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โ€œBelieving in young people/Credu mewn pobl ifancโ€.

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enlightened Please be aware many of our children and young people don't feel comfortable with their photos being taken and the picture gallery reflects this.

Energy Quest came to visit us and we learned to save on our bills this winter, we should use fruit power! #costoflivingcrisis

A very happy BIG 50 to Mr Murphy, this lovely cake baked by Cameron and Ms Satherley was enjoyed by us all!

Our Y10 Art students off to a great start with their sewing project ๐Ÿงต

Last day of term Beach Clean, great work all!

Such a great visit from our friends at Astro Cymru...the mysteries of the planets!

Some shots of our lovely school garden ready for our Eco-Schools visit!

Goodbye and Good Luck to (some) of our Y11s!

Platinum Jubilee celebration time ๐Ÿ‘‘

Y10 learning about forces ๐ŸŽข I think they are hinting for a visit to Oakwoodโ€ฆ

Some great design, coding and building by G Y7! Amazing ๐Ÿคฉ

Some detailed drawing in KS3 Art today, great work M!

The right to relax and play! In the sun ๐Ÿ˜Ž Article #31

A great well-being visit to Limitless! Great behaviour and attitude from everyone, especially after a tough week of mock exams for Y11

Fairtrade Fortnight Assembly, the journey of cacao to chocolate ๐Ÿซ

World Book Day 2022

1st session with Skateboard Academy ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!

SNAPS from this week!

Exciting times, looking at the world of work on the A465 Hirwaun ๐Ÿšง

Some SID 2022 activities! Staying safe has never been more important ๐Ÿ’ป

Winter Olympic Science #Beijing2022

Celebrating Chinese New Year! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Some of our New Yearโ€™s resolutions!

What have we been up to this week?!

Such a busy second week of term!

Almost half of learners achieved ๐Ÿ’ฏ attendance this week, super effort from you and parents/carers too ๐Ÿคฉ

Ty Gwyn is working towards becoming an ASD Friendly School

WOW! Look at the new pathway and meadow (in spring) ๐ŸŒธ

Our project with Keep Wales Tidy is coming along nicely!

The hard working Mr Silke, staff member of the month!

Some Autumn Term fun! ๐Ÿคฉ

Certificates and Awards from the Dallaglio Rugby Works Merthyr tournament ๐Ÿ†

Children in Need fun ๐Ÿคฉ #spots #stripes #pjs

More Anti-bullying week highlights #onekindword

Compliment Tuesday for #OneKindWord for Anti-bullying week!

One Kind Word is the theme of Anti-Bullying Week 2021!

At last the unsightly patch of weeds and rubbish is gone!

Well done Rhys, delicious ๐ŸŒ bread, ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ delivered to SLT. What a treat!

Remembrance Day 

There they lie

Torn and tattered

Blown to pieces, like the ground of the terrain where they rest, where blood splattered,

Never found, never uncovered.

Their bones one of millions, piled in those fields

Overgrown by poppies and never revealed

And as the earth reclaims what once was there

May we once understand that war is never fair

 

Dylan Year 9 

Firework safety talk from South Wales Fire Service for KS3

Well so many of these sent out this week! For good work, attendance and kindness.

A and R working collaboratively with Lowri from RCT Music Service ๐ŸŽถ

Our grounds improvement project with Keep Wales Tidy is off to an excellent start! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

Some of our GCSE work โœ…

Enrichment Friday ๐Ÿ˜Š

World Poetry Day in KS3 is about enjoying poetry and also being creative!

Y11 Construction and the Built Environment visit to the Tilbury Douglas Construction site at Prince Charles Hospital

Enrichment Fun ๐Ÿคฉ Sport/Cooking/Art&Craft ๐Ÿคฉ

We raised over ยฃ70 at our Macmillan Coffee Morning bake sale!

Sad to say goodbye to Lois, one of our Assistant Educational Psychologists!

Another great workshop with Spectacle Theatre.

