November 30th 2018 Tachwedd 30ain

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
Friday arrives and I’m relieved to be able to say that Estyn have left the building. We have undergone a systematic, rigorous and challenging process, where every aspect of our school has been scrutinised in depth. All was done however in a fair and balanced manner and I elaborate further below. Now we are free to utter the word Christmas without fear or trepidation. Events kick off tonight with the PTA Fair and I will send details out early next week of our concert arrangements. Now November comes to a close, we can look forward to a special time of year, as the excitement builds towards the big day at the end of December. I think this Christmas is one that we will make sure we really enjoy even more than we normally do! Bring it on!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Estyn Inspection – As stated above, we were grateful of the professionalism and fairness shown by the Estyn inspection team this week. Although I am not permitted to share their judgements of the school in advance of the report’s publication, I can confirm that we are very encouraged by their findings. I am tremendously proud of my senior management team, teachers, support workers and clerical staff, as well as all other staff members and adults we work so closely with, including the Governors, for their efforts, their immense team spirit and determination for us to do as well as we possibly could. I’d also like to thank the pupils for their wonderful behaviour, attitudes, efforts and standards shown this week. They deserve every praise. Finally, I’d also like to thank parents for their fab support during the week. The official report will be published on the 31st January 2019.

Achievers – Students of the week are Charlie, Kody, Declan, Emily, Holly, all of Class 3, all of Reception and Morgan. Tyler W received a ju-jitsu belt and Charlie his 7th kyu. Well done all!

Living Classroom – This week’s visit by Year 5 to the Living Classroom was an action packed session. See twitter for further photos. Thank you to the different agencies and Denbighshire Countryside Services for their involvement in the session as well.

PTA Fair – Hopefully we’ll see you later at the fair. It kicks off straight after school.

Ruthin Xmas Lights – All pupils are welcome to join us for the singalong on Ruthin Square tomorrow. We meet up at 4.15pm. See you there.

School Council – The School Council will visit County Chambers on Thursday afternoon. I’m sure they’ll enjoy the experience.

Awelon Singsong – On Saturday 8th Dec, Thr Rock Choir will sing at Awelon’s fair. I will confirm details next week.

Rotary Xmas Concert – Likewise on the 9th, in the evening, we will participate in the Rotary Xmas Concert. Details to follow.

Glan Llyn – Year 3 visit Glan Llyn on January 17th for an overnight residential. Could any outstanding balances from the trip be paid by the end of term please?