May 18th / Mai 18fed

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

It’s a big advantage on our new site to be all together and within reach of one another. We no longer have to go upstairs or journey down to Llanrhydd Street to touch base with everybody. It’s great to walk from one end of the school to another easily and get a flavour of the marvellous activities going on in the classes, many of which you can read about below, but also in greater depth and range on our twitter account. @rhosstreet

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Criw Cymraeg – A group called our ‘Criw Cymraeg’ have been assembled and entrusted with the task of highlighting, promoting and encouraging all things Welsh. They will work with Mrs. Lewis in taking advantage of all opportunities to develop the Welsh ethos of the school and ensure we support our pupils in developing their bilingual skills. Da iawn chi blant a diolch am eich gwaith!

Tempest Photography – 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.

Parent Governor Appointments – I am pleased to inform you that the two vacancies on the Governing Body have been filled. Mr. Chris Johnson, father of Xander and Ben will serve another four years and Mrs. Wendy Jones, mother of Fletcher, will join us for a four year term. We also thenk Mr. Mike Horrocks, father of Raif, who is standing down for his work and commitment over the last four years.

Traffic Communications – Please refer to the communication sent out by DCC this week. Could I also ask all members of the school community not to use disabled spaces to park, nor leave their car unattended in the drop off zone, as it is not a parking space and such cars make it difficult and no doubt very frustrating for parents dropping off in the correct fashion. If you need to exit your car, please use a parking space. Many thanks for your anticipated co-operation.

A Royal Occasion – This afternoon the Year 1 pupils and staff are celebrating the Royal Wedding with their own re-enactment, including afternoon tea. I received a special invitation and am looking forward to partying with them all! I’m sure you’ll agree that everybody looks very smart indeed!

Musical Instruments – Not only have Year 5 been designing, making and decorating their own musical instruments, but they’ve been composing and performing too!

Achievers – Students of the Week are Leighton, Charlie, Melissa, Megan, Ben, Alex, Morgan, Billy, and Casey. Welsh awards went to Emi-lee, Faye, Wil, Indi and Emma. A Rainbows First Aid certificate went to Isabella, a swimming certificate to James, a cheerleading medal to Ruby, a Vegetarian Week award to Leo and a gymnastics trophy and medal to Faye. Well done to one and all!

Walk to School Week – Rhos St School is joining thousands of schools and families across the UK encouraging walking, scooting or cycling to school between the 21st and 25th of May 2018. With one in four cars on the road at peak times travelling to school, the Living Streets – Walk to School campaign wants to get as many families walking as possible this May – reducing congestion, making our roads safer and helping to clean up our atmosphere. There are many benefits to walking to school including:
Cutting congestion and improving safety at the school gates, being part of the fight against air pollution and building in a bit more physical activity into your family’s day. There will be Walk to School activities throughout the week and special certificates for our walk to school champions, so Support Rhos St School’s Walk to School Week if you can and help us take big steps towards a sustainable future. You can find out more information about the Living Street’s Walk to school Week at:
Or download the family walk to school kit at: