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September 2017 - Ysgol Tryfan

Many congratulations to our pupils and students who celebrated excellent results this summer. Best wishes to all those embarking on the next stage of their careers in apprenticeships, jobs, colleges and universities across the country.

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Year 7 Induction

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It was great to welcome a new Year 7 to Ysgol Tryfan at the beginning of September. They are now starting a journey that will lead them to become intelligent, ambitious, principled and bilingual citizens. The pupils have come from 9 different primary schools and, in order to ensure that the pupils were happy at the start of their time here, were getting to know each other and appreciating the school’s values, a programme of induction activities was organised for them. A number of familiar faces held varied sessions with the pupils in order to encourage respect for the importance of the Welsh language. In the pictures can be seen Owain Tudur Jones, Bedwyr ap Gwyn and Carwyn Jones (The wild man). The pupils also created short films and these films were judged by two of our past pupils, Lara Catrin and Gwion Tegid.
As a further part of their induction period in Tryfan, year 7 will be spending two days at the Urdd camp in Glan Llyn later in the term.

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Head Pupils

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The Ysgol Tryfan head pupils for this academic year are Cai Fôn Davies and Megan Huws, with Kyle Howard and Ela Catrin Jones their deputies. Congratulations to the four of them for the privilege of being elected by their peers as well as by the school staff.

 

 

 

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Prizegiving Evening

The sixth Ysgol Tryfan prize giving was held in the school on Thursday evening, 14th September. We had a very enjoyable evening and a great number of pupils were awarded for excellence in numerous fields. Amongst the winners were last year’s Head Pupils, Tomos Wood, who managed to gain 5A* at A Level and Hana Abas who gained 4A* and 1A. Both are on their way to Cambridge; Tomos to study Engineering and Hana to study Law. Tomos and Hana are pictured along with the rest of the worthy winners of the A Level excellence prize.
For the first time this year a special prize was awarded on the evening, given by the family of Sion Hardy in loving memory of him; and the award went to Manon Williams who has now moved on to Bangor University to study nursing. Pictured are members of Sion’s family presenting the award to Manon.
We had an outstanding musical item from Gwenno Morgan and it was a pleasure to welcome a former pupil, Dr Cynon Tomos back to Ysgol Tryfan as our guest speaker.

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National Science Winners

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Following their success in the regional rounds, a team of Year 11 scientists became the winners of the Life Sciences Challenge 2017. This is a national competition held by the Cardiff School of Medicine.
The members of the team are Mali Jones, Owain Jones, Gwydion Elliot and Tomos Mather. They enjoyed being challenged on questions based on A Level Science, as well as GCSE, and also questions based on general knowledge and an awareness of innovative scientific developments.
The final round was extremely exciting and they eventually beat Ysgol Bro Morgannwg. Heartiest congratulations to the pupils – their success will stay with them for a long time, not only because of their excellent performance but also for the opportunity to go to the capital city by plane to the final. Thanks to Mrs Nia Griffiths Jones for her support.

 

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The Welsh Department

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Years 10 and 12 who are studying Welsh went to visit the Ysgwrn, the home of Hedd Wyn and then to Capel Celyn to listen to Elwyn Edwards talking about his experiences during the time of the drowning of Tryweryn. It was a very emotional day and it was an opportunity for us as pupils to learn more about our history’s heroes. First we went to the village of Trawsfynydd to see the statue, as seen in the photo, and Hedd Wyn’s birthplace in the village. Then in his home, Yr Ysgwrn, we had an extremely interesting tour from room to room as all his chairs are there on show. It was a strange feeling standing in the exact spot where he used to write his poems, and knowing that we were in the home of such an influential person. In the same way, listening to Elwyn Edwards on the shores of Llyn Celyn sharing his personal experiences of the famous protest and living so close to the village that was drowned, was very striking and everyone returned to the bus very moved. We will not forget this trip and we are looking forward to studying the famous film ‘Hedd Wyn’ for our AS Welsh oral examination.

Alaw Williams and Mari Baines

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Debating Training

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Six pupils from Ysgol Tryafn went on a training course at Glyndŵr University, Wrexham, to prepare for the Wales Debating Championship. The six were: Kyle Howard, Cai Fôn Davies, Gwydion Elliott, Owain Jones, Alaw Williams and Martha Owen. As Ysgol Tryfan are the present champions of North Wales, the North Wales round of the national competition will be held in Ysgol Tryfan in October. Good luck to the debaters!

 

 

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North Wales Orchestra

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Warmest congratulations to the five Ysgol Tryfan pupils who were selected for the North Wales Youth Orchestra over the summer. The five talented instrumentalists are: Gwenllian Howe, Gruff Boyle, Owain Llestyn, Gethin Elis and Owain Jones.
Congratulations too to the youngest pictured, Gwenllian Howe, who has also been selected to play the trombone with the Bangor University Symphony Orchestra for the coming year.

Although the beginning of term has been very busy here is a chance to celebrate successes seen at the end of last term.

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Wales Spelling Bee Final 2017

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In July Catrin Pitts and Grace Mayhead went to Aberystwyth University to compete in the final of the French Spelling Bee, and Non Fôn Davies and Efa Huw went to the German final. Many congratulations to the four of them for reaching the final but especially to Efa Huw who actually won the German national competition. Here she is in the photo with her cup.

 

 

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National Winner on the Water!

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Also at the end of last term, Steffan Rhys Griffiths, Year 12, took part in the Wales Games in Cardiff. His competition involved racing in a kayak in the National White Water Centre in Cardiff Bay. He was very successful and came home with two gold medals, one silver and one bronze. A remarkable achievement!

Steffan continues to compete with slalom kayak racing across the country in various competitions and relishes being on the water.

 

 

 

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Mis Mehefin 2017 - Ysgol Tryfan

Staff
Mae’r haf hwn yn gyfnod o newid i nifer o staff Ysgol Tryfan a hoffem ddymuno’n dda i bob un ohonynt yn ystod y cyfnod hwn.

Eleni bydd bwlch aruthrol yn Ysgol Tryfan wrth i ni ffarwelio gyda phedwar aelod o staff a wnaeth gyfraniad aruthrol i’r ysgol dros nifer fawr o flynyddoedd. Mae Mr Owain Arwel Davies wedi ei benodi’n Arweinydd Addysg Gynhwysol yng Ngwynedd a Môn a dymunwn yn dda iddo gyda’i gyfrifoldebau newydd. Bu Mr Davies yn Bennaeth Cerdd gyda ni am ddeuddeng mlynedd a chyfrannodd yn helaeth at fywyd yr ysgol - a chofiwn yn arbennig wrth gwrs am raen a llwyddiant y Band Jazz enwog.

Mae’r tri arall sy’n ymadael yr haf hwn yn gadael bwlch anferth o ran profiad ac arbenigedd. Mae Mr Ian Williams (Pennaeth Addysg Gorfforol), Mrs Tegwen Llwyd (Pennaeth Cynorthwyol) a Mrs Eleri Roberts (Pennaeth Cynorthwyol) yn ymddeol eleni - a rhyngddynt maent wedi gwasanaethu Ysgol Tryfan yn deyrngar, yn effeithiol ac yn gadarnhaol am 89 o flynyddoedd! Bu eu cyfraniad dros y cyfnod hwn, mewn amrywiol feysydd, yn anfesuradwy; ac mae cenedlaethau bellach o ddisgyblion Ysgol Tryfan yn dystion i’r gwaith gwerthfawr hwn. Cawn gyfle dros wythnosau olaf y tymor i ddiolch yn fawr iddynt am eu gwasanaeth clodwiw; ac eto dymunwn yn dda i’r tri ohonynt wrth iddynt edrych ymlaen at fis Medi ychydig mwy hamddenol.

Bu Mrs Non Tomos a Ms Kally Davies yn gweithio yn yr ysgol am gyfnod sylweddol fyrrach – ond diolchwn iddynt hwythau hefyd am eu cyfraniad, a dymunwn yn dda iddynt yn eu swyddi newydd ym mis Medi.

Yn dilyn y newidiadau uchod, mae’r ysgol wedi penodi’r isod:


• Mr Hefin Evans yn Bennaeth yr Adran Gerddoriaeth
• Mr Gruffudd Arfon yn Athro Addysg Gorfforol
• Miss Gwenno Roberts yn Athrawes Pynciau Cyffredinol (dros dro am flwyddyn)
• Mrs Meryl Wyn Jones yn Swyddog Data

Edrychwn ymlaen at eu croesawu hwy i deulu Ysgol Tryfan ym mis Medi.

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Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr Urdd
Ers dyddiad cau’r Goriad y mis diwethaf cynhaliwyd Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr Urdd ym Mhen y Bont ar Ogwr. Llwyddodd nifer o ddisgyblion o Ysgol Tryfan i gyrraedd y genedlaethol eleni a braf oedd gweld hynny. Llongyfarchiadau mawr i bob un ohonynt. Hoffem longyfarch yn arbennig pob un a ddaeth i lwyfan y Genedlaethol eleni:

• Gruff Boyle yn ail ar y gystadleuaeth Unawd Offerynnau Taro Bl.10 a dan 19 oed
• Cai Fôn Davies yn fuddugol yng nghystadleuaeth Cyflwyno Alaw Werin Unigol Bl. 10 a dan 19 oed
• Non Fôn Davies yn fuddugol yng nghystadleuaeth Llefaru Unigol Bl. 7 – 9. Llongyfarchiadau mawr iddi hefyd am gipio’r ail wobr yn genedlaethol am ysgrifennu portread yng nghystadleuaeth rhyddiaith Blwyddyn 8.

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Blwyddyn 9 yn Ffilmio
Bu pymtheg disgybl o flwyddyn 9 yn cydweithio gyda Berwyn Rowlands o sefydliad Gwobr Iris i gynhyrchu film fer yn hybu goddefgarwch a pharch, a chodi ymwybyddiaeth am faterion LGBT ymysg pobl ifanc mewn addysg yng Nghymru. Bu’r holl broses greu yn brofiad gwerthfawr iawn – ac yn awr edrychwn ymlaen at weld darllediad cyhoeddus y ffilm orffenedig.

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Mathemateg
Llongyfarchiadau mawr i Emma Hughes, Blwyddyn 8, am ennill gwobr yng Nghystadleuaeth Fathemateg y Gymdeithas Wyddonol. Cystadlodd dros fil o ddisgyblion Blwyddyn 8 drwy Gymru, ac roedd Emma’n un o 11 o ddisgyblion a gafodd eu gwobrwyo mewn seremoni arbennig ar faes Eisteddfod yr Urdd ym Mhen y Bont ar Ogwr. Llongyfarchiadau fil!

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Gwyddoniaeth
Wedi eu llwyddiant yn yr ‘Her Gwyddorau Bywyd’ a drefnwyd gan Ysgol Feddygaeth Prifysgol Caerdydd yn gynharach eleni, bu Owain Jones, Tomos Mather, Mali Jones a Gwydion Elliott yn cymryd rhan yn y rownd go-gyn-derfynol yn Ysgol Botwnnog fis Mehefin. Cawsant lwyddiant pellach ac yna cystadlu yn y rownd gyn-derfynol yn erbyn Ysgol Brynhyfryd. Wedi cystadlu brwd a gwaith tîm penigamp cawsant fuddugoliaeth! Cynhelir y rownd derfynol yng Nghaerdydd ym mis Medi - hei lwc!!

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Dylunio a Thechnoleg
Llongyfarchiadau i ddisgyblion o amrywiol oedrannau yn Ysgol Tryfan a fu’n rhan o arddangosfa Dylunio a Thechnoleg yn Pontio yn ddiweddar. Da iawn chi - Ellie, Holly, Non, Siwan, Marie, Jake a Cian.

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Band Jazz
Bydd y Band Jazz yn cystadlu ddechrau mis Gorffennaf yng nghystadleuaeth nodedig Music For Youth ym Mirmingham. Dymunwn yn dda i’r Band ac edrychwn ymlaen at glywed eu hanes, wrth iddynt ddangos eu doniau dros Glawdd Offa.

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Athletau
Mae hi’n dymor prysur iawn o athletau ar hyn o bryd gyda nifer fawr o’n hathletwyr yn llwyddiannus yn lleol ac yn rhanbarthol. Llongyfarchiadau i bawb a fu’n cynrychioli’r ysgol yn ystod y tymor. Yn athletau Eryri yn ddiweddar bu’r canlynol i gyd yn fuddugol a byddant yn awr yn carlamu yn eu blaenau i Fabolgampau Cymru. Gwych iawn!


Ioan Rheinallt – naid driphlyg dan 20
Medi Montague – clwydi dan 17
Cai La Trobe-Roberts – 800m dan 15
Shane Owen – clwydi dan 15
Siwan Williams – pwysau dan 15

Llongyfarchiadau hefyd i dimau athletau bechgyn blwyddyn 9/10 a merched blwyddyn 9/10 a fu’n cynrychioli Arfon ym mabolgampau timau NASuwt Eryri.

Llongyfarchiadau i Tara Howard am gael ei dewis i chwarae pêl-rwyd i ranbarth Gogledd Orllewin Cymru. Bydd yn cystadlu ym Mabolgampau Cymru yng Nghaerdydd y penwythnos yma.

Ysgol Tryfan wedi ennill y plat Cystadleuaeth Rygbi 7 bob ochr Bl.9 Eryri.

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Mabolgampau Ysgol
Cynhaliwyd Mabolgampau’r ysgol eleni ar ddydd Iau 15fed o Fehefin ar gaeau Treborth. Cafwyd tywydd rhagorol i gynnal y diwrnod a’r llys buddugol eleni oedd Glyder. Llongyfarchiadau mawr iddynt. Diolch hefyd i’r Brifysgol am y bartneriaeth flynyddol a’r defnydd o’r adnoddau ardderchog.
Llongyfarchiadau i’r capteiniaid buddugol Medi a Cian a welir yn y llun gyda thlws y llys buddugol; ynghyd â Mr Ian Williams, Pennaeth yr Adran Addysg Gorfforol.

Yn ystod y dydd torrwyd sawl record a chyflwynwyd tlysau Victor Ludorum a Victrix Ludorum i’r athletwyr gorau ym mhob blwyddyn. Llongyfarchiadau i’r isod am ennill y tlysau hyn:


Bachgen Blwyddyn 7 – Logan Dalby
Merch Blwyddyn 7 – Cara Hughes
Bachgen Blwyddyn 8 – Harri Llew
Merch Blwyddyn 8 – Gwen Roberts
Bachgen Blwyddyn 9 – Shane Owen a Cai La Trobe-Roberts
Merch Blwyddyn 9 – Siwan Williams a Glain Watkin-Jones
Bachgen Blwyddyn 10 – Kian Owen a Caio Hughes
Merch Blwyddyn 10 – Tara Howard a Medi Montague

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Wythnos Weithgareddau
Rydym oll yn Ysgol Tryfan yn edrych ymlaen at yr wythnos weithgareddau a gynhelir yn ystod yr wythnos 10-14 o Orffennaf. Eleni bydd rhaglen lawn o weithgareddau cyffrous sy’n cyfuno profiadau addysgol a hwyliog. Bydd nifer o’r gweithgareddau yn manteisio ar amgylchedd bendigedig Gwynedd a Môn, gan gynnwys taith i gopa’r Wyddfa. Byddwn yn gweddïo am dywydd ffafriol yn ystod yr wythnos. Diolch ymlaen llaw i’r holl staff sydd wedi ymrwymo mor frwdfrydig i sicrhau wythnos werth chweil.

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Arholiadau’r Haf
Bydd canlyniadau’r arholiadau allanol ar gael fel arfer yn yr ysgol ar y ddau ddydd Iau canlynol:

• Safon Uwch ac Uwch Gyfrannol – dydd Iau, Awst 17eg, 2017. Bydd canlyniadau Safon Uwch ar gael i Flwyddyn 13 o wyth o’r gloch yn y bore a chanlyniadau Uwch Gyfrannol ar gyfer Bl.12 o naw o’r gloch ymlaen.
• TGAU – dydd Iau, Awst 24ain, 2017. Bydd canlyniadau TGAU Bl.11 ar gael o wyth o’r gloch ymlaen. Bydd canlyniadau blwyddyn 10 ar gael o ddeg o’r gloch ymlaen.

Hoffem ddiolch i’n holl ddisgyblion a’u rhieni am eu cefnogaeth trwy gydol y flwyddyn, a dymunwn haf hir a heulog i holl ddarllenwyr Y Goriad.

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Mis Mai 2017 – Cyfraniad Ysgol Tryfan

Arholiadau
Erbyn hyn mae’r tymor arholiadau yn ei anterth, gyda disgyblion blwyddyn 10, 11, 12 a 13 yn hynod o brysur yn paratoi ac yn sefyll eu harholiadau allanol. Dymunwn yn dda i bob un ohonynt.

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Eisteddfod yr Urdd
Erbyn i Goriad y mis hwn weld golau dydd bydd nifer fawr o ddisgyblion Ysgol Tryfan wedi cystadlu yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr Urdd ym Mhen-y-bont ar Ogwr. Dymuniadau gorau i bob un ohonynt.
Dymuna’r ysgol, ac Adran y Gymraeg yn arbennig, longyfarch Non Fôn Davies Blwyddyn 8 yn wresog am ei llwyddiant mewn cystadleuaeth gwaith cartref llenyddiaeth yn Eisteddfod yr Urdd. Cipiodd yr ail wobr am ysgrifennu portread yng nghystadleuaeth rhyddiaith Blwyddyn 8.

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Gwaith Maes Daearyddiaeth
Yn ystod y mis bu grŵp Blwyddyn 10 Daearyddiaeth ar gyfnod o waith maes, a hynny ar yr afon Glaslyn ac yn Llanberis. Buont wrthi’n ddiwyd yn casglu a dadansoddi data ar gyfer eu cwrs TGAU, ac yn ffodus iawn bu’n haul yn tywynnu am ddeuddydd. Hoffem ddiolch i Mr Bleddyn Williams am ei arweiniad, ac i Mrs Angharad Harris a staff y Parc Cenedlaethol am eu cefnogaeth.

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Ieithoedd Tramor Modern
Bu rhai o ddisgyblion iau'r ysgol yn brysur, ac yn llwyddiannus iawn, yn ddiweddar yn cystadlu yn y gystadleuaeth Ieithoedd Tramor Modern, Spelling Bee. Bu Non Fôn Davies ac Efa Huw, blwyddyn 8, yn llwyddiannus iawn a byddant yn awr yn symud ymlaen i Rownd Derfynol y Spelling Bee Almaeneg yn Aberystwyth ym mis Gorffennaf. Yn yr un modd bu rhai o ddisgyblion Bl.7 yn llwyddiannus iawn yn y Spelling Bee Ffrangeg, a byddant hwythau hefyd yn brasgamu i Aberystwyth. Yn y llun gwelir Ella Dixon (3ydd), Catrin Pitts a Grace Mayhead (Cydradd 1af) a Steffan Williams (2il). Llongyfarchiadau mawr! Félicitations !
Glückwünsche!

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Cemeg
Gweler adroddiad Non Fôn Davies
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O’r Meysydd Chwarae

Athletau
Mae hi’n dymor prysur iawn o athletau ar hyn o bryd hefyd gyda nifer fawr o’n hathletwyr yn llwyddiannus yn lleol ac yn rhanbarthol. Llongyfarchiadau i bob a fu’n cynrychioli’r ysgol yn ystod y tymor. Yn y llun gwelir yr athletwyr a fu’n cynrychioli’r ysgol yn ddiweddar yn athletau Eryri. Llongyfarchiadau i bob un ohonynt, ac yn arbennig i Tara Howard (200 metr) a Cai La Trobe Roberts (800 metr) a gafodd ddiwrnod llwyddiannus iawn gan dorri record Treborth.

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Gymnasteg
Yn ystod y flwyddyn hon bu Kyle Howard yn hynod o lwyddiannus ym maes gymnasteg, a hynny fel perffromiwr unigol ac fel hyfforddwr. Yn ddiweddar bu Kyle yn cysatdlu ym mhencampwriaethau Gymnasteg Ysgolion Prydain, gan ennil medal arian yn y ‘vault’ a’r ‘tumble’. Anhygoel wir – da iawn ti Kyle.

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Mis Ebrill 2017 – Cyfraniad Ysgol Tryfan

Teithio Byd!
A hithau’n fis gwyliau’r Pasg mor braf yw edrych yn ôl ar ddwy daith addysgol gyffrous iawn ar gyfer ein disgyblion yn ystod cyfnod y gwyliau hwn.
Yn gyntaf bu rhai o ddisgyblion hŷn yr ysgol ar daith fythgofiadwy i’r Unol Daleithiau gan weld rhai o ryfeddodau dinas Efrog Newydd a Washington DC.
Yr un pryd bu rai o ddisgyblion blwyddyn 9 yr ysgol, ar y cyd ag Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle, ar daith bêl-droed i Valencia yn Sbaen. Yn ystod y daith cafwyd cyfleoedd i chwarae gemau ac ymarfer dan nawdd clwb pêl-droed enwog Valencia CF, heb sôn am gyfle i weld gêm La Liga fyw.
Rhydd y lluniau isod flas yn unig o’r hwyl a’r addysg a gafwyd a bydd cyfle i ddarllen yn fanylach am y ddwy daith ym mwletin tymhorol yr ysgol i rieni. Hoffem ddiolch o galon i’r aelodau o staff a fu’n cefnogi’r disgyblion yn ystod y teithiau hyn.

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Eisteddfod yr Urdd
Hoffem longyfarch yr holl ddisgyblion sydd wedi cymryd rhan ymhob un o’r Eisteddfodau’r Urdd yn ystod y mis diwethaf. Rydym yn falch iawn o’n disgyblion a’u llwyddiant. Braf iawn yw gweld nifer o ddisgyblion Ysgol Tryfan yn awr yn ddiwyd iawn yn paratoi ar gyfer Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr Urdd ym Mhen-y-bont ar Ogwr. Bydd ein disgyblion yn cystadlu yn yr eitemau canlynol – pob hwyl i bob un ohonynt:

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Pleser hefyd yw llongyfarch yr holl ddisgyblion a fu’n cystadlu yn Eisteddfod yr Urdd o ran cystadlaethau gwaith cartref a Chelf a Chrefft. Bu nifer fawr yn serennu o ran Celf a Chrefft a bydd gwaith tri o’n henillwyr sirol yn awr i’w gweld ar faes yr Eisteddfod ym Mhen-y-Bont. Longyfarchiadau calonnog i’r tri yma: Osian Wyn Coyle, Dyddgu Jones a Jac Edwards.

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TAG ar y Teledu
Bu Nanw a Glain o flwyddyn 9 yn ddiweddar yn cynrychioli Ysgol Tryfan mewn rhaglen deledu o’r enw O-gof. Mae’r rhaglen hon yn rhan o raglenni TAG ar gyfer pobl ifanc ac ynddi roedd timau o wahanol ysgolion yn dangos cyfuniad o sgiliau corfforol ac ymenyddol wrth ateb cwis a chwblhau cwrs rhwystrau heriol ar safle antur tanddaearol Llechwedd. Wrth i’r gyfres ddod i ben yn ddiweddar bendigedig oedd gweld enw Ysgol Tryfan ar frig y gynghrair – marciau llawn i’r ddwy ohonoch!

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Ysgoloriaethau Mynediad
Y mis diwethaf braf oedd adrodd am lwyddiant nifer o’n myfyrwyr wrth iddynt sicrhau ysgoloriaethau mynediad i brifysgol. Erbyn hyn mae’r Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol wedi cyhoeddi enillwyr eu hysgoloriaethau hwy. Hoffem longyfarch Lowri Randall ac Awen Edwards am ennill dwy o brif ysgoloriaethau'r Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol - ac i Manon Williams am ennill ysgoloriaeth cymhelliant y Coleg. Ardderchog wir!

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Mentoriaid Ieithoedd Tramor
Bu 20 o ddisgyblion Blwyddyn 9 mewn seremoni ym Mhrifysgol Bangor yn ddiweddar oedd yn cydnabod eu cyfranogiad ym Mhrosiect Mentora Myfyrwyr Ieithoedd Modern. Yn ystod y tymor bu’r disgyblion yn mwynhau sesiynau ieithyddol dros gyfnod o chwe wythnos gyda, myfyriwr Ieithoedd Modern o’r Brifysgol gan ddyfnhau eu dealltwriaeth a’u gwerthfawrogiad o bwysigrwydd ieithoedd ar gyfer ein bywydau heddiw. Diolch i’r adran Ffrangeg am hwyluso’r gweithgareddau.

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Merched Mewn Peirianneg
Bu criw o ferched o flwyddyn 8 a 9 mewn gweithgaredd diwrnod yn y Brifysgol i ddathlu ac annog Merched mewn Peirianneg. Cafwyd diwrnod hwyliog ac addysgol gyda’r merched yn arbrofi ac yn ymestyn eu syniadau. Diolch i’r adran Wyddoniaeth am drefnu’r ymweliad.

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O’r Meysydd Chwarae……
Erbyn hyn mae’r tymor athletau wedi cychwyn a hoffem ddymuno’n dda i’n holl athletwyr yn ystod y cyfnod hwn wrth iddynt gystadlu fel timau ac unigolion ar bob lefel. Ond braf hefyd yw gallu edrych yn ôl ar fis arall sy’n cynnwys sawl llwyddiant mewn amrywiol feysydd.

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Dringo
Ar ôl blynyddoedd o waith caled yn miniogi ei chrefft mae Lucy Swann erbyn hyn yn aelod llawn o dîm dringo Cymru. Ar ddiwedd y mis hwn, fel bydd Y Goriad yn mynd i’w argraffu, bydd Lucy yn cystadlu yn rowndiau terfynol Prydain ac Iwerddon yng Nghaeredin. Rydym yn falch iawn o’th gampau Lucy - a phob hwyl i ti yn yr Alban.

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Hoci
Gyda’r un balchder buom fel ysgol yn dilyn campau Mared Jones yn ystod y Pasg wrth iddi gynrychioli tîm hoci dan 16 Cymru mewn cyfres brawf yn erbyn yr Alban. Da iawn ti Mared – gan obeithio ei gweld sawl tro eto yng nghrys coch Cymru!

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Triathlon
Dros y misoedd a’r blynyddoedd diwethaf rydym wedi adrodd sawl tro am gampau Cedol Dafydd fel rhedwr ac ym myd triathlon wrth iddo gryfhau o flwyddyn i flwyddyn. Yn ddiweddar bu Cedol yn cystadlu ym mhencampwriaethau triathlon Cymru dan 19 – gan lwyddo’n anrhydeddus, yn arbennig o gofio mai 15 oed yn unig ydyw. Da iawn ti Cedol!

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Rygbi
Dros y Pasg hefyd bu Leon Shaw yn cynrychioli Rygbi Gogledd Cymru dan 16 mewn gêm gystadleuol ar Barc Eirias yn erbyn tîm Gleision yr Alban. Erbyn cyrraedd oedran dan 16 dim ond y goreuon o’r gorllewin a’r dwyrain sydd yng ngharfan yr RGC a da gweld enw Leon yn gadarn braf yn y tîm hwn. Dalier ati Leon!

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Bocsio
Un gamp na fu’n flaenllaw yn ein bwletinau chwaraeon yn y gorffennol yw bocsio, ond erbyn hyn gallwn ymfalchïo fel ysgol fod gennym bencampwr Cymru yn ein mysg! Yn ddiweddar ym Mhencampwriaethau Agored Bocsio Cymru daeth Harvey Williams yn fuddugol yn y categori pwysau 32/34Kg. Mae Harvey ym mlwyddyn 8 yn Nhryfan ac yn amlwg mae ganddo ddyfodol disglair o’i flaen yn y gamp. Edrychwn ymlaen at glywed mwy am ei lwyddiannau yn y dyfodol. Da iawn Harvey a phob lwc!

