Anual Governors Report

To view the full annual governors report to parents please select this link: Annual Governors’ Report 2015


Friday the 19th of June 2015 was the annual cluster primary rounder’s festival organised by the 5 x 60 and sports leaders. Year 5&6 pupils attended the festival with their class teachers to enjoy a fun filled day of rounder’s and fun games.

Full report her: Rounders festival 2015 write up

Various Information

1) Welsh Bac (Community Participation) Walk – Takes place Friday 3rd July. Bus leaving MACS AT 9:05 AM. Please bring your sponsor forms.

2) Year 10 Controlled Assessment Speaking on Thursday 25th, Friday 26th & Monday 29th June.
Revision sessions (with Mrs Harrison) as follows:   Every lunchtimeAfter school  Weds 24th June (3:25 – 4:30pm) Early morning sessions (8am – 8:30am) – Thursday 25th, Friday 26th & Monday 29th June.

3) Follow the French Department on Twitter @FrenchMacs

History Department visit to Cardiff University

A group of almost 50 Mountain Ash pupils from Years 7-9 visited Cardiff University’s School of History, Archaeology and Religious Education on Wednesday 17th June. This was the school’s return visit to Cardiff following the workshops that the university staff and students held at our school in March this year. Our pupils took part in a range of ‘hands-on’ workshops covering a diverse range of topics from the Romans in Britain to Wales and the First World War. We toured the conservation section of the Archaeology Department to find out how the staff aim to preserve items such as a suit of chain-mail armour from 17th century India and a wooden coffin from Ancient Egypt.

Our pupils were also treated to a special lecture by Dr Richard Madgwick on how archaeologists use human bones to identify illness, injuries and diseases from earlier times. The day finished with a quiz answered using remote control pads given to every pupil. Our pupils had to examine numerous photographs of damaged skulls and needed to match the injuries on the skulls to the weapons that inflicted the killer blows. These included wounds caused by maces, swords and war-hammers. We were even shown a detailed photograph of Richard III’s skull which was only recently discovered by archaeologists in Leicester.

The photographs show our pupils examining printing technology and a historical documents in the archive section in the university library.

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Merlin Sports

Merlin Sports are offering a 10% discount on all MACS polo shirts, sweatshirts, jumpers and trousers until 17th July 2015.  Please quote discount code MAMS2015.

School Production

Rehearsals are in full swing! Everyone is excited about the summer production. Staff are gearing up for their cameo roles!
Tickets are on sale NOW! Get yours from Mrs Miles before they sell out. Prices are:
* Adult – £4
* Child – £2
* Family – £10
**Tickets cannot be sold on the night due to licensing**


Early Examination Buses

We have arrange for early buses so students can take advantage of revision classes before their examination. These buses will leave Abercynon clock on each of the date listed below at 7:30am.

Monday 11th May 2015, Tuesday 12th May 2015, Thursday 14th May 2015, Monday 18th May 2015, Tuesday 19th May 2015, Friday 22nd May 2015, Monday 1st June 2015, Tuesday 2nd June 2015, Thursday 4th June 2015, Friday 5th June 2015, Monday 8th June 2015, Tuesday 9th June 2015, Wednesday 10th June 2015, Thursday 11th June 2015, Monday 15th June 2015 and Tuesday 16th June 2015

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