Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 1NP
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YUC Blue Sky's Jet Team at the Indoor Climbing Centre03.10.17 - YUC Blue Sky's Jet Team (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

YUC Blue Sky's Jet Team in the indoor climbing centre, Llanfairpwll team work and co-operation was on the agenda for the exercise. A great day had by all and thanks to all involved.

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pupils02.10.17 - Litter pick Holyhead (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Some of our pupils and staff had a wonderful afternoon working with Keep Wales Tidy taking part in an environmental project cleaning the beach and the surrounding area, all had a great day, we will work with them again in the future. Thanks to Rhun ap Iorwerth, Gareth Evans and Will Stewart for their help and company during the afternoon.

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28.09.17 - New School Nurse details (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Heather Roberts contactable at the school on 01407 767995


pupils21.07.17 - Year 7 & 8 Record of Achievement Ceremony (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Some pictures of our Year 7 & 8 Record of Achievement ceremony this morning - Mr Adam Williams the Headmaster presented the certificated to the pupils who have received recognition for their efforts and attendance over the last school year. Mr Dylan Williams Head of Year 7 and Mr Dyfed Parry the Head of Year 8 were also present and were extremely proud of their Year Group. A very BIG well done to all. Keep it up and all the best for Year 8 & 9.

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pupils19.07.17 - Year 6 CSI activities week 2017 (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

The pupils had lots of fun solving the murder mystery at YUC using science.

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pupils17.07.17 - Coasteering and Surfing (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Fun on the Activities Week coasteering and surfing

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14.07.17 - Opal Coast Trip (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

pupils have all arrived safely weather is fine and all having a great time.

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pupils14.07.17 - Quarry Park (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Year 8 in the Quarry Park during Activities week with the Maths and Science department

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pupils12.07.17 - Good luck and enjoy (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

YSGOL UWCRADD CAERGYBI would like to wish all of the J6 pupils visiting us for activities week from today till next Tuesday, all the very best and we sincerely hope that you will all have a wonderful time. It will also be an opportunity for all students to familiarise themselves with the school and get to know the teachers ready for September. All the J6 pupils should arrive by 8.45 and be in the Main Hall by 8.55 in their Primary School Uniform. They will have a break at 10.30 - 10.50 and then lunch at 12.00 - 12.50, these break times are for J6 pupils only for the Activities week. The day will finish at 3.15. We will post pictures of the activities daily and keep you up to date on any information. Good luck and enjoy.

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05.07.17 - Online payments (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Online payment can now be made via the Schoolgateway - if you wish to pay online please make sure you have provided the school with your e-mail address and mobile number. For further information please call the school on 01407762219 option 5.


pupils29.06.17 - Daily Post Awards (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

CONGRATULATIONS to Mr David Bailey who has won the MOST INSPRATIONAL TEACHER AWARD at the Daily Post Awards in Deeside on Thursday the 29th June - a worthy and well deserved award.


pupils29.06.17 - Codi Pwysau (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Congratulations to Simon Griffiths and Leighton Yates who won Gold Medals in the Junior Battle Championships in Lochen Am See, Austria. The competition took place on Saturday the 17th June and is for competitors all over Europe. It is a yearly competition and this Year they celebrated their 50th year so an extra special touch to the award. The competition is a chance for youths to have international Weigh Lifting Competition experience and with the dedication these two pupils in Year 9 at YUC have shown with the guidance and coaching from Luke & Ray Williams at HAWFC, Holyhead we are very proud of the boys, both Simon and Leighton train in school and at the gym Monday - Friday and are dedicated to the sport. This was an exceptional opportunity for them and also a bonus that they were representing Wales.

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21.06.17 - Sky Sports Workshop (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Year 10 Girls Workshop, thank you to Neil Danns (ex British/European Skateboarding Champion) @skysports

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07.06.17 - Champions League Festival (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Some of our pupils who are members of Only Boy's Allowed performing at the Champions League Festival in Cardiff last weekend - they also performed in the Love Manchester Event on the Sunday night.

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pupils25.05.17 - Languages Cymru (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Year 9 pupils from Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi participated in this promotional film for Routes into Languages Cymru during their Pupil Language Ambassador training at Bangor University in March this year. The school collaborates closely with Routes into Languages to promote the learning of Modern Foreign Languages and to provide opportunities for our pupils to work on projects with Welsh universities.

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pupils24.05.17 - Athletics Track and Field at Treborth (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Well done to all who represented the school

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pupils19.05.17 - STEM Family Challenge (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Parents and pupils of year 7, 8 and 9 attended a STEM Family Challenge evening hosted by the Engineering Trust, Horizon and Reaching Wider. Greg Evans from Horizon was also there to talk to the families about the importance of STEM skills. All of the families worked really hard on the challenge, all working together as a team. Well done all, especially to Zac Doherty and Logan Gibbs who got 1st and 2nd place! Da iawn pawb!

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pupils10.05.17 - Year10 Pixl Cymru/Wales Revision (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Today the Year 10 Students are also benefiting from the revision sessions provided by Pixl Cymru/Wales for the GCSE exams. Pupils are finding it very beneficial and useful re help and advise towards their own preparation for the actual exam. It has helped them use the correct skills needed and ways of thinking regarding accurate reading and answering of questions. Again may we wish them all the very best in their exams.

