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School Blog Friday 16th June 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,


Our Attendance now stands at 92.7%

(Up from last week!)

Swansea Target 95%

Llanrhidian Target 96%


What a great end of the year we are having.  We are all looking forward to Sports Day next week and the pupils have all been practising.  Please read the information below so you are aware of the arrangements and do not miss out.   If another family member is attending, please share with them.    We are very aware that this is an expensive time, so please bring a picnic and a blanket.  (I am sorry but we are not allowed dogs on the field).  We will not be selling food, but hot/cold drinks and ice creams will be sold.  Please bring change.  


The new Clwb Cierios is really picking up and we have covered our costs in our first week.  Thank you to all those who support this and to our staff who have agreed to run it.  If you want to use this provision please visit our Clwb Ceirios Page and use the booking form.  We do ask for parents to pay half a term in advance to help us with admin time.   A new booking form will be sent out for Autumn term before the end of term.


The pupils are already talking about next year and our pod system eliminates those worries about splitting year groups.  We will be transitioning all pupils into their new pods before the end of term so they will be really comfortable about starting in September.  Additionally all the pod staff will do a welcome video which can be watched anytime to help the pupils look forward to the new term.


You may think that we are winding down, but this time of year is absolutely hectic for primary school staff.  Please help us by making sure your child is in school because we still have learning to complete so they can be ready for their new year.   


Here are the headlines this week:


Arrangements for Sports Day Wednesday 21st June 2 to 4pm (Gates open 1:45)

  • Please let us know if you are not able to attend so we can supervise your child until the end of the school day. (Bus pupils will leave school normal time if parent not attending).
  • If your child is being picked up by someone else please let office staff know.
  • There will be no Clwb Hwyl on this day but there will be Clwb Ceirios. 
  • Parents/relatives that do attend will be expected to supervise their own children to enable staff to run the races.
  • Pili Pala pupils are invited back to the school for this event and supervised by parents.
  • Gates will open at 1.45pm.  Bring a blanket and a picnic.
  • We will be selling Tea/Coffee and cold drinks for £1.   There will also be ice-cream on sale at £1.50 per tub. (Please bring plenty of change).
  • Raffle tickets will be available @£1 each
  • Portaloos in the field will be available for pupils and parents.  (Please escort your child to the portaloos).
  • Families are welcome to enjoy the field space when not racing.
  • Please be mindful gates will be open and pupils need to be supervised.
  • Pupils should wear their sports day colours.  Please email the office if you are unsure.


Order of Events (Times will need to be flexible)

Gates will open at 1:45

Opening Ceremony 2pm

Races - Pili Pala and Pengwin

Pilia Pala and Pengwin will be taken to race area (Parents can collect pupils straight after the races from the orchard).

Pysgodyn and Pry Cop will be dismissed straight after the ceremony.

Pysgodyn will be dismissed from Siop Cerios.

Pry Cop will be dismissed from the side of the school hall.

Races - Please can pupils from Pysgodyn and Pry Cop return to the race track.

Pysgodyn and Pry Cop will be dismissed from track after the races.

Race - Parent /Teacher

Please stay and enjoy our field and support until 4pm!


Summer Raffle - As always we are are running a termly raffle to raise money for pod resources.   Please sell as many as you can as every £1 helps us to provide our pupils with the little extras that make their life in Llanrhidian memorable.  We will be making up hampers from smaller donations and larger items will be stand alone prizes.  We are asking for donations of the following prizes.  If you know any local business who can help, please let them know that we will always "Tweet" a thank you.

On July 7th we are holding a non-school uniform day at the cost of one raffle prize per pupil.  This is a bit of fun and a great way to get our prizes in for the Summer hampers.

  We are collecting:-

  • Sweets, biscuits, chocolates, wine, summer toys etc for hampers
  • Bottles of champagne, liquor, spirits, vouchers,  etc for stand alone prizes



New Nursery Open Afternoon.  Tuesday 27th June 1:30- 3pm. 

If you have a child who is due to start in Pod Pili-Pala and would like to attend, please let the office know.  If you know of any other families who may wish to attend, please ask them to contact the school. 


Reception welcome meeting Thursday July 6th at 3.30pm- This is for Nursery parents whose children will be joining Pod Pengwin in September. pm


New Dinner Money System -   As from September County have arranged for schools to have a new dinner money system instead of sQuid.  We will send out information regarding this as soon as we receive it.  In the meantime, please can parents ensure that they use up all credits by the end of term (21st July) and cancel any automatic top-ups.


Parent Workshop (all ages) - Resilience; Wednesday 28th June 3:30pm in school. This workshop will be run by Amy Glass, our "In Reach" worker. This workshop will talk about how to support your child develop their resilience skills. Please let the office know if you would like to attend. Pupils can attend Clwb Hwyl. 


Gower Cycling Festival Sunday June 25th (morning) @School Field.  All welcome from 9.30 am.   We have been asked to be a "pit stop" again for this traditional event.  White Rock Events have already sponsored us a wonderful football kit and are also sourcing us some free portaloos for our sports day.     We desperately need help to run a BBQ to sell bacon rolls to the riders.  Please let us know if you can help.   We are expecting 600 cyclist to ride past the school so come along to cheer them on!  Hopefully lots will stop for breakfast.  We expect the first of the cyclists to arrive around 9.45 am


Mr G's Internet Safety Tip of the Week: This week we will focus on YouTube. It can be a lot of fun, but it’s not a place for children — of any age — to roam alone. You can learn about a lot of things — and how to do a lot of things — on YouTube, but a child has the ability to jump from a harmless video, for example, about birds, to a video with adult content all within a matter of seconds. Please click here for more information


Premises Plea - We are always looking to make our environment welcoming, interesting and stimulating.  We need:-

  • Artificial plants,
  • Real house plants
  • Interesting ornaments (not too delicate) 
  • Fake Grass 
  • Cut logs for seats
  • Slices of log for displays
  • Bark chippings for paths
  • Good quality board games, packs of cards 


Dates at a Glance: 

New Nursery Open Afternoon.  Tuesday 27th June 1:30- 3pm. 

Reception welcome meeting Thursday July 6th at 3.30pm

Parent Workshop (all ages); Resilience - Wednesday 28th June @ 3:30pm

Sports Day June 21st 2pm til 4pm

Gower Cycling Festival Sunday June 25th (morning)

INSET DAYS - June 30th; July 21st; July 24th; Sept 1st; Sept 4th

Autumn Term starts September 5th for pupils. 


Have a fabulous weekend. 

Mrs Caswell