July 16th 2021 Gorffennaf 16eg

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

An End of Year Message – Here we are at the end of another year, which once again has been far from straightforward. Everybody has played their part to get through the challenges we have faced and I’d like to thank my Senior Leadership Team, the staff, parents and Governors for all their input and support. September brings challenges new and old, but as ever we’ll be ready for them and face them together! Have a lovely summer!

PTA Update and a huge thank you – Despite the pandemic the PTA has had an amazingly successful year, raising just over £6000, which will be used on phase 2 of our outdoor play equipment during the autumn term. Huge thanks to Lucy Purvis and her team raising money via two raffles, two own clothes days, two photograph sales, the sponsored walk challenge and also donations from local businesses. The recent PTA Photos raised £1351 so the hard work of Emma Phipps in taking and preparing the photos and Julie Brixey who sent them out has been rewarded and is very much appreciated. I mustn’t forget Jenny either – who has also been as committed and generous as ever with her time. Thank you parents also for supporting our fundraising activities.

Reading Challenge – Another plug for the Reading Challenge – your support would be appreciated.

End of year activities –There have been some lovely end of year activities, trips and sports events. Take a look at Twitter and you can see some great photos.

New Yard – The new yard progresses at a good pace. All being well it will be ready for use after the holiday.

Goodbye Year 6 – We held our Leavers’ Presentation on Wednesday and today bade farewell to our Year 6 pupils. All the very best to them all!

The New Term
– The school will be open to pupils on Monday, September 6th.

Payment of Monies – It would be appreciated if all debts for dinners and music lessons could be settled. Many thanks.

Twitter Over the Summer – Please keep in touch via Twitter over the summer if you have something to share or have been somewhere special and I’ll be happy retweet.

Well done – Well done to Amelia and Alys for achieving their gymnastics awards.

Goodbye – I mentioned Miss Price’s time coming to an end with us last week and this week I want to say thank you and goodbye to Jen Roberts who will start her new role at St Brigid’s from September. We’re grateful for all she’s done for us and wish her well.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Message from the Chair of Governors
At the end of another busy term, and another school year, I would like to take this opportunity to give my sincere thanks to Mr Jones and his team for steering us safely though a really difficult period in the life of the school. The disruption to learning in the classroom has been unprecedented, and I would like to thank everyone, especially the children, for rising to the challenge.

To those who are leaving us, especially families of Year 6 and Miss Price, good luck, and to everyone else, have a really great summer. I hope you have a great holiday and the sun keeps shining. It is difficult to see exactly how things will be when we all return in September, and I know everyone will hope for a less disrupted year, but whatever happens, I know that the staff and pupils at the school will rise the challenge. Until then, stay safe.