Parentalk – The Teenage Years

‘Parentalk - the teenage years’ continues each Wednesday evening from 6.00pm until 8.00pm in the 6th Form Centre until 11th December. Everyone is invited to these informal sessions to share ideas on the challenges and joys of being the parent or carer of teenagers. This DVD based course produced by Care for the Family, provides common sense, jargon-free ideas to help us all to engage with our teenagers and boost relationships in our families. The sessions are free and light refreshments are provided. Further details are on the leaflet sent home last week with the following topics still to come:

27.11.19 - Communication and conflict
4.12.19 - Big pressures, good choices
11.12.19 - Letting go

For more information or to register, contact Allison Watson at or Mel du Preez at

Alternatively, just come along on the evening and join in the discussions.

End of Summer Term

We are fast approaching the end of the summer term. This year the school will be closing early at 12.20 on Friday 19th July. This is an opportunity to reward our students for all their hard work. This day will also be a non-uniform day. A donation of £1 is expected which will be donated to a local charity.

However, I am keen to stress that I do not expect to see a dip in attendance just because it is a shortened day. Students are expected to attend school and attend lessons as normal. The school has made all the necessary arrangements for school buses/taxis to be at school early to transport pupils home.

School re-opens for new academic year:

The school re-opens for students on Wednesday 4th September. The 2nd and 3rd of September are training days for all staff.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students and parents of Prestatyn High School for all their support this year. As a school we continue to make excellent progress in regards to pupil outcomes and attendance, and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure Prestatyn High School is the best school in Denbighshire.

I look forward to seeing our years 13, 12, 11 and 10 during the summer holidays as they collect their examination results; more information will be available on our website.

I’d like to wish everyone a lovely and safe break, and I look forward to welcoming our students back in September in full uniform, refreshed and ready to achieve.

Download the letter – 2019_6_26_Closing early 2019 (1)

#exabits: Family HackJam, Flint 21st Feb 2019

The aim of this Family Hack Jam event is to bring together friends, families and teachers to discover the fun, excitement and power of computer science, through an enjoyable, team-based problem-solving evening.

We invite you to join us and other children, adults and teachers from a range of ages and experience levels for some family fun, competition and games. It’s likely that we may be using some or one of the following technologies throughout the evening: Minecraft, Raspberry Pi computers, Micro:bits, Python, Scratch.

Please note that all children must be supervised by an adult.


4.30pm-4.45pm Arrival and setting up.

4.45pm-5.00pm Introduction to ‘The Hack Jam Challenge’, a team-based problem solving activity, designing and coding a solution using computer hardware. All equipment provided.

5.00pm-7.00pm Working in teams to develop solutions

7.00pm-7.15pm Show & tell.

7.30pm – Close

Participants: We want you to form a mixed-age team with your friends & family to take on our Hack Jam Challenge. It really doesn’t matter if you can code or not – we will teach you everything you need to know, and besides – it’s not all about coding. There is something for everyone.

Supporters: We’re also appealing for any adults with a Computing / computer science background to support this evening event. In particular, we’re looking for teachers, lecturers, software developers, web developrs, designers, animators, hardware hackers, makers and engineers to join us.

Family Hack Jams aim to bring friends & families together to discover the fun, excitement and power of computer science, to learn more visit:-

Y8/Y9 Options Evening

Y8/Y9 Parents’ Information Evening – 14-19 Learning Pathways

Dear Parent / Guardian,

I am writing to invite you to our Learning Pathways Parents’ Information Evening to be held on Tuesday 19th February 2019. The time of the session for you to attend is outlined below based upon form group.

These subject choices are amongst the most important ones to be made in Prestatyn High School, This is a crucial evening when we will explain about the subjects and choices your son/daughter will be asked to make for courses next year.

The Options Booklet will be issued to pupils before the evening and the booklet will also be available online on the school’s website. Please bring the options booklet with you on the night. Information will also be given to your son/daughter in assemblies prior to the event. A presentation in the Hall will explain the Learning Pathways, the external examinations and the different qualifications available. Information, advice and guidance on making appropriate decisions will be the focus of the evening and establish important dates to come.

There will be an opportunity to look at subject displays about the courses and ask any questions you may have about the options available. Other organisations such as Careers Wales, Rhyl College and others will also be on hand to advise and discuss the opportunities available. Can I please stress, however, that this is not the evening when we discuss the progress of individual students.

Traditionally this information evening is extremely well attended by both students and parents. The evening will be organised in two sessions to ensure that all students and parents derive the maximum benefit from this opportunity to find out more about the many choices available. There is limited parking at school and along Princess Avenue, so with this in mind please try to stick to the times given and where possible to avoid congestion park away from the school.


options evening letter Y8
options evening letter Y9