Llangors C in W School

FYI

14 Dec 2018


FYI

14 Dec 2018


Concert Downloads and / or DVD

12 Dec 2018

Dear Parents
 
I have just spoken to the filming company regarding the ordering of downloads and / or DVD’s for the Christmas concerts.
They will produce DVD’s if requested, however the download option will produce a higher quality copy.
You will be able to order these on the night of the concerts.  However if you would like to order one and don’t get a chance on the night please send me an email: office@llangorse.powys.sch.uk please include the pupils name so we can send them home with the child as soon as they arrive. 
If you would like a download they can be with you before we break up for Christmas, however if you order a DVD these will not be available until after the Christmas break.
The price for both remains the same as last year £10 for junior and £10 for Infants.  To secure your order, all payments will need to be received before the end of term. 
 
Many thanks
JS Freeland

Newsletter 10.12.18

11 Dec 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School:

Monday 10th December 2018:

 

Dear Parents,

 

We are coming to the end of term and what a busy end it is turning out to be.  We are all busy with the concerts in terms of rehearsals, costumes and providing scenery and lights etc. for the first concert at our new school.

 

Thanks must be extended to Mr Phil Rees (parent), who, over the weekend has built a fantastic frame so that we are able to hang two backcloths.  The children were so disappointed at the thought of not having a backcloth so they were thrilled to come into the hall this morning.   Thank you so much Phil.

 

Also thanks to Becky Jones (parent) who approached Theatre Brycheiniog to see if they would lend us some lights.  They have agreed to do so and they are arriving Tuesday.   We hope they will be suitable.

 

Thanks also to the staff for the hours and hours of sewing to make costumes.   I know we have many, many costumes but there is always a load to make every year.  Led by Miss Jenkins, who has designed some stunning outfits, they have been hard at work every night for the last 2 weeks.

 

A reminder of dates and times of events between now and Christmas:

 

Wednesday 12th December  -             Junior Christmas Concerts      7p.m.

Thursday 13th December

Friday 14th December

 

Monday 17th December  -                  Infant Christmas Concerts      7p.m. 

Tuesday 18th December

 

The filming of the Junior Concert will take place on Thursday 13th December  -  could we ask that no young children / babies are brought on this particular night.   The Infant concert will be filmed on Monday 17th December and again we ask that no young children attend.

 

Wednesday 19th December                Christmas Dinner  (Please make sure you have ordered)

 

Thursday 20th December                    First opening of Post Box

                                                            Children’s parties

 

Thursday 20th December                    Christingle at Llangors Church 6p.m.

 

All children are able to write their Christmas cards and post them in the ‘post box’ in the corridor just outside the hall.   The box will then be opened on the Thursday and the Y6 pupils will ‘deliver’ the cards to the children.  This is a very festive and fun morning.

 

Christmas parties will be held in the afternoon of Thursday 20th December.  Please could each child bring their own plate of party food.   We will provide the drinks.

 

The Christingle is a wonderful and festive service held at the Church, where carols are sung and a Christingle orange is given to every child (lit).   The children then process around the Church to the singing of Away in a Manger.   This is a very special ‘end’ to the school Christmas festivities and I hope as many children and parents as possible will attend. 

 

We break up from school on Friday 21st December 2018 and return on Tuesday 8th January 2019.

 

May I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.

 

 

Best wishes

Lynne Jones

Headteacher

 

 


Llangors Village Hall Christmas Fair -Today

10 Dec 2018


Message from the PTA

07 Dec 2018

Dear all, 

Christmas is approaching and the PTA are getting ready to make hampers for the Christmas concerts. We would be very grateful for any contribution you can make however big or small  - this year we are looking particularly for Christmas treats (including food, drink and smellies). Please could we ask that all hamper donations are brought into school by Tuesday 11th December at the latest? Your support as ever is much appreciated. 

This year the PTA will also be serving mulled wine and minced pies before each of the Christmas concerts...We will be busy baking, but If any of you would be kind enough to bake a few mince pies to support us we would be ever so grateful. 

Wishing you all a very happy festive period and look forward to seeing you at the school Christmas events. 

Very best wishes 
The PTA 

PTA 100 Club

05 Dec 2018

100/200 Club 

 

The PTA is running a 100/200 Club this year to raise money for items for school.  

 

How does it work? 

 

Teachers, parents, family and children are invited to ‘buy’ a number for the year.  Each number costs £5.On the last Monday of each half-term, the first three numbers drawn from a pot will win cash prizes (1st: £20, 2nd: £10, 3rd: £5).  

 

The first draw will take place on 18th Feb 19 so if you would like to be part of the 100/200 Club and in with a chance to win the prizes, you can get your numbers by completing the form below and sending it with the correct money in to school with your child, clearly marked 100 Club. Forms will also be available at the Christmas concerts.

 

Your Name:                                      Name of child: 

 

Your Phone number:                                Child’s Class: 

 

I enclose £            for           tickets for the 100/200 Club

 

Your details will be held and used for the sole purpose of informing you of any winning numbers and will not be shared with anyone else.

 


Christmas Dinner

04 Dec 2018

Dear Parents
 

Christmas Dinner

 We would like all children to have dinner on Wednesday 19th December.  It is a traditional turkey dinner and the children will not be made to eat anything they don’t like, there will be a vegetarian alternative.

The cost of the dinner is £3.00, however, the cost for the parents will only be £2.30 the extra 70 pence will be donated by a parent who wishes to remain anonymous.  It is a lovely festive occasion where all the children are served dinner by the teachers and everybody is in the hall together.

If you do not wish your child to have Christmas dinner they will need to bring a packed lunch to eat in the hall at the same time.

The cook needs to know how many children will be having Christmas dinner.  Could you please complete the form on schoop asap or email the school to let me know.  We need to know by Monday at the latest.

Please pay via Parent Pay.  Parents who have not yet signed up to parent pay please activate your account asap or contact the school.
 
Thank you
JS Freeland
 


Parents of Boy ruby trolls and golden rushes - costumes

04 Dec 2018

Dear parents
 
As we are preparing for the Christmas concerts there are a few costume items which your child will need to bring into school as soon as possible.  All items will need to be on a hanger with their names on.
Boy Ruby Trolls – Bright red t-shirt (no logos)
Golden Rushes – Dull coloured (Brown, Khaki, dark green etc) plain t-shirt or similar coloured checked shirt and blue jeans (ideally a little loose rather than tight and also a little scruffy – no problem if they have holes in them).
Many thanks much appreciated.

Christmas Concert - PTA

28 Nov 2018

Dear all, 

Christmas is approaching and the PTA are getting ready to make hampers for the Christmas concerts. We would be very grateful for any contribution you can make however big or small  - this year we are looking particularly for Christmas treats (including food, drink and smellies). Please be aware that all proceeds from hamper raffle ticket sales go to the PTA and we will be in touch shortly regarding some exciting ideas we have for spend in the year ahead. Please could we ask that all hamper donations are brought into school by Tuesday 11th December at the latest? Your support as ever is much appreciated. 

This year the PTA will also be serving mulled wine and minced pies before each of the Christmas concerts...We will be busy baking, but If any of you would be kind enough to bake a few mince pies to support us we would be ever so grateful. 

Finally a gentle reminder that the PTA are always keen to hear from anyone who is able to support PTA fundraising activities. Attendance at meetings is not a requirement and please be assured that any contribution however small is really appreciated. We are all hear for a common cause, to raise money to better our children’s access to opportunities in school. 

Wishing you all a very happy festive period and look forward to seeing you at the school Christmas events. 

Very best wishes 
The PTA 


Christmas Concerts

26 Nov 2018

Christmas Concert Tickets

Tickets for the Junior Concert will be on sale from tomorrow 27th November.  First come first served!!  Please send ticket money in to school in an envelope with the details of which concert date you would like, how many tickets and the child's name.

