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School Blog Friday 21st October 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,


Firstly thank you for supporting our first Marchnad.  It was amazing and the pupils had a great experience in running their own stalls.  Our next Marchnad will be on Tuesday 13th December, 2.30-4.30 which will also be our Christmas Fayre.  We will have Santa in his grotto and lots more - but we will let you know the details after half term.


This week our Director of Education sent you a letter regarding attendance.  This letter outlined the views of Swansea, but I would prefer we concentrated on how attendance impacts on our pupils at  Llanrhidian.  We see a huge, positive correlation with high attendance, high well-being and high progress in learning.  This is why we are all committed to supporting you with getting your child to school.  If you are struggling with this, let us help because keeping them at home is never the answer.  (Unless of course they are unwell).  We will support your child to build the resilience they need to have the best life chances.  We are very pleased to be running a parent workshop on the 16th November 3pm-4pm with our In Reach worker Amy Glass.  The presentation will briefly explore the difference between emotional health and mental health, outline common worries and the importance of self-regulation. It will provide information on the science and psychology behind worries and big emotions, offering strategies to manage and overcome them.


Please let the school office know if you want to attend.  We will look after your child if you wish to attend this workshop.  Here are the headlines this week:


Curriculum Design Day This Monday 24th October 1.30-3.30 in School Hall - Again this is another event we held annually before covid.  Asking parents to come in, talk to the pupils and see what our school offers has been such a vital part of our curriculum design.  Many of the changes we have made over the years have come from the pupils themselves, as well as you, the parents and carers.  Your views really do matter to us, and it is important that we know what you think is going well, and what you think we can improve.  Our older pupils will be running the event, so please come along and join in the discussions. 


Monster Ball This Wednesday October 26th (After School) 4.30 until 6pm (Volunteers from 1pm)  -   Please come to our Monster Ball.  All pupils will need to be collected after school and brought back by 4.30.  There will be no sports club on this day.  Please note that all children will need to be supervised as staff have other designated duties to keep everyone safe.   Here is the plan.

  1. Enter through gate by field
  2. There will be a disco in the marquee (run by Mr G)
  3. Refreshments (hot  dogs, soup and cakes) will be run from Pengwin Land and Pilli Pala's Tunnel
  4. Toilets will be available in Pengwin land for pupils - adults will use staff toilet.  (The rest of school will be locked up)
  5. Volunteers to arrive from 1pm to decorate marquee and Tunnel

​​​​​​​We hope to see you all in fancy dress (pupils and adults) for lots of fun!  Thank you so much for those who have donated decorations, refreshments and their time.  We really are grateful.  Please remember to bring cash for refreshments.  


INSET Days -   We  have an INSET day on the last day of term December 23rd.  All term times are available here. 


Parent Open Evening Monday November 7th - Straight after half term we would like to invite you into the pod to have a look at your child's learning environment, their books and to chat with the staff.  This is a drop in session between 3.30 and 5.30, and we encourage you to bring your child so they can show you around.  You will also have a written report at the end of Autumn and you will have a formal meeting in Spring. However, as always, if you do have any concerns please email the office and we will be in touch as soon as we can. 


Have a fabulous weekend

Mrs Caswell