Saturday, 30 September 2017

Carpe Diem - Sieze the Day

'Carpe Diem' - 'Seize the Day' seems like a great summary of the feeling in the school this week.  We have had another great week with an extraordinary range of activities taking place.  I'm not sure how we have fitted it all in, but we have!

As I often say to parents that I meet one of the special things about our school is the range of activities that learners can get involved in.  This week really has been a great example of this.  So many learners have started to learn a new skill or participated in something they have never done before.

Internal Visit - For a Greener Europe.

This week we had three learners who took part in the 'For a Greener Europe' visit to Sweden.  We are the lead school for this project and we have links with ten other European school.  Our learners have had some amazing experiences visiting other countries and spending time with teenagers from across Europe.  Some of the photographs from the visit are below. 

We also celebrated International Languages Day on Monday.  Learners participated in a range of activities to support their language development.

You can find out more about the visits to date by following the link below.

Sixth Form - Health and Social Care
The Sixth Form Health and Social Care learners are currently delivering health related lessons in many of our feeder Primary schools. 

This is a great opportunity for them to think about some of the ways to deliver complex health ideas to primary learners.

This week learners have been to watch Manchester City play football.  They were joined by learners from the feeder Primary schools.  Some learners have made the Ukulele and are now learning to play them.  Other learners have been horse riding and there had also been a meeting with parents and carers regarding the Skiing Trip taking place next Easter. 

Open Evening - Thursday 5th October from 6pm - 8pm.

Next week we are holding our very popular Open Evening.  Please make sure you come and see what the school can offer your child.  We provide a solid education and a whole range of other experiences in a safe and nurturing environment.  Please don't take my word for it come and see what the school is about.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Invitation to Open Evening - 5th October 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian

Annwyl Riant/Warchodwr

It is my pleasure to invite you to our Open Evening on Thursday 5th October  2017.  The school will be open to welcome you between 6pm and 8pm.  We do hope you will come and join us to see what the school can offer your child as they move to the next stage of their education.

Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan has much to offer including;

·         Outstanding care and support for all learners

·         Great teaching and excellent facilities.

·         A curriculum designed to ensure that all learners have the knowledge and skills to be successful in the 21st Century.

·         Results demonstrating that learners make excellent progress and achieve their potential and beyond.

·         A fantastic range of activities before, during and after school including archery, water polo, sports clubs, computer programming and many, many more.

During the Open Evening there will be a presentation from myself and the Head Boy and Head Girl of the school which will give more information about the successes of the school and the vision for your child’s education.  There will also be the opportunity to talk to staff and learners about the school so you can make the right choice for your son / daughters next step in education.

If you are not able to attend this evening, or would like to see the school during a normal school day, please contact the school to make an appointment with myself or a member of my leadership team to visit the school.  You can also get more information from the schools website at  The Headteachers’ Blog will give you a great deal of information about the work that has been going on in the school.

I look forward to meeting with you and sharing with you how we turn the schools vision of every learner ‘Daring to Achieve’ into a reality.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Welcome Back

Headteachers Welcome Back.

Just a quick note to welcome everyone back to school.  We really have had a great first few weeks with learners working hard and really understanding what is expected of them.  Its been great to see the new year seven learners in the school - They have been a credit to themselves and their parents / carers.  I really do look forward to seeing them all develop throughout the year.

It has also been great to welcome 26 other new learners to the school.  Again, we have been very impressed with the way in which they have integrated into the school and how positive they have been. 

The school has already been involved in some exciting activities and I will share some more information regarding these as we move into the next week.

For anyone considering joining the school in September 2018 the details of our Open Evening are shown below.

I will post my second blog of the term at the end of this week.