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School Blog Friday December 8th

 Annwyl Parents and Carers,


Our Whole School Attendance currently stands at

95.3% (Down from last week)

Pod Pengwin -95.03% (Down from last week)

Pod Pysgodyn - 95.2% (Down from last week)

Pod PryCop - 95.0% (Down from last week)

(Well done Rec still in the lead with 96%)

Swansea Target 95%

Llanrhidian Target 96%


What a week! A huge da iawn to our pili-pala, pengwins and pysgodyns for their wonderful shows. It was an absolute pleasure to see them all so confident and happy on the stage. Diolch to all you grown ups at home, who supported the shows by bringing costumes, props and by buying a cuppa... every pound really does help our school to "be the best it can be". Diolch yn fawr to our wonderful staff for all their brilliant work in helping ensure the pupils shine.  It is over to PryCop now who will perform Joseph next week. If you know of anyone who would like a ticket we still have availability for both Tuesday shows and Thursday afternoon. The bigger the audience the better! Our pupils and staff have worked extremely hard and cannot wait to perform! 


With budget cuts,  and less staff to do the same amount of work, we are asking for your help and support.  Unless urgent, please could all communication be made via email rather than phone calls.  If you need to speak to a member of staff, please request this in an email and we can get back to you when we can.  I hope you understand our plea, as it would really free up staff to do the core workload expected of schools. 

Our booking system remains open for our 'Early Bird Craft Club' and 'Clwb Ceirios' for the spring term. Please ensure that the form is filled in and payment is made at least 7 days in advance. Please click here to book your slot.  We are currently not making enough next half term to cover staffing costs in either club.  With your support this can all change and secure the clubs for another half term. 


Here are the Christmas Term headlines:


PryCop Christmas Shows - We are looking forward to seeing you for the shows.  Please bring your tickets.  We will be selling refreshments and raffle tickets on the night.  Joe's Ice cream will be available in the interval and after the show. Also bring your loud cheering voices and clapping hands please.


An Evening with Llanrhidian School Choir @Llanrhidian Church Tuesday 19th December @ 4:30pm - Our wonderful choir will be performing in our beautiful church.  This final Christmas event will set you up for the holiday! we will keep the pupils involved after school and meet you there.  More information will be sent our soon. 



Mr G's Internet Safety Tip of the Week: Regularly update the software on your child’s device to protect against security vulnerabilities.  Cybersecurity is crucial due to the widespread use of technology in modern life. It helps to minimise the risk of cybercrime, which involves stealing money or information through digital technology. Keeping your devices up to date with the latest software and apps is an effective way to improve your security. Please click here for more information. 


Budget and Sponsorship - With all schools facing further budget cuts next year we will be reaching out to local businesses to help support the school.  If you know anyone who can help with the costs of sports kits, marquee hire, resources, etc please ask them to get in touch.  


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

  • Small Plastic Pots
  • 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 13th September at 3:30 till 4:15. Clwb Hwyl is for pupils Year 1 to Year 6. For more information click here.
  • An Evening with Llanrhidian School Choir @Llanrhidian Church Tuesday 19th December @ 4:30pm
  • Christmas Shows Pod PryCop Tuesday 12th Dec @1.30 and @5.30; Thursday 14th Dec @1.30pm and @ 5.30pm
  • Christmas Jumper & Dinner Day Thursday 21st December  2023
  • INSET DAYS -  Friday 22nd December, Monday January 8th


Have a fabulous weekend

Mrs Caswell & Mrs Archard