December Newsletter

Annwyl Rhieni, 19.12.14

Dear Parents,

We have reached the end of another very busy and productive term in school. The children have worked hard and have experienced and enjoyed a range of activities. They have benefited enormously from these experiences and have developed new skills and grown in confidence and independence.

Christmas Concerts

The children excelled in their Christmas concerts. We are so proud of them! A HUGE THANK YOU to Mrs Cooper, Mr Phillips and Mr Cornelius for helping us with the music. Photographs of the concerts can be seen on the website under latest news.

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Mayor’s Carol Service

On Wednesday 17th December pupils from years 5 and 6 took part in The Mayor’s Christmas Carol Service at The Civic Centre. The children sang a medley of Christmas songs. After the service the children met with The Mayor, Counsellor Matthew Evans, in The Counsel Chambers for a question and answer session. The children had a super time and were a real credit to school. Once again, thank you to Mr Cornelius for helping us with the music.

Christmas Fayre

A BIG thank you to the P.T.A. committee for organising and running the Christmas Fayre last Friday. Once again it was a huge success!

We will let you know how much was raised at the beginning of next term. Thank you to everyone for your support!

Christmas Parties

The children thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas parties on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Father Christmas visited the infants and all the children enjoyed dancing to the discos.

Christmas Pantomime

Our Christmas Pantomime came to school this week. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the production of ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’.

Applications for Reception and Nursery 2015

The closing date for applications for Reception 2015 is 12 noon, 12.1.15. Applications for nursery provision in Newport will open at 12 noon 12.1.15. We have been informed that our nursery is on track to open in September 2015, therefore Glasllwch nursery will be listed as an option to apply for. There will be 16 places in the morning and 16 places in the afternoon. Go to and follow the instructions.

Healthy Living

The week we return to school after the holidays is our designated Healthy Living Week! I’m sure after the Christmas festivities we’ll all be looking to eat healthily and take more exercise! During our first week back, as a whole school we will be focusing on fitness and what constitutes a healthy, balanced diet.


We have been fortunate this term to have escaped any snow. Hopefully this will continue next term but in the event of heavy snowfall the following will apply:

  • A risk assessment will be carried out by the Head Teacher. This will involve assessing the school site for health and safety risks to both children and staff
  • If a decision to close school to children is made, a notice will be put on the school website by 8am
  • The Local Authority will also be contacted and school will be added to the Newport City Council website for school closures
  • If you are unsure about whether we are open or closed please telephone the school

NB: Every attempt will be made to keep school open but obviously the health and safety of the children and staff must come first.

Dinner Orders

Orders and money for dinners required week beginning Monday 12th January need to be in on Monday 5th January.

Thank you for all your support again this term. The partnership between home and school is vital if the children are to flourish, to reach their full potential and if we are to continue to strive towards our vision to be a ‘Centre of Excellence’.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i bawb.

Yours sincerely,
C. Jackson Headteacher
and Staff.

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