Medi 15fed / September 15th

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

Wow, where did that week go! As we get to the end our our second week in school I can’t praise the children enough for how well they have returned to school, focussed and ready to work. I have been so impressed by the foundation learners who have got into the swing of their new, playtime and morning routine with aplomb. It has been so lovely to see all the children smartly moving around the school and the excellent behaviour in the dinner hall. It augurs well for the coming school year and the achievements to come.

School Vision
We have a new vision here at Rhos St school, based on respect, kindness and being your best self. We wish a very fond farewell to our previous vision of Providing opportunity, realising potential and enriching learners, Together with our new school vision:

Be Respectful – Byddwch yn Gwrtais
Be Kind – Byddwch yn Garedig
Be Your Best – Byddwch ar eich Gorau

We think that this encompasses and represents everything that we believe at Rhos St School: Respect for ourselves, for others, our community, diversity and for our planet. Kindness as a first principle in all that we do and a focus on being the very best person that we can be.

Dates for the Diary

Tue 10th Oct Harvest Service – St Peter’s Church 10.00am
Mon 16th – Wed 18th Oct Nant BH
Fri 20th Oct Show Racism the Red Card
Tue 17th – Wed 18th Oct Nursery Open Evenings 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Mon 23rd – Thurs 26th Oct Parents’ Evening Week
Wed 15th – Fri 17th Nov Penrellyncymmer
Fri 24th Nov Yr. 5 Family Service 9.15am
Tues 12th Dec Christmas Concert – Tabernacle Chapel 1.30pm & 5.30pm

Additional dates will be shared once confirmed.

Music Lessons

We have been recently informed by Denbighshire Music Cooperative that they are no longer offering group music lessons. Individual, 15-minute lessons, per-week, will be available at a cost of £87.50 per term. Please contact the school office if you had previously requested group lessons.

Lunchtime Supervisors
We are currently looking to appoint lunchtime supervisors to our brilliant team here at Rhos St. Please contact the school office on 01824702565 to arrange an informal chat if you are interested. We look forward to hearing from you.

Universal Free School Meals

Universal Free School Meals are now available for all pupils from Reception to Yr. 4. Please follow the links below for more information on Universal Free School Meals. Any child in the Reception to Yr. 4 classes simply needs to inform their teacher that they would like a school meal that day – it’s as simple as that.


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Denbighshire County Council’s UPFSM webpage:

Homework at Rhos St School
At Rhos St we appreciate the importance, and impact on attainment, of regular practise of the fundamentals. Although we do not regularly send home written homework we recognise and value the importance of children spending focussed time at home practising reading, spelling and number. We actively encouraged parents and carers to make the commitment to develop a culture of spending a few minutes a day working with their child. The tasks sent home vary from yeargroup to yeargroup and may include a reading book, word book, spelling book as well as a specific times table/s to practise, for the older classes. Your support in this is crucial for your child to reach their full potential. There is extensive evidence on the positive impact of parental engagement. Positive effects have been demonstrated for reading outcomes as well as other language and number skills. You can help with this homework by remembering that quality matters more than quantity (15mins of focused time is all that is needed.), establishing a regular routine and habits, showing interest and providing encouragement. I would like to thank you in advance for your support in relation to this key aspect of your child’s learning and development.

Y Hen Lys / The Old Courthouse Opening
A big thank you to Tommy, from the Yr. 6 class, who has volunteered to represent Rhos St school at the opening of the Old Courthouse, Yr Hen Lys, on Saturday at 11.00am. We received a request in school from Ruthin’s mayor, Anne Roberts, for a pupil representative from Rhos St, as part of a delegation from local schools, to take part in the opening ceremony. We are really grateful to Tommy and his family for giving their time. I hope they have a very enjoyable morning; fingers crossed there will be cake.

Rhos St School Daycare & After-School Club
I am excited to now be able share with you all the plans for the daycare and after-school club here at Rhos St.
From Friday 22nd of September the provision at school will be run by Little Acorns, under the management of Ruth Perrin. We are very excited to be working with Ruth, who comes very highly recommended and has a track record of providing excellent daycare and after-school-club provision.

Information regarding what is offered by Little Acorns, as well as pricing can be found by scanning this QR code:

Information and contract documentation will be available in the main-school office from Monday. All parents and carers wishing their child / ren to access Little Acorns daycare and / or after-school club will need to complete and return this information before being able to access the setting.

We look forward to a positive and productive partnership with Little Acorns, with a shared vision of putting children at the very heart of everything we do.

Understanding your child – Free popular course
This is an enjoyable, well-established and trusted way of understanding more about your child. ‘Understanding your child’ is for mums, dads, grandparents and carers. Parents often say they feel calmer, more confident and have a better relationship with their child. The course was developed in the NHS together with frontline practitioners.
The course covers:
• Responding to how your child is feeling
• How your child develops
• Different styles of parenting
• How your child communicates
• Understanding your child’s behaviour
• Sleep, self-regulation and anger
Sessions are open to parents in the Ruthin area and will be held in Ysgol Rhos Street from 9.15am – 11.15 am every Wednesday during term time,starting on: September 20th for 9 weeks. It is important that all sessions are attended. For further information, please contact Family Link Worker: Hayley: 07881008375

Our fantastic achievers this week are: Lily-Mae, Adriel, Penny, Billy, Elliot, Freya, Maya, Alfie and Oliver.
Louie shared his football mini-stars award.
Alice, Alex, Willow, Lilly Daisy, Aidan and Amelia shared their summer reading challenge certificates.
Elliot and Romeo shared their prizes for completing the Rhos St summer reading challenge. Well done to all of our achievers this week.

Yours sincerely /Yn gywir

Andrew Davis, Headteacher / Pennaeth