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April 11th / Ebrill 11eg

Dear Parents / Carers,

Here we are, at the end of a busy term once again.  I'm sure all the children are looking forward to a couple of weeks off and an Easter egg or two.  I'd like to thank all members of the school community for their efforts during a period where, once again, much has been achieved.  With tests and assessments to be tackled soon after the break, I'm sure the momentum will continue as we head undiverted towards the Summer.  Have a lovely time everyone!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Dyma ni, ar ddiwedd tymor prysur unwaith eto. Rwy'n siwr bod y plant i gyd yn edrych ymlaen at bythefnos i ffwrdd ac wy Pasg neu ddau. Hoffwn ddiolch i holl aelodau cymuned yr ysgol am eu hymdrechion yn ddiweddar, ble, unwaith eto, mae llawer wedi'i gyflawni. Gyda phrofion ac asesiadau yn fuan ar ôl yr egwyl, rwy'n siŵr y bydd y momentwm yn parhau wrth i ni anelu tuag at yr Haf. Mwynhewch!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,


Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Reading Mentor Event - Jack has been working with mentor Mrs Pendleton as part of a County Initiative and on Monday, he attended a special event recognising his fine progress in reading and also the success of the scheme.  A few weeks ago, he was filmed in school, working with his mentor and that film was shown at the event. Well done to him. He must be very proud!

Parent Governor Election - My thanks go to the very many of you who participated in the election this week.  I'd also like to thank Mike Horrocks, Chris Johnson and Iain Russell for their interest in the role.  Following the count I can now announce that the two Parent Governors elected for a four year term are Mike Horrocks and Chris Johnson.  I look forward to working with them both.

Urdd Presentation - Our talented competitors were, on Monday presented with the shield recognising Rhos Street as best Second Language school at the recent County Eisteddfod.  This award has been a source of great pride to us.

Achievers - Students of the week, included James, Katie, Georgia, Theo, Mia, Billy, Lily Moorcroft, Lauren, Seb and Paige.  Lily Milner was presented with a certificate for gymnastics, Alesha a badge for St. John's, William a medal for aquathlon, Sion and Tyler wrist bands for wrestling, Libby a trophy for dancing and Sally a yellow belt for karate.  Well done to our many achievers.

Sam Tân Visits - The Reception Class and Giggles were treated to a visit from the local Fire Brigade and a visit from any men in uniform is always welcomed by the female staff!  They got to go in the engine, see the hose in action and try on some of the equipment.  Many thanks to them for their time.

Year 1 Co-Op Display - Co-Ops window has been graced with a very special Easter display put together by the Year 1 pupils.  If you get the chance, go and take a look!

Breakfast Club - All children who arrive at school before 8.50am, must go upstairs to breakfast club and not wait on the yard.  I'd be grateful if all parents could make this clear to their children.

Urdd - More good news from the Urdd reached us this week, as the dialogue group were awarded a wild card and will take their place to compete at the National Urdd Eisteddfod in Bala at the end of May.

Family Service - On May 16th, Year 2 will hold their Family Service.  Parents and relatives are welcome to attend from 9am.

Nantclwyd y Dre - The children in Years 5 and 6 a couple of years ago took part in a project with Janys Chambers in conjunction with Nantclwyd y Dre.  Between Tuesday 8th April until Sunday 13th, there is an exhibition of the children's work at the house between 1 and 4pm.  Entrance to the exhibition is free and I'm sure it will be well worth a look.

Parents' Evening - We hope the feedback you were given regarding your child's progress was of benefit and that you had a positive dialogue with your child's class teacher.  Please feel free to discuss ongoing progress, as we value your interest and input.

