Annual Prize Evening
On Wednesday March 23rd MACS held their Annual Prize Evening to celebrate the academic and sporting achievements of pupils from across all year groups.
The Guest Speaker for the night was Ms Elisabeth Jones, a former pupil, and Director of Legal Services for the Welsh Assembly Government.
During the evening the audience were treated to a number of musical items performed by pupils, and Josh Jones, a former pupil of the school who is studying Opera at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
We would like to thank all who were in attendance for this very special evening to celebrate with our pupils.
To view all the photographs of students who received prizes and other who took part in this very successful evening like here.
Headteacher Huw Lloyd with guest speaker Ms Elisabeth Jones.
MACS Establishes Links with Botswana Schools
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Hair & Beauty Trip to Cardiff
Boots the Chemist, Cosmetic Department
On Friday 4th March, a group of Hair & Beauty pupils visited Boots the Chemist’s Cosmetic Department in Cardiff. The purpose of the event was for the pupils to have an insight into different type of careers, within the makeup and beauty industry.
During the day, the pupils gained experience, spoke to the staff on different counters within Boots, ranging from the house brand ‘Number 7’ cosmetics to ‘Smashbox’, but the most appealing counter to work on, was the most popular brand within Boots, ‘Benefit’.
The girls felt the texture of the products, compared prices and packaging and tested some of them.
The staff were very friendly and advised the girls on how to apply for a career within cosmetics. It was a very successful day. The pupils were extremely pleased when they were all given goody bags. These contained a variety of different skincare and cosmetics products for them to try at home.
Young Carers Support
Young Presenters Competition
Congratulations to our year 9 pupils who took first and third place in the Young Presenters Competition at Aberdare. An excellent achievement; well done to Jack Davis, Rhys Brittain, Marcus Jones, Elys Fisher, Emily Boyce, Isabel Withers, Ellie Williams and Kiera Robinson.
Staff and students from Cardiff University’s History, Archaeology and Religious Education Department visited MACS on Thursday 25th February 2016. This was part of their ‘Share with Schools’ outreach programme. This was their fourth visit to the History Department at MACS since 2013. A group of a dozen lecturers and students from Cardiff met with and taught 3 classes of MACS pupils from Years 7-9. The topics covered included the Romans in Wales, life in Medieval Times and Cardiff during WWI.
Using historical evidence including photographs, maps, postcards, replicas and actual artefacts (some of which dated back to the Roman era) the team delivered a wide range of interactive and ‘hands-on’ activities which really engaged and interested our pupils.
This year the team leader was Professor Paul Nicholson whose was formerly Head of Archaeology at Cardiff University. MACS staff were especially delighted to see that one of our former pupils, Gemma Bush, who was among the party of students from Cardiff. Gemma wants to become a secondary school teacher after obtaining her degree and we at MACS are all delighted to hear this.
The English department are pleased to announce the launch of SPOTLIGHT– an entertaining, informative magazine written by the pupils, for the pupils.
The team have been working tirelessly in their quest to bring you the latest news, gossip and information from across the school, community and indeed the globe! To read the the full magazine please select the link below:
Congratulations to Drama Students
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Mountain Ash Comprehensive School on their wonderful production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Coliseum Theatre. To read the full appraisal document please click this link: School Performance Appraisal
Mountain Ash Comprehensive School is proud to announce that it is one of the very first schools to adopt a new app for schools called Schoop. Currently about 50% of the letters sent home from school actually arrive with parents. The rest are either left at the bottom of bags or simply lost. This new app will ensure that important information gets home on time every time.
Schoop will improve the way we communicate with you and our school community. With your valuable involvement, your children’s education and the whole school will benefit.
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