This was a very difficult week. The lights were shining, there was music and singing but we couldn’t shake the sadness. We were present but our thoughts and prayers were with the family of Mrs Gelezinis, our much loved colleague.
One of the joys of working with young people is that they keep you going, whatever the difficulties. This week our school choir, brilliantly lead by Miss Copp shone brightly. As did Years 1 and 2 in their ‘Big Little Nativity’. Author, Damian Harvey opened our new library, with fantastic murals painted by local artist Gary Drew. We celebrated mass with Fr Frank and our super kitchen staff provided a wonderful Christmas dinner for 162 pupils and 15 staff. There is as always, light in the darkness.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year.
We started the week, on Saturday, with a superb Christmas Fair. Huge thanks to all who worked so hard to make it such a success. The total funds will be split equally between school and parish and will help both to keep supporting our community in these challenging times.
In the middle of the week, we welcomed Nursery parents to school for ‘Cocoa and Catch Up’. Parents, carers, staff and pupils shared Hot Chocolate, cakes and biscuits (baked by Nursery), the school choir entertained us with Carols and we looked at the classroom and the pupils’ work. This was a lovely event and one we hope to repeat with more classes. Thank you to all who came along.
To end the week, we were assessed for the Cymraeg Campus Bronze Award. Our Criw Cymraeg, Mrs Martens, Miss Jones and all the staff and pupils worked really hard to meet all the targets. Their efforts were rewarded as we passed ‘with flying colours’. Da iawn, pawb.