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School News


 
19/10/17
CCYD WELCOMES CARDIFF ART ACADEMY 
Today the art department welcomed Lou from Cardiff Art Academy. 
She inspired our yr 12 & 13 students by presenting work from Foundation Art and Design course. We are hoping to develop a relationship further during the current year. 
 

19/10/17
WHAT MAKES AN EXCELLENT LEARNER AT CCYD.
Pupils in all colleges were treated to an assembly this week highlighting the importance of being an excellent learner.  Nine of our senior pupils conducted the assembly discussing and presenting the important issues of how to succeed when learning and the importance of never giving up.
 
(Listen to the Audio Clip taken from the assembly)   
 
 

15/10/17
USE IT / LOSE IT! 
Pupils have been reminded this week that mobile phones are not to be used in the school building.  If they wish to use their mobile phone they must use the outdoor spaces provided.  Please support the school and ensure your child understands this rule.
 

13/10/17
COLEG CYMUNEDOL Y DDERWEN NEWS REPORT
Please click on the link below.

9/10/17
HOMEWORK JOURNALS YEARS 7 – 11
Your child will be given a homework journal today.  Could we please ask that parents check these daily and sign them at the end of each week.

 
5/10/17
YEAR 13 GIG

 
2/10/17
GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH PROJECT
A level Biologists at CCYD are proud to be part of an innovative and ground breaking research project. This collaborative project will see students from CCYD along with other schools working with scientists to investigate the genome of the parasitic whipworm. This information will be used by scientists for further research to develop possible treatments for the disease. This project was possible due to the school working with the Institute of Research in Schools (IRIS) Further information on the project and IRIS can be found here:https://youtu.be/xrlu13AoXcE
25/09/17
Year 11 Information Evening (Monday 2nd October at 6.00pm – 7.00pm)
Please click below for more information.

 25/09/17
Year 7 Information Evening (Monday 2nd October at 5.00pm – 6.00pm)
Please click below for more information.


15/09/17
Netball County Trials
 
Ella Clatworthy (Yr8) and Teegan Brimble (Yr9) got through to the next stage of the Netball county trials which will take place a week Saturday. 
 
An amazing competition so a massive congratulations to the girls and top effort from all the CCYD pupils who trialled. 
 
15/09/17
Year 7 pupils celebrate Roald Dahl week making Dream Jars.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


24/08/17
CCYD pupils celebrate GCSE results

A spokesperson for Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen (CCYD) said: “We are pleased to report another strong year of GCSE results at the school, with many exceptional performances.”

Within this category are pupils who each passed 16 or more GCSEs at grades A* to C.

These included: Chelsea Dyke (9A*, 7A); Iwan James (10A, 3B and 3C); Rhodri Ellis (6A*, 4A and 6B); Jordan Jones (5A*, 6A, 4B and 4C) and Kieran Lewis 1A*, 7A, 6B and 3C.

Nick Brain, executive headteacher of CCYD, said: “These results are the just reward for all the hard work, commitment and dedication of pupils, staff, governors and parents alike.

“The whole school community has worked tirelessly to raise standards at Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen this year and we are incredibly proud of the achievements of our pupils.”

(left) Chelsea Dyke passed nine GCSEs at A* and a further seven at A.

(Centre) Shania Nooradeen had 14 passes at grades A* to B.

(Right) Connor Drury achieved 15 passes at grades A to C.


17/08/17
CCYD pupils celebrate A-Level results

Pupils of Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen, and their parents and teachers, are celebrating what headteacher Nick Brain described as “an outstanding set of A-Level examination results”.

He said: “All the commitment, hard work and dedication from students has culminated in the excellent results achieved.”

Results included: Joe Allen 1A*, 1A and 1B; Ffion Blaikie 2A, 1B and 1C; Jessica Dunn 1A, 3B; Sophie Griffiths 3B; Gavin Howe 3B, 1C; and Lauren Morgan 1A*, 1A, 2B, 1C.

Mr Brain said that 97 per cent of grades were achieved at A*-E and more than 60 per cent A*-C.

“We are really proud of the achievements of our pupils.

“They have worked incredibly hard and can now look forward to bright futures in their chosen careers.

