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Dates
Friday 19th January 2018 – Yr1/2 Spice Credit Workshop on ‘modelling’



OHSL Clubs

Due to staffing, we have unfortunately had to cancel the Zumba club we were originally hoping to offer. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please see alternative clubs available.


Healthy Schools

Maendy is a Healthy School and has a reward system in place for healthy lunchboxes. Please encourage your child to eat healthily by replacing chocolate and crisps with healthy options such as salad/raw vegetables and fruit. Similarly, snacks for break times should consist of fruit, carrot sticks, etc.  


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 help develop our speaking skills. Please encourage your child to speak Welsh as much as they can out of school.  

Our Welsh phrases of the fortnight will be:

Mae hi’n……….        It is…

amser chwarae      play time

amser cinio          dinner time

amser mynd adre   home time



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 95.2%. Below is the weekly attendance for all year groups:


Nursery 84.3% Reception 93.2% Year 1 95.1% Year 2 97.3% SNRB 89.3%

Year 3 95.6% Year 4 93.4% Year 5 95.1% Year 6 97.1% Rising 3’s 85.4%







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



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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.