What’s coming up?
After School Clubs
Choir (Caswell and Oxwich): Monday 3.20-4.15pm. Consent form: https://forms.office.com/e/sv4C9BRrfD
Languages (Caswell): Thursday 3.20 -4.15pm. Consent form: https://forms.office.com/e/2tiKt4w0qH
Netball (Year 5s only): Thursday 3.20-4.15pm.
Mad Science: Wednesday (for those who have already registered and paid)
Mrs Nicholas (Community Lead) and our Brynmill Senedd Pupil Voice Group have considered how we could extend opportunities for our learners. This is a challenge for many schools given that most non-fee-paying extra curricular opportunities can only happen because of the good will of staff, who are already working very hard to meet ever increasing demands that often exceed funding, time and staffing levels.
Whilst offering extending opportunities is not part of the day job, so to speak, staff willingness to give up their lunch time or after school hours, has allowed us to offer extended opportunities once more. A heartfelt thanks to the staff who invest their time and energy into extra-curricular activities to enhance experiences for our children. * Mad Science fee paying extracurricular club is also supported by Mr Newey who offers his time freely.
Dates for the Diary
- Caswell M Class Assembly – Friday 26th January – Parents and Grandparents welcome from 9.00am to 9.30am approximately. Please queue at Gate 2 on Trafalgar Place from 8.50am after the children have been let in.
- Caswell H Class Assembly – Friday 2nd February – Parents and Grandparents welcome from 9.00am to 9.30am approximately. Please queue at Gate 2 on Trafalgar Place from 8.50am after the children have been let in.
- Spring Half Term Holiday – Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February
Universal Free School Meals Update
Message from Swansea Council: Further to previous correspondence, we are pleased to announce we will be rolling out free school meals to all year 4 pupils from 19 February 2024 (after half term). Please note this will be automatic and there will be no requirement to apply for the meals. We aim to roll out to further year groups as soon as possible and will update you on our progress in due course.
Free School Meals and the School Essentials Grant
The Welsh Government offers support with Free School Meals and School Essentials such as uniform, kit and stationery for low income families / those in receipt of certain benefits. Make sure you’ve checked your child’s eligibility for Free School Meals. Even if they receive Universal Free Schools Meals, more help could be available! If eligible, you can get up to £200 per child for School Essentials, plus extra funding for our school. For more information and to apply go to:
Estyn’s new Parents and Carers Community
The education and training inspectorate of Wales, Estyn, have recently set up a Parents and
Carers Community to hear the views of this group. Estyn are encouraging parents and carers to join the community and share their views about education in Wales through short surveys and focus groups. You can join the community and find out more on their website
Year 6 Leavers Hoodies
We will be putting in another order of Year 6 hoodies. If you would like to order any please complete the form https://forms.office.com/e/UfwLMB3gGu and make payment on iPay. Deadline: Friday 9th February.
Free Period Products
We have free Eco friendly period products to give out to girls in the Caswell & Oxwich Classes, please complete the form if you would like your daughter to receive some: https://forms.office.com/e/EsqwzkmkkF
We’re excited to be starting a new year and are looking forward to organizing more events in the upcoming months. Look out for Family Film Nights, Easter Egg Trail, Summer Fete, coffee mornings, and a few other events dotted throughout the months.
If there are any parents, family members or carers who’d like to join the committee, we are always happy to have more on the team. Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get in touch.
We are gearing up for another second hand uniform sale after Feb half term. As part of this sale we’ll also be selling second hand St David’s day costumes and fancy dress costumes for World Book Day! So if you have any uniform, costumes and/or fancy dress items that you no longer need, we’d be super grateful for any donations to the school. Donations can be handed in to the office and must be clean and dry before handing in.
Don’t forget we’re also looking for Christmas jumper donations for next years’ swap shop. So if you’re clearing out a Christmas jumper that no longer fits, we’d love for it to be donated to the school if possible.
Thank you so much for your support!
Rights Respecting School
As a Rights Respecting School, we focus each month on a particular Article from the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child. Assemblies, Circle time and class activities are based on these Rights. In connection with these, we also have a Value of the Month. Together, the Rights & Values encourage our learners to be respectful of each other, safe, and to be the best they can be.
Right of the Month for January
All children should be treated equally (Article 2)
Value of the Month for January