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School Blog Friday 16th September

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we head into a bank holiday weekend for the funeral of Her Majesty the Queen, it seems strange timing that the pupils will be bringing home a book celebrating the platinum jubilee.  These were ordered last term, but have only just arrived and are a wonderful keep sake for each pupil.


Next week you will have an outline of the some of the planning your teachers have designed from listening to the learners.  The "Pod Project Overviews" will help you to understand how the New Curriculum is implemented in Llanrhidian.  Here are the headlines this week:- 


Caffi Cynefin - As you know we are keen to develop our community links, and after a number of meetings with community members,  we have decided to try the following initiative.  "Caffi Cynefin" will be open for tea, coffee, cakes and a chat each Thursday from 10-12 at Llanrhidian Community Hall.    Please help us to spread the word and encourage any local people to attend. (Especially those that may feel isolated).  Perhaps you would be willing to bring an elderly person that you know?  We would also really appreciate  a donation of cakes, biscuits etc that could be either dropped at the school or to the caffi.    We will use this as an opportunity to develop inter-generational links, as well teaching the oldest pupils communication skills and an appreciation of the world of work.  Each week we will take a small number of pupils down to welcome and serve the customers.   We will not charge for refreshments, as we do not wish to exclude anyone,  but hope that donations will support the cost of the community hall rent and the refreshments.   To make this a viable and sustainable community offer, we do need help to run and organise it.    Please let us know if you can support Caffi Cynefin and let's work together to do something as a community. 


Gowerton Transition Event - Gowerton School has a series of events that support pupils in the transition from Primary to Secondary.  The next event in the transition process is a presentation on Wednesday 28th September. At the end of the school year 6 parents are invited to attend a short presentation about transition and Gowerton School. This will include talks from pupils at Gowerton who are past pupils of Llanrhidian.  The year 6 pupils will have had a similar presentation at 2:00pm.


Year 6 Open Evening Gowerton - Please make sure you have booked your tour visit at Gowerton as places are booking up very quickly.  Visit or call 01792 873461 as soon as possible.  


Monster Ball Wednesday October 26th (After School)  - This traditional event has not taken place for two years.  There will be a disco in the marquee; refreshments (hot dogs and cakes); fancy dress (pupils and adults) and lots of fun! If you can help with this event, in any way, please get in touch so we can start planning.  We need:-

1. Someone to run the disco in the Marquee

2. Donations of cakes to sell

3. Parents to run refreshment stalls

4. Parents to decorate the Marquee in the afternoon  (If you can help with decorations please let us know). 

We hope parents will all join in and dress up for this event! Weather permitting - this will be an outside event.  


Parking - We are aware that the council's work around the school is causing "even more" parking issues.  Unfortunately this is out of our hands, but please be reassured that we would rather you be late and park safely until the works is finished.  Your child will always be safe until you collect. 


Weekly Premises Plea -   This week we need:-

  • We need bark chippings for our paths  - does anyone know any landscape gardeners or tree surgeons who could dump their chippings in our field? 
  • Good quality toys eg lego, cars, role play etc for Pengwins and Pili Pala
  • Artificial plants to soften our indoor environment 


Have a wonderful "long" weekend and we will see you on Tuesday. 

Mrs Caswell