You may remember that we recently ran a competition to design new mats for the 4 different entrances into the school. They have been delivered! The winners are Fatima Altaiy who's design will be in the main reception area, Courtney Lambert whose winning mat will be by the entrance on the junior yard, Morgan Whitehead whose winning mat will be in Reception entrance and Ellie Brooks whose winning mat will be in the Nursery entrance! Llongyfarchiadau!
The ESTYN and Section inspectors have come and gone. The report from ESTYN will be published on January 24th and the Section 50 report should be published before Christmas. I am very pleased with how the inspection went and I would like to thank all the staff and parents for their support.
Our School Vision - Learning Together Through Fun, Friendship and Faith
Welcome to St David's Church in Wales Primary School
A message from our Head Teacher Mrs Lundrigan
Welcome and thank you for visiting our school website
I am looking forward with excitement, expectation and anticipation as we begin our journey at St David's Church in Wales Primary School together.
It's hard to believe that half term is almost upon us. This half term has flown. We have made many improvements this half term which I am excited about and am looking forward to continue to evaluate the impact.
The new parent information sessions have been a success and I have enjoyed meeting parents /carers and sharing some of my vision and ideas with you as well as new initiatives we have introduced. I am keen for these fortnightly meetings to carry on. Please put your ideas or vote in the poll above for topics you would like to see covered.
Read Write Inc has been a success and within 5 weeks of introducing this phonics programme 65 children have come off the programme and are working in ability groups with Mr Rees, Miss Edwards and Mrs Hughes.
The Restorative Justice behaviour policy has had a positive impact on children and staff and there seems to be a more consistent approach across the school.
The Families Working Together Literacy programme has also been a great success and the group thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the museum last Tuesday.
All the children love Fabulosity Friday! and they have all had the opportunity to learn and play with children from other classes. They have learnt new skills and interests and I am looking forward to the presentations that they will make on Friday at 1.45. I hope to see you there.
We have appointed a new Deputy Headteacher Mrs Robyn Turner who will start with us in Year 5 in January. I know that you will all welcome her warmly into the school.
Thank you for your kind donations of food for Cardiff Food Bank. we will be delivering all the food very soon.
Today a lady from the buildings section of the council came to measure the hill and yard for the long awaited fence that will run from the top of the hill to the bottom of the yard. This will increase the security around the school. There will be a gate at the bottom of the yard which will be locked in the same way as the other gates around the school perimeter.
All teaching staff are having iPad training on Thursday and on Friday there will be an iPad in every class! The children and staff are very excited.
I have many hopes and dreams as we begin this new chapter at St David's Primary School. I look forward to working closely with the staff, parents, children, governors and the church this year to make our great school even better. Together we can provide a safe, exciting, fun environment where our children achieve their potential and become life long learners.
Our School Creed
We the children of St David's Church in Wales Primary School pledge to :
Work together as a family
Sharing and caring for everybody
Be responsible and sensible in all that we do
Make good choices and see them through
Be the best that we can day after day
Live our lives fully in the Christian way.
We have kind hearts, hands and feet
We share and take turns
We are calm and sensible
We are polite and listen to everyone
We play together and have fun.
Headteacher - Mrs Rhian Lundrigan
School Administrator - Mrs Jacqui Sheedy
School Support Administrator - Mrs Angela Berridge
Estate Manager - Mr Philip Sheedy
Nursery Teacher-Miss Sam Taylor
Reception Teacher-Mrs Anna Wallace (Team Leader for Foundation Phase)
Year 1 Teacher-Mrs Sally Thomas (0.5) Mrs Judith Hamblin (0.6)
Year 2 Teacher-Mrs Kirsty Fletcher
Year 3 Teacher-Mrs Clair Hughes
Year 4 Teacher-Mr Richard Rees
Year 5 Teacher-Mrs Paula Glen
Year 6 Teacher-Miss Jessica Edwards
PPA Teacher-Mr Michael Bates(Team Leader for Key Stage 2)
HLTA - Mrs Sharon Beynon, Miss Sara Goodman, Miss Clare Penfold, Mrs Alison Cann
LSA - Mrs Julia Rosser, Miss Jenna Lloyd, Mrs Carolyne Edleston, Mrs Gemma Fergusson, Miss Kirstie Lane, Miss Amy Williams, Miss Gosha Zedler, Miss Louise Stephens, Mrs Sarah Fenton.
Lunchtime Supervisors - Mrs Julie Emms, Mrs Lynne Owen-Doyle, Mrs Leah Bayley, Mrs Sheila Woodyatt, Mrs Teresa Dunn, Miss Emma Evens, Mrs Lisa O'Sullivan.
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A new website has become available on the website that lists the term dates for all County Councils in England, Scotland and Wales. Cardiff has been updated and includes dates up to 2015. If you are looking to book a trip or planning an event around teh school holidays this website might be worth looking at!
Online E-safety At St David's Church in Wales Primary School we take e-safety very seriously. We want your child to be safe in school and at home. We have recently requested E-safety Information DVD's, to give you further information regarding safe Internet use. If you would like more information please click to go to the 'Think You Know' website.
Please could you ensure that dinner money is sent in on a Thursday in an envelope with your child's name and class. The cost of dinner money is £9.00.
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Philosophy for Children(P4C)is a teaching method that boosts children's thinking and learning skills.
Through the introduction of P4C we aim to
*Develop children's oracy skills across the curriculum.
*Build children's confidence to express their ideas and theories.
The children will be given a daily Philosophical Question which will be discussed in the class.
Friday afternoon will be Philosophical Friday, when all classes will take part in a P4C activity.
After half term we will be developing parental participation in P4C. a child will be chosen from each class and they will be given a Philosophical Question. we would ask you to discuss this question with your child, family, friends and record responses in the book.
I am pleased to announce the successful Parent Council members for 2013 - 2014
Nursery (am) - Caroline Kemp
Nursery (pm) - Richard Whitehead
Reception - Vicky Conway
Year 1 - Lorraine Vernon
Year 2 - Estelle Fox / Kath Edwards
Year 3 - Sam Emmott / Paula Bristow
Year 4 - Sarah Goddard
Year 5 - Faye Cotter
Year 6 - Sarah Puddle
The first Parent Council meeting will be held on Friday 8th November at 2.15.
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We care about the Environment!
At St David's Primary School we are committed to enhancing our understanding of environmental issues on a local and global scale. Below are some of the organisations we are associated with, in our efforts to improve our environment and the impact we have on our world. Click the links to find out more!
Woodland Trust Eco-schools Wales Recycool Bags 2 School Keep Wales Tidy Forestry Commission
St David's News and Views
The next edition of the school newspaper will be available to buy on Friday 18th October. Happy reading!
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