July 20th / Gorffennaf 20fed

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
We reach the end of an historic year, which has seen the school community successfully manage the transition between the old and new site. What is most pleasing to me is that despite the change in location and facilities, it still feels like it’s the same school, with the same values, same ambitions and the same community at its centre. As we move forward into the future, this confirmation at the end of our first term off Glasdir Road gives me great confidence that we can face the challenges of the coming years with enthusiasm, pride and determination to continue the good work that goes on here. Have a great Summer and see you in September.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Year 6 Leavers – Best wishes to our Year 6 leavers. They treated us to a fabulous Leavers’ Service, full of humour, enthusiasm, talent and humiliation. Huge thanks to them all and to Mr. Davis for his Machiavellian preparations! It will be strange in September not to have them here with us, but I’m sure they’ll settle well in their new surroundings.

Reading Challenge – It was a pleasure to welcome Llinos from the Library Service this week. She outlined what this year’s Reading Challenge involves. Mischief Makers is the title and they are asked to visit three times and read at least six books. Please support your child in completing the challenge this summer.

Musical Showcase – Thank you to our musicians and rock choir for their performances on Monday evening. It was lovely to give everybody the opportunity to show off their skills. We heard pianists, drummers, violinists, guitarists, woodwind and brass. It was a real treat and it was great to hear the choir sing with such enthusiasm. Here’s to more musicianship next year!

Water Fight – The Year 6 water fight has now become a tradition and there was much merriment as the pupils drenched poor Mr Davis. I’m sure he gave as good as he got!

Thank You Karina – We were sad to hear this week that the school crossing patrol service had been discontinued outside the new site. We showed our appreciation to Karina this morning, thanking her for keeping us safe over recent years. Come rain or shine, she always crossed the school community with good cheer and a smile. Thank you Karina!

100% Attendance! – Much deserved awards of chocolate were shared with our 14 pupils who achieved 100% attendance at Rhos Street this academic year. Well done to Katie, Emma, Georgia, Morgan, Alexandros, Teddy, William, Seren, Benjamin, Ben, Barklay, Thomas, Alys and Willow.

School Dinners – A change in Denbighshire’s School Meal policy indicates that all school meals must be paid for in advance from now on. The new price is £2.20 or £11 for the week.

PTA – Huge thanks to Jayne and her team for all their fundraising efforts this year with the PTA. It is very much appreciated.

Rugby – Please see the attached poster regarding Ruthin Rugby’s forthcoming Registration Day.

Back to School – Although it irks me to mention the new term before the holiday has even started, may I just confirm that the school will reopen to welcome the pupils back on Wednesday, September 5th.