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School Blog Friday 15th December 2023

Annwyl Parents and Carers,


Our Whole School Attendance currently stands at

95.3% (Same as last week)

Pod Pengwin -95% (Down from last week)

Pod Pysgodyn - 95.6% (Up from last week)

Pod PryCop - 95.2% (Up from last week)

(Well done Year 3 are in the lead with 96%)

Swansea Target 95%

Llanrhidian Target 96%


Dear Parents and Carers,


Pod PryCop must be exhausted!  Their performance of Joseph was outstanding and we could not have asked more of them.  What an amazing end to an amazing term.  Thank you to  everyone who has turned up and been a wonderful audience.  We really could not do it without you!  Well done to the PryCop Staff who can start to relax a little before the Christmas break.


We have had a number of responses to our "equality matters questionnaire".  Thank you so much for taking the time.  As a school we will continue to tackle any perceived bullying or prejudice on a individual case by case basis and strive to develop our pupils' awareness of fairness, kindness and empathy.  As a headteacher, I remain very proud of our pupils.  When they get things wrong they own up and are always willing to put things right.  It is important to remember that learning goes far beyond maths and literacy and in Llanrhidian we use every opportunity to support pupils in developing their values to become "ethical and informed citizens".


Our questionnaire also brought up the pressures of financial matters.   As a school we recognise that austerity is hitting us all.  Please never feel pressured into supporting us when you cannot.  If you ever need to raise concerns,  you can do so confidentially.  Please remember to reach out to us, we will always do what we can to support.   This year we have arranged food hampers, Mr X and were able to provide a free Santa for every pupil.  However, the budgets ahead look even more challenging, and every pound we raise really does help us to support our learners. 

Thank you to those who have already booked 'Early Bird Craft Club' and 'Clwb Ceirios' for the spring term. Please ensure that the form is filled in and payment is made at least 7 days in advance. Please click here to book your slot.  We are currently not making enough next half term to cover staffing costs in the early bird club, but we are now covering the costs of Clwb Ceirios.  We will keep you posted with our concerns regarding Early Bird Club. 


Here are the Christmas Term headlines:


An Evening with Llanrhidian School Choir @Llanrhidian Church Tuesday 19th December @ 4:30pm - Our wonderful choir will be performing in our beautiful church.  This final Christmas event will set you up for the holiday! we will keep the pupils involved after school and meet you there.  More information has been sent to those involved. 


Mr G's Internet Safety Tip of the Week: Parents and carers need to help their children consider the validity of online information with their children.  Click here to watch this excellent video about misinformation. 


Budget and Sponsorship - With all schools facing further budget cuts next year we will be reaching out to local businesses to help support the school.  If you know anyone who can help with the costs of sports kits, marquee hire, resources, etc please ask them to get in touch.  


Premises Plea - We are always looking to make our environment welcoming, curious, interesting and stimulating.  Can you help?  We currently need:-

  • Small Plastic Pots
  • Hamper baskets
  • Artificial or real house plants
  • Natural objects - eg fossils, crystals, interesting drift wood
  • Interesting ornaments, Unusual objects 
  • Old artefacts eg old phone, clock,  etc
  • Shelves for walls
  • Cut logs for seats
  • Slices of log for displays
  • Bark chippings for paths
  • Good quality board games, packs of cards 


Dates at a Glance: 

  • Caffi Cynefin every Thursday 9am to 11.30am for more information click here.
  • Plant Bach Llanrhidian Toddler Group every Thursday 1.30-3pm for more information click here. 
  • Clwb Hwyl will commence Wednesday 13th September at 3:30 till 4:15. Clwb Hwyl is for pupils Year 1 to Year 6. For more information click here.
  • An Evening with Llanrhidian School Choir @Llanrhidian Church Tuesday 19th December @ 4:30pm
  • Christmas Jumper & Dinner Day Thursday 21st December  2023
  • INSET DAYS -  Friday 22nd December, Monday January 8th


Have a fabulous weekend

Mrs Caswell & Mrs Archard