Dear Parents and Carers,
Our Attendance now stands at 91.69% (up slightly from last week)
Swansea Target 95%
Llanrhidian Target 96%
It really is beginning to feel like Spring this week in Llanrhidian, and our focus will soon be on developing our outdoors. Some pods have already started planting and tidying up their areas. We are in need of changing our storage sheds, so if you know of anyone who can help with this, please let us know.
The planned strike action for February 14th has now been postponed until March 2ns. However, we will keep you informed of any updates. (Although Wales on Line usually beats us to it!)
We are currently running breakfast club at a loss and the school is not authorised to fund this from the delegated budget. If you use this service before 8.25am you must make a payment of £20 per half term. We will be reviewing the cost for this provision with governors. Obviously, the more parents that pay, the less needs to be charged per child. We have always endeavoured to keep this as low as possible.
We are delighted to announce that Ms Vikki Rogers will be joining our governing body, and also that Mrs Marion Jenkins will remain as parent governor.
Please note that due to Parents' Evening on Wednesday 15th February, there will be no sports club. Here are the other headlines this week:-
North Gower Partnership Music Festival March 27th - Our Llanrhidian Choir and Drumming Group will be performing in the North Gower Partnership Music Festival at the Brangwyn Hall on the 27th March 2023. This event will start at 6:30pm. Parents of the pupils involved will be contacted by Mr Goremano and Miss Weatherly. However, anyone is able to purchase tickets for this event. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from our school office. Tickets are £2, under 12s are free.
Marchnad Dydd Gwyl Dewi March 1st - We are planning for a St David's day market on the afternoon of March 1st. Please can pupils arrive in school dressed in Welsh costumes or red tops ready for our celebration morning assembly. In the afternoon, from 2pm, we will hold a market in the marquee. If you are able to attend, you are welcome to collect your child to visit the stalls. If not you can send your child in with some money to spend. Each pod will be having their own stall and will be letting you know how you can help. Please spread the word if you know of any stall holders who would like to set up and sell their wares. Please click here for more information.
Easter Eggstravaganza Day March 30th - We will be having a lovely day including Easter Bonnet Parades, and Caffi Cynefin will be open all day. We will let you know what time your pods will be parading and keep you informed as we plan this event. Let's hope for sunshine. We will be holding an easter raffle that week and are asking for donations of "Easter Themed Items" for our hampers as prizes. Eg an easter egg, bottle of wine, Toy etc.
Mr G's Internet Safety Tip of the week! - This week was Internet safety week. The theme for this year is "Making space for conversations about life online". One of the best tools and defences for keeping our children safe online is by talking to them. Please click on the link there are some resources that will help you. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/
Dates at a Glance:
Parent meetings - Monday 13th Feb & Wednesday 15th Feb
Marchnad Mis & St David's Day - 1st March
Parent Workshop - Emotional Regulation - 15th March
North Gower Partnership Music Festival - 27th March
Easter Eggstravaganza Day and Easter Bonnet Parade - March 30th
Summer Term's Launch Day & Planting Day - 17th & 18th April
Have a great weekend