Friday, 23 September 2016

Another great week.

This week we have had the schools Open Evening.  It was fantastic to see so many parents and their children visiting us to see what we can offer here at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan.

The school was packed and there were so many fantastic activities taking place.

Further information about the school can be found on the schools website and visits to the school are always welcome.  Please contact reception.

Further information regarding the admissions process is also available on the schools website.  The link to the relevant section is shown below.  

Admissions Page

Year 11 have got off to a fantastic start with over 90 learners remaining behind after school for additional Mathematics revision lessons this week.  This has been the result of a fantastic partnership between the school and the parents/carers.  I couldn't be more pleased with the way year 11 have approached their studies and I look forward to seeing this continue.  Mr Williams went into assembly this morning to congratulate the learners and share with them rewards for their hard work.

The after school activities are now fully under way and it has been great to see so many learners getting involved.  There is still time to join in and you can follow the link below to go to the Engage @ Emrys Webpage. 

Nest week we will be celebrating the European Day of Languages in school. 

This work links to our International School Award.  This recognises the range of International links that we have as a school and how the links improve the education in the school.  The assessor commented that;

'This is an excellent application for Re-accreditation from Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan in Abergele. The assessor was frankly stunned by the intensity, variety and impact of the collaboration with the European partners, both through Comenius and Erasmus+ and separately through the Lefevre Trust. The range of collaboration included Rural Tourism, Cultural Equivalency, Do’s and Don’ts for Travellers and the North Wales Games.'


Sunday, 18 September 2016

Welcome Back

Welcome back !! 

It has been great to welcome all our learners back to school over the last two weeks.  We have had a fantastic start to the term and I look forward to this continuing.  I want to just highlight some of the very positive things that have been happening.

Attendance :  Attendance has been the highest ever at the start of an academic year.  We are delighted with this as we know that good attendance leads to good achievement.  The whole school target is for learners to maintain attendance above 95%.  We need everyone to Dare to Achieve on this.

Punctuality is equally important.  A reminder that all learners are expected to be in their tutor room for 8.55am each day.

Parents Meetings

We have so far had three parents meetings one for each of Year 11, Year 10 and Year 12/13.  

The feedback from each event has been very positive and we are looking at ways that we can continue to support parents in helping their child to achieve as well as possible.

Anyone who missed any of the events will have received the information in the post.  If this is not the case please contact the main office to request it.

It has been fantastic to see the learners return to school in the full uniform.  As you are aware this is an expectation that every day learners are prepared for learning.  This includes the appropriate uniform.

 Engage @ Emrys 
As you will know we run an extensive range of activities after school.  These are really important to help learners build confidence and take part in activities that they would not normally participate in.

Next weeks blog will focus on the activities that are available and how learners can get involved.