Month: December 2018

Newsletter 14/12/18

Wow, what a busy week with concerts, School Christmas Dinner, and Christmas Jumper Day!

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Concerts, we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.

The Christmas Hamper Raffle has been drawn, and winners contacted. Thank you for buying a ticket.

A big thank you to our hardworking PTA members who as well as serving refreshments at the concerts this week, have supplied crackers for each child to have with their Christmas Dinner or Packed lunch today.

Dangerous Driving – Following an incident a couple of weeks ago, when a parent parked on double yellow lines/zigzags drove into another parent on purpose, we would like to remind you  that we take incidents like this very seriously, and the matter was promptly reported to the police. The car driver has been traced and has had to attend the police station. Thankfully the second parent was not seriously injured, and the matter has been settled via restorative justice.

Applying for holidays during Term Time.In line with National, Welsh Government and Local Authority guidance we actively discourage taking holidays during term time, and would like to remind you of the link between attainment and attendance, and that there is no automatic right to withdraw your child from school during term time. Any request for authorised term time absence will be judged on merit and may not be authorised.

Please complete the Notification of Absence, and return to the school at least 10 school days before the holiday. This allows time for the School Attendance Officer and Headteacher to consider the merits of any application. Any forms submitted less than 10 school days  will  not be considered and will automatically be unauthorised.

For holidays of 10 school days or less the School Attendance Officer and Headteacher will consider the merits of the application.

For holidays of over 10 school days, or if the application will bring the pupil’s attendance below 90%, we will notify the schools Education Welfare Officer.

For holidays of over 20 school days, or if the pupil does not return on the agreed date the pupil will be taken off roll, and the parent will have to reapply. Please note we cannot guarantee that a place will be available on your return.

The Local Authority may (depending on circumstances) issue a fixed penalty notice or commence formal prosecution for failing to secure regular attendance at school.

Y3/4D – Sadly Mr McCoy will be leaving us at the end of the term, as he has got a job in another school, we wish him all the best. Y3/4D will be taught by Mrs Jordan for the first couple of weeks, while we sort out a replacement.

Y1/2H – Mrs Howard popped in to see us this week, and we are very pleased that she is on the mend, unfortunately she is not well enough to return just yet, so her class will continue to be taught by Mrs Timaeus for the next few weeks.








Newsletter 07/12/18

After School Clubs Next Week – Monday –  Chess, Tuesday –  Mad Science

Christmas Fete – Thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Fete, and apologies for the fact we were unable to draw the raffle on the night (due to half of the tickets being locked in the safe!) The draw has now taken place, and winners have been notified.

Signed Swans Shirt – This was an item in the auction, but it did not make it’s reserve price.  If you would like bid anything over £20.00 please contact the school office. The highest bid received by noon on  Friday 21st December will win.

Parking – We have had a complaint from a neighbour in Waterloo Place who said a parent in a white car, picking up a morning Nursery child,  pulled out of Residents Parking and bumped into a parked car, before driving off. Please can we urge everyone to drive and park safely around the school.

Reception Meetings – Parent/Teacher meetings for Reception children take place next week. Mrs Roach’s are on Monday between 2pm & 5pm, and Miss Maliphant’s are on Tuesday between 2pm and 5pm.

Christmas Concerts – What a fantastic start to our Christmas Concerts, with Nursery & Reception performing theirs today. Next week we have Y1/2 on Tuesday, Y3/4 on Wednesday and Y5/6 on Thursday, with performance at 9.30am and again at 5.30pm. Parents are asked to bring the children back at 5.00pm for the evening performances.£1.oo entry fee, payable on the door, all welcome.

Welsh Growth Mindset Mascot – Congratulations to Sama for her winning design, it will be on display in the main hall together with our other mascots.

Christmas Dinner – Next Friday is the school Christmas dinner, if your child normally has a school dinner on a Friday then you do not need to do anything, if however they do not normally have a school dinner, and you would like them to join in, please make sure they have £2.30 in their sQuid account. Unfortunately we are unable to accept cash for school dinner on the day. Don’t forget we are also joining in with Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Appeal next Friday, so please can children wear their Christmas Jumper and donate £1.00.

Christmas Parties – on Thursday 20th December, we are having our Christmas Parties. Please can your child wear party clothes and bring in the following party food to share. (Please make sure there are no nuts in the food)

Y5/6D & Y3/4J & Y1/2L Multipack of crisps/popcorn, cocktail sausages, mini pizza bites, or bread sticks
Y5/6M & Y3/4N & Y1/2B Sandwiches, individual wrapped cheese sticks, samosas, bhajis, crudités or other savoury snack
Y5/6E & Y3/4D & Y1/2H Mini desserts, cakes or biscuits
Nursery & Reception – Individual labelled paper plates with a selection of party food

End of Term – We finish at 3.20pm on Friday 21st December, and the new term starts on Monday 7th January 2019.