News for Parents
The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will become effective from 25th May 2018, due to this we will be reviewing permission previously given by parents, further details will follow.
Children have had a great time celebrating sport relief.
A total of £59.71 was raised
St Aidan’s Church in Wales VA School have taken the whole school to a day in Ty’r Pererin in St David’s Cathedral for a day reflecting on the meaning of Christmas. The school are regular visitors to the pilgrimage centre run by Janet Ingram and participate in the events run there. The day began by all the children coming together to imagine what it will be like on Christmas Eve and why there might be a crib scene in a house. They then split into groups and walked to the cathedral where they spent time looking and thinking about different aspects of the birth of Jesus. Volunteers have spent many hours preparing stations around the cathedral, where first the children peered through a keyhole and used the clues to guess who’s house they were entering. There were 4 stations – The Wise men’s observatory tent, with maps and telescopes; Mary’s house with blankets and a crib; Joseph’s house with woodworking tools and grain for the donkey; the shepherd’s fields with sheep and bushes. The pupils worked their way around the stations which were manned by volunteers and thought about the feelings of each group of people.
After lunch the whole school went to the centre of the cathedral and entered the city of David, Bethlehem. In there they were greeted by the tableau of Mary, Joseph, a shepherd and a king. It was a magical moment and the younger children were mesmerized by what they saw. It began the Christmas celebrations in school and everyone felt moved by the experience, giving the real meaning of Christmas.
Class 3 hosted a family worship on the theme of Courage. They spoke about how the lion needed courage in the Wizard of Oz and also how Daniel needed courage when he faced Goliath. They gave ways in which they have shown courage and how they can support others and give them courage to tackle things they find daunting. It was lovely to see so many parents supporting us and we look forward to the next Family Worship in the Spring Term.
Do you know what apps your child is using?
Do you know what your child and the people they meet are doing and saying online?
Are you looking for help, so you can help your child avoid?
We have recently become aware of a new platform children and young people are using called ‘Hollerchat’. It is a video chat system where you are connected with a random person around the world to chat face to face. Whilst seeking advice about this we have been made aware of a website which is quite useful, please find the link below:
Please find below a link for Tips and advice for keeping children safe on Minecraft:
We are supported by All Wales School Liaison Core Programme, Dyfed Powys Police.
Information on the web for teachers, pupils and parents on:
- Drugs and substance misuse
- Social behaviour and the community
- Personal safety
Please find below links to Parent Networking:
Play Sufficiency Assessment: Play Opportunities Survey for Parents
The Play sufficiency team are undertaking a Play Sufficiency Assessment for the Welsh Government. This assessment takes place every three years, and a part of the assessment is to find out the views of parents around:
- Play opportunities and current access
- How the community supports children and young people to access play
- The barriers that prevent children and young people from playing
Please find below links to the parent survey:
Please find below the link to our unique Performance Appraisal for our wonderful Tempest production:
The New Children’s Commissioner for Wales Sally Holland role is to protect and promote the rights and welfare of children and to be the voice of children and young people in Wales. To do this, she needs to know from children and young people, as well as those who work with them, what key areas of work she should focus on.
The surveys for different age ranges can be found here http://www.childcomwales.org.uk/en/what-next/.
We would encourage all pupils to complete the survey.