Extra Curricular events
Breakfast and After School Clubs
We are very lucky to have a free breakfast club supported by a grant from the Welsh Government. This allows flexibility around parents’ own working commitments as pupils can be dropped off at school from 8.10am each morning. Our Breakfast Club is based in the School Hall where there are a number of activities and a light breakfast with a choice of toast or cereal and fruit.
After School Clubs are run by the teachers and teaching assistants. Due to the goodwill and generosity of our staff, many give up their own time to offer extra curricular clubs. These take place after school. Different clubs run at different times of the year and include:
Netball Choir Orchestra Football
Rugby Golf ICT
During the school year children have opportunities to take part in a wide variety of activities:
- Visits to places of interest to enhance topic work
- Visits from librarians, theatre groups, musicians
- Sports Day
- Inter-school matches in netball, football, rugby + cricket
- Inter-school swimming gala
- Foundation Phase and Junior Concerts
- Class Assemblies
- Curriculum Workshops
- After school clubs – extra curricular activities
- Field Excursions
As part of topics pursued, educational visits are made by all classes, when appropriate, to enrich their learning experiences beyond the classroom setting. They offer opportunities for first-hand observation and active participation in activities. For older pupils, the opportunity to stay and work at an Outdoor Education Centre is offered. A voluntary contribution from parents is asked to meet necessary costs incurred, when planning a visit. Risk assessments are carried out before any trip and where necessary, parents are advised where extra insurance may be desirable.
Charging & Remissions
It is sometimes necessary to make a charge for, or ask for a donation towards, certain activities in or out of school.
Parents will normally be asked to contribute to the following:
- the board and lodging of any residential visits;
- visits that support the teaching and learning in the school;
- optional activities taking place outside school hours that do not form a part of the National or School Curriculum, such as music lessons, but not clubs;
- the cost of materials, ingredients and equipment for any activity taking place within school hours, where parents have indicated in advance that they wish to own the finished product;
- any wilful damage or breakage caused by any pupil of the school may result in the parent of the child concerned being charged for the associated repair and/or replacement costs.
Where there are cases of financial/family hardship, which make it difficult for parents to allow their child to participate in particular activities for which a charge is made, the Governing Body invites parents, in confidence, to apply for remission of charges in part or in full. The Head Teacher, in consultation with the Chairperson of the Governing Body, will make authorisation of remission.