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Mis Mawrth 2017 – Cyfraniad Ysgol Tryfan

Eisteddfod yr Urdd
Hoffai staff Ysgol Tryfan longyfarch yr holl ddisgyblion sydd wedi cymryd rhan ymhob un o’r Eisteddfodau’r Urdd yn ystod y mis diwethaf. Rydym yn falch iawn o’n disgyblion a’u llwyddiant. Mi fydd llawer o’r disgyblion yn awr yn mynd ymlaen i Ben-y-bont ar Ogwr – pob hwyl iddynt.
Dyma ganlyniadau’r Eisteddfodau’r Urdd eleni hyd yma:

Canlyniadau Ysgol Tryfan yn Eisteddfod Cylch yr Urdd Bangor / Ogwen:
(194) Unawd Merched 7-9: Ela Vaughan Roberts -1af Erin Rhys Williams – 3ydd
(195) Unawd Bechgyn 7-9: Steffan Llewelyn – 1af Morgan Frazer – 2il
(196) Deuawd 7-9: Non Fôn ac Ela Vaughan – 1af
(342) Llefaru Unigol 7 – 9: Non Fôn Davies – 1af Morgan Owen – 2il
Eluned Mair Owen – 4ydd
(236) Unawd Chwythbrennau 7-9:
Tara Stephen – 1af Catrin Pitts – 2il
(217) Cyflwyno Alaw Werin 7-9:
Ela Vaughan Roberts –1af Erin Rhys Williams – 3ydd
(344) Grŵp Llefaru 7-9: Parti Tryfan – 1af
(237) Unawd Pres 7-9: Gwenllian Howe – 2il Meilyr Lynch – 3ydd
(408) Ymgom 7-9: Parti Tryfan – 3ydd
(238) Unawd Piano: Marteg Dafydd – 2il
(203) Parti Merched 7-9: Parti Tryfan – 1af
(240) Ensemble 7-9: Parti Tara Lois – 1af
(205) Côr 7-9: Côr Tryfan – 1af
(416) Monolog Bl.10 a dan 19oed:
Cai Fôn Davies – 1af Awen Edwards – 2il
(345) Llefaru Unigol Bl. 10 a dan 19 oed : Cai Fôn Davies – 1af
(246) Unawd Piano Bl. 10 a dan 19 oed: Gwenno Morgan – 1af
(248) Deuawd Offerynnol Bl.13 a iau : Gwenno a Manon Morgan – 1af

Eisteddfod Sir Bl.10 a hŷn
(271) Unawd Cerdd Dant Bl.10 a dan 19 oed: Cai Fôn Davies - 1af
(218) Cyflwyno Alaw Werin Bl.10 a dan 19 oed: Cai Fôn Davies - 1af
(198) Unawd Bechgyn Bl.10 a dan 19 oed: Cai Fôn Davies - 2il
(345) Llefaru Unigol Bl. 10 a dan 19 oed: Cai Fôn Davies - 2il
(247) Unawd Offer Taro Bl.10 a dan 19 oed: Gruff Boyle - 1af
(246) Unawd Piano Bl. 10 a dan 19 oed: Gwenno Morgan - 1af
(248) Deuawd Offerynnol Bl. 13 ac iau: Gwenno a Medi Morgan - 2il
(249) Ensemble Bl.10 a dan 19 oed: Osian Griffiths, Owain Jones a Medi Morgan = 2il

Pob lwc i’r disgyblion iau yn yr Eisteddfod Sir yn Ysgol Brynrefail y penwythnos yma. Cewch ddarllen y canlyniadau hyn yn Y Goriad fis nesaf yn ogystal â’r cystadlaethau Celf a Chrefft.

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Ysgoloriaethau
Derbyniodd Awen Edwards a Mari Williams wobr teilyngdod o £1000 gan Brifysgol Aberystwyth - Awen i astudio Cymraeg a Mari i astudio Bioleg. Derbyniodd Mia Jones ysgoloriaeth teilyngdod o £2000 gan Brifysgol Bangor i astudio Addysg Gynradd. Llongyfarchiadau mawr a dymuniadau gorau i’r tair ohonynt.
Edrychwn ymlaen hefyd at glywed am ganlyniadau Ysgoloriaethau’r Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol a fydd yn cael eu cyhoeddi’n fuan.

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Diwrnod Trwynau Coch
Bu Ysgol Tryfan yn brysur iawn yn ddiweddar yn codi arian at achos Comic Relief – ar ddiwrnod y trywnau coch. Bu’’r disgyblion yn gwisgo eu gwisg eu hunain am y diwrnod. Cafwyd hefyd fore coffi mawr dan nawdd myfyrwyr y 6ed dosbarth ac yn ystod yr awr ginio cafwyd hwyl fawr wrth i ddisgyblion gael taflu sbwng gwlyb at aelodau o staff. Yn rhyfeddol llwyddwyd i godi £840 yn ystod y dydd – gyda chriw bychan o genod bl.8 yn codi dros ganpunt eu hunain yn ystod y dydd. Diolch i bawb am eu cefnogaeth.

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Mathemateg
Bu myfyrwyr Blwyddyn 12 Ysgol Tryfan sy’n astudio Lefel A Mathemateg yn mynychu cynhadledd FMSP (Further Mathematics Support Programme) yn ddiweddar.
Yn y lluniau gwelir Dr Colin Wright o Brifysgol Keele yn rhoi darlith am y patrymau Mathemateg sydd yn ymwneud â jyglo! Gwelir hefyd yn y llun Rhys Lewis a Ruben Lamers James yn ennill y cwis Mathemateg gan ennill taleb a’r llyfr Posau Pum Munud.
Bu pum disgybl o flwyddyn 9 (Lleucu Bryn, Noa Hallam, Christopher Hayes, Cai La-Trobe Roberts a Gwion Sion) yn mwynhau profi sesiynnau meistroli mathemateg ym Mhrifysgol Bangor dros y deufis diwethaf. Da iawn wir! Gobeithio eu bod wedi mwynhau'r gwethdai a’r cyflwyniadau ar wahanol agweddau o fathemateg, gan gynnwys sesiwn "Rhifau Dychmygol" gyda’n Pennaeth Cynorthwyol ni, Mrs Mari James.

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Gwyddonwyr Gwych
Daeth Siwan Huw, Tomos Mather, Noa Hallam a Christopher Hayes yn drydydd trwy Ogledd Cymru yng nghystadleuaeth Gemeg ‘Ar Frig y Fainc’ a gynhaliwyd gan y Gymdeithas Gemeg Frenhinol ym Mhrifysgol Bangor ym mis Ionawr.
Bu tim o wyddonwyr blwyddyn 10 yn llwyddiannus yn rownd gyntaf y ‘Sialens Gwyddorau Bywyd’ sy’n gystadleuaeth genedlaethol wedi ei threfnu gan Ysgol Feddygaeth Prifysgol Caerdydd. Roedd 63 tîm (2 o Ysgol Tryfan) wedi cystadlu ac 8 tîm yn mynd ymlaen i’r rownd gogynderfynol. Llongyfarchiadau a phob lwc i Mali Jones, Owain Jones, Gwydion Elliot a Tomos Mather.

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Traws Gwlad
Bu’n gyfnod prysur a llwyddiannus iawn yn ddiweddar i nifer o’n rhedwyr traws gwlad – ac yn arbennig felly i Cai LaTrobe Roberts a Cedol Dafydd a fu’n cystadlu yn y rowndiau cenedlaethool yn Aberhonddu yn ddiweddar. Aeth Cedol wedyn yn ei flaen i gynrychioli tîm Traws gwlad Ysgolion Cymru mewn cystadleuaeth ryngwladol ym Mhort Talbot. Da iawn wir.

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Chweched Dosbarth
Yn ddiweddar cafodd rai o’n myfyrwyr checjhed dosbarth brofiadau bythgofiadwy. Yn gyntaf bu Megan Huws ac Ela Catrin ar daith addysgol i Auschwitz ac yn ail bu Cai Fôn Davies yn cystadlu mewn ymryson areithio nodedig yn Llundain. Isod ceir adroddiadau’r myfyrwyr eu hunain am y digwyddiadau hyn – diolch iddynt:

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Auschwitz
Yn ddiweddar, buom yn rhan o gwrs pedair rhan a oedd yn edrych ar y gwersi cyffredinol o’r Holocost a’i berthnasedd heddiw. Buom mewn seminar yng Nghaerdydd a chawsom glywed goroeswr o’r Holocost yn siarad. Yna, cawsom fynd ar ymweliad cwbl ddirdynnol i Wlad Pwyl i weld Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II-Birkenau ac arddangosion amgueddfa. Roedd cael teimlo awyrgylch lleoliad sydd â hanes mor ingol, a bod yno, yn gweld ehangder y gwersylloedd, yn ei wneud yn fwy real nag a allai unrhyw ffilm, lyfr, rhaglen neu hanesydd.
I ddilyn bu seminar i fyfyrio ar y profiad a pherthnasedd yr Holocost heddiw. Cam olaf y cwrs oedd i lunio a gweithredu cynllun i ledaenu’r gwersi a ddysgom ni, a penderfynom gynnal gwasanaeth i’r disgyblion iau i rannu’r neges â’r genhedlaeth nesaf, er mwyn sicrhau na fydd hyn byth yn digwydd eto. Mae’n bwysig bod y fath drychineb, a’r holl ddioddefwyr diniwed a gafodd eu lladd yn cael eu coffáu heddiw. Profiad difrifol ond pwysig oedd cael mynd i Auschwitz, er mwyn synhwyro’r angerdd a’r tristwch, a chofio am fywydau’r holl unigolion a wastraffwyd. Heddiw, yn y cyfnod cythryblus yma yn y byd, gyda chrefyddau a chenhedloedd yn ymddwyn mor elyniaethus tuag at ei gilydd, mae’n beth da i ni gofio canlyniad casineb a phwysigrwydd cymodi a dealltwriaeth rhwng ein gilydd.
Megan Huws ac Ela Catrin Jones - Blwyddyn 12

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Dadl Fawr yn Llundain!
‘Roedd hi’n fraint anhygoel i gynrychioli Ysgol Tryfan a Chymru gyfan yn rownd derfynol cystadleuaeth ‘The Great Debate’, a gynhaliwyd gan y Gymdeithas Hanes Brydeinig yn yr Amgueddfa Ryfel Ymerodrol yn Llundain y mis hwn! Daeth y cyfle rhyfeddol hwn ar ôl i mi fod yn fuddugol yn y rowndiau cyn-derfynol ym Mae Colwyn fis Tachwedd y llynedd. ‘Roedd pwnc gosod yr araith yn ymdrin â’r cwestiwn: ‘Sut mae’r Rhyfel Mawr wedi effeithio’r gymuned a mi?’. Fel y gŵyr rhai ohonoch, ‘rwyf wedi bod yn gystadleuydd ffyddlon mewn eisteddfodau ledled y wlad, ond ‘roedd y profiad o gael areithio mewn amgueddfa mor eiconig yn agoriad llygaid yn sicr, yn bennaf gan mai hwn oedd y peth cyntaf i mi ei wneud yn gyhoeddus yn Saesneg!
‘Roedd hi’n bleser cael cyfarfod â phobl ifanc eraill o bob cwr o Brydain, a’r hyn a oedd wedi fy nharo oedd nid yn unig cymaint oedd amrywiaeth cefndiroedd fy nghyd-gystadleuwyr, ond cymaint o amrywiaeth a gafodd beirniaid y gystadleuaeth ar y cwestiwn. Siaradodd rhai am driniaeth gwlad eu cyndeidiau – India – gan yr Ymerodraeth Brydeinig yn dilyn y Rhyfel; rhai am waddol y Rhyfel ar Iwerddon; rhai am effaith y Rhyfel ar feddyginiaethau, ac fe siaradais i am effaith y Rhyfel ar gymuned Ynys Môn a Gwynedd. ‘Roedd cyfraniad y Cymry rheiny ar faes y gad ac oddi ar faes y gad yn bellgyrhaeddol – o hanes un o feddygon esgyrn Môn, Hugh Owen Thomas, i’r ‘Belgian Promenade’ ym Mhorthaethwy; o David Lloyd George i Hedd Wyn. Cafodd fy araith ymateb ardderchog gan y gynulleidfa a’r beirniaid, a oedd wedi’u swyno gan gerdd Hedd Wyn gan y darllenais ran o ‘Yr Arwr’ – y gerdd a enillodd iddo Gadair Ddu Penbedw ganrif yn ôl i eleni. Mewn cystadleuaeth o safon uchel iawn, ‘roeddwn yn ddigon ffodus i gael y drydedd wobr allan o ugain o siaradwyr ifanc gorau’r wlad.
Hoffwn ddiolch i Mr. Meurig Jones, fy athro hanes, am fy ysgogi, fy nhrwytho ar gyfer y gystadleuaeth ac am ddod yr holl ffordd i Lundain i fy nghefnogi, a hefyd i Mrs. Sioned Davies a Miss Eleri Richards am eu diddordeb a’u cyngor. ‘Roedd yn brofiad bythgofiadwy!
Cai Fôn Davies – Blwyddyn 12

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Teithiau Diwedd Tymor
Wrth i’r tymor hwn ddirwyn tua’i derfyn bydd rhai o’n disgyblion yn gadael y wlad ar un o ddwy daith addysgol fythgofiadwy.
Bydd taith yr adran Addysg Gorfforol yn canolbwyntio ar bêl-droed ac yn ymweld â dinas hyfryd Valencia a’u clwb pêl-droed enwog. Bydd y daith arall yn mentro dros Fôr Iwerydd gan ymweld â dinasoedd byrlymus a chyffrous Washington DC ac Efrog Newydd. Taith fythgofiadwy yn wir!

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Mis Chwefror 2017 – Cyfraniad Ysgol Tryfan

Eisteddfod Ysgol Tryfan
Ar y diwrnod olaf cyn gwyliau’r hanner tymor cynhaliwyd Eisteddfod Ysgol Tryfan - a chafwyd eisteddfod safonol a chofiadwy iawn. Bendigedig oedd gweld cynifer o’r disgyblion yn cystadlu’n frwdfrydig a hynny dan arweiniad meistrolgar myfyrwyr Blwyddyn 12 a oedd yn arwain eto eleni.
Croesawyd dau o’n cyn-fyfyrwyr yn ôl i Dryfan fel beirniaid, gyda Lara Catrin yn beirniadu’r cystadlaethau dramatig, llefaru a llenyddol a Patrick Rimes yn beirniadu’r agweddau cerdd. Diolch o galon i’r ddau am eu gwaith a’u brwdfrydedd. Diolch hefyd i Angharad Wyn Jones am ei gwaith cyfeilio yn ystod y dydd.
Yn y lluniau gwelir enillwyr prif wobrau’r dydd yn y Seremoni:

• Y Gadair – Awen Edwards
• Y Goron – Brengain Glyn Williams
• Tlws y Cerddor – Gwenno Morgan
• Tlws y Gwyddonydd – Ioan Rheinallt

Gwelir hefyd gapteiniaid gorfoleddus Glyder yn dathlu buddugoliaeth ar ddiwedd y dydd. Llongyfarchiadau mawr a diolch i bawb am ddiwrnod llwyddiannus o gystadlu.

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Her Profi
Ar nos Fercher Chwefror 6ed bu tîm o fyfyrwyr blwyddyn 12 mewn cystadleuaeth yng Nghanolfan Pontio ym Mangor, sef Jordan Hughes, Emma Lewis, Angharad Roberts, Menna Edwards a Ffion Morris
Rhaglen arloesol o ddysgu trwy brofiad a mentora yw ‘Her Profi’, yn cael ei chynnal gan Brifysgol Bangor. Bwriad y cynllun yw cynorthwyo myfyrwyr 6ed dosbarth i wella eu sgiliau cyflogadwyedd, a’u haddasu ar gyfer gwahanol sefyllfaoedd yn y gymuned. Bu timau o ysgolion ar draws Môn a Gwynedd yn gweithio gydag un o dri grŵp cymunedol a benodwyd i gynorthwyo â’r Project, ac roeddent yn cyflwyno eu syniadau i banel o feirniaid yn Pontio. Daeth tîm Ysgol Tryfan yn drydydd mewn cystadleuaeth safonol a derbyniodd Jordan wobr unigol am ei ymroddiad i’r prosiect. Llongyfarchiadau mawr iddyn nhw.

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Adran y Gymraeg
Un Nos Ola Leuad
Rwy’n sicr y bydd Blwyddyn 13 yn barod ar gyfer eu harholiad llafar ar y nofel wefreiddiol hon, yn dilyn sgwrs gyda dau arbenigwr yn ddiweddar. Buom yn Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen yn gwrando ar Dr Dafydd Roberts o’r Amgueddfa Lechi yn trafod cefndir y cyfnod ac yna daeth Menna Baines atom i drafod gwahanol agweddau o’r nofel. Diolch i’r ddau am eu sylwadau craff fydd yn sicr yn werthfawr iawn wrth i’n myfyrwyr baratoi ar gyfer yr arholiad.

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Sioe‘Kate’
Eto, cafodd disgyblion iau a hŷn yr ysgol fwynhad mawr o wylio portread arbennig Carys Gwilym o Kate Roberts yn y sioe gan ‘Mewn Cymeriad’. Gobeithiwn yn fawr y bydd y cwmni’n datblygu mwy o sioeau un person fydd yn portreadu rhai o arwyr ac arwresau ein hanes a’n llên yn y dyfodol, yn arbennig y rhai hynny mae’n disgyblion yn astudio eu gwaith.

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Cystadleuaeth Gymnasteg Genedlaethol yr Urdd 2017
Yn ddiweddar aeth criw o ddisgyblion o Ysgol Tryfan i Aberystwyth i gystadlu ar ran Eryri yn y gystadleuaeth Gymnasteg genedlaethol. Hoffai’r ysgol longyfarch pob un ohonynt ar eu camp – Summer Owen, Glain Watkin-Jones, Marie Ellis-Williams a Lucy Swann.

Diolch hefyd i Mrs Jane Parry am ei chefnogaeth i’r cystadleuwyr hyn ac i holl agweddau’r Urdd yn yr ysgol.

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Traws Gwlad Cenedlaethol Eryri
Bu saith o’n disgyblion yn rhedeg yng nghystadleuaeth draws gwlad Eryri yn ddiweddar. Llongyfarchiadau mawr i’r saith a welir yn y llun am berfformiadau ardderchog yn ystod y dydd: Gwawr Davies, Elan Watkin Jones, Wil La Trobe-Roberts, Cai La Trobe-Roberts, Cedol Dafydd, Celyn Ellis-Williams a Gruff Stead. Llongyfarchiadau arbennig i Cedol am ennill ei ras a gosod record newydd!

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Mis Ionawr 2017 –Ysgol Tryfan

Nosweithiau Dewisiadau ac Arholiadau
Bu’n fis prysur i rai o ddisgyblion yr ysgol a’u rhieni. Bu blwyddyn 11 yn sefyll nifer o arholiadau ym mis Tachwedd a Rhagfyr a chawsant ganlyniadau rhai arholiadau TGAU drachefn ym mis Ionawr. Byddant hefyd yn derbyn canlyniadau TGAU pellach ym mis Mawrth. Pob lwc iddynt dros y misoedd nesaf.
Cynhaliwyd hefyd nosweithiau ar gyfer rhieni blwyddyn 9 ac 11 wrth i’r disgyblion hyn wynebu’r broses ddewisiadau ar gyfer y cam nesaf yn eu gyrfa addysgol. Dylid cysylltu â’r ysgol am unrhyw wybodaeth neu gefnogaeth ychwanegol.

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Mathemateg
Bu myfyrwyr Blwyddyn 12 Ysgol Tryfan sy’n astudio Lefel A Mathemateg yn mynychu cynhadledd FMSP (Further Mathematics Support Programme) yn ddiweddar.
Yn y lluniau gwelir Dr Colin Wright o Brifysgol Keele yn rhoi darlith am y patrymau Mathemateg sydd yn ymwneud â jyglo! Gwelir hefyd yn y llun Rhys Lewis a Ruben Lamers James yn ennill y cwis Mathemateg gan ennill taleb a’r llyfr Posau Pum Munud.

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Yr Adran Saesneg
Bu’r awdur a’r cyn-ddisgybl Griff Rowland yn ôl yn Ysgol Tryfan yn siarad gyda rhai o ddisgyblion Blwyddyn 9 mewn digwyddiad dan nawdd y Cyngor Llyfrau ac a ddarlledwyd ar Heno. Bu’n trafod ei nofel The Search For Mr Lloyd a’r cysylltiadau amlwg gyda Bangor. Cyfaddefodd ei fod wedi dychmygu nifer o ddigwyddiadau’r nofel yn digwydd o fewn muriau Ysgol Tryfan ei blentyndod o - er nad oeddynt yn gofnodion hunangofiannol. Diolch yn fawr i bawb a drefnodd yr ymweliad ac i Griff am ei ysbrydoliaeth.

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Menter Iaith Bangor a Blwyddyn 7
Mae Menter Iaith Bangor yn cydweithio gyda’r ysgol i hyrwyddo’r defnydd anffurfiol o’r Gymraeg yma yn Nhryfan. Mae grŵp o ddisgyblion blwyddyn 7 dros yr wythnosau nesaf am gael cyfres o weithgareddau awyr agored cyffrous yn ystod eu penwythnosau. Yn ystod y penwythnos cyntaf cafwyd amser gwych yng Nghwm Idwal gydag amrywiaeth o weithgareddau cyffrous a oedd yn cynnwys gwaith map, chwedlau a straeon ysbrydion lleol, daeareg ac effaith y rhewlif, cyn gorffen yng nghoedwig Braich Melyn yn cynnau tân a rhostio mashmallows. Diolch i bawb am eu cefnogaeth.

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Pawb a’i Farn
Braf oedd gweld Pawb a’i Farn yn cychwyn cyfres newydd ar S4C ac yn darlledu am y tro cyntaf o ganolfan Pontio yma ym Mangor. Llongyfarchiadau i’n myfyrwyr ni o Ysgol Tryfan a gyfrannodd yn effeithiol ac yn aeddfed i drafodaethau’r noson.

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Gala Nofio’r Urdd
Yn dilyn llwyddiant nifer o’n disgyblion yng ngala nofio Eryri’r Urdd yn ddiweddar, braf oedd gweld ein disgyblion yn teithio i Gaerdydd yn ddiweddar ar gyfer Gala Nofio Genedlaethol yr Urdd. Yn y llun gwelir timau ras gyfnewid bechgyn blwyddyn 7. Da iawn chi!

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Pêl-rwyd
Llongyfarchiadau i dîm pêl-rwyd dan 14 yr ysgol a fu’n llwyddiannus iawn yn nhwrnamaint Arfon yn ddiweddar gan drechu timau ysgolion Friars, St.Gerrards, Syr Hugh Owen, Dyffryn Ogwen a Brynrefail a cholli un gêm yn unig yn erbyn merched Dyffryn Nantlle. Pob lwc i genod Tryfan yn awr wrth iddynt gamu ymlaen i dwrnamaint Eryri ym mis Mawrth.

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Mis Rhagfyr 2016 - Ysgol Tryfan

Cerddoriaeth
Dymuna’r Adran Gerdd longyfarch Cai Fôn Davies ar ei lwyddiant yn yr Ŵyl Gerdd Dant Genedlaethol yn ddiweddar.

Gyda’r Nadolig ar y gorwel bu Rhagfyr yn fis cerddorol prysur iawn yn Ysgol Tryfan. Cafwyd Gwasanaeth Carolau bendigedig yn y Gadeirlan ddechrau’r mis. Diolch o galon i’r Gadeirlan am y cydweithio arferol ac i Gôr Cyfeillion Tryfan am eu perfformid cyhoeddus cyntaf ar y noson!

Bu’r Band Jazz hefyd yn brysur ac yn llwyddiannus yn ystod y cyfnod hwn. Bu’r band yn chware’n Ffair Nadolig yr ysgol ac yn diddanu siopwyr Nadolig ar y Stryd Fawr ym Mangor. Ond yr uchafbwynt oedd eu perfformiad proffesiynol yn Venue Cymru yng nghyngerdd carolau mawereddog Daily Post a ddarlledwyd ar S4C dros y gwyliau. Profiad bythgofiadwy oedd cael cyfeilio i berfformwyr byd enwog megis Russel Watson. Braf oedd gweld disgyblion eraill hefyd yn cyfrannu at y cyngerdd fel aelodau o Gôr Ieuenctid Môn a chôr Only Boys Aloud.

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Cyfeillion Ysgol Tryfan
Hoffem ddiolch yn fawr iawn i’r Cyfeillion am eu diwydrwydd eto eleni. Erbyn hyn ceir Côr Cyfeillion yn yr ysgol, ond ar ben hynny cynhaliwyd Ffair Nadolig lwyddiannus ganddynt yng nghwmni dysgwyr iau'r ysgol. I gloi’r tymor cafwyd Raffl Fawr y Cyfeillion gyda gwobrau lu, gan gynnwys gwobr gyntaf o £100! Yn y llun fe welir Medi’n wên o glust i glust ar ôl i’w henw ddod allan o’r het fel enillydd y brif wobr ac Eluned wedi ennill yr hamper Nadolig gwych. Diolch yn fawr iawn i’r Cyfeillion am eu gwaith caled ac i bawb a’u cefnogodd.

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Meddwl am eraill
Mae’r Nadolig yn gyfnod pwysig i ni fel ysgol i feddwl am eraill nad ydynt mor ffodus â ni. Dyma lun o ddisgyblion blwyddyn 7 wedi llwytho car hefo nwyddau i blant er mwyn llenwi cynhwysydd i’w yrru draw i Syria. Pobl I Bobl yw’r elusen a drefnodd y cynhwysydd. Diolch i’r disgyblion, y rhieni a thrigolion Bangor am eu cyfraniadau.

Yn yr un modd bu disgyblion a staff Ysgol Tryfan yn gwisgo siwmperi Nadolig ar ddiwrnod olaf y tymor er mwyn codi arian ar elusen Achub y Plant. Codwyd swm anrhydeddus at yr elusen a chafwyd ychydig o hwyl yr ŵyl yr un pryd. Yn y llun gwelir rhai o staff yr ysgol yn eu siwmperi Nadoligaidd!

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Adran Saesneg
Bu’n fis prysur yn yr adran Saesneg hefyd y mis hwn. Bu blwyddyn 9 yn cynnal sesiynau Room 101 gyda’r dysgwyr eu hunain yn dewis yr enillwyr. Cafwyd diwrnod difyr a hwyliog yn condemnio amrywiol bethau i Room 101. Llongyfarchiadau i bob un am eu cyfraniadau ac i Dillon am ennill yn y pen draw!

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Mathemateg
Llongyfarchiadau i Tomos Wood Bl13 ar ennill tystysgrif aur yn yr UKMT Mathematical Challenge. Bu Tomos yn cystadlu yn yr ail rownd yn ddiweddar – sef y Senior Kangaroo Challenge. Rydym yn aros yn eiddgar i glywed y canlyniad!
Mae Tomos, a chriw o ddisgyblion Bl13 mathemateg yn mentora disgyblion Bl9 a 10 ar gyfer y gystadleuaeth UKMT Intermediate Challenge. Bydd y gystadleuaeth hon yn cael ei chynnal fis Chwefror. Gobeithiwn am yr un llwyddiant yma!

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Dafydd Roberts
Hoffem ddymuno’n dda i Mr Dafydd Roberts, a fu’n swyddog chwaraeon 5X60 gyda ni yn Nhryfan am nifer o flynyddoedd, yn ei swydd newydd. Mae Dafydd Roberts wedi gweithio mor ddiwyd ac effeithiol gyda’n disgyblion gan roi profiadau chwaraeon gwerthfawr i gynifer o ddisgyblion - yn sicr bydd bwlch mawr ar ei ôl. Yn y llun fe’i gwelir ar ei ddiwrnod olaf yn ei waith gyda’r Adran Addysg Gorfforol sy’n dymuno diolch yn arbennig iddo am ei gyfraniad.

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Cystadleuaeth Gymnasteg Eryri
Bu disgyblion Ysgol Tryfan yn ddiwyd ac yn llwyddiannus yn cystadlu yng nghystadleuaeth gymnasteg Eryri yr Urdd. Llongyfarchiadau i bob un a fu’n cystadlu. Dyma’r canlyniadau:
Unigol dan 14 oed: 1af = Lois Hughes ;2il = Summer Owen
Deuawd dan 14 oed: 1af = Cerys Jones a Siwan Jones; 2il =Wil La Trobe Roberts a Gethin Ellis; 3ydd = Tara Stephen a Cet Roberts.
Triawd o dan 14 oed : 1af = Glain Watkin Jones, Marie Ellis-Williams ac Elain Edwards; 2il = Amy Rowlands, Matilda Boyle a Gwawr Hughes.
Grŵp dan 14 oed : 1af = Siriol Hughes, Elin Huws, Cerys Jones, Siwan Jones, Glain Watkin Jones, Lois Hughes, Elain Edwards a Lucy Swann.
Mi fydd pawb a gafodd 1af yn awr yn mynd ymlaen i gystadlu’n Genedlaethol yn Aberystwyth ym mis Chwefror 2017. Pob hwyl iddynt.

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Nofio
Cynhaliwyd Gala Nofio Rhanbarth Eryri yr Urdd yn ddiweddar hefyd ac roedd safon y cystadlu’n uchel iawn. Diolch i bob un a gyfrannodd at y gala. Cafwyd llwyddiant gan dimau cyfnewid yr ysgol ac isod rhestrir y canlyniadau unigol ar gyfer disgyblion blwyddyn 7 ac 8:
Ras cymysg unigol bechgyn = Osian Barnes – 3ydd
Ras rhydd bechgyn = Joshua Pritchard – 3ydd
Ras broga bechgyn = Harri Llew Roberts – 2il, Joshua Pritchard – 3ydd
Ras broga merched = Manon Jones – 2il
Ras cefn bechgyn = Harri Llew Roberts – 2il
Ras pili pala bechgyn = Osian Barnes – 1af
Ras cyfnewid rhydd bechgyn = Tîm Harri = 1af
Ras cyfnewid rhydd merched = Tîm Cerys = 3ydd
Ras cyfnewid cymysg = Tîm Alys = 2il
Ras cyfnewid amrywiol bechgyn = Tîm Guto = 1af
Pob lwc i bob un ohonynt a fydd yn symud ymlaen yn awr i’r Gala Genedlaethol yng Nghaerdydd ar ddydd Sul, Ionawr 22, 2017.

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Rygbi
Llongyfarchiadau mawr i dri o fechgyn blwyddyn 11 am gael eu dewis i garfan llawn rygbi’r RGC dan 16 ar draws y Gogledd. Llongyfarchiadau a dymuniadau gorau i Gruffydd Davies, Jac McGuffie a Leon Shaw.

