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School Blog Friday 23rd June 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,


Our Attendance now stands at 92.3%

(down from last week!)

Swansea Target 95%

Llanrhidian Target 96%


We hope you enjoyed sports day as much as we did.   Your feedback tells us that we seem to have a formula that everyone loves.  An opening ceremony, younger pupils' races followed by the older ones.  Huge thanks to Jayne and Jane for running the refreshments stall; to all the staff for all their hard work and to all the families who turned up to support us.  Once again the sun shone.  This was my 18th Sports Day at Llanrhidian, and we have never had to call it off due to bad weather.   A huge well done to all the pupils.  Their sportsmanship, resilience and kindness to each other shone through yesterday.  I am so grateful for our volunteers who helped with the stickers, what a brilliant job!  


We will be running Caffi Cynefin until the end of term.  We are so glad to say that this will continue next year as it is more than paying for itself.  This is due to the kind donations from our customers.  However, we still stick to our principles that this is a free warm space for anyone who needs it, so please keep spreading the word.  Our pupils are absolutely amazing at running this, and they totally know what they are doing now with very little adult intervention.  This really is a credit to the learners and the "Llanrhidian World of Work".


We are working hard to build up our instagram account and are evaluating how useful this is.  If you follow us please like our posts, reels and stories as it is great feedback for us on whether it is an effective way to share what we do.  


Here are the headlines this week:


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. 


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


If you know any local business who can help, please let them know that we will always "Tweet" a thank you.


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:  An estimated one-third of children have a social media account, so it’s important that trusted adults know what content young people are consuming; what they’re posting; and what interactions they’re having. On social media, it can be easy to go down a rabbit hole that isn’t beneficial to our wellbeing. These platforms try and tackle ‘legal but harmful’ content, lives are being impacted – sometimes to tragic effect.  We can still help children to be mindful of their mental wellness: recognising when something isn’t OK … and knowing what to do about content that upsets them.

Some top tips:

  • Monitor their activity.
  • Use devices together.
  • Remember the age limits for some of these apps
  • Encourage other activities.

For more information please click here


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

Gower Cycling Festival Sunday June 25th (morning)

Year 6 Transition - 10th – 13th July Y6 in Gowerton Comp

Year 6  Leavers' Assembly  - Monday 17th July @ 13:30

Non School Uniform Day & Bring a Raffle Prize July 7th

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

Autumn Term starts September 5th for pupils. (Topic Launch Day)


Have a fabulous weekend. 

Mrs Caswell