News

12-05-2022

Chairing ceremony

A fabulous morning today in our chairing ceremony. Many congratulations to the winning bard.
#IJ

25-03-2022

Calendar

Dear parents,
Please use the link below if you would like to add the school calendar to your calendar

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=bm9lZmF0cG1ucjA2ZGl2dG9xdjVucDV0OHNAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

Yn gywir,
Illtud James

23-03-2022

One Planet Cardiff

Show your support for a One Planet Cardiff this Earth Hour

Show your support for a One Planet Cardiff by switching off your lights from 8.30-9.30pm on Saturday 26th March and joining millions of people across the world for Earth Hour.

Taking part in Earth Hour is one way people can show they care about the future of our planet and this year Cardiff Castle, the New Theatre and City Hall will all be taking part.

We all have a role to play in reducing carbon emissions – our One Planet Cardiff strategy for a carbon-neutral Cardiff by 2030 sets out the actions we’re taking, and many of you will already be working on projects that contribute to this aim – but we also need people to take action at home, whether that’s by switching to a renewable energy supplier, leaving the car at home when possible, or eating more locally sourced fresh food.

Taking the first step to reduce your carbon emissions could be as simple as flicking a switch on Saturday night.

Find out how you can get involved with Earth Hour here: https://www.wwf.org.uk/wales/earthhour

And if Earth Hour inspires you to take the next step and start reducing your carbon emissions further, you’ll find suggestions for action you can take on our One Planet Cardiff website: www.oneplanetcardiff.co.uk

21-03-2022

Respecting Others day

Dear parents,

Thank you all for supporting our Respecting Others Day. The incredible sum of £2,061.60 was raised! This money will go to the DEC’s Ukrainian Hunamitarian appeal.

Yours faithfully,

Illtud James

08-03-2022

Respecting Others Day

Dear parents,
 
We will be holding a ‘Diwrnod Parchu Eraill / Respecting Others Day’ this Friday. We kindly ask that the children come to school wearing blue and yellow clothes – the colours of Ukraine. We are also asking for contributions to the DEC appeal – www.dec.org.uk Donations can be made using your Parentpay accounts.
 
On the day, we will focus on the children’s understanding of their human rights as well as promoting the importance of respecting the needs and rights of others, as members of a diverse society.
 
If your child is upset by the news, advice can be found here: www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002
 
Yn gywir,
 
Illtud James

16-02-2022

04-02-2022

School Uniform Grant

Eligible children in ALL school years can now apply for the PDG Access school uniform grant

Learners currently eligible for free school meals can apply for the grant of £125 per learner, and £200 for those learners entering year 7, recognising the increased costs associated with starting secondary school.

All school years are now eligible.

All looked after children qualify for the grant, whether they receive free school meals or not.

Families are only entitled to claim once per child, per school year.

Funding for the 2021 to 2022 scheme will close on 31 March 2022

So children in years 2,4 or 6 can now apply for this year’s scheme.

How to apply

Contact your local authority.  You can find your local authority information via https://gov.wales/pupil-development-grant-access

28-01-2022

Keeping classes open

Dear parents,

We have reached the end of the most difficult week for school since Covid started. Staff availability has been very challenging for us this week but I have to acknowledge and thank all members of staff for their flexibility and commitment to keeping classes open this week. All of them – teachers, teaching assistants, office staff, breakfast club staff and lunchtime supervisors – have taken on extra responsibilities and additional work so that we could continue to educate our pupils.

Yours faithfully,

Illtud James

11-01-2022

The Eisteddfod Gylch

Dear parents,

We are pleased to confirm that the Eisteddfod Gylch will be held on Saturday, March 5th. This is a great opportunity for the children to compete in singing and recitation competitions.

Competitions

The competitions are arranged as follows:

Under 12s – Years 5 and 6

Under 10s – Years 3 and 4

Under 8 – Reception, Years 1 and 2

As a result of the current difficult situation, things will be a bit different at this year’s eisteddfod – we’ll share the final arrangements with you as soon as possible.

* Urdd membership

In order to compete in the eisteddfod, attend sports clubs and competitions and take part in Urdd arts activities, children must join the Urdd by January 28th.

To join, please click on the link – https://www.urdd.cymru/cy/ymuno/

Yn gywir,

Illtud James