March 22nd 2019 Mawrth 22ain

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
Yesterday marked a year since we closed the doors of the old site on the other side of town. Every day, when I drive past on my way to and from work, it is a constant reminder of years gone by and it is sad to see it remains empty and unused ever since the last bell rang. That year has flown and in that period we have made our new home our own, got to grips with the new site and put our stamp upon it!

Roedd ddoe yn flwyddyn ers i ni gau drysau’r hen safle ar ochr arall y dref. Bob dydd, pan fyddaf yn gyrru heibio ar fy ffordd i ngwaith ac yn ôl, mae’n atgof cyson o’r blynyddoedd a fu ac mae’n drist gweld ei fod yn parhau i fod yn wag ers i’r gloch olaf ffonio. Mae’r flwyddyn honno wedi hedfan ac yn y cyfnod hwnnw, rydym wedi gwneud ein cartref newydd ein hunain, mynd i’r afael â’r safle newydd a rhoi ein stamp arno!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Year 3 Family Service – Congratulations to Year 3 for a fabulous Family Service this morning. We all learned a lot about Henry VIII and enjoyed the lively presentations, songs and the lighthearted moments. Thank you to Miss Davies for drilling them so well and for the parental support.

Tempest Photos – On Monday, individual, family and Year 6 will have their photos taken. Please let us know if you do not wish for your child to have their photo taken. Families with siblings who are not at Rhos Street can have their photos taken at 8.30. Family photos including only pupils at Rhos Street will be taken during the day.

ICT Permission Forms – A letter and form requesting your permission for us to create log-ins for our pupils to use essential ICT services such as Google Classroom, in order to conform to GDPR, has been sent home. If you are yet to return it, please do so. Many thanks.

Urdd Eisteddfod – It was a source of great pride that so many RSS pupils competed last Saturday. Well done to each and every one of them. We also were well represented on the stage in the afternoon, with many pupils and groups winning through to the next round. Take a look at our twitter feed for the full set of results.

Manchester Residential Visit – Year 6 have been provided with a letter which includes details of a forthcoming overnight residential visit to Manchester. I’d be grateful of a response by the end of next week, so any remaining places can go to Year 5 pupils.

Mother’s Day Free Press Pictures – These will be published on March 27th.

Cricket – Years 1 and 2 will have a cricket taster session on Wednesday, delivered by Cricket Wales.

Creative Project – As part of their Creative Project; engaged, motivated and very mature Blwyddyn 5 pupils have been leading sessions with Pupils in Dosbarth Derbyn, based on the book, ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ and in Year 1 on the theme of nature. Next week, they will be teaching Years 2 and 3.

Danceathon – Details of next week’s Danceathon, organised by Jos and Emma, including the timetable have been posted to twitter.

Restoring the Bells Service – A special Mother’s Day Service, which will recognise the restoring of the bell, will take place at St. Peter’s Church on Sunday 31st March at 10.30am.

Twitter / Flickr – Photos from the Family Service, Year 4 Romans and Urdd photos will be posted later to twitter and you can also see a host of Creative Project photos as well as class activities. Foundation Phase communication sheets are also posted weekly. Eira has also updated Flickr.

Achievers – Students of the Week are Poppy, Leyla, all of Year 3, Gabby, Dean, Thomas and Emma. Emi-Lee was awarded a Rose Bud sash! Well done all!

Comic Relief – A fantastic total of £513 was collected last Friday. Well done and thank you to all concerned!

Dance Eisteddfod – This event takes place on Tuesday, April 2nd after school. We have individual disco dancers and a group disco dance taking part. Full details will be sent out next week.

PTA News – The Easter Fair will take place on April 5th from 3.30-5pm. If anybody is able to help out, please email On that date, we will have a non-uniform day, with donations requested towards the chocolate tombola. Many thanks for your continued support of the PTA whose efforts are as ever appreciated.

Pancake Presentation – Isabella won her race in the recent pancake races and on Monday she was presented with a certificate from Haf Roberts.

Attendance – A mid year attendance report has been sent home. I hope you found it of use in helping you assess your child’s attendance level in relation to the expected targets set.

Cake Boxes – We have cake boxes that are yet to be claimed from Red Nose Day in the school office. Please pop by and pick them up if one of them is yours. Thank you.

Chromebooks – The PTAs kind donation of 30 chromebooks have now been set up and are in regular use in the Juniors. I am delighted to be able to tell you that the school has also been able to fund the purchase of a further 30 devices to be used in the Foundation Phase after Easter.

St. Kentigern Elf Dash – In December, the pupils took part in an Elf Dash, chasing a very dodgy Santa to raise money for St. Kentigern Hospice. This week we presented a cheque to Trefor Roberts, which was gratefully received.

Head Lice – We have had further sightings reported, so please could everybody check their child’s hair and treat accordingly please.

Themed Lunch – On Monday, there will be a Dr Seuss themed lunch. The menu can be found on twitter.

County Eisteddfod – This takes place a week tomorrow, on the 30th March. A letter with full details of timings etc. will be sent home on Monday.

Eco-Council – On Wednesday, the Eco-Council will meet with DCC rep Alan Miley, to discuss their concerns over the unfinished garden area and the snagging of external areas. I am sure they’ll make themselves heard!