Prices remain the same at a cost of £4 for Junior’s and £2 for Infants. 

Infant tickets will be on sale soon.  More information to follow.

The filming for the DVD’s will take place on the Thursday evening of the junior concert and Monday evening of the infant concert. 

 

Junior Concert – To be a Firebird

                                    Wednesday 12th December    7pm

                                    Thursday 13th December        7pm

                                    Friday 14th December             7pm

 

Infant Concert          Monday 17th December          7pm

                                Tuesday 18th December         7pm


PLEASE READ

23 Nov 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School

Friday 23rd November 2018

 

 Head Lice

We seem to be getting several reports of head lice in the school.  Can we please ask that everyone checks and treats (if needed) their child’s hair over the weekend and to continue to be especially vigilant with combing and checking daily so we can eradicate head lice from school.

We do have the Christmas concerts approaching where the children will be having their hair combed and dressed for their part.  Please can the children ensure they bring their own brush on the nights of the concert.

I have included information of how to check and what to do if you find head lice on your child.  It is also suggested that long hair should be tied back and kept close to the head in a plat to help prevent any cases of head lice.  Thank you

 

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/skin-hair-and-nails/head-lice-and-nits

 

https://gov.wales/docs/phhs/publications/140407headlicefactsheeten.pdf

 

http://www.onceaweektakeapeek.com/

 

 

The Giving Machine

When you are buying Christmas presents online you can generate a free cash donation for the school just by clicking via www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk. You’ll find over 2,000 of the most popular stores, so it’s easy for you to make a difference without it costing you a penny more than the normal purchase price of your item.  Please pass the message on to other parents, friends and families.
Llangors Church In Wales School on TheGivingMachine :
https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/llangors-church-in-wales-school

 

 

Christmas Concert Call Out

Looking for ingenious ideas for a freestanding method of hanging our backcloths (We are not allowed to out anything in the walls this year.) We have some ideas, but at this stage the more the better! If you've an idea about what we could build, please let us know.   You can email the office (office@llangorse.powys.sch.uk) or just pop into school.  The concerts are only a couple of weeks away so we need to get cracking. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lynne Jones

Headteacher


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The Giving Machine

14 Nov 2018

Dear All,
 
TheGivingMachine is a great fundraising site that lets you raise donations for Llangors Church In Wales School whenever you shop online. It’s easy to use and doesn’t cost you (or us) a penny!
TheGivingMachine is a fundraising charity setup to help other charitable causes raise money online. By signing up and shopping online via TheGivingMachine you will generate a free cash donation for us. With over 2,200 of your favourite retailers, including Amazon, Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Thomas Cook, Sainsbury, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners, you are bound to find what you need and generate a donation.
To start raising free donations go to https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/llangors-church-in-wales-school
and join – it’s that easy.
You can also download the free desktop reminder app to help you remember to always shop online via TheGivingMachine https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/shop-and-give/
 
We registered with The Giving Machine a few years ago and to date we have managed to raise £394 for the school.  Unfortunately, due to the last few years of Year 6's leaving, we currently only have a handful of 'Givers'.  So please spread the word to all the family, Grannies, Granddads, Uncles, Aunties and all of your friends.
Thank you for your support.

Children's Christmas Cards PTA

09 Nov 2018
**Christmas Cards**
 
The children have been busy designing their own Christmas cards and they have all done a brilliant job!
 
Each design is available to view via the following link:
 
 
Do not try to order online, order forms will be sent home with the children. These need to be completed by parents and returned to the school, along with payment (cash or cheques made payable to Llangors School PTA) by Friday 16 November.
 
The cards cost £5 for a pack of 12 and the school receive £1.25 per pack.
 Many thanks
 PTA

Tonight - An Evening of War Time Memories

07 Nov 2018

Dear Parents
 
An Evening of War Time Memories
All the children have been busy practicing and getting ready for tonights activities.  There will be light War Time Refreshments, War Time Songs, Poetry, Memorabilia and much more.
The evening will start at 6pm and should be finished before 7.30pm. 
Could all the Year 6 children, if possible, dress as evacuees (shorts or trousers and plain shirt for the boys and a plain skirt and shirt for the girls) and the rest of the children dress in black bottoms and white shirt or polo shirt (just their uniform without their jumper).
This evening is for everyone.  More the merrier!

FYI

26 Oct 2018


Children in Need Day

25 Oct 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School

25th October 2018

Dear Parents

 

Children in Need Friday 16th November

Once again the school will be fund-raising for Children in Need.  We will be having a non-uniform day where the children can dress up in whatever they want (pyjamas, princesses, knights, superheros or just jeans and t-shirt).

The suggested minimum donation of £1 should be brought into school.  The children will be creating a Pudsey out of coins so could you also send in any spare coppers etc.

Thank you once more for your generosity in supporting our fund-raising and we look forward to letting you know how much we have raised in our next newsletter.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Llangors School Council


War Time Memories!

25 Oct 2018


Battery Recycling

24 Oct 2018

Battery Recycling Point

We have recently signed up to a competition where there is a possibility of winning £500 worth of Amazon vouchers.

Aside from the £500, the aim of the scheme is to help the county meet recycling targets, cut landfill and carbon emissionssupport Eco-schools work and inspire the next generation to recycle more.  

Please recycle all your batteries here.  There is a box in reception where you can just pop them in on your way past school. We would like to encourage children, parents and the local community to collect as many batteries as possible. 

 


FYI

24 Oct 2018


Llangrannog Information

23 Oct 2018

LLangrannog Second Language Course

 18th – 20th March 2019      £152.00 including Urdd Membership

Dear Year 5 Parents,

The time has arrived to ask for the number of pupils who are going to Llangrannog on the above course. The course will be for 3 days (two nights) between 18th and 20th March 2019.

The children will have a chance to go swimming, skiing, tobogganing, horse riding, archery, sports hall activities, Quading, Go Karts and be challenged by the rope course, high ropes and trampolines. At night a twmpath and a disco will be arranged. There may even be a walk to the beach, weather permitting.

The price of £152 includes all the activities during the three days, accommodation, food, bus and Urdd membership.

Please could you return the slip to indicate if your child will or will not attend so that numbers can be submitted. The deposit of £52 a head will need to be paid by 6th November in order to secure your child’s place on the course. Please note, deposits are non-refundable unless a Doctor’s note is submitted.

The remainder of the balance of £100 will need to be paid by February 18th. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you

G Godfrey

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My child _________________________________________ will/will not be going to Llangrannog between 18/04/2019 – 20/04/19 and I enclose a deposit of £52.

 

Signed …......................................................                                                Date...............................

