Dear Parent/Carer,

Thank you very much for supporting the Jeans for Genes collection on Friday!

Once the total collected has been confirmed, I’ll let you know.

Our Cadog Hall was opened on Friday by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Jane Mudd and she was joined by the Executive Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Deborah Davies. Also in attendance were representatives from Newport Norse Building Services, Newport City Council, Newport City Homes, MVR Solutions, TPS construction and school Governors. I’m pleased that also able to attend was past pupil, Mr David Woolven, who is so supportive of our school.

Pupil Ayda Ribeiro, who came up with the name Cadog Hall, helped Councillor Jane Mudd to unveil the plaque.

Our choir sang two songs and performed so well! We were all so proud of them! It was a lovely chance to share our building with the wider community.

Year 1 and 2’s Into the Wild Immersion Days last week were lots of fun and Year 1 classes really liked meeting the Blue Tongued Skink!

Stow Hill Pantry
One of the first activities that will be running from the downstairs Family Room (by the Nursery entrance) in the Cadog Hall, is a Food Pantry and this will start this Thursday and will run from 3.00- 4.00pm.

The ‘Stow Hill Pantry’ continues the food bank project that was based at Newport Cathedral in the summer holidays and is being generously funded by their congregation. If you accessed food bags then or would like to receive one on Thursday, please pop in. We have enough bags of food staples such as bread and milk to be able to support twenty five families.

The Stow Hill Pantry will run for this term and funding will then be reviewed. If you work for a business who may be able to help Newport Cathedral with this, please let me know.

Pupil Participation Groups
Voting has taken place for School Council, Eco Team and Criw Cymraeg members and children wanting to be Digital Leaders have filled in an application form. Their badges will be given out in Wednesday’s assembly.

Class Twitter accounts have been updated for this year. I hope that you will be able to see your child’s class posts. Although we share lots with you on Seesaw, we also use Twitter so that you can see some of the other lovely things that classes are doing.

If you get the chance, please also have a look at some of our school news @StWoolosPrimary. We also have a professional learning Twitter account which you might want to have a look at @StWoolosLearning

The new addresses are shown below:

Foundation Phase

Diary Dates
Upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday 4th October – Bring a Tin Day (or packet). Children wear casual clothes in return for bringing in food for Harvest
  • Wednesday 5th October – Harvest Festival (Food will be given to The Raven House Food Bank, based at Stow Park Church.)

Parent Meetings:

  • Tuesday 4th October – 2.30-3.15pm – Reception Reading Meeting
  • Thursday 6th October – 9.00-10.30am – Family Learning – Reading at Home with Year 1/2 Pupils (Your child will join you at the end of the session for an activity. Session run by Mrs Couch) Thank you for suggestions for Family Learning this year. We have tried to incorporate as many of them as we can. I hope that lots of you will be able to join us.

Very kind regards,

HL Vaughan