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Newsletter 26th January 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Llwynu Lane, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. NP7 6AR

 

Headteacher: Mrs S Davies                   Chair of Governors: Mrs M Harris

 

Thursday January 26th 2017

 

Dear Parent or Carer,

 

Attendance

The Winning Class is: Mrs Williams’ Class – Bendigedig!

 

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We aim for every class to get 100% attendance each week. Anything over 95% is good. Last term we managed to achieve our attendance target of 95%.

 

Training Day

The school will be closed to all pupils on Monday January 30th 2017 for a training day. School re-opens on Tuesday January 31st 2017.

 

Golden Rules

We have begun to introduce a new approach to behaviour management in school, starting with our ‘Golden rules’. These rules are ‘moral values’, they are the vision for the school and for each person it nurtures. The Golden Rules are a vision of the people we want our children to be. They are the moral values which underpin all the choices and decisions made by the school and its learners.

 

  • We are honest – we don’t cover up the truth
  • We are kind and gentle – we don’t hurt  others and we don’t hurt their feelings
  • We listen and work hard – we don’t interrupt and we don’t waste our own or others’ time
  • We look after property – we don’t waste or damage things.

 

We will also begin awarding golden tickets each week to those children who not only look after property but who wear the correct school uniform to school, each week.

 

Music Tuition Fees

A reminder that music fees are now due for the spring term. These are charged at £55 per instrument. If you are finding meeting these fees a challenge you can apply for financial support through Monmouthshire County Councils Access Fund. Mrs Owen in the office will be able to help you with this.

 

Events in the Community

I am regularly asked to promote events in our newsletter, here are just a few:

  • Digital Parenting – an exclusive talk by therapist and behaviour consultant Nicky Huntchinson – Wednesday 22nd February 7pm at Abergavenny Community Centre. www.abergavennycc.org
  • New Youth Clubs in Abergavenny – Commencing February 6th with the first session being FREE. For more information contact katiejones@monmouthshire.gov.uk or 07827880055. Facebook @MONYOUTH
  • Abergavenny Single Parents group – for single parents looking for something fun and FREE to do on a Sunday afternoon. Find out more at www.facebook.com/AbergavennySingleParentsClub/

 

School Council

A reminder that the School Council will be visiting Tesco on Tuesday February 7th in the afternoon. Please return all permission slips.

 

A big thank you goes out to those children from the School Council, the Eco Council as well as the Head boy and girl and the Sports Ambassadors who spoke to the governors on Tuesday evening – you did a GREAT JOB!

 

Year 6 Valentine Ball

As is traditional, Year 6 are planning the Valentine Ball for Friday February 10th to raise money towards their annual visit to London. Tickets are on sale to children in key stage 2 and are charged at £1.

 

Dates for your diary:

  • Training Day – Monday January 30th 2017

  • Friday February 10th – Valentine Ball 4:30pm – 5:30pm

  • Half Term Monday February 20th – Friday February 24th 2017

  • St David’s Day Wednesday March 1st 2017

  • Open Morning 9:00am – 12:00pm Friday 3rd March

  • Parent Consultation Meetings Monday March 13th and Tuesday March 14th 2017

  • Abergavenny Eisteddfod Saturday March 25th 2017

  • PTFA Chocolate Bingo Friday March 31st 2017

  • Mrs Taylor and Mrs Phillips’s Class lead the Easter Service –Friday April 7th 2017

  • Break up Friday April 7th 2017

  • Easter Holidays – Monday April 10th – Friday April 21st 2017

     

    Yours sincerely

     

     

     

    Sarah Davies

    Head teacher