______________________________________________________________________________________________


FYI Caledonian market

23 Oct 2018



U11's Girls Football

22 Oct 2018


FYI

19 Oct 2018



Dates for Diary

17 Oct 2018

Dates for Diary
 
PTA Film Night                        Friday 19th October – 6pm Start
Y3 Tudor Workshop                Wednesday 24th October
Half Term                                Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November
Nasal Flu Vaccine                    Monday 5th November
Wartime Evening                    Wednesday 7th November - 6.30pm Start  Everyone welcome
Rags2Riches                            Tuesday 27th November - clothing collection
Y6 1940’s Museum Trip          Thursday 6th December
Junior Christmas Concert        12th, 13th and 14th December – 7pm start
Infant Christmas Concert        17th and 18th December – 6.30pm Start        
Christmas Dinner                    Wednesday 19th December
School Parties                         Thursday 20th December
1st opening of Postbox            Thursday 20th December
Christingle                               Thursday 20th December – Llangors Church 6pm
Christmas Holiday                   Monday 24th – Friday 4th January 2019
Non Pupil Day                         Monday 7th January 2019      
Parents Evening                      Tuesday 19th February 2019
Half Term                                Monday 25th -  Friday 1st March
Eisteddfod (cookery & Craft)  Monday 4th March 
Eisteddfod                               Tuesday 5th March
Non Pupil Day                         Friday 12th April         
Easter                                      Monday 15th April – Friday 26th April
May Bank Holiday                   Monday 6th May
Half Term                                Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May
BBQ & Presentation                Thursday 18th July
Last day of Term                     Friday 19th July

1940's Museum Trip

17 Oct 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School
 5th October 2018
 
Dear Parents
The 1940’s class trip to the Regimental Museum in Brecon is on Thursday 6th December 2018.
The cost for this trip is £8.60 per child which covers the entry fee, resources and transportation costs. You can now pay this via Parent Pay.  There is a shop on site if the children can bring some pocket money, £3 would be plenty.
We will be leaving school at 9.30am and will return by 2.30pm. 
Please could children dress up as 1940’s children and bring a rationed packed lunch which should be wrapped in greased proof paper and brought in a brown paper bag (as plastic had not been invented).
Ideas for packed lunch: Jam, Spam, cheese, egg sandwiches; seasonal fruit like apples and pears (but no oranges or bananas); home made mince pies, fruit cake, simple sponge or plain biscuits; no cans or fizzy pop but squash or water is fine; no yoghurts, sweets or chocolate.
You can pay for this trip via Parent Pay.
If you have any further questions about this trip, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Mr M Williams

 
 
 


Tennis

16 Oct 2018

The final numbers will be given to Chris Hill tomorrow, so if your child is interested please let the school know by tomorrow morning.

 

ANYONE FOR TENNIS? - We are very fortunate that Chris Hill (tennis coach from Llangynidr) has agreed to run an after school tennis coaching club for 6 weeks this term. The cost of each session will be £6, but if you commit to the 6 sessions then the total cost will be £30. Chris is a professional tennis coach and has years of experience. He is willing to run 2 sessions (15 children in each) on a Thursday evening. 3.45 - 4.30p.m. will be for the Infants (classes 1, 2 and 3) and 4.30 – 5.15p.m. for the Juniors (classes 4, 5 and 6). If there are enough junior numbers he will run a third class from 5.15 – 6p.m.
The club will run on the following dates:


18th October 2018
25th October 2018
8th November 2018
15th November 2018
29th November 2018
6th December 2018


Tudor Workshop

12 Oct 2018

 
Llangors Church in Wales School
12th October 2018
 
Dear Parents
 
Year 4 are studying the Tudors this term so we have organised a class trip to Brecon Cathedral on Wednesday 24th October to take part in different workshops.
The children will have an action packed day where they will be learning the art of weaving and calligraphy, enjoying a Banquet, identifying objects from the time and
The cost for the day including food is £8
 
We will be leaving school at 9.15am and arriving back by 3.30pm.
 
As homework this week it would be great if the children could find/create some clothes that can work as Tudor costumes to make our trip more authentic!

 
 
I give permission for my child __________________________ to go to Brecon Cathedral on Wednesday 24th October 2018


Online application process for Powys secondary school admissions

12 Oct 2018

Parents/carers of all Year 6 pupils who wish make an application for a place in Year 7 at a Powys secondary school in September 2019; Please follow the link below.

 

The online application process for Powys secondary school admissions

is now open - https://customer.powys.gov.uk/article/1158/Apply-for-school-place

 

Allocation dates:

 Parents/guardians will be informed if their child has been allocated a place in their first preference school on the following dates:

Secondary schools:                  1 March 2019

 Any parent/carer wishing their child to attend an out of county secondary school will be required to complete a hard copy of the form which is available by emailing admissionsandtransport@powys.gov.uk or by phoning 01597 826477.


Voice box competition

11 Oct 2018

Dear Parents and Children

Llangors School will be taking part in the Voice Box Competition.  This is a UK-wide joke competition run by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and is supported, in Wales, by the National Association of Head Teachers Cymru (NAHT Cymru) and Parentkind.

 

We will be looking for the school’s funniest joke to submit to the RCSLT for the chance to go through to the final in the Senedd next year.

Each class will hold their own Voice Box Competition and the top two jokes/joke-tellers from each class will go through to our school’s final on November the 14th.

 

We would love each child to start searching for a fantastically funny joke, and to practice telling their jokes ready for the class rounds after half term.

 

We look forward to hearing them!

 

Best wishes

Sharon Quine

SENCO


PTA Film Night

11 Oct 2018

Please join us for our second PTA film night. The kids really enjoyed it last time, it would be lovely to see lots of faces there again this time round. Please note that this event is open to Llangors pupils only, parents are not required to stay as the event will be supervised by PTA members and a member of school staff. 

Film night will be Friday 19th October, 6pm at Llangors School. We envisage the event finishing at 8pm or soon after. 

We’ll be showing Peter Rabbit the Movie and serving popcorn and drinks for £3 per child. 

If children could bring a beanbag or cushion to sit on whilst watching the film that would be great, they are also very welcome to wear PJ’s/onesies! 


Many thanks 
The PTA

FYI - Hockey camps in October Half Term

10 Oct 2018

Hi all,

 

Hockey Wales are delivering three Hockey Holiday Camps in October Half Term! All sessions will be focused on developing skills and having fun! All abilities welcome including beginners.

 

Details:

 

Venue

Date

Time

Cost

Ages

Brecon Leisure Centre

LD3 9SR

Monday 29th October

 

 

10am – 3pm

 

 

£20 per child

 

 

7 - 12

Llandrindod Leisure CentreLD1 6AN

Tuesday 30th October

Maldwyn Leisure Centre SY16 1LH

Thursday 1stNovember

 

If you would like your child to attend, please complete the following link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/midwalesholidayhockey

 

If you have any questions please let me know, feel free to forward this email on to anyone who may be interested.

 

Kind Regards,

Elliot
 

Diolch a Chofion,

Elliot Pottinger

Club Development Officer (Mid and West Wales)

Swyddog Datblygu Clybiau

Areas Covered – Powys, Tywyn and Ceredigion

Hockey Wales / Hoci Cymru


Mobile     07974 783753

Landline  02920 334909


 
 

FYI - Orienteering

10 Oct 2018


FYI - October Half Term Activities

10 Oct 2018

 

October Half Term Booking Form 2018


 

Date

Activity

Where, when, age

Cost 

Monday 29th October 2018

Family Orienteering Day

Nash Woods, Presteigne

10:00am – 12:00pm

 

For all the family to enjoy!!

Adults £2.00

 

Families Only £3.00

 

(Parking £2.50)

 

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Mountain Biking

 

(additional option through the Medium of welsh) in Brecon Beacons National Parks 

Pick-ups available at: -

Gwernyfed High School

Brecon High School

 

10am-4pm

11+ Years

 

*Change of clothes/trainers*                             

£20 without bike hire

 

£35 with bike hire

 

Bike Hire:

Small 5’2-5’6

Medium 5’65’10

Large 5’10-6’2

Wednesday 31st October 2018

 

 

 

Gorge Walking

 

(option through the Medium of Welsh)

 

Meet @Gwernyfed High

   School

10am-4pm

 8+ Years

(confident swimmers)

 

* Change of clothes/trainers

Swim wear & towel needed*

Cost: £25  

Thursday 1st November

 

 

Rugby/Football Camp

 

 

 

Meet @ Brecon High School

Full Day 9am-4pm

Half Day 9am-12:30

5-12 Years

Full Day Cost: £15

 

Half Day Cost: £10

 

 

Please also bring a packed lunch, drinks (including water bottle), sports clothing & trainers.

Dress appropriately for each activity and bring wet weather coat and warm clothing/layers.

For more information and booking forms please contact: sports.development@powys.gov.uk. Available in large print, braille, audio type or an alternative language on request...