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Yr Urdd yn Sglefrio
Fe aeth criw o ddisgyblion blynyddoedd 7 – 9 i Lannau Dyfrdwy i sglefrio nos Wener , Tachwedd 25 gyda’r Urdd. Noson llawn hwyl a sbri – a diolch i Mrs Parry am drefnu ac iddi hithau a Mrs Davies am fynd gyda’r criw i sglefrio.

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Arweinwyr Iaith
Ar y cyd gyda Menter Iaith Bangor mae Ysgol Tryfan yn datblygu rôl Arweinwyr Iaith ymysg myfyrwyr y chweched dosbarth. Bu rhai o’r arweinwyr hyn yn arbennig o brysur ar ddiwrnod olaf tymor y Nadolig gan gynnal prynhawn o gemau a gweithgareddau gyda disgyblion blwyddyn 7 ac 8 yr ysgol. Yn y llun fe’u gwelir yn flinedig ar ddiwedd y gweithgaredd byrlymus a llwyddiannus. Diolch iddynt am eu gwaith.

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Trip Bioleg i Brifysgol Glyndŵr
Yn ddiweddar bu myfyrwyr chweched dosbarth Bioleg yn Wrecsam ar drip i Brifysgol Glyndŵr er mwyn mynychu nifer o ddarlithoedd am enynnau. Roedd y pynciau’n amrywio o strwythur DNA, i ‘Fabanod Tri Rhiant’, Malaria, a Chwaraeon. Y darlithoedd mwyaf poblogaidd gennym oedd y 'Babanod Tri Rhiant' a’r Chwaraeon. Roedd y darlithoedd yn cwmpasu’r agweddau moesegol a chymdeithasol, yn ogystal â’r wyddoniaeth.
Roedd yn ddiwrnod gwerthfawr iawn i’r myfyrwyr, nid yn unig er mwyn cyfoethogi eu gwybodaeth fiolegol ar gyfer eu hastudiaethau Safon Uwch, ond hefyd er mwyn cael blas ar fywyd prifysgol.

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Mis Tachwedd 2016 - Ysgol Tryfan

Noson Agored Ysgol Tryfan
Cynhaliwyd noson agored Ysgol Tryfan ddechrau’r mis a heidiodd nifer fawr o rieni disgyblion blynyddoedd 5 a 6 yr ysgolion cynradd atom. Diolch i’r holl rieni a’u plant am gefnogi bwrlwm y noson, a diolch i’n holl staff a’n disgyblion a fu’n ddiwyd yn ystod y noson. Edrychwn ymlaen at groesawu’r disgyblion atom i Dryfan eto.

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Glan Llyn
Bu blwyddyn 7 ar gwrs anwytho yng Nglan Llyn ddechrau’r mis am ddeuddydd. Dyma’r tro cyntaf i ni symud y gweithgaredd blynyddol hwn i fis Tachwedd ac roedd peth pryder am y tywydd wrth wneud hynny. Ond cafwyd tywydd godidog gyda’r disgyblion i gyd yn mwynhau’r cyfnod gan ddod gartref yn hapus ond yn flinedig. Diolch i’r staff a fu gyda hwy’n cefnogi ac yn hybu.

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Plant Mewn Angen
Bu’r ysgol yn brysur yn cefnogi gweithgareddau Plant Mewn Angen ar Dachwedd y 18fed eleni. Braf gweld cynifer o fyfyrwyr a staff yn ymgolli yn naws y dydd trwy wisgo gwisgoedd ffansi llawn dychymyg. Cynhaliwyd bore coffi mawr yn Neuadd yr ysgol a bu gêm pêl-fasged gystadleuol iawn rhwng myfyrwyr y chweched dosbarth a staff yr ysgol. Llwyddodd yr ysgol i godi swm anrhydeddus o £710!
Roedd yn fendigedig gallu cyflwyno’r swm hwn yn llawn i Aled Hughes o BBC Radio Cymru a orffennodd ei daith epic dros Blant Mewn Angen yn Ysgol Tryfan, wedi teithio o Abertawe i Fangor ar ei feic gan ymweld â 48 o ysgolion. Llongyfarchiadau mawr iddo ar gwblhau Her Aled!

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Opus 7
Fe glywsoch y mis diwethaf am brosiect cyffrous Opus 7 yn Pontio gyda chwmni Circa Tsuica o Ffrainc sydd yn cyfuno sgiliau acrobateg syrcas gyda sgiliau cerddorol band pres. Cafwyd perfformiadau gwefreiddiol a chyffrous ar brif lwyfan Pontio dros ddeuddydd a bendigedig oedd gweld aelodau Band Jazz Ysgol Tryfan yn rhannu llwyfan yn gwbl hyderus gyda’r cwmni proffesiynol yma gan gyfrannu at asbri a chyffro eu perfformiad. Merci a llongyfarchiadau!

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Hacio yng Nghaerdydd
Bu chwe disgybl o Flwyddyn 12 yng Nghaerdydd am ddeuddydd ar yr 21ain a’r 22ain o Dachwedd. Cafodd Megan Huws, Elin Hughes, Bethan Hughes-Jones, Gruff Stead, Cari Pierce a Cai Fôn Davies flas ar fywyd yn y Senedd drwy wahoddiad y Llywydd, Elin Jones a rhaglen Hacio ar S4C. Buon nhw’n mynegi barn ar amrywiaeth o bynciau, o bwysau gwaith pobl ifanc, tîm pêl droed Cymru a’r cyfryngau cymdeithasol i Brexit a diddordeb pobl ifanc mewn gwleidyddiaeth. Gwahoddwyd unigolion o saith ysgol ar draws Cymru i ddweud eu dweud gerbron rhai o wleidyddion amlwg Cymru, gan gynnwys y prif weinidog, Carwyn Jones. Ai dyma wleidyddion y dyfodol?
Cawsant gyfle hefyd cyn gadael i dynnu llun gydag Aelod Cynulliad Arfon - Siân Gwenllïan. Diolch iddi am ei chefnogaeth. Diolch hefyd i Mrs Tegwen Llwyd am drefnu’r ymweliad ac i Miss Amie Williams am fynd gyda’r myfyrwyr i Gaerdydd.

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Meddiannu Amgueddfeydd
Yn dilyn llwyddiant Diwrnod Meddiannu Amgueddfeydd y llynedd, pan aeth rhai o griw Hanes blwyddyn 9 a 10 Ysgol Tryfan draw i’r Amgueddfa Lechi yn Llanberis, bu Caio Hughes, Noa Hallam, Cian Jones a Lois Jones i gyd yn rhan o Fforwm Ieuenctid yr Amgueddfa er mwyn creu rhaglen o weithgareddau ar gyfer pobl ifanc yn yr Amgueddfa.
Bu’r bechgyn drachefn yn yr amgueddfa eto yn ddiweddar yn gweithio ar ffilm gyda’r dyn camera, Rhys Edwards. Bu’r BBC hefyd yn ffilmio eu gwaith ar gyfer rhaglen Clic. Da iawn chi!

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Yr Adran Gelf
Cafodd disgyblion Celf Blwyddyn 12 ynghyd â’u hathrawes Miss Janet Maher gyfle i fod yn rhan o ‘Ddiwrnod Meddiannu Amgueddfeydd’ yn Storiel.
Bu’r disgyblion yn creu addurniadau Nadolig dan arweiniad yr artist Hannah Wardel, i’w harddangos yng nghyntedd Storiel dros gyfnod y Nadolig. Roedd yn gyfle gwych i’r disgyblion gael eu harwain gan artist proffesiynol. Roedd disgwyl i’r disgyblion ddefnyddio casgliadau Storiel i greu patrymau fydd yn cael eu trosglwyddo i bren. Roedd y rhain wedyn yn cael eu torri allan gan beiriant laser yng Nghanolfan Pontio i greu addurniadau a fydd yn cael eu gosod ar ffenestri cyntedd Storiel. Bydd y rhain i’w gweld yno dros gyfnod yr Ŵyl.

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Siarad Cyhoeddus
Mae’r grefft o areithio, dadlau neu siarad cyhoeddus yn mynd o nerth i nerth yn Ysgol Tryfan. Y mis diwethaf clywsoch am lwyddiant diweddaraf yr ysgol yng nghystadleuaeth ddadlau Cymru gan fod yn bencampwyr Gogledd Cymru. Aeth tîm yr ysgol, Siôn D’Arcy a Madalen Reid, ymlaen y mis hwn i’r rowndiau cenedlaethol ac fe’u trechwyd o drwch blewyn gan dîm o Ysgol Uwchradd Llandrindod yn rownd gynderfynol Cymru - mewn dadl ar y syniad o gyflwyno Ieithoedd Tramor eraill yn hytrach na’r Gymraeg yn ysgolion Cymru. Dyma berfformiad gwirioneddol safonol a chanlyniad gwirioneddol agos. Llongyfarchiadau i’r ddau ohonynt – a diolch i’r Adran Saesneg a Mr Meurig Jones am eu cefnogaeth.
Llongyfarchiadau mawr hefyd i Cai Fôn Davies a fu’n cystadlu yn rownd Gogledd Cymru o'r 'Great Debate' ar ran y Gymdeithas Hanesyddol (Historical Association) a gynhaliwyd yn Ysgol Eirias. Daeth Cai i’r brig mewn cystadleuaeth wirioneddol gampus a bydd yn awr yn symud ymlaen i rownd derfynol Brydeinig y gystadleuaeth a gynhelir yn Llundain ym mis Mawrth 2017 – mwy na thebyg yn yr Amgueddfa Ryfel Ymerodrol. Llongyfarchiadau a phob lwc!
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Yr Adran Saesneg
Llongyfarchiadau mawr i Hana Abas am ennill enwebiad a nawdd Clwb Rotari Bangor i fynychu cwrs Ysgrifennu Creadigol yn Nhŷ Newydd, Llanystumdwy yn y flwyddyn newydd. Pob lwc i ti Hana ar lannau’r Ddwyfor!

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Yr Adran Addysg Grefyddol

Teams4U
Wrth edrych ymlaen at y Nadolig mae hi’n bwysig ein bod hefyd yn meddwl am rai llai ffodus na ni a bu rhai o’n disgyblion yn ystod mis Tachwedd yn brysur yn paratoi a chasglu bocsys Operation Christmas Child.
Diolch i bawb am eu cefnogaeth ac i Mrs Ceri Midgley, Pennaeth yr Adran Addysg Grefyddol, am gydlynu’r ymgyrch yn Ysgol Tryfan.

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Yr Adran Addysg Gorfforol
Bu’n fis prysur arall ar y meysydd chwarae i ddisgyblion Ysgol Tryfan a dyma grynodeb o’r gweithgareddau:

Hoci:
Llwyddodd Tîm Hoci dan 16 yr ysgol i ddod yn bencampwyr dan 16 Gwynedd a Môn. Dyma berfformiad gwych gan y genod – yn arbennig o gofio fod nifer o’r merched ym mlwyddyn 9 ac yn cystadlu dan 16.

Rygbi:
Mae tîm rygbi bechgyn bl.9 wedi bod yn brysur yn ddiweddar gan drechu Ysgol Brynrefail 42-24, cael gêm gyfartal 7-7 yn erbyn Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen cyn colli yn anffodus i orffen yn erbyn Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen.

Pêl-droed:
Mae tîm bechgyn Bl.10 yn parhau’n llwyddiannus ym mis Tachwedd gan drechu Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy 2-1. Gohiriwyd y gêm yn erbyn Ysgol John Bright oherwydd y tywydd, ond bydd enillwyr y gêm honno’n mynd yn eu blaenau i’r rowndiau terfynol cenedlaethol . Pob lwc!

Pêl-rwyd:
Llongyfarchiadau i dîm pêl-rwyd Ysgol Tryfan, a ddaeth yn ail yn nhwrnamaint Arfon. Pob lwc yn y rownd nesaf ym mis Chwefror!
Llongyfarchiadau mawr i dair o ferched yr ysgol am gael eu dewis yn rhan o garfan hwb Gwynedd dan 14 - Marie Ellis Williams, Siwan Rees Williams a Marteg Dafydd. Llongyfarchiadau hefyd i Ela Roberts a Tara Howard am gael eu dewis yn aelodau o dîm pêl-rwyd dan 16 Eryri.

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Mis Hydref 2016 - Ysgol Tryfan

Pencampwyr Dadlau'r Gogledd!
Gan mai Ysgol Tryfan enillodd rownd ranbarthol Pencampwriaethau Dadlau Ysgolion Cymru CEWC y llynedd, yn Nhryfan y cynhaliwyd rownd Gogledd Cymru eleni, a daeth wyth o dimau o ysgolion a cholegau chweched dosbarth y Gogledd atom yn ddiweddar i Fangor i frwydro am dlws trawiadol y ddraig goch. Cafwyd ymryson hynod o gystadleuol a safonol a braf nodi mai Tîm A Ysgol Tryfan, sef Siôn D’Arcy a Madalen Reid, a ddaeth i’r brig yn yr ymryson nodedig hwn gan sicrhau fod y tlws, sydd bellach wedi ymgartrefu yn Nhryfan, yn cael aros yma am ddeuddeg mis arall.
Bu Siôn a Madalen yn cyflwyno’r ddadl o blaid diddymu ffioedd dysgu ar gyfer israddedigion
a chawsant gryn lwyddiant gan ennill eu dadl eu hunain a’r ymryson yn gyfangwbl. Byddant yn awr yn camu’n hyderus i’r rownd nesaf yn y Drenewydd. Ond braf iawn hefyd oedd gweld ail dîm o Ysgol Tryfan yn ymrysona, gydag Owain Jones a Gwydion Elliot o flwyddyn 10 yn dadlau gyda deallusrwydd ac aeddfedrwydd hynod wrth drechu tîm o Goleg 6ed Dosbarth Rhyl yn eu dadl hwy. Mae’r dyfodol yn ddiogel yn eu dwylo nhw.
Hoffem ddiolch i’r Adrannau Saesneg a Hanes am eu cefnogaeth a’u hyfforddiant. Diolch hefyd i Hana Abas am amseru’r gystadleuaeth ac i Tomos Wood am fod yn gadeirydd rhagorol a hwyliog ar yr holl ymryson. Pob lwc i’r areithwyr yn y rowndiau nesaf.

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Bore Coffi Mwya’r Byd
Cynhaliwyd bore coffi mawreddog yn Ysgol Tryfan yn ddiweddar fel rhan o weithgaredd elusennol Macmillan Bore Coffi Mwya’r Byd. Bu’r Chweched Dosbarth yn hynod o brysur yn cynnal y digwyddiad a chafwyd cyfraniad anrhydeddus iawn o £741 tuag at yr elusen sy’n agos iawn at galon Ysgol Tryfan a’i disgyblion.

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Diwrnod Adfywio’r Galon
Buom yn ddiwyd yn ddiweddar yn dathlu Diwrnod Adfywio’r Galon yn Ysgol Tryfan dan nawdd Sefydliad y Galon. Hyfforddwyd pob disgybl ym mlynyddoedd 7, 8 a 9 ar dechneg adfywio’r galon - CPR. Diolch o galon i’r gwirfoddolwyr a fu gyda ni yn Nhryfan yn cynnal yr hyfforddiant, a diolch yn arbennig i Mrs Eleri Roberts am drefnu a chydlynu’r holl weithgaredd. Dyma ddiwrnod buddiol a gwerthfawr iawn i bob disgybl.

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Band Jazz a’r Circa Tsuica
Bydd syrcas a rhythmau pres di-baid yn dod at ei gilydd wrth i Fand Jazz Ysgol Tryfan ymuno â cherddorion acrobatig cwmni Circa Tsuica o Ffrainc yn Pontio.
Ar 4 a 5 Tachwedd, bydd y cwmni syrcas o Ffrainc, Circa Tsuica, yn perfformio yng Nghymru am y tro cyntaf gyda'u sioe Opus 7, cymysgedd o acrobateg a rhythmau pres, yng Nghanolfan Celfyddydau ac Arloesi Pontio, Bangor. Gan roi blas lleol i'r sioe, bydd Band Jazz Tryfan yn ymuno ag wyth cerddor acrobatig Circa Tsuica ar y llwyfan.
Mae 26 cerddor y Band Jazz, sydd rhwng 12 ac 16 mlwydd oed, yn gweithio gyda chyfarwyddwr cerdd Circa Tsuica, Camille Secheppet, i ddysgu repertoire y sioe o ganeuon pres Balcanaidd a jazz Americanaidd - ac yn ychwanegu eu sain Gymreig eu hunain at y gymysgedd. Byddant hefyd yn dysgu techneg Circa Tsuica o 'beintio sŵn' fel y gallant symud wrth chwarae - ond byddant yn gadael yr acrobateg i'r bobl broffesiynol!
Mae'r sioe yn awr o guriadau pres di-baid, triciau syrcas mentrus a hiwmor, lle nad yw'r perfformwyr byth yn colli nodyn, a lle mae'r gynulleidfa'n cael ymuno â'r parti. Meddai arweinydd Band Jazz Tryfan, Owain Arwel Davies : “Mae'r project hwn gyda Circa Tsuica yn gyfle gwych i ddysgu rhywbeth newydd gan dîm ysbrydoledig o gerddorion a pherfformwyr ac rydym i gyd wedi'n cyffroi. Yn dilyn ein gweithdy cyntaf gyda'r cwmni, rydym yn credu ein bod yn ddechrau ar rywbeth arbennig iawn."

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Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
Bu cynrychiolwyr y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol yn Ysgol Tryfan yn ddiweddar i siarad â myfyrwyr Blwyddyn 13 yr ysgol, ac i egluro’r hyn sydd gan y Coleg i’w gynnig i fyfyrwyr sydd ar drothwy gyrfaoedd mewn Addysg Uwch. Braf oedd croesawu Siôn Jobbins o’r Coleg atom - ond brafiach fyth oedd gweld Sara Stockwell yn ôl yma yn Nhryfan. Mae Sara bellach ar ei thrydedd flwyddyn yn y Brifysgol ym Mangor ac yn un o Lysgenhadon y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

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Pêl-droed i Ferched
Bu Gwen Roberts o flwyddyn 8 yn trafod ei gyrfa bêl-droed gyda Dylan Jones ar Radio Cymru yn ddiweddar wrth ddathlu Wythnos Bêl-droed i Ferched. Hefyd yn y llun gwelir Gwenno Gibbard a fu’n athrawes dan hyfforddiant yn Nhryfan y llynedd.
Noson Agored
Cynhelir noson agored Ysgol Tryfan ar gyfer rhieni disgyblion blynyddoedd 5 a 6 ysgolion cynradd ar nos Iau, Tachwedd 10fed 2016 rhwng 17:30 a 20:00. Dewch yn llu i’n gweld.

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Mis Medi 2016 - Ysgol Tryfan

Llongyfarchiadau mawr i’n disgyblion a’n myfyrwyr oll a fu’n dathlu canlyniadau ardderchog yr haf hwn. Dymuniadau gorau hefyd i bob un sy’n wynebu cam nesaf eu gyrfaoedd mewn prentisiaethau, swyddi, colegau a phrifysgolion ledled y wlad.

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Prif Ddisgyblion
Prif ddisgyblion Ysgol Tryfan ar gyfer y flwyddyn addysgol nesaf fydd Tomos Wood a Hana Abas, gyda Garn Jones a Nel Huws yn ddirprwyon. Llongyfarchiadau mawr i’r pedwar ohonynt am gael y fraint o gael eu hethol gan eu cyfoedion yn ogystal â staff yr ysgol . Pob lwc gyda’r gwaith caled eleni.

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Noson Wobrwyo
Cafwyd noson wobrwyo fendigedig yn yr ysgol nos Iau, Medi 15fed. Gwobrwywyd nifer fawr o ddisgyblion am ragoriaethau mewn amryfal feysydd, er mai dau lun yn unig a gynhwysir yma sef enillwyr y gwobrau TGAU a Safon Uwch.
Braf iawn oedd cael croesawu rhai o fyfyrwyr blwyddyn 13 y llynedd yn ôl atom a’u llongyfarch cyn iddynt gychwyn ar eu gyrfaoedd mewn prifysgolion.
Cafwyd hefyd eitem gerddorol safonol gan Carwyn Siôn a braf oedd cael croesawu Owain Tudur Jones yn ôl atom yn Ysgol Tryfan fel gŵr gwadd. Diolch hefyd i Dr Stel Farrar am ddweud gair teimladwy a chofiadwy i gloi’r noson, wrth iddi orffen ei chyfnod gyda ni fel Llywodraethwraig a rhiant.

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Adran y Gymraeg

Gweithdy barddoni
Bu disgyblion blwyddyn 9 yn rhan o brosiect barddoni cyffrous er cof am y Prifardd Emrys Roberts. Buont yn canolbwyntio ar ei ddwy awdl fuddugol 'Y Gwyddonydd' ac 'Y Chwarelwr' a chreu cerdd eu hunain dan arweiniad medrus Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru, Ifor ap Glyn. Mae wyresau Emrys Roberts yn ddisgyblion yma yn yr ysgol, Catrin ym mlwyddyn 12 ac yn astudio’r Gymraeg a Llinos ym mlwyddyn 11. Cawsant hwythau gyfarfod a sgwrsio gydag Ifor ap Glyn y diwrnod hwnnw. Diolch i Mared Huws o Pontio am drefnu’r gweithdy a bydd y gwaith gorffenedig yn cael ei arddangos yn y Caban ddiwedd mis Tachwedd.

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Y Llyfrgell, Fflur Dafydd
Profiad arall arbennig a gafodd disgyblion blwyddyn 10, 12 a 13 y mis hwn oedd gwylio’r ffilm newydd hon yn Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda. Bu’r trafod a’r dadlau wedi’r gwylio’n frwd iawn a gobeithiwn yn fawr y cawn weld mwy o ffilmiau Cymraeg fel hyn fydd yn ennyn ymateb a diddordeb ymysg ein pobl ifanc ni.

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Rownd Derfynol Cystadleuaeth Spelling Bee Ffrangeg Cymru 2016
Er prysurdeb ddechrau tymor braf hefyd yw cofio un o lwyddiannau ddiwedd tymor. Ym mis Gorffennaf aeth Tara Stephen ac Efa Huw (y ddwy o flwyddyn 7 bryd hynny) i Aberystwyth i gystadlu yn rownd derfynol y Spelling Bee Ffrangeg. Roeddynt wedi gorfod dysgu 200 o eiriau Ffrangeg er mwyn gallu eu sillafu gyda’r wyddor Ffrangeg. Roedd 3 rownd o gystadlu yn ystod y dydd. Llwyddodd Efa i gyrraedd y rownd derfynol a daeth yn 4ydd. Cafodd y ddwy dystysgrifau i gofnodi eu llwyddiant a chafodd y rhai a gyrhaeddodd y rownd olaf dlws hefyd. Llongyfarchiadau mawr i’r ddwy!

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Band Jazz
Bydd y Band Jazz yn cymryd rhan yn PONTIO gyda ‘Opus 7 - Circa Tsuica’ ar y 4ydd a'r 5ed o Dachwedd. Y mae’r ymarfer cyntaf wedi bod yn Ysgol Tryfan ar ddydd Llun Medi 26ain gyda’r cyfarwyddwr ac mae’r cerddorion ifainc yn edrych ymlaen at y perfformiad unigryw yma. Tocynnau ar gael gan Swyddfa Docynnau PONTIO.

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Hoci
Wedi blwyddyn lwyddiannus iawn y llynedd ar y meysydd chwarae, mae’r flwyddyn hon eto wedi cychwyn yn brysur ac yn llwyddiannus. Bu treialon hoci yn ddiweddar a dewiswyd Mali Jones blwyddyn 10 a Moli Smith blwyddyn 11 i dîm hoci Gwynedd dan 16.

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Pencampwriaethau Nofio Cenedlaethol Agored Awst 2016
Bu nifer o’n disgyblion yn cystadlu yn ystod mis Awst yn y Pencampwriaethau Nofio Cenedlaethol yn Abertawe. Dyma rai canlyniadau clodwiw:
Catrin Barnes 2il – 100m pili pala, 2il – 200m pili pala
Mali D’Arcy 2il – 100m cefn, 2il – 100m dull rhydd, 2il – 50m dull rhydd
Marteg Dafydd 3ydd – 50m pili pala
Enillodd Siwan Huw ddwy fedal aur yn y 100m dull cefn a’r 200m dull cefn.
Llongyfarchiadau mawr!

Staff
This summer marks a time of change for many Ysgol Tryfan staff and we should like to extend our warmest wishes to all of them at this time.

First of all, we welcome three teachers back to school following maternity leave. Mrs Ceri Midgley, Head of the Religious Education Department has already come back to us and Mrs Bethan Morgan (Technology) and Mrs Elin Angharad Jones (Welsh Department) will be back before the end of term. At the same time we want to thank three teachers who filled in for them very successfully. We are grateful to the three of them and wish them all the best in the next steps of their career. Thanks to Miss Aimie Williams (Religious Education), Miss Glynwen Davies (Design and Technology) and Mr Siôn Elwyn Hughes (Welsh) for their hard work.

But this year too we are losing two members of staff who are retiring following a long and faithful service to Ysgol Tryfan.
Mr Gwyn Bere (Head of Science) and Miss Eleri Richards (Head of the English Department) will retire at the end of this term and we want to thank both of them for excellent and devoted service to the school over a lengthy period of time. Both have led the core departments of the school for many years. Ysgol Tryfan was established in 1978 and Mr Bere was appointed to the school in 1980, with Miss Richards starting in 1990. The school will now lose a wealth of experience and expertise but we would like to thank both of them wholeheartedly for the high standard of their service to Ysgol Tryfan, and at the same time send them our very best wishes as they look forward to a slightly more leisurely September.

Congratulations to the following members of staff who have been appointed to new posts or responsibilities for September:
• Mrs Sioned Davies has been appointed Head of the English Department
• Mrs Nia Griffiths Jones has been appointed Head of Chemistry
• Mrs Nia Griffiths Jones and Dr Gareth Griffiths will be joint Heads of Science
• Mr Siôn Edwards has been appointed Head of Design and Technology
• Miss Sera Roberts has been appointed as a mathematics teacher in the school
• Mrs Heledd Elfyn Thirsk will be the Baccalaureate Co-ordinator in Key Stage 4.

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Urdd National Eisteddfod
Since last month’s report, the Urdd National Eisteddfod has now been held in Flint. A great many groups and individuals from Ysgol Tryfan went through to the National Eisteddfod this year which is a success in itself. Many congratulations to them. Particular congratulations to all who made it to the stage this year:
• Medi Morgan who came second in the woodwind solo and third in the piano solo for yr 7-9 pupils
• Merin Lleu who came first once again on the Brass Solo for yr 10-13
• The Jazz Band for winning the competition for a Band/Orchestra under 25 years – in an excellent competition in the pavilion on the Friday evening, schools from Eryri came first, second and third.

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European Youth Brass Band
Recently Merin Lleu spent time in Northern France with the European Brass Band and he was selected as a soloist for the band. Here is his personal account of this unforgettable experience:

Last January, I was invited to be a member of the European Youth Brass Band. This was an honour and I was sponsored to take part by the European Brass Band Association.
In April, I travelled to Lille in Northern France with two other members who were also representing Wales. Straight after arriving I had an audition and as a result I was chosen as a soloist with the band.
The other members of the band came from all over Europe, from countries such as Norway, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and more. We had to find a way of communicating with each other by means of several languages.
The conductor, Erik Janssen, who is a world famous conductor, was an inspiration to us. We worked hard rehearsing from 9 in the morning until 10.30 at night. We performed 6 concerts to large audiences in a number of well-known venues such as the Nouveau Siecle and the Opéra de Lille.
I played the solo ‘Wind Beneath my Wings’ in every concert and in the Grand Gala Concert in front of 3,000 people that was broadcast live on French television. This was a special experience for me. We learnt a lot from each other musically and socially and we had an unforgettable experience.
Since coming home I have been busy performing in all kinds of places and I won the brass solo in the Urdd Eisteddfod. I am looking forward to studying in the Royal College of Music in London in September. My time at Ysgol Tryfan has been great and I have had so much support in school with my music. My career at Ysgol Tryfan came to an end on a high with Ysgol Tryfan Jazz Band winning first prize in the competition for bands in the Flintshire Urdd National Eisteddfod.

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Activities Week
We are all looking forward to the activities week that will be held between the 6 – 10 of July. This year there will be a full programme of exciting activities that are both educational and fun. A number of the activities will take advantage of the beautiful environment of Gwynedd and Anglesey, including a trip to the summit of Snowdon. We will pray for good weather during the week. Thanks beforehand to all the staff that have committed so enthusiastically to ensuring a worthwhile week.

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Mathematics
A number of pupils from years 7 and 8 did very well in the challenging UKMT mathematics competition. Cai la Trobe Roberts from year 8 gained the highest marks in school and in his year and received the gold certificate. The highest mark in year 7 and the winner of the silver prize was Elis Rheinallt. Several other pupils were awarded a silver certificate as well, they were Chritopher Hayes and Llion Myers from year 8 and Evan Ward, Amy Harmens and Siwan Roberts from year 7. Eric Pitts, year 8, and Cerys Goggin, Dewi Jones and Gwen Roberts, year 7 all had a bronze certificate. Well done all of you.
Thanks to Miss Miriam Jones for the account and for her support for these pupils.

