In support of Wrexham Diocese Grandparents Week, we held a special Friday Assembly. We were joined by more than 30 grandparents and other family members for what was a lovely celebration of the care and support given by all our grandparents.
The children had written about why their grandparents were so special and those children chosen to read their work out brought happy tears to many adult eyes.
After the assembly, many stayed behind to enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits served by Year 6 children. We are considering inviting families to more of our assemblies and making Friday coffee a more regular feature. Thank you to all those who attended.
Year 4 have constructed a model of Colwyn Bay pier, using recyclable materials. They are entering a competition supported by Bowmer and Kirkland construction firm who building the new council offices in Colwyn Bay.
They used tin cans, milk cartons and cardboard joined together with plenty of tape! The construction to patience and teamwork over the course of a couple of days. Hopefully, there may be a prize as reward for all their efforts.
In assembly, this afternoon, we were presented with our Silver Award for Colwyn in Bloom. The certificate was presented to the children by Cllr. Jeff Pearson, who is this year’s Mayor of Colwyn Bay.
The award is recognition and appreciation for all the hard work by last year’s ‘Eco-Committee’ and our Caretaker, Mr Williamson. Our school grounds have been improved year on year and next year we hope to go one better and achieve the Gold Award.
Today, in St Joseph’s Church, the children celebrated the life and work of Miss Leigh. This was their chosen way to think about everything Miss Leigh did for our school and to thank God for her love and care.
As the children explained, during the wonderful service, she was our ‘real life’, ‘modern day’ example of the teachings of Jesus. From our RE scheme, ‘Come and See’, she turned words into actions - truly, a ‘Grow in Love’ role-model for each and every one of us.
Many thanks to the pupils, staff, parents and others who contributed to a fitting celebration. We will be sending all the artwork and childrens’ memories to Miss Leigh’s family and will share pictures and details of the Miss Leigh Friendship Bench once it is built and installed.
On Wednesday, this week, we were visited by a team from GWE, our regional education consortium. They came to look at standards of teaching and learning across the entire school.
In their feedback, they highlighted the school ethos and atmosphere, excellent pupil behaviour and their positive attitude to work. They commented on how well pupils communicated and the good relationships between staff and pupils.
They also made one or two suggestions for how we can improve and these will be included in this year’s School Development Plan.
It is always nice to get positive, external feedback on the hard work being done, by pupils, parents and staff, to make our school a special place.
Lots of wonderful costumes were on display today, as we belatedly celebrated Roald Dahl Day and raised funds for his Marvellous Children’s Charity.
Amongst the many different outfits, there were some very green crocodiles, tiny Sophies and one tall, bearded Willy Wonka. Many thanks to all parents, children and staff who made the effort to raise money and have some fun.
Today we delivered 15 large bags, full of donated food items to the church. Through the SVP and Arc, these donations will be distributed to those families, in our community, who are most in need. For the children this is a wonderful, real world example of our faith in action.
If your family (or anyone close to you) needs this kind of support, please speak to Mr Wilkinson or Mrs Pritchard.
Our community continues to ‘Grow in Love’.