Letter from Headteacher 3rd December

Dear Parents/Carers

Christmas Dinner – a huge thank you to all the kitchen and school staff who made our Christmas Dinner Day a huge success!  Our kitchen staff prepared over 230 delicious meals yesterday which is amazing!  Diolch yn fawr!  We would be very grateful if parents/carers could ensure that all dinners have been paid for in full for via Parent Pay, thank you.

Christmas RaffleThere are cash prizes to be won and the PTA will be looking for donations from local business.  Thank you so far to ‘Just Jo Studio’ for the beautiful Next Generation handmade dolls outfit, the Co-op and the Chocolate Box for donations of wine, Ballooning Marvellous for their Voucher and Coffee V for two Coffee and Cake vouchers.  If you would like to donate a raffle prize please let the office know so that we can include your details in our social media. Thank you in advance for your support.

St. Paul’s Church Craig y Don Christmas Tree Exhibition – our specially decorated Christmas Tree is now on show in the Church.  Thank you to all our pupils and staff who helped decorate the tree.  The Church will be open tomorrow from 10am-4pm and 12noon – 4pm on Sunday.  Some pupils visited the Church today and loved seeing all the different trees donated by local businesses and organisations.

After School Clubs (Football and Tennis, years 5 and 6) – if your child attends these clubs, please note the last after school clubs before Christmas will be held week commencing 13th December.  There will be no clubs week commencing 20th December.

Future Christmas Jumper Days Reminder – we will be having a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 17th December – donations if desired please towards St. David’s Hospice.

The last day of school will also be a Christmas Jumper Day – Wednesday 22nd December (no need for a donation, just for fun if pupils want to join in).

Christmas Plays– Quiet on set! The staff room is out of bounds and has been for some days now. It has been turned into a filming studio with all the necessary lighting and green screen and all the other stuff you need to film a Christmas play. Lines have been learned, costumes designed and everyone is hard at it preparing this year’s Christmas presentations. They will be launched online as soon as the directors are happy with the cut. Watch out for updates. We will keep you informed.

School Absence Reminder – if your child is absent from school for any reason, please remember to e-mail/text the school before 9.30am – please do not phone if possible, as we try and keep the phone lines free for urgent matters.  Many thanks

The following link is very useful to help you decide what to do if your child is ill:


Nursery Intake September 2022 – if you, or someone you know, has a child who will be three by 31st August 2022, please complete an Application Form to start in our Nursery class in September 22 by clicking on the following link (Nursery applications don’t close until 18 February 2022).  (We know the following link mentions Junior Yr3 but there is no need for anyone to complete a form for Year 3)

Apply for Nursery, Reception and Junior (Yr 3) places for September 2022-2023 – Conwy County Borough Council

LOST PROPERTY – we have a number of cardigans/jumpers/water bottles in school without any names on them.  Please ensure you label all your childrens’ belongings.  Thank you.                 

Packed Lunches reminder – to reduce the risk of choking, please ensure any grapes/cherry tomatoes provided in lunchboxes / for snacks are cut lengthways.

School Meals – please ensure that you pay for any meals in advance via Parent Pay.  Free School Meals – if you feel your child/ren may be eligible for Free School Meals, please apply on-line via the Conwy County Borough website following this link (the application form is at the bottom of the page) –

Free School Meals in Conwy County Borough – Conwy County Borough Council               

The School opening and closing dates for this Academic Year 2021/2022 follow –

Hydref / Autumn 2021
Diwedd y tymor /  End of TermLast day in school Wednesday 22nd December
Gwanwyn / Spring 2022
Dyddiad cychwyn y tymor /

Term Start Date

First Day Back Monday 10th January 2022

Thursday 6.1.22 Staff Training Day (no school for pupils)

Friday 7.1.22 Staff Training Day (no school for pupils)

Dyddiad cau hanner tymor / Half Term Closure DateLast day in school Friday 18th February 2022
Dyddiad agor hanner tymor / Half Term Opening DateFirst day back in school Monday 28th February 2022
Diwedd y tymor / End of TermLast day in school Friday 8th April 2022


Haf / Summer 2022
Dyddiad cychwyn y tymor / Term Start DatePupils First day back in school Tuesday 26th April 2022

Monday 25th April 2022 – Staff Training day (no school for pupils)

Dyddiad cau hanner tymor / Half Term Closure DateLast day in school Friday 27th May 2022
Dyddiad agor hanner tymor / Half Term Opening DateFirst day in school Monday 6th June 2022
Diwedd y tymor / End of TermLast day in school for pupils Friday 15th July 2022

Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July are Staff Training Days

Wednesday 20th July 2022 – Extra Bank Holiday in lieu of QEII Jubilee Day


Yours sincerely



Iwan Lloyd Jones, Headteacher