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pupils10.05.17 - GCSE English Revision (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Some of our Year 11 students in the main hall on Tuesday May 9th receiving advise and tips from Pixl Cymru/Wales regarding English GCSE revision and steps to success. Very positive feedback from sessions which will continuing today. All the very best to the pupils who will be sitting their GCSE'S this Summer.

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04.05.17 - CERN (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Students from Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi have been inspired by a visit to CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider.

During the visit on 11 April the students discovered how CERN is helping to answer some of the most fundamental questions; how did the Universe begin? What are the basic building blocks of matter?

Scientific breakthroughs such as the discovery of the Higgs boson require experimental machines on the large scale, and the students gained an appreciation of the technical and engineering challenges that the multinational experimental collaborations at CERN face.

Mr Alun Edwards from Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi said, ‘The trip allowed the pupils to revisit the concepts encountered in their Physics GCSE course and see first hand how these principles are applied’. One of the GCSE students commented that ‘It was amazing to see the magnitude of the place and the precision and detail involved.’ ‘We hope through this trip to have inspired our young people to continue with their studies of Physics and French to A Level and beyond. All the scientists who work at CERN are able to communicate their research and ideas in French as well as English and other European languages’, added Ms G Mortlock, Head of MFL at the school.

The UK has been a member of CERN since the organisation was founded in 1954. Membership allows British researchers to take a wide variety of roles that contribute to CERN’s on-going success; from recently qualified technicians and university undergraduates gaining their first taste of working in an international environment to PhD students analysing experimental data and experienced engineers and physicists leading projects or representing their experimental collaborations. The Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi students’ visit was led by a member of the CERN community who talked from personal experience about their contribution to CERN’s research programme.

STFC’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Brian Bowsher said “The scale of the science and technology at CERN is awe-inspiring. There is no doubt that seeing it at first hand, and meeting the people who work on the experiments, can influence young people’s future education and career choices.”


pupils04.05.17 - Auschwitz (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Over the Easter Holidays, a group of 17 pupils, accompanied by Mrs Jane Rowe and Mr Llyr ap Rhobert, travelled to Krakow for a Humanities trip. Pupils went on a walking tour of the city on the first day, visiting the Old Town and the former Jewish Quarter of the city. This was followed by a visit to the square where pupils could try some local cuisine, and visit McDonalds! On the second day, we visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. It was a lovely sunny day which made it even more difficult to imagine the atrocities that took place in the camp during the Second World War. Although a couple of pupils found the visit upsetting, the overall feeling was that it was a surreal experience, with many pupils noting that it was difficult to comprehend what had happened there over such a long period of time. On the final day, we visited the Wieliczka Salt Mines in the city, travelling 135 metres underground. Pupils enjoyed seeing some of the many kilometres of corridors of the Salt Mines, looking at the many statues carved out of salt, as well as licking the walls! Pupils were an absolute credit to their families and the school from the beginning of the trip until the end, and it was a pleasure to be part of the trip with all of them. Hopefully they enjoyed the trip as much as the staff did, and we hope it is an experience that will stay with them for many years to come.

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pupils03.05.17 - Only Boys Allowed Choir (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

On Tuesday the 2nd May members of the Holyhead and Caernarfon section of the Only Boys Allowed Choir held a fundraising evening in the Holyhead Hotspurs Club. Mr Andrew Thomas our Head of Music who is involved with the group praised the community and all the local support received. The boys were excellent, we had some individuals who did a solo performance, a trio who became friends after becoming members of the choir and of course the choir itself who sang several songs an mesmerised the audience. We are all very proud of the pupils at Holyhead High School who are members of the choir and can only praise them highly for their dedication and commitment to the choir. May they have years of success and enjoy every moment.

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pupils27.04.17 - Bangor University MFL Pupil Mentoring Scheme 2016-17 (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

For the second year running, Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi participated in this innovative scheme which aims to encourage young people in Wales to study a modern foreign language to GCSE and beyond. Under the project, Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea undergraduates are trained to coach school pupils on their language skills. Our student, Jemma, in her final year of a French and Sports Science degree, was very popular amongst our Year 9s who found their coaching sessions with her fun and motivating. Professor Gorrara from Cardiff University who was quoted by the BBC in October last year said: "In the wake of the vote in the UK to leave the European Union, the importance of promoting modern languages is particularly urgent.
"Now more than ever, young people need to develop linguistic and intercultural skills that will help them develop professionally and personally, and compete on a global stage." We were very proud to be awarded a trophy in recognition of our efforts to promote the study of Modern Foreign Languages in our school.

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pupils27.04.17 - Princes Trust Community Project (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

The Princes trust group completed their community project and presented the food to Mr Martin Brook at the Anglesey food bank.
the group worked hard and collected food from the school pupils and staff as part of their project.


pupils26.04.17 - GENEVA, 9-12 APRIL 2017 (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Fifteen pupils from Years 10 and 11 travelled to Geneva with us this April. It was our first trip to this famous city and our aim was to help the pupils understand the important link between learning French in school and the wider world of diplomacy, human rights and scientific research. During our stay we visited the Palais de Nations, home to the United Nations Geneva, the Musée de la Croix Rouge where the pupils learned about the first ever Geneva Convention and how the Red Cross began in Geneva, CERN the world’s largest particle physics research centre where we were able to see the Large Hadron Collider, in addition to a cruise on Lake Geneva, getting up close to the Jet d’Eau and chocolate shopping. Our pupils were outstanding ambassadors for their families, school and Wales. Bravo!