 

Terms & Conditions

 

All persons taking part in sporting activities should be in good health and have a reasonable basic level of fitness. You must advise us in advance of any special needs or medical problems that might affect the participant or any other person during the activities.

The nature of the activities we provide, along with the constantly changing environment (weather, etc.) mean that there is an element of risk in the activities which can never be completely eliminated.  Our instructional staff are professionals who operate according to the guidelines set down for each activity by individual governing bodies and our own in-house safety procedures along with our additional outreach instructor risk assessments. It is up to participants to listen carefully to what they say, and act upon their instructions. The instructors will abandon a session should the conditions, or the behavior of an individual, compromise the safety of any members of the group.

In order for you to confirm a booking we will require a non-refundable £10 deposit on all individual activities booked to fully confirm your place, with full payment required two weeks prior to the event date, this will be non-refundable if you cancel with 48 hours of the event. Unless unforeseen circumstances occur including medical or injuries not allowing the participant to take part safely and in good health.

Cancellation for each individual event will require Sport Powys to contact participants 24 hours in advance and a full refund will be made. 

Please place a tick in the following box if you object to photos/filming of your child being used for the promotion of Sport Powys.                                
I enclose a total payment of £.........................................  (Cheques payable to Powys County Council).

Payments can be made by BACS – please contact sports.development@powys.gov.uk if you wish to pay by this method.
Signed:                                                                                                             Date:

 

Please return both the booking form and consent forms along with payment to secure your child’s place(s).
(Non- refundable £10 deposit must be made to confirm booking along with full payment no later than one week prior to the activity date.
We operate on a strict NO deposit NO place basis.
 

To: Sports Development, Neuadd Brycheiniog, Cambrian Way, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7HR.

Contact Number for more information: 01874 612335.
 
 

Parental Consent:

I give permission for my child .................................................................................................... to participate in Sport Powys holiday activities knowing my child being to the best of my knowledge is in good health and actively fit and healthy to take part.

 

Activity: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Full name of person attending: ..........................................................................................................................................................

 

Date of birth: ............................................................... M/F: 

 

Home Address: ............................................................................................................................

 

.....................................................................................................................................................

 

Email address: .............................................................................................................................

 

Telephone contact number: ........................................................................................................    

 

Date of last anti-tetanus injection: .....................................................................................................................................................

 

Details of any specific health problems, allergies, disabilities, special diets etc.:

 

....................................................................................................................................................

 

Name of any medicines to be administered and dosage:

.....................................................................................................................................................            

Can your daughter/son swim 50 meters confidently             Yes       No       N/A  

Emergency Personal information:

Next of kin: .................................................................................  Relationship: .........................

 

Emergency contact numbers: .....................................................................................................

 

Name & address of family doctor: ..............................................................................................

 

.....................................................................................................................................................       

 

Tel.No..........................................................................................................................................

 

Signed………………………………………………………………………………….………………Date:…………………………

 

 


FYI - Mental Health

10 Oct 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day with a focus this year on Youth Mental Health. In this current climate of social media expectations, peer pressure and cyber bullying our youngsters are under potential threat from experiencing mental health issues more than ever before.  

Lots of support help and advice is available for you on Dewis Cymru,Meic,Samaritans and via the Charlie Waller Foundation.

Its massively important all is done to help young people suffering with these health problems that cannot be seen and so quick to be judged. 

 

 

PC Skyrme


Bonfire Theme Day Menu

09 Oct 2018


FYI

09 Oct 2018


FYI - School Crime Beat Protocol

09 Oct 2018



1940's Museum Trip

05 Oct 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School
 5th October 2018
 
Dear Parents
As the Y6 children are currently studying 1940’s we have organised a class trip to the Regimental Museum in Brecon on Thursday 6th December 2018.
The voluntary contribution for this trip is £8.60 per child which covers the entry fee, resources and transportation costs.  There is a shop on site if the children can bring some pocket money, £3 would be plenty.
We will be leaving school at 9.30am and will return by 2.30pm. 
Please could children dress up as 1940’s children and bring a rationed packed lunch which should be wrapped in greased proof paper and brought in a brown paper bag (as plastic had not been invented).
Ideas for packed lunch: Jam, Spam, cheese, egg sandwiches; seasonal fruit like apples and pears (but no oranges or bananas); home made mince pies, fruit cake, simple sponge or plain biscuits; no cans or fizzy pop but squash or water is fine; no yoghurts, sweets or chocolate.
Please could they also bring a shoe box to school as soon as possible, so they can make their gas masks in time for the trip.
 
If you have any further questions about this trip, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Mr M Williams

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04 Oct 2018

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PTA Film Night

02 Oct 2018


Newsletter 1

01 Oct 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School
1st October 2018

Newsletter 1


We are now in October - I cannot believe how quickly September has gone. It has been a busy few weeks settling back into school, sorting and organising classes and various committees, but we have achieved it.

18 pupils moved up from Nursery to the Reception class (Class 1). They have all settled remarkably quickly and well. The photographer from the Brecon and Radnor has visited the school to take a class photo - watch out for it in the B&R over the coming weeks.
Just a reminder that our Harvest Service is next Friday (5th October 2018) at Llangors Church. All classes are practising for their part in the Service and we look forward to welcoming you all to the Church at 1.15p.m. Please could you send your harvest ‘gifts’ to school on Wednesday 3rd October, as the year 6 pupils will be decorating the font with the produce that is brought in to school.

ANYONE FOR TENNIS? - We are very fortunate that Chris Hill (tennis coach from Llangynidr) has agreed to run an after school tennis coaching club for 6 weeks this term. The cost of each session will be £6, but if you commit to the 6 sessions then the total cost will be £30. Chris is a professional tennis coach and has years of experience. He is willing to run 2 sessions (15 children in each) on a Thursday evening. 3.45 - 4.30p.m. will be for the Infants (classes 1, 2 and 3) and 4.30 – 5.15p.m. for the Juniors (classes 4, 5 and 6). If there are enough junior numbers he will run a third class from 5.15 – 6p.m.
The club will run on the following dates:

18th October 2018
25th October 2018
8th November 2018
15th November 2018
29th November 2018
6th December 2018
If you are interested please let me know asap as it will be on a first come basis.
Chris Hill has a facebook page if anyone wants to find out more about what he does.
Please fill in and return the proforma below. Thanks

Thank you to all of you who were able to attend the open parents evening on Tuesday 25th September 2018. We hope you found it useful and informative. If you were unable to attend but would like to visit your child’s class then please do get in touch.

If you have not already done so, please could you fill in the new contacts form that was sent out at the beginning of term. This is to ensure that we have the most up to date contact details for you.

Please let us know your thoughts on the new ‘Tesco’ uniform. Some parents feel that it is not the quality of School Trends and does not wash very well. You can still order through School trends but obviously it gets delivered to school on a half termly basis, not to your own address, as Tesco does. We would be interested in your feedback.

VACANCY: There is a vacancy in the school for a mid day superviser. This will be advertised through the LEA but if you are interested in this position then please let me know and we will send you the relevant application forms.

And finally - we are very pleased and proud to let you know that Mrs Sharon Quine, who had been nominated for a mentoring award with Powys Business Awards, (did you see the photograph in the paper last week?) won her category at a ‘black tie’ reception in Newtown last Friday evening. She has returned, triumphant, with her award. She was nominated by Mrs Pamela McIntosh who is undertaking LSA Level 3 training at the school.
........................................................................................................................................................
My child is interested in the 6 tennis coaching sessions with Mr Chris Hill, the cost of which will be £30 (payable to Chris Hill not the school)

Name of child:________________________________ Class: ____________________

Signed: _____________________________________ Parent / Guardian


FYI

27 Sep 2018


Harvest Workshop

26 Sep 2018


Head lice - PLEASE READ

26 Sep 2018

Head Lice

Once again there seems to be several cases of head lice in the school.  Can we please ask for you to check your child's hair when they come home tonight and be especially vigilant with combing your children’s hair. 

