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School Blog Friday 20th October 2023

Annwyl Parents and Carers,


Our Attendance currently stands at 95.1% (Up from last week)

Pod Pengwin -95.1% (Up from last week)

Pod Pysgodyn - 96.1% (Down from last week)

Pod PryCop - 94.2% (Down from last week)

(Well done Rec still in the lead with 97%)

Swansea Target 95%

Llanrhidian Target 96%


It was great to see so many of you at the school "open evening" this week.  Thank you so much for attending.  I loved to see the pupils being so proud of their achievements and sharing these with you.  We hope you liked their books and saw the vibrant and creative way in which your children are presenting their work.  Every learner is different, and because of this, no two books are the same.  We are so proud of them.   


Your feedback via the questionnaire has been invaluable, and although we love to hear all the positive thoughts (and thank you for those, they really do give the staff a boost) we also discuss all the comments made that could improve the school. And whilst we can never please everyone, we really do try our best to deliver an innovative and progressive curriculum that prepares your child for life.   


One common thread was more school trips.  We will certainly do our very best to increase this but our dilemma is always asking parents for more money.  Whilst some parents want more, there are always some who want less, so we endeavour to strike a balance.   


If you were unable to attend but would like to complete the questionnaire please click here.  It will remain open until the 27th October.


Our first marchnad of the year went brilliantly! Thank you all so much for supporting, this traditional event is so special to us all.  These events are what our pupils remember, and in the words of one little pengwin "I love harvest its the best day ever!" 


Thank you for supporting Clwb Ceirios and Early Bird Craft Club.  As you know these have to generate enough income to cover the costs, so your contribution really does keep these going.  Please make sure you always pay the half term before.  sQuid is available and we will also accept cash or cheques.  Again, it great when you make suggestions to improve our systems so just let us know. 


Next week we will sadly be saying 'Hwyl Fawr a Pob Lwc' to Mrs Newington. Mrs Newington has been an extremely important part of Team Llanrhidian but we are excited for her to start new  adventures in Brunei. All of Team Llanrhidian would like to use this opportunity to say good luck and thank you for everything you have done here. You will certainly be missed by us all. 


Here are the headlines for this week:


Monster Ball - Wednesday 25th October (No Clwb Hwyl) @4.30 til 6:  There will be a disco in the marquee (run by Mr G); refreshments (hot  dogs and cakes); fancy dress (pupils and adults) and lots of fun! Please let us know if you can help decorate the marquee!  (Our volunteers last year were amazing!)  If you can support the event with donations of cakes or treats to sell, we would be most grateful.  Weather permitting - this will be an outside event.  


Mr G's Internet Safety Tip of the Week: Living in the digital age means giving out personal information in exchange for goods and services. It's important to consider online privacy for you and your children. This playlist looks at how we share our private information online and how to protect yourself and your family. Click here for the playlist.


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

  • Monster Ball Decorations and volunteers
  • Artificial or real house plants
  • Natural objects - eg fossils, crystals, interesting drift wood
  • Interesting ornaments, Unusual objects 
  • Old artefacts eg old phone, clock,  etc
  • Photo frames
  • 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. 
  • Wizards and Wonders Week - 23rd -27th October
  • Parent Workshop; managing anger - November 15th (Your child can attend clwb hwyl)
  • Monster Ball - Wednesday 25th October (No Clwb Hwyl) @4.30 til 6
  • Marchnad Nadolig & Santa's Grotto - Thursday 30th November @2.30-4.30
  • Christmas Shows Pod Pili Pala, Pengwin and Pysgodyn Tuesday 5th Dec @10 and @2; Wednesday 6th Dec @10 and @2
  • An Evening with Llanrhidian School Choir @Llanrhidian Church Tuesday 19th December @5pm
  • Christmas Shows Pod PryCop Tuesday 12th Dec @1.30 and @5.30; Thursday 14th Dec @1.30 and @5.30
  • INSET DAYS -  Friday 22nd December, Monday January 8th


Have a fabulous weekend, 

Mrs Caswell