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pupils06.04.17 - Football Tournament for Year 7 (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

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pupils03.04.17 - Le poisson d'avril 2017

Merci beaucoup Pupil Language Ambassadors

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pupils03.04.17 - NET Prince's Trust (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Ysgol Uwchredd Caergybi Princes Trust group recently took part in a workshop by Science Made Simple to gain awareness and increase participation in science.

the session was very interactive and the students really enjoyed the day and gained some useful experiences. Thanks very much to all involved.

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pupils30.03.17 - Big Bang Event (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Big Bang Event took place in Venue Cymru where 26 schools took part to showcase their engineering skills. The team of seven Sixth Form students consisted of; Erin Huxley-Jones, Britney Young, Jack Conrad-Smith, Adam Watson, Brandon Evans, Alexander Condliffe and Tommy Evans.
Our pupils had to engineer an idea to solve an issue with the T2 Hawks navigational lights, working closely with BAE Systems' engineer Steve Evans. Together the group designed a trio of lights which ground crew could easily place on the aircraft and remove before flight, which would allow the aircraft to be visible at all times without putting any strain on the vehicles twin batteries. They earnt the award for "Project with the Most Commercial Potential" and won the event overall, netting the chance to compete in the National Big Bang event next year in the Birmingham NEC Arena.

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29.03.17 - Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi Madrid School Trip (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi Madrid School Trip - Following the letters that have gone out there will be a meeting this evening for the pupils who are interested in going to Madrid with the P.E department - Meeting will be in the Main Hall at 6pm.


pupils29.03.17 - Chester Football (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

The U14's travelled to Chester on the 27th to play a football match against The King's School in Chester.
It was a great game and a fair result finishing 1-1. Captain Coby Doutch equalised from outside the box!
We would like to thank The King's School for their invitation and hospitality.

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pupils29.03.17 - TGAU Addysg Gorfforol a Gweithgareddau

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pupils20.03.17 - Pi Day 2017 – Press Report (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Pupils at Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi celebrated world Pi Day last Tuesday with a variety of activities and competitions. The iconic number is celebrated around the world on March 14th (3/14) and has particular relevance to Anglesey, as it was mathematician William Jones (from Llanfihangel) who, in 1706, was the first to use the symbol π to represent the number 3.1415926…., the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

Pupils celebrated pi day with activities throughout the day. These included creating a human pi chain, discovering pi by recreating an experiment called ‘Buffon’s Needles’, making pi paper chains, pi day greetings cards and posters. The activities culminated in the annual pi championship where pupils compete to memorize as many digits of pi as possible. This year’s winner was Natalie Walters Hughes (year 8) who was able to recite 55 digits from memory. The staff competition was won by Mr Geraint Simpson who recited 80 digits in front of a packed lunchtime crowd. Pupils were also asked to design a poster to celebrate our Welsh connection with pi. The winner was Ellie Corcoran (year7).

Pupils also raised money for the Holyhead food bank by donating money for the teacher they wanted to ‘Pi’. The unlucky teacher was Mr Alun Edwards who had shaving foam and squeezy cream Pi’s thrown at him, to the pleasure of the large crowd of cheering spectators.

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16.03.17 - Cyber Bullying

On line bullying has become prevalent in society. At Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi we have taken steps to support students by employing our ex educational police liaison officer Mr Brian Jones. Mr Jones offers advice to parents and pupils when incidents arise. His engagement in restorative work enables situations to be dealt with as soon as they are reported.
If your son or daughter is being bullied on line or in school please let us know as soon as possible. The sooner we are told the quicker the issue can be dealt with.
Recognising that bullying may and can happen is the first step in making sure that the school is safe. We will do our best to prevent it and to deal effectively with it if it happens. I acknowledge that bullying incidents are stressful not just for the individual being bullied but also on the parents and siblings. I expect all incidents of bullying to be treated seriously and in a consistent way. Therefore, it is crucial that bullies are dealt with according to policy and my intention always will be to educate bullies so that they stop bullying. Where appropriate, we will work with pupils who have been bullied to help them develop the self-esteem and the skills to discourage others from bullying them.
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pupils15.03.17 - Project Box Swn

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pupils14.03.17 - Town Hall Trip (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Year 7 classes taught my Mr Griffiths visited Town Hall on Friday to meet with the Town Clerk, Town Mayor and Albert Owen MP to discuss future improvements to facilities in Holyhead for young people. An informative meeting and a good way for the pupils to see that their voice can be heard.

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pupils09.03.17 - STEM and MFL Careers Event (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

As part of their Global Futures plan, the Welsh Assembly Government is currently engaged in a new programme to increase the uptake of languages in schools across Wales at GCSE level and beyond. Each school consortium in Wales is now running events and projects in schools with this aim in mind. In the North Wales consortium, GwE, three secondary schools have been functioning as hubs to coordinate activity around STEM Careers and Languages opportunities. Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi, has been responsible organising events for the secondary schools in Anglesey and Gwynedd in the current academic year.