“Staff and governors would like to congratulate all our pupils and wish them the very best of luck in the future.”

(Information taken from Bridgend GEM)

http://www.barry-today.co.uk

http://www.walesonline.co.uk


08/07/17

One of Wales’ worst schools, NOT ANY MORE!
 
Click on the links below to see what everyones talking about.
 
 
07/07/17
Year 13 Music GIG
Just a reminder that it is the Year 13 end of course gig tonight at Blaengarw Rugby Club. Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm .
 

07/07/17
CCYD ensures the right people for the job
 
Interviews have been held for all senior leadership roles and for a number of other positions and the following appointments have been made:
 
Head of School – Mrs Tracey Wellington
Deputy Headteacher – Mr Gareth Pope
 
Assistant Headteachers – Matthew Humphreys, Justine James, Jen Williams and Catherine Pope.
 
Teaching and Learning Coaches – Claire West and Jacqui Barnes
 
Innovation projects – Ria Thomas, Linda Edwards, Josh Simpson and Becky Oliver
 
Deputy Head of Maths – Elaine Pope
Healthy Schools/ESDGC co-ordinator – Fran Watkin
 
Head of Topaz College – Andrea Stockton
Head of Sapphire College – Katie Hewitt
 
Congratulations to all.

 
07/07/17
CCYD proves to be special for the right reasons!
 
Dear Parents, guardians and Carers

It is with absolute pleasure and delight that I am writing to you to inform you that Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen has been removed from special measures following a recent Estyn inspection visit. This is a fabulous achievement for the whole school community and clear recognition of the excellent work undertaken during the last two years.
It is very rare for Estyn to have the confidence to remove a school from special measures in less than two years. However, inspectors were so impressed with the significant progress made in all areas that they have made the decision to remove the school from this category of support. This now means that Estyn believe that this is a good school providing a quality education for pupils.

A full copy of the report is available below
(www.estyn.gov.uk).

I would very much like to thank you all for supporting us as a school during the last few years. The school is in a strong position now and will continue to strive to improve, ensuring we provide a high quality experience for our students.

Yours sincerely,

Nick Brain 
 

 
07/07/17
RESULTS DAY OPENING TIMES
Please find below the opening times for pupils/parents to collect results.

A Level – Thursday 17th August 9am till 12.30pm

GCSE – Thursday 24th August 9am till 12.30pm

Angharad Saunders / Examinations Officer


06/07/17
NEW Senior Prefect Team For SEPT 2017
Today we interviewed our Year 12 candidates for next year’s Senior Prefect team.  The field was very strong with many producing fantastic ideas and interviewing strongly, passionately and articulately. 
 
The decisions were not easy and very tight but the team will be as follows:
 
Senior Prefects:  Kane Hill, Shania Curtis, Ieaun Morris
Events Senior Prefects:  Shauna Davies, Megan Brown
Pupil Engagement Senior Prefect (pupil voice, school council etc): Niamh Gwilym
Deputy Head Girl: Elle Edwards
Deputy Head Boy: Jayson Walsh
Head Girl: Chloe Thomas
Head Boy:  Morgan Jones
 
 Congratulations to the new team for September 2017
 

30/06/17
STEM For Girls@Swansea
 
Ten Year 7 girls were selected to attend an activities day at the very impressive Swansea Bay campus which was designed to promote skills linked to Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine. Five schools participated in the event which was a great opportunity for our students to interact with other students from other schools, helping develop their confidence.

After an introduction to the aims of the day students were given the opportunity to reflect on their own skills to see what type of person they think they are and who they might be in the future through a ‘People like me’ activity.

The morning activity was a challenge where the girls were divided up into teams of four and after constructing their NXT 2 Lego Mindstorms Robot, they had to navigate it around a course through coding. The fantastic teamwork and communication led to all groups successfully carrying out the challenge.

In the afternoon the girls were presented with a video about musical Quadcopters named ‘Musical Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme’. They then went on to research about Drones, are they friend or foe and where could they be used in the future. All students had the fantastic opportunity of flying them about in the Engineering faculty, some only crashing them a few times!

