PE Department :February / March Update
Congratulations are in order!!
Congratulations Abi Fisher for representing Powys and winning the 53rd Welsh Schools’ National Cross-Country Championships.
Well done to Ellie Merriman for being selected to represent Powys in the Welsh Sportshall Athletics Championships
Well done to Oriel Gray (Year 7) and Cushla Gray (Year 9) for competing in the Welsh Fencing Youth Sambre competition. Oriel received a bronze medal whilst Cushla came away with a gold medal. Congratulations girls!
Nancy Heffaran in Year 8 had trials and along with her partners has been given a place on the Welsh Junior Acrobatic Squad.
Congratulations as well to all who played in the Basketball fixture against Brecon, Girls won 24-12 and the boys won with a close game 18-15.
The Eisteddfod will include a Dance category this year and the Sports Hall will be available every lunchtime in the week beginning 23rd March for practicing.
Owen Phillips the School Rugby Officer has settled in well and is now delivering Rugby to all year groups in lessons, lunchtime practices and through after school training. He is also making links with the Town Rugby Club and hopes to set up a junior section in the near future.
Canada Sports Tour
He has also brought a number of ideas to promote participation in sport including the introduction of an International Sport Tour. The sports tour including; Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Football and Dance, was launched in January and the deadline for the hand in of the deposit of £250 is February 25th at 2pm in B5. One of the conditions of attendance on the tour is that participants must attend school sports practices. This has led to an increase in our numbers at practices and we can now field both A and B teams in most of the sports we do.
Inter-School Fixtures and Tournaments
With the weather hopefully improving this term we will be able to resume inter-school fixtures. We will post details of these fixtures as they arise throughout the term on the school web site and on Twitter.
Upcoming Tournaments Include:
Under 15, Under 14 and Under 12 County Netball Tournaments are being held at Crickhowell on Wednesday March the 4th starting at 10 and usually finishing at about 2:30.
TOPS Schools National Badminton Final is on Wednesday 4th March.
The Powys under 15 and 14 Rugby Tournament (7’s) is on the 11th March at LLanidloes RFC.
The Powys under 13 and 12 Rugby Tournament is on 19th March at Llanidloes RFC.
The under 13 and Under 12 Hockey Tournament is on Tuesday March the 24th at Brecon.
The under 12 and under 14 Boys Hockey Tournament is on the 25th March.
The new Gymnastics equipment has arrived and we are in the final stages of preparing to display the pupil’s skills on the week beginning Monday 9th March.
The Inter-house Dodgeball was a huge success with students representing their houses in great style.
The Year 8 Dodgeball was won by Catwg and Pedr in joint first place and the Year 7 competition was won by Dewi.
This terms Inter-house competition will again be run by the sixth form volunteers and will involve Basketball this term.
This month’s curriculum changes
In their weekly games lessons, students in Year 7 and 8 and 9 will be finishing off Rugby and Dance and will be starting Volleyball and Tennis on the week beginning 9th March.
In Years 10 and 11, the options will be chosen in the first week and will continue until half term.
For your information, the full PE curriculum map is published on the school website on the PE page.
Extra-curricular Sports Clubs
Please note that we’ve moved some of our sports team practices from 1:30 start to 2pm start to enable the sixth form to run the inter house indoors. (Also published on the school website).
The extra-curricular timetable is a programme of lunchtime clubs and after school clubs that are run on a voluntary basis by staff and volunteers from the community. All coaches have DBS (The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks.). We will try and give lots of notice if clubs are going to be cancelled, however, if there is a last minute cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances, students can complete homework or do some reading in the LRC if they’ve missed their transport home.
Crickhowell High School
5 week courses for 4 to 11 years of age
Starting Wednesday 14th January 2015
4.20–5.05pm 8 Yrs +
5.05-5.50pm Girls Cardio – 11 yrs +
Llangynidr Village Hall
5 week courses for 4 to 11 years of age
Starting Tuesday 13th January 2015
Class times 3.45-4.20pm 4 & 5 yrs
4.20-5.05pm 6 & 7 yrs
5.05-5.50pm 8 yrs +
Please contact Chris Hill 07713152658 for details of course fees
Limited spaces on ALL courses on a first come basis
The Powys Track and Field Event below generally starts at 10am and finish by 6pm. We usually leave at school to travel at about 9am and return to school at about 6:30pm.
Powys Track and Field – Thursday 21st May @ Brecon
This term the sixth form are running the show from 1:30 ‘til 2pm and they are starting with Basketball
We would be very pleased to hear from anyone who would like to help out with any tournaments. Please get in touch so we can organise DBS checks and we may also be able to offer assistance with training and qualifications.
We would be delighted to welcome sponsorship from any interested parties. If anyone would like to sponsor a sports team, please get in touch.