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Childhood influenza vaccination programme 2018-19

Information for primary schools.


You can download/read the following:


2018 Flu vaccine information for primary schools v1 Cym

2018 Flu vaccine information for primary schools v1 Eng

2018 Primary School Headteacher letter_v1 Eng Cym


Dates

Tuesday 16th October – FoM meeting at 9:15am

Wednesday 17th October – Flu vaccinations


Upcoming Dates
Thursday 25th October – Halloween Disco
Friday 26th October – School finishes at 3:15pm for half term


Friends of Maendy
There will be a Friends of Maendy meeting being held on Tuesday 16th October at 9:15am please come along if you are able to attend. The group will be planning events for the year, including our upcoming Halloween Disco.


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 phrase of the week for this coming week will be:


Sut mae tywydd heddiw? – What is the weather today?


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.


Absences and Lates
All absences must be reported to our school office by 9:00am by leaving a message either at the office or by telephone. We thank you again for your co-operation with this matter. Any children arriving late to school must be taken directly to the school office by the parent. We must respectfully request that children are not lifted over the fence into the outdoor classrooms as this is a health and safety issue.  

 

Our school target is 95.5%. The school’s current attendance record is 94.8%. Below is the weekly attendance for all year groups:


Nursery 78.6% Reception 94.6% Year 1/2B 93.0% Year 1/2K 96.9%  

Year 3 95.7% Year 4 93.6% Year 5 93.7% Year 6 95.7% SNRB 93.6%


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.