Bryn Primary School
Ysgol Y Bryn

March Newsletter - Part 2


Another busy term comes to a close. My first term as Acting Headteacher has felt like a bit of a roller-coaster at times. I would like to thank the parents and families of our happy band of pupils for your continued support. It is my aim to work hard to continue to build and strengthen the partnerships between home, school and community that I believe are at the heart of providing a quality and rounded education for every child. I wish you a happy and restful Easter. We look forward to welcoming the children back on TUESDAY APRIL 14th.



I am excited to announce that from the start of the summer term, the school will have its very own app which will be available for download on the iTunes and Android stores. The free download will provide parents with up to the minute news, event and calendar information. It will ‘push’ new information out to mobile devices in seconds allowing us real-time communication. You will have all the information you need quite literally at your fingertips!



As from 14th April 2015, the cost of school meals will rise from £2.20 to £2.30 per day and to £11.50 per week. Parents are respectfully reminded that meals MUST be paid for in advance and money is to be placed in an envelope clearly marked with your child's/ren's name(s) and class clearly written and indicating the days they are to have dinners. In the event that arrears do occur and in accordance with Carmarthenshire County Council guidelines, parents will receive two letters from the school meals clerical assistant. Letter one is to inform parents that their child has incurred arrears and will be advised of the amount owing. If an attempt is not made to clear or reduce these arrears a second letter will be sent informing parents that there is still an outstanding balance and they will have seven days to rectify the matter. If after this time there is still no attempt to reduce or clear the arrears then the debt will be sent to the debtors office in Carmarthen. Parents are forewarned that this can seriously affect their credit rating.



Just a reminder that if your child has suffered from sickness or diarrhea, it is Carmarthenshire policy that they should remain off school for 48 hours after these symptoms have cleared.



We have an ongoing issue with headlice in some classes. Can I urge all parents to be vigilant and check your child’s hair daily. Daily combing of hair with a nit comb is essential to ensure that the life cycle of the louse is broken and reinfestation doesn’t occur. I have put some useful links on the school website (



Congratulations to Mrs L. Maclean who won the questionnaire prize draw.


Many thanks as ever for your continued and much valued support.

C Potter

Acting Headteacher