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Design and Technology
A team from years 8, 9 and 10 is taking part this year in the F24 Greenpower competition. They will have to design and build an electric racing car that will race against teams from other schools on the Anglesey Race Track on June 30th. In the picture you can see part of Tryfan Greenpower team testing the car. Thanks to Mr Edwards for his support and good luck!

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Athletics
It is also a very busy term on the athletics field as well with a great number of our athletics seeing success locally and regionally. Congratulations to everyone who represented the school this term. The following were all winners in the recent Eryri athletics and they will now go on to the Welsh Championshiops. Really well done!

Harry Godfrey – under 16 javelin
Liam Casey – under 16 300m
Ioan Rheinallt – under 16 Triple Jump and Long Jump
Roland Finnie - under 16 1500m
Seren Hughes – under 16 100m
Elan Watkin Jones - under 16 800m
Congratulations too to the year 8 boys athletics and year 9/10 girls athletics teams who represented Arfon in the NAWSUWT Eryri team sports. The Year 8 boys will now go on to represent Eryri in the national team sports.

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School Sports
The school Sports were held this year on Thursday the 9th of June on Treborth fields. We had excellent weather on the day and the winning house once again was Elidir. Many congratulations to them. Thanks must go also to the University for the annual partnership and the use of excellent facilities. Congratulations to the winning captains Hannah and Leon pictured with the winners shield.

Several records were broken during the day and the Victor Ludorum and Vitrix Ludorum shields were presented to the best boy and girl athlete in each year. Congratulations to the following who won these shields:
Year 8 Boy – Harvey Williams
Year 7 Girl - Gwen Roberts
Year 8 Boy – Cai La Trobe-Roberts
Year 8 Girl – Siwan Rees Williams
Year 9 Boy 9 – Caio Hughes
Year 9 Girl – Medi Montague
Year 10 Boy – Leon Shaw
Year 10 Girl - joint – Hannah Owen and Elan Watkin Jones

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Running in Europe
Following an outstanding performance in the Moel Eilio race at the end of May, Cedol Dafydd was selected to represent Wales in the International Youth Cup that was held in Janske Lazne in the Czech Republic recently. His position in the race was 32 out of 66 with a runner from Turkey winning the main prize. This was an unforgettable experience for Cedol and he is looking forward to taking part in similar races in future.

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Foreign Visit
Next week 32 pupils studying French and History in year 10 will be going on an educational trip to France, organised by the French department. We wish them well on their journey.

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Summer Examinations
The results of the external examinations will be available as usual in school on the following two Thursdays:
• A Level and AS Level – Thursday, 18th August, 2016. A level results will be available for Year 13 from 8 am and AS for Year 12 from 9 am.
• GCSE – Thursday, 25th of August, 2016. Year 11 GCSE results will be available from 8 am. Year 10 results will be available after 10 am.

We should like to thank all our pupils and their parents for their support throughout the year, and we wish all readers of the Goriad a happy and sunny summer.

Urdd Eisteddfod

Literary Successes – Welsh Department
Warmest congratulations to two pupils who were successful in the Flintshire Urdd Eisteddfod’s literature competitions. Non Fôn Davies Year 7 won first prize for writing a piece entitled ‘Ar Goll’ (Lost) and Hana Abas Year 12 gained second prize in the competition for years 12 and 13 for writing a piece called ‘Croesffordd’ (Crossroads). We are very proud of both of them – national winners, excellent!

Arts and Crafts
Many congratulations to Lleucu Bryn of year 8 who was successful again this year in the Arts and Crafts department. Lleucu came second nationally with her 2D Drawing work for pupils in years 7,8 and 9 and third in the years 7,8 and 9 jewellery competition. Excellent – we look forward to seeing her work in Flint.

It will be great too to see so many Ysgol Tryfan pupils taking part in Flint in the following competitions – best wishes to all of them.

Day Competition Who?
Wednesday 212 Woodwind Solo Yr. 7 - 9 Medi Morgan
Wednesday 218 Harp Solo Yr. 7 - 9 Marteg Dafydd
Thursday 173 Girls Solo Yr. 7 - 9 Ela V. Roberts
Thursday 216 Piano Solo Yr. 7 - 9 Medi Morgan
Thursday 270 Folk Dance Yr.7 - 9 2 groups
Thursday 175 Duet Yr. 7 - 9 Ela V. Roberts, Non F. Davies
Thursday 249 Cerdd Dant Solo Yr. 7 - 9 Non F. Davies
Thursday 188 Vocal Ensemble Yr. 7 - 9 Ela V. Roberts, Non F. Davies, Erin Williams
Thursday 394 Dramatic Presentation Yr. 7 - 9 1 group
Thursday 256 Cerdd Dant Party Yr. 7 - 9 1 group
Thursday 184 S.A. Choir Yr. 7 - 9 1 group
Thursday 401 Monologue Yr. 10 and under 19 Cai F. Davies
Thursday 197 Folk Song Presentation Yr. 10 and under 19 Cai F. Davies
Thursday 225 Brass Solo Yr. 10 and under 19 Merin Lleu
Friday 176 Girls Solo Bl 10 and under 19 Annest Gerrard
Friday 395 Dialogue Yr. 10 and under 19 Gethin Elis, Awen Edwards, Sioned Griffiths
Friday 229 Ensemble Yr. 10 and under 19 Merin Lleu, Hana Abas, Gwenno Morgan
Friday 231 Orchestra / Band under 19 1 group

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Entrance Scholarships
For the third month running we are pleased to announce that a sixth form student has won a university entrance scholarship. This month we would like to congratulate Meilyr Siôn Jones on winning one of the main scholarships of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Excellent Meilyr. He now hopes to study Sport and Physical Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

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Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
As part of a piano festival at Galeri, Caernarfon, the famous pianist Iwan Llewelyn-Jones came to school to perform and work with a number of our pupils. We are grateful to him for an interesting and inspiring afternoon.

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Jazz Band 2016
It was a very busy and successful month for the Jazz Band. First the band delighted the audience on a sunny Saturday morning on the Quay in Caernarfon as part of Caernarfon Food Festival. Then the band were in Treorchy taking part in the final round of the youth section of Band Cymru 2016 broadcast live on S4C. The Jazz Band gave an excellent performance and made quite an impression on everybody. With many members of the Band now in the lower forms – this is the start of a new and exciting period in the history of Ysgol Tryfan Jazz Band, and an exciting future is assured under the baton of the conductor, Mr Owain Arwel Davies.

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From the Playing Fields

Cedol on the run!
During the last month Cedol Dafydd took part in the London Mini Marathon. He was selected for the Wales youth athletics team following his success coming second in the Welsh Championships in Swansea in February. An excellent experience for him

Rugby
The year 8 team took part in the Eyri plate final. It was an excellent match with the plate eventually being split following a draw game 22-22. Shane Owen scored 3 tries in the final match. Well done boys!

The year 9 boys also took part in the Eryri 7-a-side competition and came second in the plate competition.

Year 7 and 8 girls won the Eryri plate once again – excellent girls! In the photo the team is celebrating after receiving their award form Rachel Taylor, the Welsh captain.

Many congratulations too to Jack McGuffie and Leon Shaw who represented the North Wales Rugby under 16 squad.

Athletics
It is also a very busy term on the athletics field as well with a great number of our athletics seeing success locally and regionally. Congratulations to everyone who represented the school this term. The following were all winners in the recent Eryri athletics and they will now go on to the Welsh Championshiops. Really well done!

Harry Godfrey – under 16 javelin
Liam Casey – under 16 300m
Ioan Rheinallt – under 16 Triple Jump and Long Jump
Roland Finnie - under 16 1500m
Seren Hughes – under 16 100m
Elan Watkin Jones - under 16 800m

On the Water
Congratulations to Steffan Griffiths year 10 for being selected to the Wales kayaking squad.

Urdd Eisteddfod
We should like to congratulate all the pupils who took part in the recent Urdd Eisteddfodau. We are very proud of our pupils and their success. It will be great to see so many Ysgol Tryfan pupils taking part in the National Urdd Eisteddfod in Flint in the following competitions – good luck!

Day Competition Who?
Wednesday 212 Woodwind Solo Yr. 7 - 9 Medi Morgan
Wednesday 218 Harp Solo Yr. 7 - 9 Marteg Dafydd
Thursday 173 Girls Solo Yr. 7 - 9 Ela V. Roberts
Thursday 216 Piano Solo Yr. 7 - 9 Medi Morgan
Thursday 270 Folk Dance Yr.7 - 9 2 groups
Thursday 175 Duet Yr. 7 - 9 Ela V. Roberts, Non F. Davies
Thursday 249 Cerdd Dant Solo Yr. 7 - 9 Non F. Davies
Thursday 188 Vocal Ensemble Yr. 7 - 9 Ela V. Roberts, Non F. Davies, Erin Williams
Thursday 394 Dramatic Presentation Yr. 7 - 9 1 group
Thursday 256 Cerdd Dant Party Yr. 7 - 9 1 group
Thursday 184 S.A. Choir Yr. 7 - 9 1 group
Thursday 401 Monologue Yr. 10 and under 19 Cai F. Davies
Thursday 197 Folk Song Presentation Yr. 10 and under 19 Cai F. Davies
Thursday 225 Brass Solo Yr. 10 and under 19 Merin Lleu
Friday 176 Girls Solo Bl 10 and under 19 Annest Gerrard
Friday 395 Dialogue Yr. 10 and under 19 Gethin Elis, Awen Edwards, Sioned Griffiths
Friday 229 Ensemble Yr. 10 and under 19 Merin Lleu, Hana Abas, Gwenno Morgan
Friday 231 Orchestra / Band under 19 1 group

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Entrance Scholarships
Last month we reported on the success of some of our students who had won university entrance scholarships. This month we would like to congratulate Fergus Elliott for securing two scholarships to study Engineering at Bangor Unversity Bangor. Well done Fergus!

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Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Tara Stephen and Efa Huw of Year 7 who were successful in the school’s Spelling Bee Competition and who will now go on to the National Competition in July. Good luck to both of them!

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Hidden Corners
During the last month a group of Year 12 pupils studying for the Welsh Baccalaureate volunteered on a project called Hidden Corners with Pontio and the Univeristy. This group of musicians joined Manon Llwyd, a resident artist in two care homes in the area, Plas Hedd and Bryn Menai. They performed and sang along with the residents. It was an experience that will stay with them for a long time, and had a very emotional impact on some of them. Sion D’arcy, Sioned Griffith and Nel Huws took part in an evening at Pontio, led by Beti George that put Dementia under the spotlight.

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London Trip
On the 22nd of March, year 10 went down to London as part of their Music, Drama, Geography and History studies. A number of interesting activities had been arranged, including visiting the Globe Theatre, and a walking tour around some of London’s landmarks such as Trafalgar Square and the Tower of London. In the evening we had a meal in Pizza Hut before going on to see the musical, The Lion King. That was the highlight for me as it was a fantastic show, everything about it was fantastic!
That evening we stayed in the Wembley Hilton and everyone slept soundly! The following morning we went to the Houses of Parliament and had a guided tour by Hywel Williams, our MP, which was very interesting. The final activity was a visit to the Olympic Park, and like all the other activities, we had a lot of fun and learnt a lot. I really enjoyed the trip to London, seeing the Lion King was my favourite but it was all an interesting and enjoyable experience. We would all now love to go back to London we enjoyed the place so much!
Gethin Elis Yr.10

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Chemisty at the University
Seren Baker, Morgan Parry and Tomos Wood of year 12, took part in a competition called ‘Schools Analyst’ at Bangor University recently. With over fifteen schools there, some from over the border in England, the event was based on one task, which demanded a range of chemistry skills and knowledge. As well as doing familiar experiments and tests, we had a chance to use more complex and unfamiliar methods and equipment. We really enjoyed the opportunity of expanding our chemistry knowledge and challenging our science skills.
Tomos Wood Yr.12

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Year 7 Smoothie Challenge
Year 7 were given the challenge of preparing a healthy smoothie suitable for selling on the high street in Bangor. All the pupils were successful and greatly enjoyed the challenge. Thanks to Miss Glynwen Davies for organising this.

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Band Cymru 2016
Best wishes to the Jazz Band as they face the final round of the Band Cymru youth section. This competition will be broadcast on S4C so there will be a chance to follow all the ups and downs of the competition. Good luck to the band!

Eisteddfod yr Urdd
Ysgol Tryfan staff would like to thank all the pupils who took part in all stages of the Urdd Eisteddfod over the last months. We are very proud of our pupils and their success. Many of the pupils will now go on to Flint – we wish them all the best. Here are the results of the Urdd Eisteddfodau so far this year:

Ysgol Tryfan Results in the Bangor / Ogwen Urdd Local Eisteddfod 7 - 9
1. Girls Solo Yr.7 to 9 – 1st = Ela V. Roberts; 3rd = Erin Rhys Williams
2. Woodwind Solo Yr.7 i 9 – 2nd = Medi Morgan; 3rd = Tara Stephen
3. Individual recitation Yr.7 i 9 - 1st = Non Fôn Davies; 2nd = Morgan Owen
4. Vocal ensemble Yr. 7 to 9 – 1st = Ela V. Roberts, Non Fôn Davies and Erin Rhys Williams
5. Individual Folk Solo Yr. 7 to 9 - 1st = Non Fôn Davies, 2nd = Ela V. Roberts, 3rd = Erin Rhys Williams
6. Piano Solo Yr. 7 to 9 – 1st = Medi Morgan, 2nd = Owain Jones
7. Duet Yr. 7 to 9 – 1st = Ela V. Roberts a Non Fôn Davies
8. Harp Solo Yr. 7 to 9 – 1st = Marteg Dafydd
9. Monologue Yr. 10 and under 19 – 1st = Cai Fôn Davies, 2nd = Gethin Meilir Ellis, 3rd = Awen Edwards
10. Boys Solo Yr. 7 to 9 – 1st = Morgan Frazer, 2nd = Steffan Ellis
11. Brass Solo Yr. 7 to 9 – 1st = Amy Harmens
12. Girls Party Yr.7 to 9 – 1st = Parti Tryfan
13. Boys Solo Yr. 10 and under 19 – 1st = Cai Fôn Davies
14. Girls Solo Yr. 10 and under 19– 1st = Annest Gerrard
15. S.A. Choir Yr. 7 to 9 – 2nd = Côr Tryfan

County Under 15 Eisteddfod Results
1. Girls solo = Ela V. Roberts = 1st
2. Individual Folk song = Non Fôn Davies = 3rd
3. Piano solo = Medi Morgan = 1st; Owain Jones = 2nd.
4. Folk dance = Grŵp India = 1st, Grŵp Efa = 2nd.
5. Duet = Ela V. Roberts a Non Fôn Davies = 1st
6. Cerdd Dant Solo = Non Fôn Davies = 1st
7. Vocal ensemble = Ela V. Roberts, Non Fôn Davies and Erin Williams = 1st
8. Woodwind Solo = Medi Morgan = 1st
9. Dramatic presentation Tryfan = 1st
10. Harp Solo = Marteg Dafydd = 1st
11. Girls Party = Tryfan = 4ydd
12. Cerdd Dant Party = Parti Tryfan 1 = 2nd; Parti Cerys = 3rd
13. S.A. Choir = Tryfan = 2nd

County Dance Eisteddfod Results
1. Individual Hip Hop Dance Yr. 7 – 9 = Siriol Hughes = 3rd

County Eisteddfod Yr. 10 – under 19 years old, Friday, March 11
• Cerdd Dant Solo Yr. 10 and under 19 = Cai Fôn Davies = 2nd
• Boys Solo Yr. 10 and under 19 = Cai Fôn Davies = 2nd
• Monologue Yr. 10 and under 19 = Cai Fôn Davies = 1st
• Girls Solo Yr. 10 and under 19 = Annest Gerrard = 1st
• Individual recitation Yr 10 and under 19 = Cai Fôn Davies = 2nd
• Individual Folk Song Yr. 10 and under 19 = Cai Fôn Davies = 1st
• Dialogue Yr. 10 and under 19 = Awen Edwards, Sioned Griffiths and Gethin Meilir Ellis = 1st

Instrumental County Eisteddfod Yr.10 – under 19 years old, Tuesday, March 15
• Piano solo Yr. 10 and under 19 = Gwenno Morgan = 2nd
• Brass solo Yr. 10 and under 19 = Merin Lleu = 1st
• Ensemble Yr. 10 and under 19 = Tryfan = 2nd
• Orchestra / Band under 25 = Band Jazz Tryfan = 2nd

Ysgol Tryfan Arts and Crafts Local Results.
2D Drawing Yr. 7 – 9
Lleucu Bryn – 1st
Jac Glyn Pari Edwards - 2nd
Lois Dafydd Hughes – 3rd
2D Drawing Yr. 10 and under 19
Elliw Owen – 2nd
2D Design Yr. 7 – 9
Jac Glyn Pari Edwards – 1st
Monochrome Print Yr. 7 – 9
Ffion Childes – 1st
Amy Rose Harmens – 2nd
Monochrome Print Yr. 10 and under 19
Elen Harris – 1st
Miriam Ester Harmens – 2nd
Colour Print Yr. 7 – 9
Amy Rose Harmens – 1st
Medi Morgan – 2nd
Ffion Childes – 3rd
Colour Print Yr. 10 and under 19
Elen Harris – 1st
Miriam Esther Harmens – 2nd
Jewellery Yr. 7-9
Lleucu Bryn – 1st
Ffion Childes – 2nd
Film or animation - Secodary
Jac Glyn Pari – 1st

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Welsh Department
St David’s Day Competitions – Congratulations to the following pupils for creating beautiful cards to celebrate our Patron Saint’s day.
Year 7 – 1st – Morgan Frazer, 2nd - Non Davies and 3rd - Ceridwen Fisher
Bear 8 - 1st - Sophie Mckeaveney, 2nd - Hannah Roberts and 3rd - Elise Jones

‘Un Nos Ola Leuad’Tour - Year 13 had an excellent tour of the Bethesda area under the guidance of Dr J Elwyn Hughes, a well-known authority on the novel ‘Un Nos Ola Leuad’. This tour really brought the novel alive to them. They have an oral examination on this work straight afger Easter so the tour was very beneficial to them. They then went on to Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen where they had the privilege of seeing the very desk that Caradog Prichard used to write the novel. The desk was recently donated to Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen by Mari, the daughter of Caradog Prichard.
A few days later, some of the group went to an excellent lecture by Dr Dafydd Roberts from the Slate Museum. Another worthwhile experience for them that will enrich their discussions on the novel.
Many thanks to Dr J Elwyn Hughes and Dr Dafydd Roberts for agreeing to guide and inspire our students.

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Entrance Scholarships
Warmest congratulations to three of our Year 13 pupils for winning an entrance scholarship to Aberystwyth University. Keicha Colton-Palmer, Gwenno Tomos and Daniel Glyn made an impression in these scholarships. Well done and good luck in the summer.

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Sports Relief
Ysgol Tryfan were busy recently raising money for Sport Relief. The pupils had a non-uniform day and some excellent fancy dress outfits were seen. A big coffee morning was also held, organised by the 6th form students and staff. £165 was raised during the day. Thanks to all for supporting.

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Ball Boys Centenery Shield
Recently a group of Year 8 pupils were busy on Nantporth football pitch helping during the Wales v England under 18 football international.

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Year 7 STEM Family Challenge
The Techniquest company came to school to hold a morning of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities with year 7 pupils in school. The theme for the activity was ‘Rollercoaster Challenge’ and the pupils enjoyed seeing science in action. Thanks to Horizon for sponsoring the activity.

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NDCS Roadshow in Tryfan
The National Deaf Children’s Society Roadshow came to school in March. This is a charity that raises awareness and brings information to children and young people throughout the UK. A workshop was held in the lorry together with a display of the latest equipment available for children and young people who are hard of hearing , that could give them more independence. In the afternoon, some year 8 and year 11 pupils took part in a deaf awareness workshop, which they found very beneficial. Thanks to Denise Hughes, hearing teacher, for organising this.

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20MPH Speed Limit Zone
We are pleased to announce that Gwynedd Council is working with the school to create a 20mph speed limit zone around the school. Year 7 had a competition to create a sign to promote the zone and to encourage road safety.
Congratulations to Ceridwen Fisher who won the competition. We look forward to seeing her poster on a real sign.

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Spelling Bee
Mia Jones, Siwan Roberts, Tara Stephen, Efa Huw and Cerys Goggin from Year 7 were successful in the local Spelling Bee heat. The two with the highest score in the next round will go on to the National Heat which is held in July in Aberystwyth. Best of luck to all five of them!

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Hidden Corners
During the last month a group of Year 12 pupils studying for the Welsh Baccalaureate volunteered on a project called Hidden Corners with Pontio and the Univeristy. This group of musicians joined Manon Llwyd, a resident artist in two care homes in the area, Plas Hedd and Bryn Menai. They performed and sang along with the residents. It was an experience that will stay with them for a long time, and had a very emotional impact on some of them.

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Two Sister Reaching the Summit
Two sisters have reached the summit recently – literally so. Lucy and Hannah Swann have been competing in the British youth climbing series and have done extremely well. Lucy came fourth through Wales and her older sister Hannah was second. Hannah will now represent Wales in the British final rounds in Edinburgh. Warmest congratulations!

The Welsh Department
Poetry Day at the University – During half term Year 12 students went to the University’s School of Welsh for the day to hear lecturers discussing their set poems. The guidance, advice and discussions they had were very valuable as they prepare for the examination on these poems. Many thanks to the University’s School of Welsh for organising this worthwhile day.

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Chwalfa

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It is very difficult to put into words the thrill we as students and teachers felt watching this performance. We were entranced by this innovative production and it was a privilege to be part of the audience. The play combined comedy and misery, we enjoyed every minute and we will remember the experience for a long time. Warmest congratulations to all who were involved in the performance.

As part of the activities and events organised alongside the play, Year 13 students went to listen to J. Elwyn Hughes and John Ogwen in Neuadd Ogwen to get to know the real characters of the Bethesda area. This again was an extremely valuable experience and will help the students as they prepare for the challenge of the oral examination on the famous novel ‘Un Nos Ola Leuad’. The actor Merfyn Pierce Jones also came to school to hold a workshop on the characters with some of the pupils.

Finally, we should like to congratulate the three boys from year 7 and 8 who were part of the cast of this memorable production in Pontio. Morgan Owen, Lewis Roberts and Gethin Owen, pictured, have been very busy these last few weeks and benefitted greatly from being part of such an exciting production.

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The Profi Challenge

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On Friday 12th February, Katie Eaglestone and Awen Roberts, Year 12, came first in a competition in Pontio in Bangor. The Profi Challenge was an innovative programme of learning through experience and mentoring, organised by Bangor University. The aim of the scheme was to help undergraduate students and school pupils to improve their employability skills, and enable them to adapt to different situations in the community. Teams of schools from Anglesey and Gwynedd worked with one of three community groups selected to help with the Project, and they had to present their ideas to a panel of judges at Pontio. Katie and Awen won the main prize of £500 as well as an additional prize for team spirit. Their winning project was creating a Welsh podcast to promote the language and they will now go on to work with the Anglesey language venture to put the project into operation. Heartiest congratulations to them.

 

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Urdd National Gymnastics Competition 2016

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A group of pupils from Ysgol Tryfan went down to Aberystwyth to compete for the Eryri region in the national gymnastics competition. The school would like to congratulate each one of them on their success. The standard was very high and there were 12 contenders in each competition. We are very proud of them. Here are the results:

Individual Glain Watkin Jones (Yr.8) = 8th
Kyle Howard (Yr.11) = 2nd
Pairs Siriol Hughes and Lucy Swann (Yr.8) = 7th
Threes Lois Dafydd, Cerys Jones and Siwan Jones (Yr.8) = 6th
Kyle Howard (Yr.11), Hannah Swann (Yr.10) and Llinos Roberts (Yr.10) = 4th
Group Year 8 = 7th.

Thanks to Mrs Jane Parry for this item and for her support for all aspects of the Urdd’s activities in school.

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National Cross Country Championships

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Six of our pupils took part in the national cross country championships for schools in Brecon recently. It is a great achievement in itself to reach this standard and the six performed excellently during the day. Warmest congratulations to the six pictured: Cai La Trobe-Roberts, Elan Watkin Jones, Ela Catrin Jones, Cedol Dafydd, Roland Finnie and Gruff Stead. Congratulations too and best wishes to Cedol and Roland who by the end of the day had been selected for the Welsh squad. Brilliant!

 

 

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The Jazz Band and Band Cymru
Congratulations to the Jazz Band on reaching the final round of the Band Cymru Youth Band competition. They will now appear in the final round live on S4C in May against three county bands from south Wales. Good luck!

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Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
The Sgiliaith project sponsored by the Coleg Cymraeg is a project that aims to promote opportunities to use Welsh in higher education and is continuing again this year in Ysgol Tryfan. Year 10 will now have an opportunity to take part in these interesting workshops.

Congratulations to a former pupil of ours, Sara Menai Stockwell on being chosen recently as an ambassador for the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. You can follow her experiences on Coleg Cymraeg’s twitter account and there is a blog as well: @colegcymraeg or blog.colegcymraeg.cymru

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Mathematics

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Owain Jones, Gruff Boyle and Tomos Mather (year 9) have been busy attending mathematics master classes at the University this term. Among the contributors in these classes is our own Mrs Mari James who provides a session on ‘Squares, Roots and Imaginary Numbers’.

 

 

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Design and Technology
Cooking – Pancakes and Puddings

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Like the numerous programmes on TV at the moment that inspire people to enjoy having a go in the kitchen, Miss Glynwen Davies from the Design and Technology department has also been inspring learners from this school to enjoy all kinds of cooking. During the last month year 7 were in their element responding to the ‘Pudding Challenge’ competition and they also made the most of pancake day in her company – as you can see from the photo.

 

 

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The Urdd
A group of students went to Cardiff recently to participate in the Urdd Youth Forum. Many thanks to Gwenno Tomos, Daniel Glyn, Lea Glyn, Awen Edwards and Jona Owen for their commitment and intelligent contributions.

We should also like to wish all the best to each one of our pupils competing in the Urdd Eisteddfod heats over the next few months. All the best!

Parents’ Evenings and Examinations
It was a busy month for some school pupils and their parents. Year 11 sat a number of GCSE examinations in January and the results of these will be published on Thursday, 3rd of March.

Open evenings were held for parents of pupils in years 9 and 11 and these young people face the options process for the next stage of their educational career. You are welcome to contact the school should you need any further information or support.

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The Holocaust Educational Trust Project
Every year two students from school are given the opportunity of visiting Auschwitz. Following several very effective applications from year 12 students, the two selected this year were Awen Edwards and Mari Williams. We look forward to hearing about the visit and their impressions of this historical and heartrending place.

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Holocaust Memorial Day
A Holocaust memorial service was held by Gwynedd Council in the Dafydd Orwig Chamber on the memorial day – 27 January 2016. The head pupils and deputies were in attendance to represent Ysgol Tryfan and the head girl Manon Owen, had the privilege of reading the United Nations pledge at the service.

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The Welsh Department
Bringing Siwan alive - this is what was done by Dr William Lewis, Ffion Dafis and Maureen Rhys, charied by Dr Manon Wyn Wiliams, with performances form the play Siwan by Elin Bryn Williams and Cedron Siôn recently. Year 12 pupils studying Welsh had an extremely interesting afternoon listening to the discussion on Siwan by Saunders Lewis, which is the play they are studying for their AS oral examination. Thanks to the School of Welsh at Bangor University for organising this. The students are looking forward to another event organised for them during half term, which is a day discussing the poems of various poets on the AS syllabus. This again will be of great benefit to them as they prepare for the written part of the examination.

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Who Gets the Gig?

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A film crew from the TV programme Pwy Geith y Gig? were in school recently. This is a series of programmes looking for members for a new, young and exciting band. Auditions were held during the day and the group Yr Eira performed in a gig in school during the afternoon. It was great to welcome back some old pupils playing with Yr Eira, Rhys and Lewys. It was also exciting to see that another ex-pupil, Lara Catrin will be presenting this programme. Thanks for the support and the fun!

 

 

 

 

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Little Jazz Band in Llanrwst

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Following successful and popular performances in Galeri before Christmas, the Jazz Band was busy again in January. The Little Jazz Band performed in Glasdir, Llanrwst during the launch of the Language Charter across the six North Wales counties. We were pleased to see our friends from Ysgol Llandygai in the event as well and it was a privilege to be part of this launch. The representatives of the six counties were very impressed with the Ysgol Tryfan musicians.

 

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Merin Lleu – European Brass Band

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Merin’s musical career is going from strength to strength. His intention now is to develop his expertise further next year in the Royal College of Music in London. He is to be congratulated for receiving a scholarship to this college. Also this year he was chosen to be a member of the European Youth Brass Band. What an enormous achievement and privilege. This means that in April he will be spending time with the band in Lille in France.

 

 

 

 

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Further Maths in the University

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A group of Yr 12/13 pupils attended a Mathematics workshop at the University (22/1/16). The theme of the day was “Celebrating the Success of Women in Mathematics”. Presentations were given on the contribution of maths to the field of computer programming, statistical work in medicine and to data in order to create effective headlines in the media.

