Mehefin 17eg / June 17th 2022

Mehefin 17eg / June 17th 2022
Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

Lots and lots going on again this week: school trips, water talks, sports day and the Garden Area is flourishing under the expert care of Mrs. Reece and the green-fingered pupils of Rhos St. Plenty more activities and events scheduled in this hectic term. Phew!

Sports Day

It was lovely to have the opportunity on Wednesday to get back to old-school sports days. We were extremely lucky with the weather and got both the Foundation Phase and KS2 evets under our belts without a hint of rain. Many thanks to all the staff for organising the events so well and supporting the children through the highs and pressures of sports day. A big thank you also to the parents carers and relatives that came along to show their support on the day and made it such a special experience. A huge thank you also to the PTA who provided the refreshments stall and also the lollies / slushies (it was very hot) for all of the young athletes. The biggest thank you goes to all of the children for their sportsmanship and effort in all of the events.

Wizz Kids

The Reception and Yr. 1 class had a fantastic visit to Wizz Kids on Thursday. Lots of energetic fun and excitement on slides, in ball pits and climbing everything in sight. There were some very tired, but satisfied children on Thursday evening.

Ruthin School – Science and Humanities Taster Day
Yr. 5 had a brilliant time at Ruthin School on Thursday. They got to take part in lots of great activities and had a great time. Many thanks to Ruthin School for organising the transport and the event.

Garden Area
Things are developing nicely in our Garden Area with flowers and vegetables aplenty. The talented gardeners of Rhos St school are certainly showing their mettle.

ICT Migration
From Monday 20th June to Wednesday 22nd June Denbighshire ICT will be migrating all of our ICT devices onto their system. This will be a big step forward for us in terms of managing all of our devices at school, but may mean that we are unable to communicate via email during this period. The migration may also affect our telephone system for a short while, but I have been told that returning the telephone system will be a priority.

Cymraeg Campus
After a tantalising wait I can finally confirm that Rhos St has been awarded the Bronze Cymraeg Campus award. A huge thank you to Mrs. Lewis for putting together all of the evidence that we needed and also to the Criw Cymraeg for all their hard work in helping develop and support Welsh language at Rhos St. A great achievement and testament to all the hard work from staff and pupils alike in learning and using Welsh. I’m sure that this is the first of many Welsh awards to come.

It’s a Boy!
Huge congratulations to our lunchtime supervisor Vicky on the recent birth of her son Tobias. Very best wishes to the whole family.

Fund Raising
A huge thank you to all of the school community for supporting North West Cancer Research in our own-clothes day last week. We raised a fabulous £153 which will be added to the donation from our daredevil staff members Becky and Emma who will be completing their sponsored abseil down Liverpool Cathedral in the near future.

Our fab achiever this week are:
Ted, the whole Reception class for being brilliant on their trip, the whole Yr. 1 class for brilliant on the same trip, Lola, Oscar, Jacob, Leila, Lilly, Thea, Charly, Jay, Kalyani, Kamal and Beau.
Welsh awards went to:
Hiyan, Aurora, Mia-Rose, Eva-May, Cain and Miley.
Taekwondo belts went to Maddie, Eva and Emily

A special Headteacher’s Award was given to Morgan Haylock for his heartwarming sportsmanship and demonstration of the very best of values. During his race at Sports Day Morgan was just about to cross the line in first place when he noticed his friend take a fall. He instantly turned back from crossing the line and went back to help his friend. This wonderful, selfless act was noticed by the staff parents and children and gives a wonderful example of the best of values. We are so proud of him!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Andrew Davis, Headteacher / Pennaeth