News Archive - 2012

 

Father Christmas at Llanberis

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Reception class pupils travelled by train to see Father Christmas at Llanberis. Click here to see the photos.

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Boxes

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Pupils at the school have made their Christmas Boxes to ensure a happy Christmas to other children. Thanks to all who have supported.

 

 

 

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Year 1 and 2 Christmas Show

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Click here to see photos of Year 1 and 2 performing

 



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Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Dyffryn Ogwen


'Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Dyffryn Ogwen' Results 2012
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Get well soon, Leon
At the time of writing, Leon remains at the Alder Hey hospital. As you will be aware, Leon suffers from the medical condition Nephrotic Syndrome FSGS and at present, the good news is that the new tablets are working well and that his blood pressure has stabilised. But, of course, Leon still has many obstacles to surmount and we all provide him with all support and assistance.

We hope that Leon will be home before Christmas and will feel strong enough to visit us, and I know that he is greatly looking forward to showing the book that he has prepared during the time spent in the children’s hospital.

Many thanks to everybody who has contributed in so many ways to assist Leon and, of course, we continue to do so. Our next organized event is a Christmas Coffee Morning for Leon, to be held on December 8th at the Cricket Club. The family are very appreciative and have sent delightful flowers to the school to thank everybody at the school for their kindness. We are looking forward to seeing Leon back in Mrs Parry Owen’s class when he feels well enough – until then, we extend our best wishes to you Leon.

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Welcome back Leon! Here he is with his friends at school last week.

Leon Appeal Coffee Morning
A coffee morning was held at the cricket club on Saturday December 8th. Thanks to all who supported so generously in raising £500 for the appeal. Click here to see the photos

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Condolences
We express our deepest condolences to the family of Mrs Mona MacDonald (Anti Mona). Mrs McDonald’s father died recently and everybody at the school send our regards to the family. Likewise, we send our condolences to the family of Mr and Mrs Dafydd Griffiths (Anti Gillian) on their bereavement in losing Gwyn.

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Best wishes for a speedy recovery
We are glad to learn that Ms Dianne is recovering. We look forward to seeing you back in school soon.

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Eisteddfod Dyffryn Ogwen
Once again, an extremely successful Eisteddfod was held at Dyffryn Ogwen and it was pleasing to see so many of the school’s pupils competing in a wide range of different fields; some sang solo or as a member of a unison and penillion singing group and everybody belonged to the choir who won first prize! The same applied to those who took part in the recitation; thanks to everybody for venturing on to the stage either individually or as a member of the group – well done. The school won the disco dancing and thanks is due to Ms Awen and Ms Nicola for instructing you to such a high standard - you received an excellent adjudication! The ensemble group filled the stage and were a wonderful sight. The pupils also won many prizes in both the literary section and the art and craft section. Congratulations on your excellent achievements and thanks to everybody who provided instruction and support. Following the Eisteddfod, a special meeting was held at the school to congratulate the children on their achievements and delightful flowers were presented to Mrs Helen Williams in appreciation of her commendable work preparing the soloists.

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Eilir Jones (Ffarmwr Ffowc)
Eilir Jones visited the school to hold a drama workshop with y6 pupils. The pupils were in their element scripting and acting and causing side splitting laughter !!

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Healthy Week
During the last week of November a ‘Health Promotion Week’ was held at the school. A large number of activities were organized to remind the children of how to look after their bodies and what needs to be done to keep the body healthy. Various classes were held on a huge range of activities including: discussing KIVA School principles – a campaign that promotes a school and a positive ethos: roaming on walks to the summit of Moel Faban and down Nant Ffrancon from Llyn Ogwen. Thanks to Morfudd Thomas and Cemlyn Jones for leading these walks. Sports sessions and skipping sessions were held at Plas Ffrancon, and some of the junior classes kept fit through ‘cheerleading’ exercises – thanks to Ms Emma. Healthy food parties were held and excellent fruit kebabs were prepared; the dangers of smoking were discussed and it was ensured that everybody at the school understood the importance of hand washing. In addition, our thanks to Mr Northam for visiting to educate us about the importance of keeping our environment neat and tidy. Mr Northam emphasised how important it is to keep Lôn Fach Odro tidy through not throwing litter on the floor and remembering to use the litter and recyling bins at all times.

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Periscope
Year 5 have constructed a periscope that contains aspects of Science, Technology and Numbers. The pupils considered who their target audience were when drawing a poster to market the periscope: Entrepreneurs of the future!

