Author: KateCarruthers


School News Gym

Congratulations to our Gymnastics team who competed in the Urdd Regional finals last Friday. We did particularly well in the pairs event with a 1st place for Lucy and Poppy  for the second consecutive year and a 1 st place for Alexandra, Isabelle and Lucy  in the trio. They will now compete in the national finals held at Aberystwyth on February 7th .

We took a squad of 20 gymnasts and I am very grateful to Mr Oulton, Menna Kerrison and Claire Owen for all their support in preparing the pupils so well and to Mr Dickin who helped out on the day. There were lots of smiles from the children who took part and every one of them can feel very proud of how they performed.



School Eisteddfod

Once again this year, our School Eisteddfod Art and Design Competitions will align with the Urdd National Eisteddfod Competitions.

All entries, as usual will gain team points for our School Eisteddfod. We hope again to be able to enter the winning entries from the School Eisteddfod into the local round of the Urdd National Eisteddfod.


The theme this year is Gwlad Y Chwedlau, which means Land Of Legends (myths legends and tales), you may interpret the theme as you see fit, either literally or in an abstract way. This website has been suggested by the Urdd to give you inspiration click here!

Individual Art and DT Competitions Year Group Competition

Foundation Phase 2D drawing based on the theme in one or a combination of materials, e.g. paint, pencil, crayon, pastel or ink (must be no bigger than 760 x 560 mm)

Year 3 & 4 2D creative work based on the theme using combined mediums e.g. collage, tiles, mosaic (must be no bigger than 760 x 560 mm)

Year 5 & 6 3D Creative Work based on the theme which is freestanding in any medium or a combination of mediums. Materials from the natural environment may be used (must be no bigger than 750mm x 750 x 750 mm)

The names of children should be placed on the back of all entries. If you decide to put any words or captions on your pictures, they should be in Welsh only. Entries should be handed into school in time for judging on Monday 26th February please.


Many of you have commented on our beautiful new mural, which is located on the front wall of the school, near to the gate entrance. The mural was developed through an idea from parents and pupils who worked on the Springboard programme. The mural is a celebration of the cultural diversity of our school community, which we are very proud of. In terms of first language and ‘mother tongue’ we are the most diverse primary school in Pembrokeshire. The mural says ‘Welcome’ in nine languages represented at the school – it is a statement of our Inclusive Community and I hope you get the opportunity to see it and appreciate its meaning. We are very pleased with it and think it looks wonderful.



The cross-country championships will now be held at Oakwood on Wednesday October 25th . As in previous years we will organise a running trial so that all KS2 pupils have an opportunity to try for the running squad. This will take place on Monday Oct 9th. Please ensure your child has their PE kit on that day. Thank you.


E-Safety Week

Next week the school will have a focus on safety and in particular E-Safety (Electronic Safety). We will be reminding pupils of how to stay safe whilst working online and in the safe use of social media and apps. We have added some useful documents and links on our school website which I encourage you to take a look at. This includes our revised E-Safety Policy which includes acceptable use of the internet which you and your child would have agreed to at the start of the academic year. Also attached with this newsletter is ‘ A parent and carer’s guide to age ratings of apps and games’. I hope this document is of use to you.



As reported last week a number of our staff were competing in the Cardiff Half-Marathon. They all managed to complete the race and are wearing their medals proudly. They would like to thank all of you for the tremendous support and kind donations to the various charities. We are very proud of them here at Mary Immaculate School.


The introductory session will be this Saturday October 7th 4pm-5.45pm at St David and St Patrick Church hall (adjacent to the church). A full schedule of the Confirmation programme has been provided to all our Year 6 pupils. The Confirmation Mass will be on Sunday 1st July 2018 starting at 10am. For further details please contact Catechists Ann 01437-769228, Dominic 01437- 767595 or Gwen 01437-891271. Please keep our pupils in your prayers as they embark on this sacramental programme.