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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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!

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.

Mrs Lasebikan – Goodbye

It will be Mrs Lasebikan’s final day in Green class next Tuesday, 11th July. 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.

‘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!

Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly and Instrumental Concert

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.

Reminder – Outstanding Fees

If your child attends one of our After School Clubs, the fee of £15.00 is now due for the Summer Term. If your child receives tuition for a musical instrument in school, the fee of £22.00 is now also due for this Term.  Any cheques should be made payable to Bedwas Junior School. Thank you in advance.

Optional Parent/Teacher Consultations

Parents/carers are very welcome to attend an optional parent/teacher consultation on Wednesday 12th July to discuss their child’s end of year school report.  There is no appointment system, but teachers will be available between 3:15pm and 5:00pm.

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!

St. David’s Hall Performance  

Congratulations to the children who performed at the St. David’s Hall in Cardiff on Monday evening.  The children looked and sounded amazing singing in the David Bowie medley and #Connect, which was the song the pupils also performed in the Royal Albert Hall in November last year. The children were a real credit to their parents and the local community.

Thank you to the children, parents and staff for their support in the preparation for the concert.  Thank you especially to Miss Storey for coordinating this special event. Photographs from the performance can be found on the school