The students displayed fantastic enthusiasm from the start, they volunteered to discuss their thoughts and answers with confidence and were a real credit to the school. It was a pleasure to accompany such a great group of STEM talented Year 7 girls.

Miss Thomas (D&T and Engineering Teacher)


29/06/17
The BIG Choir – Everyone’s Aloud
 
Year 6 pupils from the Y Dderwen cluster  came together last night to perform a repertoire of songs along with the CCYD School Choir.
Throughout the year Mrs Stockton visited the cluster of Y Dderwen primary schools to rehearse a variety of beautiful songs which last night lifted the roof off.  It was such an amazing evening which was enjoyed by both proud parents, carers and guardians as well as all the children.
Mr Pope opened proceedings and welcomed everyone to what he described as “a very important and special moment in your child’s future at Y Dderwen”. Mr Pope has had the pleasure of co-ordinating a whole year of transitional activities for both year 5 & Year 6 pupils to familiarise and prepare them for life in secondary education. He has met all the pupils individually and has been privileged throughout the year with invitations and performances of the children’s Christmas concerts, sports days and transitional events.
The evening was filled with talent from our very own CCYD pupils including the following performances:-
 
Amber Crowle, Charlie James and Morgan Hoad (Year 10).
Vocal Solo – Megan Parker (Year 9)
Vocal – Nayan Carlin and Ethan Sinnott (Year 12)
Flute Solo from Lowri Nicholls – Bryncethin Primary
Flute Group – Abi Davies-Jones, Chloe Dodds, Lowri Nicholls and Isabel Penny- Bryncethin Primary
Vocal Solo – Ellie Hoare (Year 7)
Trumpet Solo – Eeva Salo (Year 8)
Vocal Duo – Loren Taylor (Year 11) & Shauna Davies (Year 12)
Year 12 CCYD Band
Whole School Choir including a vocal solo from Jake Williams (Year 7) and Ella Clatworthy (Year 7)
 
We would like to take the opportunity to thank all the pupils, parents, carers and guardians for your support throughout the year and look forward to continuing the home school links that you have forged with your primary school.

27/06/17
Chernobyl Children’s Life Line Charity Visits CCYD.
 
8 beautiful children aged from 8 to 16 spent the morning at CCYD experiencing the amazing facilities we have to offer. The children from GORADETS School in Belarus were taken to a selection of workshops arranged by the pupils and spent time making crafts in art, indulging in music and manufacturing in Design & Technology among others subjects.

The teacher “Slava” was blown away with the facilities and told us that his school own 4 computers, 3 of which belong to the senior staff leaving 1 for the rest of the school. 

The pupils who didn’t speak any english are staying with local families and have been here for the last 3 weeks. It was an absolute pleasure to meet the young pupils and engage in activities they thoroughly enjoyed.

A big thank you to the charity “Chernobyl Children’s Life Line”, both the pupils of CCYD for organising the activities and GORADETS SCHOOL in Belarus for allowing the pupils to visit.

A truly humbling experience.


27/06/17

Year 8 Design & Technology MAT Pupils Visit RENISHAW Engineering.

RENISHAW, an engineering firm based in Miskin, LLantrisant invited Year 8 MAT pupils to enjoy a fun packed experience in the world of engineering. The event was primarily focused on encouraging young people and in particular girls into the industry.

When the pupils were asked what they thought engineering was they replied “noise, grease, oil and engines” and “a male dominated occupation”.

What they witnessed on a factory tour was very much the opposite, as you can see from the pictures it was a vast bright airy space, nice and clean and lots of female engineers as well as men.

The pupils participated in workshops on writing code and programming. Learning how to navigate a programmable battery powered vehicles around a set course through trial and error. They also engaged in 3D printing and had an amazing tour showing pupils how RENISHAW manufactures their world class measuring tools for all types of industries.

Pupils were treated to some complimentary gifts from Sarah Taylor, an employee running the Educational Programme for RENISHAW and thoroughly enjoyed the day. They were an absolute credit to the school and behaved impeccably around the millions of pounds worth of equipment. 


26/06/17

Welsh Baccalaureate Event Benefits The Community.

As part of the Welsh Baccalaureate course, Charlie James took part in the Community Challenge. For this she needed to plan and carry out a task which benefited the school community. She planned and secured sponsorship for the school to buy outdoor seating.

