Dear Parents and Carers,
Well we have done it! A big well done to everyone for getting through a half term, under a high alert! On a personal note I would like to thank the outstanding staff who are so committed to our core business - keeping the school open and keeping the pupils learning! A special thank you to all the new staff who have joined our team this term. We are not an easy team to join, with all our funny little Llanrhidian ways, but they have all been fantastic, and we could not have got through this term without them.
We all know that teamwork is at the heart of all achievement, and this is a value that we pride ourselves on at Llanrhidian. Thank you for being part of our team, and thank you for all your support as we all try to do our very best under the challenges faced by us all. Here are the headlines this week:-
1. A Covid Keep - we have all loved our week of Wizardry and Wonders, and its been a fantastic end to a busy half term. This is certainly something we may well repeat next year, perhaps even make it bigger and better!
2. Fundraising - We really need to replenish our funds as the cost of covid, and lack of fundraising opportunities is hitting us hard. Please support our Christmas events eg 100 club, raffle, shopping channel etc, as this makes such a difference to the experiences and resources that we can off our pupils. There will be more information after half term. As always, if you know any businesses who are able to make donations (funds or raffle prizes) please ask them to support your school.
3. Christmas Concerts - In order to keep the school open by keeping the staff and pupils healthy, we will be holding virtual Christmas Concerts again this year. This is a joint decision made by the North Gower Partnership whilst Swansea remains in the high risk category. This is in line with our risk assessment and hopes to safeguard everyone's Christmas holiday by minimising the risk of an outbreak.
Videos will be placed on our website video channel as we did last year. If we have not had permission for your child to be on Twitter, we will be contacting you to check that you do not wish your child to be filmed. Please don't worry, no pupil will miss out on the rehearsals and the learning associated with the performances.
That just leaves me to wish all the staff, families and our fabulous pupils, an amazing half term and a well deserved break. See you all on November 1st.