 

 

 

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Syria

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School pupils have been busy collecting items to be sent to help the crisis in Syria. We were supporting the local campaign Pobl i Bobl and it was good to see so many pupils responding positively to this appeal. Thanks to all of them and their parents for their support and for showing once again the helpful and charitable side of our young people.

 

 

 

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From the Playing Fields - Year 7 Indoor Athletics

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Even though it was the bleak midwinter, Year 7 enjoyed a day of athletics – indoors, in the Brailsford Centre. The pupils were given the opportunity during the day to have a go at eight different athletic events. We should like to thank Bangor University School of Education for organising the day and Gwyn Owen, lecturer on the secondary Physical Education course and his trainees for organising all the activities.

 

 

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Urdd Swimming Gala

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It was great to see so many of our pupils travelling to Cardiff recently to take part in the Urdd National Swimming Gala.
Results of the National Swimming Gala in Cardiff 24/01/2016 - YSGOL TRYFAN

• Llion Myers – Yr 7 & 8 Boys Freestyle – 1st = GOLD
• Marteg Dafydd – Yr 7 & 8 Girls Freestyle + Backstroke = 5th
• Siwan Williams – Yr 9 & 10 Girls Backstroke – 2nd = SILVER
• Catrin Barnes – Yr 9 & 10 Girls Freestyle – 3rd = BRONZE
• Yr 7 and 8 Girls Mixed Relay (Cerys Goggin, Manon Jones, Marteg Dafydd, Efa Williams) = 6th.
• Yr 7 & 8 Mixed Relay (Marteg Dafydd, Llion Myers, Osian Barnes, Efa Williams) = 5th

Bearing in mind that this is a national gala, getting to this standard is a feat in itself. Congratulations to all for their excellent endeavours and to the parents for their support.

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Urdd Gymnastics

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The Eryri Urdd Gymnastics Competition was held recently and Tryfan pupils enjoyed huge success.

Individual K.S.3 = Glain Watkin Jones (Yr.8) = 1st
Individual K.S.4 = Kyle Howard (Yr.11) = 1st
Pairs K.S.3 1st = Siriol Hughes and Lucy Swann (Yr.8)
2nd = Elain Edwards and Elin Huws (Yr.8)
3rd = Cêt Roberts and Siwan Roberts (Yr.7)
Threes K.S.3 = 1st = Cerys Jones, Siwan Jones and Lois Hughes (Yr.8)
Threes K.S.4 = 1st = Llinos Roberts (Yr.10), Hannah Swann (Yr.10) and Kyle Howard (Yr.11)
Secondary group = 1st.

They will now represent Eryri in the final round held in the Plascrug Leisure Centre, Aberystwyth on Thursday, Februray 11, 2016. Congratulations and good luck!

Thanks to Mrs Jane Parry for undertaking so much of the organising the Urdd activities this year and motivating the pupils. The above successes are testament to her hard work.

Bancsi Bach

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The Ysgol Tryfan musical, Bancsi Bach, was a huge success at Pontio. The Bryn Terfel theatre was full for three nights as the school pupils enthralled audiences with their singing and dancing. It was wonderful to see around 200 school pupils on the Pontio stage at the end of the show. Many thanks to all who were involved with the show, especially Mr Owain Arwel Dvies who led the project from the beginning.

As a school we are very proud of each one of our pupils who contributed to the success of Bancsi Bach. For those of you who did not manage to see the show, you can now buy it on DVD. We are now looking forward to the next big musical!

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Cyfeillion Ysgol Tryfan PTA

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A big thank you to the Cyfeillion for their hard work this year. Their work was key to ensuring the success of Bancsi Bach, but on top of that, they held a successful Christmas fair alongside the school’s younger pupils. To close the term the Cyfeillion’s Grand Raffle was drawn with a first prize of £100. In the photo a delighted Jac Brown is presented with the main prize. Thanks to the PTA and to everyone who supported them.

 

 


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The English Department

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Once again it was a busy month for the English deparment. Year 9 held Room 101 sessions with the pupils themselves choosing the winners. In the photo are the three who came to the top – but Llion Parry won by presenting a very strong case for banishing spiders to Room 101.



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The Department’s Upwards competition is also going from strength to strength with enthusiastic and interesting competitions. In the photo are the competitors who stood out this term with Jack Jones the winner this time. Congratulations to all of them.

 

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Mathematics
Pupils form Years 12 and 13 studying Further Maths competed in the ‘UK Senior Mathematical Challenge’. Tomos Wood gained a silver award, and Sean Griffiths, Owain Griffiths, Menai Lamers James and Martin Finnie all gained a bronze award.

Tomos Wood will go on to compete in the next round of the competition. Congratulations to all of them for doing so well in a very challenging competition.

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A Wise Choice

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Sgiliaith, on behalf of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, has been working with us at Ysgol Tryfan to promote the opportunities in Higher Education and beyond to use the Welsh language. Last year’s year 10 were tasked with planning a career path and the winners were awarded prizes presented by Mrs Angharad Lloyd-Williams, Head of Sgiliaith. Pictured are those who did well, and the top prize of an I-pad was awarded to Cai Fôn Davies. A worthwhile prize that will hopefully inspire our present year 10 who will start on similar work soon.

 

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Dylan Morgan

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We extend our warmest wishes to Mr Dylan Morgan on his new post as Inclusion Officer with Gwynedd Council. Mr Morgan has been working as a learning assistant and is now a Senior Supply Assistant in school and he will leave a big gap.

In the picture he can be seen on his last day in work wearing his Christmas jumper – the last day of term being Christmas jumper day. An honourable sum was raised for good causes on the day and thanks to everyone for supporting it.




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Swimming
The Urdd Swimming Gala, Eryri Region, was held recently and school pupils enjoyed excellent success. The school’s relay teams did extremely well and below are the individual results:

Cystadleuaeth
Enw
Safle
Boys Freestyle Yr 7 and 8
Llion Myers
1st
Girls Freestyle Yr 7 and 8
Marteg Dafydd
1st
Boys Freestyle Yr 9 and 10
Cedol Dafydd
1st
Girls Freestyle Yr 9 and 10
Catrin Barnes
1st
Boys Freestyle Yr 11+
Sion D’arcy
1st
Girls Breaststroke Yr 7 and 8
Manon Jones
2nd
Cerys Goggin
3rd
Boys Breaststroke Yr 9 and 10
Cedol Dafydd
1st
Girls Backstroke Yr.7 and 8
Marteg Dafydd
1st
Girls Backstroke Yr 9 and 10
Siwan Williams
1st
Boys Backstroke Yr 11+
Sion D’arcy
1st
Boys Butterfly. Yr.7 and 8
Llion Myers
1st
Osian Barnes
3rd
Girls Butterfly. Bl. 9 a 10
Catrin Barnes
1st


Good luck to all of them as they go on to compete in the National Gala in Cardiff in January.

Bancsi Bach
Many thanks to Owain Jones from year 9 for preparing the following press release on behalf of the show Bancsi Bach:

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From December the 9th to December the 11th, Ysgol Tryfan will be performing a unique musical at the new art and innovation centre of Bangor University, Pontio. The production “Y Bacsi Bach” is an adaption from the novel by the poet, and author Tudur Dylan Jones; who is a former pupil of Ysgol Tryfan. It is a story about a boy at secondary school who is bullied. Throughout the story, Owen, the main character, shows his talent in graffiti. Tudur Dylan returned to his former school in 2014 to conduct a series of workshops with the pupils. The purpose of these were to inspire him to adapt his novel into a musical, by writing a script, and writing lyrics for the songs. The story is about appreciating everyone’s talent, and having the courage to be different, and it will soon be performed to hundreds of people. Tudur Dylan Jones said:
“A boy from Ysgol y Strade the inspiration for the story. He’d just moved from Caernarfon, and as the two of us were from North Wales, we got along very well. He happened to tell me about how he’d been painting around town the other night. Any proper teacher would have told him off there and then, but instead I decided to write a novel about it! Graffiti is seen by many as vandalism, but others see it as a form of art.

“It was a wonderful experience, to return to my old school. It has changed greatly, the old gym has gone, and buildings at the back. The one thing I remember is the one thing that hasn't changed; the amazing view from the classroom on the top corridor. I don’t think I appreciated the view when I was at school. I would be delighted to find out that the students get a lesson on the names of the all the mountains.
“Cooperating with the students was a breath of fresh air. Their ideas and enthusiasm was great to see, but it was no surprise, given the reputation of Ysgol Tryfan. There are changes between the novel and the stage production, many are the ideas of the pupils. They have contributed to the musical, which will hopefully entertain, and deliver a message. The music is powerful and captivating, and I look forward to enjoying the performance of the actors, dancers, singers, and the band.

“The thing I hate most about teaching is to see pupils being bullied. There are many forms of bullying. It can be physical, verbal, emotional, and one of the worst is being ignored. Seeing a child on his own during lunch time, break time, and in lessons, can be heart-breaking. The message of the story is that everyone has talent, and that we shouldn't bully others because of our misjudgements.”

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One of the first productions at Pontio will be “Y Bancsi Bach”. Cooperating with such a professional company will give the performers an experience they will never forget. With a script by Tudur Dylan Jones, and weeks of training by a professional director, Martin Thomas, the musical will undoubtedly please all who are fortunate enough to watch it. The brilliant songs composed by Owain Arwel Davies, along with the vocal talents of the singers will amaze the audience. There are several different elements to the show; dancing, painting, acting, singing, and many other jobs back-stage. Pontio’s cooperation will bring up the standard to a professional level, and it will inspire another generation of young people to pursue the performing arts. The Artistic Director at Pontio, Elena ap Robert said:
“Theatr Bryn Terfel will be a stage for young talents and professional touring artists alike. I am delighted that Pontio can welcome Ysgol tryfan to share their creative energy with us during our opening season – and in our very first month opening.”

Theatr Gwynedd closed with Ysgol Tryfan’s production of “West Side Story”, and “Y Bancsi Bach” will be one of the first musicals at Pontio. Without doubt, “Y Bancsi Bach” will be a musical to remember.

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Ysgol Tryfan Open Evening
An open evening was held at Ysgol Tryfan at the beginning of the month and parents of pupils in years 5 and 6 in the primary schools flooded in. Thanks to all the parents and their children for creating a buzz on the evening, and thanks to all the staff and pupils who were busy during the evening. We look forward to welcoming the pupils back to Tryfan again.

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Children in Need

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The school was busy supporting activities for Children in Need on November the 13th this year. A big coffee morning was held in the School Hall, and also a very competitive basketball match was held between the sixth form students and school staff. Congratulations to the staff for winning this match and to everyone who contributed towards the school’s very worthy sum of £815 for the good cause! Thanks to the sixth form students for leading the activities.

 

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The Welsh Department
Difa - Play
This month, the Year 13 Welsh class went to Neuadd Ogwen to watch a performance of ‘Difa’ (Destroy) by Dewi Wyn Williams. This was a play that took place inside the mind of the main character, Oswald Pritchard and this main character was being destroyed by mental illness. As the students are studying the novel ‘Un Nos Ola Leuad’ , this was an excellent play for cross-referencing in their final oral examination.

Glan Llyn Course

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As part of our AS Welsh course, we went to Glan Llyn for three days and met lots of students from other schools. We had several interesting and useful lectures from some of the notable Welsh literary figures including Myrddin ap Dafydd and Dafydd Iwan. As well as valuable lectures, we had fun in the Twmpath (country dancing) and Talwrn (poetry contest). Sioned won first prize for composing a song and performing it – congratulations to her! It was definitely an experience we would recommend and we are looking forward to going there again next year! The year 12 Welsh group.

 

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The Mathematics Department
Pupils fron Years 12 and 13 studying Further Maths competed in the UK Senior Mathematical Challenge. Tomos Wood gained a silver award and Sean Griffiths, Owain Griffiths, Menai Lamers James and Martin Finnie all achieved a bronze award.

Tomos Wood will go on to compete in the next round of the competition. Congratulations to all of them for doing so well in a very challenging competition.

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The Religious Education Department
As we look forward to Christmas, it is important that we also think about those less fortunate than ourselves and some of our pupils were busy in November preparing and collecting boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Thanks to all for their support.

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The Physical Education Department
It was another busy month on the playing fields for Ysgol Tryfan pupils and here is a summary of the results:

Netball:
Under 18 Team – Arfon Tournament - Second
Under 16 Team – Arfon Tournament - Third
Ysgol Tryfan 8 – 5 Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen
Ysgol Tryfan 15-0 Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen
Ysgol Tryfan 10-10 Ysgol Brynrefail
Ysgol Tryfan 5-5 Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle
Ysgol Tryfan 6-8 Ysgol Friars
Hockey:
Winners of the Under 16 Arfon and Môn Tournament
Ysgol Tryfan 1-0 Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen
Ysgol Tryfan 2-0 Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern
Ysgol Tryfan 4 – 0 Ysgol Brynrefail
Ysgol Tryfan 0-0 Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni
Ysgol Tryfan 2- 0 Ysgol David Hughes
Yr.8 Ysgol Tryfan 5 – 0 Ysgol Friars
Rugby – Girls – Under 14:
Ysgol Tryfan 43 – 10 Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen
Ysgol Tryfan 20 – 5 Ysgol Friars
Rugby - Boys:
Yr 9 Ysgol Tryfan 17 – Ysgol Friars 28
Yr 7 Ysgol Tryfan 43 – Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen 10
Yr 7 Ysgol Tryfan 16 – Ysgol Friars 5
Football - Boys:
Yr 7 - Ysgol Tryfan 6 – 2 Ysgol Friars
Yr 11 Ysgol Tryfan 3 – Ysgol Friars 4
Yr 10 Eryri 5 a side Tournament

 

Gymnastics

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The Eryri Schools Gymnastics competition was held recently at the Tennis Centre in Caernarfon. With 17 schools present, the standard of competition on the day was very high and it was good to see so many Ysgol Tryfan pupils shining through. Indeed, three of our teams came first – year 7 Intermediate Girls, Year 8 Intermediate Girls and Year 8 Novice Boys – excellent.

Year 7 Girls Intermediate - Second - Leah Hughes Third - Amy Harmens
Year 8 girls Intermediate - Third - Glain Watkin Jones
Year 8 Boys Novice - Third - Efan mutembo
Year 9 and Above Boys Intermediate - Fourth - Caio Hughes

Public Speaking

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In last month’s edition you heard about some members of the sixth form who went to Glyndŵr University to be coached on the requirements for the Wales Schools Debating Championships. The North Wales round has now been held and once again Ysgol Tryfan came to the top in this prestigious debating competition. As Ysgol Tryfan won the regional round last year, the North Wales round was held in Tryfan this year, and five schools and sixth form colleges joined us in Bangor to fight for the striking red dragon trophy. With teams from Ysgol Friars, Ysgol David Hughes, Ysgol Eirias, St David’s College and Rhyl Sixth Form College, as well as Ysgol Tryfan, competing this year; we had an extremely competitive and high quality session of debating.
Representing Ysgol Tryfan this year are Hana Abas and Tomos Wood and they had great success, winning their own debates and the competition as a whole. They will now go forward confidently to the next round.


We should like to thank the English and History departments for their support and training. Thanks also to Sioned Griffiths for timing the competition and Siôn D’Arcy for being an excellent and good-humoured chair for the whole competition. Good luck to the debaters in the next round.

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The History Department in Llanberis
Year 9 spent a very interesting day in the National Slate Museum in Llanberis, learning about the effect of the First World War on Welsh communities and the government’s campaign to recruit Welshmen. A special performance was given of the play ‘I’r Gad Fechgyn Gwalia’ (To Arms, Men of Wales) by Theatr Bara Caws as well as a drama workshop that shed light on some of the experiences of Welsh people a century ago.

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Sport
Last month we announced that a number of girls had been selected to play for regional hockey teams. This month we focus on the netball players. Ela Roberts and Catrin Barnes have been selected to represent Arfon Under 16s, with Tara Howard, Mia Roberts, Mali Jones and Marteg Dafydd being selected for the Under 14 team. Congratulations girls and all the best.

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Catering for Halloween

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The year 10 Catering group, under the guidance of Miss Glynwen Davies, entered into the spirit of things recently by baking and decorating cakes on the theme of Halloween. They all enjoyed themselves greatly having learnt different techniques for decorating cupcakes.

 

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Robotics

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A group of pupils from years 8 to 11 are taking part in a Robotics competition organised by VEX Robotics and funded by the National Grid. This photo shows some of the team having built a ClawBot – the first step in creating a Robot that will be able to play basketball. More news on the department’s twitter account @tg_tryfan

 


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The Big Show – Bancsi Bach!

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It was great to be able to announce recently that Ysgol Tryfan pupils will be staging an original new musical called Bancsi Bach on the main stage at Pontio in December this year. It will be an excellent opportunity for our pupils, from years 7 to 13, to contribute to the success of an ambitious show in a professional theatre.

Casting has already been completed and the pupils came into school during the half-term holiday to start rehearsing with Mr Davies and the director Martin Thomas.

We will be performing for three nights at Pontio (December 9 – 11, 2015) as well as a special matinée performance for primary schools in the Bangor catchment area.

Do come to the show to support Ysgol Tryfan and Pontio. Tickets are already on sale — https://tocynnau.pontio.co.uk/Online/https://tocynnau.pontio.co.uk/Online/

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Open Evening
An open evening will be held at Ysgol Tryfan for parents and pupils in years 5 and 6 in primary schools on Thursday, 12th November between 17:30 and 20:00. Come along to see what we have to offer.

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Ysgol Tryfan Handbook 2015 - 2016

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Year 7 Homework Guidebook

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Autumn Newsletter to Parents

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Autumn Newsletter to Parents - click here

 

 

 

 

School Events Calendar 2015 - 2016

 

 

 

School Events Calendar 2015 - 2016 - click here

 

 

 

Support for Year 11 Pupils and Parents
Summer Term 2015 Revision and Examinations letter - click here

Resources
Amserlen TGAU Haf 2015 - click here (welsh version only)
Arweinaid Adolygu TGAU - i ddisgyblion - click here (welsh version only)
Parents' Guide - 2015 GCSE Ysgol Tryfan - click here (welsh version only)
Cyngor Adolygu TGAU i flwyddyn 11 Ysgol Tryfan 2015 - click here (welsh version only)

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Support for Year 7, 8 and 9 Pupils and Parents
2015 Summer Tests and Assesments for Pupils in KS3 - click here
Information for Parents - click here

Red Nose Day

Sixth Form students worked hard organising activities for Red Nose Day at Ysgol Tryfan this month. £566 was raised and we would like to thank the students for their enthusiasm and leadership.

 

 

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United Nations Conference

Year 12 students went to Arfon Chamber, Penrallt, Caernarfon recently to take part in the United Nations mock-conference organised by CEWC. The conference offered an interactive and enjoyable  way for the students to learn about the important international organisation, the United Nations. They had a very worthwhile and educational day as part of their Welsh Baccalaureate experience.

 

 

 

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Tîm Irfon

Irfon Williams a former pupil of Ysgol Tryfan, visited the school recently to talk in an assembly with the older pupils about his experiences of fighting cancer and his tireless efforts to raise money. At the end of the assembly a cheque of over £500 was presented by Gwenllïan and Sara (the school’s Head and Deputy Head girl) towards the Tîm Irfon effort and he was thanked for this positive message and inspiration.

 

 



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Mathematical Masters
Pupils from Year 9, Eirian Jones, Siwan Huw and Miriam Harmens, have been taking part in Mathematics Masterclasses in Bangor University. There was a series of five sessions, on all kinds of mathematical fields, including work with spreadsheets, imaginary numbers and making decisions in the world of medicine. The sessions are part of an annual scheme for talented pupils in Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy.

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Film and Technology

Mr Iwan Edwards, Head of Information Technology, has been busy again this month. A stimulating workshop was organised for the school’s Years 10 and 11 ICT pupils with the support of the Technocamps company. The Film Club, also led by Mr Edwards is busy and at present a group of years 8 and 9 puoils are receiving a series of workshops called ‘See It Make It’ that will lead to producing a film.

 

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Netball  Champions

Heartiest congratulations to year 9 girls on winning the Eryri under 14 championship recently. The girls managed to go through the competition winning every match. Excellent!

 

 

 

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Urdd Eisteddfod
A number of Ysgol Tryfan pupils have been busy competing during the month in the area and county Urdd Eisteddfod under different age groups. We should like to congratulate everyone who represented the school so admirably and we wish all the best to our pupils who will be making the journey to Caerphilly at the end of May.

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Ysgol Tryfan Twitter
Follow the latest news from Ysgol Tryfan on Twitter. The number of followers is increasing daily but at the time of writing remains just short of 500. @ysgol_tryfan

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Cyfraniad Dr Gareth Griffiths: (Welsh Only)

Dr Griffiths yn CERN

Rhwng y 23ain a’r 26ain o Chwefror cefais y cyfle, fel pennaeth Ffiseg Ysgol Tryfan,  i fynychu Rhaglen gyntaf Athrawon Cymru yn CERN, ger Genefa. Mudiad Ewropeaidd ar gyfer Ymchwil Niwclear yw CERN ble mae ffisegwyr a pheirianwyr yn archwilio strwythur sylfaenol y bydysawd. Mae’n gartref i’r LHC (Large Hadron Collider). Yn 27 cilomedr o hyd, y LHC yw cyflymydd gronynnau mwyaf y byd. Mae’n gwrthdaro protonau sydd yn symud ar 99.999999% cyflymder goleuni! Yma, yn 2012 darganfuwyd boson Higgs.

 

Roedd y Rhaglen Athrawon yn un prysur a diddorol dros ben, yn llawn darlithoedd, ymweliadau, arddangosfeydd a gweithdai ymarferol. Amcan y rhaglen oedd cyflwyno athrawon Cymru i’r ymchwil mwyaf diweddar am ffiseg gronynnau ac felly creu llysgenhadon i basio’u chwilfrydedd a’u brwdfrydedd ymlaen i’r genhedlaeth nesaf o ffisegwyr, peirianwyr, arbenigwyr TGCh ayyb. Mwynheais y cwrs yn fawr iawn, roeddwn yn gadael yno yn teimlo fy mod wedi dysgu llawer ac yn awyddus i basio’r wybodaeth ymlaen i ddisgyblion Ysgol Tryfan dros y misoedd nesaf.

British Heart Foundation

On Friday the 6th of February a coffee morning was held in the school hall in support of the British Heart Foundation.
The tables were full of colourful and tempting cakes prepared by members of the sixth form. The pupils also wore red to show their support. The sum of £540 was raised.
Thanks to everyone for their hard work.

Abbie Edwards
Year 13

 

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Visit of the Vice-Chancellor

On the 8th of February Ysgol Tryfan had the privilege of a visit from Bangor University Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Hughes. He came to talk to us as members of the sixth form, about the importance of going to University as well as his own career and personal experiences.
We were given the opportunity to ask questions about University life and the benefits of Pontio to us here in Bangor. We felt we had all benefitted from his visit and his enthusiastic encouragement.
We look forward to meeting him again in future.

Cara Roberts
Year 12

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Formula 1 - Global Gear receiving a trophy for Best Research and Development:
Left to right: Gethin Elis, Mared Jones, Holly Meacher, Elgan Griffith, Ioan Bryn and Huw Morris Jones

Two teams from Ysgol Tryfan Year 9 competed in the ‘F1 in Schools’ championship on the 10th of February. Since September Global Gear and Electrospeed have been working in their lunch hour to design and produce F1 cars. As well as the creative work, the teams prepared an exhibition of their design portfolio and gave excellent verbal presentations. The racing was extremely competitive with the Global Gear car reaching the end of the 20 track just 0.06 seconds before the Electro Speed car. Although this was the first year for the pupils to take part, and mostly against pupils from years 11 and 12, they were very successful, with Global Gear coming 4th and Electrospeed 5th. The trophy for the best Research and Dvelopment in the regional heats was won by Global Gear for their extremely good attempt to overcome manufacturing problems. Both teams have gained valuable experiences this year and are now ready and keen to take part in the 2016 competition!
Thanks to Mr Siôn Edwards for his support for the teams and for the above report.

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Games
Thanks to Mr Dafydd Roberts for the sports bulletin this month

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Years 7/8 Girls’ Football

Congratulations to the years 7/8 girls’ football team who beat Ysgol Friars by 5 goals to nil. Tara Howard was on fire and scored 4 goals, with the other being scored by Lois Dafydd.

 

 

 

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Gwynedd Bouldering Competition

An excellent effort by the Ysgol Tryfan bouldering team. Having attended bouldering training sessions for a month on a climbing wall, the team came second in the Gwynedd bouldering competition out of 8 schools.

 

 

 

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North Wales Badminton Final

Having won the Gwynedd badminton competition, Ysgol Tryfan Year 10 girls went on to the North Wales finals. The girls made a great start by winning their first four games. Unfortunately they lost their last game against St Joseph’s School 3-2. A big disappointment for the girls but they must be congratulated on coming second throughout the whole of North Wales. Well done Menna Edwards, Cari Griffiths, Megan Huws and Ela Roberts.

 

 

 

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Under 14 Arfon Hockey Tournament
The Ysgol Tryfan Under 14 girls’ hockey team are the Champions of Arfon – many congratulations. The girls set off for Brynrefail on a Monday morning with Mrs Gould full of confidence and excitement. The competition started well as they beat the home team 2-0. The Tryfan girls won the next four games as well; wins against Ysgol Friars 2-0, Llangefni 1-0, Bodedern 1-0 and Ysgol David Hughes 5-0. They only needed a draw game against Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in the last game of the day to win the competition, and a scoreless draw ensured their success. The girls will go on to compete in the Eryri finals on Friday the 27th of February at Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle. Good luck!

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Year 7 Girls’ Netball
After a disappointing start losing to Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in the first match, the girls were in much better spirits having won against Ysgol Brynrefail last week. Year 7 A Team won 6-1 and the B Team 12-0. Well done.

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Years 8 and 10 Boys’ Football
Congratulations to the Ysgol Tryfan year 8 football team. The team has now reached the semi-final round of the Gwynedd cup against Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen, after great wins against Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen and Friars. Good luck to the boys in the semi-final.

The Year 10 team has also had success in the cup. The had an excellent start thrashing Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen eight goals to two, with Llewelyn Williams scoring three of the goals. A close game against Ysgol Friars followed, the result was 2-2, with Siôn Childes and Leon Jones finding the back of the net.

Stwnsh Sadwrn
The programme Stwnsh Sadwrn came to school recently to hold activities and auditions with year 8 pupils. Ysgol Tryfan pupils will be starring on the last programme in the Stwnsh Sadwrn series on Saturday morning, March 21. Remember to watch.

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Options Evenings and Examinations
It has been a busy month for some years in school and their parents. Year 11 sat a number of GCSE examinations in January and they will receive the results of these on Thursday, 5th March.
Open evenings were held for parents of years 9 and 11 as these pupils have to face the process of making choices for the next stage of their educational career. If you need any additional information or support you are welcome to contact the school.

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The Holocaust Educational Trust
Every year two students from school take part in an unforgettable experience, visiting Auschwitz. Following several effective applications from year 12 students, the two selected this year were Jona Owen and Teleri Livingston. We look forward to hearing about the visit and their impressions of this historical and tragic site.
Holocaust Memorial Day
A Holocaust Memorial service was held by Gwynedd Council in Neuadd Dafydd Orwig on the Memorial Day – 27th January 2015. The head pupils were present there on behalf of Ysgol Tryfan and the head girl Gwenllïan Roberts had the honour of reading the United Nations commitment at the service.

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Arfon Cross Country 

Congratulations to all Ysgol Tryfan pupils who recently competed at the Arfon cross country competitions in Llanberis. Two of our pupils came first in their competitions, they were Cai La Trobe-Roberts, Year 7 boys and Ela Jones, Years 10 and 11 girls. In addition to these to a good number of the school will represent Arfon in the Eryri round in Dolgellau. Evidence of our pupils’ success is the fact that 5 of the 8 girls in the year 7 Arfon team are Ysgol Tryfan pupils. Good luck to all of them and we look forward to hearing of more success to come.



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Urdd Swimming Gala
It was also very pleasing to see so many of our pupils travelling to Cardiff for the Urdd National Swimming Gala. All the individuals managed to reach the final rounds and there was success for the teams too. But it was the girls who shone this year with Mali D’Arcy from year 9 winning the gold medal in the 100 metres freestyle race and the bronze medal in the 100 metres backstroke. The years 9 and 10 girls team, which comprised of Mali D’Arcy, Catrin Barnes, Siwan Williams and Ela Roberts, won the gold medal in the mixed relay race and silver in the mixed relay. Congratulations to all on their excellent endeavours and thanks to the parents for their support.

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The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Pilot Project
Ysgol Tryfan will be part of an exciting pilot project administered by Sgiliaith that will promote Welsh medium pathways to Higher Education. The Coleg Cymraeg will be developing the project in three geographical areas in Wales and the aim here in Tryfan is to work with the young people of Bangor and the area in order to ensure an increase in the number of school pupils considering studying through the medium of Welsh at university. More about this scheme in the coming months.

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Film Club

The Ysgol Tryfan Film Club has been busy again this month with the launch of the Filmclub/IntoFilm in the school Library, in the company of Aled Llywelyn, Radio Cymru’s film correspondent.