We therefore organised a STEM and MFL Careers event for groups of Year 9 students for our schools with a view to inspiring them to pursue their study of languages. The event took place on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi, Holyhead, Anglesey.

Ten schools participated in the event, Ysgol Bodedern, Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones, Ysgol Uwchradd Llangefni, Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen, Ysgol Friars, Ysgol Tryfan, Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle, Ysgol Botwnnog , St Gerard’s School Trust and pupils from YUC who had expressed an interest in opting for Modern Foreign Languages and Science at GCSE.

A hundred pupils in total took part and were able to participate in a variety of seminars run by local and national businesses, organisations and language institutes including the Alliance Française, the Confucius Institute, the Consejerìa, Routes into Languages, Tata Steel, GCHQ, Halen Môn, Horizon Nuclear Power, and Bangor University School of Biological Sciences. Pupils were given the opportunity to consider the advantages which being skilled in a Modern Foreign Language might bring them for example in careers in engineering, business and entrepreneurship, as a language analyst or in scientific research.

Our Year 10 GCSE French students met each of the invited speakers and escorted them to their rooms, where they gave assistance in setting up the presentations. They then greeted their allocated school and acted as their guide for the day, ensuring all pupils and teachers were able to access each presentation. They were commended by speakers and teachers alike for their courteousness and helpfulness throughout the day.

The response from all the pupils who took part was overwhelmingly positive, with one of our teachers reporting that the minibus was ‘buzzing’ on the way home!

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pupils08.03.17 - Pared Gwyl Dewi

Ar Fawrth 1af 2017 cynhaliwyd Pared Gwyl Dewi 1af erioed yn nhref Caergybi. Roedd ysgolion cynradd yr ardal i gyd yn rhan o’r digwyddiad ac wrth gwrs roedd yr Ysgol Uwchradd yno hefyd.

Cafwyd hwyl a sbri ar hyd y Pared wrth i bobl dathlu’r diwrnod a chanu caneuon amrywiol i gofio am ein Nawddsant. Y gobaith ydy y bydd y Pared yn achlysur blynyddol o hyn ymlaen gan hybu Cymreictod yn yr ardal


pupils16.02.17 - Profi Challenge (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Sixth formers from local schools in Anglesey and Gwynedd competed in the final of the Profi Challenge. This annual competition, organised by Bangor University requires school teams to develop solutions to project briefs set by ‘community clients.’ This year Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi’s team worked with Menter Iaith.

All the teams presented their ideas in theTheatre Bryn Terfel, Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, to a panel of judges, including: Greg Evans, Horizon Nuclear Power; Matt Day, Students Union, Bangor University; Diane Taylor, Santander Universities and Iwan Trefor Jones, Corporate Director and Statutury Director of Social Services Gwynedd Council. The event was hosted by BBC Radio Cymru Presenter, Lisa Gwilym. There was even a guest speaker, former international Rugby player and former WRU General Manager North Wales Development Region, Rupert Moon.

This year saw Niamh Keraney and Michael Owen of Ysgol Uwchadd Caergybi winning first prize each with £500 being donated to Mentor Iaith so the ideas can be put into action.


pupils02.02.17 - Pel Droed (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Football match yesterday against Ysgol David Hughes unfortunately both Year 7 and the U14'S lost but tried their best under very bad weather conditions.

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pupils25.01.17 - Traws Wlad Môn

Traws Wlad Môn

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20.01.17 - Deeside Athletics Championship (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Congratulations to Amelia Hucks of Year8 and Aimee Thomas of Year 7 on their recent performance in the Deeside Athletics Championship. Very well done from all at Ysgol Uwchradd Ceargybi


pupils20.01.17 - Football Game Results (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Football game on Wednesday Holyhead High School lost 4- 0 to Flint but did well to reach the last 16 in the competition


pupils20.01.17 - Cricket Session with a Cricket Wales (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Many Thanks for the visit it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.


18.01.17 - Pob lwc!

Pob lwc i dim nofio Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi ac hefyd i'r unigolion fydd yn cystadlu yng Nghaerdydd, Ddydd Sul 22ain mewm cystadlaeaeth gan yr Urcdd drwy Gymru.


pupils18.01.17 - Holyhead High School English Department working with Year 7 pupils (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

"Year 7 pupils were assigned the task of writing a formal letter to their local MP Mr Albert Owen. The pupils were really eager to deliver the letters to the MP's office.
In response, Mr Albert Owen came to visit the class and discuss the ideas the pupils had about making changes to Holyhead. Mr Albert Owen has also invited the pupils to the Chamber of Commerce and we will hopefully be visiting the Parliament in London as a direct result of the MP's visit!" It was an honour to have Mr Owen in the classroom and we are very humbled by the invitation we received.

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pupils17.01.17 - Pel Droed U15 Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi

Pob Lwc i dim Pel Droed U15 Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi fory Dydd Mercher 18fed yn erbyn Ysgol Uwchradd Fflint yng nghwpan Ysgolion Cymru, gem i gychwyn am 1.30.

