Learner Voice

Learner Voice is an important aspect of all schools. It is vital that our children are able to be involved in reflecting upon, evaluating and improving our school. Learner Voice at Ysgol Y Ddraig has a number of elements including; –

SCHOOL COUNCIL

SUPER AMBASSADORS

ECO-SQUAD

DIGITAL LEADERS

CRIW CONSTRUCTION

This page will be updated shortly with the members of each of the above groups and further information about their roles and action plans.

Our Roarsome Spooky Disco

The children had a wonderful time and looked wonderfully scary in their costumes and make up at the Halloween Disco last night. We would like to thank all the PTA, volunteer parents and staff members who helped make it such a success. Everyone worked very hard with the preparations, stalls and ensuring all the children had a spook-tastic and rearmost time. Mr Golding & Miss Cadman were extremely impressed with the huge effort that had clearly gone into all the costumes and make up. 

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Parents @ Ysgol Y Ddraig

As our second week draws to a close we have lots of exciting things to share and look forward to over the forthcoming term.

This week saw the first meeting of our newly amalgamated PTA. Elections for roles within the PTA were held and we are please to announce that our new Chair is Mrs K Patterson, our new Treasurer is Mrs N McDonagh and our new Secretary will be Mr G Sparkes. The PTA discussed planned events for the year ahead and we also explored how the PTA could support the school throughout this year. Thank you to all those who were able to attend. If you are interested in supporting or joining the PTA please contact either school.

On the 28th and 29th of September we will be holding parent talks for any parents wishing to come along, meet the team and find out a little more about the way we are organizing learning this year. It is also an opportunity to discuss and look ahead to the national assessments that children partake in each Summer term. We are offering two talks per day – the first at 915am and the other at 5pm. Monday 28th will be for Foundation Phase at the Foundation Phase main hall and the 29th will be for Key Stage 2 parents, to be held in the main hall at the Key Stage 2 site.

Parent Evenings will be held during the last week of half term for Foundation Phase and during the first week back for Key Stage 2. We are hoping to pilot a new booking system whereby parents will be able to book their own appointments online; enabling parents to have greater input into times that suit best.

After half term we will be looking for opportunities to invite parents into some Stars Assemblies so that we are able to share and celebrate the successes of the children.

Thank you to all those parents who applied for a role as a parent governor and congratulations to our five successful parents who are: Mr James Emery, Mrs Claire Millar, Mrs Rachel Hillier, Mr Phillip Hibbert and Mr Nathan Mullet.

All of our classes had a chance to visit the new build site before any of the major works start. We were all able to see the outline of the building, look at the most recent plans and spend some time talking with the contractors. Our next step is to select our Construction Crew who will be the ambassadors for the duration of the building project. We would also like to offer an opportunity for parents to see the outline of our new build, meet with the site management team and visit the site. There will be an opportunity for parents to come along and visit the site between 2.30pm -3.30pm on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th. All Welcome!

New Term – New School

Our first week back has been a very busy one indeed. Our classes have enjoyed their time with their new teachers, friends and beginning to get used to the new routines. The children have been fantastic and look exceptionally smart in our new uniform. We will be sending out a weekly newsletter with news, updates and reminders for parents. It is our ambition to become a paperless school and we request that all parents provide the school with an email address so that we are able to email the newsletters. This not only improves efficiency, is more eco-friendly but also ensures that the newsletters reach parents. Needless to say there may be a few questions as we all get used to the new systems. We are still using our ysgolyddraig@gmail.com email address for general enquiries but if you have any specific questions about Foundation Phase please contact Miss Cadman at ddraigfp@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk or call the Foundation Phase site on 01446 792755. Equally for Key Stage 2 please contact Mr Golding at ddraigks2@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk or contact the school on 01446 792368.

We have had our very first Stars Assemblies and our winners are on our first newsletter. Every week a ‘Star’ from each class will be chosen by the class teacher and presented with a certificate. In addition to our stars we will also be rewarding our children’s positive behaviour with our Golden Book and a Golden Ticket draw.

Before too much longer the much awaited building work will begin on our new school. Please follow it’s progress and updates on this blog.