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Sponsored Read 2018

As a school we are always aiming to raise the awareness of the importance of reading.

Reading regularly is crucial both to help children improve their literacy standards and to give them the skills to be able to engage in reading for pleasure.

We have decided to run a sponsored read to encourage children to read more and hopefully raise some funds to put towards purchasing books for the children to use in school.

The Holy Name School Sponsored Read 2018 sponsorship form which will go home with your child today can be used to choose a target of how many books your child is going to challenge themselves to read during a 3 week period from Mon 30th April until Fri 25th May.

Once they have decided upon their target they can see if friends and family are willing to sponsor them!

Could all sponsorship forms (including any money raised) please be handed into the office by Wednesday 6th June.

Thank you for your support!

The Community Fridge

Amy came to talk to us about the Community Fridge which has now opened outside the Abergwaun Gateweay Club.

This resource is for everyone in the local community and the aim is to make best use of food that would otherwise go to waste.

The space has a fridge and shelving area where a variety of different food products can be stored and made available for anyone to make use of.

For more information you can go to the website http://transitionbrogwaun.org.uk/community-fridges/ or follow their Facebook page to get updates about the food they have in stock.

This project is part of the national CommunityFridgeNetwork which is led by the environmental charity HUBBUB.

February Newsletter

February Newsletter

First Communion Enrolment Mass
Thank you to the pupils, families and staff who joined us on Sunday February 11th for enrolment Mass.

Jamboree
Pupils from Classes 4 and 5 enjoyed a morning at the Haverfordwest Jamboree where they took part in a range of singing and dancing activities.

Class 5 visit to Swansea
Pupils from Class 5 travelled to Swansea where they represented the school at a service to celebrate the visit of the Papal Nuncio to the Diocese of Menevia.
In the afternoon they enjoyed a visit to the National Waterfront Museum

Internet Safety
Class 3 worked with PC Llewellyn to carry out activities designed to help them understand the importance of internet safety.
If you are looking for advice about digital safety Vodafone produce some excellent magazines for parents which can be found at http://www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting.html/

Extreme Reading
As part of our World Book Day activities we are running an Extreme Reading Photo competition. Please take a photograph of your child reading in an unusual place and send it into school by Thursday 1st March. There is a prize for the best entry from each class.

St David’s Day
On Thursday pupils can wear National Costume or Welsh Rugby Shirts to school. If they are wearing rugby shirts please could they wear school trousers and not jeans.

Classes 2, 3,4 and 5 will be attending Mass at 10am and families are welcome to join us in the Church.

Pupil Attendance
Following an attendance review carried out by the Local Authority if your child has attendance of less than 93% for this school year so far you will be receiving a letter at the end of the week – this is for information only. Our target for the year is 95.5%

Parent’s Evenings
Teaching staff will be available to meet with parents on March 20th (between 5pm and 7pm) and March 21st (3.30pm – 5.30pm)
If you would like to book an appointment please speak to Mrs Jones.

Reminders
Please can we remind you that for health and safety reasons pupils are not allowed to use the adventure trail and climbing wall at the start and end of the day.

Dates for your Diary
March 1st – 10am Saint David’s Day Mass
March 20th – Parent’s Evening 5pm – 7pm
March 21st – 10am ALN Coffee Morning
March 21st -1.30pm Pre School Stay and Play
March 21st – Parent’s Evening 3.30pm – 5.30pm
March 28th – Stay and Play
Easter Holidays – Friday March 30th

Trip to Swansea.

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Class 5 visited the Cathedral in Swansea, they were delighted to attend the special Mass to celebrate the visit of the Papal Nuncio. It was lovely to see so many diocesan schools represented and to be part of it.

In the afternoon they visited the Waterfront Museum and enjoyed exploring forces with a workshop session and finding out about different games consoles from the 1970’s onwards.

Kerbcraft

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Year 1 children successfully completed their Kerbcraft course and enjoyed sharing their road safety knowledge in Collective Worship. Sally from the PCC Road Safety team presented them all with certificates and goody bags. Llongyfarchiadau bawb!

Attendance

Our attendance target for this year is 95.5%

Congratulations to the 16 pupils who were here every day this term!

Anwen S, Osian T, Levi, Ieuan, Olivia, Charlie P, James, Jac J, Owain, Tala, Caleb, Johnny, Riley H, Lexi, Max and Millie

Da iawn pawb!

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