What skills does model building use? Focus/Patience/Vision/Imagination/Commitment ๐Ÿ˜€

Y10 studying waste and recycling โ™ป๏ธ

The ending of physical punishment in Wales! Great news for your rights!

Thanks from The World Land Trust for contributing to their survey and ensuring they could plant hundreds more ๐ŸŒฒ

The right to clean food and water RRS article #24 ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Autumn time ๐Ÿ

Roald Dahl Day with Campbell, Caradog and Cadwaladr classes in KS3 ๐Ÿ“š

Welcome and Croeso to 2021-22!

Here you will find snaps of life at Ty Gwyn and our busy school days smiley

EEP Robotics Programme Regional Winners 2021! Wow!

How much fun was Sports Day?! Ended with singing ๐Ÿ˜‚

Astro Cymru workshop part 2

Always a pleasure to show good work ๐Ÿ˜Š

Transition activities - Y9 to 10 is a jump, even with friends to help ๐Ÿ˜Š

Making Monsters with Spectacle Theatre ๐ŸŽญ

Celebrating our success!

One of our younger learners A using emoji cutters to express his feelings in a well-being session ๐Ÿ˜‹

Time for a quick show off! Well done Ryan โ›ณ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‰

Well done everyone at Ty Gwyn, one brilliant team ๐Ÿคฉ

Fab well-being session with Y10 playing the floor is lava ๐ŸŒ‹

Goodbye and Good Luck Y11! If you werenโ€™t in, weโ€™ll post your year book โค๏ธ

End of the week praise postcards for L, C and M, plus 2 positive calls for D and P โœ…

Y11 GCSE Art portfolios ready for moderation ๐Ÿ˜Š

Cerulean Blue Water using poster paints by L Y10

Some thoughtful decoupage work from S Y10 ๐Ÿ–ผ

Y11 Brunch was a lovely event with snacks, bingo and kahoot!

Llongyfarchiadau i'r staff canlynol:

Part of enrichment and trying new foods was the bush tucker trial!

We have entered a national robotics competition, watch this space!

KS3 Topic work, this term is "conspiracy theories"...lots of oracy, drawing and writing to explore some intriguing mysteries!

Our Spacedust Workshop - we searched for micro-meteorites and found them in Ty Gwyn...who would have thought such treasure existed!

Voting Day update! What a great experience to โ€œvoteโ€ in the Senedd election! #therighttobeheardandtakenseriously ๐Ÿ—ณ

As part of Project Vote we interviewed Cynon Valley candidate Mia Rees.

Trying new things taster menu with KS4. Its good for our wellbeing too!

A stunning silk painting for GCSE Art by E Y11. Quite amazingly eye catching.

Forces Fitness Day with Paul. A fun team building session and some great competitive-ness!

Eco Schools Silver Award ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Gonna need a bigger display wall!

And to end the Spring term, our engagement with families in lockdown is recognised! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Such a kind donation from Mr Collins (grandfather of Ms Jones) we used for everyone to have an Easter treat ๐Ÿฃ

Proud of R today, making yellow hearts to both commemorate and look forward after a tough year for many ๐Ÿ’›

Ty Gwyn is a Girls on Board accredited school. This is a girls only toolkit to resolve conflict and friendship issues in and out of school.

Y11 preparing chosen dishes for WJEC Level 2 Catering and Hospitality ๐Ÿ˜‹

National No Smoking Day! Slides from our interactive class assembly :)

Monday is International Women's Day, check Google classroom for an RRS assembly on why education matters to women and girls wherever they are in the world.

Goodbye and good luck to one of our lovely Y10s moving on today โ˜˜๏ธ And update - we've heard he's doing so well in his new school!

Are you ready for World Book Day? Thursday 4th March! RRS Article 31 the right to relax and have an adventure in a book!

