March 9th / Mawrth 9fed

Dear Parents / Carers,
We approach our final fortnight in this old building with a mixture of melancholy, trepidation and excitement. The place has certainly been creaking of late, as if it knows its day are numbered. While the building may change though, the school will live on!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,
Rydyn ni’n cyrraedd ein pythefnos olaf yn yr hen adeilad gyda chymysgedd o deimladau. Mae’r hen le wedi blino, fel petai’n gwybod bod ei ddyddiau ar ben. Er bydd ein adeilad yn newid, mi fydd yr ysgol yn byw ymlaen!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Cardiff Residential Visit – Our residential trip was well documented on twitter, but it’s safe to say we had a fantastic time and would like to thank the pupils for making it such a pleasure. The Centre was very welcoming and accommodating, the coach driver Mel was a great navigator and Mrs Davies’ and Eira’s care of the pupils was as ever, fantastic. Diolch i bawb!

Goodbye Event – We open our doors to the school community and beyond on Monday, March 19th from 2.30-4.30pm. This will give all the chance to walk through the school for the last time, to reminisce and to see what our classes have been doing as they prepare for the move.

Dance Eisteddfod – The Dance Eisteddfod will take place at 4pm on Tuesday, March 13th with the same arrangements applying from the postponed event.

County Eisteddfod – I will share details for the Eisteddfod on Saturday 17th March early next week.

Mother’s Day
– I hope the pupils make all mothers feel very special on Sunday!

St. Peter’s Church
– The Juniors will visit St. Peter’s Church on Monday, to hear all about the life of Gabriel Goodman in advance of an exciting competition they’ll be invited to take part in.

Beau’s Fundraiser
– As you’ll be aware, Beau is fundraising for The Little Princes Trust and having his hair cut. There was a lovely piece about it in the Free Press. If you wish to donate, then is the place to go. Well done Beau for your fantastic efforts!

Year 4 Family Service – The delayed Family Service from Year 4 was worth the wait, as they wowed us with all sorts of performances on the theme of Wales and St. David. Thank you to them for their work and to Mrs Lewis for her preparation. Thank you to the fantastic parental support in a poignant event – the last Family Service at the old building.

World Book Day – We saw some fabulous costumes once again this year. Thank you for supporting this worthwhile initiative! Year 4 had a great opportunity to visit Ruthin Library and hear Damien Harvey speak about his life and work as an author.

Lead Creative Schools’ Project – The Year 3 project continued, with the children developing teamwork skills making models out of cardboard. Again, our twitter feed is documenting these exciting activities so take a look to learn more!

Chester FC Partnership – Our partnership with Chester FC kicked off this week with a very interactive and enthusiastic session held in the hall for Years 3 and 4. The feedback was extremely positive from a session that very much focused on developing skills while also playing an exciting game of bench ball. The pupils were also in receipt of a free match programme and we are grateful of the kind donation. Hopefully, this kindness will be rewarded with a win for Chester against Wrexham on Sunday!

– Our Students of the Week were Mia, Cain, Elliott, Kieran, Kai, Daniel, Class 5 and Class 4. Swimming certificates were shared with Ben and Jensen. Grace and Molly received gymnastics medals. Well done to them all.

Goodbye Mrs Evans! – We bade a sad farewell to Mrs Evans today. She gives up her work in the school’s office to start a new role as an administrator in Ysgol Clywedog, one of the Secondary Schools in Wrexham. We thank her for all her work with us over the last 8 years and wish her well with her new challenge!