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Success for Croesyceiliog's Senior Choir

The Senior Choir were representing the School in the UK  National Finals of Music for Youth  in Birmingham Symphony Hall on 7th July. The judges were blown away with the performance and excellent feedback was received. The Choir won their sectional award for innovation and will be considered to perform in the Albert Hall in November.Congratulations to our exceptionally talented  group of students and Mr Parker for this achievement. 

Croesyceiliog pupils raised £1,000 for charity.

A group of year 10 Croesyceiliog pupils were pleased to present a cheque to the President of Cwmbran Rotary, John Ellis, for £1000.   In July, Damian McCool, ex Assistant Headteacher of Croesyceiliog School and Phil Davies, Vice Chair of Governors, led assemblies about the Shelterbox charity.  The Shelterbox charity provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.  Generous donations were collected from pupils in all year groups, their families and staff in aid of the Shelterbox appeal. Croesyceiliog school was pleased to raise enough money to purchase 2 Shelterboxes.  The serial numbers will be given to the school so that students can track their Shelterboxes and find out where their donations have helped people in desperate need.


21/10/2014

Simon Weston, Guest Speaker at Croesyceiliog School.

Croesyceiliog School was  honoured to welcome former Welsh guard, Simon Weston, as a guest speaker, on Tuesday 21st October, 2014.  He suffered 46% burns when he was on board the Sir Galahad ship which was destroyed in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands, in 1982. Since then he has strived to overcome his injuries and his charitable work has earned him an OBE. He was honoured as one of the top 100 Welsh Heroes in 2004 and in 2014, he was voted the Nation’s Favourite Hero. Simon's message was one of achievement, of triumph over adversity, of seizing the moment and succeeding. His remarkable account of his life, interspersed with hilarious stories and many moving recollections, fascinated pupils, parents and staff. Everyone present was inspired and motivated by Simon’s candid messages to Year 11, 12 and 13 students. He followed his talk with a question and answer session and stayed after the event to chat to pupils, parents and staff. “It was a fantastic, memorable experience for everyone present. We all feel privileged to have met such an inspirational, yet down-to-earth gentleman.” Said Mrs Taylor, Head of KS4.
Photograph by South Wales Argus (John Phillips)

 

14/10/2014

Simon Weston to be guest speaker at Croesyceiliog School

We have great pleasure in inviting pupils, parents/carers and staff to our YEAR 11 “Making the grade – ensuring our children reach their potential” evening on Tuesday 21st October, 2014, at 6.30pm-7.30pm in the West Hall.
We are honoured to welcome former Welsh guard, Simon Weston, as a guest speaker at this event. He suffered 46% burns when the he was on board the Sir Galahad ship which was destroyed in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands, in 1982. Since then he has strived to overcome his injuries and his charitable work has earned him an OBE. He was honoured as one of the top 100 Welsh Heroes in 2004 and in 2014, he was voted the Nation’s Favourite Hero. Simon's message is one of achievement, of triumph over adversity, of seizing the moment and succeeding. He has a proven track record of inspiring young people to believe in themselves and motivating them to work hard in order to achieve success:
 “Simon was absolutely brilliant …they all seem to have absorbed and remembered a lot of his key messages about self-belief and taking responsibility for getting the most out of life.” Oratory Prep School. 
There will also be a short presentation giving specific details of how you can support your child through this crucial time and Mrs Edwards, Head of Year 11, will give you vital information about the mentoring that your child is receiving in school in order to help him/her to reach his/her potential, revision sessions that your child should be attending at school and examination arrangements. This will then be followed by refreshments in the canteen where you will have the opportunity to ask the Year 11 team any questions that you may have.
This event is open to all age groups and parents/carers. 
For further details, please contact Mrs Taylor (Assistant Head teacher, Key Stage 4).
14/10/2014

 

13/09/2014

13-year-old Croesyceiliog, snooker sensation to play Jimmy White

in Cwmbran

Lewis Sinclair, a year 9 pupil at Croeyceiliog School is to play Jimmy White in Cwmbran at Cwmbran club Redz next month. Lewis has a place in the under 14 Welsh squad, and is playing Jimmy in an exhibition match at the Snooker Club in Oldbury Road, where he trains.

Lewis Sinclair, 13, will play Jimmy White, a 52 year old pro-snooker player on October 7th from 7pm. Jimmy White has won the World Amateur Championship, the UK Championship and the Masters.

Croesyceiliog School is very proud of Lewis' achievements and wishes him good luck in this, and future matches

 

04/09/2014

CROESYCEILIOG STUDENTS SING AT NATO SUMMIT

A group of Croesyceiliog students, who are also members of the Nidus Childrens Choir, were selected to perform with Bryn Terfel in the opening concert at Llangollen International Eisteddfod, in July. A few days later the choir won Silver in the world choir games in Riga, Latvia, they are now ranked as one of the leading choirs in the world!

The choir also sang at the NATO SUMMIT last night!  They were:

Emily Hopkins -  10SE,  William Campbell – year 10, Maria Davies – year 11, Nicole Cox – Year 11, Lauren Burton – year 7, Amelia Hughes – year 7, Alex Courtney –  year 8, India Peploe – 6th form and Heather Plow – 6th form.

As a school and community we are very proud  of their amazing achievements in the last few months.  Achieving such a high standard takes years of dedication and hard work!

Congratulations and well done to students, families and all involved.

 

Music Department

Over the past few weeks and months, pupils in the Music department have been very busy performing in several events. On Friday 7th March, over 30 pupils took part in the regional round of the National Festival of Music at the Newport Centre. This is a yearly event and the school have been proud to supply multiple ensembles to perform. This year, the Music department sent the Big Band, the Clarinet Ensemble, the Saxophone Ensemble, the Girls’ Choir and the Chamber Choir.

Music for youth
Music for youth

The Chamber Choir also took part in the School Eisteddfod, performing to each of the year groups. They were joined by many of the people who entered the Music competition. Pupils from all of the year groups took it in turns to perform their musical item, with performances ranging from rapping to musicals to Welsh songs. All of the performers did themselves and the Music department proud, and many of them will be asked to perform as part of the annual showcase concert, that will be taking place in the summer term 2014.

Many students contributed to the all-round success of the school musical ‘We Will Rock You’, which took place in December. As a department, we would like to thank everyone who took part and made sure that the show was a success, as well as to all of the pupils who give up their time and effort to participate and perform at such a high standard every time they are asked. May the rest of the school year be as successful as the past few months!

We Will Rock You

In December 2013 Croesyceiliog staged its annual production, ‘We Will Rock You’, based on the songs of the hit group QUEEN.

For over three months the cast rehearsed lunch times and after school to produce a true amazing show in keeping with the well-established Croesyceiliog tradition. This year we were also fortunate to have help from a cast member of the West End production, Dean Read, who came and took a workshop for the students in October half term.

Over 60 pupils were involved over three nights and performed to sell-out audiences each evening. Audiences we treated to a sing-a-long evening featuring many well-known songs by the super group, including: I Want To Break Free, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You and, of course, Bohemian Rhapsody.

The Drama and Music departments were not the only ones involved with the staging of the show; the Art and Business Studies departments, catering team as well as many other individual members of staff, also helped make the show a success.

Each year Croesyceiliog prides itself in drawing out and showcasing the talents of its pupils through the annual show and plans are already underway for 2014’s spectacular!

We will rock you
We will rock you
We will rock you
We will rock you
We will rock you