Chwith i Dde - Steven Owens, Cameron Buckley Evans, Jordan Watts, Josh Malone, Luke Owen, Keelan Ridings, Casey Gregg, Luke Hodgson Arun Pritchard, Coby Doutch, Alex Hebenstreit, Owen Reilly, Cameron Eaton, Luke Jones also playing Daniel Williams, Philip Jones, Mitchell Jones, Liam Woodruff


pupils17.01.17 - HOLYHEAD U14 Football team (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

CONGRATULATIONS TO HOLYHEAD U14 Football team majority of whom attend Holyhead High School and play for the school team. Holyhead Hotspurs U14 won the 3rd round of the North Wales Junior Cup, both managers also previously attended the school.
All the best boys for the next round.

Left to right
Leo Owen, Connor Roberts (YUC), Gethin Owen, Mitchell Roberts, Alex Hebenstreit (YUC), Cameron Eaton (YUC), Josh Chant (YUC), Harry Rees, Coby Doutch (YUC)
Tyler Hughes, Jake Chapman, Sol Williams, Cameron Hughes (YUC), Mathew Lewis, Eathan Condra (YUC), Mitchell Jones (YUC), Philip Jones (YUC)

 


pupils11.01.17 - Councillor Trefor Lloyd Hughes (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Councillor Trefor Lloyd Hughes who is our Chair of the Governing body at Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi has been proudly awarded an MBE for his services in Welsh Football.

As a 15 year old school boy he sold tickets for 10p to raise money for his local football club Bodedern and over the years did everything from putting up nets to running the bath after the full time whistle. Unfortunately for Mr Hughes injury put paid to his playing career at 25 years of age.

Due to the love and passion for the rounded ball he could not cut his ties with football and with his dedication and commitment, became secretary of the Anglesey football league before being appointed general secretary of the North Wales Coast FA followed by his nomination to serve on the Welsh FA’s council in 1989 where he held several posts including that of Treasurer and Senior Vice President, honourably he then became President. Now a Life President he is still a European delegate at EUEFA which entails travelling all over Europe to attend matches and conferences.

Mr Hughes juggled his football commitments with work having started as a garage mechanic before becoming an AA breakdown mechanic and then a very well respected Ambulance Paramedic for 34 years until his retirement 5 years ago. Again in his working career he is recognised for his devotion and care and received the Green Robe at a ceremony at the 2007 National Eisteddfod in Mold for his service in the Welsh Ambulance and also for promoting the Welsh language within the FAW.

Trefor is also a committed County Councillor for Anglesey Council representing The Ynys Gybi Ward of Holyhead and was chairman of the Council. He also represents the Maeshyfryd Ward on Holyhead Town Council and was elected as Mayor of the town. A very well respected and devoted gentleman for his constituency.

Councillor Hughes has been a valuable member of Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi being the Chair of Governors for several years and again his dedication and commitment faultless. We have as a school nothing but praise for the work and dedication he has given and also to the community in which our pupils reside. He has become to many of us at Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi, as well as all the other establishment, not just a colleague but a personal friend. We sincerely hope he will reign as chair for several years to come.
We would like to congratulate Councillor Hughes on his MBE and all his achievements to date.
All in all a very well deserved award for a hard working devoted ordinary member of the community who has never forgotten his roots or should I say his Grass Roots!! Congratulations Mr Hughes.

 


pupils15.12.16 - Newyddlen (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

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pupils30.11.16 - Rhyd-y-Creuau (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

On the 30th Novemebr Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi A'level Biology students had an adventurous day out in the ancient woodland at Rhyd-y-Creuau in the Conwy Valley.
Guided by an expert from the Field Studies council our students from year 12 and 13 got to do some hands on ecology out in the wild. It was a very enjoyable day and we all left with a much greater understanding of the woodland habitat.
Students were able to measure and compare biodiversity within the woodland using a variety of techniques, ranging from the use of sophisticated digital sensors to find the moisture level within a tree to spinning a pointy stick to select the next random sample site.
Now all experts in the identification of moss and lichen, students returned to the field centre to thaw out and analyse the data. The day was topped off beautifully with a game of taboo and some complex calculations enjoyed by all ? biologists can do maths too!

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pupils18.11.16 - Children in Need (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Here's a picture of our 6th form ladies having a cake sale for children in need it was also non uniform day to raise money.

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pupils16.11.16 - PTA at Peter Pan show (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

The PTA will be at the school show selling hot & cold drinks, confectionary and raffles. All proceeds will go to Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi. If you are interested in joining the PTA please feel free to speak to a member on the night for details.


pupils16.11.16 - Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi presents Peter Pan! (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Please come along and support the cast of Peter Pan, the pupils have worked very hard and they promise it is a show not to be missed!

The show will be showing this Thursday 17th November and Friday 18th November and will start at 7:30pm. Tickets can be bought at the school reception or on the door. Tickets prices: Adult: £6, Child: £4, Concession: £4.


pupils09.11.16 - Peter Pan show (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Thursday 17th November 7:30pm
Friday 18th November 7:30pm

Adult: £6
Child: £4
Concession: £4

Tickets available from the office.


pupils09.11.16 - Princes Trust (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

On the 19th October, the year 10 Princes Trust group attended a circus skills workshop at Eirias Parc, to compliment the team work module that they are currently completing.
the group had an excellent day and were a credit to the school.
the group consisted of
Logan
Kieran
Cameron
Tony
Adam
Jordan
Tristan
Liam

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22.09.16 - Important Letters (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Person Centered Reviews - click here

Procedure of Reviewing Statements Changes - click here

Person Centered Planning - click here


 

22.09.16 - Easy Fundraising poster (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

The PTA have set up Easy Fundraising for Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi. easyfundraising.org.uk is a great way to raise money for schools just by shopping online. You don’t pay anything extra. So far easyfundraising.org.uk have raised over £13 million for causes throughout the UK. Please take a look at the flyer above for details about how to set up easy fundraising and help us raise money for our pupils. It's quick and easy to do and completely free of charge.


