Dear Parents and Carers,
Our Attendance now stands at 92.3% (slightly up from last week)
Swansea Target 95%
Llanrhidian Target 96%
We hope you enjoyed the snow day, what an unexpected treat for our pupils. It was also a shock for me as I had just returned from Sydney Australia. We are very fortunate to be able to attend the professional learning that we do, and it really does have an impact upon our school and it's curriculum. Without new and fresh ideas, our school would not continue to be innovative and forward thinking. You may have heard your child talk about "re-setting" this week. We have magpied this idea from Australia and it encourages the pupils to set up their learning environment ready for the next pupils.
We are very excited about our Eastereggstravaganza day and are still planning a great event. See below for details. Please send in your Easter raffle prizes ready for our hampers. This could be wine, easter eggs, toys, or anything that would be a treat to win. We will draw the raffle in the last week of term. We would be very grateful if "easter style" cakes or refreshments could be donated for this event. If you are able to help selling refreshments or helping in our Caffi, please let us know. All funds raised will support our pupils. Here are the other headlines this week.
Easter Eggstravaganza Day March 30th - This event will run from 2pm (Gates open from 1.30pm). Please come to the front yard where you will be able to watch the Easter Bonnet Parade. After the parade the pupils will return to ther pods. If you would like to collect them at this point just stand in the usual pick up place and the teachers will see you. Caffi Cynefin will be open all day on this day, and in the afternoon we will also sell take out drinks and ice cream. Let's hope for sunshine. Easter raffle will be drawn on Wednesday 29th March.
Parent Workshop Emotional Regulation Wednesday March 15th @ 3.30 in school. This workshop will be run by Amy Glass, our "in reach" worker. It will address issues of self regulation and how best to support your child. This will be particularly useful for parents of pupils who are transitioning to year 7. Please let the office know if you would like to attend. Pupils can go to our club hwyl.
Mr G's Internet Safety Tip of the Week - This week as a school we have made extra efforts to help our learners reduce screentime. Screen time is the amount of time that someone spends using a device or computer. The data on screentime suggests that 41% of parents of 12-15s find it hard to control their child’s screen time. This article from the BBC gives parents and carers advice on this issue - https://www.bbc.com/ownit/the-basics/managing-family-screen-time
Dates at a Glance:
Parent Workshop - Emotional Regulation - 15th March
North Gower Partnership Music Festival - 27th March
Easter Raffle Draw Wednesday 29th March
Easter Eggstravaganza Day and Easter Bonnet Parade - March 30th
Summer Term's Launch Day & Planting Day - 17th & 18th April
INSET DAYS - June 30th; July 21st; July 24th
Have a fabulous weekend.