Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Our Key Stage Two production this year will be .......

I'm pleased to announce that our Junior department will perform Annie at the Phoenix Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday July 10th and 11th, 2013. We have reched an agreement with Josef Weinberg, the musical's licencees, to embark on this exciting production. The Showkit has arrived and Mrs. Johnson is busy casting the parts and rehearsals will commence imminently.
Tickets for the two productions will be available at the beginning of next half term and a ticket order form will be distributed by pupil post early on in June.
The production costs for this particular musical are considerably higher than those of our previous productions. We have paid £420 to Josef Weinberg for the licence and they are also entitled to a percentage of the ticket sales. With the Phoenix hire and others scenary and audio costs we will be looking to seek alternative forms of fund raising so that we can break even. I would appreciate any ideas of how we can look for outside help to finance this project. As you can appreciate, our main objective in enebling these productions to take place is to give the pupils the opportunity to perform in a Theatre with a "professional" way that will hopefully give the pupils the type of experience which makes them want to join local theatre groups or continue with pereforming at Treorchy Comprehensive School.

Special Summer Menus from Catering Services

Catering Services have prepared three special menus during this term, they are as follows -
May 23rd - Spring into Summer Menu
June 27th - Wimbledon Special
July 19th - Summertime Special.
I hope that you will support the Catering staff's efforts in promoting these Special menus on these days.
A reminder that the cost of a school meal is £2.25 per day and is payable on a Monday to Mrs Thomas the secretary.

A reminder of the weekly menus

Here are copies of our weekly menus available from the Catering Services Staff. You can also download copies in pdf format by clicking on this link to our Moodle site or following the link from the sidebar to the right of this post.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Fair trade Recipe Booklets are on their way

Our Fair trade Recipe Book has now been prioof read and is in the process of being printed. Thnak you for your patience while we have been producing it, but I hope that you feel that once you have seen it the wait was worth it. Mrs. Thomas has a list of everyone who bought advance orders last term. Once we have printed them we will take orders for additional copies.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Bowls Team reach the final.

This year, members of the Ystrad Sport Centre Bowls Club organised an inter school bowls competition on the indoor bowls rink. Our Year 6 team reached the final and are pictured here receiving their runners up certificates.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Arrangements for Year 6 this week.

This week is a particularly busy week for our pupils and you.
May I remind you that you should have received notification from Treorchy Comprehensive about the Year 6 Open Evening which takes place tomnorrow.

We have decided to call a meeting on Wednesday so that you can collect the money allocated to your child from the fund raising undertaken by Mrs Sims and Miss Dowling at Asda. You will be able to collect the money in cash at 3.45 p.m. onwards. We will ask you to sign a receipt acknowledging that you have received your refund. If you are unable to make this meeting you are requested to come to the school reception and receive the rebate from Mrs Thomas.

Thursday will see some pupils representing the school in the final of the Sports Hall Athletics finals. The remainder of the pupils will visit the Sports Centre for their swimming lesson. Three pupils will also visit Treorchy Comprehensive to participate in the Transition rehearsal and concert later that evening

The pupils will depart for Abernant att 11.30 a.m. Those wishing to bring luggage are requested to do so before 9 a.m. and leave it in the hall. You may use the school car park as a drop off point but please take extra care when reversing and leaving as the car park will be full of staff cars by then.

Golf taster days and after school club

Today Year 5 and 4 were treated to a golf taster day Year 3 will get theirs tomorrow. We also distributed a letter on behalf of the Rhondda Golf Club who are providing an after school club for those interested. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The photographs have arrived back in school from the processors and are available for purchase from Mrs Thomas. The pack costs £10. May I remind you that you will be able to view your child's photographs but not take them away before purchasing them. Class 1, 2, 3 and 4 photos are with the teachers and the Junior classes will be available from Mrs Thomas in the school office.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Maths Masterclass at Treorchy Comprehensive

Four of our Year Six pupils visited Treorchy Comprehensive School this morning to participate in a "Maths Masterclass" where they jopind other budding mathematitions from the rest of the cluster schools in a morning of problem solving in mathematics. Thye were presented with certificates and from the smiles on their faces we can assume that they had a giood time. Da iawn fechgyn.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Legoland trip update

Due to the success and positive feedback received from parents last year we have decided to organize another whole school summer trip. This year we will be visiting Legoland in Windsor.

Based on your interest we have provisionally booked four, 70 seater coaches and we have calculated that the cost of the trip will be £20 per child and £28 per adult with infants 0-2 years old paying £12 for the cost of their seat on the bus. Children attending from a Comprehensive School are required to pay adult price.

Due to the high level of interest we are unfortunately unable to accommodate everybody on the trip and therefore places will be offered on a first come first served basis. Once all places available have been filled a reserves list will be made. If there is enough interest shown there is a possibility of booking a fifth bus.

To secure your place on the trip we kindly ask that you pay a non-refundable deposit of £5 per person by Wednesday 20th March with the remainder of the cost of the bus paid by Friday 19th April. The final amount will need to be paid by Friday 24th May as Legoland require payment before arrival. Failure to complete your full payment will result in your place being given to those on the reserves list. You are welcome to pay in installments to Mrs. Thomas.

Swimming sessions this term

The Junior classes will be taking part in the Learn to Swim programme this term. Swimmers and non swimmers will visit the Ystrad sport centre every THURSDAY for 6 weeks, starting this week.
Children will be put into appropriate stages and the lessons are adapted to each child. Sometimes pupils can be a little nervous in the first week but as soon as they get in the pool they have lots of fun.
Time is limited so pupils will not have time to shower and wash / dry their hair after the swim. It is sometimes a good idea to tie long hair up in a bun/plait so the water does not run down the back of their jumpers. Also please remember children need to be able to dress themselves which is sometimes tricky after swimming so easy clothing and footwear is a good idea (e.g. trousers and not tights)
Children will need to bring their swimming costume, a towel and a pair of goggles in a separate bag.
These lessons are an important part of the PE Curriculum and all pupils are expected to take part. If your child is unable to attend a session for medical reasons please can you inform the class teacher by letter.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Back to School

Remember there is NO INSET DAY ON MONDAY 8th APRIL. School starts for all pupils and staff. Breakfast Club is open at 8 a.m. as usual.