 

 

 

Ysgol Tryfan’s 2014 Open Evening
for parents of pupils in Year 5 and 6
Thursday, 13/11/14 – 17.30 to 20.00 p.m.

click here to see our handbook
click here for the invitation letter
click here for other important School Documents

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Year 12 considering their future

Straight after the AS examinations, Year 12 were busy asking the experts and gathering information in careers fairs at Bangor and Liverpool universities. The also went to a Higher Education conference in Bangor University, where again they had valuable guidance and advice on submitting university applications. Then it was work experience week and enjoying a taste of the world of work.

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Clever Cats

Our pupils greatly enjoyed the experience of watching a performance of the famous musical, ‘Cats’, at Venue Cymru yn Llandudno. All the pupils were very impressed and thanks to Miss Elfyn for organising the trip.

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“Spelling Bee”

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Congratulations to the two busy bees from Year 7 who competed in the final round of the Spelling Bee in Aberystwyth on Thursday, 19th June. Well done, Gruff Boyle and Owain Jones.

 

 

 

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Budding Mathematicians

Carwyn Sion, Miriam Harmens and Siwan Huw were commended for the very high standard of their mathematical work in a competition for Year 8 at the Eisteddfod. 800 pupils had taken part and these three were named as being among the top fifteen through Wales – high praise indeed!

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BAC Clean-up

As part of their voluntary work towards the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, a group of Year 10 pupils have been protecting the environment by cleaning Maes Tryfan. Thanks to Dr Elin Walker Jones for organising.

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School Sports 2014

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Once again this year, we had an excellent day on the Treborth track with our pupils
and even one or two teachers displaying their never-ending talents!
These were the year champions:


Yr. 7 Boys  –     Caio Hughes and Guto Hughes
Yr. 7 Girls–       Mia Roberts
Yr. 8 Boys –      Roland Finnie
Yr. 8 Girls -       Hannah Owen
Yr. 9 Boys –      Ioan Rheinallt
Yr. 9 Girls -       Cari Griffiths
Yr. 10 Boys –    Sean Roberts
Yr. 10 Girls -     Nel Huws

Congratulations to all of them and indeed to everyone who competed and ensured that Elidir was victorious with 930 points, Glyder close behind with 869 points, Lliwedd third with 863 points and fourth was Carnedd with 837 points. Thanks to the Physical Education Department for all the careful organisation and preparation that ensured another successful sports day.

Arfon Athletics Results

Years 8 and 9
Girls
1st Hannah Owen (300m)
1st Cari Griffiths (Shot – new Arfon record)
1st Cari Griffiths (Javelin – new Arfon record)
1st Hannah Owen, Seren Hughes, Cara Randall and Bethan Hughes Jones (Relay)

Boys
1st Roland Finnie (800m)
1st Ioan Rheinallt (Long Jump – new record)
1st Ioan Rheinallt (Triple Jump – new record)
1st Leon Jones (Shot)
1st Harry Godfrey (Javelin – new record)
1st Ioan Rheinallt, Leon Jones, Osian ap Siôn and Roland Finnie (Relay)
2nd Liam Casey (High Jump)
2nd Leon Jones (300m)

 

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Years 10 and 11
Girls

1st Mia Jones (High Jump)
1st Nel Huws, Elin Lois, Corey Owen and Lowri Randall (Relay)

2nd Nel Huws (Long Jump)
2nd Gwenno Morgan (800m)

Boys
1st Jo King (200m)
1st Gruff Pari (800m)
1st Dewi Griffiths (Shot)
1st Sean Roberts (Javelin)
1st Jo King, Dewi Griffiths, Gruff Pari and Meredydd Derbyshire (Relay)
2nd Jo King (100m)
2nd Dewi Griffiths (High Jump)
2nd Gruffudd Roberts (Hurdles)

Congratulations to all of them for going through to the Eryri round.

Eryri Athletics
1st Ioan Rheinallt (Long Jump)
1st Leon Jones (Shot)
1st Harry Godfrey (Javelin)

Congratulations to the three of them. They will now represent Eryri in the Welsh Schools Competition in Brecon on the 5th of July.

NASUWT Athletics Teams Championships

Although there were notable successes by individuals in this competition, this is a team event. Points are given for positions and then the two highest teams go on to the next round, which is Eryri. Seven schools took part and the following teams from Ysgol Tryfan reached the Eryri round

Year 7 Boys Team
Year 7 Girls Team
Year 8 Girls Team
Years 9 and 10 Boys Team

Well done!

The Urdd Eisteddfod

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Good luck to all taking part in the Urdd Eisteddfod over the half term. Representing Ysgol Tryfan at Bala are the Year 7-9 dramatic presentation, Medi Morgan on the Yr 7-9 piano solo, Cai Fôn Davies in the solo and cerdd dant solo for Yr 7-9, Hana Abas, Mabon Llŷr and Gwenno Morgan in the under 18 instrumental ensemble and Mirian Hopkin and Gruffydd Wyn Jones in the under 18 dialogue.
We can already celebrate the success of two of our pupils in the written competitions – Hanna Owen was second in the Yr 8 prose competition and Cian Siôn came third in the same competition for Years 12 and 13. Many congratulations.
The ensemble also took first prize in the Anglesey Eisteddfod as well as performing with the Penrhyn Choir in a concert in Llanfairfechan, raising over £800 for the hospice.

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Congratulations

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We congratulate Kirsty Georgenson, Kelsie Simons, Courtney Griffiths, Whitney Williams, Catherine Lewis and Courtney Lloyd for their work on the Hairdressing and Beauty course at Coleg Menai. As you can see from the picture, they had several certificates that show their effort and dedication. Well done!

 

 

 

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Walking to School Week

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Year 10 pupils helped in all weathers with the walking to school train to note this important week. This also contributed towards their BAC qualification.

 

 

 

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Eryri Athletics

Numerous successes once again from 16 of our pupils with 5 of them breaking the Arfon record – a fantastic achievement!

Hannah Owen - Year 8   300M
Cari Griffiths - Year 9   Javelin (Arfon Record) + Shot (Arfon Record)
Cameron Williams - Year 9   Discus
Nel Huws - Year 10 100m
Gwenno Morgan - Year 10 800m
Mia Jones - Year 10 High Jump
Roland Finnie - Year 8   800m
Ioan Rheinallt  -  Year 8   Long Jump (Arfon Record) + Triple Jump (Arfon Record)
Harry Godfrey - Year 9   Javelin (Arfon Record)
Liam Casey - Year 9   High Jump
Leon Jones - Year 9   300m
Jo King -  Year 11 100m + 200m
Gruff Parri -  Year 11 800m
Gruffydd Roberts - Year 10 Hurdles
Dewi Griffiths -  Year 11 High Jump + Shot
Sean Roberts - Year 10 Javelin

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Gwynedd Aquathlon 2014

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Another excellent day in Pwllheli with 30 of our pupils taking part. Medi Morgan won the competition for Year 7 girls and Mali Jones came fourth. Telor ap Robin won the year 7 boys’ competition and his twin Arawn ap Robin came second with Sam Jones third. Catrin Barnes was second in the competition for Year 8 and 9 girls and Cedol Dafydd won the Year 8 and 9 boys’ competiton – congratulations to all of you on your outstanding achievements!

 

 

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Y Bancsi Bach
At the beginning of May, the poet Tudur Dylan Jones spent time with us developing our ideas for his novel “Y Bancsi Bach”. We shared ideas for scripting our musical that will be performed in the new Pontio theatre during the Christmas term.
A number of pupils from Year 7 to Year 10 spent two days with Dylan (he insisted that we call him Dylan). They were two exciting and enjoyable days in the company and lively and happy personality of this talented man.
We have thought of many funny and interesting characters that will definitely draw the attention of the pupils and possibly some of the teachers too! We developed Dylan’s idea for a finale, in order to create a happier atmosphere at the end of the show. Everybody’s looking forward to seeing the show being performed, in order to see how exactly our ideas will be developed.
It was a privilege spending two days with Dylan and we are looking forward to seeing him back soon at Ysgol Tryfan. We had two really good days and we hope that the show will be very successful.
Miriam Harmens, Eirian Jones, Martha Owen, Leah Jones and Alaw Williams Bl8

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Sponsored Walk

Cyfeillion Ysgol Tryfan are organising a sponsored walk Tryfan’s View 2 on Saturday May 10th.
Further information available on PTA’s page.
Flyer - click here

 

 

Ysgol Tryfan Eisteddfod 2014

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Once again this year, we had an excellent Eisteddfod in Ysgol Tryfan. There was all kinds of singing, dancing and reciting. The stage was full of talent and the

high standards were praised by our adjudicators Mrs Menai Williams and Mrs Gwyneth Edwards.
The winners of the main prizes were Lois Wiliam (Young Writer), Elen Sanpher (Science Trophy), Owain Pickering (Music Trophy), Lea Glyn (Main English Prize) and Cian Siôn (Main Welsh Prize) – many congratulations to them.
Llys Carnedd came out on top and congratulations to them and indeed to everyone who contributed to the success of our special day.
We would like to thank all the teachers who were happy to give their time to rehearse and organise, thanks to the adjudicators for their accurate and fair decisions, to all the pupils who took part and finally to the Sixth Form for giving of their time, during an important and busy time, to practise with their teams and conduct the pupils throughout the day.
Owain Hughes

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Urdd Cylch Eisteddfod

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There was fierce competition in the Bangor/Ogwen Disgrict Eisteddfod which was held here in Ysgol Tryfan. The school had a number of successes including

1st for the Dramatic Presentation and the Year 7-9 Recitation Party and the Year 7-9 Dialogue took second prize. Other results were Piano Solo Year 10 and under – 1st Gwenno Morgan, String Solo Year 10 and under 19 – 1st Mabon Llŷr, Woodwind Solo Year 10 and under 19 – 1st Hana Abas, Piano Solo Year 7-9 – 1st Medi Morgan, Song from a Musical – 1st Miriam Hopkins, Cerdd Dant Duet year 10 and under 19 – 1st Manon Owen and Cadi Gwen, Monologue Year 10 and under 19 – 1st Sara Alis and Solo Recitation Year 7 -9 – 1st Cai Fon Davies. Congratulations to all and good luck in the County Eisteddfod!
Sara Alis

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An unforgettable experience
This year it was Elin Haf and I who had the privilege of being selected as two of Ysgol Tryfan Sixth Form students to go to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum. It would be wrong to say I had a good time but I definitely had an unforgettable experience. After arriving in Poland, we went to Auschwitz 1, a camp that is now more of a museum. Having said that, I think that it was parts of this camp that made the greatest impression on me, and made the experience come alive. We saw the children’s glasses, clothes and shoes and the Jews’ hair; in fact there were four tonnes of hair there. Then we went to Auschwitz-Birkenau and when we got there, the camp seemed to be never-ending. We went to see the gas chambers and saw the rooms where everyone had to wait, the toilets and all parts of the camp. One of the prisoners said that the best job was cleaning the toilets, because they could go there at any time and there was shelter there. The atmosphere that day made things worse, there was a mist around us and it really made us realise the conditions these prisoners had to endure. I am glad that I’ve been to Auschwitz and I do believe that everyone should go there at some point in their lives. Seeing the two camps brought the history alive to me, especially after the Rabbi held a short service there and what he said has stayed with me: “If we were given a minute’s silence to remember one of the prisoners, we would need three years’ silence to remember each one who died.”
Siân Nicholson

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Lab in a Lorry

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The “Lab in a Lorry” is a portable laboratory that gives young people an opportunity to do scientific investigations through practical and interesting experiments. The programme has been organised by the Physics Institute and is run by volunteers from the community (e.g. Bangor University) who want to share their passion for science.
The “Lab in a Lorry” came to Ysgol Tryfan for two days in March. Year 7 and 8 pupils spent an hour conducting experiments that included trying to shatter a wine glass into tiny pieces using sound only and investigating the use of optoelectronics in medicine. Our Assembly Member, Mr Alun Ffred Jones and Councillor John Wynn Jones came to have a look as well. From the feedback we had, the pupils greatly enjoyed the experience. The organisers also praised the pupils’ behaviour and enthusiasm. The event was a great success and we look forward to another visit in future.

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A Trip to the Synagogue and the Buddhism Centre
A group from the Sixth Form and Year 11 went on a trip to Manchester to visit a Jewish Synagogue and a Buddhism Centre. They have been studying these religions as part of the GCSE and AS course and so the trip was very useful. It was interesting to see the work that they studied coming alive to them. They enjoyed listening to the Rabbi talking about Jewish traditions and meditating with a Buddhist in the Buddhism Centre. In the afternoon they all went shopping to the Trafford Centre and it was no surprise seeing the pupils returning to the bus laden down with shopping bags full of new clothes!
Lisa Megan

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World Book Day

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The Welsh Department held a competition for Year 7 to note this day, which was designing a cover and blurb for a new book that would be published. A number of good entries were received but the winners this year were Owain Jones, Lois Wiliam, Kacey Roberts, Rebecca Edmunds and Leanne Gillies. Congratulations!

 

 

 

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Scholarships
Two of our students had very good news this month – Iolo Jones has won the Evan Morgan scholarship to Aberystwyth University and Sara Stockwell has won a Merit Scholarship to Bangor University. Both of them thoroughly deserved this recognition and we congratulate them warmly.

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United Nations Mock Conference

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Year 12 students studying the Welsh Baccalaureate had a very interesting day in Caernarfon, taking part in a mock conference. We had to represent a particular country, and as well as giving us confidence, it was a very beneficial experience as we learnt of the recent problems in several countries, including Syria and the Philippines.
Menna Anwyl

 

 

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Bangor University Eco-science Day
In order to develop our interest and knowledge in eco-science we attended an open day in the Bangor University Eco-science Department. First we had a lecture about storing carbon in stations and the effect of micro-organisms on our daily lives. Then, we went to one of the laboratories where there were a number of activities and experiments to do with sea creatures, reptiles and robots. This was followed by activities connected to the body, such as blood and the effects of alcohol and the day ended with a “Flash Bang Show” by Dr Murphy. The show included exciting experiments such as lighting a balloon with hydrogen. We also tasted ice cream made from nitrogen liquid. Everybody enjoyed the day and appreciated the opportunity to spend time at the university.
Tomos Williams and Marged Huws Yr11

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From the playing fields:

Football

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Congratulations to the under 14 boys on winning the Gwynedd Schools Trophy, beating Ysgol Glan y Môr 7 – 4. This team also reached the quarter finals of the Welsh Cup but unfortunately they lost 3 – 1 against Hawarden High School.

 

 



Netball
Congratulations to the under 14 team who came second in the Arfon tournament, third in the Eryri tournament and second in the Netball League.

Hockey
This under 14 team was successful too, beating Ysgol Friars 1 – 0 and St Gerrards 4 – 0.

Winners of Wales School Debating Championships 2013

speaking Many congratulations to Zara Abas and Cian Siôn on winning the grand final of the Debating Competition for Welsh schools organised by the Council for Education in World Citizenship. The two from Bangor beat Radyr High School in the excellent final round held at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff in December. They will now go on to represent Wales in the Mace International competition.

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Radio Cymru Workshop

radio Radio Cymru came to school to hold workshops with year 9 and 10 pupils. You can hear the results of these workshops soon as audio clips on the school website.

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CAMHS
CAMHS (the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) came to school to run workshops for Year 9 pupils. The aim of the day was to give the pupils advice on how to deal with any mental health issues they had. School pupils can feel under pressure and can face difficult times if they don’t know how to cope. The pupils benefitted from the day and we are grateful to the service for coming.
Lisa Tomos
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Patagonia Coffee Morning

children To celebrate Santes Dwynwen day, a coffee morning was held in the hall to raise money for Sara’s trip to Patagonia in October. A group of sixth form pupils prepared the coffee morning and there was a great choice of cakes and treats available. The morning was a success and Sara managed to raise £141.50 in a quarter of an hour! Many thanks to all who contributed.
Sara Wiliam

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Learn Thru Music
Eight pupils from years 8 and 10 have been working on this project. They were given the opportunity to develop their skills and create a completely original song by creating accompaniment and rapping to the words written by the group. A CD cover was made and the pupils’ songs are available to listen to on YouTube.
www.learnthrumusiccourses.co.uk
Owain Parri
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Year 12’s Busy Month

Psychology Conference
The pupils studying psychology attended a conference at Bangor University which was very valuable and also discussed what jobs were available in this field.
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Pawb a’i Farn (S4C)
The Welsh students enjoyed being part of the audience for this programme that came from Bethesda. Although they did not have a chance to offer their opinions this time, they enjoyed the whole experience and listening to the discussions.
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Future First
Another successful conference held by the Future First company. It provided guidance and advice for Year 12 students as they start thinking about university applications
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The Holocaust Educational Trust
After several successful applications, unfortunately only two from each school can go on the visit to Auschwitz. The two selected this year are Siân Nicholson and Elin Williams. We look forward to hearing about their experience.
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Hidden Corners
A group of Year 12 Ysgol Tryfan students took part in a project organised by Pontio in conjunction with research on the arts and dementia conducted by Bangor University. Excellent work was done by the students and the fruits of their research were presented in a memorable evening in Neuadd Reichel at the end of January.
Menna Anwyl and Siân Nicholson
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Arfon runners
Congratualtions to all Ysgol Tryfan pupils who will be competing in Brecon at the beginning of February. There will be ten pupils representing Arfon and five of those are ysgol Tryfan pupils – we wish them all the best!
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Zac Pierce

zac Our Year 11 student Zac Pierce has been busy again with his skiing career – representing Wales, Britain and his French ski club Chatel Ski Academy. He’s had a very successful winter and is now Welsh senior champion at Slalom and Giant Slalom. He also won a Grand Prix race in Abondance in the under 18 category – quite an achievement! You can view some photos in the School Album. We’re proud to see the Ysgol Tryfan boy on the top step of the podium again.

 

Urdd National Swimming Gala

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Congratulations to all the pupils who represented Ysgol Tryfan at the Urdd National Swimming Gala in Cardiff at the end of January.

16 pupils were successful in the regional competition in November and had the honor of representing Eryri in Cardiff.


The main results are outlined below:

Individual races:
Mali D’Arcy – Yr. 7-8 Girls Free Style: 1st, Back-stroke: 4th
Cedol Dafydd – Yr. 7-8 Boys Breast-stroke: 3rd

Congratulations also to Telor ap Robin (Back-stroke), Sion D’Arcy (Back-stroke) and Gwenno Morgan (Butterfly stroke) on reaching the final races.

Relay races:
Yr. 7-8 Girls Free-style Relay (Siwan Williams, Catrin Barnes, Medi Morgan, Mali D’Arcy): 1st
Yr. 7-8 Boys Free-style Relay (Arawn ap Robin, Telor ap Robin, Harri John Williams, Cedol Dafydd): 7th
Yr. 7-8 Girls Medley Relay (Siwan Williams, Medi Morgan, Mali D’Arcy, Catrin Barnes): 1st
Yr. 7-8 Boys Medley Relay (Telor ap Robin, Cedol Dafydd, Arawn ap Robin, Harri John Williams): 7th
Yr. 9-10 Girls Free-style Relay (Charlie Williams, Mia Jones, Seren Unsted, Gwenno Morgan): 6th
Yr. 9-10 Girls Medley Relay (Charlie Williams, Mia Jones, Gwenno Morgan, Seren Unsted): 7th
Yr. 9-10 Boys Medley Relay (Morgan Parry, Celyn Ellis-Williams, Sion D’Arcy, Garn Jones): 6th

Congratulations to all swimmers and thanks to the parents who have trained and supported them.

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National Literacy and Numeracy Framework
We’d like to give parents of pupils in year 7, 8 and 9 information about the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework which develops literacy and numeracy skills in Wales from year 2 to year 9 - click here

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Hidden Corners
A group of year 12 students have been participating in an artistic project by Pontio in partnership with arts and dementia research at Bangor University. The students’ contribution has been outstanding. You can learn more about this exciting project and the students’ experiences on this journey in a meeting in Reichel Hall, Friday January 31 at 7.30. See the attached pamphlet.

Estyn Inspection
Ysgol Tryfan’s October 2013 inspection report is now publicly available on the Estyn website - click here and on our own school website - click here

The Governors wish to congratulate all involved in this process - click here

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Winners of the 2013 Wales School Debating Championships
Congratulations to Zara Abas and Cian Sion won the final of the Welsh Schools Debating Competition organized by the Council for Education in World Citizenship. In early December our two students defeated the team from Radyr High school in a very high quality final round – held in the splendid surroundings of the Temple of Peace in Cardiff. In the new year they will now represent Wales in the International Mace competition. A few photos from the final can be seen in the school’s Photo Album

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2013 Christmas Service
A wonderful evening was held at the Cathedral again this year. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the evening and especially to Mr Owain Arwel Davies , Miss Heledd Elfyn and Miss Ceri Roberts for all their hard work. There are audio clips of all the musical items during the evening available on the link below:
https://soundcloud.com/ysgol-tryfan/sets/gwasanaeth-nadolig-ysgol

We would like to thank Mr Dylan Baines for these recordings and his continued support.

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Daily Post Carol Concert
Last weekend Ysgol Tryfan’s Jazz Band were on stage at the Arena in Llandudno starring in the prestigious Daily Post Carol Concert. The band were performing as well as providing the evening’s accompaniment. They accompanied leading stars such as Peter Karrie, Wynne Evans and Elin Fflur. Their performance once again stood out and was highly praised. Thanks again to Mr. Davies for his leadership. Currently we have one photo of the evening in the school’s photo album but the concert can be seen on S4C on Monday evening, 23rd of December 2013.

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Radio Workshop
Radio Cymru held workshops in the school with year 9 and 10 pupils this week - see the Photo Album . The end product of these workshops will be available as audio clips on the website soon.

Semi-final Winners
Once again this month we congratulate Cian Tudur and Zara Abas Year 13 on their fantastic result in the semi-final round of the debating competition in Newtown. The next stage for these two eloquent speakers will be the final round in the Temple of Peace in Cardiff. We wish them well and you can look forward to hearing all about it in the next issue!
Owain Parri

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Sport

Urdd Swimming Gala – Eryri Region
Our swimmers are going from strength to strength and the winners will represent the school in the National Gala in January. Best wishes and many congratulations to all of them.

Here are the results:

Freestyle relay: Year 7 and 8 girls and boys came first, as well as Year 9 and 10 girls.

Medley Freestyle: Year 7 and 8 girls and boys and Year 9 and 10 girls and boys came first.

Individual Races

Year 7 and 8 Boys
Individual – 1st Cedol Dafydd
Breast-stroke – 1st Cedol Dafydd; 2nd Arawn ap Robin
Backstroke – 1st Telor ap Robin

Year 9 and 10 Boys
Backstroke – 1st Siôn D’Arcy

Year 11, 12 and 13 Boys
Freestyle – 1st Siôn Myers

Year 7 and 8 Girls
Individual – 2nd Catrin Barnes
Freestyle – 1st Mali D’Arcy; 3rd Ynys Bohme
Backstroke – 1st Mali D’Arcy; 2nd Siwan Huw
Butterfly – 2nd Catrin Barnes
Backstroke – 2nd Medi Morgan

Year 9 and 10 Girls
Butterfly – 1st Gwenno Morgan

Rugby
The Year 7, 8 and 9 girls’ rugby team won 60-0 against Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen, with Cari Griffiths scoring seven tries – quite an achievement! The Year 11 boys team also had success with the excellent result of 57-3 again against Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen. We congratulate the Year 7 team on winning their first two matches this year against Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen (14-10) and Ysgol Friars (32-10).

Football
Both teams were victorious here too – the Year 11 boys team won 4-2 against Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy and the Year 9 boys team beat Llangefni 2-0.

Netball
The Year 8 netball team won two games recently, beating Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen 9-7, and winning 6-3 against Ysgol Friars.

Llŷr Edwards a Siân Nicholson

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Prize Giving at the Celtic Royal Hotel
A special event was held in November where several pupils from school were rewarded for their efforts in the Duke of Edinburgh activities during the year. Alysha Boylin, Rhys Jones, Branwen Gwyn, Kirsty Georgenson and Josh Price gained the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Medal. Sasha Owen was commended for completing over two hundres hours’ voluntary work and Ceri Jones, Daniel Grant and Sophie Roberts gained the Basic Mountaineering award.

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Year 12 in Glan Llyn
A number of us studying AS Level Welsh went on a three day course to Glan Llyn. It was very interesting and we had the unforgettable experience of meeting some of the poets whose work we are studying; poets such as Twm Morys and Ceri Wyn Jones. John Ogwen was also there reading another of our set texts, the play Siwan and we also had a detailed discussion of T. H. Parry-Williams’s poems. As well as working hard we had a chance to socialise with other students from all parts of Wales who are studying Welsh. We visited the Ysgwrn, home of the poet Hedd Wyn, we had country dancing and we came second in the poetry challenge – in fact, we were the first school ever to gain full marks in one of these competitions.
Menna Anwyl

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The Music Department
This period before Christmas is a very busy one for our musicians. Our Christmas service will be held in the Cathedral on Thursday the 12th of December at 7pm and the Ysgol Tryfan Senior Choir will be performing in a concert of choral music together with the university choir in the PJ Hall in Bangor on the evening of December the 14th. Our brass band will be performing in the Christmas Tonic at Galeri Caernarfon on the afternoon of Thursday, December 19th.
The Jazz Band competed in a competition called Band Cymru. The first round in Bangor involved recording their first audition for the adjudicators. They sounded excellent and they are now awaiting the result to find out if they have reached the next round. The band also recorded for a TV programme recently as well as being invited to perform in the Daily Post Carol Concert in Llandudno on the 15th of December following an excellent performance in the recording session.

Congratulations too to the pupils who took part in the regional groups’ concert in Ysgol Friars on 21st November. It was good to see so many from the school present, as well as their parents. Particular congratulations go to Owain Jones Year 7 for winning a prize for this contribution during the term.
Owain Parri

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Venturing to Patagonia
Every year a visit to Patagonia is organised by the Urdd and Wales’s Language Ventures. The aim of the visit is to promote the language in Patagonia and do voluntary work in the schools there, as well as taking part in the eisteddfod that is held over there annually. I have been selected to go on this worthwhile trip in October next year. I had to send an application form to the Urdd explaining how I would benefit from this visit. It was a national competition that attracted over a hundred applicants so I was very pleased to be among those chosen! I now have to raise over £2,400 and I shall start this by selling cards, organising social evenings and much more!
Sara Alis Wiliam

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Children in Need

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A number of fun activities were held to raise money for the charity Children in Need and also for the Haiyan Typhoon Appeal. The Sixth Form held a coffee morning, the older boys had their legs waxed, and a very exciting netball match was held between the Sixth Form and the teachers (unfortunately the teachers won thanks to their dirty tactics!) All the pupils were allowed to wear their own clothes and the Sixth Form turned up in fancy dress. A total of £853.20 was raised and many thanks to all.

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Genetics Roadshow
Sixth Form Biology students went to Coleg Menai to see a “Genetics Roadshow”. Sessions were held by three lecturers on topics that the pupils will soon be studying. It was a very worthwhile day and all the lectures were interesting, especially the last one dealing with cancer.
Lisa Tomos

New Editorial Panel

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Year 13’s time as Editorial Panel has now come to an end and our thanks go to Zara Abas, Daniel Grant, Branwen Morris Jones, Heledd Hughes, Sara Stockwell, Jac Robertson and Tomos ap Sion for their untiring work throughout the year. We look forward to browsing the stories of our new panel, who are Owain Parry, Lisa Tomos, Llyr Edwards, Owain Harri, Siân Nicholson, Sara Wiliam, Menna Annwyl and Abbie Edwards. All the best with the work.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

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On the 27th of September Ysgol Tryfan’s Sixth Form held a very successful Coffee Morning to raise money for the Macmillan cancer charity. Scores of delicious cakes were baked at home by Year 12 pupils and sold that morning. £719.61 was raised for the charity. Congratulations to all the pupils who took part in the Coffee Morning and thanks for their hard work.
Abbie N Edwards

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Standing their ground!

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Congratulations to Cian Tudur and Zara Abas on becoming the Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy debating champions. The final debate was between Ysgol Tryfan and Ysgol Ardudwy and they had to present arguments on the international aid budget. They managed to beat Eirias, Friars and Ardudwy schools and they will go on to the quarter finals in Newtown in November. Congratulations and good luck to Cian and Zara.
Owain Harri Hughes

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Hidden Corners
A group of Year 12 pupils went to Bangor University recently, in order to take part in a project called Hidden Corners, organised by Pontio and the Dementia Research Department in Bangor. The aim of the project is to find out how young people respond to this condition, and to understand how dementia is viewed in society these days. Eventually it is hoped that the group will visit Brynllifon and Plas-hedd nursing homes every week for a month. They will have the opportunity of playing music for the patients and seeing how they respond to the music and gradually get to know them. Research will be done on the effect of this on the young people and hopefully they will have worthwhile and memorable experiences. It will be interesting to see their response, whether positive or negative. Good luck!
Sara Wiliam a Lisa Tomos

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Music in the Cathedral
Ysgol Tryfan’s Brass Band provided the accompaniment for the hymns in a singing festival in the Cathedral on Sunday evening, October 20th. A former pupil, Robert Jones, joined them on the organ. The Cathedral was celebrating the establishment of new youth posts as well as its Thanksgiving service. The Brass Band produced excellent sounds leading over three hundred in the congregation singing their hearts out under the baton of our Head of Music, Mr Owain Arwel Davies. The band can be heard again in the School’s Christmas Service, on the 12th of December, again in the Cathedral. The band will also be performing at Galeri Caernarfon on the 19th of December in a Christmas Tonic session. Thanks to the parents for the unstinting support.

