Saturday, 21 October 2017

Awards Evening

What a fantastic evening we had a school on Tuesday of this week.  It was the Annual Awards Evening at the Rhyl Pavilion.  It was marvelous to see so many parents and learners represented and so many learners achieving prizes.

Our guest of honour was Cllr Sam Rowlands.  He talked to the learners about LIFE (Love, Integrity, Faith and Excellence.) Sam then awarded the learners their prizes alongside myself. 

There were great performances by four of our talented learners.  They were an absolute credit to the school.

I am already looking forward to celebrating the achievement of learners from this year. 

 The three main awards from the evening went to the following learners

The Val Cleaton Award was presented to Oliver Staveley

The Rotary Club Community Award was presented to Leon Best

The Headteachers Award was presented to Sadie Wagstaff.

"Congratulations to all the winners.  It was great to see so many of you following the school motto and 'Daring to Achieve"

Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan learners have taken part in ‘Restart a Heart Day’ for a second year running with the Welsh Ambulance Service. The day sees training taking place across Europe in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and aims to create a generation of future lifesavers by raising awareness of what to do if someone has suffered a cardiac arrest.
Learners from Year 7 and 8 learnt about the importance of CPR, how to recognise a cardiac arrest and what to do until an ambulance arrives. They learnt how to check for signs of life, practised their mouth-to-mouth skill on inflatable mannequins and how to perform chest compressions. The learners also had opportunities to ask questions and for help from the volunteers from the Welsh Ambulance Service.
Barry Dunn, Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan Governor, said: “The learners have gained something important which they may be able to use in the future to save a life. The Year 8 learners who took part last year have clearly remembered what is involved in CPR. This is a brilliant life skill.”
Kara Rich, Primary Care Development Lead Nurse BCU said: “The learners were very well behaved and have picked up the skills very quickly. They can teach these skills to their brothers and sisters.”
TPS1850 (Temporary Police Sargent) Jason Ball added: “It’s been a brilliant day. The learners were fantastic. This is a great partnership which is working towards creating more first aiders for the community.”
Charlie Williams, a Year 7 learner, said: “It was a fun day and we learnt a lot”
Joseph Hunter, another Year7 learner, said: “I’ve learnt something that may one day save someone’s life.”
Oliver Scott, also from Year 7 added: “I now know what to do if I found someone having a cardiac arrest.”
Jacob Riddle, one of the Year 8 learners who took part in ‘Restart a Heart Day’ last year said: “This was a great opportunity to refresh the skills I had learnt last year.”
Danielle Whittingham, who organised the day, said: “All of the learners had a ‘dare to achieve’ attitude.” Each learner received a certificate to acknowledge their participation in the day.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

The Open Evening

This week we had our open evening and what a fantastic evening it was.  We were able to share with more parents than ever the hard work and fun we have in our school.  Below are some of the great pictures and feedback from the event.

Sixth Form Learner demonstrating the
computer programming he had been doing.
Learners and their parents / carers were able to walk around all areas of the school and meet the staff, learners and the two reading dogs we have in the school!

It was great for the school to be so full and to have so many excited young people visiting us and excited young people wanting to share what is good about their school.  It really was one of the most positive evenings I have had while being Headteacher at the school.

We received some fantastic feedback from parents and I share this with you.

Mr R Williams creating fire!
'Great open evening, huge effort made by all, was great to see all the departments and the way they set out the activities! My daughter was so impressed by both Maths, English, Computers and Science, her face was a picture watching the science experiments! She is now so excited to be joining the Emrys family next September! Thank you for a great evening' 
'My son is so excited to be joining Emrys next year, he wouldn't let people sleep last night and kept going on and on about everything super excited boy'
'Absolutely amazing evening. Every department pulled out all the stops but the award must go to your English department. Fantastic effort!'
'It was a really great open evening, very interactive and fun! I now have one very excited daughter who can't wait to join Emrys ap Iwan!'

Admissions Timeline

Admissions to Year 7 open:  1st September 2017
Closing date for applications considered to be on time:  17th November 2017 (provisional)
Offers confirmed:  1st March 2018
Deadline for accepting / declining offers:  2 weeks after date.
As Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan is a Foundation School you need to complete both the schools application form and the LA application form for either Conwy or Denbighshire, depending which county you live in. 
The links for the school application is below
Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan Application Form

Conwy Application Form

Denbighshire Application Form

If we were not able to join us on the information evening please do not hesitate to contact the school and make an appointment to come and look around.  Myself or a member of my leadership team would be delighted to give you a tour of the school.