour of the activities this week.

This week has been Autism awareness week.  Learners in the Sixth Form took the opportunity to get to know more about Autism and how it affects the lives of young people with Autism.  They will be using this information to support their studies in Health and Social Care and the Skills Challenge. 

I am aware that I have already shared on Twitter the great achievement of learners in the school raising £500 for Sport Relief.  however, when I saw this picture I couldn't resist adding it to the blog.  A great example of how we live the 'Community' element of our school vision.

This week we had some Year 5 and 6 learners in school to take part in a Tennis Tournament.  Following some training a great competition was held.

Further information on the revision activities for Year 10 and 11 over the Easter Holidays will be shared this week.  It would be great to see as many learners as possible in over the Easter Holidays to make sure that all learners achieve the best they possibly can in the Summer of 2016.

'Dare to Achieve @ Emrys'

Just a reminder that the schools INSET day has moved from Monday 11th March to Monday 25th March 2016. 

School closes at the normal time on Thursday 24th March 2016.  The Easter letter will be out this week and I will add it to next weeks blog.

Wishing you all a lovely break over the Easter Holidays.

Friday, 11 March 2016

School has a special visitor...

On Friday, 4th March, ex-pupil, Jay Hutton, star of E4’s very popular TV show: ‘Tattoo Fixers’, came to Emrys ap Iwan to visit his former teachers.

He created much excitement amongst learners and teachers alike. He signed autographs and learners were able to have ‘selfies’ taken with him. He was also interviewed by two Year 10 learners, Leon Best and Ellie O’Mahony for 'BBC News School Report’.  See link for interview:

Year Nine Options Evening
Thank you to all parents and learners who attended the Year Nine Options Evening.  It was great to see so many of you engaged in looking at your courses for next year.  Learners will have gone home on Friday with a paper copy of the 14+ and there will be more support on Thursdays parents evening including the opportunity to actually pick the options themselves.

If you have any questions about the options process please contact Mr Woodhead (Assistant Headeacher) or Mrs Seymore (Pastoral Leader).