Letter from Headteacher

Dear Parents/Guardians

It has been a long and busy Autumn Term. September really does seem like a distant memory. I am sure that you are all looking forward to Christmas and our whole staff team would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. This term has been packed with activities, visitors to school and educational visits all of which have enriched the learning experience of our pupils and which do much to encourage our pupils to make excellent progress and fulfil their potential.

For me, this year’s concerts were a real highlight. The infants’ Christmas Concerts and Thanksgiving service at St David’s church and the Junior’s Christmas Concert at St Paul’s were magical and enjoyed by all those who attended.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff here at Ysgol Craig y Don for all their hard work and commitment in providing our pupils with such rich and varied experiences that I am sure they will remember forever.

Here’s wishing you all, the whole Craig y Don family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2020.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT COLLECTIONS: We raised a total of £263.99 each for the Alzheimer’s Soceity and for St. David’s Hospice. Many thanks for your kind donations.

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY we raised a total of £1 77.62 yesterday for the Joshua Tree Foundation a children’s cancer charity who provide practical, educational and emotional support to children and their families. Further information can be found on www.thejoshuatree.org.uk

DINNER MONEY ARREARS: Please can all parents ensure that any dinner money arrears (on Parent Pay) are paid in full urgently please. Please ensure that any money owed is paid before the children return to school on 7th January. Thank you!

EISTEDDFOD CYLCH 14th March 2020 reminder: The first round of competitions will take place on Saturday 14th March in Ysgol y Creuddyn in Penrhyn Bay – further competition information is available from their website. All entrants MUST be members of the Urdd to be able to compete – please visit their website to complete an on-line application. The fee is currently £8 per child up until 8th January, thereafter the cost is £10 per child. Thank you.

SCHOOL TWITTER ACCOUNT REMINDER – Please take a moment to look at the school Twitter account – there are many exciting activities that have been going on across the school recently! You won’t be disappointed!


NEW NURSERY CLASS STARTERS SEPTEMBER 2020 REMINDER: If you have a child who will be 3 years old by 31st August 2020, forms are now available to collect from the school office or they can be done on-line on www.conwy.gov.uk/admissions. Thank you


Monday – Dragon Sports (Years 4 – 6), 3.30-4.15pm, Mrs Merian Hughes, Year 4 – WILL RE-START ON MONDAY 20th JANUARY.

Monday – Netball (Years 3 – 6) 3.30 – 4.15pm – WILL RE-START ON MONDAY 20th January.

Monday Lunchtime Football WILL NOT BE HELD IN JANUARY to allow time for the field to recover. Start-date will be advised. Normally held 12.45-1.15pm Years 3 – 6 by invitation – children to see Mr Huw Llewelyn Jones if interested please. If your child is attending these sessions, please ensure they have appropriate clothing with them – sessions take place on the school field. Leader – Mr Huw Llywelyn Jones, Year 4.

Tuesday Cookery Club 3.30 – 4.30pm – Year 6 – as advised in individual letters.

Wednesday Rugby (Years 3-6), 3.30 – 4.15pm – WILL RE-START ON WEDNESDAY 15TH JANUARY.

Wednesday Learning to Be sessions (Tuition services £10 per session, contact 07952 065735 as per instructions from them). Free taster sessions are available! Sessions finish at 5pm.

Thursday – Clwb Urdd – Years 3 – 6. 3.30 – 4.15. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE URDD WILL NOW BE HELD ONCE A MONTH. THE FIRST SESSION WILL BE ON THURSDAY 23RD JANUARY. All children attending must be members of the Urdd, please visit their website to complete an on-line application. Thank you.

Friday lunchtime Chess Club for Years 3 to 6 – open invitation to all, re-starting 10th January. Being held in Dosbarth Maelgwn Year 4 with Mr Llywelyn Jones.


Last day at school: Friday 20th December.

Staff Training Day: Monday 6th January 2020 (no school for pupils).

Children back at school TUESDAY 7th January 2020.

A copy of the School Holiday Dates and Staff Training Days has already been e-mailed to parents.

Yours sincerely


Mr Iwan Lloyd Jones, Headteacher