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School Blog Friday 1st March 2023

Annwyl Parents and Carers,


Our Whole School Attendance currently stands at

94.5% (up from last week) 

Pod Pengwin - 94.3% 

Pod Pysgodyn - 95.5% 

Pod PryCop - 94% 

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

Swansea Target 95%

Llanrhidian Target 96%


Hooray it is March, and according to the meteorological calendar, it is officially Spring!  Although a short term, we are packing a lot in.  


Today we will be holding our St David's Marchnad.  Such traditional events bring us together and is true "Cynefin".  Thank you, as always, for all your support.  We really appreciate that not all can attend, donate, help out, but together we make these events work and create special memories for our pupils.  We will open the gates at 1.30. The Caffi will be open with a limited menu, and there will be stalls and take out hot drinks in the Marchnad.  Please bring lots of change.  


Some parents have asked for an evening  "grown ups" school fundraising event.  As a result we have booked an amazing event with sponsor "Oldwalls".  The date is Friday 17th May, and there will be welcome drinks, a two course dinner and entertainment.  We are so grateful for their continued support, and there has never been a time when we have needed it so much.  We will keep you posted with the details but in the mean time dust off your glad rags and prepare for a great evening with your friends.  (Tables will seat 10). 


Thank you to those parents who have offered to join our army of "parent volunteers".  There is so much you can help with from amser tost to listening to readers or helping with events.  Also many of you have amazing skills that are really helpful to us as a school.   Big thanks to those parents who sold teas and coffees on parents evening this week.  If you are interested in becoming a school volunteer please get in touch or complete this volunteer form.      


Our Oriel Cynefin (Art Gallery) is starting to take shape.  If you have any framed artwork you would like to sell, display or donate please let us know!   If you know anyone who can help us make this a success, please get in touch.  A huge thank you to those who have already contributed.  All art work is on display at Caffi Cynefin each Thursday morning. 


Here are the headlines this term:  


Red Nose Day 2024 - This year Red Nose Day in on March 15th. We are asking all children to wear red on this day. We will also be collecting non perishable food items for 'Matthew's House'. If you can support this cause in any way we will be very grateful. 


Easter Raffle - Thank you so much for purchasing the tickets, if you need more please contact the office.    Every penny raised is used to enhance experiences for our pupils and we are very grateful for your support.  As always, Mrs Blackmore is poised to create the wonderful hampers.  Please could each pupil bring in a small seasonal gift for these.  This could be some chocolate eggs, wine  etc. Also, if you have any hampers, please send them in.   If you know anyone who is willing to provide a larger "stand alone" prize, please let us know.  We have a great following on instagram now, and can use this to say thank you to local businesses. We will be drawing the Easter raffle on March 22nd in our special Easter assembly. 



Easter Eggstravaganza Event - We are very excited to be holding our  Easter Eggtravaganza  on Thursday 21st March and  are  praying for a dry day.  If you are able to help out with any Easter cakes, cookies, soft drinks etc, please send them in. 


Here are the details:-

  • 1.30pm gates and Caffi Cynefin will open. There will also be take out drinks  sold from Siop Cierios.  (Please note only the front gate by bus bay will be opened for safeguarding reasons)
  • 2.00 - Easter Bonnet Parade begins  - The route for this will be dependent on the weather, but don't worry you will  all get to see your child parade in their lovey bonnet. 

After the parade the pupils will return to their 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.   This is an opportunity for parents and community to come together for a chat and a catch up, so please feel free to use our outside benches and enjoy the occasion.    


Mr G's Internet Safety Tip of the Week: Protect your identity!

Top Tip 19 – Protect your identity

Your identity is a crucial part of who you are. It helps you prove your identity, age, passports, driving licenses, and mobile phone contracts. However, cybercriminals can steal your identity, use it to commit crimes, or sell it to other criminals. Identity thieves often operate online, looking for personal information on social media and unprotected emails. They take advantage of people's tendency to share too much personal information online. Helping our children understand this will help them protect their identity. Click here for more information.


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

  • Local Artwork for "Oriel Cynefin"
  • Small Plastic Pots
  • Shelves
  • 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 9th Jan at 3:30 till 4:15. Clwb Hwyl is for pupils Year 1 to Year 6. For more information click here.
  • Individual School Photos March 8th
  • Red Nose Day March 15th 
  • Easter Eggstravaganza Day Thursday March 21st
  • Easter Raffle Assembly Friday March 22nd
  • Llanrhidian Fundraising Event @Oldwalls Friday May 17th
  • INSET DAYS -   April 8th and June 3rd 2024
  • Summer Term Dates Coming Soon


Have a fabulous weekend 

Mrs Caswell and #TeamLlanrhidian