22.09.16 - Open Evening Thursday, 22nd September 6-8pm (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

We would like to invite all Parents and Pupils of Years 5 & 6 to come and take a look at YUC and experience some lessons and activities on offer. Moving to secondary school is an important milestone in every child's life. We hope that you have the opportuntiy to gather as much information as possible during the evening to assist you in making your decision about the next stage of your child's education.


13.07.16 - School closes at 3.15 pm on Friday 15th July and reopens to pupils on Monday 5th September (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Best wishes to everyone for an enjoyable summer break


06.07.16 - Year 10 Work Experience (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Wishing all of our year 10 pupils the best of luck as they start their work experience placements today. Work Experience Placements will run form 6th July - 12th July.


pupils06.07.16 - KS3 Activities Week and Year 6 Induction Week gets off to a flying start! (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

This years activities week will run from Wednesday 6th July - Tuesday 12th July. Please see timetable for KS3 activities below. A very warm welcome to our year 6 pupils who join us for the week in preparation for September. We sincerely hope that everyone enjoys their time with us, we look forward to meeting Parents & Guardians at the Garden Party on Tuesday afternoon.


pupils06.07.16 - YUC's JET Pupils - Class of the Year WINNERS! at The Daily Post Awards (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Our JET level 1 pupils from year 9 enjoyed tremendous success last week at the Daily Post Awards which were held AT Prifysgol Bangor University. The JET graduates won the Class of the Year Award for their efforts and commitment to the JET programme which is co-ordinated by The Jon Egging Trust at RAF Valley.


pupils18.05.16 - Wales Topper Dinghy Team Member Benjamin Jukes-Bennett (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Congratulations to Benjamin Jukes-Bennett Year 9 who was the only sailor from North Wales to be selected as a member of the 10 strong Wales Topper Dinghy Team to compete in the Eric Twiname Trust competition.

This competition has been running for 30 years and brings together teams of young sailors representing the countries of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in competition with 6 teams representing "England zones".

The event includes teams sailing a range of dinghy classes and windsurfers.

In 30 years Wales has never won the Eric Twiname trophy.

We are pleased to announce that the Wales Topper team won the Topper Dinghy trophy, Wales also won the combined Dinghy Trophy and then to top the weekend they won the overall Eric Twiname Shield.

Down to the wire racing for some classes at the 30th RYA Eric Twiname Championships as Wales were crowned overall team Champions taking home the Shield Trophy.

 


25.04.16 - Record of Achievement Ceremony (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Record of Achievement Ceremony Year 13 : 12 pm Friday 6th May at the Ucheldre Centre

Record of Achievement Ceremony Year 11 : 2pm Thursday 12th May in the School Hall


pupils25.04.16 - Our Headteacher, Head Boy & Girl and a Year 12 Pupil visited the House of Commons (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Our Headteacher, Head Boy & Girl and a Year 12 Pupil visited the House of Commons on Tuesday, 19th April to celebrate Anglesey Day. Anglesey Day is an annual event bringing together key players from Anglesey with politicians from across the UK. It is organised by the office of Albert Owen Labour MP for Anglesey. The aim of the day is to showcase and celebrate the best that the Isle of Anglesey has to offer. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn was among those who attended. It was an excellent opportunity for our pupils to network with employers and have an insight into new innovative projects that are making their way to Anglesey. Click here to see more photos

 


pupils25.04.16 - Friday 22nd April 2016, Football Shirt Friday - Bobby Moore Fund (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Congratulations to our Head Boy Thomas Haynes for organising such a fantastic Charity Event. Tom organised Football Shirt Friday with all proceeds going to the Bobby Moore Fund. There was a football match played at lunchtime between staff and pupils with the staff winning 3-0. Pupils celebrated the event by wearing their favourite football shirts to school. A fantastic event, we are proud of Thomas' commitment; he is a credit to Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi. Click here to see more photos

 


pupils01.03.16 - Jon Egging Trust Blue Skies Programme Students Graduate in Holyhead (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Thirty five students aged 12 to 16 from Holyhead High School in Anglesey have graduated from the Jon Egging Trust Blue Skies programme, at a ceremony attended by Mr Ieuan Williams, Leader of Anglesey Council, Group Captain Brian Braid, Station Commander of RAF Valley and Dr Emma Egging, CEO of the Trust.

The students are all part of the Blue Skies youth engagement programme which concentrates on developing teamwork and leadership skills. The programme is run by the Jon Egging Trust in conjunction with personnel from RAF Valley, BAE Systems, Ascent, and ISS Catering. The Armed Forces Community Covenant Fund also contributes towards the programme.

The Jon Egging Trust was set up in memory of Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging (Red 4 ) who tragically lost his life on 20th August 2011 whilst completing a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival. The charity realises his dream of helping young people overcome adversity, identify their strengths and work towards their ambitions.