There are a few links below for advice and guidance.  Please read these so we can try to eradicate them.  
Thank you
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/
https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/pdfs/100701headliceen.pdf
 


FYI

21 Sep 2018


FYI

21 Sep 2018


Newsletter 20.09.18

20 Sep 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School

Thursday 20th September 2018

 

Dear parents

 
Open Evening

We have organised an Open Evening at the school on Monday 24th September from

6 to 7pm.  This is a great opportunity for you to look at your child/ children's work, find out what they will be doing this term and have an informal chat with the teacher.  There will also be an opportunity to look around the school, visit other classes and meet the staff.  Please do come along and see the fantastic work that your child has started to produce this term. 
We do apologise it is short notice but this is the only day when all the teachers can attend.

High School Open Evenings for Y5 and Y6 children.

Crickhowell – Thursday 27th September from 5-7pm.

Gwernyfed – Wednesday 3rd October from 6-8pm.

 

Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival will take place at Llangors Church on Friday 5th October starting at 1.30pm. 

This year we have decided to collect Harvest gifts which will be donated to the Brecon Food Bank.  We will be very grateful of food items such as fruit, vegetables, tinned and dried food.  We would be grateful if these could be sent into school before Friday 5th October.

 

Emergency Contact Forms

We still have quite a few emergency contact forms which haven’t been returned.  Please complete and return it to school as soon as possible.

 

Head Lice

Once again there seems to be several cases of head lice in the school.  Can we please ask for you to be especially vigilant with combing and checking your children’s hair. 

 

The Giving Machine

I know it may be too soon but remember, when you are buying Christmas presents online you can generate a free cash donation for us just by clicking via www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk. You’ll find over 2,000 of the most popular stores, so it’s easy for you to make a difference without it costing you a penny more than the normal purchase price of your item.
Llangors Church In Wales School on TheGivingMachine :
https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/llangors-church-in-wales-school

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lynne Jones

Headteacher


FYI Crickhowell Open Evening

13 Sep 2018


Business awards finalist 2018

10 Sep 2018

 
We are pleased to announce Ms Sharon Quine has been short-listed as a finalist for the ‘Mentor of the Year in Hospitality and Lifestyle Award.’  This is one of the categories for The 2018 Powys Business Awards, which is a prestigious annual event.  This is a new category sponsored by Cambrian Training Company.  These awards provide an excellent opportunity for the counties mentors and businesses to raise their profiles, it also gives the chance to showcase their quality and celebrate their success.  
Mrs Pam McIntosh nominated Ms Quine for this award during the summer term.  Mrs McIntosh, who is undertaking her CCLD (Child Care Learning Development) Level 3 has been working alongside Ms Quine since January of this year.  She recently retired from the army after 22 years of service and is a parent of a pupil here at Llangors School.
The film crew will be coming into school on Wednesday 12th September to do some filming in Ms Quines class and surrounding areas of the school.
The winner will be announced at the awards evening on Friday the 28th September.
 I am sure you will all like to join me in wishing her all the best on the night.
 Mrs Lynne Jones MBE

 

Newsletter 5th September 2018

05 Sep 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School

5th September 2018

Croeso  -  Welcome

May I take this opportunity to welcome you back to a new school year with a special welcome to the new families who have joined us.

The pupils appear to have settled in well to their new classes / year groups (and the teachers too!!!)

 

Open Door Policy

Can I remind everyone about our open door policy.  You are very welcome to visit the school at any time to discuss any issues or concerns that you may have.   We are always happy to meet with you. 

You are more than welcome to pop into the school foyer to have a look at the notice board where all up and coming information will be on display also check the website for the latest letters to parents.    We try hard to keep you well informed so please sign up to ‘SCHOOP’ our messenger service at: www.schoop.co.uk and the school code is: 14433.  In addition please and notify us of your email address so newsletters may be sent there too.  If you would prefer a paper copy, please let us know.

 

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Pick up and Bus

At home time we have decided that parents, rather than stand at the gate, can pick their child /children up from the classes.  If you have more than one child, start with the youngest and move around to the other classes.  All children will remain in their class until they are collected.

Parents for Reception, Y1 and Y2 children can enter via the gate by the kitchen and for Y3, 4, 5 and 6 please enter via the bottom gate next to the nursery.  Nursery parents, please wait by the nursey gate.

This will give you the opportunity to discuss anything with their teacher.

 

Contact details

An emergency contact form will be sent home before the end of the week.  It is very important that everyone fills in this form and return it to school even if your details have not changed.

 

Swimming

Autumn Term          Year 6 and Year 5 – Mondays 10th, 17th, 24th September, 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd October. 

Spring and Summer Term - To be confirmed.

The cost for swimming has gone up this term from £2.40 to £2.90 per week (£20.30 for the term) this is due to the limitations of children allowed in the pool and transport costs increasing.  This covers the transport to and from Brecon Leisure Centre and the cost of the Life Guard every week.

Please don’t send any money into school as yet as I am trying to set up ‘Parentpay’ so parents can pay through the cashless system. Details to follow.

Please ensure your child brings a swimming costume and towel in a bag clearly marked with their name, all shorts are to be above the knee.  If you wish your child to wear goggles and haven’t already signed the disclaimer form please ask.

 

Fruit Money

We encourage all children to eat fruit as a snack during morning break.   Your child can bring a piece of fruit from home or alternatively you can buy fruit from the school which is the preferred option.

For Infant children (Classes 1, 2 and 3) the cost is £5 per term (eg. September to December 2018).  The children are given half or quarter of an apple.

For Junior children (Classes 4, 5, 6 and 7) To help us to keep track of the money we would like you to pay for the whole term in advance.  Sept to Dec is 14 weeks at a cost of 70 pence per week the total amount to be paid is £9.80.   The junior children are given a whole apple.

 

After School Clubs

After School Clubs will be starting this term, more information to follow. 

 

Parent and Toddler

Parent and Toddler group will begin next week Wednesday 12th September 2018. 

Sessions run from 9.15am—11.15am.  Parent to help set up the session.

 

Music

Louise Hanslow and John Eyre will visit the school next week giving information and demonstrations to the children regarding learning a musical instrument. If your child is interested in learning violin or guitar (John Eyre) or a Brass / woodwind instrument or piano (Louise Hanslow) then please contact the school for further details.

Music lessons are usually given to the junior children only but please enquire if you have a younger child who is interested.

 

Money

If your child is bringing money into school please can you ensure that it is in a purse or sealed envelope with your child’s name clearly marked. 

Dinner money is £2.30 per day, all dinner money MUST be paid using the ‘Parent Pay’ cashless system.

 

Midday Supervisor vacancy

A vacancy has arisen for a midday supervisor, the hours are 11.45 to 1pm.  If anyone is interested please contact the school.

 

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jones

Headteacher

 

 

 

 


Year 1 Parents

20 Jul 2018

Dear Parents
Mrs MacIntosh and I have thoroughly enjoyed having your children in our class this year, they have all been amazing in different ways.
Thank you so much for your generous presents and beautiful cards, we are so very grateful for your kindness.  We shall be sad to see the children leave but I know they will continue to thrive in Class 3.
We had hoped to have copies of the Cookery Challenge Book for the children to take home but unfortunately the books have only been returned today, so there just isn't enough time.  We hope the children enjoyed the experience, and we have all certainly enjoyed hearing about each child's cookery challenge.
I know the children kept a holiday journal last year and if they would like to use the rest of the book to do the same this year, then I would love to look through them on their return.
Have an amazing summer.
All the best
Sharon Quine

FYI School Menu 2018 19

13 Jul 2018


Y6 Parent Pay

11 Jul 2018

Dear Year 6 parents

Year 6 pupils balances on ParentPay do not transfer across to the high schools in September. Parents will receive new activation codes from the high schools to activate on their ParentPay logins.

