Mr D Nicholls (Staff)

Friday, 20 October 2017 09:04

Year 7 at Welsh Mountain Zoo

After a busy week in school some 93 pupils and 10 staff met very early (10am) on a Saturday morning outside the Zoovenier Shop at the Welsh Mountain Zoo. After the opportunity for a group photo we all headed off for a good walk to see all the attractions of the zoo.

This week our Year 8s had the opportunity to strut their stuff in Welsh lessons as part of their work on dillad – clothes. Everyone looked dapper in a wide range of clothing from an inflatable cowboy suit to a sheep onsie! Ishan Mistry looked particularly smart in a blazer/jeans combo! Jamie Mercer had a birthday to remember in his Welsh lesson and looked fancy as a Marilyn Monroe lookalike! 

Diwrnod prysur iawn oedd hi i 32 o ddisgyblion blwyddyn 10 dydd Mawrth Hydref y 10fed wrth iddyn nhw deithio i gartref Hedd Wyn, ‘Yr Ysgwrn’ yn Nhrawsfynydd.  

Friday, 13 October 2017 20:16

Eirias CERNtainly does Physics!

On the evening of 6th October 23 students and 3 staff boarded a plane at Manchester Airport for a weekend of Physics and culture in Geneva.

Friday, 13 October 2017 20:00

Raising awareness of the dangers of media

An incredible piece of art work from Ryan Turner, 11C, for his Global Citizenship Challenge. Ryan created a "Raising awareness pack on extremism".
Ryan says his artwork is "a way of raising awareness of the dangers of the media and its influence on young people's minds in relation to extremism"
Friday, 13 October 2017 19:52

Women Mean Business


Thanks to the Network She Foundation and in conjunction with the Welsh Baccalaureate course, nine Y13 girls were given the opportunity to attend the “Women Mean Business” Conference at Venue Cymru.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 09:12

Ski Success at Welsh Schools Ski Championships

On Sunday the 8th of October 3 teams from Ysgol Eirias travelled down to Llangrannog for the annual Welsh Schools Ski Championships. 

Monday, 02 October 2017 12:04

Introducing The Leadership Group

Croeso i Ysgol Eirias

I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to Ysgol Eirias and to offer an introduction to our leadership group.

Along with every member of staff we are committed to ensuring the very best possible learning experiences for your child.

Working alongside you as parents, our primary school partners and the community as a whole we seek to provide a wealth of high quality opportunity that provides an outstanding foundation, whatever your childs’ aspirations.

In this exciting time of educational change in Wales we strive to operate in a research-driven, self-evaluative climate, always maintaining a focus on learning and the support of each and every child.

I am proud of the Leadership Group and feel an immense sense of privilege to work with such high quality professionals.  With this in mind, over the course of the next term my aim is to introduce you to each member of the Leadership Group so that they can provide you with an insight into their role and the benefit it offers to your child.

Mrs Sarah Sutton

Sunday, 08 October 2017 13:17

Becoming valued members of society

S'mae, Elspeth Crombie yma,

I’ve been a member of staff at Ysgol Eirias for nearly 30 years. They say time flies when you are enjoying yourself! It’s a long time to stay in one place but I feel that the ethos at Ysgol Eirias so closely matches my own that Eirias is the place for me.

Modern Wales operates in a global, not local, economy, and the world is changing rapidly.

Tomorrow’s world will demand a highly educated workforce. By educated I mean a workforce that has good academic qualifications, the skills to communicate well and the ability to work well independently and as members of a team.

Our young people will need to be emotionally intelligent (considerate of other people’s thoughts, ideas and feelings). They will be required to solve complex problems; to have the ability to think through a problem, adapt their ideas and resolve the situation.

In school those skills are taught through the various subjects of the curriculum but if the young person is to truly learn those skills and perform academically he or she must be ready to learn both physically and emotionally.

As parents you entrust your child into our care. Each young person is important to us. Our pastoral care system is second to none. It supports each young person as an individual, helping them to reach their potential in everything they do. Registration sessions, pastoral sessions, PE lessons and the extra-curricular program help to develop the young people into well rounded individuals.

I expect all children to try to do their best in all areas of their life; to take on positive challenges and to open the doors of opportunity.

I expect them to be polite, respectful, well-mannered, concerned and considerate of the people around them. I would like them to be resilient individuals, who try, but aren’t afraid to fail, knowing that they can learn from the experience, try again and succeed. In doing so young people will be ready to move onto the next stage of their life.

In return I always try to be fair, polite and respectful of and to our pupils – although on occasions I may have to be firm but consistent in what I do. I will help in any way I can, if I can. If I can’t I will endeavour, with your consent, to get the required support from another source.

This will ultimately help our pupils to achieve a set of qualifications that is appropriate to them, and give them the skills and attitudes to become valued members of society.

Elspeth Crombie
Senior Deputy Head

Debi Howell, Financial Capability Relationship Manager for Wales and South West England, visited school last week to make a presentation to year 13 students for their academic performance last year. 

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