Headteacher weekly blog
Dear Parents and Carers,
Last week Year 5 had a fun-filled transition day at Gowerton Comprehensive. Y5 and Y6 attended the athletics tournament at Ashleigh Road and they ALL did us proud!! Our School came 3rd overall !!! We also had a few athletes who came 2nd, 3rd etc in individual events!! We are VERY PROUD of them all. See a pic below.
Eco Schools - Green Eco Flag - WE DID IT!!!
Matt Bunt, Education Officer for Keep Wales Tidy visited us on Tuesday for our Green flag assessment. Some of our Eco Wombles showed him all the actions that have already been completed and intended actions for the remainder of the school year. The Wombles also gave the Education Officer a tour of the school and grounds. The actions included such things as: Community litter picks, Christmas shoe box appeal, recycling and improving our school grounds by creating class gardens etc Matt commended the Wombles and awarded us our green flag. He recognised as a school we take environmental issues very seriously and we are ALL working hard to help save the planet for future generations. He commented on the strong pupil voice of the Wombles - "There were many highlights, your wonderful school grounds, brilliant for play, education and wildlife, the development of the courtyard gardens, the community links you have made but it was hard to beat the sheer enthusiasm of the Eco-Wombles, absolutely brilliant". WE ARE SO HAPPY! See pic below.
Just a reminder to new Nursery parents please remember to complete an application form to secure a place in our Nursery. Visits to meet staff and see the class can easily be arranged please contact Mrs. Beynon or Mrs. Davies.
Gower Day Nursery and child minder Aunty Dee provide school runs and after school child care.
IMPORTANT DIARY DATES - Please remember to check out our website calendar for key dates this term (including your class sharing the learning dates)
July 4th - Y6 cycling ( session 1)
July 4th - Nursery and Y2 Artist workshops - Screen printing - Sarah Hopkins
July 5th - Y6 cycling (session 2)
July 5th - Y2 Class Enterprise stalls at 3.15pm - see Seesaw
July 6th - Y6 cycling (session 3)
July 8th - INSET day
July 12th - R/1 Sharing the learning - 2pm
July 13th - Penclawdd Pennies Award Assembly for pupils
July 14th - Nursery Sharing the Learning (Pirate/Beach party)
July 14th - Y3/4 Sharing the Learning
July 14th - Reports to be shared via your child`s Hwb email
July 15th - Year 6 Leavers School event - day/evening
July 18th - Y2 Sharing the Learning - (Ugly Bug Ball/Animation premieres)
July 20th - 3.30pm-5.30pm Mrs Thompson`s farewell tea party
July 21st - Y6 Leavers Assembly
July 22nd - Last day of term
Our School Lottery - please support us, if you can. The next drawer is July 9th .
R-Y6 will be raising money for their class by having a stall at home time. Look out for dates via SeeSaw.
Please can we remind parents /carers that due to health and safety , jewellery is not allowed to be worn in school, as it can be dangerous.
No jewellery other than stud earrings and watches should be worn in school.
The school will not accept any responsibility for theft or loss of jewellery.
Staff news - reminder
We will be holding a wonderful farewell party for Mrs Thompson on Wednesday July 20th between 3.30pm-5.30pm and I’m sure many parents and friends would like to pop in and wish her well. Everyone will be welcome.
We will also be collecting for a special gift , so if you`d like to make a donation, please send the money in to Mrs. Beynon, in the office.
I am sure you will join with me in wishing Mrs. Thompson great happiness for her retirement. We can`t wait to hear all about her campervan adventures!
Classes for next year
Penguins -Nursery/Reception : Mrs Davies
Sealions - Year 1/2 : Mrs Rees
Sharks - Year 3/4 : Mr Miller
Polar Bears -Year 4/5 : Mrs Garcia
Starfish - Year 6 : Mrs Percival
PPA - Mrs Williams
These 4 boys (see pic below) again representing Penclawdd were selected for the @Llwchwr_Schools team after two successful trials. WELL DONE to these 4 and well done to all the pupils who went for the trials. The competition was fierce and all our pupils did well.
Swim for free - every weekend for children aged 16 and under
See image below for details !
Penclawdd Pennies - our community bank
Parents and carers are also welcome to join our bank. There is a £1 membership fee. Payments are accepted every Tuesday you can pay by cash/cheque. You just need to complete an application form and each week send your money in.
If you would like to join you can download a form from the website or ring Mrs. Beynon so she can get one to you.
Reduce, reuse , recycle - Our Eco Wombles
Foreign and old currency
Collect your surplus foreign and old British money for RNIB and make a real difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people in the UK.
If you have any surplus foreign currency from your overseas trips, or any unusable old British currency hiding at the back of the drawer, we’d love to receive it!
Every box we fill and return could be worth an average of £50 for RNIB.
Recycle unwanted clothes and raise funds for our school!
Dragon Bags is a free fundraising scheme that helps schools across Wales raise funds through textile recycling. Our indoor box is here ( see pic below). Please send in any clean, unwanted clothes in a carrier bag.
📣Remaining INSET days📣
Friday July 8th 2022
📣INSET days 2022-2023📣
Monday 5th September 2022
Tuesday 6th September 2022
Thanks for your ongoing support,
Mrs R-M x