 

Please can we ask you not to add any additional credit to balances because of this. If there is any credit on year 6 balances we will refund this during the summer holidays.

 

Many thanks

JS Freeland


School Uniform

06 Jul 2018

Dear Parents
There has been talk of the school changing the colour of the uniform, however you will be pleased to hear that we have decided to stay with jade green.  
We have recently signed up with Tesco uniforms as they offer more competitive prices and a 5%donation to the school.  We have received samples and are happy with the quality but if you do have any feedback please contact the school.
If you have ordered from School Trends this is fine and will still be delivered to the school but from now on could we please ask for you to order from Tesco.
Many thanks


 

Y6 Transition Day

02 Jul 2018


GHS Transition Day

02 Jul 2018


PTA School Fete

28 Jun 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,
 
THE PTA NEED YOUR HELP!!!!
 
Can we please put in an urgent request for donations of prizes for the annual school fete as we seem to have only received one or two items to date? We are sure this has been an oversight, as we know how busy everyone is at this time of year or you are waiting until tomorrow to bring in your generous gifts. BUT we are having a little bit of a panic with only one school day before the end of the week, hence the reminder.
 
The PTA, despite being made of only a handful of members, are working very hard to make this event successful and to raise much needed funds to improve the opportunities for our wonderful young people but we cannot do it alone. 
Please could you donate whatever you can tomorrow?
 
 
Suggested items
 
Bottles of wine/spirits
Bubble bath/fancy soaps/Body lotion
Stationary sets
Toys
Packets of sweets
Packets of biscuits
Cakes
Scented candles
Books
Sets of pens
Fresh fruit/vegetables
Tinned items
 
In fact anything you or your child would like to win on a stall!
 
We are also after any clean/undamaged items of unwanted uniform for the Second Hand Uniform Stall please.
 
We look forward to seeing you Saturday, winning some of the amazing prizes we know will have appeared!
 
Many thanks for your continuing support,
 
Best wishes,
PTA
 

Sports Day

08 Jun 2018

Dear Parents

Sports Day is being held at Gwernyfed High School (GHS) on Friday 22nd June. We are very thankful to the High School for allowing us to use their premises once again. We will be transporting the children to the venue by coach and look forward to seeing as many parent supporters as possible.  Sports Day will commence at 1.30pm.  Parents will be able to park their cars on the sports field, the same as last year.  

We would be very grateful if ALL children could be collected from Gwernyfed so that we can avoid paying for another bus.  If this is going to prove impossible for some families, please could you call the school or contact their class teachers to let them know as soon as possible.

Please could you also complete the below slip and return it to the school before next Friday, 15th June.

Kindest regards and many thanks.

 

Sharon Quine

(Healthy Schools Officer/PE Co-ordinator)

********************************************************

To: Class Teacher

RE. Sports Day – Friday 22nd June, Gwernyfed High School

My child __________________will be collected from Sports Day at GHS by ____________________.

 

My child __________________ will need to travel on a bus back to school from Sports Day at GHS.

Signed…………………………………….        Dated………………………………………….
 


School Nurse - Personal, Social Education

04 Jun 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School

4th June 2018
 
Dear Parents,
The school nurse is coming to school on Wednesday 6th June to deliver the Personal, Social Education programme, which includes sex education, to the Year 6 pupils.
 
If you have any objections to your child attending these sessions, please contact me before 6th June.  If you would like to discuss any aspect of this programme please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at the school.
 
Yours Sincerely
 
Mr M Williams
Year 6 Teacher


PTA Pudding and Wine Event

14 May 2018

 

 

Royal wedding and News Letter

14 May 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School

Monday 14th May 2018

 

Dear Parents

 

Behaviour at playtimes:

Over the past months we have noticed increasingly rough play out on the yard.  Whilst last year we felt that this was due to the lack of space because of the new school build, it does not seem to have improved since moving to the new school where there is far more space available for play.

Children, especially the younger children, are play fighting, chasing and grabbing one another and tossing each other to the ground.  This is resulting in children getting hurt and becoming upset with the aggression shown.   Children often pretend to wrestle and fight but this kind of play is not at all suitable. 

Whilst we have been dealing with this we feel that we need a change of policy.  For the foreseeable future there will be ‘zero tolerance’ to this type of behaviour and pupils will lose some of their playtime and parents will also be informed.  We will remind pupils before each break about the importance of playing together without the aggressive play which leads to pupils being hurt.

The healthy schools team are also working on ideas for ‘zoning’ the yard into areas for different types of play which hopefully will help resolve this issue. 

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

 

Car parking:

I’m sure you’ll agree that the school car park is working really well and is so much easier when dropping off or picking up your children.  Can I just remind you of a few things when using the car park:

  • Park in designated bays if you are bringing your child to the gate or wishing to speak to a member of staff.
  • The drop off point at the front of the school is just for pulling up for your child to exit the car. Please do not leave your car in this area  -  it should be kept clear for the bus etc.
  • There are some parents who need to use the disabled parking spaces -  please try not to park in these areas, especially when other bays are available.
  • Please be aware that the speed for driving in the car park will probably be 5 mph (we are still waiting for signs to be put up). There is always the possibility that a child could run out from behind a parked car.

 

Thanks for your co-operation in this.

 

 

 

 

Theft of bikes:

On Saturday, two youngsters entered the school grounds and moved a lot of equipment around in the Mes Bach Nursery play area, breaking some pots and spoiling plants etc.   They also stole two bikes from outside Class 1.  This was around 7.30p.m. on Saturday evening. 

We have very clear images of them caught on CCTV and these have been forwarded to the police.   If you saw any youngsters around the school or have any information that could be useful we would appreciate you getting in touch with us.

 

School Photographs:

The photographer will be in school on Friday 18th May 2018 for individual and family photographs.   If you wish to have a photograph of your child/children with yourselves, or a younger sibling please be at the school at around 8.30a.m. 

 

PTA Promise Auction  -  Pudding and Wine evening: 

Don't forget the PTA promise auction, pudding and wine evening on Friday 18th May 2018 at 7p.m.    There are lots of great promises to bid for  -   please come along and support the PTA in their sterling efforts to raise much needed funds.  We are very grateful for their hard work and support. 

 

PRE WEDDING PARTY INVITATION:

To celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle we have decided to have a picnic on Thursday afternoon (17.05.2018) at 2p.m.

Please could all pupils bring a plate of picnic food and could they dress up in red / white / blue clothes.    Drinks will be provided by the school for pupils.

Parents , grandparents etc. are also invited.  Come along with your plate of food and join in the party with your child/children.


ROYAL WEDDING PICNIC INVITATION
You are cordially invited to a picnic to celebrate the Royal Wedding
Llangors Church in Wales School
Thursday 17th May 2018 at 2p.m.
Dress Code:  Red/White/Blue                   Food: Bring your own picnic
Cold drinks provided for pupils
Adults  -  bring your own please
There will also be opportunity to look around the school if you have not already done so.
 

Hopefully the weather will be good so that we can sit outside, if not, we will hold it in the school hall. 


Vaccine Info

10 May 2018



Urgent - Please read

08 May 2018
Dear Parents
 
As you are aware, children in years 3, 4 and 5 were vaccinated last week due to a child contracting Hepatitis A.  As this child has a sibling in the nursery, (although they haven't been in school for a few weeks)  it has now been decided to vaccinate the whole school, including the nursery.   These are precautionary measures only.   In hindsight it would have been sensible to vaccinate the whole school last week.  However, we are where we are and as per letter attached, the vaccinations will take place on Thursday 10th May 2018.  
 