Gwawr Booth from the company “Portal” kindly donated the money. 


26/06/17
Award Evening Dates For Keystage 3 and Keystage 4
 
KS3 – Thursday 6th July 2017
KS4 & KS5 – Thursday 13th July 2017

 23/06/17

Readathon Raises Money For Charity

It has been truly lovely today to reward two Year 7 pupils with book vouchers due to them raising the most amount of money for their year group in their Readathon.

All of the money they have raised will make a lot of ill children in hospital very happy.
 
They are: Cleo Tapner  – £39.00 and Ashleigh Graham £30.
 
 
Mrs Ria Thomas

 16/06/17

30 miles in 7.5 hrs for charity

 

Mr Walker, Mr Phelps, Mr Jarrett and Mr Smith all completed “THE BIG WALK” on the weekend to raise money for charity.

A team of 352 walked 30 miles from the Principality Stadium, Cardiff to Kenfig Hill Rugby Club, Bridgend for The Big Walk 2017 in aid of Prostate Cymru.

Participants arrived bright and early on the morning of Saturday 10th June to start the walk on the covered pitch inside the iconic Principality Stadium. Walkers shared #SaveTheMalesInWales selfies and took part in a zumba warm-up led by David Adnum and friends. Walkers were joined by surprise guest Welsh rugby legend Sir Gareth Edwards CBE who offered the walkers words of encouragement and thanked them for taking part in the challenge.

Walkers were supported as they tackled the thirty mile route through Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend by a great team of marshalls and volunteers who ensured walkers were safe and provided the group with snacks and water. St John’s Ambulance were a brilliant support throughout the route, assisting with first aid and injuries.

Walkers crossed the finish line at Kenfig Hill Rugby Club in times ranging from approximately seven hours to nine hours, including rest stops at The Aubrey Arms & The Old Post, The Duke of Wellington and Heronston Hotel. At the finish line walkers were presented with medals and enjoyed a festival at the club including a raffle, food and live music from Rebecca Hurn and Reload.

Congratulations to all who took part in The Big Walk 2017 and thank you to everyone who has donated to Prostate Cymru so far. Please continue to support the team: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/The-Big-Walk-2017 


16/06/2017

Key Stage 3 Exams Timetable

Please click on the links below to view the PDF’s

ks3 exams.xlsx – Sheet1 (3)

year 9 core exams updated.xlsx – Sheet1


15/06/2017

More Able Mathematicians

Liam, Isabel and Joshua achieved certificates in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. This is a National competition for more able Mathematicians in year 7 and 8.
Well done from the Mathematics Department!
 

 


14/06/2017

General Practioners of Wales Association Poster Competition.
 
We are pleased to announce that Chloe Arnold and Chloe Thomas in Year 12 have won a national competition to design a poster to encourage medical students to become GPs in Wales once qualified.
The poster will be displayed in surgeries universities throughout Wales.
Our congratulations go out to both pupils.
 
Please click the link below to view the picture.

 


06/06/2017

French department are organising a trip to Disneyland Paris to celebrate St David’s Day in 2018.

Please click the link below to view the word document.

Sev March 18 Paris school trip


26/05/2017

ISSUES WE HAVE HAD FOR E-PAYMENTS

Please ignore the balance that you receive today for cashless catering as it will be incorrect due to the issues that were experienced for internet payments during the week.


25/05/2017

COLEG CYMUNEDOL Y DDERWEN – CHANGES TO THE TIMINGS OF THE SCHOOL DAY

Please click the link below to view the word document (English)

20170524 CCYD school session time change confirmation letter (May 2017)

Please click the link below to view the word document (Cymraeg)

20170524 CCYD school session time change confirmation letter (May 2017) Cymraeg


22/05/2017

EXAM WEEK 3 – INFORMATION FOR PARENTS –  YR 10 / Yr 11

 