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Opra Cymru
A company called Opra Cymru came to Ysgol Tryfan to perform for Year 8 pupils. They performed the opera Macbeth by Guiseppe Verdi which was greatly enjoyed. Before the actual performance, the pupils took part in workshops introducing them to various operas and they also studied the play. As a result, they could really appreciate this excellent performance from Opra Cymru.
Owain Parri

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From the playing fields

Football
Congratulations to Chloe Hughes Year 11 who is now Captain of the Wales Under 16 team – no mean feat indeed!
The year 11 football team won their match against Ysgol Aberconwy by 4 goals to 2. The year 7 team have also had success – they have won two games; 3 goals to 1 against Ysgol Brynrefail and 9 goals to 2 against Ysgol Friars. Well done boys!

Rugby
The year 11 rugby team won their match against Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen 29-26 and we congratulate Dewi Griffiths for scoring two tries.

A new school year has begun again and it was very pleasing to welcome over fifty familiar faces back to Year 12 as well as a host of new, enthusiastic faces to Year 7.

Year 7 Induction Day

plant plant A number of varied activities were organised for the new pupils ensuring an extremely successful day. The day was organised by Mrs Gould Davies, Head of Year 7 and it was great to see some of last year’s Year 13 students back helping with some of the activities. Many thanks to them and to Mrs Gould Davies for her work.

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Head pupils
Ysgol Tryfan’s head pupils for the new school year have been named. The head boy is Daniel Grant, the head girl is Zara Abas, the deputy head boy is Cian Siôn and the deputy head girl is Branwen Morris Jones. Congratulations to all four and we wish them all the best with their work of representing the school pupils during the year.

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Prize-giving evening
For the second year, an evening was held to celebrate the successes of our pupils – Prize Giving 2013. Numerous awards were presented for excellence in various fields. Congratulations to all.

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Working and racing

plant plant Year 11 pupils preparing for the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification recently spent a day at Llanberis. The morning was spent in the Slate Museum seeing how the old industries have been transformed into a tourist attraction and looking at some sport and leisure facilities that have been set up as part of Parc Padarn. The pupils spent the afternoon questioning tourists on their response to the local facilities and then watching the Tour of Britain bike ride that was coming to the end of one stage in Llanberis that very afternoon. A worthwhile and pleasant day was spent culminating in the excitement of the race.

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Sport
Congratulations to three Year 10 girls; Chloe Hughes, Lisa Thomas and Danielle Barnfield who represented Arfon in the under sixteen hockey team. We also congratulate Chloe for winning the title of Welsh Footballer of the Year 2013.

Congratulations also to the CAMPus family, Garn, Ela and Mali who had success in the Sandman Triathlon on Anglesey.

 

GLYDER WINS THE DAY

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On a warm and sunny day Ysgol Tryfan’s annual sports day was held at Treborth and a host of pupils from Year 7 to Year 10 shone on the running track and field. There were numerous competitions and indeed some records were broken. Mrs Sioned Davies was on the loudspeaker all day and we really enjoyed listening to her lively commentary as she presented essential information to the competitors and the audience.

One of the most interesting races was the 100 metres. Roland Finney from Elidir won the race for Year 7 boys and Seren Hughes from Glyder won the race for year 7 girls. In year 8 Leon Jones from Glyder was the victor for the boys and Bethan Hughes from Carnedd for the girls. Meredydd Derbyshire from Elidir took the honours in the Year 9 boys race and Nel Huws from Glyder won first prize for the girls. Finally in Year 10, the 100 metres was won by Jo King and Chloe Hughes.
Year 10 boys from Glyder actually managed to break the record for the relay race. The team was Jordan Eleias, Dewi Griffiths, Meilyr Jones and Aran Smith. Individual prizes were presented to the best athlete in each year: Roland Finney and Seren Hughes Year 7, Leon Jones and Connor Warrington and Cari Griffiths Year 8, Meredydd Derbyshire and Nel Huws Year 9 and Gruff Pari and Chloe Huws Year 10 – congratulations to all of them.
Our headteacher, Mr Tudur, presented the award to the best team, and while everyone waited with bated breath, it was announced that Lliwedd was fourth, Carnedd third, Elidir second and Glyder was the winning team. An unforgettable day, greatly enjoyed by pupils and teachers.

Gethin Elis, Carwyn Siôn and Guto Davies Year 7
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THE PEOPLE’S PRIZE

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Daniel Jones, Year 12 was the winner of this prize in the Art Department’s annual exhibition. Standing out amongst the paintings of our talented students, according to those who visited the exhibition, was Daniel’s painting of Jimmy Saville. If you look closely at the painting you can see traces of children’s hands covering it. It is extremely striking and we congratulate Daniel and all the other students for the standard of their work. We would also like to thank their teacher Miss Maher for her tireless work inspiring the students.

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YEAR 8 PEER SUPPORTERS
A group of Year 8 pupils recently attended training in the Meifod Hotel on preventing smoking. They were selected to be peer supporters in a special programme devised by Public Health Wales. The aim of the programme is to stop smoking among young people in secondary schools. The purpose of the training was to provide the pupils with the information, skills and confidence as peer supporters to be able to discuss the dangers of smoking with other pupils in their year. The pupils worked very hard during the two days and they will have follow up sessions back in school before the end of term.

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YEAR 12’S BUSY HALF TERM
Straight after their exams, Year 12 pupils were back in school and busy involved with a number of activities:

Bangor and Liverpool UCAS Fairs

Sixth form students recently had the privilege of visiting Bangor Universiy and Liverpool’s John Moores University. This gave the students a first taste of university courses while going around the stalls of universities throughout Britain. As well as this, a number of lectures were held in the two universities that discussed the costs of going to university, studying at different universities and an idea of what the different courses have to offer. It was an excellent opportunity and was very useful for each one of us as we try to make our decisions for the future!

Work Experience:

We all went on work experience at various locations across Wales and England. It was important that we try to organise a placement that would appeal to us as well as help us to investigate options and decide which courses and jobs would be suitable for us. One of us went to the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, another to work with Pontio, one to a vet’s surgery , another one joined the Rownd a Rownd film crew and several went to local primary schools. One pupil even had the opportunity of observing heart surgery in a hospital! It was a very exciting and valuable week.

Relay for Life:

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On Saturday and Sunday the 23rd and 24th of June, the students studying the BAC; Daniel Grant, Daniel Maxwell, Sophie Roberts, Sasha Owen, Ceri Jones, Megan Macey , Lloyd Hardy, Pedr Parsonson , Branwen Fflur and Ysgol Tryfan teachers Mr Jones and Mrs Llwyd, walked around Treborth track to raise money for cancer research. With a partner, you had to walk or run around the track every hour between 2pm on Saturday afternoon and 10am the following morning. Indeed, the event was a very tiring one with some walking at 3 o’clock in the morning! Although we had a sleepless night, we had a lot of fun and the whole team was presented with medals and T-shirts after completing the challenge. Thanks to all who took part and raised so much money for this worthwhile charity.


Duke of Edinburgh Expedition:

Our next challenge is an expedition from Ysbyty Ifan, near the Conwy Valley, to Trefriw in three days as part of our Duke of Edinburgh Award silver medal. We have been busy for weeks preparing our path and practising putting tents up. Cross fingers that the weatherman will promise fine weather for us!

Branwen Fflur Morris Jones Year 12

 

Yr Ayes on Radio 1
Performing live on Britain’s most popular radio station, Radio 1, was an amazing experience. We were told on the Thursday, four days before the big day, that we, Yr Ayes, a band from Ysgol Tryfan would be performing two songs live on the radio. We were asked to sing a cover of a song by Rihanna and Calvin Harris ‘We Found Love’ and so, although half the band members had a Welsh oral exam the day after the radio programme, we spent the weekend busy practising. We had to be in school by 7 am, which is earlier than we wake up on a typical school day, but obviously, this was not a typical school day! We arrived in school full of anticipation with a queue of keen pupils waiting outside to be let into school. Seeing so many security staff around the school was a very strange sight. We went to the room which usually holds the musical instruments, but this morning the room had been transformed into a five star green room with all kinds of goodies, from pancakes to warm croissants. Then to the hall transformed into a radio studio with Radio 1 crew all over the place.

Then we ventured into the hall, packed and buzzing by now with Nick Grimshaw up on stage. Nick Grimshaw is the famous presenter of the Radio 1 Breakfast Show which has an average of over seven million listeners every week. The special guests appeared on stage next, causing most of the girls in the hall to scream wildly. The special guests were Union J, former contestants on the X-Factor. After Union J’s performance it was our turn to appear on stage and standing in front of the hall full of pupils as well as the teachers in the back, was an extremely exciting experience. Performing live on stage and on the radio was truly thrilling, especially after we realised that there were around seven million people listening to us singing live in Welsh! The first song we performed was our most popular song, ‘Gobaith’. The crowd was fantastic with many members of the Sixth Form singing along to the words! We had an unforgettable response on Twitter, with many saying that although they couldn’t understand the words, they enjoyed the music. After ‘Gobaith’, we played a cover version of ‘We Found Love’ by Rihanna. To be honest, we weren’t sure what kind of response our version would get, as it is such a well-known song, but again, the response on the social media was excellent, with some comparing us to the successful English band the Arctic Monkeys.

Following our performance, we had a great deal of attention from the Welsh media, and were interviewed by the Chronicle, Stwnsh on S4C and Radio Cymru. We hope to play in several gigs during the summer, so if you’re looking for a band to fill in a slot, follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more information. But definitely, performing on Radio 1 was one of our best experiences as a band and as individuals – it made us forget everything about the oral exam the following day!

Rhys Tomos and Leah Huws Yr13

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C2 Radio Workshop
A group of us from year 10 studying Music had the opportunity of working with Radio Cymru’s C2 programme. One part of the workshop involved creating a radio show with many entertaining activities such as an interview with the band ‘Yr Ayes’ and interesting games. Another activity was the rock workshop. Here, we were given the opportunity of composing our own song using voices and instruments. At the end of the day, the song was recorded and a piece of it was broadcast on the radio that evening. We had a lot of fun and learnt new skills at the same time.

Manon Owen Yr 10

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The National Science Association’s mathematical competition
We congratulate Ruben James and Ioan Rheinallt from year 8 on reaching a very high standard in the competition this year. They were presented with their prize in the Science Tent in the Urdd Eisteddfod, Pembrokeshire 2013.

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Faraday Challenge

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Year 8 pupils went to Bangor University Computer Department to take part in a competition called the Faraday Challenge. We had to create a transmitter that sent a coded message from Alpha town to Beta town, where there were terrible floods.

Each member of the group was given a specific task and we were competing against several other schools from the area. It was a valuable experience and we had a lot of fun displaying our skills and talent. We managed to win the competition and received a glass trophy and vouchers.

Ioan Rheinallt and Teifryn Livingston Yr 8

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Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Scholarships
Once again this month, we have pleasure in congratulating our pupils who have won some of the main Scholarships of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol: Mari Griffiths- Welsh, Swansea University, Marged Elen Wiliam – International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Anest Fflur Edwards and Aled Vaughan Thomas – Sport and Physical Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

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Running
Mabon Llŷr represented North Wales in a mountain running competition in Skipton. He came 12th through Britain and the North Wales team came second – heartiest congratulations!

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Môn Eisteddfod 2013
Congratulations to Merin Lleu Yr 10 who came second in the under 18 brass solo competition and Elin Taylor and Mabon Llŷr who were part of the winning quartet.

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Spelling

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Leah Jones, Siwan Huw and Martha Owen of year 7 came first, second and third in the regional heats of the French Spelling Bee competition in Llandudno, which means that in July they will be competing in the final in Aberystwyth. Well done the three of you and all the best in Aberystwyth!

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Students of the year

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Warmest congratulations to Sophie Georgenson and Jessica Owen for being named students of the year in Coleg Menai under the 14-16 provision across the Arfon and Anglesey schools.

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Physical Education
Athletics
Once again this month we celebrate pupils’ success in the sporting world. A number of individuals won through to the Eryri athletics championships. Particular success came to Cari Griffiths year 8, who managed to break the Arfon record in the under fifteen shot competition.

Eryri Triathlon
The year 7 girls team and the year 7 boys team came first and the year 8 and 9 girls team came second – congratulations to all members of the team. Special congratulations also to Cedol Dafydd for his individual achievement – he won the prize for the best performer out of all year 7 boys.

The Six Nations Trophy
This special trophy came to Ysgol Tryfan on its tour around Wales. It was accompanied by members of the North Wales Region squad and created great excitement amongst our pupils.

Skiing
The skiing lessons are going from strength to strength with everybody enjoying treading the slopes in the Llandudno Ski Centre every Friday evening.

Radio 1 School Tour
Nick Grimshaw’s visit with the Radio 1 Breakfast Show’s Live Tour was a memorable experience for the whole school. Union J played live on the school stage – but an even better experience was seeing the school’s groups Yr Ayes playing live to an estimated audience of 7 million on Radio 1.

To see photos of the day - click here

To listen to the show again or highlights
Nick Grimshaw's Introduction - click here
Ayes Song 1 - click here
Ayes Song 2 - click here

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We congratulate many of our year 13 students who have excelled by gaining entrance scholarships to various universities:
Leah Shakespear Huws – scholarship to York University to study Politics and International Relationships
Robert Jones – two scholarships to Bangor University to study Music
Mari Griffiths – scholarships to Bangor and Aberystwyth University to study Welsh
Lewys Wyn – scholarship to Aberystwyth University to study Welsh History and Music
Marged Elen Wiliam – scholarship to Aberystwyth University to study International Politics

We have also just heard that the following students have been awarded the main scholarships by the National Welsh College (Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol):
Mari Elen Griffiths – Welsh, Swansea University
Marged Elen Wiliam – International Politics, Aberystwyth University
Anest Fflur Edwards – Sports and Physical Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Aled Vaughan Thomas - Sports and Physical Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University

We congratulate each student and celebrate their success.

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I shall never forget . . .
On the 27th of February Sophie Roberts and I went on a visit to Poland. But this was no ordinary trip but an educational one and an experience we shall never forget. Indeed that was the intention of the visit, not to forget. The project ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust gives young people the opportunity to learn more about what happened to the Jews during the Second World War by visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp.

It was a long day as we flew there and back in a day! After arriving in Poland, we visited a town called Oświęcim to have an idea of how the Jews lived before the Nazi occupation. Seeing the site of the Great Synagogue was very sad because this is where the Jews used to come and worship and meet each other before the Holocaust. This made a great impression on us because it reminded us of the six million who died, having lived happy lives like you and me before the war.

We continued on our way to Auschwitz 1, the first camp. Several things here had an effect on me but the main thing was seeing the endless piles of leather shoes, children and adult shoes taken off the Jews’ feet when they reached Auschwitz. We went on to Auschwitz Birkenau, the second camp. What struck me most when we got here was the size of the camp and the cold empty feeling around it. Seeing the remains of the gas chambers and the fire chimneys brought the history to life and showed us why it is so important to remember the Jews, Gypsies, and the disabled and gay people persecuted and killed by the Nazis.

At the end of a long, tiring and cold day, a memorial service was held at the end of the railway line to remember all the individuals who suffered and were killed there. This made us forget our own cold and tiredness and made us consider how lucky we are. It is important to remember and spread the story in order to make sure that something like this never happens again and to teach others that it is unacceptable to treat people differently because of their religion, their race and who they are. Sophie and I look forward to giving presentations about our visit in school before long.

Sara Stockwell
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Off to University
We congratulate these members of year 13 who have won scholarships to various universities – Leah Huws, Robert Jones, Mari Griffiths, Marged Elen Wiliam and Lewys Wyn – you have all worked hard and we are very proud of you.

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A double celebration

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We congratulate the Gwynedd and Môn Junior Brass Band for winning the Gold Standard Award and second place in the Great Britain Brass Band Championships in Manchester. These are the members from Tryfan: Jac McGuffie, Cedol Dafydd, Guto Davies, Carwyn Sion, Tomos Lynch, Gethin Ellis, Gruffydd Davies and Sion D’Arcy. The Gwynedd and Môn Senior Bras Band won the Gold Standard and were also crowned Champions of the Elite section in the competition – outstanding! The following represented Tryfan: Rhys Tomos, Owen Pickering, Lewys Wyn, Merin Lleu, Wesyn Dafydd and Andrew Thompson.

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Skilful Mathematicians

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Madlen Reid, Tomos Wood and Sean Griffiths, all of year 9, are very able mathematicians who recently attended a mastering mathematics course at Bangor University.

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Un Nos Ola Leuad

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Year 13 pupils studying Welsh had the opportunity of visiting the main significant locations in the novel they are studying which is ‘Un Nos Ola Leuad’ by Caradog Prichard. They were guided around Bethesda by the expert J Elwyn Hughes who knows the area and its people like the back of his hand. It was an extremely informative trip that enhanced our understanding of the novel. It was good to learn so much about Bethesda’s history and we wish everyone all the best in the oral examination on the novel at the end of the month.

Branwen Fflur Morris Jones

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Sport

Rugby
A 7 a side rugby tournament was held for years 7 and 9 pupils in Caernarfon. Although year 9 lost three matches against Ysgol Friars, Ysgol Glan y Môr and Ysgol Eifionydd, they succeeded in winning against Ysgol Brynrefail. Year 7 actually went through to the final but unfortunately lost against Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen.

The under 13 team beat Ysgol Brynrefail 19-15 and so they will be competing in the final against Ysgol Brynrefail – good luck boys!

Jac Robertson

Swimming
Siwan Huw from Year 7 won a bronze medal in a national swimming competition, ‘Nofio Cymru’ in Swansea for 200m back stroke. Well done Siwan and many congratulations.

Sliding on the Slopes

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Although winter is now behind us, we hope, some of Ysgol Tryfan’s year 7, 8 and 9 pupils will be heading for the ski slopes. As part of a busy extra-curricular programmes by the PE Department and the 5x60 scheme, a group of pupils will be going to the Ski Centre in Llandudno every Friday evening for six weeks. Our thanks to the department’s teachers for their support and their willingness to organise.


We should also like to extend our good wishes to Mr Dafydd Roberts, the school’s 5x60 officer, who recently sustained a bad injury whilst playing rugby. We look forward to seeing him back in school, fully recovered and with his usual smile.

Venturing forth ... twice
Two year 10 pupils, Alyshia Boylin and Rhys Roberts Jones went to Neath with Glyn Price, our Youth Worker, for a Day Promoting Arts Projects in co-operation with the Frân Wen theatre company. Huw Lewis, the Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage was present during the day and the pupils benefitted greatly from the experience.

Glyn also took a group of year 12 and 13 students to Venue Cymru, Llandudno for ‘The Real Conversation’, which was a call for action from the Welsh Government to bring business leaders, young people and other stakeholders together to discuss specific issues. Again, this was a very worthwhile experience and the students gained from listening to other viewpoints and being able to express their opinion.

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Duke of Edinburgh Award
The following pupils are to be congratulated on achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Shaun Hamner reached the bronze level and Ben Leggatt, Bethan Wynne Cattanach and Anna Sewell the silver level.

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Year 12 in Abersoch
The group studying Geography went to Abersoch in order to see the effect of inward migration on the small villages of the Llŷn Peninsula. It was seen that most of the shops sold goods for visitors rather than local people. This study will be a valuable part of their preparation for their examinations in the summer.

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Eco Science Visit
On 19th March a group of year 9 pupils went on a visit to Bangor University. As this was an Eco Science day we felt that we were duty bound to walk to the Bramwell building. We were given presentations by two lecturers, Chris Freeman and Gary Carvalho on peat bogs and the structure of genes, before having a taster of different eco science fields. The activities included extracting DNA from a kiwi fruit and studying the acidity of the sea and its effect on wildlife in the Menai Strait. We had lunch in the museum which is full of stuffed animals, including a lamb with two heads! The lively Chemistry exhibition was a good way of ending the day.

Owain Jones and Elen Norris (year 9)

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United Nations Mock Conference
On the 12th of March this special conference took place in Caernarfon. Year 12 pupils studying politics had the privilege of being part of the conference together with students from other secondary schools in North Wales. We were split into different groups and each group had to represent a country that is part of the United Nations. The countries we were given were Lesotho, North Korea, the United States of America, and Nigeria with others representing the press. We had to research and gather information about the countries and their views on important issues. The main issue discussed in the conference was the lack of food in poor countries. The press had to prepare reports on the main headlines of the day and a number of aspects were discussed including fishing matters in Russia and Iran’s freedom to export and import goods. It was an extremely successful day and everybody enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot.

Branwen Morris Jones

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Red Nose Day

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This particular day was held for the first time in school to raise money for the charity helping less fortunate children in Africa and Britain. The excellent sum of £1,493 was raised by having a non-uniform day and a coffee morning under the skilful organisation of year 12 students. We congratulate year 7 pupils for raising £502.91 for the charity, having been sponsored to spell 50 challenging words in the English Spellathon. We should like to thank all who took part in this fun and successful day.

Heledd Hughes
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Healthy School and Green School

ysgol werdd The school has achieved the Gold Standard for Gwynedd and Anglesey Green Schools and has completed Level 5 of the Welsh Government’s Healthy Schools scheme which concentrated on Emotional Health and Wellbeing. The next step is Step 6 and this will be undertaken in two years.

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Sports Results

Netball

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Under 16 Netball Team
Under 18 Netball Team

The girls under 18 team travelled to Brecon and the under 16s went to Llandrindod to compete in the Welsh Cup. This was a competition for the best schools throughout Wales. Both team managed to come sixth. In addition, prizes were awarded for the twenty best players in the competitions and Anest Edwards of the under 19 team and Eli Wyatt from the under 16 came home with a prize. We congratulate them warmly and also the two teams for doing so well in these national competitions.

The under 14 girls’ team came 4th in the Eryri Cup challenge.

Rugby
The under 13 boys team won against Tywyn 37-19 but unfortunately for the under 15 boys, the lost by 29-24.

Football
The under 16 girls came second in a five a side competition, just losing to Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen by 3-2 in the final. The girls had a draw game when they played home against Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle. The boys’ under 15 team lost 3-0 against Ysgol Friars and the under 12 boys lost 4-3 against Ysgol Friars and drew 1-1 against Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen.

Climbing
Congratulations to the under 16 girls who came second through Gwynedd in a climbing competition.

Triathlon
The school did extremely well in a triathlon competition; the under 12 boys and girls as well as the under 14 girls came first and the under 14 boys managed to come second in their competition. Then to crown it all, Gwenno Morgan won the shield for the best individual girl – a great achievement indeed.
Jac Robertson and Daniel Grant

Visit from an Ecologist

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The Year 12 Biology class was very fortunate this term to have a visit from an ecologist called Sally Conyers who talked about her experiences in the Seychelles. As well as this she talked about her work and the difficulties of finding a job as an ecologist. When Sally Conyers was working in the Seychelles, her work was tagging giant turtles to see where they were going and how many of them were there. To be an ecologist, you need to have a lot of experience working for companies without being paid much. After gaining experience working for companies counting birds, tagging turtles and similar responsibilities, one could hope to have a job working for the Environment Agency or the National Park.

Tomos ap Sion

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The Urdd Regional Eisteddfod
The school was successful in the cylch eisteddfod this year again. Many individuals and groups came to the top in the competitions.

Here is a list of the results:
Yr 8-9 Girls Singing Party 2nd, Year 7 Girls Singing Party 3rd, Yr 7-9 Boys Singing Party 1st, Yr 7-9 Recitation Party 2nd, Yr 7-9 Dialogue 1st, Yr 7-9 Piano Solo Gwenno Morgan 1st Cedol Dafydd 2nd, Yr 7-9 Brass Solo Cedol Dafydd 1st, Carwyn Siôn 2nd, Yr 10-13 Brass Solo Merin Lleu 1st, Yr 7-9 Woodwind Solo Hana Abas 1st, Yr 10-13 String Solo Elin Taylor 1st Mabon Llŷr 2nd, Year 7-9 Boys Solo Cai Fôn 1st, Yr 7-9 Traditional Song Cai Fôn 1st, Yr 7-9 Individual Recitation Cai Fôn 1st, Yr 7-9 Cerdd Dant Solo Cai Fôn 1st, Yr 7-13 Song from a Musical Miriam Hopkins 1st.

Congratulations to all the competitors and best of luck in the County Eisteddfod.

Tomos ap Sion

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The Holocaust Trust
During the half term holiday, Sophie Roberts Year 12 and I attended a seminar in Cardiff to prepare us for our visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland on the 27th of February. The two of us are privileged to be part of a project called ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ held by the Holocaust Trust. This will give us the opportunity of visiting Auschwitz and learning more about what happened to the Jews during the Second World War so that we can share our experiences with others.

In Cardiff we heard one of the survivors, Eva Clarke, speaking about her family’s incredible story. It was an eye-opener for us and prepared us for our journey. We are now looking forward to the experience ahead of us and we will share the rest of the story with you next time.

Sara Stockwell

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Non the Chef

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One pupil has recently been very busy taking part in a competition on an S4C programme called ‘Cog1nio’. According to Non Morris Jones, of year 10, this was an amazing experience and it was a privilege cooking alongside famous Welsh chefs. Non has been cooking all over Wales including Glan Llyn, Bodnant in Llandudno and Llys Meddyg in Newport. Non has enjoyed the social aspect of competing and has made many new friends. She prepared a variety of dishes, including preparing sushi for the first time. If you want to see Non cooking and follow her progress in this competition to find Wales’s best young chef, then watch ‘Cog1nio’ on S4C on April 23rd.

Branwen Morris Jones

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Ysgol Tryfan Sport

Rugby Results
Two matches were held in Ysgol David Hughes on the 20th of February for under 14 and under 16 pupils. After a hard fight, the under 14 boys lost, but the under 16 team had a great victory, winning 53-0 and so they are still in contention for the cup.

Football results
The under 13 pupils played in a cup game against Ysgol Friars on the 22nd of February. Unfortunately they lost 3-0.

Netball results
Our netball teams are going from strength to strength. The under 14 team are Arfon Champions and will compete next in the Eryri competition, while the other two teams, under 16 and under 18 are already Arfon and Eryri champions and are now looking forward to competing in the Welsh Cup. Excellent girls, and all the best.

Hockey
A very enjoyable day was had when a hockey tournament was held at Maes Glas for the pupils of local primary schools such as Ysgol y Faenol, Glan Cegin, St. Gerrards and Hirael. Some of our pupils went there to volunteer and keep an eye on all the activities!
The under 14 team came joint second in the Môn and Arfon tournament in Ysgol David Hughes – well done!

Stars of the future
We congratulate to other pupils, Leon Jones from Year 8 and Chloe Hughes from year 10. Last week, Leon Jones, who is a goalkeeper, received training at the highest level possible when he went for a trial with Manchester United football team. He was able to develop his skills with coaches from the squad for a whole week. An incredible experience!

Another pupil making a name for herself in the same field is Chloe and she has been selected to play for Wales in the under 16 girls’ team. She has been training in the Vale Resort in the Vale of Glamorgan as well as on the Cardiff City pitch. She recently played against Ireland, and as a bonus to the excellent experience she scored and the game was won 2-1! Excellent Chloe!

Daniel Grant

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Success in the Urdd Swimming Gala

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We congratulate the swimmers on their national success in the swimming gala held in Cardiff recently.

Two silver medals were won, one by Cedol Dafydd Year 7 in the individual 100 metres and the second by Year 7 girls; Mali d’Arcy, Siwan Huw, Ela Roberts and Catrin Barnes in the relay race.

Mali D’Arcy reached the final in the individual 100 metres freestyle and in the 100 metres butterfly.

Year 7 boys also took part in a relay race – they were Cedol Dafydd, Steffan Griffiths, Gruffydd Davies and Celyn Ellis-Williams.

We are extremely pleased that so many took part in the competitions and heartiest congratulations to the winners!

Heledd Hughes

 
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THE WORLD OF MEDICINE

“AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE” - those were the words of Eli Wyatt, a year 11 pupil who went to India for nearly a fortnight at the beginning of January. Eli went with a team of fifty doctors, all of them volunteers and working for the ‘Northern Cleft Foundation’ charity. They were working with children and some adults with a cleft palate and they managed to perform a hundred and twenty one operations in the twelve days they spent there. Eli played a key part in the team, helping with the pre-operation assessment, making sure the surgeons had the right equipment and sterilising them after the surgery. Then she had to assess and care for the patients after the operation. Indeed we can only be astonished ourselves at this “amazing experience” that Eli organised.

