Letter from the Chair of Governors

Dear Parents and Carers,

Time flies in education, but this year seems to have passed more quickly than usual. A great deal has happened in the school over the past 10 months, including the departure of Mr Warren, who left at the end of the spring term to take up a new and exciting senior postition in the Local Authority. In March, the School received a very positive and highly encouraging ESTYN Inspection Report, and in April we appointed a new Head Teacher, Mr Richard Cook, who will be joining us in September. Mr Cook is an experienced Head Teacher and we are looking forward to welcoming him to our school community.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff at the School for working so hard to raise standards and to provide pupils with rich and varied learning experiences. In particular I’d like to thank Miss Bodenham and Miss Slater for leading the school so ably and enthusiastically this term.

I would also like to thank you for your continued support. I consider it a privilege to be the Chair of Governors at Bedwas Juniors. The children are motivated, well mannered, well behaved, happy and have an eagerness and willingness to learn. They are credit to you all.

I hope you all have a peaceful and relaxing summer break and I look forward to seeing you and the children again in September for a new academic year with a new Head Teacher!

Yours sincerely,

Dr Nicholas Jones

Chair of Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawaiian Disco

The PTA will be holding their final disco of the year tomorrow – Wednesday 19th July. The disco will be held between 4:00pm – 5:30pm.  Once again, children will be encouraged to wear clothes along the theme of Hawaii or another type of fancy dress (dressing up is optional).  The cost of the disco will be £3 per child, which will also include a hotdog and a drink.  Please encourage your child to attend – It will be a great way to celebrate the end of the school year

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PTA – Thank you

Thank you to the PTA members who have continued to work tirelessly this academic year to fundraise for new equipment and resources across the school.  Your efforts have been greatly appreciated by all staff and pupils and we look forward to more events in the Autumn term.

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Lost property

There are a number of items of clothing currently in lost property.  These will be on display at the end of each school day until the end of term.  Any clothing left after the end of this school year will be included in the Bag2School recycling collection.  Everyone is very welcome to come into the playground to see if any items belong to their child.

Special Event – Behaviour Award: Margam Park  

 

Our end of year Special Event to Margam Park will be taking place tomorrow. Please ensure all consent slips have been returned to school by tomorrow morning at the very latest.

Special Event is the school’s way of saying thank you to all the children for their dedication to school and their willingness to learn.  However, the children are also aware that any misbehaviour at the end of term could lead to not being able to attend.

On the last day of term, good behaviour certificates will also be presented to children who have kept all their ‘golden minutes’ this term.  Please share your child’s success with them – this is a great achievement!

Diary Dates

 

Wednesday 19th July Special Event for all pupils to Margam Park. Please ensure all consent slips have been returned.
Wednesday 19th July PTA Hawaiian disco – 4pm-5:30pm

£3 entry which will also include a hot dog, drink and a snack

Thursday 20th July Last day for pupils
Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th September Closure Days
Wednesday 6th September Children return to school

Mrs Lasebikan – Goodbye

Today has been Mrs Lasebikan’s final day in Green Class. We would like to thank Mrs Lasebikan for all of her hard work and commitment during her time in the school. Miss Hillier will teach Green class for the remainder of this academic year.

Lost property

There are a number of items of clothing currently in lost property.  These will be on display at the end of each school day on the playground between Wednesday 12th – Tuesday 18th July.  Any clothing left after the end of this school year will be included in the Bag2School recycling collection.  Everyone is very welcome to come into the playground to see if any items belong to their child.

We kindly ask that all pieces of school uniform, including PE kits are clearly marked with children’s names to greatly reduce the amount of unclaimed uniform.

‘Bling your Bike/Scooter Day’ – Friday 14th July

As part of our Active Journeys initiative, we will be having a ‘Bling your Bike/Scooter Day’ on Friday 14th July where all pupils are encouraged to bring their bike or scooter to school decorated in the theme of their choice. The theme of our PSE lessons that week will also be linked to riding our bikes/scooters safely on the roads and the importance of using alternative ways to travel to and from school. There will be prizes awarded for the best ‘blinged’ scooters and bikes!

PTA – Non-uniform day – Monday 17th July

The PTA has arranged a surprise event for all pupils in school on Monday 17th July. We ask that the children wear sporty non-uniform clothing on this day, which includes trainers. To contribute towards the costs, the PTA would appreciate it if children could bring in donations of £1.

Thank you to the PTA who organised and funded the Year 6 Leavers’ party last week – The event was a huge success and I am sure the pupils will remember the evening for a very long time

Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly and Instrumental Concert – Tuesday 18th July at 9:30am  

 

On Tuesday 18th July at 9:30am, we will be hosting our termly instrumental concert. In addition to the usual performances, year six children will also be participating in order to celebrate their time here in Bedwas Juniors and mark their transition to the High School. This promises to be a lovely event for the children before they move up to year seven. Parents and carers are very welcome to join us for the assembly.

Special Event – Behaviour Award

This year Special Event will be taking place on Wednesday 19th July. Weather permitting; we will be going out for the day. Children will be informed of the location of the trip closer to the date.

Special Event is the school’s way of saying thank you to all the children for their dedication to school and their willingness to learn.  However, the children are also aware that any misbehaviour at the end of term could lead to not being able to attend.

On the last day of term, good behaviour certificates will also be presented to children who have kept all their ‘golden minutes’ this term.  Please share your child’s success with them – this is a great achievement!

*If any parents/carers would like to join us on the trip, please contact your child’s class teacher.

Diary Dates

 

Wednesday 12th July Pastor Edwards assembly
Wednesday 12th July Optional Parent Teacher Consultations – 3:15pm-5:00pm
Friday 14th July ‘Bling your Bike/Scooter Day’
Monday 17th July PTA event in school for all pupils

NON-UNIFORM DAY – £1 donation

Tuesday 18th July 9:30am – Year 6 Leavers’ and instrumental concert in school hall: All welcome to attend
Wednesday 19th July Special Event for all pupils. Weather permitting, we will be out of the school all day – More information will follow closer to the event
Wednesday 19th July PTA Hawaiian disco – 4pm-5:30pm

£3 entry which will also include a hot dog, drink and a snack

Thursday 20th July Last day for pupils
Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th September Closure Days
Wednesday 6th September Children return to school