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Welcome to the Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn website. Our aim is to provide existing and prospective parents with useful information, as well as conveying an impression of the positive atmosphere within the school. There is a friendly and purposeful relationship between the pupils and staff in the school, which is reflected in the social interaction as well as in the academic achievements of our pupils.
We aim to bring out the best in our pupils at all times and we hope that every new pupil will take a full part in the life of the school: in its social, cultural, academic and recreational activities. This is well expressed in the school motto – ‘Gorau oll y gorau ellir’, which means ‘The best of all is your very best’.
We will be very pleased to welcome your child as a pupil to Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn. We look forward to a happy association with you and to a successful school career for your child at Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn.
“We appreciate that parents are concerned following a number of hoax threats across the UK.
“However, we would urge them to continue sending their children to school and not allow this to disrupt their education, particularly at this time when many pupils are sitting important examinations.
“The County Council is working closely with Dyfed Powys Police on this matter, who in turn are linked in to national security systems. This is a national issue not confined to Carmarthenshire schools.
“Whilst the national view is that these calls do not present a credible threat all agencies are taking the matter seriously and working together to protect the public. All schools have security and evacuation procedures in place, and the safety of children is, as ever, paramount.”
How was school today?
On Wednesday, 5th December pupils from the upper school packed shoppers’ bags for the day in Carmarthen’s Tesco store to raise money for the Skanda Vale Hospice. Our pupil worked hard all day as part of their Welsh Baccalaureate qualification raising a lot of money in the process.
Story Telling Day
On Monday 18th November all of our Year 7 and Year 8 pupils met Mr Phil Okwedy, a story teller from Tenby. Each form group were able to down pens for an hour and go to the learning resource centre where they were entertained by Mr Okwedy’s thought provoking folk tales. All they had...
Under 12 Girls Hockey
Under 12 Girls Hockey
Well done to the girls who took place in the Under 12’s School Girls Finals of the Wales Hockey Plate Competition held in Newtown, Powys. This new competition attracted 54 teams from schools all across Wales. After competing in the initial competition in Llandysul. Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn entered the Plate competition...
Congratulations to the girls who took part in the South Wales finals day of the Lady Taverners Under 13 Tournament held at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport. This is a UK wide tournament with the final being held at Lords Cricket Ground. The Lady Taverners indoor schools and outdoor clubs’ girls’ cricket competitions provide...
On the 15th of November our pupils raised over £1,700 during our annual charities’ day. £500 has been donated to Children in Need while the rest will be donated to local and national charities nominated by our pupils. Congratulations to all involved.
The week before half term a number of Year 7 pupils embarked on a residential excursion to Gwersyll yr Urdd Llangrannog. The week was incredibly successfully in bringing Year 7 pupils together and to improve their confidence in the Welsh language. During the day pupils were involved in activities such as rock climbing, abseiling,...
Karate world championships
In September three sixth form students from Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn were selected to represent Wales at the World Karate Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. They were Owen Topham, Lily Rees and Connor Rees. This was Connor’s first time representing his country at this level and sadly it didn’t go to plan as he was...
Shelley Kirkham from Tŷ Hafan visited the school recently to give a short presentation about the wonderful work Tŷ Hafan does for local families. She received a cheque from the monies raised when Year 8 and 9 pupils took part in a Rainbow Dash in Carmarthen during the summer term. A number of...
The school's annual Harvest Festival took place on Friday. In the special assembly lower school pupils were given a talk about 'Taking care of Nature'. Pupils from 8E spoke about the marvel of Planet Earth if it were only a few feet in diameter as well as addressing the school about the importance...
NHS Careers Fair
Pupils from years 9 to 13 recently attended a regional NHS Careers Fair organised by Hywel Dda University Health Board this week. The session was aimed at raising the pupils’ awareness of the vast array of different careers that are available in our region, many more than just the vital medical opportunities many focus...