The ESTYN inspection report has been published and can be found on www.estyn.gov.uk
There are paper copies available in the office of the ESTYN report and the Section 50 report. We are very proud of these reports. Two areas of the ESTYN report have identified as areas of excellence and areas of sector leading practice. We have been invited by ESTYN to prepare written case studies describing the excellent practice identified during the inspection and these will be on the ESTYN website and will be shared with schools across Wales. The two areas are Care, support and guidance and Partnership working. We are particularly proud of these two judgements in the inspection report. Every other area was judged as Good - Many strengths and no important areas requiring significant improvement.
The office will no longer be able to accept cash or cheques. There will be a secure letter box on the outside wall next to Mrs Sheedy's window for all parents and carers to put dinner money, trip money etc. There will be envelopes and pens for you to use. Please state clearly on the envelope the amount of money, the child's name and what the money is for. The money will be sorted on Monday if you put money in after Monday it will not be sorted until the following week. If you have put dinner money in late and you receive a text you may ignore it.
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 into 2014 at St David's Church in Wales Primary School together.
We received the Section 50 Inspection report and you will have received a summary of the main points in my last letter. If you would like a copy of the full report they are available in the office.
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.
The Families Working Together Literacy programme has also been a great success and the group thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the museum last Tuesday. We will starting a Families Working Together Numeracy Programme this term for parents of pupils in Reception, year 1 and Year 2.
Fabulosity Friday! will be running for this half term again after its success in the first half term. All pupils will have the opportunity to learn and play with children from other classes. They will learn new skills and interests. If you would like to run a Fabulosity activity and you are able to commit for the whole half term every Friday 1.15 - 2.30 please let me know.
Mrs Robyn Turner our new deputy Headteacher will be starting on Monday 6th January and she will be covering the PPA sessions 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.
You may remember that an iPad was stolen from year 6 last half term we have still not had it returned, if anyone has any information please contact the school and speak to me.
I have many hopes and dreams as we begin this new year 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
Deputy Headteacher - Mrs Robyn Turner
School Administrator - Mrs Jacqui Sheedy
School Support Administrator - Mrs Carolyne Edleston (covering Mrs 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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