Builth Bulletin 12


This last week has been a very busy one for pupils and staff and half-term feels like a distant memory!


General Announcements


Pupil Success

Congratulations to Charlotte Nixon on passing her British Horse Society Road Rider Exam.

Congratulations to Iwan Evans who recently attended his first Welsh Cycling Development Camp.

On Saturday October 1st, a talent show was held at the Albert Hall in Llandrindod. 15 different acts took part in the competition with the overall winner for this annual event going to drummer Eifion Davies. Llongyfarchiadau i ti Eifion.



We are going “cashless” in the Bwyty this week so please make sure that your child/children have returned their signed consent forms. The completed consent forms should be turned to Mrs Powell in the Finance Office


Lab in the Lorry

On Thursday and Friday, the Lab in the Lorry visited us. Lab in a Lorry is a mobile lab that gives young people the chance to explore science through hands-on experiments.

The programme is guided by volunteers who want to share their passion for science and their curiosity about the world we live in.

Lab in a Lorry is operated by the Institute of Physics in partnership with the Welsh government, the Schlumberger Foundation and STEMNET.


Maternity Leave

We would all like to send Mrs K Davies our best wishes as she starts her maternity leave.

In her absence, Ms T Trott will be joining the Science department.

Ms A Jones has been appointed a temporary Skills Coordinator to cover for Ms Davies.


Planning for the Future

This week, two groups of year 11 pupils had the opportunity to visit NPTC at their Beacons Campus in Brecon and the Newtown site. Pupils were able to view the facilities, meet key staff and find out about applying to college.


Sporting Success

Before half-term, Mr Bowen arranged for our year 7, 8 and 9 rugby teams to compete in different tournaments. The results are as follows:

Year 7 Builth High School took part in the Brecon round-robin and were overall winners for this competition. This was a massive achievement as at least 5 players in this team had never taken part in a competitive game before

Year 8 had two teams at the Newtown tournament and like year 7, were the overall winners. Both of our teams won every game.

Our Year 9 side came third overall in the Brecon tournament competing against a very strong Brecon team.

Congratulations to Sion Coyle, Kyle Davies, Tom Pugh, Rhys Davies and Ryan Jones in Year 10 who have been selected to be part of the South Powys under 15s rugby squad.

Congratulations to the year 11 rugby team who recently beat Brecon 64-5. As a result, they have now qualified for the Welsh cup.

Cameron Gibson, Prys Eckley and Ceiran Prynne recently completed the WRU Level 1 referee qualification. Once they turn 16 they will be fully registered with the WRU.  Da iawn bechgyn.

Due to the need to find sterner opposition for our year 7 and 8 rugby teams, the boys travelled to Cardiff last Thursday to play fixtures against Bishop of Llandaff High School and Hawthorns High School. Here are the results for our Year 7 team:

Llandaff 0 - Builth 19

Hawthorns A 0- Builth A 42

Hawthorns B 0- Builth B 36

followed by the results of our Year 8 team:

Llandaff 0- Builth 46

The B team from the year 7s and 8s then played a mixed game against Llandaff which resulted in Builth winning 15-0.

As there is no provision in place for a senior side in South Powys, Mr Bowen has set up a side comprising of Brecon, Builth and Crickhowell school boys. Jacob Beetham, Steffan Towns, Prys Eckley and Greg Morgan are all members of this team and recently won 64 – 12 against Garth Olwg in Pontypridd. 

Mr Bowen would like to thank all age groups for their hard work and dedication and for making this term so successful. This is not only in terms of their playing ability but also for their help with coaching and officiating. As a school, we would like to thank Mr Bowen for all his hard work and the commitment that he shows our pupils. Diolch.


Dates for your diary


Child Sexual Awareness Presentation – Monday 7th November at 6.00pm in the Bwyty

On Monday 7th of November Stop it Now will be delivering an informal session for parents and carers to increase knowledge and understanding of how child sexual exploitation can happen, the risks to children and young people and what action can be taken.


Year 11 Progress Evening

We look forward to meeting parents/carers of our year 11 pupils on Thursday 10th November between 16.00 and 17.00 in the Bwyty. This is an opportunity to meet the Senior Leadership Team and Heads of Department.

Please note: This is not a Parents’ Evening and only Heads of Department will be present. The Year 11 Parents’ Evening takes place on Thursday 26th January 2017, where you have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their subject teachers.


Into the Woods

Don’t forget to book your tickets for Into the Woods on Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November. Tickets can be booked on line from Wyeside http://www.wyeside.co.uk/events/1547/into-the-woods# or phone the box office on 01982 552555.



A team of four inspectors will be in school from 22nd-24th November to monitor the school’s progress. They will be interviewing Senior and Middle Managers, talking to pupils, observing lessons, looking at pupil work and scrutinising key documents such as the School’s Self-Evaluation Report and Improvement Plan.


Forthcoming Events