Girls football team

Our girls’ football team was very unlucky today in the Urdd competition. Played really well all day, reached the final but then unluckily lost on in a penalty shoot out!
It was a very good day for our teams – congratulations to all the girls!


Australia Day

We will be celebrating Australia Day on Monday, January 27th.

Children to wear Australia colours – £ 1 contribution to the Australian fire disaster.



Rights Respecting school – Silver Award

Following an external assessment, we are delighted to confirm that Ysgol Melin Gruffydd has been awarded the Silver Award as a Rights Respecting School.

Achieving the Silver Award

The school is explicitly embedding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in its policy, practice and culture
The school is promoting knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout the school community
The school is putting into action and developing the plans outlined on the Action Plan for Silver, which was submitted to achieve the Bronze: Rights Committed
The school is beginning to see the positive impact of these actions on children and young people, staff, and on the school’s ethos, practice and environment
Children and young people are beginning to see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally


New Family Officer

Mrs Rhiannon Laugharne has been appointed as the school’s new Family Officer. She will take up her new post in January and will be working on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

2020 calendars

The Melin Gruffydd 2020 calendars are now on sale at the school – £10 each.

They include photos of all the children grouped according to the month of their birthdays.


Safeguarding issues

If you would like to discuss any Safeguarding/Child Protection matters, please contact Mr James (Designated Safeguarding Person) or Mrs Dumbrill (Deputy Designated Safeguarding person). All conversations will be in strict confidence.


Language and Maths Books

The children are bringing their language and Maths books home this weekend for you to see the work that is done in class. These books are one of the most important books that the children have in school – therefore they must be returned by Monday! Please return the bottom part of the letter with the work. Diolch




Cardiff Council has decided to introduce the School Street initiative for Glan y Nant Road. School Street will go live on 06th January 2020.

How it Will Work

Motor vehicles will not be permitted to drive in the School Street between 8.30am to 9.15am and 2.45pm to 3.45pm, unless that vehicle has a valid School Street Permit. School Streets will not apply at the weekends and during August. Any legitimate visitors to your property will be permitted to leave the School Street, but will not be permitted to enter the street during the above times.

It is an offence to enter or drive in a School Street during prescribed times without a valid School Street permit. We will use enforcement cameras to monitor School Streets and issue fines (Penalty Charge Notices) to offenders.

In view of this enforcement cameras will be installed overlooking the entrance to the School Streets but they will not be switched on until the 06th January 2020. The cameras will not be manned but instead will automatically identify any vehicle without a permit during prohibited times. A short video clip is then recorded of the offending vehicle to be used as evidence.

Thank you for your patience regarding this matter and for helping us make the school run safer for everyone involved.

Mr Illtud James


Money for the school

If you shop online, especially with Christmas looming, you can raise FREE donations for Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd.

You will still get to your usual sites e.g. Amazon but by going via EASYFUNDRAISING, you will generate a small amount of money for the school every time. Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use Easyfundraising to shop with them!

We would be very grateful for your support!

Visit – Easyfundraising


Diolch Mrs Mallett

It is with great sadness that we announce Mrs Mallett is due to finish her post as the school’s Family Officer at the end of November. Mrs Mallett has given outstanding service to the school and has supported the pupils and families of the school brilliantly. She will be sadly missed!
Pob dymuniad da i’r dyfodol Mrs Mallett!