As Saint David’s Day is coming up, we will be holding an Eisteddfod celebration in Rhydri Village Hall for both Bedwas Junior School and Rhydri Primary School on Friday 28th February 2020. Children are invited to wear Welsh costumes or red clothing.

Eisteddfod Home Craft Competition

As part of the Eisteddfod, one of the competitions children are invited to participate in is the home craft competition. This year all children will be invited to make a Love Spoon that represents themselves. This could be as simple as a drawing on paper to a 3d model- be as creative as you like! We will be judging the entries from each class on originality and how much work the children have contributed.

Diary Dates


14th February INSET DAY 4
17th – 21st February Half-Term Holiday
3rd April INSET DAY 5
8th May (Friday) SCHOOL CLOSED – Early May Bank Holiday
17th July Last day of term for children
20th July INSET DAY 6


Rhydri Book Day 31.01.20

A reminder that is is our book day this Friday. Children are invited to dress up for the day to depict a book character or a book-related theme. Home-made / recycled costumes are encouraged!

Both schools will celebrate with a visit and workshops from the poet Paul Cookson during the day and the staff are busy planning some interesting and enjoyable poetry activities too.

Paul will be bringing some of his published books with him and the children will have an opportunity to buy a book for £5 or a comic for £1.

Payments – After School Clubs and Music Lessons

The deadline for payment for continuing access to music lessons and clubs for this term was Friday 24th January. If payment has not been received we will assume that you no longer wish your child to access these groups and the places will be offered to pupils on any waiting lists; if this is not the case please contact the school office as soon as possible.

Next Year’s Year 6 Residential Trip 2020 – Abernant Lake Parents Meeting

Further to the note sent home yesterday another reminder for these meetings –

The information presentation for parents of both Bedwas and Rhydri pupils will take place on Wednesday 5th February; This will be led by a representative of the company that will be providing the residential trip in October. There will be a session in Bedwas at 3.20pm and in Rhydri at 5.30pm. Parents from both schools are welcome at either meeting if one time is more convenient than the other.