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VISIT FROM A MEDICAL STUDENT
At the end of term, a former pupil, Osian Gwilym, who is studying Medicine at Liverpool University, came back to school and about ten of us who are interested in going into the field of medicine had the opportunity of listening to him and asking questions in an informal session. We were told about the course itself, what needed to be done and what kind of work experience was necessary in order to be accepted on the course. We realised how intense the work is, the different kind of courses that are available and after all the hard work the fun that the students have! After the talk we feel that we have a better idea of what is needed as well as more confidence to apply and be accepted on a course. Thank you very much Osian.
Daniel Grant

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OUR OWN DOCTORS OF THE FUTURE?
Warmest congratulations to Caron Pari and Anna Sewell of Year 12 on being selected to be part of an Entry scheme to the Liverpool Heart Hospital Medicine Programme. After the challenging interviews, only thirty students were selected throughout Britain, and Caron and Anna will be going on periods of work experience to the hospital. We look forward to hearing about their experiences in the next few months.

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THE JAZZ BAND

The foundation stone of Bangor’s new Arts and Innovation Centre was laid on Friday the 11th of January by Leighton Andrews AM and members of the Jazz Band joined the soloists Rhys Meirion and Huw Ynyr to give a unique performance in hard hats on the building site. Mr Arwel Davies, our Head of Music and the Jazz Band conductor said that the performance had been extremely successful and that performing on such an important occasion with such well-known performers had been a great privilege for the Jazz Band. As the band was playing on a building site all the members had to wear a helmet, gloves and a safety jacket and the cranes working on the site had to stop at specific times to allow the musicians and the audience to reach and leave the site. The Jazz Band played at the beginning and the end of the event as well as playing two pieces, Valero and Byd o Heddwch, during the ceremony. An excellent experience that was greatly enjoyed by all!
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‘THE IMPOSSIBLE’

The Geography Department organised a trip for Year 9 to Cineworld, Llandudno, to see ‘The Impossible’ as they are currently studying tsunamis and their effects. ‘The Impossible’ is a film based on the events of 24th December 2004 in Thailand. The film was the true story of a family from Spain who were on holiday over Christmas in Thailand when the disaster happened. Many of the pupils (as well as the teacher!) were in tears as the film showed the direct effects of the tsunami as well as the emotional and social effects of the tragic incident. Watching the film was definitely a much more interesting way of learning than studying a book in class!
Heledd Hughes and Sara Stockwell

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THE PE DEPARTMENT

A draw game, 5 goals apiece was the result of the recent under 13 rugby match and that was against Ysgol Friars. Well done boys!
The Year 9 and 10 netball team was successful in the recent Urdd tournament, losing unfortunately in the semi-final. But before that, the group series had to be won and that was managed easily by winning every match: Tryfan 9 – Bodedern 6. Tryfan 10 – Creuddyn 5. Tryfan 16 – Ysgol Alun 6. Tryfan 13 – Y Gader 1. Excellent results indeed!

Daniel Grant and Jac Robertson

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A NOTABLE ATHLETE

We congratulate Aled Thomas Year 13 on being selected a member of the athletics team representing Anglesey in the Island Games next year in Bermuda. This is an excellent opportunity for Aled who is set on going to study Sport at University. Last year Aled was selected to go to the Island Games on the Isle of Wight and he managed to reach the semi-finals in the 100m and the 200m and the final in the relay race. In addition, he was recently crowned the Anglesey Young Volunteer of the Year as a result of all his voluntary work in athletics. Very well done and all the best in Bermuda!

The National Gala

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Ysgol Tryfan was very proud of all our pupils who performed so well in the Urdd regional gala in Eryri.

We were very successful in the individual and team events. Congratulations also to all the swimmers who competed recently in the national gala in Cardiff. A special congratulations to the year 7 Relay team who came second in their competition and to Cedol Dafydd who was placed second overall in the butterfly race for year 7 and 8 pupils. The following photos were taken in the International Swimming Pool in Cardiff. For more details go to the Urdd website: http://www.urdd.org/cms/en

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An Engineering Achievement


Following the excellent achievement by many of our A Level Physics students who gained the Gold Crest Award from Engineering Education Scheme Wales for their work on an engineering project, two of the students were placed on the prestigious EESW short list for Student of the Year.

As a result of the extremely high standard all the students on this short list were invited to the gala awards ceremony in the City Hall in Cardiff.In the picture we see the short-listed students Bethan Wynn-Cattannach and Sara Edwards with their certificates from EESW.

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Inernational Skiier

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Zak Pierce is going from strength to strength with his skiing this year.

He has already spent an extended period this winter racing in France and he also performed admirably in the Czech National Slalom race against a strong field from a number of countries. We now wish him well in his major international competitions in Croatia and Slovenia in February. A programme called @Fi about Zac and the way he balances training, education, family and social life will be broadcast on S4C on Thursday 7th February at 6:05pm

 

Congratulations to Gwenno Morgan (year 9) on her outstanding success in the recent international Young Pianist of the North competition in Newcastle. Gwenno, 13 years old, was joint third  in the under 16s category out of eleven competitors from across the world - Azerbaijan, Finland, Czech Republic , England, Romania and  Spain.  Gwenno is tutored by Sioned Webb in Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias and by the pianist Iwan Llewelyn-Jones.

This is a link to the Competition’s website:  http://www.ypn-competition.org/news.htm

Urdd Swimming Gala

Congratulations to all Ysgol Tryfan pupils who performed so well in the Urdd swimming gala last night. Best wishes also to the winners who will be competing in the nationals in Cardiff in the new year. Click here for the results

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Ysgol Tryfan Film Club
FILMCLUB Cymru works with the National Assembly for Wales to give Welsh students a chance to learn more about democracy in Wales, the role of the Assembly and how young people can participate.

As part of the campaign some Assembly Members chose films that inspired and made a difference to them. An interesting range of films was chosen and on the FILMCLUB Cymru website you can see 5 films that were chosen to be part of the special package for schools with specific educational resources. Each one of them, from Wall-E to Whale Rider shows how individuals can change their situation for the good of themselves and others.

Ysgol Tryfan is one of the few schools in North Wales to have a branch of FILMCLUB Cymru and in charge of it is Mr Iwan Lynes Edwards, the school’s Head of ICT. One of the films we have been watching and discussing here in Ysgol Tryfan is the classic Welsh film that was Oscar nominated in 1993, Hedd Wyn. The part of Hedd Wyn was played by Huw Garmon and under FILMCLUB Cymru Huw Garmon came to talk to us. Here is a short report by Kyle Howard 8R of that afternoon:
On Friday 19 October Huw Garmon came to see us members of the FilmClub to talk about his role and work in the film Hedd Wyn, and to discuss the important theme of trying to make a difference.
He discussed the film’s sequence, locations and gave some interesting secrets away about the process and the film. We should like to thank FILMCLUB Cymru for organising the visit – it was a worthwhile experience and very good to have ‘Hedd Wyn’ himself in our midst.

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Children’s Poet Laureate
One of the best things about words is that it is so incredibly easy to enjoy them … all you really need is … imagination.
Those were the words of Eurig Salisbury as he started on his two years as the Welsh Children’s Poet Laureate. Recently Eurig spent an afternoon in the company of some year 10 Ysgol Tryfan pupils, urging them to use their imagination when writing poetry. During the session the group practised the old bardic tradition of dyfalu (guessing) – and really took to the work. Thanks to Eurig Salisbury for his guidance and inspiration.

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The Arandora Star
On Monday afternoon, 22 October, year 9 pupils were fortunate to attend a performance of the play Yr Arandora Star by the theatre in education company, Theatr na N’Og in the school hall. This was a powerful play based on an Italian family living in South Wales during the Second World War and it was good to see all the pupils in the hall following the play closely and greatly enjoying it. Congratulations to the company for creating such a memorable theatrical and educational experience.

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The School Eisteddfod
On the last day of half tem a very successful Eisteddfod was held at the school with the standard on stage evidence of the energy and talent of the younger pupils, ably led by the enthusiastic older students.

We welcomed old friends to school who came to adjudicate on the day – Mrs Gwyneth Edwards who taught in the Ysgol Tryfan Welsh department for many years was the Recitation and Literature adjudicator, and a former pupil, Miss Gwenno Roberts was the Music adjudicator. Heartfelt thanks to the two of them for their accomplished and tireless contribution all day.

We had varied competitions of a high standard throughout the day; dancing, singing, acting, instrumentalists and a very memorable Chairing ceremony overseen by the Archdruid Mrs Cheryl Roberts.

The final competition of the day was won by Carnedd with an excellent performance by their choir, but it was Glyder who won overall, proving how valuable in a school eisteddfod is performing consistently well in all stage and homework competitions. Heartiest congratulations then to the members of Glyder house and their captains.

We should like to thank two members of staff who were extremely busy organising the eisteddfod this year – Mr Arwel Davies the Head of Music and Miss Heledd Elfyn, who shouldered the responsibility of organising the eisteddfod during her first term here at Ysgol Tryfan.

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The double double!
The poet T. H.Parry-Williams is remembered to this day for his achievement in winning the two main competitions in the National Eisteddfod in 1912 and then in 1915 – but this was the year of the double double in Ysgol Tryfan eisteddfod too. Two sets of talented sisters were responsible for this, putting their own stamp on the eisteddfod’s main ceremony this year. First Zara Abas from year 12 won two of the main prizes – the Science Shield and the English Shield, and in the same ceremony Marged Wiliam from year 13 took two of the other main prizes, getting on her feet to receive the Music Shield and the Eisteddfod Chair. An extraordinary achievement for both of them.

But to add to the uniqueness of the occasion, the fifth prize in the main ceremony, the Eisteddfod Crown, was won by Hana Abas of year 9 who is Zara’s sister. To close the ceremony in a fitting and tuneful manner, the Chairing song was sung by Sara Wiliam from year 11 – who of course is Marged’s sister.
A very special ceremony indeed, a dignified ceremony, and this year a family ceremony.

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Ysgol Tryfan Website
Remember that Ysgol Tryfan now has a new website. Although there remains some work to be done to develop it fully, a lot of information is already there, go to www.ysgoltryfan.org You can also get up to date information about the school through the school’s Facebook site that can be accessed from the website’s home page. Enjoy browsing!

Retirement of Mrs Morfydd Roberts
A notable chapter in the life of Ysgol Tryfan came to a close in July this year with the retirement of Mrs Morfydd Roberts who taught in the school for thirty two years, as a Technology teacher and Head of Year 7. Several generations of Bangor children have benefitted from Mrs Roberts’ guidance in the class room and pastorally. Throughout the 32 years she worked alongside Mr Elfyn Roberts in the Design and Technology department and the picture shows Mrs Morfydd Roberts with her head of department, and her husband enjoying the leaving do that was held for her at the end of term. Thank you very much Mrs Roberts and be sure to enjoy your well-deserved retirement.

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New Teachers
At the beginning of a school year like this it is pleasure to welcome new faces to the Ysgol Tryfan staff family. Miss Bethan Pegler is a former pupil of Ysgol Tryfan and is now a teacher in the Design and Technology department. Miss Heledd Elfyn will be teaching mainly in the Welsh department and Mr Dylan Owen joins the Mathematics department. We also welcome Miss Siân Williams to school as a teacher in the field of inclusion.

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Head pupils
Announcing the head pupils in Ysgol Tryfan for the new school year. The head boy is Steffan Gwynn, head girl is Lois Glyn, deputy head boy is Lewys Wyn and the deputy head girl is Marged Wiliam. Congratulations to the four of them and good luck with the work of representing the school pupils during the year.

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New form, new tie!
Once again it is pleasing to welcome a new group of students back to the Sixth Form. The school numbers are increasing and the school now has around 550 pupils with over 80 in the sixth form. In the picture you can see some new members of the sixth form looking very dignified in their sixth form uniform, most of them having by now mastered the art of putting on their new red ties.

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Prize Giving
A successful evening was held in school at the beginning of term – Prize Giving 2012, with a number of awards being presented for excellence in various fields. Below is a list of the main winners – but we must remember that in addition to these, a great many pupils came near the top and deserve praise and recognition for their attitude and talent:
A Level Siwan Paul Ffion Burke

AS Level Sara Edwards Carwyn Roberts Lois Glyn Bethan Wynne-Cattanach

GCSE Cian Sion Zara Abas

Key Stage 3 Guillaume Peyrasse Haf Jones Menai Lamers-James

Student of the Year Awards
Year 7 Cadi Evans Kyle Howard
Year 8 Hana Abas Garn Jones
Year 9 Marged Huws Zac Pierce
Year 10 Gwenllïan Roberts Owain Parri
Year 11 Caron Pari Iolo Jones
Sixth Form Lois Glyn Marged Wiliam
Steffan Gwynn Lewys Wyn

Sports Personality Anest Edwards

Music Department Prize Llio Jones Alaw Pari Naomi Saunders

Artist of the Year Daniel Grant

Keith Price Memorial Prize Cian Sion

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The Editorial Panel
From next month Ysgol Tryfan’s contributions to The Goriad newspaper will go through an editorial panel of year 12 students rather than relying on some staff members. Hopefully this will lead to more originality, some more extended pieces, as well as quality photographs. Pictured are members of the panel ready for their work.

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From the Sports Fields

School Sports
Despite the rain in July, we eventually managed to hold the school sports on Treborth fields. It was an unforgettable day with 11 school records being broken – indeed, according to Mr Ian Williams, Head of the PE Department, this was the best sports day he had seen in many years. In the picture are the individual athletes who excelled as well as the captains of the winning house. Elidir were the victors this year with Glyder second, Lliwedd third and Carnedd fourth. Many thanks to the PE Department for all their work organising the day.

Ysgol Tryfan pupils started the year well on the sports field with many of them being selected for various trials. Congratulations and best wishes to the following:
Eryri netball trials
Under 16 Eli Wyatt Anna Jones Glesni Edwards Carina Mundle Garratt
Under 18 Sara Edwards Anest Edwards
Under 16 Arfon Hockey Team Ellie Wyatt Danielle Parry Ffion Roberts

Aeron Sanchez – Rugby Star
Congratulations to Aeron Sanchez (year 11) from Felinheli for being selected to the North Wales under 16 Rugby Team – quite an achievement. In September the region played against the Newport Gwent Dragons and although they lost to the Southerners, Aeron made a very favourable impression. All the best Aeron for the rest of the term.

 

Mathematical Praise
Warmest congratulations to the following Year 8 pupils who received a certificate of commendation for their work in the Science Society’s Annual Mathematics Competition:
James Godfrey, Sean Griffiths, Tomos Wood, Madalen Reid, Billie Forrest, Seren Baker, Nel Huws and Iona Stewart . Well done!

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Urdd National Eisteddfod Eryri 2012
In last month’s edition you heard about the large number of pupils who were successful in the Eisteddfod’s homework competitions this year. We can now also congratulate all Ysgol Tryfan pupils who shone during the week in Glynllifon despite the bad weather. Ysgol Tryfan pupils were active from the first morning in the Sunday service and the Jazz Band was a highlight for many during the Opening Concert in the pavilion. Our pupils were in evidence throughout the week, introducing and guiding on the pavilion stage with the Ysgol Tryfan musicians providing the fanfare all week. Congratulations also to all who took part in the excellent Secondary Show SBRI!
Below is a list of the pupils who reached the National stage at Glynllifon:
Boys Solo Years 7-9 1st Cai Fôn Davies
Brass Solo 7-9 2nd Merin Lleu
Woodwind Solo 7-9 1st Hana Abas
Piano Solo 7-9 1st Gwenno Morgan
Ensemble 7-9 2nd Fluchelpia
Orchestra or Band under 25 3rd Ysgol Tryfan Jazz Band.
Heartiest congratulations also to Steffan Gwynn from year 12 who came a close and very worthy second in the Chair competition on the Thursday for his poem on the subject of Circles.
The pupils are very grateful to all members of staff who were so supportive during the week and during all the preparations.

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Tryfan Chocolate
As part of Llwyddo’n Lleol, a scheme run jointly by Menter a Busnes and Coleg Menai, a group of year 10 pupils have been very busy during the month producing their own chocolate, processing it and then marketing and selling it. This was a very valuable experience for them and congratulations to the four companies that managed to sell all their produce and ensure a worthy profit.

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Coleg Menai Partnership
An Awards Ceremony was held recently in Coleg Menai for those learners in year 11 who have completed two years’ vocational studies in partnership between the school and the college. A range of courses were studied including Engineering, Business, Public Services, Construction and Hairdressing. Congratulations to them all.

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Universities
Year 12 pupils returned to school after half term following a period of AS examinations when two careers conferences kept them busy and encouraged them to think about their future. A group from year 12 went to Bangor University and also Liverpool University where they were given valuable information about universities and the UCAS system. Thanks to Miss Nesta Jones for organising these and to Mr Iwan Edwards for supporting the trip to Liverpool.

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Exciting Trips
With the end of the summer term approaching, there are exciting trips planned here in Ysgol Tryfan. In July 84 pupils will venture to London for an unforgettable visit organised by the Music, History, RE and Geography departments. Another exciting trip will venture even further afield when year 10 pupils will go on a History and French trip to France.

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Gala Concert
A Gala Concert was recently held in the Cathedral in the company of young talent from Ysgol Tryfan with the stars of the Urdd Eisteddfod having a chance to perform. This was also a fitting opportunity to bring to a close another successful year for the Jazz Band. It was good to see old friends once again and we should like to thank Glain Dafydd and Casi Wyn for their continuing support for the school.

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New Website
At present the school is redesigning its website with the help of web design company Delwedd. Apologies then that the present website has not been updated recently but by September we hope to be able to re-launch the website in its new format.

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Holidays!
The pupils of Ysgol Tryfan would like to wish all Goriad readers a happy summer. The school will reopen for pupils on Tuesday 4th September 2012. But the school will also be open on two important dates in August – AS and A level results on Thursday August 16th and GCSE Thursday August 23rd.

Examinations
Year 11 came to the School Hall to say their farewells, with the Headteacher wishing each one of them well. Following the exams they will be able, hopefully, to look forward to a long, hot summer. As a school we wish every success to all pupils from year 10 to 13 facing external examinations this summer.

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Certificates
With the summer holidays upon us and students returning from their universities, we should like to remind past pupils that important external examination certificates remain uncollected at the school. These certificates will be important for everyone as they apply for jobs in the future and as a result, the examination boards discourage us from posting them. So do come back to school before the end of term to say hello and to collect these certificates.

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New Staff
It is a time of change in Ysgol Tryfan and during the last month several new appointments were made for September. We will be welcoming Mrs Heledd Elfyn, now teaching at Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, to the Welsh Department. In September also a former pupil, Miss Bethan Pegler, will be returning to school as a Design and Technology teacher following a period in South Wales at Ysgol Bro Morgannwg. We should also like to congratulate Mrs Mari Jewell on her promotion to Assistant Headteacher here at Ysgol Tryfan.

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Talent for Language
Warmest congratulations to Catrin Roberts from year 7 for winning a French Spelling Bee competition through North Wales – she will now go on to compete in the national final. Good luck in Aberystwyth in July.

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Theatre Visit
A group of Year 11 pupils went to Venue Cymru recently to see a production of the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B. Priestley. As they are studying this play for their GCSE examinations, we hope that watching a quality production of it will have been a worthwhile and memorable experience. The visit was organised by Miss Eleri Richards and thanks to Mrs Kim Jones and Miss Stephanie Williams for their support.

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Young Author
It is with pleasure that we announce that a story written by a year 9 pupil, Marged Huws, was included in a volume called ‘Wild n Free’. Marged won first prize through Great Britain for writing the story ‘El Canta – she sang’. She had a lovely surprise recently when a representative from the company came to school to present her with a copy of the book.

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España
A Spanish Day was held in the school canteen with pupils and staff alike enjoying the paella and the patatas bravas. Thanks to the kitchen staff for the fun and the Spanish tastings – muchas gracias.

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Urdd Eisteddfod
Unfortunately the Goriad went to press before the the big Eisteddfod week in Glynllifon and we will have to wait until next month to hear how all the busy pupils got on during the week – competitors, guides and those playing the fanfare.
However, we are pleased to be able to announce that a number of our pupils were successful in the literary competitions – congratulations to these pupils for their diligence and creativity:
Marged Wiliam - two third prizes in the poetry competition for years 12 and 13
Leah Huws - second in the prose competition for years 12 and 13
Lois Glyn Roberts - third in a prose competition for year 9
Marged Huws - second in a prose competition for year 9
Hana Abas, Awen Edwards and Gwenno Morgan from year 8 won first prize for their DVD promoting the Snowdonia area. The competition was organised by the Urdd and Gwynedd Council and their lively film can now be seen on both organisations’ website and on YouTube.

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Anglesey Eisteddfod
The Urdd of course is not the only Eisteddfod and we are pleased to note that some of our pupils were successful in other eisteddfodau during this busy time.
Here are some of the successes of Eisteddfod Môn Llanfairpwll 2012:
Yr 7 Poetry – Cai Fôn Davies = 1st
Yrs 10 and 11 Prose – Sara Alis Wiliam = 1st (she was also one of the three nominated for the Young People’s Trophy)
Yrs 12 and 13 Poetry – Marged Elen Wiliam = 3rd
Yrs 12 and 13 Prose – Marged Elen Wiliam = 2nd

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Gala Concert
A gala concert will be held in Bangor Cathedral on Thursday 28th June at 7.00 pm. On the evening some of the school’s present talents as well as some of our foremost former pupils will be performing – including the Jazz Band. Tickets available from the school office.

With the Olympic Games fast approaching and the Olympic Flame having passed through the city of Bangor, Ysgol Tryfan pupils have been very busy in a series of events promoting sports and healthy living and drawing attention to the Olympic values.

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Sports4All
Sports4All is a company that operates to promote sports and healthy living but also raises money to support young athletes in the early stages of their careers. A morning of fun and perspiration was had in their company and a taekwondo star from the British squad came to show his skills and agility. Over £1200 was raised to be split between the Sports4All charity and the Physical Education department to support sports resources and activities in Ysgol Tryfan. Thanks to all for their support.

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Bangor Schools Olympic Flame
An excellent idea to promote Olympic values and unite the primary and secondary schools in Bangor was producing a special torch for our schools in Bangor. Thanks to ISC from Llandygai for producing the professional torch with the name of every school engraved on it. The torch was relayed from Ysgol Friars to Tryfan and it was good to see the school council and band welcoming Ysgol Friars pupils and the flame here. The torch spent one night in Ysgol Tryfan before our procession the following morning to Ysgol Cae Top in the midst of great excitement as it was transferred safely into their hands.

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Bangor Schools Olympic Games
On the day that the actual Olympic flame arrived in Bangor and stayed overnight in the Faenol, a superb day of sport was held on Treborth fields for Bangor primary and secondary schools. The pupils were all allocated different countries to represent and an excellent day was enjoyed in the sunshine.

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Bangor Pride
As part of the Olympic celebrations for the Bangor Pride Project, the Jazz Band performed by the clock on Bangor High Street. Congratulations to them on another polished public performance.

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More Sports Highlights
Skiing in May
Heartiest congratulations to Zac Pierce, year 9, who was chosen for the British under 16 skiing squad. He spent a week in May practising with the squad in the highlands of Hintertux in Austria. More news of Zac sprinting down the slopes in the next school year.

Athletics Results
Congratulations to all the athletes who have been busy this term in the Arfon and Eryri sports. We would particularly like to congratulate the following on their success in the recent Eryri sports:
Danielle Perry – won in the under 17 girls’ discus
Elin Owen – won the Long Jump and the 200 metres for under 15 girls
Daniel Pritchard – second in the javelin and third in the discus for boys under 17
Sion Myers – second in the under 17 boys’ hurdles
Aled Thomas – won the boys under 17 100 metres
Llŷr Edwards – second in the Long Jump for boys under 17
Dewi Griffiths – third in the Shot for boys under 15
Guillaume Peyrasse – third in the Long Jump for boys under 15
Joe King – second in the under 15 boys’ 100 metres

Headteachers’r Retirement
The pupils, former pupils and staff of Ysgol Tryfan would like to express their sincere thanks to Mr Gareth Isfryn Hughes for all his work and support over the years. We wish him a happy retirement and all the best for the future.

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Urdd National Eisteddfod Eryri 2012
As a school we look forward to hosting the National Eisteddfod in Eryri this year and we are sure that Ysgol Tryfan pupils will be busy during the week. The head pupils Llio and Siôn will be contributing to the Singing Festival on the opening Sunday and Llio will also be greeting the chaired poet in the main ceremony on the Thursday.
The Jazz Band will also be busy during the week and it is good to know that Ysgol Tryfan instrumentalists, under the baton of Mr Owain Arwel Davies, will be providing the fanfare throughout the week.

There are a number of other competitors representing the school too:
Cai Fôn Davies on the Folk Song Solo, Boys Solo and Individual Recitation years.7-9,
Hana Abas on the Woodwind Solo, yrs.7-9, Merin Lleu Brass Solo yrs.7-9, Gwenno Morgan Piano Solo yrs.7-9, Gwenno Morgan, Hana Abas and Gwenno Kervegant Ensemble yrs. 7-9, Sara Alis on the Monologue yrs.10-13 and Sara Alis and Menna Anwyl on the Dialogue for yrs.10-13.
There are a number of groups as well: Dramatic Presentation and Action Song yrs.7-9, Boys Choir and SATB Choir yrs.10-13 as well as the Jazz Band in the Under 25 Orchestra/Band competition.

All best wishes to the above for a successful and happy week and to the Eisteddfod itself.

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Chemistry Competition
2 teams from year 8 took part in a Chemistry competition sponsored by Salter’s at Bangor University in March. During the day there were 2 competitions where the teams had to solve investigative and practical chemistry problems. One of the teams was successful against 10 other local schools, bringing back personal prizes and prizes for the school. The day was very enjoyable and the pupils also had the opportunity of listening to a lecture and presentations on various aspects of Chemistry
See photo of the winning team - Members of the teams were -Hana Abas, Madlen Reid, Tomos Wood,Sean Griffiths,Hari Teague,Morgan Parry,Billie Forrest,Seren Baker.

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Mathematics
An annual Mathematics competition is held annually by the Science Association and some Year 8 pupils took part in this competition in April. The winning pupils will be presented with their awards in a ceremony during the Eryri Urdd Eisteddfod.

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Religious Education Visit to Manchester
Year 11 GCSE pupils recently spent a day in Manchester with their teacher Mrs Eleri Roberts. In the morning they visited the Synagogue in Cheetham Hill. This is now a museum and the pupils were shown around by Jeremy Michelson who is always very helpful. He gave them a lively and interesting presentation and a chance to buy some religious artefacts in the shop before leaving. Once again this year they had a very warm welcome here.
On then to the Buddhist Centre in the city. A completely different experience this time. The pupils had the opportunity of meditating in the company of one of the Buddhists and had a taste of Buddhist life in a big city like Manchester. Another chance to buy souvenirs before starting the journey home. A day to remember indeed!

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Bangor Schools Olympic Games
On May 28 a day of sporting activities will be held on Treborth fields for the Bangor primary and secondary schools to celebrate sport and the arrival of the Olympic games. Here are the fifteen pupils from year 7 who will be representing Ysgol Tryfan on the day – good luck to them!

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Fun on the Water
After Easter three pupils enjoyed a day’s activities in the National Water Sports Centre in Plas Menai. Thanks to Mrs Sharon Davies from the school for supporting them and to North Wales Police for holding the event. See picture - Rhys Lloyd Roberts Jones, Georgia Ffreuer Hughes and Lee John Roberts Jones.

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International Footballers
Two girls from school have been selected for the Welsh football squads.
Chloe Hughes played for Wales under 16 three times in Ireland in the last month, and scored three times too – including a penalty against England. Ffion Roberts has also been training in Cardiff with the national squad.

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Cricket and Tennis
Menna Edwards from year 7 has been selected for the Eryri under 13 cricket team and has represented North Wales at tennis. In the past she has represented North Wales in Newport and in Malvern and hopes for success in Wrexham this year. A talented girl indeed.

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Rugby Results
The sports fixtures are drawing to a close but two semi-finals were played recently by the school rugby teams. The under 18 team lost 20-0 against Bodedern. The under 15 team drew 5-5 against Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle, but as it is the away team that goes through in this situation, our boys will now move on confidently to the Eryri final against Ysgol Eifionydd. We wish them all the best.

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Ysgol Tryfan’s New Headteacher – Gwyn Tudur
Gwyn Tudur originally hails from Porthmadog and he was educated in that town in Ysgol Eifion Wyn and then in Ysgol Uwchradd Eifionydd. He them moved to the University at Bangor where he graduated in Welsh.
He spent his first two years as a teacher at Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari before moving back to live in North Wales and to work at Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in Caernarfon. He spent nearly eighteen years in Ysgol Syr Hugh, as Head of the Welsh Department, Assistant Headteacher and for the last few years, Deputy Head.
Gwyn Tudur now lives in Llandwrog, is married to Sioned and they have two young children – Osian and Glain. Work and family now take up most of his time but he loves sports of all kinds – especially football and cycling, and skiing when he has the chance.
He is looking forward greatly to the challenge of leading Ysgol Tryfan during this new and exciting time in its history with the number of pupils increasing and the inspection a target on the horizon in twelve months. His aim is to ensure the best possible education to all Ysgol Tryfan pupils, in a homely and Welsh environment.

 

 

 

 

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Headteacher: Mr Gwyn Tudur
Address:
Ysgol Tryfan,
Lôn Powys,
BANGOR,
Gwynedd
LL57 2TU.

Phone: 01248 352633
Fax: 01248 361264
E-mail: swyddfa@tryfan.gwynedd.sch.uk