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  • 03.04.20 UPDATE

    Information regarding Free School Meals to parents living in RCT - a message frm the council.

    Free school meals (fsm) stop today. All parents/carers of children who are eligible for fsm will have received a letter from the Council detailing how to apply to receive a cash equivalent amount paid directly into your bank account.  Please look out for this letter and register for this payment urgently. If you have difficulty in registering, then please contact Mrs Betsan Jones betsanjones@rhydywaun.org. We have only received 2,300 applications so far.

    Prevent & wider safeguarding during COVID Crisis

    With the prospect of schools across Wales remaining closed for a significant period of time, the likelihood of children spending a considerable amount of time researching, gaming or communicating online will increase. The priority for all parents and teachers is to keep children safe online, prevent harm and safeguard at all times. People may choose to exploit the most vulnerable within our communities because they understand during these challenging times children will be online more than usual. 

    Please consider the following when you or your child is online;

    Children should;

    ·         Know who they are talking to 

    ·         Check if they can access material, play games 

    ·         Protect their online reputation 

    ·         Only open messages from sources they trust 

    ·         Do not give out personal information 

    ·         Do not share images, video of inappropriate material

    ·         Speak to someone if they feel uncomfortable 

    ·         Understand not everything online is true

    ·         Block and report people who are trolling 

    ·         Do not give into pressure 

    ·         Think before they post

    ·         Keep safe online 

    Parents should;

    ·         Monitor who their child is communicating with online

    ·         Monitor the content and material accessed or downloaded

    ·         Check content is appropriate 

    ·         Set boundaries and parental controls 

    ·         Discuss their online activity 

    ·         Manage / check privacy settings 

    ·         Know where to find help 

    Report concerns

    https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism

    https://www.gwent.police.uk/en/advice/advice/t-z-terrorism-witness-of-crime/terrorism/prevent/

    https://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/advice-support/i-am-worried-about-terrorism-activity-radicalisation/i-am-worried-about-someone-being-radicalised/prevent-referral-form/

    https://www.north-wales.police.uk/advice-and-support/stay-safe/combating-extremism

    https://www.south-wales.police.uk/en/contact-us/do-it-online/

    Other useful resources

    www.cyberaware.gov.uk/

    www.getsafeonline.org

    www.saferinternet.org.uk/

    www.childnet.com

    Posted 3 Apr 2020, 04:36 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎
  • 02.04.20 UPDATE
    Information regarding Free School Meals to parents living in RCT 
    Your child will continue to receive a free school meal this week and arrangements remain the same.  However, the provision of chilled free school meals will end on Thursday 2nd of April. Two free school meals will be provided on the 2nd of April, one for the 2nd of April and another for the 3rd of April.  Parents/carers of children eligible for free school meals will shortly receive a letter from the Council detailing how to apply to receive a cash equivalent amount paid directly into your  bank account.  Please look out for this letter and if you have difficulty in registering or do not have access to the internet, then please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Betsan Jones -betsanjones@rhydywaun.org

    Information regarding Free School Meals to parents living in Merthyr
    Merthyr are now moving to a voucher system for the Easter Holiday period and parents will be provided with a voucher of £39 per child to cover the 2 week period i.e. to the value of £3.90 per day per child.

    The voucher is being provided to cover food and toiletries and parents will be advised of this when they receive the letters by post next week.

    If any parents want to advise of a change of address then they must provide the following information to fsmvouchers@merthyr.gov.uk by no later than Sunday 5th April 2020


    For each child eligible for FSM

    1. Full Name
    2. D.O.B.
    3. School 
    4. Previous Address inc. post code
    5. Current Address inc. post code

     

    We are still finalising the details of the supermarket chains whose vouchers we will be providing to families. Further detail will be provided as soon as possible and we will be making an announcement of the plans via our social media channels before the end of the week.

    Just to give you advance notice the plan moving beyond the Easter period is to introduce a direct payment system into parents’ bank accounts with the option of a voucher instead of bank transfer for those families that prefer to receive a voucher.

    If there is a problem,  please contact Mrs Betsan Jones betsanjones@rhydywaun.org and we will organise the vouchers for you via Merthyr CBC.

    Covid 19 Education, Childcare & Work Based Learning Update from Welsh Government

    Click on the links below for further information

    Message for education workforce from Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education

    Support for the supply sector

    Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education, Press Conference 1 April 2020

    If you’d like to show your support for our everyday heroes, our school staff, share our education #Rainbow #Diolch

    Education and childcare: coronavirus - Frequently Asked Questions

    Take a look at our various FAQs

    Updated travel guidance

    Guidance for Cafcass Cymru clients

    Written Statement: The Government’s approach to legislation in light of COVID-19

    Latest advice on Coronavirus from Welsh Government: https://gov.wales/coronavirus


    YEPS

    Over the coming weeks YEPS is providing information, guidance and support for young people in RCT as well as creating opportunities for them to connect with staff and other young people through online completions and challenges. Please encourage your child to access this at www.wicid.tv and via YEPS Facebook, Instagram, twitter, snapchat.