April 4th / Ebrill 4ydd  

Dear Parents / Carers,

It's great to celebrate our successes and we were delighted to stand out from the crowd in the Urdd Eisteddfod and win the shield for the best performing Welsh Second Language School last Saturday.  It's encouraging to be given recognition for our standards in Welsh as well as in the other areas of the curriculum.  Other things to look out for in this newsletter are a sobering statement from our Police Liaison Officer, as well as information regarding an election for Parent Governors.  Enjoy your weekend!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Mae'n wych cael dathlu ein llwyddiannau ac rydym yn hynod falch o'n gwobrau yn Eisteddfod yr Urdd ac am ennill y darian am yr  Ysgol Ail Iaith wnaeth berfformio orau ddydd Sadwrn diwethaf. Mae'n galonogol cael cydnabyddiaeth am ein safonau yn y Gymraeg yn ogystal ag yn y meysydd eraill o'r cwricwlwm. Pethau eraill i chwilio am yn y cylchlythyr hwn yw y datganiad sobreiddiol gan ein Swyddog Cyswllt yr Heddlu, yn ogystal â gwybodaeth am etholiad ar gyfer Rhieni Lywodraethwyr.  Mwynhewch eich penwythnos.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,


Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

A Message from our Community Police Officer - Our Schools' Liaison Officer, PC Ratcliffe is having to deal with an increasing number of social media incidents, relating to sites such as Facebook and twitter, at several of the schools which she covers, whereby inappropriate comments are being made with regards to schools and/or its staff, which are insulting, offensive and at times have been threatening.  Such comments can cause alarm or distress.  We understand that everyone has freedom of speech under the Human Rights Act, but please be wary of what can happen.  PC Ratcliffe has asked that parents are made aware of the possible legal consequences of such behaviour, for their own protection.  According to PC Ratcliffe, some comments that she has been made aware of recently on social media sites, contravene some of the following criminal offences:

  • Section 4 - Protection from Harassment Act 1997
  • Malicious Communications Act 1988
  • Section 16 - Offences Against the Person Act 1861
  • Section 127 - Communications Act 2003

Consequently, Rhos Street's Home School Agreement has been adapted, following discussions at a Governor meeting in February and was sent home last week. This document facilitates a platform for a relationship of mutual respect and courtesy between the school, its pupils and its parents.  It also serves to encourage all members of the school community to become good role models for their children, regarding responsible use of the internet, which bearing in mind the above information, can only be a good thing.

Golf Sessions - Year 3 have been enjoying some golf sessions on a Monday with Anthony Middleton, who is a PGA professional at Ruthin Golf Club in Pwllglas.  They have practised a range of skills and had some really enjoyable lessons.  Thanks Anthony!

County Urdd Eisteddfod - Congratulations to all the Rhos Street Pupils who competed last Saturday.  We will be presented the shield on Monday for best performing Welsh Second Language school.  Our group recitation was awarded first place for their ‘beautifully controlled performance' as was Tom for his individual recitation.  Both items now go on to the National Urdd Eisteddfod in Bala.  The dialogue narrowly missed out, but gained a very credible second place and Zareena was awarded 3rd place for her recitation.  Further information about Bala will be shared after Easter.

Achievers - This week's Students of the Week, were Ffion, Faye, Jocelyn, Ella, Katie, Grace, Adam, Sam and Hannah.  RubyM, RubyJ and Grace received gymnastics rosettes, Katie a trophy for riding and Oscar a medal from Dance club.

Giggles Estyn Inspection - Giggles was inspected this week.  The pre-school setting was very encouraged by the findings and they will be shared with you when the report is published.

Bob Buckle - Folk singer Bob Buckle will again visit today to provide a special concert and showcase for the pupils.  We ask for a contribution of £1 per child for this activity.

PTA Disco - I hope everyone who attends enjoys the disco tonight, held from 5-7pm.  There will be an Easter bonnet competition and we ask for any contributions for the chocolate tombola and also for any raffle prizes.  Many thanks.

Nantclwyd Y Dre - The children in Years 5 and 6 a couple of years ago took part in a project with Janys Chambers in conjunction with Nantclwyd y Dre.  From Tuesday 8th April until Sunday 13th, there will be an exhibition of the children's work at the house between 1 and 4pm.  Entrance to the exhibition is free and I'm sure it will be well worth a look.

Parents' Evening - Appointments will have reached you earlier this week, regarding our Parents' Evenings next week.  If you have any problems attending the appointment given, then please phone the office to rearrange.

Governor Elections - Having received three nominations for the two vacancies on the Governing Body, we will be holding an election to determine who will become Parent Governors.  Many thanks to Mr. Mike Horrocks, Mr. Chris Johnson and Mr. Iain Russell for putting their names forward.  Please refer to the additional documentation shared, regarding the procedures that need to be followed in order to vote.  If you have not received a ballot paper, please inform us on Monday.