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School Blog Friday 30th June

Dear Parents and Carers,


Our Attendance now stands at 92.5%

(Up from last week!)

Swansea Target 95%

Llanrhidian Target 96%


A huge congratulations to the PESTs this week, who presented their final evaluations of the school targets to governors.  These year six pupils have been outstanding all year.  They have used their own time to question pupils, staff, gather data and create videos to show the progress across the school.  These pupils can leave us with the confidence that they have left a legacy for future PESTs as well as providing us with new targets.  A huge thank you to all the staff who have worked so hard to improve our school each year.  Our progress was presented to the full governing body this week, and all targets signed off as making at least strong progress.  Thank you to the governors who have supported and challenged us all year.   If you would like to read more about how we plan for improvement, please click here. 


Our instagram following is growing by the week, and we are very pleased with the interactions, which are far greater than twitter.  If you wish to follow us on @llanrhidian_primary_school the please request to do so.  We do not accept anyone we do not recognise, so please let us know if you have requested  but we have not accepted.  


Please remember that next Friday is a "Non School Uniform, Bring A Raffle Prize" day.  If you have already donated then please do not feel you need to send in again.  


Please keep sending in used uniform, PE tops etc  as these are great spares for the pupils as well as being sustainable.  If you are struggling with uniform, (for whatever reason) just let the office know and we will see if we can source some for you.  


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.


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.


Mr G's Internet Safety Tip of the Week:   TikTok is a free social media platform that lets users create, share and watch short videos ranging anywhere from 15 seconds to 10 minutes in duration. Ofcom report found TikTok to be the most-used social media platform for posting content, particularly among young people aged 12 to 17. Parents and carers need to be aware of some of the risks of letting their children on Tik Tok unsupervised such as:

  • Age inappropriate content
  • Dangerous challenges
  • Addictive tendencies.
  • Contact with strangers 

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: 

Reception welcome meeting Thursday July 6th at 3.30pm

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