Our Vision: Caring, inspiring, achieving together
Ysgol Trefonnen is a dual stream, voluntary controlled, community focussed church in Wales school for children aged 4-11 years; some of our children learn entirely through the medium of Welsh and some through English. However, all our pupils share the common experience of living and learning in Wales. Within the school building, we have eight classroons, a parent and toddler group, a Ti a Fi (a bilingual mother and toddler group), a pre-school Early Years group (English medium) and a Cylch Meithrin (Welsh medium pre-school group).
“Wales is proud to have two national languages: English and Welsh. The long term aim of the Welsh Government is that Wales becomes a truly bilingual nation…where the presence of the two languages is a visible and audible source of pride and strength,” (Iaith Pawb, WAG).
We promote opportunities for all our children to celebrate their Welsh culture, heritage and language through occasions such as St. David’s Day events and competing in Eisteddfodau. While children in the Welsh stream learn mainly through the medium of Welsh, children in the English stream also benefit from learning Welsh as a second language through reading, writing, speaking and hearing Welsh around the school. Welsh is endorsed through assemblies, clubs and in letters that are sent home. Children in the Welsh stream can continue to study through the medium of Welsh in Year 7 at Builth High School.
As a school, we have strong links with our local church and its leaders who make a positive impact in advancing the Christian ethos of the school. We are very proud of our school and its happy, relaxed and purposeful atmosphere. We provide a warm, safe and stimulating environment in which we aim to bring out the best in every child.