17/05/2017

EXAM WEEK 2 – INFORMATION FOR PARENTS –  YR 10 / Yr 11

Please click the link below to view the word document

Year 11 Exam Timetable and revision 15 May 17


11/05/2017

LETTER FOR PARENTS – YEAR 11 CELEBRATION OF ACHIEVEMENT 

Please click the link below to view the word document

ROA record of achievement letter


11/05/2017

YEARS 7,8 & 9 – KS3 REVISION FOR PROGRESS TESTS

Please click the link below to view the PDF document

Revision for Progress Tests


9/05/2017

LETTER FOR PARENTS – KS3 EXAMINATIONS

Please click the link below to view the word document

TW KS3 letter 9 May



9/05/2017
CCYD COME OUT ON TOP

The year 10 football boys team won the Bridgend Schools Cup Final against Pencoed 2-0 yesterday. Elliot Merritt scored two goals and Man of the match was Kai Lewis. 
 

 


4/05/2017
MPTC STUDENTS FROM CCYD IMPRESS THE MILITARY.

I just want to thank you for supporting the learners to take part in the first leg of the 24hr log run, they were absolutely amazing. They proved that they could do something that they had never done before which included running in boots, carrying a 15kg log and reaching over 6miles in 2hrs. The teamwork, determination, grit and support for each other was outstanding…I couldn’t be prouder.

A huge well done to Danielle Hanney, Bethan Jimson, Rhys Evans, Jordan Owen and Nicholas Williams between them raised £210 for children’s cancer charity LATCH and the Motivational Learning Trust.

NIkki Yapp, Schools Instructor, MPCT.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4/05/2017
Languages Mentoring Scheme
Back in January 2017, our school and our pupils were identified as perfect potential candidate to take part in the Language Mentoring scheme organised in partnership with Cardiff University.  We submitted a very long list of names of pupils showing great potential in French who we felt would benefit from such a program. Only 10 pupils were selected and took part in a series of weekly workshop led by Lamorna aiming at raising pupils awareness of the importance of language learning.

In April we were invited to attend the award ceremony at Cardiff University. The event proved the perfect platform to acknowledge all the hard work both pupils and their team of facilitators (university student and staff, teachers, CSC coordinators) put into the projects.  We finished the day with a visit to the French Impressionist exhibition which is held in the neighbouring Cardiff museum.  As a teaching team, we are delighted to have been in a position to create such a positive learning experience for our pupils and are already looking forward to taking part into the scheme next year.

Séverine Mari-Pincott


 
4/05/2017
CHANGES TO THE TIMINGS OF THE SCHOOL DAY
 
Please click the link below to view the word document

4/05/2017
Tynycoed Surgery Mural Competition
Pupils from both Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and Yr 12 work together to design a mural for Tynycoed Surgery. It was announced in January that the art department had won the competition. The commitment from the Year 12 pupils to paint the mural was commendable. Isobel Webb, Chloe Arnold and Emma Jo Morgan worked in their free time after school on a weekly basis. A group of other talented artists Kaleigh Spohn Year 10, Elizabeth Alm, Charlotte Wong Year 9, Morgan Edwards, Grace Hill and Teegan Brimble Year 8, also supported the creation of the mural painting large section of the work during a half day workshop,
The department is very pleased with the end result and hope that all the patients and visitors will be as happy with it as we are.
 
Please click the link below to view the newspaper article from Wales Online.
 
Please click the link below to view the final painted Mural.
 
 

7/04/2017
Please find below the timetable for the National Literacy and Numeracy Tests – these tests will involve all of KS3.
 

NATIONAL LITERACY AND NUMERACY TESTS 2017

DateStart TimeComponent Title
27/04/2017Lesson 1Year 7 Reasoning
Lesson 3Year 8 Reasoning
Lesson 5Year 9 Procedural
 
28/04/2017Lesson 1Year 9 Reasoning
Lesson 3Year 8 Procedural
 
03/05/2017Lesson 1Year 8 Literacy Test
Lesson 3Year 9 Literacy Test
Lesson 5Year 7 Procedural
 

04/05/2017

Lesson 1Year 7 Literacy Test

 


14/03/2017

CCYD HOLDS ITS FIRST OFFICIAL EISTEDDFOD – WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY OF CELEBRATION.

Please enjoy the fantastic talent that supported the event and many thanks to all those who organised, supported and performed during the day.  Below are a selection of video taken throughout the day.