Group Captain Brian Braid said: “RAF Valley is proud to support the Blue Skies project and Holyhead High School . The students have worked closely with our personnel and industry partners and been involved in challenging training away from their normal learning environment. This has given them degrees of confidence beyond the expectations of their teachers and families. The Blue Skies programme is proving a fitting legacy to Flt Lt Jon Egging, and is making a real difference to the lives of many young people in Anglesey and across the UK

 


rosie jones01.03.16 - Mrs Rosie Jones retires (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Mrs Rosie Jones retires after 32 years of service as a dinner lady at YUC. Enjoy your retirement Mrs Jones!

 


01.03.16 - Parents’ Evening Year 10 (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Parents’ Evening Year 10 – Tuesday 8th March 2016 4.00 - 6.00 pm Main Hall

 


01.03.16 - Parents’ Evening Years 12/13 (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Parents’ Evening Years 12/13 – Tuesday 15th March 2016 4.00 - 6.00 pm Main Hall

 


school hall01.02.16 - Question Time! (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

The School Council members were invited to participate in a workshop run by the National Union of Teachers principal representative this week. The pupils took part in debating exercises which provided opportunities to develop their questioning skills which they put into practice in the afternoon when they questioned a school leadership panel. The panel included the Headteacher and members of the senior leadership team; Network Manager; representatives of the Catering company as well as a member of the Governing Body.

The panel were put on the spot regarding several issues that pupils felt passionately about such as:

  • adequate playing areas during the day
  • condition of some of the toilets
  • parking for 6th form students
  • being allowed to leave the classroom during lesson time to go to the toilet
  • leaving the school site during the day to go to the local shop
  • not enough hot food available for late comers to the canteen

Mr Williams, Headteacher stated that 'This was a great opportunity for key individuals to be held to account by the students and although it provided us the opportunity to share important information which addressed some of the issues raised, it has also given us food for thought on matters we felt were strong points. We will return next term to review progress on some of the issues raised'.

Thank you to all who took part!

 


26.01.16 - Eryri Cross-Country Championship (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Congratulations and good luck to the following pupils who have qualified to compete in Dolgellau:
Caitlin Howell-Williams
Charley Marr
Mitchell Jones
Robert Thomas
Amelia Hucks
Corben Renton

 


26.01.16 - REMINDER: Year 11 Return to Sixth Form Evening (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Tuesday 23.02.16 - Return to Sixth Form Evening for Year 11 pupils interested in joining our Sixth Form in September 2016

  • Please click here to register your interest
  • Please click here to the Shared Provision prospectus

 


26.01.16 - REMINDER: Year 9 Parents' Evening (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Tuesday 09.02.16 - Year 9 Parents' Evening & Options Choices 4 - 6 pm

 


22.12.15 - Subject Ambassadors have been appointed! (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

The following pupils were successful at interview for the role of Subject Ambassador. Congratulations to all pupils, we look forward to them taking up their posts in January 2016.

English - Jessica Hazelaar
Cymraeg - Grace Williams & Hannah Martin
Art - Cella Bounds-Okwuosa
Religious Education - Adam Vallely
Music - Max Bollard
Mathematics - Rosa McDermott
History - Abigail Wood & Olivia Hart
Technology - Mia Mowbray & Olivia Hart
Science - Sarah Goodsir
Physical Education - Anna Jones, Cai Holloway, Kayleigh Williams, Georgia Magee, Courtney Clarke & Niamh Jones

 


21.12.15 - REMINDER: Year 7 Parents' Evening (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Year 7 Parents' Evening - Tuesday 12th January 2016 4 - 6 pm

 


18.12.15 - Christmas Holiday (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

School closes for the Christmas holiday at 3.15 pm on Tuesday 22nd December
Pupils are expected to attend as normal until then
School reopens on Monday 4th January 2016
We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 


18.12.15 - GCSE Science Revision Courses 2016 (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Bangor University are again offering GCSE Revision courses for Year 10 and 11 pupils over the Easter holidays
Dates as follows:

Wednesday - 30 March 2016 - Chemistry 1 (Welsh medium)
Thursday - 31 March 2016 - Chemistry 1 (English medium)
Friday - 1 April 2016 - Chemistry 2 (Bilingual)
Friday - 1 April 2016 - Physics – Year 12 (Bilingual)
Monday - 4 April 2016 - Physics 1 (Welsh medium)
Tuesday - 5 April 2016 - Physics 1 (English medium)
Wednesday - 6 April 2016 - Physics 2 (Bilingual)
Monday - 4 April 2016 - Biology 2 (Welsh medium)
Tuesday - 5 April 2016 - Biology 1 (Welsh medium)
Wednesday - 6 April 2016 - Biology 1 (English medium)

Further details about the courses and booking forms will be sent to school during January and the Science Department will issue them to pupils.

 


16.11.15 - Reminder: Year 11 Parents Evening (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Year 11 Parents Evening - 17th November 2015 4pm-6pm

 


image04.11.15 - Volvo Lifepaint at Tyn Lon Garage (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

The Volvo Garage at Tyn Lon in Llanfair PG would like to invite pupils and parents of Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi to see the unique illuminating Volvo LifePaint.

