Dear Parent/Carer,

The official Central and local Government period of mourning for her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II runs until the end of the week, and our book of condolence, which children and adults are signing, will stay open until Friday.

Thank you very much to the member of our school community who arranged anonymously for us to receive through the post last week, a copy of the recently published book by Michael Morpurgo, ‘There Once Is a Queen’. I really appreciate their generosity and for thinking about the children’s needs. The book has been put on the special display outside my office, where the book of condolence is, and where all the children can have a look at it. Thank you 😊

We have good news about the opening of our Cadog Hall. Newport City Council have given permission for it to go ahead on Friday as originally planned. The new hall will be opened by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Jane Mudd. The Cabinet Member for Education, Councilor Deborah Davies, will also be attending, along with Governors and invited guests. Jayne Bryant MS is now unable to attend but has sent her apologies and has promised to come to see the children when she can.

Also attending as a special guest will be pupil Ayda Ribeiro, who suggested the winning name for the new hall. For those pupils new to the school, Ayda chose the name Cadog because he was the son of St Gwynllyw (St Woolos).

This Week

Children in Years 3 and above voted for their House Captains and Vice-Captains today, after listening to such amazing speeches from candidates in Year 6. The final results are shown below. Well done to them and all the pupils who were brave enough to put themselves forward. Those who voted gave a lot of thought to their choices and we were all so proud of the children this afternoon!

Diary Dates

Apologies that we have been unable to send out the Diary Dates sheet on Friday. It will come as soon as possible this week, once any remaining trips have been finalized.

Parent Governor

We have a vacancy for a Parent Governor, following the resignation of Mrs Donna Parker. Nomination forms will come out this week. Parent Governors play a really important part in the Governing Body, because they speak for all of the parents and pupils. You do not need any qualifications but would just need to be committed to working with everyone in the school for the benefit of the pupils.

Please feel free to ask about the role if you are interested in it.

Very kind regards,
Heather Vaughan