Welcome To Maesteg School
Maesteg is an 11-19 co-educational school set in pleasant surroundings with specialist facilities for all subject areas. We have a skilled and dedicated staff enabling our pupils to be taught in a well disciplined and caring environment.
We have high expectations of our pupils and are here to help each child fully realise her/his potential and talents and to develop in each one self-worth, self-discipline, a sense of responsibility and respect for others.
As a school we are now linked with 3 schools, these being in Uganda, Bangkok and Argentina.
Many of our pupils have written letters to the pupils at Kasubi Parent School in Uganda.
Below are pictured some very happy year 8 pupils on getting replies to their letters from the pupils at Kasubi. The pupils have already learnt so much about the ways of life in Uganda and are thoroughly enjoying this opportunity.
Clwb Cymraeg set a competition for year 6 pupils – to design a poster advertising Dydd Gwyl Dewi. Here are the top 3 – Llongyfarchiadau to Millie May Crocker, Kate Parry and Matthew Villis (Ysgol Cwmfelin).
The posters will be on display in the school and in Maesteg library.
25 Welsh GCSE and A level pupils travelled up to a very grey and cold North Wales early on Friday 17th January to spend the weekend at the Urdd centre in Glanllyn, Bala. The aim of the weekend is for pupils to use Welsh outside of the classroom at the same time as taking part in numerous outdoor activities. Soon after arriving on the Friday the pupils were ready for their first challenge - complete with harnesses!! The high ropes courses proved easy for some but many conquered their fears and completed their first 'walking on wire' experience before going back for more!! Pupils also participated in raft building, canoeing, bowling, swimming, sports and orienteering sessions over the weekend- gaining Welsh phrases and confidence in using the language as they laughed!! After much fun, pupils and staff returned to school Sunday evening having thoroughly enjoyed the Urdd experience. School staff were supported by Sian Stephens from Menter Bro Ogwr - a huge thanks to all pupils and staff involved! Diolch yn fawr!!
All staff and pupils got into the spirit of Christmas on their last day before breaking up for the holidays. All staff and many students took part in a Christmas jumper competition (see photograph attached). Prizes were awarded to the craziest dressed and all proceeds for this event are going to local good causes.
For the very first time all students with the highest attendance during the term were put into a raffle to win an IPAD. Congratulations to Isobel Watts a Year 7 student who was drawn in this raffle and was the recipient of this fantastic prize (see photo attached of Isobel receiving IPAD prize with Head teacher ; Ms A Carhart). Congratulations Isobel we all wish you a very happy Christmas with your new tablet computer.
Maesteg School would like to wish all of its students and the local community a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.
A Massive Congratulations to who made it to the final 4 in the UK to become International Ambassadors for Sightsavers. Sightsavers is a charity which helps and supports children and adults with poor vision in deprived countries. The girls have only been involved for a short time and so this is a massive achievement. The judges in London were very impressed with the students and in particular their professional and mature presentation skills. The girls will continue to work with the International Team and develop further our links with Kasubi parents School in Uganda. Over 300 pupils from across all year groups have already shared letters with pupils at Kasubi and some classes have been lucky enough to talk to teachers and pupils at Kasubi through Skype.