This innovative invisible spray is designed to react to a car's headlights, enabling pedestrians and cyclists to be seen at night. LifePaint can be applied to clothes, shoes, helmets, backpacks and even pushchairs.

The Volvo Garage will be offering to spray items completely free of charge on the 10th and 11th November between 5-7pm and encourage all to bring as many items for spraying as they wish.

 


image04.11.15 - BinIt! Workshop Tour (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

The Bin it! workshop tour visited our school on Tuesday, 3rd September to deliver a workshop to year 8. The tour aimd to influence and change students' attitude and behaviour towards gum litter to make a long-term positive change.

Our pupils enjoyed the workshop immensley and we would like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to the staff involved.

Click here to see more photos

 


image02.11.15 - Role of Subject Ambassador in all subject areas (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Applications are now being taken for the Role of Subject Ambassador in all subject areas. For more information please pick up an application form from Ystafell Pawb. Closing date for applications - Tuesday 10th November 2015

Click here for more information

 


02.11.15 - Appointment of Head Girl and Head Boy 2015/16 (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

The following pupils were successful at interview and now form part of the pupil voice.

Head Girl - Amber Martin
Deputy Head Girl - Stephanie Riley

Head Boy - Thomas Haynes
Deputy Head Boy - Callum Harper

 


image23.10.15 - School Open for Revision (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

School will be open on Monday 26.10.15 (Half Term) 10:00am-12:30pm for a Maths Revision Session for November GCSE Exams. The session will take place in C-Block. Please can pupils make every effort to attend if they are sitting the November exams.

Monday 26.10.15 (Half Term) Year 11 French Revision. 9:30-12:30 B-Block

Monday 26.10.15 & Tuesday 27.10.15 (Half Term) Year 10 & 11 ICT Drop in for catch up. 10:00-4:00 B-Block

 


image21.10.15 - Congratulations to Thomas Haynes (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Congratulations to Thomas Haynes Year12 who won 'Young Person Award' at the 'Your Champions Awards'.

Thomas won the award for his fundraising activities in aid of Cancer Research UK and his community work for coaching Holyhead Hotspur Under 11's. Tom raised money by running the Conwy Half Marathon and the Great North Run.

We are very proud of Thomas and achievements, he is a credit to both his Family and YUC.

Click here to see more photos

 


image08.10.15 - Family Learning Evening (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Thursday 12th November

3.30 - 6.30pm

Click here for more details

 


image08.10.15 - Lads & Dads Gardening Club (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

Mondays - 3:15 - 4:15pm
Friday - 9:30 - 11:30am

All family members welcome

Click here for more details

 


image07.10.15 - Remember 'Maths For Parents' on Saturday (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

10am - 12:30pm in the Maths Block.

Free Refreshments

Ask questions and practise some maths in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

 


image06.10.15 - School Show - 'High School Musical 2' (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

We are delighted to announce that our pupils will be presenting this year's school show - 'High School Musical 2' - on Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October 7pm.

Tickets available from the School Reception from Monday 12th October.

Please come and show your support for the hard work and commitment that our pupils and staff have put into this exciting and colourful production.

Click here to see more photos

 


30.09.15 - School Transport (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

As previously informed pupils will need a bus pass to travel on school buses with effect from 1st October. Drivers will no longer accept 20p.

Any queries, please contact the School Transport Section in the County Council - Tel 01248751892.

 


23.09.15 - Engineering Project (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

During activities week in July pupils in Yr 11 were involved in a engineering project supported by Coleg Menai. They were asked to follow instructions to the letter and build a car which would be able to achieve speeds of up to 30mph.

The group worked with the support of the Technology department and a visiting engineer from RAF Valley. Working effectively as a team they checked, double checked and tripled checked each stage of construction ensuring that the car was safe to be driven. On the last day of term they completed the project and were very proud of their achievements.



23.09.15 - During a meeting last year Ks3 were provided with an opportunity to question the Headteacher Mr Williams and several key members of staff (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

image During a meeting last year Ks3 were provided with an opportunity to question the Headteacher Mr Williams and several key members of staff such as the Caretaker; I.T. Technician; Caterlink; Governors and members of the Leadership Team on school issues. During the meeting many interesting points were raised which students felt needed to be changed.

As a result several things have been addressed by the team. These have included the modernisation of areas of the school including classrooms. 11 classrooms were improved last year at an overall cost of approximately £210,000. The work has started on decorating new toilets in the Science department.

New seating areas will be made available this term with 20 sets of tables and benches which will seat over 10 pupils each. New bins have also been purchased to reduce litter around the school as well as improve recycling.

The most significant difference seen since that meeting is the change in uniform which was put to Mr Williams and was discussed with the School Council and Governors post meeting. It was decided that Yr10 and Yr11 would have a grey jumper which would be implemented this September. The change has been well received by pupils and looks very smart!

 


07.09.15 - GCSE Results (Saesneg yn unig ar gael)

imageCongratulations to all yr 11 students on their performance in the GCSE exams. The school achieved its best results ever in English and its best performance ever in pupils attaining a C or better in Maths and English Combined.

Their were some excellent individual performances this year and the highest achiever was Luke Harper with 6A* 3A a distinction in Additional Maths and 2 Distinctions in ICT.

Other high performers were: click here for results.