Caergeiliog Foundation School has a commitment to ‘Quality and Excellence in Education’ and ‘A Service of Care’ and thus strives daily to ensure that each child entrusted to its care is given the highest possible standard of education and one that will facilitate the best possible start in life.
This involves the development of the whole child and is a process based on the philosophy of ‘the child is father of the man’ and one which sensitively prepares each pupil to face the challenge of taking on his or her responsibilities as tomorrow’s citizen.
This Mission is promoted through the School’s culture which evolved over its long and distinguished history. This culture is based on sound character development and discipline; on the promoting of admirable civilised values such as honesty, good manners, a sense of fair play, tolerance of others opinions whilst having ones own opinions and care and concern for ones fellows. It is promoted by installing pride in the wearing the School Uniform, pride in the School Colours and commitment to its motto 'Persto et praesto' – 'I persist and excel'.
We hope that the pupils of this School as they grow physically and mentally, will also grow socially and spiritually so gaining a real respect for themselves, for each other, and indeed, for the whole of this exciting world – God’s world – in which we all live.
"Education must nourish the diverse talents of our children. It must widen their horizons; develop their appetite for learning; enable them to live life to the full. It must foster intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual development and help children develop the values that will guide them through the difficult decisions they will have, inevitably, to make in adult life." [Dearing Report 1993]
This mission can only be accomplished through teamwork and each person involved with the School is therefore made aware that the School cares for all its members, that it actively encourages each individual’s professional development and that each member has an important part to play in fulfilling this Mission.
To sustain a highly effective, motivated and continuously improving teaching team, that regularly promotes the education of each pupil entrusted to the School’s care and which constantly reflects the School’s commitment to preparing pupils for 21 Century Global Citizenship and to Quality and Excellence In Education’.
Sited in 25 acres of pleasant rural countryside, our school is perfectly situated to encourage each pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Our ICT department features a laptop for each pupil in the computer suite, and all classes use iPads and Mini iPads to supplement learning. The school has its own Central Museum where we encourage pupils to study a range of historical artefacts. Our Welsh language unit is led by an experienced teacher tutoring over 100 Welsh First and Welsh Second students alike.
For drama, the School Hall is equipped with a large stage, stage lighting, ceiling mounted lights, radio microphones, a projector and more. For our ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ policy we have the best possible physical education facilities. Transport is handled by a highly reputable local coach company, whose vehicles are used to convey pupils to and from school, to the local swimming pool, to inter-school competitions and on other educational visits and trips.
Finally, our school operates a catering service with the aim of providing each pupil with a menu that is healthy, wholesome, of the highest possible standard and which develops in each child an adherence to healthy eating habits.
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life. Caergeiliog Foundation School is particularly proud to be a part of the Eco-Schools project.
By actively participating in this project we aim to help reduce the environmental impact of the School on the community whilst encouraging our pupils to take responsibility for the future of their own environment.
We will encourage our pupils, staff, parents and friends of the School to contribute to our ECO planning, monitoring, and decision-making. By doing this we aim to increase ownership of the programme's ideals whilst at the same time establish these ideals as a way of life.