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Cases of measles are being reported in the region and we want to support public health colleagues by sharing information as widely as possible about the symptoms/what to do. You can view/download the following two letters.


2018-03-08 SE Wales Measles 2018 GWENT - Students letter


2018-03-08 SE Wales Measles 2018 GWENT - Schools letter


Dates
All week – No Lunchtime or After School Clubs
Wednesday 18th April 2018 – Year 5 First Aid Session

Wednesday 2nd May – Friday 11th May – National Testing Period

OHSL Clubs
Please note that there will be no clubs held during the first week back after Easter. We will provide a new OHSL Club timetable for children to select new clubs they wish to experience.


National Testing Period

Children in Y2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 will be participating in the National Reading, Procedural and Reasoning Tests during the Wednesday 2nd May – Friday 11th May period. Please ensure that your child is attending school every day so that they have the best possible chance of reaching their full potential. These classes will all have opportunities to look through past papers and examples with the teacher during the weeks leading up to the tests which will be very valuable time for your child.


Foodbank
If you are able to make contributions to our Foodbank collection you will find the basket in the school foyer. We would like donations of any non-perishable items. Before Christmas we collected 32Kg of items to donate and only 15.8Kg this term. We are aiming to beat our previous 32Kg effort at the end of Summer Term!


Spice Credits video

Our School Council have created a video to explain to parents/carers what the "Spice Time Credits" scheme is all about at our school, including how to earn credits, what sort of events we are offering and how the credits can be used. To view the video, please visit our YouTube channel via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB1olE3it5Q or search for 'YouTube Maendy Primary' on Google.

For more information, you may also wish to visit www.justaddspice.org


Welsh Phrase of the Fortnight

We continue to encourage everyone to use Welsh throughout the week.  We are trying to use simple familiar phrases to


Pasg Hapus! – Happy Easter!


Attendance

Maendy is a ‘Rights Respecting School’.  The United Nation Article 28 states ‘every child has the right to have a primary education’. We are linking our attendance performance to this article.


Our school target is 94.8%. The school’s current attendance record is 94.9%. Below is the weekly attendance for all year groups:


Nursery 85% Reception 92.5% Year 1 95.% Year 2 97.2% Rising 3’s 93l.9%

Year 3 95.6% Year 4 93.4% Year 5 95% Year 6 95% SNRB 89.2%






This year, Torfaen Council’s education service have launched a ‘Strive for 95!’ initiative to improve pupil attendance and reduce unauthorised absence in all Torfaen schools. Every pupil who achieves 95% attendance or higher during each school term will be entered into a prize draw at the end of the school year to win £50 of high street vouchers. Please see Torfaen’s website for further details; https://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/EducationLearning/SchoolsColleges/AttendanceBehaviourWelfare/AttendanceatSchool/School-Attendance.aspx


 

Important Information for Parents and Carers.


Torfaen Leisure Holiday Activities

http://www.torfaenleisuretrust.co.uk/en/holiday-programme


Please download the Analysis of Parent Questionnaires - 2017 here.


Please note that a copy of the consultation report - Croesyceilog School: reducing the 11-16 capacity to 1200 places, is now available on the Torfaen website. Please click on the link below.

http://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/EducationLearning/21st-Century-Learning/Latest-News.aspx


Attendance Survey

We would be grateful if you could take a few moments to complete a short survey on attendance. Please click the links below…


Parent questionnaire- https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/rmblmg                                                             

Professional questionnaire- https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RXC367C



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Vision Statement:

At Maendy Primary School we aim to provide pupils with a curriculum which:

Promotes social, emotional and personal well-being to develop confidence, a positive self-image and respect of their own and others’ abilities, values and cultures;

Provides a wide range of creative opportunities to develop skills to become independent life-long learners;

Empowers parents and carers to support home learning through a variety of media including ICT.