Welcome back and welcome to our new street furniture! ๐Ÿคฉ

KS3 have been decorating their common room with the Gratitude Tree ๐ŸŒฒ

Safer Internet Day 9th February 2021

What are the minimum ages for popular social media platforms? 
You need to know to protect yourself! 
 

check here ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ
https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/what-age-can-my-child-start-social-networking/

 

For parents and carers too:

Its important you know that all social networking platforms (or social networking apps, if on a smartphone) have age limits. Some social networks use technologies that may not be right for some ages or engage with communities that are made up of people much older than your child.

RRS Article of the Month is the right to fair and honest information in the media!

It's Children's Mental Health Week! The theme is..."express yourself". Check out these ideas...

Some of our activities in CMHW!

WJEC Sport and Coaching level 2 session led by Y11. I think R passed with flying colours ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐ŸŒ๏ธ

Aelod o staff yr wythnos Mr Silke! ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done KS3 #WeRemember #HMD2021

D and E built Lego models and used code to make them move!

Our Form Family and Welsh icon pictures are now ready!

Aelod o staff yr wythnos Mr Murphy! ๐Ÿคฉ

Learning packs to support Google Classroom winging their way home! ๐Ÿ“ฎ

Right of the month is article #24 Access to health care is more important than ever during the current pandemic.

Very chilly daily mile! Well done everyone ๐Ÿฅถ

Starting 2021 with a lovely comment from our sports mentors at the brilliant Dallaglio Rugby Works!

An unusual end of term in a very unusual year ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Happy Christmas everyone ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿผ

Every child/young person won such super prizes in the TG Christmas raffle (all prizes donated by staff) ๐Ÿงธ

Aelod o staff yr wythnos is Lois!

Christmas means thinking of others, KS3 visited the Salvation Army Church in Aberdare.

We had a lovely Christmas Dinner as a whole school โค๏ธ

Exploring forces with spaghetti bridges ๐ŸŒ‰

Merry Christmas from the Science Department ๐Ÿงฌ ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ ๐ŸŽ„

Aelod o staff yr wythnos x 2

Friday reward activities! Well done everyone #goodtimes ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Itโ€™s Robin Gwyn! Heโ€™s upholding the right to relax and play in the hall!

Our Assistant Educational Psychologists work with individuals and groups on their social and emotional skills...some of our activities this term.

Aelod o staff yr wythnos Mr Priday yay!

Meet Robin Gwyn our new RRS Mascot, as voted by pupils. You will see him around school wherever a right is being upheld.

Aelod o staff yr wythnos Mrs Pennington ๐Ÿคฉ

Some fun with fairground games at break! ๐ŸŽช

Aelod o staff yr wythnos Mr Murphy ๐Ÿคฉ

100% Attenders Draw for the half termly gift voucher prize โœ‰๏ธ

Aelod o staff yr wythnos is Ms Finney! Always working hard and ready to rock at touch rugby ๐Ÿ‰

Rewards Friday (a special one for half term points) was at Ty Gwyn Ice Cream Parlour ๐Ÿฆ

Great end to the half term, raising money for Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer ๐Ÿ’—

Staff Well-being event ๐Ÿ– well done Ms Browning winning the movie quiz ๐Ÿฟ

Some of our collection for St Johnโ€™s Church, Aberdare. Thanks all!

Aelod o staff yr wythnos x 2! ๐Ÿคฉ

Aelod o staff yr wythnos Mr Lucas!

Enrichment Wednesday #goodtimes

Reward Friday RRS article #31 the right to relax and play!

Aelod o staff yr wythnos! Mrs Rigby ๐Ÿคฉ

Some lovely examples of DACW from Y11 looking at childrenโ€™s rights ๐Ÿคฉ

Wednesday Enrichment activities look fab!

Wet lunchtime bingo #fullhouse #line ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ #winnerwinnerchickendinner ๐Ÿ“

Aelod o staff yr wythnos! Ms Jones ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Enrichment Wednesdays have been a hit!

Jeans ๐Ÿ‘– for Genes ๐Ÿงฌ fundraising - ยฃ112 raised! WOW ๐Ÿคฉ