Sunday, 26 June 2016

What a good few weeks we have had in school and a few more great weeks to look forward to.  There is always a lot going on at this time of year and I am only able to share some of the events with you.

Last Thursday we had the Year 11 Record of Achievement evening.  This is always a great evening and an opportunity for us all to celebrate the last five years of education for our Year 11 learners.  This year was especially positive with all the learners thanking their tutors for their support and tutors reflecting fondly on the experience of taking their tutor group through Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan.  The evening was punctuated with some fantastic musical performances which showcased the talent in the year group.  Again, it was fantastic to see the support that the learners offered to each other.

Clearly this is not the end of the journey and many learners will be joining us again in the Sixth Form.  Further information about this will be posted home and is available from the schools website.


As is always the case at this time in the academic year we look
forward to welcoming our new Year Seven to the school.  We have three days of activities to support them in integrating into our school and ensuring they are confident learners for the next stage in their educational journey.
I am delighted by the number of learners we have joining us in September and would like to remind any parents/carers who are still looking to secure a place at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan to do so as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

We have already had a number of events in school and  I am very grateful for the positive feedback we have received from parents and learners.  This partnership is very important to us.


Engage @ Emrys

As many of you will know the Engage @ Emrys Programme is our programme of before, during and after school activities.  It is a really important part of what we offer at our school and we are very proud of it.  We are currently working on the programme for next year and will be sharing the plan with learners and parents very soon.  We hope as many of you as possible will join in and 'dare to achieve' by being part of the activities.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Reflection on the term.

The end of a term always provides a great opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved in the school.  As always I have been really proud of the achievements in the school.  We have so many young people who are working hard and living up to the 'moto' of the school in terms of 'Daring to Achieve'.  Below summarises just some of these achievements.

One of the highlights of the term has been to invite colleagues from other schools to see what is going on in our lessons at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan.  As the only TEEP Ambassador School in Wales it is great to be able to share the work of the school with others.

One of the things that we regularly celebrate in the school is the learners participation in the Engage @ Emrys Programme.  We really are very fortunate in terms of the range of activities which learners are able to access in the school.  It has also been great to see learners from Primary schools join us in these activities.  I look forward to seeing the programme for the final term ready to go out to you all.

F1 Team 'Nitro' - Part of the schools STEM Provision

Water Sports

Learners having a go at the whole range of Water Sports Activities.

Coding @ Emrys Club
A great event during the term was the World Book Night Event.  Over 200 learners from across the Primary schools joined us for a great event.  As always there were authors sharing their craft and other great activities for learners and their families to join in with

We have just launched our new newsletter.  A copy of this has been sent home with all learners and can also be accessed from the website.
Just a reminder that there are many activities on during the half term to support Year Eleven in their preparation for their examinations.  We hope that as any learners as possible take up the opportunities.  Please see our Twitter feed or the schools website for further information.