10/03/2017

PUPILS CELEBRATE PLATINUM STATUS

Pupils at Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen (CCYD) near Brynmenyn have proven their green credentials – with a top Eco award.

CLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL STORY.

http://www.barry-today.co.uk

 

06/03/2017

UNIVERSITY INITIATIVE HELPS TO “INSPIRE” CCYD PUPILS 

As part of Cardiff University’s ‘winter school’ initiative, pupils from Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen met with members of the National Assembly and academics to gain an insight into politics and the law-making process in Wales.

http://www.barry-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=112320&headline=University%20initiative%20helps
%20to%20%27inspire%27%20Tondu%20pupils
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03/03/2017

EISTEDDFOD SUCCESS ! 

It was our absolute pleasure to take Shauna Davies and Loren Taylor to Bridgend College this morning to compete in the Welsh Language Musical Theatre song competition. They competed against 16 other pupils from all over Bridgend, many of whom from Welsh medium schools. Both girls did extremely well and we are delighted that Shauna has secured a place in the next round of the competition. 

 


Mrs Western & Mr Morgan (Music Department).

 

19/01/2017

MPCT – MILITARY PREPARATION COLLEGE TRAINING

Celebrating the success of our pupils currently attending military training.

 

17/01/2017

ECO SUMMIT 2017 AT CCYD

On Thursday 12th of March 2017 CCYD hosted our first Eco Summit. We were joined by our local Primary School Eco Groups and our Polli:Nation project officer David Kilner.

The day comprised of a number of activities which all started with a welcome and meet and greet in the main hall. Eco groups set up stalls and displays, which exemplified what projects and activities they have been undertaking at their schools. This ranged from an eco rap, to the collection and display of waste data as well as photos of school gardens and recycled bottle green houses. Students then moved around the stalls gathering ideas and discussing the initiatives and projects undertaken.

This was followed by lunch in the Atrium and then the workshops began.  Students were split over two workshops and rotated so they were able to participate in both. The first was led by the DT department, where groups of students created wooden bird boxes they could then take back to school. Students thoroughly enjoyed using the DT rooms and equipment and were excited to take the completed boxes back to their schools.

In the second workshop students bravely donned coats and wellies and headed outside in the cold and rain (at least it didn’t snow!). Students then planted over 100 spring bulbs outside the front of the school. This had two motives; one was to increase the flowers on the school grounds to create a good habitat for pollinating species as part of our commitment to the Polli:Nation project. The second was to create a display of colour outside of the school for the community to also enjoy.

We then all reunited in the school hall for tea and biscuits where the Head Teachers and parents of the eco groups joined us and were able to walk around the displays.

A fantastic time was had by all and we look forward to Eco Summit 2018!

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16/01/2017

BRIDGEND YOUTH COUNCIL ELECT NEW MEMBERS FROM CCYD FOR 2017

On Wednesday the 11th January, Bridgend Youth Council elected their cabinet members for the 2017 term. We would like to extend our congratulations to Jack Howells (Year 12, Topaz), Kai Owens (Year 11, Topaz), Kieran Lewis (Year 11, Topaz) and Aimee Lewis (Year 11, Amethyst) who were all successful in being elected. The four students join Bridgend Youth Mayor, Niamh Gwilym (Year 12, Topaz) to form the 9 strong Youth Cabinet, whose aim is to represent Bridgend Youth Council and the views of young people aged 11-25 living in the Bridgend Borough. This is a fantastic achievement and we could not be prouder that over half of Bridgend Youth Cabinet now consists of students from Coleg Cymunedol y Dderwen. Outstanding work Niamh, Jack, Kai, Kieran and Aimee!

 

Kierons Maifesto SpeechYouth Cabinet

11/12/2017

READING AND NUMERACY TESTS IN WALES – INFORMATION TO PARENTS

These materials are provided to exemplify the types of text and questions that are used for the statutory National Reading Tests.

 

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Information for parents and
carers of children in
Years 2 to 9 

Reading sample materials

Interpreting National Reading
and Numeracy test results –
animated guide for parents/carers


05/12/2017

WINNING ENTRY – ANTI BULLYING POSTER

A huge thank you to all those who contributed entries to our “Anti-Bullying” poster competition. The winner was Sarah Taylor Year 11 (Sapphire College).