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Artist
During the past few weeks, the artist Anna Pritchard has been working with the Junior Department classes creating magnificent art masterpieces, ranging from murals to 3D models. Excellent!

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Piggery Pottery
Reception class pupils recently visited Llanberis to create masterworks at ‘Piggery Pottery’. They had an excellent time painting colourful and interesting patterns on their own “money box” and all the colourful piglets on display on a shelf in the classroom was a magnificent sight!

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Excellent International Education

plant efo siecYsgol Llanllechid, that has already received International School accreditation, won a British ‘Link2Learn’ competition, beating 350 other International Schools. The critics praised the high standard of the competition and the organizer John Rolfe from the British Council stated that the standard of work produced by Ysgol Llanllechid was “excellent”. Mrs Davies Jones and a governor and four pupils were invited to London to give apresentation of the work in the HSBC building at Canary Wharf. In addition ,a huge cheque for £1,500 awaited them there. Thanks to Mrs Delyth Jones, Arlun, Nel, Mia and Josh and to Ms Hanna Huws, our hard-working co-ordinator.

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The headteacher Mrs Gwenan Davies Jones said: “The award is a tribute to the entire school, especially to the pupils for their enthusiasm and to the teachers and the assistants for their originality and perseverance when presenting various aspects of global citizenship. We are confident that this wide-ranging education will give our pupils greater confidence, ambition and opportunities for the future and we are of course delighted to have the opportunity to show that the Dyffryn Ogwen area can provide international education that is equal to any school in Britain”

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Samaritans Boxes
As is customary, these boxes were again collected this year – thanks to you as parents for your willingness to support the campaign.

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Season’s Greetings
The pupils will return to school on January 8th, 2013 and the staff on January 7th.
We wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Events Calendar

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Click on the Calendar to see what's on in November and December

 

 

 

 

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Children in Need

children in need photo The children wore their spotty clothes especially for Children in Need day. They enjoyed a concert and many Pudsey lookalikes were spotted (!) in the audience! Thanks to all for supporting.

 

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A star is born!

Beca Nia made a huge impression when she appeared on the Urdd 2012 National stage with her performance of Strempan in the action song. Following her success Beca was chosen to voice the character of Efa – a character in the S4C animation ‘Meic y Marchog’.  You can watch the programme every morning at 8:00a.m. on S4C.

 

 

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This is what Beca had to say about the whole experience:
“I have been very lucky to be chosen to voice the cartoon character of Efa for S4C’s animation ‘Meic y Marchog’. The producers at Sain contacted me after seeing my performance as Strempan in our school action song at this year’s Urdd National Eisteddfod when we came third. This is the first series of ‘Meic y Marchog’ to be aired on S4C.

efaI am Efa – the sister of Meic! I recorded the series during the summer holidays attending the studios at Llandwrog twice a week. I have enjoyed the experience immensely.”

 

 

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Thank you and Farewell!
A big thank you to Mrs. Shirley Hartleb for all her good work in the kitchen over the last few months and a special thank you for her help during the School Fair. We wish Mrs. Hartleb all the best for the future.

 

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Welcome back
A warm welcome back to Mrs. Mona Macdonald to the kitchen. It’s great to see Mrs. Macdonald back at work and looking so well.  We also welcome Ms Rhian Haf back.

 

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Get well soon
As a school we send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Leon, Year 2, who has been at Alder Hey hospital for a few weeks. We are all thinking of him and looking forward to seeing him back at school. A big thank you to all who have contributed to the Leon Williams appeal.

 

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Grandparents
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Gaily Williams who have become grandparents once again. A little girl was born to Gavin and Kim.

 

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Thanksgiving at Capel Carmel
Year 2 pupils received a warm welcome when they visited Carmel Chapel. Mrs. Helen Williams showed the pupils how the Chapel had been decorated for the thanksgiving service, and the Chapel was beautiful.  The pupils later enjoyed a drink and biscuit. Thank you Mrs. Williams for such a warm welcome once again.

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Trip to Llanberis

Year 4 pupils enjoyed an adventurous day in Llanberis recently. They visited the slate museum, quarry hospital, workers houses and the workshop where the slates where split. The visit was part of the class theme looking at the Penrhyn Quarry strike.

