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Parent / Carer Update - 12.04.20

Dear Parents / Carers,

As we now move into week 4 of school closure, I hope that this letter finds you and your families, well!  We hope that you are coping with the massive change to daily life, and are managing to keep yourselves busy.


Happy Easter:

On behalf of the staff at the school, I would like to wish you all a happy Easter!  A very different Easter for us all, but a good opportunity for us to reflect on everything that is going on at the minute.


In school, the children would normally have been busy making Easter bonnets and decorating eggs.  If you have decided to do any Easter craft at home (or have a message or done anything cool) please take a photo and share it with us.  It would be lovely if I could put a photo gallery together, to share with everyone, and cheer everyone up.  Please send them to, and I will share them over the next week.



Emergency Childcare Update:

As I mentioned in last week’s update, we are still providing daily childcare for the families of critical workers.  We continue to be based at Bishopston Comprehensive, and are providing childcare from 8.00am to 5.00pm. 

The most up to date information about childcare can be found on the local authority website, by following this link -



Free School Meals:

The local authority are still providing ‘Grab and Go’ bags for families entitled to free school meals.  These meals can be ordered daily, and collected from Bishopston Comprehensive.

Please get in touch if you are eligible and interested in accessing the meals.



Home Learning:

Our staff are continuing to update the online tasks for home learning.  They are also keen to find out how you are doing with them?  You can interact with your teachers by sharing work through Hwb, J2E and Class Dojo. 


In the links below, are some fresh ideas and challenges for you to have a look at.  The top link takes you to the virtual ‘Swansea’s Got Talent: Kids’ competition, where you have the chance to win £150.  It would be great if you could share these videos with us too!





Back to School:

There has been no mention or indication of when we may all return to school.  Understandably, the local, Welsh, and National Government are focusing their attention on containing the spread of this awful virus.  Until this is done, and until the lockdown begins to be lifted, it is inevitable that we will continue to remain closed.

This picture is, of course, changing daily.  As soon as we know any information, we will be sure to pass it on.



Keeping in touch:

We continue to keep updating our new website and posting Tweets on Twitter.  Links to home learning ideas, and all previous updates / correspondence can be found there.  Please keep a look out for any new information.



Lastly, I want to again wish you all continued good health at this very difficult time.  We miss you all, and look forward to seeing you all soon.  Please remember that we are here, should you need us for anything.


Take care,

Mr. Cox