 
I fully recommend that you take up this offer of vaccination as it will stop any spread that could occur.   The other plus to the vaccination is that is covers your child for at least 25 years, so if they will be travelling to certain countries that require this vaccination in the future they will be covered.  I myself have had the vaccination prior to holidaying in Kenya (and I had to pay for it!!!)
 
It is very important that you sign and return the medical form attached first thing tomorrow morning.  You can accompany your child but sometimes it is easier if a parent is not present.  If you wish to be present then you are welcome to do so.  Last week the pupils were absolutely marvellous  -  we were so proud of them.
 
If you want further information please do not hesitate to contact me at the school tomorrow.
 
Yours sincerely
Lynne Jones
Headteacher
 
 

URGENT INFORMATION

02 May 2018

LLANGORS CHURCH IN WALES SCHOOL
2nd May 2018
 
Dear Parents
Attached with this message is a letter from Public Health Wales informing you that a child at the school has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A. All the information you need is in the letter but I just wanted to write and re-assure you that we have been told that it is highly unlikely that the infection originated from the school, as it is mostly associated with travelling abroad, or eating soft fruit that has been imported.
 
As the child is in Class 4, pupils associated with that class, or using the same cloakroom facilities will be offered a vaccination as a precaution. The vaccination will be administered tomorrow, Thursday 3rd May 2018, by Powys nursing professionals and a doctor from Public Health Wales. Although this infection is quite rare, there have been two cases diagnosed recently in Wales, one in Neath and one in North Wales - whether or not there is any connection is yet to be confirmed.
 
I fully recommend that you take up this offer of vaccination as it will stop any spread that could occur. The other plus to the vaccination is that is covers your child for at least 25 years, so if they will be travelling to certain countries that require this vaccination in the future they will be covered. I myself have had the vaccination prior to holidaying in Kenya (and I had to pay for it!!!)
 
It is very important that you sign and return the permission slip attached first thing tomorrow morning. You can accompany your child but sometimes it is easier if a parent is not present. If you wish to be present then you are welcome to do so.
 
I will be in school until around 6.30p.m. this evening. If you would like to contact me please do not hesitate to do so.
 
Yours sincerely
Lynne Jones
Headteacher
 


URGENT Information

02 May 2018

LLANGORS CHURCH IN WALES SCHOOL
2nd May 2018
 
Dear Parents
Attached with this message is a letter from Public Health Wales informing you that a child at the school has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A. All the information you need is in the letter but I just wanted to write and re-assure you that we have been told that it is highly unlikely that the infection originated from the school, as it is mostly associated with travelling abroad, or eating soft fruit that has been imported.
 
As the child is in Class 4, pupils associated with that class, or using the same cloakroom facilities will be offered a vaccination as a precaution. The vaccination will be administered tomorrow, Thursday 3rd May 2018, by Powys nursing professionals and a doctor from Public Health Wales. Although this infection is quite rare, there have been two cases diagnosed recently in Wales, one in Neath and one in North Wales - whether or not there is any connection is yet to be confirmed.
 
I fully recommend that you take up this offer of vaccination as it will stop any spread that could occur. The other plus to the vaccination is that is covers your child for at least 25 years, so if they will be travelling to certain countries that require this vaccination in the future they will be covered. I myself have had the vaccination prior to holidaying in Kenya (and I had to pay for it!!!)
 
It is very important that you sign and return the permission slip attached first thing tomorrow morning. You can accompany your child but sometimes it is easier if a parent is not present. If you wish to be present then you are welcome to do so.
 
I will be in school until around 6.30p.m. this evening. If you would like to contact me please do not hesitate to do so.
 
Yours sincerely
Lynne Jones
Headteacher
 
 

National Tests

01 May 2018

Dear parents
The Welsh National Tests start tomorrow.  Please try to ensure children come to school as these tests are very important.

 

Llangrannog

16 Apr 2018

A CHILD SHOULD BRING: you should ensure that a name is shown on each item of clothing. 1. Sleeping bag.
2. Night clothes and toiletries.
3. Spare clothes (not the best).
4. A warm jumper and anorak or raincoat.
5. Play clothes, swimming costume and towels.
6. Trainers or suitable shoes for walking, and an old pair of shoes or wellingtons for the horse-riding and motor bikes.
7. Suitable clothing for skiing and tobogganing i.e. old gloves and an old tracksuit or jeans. (Tracksuit bottoms with “Poppers” are not suitable.)
9. VERY OLD CLOTHES FOR OUR MUDDY ADVENTURE COURSE (April – October). Very old clothes should be sent for this activity – clothes you don’t mind getting very dirty or even thrown away after the activity or on returning home as this activity is very muddy – but a great deal of FUN. A bag is provided for the dirty clothes after the activity.

IMPORTANT: You should ensure that a name is shown on each piece of clothing (especially swim wear) - a large number of untagged items are left every week!
An additional plastic bag would be useful for any wet clothing or towels.
 
You won't need any electrical equipment. I have said that pupils can bring an MP3 playing if they normally listen to this but please no touch screens with other APPs on them.
 
We will be taking lots of pictures using the school iPads and will publish these pictures on the school website once we are back. 
 
Medication - If there is any prescribed medication that your child needs while we are away, please make sure it is labelled and put into a plastic bag. This should be handed to Mr Godfrey on Wednesday morning when they get into school. 
 
Money - There is a small shop where children can buy some sweets and some souvenirs. If you wish to send your child with some money, please make sure it is in a labelled purse/wallet. This should be handed to Mr Godfrey on Wednesday morning. Between £5 and £10 has normally been enough. 
 
If you have any other questions, please contact me either by phone or email.
 
Gordon Godfrey
ggodfrey@llangorse.powys.sch.uk
 
 

Llangrannog Information

20 Mar 2018

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Dear Parent,
We look forward to welcoming your child to the Urdd Centre at Llangrannog. This leaflet gives information on what will be needed for your child’s stay at the Centre.
A CHILD SHOULD BRING: you should ensure that a name is shown on each item of clothing.
1. Sleeping bag.
2. Night clothes and toiletries.
3. Spare clothes (not the best).
4. A warm jumper and anorak or raincoat.
5. Play clothes, swimming costume and towels.
6. Trainers or suitable shoes for walking, and an old pair of shoes or wellingtons for the horse-riding and motor bikes.
7. Suitable clothing for skiing and tobogganing i.e. old gloves and an old tracksuit or jeans. (Tracksuit bottoms with “Poppers” are not suitable.)
8. Pencil and notebook
9. VERY OLD CLOTHES FOR OUR MUDDY ADVENTURE COURSE (April – October). Very old clothes should be sent for this activity – clothes you don’t mind getting very dirty or even thrown away after the activity or on returning home as this activity is very muddy – but a great deal of FUN. A bag is provided for the dirty clothes after the activity.

IMPORTANT: You should ensure that a name is shown on each piece of clothing (especially swim wear) - a large number of untagged items are left every week!

WHAT IS NOT NEEDED
Please don’t allow your child to bring a radio or personal music player (e.g. iPod), video games or expensive toys, torch or mobile phones (there is no reception in the area) to the Centre, and due to Health and Safety regulations, a pocket knife, aerosol sprays (please bring roll-on deodorant), portable electric equipment e.g. hair dryers, ghetto blasters, curling tongs and travel irons are not permitted. If children do bring these personal items then they will be collected at the beginning of the course and returned at the end. Any other valuables may be left at Reception for safekeeping e.g. cameras. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO THE ABOVE ITEMS IF BROUGHT TO THE CENTRE.

SHOP
The Centre has a shop that sells sweets, drinks, souvenirs and presents. The shop is usually opened by accompanying staff at a convenient time to the timetable.