     

    Posted 2 Apr 2020, 09:04 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎
  • 31.03.20 UPDATE
    Emergency Childcare provision for Essential Workers
    Important information for parents and carers of RCT pupils from the Council:
    As of Monday April 6th the Emergency Childcare provision for children of essential workers will continue at ACS. Please note, as of Monday, this HUB is now the provision for the 4 local Secondary schools (ACS, Rhydywaun, MACS and St John's) the Primary Hubs will be either YGG Aberdar or Glenboi Primary. Parents / carers are encouraged to register for emergency childcare on the link below. 
    You need to register for the childcare provision by midday Thursday April 2nd.
    Please note - there is no childcare available for Friday April 10th or Monday April 13th.
    More information can be found on the RCT website.


    Free School Meals provision

    A message from RCT Council:
    Your child will continue to receive a free school meal this week and arrangements remain the same.  However, the provision of chilled free school meals will end on Thursday 2nd of April. Two free school meals will be provided on the 2nd of April, one for the 2nd of April and another for the 3rd of April.  Parents/carers of children eligible for free school meals will shortly receive a letter from the Council detailing how to apply to receive a cash equivalent amount paid directly into your  bank account.  Please look out for this letter and if you have difficulty in registering or do not have access to the internet, then please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Progress and Welfare at the school (contact details can be found in the DISGYBLION section).
    Posted 31 Mar 2020, 12:35 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎
  • YEAR 8 PUPILS - CHOOSING OPTIONS

    Due to the effects of Coronavirus we are launching our Year 8 Options digitally this year.

    By following the link below, you will access the necessary content for the process, including:

    • the ‘Year 8 Options Handbook’
    • a series of videos by the departments
    • information on how to select the options
    • a link that allows students to choose their options electronically

    https://sites.google.com/rhydywaun.org/opsiynaubl8rhydywaun/home

    Please kindly select your options by completing the online options form by Friday 7th April (not Tuesday March 31st as mentioned in the presentation/booklet). Thank you.

     

    Posted 30 Mar 2020, 00:02 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎
  • 27.03.20 UPDATE
    EYE TO EYE COUNSELLING SERVICE
    Here is more information regarding Eye to Eye Young People’s Counselling Service

    AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM RCT COUNCIL:

    Coronavirus is continuing to spread throughout Wales. Public Health Wales have now confirmed 34 people have died in Wales as a result of the virus and the number of confirmed cases in Wales continues to grow by the day.

    The social distancing advice is there for a reason, it is absolutely imperative that we all personally take the responsibility to minimise the contact we have with one another to slow the spread of the virus. We must all work together and help the NHS which will come under huge strain in the coming weeks. 

    If your children are not in the Emergency Childcare settings please keep them safe at home, this extends to the evenings and weekends. We all have to do this for the safety of them, our family, friends and neighbours, the message is to STAY AT HOME as much as possible.

    Posted 27 Mar 2020, 11:10 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎
  • 26.03.20 UPDATE
    MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
    Here is a letter from the Headteacher to parents, guardians and pupils.

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE - RCT pupils
    If you are an Essential Worker in
    RCT and need to continue using the emergency childcare provision next week then you MUST re-apply by midday on FRIDAY(27.03.29). It is also possible to apply for emergency childcare provision for vulnerable learners.

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE - Merthyr pupils
    If you are an Essential Worker in Merthyr, you need to complete the questionnaire below if you wish to have access to childcare:
    Posted 26 Mar 2020, 05:40 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎
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Contact the Welfare Team

https://sites.google.com/a/rhydywaun.org/cym/home/ardal-disgyblion/cymorth-i-ddisgyblion

Payments To The School

We are now able to accept online payments for School Trips, Instrument Lessons and Duke of Edinburgh. Follow the link to register:   


Please contact Mr Higgins in the School Office if you have any questions regarding the service.

Next Events

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Headteacher's Column

  • Welcome from the Headteacher

    Dear parents, guardians and pupils,

    It is an honour to undertake the Headteacher role during Mr Mark Jones’ secondment to Welsh Government and we wish him every success.

    I would like to congratulate all learners on their achievements in this year's examinations. It was a privilege to be in school on A Level and GCSE results days to share the success and joy of our students. Their success is due to hard work and the support and dedication of a great team of staff at the school. We are also grateful for your key role as parents in the aspiration, discipline and success of our children. I look forward to building and developing our relationship over the year.

    My priority is to ensure the best for our pupils, staff and school and that we continue to improve in all aspects. We will continue to ensure the highest standards of education, care and support for our pupils and lead and encourage them to be ambitious, to make progress and to take advantage of every opportunity to realise their potential.

    With our dedicated and enthusiastic staff and creative, enterprising pupils, we will go from strength to strength and ensure continued success for all stakeholders of the school.

    Our pupils have one chance at education. It is an incredible privilege to be in a position to make a difference to them, to mold their future and, more than that, it is our duty to make the effort.

    I am convinced that I can rely on your continued support in this.

    At the beginning of the new year, I would draw your attention to some important events in the coming term:

    1) 16-09-19 – INSET – school closed to pupils
    2) 09-12-19 – INSET - school closed to pupils
    3) 03-10-19 – Yr 6 Open Evening 
    4) 24-10-19 – Yr 7 Welfare and Pastoral Evening
    5) 05-12-19 – Yr 9 Parents’ Evening
    6) 21-11-19 – Yr 11 Parents’ Evening
    7) 07-11-19 – Yr 12/13 Parents’ Evening

    Please refer to the school website our Facebook page and Twitter account for all other important dates and events.

    Lisa Williams
    Headteacher

    Posted 10 Mar 2020, 01:21 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎
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    Click here to see our new PSE channel on YouTube.
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