June 11th 2021 Mehefin 11fed

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

I hope everybody had a lovely half term and took advantage of the good weather. I’ve been eager to see the pupils get straight back in the groove for this final half-term of the academic year. They’ve settled back into the swing of things well this week, which has been positive and reassuring.

Gobeithio cafodd bawb hanner tymor hyfryd a manteisio ar y tywydd da. Rwy’n edrych ymlaen at weld y disgyblion ail-gychwyn ar eu gwaith ysgol ar gyfer hanner tymor olaf y flwyddyn academaidd.

Giggles News – Two bits of good news from Giggles to report. Firstly, staff member Mali Walker was awarded Coleg Cambria’s Childcare Work Based Learner Award for 2021. What an achievement! Also, Giggles was awarded a five star food hygiene rating, so congratulations to Anna and her team also for that assessment!

A New Baby – Charley and Chima Hecox have welcomed a new sister into their family! Lovely news and congratulations to mum and dad!

Happy Birthday! – Cleaner Liz McLaren celebrated a big birthday this week, so we wish her many happy returns!

Good Luck Wales! – Euro 2020 starts tonight and Wales play their first game tomorrow. Fingers crossed for another strong performance in this year’s tournament. Memories of 2016’s adventure come flooding back! Cmon Cymru!

Yard Update – We have received the following update from the Design and Construction Team of Denbighshire County Council and have been informed the work will commence a week on Monday.
“The relevant agreements and issues which impacted on the start dates have now been resolved and the contractors are able to access the new playground area via the land between the estate road and the school. The works are now presently scheduled to start on the 21st June and it is anticipated that the works will take 10 weeks to complete. We will confirm these arrangements in advance of the 21st June.”

Outdoor Play Equipment – We also have a start date for the installation of the first phase of outdoor equipment, most of which will take place adjacent to the Juniors’ Yard and this will also commence on the 21st June.

Twitter – It was nice to receive updates from families on their half-term exploits and get to share them with the school community. Many thanks. Keep an eye on Twitter for news of our ongoing activities.

GCSE and A Level Results – It’s been a very strange year for students who have been preparing for GCSEs and A Levels this year and a very uncertain time, I’m sure. Normally, it’s during the summer that our ex-pupils receive their results, but this week provisional grades were shared for both GCSE and A Level pupils by Ysgol Brynhyfryd. We very much hope all the Rhos Street veterans received the grades they need to take the next step in life and we wish them all the best for the future. We always root for our ex-pupils long after they leave the building and are proud to hear of their successes.

Charlie’s Contract – One ex-pupil who I’ve mentioned of late is Charlie Caton, who has had further good news in his footballing exploits, by being awarded a two year professional contract by Shrewsbury Town. Congratulations to him once again!

Move a Marathon – Across Denbighshire, many schools are taking part in a charity event to raise money for Young Minds UK and the Welsh Air Ambulance. This is to be done in the memory of Ethan, a young man from Denbighshire who tragically lost his life in a car crash back in 2020. Therefore, on Friday pupils can come to school in their own clothes, bring a suggested donation of £1 per child into school and during the afternoon, each class will collectively run a marathon together. Thank you for your support.

Covid Concerns – I am sure you will have read about and seen the renewed concerns about the impact of the Delta Variant on the number of Covid-19 cases and we have been made aware of an increase of cases in Denbighshire of late. Once again, I am appealing for your ongoing support in ensuring that we as a school community do all we can to mitigate further risk of spreading the virus. The fact many schools have been affected once again, serves as a reminder that we all need to play our part and I’m sure I can count on everybody to do exactly that!

Students of the Week – Congratulations to Esme, Daisy, Elsie, Jude, LucasJ, Leila, Rayne, Alexander, CharlieR, Oliver, CharlieG, Daisy, Amelia, Max, Poppy, CharleyH, Ruben, Claire, Riley, Trystan, Lacey and Bhupinder. Foundation Phase Welsh awards went to Romeo and Ryan.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth