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Cases of measles are being reported in the region and we want to support public health colleagues by sharing information as widely as possible about the symptoms/what to do. You can view/download the following two letters.


2018-03-08 SE Wales Measles 2018 GWENT - Students letter


2018-03-08 SE Wales Measles 2018 GWENT - Schools letter


Dates
Monday 11th June – John Muir to work with Year 6 pupils
Monday 11th June – Road Safety Session for Year 6 pupils
Tuesday 12th June – Selected pupils to visit Garnteg Primary
Wednesday 13th June – SNRB trip to Barry Island
Thursday 14th June – SNRB Parent only workshop for candle making
Thursday 14th June – Family Fun Friday for Rec/Y1/Y2 – Welsh story and games 2pm
Friday 15th June – SCHOOL CLOSED TO PUPILS FOR INSET

Summer Fete
The PTA will be holding the annual Summer Fete on Thursday 12th July. They have kindly asked for any donations of toys, bric-a-brac or children’s books, which could be sold on stalls.


Parking
There has been some concern from members of the community about people parking on the double yellow lines outside of the school for pupil pick up and drop offs. Please can you be mindful of where and how you are parking to ensure that it is safe for yourselves and others.


Other Upcoming Dates
Monday 18th June – Trip to Kingswood
Tuesday 19th June – Design to Smile Visit
Thursday 21st June – Yr2, 3 and 4 children to watch performance at The New Theatre
Wk Commencing 25th June – Health, Fitness and Well-being Week (Children to wear P.E kit all week)
Tuesday 26th June – Sports Day
Wednesday 27th June – Nursery Sports Day @ 10am
Monday 2nd July – ‘You, me and ICT’ assembly, which parents are invited to attend. KS2 – 9:15 and FPh- 2:30
Wk Commencing 9th July – Dynamo Week
SUMMER TERM ENDS FRIDAY 20th JULY

Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July – School closed to pupils for INSET



Welsh Phrase of the Fortnight

We continue to encourage everyone to use Welsh throughout the week.  We are trying to use simple familiar phrases to


Dilynwch y fi – Follow me


Attendance

Maendy is a ‘Rights Respecting School’.  The United Nation Article 28 states ‘every child has the right to have a primary education’. We are linking our attendance performance to this article.


Our school target is 95.5%. The school’s current attendance record is 95.0%. Below is the weekly attendance for all year groups:


Nursery 87.3% Reception 93.1% Year 1 94.6% Year 2 96.9% Rising 3’s 88.3%

Year 3 95.5% Year 4 94% Year 5 95.2% Year 6 94.8% SNRB 90.7%








This year, Torfaen Council’s education service have launched a ‘Strive for 95!’ initiative to improve pupil attendance and reduce unauthorised absence in all Torfaen schools. Every pupil who achieves 95% attendance or higher during each school term will be entered into a prize draw at the end of the school year to win £50 of high street vouchers. Please see Torfaen’s website for further details; https://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/EducationLearning/SchoolsColleges/AttendanceBehaviourWelfare/AttendanceatSchool/School-Attendance.aspx


 

Important Information for Parents and Carers.


Torfaen Leisure Holiday Activities

http://www.torfaenleisuretrust.co.uk/en/holiday-programme


Please download the Analysis of Parent Questionnaires - 2017 here.


Please note that a copy of the consultation report - Croesyceilog School: reducing the 11-16 capacity to 1200 places, is now available on the Torfaen website. Please click on the link below.

http://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/EducationLearning/21st-Century-Learning/Latest-News.aspx


Attendance Survey

We would be grateful if you could take a few moments to complete a short survey on attendance. Please click the links below…


Parent questionnaire- https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/rmblmg                                                             

Professional questionnaire- https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RXC367C



160701-hwst-primary-en.pdf Parking outside schools (1).pdf

Vision Statement:

At Maendy Primary School we aim to provide pupils with a curriculum which:

Promotes social, emotional and personal well-being to develop confidence, a positive self-image and respect of their own and others’ abilities, values and cultures;

Provides a wide range of creative opportunities to develop skills to become independent life-long learners;

Empowers parents and carers to support home learning through a variety of media including ICT.