Pictured Below.
Lilly Foley – P7 (Left)  Sarah Taylor – B1 (Centre) Amy Jones – G3 (Right)

Anti Bullying Girls
 FACE

 



05/01/2017

YEAR 12 & 13 PARENTS EVENING

Wordfiles
 Letter to parents

19/12/2016

Back To School


15/12/2016

Salvation Army

12/12/2016

OWN CLOTHES DAY / CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

Own clothes day or Christmas Jumper with a £1 donation going towards The Salvation Army on Thursday 15th December.


9/12/2016

CHILDREN & MUSIC DEPARTMENT BLOW EVERYONE AWAY


It was that time of year again when our musically gifted children put on a fantastic performance at the CCYD Christmas Concert 2016 last night.

The packed venue were treated to a variety of different instruments, bands, choir and individual performances which was of the highest quality.  Although the stars of the night were the children, none of this would have been possible without the hardwork and dedication of the Music Department.

To all CCYD pupils, if you would like to be part of the school choir, please please don’t hesitate to speak with the music teachers, you will make new friends, build confidence and forever be part of the music department family. 



 

STRING GROUP

Year 7

Liberty Evans

Benji Lock

Amy Jones

Year 8

Josh Ryan

Year 9

Caitlyn Ralph

Year 10

Aaliyah Hytmiah

Darcy Williams

Year 11

Loren Taylor

Sarah Taylor

Year 12

Megan Ball

GUITAR GROUP

Year 12

Liam Clarke

Niamh Gwilym

Caleb Morris

Richard Stevens

CHOIR

Soloists:

Natalie Bayliss

Ella Clatworthy

Charli Hennessy

Kiera Hill

Morgan Hoad

Jake Williams

Year 7

India Coleman

Catrin Edwards

Anwen Ellis

Ellie Hoare

Kira Kendall

Maddie Matthews

Year 8

Eeva Salo 

Year 9

Jessica Cooper

Katie-May Fuller

Tamzin Jackson

Bailey John

Caitlin Jones

Ryan Jones

Emily Mann

Mia Paget

Meghan Parker

Jenna Ridgway

Flick Walker

Caitlin White

CHOIR cont…

 

Emily Cutter

Megan Durston

Rebecca Evans

Chloe Hearne

Charlie James

Emily Jones

Morgan Hoad

Phoebe Morgan

Year 11

Megan Crockett

Loren Taylor

Year 12

Cerys Baker

Megan Brown

Shauna Davies

Amber Moxey

Louise Tuck

  Nayan Carlin 

YEAR 12 BAND

Megan Ball

Megan Brown

Nayan Carlin

Liam Clarke

Shauna Davies

Niamh Gwilym

Caleb Morris

Amber Moxey

Louise Tuck

Jayson Walsh

YEAR 13 BAND

Lloyd Davies

Hywel Price

Liam Smalldon

Lewis Smith

Corie Tapner

Bronwen Thomas

Finlay Thomas

Soloists

Megan Brown

Lloyd Davies

Shauna Davies

Benji Lock

Eva Salo

Lewis Smith

Loren Taylor

Bronwen Thomas

  Finlay Thomas 

 


 
 
 

 

 

 

Pupil News


2/10/2017

STAFF GOING THE EXTRA MILE

Congratulations to all the staff who completed this years Cardiff Half Marathon in damp, wet and windy conditions. over 19,500 runners took part with crowds estimated at 100,000 in the capital.

Sarah Thomas (D&T Teacher) not only competed in the Cardiff Half Marathon but recently completed the Swansea Half Marathon raising over £400 for her chosen charity “MIND”. 


1/06/2017

URDD EISTEDDFOD 2017

Eeva Salo was fantastic in the Year 7-9 Brass Solo competition yesterday. She didn’t get through to the main stage (top 3) unfortunately but did incredibly well to reach the final round while still only in Year 8 and did CCYD proud.

Benji was awesome as usual this morning when competing against 17 other finalists from all over Wales in the Year 7-9 piano solo category. He unfortunately didn’t make the main stage either but to be fair our Eisteddfod correspondent Mr Robin Morgan did say that the competition was really tight, particularly given that many of the competitors had a good 2 years on our little Benj!
 
