Weekly News 01.02.16

Weekly News 01.02.16

Your help is needed

Our new school pet has finally arrived! There will be so many wonderful learning opportunities for the pupils. From finding out about tortoises and endangered species to the development of literacy and numeracy skills such as measuring weight and size. However the most important thing now is the exciting task of naming him/her. (We won\'t know whether it is male or female for a few years). There have been quite a few suggestions using school themes, funny names or names to suit both maleand female tortoises, we want to involve the pupils, so we have decided to havea competition to choose the name. You can send your suggestions to school with your child. Please write your suggestion and your childs name on a piece of paper and hand to the teacher.

Each class will choose their four favourite names. These will then be presented to the School Council who will choose the WINNING NAME!

Welsh Assembly Government School Categorisation

The performance of Wales schools in the nations new colour-coded performance tables was revealed last week.

We are extremely pleased to inform you that St. Andrews Primary school has changed category and has progressed to YELLOW!

Attendance is rated as important

Improving attendance is a national priority. If children are not in school, they cannot learn and we will not be able to make sure they make the most of their time in school.

Thank you

A huge thank you to all the wonderful staff who work hard all year to provide the very best for your children.

Thanks also to our Governing Body, local community and fantastic parents for the on-going support you all give to St. Andrews Primary.

Attendance winners - congratulations!!

The best attendance awards for a class attendance total last week went to:

Class 1EDe in Foundation Phase with 95.7%

Class 3SH in Key Stage 2 with 98.1%

Keep up the good work!

Newport Parent Network

Newport Parent Network are organising aFree Family Eventon the19thFebruary 2016calledFamilies Love Newport. The event is a chance for families to speak to a variety of services that can offer support and leisure opportunities across the city of Newport. These services include Families First, Serennu Childrens Centre, Family Information Service and many more

There will be a number of arts and craft activities, free sports activities and soft play. We are hoping to have a visit from Rodney the Dragon from Newport Gwent Dragons in the morning also.

Please find attached a copy of the latestNewport Practitioner Newsletter and latest Parent Newsletter