 

 

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1960s day

Year 5 pupils are currently looking at the 1960s as part of their history work. The class was transformed for one day into a room which resembled the 1960s – with the pupils dressed in 1960s fashion. Artifacts were also studied e.g. Elvis records, 60s magazines, various toys and even a handbag from the period! The pupils also tasted food from the period with the fig roll biscuits being the most popular!

Thanks to all the parents who made such an effort. Click here to see more photos

 

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Thanksgiving
Once again we had a thanksgiving service that will stay long in the memory. The school hall was full to enjoy all the pupils presentations based on various themes relating to the topic of thanksgiving. It was a joy to see such enthusiasm and vibrant singing. A big thank you to all who supported.
Click here to see photos of our Thanksgiving Service

 

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Dinas Dinlle
Year 6 pupils have been studying the Second World War as part of their history work. They recently visited the aero plane museum at Caernarfon Airport and looked at various artifacts. They also listened to Mr. Ieuan Thomas’ memories of the war. He also explained the science of how aero planes fly. There was also a special bonus when the pupils observed how the Air ambulance crew prepared the helicopter. 
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Bees
Year 2 pupils have been working on the theme of Rwdlan and her friends. They have therefore been learning about bees and how vital they are. Mrs. Sharon Jones and her son Iwan explained to the pupils how they collect the honey, and showed many interesting photos as well as giving the pupils the chance to wear the beekeeper’s special suit.

 

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Wales Children’s Poet
Year 5 pupils recently welcomed Eurig Salisbury to the class – Eurig is Wales Children’s poet. Two verses were created after much discussion and the pupils recited a verse which they had created especially for the thanksgiving service.

 

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Karate

The school is very proud of Danny and Jac Jones’ achievements in karate. The two recently took part in a competition in Warrington, and Danny was successful – ending the day as the SSKU Junior British Champion 2012. Many congratulations.

 

 

 

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Plas Ffrancon
Year 5 pupils have enjoyed a series of lessons at Plas Ffrancon – under the guidance of Steff. They enjoyed football, rounders, cricket and squash coaching. There are numerous talented athletes amongst the class and we wish to thank Steff for all his work.
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Saving energy
Ms Ffion Jones talked to the pupils about saving energy in the school. She showed an animation to the pupils which was based on the adventures of two characters – Sbarci and Fflic which had a very important message. Eight pupils are members of the Sbarci and Fflic group and their task is to ensure that we save energy as a school – one example of course being turning the lights off when appropriate!

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Sport
The school’s netball team took part in a tournament for local schools at Maes Glas leisure centre. The team won three games, drew one game and lost three. Every member of the team contributed enthusiastically – Ella, Maisy, Beca, Mia, Erin, Thalia, Iestyn and Cyle.

Autumn Fair
peppa pigOnce again this year we had a very successful fair at Ysgol Llanllechid. Pupils, ex pupils, parents, staff and friends of the school came together to enjoy a day of fun. The Parents Association have been very busy once again organising the whole day so thoroughly under the guidance of Mrs Iona Robertson and Mrs Lowri Roberts. An amount close to £2000 was raised. Many thanks to all who supported and helped and to the local people for their kindness and support. Click here to see more photos

 

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As part of their theme looking at Greece, year 3 pupils had a Greek day in the class. Pupils were dressed as characters from Greek myths and legends, as well as visitors on their holidays to the country. The pupils enjoyed listening to Greek music, looking at Greek art and traditional dances. Blue and white banners were visible and plenty of Greek food was consumed! Let’s hope that not too many plates were smashed at the end of the day!!

 

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Reception class pupils have been to two interesting centres recently as part of their theme –‘people who help us’. They enjoyed a warm welcome at the Surgery in Bethesda,  by the staff at the reception as well as the Nurse, the Doctor, the Dentist and the Chiropodist. Thanks to all for the opportunity!

They also enjoyed a warm welcome at Bangor’s fire station- meeting fire officials, sitting in the fire engine, wearing helmets, looking at the tools and the huge water pipe. Many thanks for the welcome.

 

 

Gwefreiddiol!
Year 2 pupils visited ‘Electric Mountain’ at Llanberis. The pupils were in awe as they travelled through the tunnels and observed the mechanisms that were located within the huge mountain. They also enjoyed wearing the red helmets whilst travelling on the bus. A truly memorable day.

 

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Congratulations!

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A group from year 6 winning the 'Welsh Film of the Year' prize at 'gwobrau ffilm Zoom'

 

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