Very proud of them both for all of their hard work and for waking up so early in the school holidays to represent CCYD so brilliantly.
Mrs Western (Head Of Department / Music)

26/04/2017

WELSH UNDER 16’s RUGBY

Travis Huntley (Year 11) has been chosen for the Welsh Under 16s Rugby Squad who play England U16s in Bridgewater on Sunday. The team select the squad for the game in the next few days so fingers crossed for Travis.


10/03/2017

THEY ONLY WENT AND WON THE WELSH FACTOR!

STEP BY STEP DANCE GROUP WIN THE DANCE GROUP CATERGORY AT THIS YEARS WELSH FACTOR FINALS.

A huge congratulation to the Dance Group, your hard work and commitment has earned you the 2017 Welsh factor title.

The dance group run by Rachel and Rebeckah Warwick have work tirelessly all year practicing 2 nights a week for 4 hrs a night. 

A number of pupils at CCYD are part of a dance crew called “Step by Step” along with lots of younger dancers from feeder primaries.

The prize as well as the top spot and trophy was staring in a prestigious dance video costing up to £20,000 which could lead on to bigger things for the girls in future.

http://www.welshfactor.com

Meghan Parker
Gracie Sebburn
Tayah Owen
Charlie Duckworth
Libby Lloyd
Louise Osbourne
Rachael Quigley
Cobi Kendall
Molly Blake
Leiana Darks
Ellie Mayjor
Mya Jones
Amy Haxton
Amy Jenkins

 25/01/2017

LEWIS OWEN – SHOOTING STAR

A big congratulations to Lewis Owen, Year 11 (Sapphire), who last week won a silver medal at the Malaga Clay Trap Shooting Grand Prix. Lewis represented Great Britain in the international competition, ranking second place in his category (under 21’s) out of the whole of Europe! 

Well done Lewis, we are all very proud of you!


17/01/2017

AWESOME MUSICAL TALENT FROM CCYD – FINLAY THOMAS

Check out Finlay Thomas on YOUTUBE for more videos. This young man is sure to make it big in the future.


17/01/2017

STEP BY STEP DANCE GROUP REACH THE FINALS OF THE WELSH FACTOR !

http://www.welshfactor.com

The dance group run by Rachel and Rebeckah Warwick have work tirelessly all year practicing 2 nights a week for 4 hrs a night. 

A number of pupils at CCYD are part of a dance crew called “Step by Step” along with lots of younger dancers from feeder primaries.

 
They entered the Welsh Factor earlier this year and have managed to successfully advance all the way to the finals which will be held in Swansea in March.
 
We are so proud of you all and wish you all the best for the finals!!!
 
Meghan Parker
Gracie Sebburn
Tayah Owen
Charlie Duckworth
Libby Lloyd
Louise Osbourne
Rachael Quigley
Cobi Kendall
Molly Blake
Leiana Darks
Ellie Mayjor
Mya Jones
Amy Haxton

Amy Jenkins


15/11/2016

STEP BY STEP DANCE GROUP REACH SEMI FINALS OF THE WELSH FACTOR.

http://www.welshfactor.com

A number of pupils at CCYD are part of a dance crew called “Step by Step”.
 
They entered the Welsh Factor earlier this year and have managed to successfully advance all the way to the semi finals after recently competing in Llanelli last Tuesday evening.
 
These girls practice 2 nights a week for 4 hrs a night.
 
 
 
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9/11/2016

HEAD BOY – Highly Commended Certificate 

http://www.bavo.org.uk/user_resources/images/files/Joe%20Allen%20Highly%20Commended16.pdf

Joe is one of Bridgend’s Active Young People Departments stand out young leaders. His work ethic and commitment to supporting young people to live an active lifestyle is one to be aspired. Joe plays a key role in supporting his schools 5 x 60 programme either at school lunch time or after school clubs. Not only does Joe run these sessions, he also supports the planning and marketing and promotion of the programme throughout the school. Joe also headed up the Sports Relief event at his school, planning activities every lunch and break time over a week.

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