Letter from Headteacher 19th July 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Where did the time go? This year has just flown by, which, in many ways is a very good sign. There certainly haven’t been many dull moments during the last twelve months and boredom has not been allowed to gain a foothold in the minds of our pupils or our staff.

We have enjoyed many successes since last September and there have been challenges to overcome, but it has been a year of achievement once again here at Ysgol Craig y Don. Our sports teams have performed extremely well in their competitions and our pupils continue to achieve great things in various activities with clubs and societies outside school. We enjoyed terrific success in the URDD National Eisteddfod, the F1 in Schools competition and everyone should be very proud of the academic progress and attainment of all our pupils. There have been far too many great activities during the last twelve months to list here, but a visit to our website at ysgolcraigydon2.cymru will give an idea of what we’ve been up to.

Again this year there have been changes in personnel at the school. Mrs Bethan Parkes is away on maternity leave currently and we welcomed Mrs Jane Williams to Dosbarth Gogarth in her place. She has settled in very well and is a valued member of the team. Unfortunately, we will be saying farewell to some members of our team this year. Mrs Stacey Smith and Mrs Jo Roberts will be leaving us at the end of this term, as will Miss Josie Robbins who has been a cleaner at the school for several years We are also saying goodbye to Mrs Rachel Jones although she will not be leaving us until Christmas when Mrs Gelling will be taking over from her as class teacher in year 4. We thank them all for their hard work and dedication whilst they have been with us and wish them well for the future.

We have experienced momentous times recently. We have witnessed events which will have consequences for all of us for a long time to come. Around the world many countries are suffering from the ravages of war and terrorism, and closer to home, our politicians are struggling to cope with the fallout from the BREXIT vote. It is not for us here at Ysgol Craig y Don to comment on the chaos caused by that fateful vote, or on the damage done, or for that matter on the harm which has been done to our relationships with other countries. However, with no fear of contradiction, I can confidently state that there will always be a warm welcome for anyone here at Ysgol Craig y Don. Regardless of colour, creed or nationality we value and welcome everyone.

Here’s wishing you all a fantastic, happy and safe summer holiday. In the words of Bill and Ted;

“Be excellent to each other.”

Signing off


Iwan Lloyd Jones


As the last day in school is today, see you all in September (pupils back in school on Monday 5th September)