Bling your Bike/Scooter to School Day: Friday 6th July

As part of our Active Journeys initiative, we will be having a ‘Bling your Bike/Scooter Day’ on Friday 6th 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: Thank you

Thank you to the PTA who have purchased new parasols for the benches and who have also purchased new netball posts and weights for the football goals. Thank you also for providing ice-lollies for the children during the warm weather, they were greatly appreciated!

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Special Event – Behaviour Award: Tuesday 10th July

This year Special Event will be taking place on Tuesday 10th July. Weather permitting; we will be going out for the day. Children will be informed of the location of the trip today in a separate letter.

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. The trip will be entirely funded by the school.

PTA Copper Trail

Over the next two weeks in class we would like children to donate copper coins (1p & 2ps), which will be stored in a jar in each class. On Tuesday 17th July, children will line up the coppers collected by each class and whichever class has the longest line will be the winners and will receive a prize. The coins collected will be donated to the PTA.

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Diary Dates

Please find the updated diary dates below:

4th July 7pm: St. Cenydd open-evening for parents only.
6th July Bling your bike/scooter to school day.
6th July 11am – 2:30pm: Cluster Sports Day – Letters sent out to those pupils taking part.
6th July 6pm – 8:30pm: Year 6 Leavers’ Party (Organised and funded by the PTA)
9th July End of year reports sent out today.
9th – 12th July Cycling for year 6 pupils.

More information will follow closer to the event.

10th July Special Event.
11th July Earth Day – Reduced/No use of gas, electricity etc. all day.
11th July 3:10pm – 5pm: Optional parents’ evening to discuss progress and end of year report.
16th July Climbing wall – Arranged by the PTA in school all day. Children to wear sport clothing/PE kits to school on this day.
17th July 9:15am: Year 6 Leavers’ concert and performance from instrumentalists.
17th July PTA Copper Trail Event.
18th July 1pm: Bedwas and Rhydri Swimming Gala in Bedwas swimming pool.
19th July 4pm – 5:30pm: PTA Hawaiian Disco.
20th July Last day of school for pupils.
3rd September Closure Day.
4th September Children return to school.

Transition Parents’ Evening for Bedwas High School 2018: TONIGHT at 6pm

Tuesday 3rd July at 6pm at Bedwas High School – School Hall 

This evening provides a great opportunity to meet all key Bedwas High School staff including the Senior Leadership team, ALNCo, Wellbeing Manger, Year 7 Progress Manager and all Year 7 Form Tutors for 2018-19. 

Bedwas High School have requested that any outstanding pupils record forms are handed in this evening.

 

Parent Questionnaires

Thank you to everyone who returned a feedback form. Please find below the results.

In total, the school received 80 replies.

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Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
Overall I am satisfied with the school. 51 = 64% 28 = 35% 1 = 1%    
My child likes this school. 46 = 58% 32 = 40% 1 = 1% 1 = 1%  
My child was helped to settle in well when he or she started at the school. 51 = 64% 29 = 36%      
My child is making good progress at school. 44 = 55% 34 = 43% 2 = 2%    
Pupils behave well at school. 27 = 34% 50 = 63% 1 = 1%   2 = 2%
The teaching is good. 50 = 63% 30 = 37%      
Staff expect my child to work hard and do his or her best. 49 = 61% 31 = 39%      
The homework that is given builds well on what my child learns at school. 31 = 39% 43 = 54% 4 = 5%   2 = 2%
Staff treat all children fairly and with respect. 44 = 55% 34 = 43% 1 = 1%   1 = 1%
My child is encouraged to be healthy and to take regular exercise. 43 = 54% 36 = 45% 1 = 1%    
My child is safe at school. 47 = 59% 32 = 40%     1 = 1%
My child receives appropriate additional support in relation to any particular additional needs. (only comment if appropriate) 16 = 20% 20 = 25%      
I am kept well informed about my child’s progress. 31 = 39% 49 = 61%      
I feel comfortable about approaching the school with questions, suggestions or a problem. 43 = 54% 36 = 45%     1 = 1%
I understand the school’s procedure for dealing with complaints. 32 = 40% 36 = 45% 7 = 9%   5 = 6%
The school helps my child to become more mature and take on responsibility. 40 = 50% 40 = 50%      
My child is well prepared for moving on to secondary school. (only comment if appropriate) 16 = 20% 17 = 21% 1 = 1%   2 = 2%
There is a good range of activities including trips or visits. 37 = 46% 41 = 52% 2 = 2%    
The school is well run. 46 = 58% 31 = 39% 1 = 1%   2 = 2%

All parents/carers are very welcome to arrange an appointment with Mr. Cook if they would like to discuss their responses in greater detail. For example, those parents who have ticked ‘disagree’ or ‘strongly disagree’ on any sections of the feedback form will be invited into school to discuss their concerns. It was helpful to have the name on the questionnaires so the school can contact the parent/carer, listen to their grievance and hopefully, resolve their complaint.

A high number of parents are unaware of the school’s complaint policy. The policy itself can be located on the school website towards the top of the blog page in the section called ‘school policies’. Please contact the school office if you would like a paper copy or would like to discuss this further.

Sports Day: Thank you!

A big thank you to all pupils, parents and staff for taking part in our annual Sports Day this week. The event was a huge success with many people saying, it was the best yet! Thank you to Mr. Lloyd and the staff for organising the event so well and thank you to the pupils for being so fantastically well behaved and taking part in all of their races with such enthusiasm.

Transition Morning: Monday 2nd July

On Monday 2nd July, children from year 2 in Bedwas Infants to pupils currently in year 5 will have the opportunity to spend the morning with their new teachers for September. This will be an excellent opportunity for the pupils and class teachers to get to know each other before the start of the new school year.

Bling your Bike/Scooter to School Day: Friday 6th July

As part of our Active Journeys initiative, we will be having a ‘Bling your Bike/Scooter Day’ on Friday 6th 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!

Special Event – Behaviour Award: Tuesday 10th July

This year Special Event will be taking place on Tuesday 10th 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 to keep the trip as a ‘surprise’.

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.