THE BEDROOMS
All children sleep in centrally heated bedrooms. The children are responsible for making their beds and keeping the rooms tidy. We ensure that each child knows where to find help during the night from staff who are close at hand. Corridor lights are on throughout the night. Foam pillows are provided.

MEALS
Four meals are provided each day: breakfast, dinner, tea and supper - with a variety of Healthy Eating menus to suit all tastes. The Centre has been awarded a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 (see http://ratings.food.gov.uk/Welcome.aspx) under the Food Standards Agency’s Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. Children with allergies and special diet requirements are catered for e.g. a nut allergy, gluten free, diabetic, no dairy products, etc. - please inform us a week in advance so that the necessary arrangements can be made. Please remember to include this information on the Health Certificate as well. Vegetarian meals are available at all mealtimes. Cold drinks are provided free of charge at all times. Hot drinks can be purchased outside of meal times.

THE TELEPHONE
Please do not arrange for your child to phone home at the beginning of the course. If you do not hear from us you can be sure that your child is safe and well. We will contact you immediately there is a problem with health or homesickness. If you have a message for your child you are welcome to contact Reception (01239 652140) or email (Llangrannog@urdd.org). The Centre Director will ensure that the message is passed on.

THE PROGRAMME
The programme will be designed in conjunction with the course leader and Centre staff. A full programme is provided in line with the course leaders requests, with a range of activities - Skiing, tobogganing, go-carting, Archery, High Ropes course, Climbing wall, challenging team games, Low Ropes course, nature walk, Quad biking, muddy Adventure course (April – October), Zip run, swimming, Environmental activities, trampoline, horse riding, problem solving, shelter building, orienteering, a heritage lesson in the Caer Chwedlau heritage Centre and T. Llew’s storytelling cave. All of the above activities are staffed by qualified centre staff. There is also a multi-purpose sports hall, outdoor playing fields, and an
all weather playing area. During the evenings there is an array of activities on offer from, night walk, folk dancing, protecting the egg, games, disco and much more.

CARE
The course/group leader will arrange the course in conjunction with the Centre’s management and specialist activity staff. In addition to the Centre staff, teachers/youth workers/adults accompany parties from schools/youth groups/clubs. The children are closely supervised on all activities, and all equipment is regularly inspected to ensure that it is safe and suitable for use. Arrangements at the Centre have been developed over 80 years to provide a safe and caring environment for children at the Centre, and on activities. We have a Risk Assessment and strict staff guidelines for every aspect of the Centre’s work as well as for any problems that might arise. If you would like to see a copy of these guidelines, please contact us. We ensure that children know what to do in an emergency. There is someone available at all times, day and night. On average there is a staffing ratio of 1 to 6/8. There is a night porter on duty throughout the night. There are also CCTV cameras strategically placed around the Centre. All Centre staff have been scrutinised by the Disclosure and Barring Service (enhanced system). The accommodation blocks and main gate are locked during the night.

SAFETY
We operate our activities to the highest safety standards. Each activity is carefully monitored on a regular basis to ensure safety and suitability. Our Activity Safety Management Systems and Policies have been independently inspected and verified. The Centre has also achieved the bronze standard of the Investors in People award and the Green Dragon level 2 standard.
 
ACCIDENTS AND ILLNESSES
Minor accidents or illnesses will be treated as soon as is possible by our local doctor, dentist or local hospital e.g. stitches for a minor cut, precautionary X Rays, provision of antibiotics for infection etc. Parents will be contacted before treatment is administered should the treatment involve a stay at the hospital or anaesthetic (see Health Certificate). Parents of children who are taken to hospital or the Doctor’s Surgery for any other reason will be contacted immediately the child returns to the Centre. An experienced member of staff will accompany each child when visiting the local doctor, dentist or hospital; should parents wish their child to return home for medical reasons we will normally try to meet parents half way. There is a fully qualified First Aider on duty 24 hours a day.

DISCIPLINE
To ensure the smooth running of the Centre a number of simple sensible rules are obviously necessary. These are made known to children on arrival and our policy is to administer them in a fair and sympathetic spirit. Our aim is to ensure a happy time for all at the Centre.


PROBLEMS
Please ensure that your child will visit the main reception at the Centre should any problems arise so that the matter can be dealt with immediately.

HEALTH CERTIFICATE
It is important that each child brings the HEALTH CERTIFICATE to the Centre with details of any illness or problem that the child may have, and a telephone number should we need to contact the parents or family.

PAYMENTS AND REFUNDS
Usually, each group is required to pay a deposit of 25% per head of the cost of the course at least 12 weeks prior to staying at the Centre. The deposit is non-refundable except in exceptional circumstances whereby non attendance due to illness is supported by a medical certificate. Should a child leave the Centre due to medical reasons no refund of the deposit is made but a proportion of the final payment will be refunded on a daily basis.

PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO CLIPS
Photographs and video clips of activities may be shown on our website, advertising materials and occasionally television programmes. If you do not want your child to be included in these pictures please inform us on the Health Certificate.

FIRE DRILL
A fire drill is held on the first evening of each course to ensure that each child knows exactly where the exits are and where to go in emergencies.

INSURANCE
The Urdd has third party public liability insurance for £20 million in case of any negligence in our arrangements. No Personal Insurance is included in the price. Should parents wish insurance for personal accidents, illness, lost property etc., they should make their own arrangements.
 
ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
Some of the activities can be affected by adverse weather conditions e.g. Motorbikes. The decision to cancel activities is done for safety reasons. Alternative indoor activities will be arranged.

COMPLAINTS
If you have any enquiries regarding the Centre’s arrangements, or any problem arising from your child’s stay at Llangrannog, please contact us immediately.

We look forward to welcoming your child to Llangrannog. Over 20,000 children visit us each year; we are proud of our record for care and safety and are sure that your child will benefit from and enjoy the residential experience. We would be most happy to answer any enquiries you may have.

Yours sincerely
Lowri Jones              Gwenno Griffith
Iestyn Evans             Gwydion ab Ifan

Gwersyll yr Urdd, Llangrannog, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 6AE Tel: 01239 652140 Fax: 01239 652141 Email: Llangrannog@urdd.org Website: www.llangrannog.cymru


Residential Trip - Kingswood

20 Mar 2018


 



Letter from Chair of Governors

16 Mar 2018

 

LLANGORS  CHURCH  IN  WALES  PRIMARY  SCHOOL

Ysgol  Yr  Eglwys  Yng  Nghymru  Llangors

 

Llangors                                                                                                                                   Llangors

Brecon                                                                                                                                         Aberhonddu

Powys LD3 7UB                                                                                                                          Powys LD3 7UB

Tel:  01874 658663

email:  office@llangorse.powys.sch.uk

 

Head teacher___________ Mrs  Lynne  Jones MBE ________Prifathro

                       


 
 
 
 
16th March 2018
 
 
Dear Parents,
 
Due to the recent resignation of Mr Gordon Godfrey as Deputy Headteacher, the Governors have this week appointed an Acting Assistant Headteacher from within the school.  The successful candidate is Mr Mark Williams and he will take up the position as from 1st April 2018. 
 
Mr Godfrey remains in the school as a class teacher.
 
Yours sincerely
Kate Weston
Chair of Governors
 
 

Infant Concert Thursday and Friday night

11 Jan 2018

Dear Parents
Here are a few notes about tonight's infant concert.
Please could the children return to school at these times.
5.45pm: Arabian Dancers, Polar Bears, The Snowman, The Sun and Jackie Frost. 
6.00pm: Beach Children, Winter Children, Indians, Santa and Mrs Santa, Belinda David and Susan and Snowflakes
If the children have long hair, please could the Beach Children come to school in a low ponytail and the Snowflakes in a French Plait.
Thank you very much.  
Sharon Quine
 
 

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